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Kenton County Public Library

calendar DECEMBER 2016

FREE programs and events


Covington Library

M-Th 9 am - 9 pm Fri. 9 am - 6 pm Sat. 10 am - 5 pm Sun. 1 pm - 5 pm

502 Scott Boulevard, Covington, KY 41011 • (859) 962-4000 *Registration required. Go online or call 962-4071 for adult and teen programs, 962-4077 for children’s.

Your handmade scarves, hats, mittens and gloves will be donated to the Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky this month through the Library’s Mitten Tree.

Improve Your Computer Skills! *Registration is required for these classes. Please phone the number listed or visit Register (859) 962-4071 or

Microsoft PowerPoint*

Selling on Etsy*

Etsy for Beginners*

Introduction to Microsoft Publisher*

Part 1: Thursday, December 1, 10 am-Noon Part 2: Thursday, December 8, 10 am-Noon

Friday, December 2, 12:30-2 pm Etsy is an online site for buying or selling homemade crafts and vintage items. Great for the holidays!

Wednesday, December 7, 6-7:30 pm Learn to sell your handmade crafts, craft tools/supplies, and vintage items on

Thursday, December 15, 10 am-Noon

Microsoft Excel*

Basic: Tuesday, December 6, 10 am-Noon Intermediate: Tuesday, December 13, 10 am-Noon

Microsoft Word*

Part 2: Wednesday, December 7, 10 am- Noon


Everyone Mitten Tree Now-Saturday, December 31 Help decorate the Mitten Tree with a donation of handmade scarves, along with hats, mittens or gloves. All items will be donated to the Children’s Home of NKY.

Model Trains Saturday, December 3, 10 am-5 pm Sunday, December 4, 1-4 pm Tri-State NTRAK fills the room with their model train display, specially designed scenery and model train layouts.

Holiday Concert — Cincinnati Harper’s Robin Saturday, December 10, 1-2 pm The Cincinnati Harpers’ Robin performs holiday tunes, traditional, Celtic and contemporary. The group consists of eight members playing traditional Irish lever harps, creating a unique sound with interesting and beautiful arrangements.

Neuterville Express Comes to Covington! Low Cost Cat Spay/ Neuter Program*

Tuesday, December 13, 6:30-7 am For cats only! Reservations are required so please call O.A.R. directly at (513) 871-0185 to reserve your cat’s spot on the van! Drop off your cat on Tuesday, December 13, between 6:30-7 am and pick them up on Wednesday, December 14, at 10 am. Please bring your cat in a secure carrier, cash or check for payment, and proof of a rabies vaccine if your cat is up-to-date.

Adults World AIDS Day Program — And the Band Played On... Thursday, December 1, 1-5 pm For World AIDS Day we have a special screening of “And the Band Played On,” a film about the early history of the AIDS epidemic.

One-on-One Genealogy Research Assistance*

Saturdays, December 3 & 17, 10 am-Noon Just getting started on a family history project or looking for help with a genealogy “brick wall”? Call the Local History & Genealogy Department at (859) 962-4070 and reserve a one-hour session to discuss resources and search strategies.

Genealogy Tech: • Using geNKY, KCPL’s Document Database* -Tuesday, December 6, 6:30-7:30 pm -Thursday, December 8, 1-2 pm • Using Fold3 -Monday, December 19, 6:30-7:30 pm -Wednesday, December 21, 1-2 pm • Using Ancestry Library Edition -Wednesday, December 28, 6:30-7:30 pm -Friday, December 30, 1-2 pm  

Book Discussion Tuesday, December 6, 7-8 pm Join us as we discuss Truman Capote’s classic “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.”

Coloring Pages Tuesday, December 6, 7-8 pm Wednesday, December 7, 10-11 am See Teens.  

Matinee Wednesdays Wednesdays, 1-3 pm Join us for a different film each week. December 7- “Tora, Tora, Tora” December 14- “Elf” December 21- “Home Alone” December 28- “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”

COVAS Meeting Thursday, December 8, 7-8:30 pm

Get glamorous makeup tips from a professional makeup artist! Saturday, December 10.

Holiday Sparkle*

Saturday, December 10, 3-4 pm See Teens.

Coupon Clippers Sunday, December 18, 2-4 pm Coupons are a great way to save money. We will be clipping coupons, exchanging coupons, and sharing tips and tricks for both regular and e-couponing. Bring your flyers if you have them.


Write Now! Tuesday, December 6, 6-7 pm The class will offer writing prompts and activities, readings, and optional feedback on work. Bring your favorite pen and join us for some fun with words.

