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OCPL PROGRAMMING NEWSLETTER OCTOBER 2013

Special Events this Month: Supernatural Ballads:

Monday, Oct. 7th, 6:30pm

Celebrate the mysterious at the Library! Local favorite Robert Tincher will be

performing traditional ballads that explore the unexplained. This program is free and for all ages.

Family Craft Night:

Tuesday, Oct. 8th, 6:30-8pm

Drop-in at the Children’s Library in Main and make a fall-themed craft with your family!

Book Fair:

Support the Oldham County Public Library and get started

early on your holiday shopping! Saturday and Sunday, October 12 & 13, Barnes & Noble in the Paddock Shops (formerly the Summit) will be hosting a book fair on behalf of the Library. Part of the proceeds from any purchase made with an OCPL voucher will go directly to the Library. Vouchers can be obtained at any Oldham Library, or picked up at the store the days of the book fair. Children’s Librarian, Shannon, will be holding a special StoryTime in the store, and the drama club from OCHS will be performing. Come out, say hi, buy a book, and support the Library!

BOOK BABIES! 10am Thursdays at Main Book Babies is a lapsit program for babies that are pre-walkers and their caretakers. Come enjoy simple stories, songs and play!

Boo-Dell: Saturday, Oct. 26th, 11-3pm, Yew Dell Gardens It’s time again for Boo-Dell! This free event is the perfect scare-free Halloween occasion for families. Explore the beautiful grounds of Yew Dell while gathering goodies on the Trail of Treats from 11-2pm. Enjoy a hay ride and see all of the entries in the Book-o-Lantern competition. Picnic and try out the fare of Grind Burger Truck & Lil Cheezers. At 2pm, enjoy the comedic magic of Mr. Magic himself. Parking for the event is $5. Do you have a business or organization that would like having a free table at Boo-Dell? See www.oldhampl.org/programs.html to register.

Author Visit by Julie Kagawa:

Join internationally best-selling

author Julie Kagawa on Thursday, Nov. 7th at 6:30pm at the Main Library. Ms. Kagawa will talk to teens and other YA Lit fans about her writing process. Her new novel, The Iron Traitor, is set for release on October 29th. The author will be signing copies of her new book.

Legislative Meet & Greet:

Come meet your new state legislators at this informal lunch

sponsored by the Friends of the Oldham County Library. October 16th, 11:30am.

Mark your calendar for International Games Day, coming up Saturday November 16th!


CHILDREN’S LIBRARY

Oh, The Places You Can Go!

Afterschool Adventures

Preschool Story Time

Fun for the elementary school crowd! Join us for our weekly adventures on Thursdays at 4 PM @ Main

Story Time is for children ages 3 & up! We read books and make a craft! 11 AM Tuesdays & Fridays at Main

October 3rd: Travel Adventures

11 AM Wednesdays at South Oldham

October 10th: Creative Adventures

11 AM Thursdays at Mahan Oct 1st-4th: It’s Wild

October 17th: Edible Adventures

Oct 8th-11th: Pockets No Afterschool Adventures on October 24th or October 31st!

Oct 15-18th: Fire Fighters Oct 29-Nov 1st: Halloween

Toddler Time Toddlertime is for infants through two years old. Parents and children sing songs, do fingerplays and are introduced to picture books. It is a time to sit and interact with your child and become familiar with the library. 10 AM Tuesdays & Fridays at Main 10:10 AM Wednesdays at South Oldham 10:10 AM Thursdays at Mahan

Paws to Read is designed to allow kids and struggling readers the chance to read to a non-judgmental listener, one who will accept the story exactly as they read it. Each session is 15 minutes of one on one time with a certified dog. Sign up online!

Young Readers, age 4-8,will be matched up with a teen volunteer who will be their reading mentor. Snacks, books and cozy spaces for teens and kids to read together will be provided! Come read with a cool older friend! Sign up online! Oct 14th & Oct 29th at 4:30 @ Main

Book Babies 10 AM Thursdays at Main Book Babies is a lapsit program for babies that are pre-walkers and their caretakers. Come enjoy simple stories, songs and play!

Oct 15th 6:30 PM Fun for Tweens! Ages 9-12 Ghost stories & s’mores By the campfire!

Join us for a block party and build with LEGO! Oct 28th at 4:15 at Main For Ages 5-12 Sign ups begin Oct 1st online!

Come learn how to work with LEGOS & Robotics! Oct 29th at 6 PM at Main Ages 10 & up! Sign ups begin Oct 1st online!


MY SPOT

Teen Programming

Book Besties We have a new opportunity for Teens to volunteer at the Library this fall, “Book Besties.”

