EVENTS GUIDE TO FREE PROGRAMS & EVENTS â€¢ MAR 2018
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March Mania Book Tournament @ the Library All Locations: Through Sat., March 31 Vote each week for round winner and to be entered to win a prize.
Dungeons & Dragons for Beginners COV: Thurs., Mar. 1 & 29, 6-8 pm
Dr. Seuss Wants You!
ERL: Thurs., Mar. 1, 6:30 -7:30 PM Enjoy complimentary snacks while viewing the opening of the The Center for Holocaust & Humanity Education Center’s Dr. Seuss Wants You! traveling exhibit. Exhibit will run through March 8th. Appropriate for grades 6 and older.
Family Movie Night: “Horton Hears a Who!”
ERL: Fri., Mar. 2, 6:30-8 pm Celebrate Read Across America Day and Dr. Seuss’ birthday!
Pegboard Art and Play
COV: Sat., Mar. 3 Sat., Mar. 31 Come create on the Library’s large pegboard displays. Supplies provided!
ERL: Sat., Mar. 3, 10 am-4 pm See Teens.
Magic! The Gathering COV: -Thurs., Mar. 8, 6-8 pm -Thurs., Mar. 22, 6-8 pm
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Six Seuss Activities
ERL: Sat., Mar. 3, 1-3 pm Enjoy stations with stories, crafts, treats and more ... all inspired by books written by Dr. Seuss. This is a fun event for all ages to celebrate an author who made great contributions to children’s literature.
Family Night @ the Library!
ERL: Mon., 7-8 pm 3/5: Games 3/12: Pokemon 3/19: Make crafts & decorations 3/26: Build with Keva Planks and more
Trivia Night with a Librarian
OFF SITE: Wed., Mar. 7, 7-9:30 pm Hosted this month at Garzelli’s Pub & Pizza, 3025 Dixie Hwy, Edgewood, KY 41017
Friends of KCPL Used Book Sale
ERL: Sun., Mar. 11Sat., Mar. 17 Items $4 or less. Sale closes 30 minutes prior to Library closing.
Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange
DURR: Mon., Mar. 12, 2-4 pm & Tues., Mar. 27, Noon-2 pm Reps from the Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange will help you sign up for health care through Kentucky’s health care exchange. Seen on a first-come, first-served basis.
Book Recommendations on Facebook
ONLINE: Fri., Mar. 16, 6-8 pm Comment on the post with an answer to our prompted questions and you’ll receive a recommendation within 30 minutes!
St. Patrick’s Day Line Dancing
ERL: Fri., Mar. 16, 7-8 pm Join us for dance instruction.
Erickson Academy of Irish Dance Performance! ERL: Sat., Mar. 17, 1-2 pm
Neuterville Express Comes to Covington: Low Cost Spay/Neuter Service for Cats*
COV: Tues., Mar. 20, Drop off: 6:30 am-7 am Reservations are required so please call O.A.R. directly at (513) 871-0185. Pick cats up on Wed., March 21. Please bring your cat in a secure carrier, cash or check for payment.
ERL: Wed., Mar. 21, 6:30-8 pm
A Hidden Gem: the Vent Haven Museum*
COV: Thurs., Mar. 22, 6:30-7:30 pm Lisa Sweasy, Curator of the Vent Haven Museum in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky, will speak about this one-of-a-kind museum and the history of ventriloquism. Attendees will have the opportunity to see and handle a real dummy.
Irish Music Concert with Nuada
DURR: Thurs., Mar. 22, 7-8 pm
Celtic Heritage Month Concert with the Cincinnati Harpers’ Robin COV: Sat., Mar. 24, 1-2 pm
How to Make Fest
ERL: Sat., Mar. 24, 1-4 pm Learn all about the new makerspace and the gadgets and hands-on tools you can use everyday! See the tech side to making with organizations like BB8 Builders, Cincinnati Library’s Makerspace, Happens Inc. Or check out the tech free side to making with organizations like Pones Inc., Quilting Guild, hand stamped jewelry and much more!
Pictures with the Easter Bunny!
DURR: Sat., Mar. 24, 1-3 pm Bring your camera to take photos with the Easter Bunny. Open to ages 12 and under.