Coloring Pages Tuesday, December 6, 7-8 pm Wednesday, December 7, 10-11 am Find your zen in a relaxing environment for coloring creations. Lots of coloring pages to choose from and refreshments provided.

Sweet Treats*

Thursday, December 8, 4-5:30 pm Learn how to create simple holiday treats to give as presents.

Holiday Sparkle*

Saturday, December 10, 3-4 pm Give yourself the gift of Glossa glam, makeup tips for your brightest holiday look from a professional makeup artist!   

AniManga Club Tuesday, December 13, 6-8 pm Watch Anime classics or discover new favs. Enjoy Japanese snacks and manga drawing too!

Book Blathers*

Wednesday, December 14, 11:30 am-12:30 pm Join the Teen Book Club! This month’s book is “Ship Breaker” by Paolo Bacigalupi.

Gift Making for Teens*

Tuesday, December 20, 4-6 pm Make a holiday gift to give to family or friends.

Teen Gaming Night*

Friday, December 23, 6-8 pm Join us for an afterhours gaming night for teens! There will be electronic and board games and holiday snacks. Permission slip required by December 16 to attend.

Children Season’s Readings

Ages 2-12 Thursday, December 1 Saturday, December 31 Children ages 2-12 can pick up a “Season’s Readings” book log at any location. Read or listen to five books and return your log to the Library for a small prize and raffle entry. Complete as many book logs as you like for more chances to win. All logs due by 5 pm on Saturday, December 31.

Storytime with Santa

Children – All Ages Sunday, December 4, 2-3:30 pm Kick off the holidays with a new tradition! Be here when Santa Claus makes his first stop. Join us for Storytime with Santa, a special Christmas craft, and photo-ops. Please bring your own camera.

DIY Gloves

School Age Monday, December 5, 4-5 pm Keep your hands warm this winter with some colorful new gloves! Children will receive one pair of gloves and will be able to use our supplies to decorate them however they like. Limited to the first 30 children in attendance.   

The Nutcracker, Tchaikovsky and Father Frost*

School Age Wednesday, December 7, 10:30-11:30 am Learn about the history of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker and how this Russian ballet came to be such an American holiday tradition. Christmas traditions in Russia will be explored as well. Refreshments and activities included.

Button Wreaths

School Age Wednesday, December 7, 4-5 pm Make a small button wreath ornament to decorate your home for the holidays!


Weekly Preschool Storytimes Little Shakers

Toddlers & Preschool: Caregiver required Mondays, December 5 &12, 11 am-Noon Beat the winter blues and bring your little ones to our preschool movement program! We’ll share stories and have some fun moving and shaking to get all of our sillies out!

Preschool Storytime

Ages 3-5: Caregiver required Tuesdays, December 6 & 13, 10-10:45 am Join us for stories, songs and activities designed to develop key early literacy skills while having fun at the Library!

Toddler Time

Age 2: Caregiver required Tuesdays, December 6 & 13, 11-11:45 am Toddlers, bring your favorite adult to share books, songs and activities just for 2-year-olds.

Covington Library, continued Library Playgroup

Ages 0-4 Saturday, December 10, 10 am-Noon Meet up with area parents while the children play! We’ll meet in the Children’s Activity Room and weather permitting, the children’s outdoor play area. The Library provides sensory friendly toys and books, coffee for parents and a small snack for the children. Siblings welcome.

Peanuts Holiday Celebration

School Age Wednesday, December 14, 4-5 pm Join us for a Peanuts Party! We’ll watch A Charlie Brown Christmas, and make a Peanuts holiday themed keepsake box craft. The box would make a great gift, and features Snoopy, Charlie Brown and more!

Star Wars Day

Preschool & School Age Friday, December 16, Noon-5 pm Stop by the Children’s Department all day to celebrate “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”! There will be plenty to do, including crafts, and a scavenger hunt! At 3:30 pm, join us for “Lego Star Wars: The New Yoda Chronicles” on our big screen!

Holiday Punch by the Frisch Marionette Company

Holiday Kids Crafts

Preschool & School Age Saturday, December 17, 2-3 pm Get into the holiday spirit during this holiday craft program for kids.  

Minecraft Gaming*

Ages 8-13 Sunday, December 18, 1:30-3 pm Complete the assigned tasks and be entered in for a Minecraft giveaway.

Frozen Sing-Along

School Age & Preschool Tuesday, December 20, 2-4 pm “Let It Go” and sing along with Elsa and her friends while watching the movie on our big screen. Really! Anna and Elsa will be visiting the Library and watching the movie along with us. Don’t miss a chance to sing along and meet them. Snacks provided and costumes welcome!