Teens

will be matched up with young readers, ages 4-8, who are looking for a reading mentor. The meeting time is twice a month from 4:30-5:15 p.m.—we’ll have snacks available; a selection of books; and plenty of cozy space for teens and kids to read together. This will be a fun way for kids to work on their reading skills with a “cool” older friend. Teens can earn service hours and this program looks great on college applications! Meetings are at the Main Library, October 14 and 29. Sign up for all volunteer opportunities at our Teen page: www.oldhampl.org/teens.html

Monster Mash

Tuesday, October 15th, 4:30pm at Mahan Library; Thursday, October 17th @ 6:30pm at the Main Library Teens will design a custom-made Halloween mask. We’ll also teach Teens how to do monster make-up and send them home with enough latex to recreate their look on Halloween night. We’ll have ghoulish food and games, too.

Teen Writers

Mondays@ 6:30 p.m. @ Main Library—October 7th We’ll provide the writing prompts and snacks to get your creativity flowing—You provide the words. We will have time to write and share (if you want to).

Teen Book Club

Each month we’ll host a book discussion for Teens at the Main Library. Pick up

your copy of each month’s book in advance at the Main Desk, check it out and read it before you come. We’ll have activities and snacks to go with the theme of each book. Monday, 6:00-7:00 p.m.—October 28th. Book: The Uglies by Scott Westerfeld (available for pick-up beginning 9/30)

Lego Robotics

Tuesdays @ 6:00 p.m. October 29 Bricks 4 Kidz will present these workshops based on the fun of building with LEGO® bricks, PLUS the challenge of computer programming, robotics using motors, sensors and software! Using drag-and-drop icon-based software, Robotics provides an excellent introduction into the world of computer-programming and robotics. Sign-ups for the October class open October 1; See teen page for registration.

Admission & Financial Aid 101 (KHEAA Presentation) October 3 @ 6:00 p.m.: Get information about the financial aid and admission processes to college.

TAP: Teen Advisory Panel

One Saturday each

month Teens will have the opportunity to volunteer to do Library projects at the Main Library. We’ll spend time coming up with great program ideas and completing a service project each month. Teens can earn service hours and this program also looks great on college applications. Saturday, 12-2 p.m. @ Main Library, November 2nd

MORE INFORMATION AT WWW.OLDHAMPL.ORG/TEENS.HTML


ADULT PROGRAMMING Trivia Night: Cryptozoology! Thursday, October 10th, 6:30-7:30pm Monthly trivia nights are going strong! Join us each 2nd Thursday of the month at the Main Library. Trivia themes will match the STEAM theme of the month. This month we'll be asking questions related to Mysterious Phenomena. Come test your knowledge, learn, win prizes & have fun! Bring the correct answer to this question the night of the event to be entered into a drawing: This local cryptid mystery figure became famous after a sighting featured on WAVE 3 and soon started both a twitter account and popular advice column.

Crafty Readers: Thursday, October 17th, 6-8pm Sign up to read this month’s Crafty Reader’s book club pick: The Ocean At The End Of The Lane by Neil Gaiman. Once registered via www.oldhampl.org/programs.html, we'll send a copy of the selected book to your home library for you to check out. We’ll be making glow in the dark ocean terrariums to go along with the book. This event is free, & for adults only.

STATS & MORE Your Library by the numbers

In August:   

2,436 eBooks were checked out from www.oldhampl.org 1,024 Searches were conducted on Ancestry.com using OCPL’s free account for patrons 238 new people registered for Library cards At the Main Library

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COMPUTER CLASSES

Basic Computer Skills: A three week course designed to introduce computers to the beginning user. Class will cover parts & functions of computer; how to use basic applications; and how to access the internet and browse safely. Next session: Wednesdays, 10-11:30am; 10/9, 10/16, 10/23. Must attend all three courses. Microsoft Word 2010: Introductory course for using Microsoft Word. Class covers formatting, inserting images, and mail merge. Next Session: Monday, 10/14, 10-noon Microsoft Excel 2010: A course that introduces formulas and functions of Microsoft Excel. Topics included are graphs, basic calculations, simple tables, and Pivot tables. Next Session: Saturday, 10/5 10-noon PowerPoint 2010: Introduces the functions of PowerPoint and how to create presentations. Class includes how to insert graphs, Youtube video, and multimedia. Next Session: Monday, 10/21, 10-noon To register for computer Overdrive: This class teaches how to use the Library digital lending service, Overdrive. Learn to download free audiobooks, ebooks and more to your classes, sign-up online or home computer or portable device! Next Session: Monday, 10/28 6-8pm call the Library. Social Media: A two hour class teaching the basics of the most popular social media sites. Learn how to navigate Facebook & get started on Twitter. Learn the basics of protecting your privacy online. Next Session: Saturday, 10/5, 1-3pm

REGISTRATION REQUIRED FOR ALL COMPUTER CLASSES


October 2013