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The library will be closed Monday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day.

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Children's/Teen Summer Reading 2016 Print
Active Image Dinosaurs are coming! Dinosaurs are coming!

Well, maybe not actual dinosaurs, but there will be a variety of dinosaur fossils when the library hosts "Family Fun with Cincinnati Museum Center" at 2 p.m., Friday, July 1.

The program will feature a paleontogical "dinosaur dig" for fossils as well as touchable fossils from such dinosaurs as Tyrannosaurus, Stegosaurus, Allosaurus and more.

Also, If you have not already registered for either the children's or teen Summer Reading program, "On Your Mark, Get Set, Read," you can either stop by the library and pick up a packet or register at the party. All books read between June 1 and July 31 count toward earning prizes.

Summer Reading Program Calendar

For more information, contact Youth Services Coordinator Amanda Bishop at 937.783.3585 or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Intro to Yoga, 6:30 p.m., Thursday, July 21 Print
Active ImageWhat better way to Exercise Your Mind than by learning yoga?

Join us for our final Summer Reading-related program Intro to Yoga at the library at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, July 21.

Lori Kirsch of East Cincy Yoga will discuss and lead participants in breathing exercises, guided meditation and beginning poses. Yoga mats will be available for use, but please bring one if you have it.

The program is being held as part of the library's Adult Summer Reading Program, Exercise Your Mind -- Read. Make sure you check out the display at the front of the library with numerous prizes up for grabs this summer just for reading.

The program is free and open to the public. For more information, visit or call the library at (937) 783-3585.

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Adult Summer Reading 2016 Print
Active ImageWhether you prefer the traditional way of reading or the electronic method, or even listening to a book on audio, there is nothing quite like the feeling you get when reading a good story.

The library is celebrating "Exercise Your Mind — Read" this summer to give all adults the opportunity to reinvigorate themselves with the books of their choice — and have several opportunities to win prizes.

Adults can win prizes just by reading through August 6. All you have to do is be at least 18 years of age and fill out a Book Review slip at the library for each book you read (or listen to). The three prize drawings will be held June 25, July 16 and August 6. The more times you enter, the better your chance of winning.

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

July title:
Some Luck
by Jane Smiley

An epic novel that spans thirty years in the lives of a farm family in Iowa, telling a parallel story of the changes taking place in America from 1920 through the early 1950s.

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Lego Club Print
Active Image If you want to show off your Lego-building skills or if you just want to have fun building with your friends, the library is the place you want to be the last Thursday of each month.

The new Lego Club meets from 6-7 p.m. on the last Thursday of each month.

Youth ages 5 and up are invited, but we do ask parents to accompany children 7 and under. Legos will be provided, although donations are welcome to help our collection grow. Donations may be dropped off any time at the front desk.

For more information, contact Youth Coordinator Ms. Amanda at 937.783.3585.

 
AuthorCheck Print
Active Image One of the more common questions we receive at the library is, "When is my favorite author's next book coming out?" We can now provide an answer much more easily.

The library is introducing the new AuthorCheck service designed to help you keep track of your favorite authors, receive notices of their upcoming releases, and place these items on hold, plus discovering other authors in the library's collection you may enjoy reading. AuthorCheck may be found on the library's website among Good Books & More.

After creating a username and password, you can search for your favorite authors and track them. AuthorCheck will send you an e-mail in advance of the author's next book and provide you with a link to put the item on hold.

Take advantage of this service, and make sure you don't miss that next good book to read.

 
Student Loan Center Print
Active Image The Ohio Attorney General's office now offers an online Student Loan Center to help prospective, current, and former college students understand and manage student loans.

The Student Loan Center contains information and resources to explore careers, choose a school, apply for student loans, and repay loans. The site also provides tips on how to reduce the cost of college, with two calculators to help students budget their expenses and plan their loan repayment.

 
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