March newsletter

HOURS CLOSED SATURDAY, MARCH 25 Monday through Thursday 9 am - 7 pm Friday 9 am - 5 pm Saturday 10 am - 2 pm New Releases Recommended: 3/7: Birnam Wood - E. Cotton The Farewell Tour - S. Clifford Go As a River - S. Read The Golden Spoon - J. Maxwell The Kind Worth Saving - P. Swanson The Lost English Girl - J. Kelly 3/14: Assassin of Reality - M. Dyachenko The Dance Tree - K. Hargrove Dust Child - Q. Nguyen He Said He Would Be Late - J. Sullivan Hello Beautiful - A. Napolitano Once We Were Home - J. Rosner 3/21: Beyond That, the Sea - L. Spencer-Ash 3/28: Her Deadly Game - R. Dugoni A House With Good Bones - T. Kingfisher Once Upon a Buggy-S. Gray The Perfumist of Paris - A. Joshi Our Readers Recommended: Code Name Sapphire - P. Jenoff Winterland - R. Meadows CHILDREN Baby Bookworms Storytime for children from birth to 24 months and their caregiver, Wednesdays 10:30 -11:00 am. Enjoy great books for babies, learn fun songs and rhymes, and

meet other families in your neighborhood. Caregivers stay with children during all sessions. These sessions involve caregivers as active participants. Registration requested; you may register when you attend a session. Toddler Time for ages 24 months - 36 months and their caregivers Tuesdays 10:30 - 11:00 am. We will read a story of two and do fun activities each program. These sessions involve parents as active participants. Parents/caregivers stay with children during all sessions. This program involves messy fun; dress accordingly. Registration requested; you may register when you attend a session. Preschool Storytimes for 3 - 5 year olds including kindergartners Thursdays 10:30 - 11:00 am. We play games, sing songs, hear stories, and share laughs. Registration requested; you may register when you attend a session. Parents are not required to stay in the room during storytime. There will be no storytime on Thursday, March 30. Storytime Superstars Come to preschool storytime and get a stamp. When you have 10 stamps on your Storytime Superstar card, you will earn a free book. *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. Family Interactive Movie Night Beginning Wednesday, March 1, request a Back to the Future movie kit, which contains props to make your movie night interactive! You may stream the movie or request a copy of the movie from the library. You may ask for a kit at the front desk. Kits are packed for a family of four (while supplies last). Color Science for Preschoolers (3 yrs. – K) and a caregiver Friday, March 10 from 4:00 - 4:30 pm. Let’s add some color to our day. We will be exploring the science behind color with hands on activities. Preschoolers should bring an adult with them. Required registration begins Monday, February 27. Please call the library to register. Lego Fun (grades 1 -5) Tuesday, March 14 from 6:00 – 6:45 pm. We supply Legos of all sizes. You supply your imagination! Come build a creation based on a theme. No registration required.

Learn about The Studio Makerspace at The Mary L. Cook Library (grades 2 -5) Wednesday, March 15 from 11:00 - 11:45 am. Would you like to learn about the different machines in our makerspace? This program will give you an overview of all of the machines in The Studio and what they all do. We will learn about the Cricut, button makers, 3D printers, and more. Registration is required and begins Wednesday, March 1. Drop-In Family LEGO Join us for Family Lego Building Day On Saturday, March 18 from 11:00 am - 1:30 pm, drop by the children's activity room to choose a Lego Build Challenge Card and create with the library's Lego bricks or free-build just for fun. No registration required. Art Class for Kids (grades K - 5) Join us on Monday, March 27 from 4:15 - 5:15 pm. We will be learning about a famous artist and making an artist inspired project. Registration is required and begins Monday, March 13. All materials will be supplied. This class is a collaboration with the Waynesville Arts Council. NEW!! Family Storytime - "Count 'Em Up” : A Numbers Storytime (toddlers & preschool) Friday, March 31 from 4:00 - 4:30 pm. Meet and connect with other families in our community during Family Storytime. We will have music, stories, finger plays and more to promote early literacy! For families who have children at different ages and stages. No registration required. Chapters Book Club (grades 1 and 2) This group will read one short chapter book a month, and then discuss the book, author, and do activities associated with the book. The Chapters Book Club next meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 7 from 4:00 - 4:45 pm. This class is currently full. For more information, contact Miss Kathleen at Rapid Readers Book Club (grades 3 – 5) We will meet on Tuesday, March 21 from 4:00 - 5:00 pm. We discuss books, play games, try out creative writing, and enjoy a light snack. This group is currently full. For more information, contact Miss Kathleen at Look Who’s Reading Book Club (grade K) will meet on Tuesday, March 21 from 6:00 - 6:30 pm. The group engages in a variety of fun learning activities featuring phonics, writing of letters and words, and many other skills that promote a strong literacy foundation. For more information, contact Miss Cathy at 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 you can 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 log in as each child. Go to 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,, 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. Imagination Library Help us give every child in Warren County the gift of a free book every month! Talk to your friends and family and share our posts. Register at If you need assistance in registering your child, please contact us for 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. Waynesville Food Pantry Help 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, and granola bars. ADULT Ukulele Classes Wednesdays at 6:00 pm through March 22 Ukulele classes continue through March 22. Questions? Email Mark Reinemann at The Mind-Life Project will be held Saturday, March 4 at 10 am. If you are interested in better understanding how the mind creates both peace and pain, come join us for a lively and fun discussion. Rootfinders Rootfinders will be held Saturday, March 11 at 10 am. Our next topic will be "Genealogy 101" - learn the basics of genealogy researching.

Adult Button Flower Craft (ages 16 and up) Let's welcome back our first in-person adult craft night at the library by making these bright and cheerful paper flower crafts! Join us on Friday, March 24 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm for this fun and easy craft. No experience necessary and all materials will be provided to personalize your own paper flower bouquet. Ages 16 and up; registration is required. Please contact the library at 513-897-4826 to reserve your spot or register at the front desk beginning Monday, March 6. 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 currently have a puzzle available for you to sit down and work on while visiting here at the library. TEEN Wednesdays After School at the Library, 3 - 4 pm (grades 6-12): Come in Wednesdays for games, snacks, and fun!