Ages 3 & older Wednesday, December 21, 11:30 am & 2:30 pm Enjoy a variety show full of surprise packages and magical moments where snowmen and elf puppets dance and entertain to music. These presentations are made possible by a grant from the Charles H. Dater Foundation.

Noon Year’s Eve Party! Friday, December 30, 11:30 am-12:30 pm Join us for a family-friendly countdown to the New Year without staying up late! Bring your little ones and enjoy crafts, snacks, music, and dancing. There will even be a balloon drop and a soda pop toast at noon!


This symbol indicates that the program is a STEM/STEAM/ STREAM program.

Family Storytime

Ages 0-5: Caregiver required Wednesdays, December 7 & 14, 7-7:45 pm Stories, songs, fingerplays and fun followed by playtime.

Babes in Storyland

Ages 0-1: Caregiver required Thursdays, December 8 & 15, 10-10:45 am Share stories, songs, sign language, fingerplays and playtime!


Ages 2-6: Caregiver required Fridays, December 9 & 16, 10-11 am Enjoy stories, songs, and a handson art project. Dress to be comfy and get messy!


Don’t miss the incredibly creative and imaginative Frisch Marionettes as they perform “Holiday Punch”! Wednesday, December 21.

Hours: M-F Sat. Sun.

9 am - 9 pm 10 am - 5 pm 1 pm - 5 pm

William E. Durr Branch 1992 Walton-Nicholson Rd., Independence, KY 41051•(859) 962-4000 *Registration required. Go online or call 962-4031 for adult and teen programs, 962-4032 for children’s.



Adopt A Book

A Pinterest Holiday DIY Series*

Tuesday, November 1Saturday, December 31 The William E. Durr Library will be pairing with Adopt A Book, a local non-profit charity, to collect new and gently used children and teen books. Please bring in your books from 11/1 through 12/31 to help support local at-risk children, from babies to teens, gain access to the books they need.

Mitten Tree Now - Saturday, December 31 During the months of November and December you are invited to help decorate the Mitten Tree at Durr Library with a donation of handmade scarves, along with hats, mittens or gloves. Items will be donated to Welcome House and Scarf It Up! of Northern Kentucky.

Big Band Holiday Concert! Sunday, December 4, 2-3 pm Join us for an excitingly loud holiday concert brought to you by The NKU Jazz Ensemble 20-member Big Band! Spend the afternoon with family singing along to your favorite tunes!  

KYNECT at the Library Monday, December 12, 2-4 pm Visit with a Kynector to get help signing up for health care through Kentucky’s health care exchange. No registration required, but patrons will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis.

School’s Out Movie Tuesday-Friday, December 27-30, 1 pm 12/27: “The BFG” (PG) (117min) 12/28: “Pete’s Dragon” (PG) (103 min) 12/29: “Finding Dory” (PG) (105min) 12/30: “Kubo and the Two Strings” (PG) (101 min)

• Sweets & Treats!: Thursday, December 1, 6:30-7:30 pm • Peppermint Sugar Scrub: Friday, December 2, 7-8 pm • Harry Potter Crafts!: Saturday, December 3, 2:30-4:30 pm • Holiday Pastry Wreath Appetizer: Monday, December 5, 6-7:30 pm • Ceramic Ornaments: Tuesday, December 6, 7-8 pm • Candy Cane Sleighs!: Wednesday, December 7, 1-3 pm • Ceramic Magnets: Friday, December 9, 2-3 pm • Mason Jar Snow Globes: Monday, December 12, Noon-2 pm • Ceramic Hot Plate!: Tuesday, December 13, 6:30-7:30 pm • Glitter Dipped Mason Jars: Wednesday, December 14, 4-5:30 pm • Bubble Bath!: Thursday, December 15, 11 am-Noon • Olive Christmas Tree Appetizers: Friday, December 16, 1-3 pm • Ceramic Mugs: Saturday, December 17, 10:30 am-11:30 pm • Bookmarks & Book Crafts: Sunday, December 18, 2-4 pm

Tai Chi and Chai Tea*

Fridays, December 2 & 16, 10:30-11:30 am Join Master Greg Fahey of NKY Shaolindo for a morning Tai Chi session. Master Fahey, a 6th degree black belt, will teach an easy course in the gentle and low-impact martial art of Tai Chi.

Books at Night Saturday, December 3, 5:30-6:30 pm “Holidays on Ice” by David Sedaris. Join us after hours for an evening book discussion. Snacks and refreshments will be provided!  

