April Newsletter (1)

PROGRAMS Learn about the Solar Eclipse Saturday, April 6th from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. for all ages Get ready for the solar eclipse of a lifetime. Mark Reinemann will present a brief program about what you should know to watch the 2024 solar eclipse, which occurs on April 8. To see the solar eclipse, three things must be in alignment: the sun, the moon, and you! What makes this eclipse so special is that the sun is going through a period of heightened activity, which will make the outer layer (corona) much larger and dynamic than at the last eclipse. Also, there is a slight chance that a comet may be visible if you have a pair of binoculars to use during totality. The next total solar eclipse after this one will be in 2044. Come and learn how an eclipse occurs so you will be ready to stand in the shadow of the moon. (If you don’t already have a pair of eclipse glasses, there should be some available at the program.)

Introduction to the Studio - Mother's Day Saturday, April 27th from 10:30 - 1:30, ages 10 and up Let us introduce you to the Studio. Patrons may register in groups of two for a 20 minute time slot to make a Mother's Day themed mug. Each person can choose one of our pre-designed prints. New Recommended Releases: April 2, 2024 The Murder of Mr. Ma - S.J. Rozan Just for the Summer - A. Jimenez Begin Again - H. Acton Clear - C. Davies The Stone Home - C. Kim The Husbands - H. Gramazio

April 3, 2024 The Fellowship of Puzzlemakers - S. Burr The Garden - C. Beams Daughter of Mine - M. Miranda The Twilight Garden - S. Adams April 16, 2024 Close to Death - A. Horowitz One of Us Knows - A. Cole

April 23, 2024 Darling Girls - S. Hepworth A Spy Like Me - K. Sherwood Midnight Harbor - D. Bunn The Last Word - E. Griffiths April 30, 2024 Granite Harbor - P. Nichols

Waynesville Food Pantry Help support our local food pantry. Drop your donations at MLC. Items needed: peanut butter, canned soup, individual fruit cups, tuna, canned chicken, granola bars. CHILDREN For programs requiring registration, please call the library at 513-8974826 to register. ** NOTE: We will be taking a break from Preschool Storytime, and Toddler & Baby Storytimes during the week of April 1st - 5th. We will resume the week of April 9th. Toddler Time: Spring Session ends April 23rd Storytime for children 24 months - 36 months and their caregivers on Tuesdays 10:30 - 11:00 am. We will read a story or two and do fun activities each program. These sessions involve caregivers as active participants. Caregivers are expected to stay with children during all sessions. No registration required. No Toddler Time April 2nd. Baby Bookworms: Spring Session ends April 24th Storytime for children from birth to 24 months and their parent or caregiver, Wednesdays 10:30 -11:00 am. Enjoy great books for babies, learn fun songs and rhymes, and meet other families in your neighborhood. These sessions involve caregivers as active participants. Caregivers are expected to stay with children during all sessions. No registration required. No Baby Bookworms on April 3rd.

Preschool Storytimes: Spring Session ends April 25th For 3 - 5 year olds including kindergarten on Thursdays 10:30 - 11:00 am. We play games, sing songs, listen to stories and share laughs. Caregivers are not required to stay in the room during storytime. No registration required. No Preschool Storytime on April 4th. * While the recommended ages are listed in the above children’s program descriptions, please know they are a guide and that your child(ren) may continue in the program they started in the fall even if they have a birthday during the course of the program season (September-April). We want your child to be comfortable and confident in a developmental stage appropriate program. If you have any questions, please contact Kathleen Welch or Cathy Ruth. We would be happy to talk with you and help in any way we can! Storytime Superstars for Preschool Storytime 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. We will keep your Storytime Superstar card here at the library. Look Who’s Reading Book Club (K) Thursday, April 25th from 4:00 - 4:30 pm. The group will engage 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. Registration is required for this book club and it is currently full. Questions, contact Cathy Ruth at ruthca@marylcook.com. Chapters Book Club (grades 1 - 2) Tuesday, April 16th from 4:00 - 4:45 pm. This group will read a short chapter book a month. We will meet and start off with a snack, discuss the book and author, and do activities associated with the book. Registration is required for this book club and it is currently full. Questions, contact Kathleen Welch at welchka@marylcook.com. Rapid Readers Book Club (grades 3 - 5) Meets on Tuesday, April 23rd from 4:00 - 4:45 pm. We will meet and start off with a snack, discuss the book and author and complete activities associated with the book. Registration is required for thisbook club and it is currently full. Questions, contact Kathleen Welch at welchka@marylcook.com.

