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2018 SUMMER READING CLUB June 1-August 31

Kick off the Kenton County Public Library’s Summer Reading Club on Saturday, June 2! Grow Together at all three locations. See for details. • COV: Sat., Jun. 2, Noon-4 pm

Kick off summer reading with Magician Presto Paul, the Tim Watson Trio, a local history-inspired craft, face painters, balloon artists, carnival games, a showing of “Toy Story” and free Snappy Tomato Pizza! See website for schedule.

• DURR: Sat., Jun. 2, 12:30-2:30 pm

Kick off summer reading with Bones of Cincinnatus (Trombone Group), face painting and games by Cincinnati Circus and free Snappy Tomato Pizza.

• ERL: Sat., Jun. 2, 1-3 pm

Kick off summer reading with the Discovery Dome Planetarium from the Lexington Living Arts and Science Center, a bounce house, creating fabric wall hangings, face painting, tattoos, scratch art, coloring pages, a photo board, tech toy time in the STREAM Center, a prize walk (like a cake walk), bubbles and free Snappy Tomato Pizza. See website for schedule.

Sponsored by the Kenton County Library Foundation.


Summer Reading Club Guidelines

CHILDREN (Ages 2-12) • Pick up a book log at the Library or register at and start reading or listening to books. • After 5 books or 2.5 hours of reading, return the log to the Library or enter online to receive a book prize. • After 10 books or 5 hours of reading, return the log or enter online to receive a T-shirt designed by illustrator Becca Stadtlander OR a drawstring backpack (while supplies last) and a raffle ticket to win a grand prize: your choice of an art, sport or technology basket.

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TEENS (Grades 6-12)

• Read or listen to any book or magazine or attend any program to enter. • Enter at or by visiting a branch. • One winner per branch will be drawn every week for prizes.


• Read or listen to books, audio books, e-books and periodicals to enter. • Enter at or by visiting a branch. • Prizes awarded bi-weekly.


*Register at KENTONLIBRARY.ORG or (859) 962-4000

Lunch @ the Library!

• DURR: Fri., Jun. 8 Jul. 27, Noon-1 pm Sponsored by the Kenton County School District. Youth 18 and under eat free! • ERL: Mon.-Fri., Jun. 4 Jul. 27, 11:30 am-1 pm Sponsored by the Erlanger/ Elsmere School District. Youth 18 and under eat free! • COV: Mon.- Fri., Jun. 11Jul. 27, 12:30-1 pm Sponsored by the Covington Public School District. Youth 18 and under eat free! 

Family Movie Night

ERL: Fri., 6:30-9 pm 6/1: “Peter Rabbit” 7/6: “A Wrinkle in Time” 8/3: “Sherlock Gnomes”

Discovery Dome Planetarium “Earth, Moon, Sun”*

ERL: Sat., Jun. 2, 1-1:30 pm, 1:45-2:15 pm, 2:30- 3 pm, 3:15- 3:45 pm Enjoy the show in the inflatable Discovery Dome Planetarium, presented by the Lexington Living Arts and Science Center.

Grow Together

COV: Mon., Jun. 4 Fri., Jul. 27 Stop by the Covington Children’s department to see what we are growing. It could be something cool or really gross!


Historic Walking Tour of the Mutter Gottes Neighborhood

COV: Wed., Jun.-Aug.,10 am; Mon., Jun. 18, Jul. 16 & Aug. 20, 6:30 pm Comfortable walking shoes are encouraged. Tours start in the Local History and Genealogy Department. No tour on 7/4.

Depot Days!

Come to the Erlanger Depot Park and celebrate! OFF SITE: Tues. & Thurs., 10:30 am-Noon 6/5: Local Super Heroes 6/7: Comic Super Heroes 6/12: Animals 6/14: Animals 6/19: Soils Dirt and Mud 6/21: Plants 6/26: Summer Games 6/28: Geology 7/3: Happy Birthday America! 7/5: Mobile Milking Classroom 7/10: Outdoor Cooking 7/12: Astronomy 7/17: Ocean 7/19: Water Play 7/24: Music 7/26: Picnic Lunch provided free by staff of Erlanger/Elsmere Schools for those under 18, at nominal cost for adults. Co-hosted by the City of Erlanger and the Erlanger Depot Museum. See website for details.

Trivia Night with a Librarian

OFFSITE: Wed., Jun. 6, Jul 11, Aug. 1, 7 pm See website for details.

Covington Rocks! Rock Painting Party

COV: Sat., Jun. 9, 10:30 am-12:30 pm

Madcap Puppets “Rumpelstiltskin”

DURR: Sat., Jun. 9, 11-11:45 am A musical adaptation of the popular fairy tale.

Purrfect Day

ERL: Sat., Jun. 9, 11 am-5 pm Enjoy cat crafts. Adopt a kitty in need.

Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange

DURR: Mon., Jun. 11, Jul. 9, Aug. 13, 2-4 pm; Tues., Jun. 26, Jul. 24, Aug. 28, Noon-2 pm Sign up for health care through Kentucky’s health care exchange. No registration required, but patrons will be seen on a first-come, firstserved basis.

Magic: The Gathering

COV: Thurs., Jun. 14, Jul. 5, 12 & 26, 6-8 pm New and veteran players welcome.

The Faux Frenchmen in Concert

COV: Sat., Jun.16, 1-2 pm

Family Art Play

COV: Sat., Jun. 16, 2-3 pm For families with children ages 4-10: Join art educator Elizabeth HardinKlink for messy, fun and creative art play!   

Movies in the Park

OFF SITE: Sat., 9-11 pm 6/16: “Paddington 2” 7/14: “Coco” 8/18: “Lego Ninjago” Films shown at the Independence Amphitheater located behind the Senior Center at 2001 Jackwoods

Pkwy, Independence, KY 41051. Backup location is the William E. Durr Library. Co-hosted by the City of Independence.

Star-Spangled Stories with the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra! ERL: Sun., Jun. 17, 2-3 pm Take a musical journey through American history with a string quartet from the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra!

Meet the Illustrator!

