AUGUST AT A GLANCE FOR ADULTS…
Aug. 1, Wed. – 6:30 pm – Adult Writers Group
Aug. 7, Tue. – 1 pm – Adult Book Club
Aug. 21, Tue. – 1 pm – Adult Book Club
Aug. 25, Sat. – 2-4 pm – Annual Ice Cream Social –FREE ICE CREAM and BAND!
Closed Sundays until after Sauerkraut Festival
On Saturday afternoon, August 25th, from 2 to 4 PM, the Third Annual Library Ice Cream Social will be held outside at the Gazebo. Stop by and for some FREE ICE CREAM and listen to The DEDICATION BAND as they play late 1700’s Appalachian and Celtic music on period instruments including hammered dulcimers, dulcimers, violins, guitar, and cello.
The Adult Writers Group is up again! Join host Jen Martin on the first Monday of the month. This month they will meet on August 1st at 6:30 PM in the Ohioana Room. If you would enjoy learning more about writing, journaling, or blogging, be sure to attend. Just show up - no registration is necessary.
Do you need to share your love of books with others? Then the library’s Adult Book Club is for you! The book club meets every other Tuesday at 1 PM in the Atrium and new members are always welcome to join. This month the club meets August 7th and August 21st. Stop by the library to pick up the reading selections of the month. Contact Linda Swartzel at 513-897-4826 for more information.
History buffs!! The Waynesville Underground Railroad Committee (W.U.R.C.) is looking for volunteers, local historians, and anyone that can help with putting together the history of the Underground Railroad in the Waynesville area! WURC meets at the library the third Monday of each month, which is August 20th this month, at 11 AM. Contact Linda Swartzel at the library for more information @ 513-897-4826.
Quilters meet in the Ohioana Room each Wednesday from 10 to noon. If you are interested, please join them in their meeting!
Rootfinders is taking a summer vacation and programs will begin in September.
“Come Paint with Me”, the art class given by Pam Campbell is taking a summer vacation, too. The class, which will start again in September, is currently full. More info will be forthcoming later.
The Age of Miracles – Karen Thompson Walker
A Lady Cyclist’s Guide to Kashgar – Suzanne Joinson
Shadow of Night – Deborah Harkness
The Third Gate – Lincoln Child
True Sisters – Sandra Dallas (large print)
Cooking for Isaiah: gluten-free & dairy-free recipes for easy, delicious meals – Silvana Nardone
How Will You Measure Your Life? – Clayton M. Christensen
Improv Sewing – Nicole Blum and Debra Immergut
Surviving After Cancer: Living the New Normal – Anne Katz
Youth Services – August 2012
Summer Reading Programs
The Mary L. Cook Public Library was a very busy place this summer! We had record number of juveniles, teens and families participating in our summer reading programs! We had over 316 juveniles reading books to try to win a shiny new bicycle (donated by local realtor Gil Irvin), Kings Island passes as well as 16 other prizes (sno-cone machine, cash, water slides and more). Our teens were reading in hopes of winning cash and gift certificates. The families in Waynesville are READERS!
Thank you, proprietors of Bentino’s Pizza, Braden and Sons Sweet Shop, Hometown Marketplace, and Waynesville Pharmacy for the food coupons that were awarded to the juvenile readers of 15 books. And thank you, to the Boonshoft Museum and Wright Patterson Air Force Museum Foundation, for providing gift certificates that allowed families that read together to play together!
Thank you, Friends of the Library, for providing the owl t-shirts for the juvenile readers of 25 books this summer. Thank you realtor, Gil Irvin, for the wonderful bicycle that was an incentive for many of the juveniles to reach their goal of 25 books!
Thank you, King’s Island, for the passes that encouraged our readers.
Thank you, John and Becky Barney for donating $125.00 that was a huge incentive for many teens to read, read, read this summer!
Our summer reading programs are so successful because of our very supportive staff and the tremendous generosity of our community. Miss Kathy and Miss Sheila say, THANK YOU!
Book Buddies at the Library
Teens are great Buddies! The Mary L. Cook Public Library recently completed its 10th summer Book Buddy program. This very successful program matched teens with young readers (entering grades 1 - 3). These young readers benefited from a bit of extra attention with their reading skills. Our teens served as mentors or ‘cheerleaders’, helping to keep these young children excited about reading. The book buddies met for six 30 minute sessions, here at the library, during the months of June and July.
We had the pleasure of working with some wonderful teens who thought it would be really “cool” to work with little kids and share great books, basic writing skills, jokes and laughs! I would like to commend the following teens for their participation in this program: Henry Agee (11th gr.), Madison Hartshorn (12th gr.), Bryce Hopwood (10th gr.), Jamie Jones (9th gr.), Laura Kennard (11th gr.), Chelsea Moore (12th gr.), Jordan Moore (12th gr.), and Austin Parish (11th gr.). We have some really awesome teens in the Waynesville area!
Preschoolers through 5th graders….
Ice cream for Books!
Stay cool by reading!
Check out 5 books and receive a chance to
choose a Sweet reward.
Preschool Storytimes for 3 - 5 year olds
Thursdays 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.
Or ** Thursdays 7:30 - 8:15 p.m.
*Please note the library now closes at 8pm but we will remain open for our storytime families to choose books.
Beginning Thursday, September 27th
We play games, sign songs, hear stories, and share laughs. Special Storytimes include Halloween Parties, Twas The Night Before Christmas PJ party, watch for details.
Toddler Laptimes for 2 year olds
& their caregivers
Thursdays 6:45 - 7:10 p.m.
October 4th thru November 15th
Join us for stories, games and lots of laughs
Required registration in person begins September 17.
Limit - 12 toddlers and 12 caregivers.
Calling all Book Worms
(grades 2 – 4)
The Rapid Readers
Mary L. Cook Public Library
Tuesday, September 25
4:00pm – 5:00pm
Please join us as we discuss books, play games, try out a bit of creative writing, and enjoy a light snack.
The first book we will read and discuss will be a Joe Sherlock mystery. Books will be available to pick up beginning
Tuesday, September 4th.
Registration is required for this book club. For more information contact Miss Kathy @ 513-897-4826