Preparedness program and more planned at the Arcanum Public Library


ARCANUM – The Arcanum Public Library will host the Darke County Emergency Management Agency at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 15.

Patrons can learn how to prepare for power outages, winter storms, localized flooding and other types of emergencies. This preparedness program will show patrons how to make a plan and prepare a kit so they and their families are ready for any possibility. There is no registration required for this event.

From 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Nov. 13 there will be an adult coloring session. Patrons can come on in for a relaxing afternoon of coloring and chatting. No registration is required.

Also on Nov. 13 will be the next meeting of the book club at 5:30 p.m. The club will discuss “The Education of Dixie Dupree” by Donna Everhart and pick up the next book, “Coal River” by Ellen Marie Wiseman. No registration is required, and newcomers are always welcome for this lively group. Beverages are served.

At 6:30 p.m. Nov. 29 the library will host a “Name That Tune” game. Patrons are invited to come and join teams and guess tunes based on clues and the music played on the piano. All ages are invited as the music choices span generations. There will be some Christmas music in the mix as well to help get the holiday season off to a musical start.

On Tuesdays, preschoolers can come to Storytime at 10 a.m. to listen to stories, sing songs, make a craft and have a lot of fun. No registration is needed for this drop-in program.

Also on Tuesdays, school age children can come for the after school program, SPARK, from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. Kids can make a craft, learn something new, explore the outdoors, hang out with friends and much more. This also is a drop-in program.

The library will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on Nov. 21 and 22.

Patrons can call the library at 937-692-8484 with any questions or check out its new and improved website at The library also is on Facebook and Twitter.

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