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Kenton County Public Library

calendar FEBRUARY 2016

FREE programs and events

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

Covington Library 502 Scott Boulevard, Covington, KY 41011 • (859) 962-4060 *Registration required. Go online or call 962-4071 for adult and teen programs, 962-4077 for children’s.

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

Microsoft PowerPoint* Part 1Tuesday, February 2, 10 am-noon Part 2Tuesday, February 9, 10 am-noon

Teen Tech Tuesdays*

Tuesdays in February, 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.

Microsoft Excel*

Basic Wednesday, February 3, 10 am-noon Intermediate Wednesday, February 10, 10 am-noon

Microsoft Word Part 2* Thursday, February 4, 10 am-noon

Coders and Makers

• Raspberry Pi Meetup Wednesday, February 10, 6-7:30 pm Bring your latest Raspberry Pi projects or experiment with one of our Raspberry Pi kits for the evening. • Arduino Meetup Wednesday, February 17, 6-7:30 pm Bring your latest Arduino projects or experiment with one of our Arduino kits for the evening.

Job Searching and the Internet*

Tuesday, February 16, 10 am-noon This class covers what you need to have before you get on the Internet, strategies for applying online, tips on creating a resume for a specific position, and other ways to get hired.

First Time Computer Users*

Wednesday, February 17, 10 am-noon

Exploring the Internet

Part 1Thursday, February 18, 10 am-noon Part 2Thursday, February 25, 10 am-noon

E-mail Creation and Access* Monday, February 22, 9-11 am

E-mail Use*


Wednesday, February 24, 10 am-noon You will learn about formatting, sending, and opening e-mails, adding attachments, setting up folders, and more tips and tricks for e-mail.

Everyone Matinee Friday As part of our “All Things Beatles” month, the Library will screen Beatles films: • Friday, February 5, 1-3 pm “Hard Day’s Night” • Friday, February 19, 1-3 pm “Help!”

The Beatles: Band of the Sixties Monday, February 8, 7-8:30 pm Explore the music of The Beatles in this 60-minute presentation including history and musical analysis.

The Apples Beatles Tribute Band Saturday, February 13, 1-2 pm Enjoy a concert from this Beatles tribute band!

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

Tuesday, February 16, 6:30-7 am For cats only! The Ohio Alleycat Resource (O.A.R.) will be bringing their mobile spay/neuter unit to the Covington Library. 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, February 16, between 6:307am and pick them up on Wednesday, February 17, at 10 am. For Kenton County residents, the cost is $30, which covers both the surgery and the required rabies vaccine.

Book Discussions

• Tuesday, February 2, 7 pm- “The Round House” by Louise Erdrich • Wednesday, February 17, 7 pm“Wasps” by Aristphanes • Tuesday, February 23, 7 pm “Blankets” by Craig Thompson

AARP Tax Aide Program Wednesdays in February, March & through April 13, 9:30 am-noon First come, first served. Be sure to bring your ID, SS Card and all pertinent tax information.

Hong Kong Action Theater Thursdays, February 4 &18, 1-3 pm Action! Excitement! Romance! Fists of Fury! A different martial arts or Wuxia film twice each month! • February 4: “Iron Monkey” • February 18: “The Forbidden Kingdom” with Jet Li and Jackie Chan

One-on-One Genealogy Research Assistance Saturdays, February 6 & 20, 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.

Covington Writers Group Saturdays, February 6 & 20, 11 am-2 pm Come and share your work and learn from other local writers.


KYNECT Health Insurance Information

Job Search One-on-One

Tuesday, February 9, 10 am-noon Thursday, February 25, 4-6 pm Need health insurance? Have you had a change in job or marital status that affects your health insurance? Find some options by meeting with a KYNECT health insurance coordinator.

Monday, February 1Monday, February 29 Meet one-on-one with a Library staff member or volunteer for resume assistance or help in applying online for employment. Call (859) 962-4060 x4320 for more information.

Children One-On-One Homework Help Teens celebrate everything chocolate! Saturday, February 20, 2-4 pm.

Genealogy Tech • African-American History Online* Wednesday, February 10, 6:30-7:30 pm & Friday, February 12, 1-2 pm Learn about the many online resources for researching AfricanAmerican history. • Using Fold3* Tuesday, February 23, 6:30-7:30 pm & Thursday, February 25, 1-2 pm Learn about the military and other records to be found in this database.