Balloon Cars and Beyond
DURR: Sun., Mar. 25, 2-4 pm Bring the entire family for an afternoon of STREAM activities.
Star Trek Klingon Marathon
COV: Sat., Mar. 31, 11 am-4 pm
FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO REGISTER GO TO: KENTONLIBRARY.ORG
STREAM STEM Challenges
School Age Thurs., Mar. 1, 6-7:30 pm Get a bag of mystery supplies and try to complete challenges using the supplies in the bag.
School Age Fri., Mar. 2, 5-6 pm Learn all about coding by playing games, crafting, and more!
Windows What Now?*
Seniors Mon., Mar. 5, 2-4 pm Learn how to use Windows 10.
Meet your Equipment!
Everyone Wed., March 7, 14 & 21, 2-3 pm & 6-7 pm Meet the equipment the STREAM Center has to offer. If you can’t make the dates, feel free to make a one-on-one appointment with one of our staff. 3/7 - Poster Printer 3/14 - Screen Printing 3/21 - Accucut Machine
Sew What! Reusable Tote Bag*
Middle School & Up Wed., Mar. 7, 14, 21 & 28, 7-8 pm Sew What! is a chance for sewing beginners to get together, share ideas and learn a thing or two!
School Age Thurs., Mar. 8 & 22, 6:30-7:30 pm Imagine, design, create, innovate, and build with a different theme each month!
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Button Making for Seniors* Seniors Mon., Mar. 12, 2-4 pm Learn to use the Library’s button maker.
Homeschool Club: Bloxels!
Grades 3-8 Tues., Mar. 13, 1:30-2:30 pm Homeschool students in grades 3-8 discover how you can make your own video games with Bloxels.
STEM Wars: Crash Test*
School Age Tues., Mar. 13, 7-8 pm Pinewood Derby meets Egg Drop! Come put your skills to the test by building and crashing your own car. Last surviving egg gets a prize!
Create! Windowsill Pizza Garden!
School Age Thurs., Mar. 15, 6:30-7:30 pm Celebrate spring by creating and planting a windowsill pizza garden!
Wild Window Clings*
Seniors Mon., Mar. 19, 2-4 pm Come learn how to make window clings and other large stickers!
Adults Mon., Mar. 19, 6:30-8 pm Learn how to edit videos on your iPad or iPhone! Add music, text, transitions and more to make entertaining videos. Please bring your iPad or iPhone (if you have one), there will be a small amount provided at the class.
School Age Fri., Mar. 23, 5-6 pm Build whatever you can to match what the challenge card asks for.
STREAM Resource Mania* Senior Mon., Mar. 26, 2-4 pm Come learn all the services the STREAM Center has to offer!
Teen Homeschool Interactive: Bloxels*
Teens Tues., Mar. 27, Noon-1 pm Create your own video game worlds and characters with Bloxels! For beginner and intermediate users of Bloxels.
Make With Me
Family & All Ages Tues., Mar. 27, 5-7 pm Drop by with the whole family to create keepsakes together. Each project will offer varying levels of difficulty to accommodate crafters of all ages!
Egg Drop Challenge! School Age Thurs., Mar. 29, 6:30-7:30 pm
School Age Fri., Mar. 30, 5 -6 pm From Egg Drop experiments, bouncing Easter eggs, and egg catapults we will explore lots of Easter STEM.
School Age Fri., Mar. 16, 5-6 pm We will be using Legos or Knex to create our Stop Motion Animation creations.
Create! How to Make Your Own Video Game with Bloxels Adults & Teens
Sun., Mar. 18, between 1-3 pm
Learn to build your own video game using the gameboard and blocks. You can build the levels, heroes, and art to make your story come to life. Times are open to drop in and check out the technology in action.
All STREAM Center programs located at Erlanger Branch
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Free Stroke/Carotid Screenings*
ERL: Thurs., Mar. 1, 9 am-1 pm Registration is required via St. Elizabeth Scheduling. Please contact (859) 301-WELL (9355) to see if you qualify and to schedule an appointment.
Learn about cooking with spices!
Let’s Get Cooking! Featuring Colonel De Spices*
DURR: Thurs., Mar. 1,1-3 pm Stop in for a cooking class with recipes and tastings featuring Colonel De Spices!
