HOURS Monday through Thursday 9 am - 7 pm Friday 9 am - 5 pm Saturday 10 am - 2 pm CLOSED MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 4 - LABOR DAY CLOSED THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 - STAFF TRAINING DAY New Releases Recommended: 9/5: Amazing Grace Adams - F. Littlewood The Fraud - Z. Smith The Raging Storm - A. Cleeves Tom Clancy's Weapons Grade - D. Bentley What You Are Looking for Is in the Driveway - M. Aoyama 9/12: Chenneyville - P. Jiles Fall of Ruin and Wrath - J. Armentrout Nineteen Steps - M. Brown The Secret Hours - M. Herron The Vaster Wilds - L. Groff 9/19: Bright Young Women - J. Knoll The Golden Gate - A. Chua Murder at Midnight - K. Schellman Night Watch - J. Phillips Starter Villain - J. Scalzi 9/26: An Amish Cinderella - S. Gray Devil Makes Three - B. Fountain
Murder Most Royal - S. Bennett The Running Grave - R. Galbraith Our Patrons Liked: The Cricket's Dance - D. Robillard Good Night, Irene - L. Urrea The Memory Keeper of Kyiv - E. Litteken Remarkably Bright Creatures - S. Van Pelt Small Town Sins - K. Jaworowski CHILDREN Art Class for Kids Join us on Monday, September 11 from 4:15-5:00 pm for grades K-5 to make an artist inspired project. Required registration begins on Monday, August 28. All materials will be supplied. This class is a collaboration with the Waynesville Arts Council. Drop-In Family LEGO Join us for Family Lego Building Day on Saturday, September 16 from 11:00 am1:30 pm. Drop by the children’s activity room to choose a Lego Build Challenge Card and create with the library’s Lego bricks, or free-build just for fun. No registration required. Worm Exploration Grades K - 2, join us on Monday, September 18 from 4 - 4:45 pm - Worm Exploration is presented by the Warren County Solid Waste Management District. We will read a book and then handle and discuss live worms and real compost. Required registration begins on Tuesday, September 5. Toddler Time Storytime for children 24 months - 36 months and their caregivers on Tuesdays
10:30 - 11:00 am beginning Tuesday, September 12. We will read a story of two and do fun activities each program. These sessions involve caregivers as active participants. Caregivers are expected to stay with children during all sessions. No registration required. Baby Bookworms Storytime for children from birth to 24 months and their parent or caregiver on Wednesdays 10:30 -11:00 am beginning Wednesday, September 13. Enjoy great books for babies, learn fun songs and rhymes, and meet other families in your neighborhood. These sessions involve caregivers as active participants. Caregivers are expected to stay with children during all sessions. No registration required. Preschool Storytimes For 3 - 5 year olds including kindergarten on Thursdays 10:30 - 11:00 am beginning Thursday, September 14. We play games, sing songs, listen to stories and share laughs. Caregivers are not required to stay in the room during storytime. No registration required. *While the recommended ages are listed in the above children’s program descriptions, please know they are a guide and that your child(ren) may continue in the program they started in the fall even if they have a birthday during the course of the program season (September-April). We want your child to be comfortable and confident in a developmental stage appropriate program. If you have any questions, please contact Kathleen Welch or Cathy Ruth. We would be happy to talk with you and help in any way we can! Storytime Superstars for Preschool Storytime Come to storytime at the 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 Wednesday, September 27 from 4 - 4:30 pm. This group normally will meet on Thursdays, but will meet on September 27 due to a library closure on September 28. 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 Monday, August 21. Books will be available to pick up beginning of September. For more information, contact Miss Cathy at email@example.com. Chapters Book Club (grades 1 and 2) This group will read a short chapter book a month. We will meet and start off with a snack, discuss the book and author and do activities associated with the book. We will hold our first meeting on Tuesday, September 19 at 4:00 - 4:45 pm. Registration is required and began August 21. Books will be available to pick up beginning of September. For more information, contact Miss Kathleen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rapid Readers and Writers (grades 3 – 5) This book club will meet and start off with a snack, discuss the book and author, and do activities associated with the book. We will hold our first meeting on Tuesday, September 26 from 4:00 - 4:45 pm. Registration is required and began August 21. Books will be available to pick up beginning of September. For more information, contact Miss Kathleen at email@example.com. Waynesville Food Pantry Help support our local food pantry. Gather your donations and drop them off at MLC - we have a bin in the lobby for donations. Items needed: peanut butter, canned soup, individual fruit cups, tuna, canned chicken, granola bars. Read 1000 Books Before Kindergarten! Parents: Stop at the front desk to request your 1000 books log sheet. For every 100 books your child reads they earn a free book and a sticker! When your child reaches 1000 books they will receive a free book and a certificate of achievement. Imagination Library Help us give every child in Warren County the gift of a free book every month! Talk to your friends & family and share our posts. Register at ohioimaginationlibrary.org. If you need assistance in registering your child, please contact us and we will 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 three-year 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. ADULT The Mind-Life Project will be held Saturday, September 2 at 10 am. If you are interested in better understanding how the mind creates both peace and pain, come join us for a lively and fun discussion. Rootfinders Rootfinders resumes Saturday, September 9 at 10 am. Linda Swartzel will speak about researching the U.S. Census. Open to all interested in genealogy.