Covington Advisory Panel Friday, February 12, noon-1 pm Come give us your two cents worth on improving the Covington branch. Open feedback session with Library staff, refreshments provided. All are welcome to attend.

Meeting Donald Goines Monday, February 15, 5:30-7 pm Donald Goines was the pioneer of Urban Fiction Literature. Come hear his nephew Robert Glover tell stories of his “Uncle Donnie,” plus share some previously unpublished Donald Goines stories.

Congenealogy Monday, February 22, 6:30-8 pm Congenealogy is a monthly program featuring speakers that present on a variety of genealogy and local history topics. Everyone is welcome!

Oscar Winners - Powered by Hoopla and IndieFlix Friday, February 26, 11 am-5 pm Join us for some Oscar nominated and winning films from the past! We will also show viewers how they can view these same films at home or on their portable devices with Hoopla and IndieFlix.


Teen Tech Tuesdays*

Tuesdays in February, 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.

School Age Ongoing Any school-attending child who needs a little extra help with their homework is invited to set up a private homework help session with Lauren in the Children’s Department. Please call (859) 962-4077 or send an email to lauren.brandstetter@kentonlibrary.org to schedule an appointment. Limited space and times available.

Kids Kitchen

School Age Mondays in February, 4-5 pm Come to the Library and get cooking! We will be learning about making healthy choices and learning how to prepare our own healthy snacks!

Wild Wednesday

School Age Wednesdays, February 10 & 17, 4-5 pm Need a break in the middle of the week? Drop in for music, board games, video games, snacks, and more!

Don’t Miss Harry Potter Week! Monday, February 1-Friday, February 5 Muggles and Wizards alike can enjoy Harry Potter themed activities throughout this magical week.

Teen Council Tuesday, February 2, 5-6 pm Create the library you want! Speak your mind about library programs and materials with the Teen Librarian.

Write Now! Tuesday, February 9, 7-8 pm A space for teen writers to discuss poetry, fiction, memoir, songs, plays, graphic novels, and more. 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.

Book Blathers*

Wednesday, February 17, 11:30 am12:30 pm Join the Teen Book Club for Homeschoolers! This month we are reading “Unwind” by Neal Shusterman. Pick up your copy of the book at the Reference Desk.

Chocolate Party*

Saturday, February 20, 2-4 pm A chocolate celebration! Make and taste several chocolate goodies.

AniManga Club Tuesday, February 23, 6-8 pm Watch Anime classics or discover new favs. Enjoy Japanese snacks and manga drawing too!

Hogwarts Sorting Ceremony

Hogwarts House Scarves

School Age Monday, February 1 See a staff member at the Children’s Reference Desk and get sorted into your Hogwarts House to kick off Harry Potter Week!

School Age Thursday, February 4, 4-5 pm Make sure your Hogwarts House is well represented at the Harry Potter Book Night! Come to the Children’s Department beforehand to make a scarf in your house colors to wear proudly!

Ollivanders Wand Making Workshop

Harry Potter Book

School Age Tuesday, February 2, 4-5 pm Celebrate Harry Potter Week by making your very own wand. This wand will be perfect for all your magical needs throughout the week!

Hogwarts Potions Class School Age Wednesday, February 3, 4-5 pm Harry Potter Week wouldn’t be complete without a Hogwarts Class! We’ll whip up some scientific potions and watch the reactions. When we’re finished, science turns sweet as we concoct our own Butterbeer!

Everyone Thursday, February 4, 6-8 pm The Library will transform into the magical wizarding world of Hogwarts! Enjoy crafts, a movie viewing, meet some snakes and enjoy HP treats. Prizes will be raffled! Muggles or Wizards all are welcome.

Horcrux Hunt

School Age Friday, February 5, 4-5 pm Do your part in the final Battle of Hogwarts by hunting for Horcruxes in the Children’s Department. Find all seven and win a prize!


Weekly Preschool Storytimes

Covington Library, continued

Preschool Storytime

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

Homeschoolers learn about some unlikely allies in the animal kingdom on Monday, February 8.

Toddler Time

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

Family Storytime

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

Babes in Storyland

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


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

Lego Lab

School Age Fridays, February 12, 19 & 26, 3:30-4:30 pm Build, build, build to your heart’s content! We provide plenty of Legos to let your creativity flow. Compete or collaborate with others, or by yourself. It’s a Lego free-for-all!

Puppy Tales

School Age Sunday, February 7, 2-3 pm Come read to a real dog and enter a raffle to win your own toy reading companion.