English as a Second Language (ESL) Conversation Club
ERL: Thurs., Mar. 1 & 15, 2-3 pm This group is for English learners at all levels, but participants should have some English knowledge.
ERL: Thurs., Mar.1, 6:30-8 pm DURR: Mon., Mar. 5 & 19, 6:30-8:30 PM Share your work and give feedback in these writing groups for writers of all genres.
Tai Chi and Chai Tea
DURR: Fri., Mar. 2 & 16, 10:30-11:30 am Master Fahey, a 6th degree black belt, will teach an easy course in the gentle and lowimpact martial art of Tai Chi.
COV: Sat., Mar. 3, 17 & 31, 1-4 pm DURR: Mon., Mar. 12, 6-8:30 pm
DURR: Sat., Mar. 3, 10 am-4 pm Bring your crafting project to the Library. Come for an hour or pack a lunch and stay for the day.
Researching Your Female Ancestors*
ERL: Sat., Mar. 3, 1-5 pm A day of author visits and tips for writers. See Teens for details. 4 March 2018
Dungeons and Dragons
COV: Fri., Mar. 2, 1-3 pm Join us for a different film each week! 3/2: “Waking Ned Devine” 3/9: “Ondine” 3/6: “Hoosiers” 3/23: “In the Name of the Father” 3/30: “‘71”
Local History and Genealogy Department Tour
COV: Sun., Mar. 4, 1-2 pm & Thurs., Mar. 29, 10-11 am COV: -Mon., Mar. 5, 10-11 am & 6-7 pm Celebrate Womens History Month by learning tips and strategies for researching female ancestors.
Mah Jongg Madness
DURR: Mon., Mar. 5, 12, 19 & 26, 1-4 pm Play the game that’s popular all over the world. All skill levels are welcome! Games are played with the 2017 National Mah Jongg League cards and rules.
SCORE: Free Advice for Businesses and Entrepreneurs*
ERL: Tues. in Mar., 9 am-1:30 pm SCORE is an all-volunteer organization of experienced business people who provide free advice to entrepreneurs. You must register in advance to participate at www.greatercincinnatiscore.org.
All Programs and Events are FREE!
ERL: Tues. through April 17, 11 am-Noon Certified Fitness Instructor Holly will guide you through a weekly fun and effective low impact workout focusing on balance, flexibility, and movement using resistance bands. Bring your own weights.
Upgrade Your LinkedIn Profile*
ERL: Tues., Mar. 6-27, 6-8 pm Register for each session.
Periscope Tour: Riverside Drive Tour
ONLINE: Tues., Mar. 6,
3-4 pm We will explore Riverside Drive. View us online by tuning into @KentonLibrary on Periscope or at periscope.tv/ kentonlibrary.
Kenton County Diabetes Support Group
ERL: Tues., Mar. 6, 6:30-8 pm Join NKY Health Department for tips, resources and support.
Call Ahead for One-OnOne Genealogy Research Assistance*
DURR: Wed., Mar. 7, 9-11 am COV: Sat., Mar. 10 & 24, 10 am-Noon Call (859) 962-4070 to reserve a one-hour session to discuss resources and search strategies.
NKY Accountability Group
ERL: Wed. in Mar., 9:15-11:15 am Unemployed professional? Join other job seekers looking for work to get support and fresh ideas.
AARP Tax Aide
COV: Wed. in Mar., 9:30 am-12:30 pm AARP Tax Aide volunteers will be on site to help individuals with their tax returns. First come, first served, be sure to have your tax paperwork, ID and SS Card with you as well as any dependent information you may need.
First Time Computer Users*
COV: Wed., Mar. 7, 10 am-Noon
FamilySearch.org for Beginners*
DURR: Wed., Mar. 7, 11:30 am-12:30 pm COV: Tues., Mar. 27, 10-11 am & 6-7 pm Learn about this ever-growing collection of indexes and digitized records from around the globe in a one-hour beginners computer class.
Exploring the Internet* COV: Part 1: Thurs., Mar. 8, 10 am-Noon Part 2: Thurs., Mar. 15, 10 am-Noon
Stitchers Night Out
DURR: Thurs., Mar. 8, 5-8 pm Bring whatever you’re working on, and meet and mingle with local stitchers!
