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Experience ‘Science of the Superhero’ with Marvel Comics artist

The Lane Libraries invites teens ages 12 – 18 to “Science of the Superhero” on Saturday, August 15. Marvel Comics Artist Jerry DeCaire shows how he combines math and science to draw superheroes.

DeCaire will make three appearances:

  • 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Fitton Center for Creative Arts, Hamilton
  • 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.: Fairfield Lane Library
  • 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.: Oxford Lane Library

The Fitton Center for Creative Arts in Hamilton is located at 101 S. Monument Avenue, the Fairfield Lane Library is located at 1485 Corydale Drive and the Oxford Lane Library is located at 15 S. College Avenue. These programs are free and open to the public. No registration is required.

For more information about this and other programs at the Lane Libraries, please call 894-6557 or visit the Lane website at

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The Hamilton Lane Library Continues Reading & All That Jazz Program

The Hamilton Lane Library continues the 19th season of Reading & All That Jazz with a Brown Bag Book Review on Tuesday, July 14 at noon as reviewer Al Wiebe discusses When Books Went to War By Molly Guptill Manning. And don’t forget to join us the following week for the Summer Time Jazz Program featuring the Buffalo Ridge Dixieland Jazz Band (banjo, trumpet, clarinet, trombone, tuba, drums and vocals) on Tuesday, July 21 at noon.
This popular series of alternating weekly book reviews and jazz performances will entertain you all summer long, June through August. All programs, free and open to the public, are on Tuesdays at noon at the Hamilton Lane Library, 300 N. Third St.
For more information about these and other programs at the Lane Libraries, please call 894-6557 or visit the Lane website at

The Lane Libraries Present Free Performances for Children

The Lane Libraries present lively performances from outstanding area entertainers this summer for children of all ages.

Mark your calendar for a performance from the Madcap Puppets as they present “Aladdin & Friends” on Monday, July 13, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the RiversEdge Amphitheater. Aunt Susie’s coat closet has become the stage for their marvelous show, but it barely contains their giant puppets and enchanting stories from around the world.

Then join us for a show with Mr. Puppet on Tuesday, July 14. The first performance will be held from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at the East Butler YMCA and the second will be from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. at the Booker T. Washington Center. Everyone will laugh and learn from the silly characters in Mr. Puppet’s family, which include marionettes, hand puppets and ventriloquist dolls.

These programs are free and open to the public. RiversEdge is located at 16 Dayton St., Hamilton. The East Butler YMCA is located at 6645 Morris Rd., Fairfield Township. The Booker T. Washington Center is located at 1140 S. Front St., Hamilton.

For more information about these and other programs at the Lane Libraries, please call 894-6557 or visit the Lane website at

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Are there fossils in your backyard?

Children and their parents and grandparents are invited to a fun and educational morning session of the Butler County Historical Society’s summer series of Saturday programs.

On July 11, Greg Courtney of Dry Dredgers, Inc., to learn how to better explore the fossils that can be found in your backyard.  Find out why there are so many fossils in Butler County and how you can identify what you have found.

The “Fossils in Your Backyard” program is free and will be held at the Butler County Historical Society’s Benninghofen House museum at 327 North Second Street, Hamilton.  It will begin at 9:30 a.m. and will last approximately two hours.

Courtney is the education director for the Dry Dredgers, an association of area amateur geologists dedicated to understanding and enjoying fossils.  The group was founded in 1942 and works to stimulate interest in geology and encourages the collection and identification of fossils.

Kathy Creighton, executive director of the historical society, said she expects the children and their family members will have a good time.

“The kids, parents and grandparents that attended our June program on the history of chocolate enjoyed the program, especially the taste test of American Heritage Historic Chocolate.  The fossil program is another fun hands-on event for kids and adults to share.”

Weather permitting, there will be a fossil hunt.

For more information, call 513-896-9930.

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Independence Day Festivities In Hamilton

The City of Hamilton will celebrate the 4th of July through a number of family-friendly activities on Saturday, July 4th.

The theme for this year’s activities is “Celebrating Hamilton’s History – The Great Miami River.”

At 10:00 AM Hamilton’s 53rd Annual 4th of July Parade will step off from the Butler County Fairgrounds and will end at the Butler County Courthouse. Among the many floats and groups participating in the parade will be five area high school marching bands.

Following the parade there will be a Patriotic Ceremony at the Butler County Courthouse where special recognition will be given to all veterans. The Hamilton Concert Band and local elementary students will also perform.

Other activities will include a Taste of Hamilton throughout the day around the courthouse and open houses of local historical sites from 11 to 4.

At RiversEdge Amphitheater, the Divine Steel Band will perform at 4:30, the 500 Miles to Memphis Band will perform at 6:30 and Lindi Ortega will perform at 8:30. At 10:00 the community will be treated to Rozzi’s Famous Fireworks Extravaganza on the River sponsored by the City of Hamilton’s Concert Series at RiversEdge Amphitheater.

All activities will be free of charge.

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Lane Library presents ‘Superhero Loves Books! Magic with Mark Wood’

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, no… it’s Superhero Mark Wood! All ages are invited to join us for “Superhero Loves Books! Magic with Mark Wood” for two performances:

  • Tuesday, July 7, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at the Creative Center for Children in Hamilton
  • Tuesday, July 7, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. at the TRI Community Center in Oxford.

Mark loves to read books and uses his super- human powers to ward off the Evil Eraser, who tries to remove all the words from books around the world.

The Creative Center for Children is located at 23 Court Street, Hamilton and the TRI Community Center is located at 6025 Fairfield Road, Oxford.

These programs are free and open to the public.

For more information about this and other programs at the Lane Libraries, please call 894-6557 or visit the Lane website at

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Meet the Hamilton Joes at the Lane

Join us at the Hamilton Lane Library on Monday, June 22, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. for a meet and greet with the 2015 players from the Hamilton Joes team! Hear about training, the games, talk baseball and get autographs.

No registration required. For details, call 894-1409. The Hamilton Lane Library is located at 300 North Third Street.

Children ages 11 and under, sign up for Summer Reading and get a free ticket to a Hamilton Joes baseball game! Each ticket is valid for any home game this summer at Foundation Field.

For more information about this and other programs at the Lane Libraries, please call 894-6557 or visit the Lane website at

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