ERL: Mon., Jun. 18, 6-7 pm Meet Becca Stadtlander, the illustrator of the Summer Reading Club art. Becca will be here to sign copies of her books, as well as your SRC prize tee shirts and backpacks. Becca’s books will be available for purchase, courtesy of Blue Marble Bookstore.   

Family Yoga Night @ the Library!

ERL: Mon., Jun. 18 & 25, 7-8 pm

Low Cost Spay/Neuter Service for Cats*

COV: Tues., Jun. 19, Jul. 17, Aug. 21, 6:30-7 am 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 between 6:30-7am on Tuesday and pick them up on Wednesday. Please bring your cat in a secure carrier, cash or check for payment (O.A.R. will confirm the cost at the time of reservation), and proof of a rabies vaccine if your cat is up-to-date. Summer 2018 3

Everyone Events, continued Third Tuesday Nature Series

Frisch Marionettes Puppets Kapow!

OFF SITE: Tues., 6:30-8 pm 6/19: WAVE on Wheels — Tri-State Treasures 7/17: WAVE on Wheels — Snakes 8/21: Wonderful World of Water Join us at Lincoln Ridge Park Shelter House 3 in Independence for a fun series of nature-themed programs!

DURR: Sat., Jul. 14, 11-11:45 am Puppets Kapow! is a lively upbeat show featuring hand puppets, trick marionettes PLUS a blacklight underwater scene and a shadow puppet telling of “The Ugly Duckling.”

ERL: Wed., Jun. 20, Jul. 18, Aug. 15, 6:30-8 pm

COV: Sat., Jun. 23, Jul. 28, Aug. 25, 11 am-Noon Join us at the market for a kidfriendly library program.

Mon., Jul. 16 DURR: 11 am-Noon COV: 2-3 pm ERL: 6:30-8:30 pm Join us as Animal Tales presents a variety of exotic wildlife from all over the globe that will demonstrate their unique vocal abilities.

Mr. Cowpie’s Party Animals

Craft for Local Pet Shelters

Wild Wednesdays! Bingo!

Covington Farmers Market

DURR: Sat., Jun. 23, 11 am-12:30 pm Laugh and sing along to the music of Mr. Cowpie then visit his traveling petting zoo.

Library Live

ERL: Sat., Jun. 23 & Jul. 14, 2-3 pm 6/23: Gentleman of Swing Join us for big band music. 7/14: The Ben Levin Trio – Listen to sweet old blues from this local 18-year-old and crew.

Family Craft Night @ the Library: 4th of July Crafts ERL: Mon., Jul. 2, 7-8 pm

Let’s Get Cooking! Featuring The Colonel’s Creamery*

DURR: Thurs., Jul. 5, 1-3 pm

Pokemon Tournament Night @ the Library

School Age & Tweens ERL: Mon., Jul. 9, 7-8 pm Calling Pokemon Trainers to bring their cards and DS to battle other trainers. Prizes awarded. 4 Summer 2018

Animal Tales Presents “Born to Be Wild”

ERL: Sat., Jul. 21, 11 am-4 pm Stop in anytime. We will provide the supplies to create numerous crafts that will be donated to local pet shelters.

Family Fun Night: Outdoor Fun!

ERL: Mon., Jul. 23, 7-8 pm Join us, weather-permitting, for fun outside making sidewalk chalk art, playing with bubbles and playing outdoor games.

Book Recommendations on Facebook!

ONLINE: Wed., Jul. 25, 6-8 pm Join BookUs committee members Jessica and Kat on Facebook! In order to get a reommendation, comment on our Facebook post with an answer to our prompted questions. You’ll receive a recommendation within 30 minutes!

Slip and Slide!

DURR: Fri., Jul. 27, 1-3 pm Beat the heat at the Library with a giant slip and slide. Bring your swimsuit because you will get wet!

Gone to the Dogs Day

ERL: Sat., Aug. 18, 10 am-4 pm Adopt a dog in need of a loving home. There will be crafts for the kids too.  

More Stars, More Trek: Star Trek Marathon

COV: Sat., Aug. 25, 11 am-4 pm

My Muses Art Show

ERL: Sun., Aug. 26, 2-3:30 pm Opening reception for Emily Mason’s My Muses Art Show. Join us to meet the artist, enjoy snacks, and peruse a series of art that inspires. Original works feature people like Frida Kahlo and Sir Paul McCartney, created in Emily’s impressionistic style.   

Gum Drop Structures*

DURR: Wed., Aug. 29, 6-8 pm Bring the entire family for an evening of STREAM activities.

Don’t miss Animal Tales Presents “Born to Be Wild,” Monday, July 16 at all three branches!


All STREAM Center programs located at Erlanger Branch. ADULTS ONLY UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED.

*Register at KENTONLIBRARY.ORG or (859) 962-4000 3D Printing Galore*

Mon., Jul. 2, 2-4 pm Not sure what all the fuss is about? Come learn what the 3D printer can do for you!

Learn all about drones on Monday, July 9, 2-4 pm.

Is a Drone for Me?*

Mon., Jul. 9, 2-4 pm Learn about and see the Library’s drone.

Dungeons and Dragons Accessory Party*

Coding Club

School Age Fri., Jun. 1, Jul. 6, Aug. 3, 5-6 pm Learn all about coding by playing games, crafting and more!


Mon., Jun. 4, 2-4 pm Come learn how to model items on the computer to 3D print them using SketchUp!

Sew What!

Middle School & Up Wed., 7-8:30 pm Sew What! is a chance for sewing beginners to get together. Each month features a different project. Jun.: Coasters Jul.: Cord Keeper Aug.: Infinity Scarf

Mindstorm Boost Club

Ages 7-14 Thurs. in Jun., 1-2 pm Create with our Mindstorm and Boost kits. Funded by a grant from the Association of Library Service to Children and the Dollar General Literacy Fund.

Maker Camp!

Ages 7 & Older See what you can make! 6/7: Catapults 6/14: Rube Goldberg Contraptions 6/21: Rug Weaving 6/28: Irrigation System 7/5: Print Making 7/12: Build a Tiny House 7/19: Playdough Test 7/26: Circuits, Circuits, and more Circuits! 8/2: Balloon Hovercraft 8/9: Paper Roller Coaster

Wood Burning for Beginners*

Mon., Jun. 11, 2-4 pm Learn the basic skills to start your wood burning hobby!