Mah Jongg Madness*

Stitchers Night Out

Writer’s Group: Independence Inklings

Scarf It Up!: Learn to Knit*

Mondays, December 5 & 19, 1-4 pm All skill levels are welcome! Games are played with the National Mah Jongg League cards and rules. New students, please register!

Mondays, December 5 & 19, 6:30-8:30 pm Come join the Independence Inklings - a critique group for adults who write fiction! Open to writers of all genres and skill levels.

Adult Book Discussion Tuesday, December 6, 7-8:30 pm Pick up your copy of “Celtic Twilight” by W.B Yeats at the Reference Desk and join us to discuss it. New members are always welcome!

Thursday, December 8, 5-8 pm Bring whatever you’re working on, and meet and mingle with local stitchers! Have fun swapping patterns, sharing techniques and trading tips on stitches, sweaters and other projects.

Thursday, December 8, 6:30-8 pm If you’ve ever wanted to knit, here’s your chance! Mary from Scarf It Up! will teach you the basic stitches while you make a scarf. Students will receive knitting needles and yarn to start your first scarf.

Improve Your Computer Skills! *Registration is required for these classes. Please phone the number listed or visit Register (859) 962-4031 or

One-on-One Tech Help Need help with your tech? Come visit the Durr Branch to receive help with anything from iPads to laptops.

Tech Petting Zoo


Tuesday, December 6, 6:30-8:30 pm Come out to our technology petting zoo and learn about all kinds of different technology. We will help you with your technology shopping gifts.

Photography Workshop: Absolute Beginner*

Friday, December 30, 6:30-8:30 pm Bring your DSLR camera, batteries, memory card and MANUAL. We will go over the most important features on your camera and get you on your way to taking great photos.


Durr Branch, continued 15th Annual Fiber Arts Party

Saturday, December 10, Noon-3:30 pm Come out to the William E. Durr Library for the 15th Annual Fiber Arts Party! Bring some crafts from home to work on while you chat with friends both new and old. Bring a dish from home as well to contribute to the potluck! Drawings for prizes throughout the day! If you’re planning to bring a dish, please email:

Nostalgic Family Film Festival

Saturday & Sunday, December 10 & 11, 4:30-9 pm Join us for an evening of some of the most classic Christmas/Holiday movies of all time! Snacks and refreshments will be provided. • December 10:: -“It’s a Wonderful Life” (2hr. 15min) - “A Christmas Story” (1hr. 35min) • December 11: - “Miracle on 34th Street” (2hr.) - “White Christmas” (2hr.)

Make It With Jackie: Greeting Cards*

Sunday, December 11, 2-4 pm Join crafty lady Jackie Waibel and learn how to make personalized greeting cards. All supplies provided.

Holiday Haunts

Thursday, December 15, 7-8 pm Join paranormal investigator Eddie Parks as he talks about some haunts he’s encountered. You’ll have a chance to ask questions, check out gear, and hear some tales of Come ghastly ghouls. to the 15th

Movie vs. Book:

Annual Fiber Arts Party! Saturday, December 10.

“Miracle on 34th Street”* Friday, December 16, 6-8 pm Watch the movie on the 16th. Dessert and beverages will be provided with registration! Review the book on Tuesday, December 20, 7 pm.  

Panel to Panel: The Graphic Novel Book Club

Tuesday, December 27, 7-8 pm This month read “A Contract With God” by Will Eisner.  



We would like to thank the Charles H. Dater Foundation for funding the Frisch Marionette shows at our three branch libraries. The Dater Foundation provides grants to non-profits to promote the arts and to implement programs which better the lives of children in the Greater Cincinnati area.


The reindeer are inviting children ages 5-12 to join them in some reindeer games! Saturday, December 17.

Weekly Preschool Storytimes Scamper Squad

Ages 3-5: Caregiver required Mondays, 10:30-11 am & 7 pm Sing, dance, and listen to stories as you learn about creepy critters.

Preschool Storytime

Ages 3-5: Caregiver required Tuesdays, 10:30-11 am Join us for music, stories, movement and laughs with Joel the Singing Librarian.

Toddler Time

Teens GRADES 6-12

Late Night Gaming Friday, December 2, 9-11 pm We’ll have video games, pizza, assorted games (Uno, anyone?). There are no registrations or permission slips for this program.

Anime Club Friday, December 9, 6-8 pm Love anime? Come meet up with other anime fans for shows, pizza, and fun!

Nostalgic Family Film Festival Saturday & Sunday, December 10 & 11, 4:30-9 pm See Adults.

Monthly Minecraft Monday, December 19, 6-8 pm Come play Minecraft in the Durr Computer Lab. Attendance is limited to the first 12 teens.

