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Phase 2 – Reopening on Monday, June 1

COVID-19 Phase 2 JR Clarke Public Library is pleased to announce that we are beginning Phase 2 of our process of re-opening on Monday, June 1 with regular hours.  This progression will be completed in several phases based on the recommendations from the Governor of Ohio, The Ohio Library Council,…

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Outside Resources Offered

Have you been missing BookPage, a free publication offered at the front desk? We have great news. Head over here to sign up for their website to sign up for their free newsletters based on genres. You will receive recommendations based on your favorite genres.  The print edition should resume…

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Virtual Storytime with Ms. Laurie

Ms. Laurie has missed all of the storytimers. We are thankful for technology and hope you all enjoy each book Ms. Laurie chose. We'd love to know your favorite children's book. Hop on over to Facebook and tell us after you have finished watching the videos

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Phase 1 – Reopening J. R. Clarke Public Library

The JR Clarke Public Library will soon begin a process of reopening. The process will be done in phases based on the recommendations from the Governor of Ohio, the State Library of Ohio, the Ohio Library Council, and our J.R. Clarke Trustee Board. The “limited” Phase 1 will begin Monday,…

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Cool Kids Read, TeamWork Ohio Gives Back

Teamwork Ohio, a local screen printing company in Troy, OH, has given over $6,000 back to local business. Now they are focusing on helping local libraries during this unprecedented time. For each Cool Kid Reads shirt purchases, $10 will go back to the library of your choice. To order, click…

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Learning With The Library

To “Stir the Air at Home in a Positive and Healthy Manner,” JR Clarke Library has several databases that reachable through your home computer: This week try out several of theseFREE databases from JR Clarke Public Library website. Please remember that our Wi-Fi is on 24/7. If you do not…

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J.R. Clarke Friends and Volunteers of the Library

Monday, March 30 – Monthly meeting of the JR Clarke Friends and Volunteers of J.R. Clarke Public Library will be held in the JR Clarke Alcove at 1:30 p.m.  We will be discussing manning the Alcove once a week beginning in September, training on the SCANPro 3000 Digital Scanner for…

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United States Census Bureau

We would like to welcome the United States Census Bureau to our library. It is J.R. Clarke’s pleasure to accommodate the Bureau for a week in May during their staff training.

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COVID-19 Information and JRC

The libraries of Miami County are committed to serving the needs of the public while also working to ensure the safety and health of our patrons, staff, and community.                    Library directors from Bradford, Covington, Milton-Union, Tipp City, and Troy met today with Miami County Public Health officials to plan a coordinated…

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Microsoft Office© Excel© Class

Levi Smith will be back for the third session of his Microsoft Office© Excel© class on Friday, March 20 beginning at 3:00 p.m. Even if you are a beginner, bring your laptop and let Levi Smith help you become a proficient and confident user of Excel©.  Contact the library to…

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STEAM Homeschool Program

Tuesday, March 10, J.R. Clarke will be presenting a homeschool program and instruction in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Math.  Each session will be from 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm. and may be divided into two groups - Elementary and Jr/Sr high school students, depending on…

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The Covington Optimist Oratorical Contest

The Covington Optimist Oratorical Contest will be held at 6:00 p.m. in the JR Clarke Community Room.  You will love listening to these very important speeches given by our school students.  Community members please come to the library to hear them give these fantastic self-written, original speeches, which will improve…

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One Book, Many Communities

One Book, Many Communities Tuesday, March 31 and Tuesday, April 14 at. 6:30 p.m.- Alcove Join us on either date for a discussion of The Widows. Participants in our discussions will be taking a field trip to Edison State Community College to attend a Meet and Greet/Book Signing with the…

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Parent/Teacher Resource Class Offered

Join our director, Mrs. Cherie Roeth, and learn what materials JRC has to help your child in school. This “class” will be offered for grandparents, parents, teachers and friends. It will be offered at two different times: February 25 at 12:30 p.m. and then again at 6:30 p.m. Come take…

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ESSENTIAL OILS – “STRESS LESS”

Robbin Adams, Registered Nurse and JRP Staff Member will be presenting a three-month look at using "Essential Oils for Increased Brain Function." The program will begin at 11:00 - 12:30 p.m. On Saturday, March 7, Robbin will give a great overview of using a variety of essential oils "Stress Less"…

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Upcoming Events at J.R. Clarke

Every Week - JRC is pleased to promote the "Keep Moving" Exercise class for men and women instructed by Vicki Hand! Vicki has an extensive background in Exercise Therapy and she will keep everyone inspired! The class will begin meeting weekly on Wednesdays and Fridays at 9:30 a.m. The fee…

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J.R. Clarke To Host Essential Oils Classes

Essential Oils & the Brain Saturday, January 11, 2020 from 11:00 am- 12:30 pm Robbin Adams, RN and J.R. Clarke Library staff member will present an essential oils class on Essentials Oils & the Brain, Saturday, January 11, 2020 from 11:00 am- 12:30 pm. Learn how essential oils have the…

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