Good afternoon,

Will April showers bring May flowers? I don't know, but if you're looking for gardening tips, check out our library programs. We have several garden-themed events around the county this month.

Keep an eye out this month as our libraries prepare for Bookworm, too. Our summer reading theme this year is "Libraries Rock", so get ready to rock out at your library. Pre-registration begins in late May for all ages, and you can start logging your reading and activities on Monday, June 4.

I'll see you at the library!


Adult Services Coordinator

Chillicothe & Ross County Public Library



Featured Event: 6th Annual Military Appreciation Picnic

Northside Library Shelterhouse

Saturday, May 19  11am-1pm

This popular annual event honors our military heroes past and present. Enjoy food, games, and raffles. Prizes generously donated by local businesses.





Gardening events at Main Library

Container Gardening - Monday, May 7 6:00-8:00 pm (Annex Room A)

Beginning gardeners: get off to a good start with containers and/or raised beds. Containers and plants will be available for hands on planting and to take home. Materials are limited, so please register.

Raised Bed Planting - Monday, May 14 6:00-8:00 pm (Main Library Courtyard)

Come help us plant the raised beds behind the Main Library. Beginners welcome! We'll talk about some of the advantages of raised beds, and you'll have a chance to get your hands in the dirt. We'll provide the supplies, but if you have  favorite pair of gardening gloves, feel free to bring them along! Please register if you would like to receive a reminder.


Paint events at Main Library and Northside Branch

Mom and Me Paint Afternoon - Wednesday, May 9 4-6pm (Main Library Annex)


Mom and Me Paint Night - Thursday May, 10 6-8pm (Northside Branch)

Mom, bring your child (aged 5-adult) for a fun afternoon of painting. You will each work on your own canvas, designed to be displayed together. Beginners welcome, and all materials, including light snacks, will be provided! Registration is required. (Please register yourself, and include your child's name in the notes.)


Around the county this month:

Garden Events: 

Book Clubs:


Other Events:

**  Registration required. Please click on any event title for more information.


Recurring Events:

Knit and Crochet Together Wednesday, May 2, 5pm - Northside Branch
Tai Chi Tuesday, May 8 & 22, 5pm - Main Library Annex

Knit & Crochet Together  Friday, May 11, 10am - Main Library

Brown Bag Book Club at Paper City Coffee Wednesday, May 16, 12pm - Paper City Coffee. This month's book is Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal.

Calling all Board Gamers!  Wednesday, May 30, 7pm - Main Library


** Registration required. Please click on any event title for more information.