Take and Make for April: Milk jug bird feeder available on April 15th. Stop in and pick up supplies by Miss Kathleen's office to make your own bird feeder. Available while supplies last. Kids Art Class Monday, April 15th - We will be learning about Paper Mache and creating our own bowls. Grades K-5 from 4:15-5 pm. Required registration will begin Monday, April 1st. All materials will be supplied. This class is a collaboration with the Waynesville Arts Council, with support for the Ohio Arts Council.

NEW!! Preschool Discovery Centers Bring your little one to explore their Magnets! No registration; this will be a selfdirected activity. For ages Pre-K thru K on Friday, April 12th. We will have activities with magnets in the Children’s Activity Room from 11:00 am-12:00 pm and 3:30-4:30 pm. NEW!! Drop-In Family Master Builders Monday, March 18 from 4:15-5 pm for grades Pre-K thru 5th (Pre-K children must be accompanied by a caregiver). Use your imagination to build with LEGO, magnetic tiles, marble run, Keva planks and more. No registration required.

Paws to Read is a chance for children grades 1st - 5th to read to a nonjudgmental listener. For many children, this allows them a chance to experience stress-free reading; they’re able to relax and have fun! Read with Roo, a 6-yearold retired Greyhound. He and his owner, Jan are certified for therapy through Pet Partners. We will have six 15-minute time slots available for children in Grades 1st-5th on Thursday, April 4th from 4-5:30 pm. Registration began Monday, March 18th. One time slot per child. Please arrive 5 minutes prior to your time slot. Miss Kathleen will have books to choose from or you may bring a book from home. Read 1000 Books Before Kindergarten! Parents: Stop at the front desk to request your 1000 books log sheet. For every 100 books your child reads they earn a free book and a sticker! When your child reaches 1000 books they will receive a free book and a certificate of achievement.

Imagination Library Help us give every child in Warren County the gift of a free book every month! Talk to your friends & family and share our posts far and wide. Register at ohioimaginationlibrary.org. The goal of the Warren County Imagination Library is "Every Child Reads Every Day". The five Warren County libraries fund the program to provide a free book each month to Warren County children from birth to age five. The Warren County Imagination Library is a community effort of founding partners: Franklin-Springboro Public Library, Lebanon Public Library, Mary L. Cook Public Library, Mason Public Library, Salem Township Public Library, and Warren County Foundation, with support from The Ohio Governor's Imagination Library and Dolly Parton Imagination Library.

ADULTS The Mind-Life Project will be held Saturday, April 6th at 10 a.m. with Dr. Brian Beckette, DMIN, MTS, and Director of Counseling, Cobblestone Church. The topic for the April gathering is "The Big 5 Personality Traits & You". Adult Watercolor Class Sign up now for the adult watercolor class which begins Monday, March 4 from 9 am - 12 noon, and runs through May 20. The class is led by Pam Campbell. Spaces are limited. A list of supplies that you will need to purchase will be available. Rootfinders Join us on Saturday, March 9 at 10 am for our genealogy gathering.

Puzzle Swap/Puzzle Table We have a puzzle swap area near the Large Print book section. We have several puzzles available for you to look through to borrow. If you want to rotate your puzzle collection, bring one in and take one out. No checking out! We also have a puzzle currently available for you to sit down and work on while visiting here at the library.

TEENS After School Tuesdays Join us after school at the library for Food, Fun & Friends on Tuesdays from 3 - 4 pm in the Community Room! For Teens in 6th - 12th grade No registration required Upcoming after school activities: April 2nd - Paper crafts April 9th - Board games and Nintendo Switch April 16th - Jeopardy April 23rd - Shrinky Dink Keychains & Charms April 30th - Legos and Nintendo Switch