Aug 22

HOURS Monday through Thursday 9 am - 7 pm Friday 9 am - 5 pm Saturday 10 am - 2 pm New Releases Recommended: 8/2: The Codebreaker's Secret - S. Ackerman Dirt Creek - H. Scrivener Mika in Real Life - E. Jean Properties of Thirst - M. Wiggins 8/9: Bark to the Future - S. Quinn The Family Remains - L. Jewell Mr. Perfect on Pater - J. Meltzer Stay Awake - M. Goldin 8/16: The Blame Game - S. Jones Complicit - W. Li Firestorm - T. Moore Stories from the Tenants Downstairs - S. Fofana 8/23: Babel - R. Kuang Babysitter - J. Oates Haven - E. Donoghue Meet Us by the Roaring Sea - A. Kamarasamy 8/30: The House of Fortune - J. Burton The Ink Black Heart - R. Galbraith Other Birds - S. Allen The Thread Collectors - S. Edwards Our Patrons Recommend: Clive Cussler's Dark Vector - G. Brown It's Not Supposed to be This Way - L. Terkeurst Murder Most Grave - G. McKevett

CHILDREN Drop in Storytimes at Mary L. Cook Public Library! Please note new times. Drop in times starting Monday, August 1 are: Monday 10:15 -10:30 am Tuesday 1:30-1:45 pm Wednesday 6:15 - 6:30 pm Friday 10:15 - 10:30 am Join us in the children’s area for a few stories and laughs. No registration required. Thank you to our patrons for participating in our Summer Reading Program, "Oceans of Possibility"! Thank you Kings Island, Kirkwood Adventure Park, Cincinnati Zoo, Rivers Edge Outfitters and Gil Irvin for donating prizes to our Summer Reading Program! Art class for kids Join us on Monday, August 8 for yarn painting. Grades K-2 from 11:00-11:45 am and grades 35 from 12:00-12:45 pm. Registration is required and began July 25. All materials will be supplied. This class is a collaboration with the Waynesville Arts Council through the Ohio Arts Council.

Toddler Time Ages 24 months - 36 months and their caregivers. Tuesdays 10:30 - 11:00 am beginning Tuesday, September 13. Registration requested. We will read a story of two and do fun activities each program. These sessions involve parents as active participants. Parents/caregivers are expected to stay with children during all sessions. This program involves messy fun; dress accordingly. Baby Bookworms Storytime for children from birth to 24 months and their parent or caregiver on Wednesdays 10:30-11:00 am beginning Wednesday, September 14. Registration requested. 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 sessions. These sessions involve parents as active participants. Preschool Storytimes Ages 3 - 5 years including kindergartners on Thursdays 10:30 - 11:00 am beginning Thursday, September 15. Registration requested. We play games, sing songs, hear stories, and share laughs. 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! We will keep your Storytime Superstar card here at the library. Look Who’s Reading Book Club (grade K) will hold its first meeting on Tuesday, September 27 from 6:00 - 6:30 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 and will be available beginning August 15. Books will be available to pick up the beginning of September. For more information, contact Miss Cathy at ruthca@marylcook.com. Chapters Book Club a book club for those in grades 1 and 2. This group will read one short chapter book a month, then meet to discuss the book, the author, and do activities associated with the book. The Chapters Book Club will hold its first meeting on Tuesday, September 20 from 4:00 - 4:45 pm. Registration is required and will be available beginning August 15. Books will be available to pick up the beginning of September. For more information, contact Miss Kathleen at welchka@marylcook.com.

