February 2019 Newsletter



Mon. - Thu. - 9 am - 8 pm

Fri. -  9 am - 6 pm

Sat. - 10 am - 2 pm

Sun. - 1 pm - 4 pm  



48 Hours - W. Forstchen

Her One Mistake - H. Perks

In a House of Lies - J. Rankin

Into the Night -S. Bailey

She Lies in Wait - G. Lodge

Untouchable - J. Krentz

The Story of Arthur Truluv - E. Berg

Winter in Paradise - E. Hilderbrand


The Great War in America - P. Garrett

The Last Whalers - D. Clark

Liar Temptress Soldier Spy - K. Abbott



The Age of Light - W. Scharer

Black Leopard, Red Wolf - M. James

Bowlaway - E. McCracken

Good Riddance - E. Lipman

The Last Romantics - T. Conklin

The Lost Man - J. Harper

The Silent Patient - A. Michaelides


Early Riser - J. Fforde

Finding Dorothy - E. Letts

The Heavens - S. Newman

Lost Children Archives - V. Luiselli


Blood Orange - H. Tice

Daughter of Moloka'i - A. Brennert



Contact Miss Kathy & Miss Sheila @ 513-897-4826.


PRESCHOOLERS THROUGH 5TH GRADERS...LOVE TO READ:   Visit the library today and grab some lovely books to read this month. Check out 5 books and receive a chance to choose a prize you will love!

BABY BOOKWORMS: Wednesdays 10:30 –11:00 am for babies to 24 months plus a caregiver.  Enjoy great books for babies, learn fun songs and rhymes, and meet other families in your neighborhood. Parents/caregivers are expected to stay with children during all storytime sessions.  No registration required.

IT'S TODDLER LAPTIME!: Registration began Monday, Jan. 28, in person for the winter series of toddler laptimes (for 2-year-olds), held Tuesday evenings from 6:45 to 7:10 pm beginning Feb. 12 through Mar. 12.  Stories, games, songs, fingerplays, and occasionally, crafts will be shared with the toddlers during laptimes.  These sessions involve parents as active participants. Contact Miss Kathy if you have any questions.

PRESCHOOL STORYTIMES: Come every Thursday now to the end of April for stories, games, songs, and crafts.  For 3 - 5 year olds, including kindergartners, Thursdays 10:30 - 11:15 am or Thursdays 6:45 - 7:30 pm.  Registration requested. 

STORYTIME SUPERSTARS: Come to storytime at the Mary L. Cook Public Library and get a stamp.  When you have 10 stamps on your Storytime Superstar card, you will earn a free book. 

DROP IN STORYTIMES: Aimed at 3 yrs. - 6 yrs. but all ages accepted.  Drop in Monday evenings 6:15 - 6:35 pm or Tuesday mornings 10:00 - 10:20 am.  Join us in the children’s room for a few stories, fingerplays, and laughs. 

STUFFED ANIMAL SLEEPOVER: Friday, Feb. 8 from 4:00 – 4:30 pm (ages 3 yrs. – grade 1) --

Bring your favorite stuffed animal (just one please) to the library for a sleepover!  Enjoy stories and activities, then leave your stuffed animal overnight.  On Saturday, Feb. 9 (between 10 am & 2 pm), pick up your stuffed animal and see what kind of mischief your little buddy got into at the library after dark. Required registration began Jan. 28 and is limited to 35.  You may register by calling the library. Questions - Call Kathy Daniels - Youth Services @ 513-897-4826.

ART AND BOOKS: Monday, Feb. 18 from 2:00 – 3:00 pm (grades 3 - 5)

Join us on your day off school as we learn how illustrator Eric Carle created collage illustrations. We will try our hand at creating our own Eric Carle inspired art work. Registration is required beginning February 4; we want to be assured of having plenty of art supplies. You may register by calling 513-897-4826.

CHAPTERS BOOK CLUB: A book club for those in grades 1 and 2.  The Chapters Book Club will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 19 from 4:00 – 4:45 pm.  This group is presently full.

VISIT TAPE TOWN: Stop in anytime Saturday, Feb. 23 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm to zoom around Tape Town.  Bring your own small car or truck to drive along our tape roads with many stops along the way.  Geared for ages 2 yrs. - 6 yrs. with an adult.  No registration necessary.

RAPID READERS & WRITERS: For grades 3 – 5, the Rapid Readers & wRiters Book Club meets Tuesday, Feb. 26 from 4:00 – 5:00 pm.  This group is presently full.

LOOK WHO'S READING BOOK CLUB: For grade K.  This club meets Tuesday, Feb. 26 from 6:00 – 6:30 pm.  The group engages in a variety of fun learning activities featuring phonics, the writing of letters and words, and many other skills that promote a strong literacy foundation.  This group is presently full.

SENSORY STORYTIME: Friday, Mar. 1 from 6:00 – 6:45 pm.  This sensory storytime is designed to engage kids through movement, music, stories, and sensory activity play.  This is ideal for children with autism spectrum disorders, sensory integration challenges, or children who have trouble sitting still.