Panel to Panel: The Graphic Novel Book Club Tuesday, December 27, 7-8 pm See Adults.

Children Reading Buddies*

School Age Tuesdays, December 6 & 13, 5-7 pm Children will have a 15-minute time slot to read one-on-one to an adult reading buddy and an incentive prize will be awarded.

Homeschooler’s Club: Holiday Sweets Around the World*

School Age Wednesday, December 7, 10:30-11:30 am Learn about how other countries celebrate Christmas and make some traditional Christmas desserts and sweets. This program is limited to 50 kids and registration is required.

Lego Time

School Age Thursday, December 8, 4:30-5:30 pm Enjoy an hour of free play.

Reindeer Games*

Ages 5-12 Saturday, December 17, 2-3 pm The reindeer are inviting you to join in some REINDEER GAMES. Join us for fun holiday games, a craft and a warm wintery snack!

Holiday Punch by the Frisch Marionette Company*

Ages 3 & Older Friday, December 23, 10:30 & 1:30 pm Enjoy a variety show full of surprise packages and magical moments where snowmen and elf puppets dance and entertain to music. This is a family show featuring hand puppets and marionettes for children ages 3 and up. These presentations are made possible by a grant from the Charles H. Dater Foundation.  

Ages 2-3: Caregiver required Tuesdays, 7 pm Toddlers and their favorite adult are invited to a special storytime just for them.

Babes in StoryLand

Ages 0-2: Caregiver required Wednesdays, 7-7:30 pm Bring your baby to the Library for language enrichment with stories, songs, rhymes and playtime. PreWalkers: Thursdays, 9:30-10 am Walkers: Thursdays, 10:30-11 am Limited to first 15 babies in attendance.


Ages 2-6: Caregiver required Thursdays,1:30 & 7 pm Fridays, 10 & 11 am Join us for a story and a craft!

Inspiration Station

Ages 5-12 Saturday, December 10, 1-3 pm Inspiration Station is a makerspace for young children to use their imagination, critical thinking, and creativity skills to design their own projects.

This symbol indicates that the program is a STEM/STEAM/ STREAM program.


Erlanger Branch Library

Hours: M-F Sat. Sun.

9 am - 9 pm 10 am - 6 pm 1 pm - 5 pm

401 Kenton Lands Rd., Erlanger, KY 41018 • (859) 962-4000

*Registration required. Go online or call 962-4002 for adult and teen programs, 962-4003 for children’s.

Improve Your Computer Skills! *Registration is required for these classes. Please phone the number listed or visit Register (859) 962-4002 or

Holiday Photos*

Techy Tweens

Thursday, December 1, 6:30-8:30 pm Learn how to create photo collages to add to your holiday cards. Also learn how to send them to your local store for printing.

Ages 9-12 Thursday, December 8, 4:30-6:30 pm We will have the computer lab reserved to work on all things Tech! From 3D modeling to Minecraft, come out and learn some new fun techy stuff.

Friday, December 2, 6:30-8:30 pm Want to know what tech gifts to get someone? Or maybe you want to add them to your wishlist? Join us at the Library to find out what the best tech gifts are.

Gaming Wishlist

Best Tech Gifts*

iPad Tips and Tricks Tuesdays, December 6, 6:30-8:30 pm

Teen Tech Tuesday Tuesdays, December 6, 13 & 20, 4-6 pm Every Tuesday the Computer Lab is reserved for teens to do homework, play games or just have fun. Snacks will be served.

Holiday Decorations Made by You* Wednesday, December 7, 6:30-8:30 pm Come to the Library and use our Silhouette Cameo to create holiday decorations. Basic computer skills are required.


Thursday, December 8, 6:30-8:30 pm Are you unsure of what game system is right for your child? Or do you want to find out which game system you want to put on your wishlist? Join us at the Library to test out the Xbox One S and Playstation 4 to see what works best for you or your family before you go out and buy one. We will even have detailed information on all the systems.

Too Cold Outside? e-Resources!*

Monday, December 12, 6:30-8:30 pm Learn how to use our e-resources so you can read books, read magazines, and watch tv shows from the comfort and warmth of your own home.

Eggbot Ornament Decorating*

Wednesday, December 14, 6:30-7:30 pm Come create an ornament with a robot. One orna- ment per person.

Enjoy our annual Holiday Extravaganza with horse-drawn carriage rides and a visit with Santa! Saturday, December 4.


Family Fun Night @ The Library!

Family Movie Night:

Monday, December 5, 7-8 pm Kids of all ages bring the whole family to the Library to play different types of games including card games and other activities.  

