March 13, 2014
GREENE COUNTY — The Greene County Libraries has a range of programs planned for the month of February. The following is a listing of what’s happening in each community library.
The Beavercreek Library is located at 3618 Dayton-Xenia Road. For more information or to register for a program contact 937-352-4001.
Toddler Story Time for ages 2-3, 10:30-11 a.m. Wednesday, March 19, 26. Registration required.
Preschool Story Time for ages 3-6, 1-1:50 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, 25. Registration required.
PAWS to Read for ages 3-12 with adult, 11 a.m. Saturday, March 15. Read to our four-footed furry friends from the Miami Valley Pet Therapy Association. Registration required.
Fancy Nancy Tea Party for ages 5-11, 11 a.m. Saturday, March 15. Nancy Clancy is quite Fancy and likes her tea. Stories, crafts and refreshments of which Fancy Nancy would approve. Registration required.
An Incredibly Fun Library Reading Program for families with Mike Hemmelgarn, 6:30-7:25 p.m. Monday, March. 17. Mike Hemmelgarn juggles, jokes and promotes libraries. Registration required.
March Music and Movement for ages 3-6, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 20. Join Miss Janet for songs, stories, and activities. It’s music in motion! Registration required
Spring Break Movie Day for ages 4-12, 1:30-3 p.m. Monday, March 24. Join us for snacks and a movie on the slightly-big screen. It will be a fun and funny movie appropriate for all audiences. Registration required.
Club Book: Teen Book Discussion Group for grades 7-12, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 27. Join the book club and find out what everyone is reading. Each month we’ll talk about a different genre. Snacks provided. Registration required.
Spring Break Movie Day Teen Edition for grades 7-12, 1:30-3 p.m. Tuesday, March 25. Sit back, relax and enjoy watching a free movie with snacks provided. Perfect way to spend a spring day. Registration required.
Organizing Solutions for Parents, 3-4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 15. Join professional organizer and mother of five, Lori Firsdon, for this organizing class packed with practical tips for the entire family. Registration required.
Winters-Bellbrook Community Library is located 57 W. Franklin St. Registration required.
Mother Goose On the Loose for ages 8 months, 10:30-11 a.m. Friday, March 21, 28.
Wednesday Morning Story Time for ages 2-4, 10 a.m. or 11 a.m. Wednesday, March. 26.
Babies & Books for ages 6-24 with adult, 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 28.
Leprechaun Tales for ages 2-7, 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 17.
Dare to Dream Book Club for grades 3-5, 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 25. This book club loves to read and talk about books.
LEGO Builders Club for ages 6-11, 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 26. Love LEGOs. Love to share building ideas and projects. If you do, join our new LEGO club and share your talents with others.
St. Patrick’s Day Craft for ages 3-10 Friday, March 14. Stop by any time during the day and make a seasonal St. Patrick’s Day craft.
Music Jamboree with Miss Dorie for ages 2-5, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 19. Miss Dorie is with us this morning to share her special brand of music and fun.
Henna with Lily for ages 12-18, 1-2 p.m. Thursday, March 13. Get a henna tattoo with the ever-popular Lily. Slots fill up fast. Registration required.
Silk Flower Arranging for adults, 11 am. Saturday, March 15. Learn some of the basics of silk flower arranging by creating a small piece. Keep it for yourself or give it as a gift! All materials will be provided. Registration required.
Winters Big Read Discussion for adults, 7 p.m. Tuesday, March18. In conjunction with the Dayton “Big Read,” join us for a discussion of Wild by Cheryl Strayed. From rattlesnakes to bears, and from despair to self-confidence, this story of a young woman’s challenges as she hiked the Pacific Coast trail alone promises to provide us with much to discuss.
Terra Cotta Wind Chime for adults, 11 a.m. Saturday, March 22. Paint and assemble a decorative wind chime using terra cotta pots, beads and wire. Lovely to hang outside for spring. Supplies are provided. Wear an old shirt. Registration required.
The Fairborn Library is located at 1 E. Main St. For more information or to register for a program contact 937-352-4001.
PJ Family Story Time for ages 3-6 with adult, 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 24.
Preschool Story Time for ages 3-6 with adult, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 19, 26 and 12:30 p.m. Thursday, March 20, 27.
Baby and Me Story Time for ages 3-12 months, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 19, 26.
Toddler Story Time for ages 24-36 months, 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 21, 28.
Wonderful ‘Ones’ Story Time for ages 12-24 months, 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 21, 28.
Book Nuts Book Club for grades 3-5, 4 p.m. Monday, March 24. Do you like reading and talking about books. Then join this book club to do just that. Related activities and crafts. Registration required.
Pizza and Pages Book Club for grades 6-8 Monday, March 17, at 4 p.m. Enjoy pizza while discussing this month’s great book. Registration required.
Read & Feed Book Club for grades 9-12, 3:30p.m. Wednesday, March 19. Enjoy pizza while we discuss this month’s great book. Registration required.
The Whovians Club for grades 6-12, 2 p.m. Saturday, March 22. Calling all Whovians. Watch episodes of “Doctor Who” while enjoying a snack—fish fingers and custard anyone? Registration required.
LEGO Brickmasters for grades 6-8, 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 25. Be innovative with Lego bricks. There will be individual and team challenges each month as you build on a theme. Registration required.
Fairborn Library Genealogy Club for adults, 12-1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 15. Twice a month, a local expert guides you in documenting your own family history. Registration required.