STEM Wars: Float Your Boat*

School Age Tues., Jun. 12, 7-8 pm Put your engineering skills to the test and see who can build the brawniest boat! The design that supports the most weight without sinking gets a prize!

Goodreads vs. NoveList*

Mon., Jun. 18, 2-4 pm Trouble keeping track of all the books you read? Get help using Goodreads or NoveList!

What Is the Cloud?*

Tues., Jul. 10 & Aug. 14, 6-7 pm Learn how you can use the STREAM Center to make D&D accessories!

What Good Is Google?* Mon., Jul. 16, 2-4 pm

Book Binding Bonanza*

Mon., Jun. 25, 2-4 pm Not sure what the cloud is all about? We’ll show you everything you need to know!

Mon., Jul. 23, 2-4 pm Want to turn some spare pages into a book? We’ll show you how!

Make With Me

Origami Social*

Tues., Jun. 26, Jul. 31, 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!

Toddler & Preschool STREAM Time!

• Toddler Sat., Jun. 30; Tues., Jul. 31 & Aug. 21, 10-10:30 am • Preschool Sat., Jun. 30; Tues., July 31 & Aug. 21, 11-11:45 am Join us for this special storytime that will give your little one an opportunity to enjoy our Makerspace!

Mon., Jul. 30, 2-4 pm Try your hand at origami! Snacks will be served.

Vinyl for Beginners*

Mon., Aug. 6, 2-4 pm Learn how to make vinyl decals and window clings.

Paper Crafting Galore* Mon., Aug. 13, 2-4 pm Make paper crafts in the STREAM Center!

Intro to Windows 10* Mon., Aug. 20, 2-4 pm

Make Fall Buttons*

Mon., Aug. 27, 2-4 pm

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*Register KENTONLIBRARY.ORG (859) 962-4000 *Registration required. Go online orat call 962-4071 for adult and teen or programs, 962-4077 for children’s.

Parent Taxi Contest

DURR: Fri., Jun. 1-Fri., Aug. 31 Hey parents! Enter to win a gas card each time you bring a teen to a Library program.

Tai Chi and Chai Tea

Seniors DURR: Fri., Jun. 1 & 15, Jul. 6 & 20, Aug. 3 & 17, 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. Enjoy Chai Tea! Attendance limited to 35 participants.

SCORE: Free Advice for Businesses and Entrepreneurs*

ERL: Tues., 9 am-1:30 pm This all-volunteer organization of experienced business people provide free advice to entrepreneurs.

Kenton County Diabetes Support Group

ERL: Tues., Jun. 5, Jul. 3 & Aug. 7, 6:30-8 pm Join the Northern Kentucky Health Department for tips, resources and support.

NKY Accountability Periscope: Tour of Group Covington Neighborhoods ERL: Wed., 9:15-11:15 am

ONLINE: Tues., Jun. 5, Jul. 3, & Aug. 7, 3 pm We’ll explore a different neighborhood of Covington each month.   6/5: Licking Riverside  7/3: Lewisburg  8/7: Mainstrasse  View us online by tuning into @KentonLibrary on Periscope (available on your smartphone or tablet), or at kentonlibrary 

Join other job seekers to get support and fresh ideas.

7/18: “Wonders of the Universe, presented by Brian Cox” 7/25: “Contact” 8/1: “Roving Mars/IMAX Hubble” 8/8: “The Right Stuff” 8/22: “Space Cowboys” 8/29: “Close Encounters of the Third Kind”

Performance Skills for the Workplace*

DURR: Mon., 1-4 pm All skill levels are welcome!

ERL: Wed., 1-3 pm • 6/6 & 7/25: “Soft Skill 1 - Communicating Effectively”* – Learn to communicate with coworkers and resolve conflict in the workplace. • 6/13 & 8/1: “Soft Skill 2 – Conveying Professionalism”* – Learn how to demonstrate that you want to be there and succeed. • 6/20, 7/18 & 8/8: “Introduction to the Critical Soft Skills”* – Learn skills for the workplace. • 6/27 & 8/15: “Soft Skill 3 – Promoting Teamwork and Collaboration”* • 7/11: “Soft Skill 4 – Thinking Critically and Solving Problems” Anyone can take just one class, but the five-class series is required to receive the Kentucky Essential Skills Certificate.

Walk Aerobics for Seniors

Let’s Get Cooking!*

Discovery Dome Planetarium “Earth, Moon, Sun”*

ERL: Sat., Jun. 2, 1 pm, 2:30 pm & 3:15 pm See For Everyone.

Matinee Wednesday

COV: Wed., 1-3:30 pm 6/6: “The Farthest - Voyager in Space” 6/13: “Apollo 13” 6/20: “A Year in Space” 6/27: “Hidden Figures” 7/11: “Journey to Space/The Invisible Universe Revealed”

Creative Camera Club Opening Reception

ERL: Sun., Jun. 3, 2-3:30 pm Refreshments provided. Show runs through August 19.

LGBT Film Fest

COV: Sun. in Jun., 2-4 pm Celebrate pride month with our LGBT film series.  

Mah Jongg Madness

DURR: Mon., 2-2:30 pm Limited to first 20 participants.

Writer’s Group: Independence Inklings

DURR: Mon., Jun. 4 & 18, Jul. 2 & 16, Aug. 6 & 20, 6:30-8:30 pm Join a critique group for adults who write fiction. 6 Summer 2018

DURR: Thurs., Jun. 7, Jul. 5 & Aug. 2, 1-3 pm 6/7: Make macarons with The Macaron Bar. Join us on 7/5: Make ice cream Wednesdays for great movies about with The Colonel’s Creamery. space, including 8/2: Cook with Colonel “Close Encounters De Spices. of the Third Kind”

on August 29!

English as a Second Language (ESL) Conversation Club

ERL: Thurs., Jun. 7 & 21, Jul. 5 & 19, Aug. 2 & 16, 2-3 pm Practice listening and talking in English in an informal conversation club.