“Home Alone” (1990) Friday, December 2, 6:30-9 pm Come early for more movie fun in the children’s room for a program at 6 pm. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Used Book Sale Sunday, December 4 Saturday, December 10 Come out to the Erlanger Library for a used book sale sponsored by the Friends of the Kenton County Public Library! There will be music, books, movies, and more on sale!

Holiday Extravaganza Sunday, December 4, 1-3 pm Enjoy our annual Holiday Extravaganza, co-sponsored by the City of Erlanger Parks & Rec. • 1-3 pm - Horse-drawn carriage rides • 1:30-3 pm - Visit with Santa (bring your own camera, please) • 1:30-3 pm or while supplies last Create holiday crafts

Pokemon Family Fun Night @ The Library! Monday, December 12, 7-8 pm Kids of all ages enjoy Pokemon games and activities. Pokemon trainers are invited to bring their DS, 3DS and/or trading cards to battle with other trainers.

Bingo Night @ The Library Tuesday, December 13, 7-8:30 pm An idea who’s time has come: The Library and bingo...together at last! Bring your family, friends, and neighbors for an evening of action-packed bingo excitement. Winners will receive prizes!  

Holiday Concert with the Florence Community Choir Saturday, December 17, 2-3 pm Join us for a beautiful concert of Christmas classics and holiday favorites with the Florence Community Choir.


NKY Accountability Group

Writer’s Group

Tuesdays, December 6 & 13, 9:15-11:15 am Unemployed professional? Join other job seekers looking for work to get support and fresh ideas.

Thursdays, December 1 & 15, 6:30-8 pm Share your work and give feedback in this writing group for writers of all genres. New members welcome!

Knitting with Scarf it Up!*

Thursdays, December 1 & 15, 7-8:30 pm Learn to knit or bring your own project. Please bring size 10.5 needles and thick and chunky yarn.

Make It, Take It: Hawaian Hula and Ori Tahiti of Louisville perform Polynesian

Let’s Luau to Celebrate Moana! Sunday, December 18, 2-4 pm Aloha! There’s a new Disney Polynesian princess and we’re ready to celebrate! Visit the Library for stories and Polynesian crafts from 2-3 pm. From 3-4 pm enjoy a demonstration and performance of Polynesian dances from Hawaiian Hula and Ori Tahiti of Louisville, and maybe learn a dance move or two! Mahalo!

Holiday Film Festivities Monday, December 19 Friday, December 23 Join us as we show popular holiday films throughout the week. There will be daytime showings for families and shows at night for more mature audiences. • Monday, December 19: 2 pm - “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer” (1964) and “Frosty the Snowman” (1969) 6 pm - “A Christmas Story,” Rated PG • Tuesday, December 20: 2 pm -“Muppet Christmas Carol” Rated G 6 pm - “Love Actually” Rated R • Wednesday, December 21: 1 pm - “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (1966) and “How The Grinch Stole Christmas” (2000); Rated PG 6 pm - “Nightmare Before Christmas” Rated PG

dances on Saturday, December 18! • •

Thursday December 22: 2 pm - “Elf” Rated PG 6 pm - “Die Hard” (1988); Rated R Friday, December 23: 2 pm - “The Santa Clause” (1994); Rated PG 6 pm - “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” (1989); Rated PG-13

Clothespin Poinsettias* Thursday, December 1, 7-9 pm Handmade Holiday Coasters* Thursday, December 15, 7-9 pm

Adult Anime Club Saturday, December 3, 2-4 pm Please bring your friends and join other adults to watch, talk about and share anime and manga!

Kenton County Diabetes Support Group December meeting is cancelled. Will resume January 3, 6:30-8 pm

Book Discussion: Wednesday, December 7, 7-8 pm A book club for everyone! This month, discuss “Somewhere in Time” by Richard Matheson.

Open Crafting*

Saturday, December 10, 10 am-4 pm Bring any crafting project you’re currently working on, and you might learn some new tricks! Learning sessions include: Knitting: 10:30 am-Noon Purling: 1:30-3 pm Crocheting: 2-3:30 pm

SCORE: Free advice for Businesses and Entrepreneurs Tuesdays, 9 am-2 pm SCORE, an all-volunteer organization of experienced business people who provide free advice to entrepreneurs. You must register in advance to participate. Contact Greg Schelle at greg.schnelle@ or visit SCORE website at

Bring your family, friends, and neighbors for an evening of action-packed bingo excitement! Tuesday, December 13.