Tai Chi for Health and Relaxation for adults, 6-7:30 p.m. Monday, March 17, 31. Experience easy slow-motion movements to reduce stress and engage healing. All physical abilities welcome. Registration required.
Tutoring Sessions by Appointment, 3-5 p.m. Thursday, March 20, 27. Honor Students from Fairborn Middle School will tutor by appointment.
Life on the Ohio Frontier for adults, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 15. Fairborn’s own Log Cabin, Mercer-Smith Historical Park, presents a different theme or craft each month. Adults may also bring children. Registration required.
Mystery Book Discussion Group for adults, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 26. Read and talk about Mysteries, we solve them. Registration required.
Change Your Words Change Your Life for ages 18+ Sunday, March. 16, 23, 30, from 1:30-4 p.m. Communication skills to solve problems, speak up when it’s scary, and connect with others and yourself. Nine-week series. Taught by Diane Diller, Compassionate Communication. Registration required.
Caravan to Xenia for 40th Anniversary Tornado Program for adults, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 27. Drive, but follow us to Xenia for this fascinating program. Local historian Mary Kay Mabe will discuss the tornado of April 3, 1974. We’ll depart Fairborn Library parking lot at 5:45 p.m.
Story and Playtime, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 19.
Ready Set Read II, 3 p.m. Thursday, March 20. Build reading skills by joining us for a book discussion and activity. Ask staff for this month’s title.
3-4 Book Club for grades 3-4, 3 p.m. Thursday, March 27. Join a book club with activities associated with the book. Ask staff for this month’s title.
Homemade Cardmaking for adults, 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 18. Join us to make some cute homemade cards. Learn new techniques to help spruce up your cards at home. Registration required.
Adult Book Club Monday. March 31, at 1 p.m. Discuss a selected book. Call for title.
Iris Paper Folding Club, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 24. Bring supplies to make homemade iris folded cards. There will be instruction provided but you may come and go as needed during the time.
Xenia Community Library is located at 76 E. Market St. For more information or to register contact the library at 937-352-4000.
ABC & Me Story Time for ages 3-6 with adult, 1-1:45 p.m. Monday, March 17, 24, 31.
DIY Wednesday for grades 6-12, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 26. Feeling crafty? Get creative with this month’s do-it-yourself project. Registration required.
Preschool Story Time for ages 4-5, 10:30-11 a.m. Wednesday, March. 19, 26.
Toddler Story Time for ages 2-3, 10:30-11 a.m. Wednesday, March 19, 26.
Baby Story Time for ages 6-24 months, 10:30-11 a.m. Friday, March 21, 28.
Read and Play for all ages with adult 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 15. Join us for book sharing and a creative educational playtime for children with and without special needs and their families. Children will have an opportunity to practice social skills and develop early literacy skills in this fun and interactive program.
Spring Crafts for ages 5 and up, 3-4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 20. Celebrate the first day of spring by dropping in to make tissue paper flowers, decorate a bird house, or a springy bookmark.
Xenia Book Club for adults, 10:15 a.m. Friday, March. 14. Join a book discussion. Everyone is welcome.
Xenia Nonfiction Book Club for adults, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 20. Join our book club to read and discuss a nonfiction book. To find out what we are reading for the month, please call the library in advance.
Introduction to Word Pt. 2 for adults, 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, March 19. This class will continue where the first class left off. Learn how to insert graphics and word styles as well more advanced text editing.
Introduction to e-mail for adults, 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, March 26. This class will cover how to use a g-mail account.
The Van Wert Tornado of 2002 for adults, 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 25. Rick McCoy, Director of Van Wert EMA will discuss the Nov. 10, 2002 F-4 Tornado that ravaged the county. McCoy was the first person in the United States to receive the National Storm Ready Hero’s Award from the US Department of Commerce for his actions.
40th Anniversary of The Xenia Tornado for adults, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 27. Where were you when the Xenia Tornado struck? April 3, 1974 is a day that is forever etched on our minds as the day that Xenia was devastated by one of the worse natural disasters in Ohio history. Join us with local historian, Mary Kay Mabe, to learn about the havoc caused by this event. Also share your memories and stories with us.
Yellow Springs Community Library is located at 415 Xenia Ave. For more information or to register contact the library at 937-352-4003.
Baby & Toddler Play Time, 2 p.m. Thursday, March 20, 27.
Story Time Friday, 10:30 a.m. March 21, 28.
After School Game Day, 3-4 p.m. Tuesday, March 18. Play board games and work on puzzles with your friends.
March Teen Programs Dungeons & Dragons for ages 12-18, 4-5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 20. Play D&D with friends, every first and third Thursday afternoon. Newcomers with advanced D&D experience may join, but beginners should wait for next year.
YS Book Discussion for adults, 6:30-8 p.m. Monday, March 17. Join a friendly book discussion. New participants are always welcome. Call for this month’s title.
The Big Read for adults, 3-4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 22. Join us to discuss the 2014 Big Read book, Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, by Cheryl Strayed.
Tribute to Valor and Courage for adults, 2-4 p.m. Saturday, March 29. Rick Lee frames the lives of WWII veterans, including Jonas Bender, to bring this part of history alive for us. He is the author of Tribute to Valor & Courage.
For a complete schedule of activities, stop by your local library or log on to the library website at www.greenelibrary.info. The Greene County Public Library system consists of seven locations: Beavercreek, Jamestown, Cedarville, Fairborn, Yellow Springs, Xenia and Bellbrook.