Stitchers Night Out

DURR: Thurs., Jun. 7, Jul. 19 & Aug. 8, 5-8 pm

Crafting Thursdays*

ERL: Thurs., Jun. 7 & 21, Jul. 5 & 19, Aug. 2 & 19, 6:30-8:30 pm

Writers Group

ERL: Thurs., Jun. 7 & 21, Jul. 5 & 19, Aug. 2 & 16, 6:30-8 pm Share your work and give feedback.

Make Your Own Seed Bombs

Seniors COV: Thurs., Jun. 7, 7-8:30 pm Learn how to make your own for planting.

Film Friday Evening Show

ERL: Fri., Jun. 8, Jul. 13 & Aug. 17, 6-8 pm 6/8: “The Greatest Showman” 7/13: “The Post” 8/17: “Molly’s Game”

Call Ahead for One-OnOne Genealogy Research Assistance*

COV: Sat., Jun. 9 & 23, Jul. 7 & 28, Aug. 4 & 18, 10 am-Noon Call (859) 962-4070 to reserve a one-hour session.

Magic! The Gathering Tournament

ERL: Sat., Jun. 9 & Aug. 25, Noon-5 pm Snacks and prizes will be provided.

Ooh La La: Cheese Making Class*

ERL: Sat., Jun. 9, 2-4 pm

Local History and Genealogy Department Tour

COV: Sun., Jun. 10, Jul. 8 & Aug. 12, 1-2 pm

Make It With Jackie: Greeting Cards*

Get expert tips on grilling at Durr on Thursdays, June 14, July 12 and August 16, 7-8:30 pm!

DURR: Sun., Jun. 10, Jul. 8 & Aug. 12, 2-4 pm All supplies provided.

One-on-One Property Research Assistance*

COV: Mon., Jun. 11 & 25, Jul. 9 & 23, Aug. 13 & 27, 5:30-7:30 pm Call (859) 962-4070 to reserve a one-hour session, and we’ll show you several resources to help you get started.

Dungeons & Dragons

DURR: Mon., Jun. 11, Jul. 9 & Aug. 13, 6-8:30 pm


ERL: Mon., Jun. 11 & 25, Jul. 9, 23 & 30, Aug. 13 & 27, 7-8:30 pm Develop public speaking and leadership skills. Adults only please.

Periscope: TIL Local History and Genealogy

ONLINE: Tues., Jun. 12, Jul. 10, Aug. 14, 3 pm Learn about local history and genealogy topics!  6/12: Beer Cheese and Kentucky  7/10: KCPL’s Family Files   8/14: Exclusive Tour of KCPL’s Photograph Archive!  View us online by tuning into @KentonLibrary on Periscope (available on your smartphone or tablet), or at kentonlibrary 

3D-Printing in Action*

DURR: Tues., Jun. 12, 6:30-8:30 pm Learn from KKYTC how to design unique gifts and how 3D printing is changing things.

Microsoft Word*

COV: Part 1: Wed., Jun. 13 & Tues., Jul. 17, 10 am-Noon Part 2: Wed., Jun. 20 & Tues., Jul. 24, 10 am-Noon

Great Grapes: Local Wine History

ERL: Wed., Jun. 13, 2-3 pm Author Cheri Brinkman discusses Ohio Valley and NKY wines.

Ukulele Jam with Cool Hand Ukes

ERL: Wed., June. 13, Jul. 11, Aug. 8, 6-8 pm Come out and jam or just listen.

Dance Fit Silver

DURR: Wed., Jun. 13 & 27, Jul. 11 & 25, Aug. 8 & 22, 7-8 pm Join instructor Jean Henry for a low-impact class. Limited to the first 35 attendees.

Microsoft PowerPoint*

COV: Part 1: Thurs., Jun. 14 & Wed., Jul. 18, 10 am-Noon Part 2: Thurs., Jun. 21 & Wed., Jul. 25, 10 am-Noon

Pinterest for Beginners*

Seniors DURR: Thurs., Jun. 14, 2-3:30 pm

Adult Coloring and a Movie: “Moonlight”

DURR: Thurs., Jun. 14, 6-8 pm Snacks and refreshments provided.

Genetic Genealogy Discussion Group: Let’s Talk About Our Results!*

COV: Thurs., Jun. 14 & Aug. 2, 6-7 pm Enlightened or curious about your results? Join us and we’ll discuss your questions.

Let’s Get Grilling!

DURR: Thurs., Jun. 14, Jul. 12, Aug. 16, 7-8:30 pm 6/14 & 7/12: Featuring Colonel De Spices 8/16: Featuring Afishionados Learn tips and tricks of grilling with the experts.

Mobile Mammography at the Library

DURR: Fri., Jun. 15, 9 am-1 pm Please call (859) 655-7400 to schedule your appointment.


COV: Fri., Jun. 15, 1-4 pm Join us for the first two episodes of the Neil deGrasse Tyson series “Cosmos.”

Open Crafting/ Makerspace Open House COV: Sat., Jun. 16, Jul. 21, Aug. 18, 2-4 pm Bring your current crafting project. See and learn to use our Makerspace tools.

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Adult Events, continued Microsoft Excel*

Keep On Spinning! The Vinyl Record Club

COV: Basic: Tues., Jun. 19 & Thurs., Jul. 19, 10 am-Noon Intermediate: Tues., Jun. 26 & Thurs., Jul. 26, 10 am-Noon

DURR: Tues., Jun. 19, Jul. 17 & Aug. 21, 7-8 pm Light refreshments will be served.

Periscope: Glitter, Glue and Genealogy, TOO!

Grow! Painted Cactus Garden*

ONLINE: Tues., Jun. 19, Jul. 17, & Aug. 21, 3 pm DIY and create your own genealogy crafts with help from staff from the Local History and Genealogy Department. 6/19: Easy Family Reunion Games  7/17: DIY Ice Cream and Summer Traditions  8/21: Family Fun Month! DIY Picture Puzzles  View us online by tuning into @KentonLibrary on Periscope (available on your smartphone or tablet), or at kentonlibrary 

Dean Regas — Sidewalk Astronomy

COV: Tues., Jun. 19, 1-2 pm Weather permitting, we will go outside and take a look though some telescopes at our closest star, the sun!