Small Business Breakfast*
COV: Fri., Mar. 9, 9-11 am Learn about resources and services for small businesses at the Covington Library. Light refreshments will be served.
ERL: Fri., Mar. 9, Matinee at 1 pm; evening at 6 pm A monthly series for the true film buff — see Judi Dench in “Victoria & Abdul!” PG-13.
Shabby Chic Spring Table Décor*
COV: Sat., Mar. 10, 10:30 am-Noon Learn about chalk-painting, distressing, and flower arranging. Create your own masterpiece and take it home with you. Supplies will be provided.
Women’s Self-Defense with Sensei Sarah
COV: Sat., Mar. 10, 1-3 pm Learn basic self-defense techniques with Sensei Sarah, a fifth degree black belt from the Master’s Martial Arts Academy. This class was designed by a woman for
women, and is appropriate for age 13 and over. You will learn skills including situational awareness and escape maneuvers.
Free Developmental Screening*
COV: Sat., Mar. 10, 2-4 pm Parents of babies and toddlers, do you have any concerns about your child’s speech, motor skills or problem-solving skills? Make an appointment to complete a simple developmental screen called the ASQ-3 that can serve as a referral for further evaluation by the First Steps program if needed.
Make It With Jackie: Greeting Cards*
DURR: Sun., Mar. 11, 2-4 pm
E-mail Creation and Access*
COV: Mon., Mar. 12, 9-11 am This is in preparation for the E-mail Use class on Wed., March 14 but others are welcome.
Learn to create beautiful shabby chic spring table decorations! Saturday, March 10
Genealogy and Local History Writers Club*
COV: Thurs., Mar. 8, 6-8 pm Join us for a monthly open session for writing your family story and favorite local history topics. We’ll help you set up your document, scan family photographs, edit your stories and more!
Create: DIY Jigsaw Puzzles*
ERL: Thurs., Mar. 8, 6:30-9 pm Create your own 63 piece jigsaw puzzle. Limited supplies. Please register every person. March 2018 5
Adult Events, continued Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange
COV: Part 1: Tues., Mar. 20, 10 am-Noon Part 2: Tues., Mar. 27, 10 am-Noon In this follow-up to the “Microsoft Word Part 1” class, you will learn how to make your documents more attractive and interesting by adding pictures, borders, watermarks, as well as other features. This is the second part of the class; you will need the first part to attend.
DURR: -Mon., Mar. 12, 2-4 pm -Mon., Mar. 26, Noon-2 pm Reps with the Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange will help you sign up for health care through Kentucky’s health care exchange.
ERL: Mon., Mar. 12 & 26, 7-8:30 pm Gathering at 6:45 pm for introductions with the meeting starting at 7 pm. Adults only please.
Job Searching and the Internet*
COV: Tues., Mar. 13, 10 am-Noon In this class we will prepare you to find a job by using the Internet.
TIL Local History and Genealogy: What to Know Before Hiring a Professional Genealogist
ONLINE: Tues., Mar. 13, 3-4 pm View this discussion online by tuning into @KentonLibrary on Periscope (available on your smartphone or tablet), or at periscope.tv/kentonlibrary.
Covington Bad Art Club*
COV: Tues., Mar. 13, 6:30-7:30 pm Like Local History? Like Art? Can’t paint like Duveneck? Perfect! Come to the Covington Bad Art Club. You’ll create your own art masterpiece based on a photograph from Faces and Places while learning more about the photo subjects significance to Northern Kentucky history..
Create! Painting Ceramics* ERL: Tues., Mar. 13, 6:30-7:30 pm 6
Have fun with painting and local history at the Covington Bad Art Club, Tuesday, March 13. E-mail Use*
COV: Wed., Mar. 14, 10 am-Noon Learn about formatting, sending, and opening e-mails, adding attachments, setting up folders, and more tips for e-mail.
Lunch & Learn* • Fly Women*
ERL: Wed., Mar. 14, Noon-1 pm Join Marty from the Aviation Museum of Kentucky as he talks about the women in the Kentucky Aviation Hall of Fame, along with other notable women pilots.
• Ludlow Lagoon*
Resume Writing Workshop
COV: Wed., Mar. 14, 4:30-7 pm Put your best image forward and learn about opportunities with trade and community colleges.