Homespun: Unlikely Loves*

School Age Monday, February 8, 1:30-2:30 pm Join us as we learn about some unlikely allies in the animal kingdom as well as some unusual animal friendships. We’ll make an animal lapbook to complete the session.

Play and Learn Group


Preschool age and younger Wednesdays, February 10 & 24, 9:30-11 am & Saturday, February 13, 10 am-noon The 4C Play & Learn group gives children who are not enrolled in preschool a chance to interact with other children while learning and exploring through play. For questions or to register contact Patty at ptaylor@4cforchildren.org or (859) 547-5092.

DIY Valentines

School Age Thursday, February 11, 4-5 pm We’ll have all the supplies for you to make handmade valentines for your friends and family!

Library Playgroup

Children ages 0-4 & Caregiver Saturday, February 13, 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.

Inside Out

School Age Monday, February 15, 1-2:30 pm Enjoy “Inside Out” during your day off! Snacks provided.

Small Talk: A Book Club for Homeschoolers*

School Aged Homeschoolers Wednesday, February 17, 10:30-11:30 am In celebration of African American History Month, we will be reading and discussing “Freedom’s Wings: Corey’s Underground Railroad Diary” by Sharon Dennis Wyeth. Join us for discussion, activities and refreshments. Pick up a copy of the book at the Children’s Reference Desk.

Films and Fleece

School Age Thursday, February 18, 6-7:30 pm Give back this winter while watching a family friendly movie! We will be making no-sew fleece blankets to donate to Project Linus, a charitable organization that gives blankets to children in the hospital. Supplies will be provided and donations will be accepted on behalf of Project Linus.

Old School Video Games

School Age Wednesday, February 24, 4-5 pm Throwback to the consoles of yesteryear in this blast from the past. We will have various old school video games for you to try, including Sega Genesis, Nintendo 64, Game Cube, Game Boy and more!

Ravine to Freedom with Cincinnati Parks

School Age Saturday, February 27, 1-2 pm All Aboard! Step back in time to the year 1853 as one of the most astounding stories associated with Cincinnati’s underground railroad network is shared by Cincinnati Parks Naturalist, Jason Watson. “The Escape of the 28,” a true story based around 28 freedom seekers from Kentucky seeking freedom in Canada, is a story rich in cultural awareness, bravery, and perseverance. Enjoy a special craft and a live musical performance.

William E. Durr Branch

Hours: M-F Sat. Sun.

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

1992 Walton-Nicholson Rd., Independence, KY 41051•(859) 962-4030

*Registration required. Go online or call 962-4031 for adult and teen programs, 962-4032 for children’s.



Bi-Okoto African Drum & Dance “Music and Movement Workshop”*

Mah Jongg Madness* Mondays, February 1 & 22, 1-4 pm Games are played with the 2015 National Mah Jongg League cards and rules. New students, please register!

Thursday, February 25, 7-8 pm Join Bi-Okoto Drum & Dance Theatre as they take you on an interactive journey from the USA to Africa’s Nigeria and Ghana! The richness of their culture is revealed through a broad range of dance dialects and styles with joy, high spirits, and excitement. You’ll have the opportunity to learn basic dance movements or rhythmic patterns and the communicative language of the drum.

Zumba Gold*

Wednesdays, 7-8 pm Licensed instructor Jean Henry will teach a lower impact, easy to follow, Latin-inspired dance fitness program. Perfect for anyone who is just starting an exercise program.

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

Microsoft Excel*

Basic: Tuesday, February 2, 6:30-8 pm Intermediate: Tuesday, February 9, 6:30-8 pm

One-on-One Tech Help Thursdays in February, 9 am-9 pm Set up an hour-long one-on- one appointment for help with anything technology related. Call (859) 962-4039 or go to www.kentonlibrary.org/digicart to request an appointment!

Cell Phones For Seniors* Thursday, February 11, 1:30-3 pm If you’re new to smartphones, this hands-on class walks you through everything you need to know to get started.

Exploring the Internet*

Tuesday, February 23, 6:30-8 pm Learn the basic operations of web browsers and search engines while you learn some handy search skills, how to identify a reputable website, and much more.  

Seniors! Learn everything you need to know to get started with your new smart phone!