Erlanger Branch, continued Magic The Gathering Pauper Tournament

Ages 13 or older Saturday, December 10, Noon-5 pm - Grand prize awarded. - Modern Format, 1 V. 1 Elimination, 60 card deck, No proxies We have been meeting and preparing for this event. Now it is time to test those skills. Snacks and prizes will be provided. Pauper: In this Magic Online format, all cards must have been printed at common rarity in a Magic Online set or product. Common promo cards are only legal if the card meets that qualification.

Death Cafe Tuesday, December 13, 6-7:30 pm Like cake and conversation? Join us for our first ever Death Cafe. This is an open, respectful, and agenda-free discussion about a universal topic. This is not grief counseling or a support group. Free treats are provided! For more info about Death Cafes visit www.deathcafe. com

Ukulele Jam with Cool Hand Ukes Wednesday, December 14, 6-8 pm Come out and jam along with this open group of ukulele players, or just come and listen!

Film Friday Friday, December 16, 1 & 6 pm “Hello, My Name Is Doris” (2015), Rated R

Magic! The Gathering Saturdays, December 17 & 31, Noon-5 pm Join other adults to play Magic The Gathering at the Library on select Saturdays. Bring your own deck or one can be provided for beginners.

Erlanger’s Test Kitchen*

Make Your Own Chocolate Candy Tuesday, December 20, 7-9 pm Join Nancy from Fantasy in Frosting as you make barks, chocolate covered cherries, peanut butter cups (please be aware if you have peanut butter allergies), as well as dipping, suckers, poured pieces, coconut centers and so much more. Must register since supplies are limited.

Classic Movie Matinee: Wednesday, December 21, 1-3 pm Enjoy a classic film and free snacks! This month: “White Christmas,” starring Bing Crosby.

Holiday Wrapping Party Thursday, December 22, 6-9 pm Join us as we help wrap presents and celebrate the fun holiday season! The Library will have some wrapping supplies and staff that love to wrap. Bring in your gifts and have fun while getting prepared for the holiday season.

Blockbuster Theater! “Suicide Squad” (PG-13) Friday, December 23, 6-9 pm Join us for a popular NEW RELEASE movie and free popcorn! 


Is College for Me?

Magic The Gathering Pauper Tournament

Ages 13 or older Saturday, December 10, Noon-5 pm See Adults.

Anime & Pokemon Club Monday, December 12, 6-7:30 pm Watch the latest anime straight from Japan, battle other Pokemon trainers with your DS, 3DS, or trading cards, and enjoy Japanese snacks!  

Floating Book Ornaments*

Thursday, December 1, 6:30-7:30 pm Explore the value of an education beyond high school and the educational options available to you. Public university? Community college? Apprenticeships? Private college? Certificate program? What is the best use of your time and money and how does it prepare you for future employment?

Wednesday, December 14, 6:30-7:30 pm Create unique literary themed ornaments for your tree or to give as a gift (Harry Potter, Ms. Peregrine, and comic book covers included).

Homework Club

Wednesday, December 28, 6:30-7:30 pm Engage with your peers, and discuss what you want the Library to have in upcoming programs and classes.

Mondays & Wednesdays, December 5, 12, 6 & 13, 4-4:30 pm Join your peers for homework assistance or just some quiet study time after school.

Teen Space Mondays & Wednesdays, December 5, 12, 6 & 13, 4:30-6 pm Hang out after school with fellow teens. Play video games, board games, color, and have snacks in a safe place.

Coffee and Coloring — Lord of the Rings Themed Monday, December 5, 6-7 pm Celebrate the 15th anniversary of the movie “The Fellowship of the Ring” with themed coloring pages and coffee.


Holiday Card Craft*

Wednesday, December 7, 6:30-8 pm Design and create your own holiday cards to give to family and friends. All supplies provided.

Join us for a Holiday Wrapping Party! Bring in your gifts and have fun while getting prepared for the holiday season. Thursday, December 22.

Teen Advisory Board Meeting

Children If You Like Winter..... School Age Thursday, December 1, 7-8 pm Join us for reading winter holiday stories and creating some winter decorations. Use your creations as gifts, or decorate your own space with them. Bring a friend!

Family Movie Night Pre-Movie Event Celebrating Winter Holidays

Preschool & School Age Friday, December 2, 6-6:30 pm Children are invited to attend this Winter Holiday Celebration before seeing the Family Movie Night Feature Film, “Home Alone.” During this 30-minute program, children will participate in stories, activities and crafts.

Reading Buddies

Ages 3-12 Monday, December 5, 4:30-6 pm Children can read with one of our adult Reading Buddy volunteers. Enjoy pizza and choose a prize. Attend three times to earn a new paperback book. Perfect for any child who wants to improve their reading and language skills.