Calling all Book Worms (grades 3 – 5) to join The Rapid Readers & wRiters We will hold our first meeting on Tuesday, September 27 from 4:00 - 5:00 pm. Please join us as we discuss books, play games, try out a bit of creative writing, and enjoy a light snack. Registration is required and will be available beginning August 15. Books will be available to pick up the beginning of September. For more information, contact Miss Kathleen at welchka@marylcook.com. Waynesville Food Pantry Support our local food pantry. Gather your donations and drop them off at MLC. Items needed: peanut butter, canned soup, individual fruit cups, tuna, canned chicken, granola bars. 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. Register at https://ohioimaginationlibrary.org/enroll. If you need assistance in registering your child, please contact us and we will help. The goal of the Warren County Imagination Library is "Every Child Reads Every Day", and to help achieve that goal, the five Warren County libraries are funding a three-year pilot 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, United Way of Warren County, and Warren County Foundation, with support from The Ohio Governor's Imagination Library and Dolly Parton Imagination Library.

Read 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Parents, you may now log your child’s books for our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten through our READsquared program. Parents: You can create an account for yourself first and then add additional accounts for each of your children. That way you will have the ability to easily monitor your child's activity without having to login as each child. Go to https://mlcooklibrary.readsquared.com to register yourself and your child. If you have previously registered for our program and are tracking your child’s reading on a paper log, contact Kathleen Welch at welchka@marylcook.com to have previously read books transferred to the website. If you would prefer to continue to log your child’s reading on a paper log, please continue to do so. TEEN Monday, August 1 & 22; September 5, 3 - 5 pm. Mario Kart Monday: Teens entering 6th - 12th grade, race against friends in a fun afternoon of Mario Kart 8 on the big screen. We will be playing on Nintendo Switch. Controllers are provided, but feel free to bring your own. We'll have snacks and drinks for all racers. Thursday, August 4 & 18; September 1, 3 - 4 pm. Teen Anime Club: Teens in 6th - 12th grade - Join us for a new anime episode 1st and 3rd Thursdays each month. Vote on your favorite shows for our next meeting. Snacks and anime-inspired crafts will be available each meeting. Thursday, August 11 & 25, 4 - 5 pm. Teen Advisory Board: Teens in 6th - 12th grade, make a positive impact in the library and the community through student-led volunteer initiatives.

Wednesday, August 10, 3 - 5 pm. Back to School Buttons: Teens in 6th - 12th grade, make buttons or keychains for your school backpack. Come to the library after school on Wednesdays from 3 - 4 pm for new games, food, fun, and friends! Starts August 17. Wednesday, August 17, 3 - 4 pm. Giant Games & Nintendo Switch Racing: Teens in 6th - 12th grade, play a variety of giant games and Nintendo Switch group racing games in our 1st after-school Wednesday event of the 2022-23 year! Wednesday, August 24, 3 - 4 pm. ALL the Games: Teens in 6th - 12th grade, play a variety of giant games, board games, and Nintendo Switch group racing games. Wednesday, August 31, 3 - 4 pm. Mystery Escape Room: Teens in 6th - 12th grade, work in teams to complete our mystery escape room. Wednesday, August 31, 4:14 - 5:15 pm. Popsicles & Pages - A Book Club for 6th - 7th graders: Books can be picked up at the library’s front desk on August 5th. Contact Sarah at ryansa@marylcook.com with program questions.

ADULT TheMind-Life Project TheMind-Life project is a series of talks designed to increase well-being and lessen suffering. Join Brian Beckett, Doctor of Ministry, MTS in a newmindful series of talks designed to increasemental well-being in one's daily life. Sessions will feature both presentations and discussion. The topic for Saturday, August 6 from 10 - 11 am is "Turning Problems into Contentment". This program series is for adults as well as teens age 13+. The sessions will continue to be held on the first Saturday of themonth. Brian Beckett has taught, counseled, and walked with individuals and families for the past 40 years as a therapist, spiritual teacher, college psychology instructor and friend and counseled in private practice, mental health centers, and psychiatric hospitals. Stamped Bookmarks Craft Night For ages 16 and up, register beginning Monday, August 1 to stamp and color bookmarks on Friday, August 19 at 6:30 pm. Enjoy a relaxing night out with your friends!

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