Don’t miss the Bi-Okoto African Drum & Dance Theatre on Thursday, February 25! Listen to the exciting drum beats as you learn basic African dance movements and rhythms! Crafting: • Stitchers Night Out: Thursday, February 4, 5-8:30 pm • Open Crafts: Saturdays, February 13 & 27, 10 am-4:30 pm

Tai Chi & Chai Tea*

Fridays, February 5 & 19, 10-11 am Tai Chi has been described as “meditation in motion,” and has been shown to slow or ease the ills of aging. Join Master Greg Fahey of NKY Shaolindo for a morning Tai Chi session. We’ll also be serving homemade Chai Tea!

Writer’s Group: Independence Inklings Sundays, February 7 & 21, 1:30-4:30 pm Come join the Independence Inklings a critique group for adults who write fiction! Give yourself the advantage of support, tips and feedback. Open to writers of all genres and skill levels.

Adult Book Discussion Tuesday, February 9, 7-8:30 pm “One Thousand White Women” by Jim Fergus

Sensory Sensitive Movie Matinee: Home Monday, February 15, 2-4 pm Free event specifically for teens with disabilities and/or special needs and their families or caretakers, with lights higher than normal and sound lower than normal. ASD friends can come and go as they please. Snacks will be available. If there are any food allergies or special dietary needs, please email jessy.griffith@kentonlibrary.org. We’ll work together to have food you can eat!


Durr Branch, continued

Teens learn how science is used to solve crimes! Tuesday, February 2, 6-7 pm.

KY Humanities Council Speaker’s Bureau Presents “Wanted: Freedom — Dead or Alive!”*

Tuesday, February 16, 7-8 pm Explore and honor the lives and legacies of Kentucky travelers on the Underground Railroad with Dr. Daryl Harris of Northern Kentucky University. Rare newspaper “wanted notices for runaways” that provide insight into these courageous individuals inspired this talk.  

Let’s Get Cooking!* Friday, February 19, 1-3 pm Recipes and content TBA.

Japanimation Club Monday, February 29, 6-8:30 pm Did you buy Japanese animation on VHS? Do you remember the horrors of dubbing in the 80s and 90s? If you recognize the term “Japanimation,” then you’re in the right place! Limited to Adults. Mature content advisory.



Sensory Sensitive Movie Matinee: Home


Monday, February 15, 2-4 pm See Adults.

Forensics: The Science of Crime Tuesday, February 2, 6-7 pm Learn how science is used to solve crimes! Analyze human skull replicas to determine the sex and ethnicity of a fictional victim. Combine clues from the skull with crime scene evidence to determine the identity of a missing person and speculate as to the cause of death. Presented by the Cincinnati Museum Center.

Late Night Gaming Friday, February 5, 9-11 pm Come run around the Library after it closes! We’ll have video games, pizza, and assorted games (Uno, anyone?).

Anime Club Friday, February 12, 6-8 pm Love anime? Come meet up with other anime fans for shows, pizza, and fun!If you have any recommendations for titles to watch, email jessy.griffith@ kentonlibrary.org. Check out the flyer for our future dates!

Art Club: Make a Movie! Tuesday, February 23, 6-8 pm This time, we’re all about the art of movie making! Come learn about digital movie making and work with other teens to create a digital short at the Library.

Learn about the art of movie making on Tuesday, February 23!

Hogwarts in the Library! Friday, February 26, 6-8 pm Do you still love Harry Potter? Come hang out with other fans, watch some Potter-related stuff, play games, make a wand, and eat some snacks!

Monthly Minecraft Monday Monday, February 29, 6-8 pm Come play Minecraft at the Library! This program will be in the Durr Computer Lab. Attendance is limited to the first 12 teens.

Weekly Preschool Storytimes Scamper Squad Mondays, 10:30-11 am & 7-7:30 pm NEW!!! Sing, dance, and listen to stories as you learn about winter animals. For ages 3-5. Open to the first 30 in attendance.

Preschool Story Time

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 Children improve their reading skills and win prizes when they participate in Reading Buddies, Tuesdays in February.

Children Scamper Squad

Preschool Mondays, 10:30-11 am & 7-7:30 pm NEW!!! Sing, dance, and listen to stories as you learn about winter animals. For ages 3-5. Open to the first 30 in attendance.

Reading Buddies*

Grades K-5 Tuesdays in February, 5-7 pm Children in grades K-5 will have a 15minute time slot to read one-on-one to an adult reading buddy and an incentive prize will be awarded. Call to register, (859) 962-4032.

Animal Heroes*

Ages 4-12 Saturday, February 27, 2-3 pm Listen to heroic animal stories and make a pet friendly craft. A delicious treat will be provided.

