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HOURS CLOSED LABOR DAY, MONDAY, SEP. 5 Monday through Thursday 9 am - 7 pm Friday 9 am - 5 pm Saturday 10 am - 2 pm New Releases Recommended: 9/6: Has Anyone Seen My Toes - C. Buckley If I Survive You - J. Escoffery On the Rooftop - M. Sexton The Rising Tide - A. Cleeves 9/13: All That's Left Unsaid - T. Lien How Not to Drown in a Glass of Water - A. Cruz People Person - C. Carty-Williams The Real Mrs. Tobias - S. Koslow 9/20: All is Bright - R. Thayne The Book of Goose - Y. Li The Frederick Sisters are Living the Dream - J. Zusy Sometimes People Die - S. Stephenson 9/27: The Furies - J. Connolly The Other Side of Night - A. Hamdy The Vicious Circle - K. St. John The Winners - F. Backman Our Readers Recommended: The Book of Lost Names - K. Harmel Hero of the Empire - C. Millard Top of Page CHILDREN Have you taken a stroll in our park and stopped to admire our beautiful children’s garden this summer? We have Carol Fassig to thank for the beautiful flowers, Jack and the Beanstalk castle, Peter Rabbit's garden, and many other things that decorate the garden. Thank you, Carol! Drop in Storytimes - please note new times: Monday 10:15 - 10:30 am Tuesday 1:30 - 1:45 pm Wednesday 6:15 - 6:30 pm Friday 10:15 - 10:30 am Join us in the children’s area for a few stories and laughs. No registration required.

Toddler Time for ages 24 months - 36 months and their caregivers Tuesdays 10:30 - 11:00 am, beginning Tuesday, September 13. Registration requested. We will read a story of two and do fun activities each program. These sessions involve parents as active participants. Parents/caregivers are expected to stay with children during all sessions. This program involves messy fun; dress accordingly. Baby Bookworms Storytime for children from birth to 24 months and their caregiver. Wednesdays 10:30 -11:00 am, beginning Wednesday, September 14. Registration requested. Enjoy great books for babies, learn fun songs and rhymes, and meet other families in your neighborhood. Caregivers are expected to stay with children during all sessions. These sessions involve caregivers as active participants. Preschool Storytimes for 3 - 5 year olds including kindergartners Thursdays 10:30 - 11:00 am, beginning Thursday, September 15. Registration requested. We play games, sing songs, hear stories, and share laughs. Storytime Superstars Come to preschool storytime at the Mary L. Cook Public Library and get a stamp. When you have 10 stamps on your Storytime Superstar card, you will earn a free book! We will keep your Storytime Superstar card here at the library. Look Who’s Reading Book Club (grade K) will hold its first meeting on Tuesday, September 27 from 6:00 - 6:30 pm. The group will engage in a variety of fun learning activities featuring phonics, the writing of letters and words, and many other skills that promote a strong literacy foundation. Registration is required and began August 15. Books will be available to pick up the beginning of September. For more information, contact Miss Cathy at ruthca@marylcook.com. Chapters Book Club (grades 1 and 2) This group will read one short chapter book a month, and then meet to discuss the book, the author, and do activities associated with the book. The Chapters Book Club will hold its first meeting on Tuesday, September 20 from 4:00 - 4:45 pm. Registration is required and began August 15. Books will be available to pick up the beginning of September. For more information, contact Miss Kathleen at welchka@marylcook.com. Rapid Readers & wRiters Book Club (grades 3 – 5) We will hold our first meeting on Tuesday, September 27 from 4:00 - 5:00 pm. Please join us as we discuss books, play games, try out a bit of creative writing, and enjoy a light snack. Registration is required and began August 15. Books will be available to pick up the beginning of September. For more information, contact Miss Kathleen at welchka@marylcook.com. Art Class for Kids Join us on Monday, September 12 for some fun dragon art creations. Grades K-2 from 4:15 - 5 pm and grades 3-5 from 5:30 -6:30 pm. Registration is required and began Tuesday, August 30. All materials will be supplied. This class is a collaboration with the Waynesville Arts Council.

