THE LANE LIBRARIES SUMMER READING CHALLENGE
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Upcoming Events
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Saturday, April 26, 2014
Time
11:00 AM
Description
Somerville National Bank 197 S Main Street Somerville, OH 45064
Library
Bookmobile

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Saturday, April 26, 2014
Time
1:00 PM
Description

Join us for snacks and drinks while we watch and discuss “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.”

Library
Hamilton Lane Library

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Date
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Time
2:00 PM
Description

Join Dr. Allan Winkler of Miami University for a lively discussion of the strategy and diplomacy that culminated in D-Day and view Oxford Museum Association Director Ed Creighton’s WWII memorabilia.

Library
Oxford Lane Library

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Date
Saturday, May 03, 2014
Time
10:00 AM
Description

Learn of the basics of HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language) so that you can start the journey of building your own web page from scratch. (Basic knowledge of text editors and saving recommended.)

Library
Tech Center

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Date
Monday, May 05, 2014
Time
6:30 PM
Description

Do you have a case of the Mondays? Grab your magnifying glass and help us crack the case in this exciting book club discussion.

March 3 – Innocence by Dean Koontz
April 7 – Deal Breaker by Harlan Coben
May 5 – Deja Dead by Kathy Reichs

Library
Fairfield Lane Library

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Monday, May 05, 2014
Time
6:30 PM
Description

Learn the basic skills needed to use a computer, from how to use a mouse to using the Internet.

(No prior computer knowledge necessary.)

Library
Tech Center

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Tuesday, May 06, 2014
Time
6:30 PM
Description

Join us for a discussion of thought-provoking fiction.

March 4 – The Good House by Ann Leary
April 1 – The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
May 6 – The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Library
Hamilton Lane Library

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Date
Thursday, May 08, 2014
Time
6:00 PM
Description

Bring your friends and play a game of chess, Catan, Stratego, or bring one of your favorite games to share!

Library
Tech Center

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Date
Thursday, May 08, 2014
Time
6:30 PM
Description

Local author, Keith Maginn, toured the Southeastern United States offering money to “deserving people” with the stipulation that they give the money to someone else. Listen to Keith describe his philanthropic trip and his decision to publish his experiences in Goodwill Tour. Copies of the book will be for sale following the program.

Library
Hamilton Lane Library

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Date
Saturday, May 10, 2014
Time
10:00 AM
Description

Take photos while walking around the beautiful city of Hamilton. Then bring them back to our facility and learn how to edit them.

Library
Tech Center

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Date
Saturday, May 10, 2014
Time
11:00 AM
Description
Somerville National Bank 197 S Main Street Somerville, OH 45064
Library
Bookmobile

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Sunday, May 11, 2014
Time
2:00 PM
Description

Enjoy a relaxing hour of music courtesy of the Friends of the Hamilton-Fairfield Lane Libraries.

May 11 – The Greenberg Trio

Library
Hamilton Lane Library

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Date
Monday, May 12, 2014
Time
6:30 PM
Description

Explore the inside of a computer to see how it works. Search for (and find!) information in the library catalog and other websites. Create and save files. (Computers for Beginners I and/or basic computer skills recommended.)

Library
Tech Center

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Date
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Time
2:00 PM
Description

Join local historian, Jim Blount, for a conversation about the colorful history of Hamilton and Butler County.

March 11 – Hamilton’s Misery Continues
April 8 – Johnny Black and “Paper Doll” - a Love Song with a Bitter Ending
May 13 – A War in Hamilton’s Future, 1914 - 1917 - Uneasy Years of Neutrality

Library
Hamilton Lane Library

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Date
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Time
6:30 PM
Description

Vampires and shifters and seers, oh my! Join us for a spirited discussion of popular paranormal tales.

March 12 – Dead to Me by Anton Strout        
April 9 – Help for the Haunted by John Searles
May 14 – Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews

Library
Fairfield Lane Library

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Thursday, May 15, 2014
Time
3:00 PM
Description

Join us for a lively discussion on great reads!

March 20 – The Midwife of Hope River by Patricia Harman
April 17 – A Star for Mrs. Blake by April Smith
May 15 – The Round House: A Novel by Louise Erdrich

Library
Oxford Lane Library

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Friday, May 16, 2014
Time
6:00 PM
Description
Friends Members Preview: 
Friday, May 16  6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Open to public:
Saturday, May 17 - 9 a.m. to 5 p. m. 
Sunday, May 18 - 12 p.m. to 3 p. m.

Sale location:
Badin High School, Pfirman Activity Center
571 New London Rd., Hamilton
Library
Outreach Locations

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Date
Saturday, May 17, 2014
Time
9:00 AM
Description
Open to public:
Saturday, May 17 - 9 a.m. to 5 p. m. 
Sunday, May 18 - 12 p.m. to 3 p. m.

Friends Members Preview: 
Friday, May 16  6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Sale location:
Badin High School, Pfirman Activity Center
571 New London Rd., Hamilton
Library
Outreach Locations

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Date
Saturday, May 17, 2014
Time
10:00 AM
Description

Bring your GPS enabled device and join us for an introduction to Geocaching. We will explore Downtown Hamilton, searching for hidden treasures and trinkets. Wear comfy shoes!

Library
Tech Center

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Date
Sunday, May 18, 2014
Time
12:00 PM
Description
Open to public:
Saturday, May 17 - 9 a.m. to 5 p. m. 
Sunday, May 18 - 12 p.m. to 3 p. m.

Sale location:
BadinHigh School, Pfirman Activity Center
571 New London Rd., Hamilton
Library
Outreach Locations

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Date
Monday, May 19, 2014
Time
6:30 PM
Description

Join us for a thought-provoking discussion of both current and classic literature.

March 17 – The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
April 21 – I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
May 19 – Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

Library
Fairfield Lane Library

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Date
Monday, May 19, 2014
Time
6:30 PM
Description

Create a practical spreadsheet to manage your budget, book collection and more.(Computers for Beginners II and/or basic computer skills recommended.)

Library
Tech Center

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Date
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Time
2:30 PM
Description

Learn how to successfully write a grant proposal using Foundation Center resources. See sample grant proposals and discover how to maximize your success with a potential funder.

Library
Hamilton Lane Library

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Date
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Time
6:00 PM
Description

Arguably the worst film ever made, watch “Plan 9 from Outer Space” and mock it relentlessly with us.

Library
Tech Center

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Date
Saturday, May 24, 2014
Time
10:00 AM
Description

Make your own hypertufa (cement/peat moss/perlite) pot and learn how to use it in interesting plant displays.

Library
Oxford Lane Library

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Saturday, May 24, 2014
Time
10:00 AM
Description

Explore the similarities and differences among the most popular social networks: Twitter, Google+ and Facebook. Learn to manage your privacy as well.

Library
Tech Center

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Date
Saturday, May 24, 2014
Time
11:00 AM
Description
Somerville National Bank 197 S Main Street Somerville, OH 45064
Library
Bookmobile

The program has not started yet but will begin on Sunday, June 01, 2014.
About Summer Reading
May 18 - August 3
Groundbreaking Reads
Adult Summer Reading Challenge


Ages 18 - over

Join the “Groundbreaking Reads” challenge for a chance to win a Kindle Fire and $50 Meijer gift card at the end of the summer!

For every book, audiobook or eBook you read, you can enter to win.
The more you read, the better your chance to win!

One winner will be chosen by random drawing at each Lane location. Special thanks to Meijer for providing this summer's fantastic prizes.
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