Sensory Open Play

Preschool Sunday, February 28, 1-4 pm Expand the mind, gross and fine motor skills and engage the senses in this learn through play program geared for young learners and those with autism or other sensory challenges.

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


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

Homeschooler’s Club: Asteroid Adventures*

School Age Wednesday, February 3, 10:30-11:30 am Learn about outer space through projects and experiments but we’ll also have Star Wars themed crafts. Registration is required and the program is limited to 50 kids.

Lego Time

School Age Thursday, February 11, 4:30-5:30 pm Enjoy an hour of free play.

Homeschoolers learn about outer space — including Star Wars crafts! Wednesday, February 3.


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.


Harry Potter Book Night Celebration

2016 March Mania Book Tournament @ the Library

Thursday, February 4, 5-8 pm Celebrate the magic of Harry Potter with a spell-binding celebration! • 5 pm: Sorting Ceremony for all ages. Get sorted into your Hogwarts House, vote in the House Cup, and enjoy Hogwarts- themed snacks. • 6 pm: Costume Contest for all ages. Register in Meeting Room A • 7 pm: Children’s Crafts in the Children’s Activity Room; Harry Potter Trivia for teens and adults

Brackets available February 1-28; Voting in March March Madness is approaching, but why should basketball fans have all the fun? 32 of your favorite Adult/YA books of 2015 will go head to head in a battle to crown a book champion. Fill out a bracket to predict the winners and a chance to win a grand prize. Brackets are due to the Library by February 28 via email or handed to a Reference desk. Submit your brackets or questions to KCPLMarchMania@gmail.com

Family Fun Night @ The Library Mondays, 7-8 pm Kids, teens and adults of all ages come play video games, board games, do an activity or a quick craft at the Library! Snacks provided.

Family Movie Night: “Hotel Transylvania 2” Friday, February 5, 6:30 pm Come enjoy free popcorn while you watch a recently released family-friendly film. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Come early for the spooky children’s program at 6 pm.  

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

One-on-One Tech Help Ongoing Need help with your tech? Come visit the Erlanger Branch to receive help with anything from iPads to laptops. You can also call to schedule an appointment.

Beginning Computer Skills*

Tuesday, February 16, 2-4 pm Need help getting more familiar with computers and all they offer? Join us to get started on the basics or just to brush up on your skills



Wednesday, February 17, 6:30-8:30 pm Come learn how to shop on Craigslist. Buying and selling will be covered.

Smart Phones for Seniors*

Thursday, February 18, 6:30 -8:30 pm Need help outsmarting your smart phone? Join us to make sure you’re using your smart phone to its fullest potential.


Adults FAFSA One-on-One Financial Aid Assistance By appointment Jerry Brinker from the TRIO service offers one-on-one appointments and consultation on financial aid and completing an online FAFSA application. Call Mr. Brinker at (513) 207-9386 to schedule an appointment at our Erlanger Branch.

SCORE: Free Advice for Businesses Tuesdays, 9 am-2 pm Free business counseling sessions are offered every Tuesday at the Library. You must register in advance to participate. In addition to these weekly sessions, SCORE also offers free one-on-one meetings. These are also offered on an appointment only basis. Contact Greg Schnelle for information at greg.schnelle@scorevolunteer.org  or visit the SCORE website at  www.greatercincinnati.score.org.  

Free business counseling sessions are offered every Tuesday at the Library! Please set up an appointment on the SCORE website.

Kenton County Diabetes Support Group Tuesday, February 2, 6:30 pm Join the Northern Kentucky Health Department for tips, resources and support.

Book Discussions Wednesday, February 3, 7 pm “The Rosie Project” by Graeme Simsion

Mid-Day Workout Thursdays, noon-12:45 pm Quick lunchtime workout just in time for that New Year’s resolution. Get your body moving and plan to sweat.

Writer’s Group Thursdays, February 4 & 18, 6:30 pm Share your work and give feedback in this writing group for writers of all genres. New members welcome!

Knitting with Scarf it Up!

Open Crafting

Blockbuster Theater!

Thursdays, February 4 & 18, 7 pm Learn to knit or bring your own project. Please bring size 10.5 needles and thick and chunky yarn.

Saturday, February 13, 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

Friday, February 26, 6-9 pm Join us for a popular new DVD release “Spectre” and free popcorn! Join James Bond on his next adventure. Rated PG-13 with runtime of 148 minutes.