ERL: Wed., Jun. 20, 2-3 pm Paint rocks to create your own cactus garden.

The Film Snobs:

DURR: Wed., Jun. 20, Jul.18, August 15, 6:30-8:30 pm 6/20: “The Shape of Water” 7/18: “Lady Bird” 8/15: “Black Panther”

Ancestry Library Edition*

COV: Thurs., Jun. 21, 10-11am & 6-7 pm; Tues., Jun. 26, 10-11 am & 6-7 pm 6/21: Beginners 6/26: Advanced Learn the ins and outs of researching your family history in these one-hour computer classes.

Seniors will receive an embroidery hoop and materials to start a fun design on Thursday, June 28 and July 24, 6-8 pm at Durr.

Hooks & Needles

COV: Thurs., Jun. 21, Jul. 19 & Aug. 16, 2-4 pm Bring your current knitting or crochet project and join expert needlecrafter Liz Taylor for two hours of tips, advice, fun and sharing.

Google For Business*

DURR: Thurs., Jun. 21, 6-7 pm

Free Stroke/Carotid Screenings*

DURR: Fri., Jun. 22, 9 am-1 pm Please contact (859) 301-WELL (9355) to see if you qualify and to schedule an appointment. *Qualifications: Age 40+ with two or more risk factors: Smoker, former smoker, Hypertension/High Blood Pressure, Elevated Cholesterol, Elevated Triglycerides, Diabetic Obesity/ Overweight, History of Stroke/ TIA (mini stroke), Family History of Stroke/TIA, Family history of Cardiovascular disease.

Yoga Basics

ERL: Mon., Jun. 25, Jul. 23 & Aug. 27, 6-7 pm

DIY: Summertime Red White & Blue Wreath!*

DURR: Tues., Jun. 26, 6-8 pm Materials provided.

Web Site Development using WIX*

DURR: Tues., Jun. 26, 6:30-8:30 pm Learn to create and maintain a website.

Classic Movie Matinee

ERL: Wed., Jun. 27, Jul. 25 & Aug. 29, 1-3 pm 6/27: “Mary Poppins” 7/25: “Jurassic Park” 8/29: “Desk Set”

Job Searching and the Internet*

COV: Thurs., Jun. 28, 10 am-Noon

Embroidery 101: A How-To and a Hoop!*

Seniors DURR: Thurs., Jun. 28 & Jul. 24, 6-8 pm You will receive an embroidery hoop and materials.

Covington Bad Art Club*

COV: Thurs., Jun. 28, Jul. 26 & Aug. 30, 6-7 pm 6/28: Historic Roebling Suspension Bridge 7/26: Historic Fountain Square 8/30: Goose Girl Fountain 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.

Erlanger Test Kitchen: How Immigration Changed American Cuisine*

ERL: Thurs., Jun. 28, Jul. 26, Aug. 23, 7-8 pm Join Chef Caleb from Colonel De’s as he shows you how to make different American recipes inspired by other cultures. 8

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Make Your Own Sourdough Starter*

COV: Sat., Jul. 7, 1:30-3:30 pm Supplies provided.

Sourdough Book Talk and Other Edible Reads

ERL: Tues., Aug. 7, 7-8 pm Hear about some of the tastiest books we have on our shelves with a special shout-out to Robin Sloan’s “Sourdough.” Enjoy samples.

Make Your Own Friendship Bread Starter* ERL: Tues., Jul. 10, 6-7 pm

Telling Stories Book Discussion Group

COV: Tues., 6:30-7:30 pm 6/5: “Lab Girl” by Hope Jahren  7/3: “The Dressmaker” by Rosalie Ham 8/7: “The Last Days of Night” by Graham Moore

Adult Book Discussion

DURR: Tues., Jun. 5 & 19, Jul. 17, Aug. 7 & 21, 7-8:30 pm 6/5: “Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina” by Misty Copeland. 6/19: “And Then There Were None” by Agatha Christie. 7/17: “Jane Eyre” by Charlotte Bronte 8/7: “When the Mississippi Ran Backwards” by Jay Feldman 8/21: “Far from the Madding Crowd” by Thomas Hardy Pick up a copy at the Reference Desk.

The Bookies Book Club

ERL: Wed., Jun. 6, Jul. 11 & Aug. 1, 7-8 pm 6/6: “Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey” by the Countess of Carnarvon 7/11: “The One-in-a-Million Boy” by Monica Woods 8/1: “Homegoing” by Yaa Gyasi’s Pick up a copy at the reference desk. 

Books at Night Science Fiction Friday

COV: Fri., Jun. 29, Jul. 27 & Aug. 31, 1-3:30 pm 6/29: “Ghost in the Shell” 7/27: “2010: The Year We Make Contact” 8/31: “Red Planet”

at the Hoxworth Donor Portal or call Library staff at (859) 962-4031 for assistance. Pizza will be available for donors. Up to $10 in late fines will be forgiven to blood donors on the day of the drive!

Family History Research Discussion Group on Facebook

An Evening with Mark Cormican featuring a Tribute to John Denver

ONLINE: Fri., Jun. 29, Jul. 27 & Aug. 31, 2-3 pm Ask questions about family history research on the Library’s Facebook page with members of the Local History and Genealogy Department during this online discussion group.

Spoonie LGBT Yoga Class

COV: Sat., Jun. 30, 10 am-1 pm

Hoxworth Blood Drive*

DURR: Sat., Jun. 30, 10 am-3:30 pm Online registration available

DURR: Sat., Jun. 30, 7-8:30 pm

Author Visit: Debra Dean

COV: Monday, July 2, 7-8 pm She will discuss “Hidden Tapestry: Jan Yoors, His Two Wives, and the War that Made Them One.” Signed copies will be available for purchase.

First Time Computer Users*

COV: Thurs., Jul. 5, 10 am-Noon

DURR: Thurs., Jun. 7, Jul. 12 & Aug. 9, 7-8 pm 6/7: “Here Comes the Sun” by Nicole Dennis-Benn 7/12: “The Lost City of Z” by David Grann 8/9: “Aristotle & Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe” by Benjamin Alire Sáenz Snacks & Refreshments will be provided!