Lego Fun For grades 1 – 5. Join us Tuesday, September 13 from 6:00 – 6:45 pm. We supply Legos of all sizes and a theme. You supply your imagination! Come build a creation based on a theme. Please register beginning August 30. This program is limited to 20. Magnet Science for Preschoolers (3 years – K) and a caregiver on Friday, September 23, 4 - 4:30 pm. We will be learning how magnets work with several hands-on activities. All children should bring an adult with them. Required registration will begin September 6. Questions? Please contact Kathleen at welchka@marylcook.com. Read 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Parents, you may now log your child’s books for our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten through our READsquared program. Parents: You can create an account for yourself first and then you can add additional accounts for each of your children. That way you will have the ability to easily monitor your child's activity without having to log in as each child. Go to http://mlcooklibrary.readsquared.com to register yourself and your child. If you have previously registered for our program and are tracking your child’s reading on a paper log contact Kathleen Welch, welchka@marylcook.com to have previously read books transferred to the website. If you would prefer to continue to log your child’s reading on a paper log, please continue to do so. Questions - contact Kathleen Welch at welchka@marylcook.com. Imagination Library Help us give every child in Warren County the gift of a free book every month! Talk to your friends and family and share our posts. Register at ohioimaginationlibrary.org. If you need assistance in registering your child, please contact us for help. The goal of the Warren County Imagination Library is "Every Child Reads Every Day", and to help achieve that goal, the five Warren County libraries are funding a threeyear pilot program to provide a free book each month to Warren County children from birth to age five. The Warren County Imagination Library is a community effort of founding partners: Franklin-Springboro Public Library, Lebanon Public Library, Mary L. Cook Public Library, Mason Public Library, Salem Township Public Library, United Way of Warren County, and Warren County Foundation, with support from The Ohio Governor's Imagination Library and Dolly Parton Imagination Library. Waynesville Food Pantry Help support our local food pantry. Gather your donations and drop them off at MLC. Items needed: peanut butter, canned soup, individual fruit cups, tuna, canned chicken, and granola bars. Top of Page ADULT Rootfinders Join the genealogy gang as we start up again this fall on Saturday, September 10 at 10 am. There will be a presentation about Pioneer Village. No registration needed. Adult Watercolor Class Sign up beginning Thursday, September 1 for adult watercolor classes beginning Monday, September 12 from 9 am - 12 pm. A painting supply list will be available at the desk. The class is led by Pam Campbell.

Adult Fall Banner Craft Night For ages 16 and up, register beginning Friday, September 2 for a class held Friday, September 23 from 6:30 -7:30 pm. Autumn is around the corner! Join the fun and make a FALL banner to decorate your home. The Mind-Life Project The Mind-Life project is a series of talks designed to increase well-being and lessen suffering. Join Brian Beckett, Doctor of Ministry, MTS in a new mindful series of talks designed to increase mental well-being in one's daily life. Sessions will feature both presentations and discussion. The topic for Saturday, September 3 from 10 - 11 am is "Running Out of Chocolate: Craving, Suffering, and Happiness", as a tiein to September's National Addiction Recovery Month. This program series is for adults as well as teens age 13+. The sessions will continue to be held on the first Saturday of the month. Brian Beckett has taught, counseled, and walked with individuals and families for the past 40 years as a therapist, spiritual teacher, college psychology instructor and friend and counseled in private practice, mental health centers, and psychiatric hospitals. Knitting Class Megan Gates and the Waynesville Arts Council, in cooperation with the Ohio Arts Council, will hold beginning knitting classes for ages 12 - adult on Wednesday, September 21 and 28 (and twice in October) from 5:00 - 6:30 pm. Registration is required and begins Tuesday, September 6. Supplies provided. Free Holiday Ukulele Class Register at the front desk beginning Monday, September 12 for free ukulele classes meeting each Wednesday from 6 - 6:45 pm, October 5 through November 30 (no class November 23). All ages and skill levels are welcome, but children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. You do not have to have your own ukulele; the library has three to loan. Purchasing a ukulele will be discussed the first class. It is recommended that you bring a binder and a music stand. You do not have to read music to participate. For a recital, the group will play for Waynesville's Christmas in the Village on the first weekend in December - details will follow. Questions - email Mark Reinemann at Mreinemann2@yahoo.com. TEEN Thursday, September 1 & 15, 3 - 4 pm. Teen Anime Club: Teens in 6th - 12th grade - Join us for a new anime episode 1st and 3rd Thursdays each month. Vote on your favorite shows for our next meeting. Snacks and anime-inspired crafts will be available each meeting. Monday, September 19, 3-5 pm. Smash Brothers Tournament: Teens entering 6th - 12th grade, Compete in a double-elimination tournament to see who is the Smash Brothers champion. We will be playing on Nintendo Switch. Controllers are provided, but feel free to bring your own. We'll have snacks and drinks for all competitors. Come to the library after school on Wednesdays from 3-4 pm for new games, food, fun, and friends! No registration required for afterschool Wednesdays:

Wednesday, Sept. 7, 3 - 4 pm. Giant UNO & Mario Kart Racing: Teens play a few hands of Giant UNO or race against your friends in Mario Kart. Wednesday, Sept. 14, 3 - 4 pm. Zines!: Teens make a zine into a comic or story. Learn how to fold a sheet of paper into an 8-page minizine. Photocopy your zine for small-scale distribution or to circulate at the library! Wednesday, Sept. 21 , 3 - 4 pm. Surprise Sewing Project: Learn an easy and fun sewing project. No sewing experience required. Wednesday, Sept. 28 , 3 - 4 pm. Stop Motion Shorts: Teens work in groups to make a short stop motion film with LEGOS, clay, and other found materials. Wednesday, Sept. 28, 4:15 - 5:15 pm. The BookClub - A Book Club for 6th - 7th graders: Books can be picked up at the library’s front desk by Friday, September 9. New club members are always welcome each month! Contact Sarah at ryansa@marylcook.com with program questions.

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