Downton Abbey Celebration*

Saturday, February 6, 1-3 pm Celebrate the final season of Downton Abbey! Join us for tea and snacks, trivia, a prize for the person dressed in the best “Downton style,” and an interactive presentation by Lexington Vintage Dance who will show you the elegant dances of the era!

Adult Anime Club Saturday, February 6, 2-4 pm Bring your friends and join other adults to watch, talk about and share anime and manga!

Toastmasters Mondays, February 8, 22 & 29, 7-8:30 pm Toastmasters help people develop public speaking and leadership skills-with enjoyment. Just stop in, or for information call or visit our club website. Gathering at 6:45 pm for introductions with the meeting starting at 7 pm. Adults only please.

Coloring for Adults Tuesday, February 9, 6:30-8:30 pm Unlock your creativity and unwind at the same time with a hobby that’s sweeping the nation. Coloring pages with sophisticated patterns and colored pencils will be provided.

Men’s Book Discussion Tuesday, February 9, 7-8 pm A brand new book discussion group, specially designed for gentlemen reader’s tastes in mind. This month: “1984,” by George Orwell. New members always welcome!

Senior Game Day Wednesday, February 10, 1-3 pm A new monthly program just for seniors! Come by for card games, board games, snacks, and friends!

Film Friday Friday, February 12, 1-3 pm; repeated at 6 pm This month, watch and discuss “The Martian,” starring Matt Damon. Runtime: 142 minutes. Rated PG-13.

Bingo Night @ the Library Friday, February 19, 6-7:30 pm Players of all ages are welcome. Winners will receive prizes!  

Local History Series

• How to Discover the History of Your House Tuesday, February 16, 7-8 pm Do you live in a historic property? Want to know when your house was built? Or maybe you think it is haunted. If you have questions like these and more, please join Bill Stolz, Kentucky History Librarian with the Local History & Genealogy Department, when he shares tips and resources for researching the history of homes and buildings in Northern Kentucky. • Over The Rhine: When Beer Was King Tuesday, February 23, 7 pm Join local author, Mike Morgan, for a fascinating look into the history of beer brewing in Cincinnati. • Erlanger: From Railroad Suburb to Expressway Suburb Thursday, February 25, 7 pm Find out more about the heritage of your community! NKU professor Dr. Paul Tenkotte will give a presentation on the history of Erlanger and it’s development through the decades.

Classic Movie Matinee Wednesday, February 24, 1-3 pm Enjoy a classic film and snacks! This month: “Bright Eyes,” starring Shirley Temple.

Erlanger’s Test Kitchen: Baking with Herbs and Spices Thursday, February 25, 7-8 pm In this session of our monthly cooking series, learn about the many ways to make savory baked goods using an assortment of herbs and spices. Samples will be served! Presented by Colonel De’s Herbs and Spices.


Homework Club Mondays & Wednesdays, 4-4:30 pm Need homework help? Falling behind in your classes? Get help from your peers and get motivated to level up your homework skills!

Teen Space Mondays & Wednesdays, 4:30-6 pm Hang out after school with friends, food, games, and more!

Teens learn all about the world of cosplay on Wednesday, February 4!

Anime & Pokemon Club Monday, February 15, 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!

Cosplay Workshop* Wednesday, February 24, 6-8 pm Learn from expert cosplayers all about the world of cosplay and get started on creating your own costume! Use a sewing machine, hot glue guns, and other tools to get started — but no materials are provided so please bring your own!  

Teens Talk Monday, February 29, 6-7:30 pm Connect with other teens by sharing your story and listening to others in an open, welcoming, and judgment-free space.

Children Reading Buddies

Ages 2-12 Mondays, 4:30-6 pm Reading is fun! Enjoy reading with our adult Reading Buddy volunteers, and have some pizza and a prize too. Attend three times to earn a paperback book. Perfect for any child who wants to improve their reading skills.

Mommy & Me*

Babies & Parents Wednesdays, 6:30-6:50 pm Bring your baby for yoga fun! A certified Childlight Yoga instructor will lead this class for children ages 0-24 months and a caregiver. Please bring a towel or mat, a small blanket, and small toy or stuffed animal.

Young Yogis*

Ages 2-5 Wednesdays, 7-7:30 pm Children will enjoy learning yoga from a certified Childlight Yoga instructor. Please bring a mat or a towel; caregiver must remain in the activity space.