Movie vs. Book

DURR: Sun., Jun. 17, Jul. 15 & Aug. 19 6/17, 1:30-4:30 pm: “And Then There Were None.” Watch the movie and come back on June 19 to discuss the book. 7/15, 2-4:30 pm: “Jane Eyre.“ Watch the movie and come back on July 17 to discuss the book. 8/19, 2-4:30 pm: “Far from the Madding Crowd.” Watch the movie and come back on Aug. 21 to discuss the book. Dessert and beverages will be provided with registration!

Books On Tap

OFF SITE: Wed., Jun. 27, Jul. 25 & Aug. 29, 7-8:30 pm 6/27: “Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World” by Haruki Murakami 7/25: “Fifty Shades of Grey” by E. L. James 8/29: “My Best Friend’s Exorcism” by Grady Hendrix Discussion is held at Braxton Brewing Company. 27 W 7th St, Covington, KY 41011.

Summer Book Club

COV: Thurs., Jun. 28 & Aug. 23, 7-8:30 pm 6/28: “Hidden Figures” 8/23: “Contact”

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Adult Events, continued Open Crafts

DURR: Sat., Jul. 7 & Aug. 4, 10 am-4 pm Bring a crafting project to work on. Come for an hour or pack a lunch and stay for the day.

E-mail Creation and Access*

COV: Mon., Jul. 9, 9-11 am

Exploring the Internet*

COV: Part 1: Tues., Jul. 10, 10 am-Noon Part 2: Thurs., Jul. 12, 10 am-Noon

E-mail Use*

COV: Wed., Jul. 11, 10 am-Noon

Facebook for Beginners*

DURR: Thurs., Jul. 12, 6:30-7:30 pm

DAR Research Assistance

COV: Tues., Jul. 17, 9-11 am Meet with local members of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution to discuss necessary steps toward membership and help with research.

Bob Ross Paint Along*

ERL: Tues., Jul. 17, 6:30-8 pm It’s time to take a beat and add some happy trees to your life. Pop in to paint like the legendary Mr. Ross.

It’s Written in the Stars

COV: Tues., Jul. 17, 7-8 pm Join us for a look at the history of constellations and a little bit about the stars that are part of them.

Grow! Pinch Pots*

ERL: Wed., Jul. 18, 2-3 pm

Find My Past: Library Edition*

COV: Thurs., Jul. 19, 10-11 am & 6-7 pm; Tues., Jul. 31, 10-11 am & 6-7 pm 7/19: Beginners 7/31: Advanced Explore how FindMyPast can help you research your ancestors in these one-hour computer classes.

Harry Potter, Painted Rocks and DIY!*

DURR: Thurs., Jul. 19 & 26, 6-8 pm 7/19: Join us as we watch a Harry Potter movie and enjoy the evening painting rocks. 726: Watch a movie and create a hanging canvas banner.

Photo Scanning Bee

DURR: Sat., Jul. 21, 11 am-1 pm Bring 10 to 12 old photos to scan and share. Cosponsored by the Kenton County Historical Society.

Historic Theaters of Northern Kentucky

DURR: Sat., Jul. 21, 1-2 pm Bob Webster will discuss early theaters in the region, as well as those that survived into the 1970s. Event sponsored by the Kenton County Historical Society. 

Adventures in Homesteading: Blunders, Wonders, and Abundant Cucumbers

ERL: Tues., Jul. 24, 6:30-7:30 pm Wes and Elisa Berry share their philosophy of eating animals raised in healthy conditions and slaughtered at home as humanely as possible, along with a slide show of their homesteading (mis)adventures.

Book Recommendations on Facebook!

ONLINE: Wed., Jul. 25, 6-8 pm See For Everyone.

Hickory Robot in Concert @ the Library

Adults, Seniors COV: Sat., Jul. 28, 1-2 pm Hickory Robot is an acoustic quartet from Cincinnati, Ohio.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: Interactive Movie*

Ages 9 & Older ERL: Mon., Jul. 30, 6-8 pm Celebrate Harry’s birthday (a day early) with an interactive movie.

Introduction to Microsoft Publisher*

COV: Tues., Jul. 31, 10 am-Noon

and Genealogy. Don’t miss these regionally and nationally known speakers who will provide information on researching your ancestors in the Commonwealth. Sessions will include information both for beginners and advanced genealogists. For more information, go to KYHistory2018. Pre-registration is encouraged.

Friends of the Library Book Sale

COV: Aug. 12-18 during Library hours

SuperWhoLock Party

ERL: Tues., Aug. 14, 6-7:30 pm Celebrate all things Doctor Who, Supernatural and Sherlock with food and crafts! *

Ages 16 & Older DURR: Tues., Jul. 31, 7-8 pm Prizes will be awarded to the top three winners of the trivia game!

COV: Thurs., Aug. 16, 10-11 am & 6-7 pm; Aug. 28, 10-11 am & 6-7 pm 8/16: Beginners 8/28: Advanced Learn about this ever-growing collection of indexes and digitized records from around the globe in these one-hour computer classes.

Grow! Mini Macrame Plant Hanger*

An Intro to Bullet Journaling!*

Kentucky History and Genealogy Conference

Make Lavender Candles*

2nd Annual Harry Potter Trivia Night and “Riddikulus” Prizes!

Seniors ERL: Wed., Aug. 8, 2-3 pm Make your own mini plant hanger!

ERL: Fri., Aug. 10Sat., Aug. 11 The second annual Kentucky History and Genealogy Conference will be held at the Erlanger Branch on Aug. 10-11. This free two-day event will include more than 50 presentations on Kentucky History

Ages 15 & Older DURR: Thurs., Aug. 16, 6-7 pm Join us as we dive into Bullet Journaling and how it might just be your next new thing! ERL: Tues., Aug. 21, 6:30-8 pm

Find it at The Filson: Jana Meyer, Associate Curator of Collections 

COV: Wed., Aug. 29, 6 pm  Explore the research resources available at the Filson Historical Society.

TEENS Parent Taxi Contest

DURR: Fri., Jun. 1Fri., Aug. 31 We are raffling off three gas gift cards for $30 each, one at the end of each summer month!

