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The library will be closed Monday, Feb. 15, in observance of Presidents' Day.

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New Blanchester book Print
Active Image Author Robyn Stone-Kraft will discuss and sign copies of her recently published book, Blanchester, at 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 20.

Blanchester is the latest addition to Arcadia Publishing's series "Images of America." Stone-Kraft is the grand-daughter of co-author and long-time Blanchester resident Richard Read.

The book is filled with photographs from the collection of the Blanchester Area Historical Society, providing a pictorial history of the village since it was first laid out in 1832.

Copies of the book will be available to purchase for $21.99.

The program is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the library or call 937.783.3585.

 
Lego Club Print
Active Image If you want to show off your Lego-building skills or if you just want to have fun building with your friends, the library is the place you want to be the last Thursday of each month.

The new Lego Club meets from 6-7 p.m. on the last Thursday of each month.

Youth ages 5 and up are invited, but we do ask parents to accompany children 7 and under. Legos will be provided, although donations are welcome to help our collection grow. Donations may be dropped off any time at the front desk.

For more information, contact Youth Coordinator Ms. Amanda at 937.783.3585 or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

 
Wall of Life Print
Active Image The library is proud to host LifeCenter's Wall of Life during the month of February.

The three-paneled display shares stories and information about organ and tissue donation. Pamphlets and bookmarks available on the display share such facts as: One organ donor can save the lives of up to 8 people, and One tissue donor can enhance 50 to 75 lives.

Make sure to check out the Wall of Life this month.

LifeCenter has served as the Greater Cincinnati area's organ and tissue recovery organization for 35 years.

 
Booklovers Discussion Print
Active Image The Blanchester Public Library Booklovers meets next at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 3, in the library meeting room.

March title:
Ordinary Grace
by William Kent Krueger

Looking back at a tragic event that occurred during his 13th year, Frank Drum explores how a complicated web of secrets, adultery, and betrayal shattered his Methodist family and their small 1961 Minnesota community.

Read more...
 
Tax preparation Print
Active ImageAll of the slots for free income tax assistance at the library are currently filled. The AARP is hoping to find more tax aides to provide additional help. We will keep you updated.

Due to budget cuts at the IRS and the number of electronic filers, the library will receive only the 1040, 1040A and 1040EZ forms and instruction booklets this year. The library also will receive a laminated copy of the most popular forms that may be copied. All other instructions and forms must be accessed on the IRS web site.

 
Student Loan Center Print
Active Image The Ohio Attorney General's office now offers an online Student Loan Center to help prospective, current, and former college students understand and manage student loans.

The Student Loan Center contains information and resources to explore careers, choose a school, apply for student loans, and repay loans. The site also provides tips on how to reduce the cost of college, with two calculators to help students budget their expenses and plan their loan repayment.

 
AuthorCheck Print
Active Image One of the more common questions we receive at the library is, "When is my favorite author's next book coming out?" We can now provide an answer much more easily.

The library is introducing the new AuthorCheck service designed to help you keep track of your favorite authors, receive notices of their upcoming releases, and place these items on hold, plus discovering other authors in the library's collection you may enjoy reading. AuthorCheck may be found on the library's website among Good Books & More.

After creating a username and password, you can search for your favorite authors and track them. AuthorCheck will send you an e-mail in advance of the author's next book and provide you with a link to put the item on hold.

Take advantage of this service, and make sure you don't miss that next good book to read.

 
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