Homeschool: Fun With Science*

Grades 1-3 Tuesday, February 2, 1:30-2:30 pm Learn about physics using everyday items in a new way! We will also be learning about the scientific method and how it works. Please note that students should be able to read and write for this program.


Erlanger Branch, continued STEM Stuff: Math Edge with Sylvan

School Age Wednesday, February 3, 4-5 pm Join a representative from the Sylvan Math Edge program! Math Edge is the ‘kid-preferred’ academic program designed to give elementary students an extra edge in math. This program supplements students’ academic enrichment activities by focusing on problem solving strategies, computation fluency and independent thinking skills for math concepts typically taught in school.

Spanish-English Storytime

All Ages Friday, February 5, 4 pm Bilingual storytime is presented in English and Spanish allowing children to engage through stories, finger plays, music, activities and craft. La hora del Cuento Bilingüe es presentado en Inglès y Español, permitiendo a los niños engancharse a traves de cuentos, juegos con los dedos, mùsica, actividades, y manualidades.

“Hotel Transylvania 2” Pre-Movie Program

Ages 4-12 Friday, February 5, 6 pm Kids ages 4-12 stop by the Children’s Program Room to experience crafts and activities based on the newly released DVD “Hotel Transylvania 2,” before seeing the movie starting at 6:30 pm. Get creative with heart art! Wednesday, February 10.

Valentine Party All Ages Sunday, February 7, 2 pm Get ready for Valentine’s Day with our annual Valentine Party! We’ll enjoy balloon sculpting, face or hand painting, crafts and cookies. Co-sponsored by Erlanger Parks & Recreation.

Homeschool Mardi Gras Party

All Ages February 9, 1:30 pm Celebrate Mardi Gras with stories, history of Mardi Gras in the United States, music, make a mask to wear, and traditional sweets including “King Cake.” Be sure to bring your friends!

Afternoon Art: Heart Art!

School Age Wednesday, February 10, 4-5 pm Join us for some art with heart for Valentine’s Day! Enjoy stories and a variety of art expressions!

Valentine, Schmalentine! School Age Thursday, February 11, 7-8 pm Share silly valentine stories, get creative with valentine crafts, and share a valentine snack!

Laugh It Up for Valentine’s Day!

All Ages February 14, 2 pm It’s Valentine’s Day, so why not share some giggles, ha-ha’s, and even some belly laughs! Enjoy one of the funniest family performers in Greater Cincinnati – Mike Hemmelgarn, comedy juggler and ventriloquist. Mike’s high energy craziness will delight everyone in the family!

Flora and Fauna

School Age Friday, February 12, 7-8 pm In this STEM program, children will learn about the flora (plants) and fauna (animals) of various habitats, and how they depend on each other.

Sweets for My Sweet

All Ages Saturday, February 13, 2-3 pm Come to the Library and listen to some sweet stories, make a Valentine’s card and decorate cookies. Also make chocolate covered pretzels and marshmallows and a craft from Home Depot.


President’s Day Fun!

School Age February 15, all day School’s out, and there’s fun to be had @ the Library! Participate in our activities with a Presidential theme: Spot the President Counting Game; Online President Scavenger Hunt; Create Your Own Presidential Silhouette; Presidential Photo Booth, and Match the Presidents and First Ladies. There are prizes at stake, and some candy, too! Stop by the Children’s Desk between 9 am- 8:30 pm to get instructions on how to participate.

Puppy Tales*

School Age Sunday, February 21, 2-4 pm Join us for Puppy Tales and you can read to a dog at the Library! Studies have shown that reading to dogs improves children’s reading skills. Please call (859) 962-4003 to register.

Homeschool Science Fun*

Homeschool Grades 4-6 Tuesday, February 23, 1:30-2:30 pm Kids in grades 4-6 explore physics, use the scientific method and most of all have fun in this session of hands-on science experiments and activities.  

Amazing Animals! Homeschoolers do science experiments on Tuesday, February 23!

Kids’ Open Crafting

School Age Wednesday, February 17, 4-5 pm We supply craft materials — you supply imagination and creativity! Open crafting means bring your friends and create whatever you dream up!

Lego Club

Preschool and School Age Thursdays, February 18 & 25, 4-5 pm Join us for some creative building fun! We have lots of LEGOS for you to build with and books to give you ideas. Make new friends and work together to make amazing LEGO creations – buildings, vehicles, and whatever else you can dream up! No need to register. Build as much as you want and then leave when you are ready.