Walk Aerobics for Seniors
DURR: Wed., Mar. 14, 7-8 pm Stop in for a senior-focused walk aerobics class!
3G2: Glitter, Glue, and Genealogy, TOO!: DIY Genealogy and Local History Buttons
ONLINE: Tues., Mar. 20, 3-4 pm Learn how to use the button maker to create local history and genealogy buttons. View us online by tuning into @ KentonLibrary on Periscope (available on your smartphone or tablet), or at periscope.tv/ kentonlibrary.
Keep On Spinning! The Vinyl Record Club
DURR: Tues., Mar. 20, 7-8 pm
“Lady Bird” (R) Adult Coloring and a Movie! DURR: Thurs., Mar. 15, 7-8:30 pm
COV: Part 1: Wed., March 21, 10 am-Noon Part 2: Wed., March 28, 10 am-Noon
Call ahead for One-OnOne Irish Genealogy Research Assistance
Using Reference USA for Business Research and Job Search*
ERL: Sat., Mar. 31, Noon-1 pm Ludlow Lagoon was one of COV: Sat., Mar. 17, the Midwest’s most exciting 10 am-Noon amusement parks around the turn of the 20th century. Discover the stories behind the park through historic photographs, historian anecdotes, and newspaper head lines.
COV: Wed., March 21,1-2 pm
Create! Paper Dahlia Wreaths*
ERL: Wed., Mar. 21, 2-3 pm
BOOK DISCUSSIONS The Film Snobs: “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
DURR: Wed., Mar. 21, 6:30-8:30 pm The Film Snobs is a monthly group dedicated to watching, analyzing, and discussing film.
COV: Basic: Thurs., Mar. 22, 10 am-Noon Intermediate: Thurs., March 29, 10 am-Noon
Erlanger Test Kitchen: Contemporary Irish Food ERL: Thurs., Mar. 22, 7 pm
Relatives Raising Children
ERL: Fri., Mar. 23, Noon-1 pm If you are one of the thousands in the state raising a relative’s child/children, you are not alone! Emotional support as well as information on available resources and parenting tips is available at the monthly support group luncheons. This program is a collaborative effort with the Kenton County Cooperative Extension Service and the Family Resource Centers in Kenton County. Free child care is available upon request.
Buying a House 101
COV: Tues., Mar. 27, 7-8:30 pm
Classic Movie Matinee
ERL: Wed., Mar. 28, 1-3 pm Watch 007 in “Goldfinger” 1964. PG
Dance Fit Silver
DURR: Wed., Mar. 28, 7-8 pm Join instructor Jean Henry for a low-impact class where you’ll dance and exercise to the oldies and current hits!
Local History and Genealogy Department Tour COV: Thurs., Mar. 29, 10-11 am
Paint & Take Serving Trays!*
DURR: Thurs., Mar. 29, 6-8 pm Painting a scalloped edged wooden serving trays. Each participant will receive one wooden serving tray and the supplies to paint it!
Call Ahead for One-onOne Property Research Assistance*
COV: Sat., Mar. 31, 10 am-Noon Sign-up for a one-on-one appointment and receive help getting you started researching your property. Please call (859) 962-4070 to reserve a one-hour appointment.
The Ludlow Lagoon, Now and Then
ERL: Sat., Mar. 31, 10:30 am-Noon Andy Corn of the Ludlow Historic Society will discuss the well-known former amusement park. Corn will also display a digital 3-D model of the park. Co-sponsored by the Kenton County Historical Society.
ALL PROGRAMS ARE FREE!
COV: Tues., Mar. 6, 6:30-7:30 pm Discuss “Furiously Happy” by Jenny Lawson DURR: Tues., Mar. 6, 7-8:30 pm “The Dressmaker” by Rosalie Ham ERL: Wed., Mar. 7, 7-8 pm Discuss Michael Chabon’s “The Yiddish Policemen’s Union!” DURR: Sat., Mar. 10, 5-6 pm “The Paying Guests” by Sarah Waters DURR: Tues., Mar. 20, 7-8:30 pm “Belgravia” by Julian Fellows
Movie vs. Book
DURR: Sun., Mar. 4, 2-4:30 pm Watch “The Dressmaker” and come back on Tues., March 6 for the book discussion.
