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The Ultimate Rewards Card
Unlock the rewards that come with having a Library card! Free access to more than 380,000 items, the use of an expert research team, a wealth of subscription-free online resources and discounts to local merchants are just some of the benefits youíll enjoy with a WCPL library card. Register for a card today or re-acquaint yourself with benefits about which you werenít aware. During the month of August, if you register for a new Libary card, you will be entered to win a gift card from the Business of the Week! New registrations only!
Free Photo Workshops
Join professional photographer Ed Ponikwia on Saturday, August 2 for a pair of free digital photography workshops. The Basics of Point & Shoot, held from 10 AM Ė Noon at Centerville Library will focus on camera settings, lighting, focus, composition, shooting modes and how to avoid common mistakes and take better pictures. Then from 1:30-3:30 PM, Ed will present Beyond Point & Shoot with information about different types of cameras and the pros & cons of each, camera settings (including ISO, white balance, aperture, shutter speed), lenses, exposure, tricky lighting, macro photography and more. Registration is required.
Book a Librarian
Want to attend a Tech Class but canít make the date or time? Now you can Book a Librarian for a one-on-one session. Simply visit the Reference Desk to schedule an appointment, or make an appointment online.
Cooking Matters Summer Series
Join us for this special series all about cooking! Presented by the Dorothy Lane Market Culinary Center and local cookbook author Fran Hall. Each session runs from 10A-Noon at Centerville Library. No reservations but seating is limited.
August 16: Fall Harvest
Learn how to prepare herbs, vegetables, and other crops that ripen in the fall.
Help Your Child Succeed in School
Whether itís getting little ones excited about books at storytime or building reader confidence at Tail Waggin' Tutors, the Library has many services to help parents and caregivers prepare their children for school success. Take advantage of services to help your student meet the 3rd Grade Reading Guarantee and Common Core Standards.
NEW! Book Club for Kids & Parents
Make reading a social affair! Join our newest book club for kids in 1st and 2nd grades with their parents. The club, which will meet the 1st Wednesday of each month, will hold its first meeting on September 3rd at 7 PM at Centerville Library. Donít miss this initial meeting when participants will select a name for the new club.
Point, Shoot and Win
Have a passion for digital photography? Enter the annual Beyond Point & Shoot Photo Contest jointly sponsored by the Washington-Centerville Public Library and the Centerville Arts Commission. Complete contest rules and entry form are online for this contest that runs August 1-28.
Get the scoop on the newest books, movies and other items added to our collection as well as reading suggestions on all types of genres sent right to your email or feed reader. With the Libraryís RSS feeds youíll never be at a loss for what to read next!
Join the Teen Advisory Board
Get involved with your Library and community by serving on the Teen Advisory Board. Assist in planning programs, writing reviews, volunteering and suggesting great books and other materials. TAB is a great way to get community service credit and looks good on college applications. Open to teens in grades 6-12. Applications must be submitted by October 1.
Photo Contest Kicks Off Soon!
Have a passion for digital photography? Test your photo-taking talents in the annual Beyond Point and Shoot Digital Photo Contest jointly sponsored by the Washington-Centerville Public Library and the Centerville Arts Commission. Complete contest rules and entry form are online for this contest that runs August 1-28.
Summer Reading Club Winners Announced Soon!
Donít forget! The Centerville Library is open on Sundays in the summer! Woodbourne Library is closed on Sundays from Memorial weekend until after Labor Day and both libraries will be closed on Monday, September 1 for Labor Day. See a complete list of Library operating hours.