Rhythm & Rhyme: Sensory Storytime*

Preschool Saturday, February 20, 11 am-noon Sensory Storytime is an interactive and educational program that is especially designed for children with sensory integration challenges. It combines activities to stimulate the senses and promote learning. If your child has difficulty sitting through one of the library’s other storytimes, this inclusive program of stories, songs and activities may be a better fit for him or her. Please call (859) 962-4003 to register.

School Age Wednesday, February 24, 4-5 pm Animals do all sorts of amazing things! Join us for a look at some different cold-weather animal habits and adaptations. We’ll share stories, games, experiments, and a craft.


School Age Thursday, February 25, 7-8 pm Celebrate Mexico’s Flag Day, which was yesterday, with a fiesta! Share stories from Mexico, games, treats, and more!

Ninja Day @ The Library! Preschool & School Age Friday, February 26, 4:30-5:30 pm Kids come dressed up as a ninja to listen to sneaky ninja stories and play ninja games.

Happy Birthday, Clifford!

Ages 2-6 Friday, February 19, 4:30 pm Children ages 2-6 come and celebrate Clifford the Big Red Dog’s birthday! We will read books, make a craft to take home, and have some snacks to share.

Babes in Storyland Ages 0-2; Caregiver required Mondays, 10 am; Tuesdays, 9:30 & 10:30 am Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and social time! Limited to thefirst 15 babies in attendance; siblings welcome.

Rise N Shine Ages 2-5; Caregiver required Mondays, noon Enjoy stories, rhymes and an art activity. Limited to 40 children.

Bedtime Stories Ages 2-5; Caregiver required Tuesdays, 7 pm Wear your pajamas to a program with stories, puppets, singing and dancing.

Toddler Time Ages 2-3; Caregiver required Wednesdays, 10 & 11 am Enjoy stories, puppets, singing and dancing. Limited to 30 children.

Playart Ages 2-6; Caregiver required Wednesdays, 1:30 pm Enjoy stories, songs and a craft each week. Limited to 40 children.

Kindergarten, Here I Come! Ages 3-5 Thursdays, 10 & 11:30 am Get ready for kindergarten with this storytime! Limited 40 children.

Pizza Party!

School Age Thursday, February 18, 7-8 pm Beat the winter BLAHs with some silly stories and pizza! Bring your friends, share some fun!

Weekly Preschool Storytimes

The S.M.A.R.T. Program Celebrate Mexico’s Flag Day with a fiesta! Thursday, February 25, 7-8 pm.

Ages 2-5 Fridays, 10 & 11:30 am Have fun with Science, Math, Art, Reading and Technology in this program designed to build young brains! Limited to 30 children.


Covington Library 502 Scott Boulevard Covington, KY 41011 Phone: (859) 962-4060


Durr Branch Library 1992 Walton-Nicholson Road Independence, KY 41051 Phone: (859) 962-4030

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Erlanger Branch Library 401 Kenton Lands Road Erlanger, KY 41018 Phone: (859) 962-4000

www.kentonlibrary.org 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

In the Community Coders and Makers at Pique Gallery: Make Something, Anything Wednesdays, February 3 & 24, 6-7:30 pm Pique, a Covington art gallery and community space, will host an open studio night for artists and all those who like making things. Bring your sketchbook, craft or your favorite materials for making and spend a night in the studio with fellow creatives. Sewing machines, guidance and supplies will be available to those interested in learning, practicing, or working on sewing projects. Browse great books and materials from the Library, including ArtistWorks to help you build skills or find inspiration. Light snacks provided. Bring your sketchbook, craft or your favorite materials for making and spend a night in the studio with fellow creatives. Pique Gallery, Covington.

Books on Tap Thursday, February 4, 7 pm Braxton Brewery, 27 W. 7th St., Covington, KY 41011 A new social club for people that like a tasty brew with their book discussion. Books can be picked up at the Covington Library. New members always welcome! This month, we discuss “The Martian� by Andy Weir.

Trivia Night with a Librarian Wednesdays, 7 pm Join us for a Trivia Night with your local Librarian! The Erlanger Library will supply the questions and prizes while you enjoy food and drink at a family-friendly local restaurant. Come challenge your trivia knowledge. Each round has a different topic. A prize will be awarded to the team with the most points. Please call for more information (859) 962-4002.

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Kenton County Public Library February 2016 Calendar  

More the 200 educational, recreational and informational events free to those living in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky region from...

Kenton County Public Library February 2016 Calendar  

More the 200 educational, recreational and informational events free to those living in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky region from...

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