Watch the movie “The Dressmaker” on Sunday, March 4. Come back to discuss the book on March 6!
Books On Tap
OFF SITE: Wed., Mar. 28, 7-8:30 pm A new social club for people who like a tasty brew with their book discussion! This month’s selection is “A Wrinkle in Time” by Madeleine L’Engle. Discussion is held at Braxton Brewing Company. 27 W 7th St, Covington, KY 41011
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TEENS Easy Braids and Updos
DURR: Thurs., Mar. 1, 6-8 pm Learn some easy but still pretty styles for any hair length and/ or texture.
Dr. Seuss Wants You!
ERL: Thurs., Mar. 1, 6:30-7:30 pm Enjoy snacks while viewing the opening of the The Center for Holocaust & Humanity Education Center’s Dr. Seuss Wants You! traveling exhibit. Exhibit will run through March 8.
ERL: Sat., Mar. 3, 1-5 pm Join us for author panels and book signings. Writing Workshop from 1-2 pm. Must register for the workshop in advance. Exclusive event shirts will be free for the first 20 people, and swag bags supplies are limited.
Casual Dungeons and Dragons
*Register at KENTONLIBRARY.ORG or (859) 962-4000
COV: Tues., Mar. 6 & 20, 6-8 pm
COV: Thurs., Mar. 8, 4-5:30 pm Learn how to make tasty meals in a mug from scratch!
DURR: Fri., Mar. 9, 6-8 pm ERL: Mon., Mar. 12, 5:30-7 pm COV: Tues., Mar. 20, 6-8 pm Meet up with other anime fans for shows, snacks, and fun!
Shabby Chic Spring Table Décor* COV: Sat., Mar. 10, 10:30 am-Noon See Adults.
Women’s Self-Defense with Sensei Sarah
COV: Sat., Mar. 3, 17 & 31, 1-4 pm D&D Game Night -5th Edition
COV: Sat., Mar. 10, 1-3 pm See Adults.
COV: Tues., Mar. 13, 5-7 pm
ERL: Mon. & Wed., 4-5 pm Join us after school with your friends while playing video games, board games, coloring, and eating snacks!
ERL: Mon., Mar. 5, 5:30-6:30 pm Learn tips and tricks from your local teen cosplayers.
Decorate a Mug
COV: Tues., Mar. 6, 4:30-6 pm Decorate a mug in preparation for our meal in a mug program on March 8. 8
Library Teen Café
DURR: Tues., March 13, 6-8 pm
Resume Writing Workshop
COV: Wed., Mar. 14, 4:30-7 pm
COV: Thurs., Mar. 15, 4-5 pm
Book Recommendations on Facebook! ONLINE: Fri., March 16, 6-8 pm
Join us for the NK-YA Fest, including author panels, book signings and writing workshop! Create! How to Make Your Own Video Game with Bloxels
ERL: Sun., Mar. 18, between 1-3 PM See STREAM.
Matinée + Café
COV: Sun., Mar. 18, 1:30 -3:30 pm
Manicures and Nail Art
DURR: Mon., Mar. 19, 6-8 pm Learn new manicure methods and play with lots of nail polish and manicure tools!
Book Blathers Book Club*
COV: Wed., Mar. 21, 11:30 am-12:30 pm Pick up your copy of “Shadow and Bone” by Leigh Bardugo at the Reference Desk.
Create! No Sew Pop-Tart Pillow* ERL: Wed., Mar. 21, 5-6 pm
Taste Test Challenge
COV: Thurs., March 22, 4-5 pm Cookies, soda and other snacks…put your tastebuds to the challenge!
ERL: Wed., March 28, 5:30-6:30 pm Watch videos and make crafts for fans of: Pusheen, Nyan Cat, Keyboard Cat, Lil Bub and Grumpy Cat.
Makeup Tips and Tricks
DURR: Thurs., March 29, 7-8:30 pm Get yourself glam or learn some simple everyday looks.
KIDS Playart with Baker Hunt
Ages 3-6 OFF SITE: Fri., Mar. 2, 10-11 am Join Miss Lauren at The Baker Hunt Cultural Center, 620 Greenup St., Covington, KY 41011, for a storytime with art!