Teen SRC Kickoff

ERL: Fri., Jun. 1, 4-7 pm COV: Fri., Jun. 1, 6-9 pm Celebrate the start of summer reading with a videogame truck, pizza, prizes and crafts!

Late Night Gaming

DURR: Fri., Jun. 1, Jul. 6, Aug. 3, 9-11 pm We’ll have video games, pizza, assorted games, and be as loud as we want at this afterhours program. There are no registrations or permission slips for this program.  

Video Game Programming

DURR: Sat., Jun. 2, 9, 16 & 23, Jul. 21 & 28, 10:30 am-12:30 pm Using Gamemaker Studio, learn how to design your own video game.

*Register at KENTONLIBRARY.ORG or (859) 962-4000

Teen Space

ERL: Mon. & Wed., Jun.- Aug., 4-5 pm

Game Night

COV: Tues., Jun. 5 & Jul. 3; Thurs., Aug. 23, 5-7 pm

Be creative! Join us for Art Club, DIY, Make Stuff Club, Artful Afternoons, Open Crafting, and more!

Write Now!

COV: Tues., Jun. 5 & 19, Jul. 10 & 24, August 7 & 21, 6-8 pm A space for teen writers to discuss poetry, fiction, memoir, songs, plays, graphic novels and more.

Teen Cultivators

COV: Wed., Jun.-Aug., 1-2 pm Experience hands-on learning through basic garden maintenance and care.  

Art Club

DURR: Sat. in Aug., 10:30 am-12:30 pm An introduction to computer science. Using the Java programming language, classes will cover topics such as I/O, logic, and object-oriented design.

DURR: Wed., 3-5 pm Each Wednesday will be a different theme with a new project. Come to just the weeks you want or come make all nine projects! 6/6: On Black Paper 6/13:  Air Dry Clay 6/20:  Painting Sculptures 6/27:  Illustration 7/11:  Stamp Making 7/18:  Shadow Trace Drawings 7/25: Tile Coasters 8/1: Window Art 8/8: Crafty Free For All

Amigurumi Club


Intro to Computer Programming

COV: Mon., Jun. 4 & Jul. 2, 2-4 pm Learn how to knit or crochet super cute stuffed toys.

• Wall Art* ERL: Wed., Jun. 6, 5:30-6:30 pm • DIY Marbled Paper* ERL: Mon., Jul. 16, 3-4 pm

• Recycled T-Shirt Totes* ERL: Wed., Jul. 25, 5-6 pm • Back to School DIY/ Locker Crafts ERL: Wed., Aug. 8, 5:30-6:30 pm • DIY Confetti Succulents* ERL: Mon., Aug. 27, 5-5:45 pm

Make Stuff Club

COV: Thurs., Jun. 7 & 28, Jul. 5 & 26, 1-2 pm

Books for Breakfast

DURR: Thurs., Jun. 7, Jul. 19 & Aug. 2, 1-2 pm

Anime Club

DURR: Fri., Jun. 8, Jul. 13, Aug. 10, 5:30-7 pm ERL: Mon., Jun. 11, Jul. 9, Aug.13, 5:30-7 pm Summer 2018 11

Teen Events, continued STEAM Camp

COV: Mon. & Wed., June 11, 13, 18, 20, 25 & 27, 3-4 pm Focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math the STEAM Camp is perfect for tweens and teens looking for a challenging experience. Participants will question and explore their world through a variety of scientific and technological lenses. 6/11: Interactive Anatomy 6/13:  Gamers Unite! Video game Design 6/18:  Art and Digital Designs 6/20:  Engineering Bridges and Boats 6/25:  Coders Attack! 6/27:  Geology Rocks Finished projects will be on exhibit at the STEAMers Exhibition in the Children’s Department during the month of July.


COV: Tues., Jun. 12, Fri., Jul. 6, Mon., Jul. 16 & 23, 2-3 pm Learn yoga.  

Library Teen Cafe

DURR: Tues., Jun. 12, Jul. 10 & Aug. 7, 6-8 pm Coffee, snacks and conversations.

Teen Cuisine

COV: Thurs., Jun. 14 & Jul. 19, 1-3 pm Learn how to make tasty recipes from scratch!

Artful Afternoons

Ages 10-14 ERL: Thurs., Jun. 14 & 28, Jul. 12 & 26, 2-3 pm 6/14: DIY Sharpie Mugs 6/28: Mosaics 7/12: Canvas Art* 7/26: Crafts and a Movie (2-4 pm)

Dean Regas - Sidewalk Astronomy

COV: Tues., Jun. 19, 1-2 pm See Adults. 12 Summer 2018

Book Blathers*

COV: Wed., Jun. 20 & Jul. 18, 11:30 am-12:30 pm 6/20: “I’ll Give You the Sun” by Jandy Nelson 7/18: “Serpent King” by Jeff Zentner

Game Camp

DURR: Thurs., Jun. 21 & Jul. 26, Noon-5 pm Come play games and hang out all afternoon at the library!  

Matinée + Café

COV: Thurs., Jun. 21 & Sat., Jul. 14, 1-3 pm Hang out in the TeenSpace, enjoy a movie and a coffee.

Hooks & Needles

COV: Thurs., Jun. 21, Jul. 19 & Aug. 16, 2-4 pm See Adults.  

Yoga Basics

ERL: Mon., Jun. 25, Jul. 23 & Aug. 27, 6-7 pm

AniManga Club

COV: Tues., Jun. 26, Jul. 31 & Aug. 28, 6-8 pm

Teen Super Smash Bros. Tournament 1v1*

ERL: Wed., Jun. 27, 5:30-7:30 pm A Super Smash Bros. Tournament 1v1 for ages 11-18 for you to grow your skill!

Twenhofel Summer Meet-Up

OFF SITE: Thurs., Jun. 28 & Jul. 12, Noon-3 pm Come play games and hang out all afternoon over the summer at Twenhofel Middle School! We’ll have video and board games, outdoor activities (like dodgeball or chalk drawing), prizes and pizza. Open to all incoming 6th gradersoutgoing 8th graders at Kenton County Schools.


