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Saturday Morning Movies Print
Active Image Saturday morning movies are back and better than ever!

Each viewing is now an interactive experience, with props and "rules" throughout the movie, making it even more fun. And there is still free popcorn.

Try it out Saturday, Dec. 17, when we show the classic Home Alone.

You may already have seen once, or a few times, the story of 8-year-old Kevin McCallister's family forgetting him at home when they left for vacation — but you have never watched it quite like this.

The free family-oriented movies begin at 10:30 a.m. in the library meeting room.

For more information, visit the library or call 937.783.3585.

Winter Reading Challenge Print
Active ImageIf you want to spice up your reading this winter, make sure you participate in the library's Adult Winter Reading Challenge.

Anyone 18 and over who completes five challenges in a row (vertically, horizontally or diagonally) on the grid sheet will win a 9-can cooler with the Blanchester Public Library logo. Participants have until the end of January to complete the challenge.

(Hint: It is more fun than challenging.)

There is a limit of one prize per person.

Just stop by the library and pick up a sheet to participate.

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Adult Take-and-Make Print
Active ImagePrepare for winter with our December Take-and-Make — a 3D Paper Snowflake.

Visit the library and grab a free Take-and-Make bag with the supplies needed to construct your own 3D Paper Snowflake. You also will need scissors, tape and staples for this one. The included instructions walk you through the process.

A 3D Paper Snowflake makes a nice decoration — and is not nearly as cold as the real ones.

Booklovers Discussion Print
Active Image The Blanchester Public Library Booklovers meets next at 7 p.m., Thursday, January 5, in the library meeting room. Everyone is welcome to attend.

January title:
The Stranger in the Lifeboat
by Mitch Albom

Adrift in a raft after a deadly ship explosion, nine people struggle for survival at sea. Short on water, food, and hope, they spot a man floating in the waves. They pull him in. So begins this beguiling and inspirational novel.
Storytime Print
Active Image Children from ages 2-5 will build a foundation for reading success through stories, play and activities. And you are invited to register your child anytime for the library's regular morning storytime sessions.

Fall storytime sessions are underway. Just show up for one of the morning sessions to register.

Morning storytimes are separated into age groups, but we also have our popular Family Storytime from 5-6 p.m. each Monday. No registration is required. Children (and adults) of all ages are welcome to just show up and enjoy a story, songs, crafts and a light snack.

For more information, please visit the library or call 937.783.3585.

December calendar

Two new resources Print
Active Image The library now provides access to Issues & Controversies and Issues & Controversies in History.

Issues & Controversies helps students and researchers understand today's crucial issues by exploring hundred of hot topics in politics, government, business, society, education, and popular culture. Presented in a pro/con format, each article presents the key facts, arguments, history, and current context.

Issues & Controversies in History delivers dynamic, concise, and balanced coverage that provides the background, outcome, and contemporary points of view for every major debate and conflict in history. Presented in a pro/con format that clearly explains both sides of the historical dispute, each article is supported by a timeline and a wealth of primary sources.

You will just need your library card number to access these resources from outside the library.

Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests Print
Active ImageThe library now has free rapid at-home COVID-19 test kits.

There are two tests per kit. Instructions are in the test kit box.

These tests are being provided through a partnership with the Ohio Department of Health. Tests are limited to two per household per day.

For more information about the test, please visit blue was designed 2006 by Karsten Oltrogge:
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