Six Seuss Activities
ERL: Sat., Mar. 3, 1-3 pm See Everyone.
Preschool & School Age COV: Sun., Mar. 4, 2-3 pm DURR: Tues., Mar. 6, 13, 20 & 27, 5:30 -6:45 pm ERL: Sun., Mar. 18, 2-4 pm Children will gain reading confidence by reading aloud to a real therapy dog. These gentle dogs will sit patiently and listen while your child works on their literacy skills.
Ages 3-12 ERL: Mon., 4:30-6 pm Children are invited to read with one of our volunteers to listen to stories or practice reading skills. Pizza provided. Earn a new paperback book when you attend 3 times.
*Register at KENTONLIBRARY.ORG or (859) 962-4000
Homeschooler’s Club: Service Learning Project @ Regency Manor*
School Age OFF SITE: Wed., Mar. 7, 10:30-11:30 am Take a field trip as a service learning project to Regency Manor, a local assisted living and nursing care facility. On this initial visit, we’ll pair seniors up with the children for conversation, crafts and games. Meet at Regency Manor, 11725 Madison Pike, Independence, KY 41051
School Age & Tweens ERL: Wed., 7-8 pm 3/7: Creative Crafty Coding 3/14: Pi Day Party! 3/28: Glitter Slime
School Age ERL: Thurs., Mar. 8, 5:30-6:30 pm We offer support, a listening ear, and fun activities for children who are experiencing the stress of incarcerated parents/ relatives. Sometimes having friends who know what you are going through can make all the difference! Call (859) 962-4147 with questions or for information.
Make & Take Movies
School Age COV: Thurs., Mar. 8, 15 & 22, 6-7:30 pm Join us for a movie and a make and take project each week! 3/8: “Boss Baby” 3/15: “Wonder” 3/22: “Coco”
Spanish-English Storytime: We Love Books! La Hora del Cuento en EspañolInglés: “Nos encantan los Libros” Preschool & School Age ERL: Fri., Mar. 9, 5-6 pm Let’s read about books, and then make your own book with our book binder in the new STREAM Center! Leeremos acerca de los Libros en Inglés y Español y haremos nuestro propio libro con el encuadernador ubicado en el nuevo Centro STREAM (Ciencia, Tecnología, Lectura, Ingeniería, Artes y Matemáticas).
Homeschoolers take a field trip to a local assisted living and nursing care facility this month.
COV: Mon., Mar. 5, 12, 19 & 26, 4-5 pm Your imagination is the limit to what you can build with our LEGOs, Magnetiles, Squigz and more!
Gobs of Goo!
School Age COV: Tues., Mar. 6 & 20, 7-8 pm Make fantastically gooey mixtures while learning about the scientific process. Limited to the first 25 children.
Kids Events, continued Library Playgroup
Ages birth to 4 COV: Sat., Mar. 10, 10 am-Noon Meet up with area parents while the children play! The Library provides sensory friendly toys and books, and snacks. Siblings welcome.
Ages 7-12 DURR: Sat., Mar. 10, 1:30-2:30 pm Creative Corner is an art based program that helps kids express their creativity while learning the fundamentals of drawing, painting, and other art mediums.
Free Developmental Screening
COV: Sat., March 10, 2-4 pm See Adults.
COV: - Tues., Mar. 13, 10-10:45 am (age 3-5/preschool) - Tues., Mar. 13, 11-11:45 am (age 2/toddlers) Come for stories and songs with Miss Amy and her ukulele followed by early learning stations to promote key early literacy, science and math skills, and kindergarten readiness.
Sensory Open Play!
Toddlers-School Age DURR: - Wed., Mar. 14, 21, 28, 10 am-2 pm - Sun., Mar. 18, 2-4 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.
Small Talk: A Book Club for Homeschoolers*
School Age COV: Wed., Mar. 14, 10:30 am-Noon This month’s selection is the children’s classic, “The Trumpet of the Swan,” by E.B. White. Discussion, activities, and refreshments included.
Play and Learn Group
Ages birth to 5 COV: Wed., Mar. 14 & 28, 9:30-11 am Children who are not enrolled in preschool will have a chance to interact with other children while learning and exploring through play. Register at firstname.lastname@example.org or (859) 547-5092.