The program incorporates: Visual Schedule Board, Books Read Aloud & Demonstrated Interactively with Flannel Boards, & Sensory Opportunities - Bubbles, Songs, & Movement.  Call beginning Feb. 11 for required registration.  The library is closed to the public during this event.  Questions?  Please contact Miss Kathy at danielka@marylcook.com or call 513-897-4826.

OBSERVATION SCIENCE: Friday, March 8 from 4:00 to 4:30 pm

For Preschoolers and Caregivers (3 yrs. – K).  We will learn about observation skills with lots of fun hands on activities. Each child should bring an adult with them.  Required registration will begin February 18.


This fun and exciting reading program is for children ages 0-5 years. This program was developed to increase awareness of the importance of reading to very young children as well as encouraging parents to embrace their role as their child’s first teacher.  1,000 Books Before Kindergarten encourages families to read at least 1,000 books to their preschooler, birth to age 5, before they enter school. Families can sign up today at the Mary L. Cook Public Library. Each child will receive a folder with a page to record the books they read. Each time a goal of recording 20 books is reached, children are encouraged to bring their folder to the library to receive a sticker.  Each time the goal of recording 100 books is reached, children should bring their folder to the library to receive a free book.  Reading is one of the most important things you can do to ensure your child’s success when they begin school.



Watercolor class will continue for those enrolled each Monday morning from 9 am - noon.


Drawing II and IV classes will combine and meet Mondays through February at 6 pm.


Our basic ukulele class is held the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month (Feb. 6 & Feb. 20) from 6:30 - 7:15 pm.  Those under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult.


Residents of Carriage Hill are invited to join us in your community room for Bingo on Friday, Feb. 8 at 2 pm.


Adults (ages 16 & up), sign ups began Jan. 21 for a splatter flower paint class held Friday, Feb. 8 at 6:30 pm.  The class is free and no experience is necessary.


Rootfinders will meet Saturday, Feb. 9 at 10 am.  Join us for this open session.


The adult book club will meet the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month at 1 pm.  The book for Feb. 12 is Love and Ruin by Paula McLain.  The book for Feb. 26 is The Air You Breathe by Frances Depontis Peebles.  Books will be available at the front desk.


Bruce Bevan and Linda Leary will provide a seminar on 2018 personal and business tax information on Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 6 pm.


Adults sign ups began Monday, Jan. 28 to solve a murder mystery in the library Saturday, Feb. 16 at 5 pm (please arrive at 4:45 pm). 

An Intro to the Evening's Events:

"What a wonderful achievement!  The local library is sharing the illustrious achievement of one million books borrowed.  Sadly, the night is about to be sullied by a death of heinous means.  The victim is, in fact, the assistant director of the library, Brooke Mark.  The gathering, ruined by the news of foul play, shifts its attention to the colorful cast of characters that seem to be in attendance.  It is up to the patrons to determine who is the true killer before they leave, or the library may have to close its doors . . . for good!"

Come prepared to participate - limited to 25 (ages 16 & up).


We are offering a six-month series that will meet the third Thursday of each month at 6 pm.  This series of talks led by Dr. Brian Beckett will include an introduction and some helpful information followed by questions and conversation.  Brian is a board certified counselor in private practice, psychology, and a Christian minister.  The sessions are free.

February 21st      Defeating Anxiety

March 21st            Finding My Way Through Depression

April 18th              Parenting My Adult Child

May 16th               Parenting from Toddler through Teen


Meet Thursdays at 5 pm.


The Mary L. Cook Public Library offers cardholders free access to online educational courses from Lynda.com.  The service has more than 12,000 courses, ranging from computer programming to project management including instruction on various computer software, programming languages, and business topics. The video courses are taught by industry experts and are designed for any skill level. Lynda.com also offers more than 50 different learning paths to help users stay ahead in their current job or change careers.

It's free to patrons, so if you have an account with us all you need is your library card number and PIN. You can access Lynda.com inside or outside the library, from any device with an internet connection.

Lynda.com courses are available for dozens of popular software and developer tools, including:

• Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, etc.)

• Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, In Design, etc.)

• Latest versions of popular operating systems such as Windows 10, iOS, Android, LinuxCoding and markup languages such as C, Java, Python, Ruby, MySQL, HTML, CSS, and PHP.

In addition, Lynda.com offers courses on business topics and personal advancement, such as:

• Job hunting and résumé or cover letter writing

• Business skills, communication, marketing and leadership

• Data analysis, cloud computing, and server management

• Creative arts including 3D animation, video editing, photography and more

Providing Lynda.com is another way that we are supporting the local community and small businesses in our area.  Whether you are a professional wanting to sharpen your skills, or an amateur starting from square one, Lynda.com can provide the instruction you need. And, it’s free with your library card.



Teens interested in joining the library's Teen Advisory Board have until Monday, Feb. 11 to turn in their applications. If you have questions, please contact Miss Sheila at 513-897-4826.


For teens (gr. 6 & up) each Wednesday* after school from 3:00 - 4:00 pm. Each week we will provide snacks, drinks, and something fun to do. Come join the fun and bring a friend. Each week there's something different – movies, games, crafts, snacks. ?’s - call Sheila @ 513-897-4826.  *Reminder: if Wayne Local closes due to inclement weather, the teen café is cancelled.