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Sharon Ann Hickey Booksigning Print
Active Image Owensville resident Sharon Ann Hickey will discuss and sign copies of her new book, It Could Only Happen To Me: A Memoir, at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, April 30.

Hickey always has had funny and unusual things happen to her. She shares a forty-year collection of true, hilarious situations from her life in this book.

Copies of the book will be available: $15 for paperback and $25 for hardcover.

The program is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the library or call 937.783.3585.

Relieve Stress at Library Print
Active Image Stress comes from all directions — job, personal finances, relationships, health problems, etc. And nothing against positive thinking, but that alone will not help you overcome these problems and lead a less stressful life, according to Dr. Marc Littrell.

Littrell, a doctor at Healthquest of Blanchester, will present a free workshop, Think Well — Why Positive Thinking Ain't Enough!, at 6 p.m., Tuesday, May 19, at the library.

The workshop will reveal a program that provides a roadmap and strategy to pursue, leading to an entirely new conversation between you and whatever challenges exist in your life. 

The program is open to the public. For more information, visit the library or call 937.783.3585.

Booklovers Discussion Print
Active Image The Blanchester Public Library Booklovers meets next at 7 p.m., May 7, in the library meeting room.

May title:
The Dovekeepers
by Alice Hoffman

A tale inspired by the tragic first-century massacre of hundreds of Jewish people at Masada presents the stories of a hated daughter, a baker's wife, a girl disguised as a warrior, and a medicine woman who keep doves and secrets while Roman soldiers draw near.

Magazines available Print
Active Image Many popular magazines are now available at The Ohio Digital Library to be read on your Nook or through the Nook App.

You have seven days to send a title to your Nook account. A title will remain in your account until you delete it, but you may have a maximum of only three magazines in your account at a time.

New titles are being added regularly, but the collection currently includes such titles as FamilyFun, HGTV Magazine, O The Oprah Magazine, Vogue, Wired, Simple and Delicious, and ESPN Magazine.

New Youth Services Coordinator Print
Active ImageWe are pleased to welcome Amanda Bishop as the library's new Youth Services Coordinator.

Amanda is a Blanchester resident and has an extensive background working with children of all ages. She has spent the past 10 years working for the Cincinnati Museum Center, most recently as the School Program Coordinator. She has developed various special events, created displays and taught numerous programs at the Museum Center.

"Miss Amanda" is excited about connecting with the area youth through storytimes, special library programs and school visits.

Please take the opportunity to meet Amanda at the library. You may also contact her with any questions at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or 937.783.3585.

April Youth Services Schedule

Recycling again Print
Active ImageCommunity members are encouraged to once again bring all of their old papers to the green and yellow paper retriever bin located near the library's back parking lot.

A different company, Royal Oak Recycling in Cleveland, is now handling the program, but virtually all types of paper products are still accepted, including newspapers, magazines, and catalogs.

The library does receive a small amount based on the volume of papers recycled, but, more importantly, we are all helping the environment.

Faxing now available Print
Active ImageThe library now offers a fax service for patrons.

The faxing is done through the new BookScan Station installed at the library. The new station replaces the previous copy machine. The self-service faxing costs $1 for the first page and 50 cents for each additional page.

In addition to making copies, patrons also may use the station to scan documents to a USB flash drive, Google Docs, e-mail, or a smartphone or tablet. The cost is the same for all: 10 cents for black-and-white copies and 30 cents for color copies.

The BookScan Station, which is owned and maintained by an outside company, has a user-friendly touchscreen. blue was designed 2006 by Karsten Oltrogge:
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