Adult Watercolor Class Watercolor classes with Pam Campbell begin Monday, September 11 (9 am - 12 noon) - November 13. Required registration began on Monday, August 21. Class size is limited. A list of suggested supplies to bring is available at the circulation desk. Yarn Exchange/Knitting Night Calling all fiber artists, knitters and crocheters: join us at MLCPL on Friday, September 15 from 6:30 - 7:30 pm for a yarn exchange and knitting night. Signups and yarn drop-off will begin on Monday, September 11. Bring in usable scraps or whole skeins that you would like to exchange with others in the community. Local Author Fair Come meet local authors at our authors' fair on Saturday, September 23 from 11 am - 1 pm. Support our local talent by chatting up the authors, enjoying some refreshments, and even grabbing a new book or two to read. See you there! Pulp Prime Suspects - Murder Mystery Event (16 years and up) Required registration begins on Monday, September 11 for two show times available: Saturday, October 7 at 5 pm (arrive at 4:45 pm) or a matinee is available the following day on Sunday, October 8 at 2 pm (arrive at 1:45 pm). Welcome to an evening of intrigue, motive, murder but most of all . . . DEDUCTION! It is the 1930's. You are arriving at the not so modest estate of one Sir Christopher Galavant, esteemed scholar, businessman, and comfortable retiree bored out of his mind. Every year Sir Christopher hosts a party of his wellto-do associates to fight off his monotonous lifestyle. You are one such lucky individual who has received an invitation to his soiree. Regretfully, not all are so inclined to spend the evening eating, drinking and being merry, preferring to involve themselves in more salacious and malicious activities instead. For tonight, you are the detective. Can you catch the killer?
TEENS After School Tuesdays After schoo Tuesdays began August 22 for teens in 6th-12th grade : food, fun and friends from 3 - 4 pm in the Community Room. Fall Ukulele Class Sign up starting Monday, September 18 for classes starting Wednesday, October 18 - November 29 (no class 11/22 - Thanksgiving). All ages are welcome, but children under 12 must have an adult with them. Class Format 5 - 5:30 pm: class for beginners or those wanting to refresh their skills. 5:45 - 6:30 pm: an open session to play and sing whatever songs we want. If you are arriving for just the open session, please do not enter the class until 5:30 pm so as to not interrupt the new students. The class is free and all instructional materials will be provided. If you have a music stand, please bring it. If you don’t want to purchase your own ukulele before class, the library does have a limited number of ukuleles available to check out. The open session is available to everyone, even if you just want to join in the group sing-along. There are many sites available on the internet that let you download free, non-copyrighted ukulele music to use for personal use and class. Two favorites are “The San Jose Ukulele Club” and “The Allegheny Ukulele Kollective.” For questions, contact Mark at firstname.lastname@example.org. Puzzle Swap/Puzzle Table We have a puzzle swap area near the Large Print book section. We have several puzzles available for you to look through to borrow. If you want to rotate your puzzle collection, bring one in and take one out. No checking out! We also currently have a puzzle available for you to sit down and work on while visiting here at the library.