School Age DURR: Wed., Mar. 14, 28, 4-5:30 pm Join our open play chess group. Some previous knowledge of chess is helpful.
St. Patrick’s Day Party
Preschool & School Age COV: Fri., Mar. 16, 4-5 pm
Help us plant flowers and vegetables! Friday, March 30 4-5 pm
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School Age COV: Sat., Mar. 17, 11 am-Noon Join us for an Irish themed Cook-A-Book!
Homespun: Her Story*
Homeschoolers School Age COV: Wed., Mar. 21, 10:30 am-Noon March is National Women’s History Month. Join us as we learn about some extraordinary women who helped shape history.
For ages 2-5 with a caregiver DURR: Wed., Mar. 21, 7-8 pm Join us for a pajama party with stories, snacks, and more.
Create and Play Drop-In Day!
Preschool ERL: Thurs., Mar. 22, 6-8 pm Crafts, art projects, Play-doh, toys and games!
ERL: Sun., Mar. 25, 1:30-3 pm Hop into the Library for some Easter fun! - Easter Bunny in the lobby, 1:30-2:30 pm - Easter crafts in the Children’s Activity Room, 1:30-3 pm - Tiny Tots Egg Hunt, for ages 1-5 only, 2:45 pm - Egg Carton Gardens, for ages 6-12 only, 2:45 pm
STORYTIMES FOR AGES 0-6; Length of program may vary. Baby Music and Rhyme Wiggletime Ages 0-24 months; Caregiver required ERL: Mon.,10 am; Tues., 9:30 & 10:30 am COV: Thurs.,10am DURR: Thurs., 7 pm; Fri., 9:30 & 10:30 am
Family Storytime Ages 0-6; Caregiver required COV: Wed., 7 pm
Age 2; Caregiver required COV: Tues., 11 am ERL: Wed., 10 & 11 am
Rise and Shine
Preschool Storytime Ages 3-5; Caregiver required COV: Tues., 10 am
Music, Motion and Stories with Joel the Singing Librarian Ages 3-5: Caregiver required DURR: Tues., 10:30 am
Ages 3-6; Caregiver required ERL: Wed., 1:30 pm DURR: Thurs., 10:30 am & 2 pm
Blast Off to Kindergarten
School Age ERL: Tues., Mar. 27, 1:30-2:30 pm
Ages 2-5; Caregiver required COV: Wed., 11 am ERL: Mon., 11 am
Ages 3-5 ERL: Thurs., 10 & 11:30 am Stories, activities, crafts and skills to help prepare children for kindergarten.
The S.M.A.R.T. Program
Homeschool Club: What are you reading for fun?
COV: Friday, Mar. 30, 4-5 pm Come help us plant flowers and vegetables in our reading garden!
SHARE YOUR EXPERIENCES WITH US! www.KentonLibrary.org
Ages 2-6; Caregiver required ERL: Tues., 7 pm Pajamas, slippers, and teddy bears welcome! Ages 3-5; Caregiver required DURR: Mon., 10:30 am & 7 pm Sing, dance, and listen to stories as you learn about rainbow colored animals.
Ages 3-6 ERL: Fri., 10 am & 11:30 am Children will have fun with Science, Math, Art, Reading and Technology.
All three branches: (859) 962-4000
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Durr Branch Library
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1992 Walton-Nicholson Road Independence, KY 41051
Erlanger Branch Library 401 Kenton Lands Road Erlanger, KY 41018
M-Th: 9 am - 9 pm Fri*: 9 am - 9 pm Sat**: 10 am - 5 pm Sun: 1- 5 pm * The Covington Library closes at 6 pm on Friday ** Erlanger open until 6 pm on Saturday
Stream Center now open Sewing machine, 3D
printers, poster printer, laser cutter/engraver, 3D doodler, button
makerâ€Śthese are just
a few of the items now available to use at the
STREAM Center located at the Erlanger Branch. For more information
on the STREAM Center, including items available, classes and/or
to schedule a time on equipment, visit
Published on Feb 13, 2018
Published on Feb 13, 2018
heck out the some of the hundreds of free programs and events taking place this January. Computer classes, storytimes, history programs...an...