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Library offerings include grilling bags, worm races, crafts, Cozy Mystery book club

HERE’S HOW IT’S DONE — With the help of adult teaching, children recently learned to tie a sailor’s knot at the Tiltonville Branch of the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County as the knot-tying program is part of the Oceans of Possibilities Summer Reading Program happening now through July 31. All ages are welcome to join the program. -- Contributed

STEUBENVILLE — Given it’s grilling season, the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County welcomes area residents to stop in any library branch to pick up a “Grab-and-Go Cajun” bag on Saturday while supplies last.

Each bag will contain seasoning from Tony Chachere, recipes and supplies to make a sweet tea. Recipes included are provided from the library’s “AtoZ World Food” e-resource.

Other events and activities scheduled at the library’s various locations include:

Main Library, (740) 282-9782

Children: Play Ocean Animal Bingo on Wednesday at 11 a.m.

Adults: Cozy Mystery Book Club will meet on Friday at 2 p.m. The group will discuss “Clammed Up: A Maine Clambake Mystery” by Barbara Ross.

Adena Branch, (740) 546-3782

Children: Play and Learn the Alphabet, for children ages 2-6, will be on Thursday at 11:30 a.m. All toys and activities promote letter knowledge.

Brilliant Branch, (740) 598-4028

Children: Get Ready. Get Set. The worm race starts at 6 p.m. on Thursday. The library will provide the worms.

Dillonvale-Mount Pleasant Branch, (740) 769-2090

Children: Pirate Day is Thursday at 2 p.m. There will be a scavenger hunt, games and crafts.

Teens: Visit the library to make a paper bead craft on Friday at 2 p.m.

Color ocean-themed pages that are designed for teens. Stop in on Saturday at noon. Supplies are provided.

Schiappa Branch, (740) 264-6166

Children: Children ages 2-7 can sit down for ocean friends stories and crafts on Wednesday at 12:30 p.m.

Play and Learn is a program that allow children to play with toys that promote alphabet knowledge. It’s for children birth to age 4 and will be on Thursday at 10:30 a.m.

Teens: Pick up a “Grab-and-Go Jellyfish Poof” craft on Tuesday while supplies last.

Tiltonsville Branch, (740) 859-5163

Children: A worm race will be on Tuesday at 6 p.m. Supplies will be provided by the library.

Adults: An “Under the Sea” paint ‘n sip will be held Saturday at noon. It’s free, and supplies are provided. Registration is required by calling the library.

Toronto Branch, (740) 537-1262

Children: Ocean Friends stories and a craft will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. It’s for children ages 2-7. Registration is required by calling the library.

Play and Learn the Alphabet, for children ages 2-6, will be on Thursday at 11 a.m. All toys and activities promote letter knowledge.

Library StoryWalk begins by the city pool on Saturday and continues through Aug. 31. Adults and children can read a book outside together. The book featured is “The Pout Pout Fish” by Deborah Diesen. When finished reading, visit the library for children to pick up a prize.

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