Homeschool Club: Celebrate St. Nicholas Day!

Homeschoolers, All Ages Tuesday, December 6, 1:30-2:30 pm Enjoy stories about St. Nicholas and making Christmas ornaments and gifts to give. Enjoy a cookie treat at the end of the program.

Holiday Fun

Preschool & School Age Wednesday, December 7, 7-7:30 pm Visit the Library to get in the spirit of the season while enjoying holiday activities, stories, and hot chocolate!

The Giving Season

School Age Thursday, December 8, 7-8 pm Winter is a hard time for many people. Join us to help spread some warmth by creating scarves to be donated to local charities to aid people in our area. All materials will be provided. Children younger than 8 may need adult assistance for this program.

Holiday Punch by the Frisch Marionette Company

Ages 3-12 Thursday, December 22, 3:30 & 6:30 pm Enjoy a variety show full of surprise packages and magical moments where snowmen and elf puppets dance and entertain to music. These presentations are made possible by a grant from the Charles H. Dater Foundation.

This symbol indicates that the program is a STEM/STEAM/ STREAM program.


Weekly Preschool Storytimes Babes in Storyland

Ages 0-24 mo.; Caregiver required Monday, December 5,10 am & Tuesday, December 6, 9:30 & 10:30 am Limited to the first 15 babies in attendance; siblings welcome.

Rise N Shine

Ages 2-5; Caregiver required Monday, December 5, 11 am Listen to stories and rhymes. Limited to 40 children.

Bedtime Stories

Ages 2-5; Caregiver required Tuesday, December 6, 7 pm Wear your pajamas to a program with stories, puppets, singing and dancing.

Toddler Time


Ages 2-6; Caregiver required Wednesday, December 7, 1:30 pm Enjoy stories, songs and a craft each week. Limited to first 40 children in attendance.

Blast Off to Kindergarten Ages 3-5 Thursdays, December 1 & 8, 10 & 11:30 am Limited to the first 40 children in attendance.

The S.M.A.R.T. Program

Ages 3-6 Fridays, December 2 & 9, 10 &11:30 am Have fun with Science, Math, Art, Reading and Technology in this program designed to build young brains.

Ages 2-3; Caregiver required Wednesday, December 7, 10 &11 am Enjoy stories, puppets, singing and dancing.

Y O U !

Thank you to the following who supported the Library’s Taste event:

Bean Haus Biggby Coffee Charley Harper Art Studio Chef Barone Chick-fil-A Houston Road Colonel De Dixie Chili

Greek to Me Home Depot Hot Spot Kroger Lisse McAlister’s Deli Molly Malones

Kevin Muente NKU Athletics Northern Kentucky Physical Medicine & Weight Loss Center Oriental Wok Pee-Wee’s Snappy Tomato Pizza

Texas Roadhouse Thomas More College Ultimate Air Shuttle University of Cincinnati Athletics University of Kentucky Athletics Wynners Cup Xavier Athletics


All three branches: (859) 962-4000


Covington Library 502 Scott Boulevard Covington, KY 41011 Durr Branch Library 1992 Walton-Nicholson Road Independence, KY 41051

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Erlanger Branch Library 401 Kenton Lands Road Erlanger, KY 41018 Hours M-Th: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Fri.*: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Sat.** 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sun. 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. * The Covington Library closes at 6 p.m. on Friday ** Erlanger open until 6 p.m. on Saturday

All locations will be closed Saturday, December 24 through Monday, December 26. The Library will also be closed on Sunday, January 1.

Print and Pick Up All Library locations now offer patrons an opportunity to print from their mobile devices (or from home) and pick up their print jobs at the Library within 24 hours. For additional information visit

In the Community Independence Christmas Walk with Frisch Marionettes Saturday, December 3, 6:15 & 7:15 pm Independence Christian Church

Books On Tap Wednesday, December 7, 7-8:30 pm Braxton Brewery, 27 W. 7th St., Covington, KY 41011 A new social club for people who like a tasty brew with their book discussion! “In God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash” by Jean Shepherd.

Trivia Night with a Librarian Wednesday, December 7, 7 pm Garzelli’s Pub & Pizza, Erlanger ONLY the first Wednesday of the month. Held at a family-friendly local restaurant. The Erlanger Library will supply a wide range of basic questions while families enjoy food and drink at a local restaurant. Call (859) 962-4002 for more information.

Kenton County Public Library December 2016 Calendar  
Kenton County Public Library December 2016 Calendar  

Over 300 fun and free programs for the entire family!