Batavia Branch Library Programs for May and June

Note: Call the library at (513) 732-2128 to check on programs and cancellations during the Covid-19 panic.

Batavia Branch Library Programs for May and June

Sensory Playshop: 10:30 a.m. Fridays, May 1 and June 5. Children ages 0–4 can develop their motor skills and vocabulary as they explore a variety of stations created to stimulate their senses. Be prepared to get messy. Caregivers must be present at all times.

Family Craft Night: 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 5. Kids ages 8+ and their parents are invited to paint wooden signs. Requires pre-registration.

Healthy Cooking: Stay Healthy and Feel Better: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 19. The Ohio State University Extension Family and Consumer Sciences office is offering this class to show you how preparing nutritious foods that taste good can be challenging. We will provide you with tips for managing your diabetes or pre-diabetes. We will have a cooking demonstration and sample tasting along with local diabetes self-management resources.  Requires pre-registration, for adults.

Wild West Fest: 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 2. Round up the whole rootin' tootin' family and join us at the park around the corner at 215 Broadway St. for a stompin' good time as we kick off our summer reading program. Cowboys and Cowgirls of all ages can learn a few lasso tricks from Cincinnati Circus, pan for gold, get a wild west balloon creation, play some old west games, visit the watering hole for a snack, and more. So dust off your boots and hat, grab your camera and mosey on down. In case of rain the event will be at the Batavia Library.

Covered Bridges of Clermont County: 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 8. Clermont County Historical Society will present covered bridges of Clermont County. Display items and Q&A session following the presentation. Requires pre-registration, for adults.

Use The Force: 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 23. The Armstrong Air and Space Museum will be here for students ages 5–12 to learn how ancient and modern stories tie into real life science. After a brief introduction, children will create a unique modern myth and their very own hand-built light-sword. Space is limited; requires pre-registration.

Second Wednesday Book Club: For adults, meets at 2:00 p.m. every month on the second Wednesday. The May 13 title is The Kinship of Secrets, by Eugenia Kim, and the June 10 title is Into the Wild, by Jon Krakauer. No registration required.

Mystery Book Club: For adults, at 2 p.m. on the last Wednesday of every month. The May 27 title is Where the Crawdads Sing, by Delia Owens. The June 24 title is Geared for the Grave, by Duffy Brown. No registration required.

Many of these programs require pre-registration. Anyone interested in attending can register online at or by calling the library at (513) 732-2128.

Other programs are offered in May and June and can be viewed by visiting the library website at