COV: Fri., Jun. 29, Jul. 27, 1-4 pm Refreshments provided.

Laser Tag at the Library!* ERL: Sat., Jun. 30, 6-8 pm COV: Fri., Jul. 20, 7-9 pm

ACT Math Review

ERL: Mon., Jul. 9, 6-7 pm Prepare for the ACT with a specialized review of the Math section with professional tutoring service, NKY Tutoring.

Teen Stage Combat Class*

ERL: Wed., Jul. 18, 5:30-6:30 pm Join the KY Shakespeare Company to learn the basics of stage combat!


COV: Mon., Jul. 30Fri., Aug. 3, 2-4 pm A community for young makers interested in DIY, making, creating, crafting, hacking, tinkering and learning. Explore a variety of projects each day.  

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: Interactive Movie*

ERL: Mon., Jul. 30, 6-8 pm See Adults.

Meet the Illustrator!

DURR: Mon., Jul. 30, 7:30-8:30 pm We are proud to present the artist who created the illustration for our Summer Reading Club - Covington native Becca Stadtlander!    

After Hours at the Library ERL: Sat., Aug. 4, 6-9 pm. Come for pizza, games, a movie, and more! A permission form signed by a parent or legal guardian is required. Ages 10-16 only.

Acting Workshop*

ERL: Mon., Aug. 6, 5:30-7:30 pm Sign up to attend a two-hour acting workshop Ensemble Theater Cincinnati!  

SuperWhoLock Party

ERL: Tues., Aug. 14, 6-7:30 pm Celebrate all things Doctor Who, Supernatural and Sherlock with food and crafts!

Open Crafting/ Makerspace Open House

COV: Sat., Aug. 18, 2-4 pm Join other crafters for an afternoon of shared creativity. See and learn to use our Makerspace tools.     Learn yoga     this summer!

KIDS Discovery Dome Planetarium “Earth, Moon, Sun”*

ERL: Sat., Jun. 2, 1 pm, 1:45 pm, 2:30 pm & 3:15 pm See For Everyone.

Dance Fit

Ages 6-11 DURR: Mon., Jun. & Jul., 10:30-11:30 am Join us for Zumba for kids. Afterwards, learn how to make a healthy and delicious snack.

Monday Mayhem

School Age ERL: Mon., Jun. & Jul., 11 am-Noon ( No program July 30 ) Share STEM featured stories and non-fiction, hands-on crafts, games, activities and more!

Horse Tales

Grades 1-8 OFF SITE: Mon., Jun. 4 & 11; Jul. 2, 9, 23 & 30, 1-2:30 & 4:30-6 pm Children in grades 1-8 who are able to read at any level are invited to read to our therapy horses at Milestones during the summer months to improve their reading skills. Takes place, Milestones Equestrian Achievement Program, 12372 Riggs Road, Independence, KY 41051

Ninja Night @ the Library! Ages 4-8 ERL: Mon., Jun. 4, 7-8 pm Enjoy Ninja stories, games and a snack. Ninja costumes welcome!

*Register at KENTONLIBRARY.ORG or (859) 962-4000

Crafty Kids

Grades K-2 DURR: Mon. in Jun. & Jul., 7-8 pm; Tues. in Jun. & Jul., 1:302:30 pm We’ll read stories, make crafts and play games. Open to the first 30 kids in attendance.


Grades 3-5 DURR: Mon. in Jun. & Jul., 7-8 pm; Tues. in Jun. & Jul., 1:302:30 pm Join us to hear a story, make a craft, design and build or play a game! Open to the first 30 in attendance.

Book to Movie Club!

Ages 9-12 ERL: Tues., Jun. 5, 2-3 pm; June 26 & July 31, 2-4 pm Children will select two booksto-movies to read this summer! Read and then watch!

Monkey Business!

Ages 3-8 ERL: Tues., Jun. 5, 7 pm Enjoy stories, songs and monkeying around! Treats served.

Rise & Shine Storytime at Devou

Toddlers & Preschoolers OFF SITE: Wed., Jun. & July, 11 am-Noon Meet at Devou Park’s Beaden Shelter located at approximately 1171 Montague Rd inside the park. Cosponsored by the Covington Department of Parks and Recreation.

Crafty kids read stories, make crafts and play games in June and July.

“Magic Tree House” Summer Book Club!

Ages 7-11 DURR: Wed., Jun. & Jul., Noon-1 pm Each week read a book from this series and meet the following week to discuss the book and create!


Ages 6-12 DURR: Wed. in Jun. & Jul., 2-3 pm Each week we will explore boredom busters with crafts, games and more! Open to the first 30 in attendance.

Wild Wednesdays!

Ages 7-12 ERL: Wed., 7-8 pm 6/6: Glow in the Dark Slime 6/13: DIY Spy Decoders 6/27: Ice Cream (In a Bag) party 7/11: Totally Tween Tie-Dye * (ages 8-12) 7/25: Pizza Party

Summer Sing-Along!

Babies-Preschoolers COV: Thurs., Jun. 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2:30-3 pm Ms. Amy will play her ukulele, we’ll sing some books and the children can join in with rhythm instruments, too!

Preschool Art

Preschool COV: Fri., June & July, 10-11 am Let your preschooler’s creativity flow through this processbased art-making program. We’ll read a book that will pair with each medium of art we explore!

Lego Lab

School Age COV: Fri., Jun. & Jul., 1-2 pm Your imagination is the limit to what you can build with our LEGOs, Magnetiles, Squigz and more!

Summer 2018


Kid Events, continued Preschool Art with Cincinnati Art Museum: Down on the Farm

DIY Lip Balm*

School Age COV: Sun., June 17, 3-4 PM All supplies provided, limited to the first 30 children.

Preschool COV: Fri., Jun. 8, 10-11 am Join us as we host the Cincinnati Art Museum for a ‘Look, See, Do’ art-making program! We’ll talk about life on a farm and look closely at the museum’s Marc Don’t Chagall’s Red Rooster. A hands-on art miss The project, inspired by Incredibles Chagall’s work of art, allows children Superhero to create their own Party! “feathery friend” Friday, collage. Limited to 30 children.

Grow Together! In Spanish and English! “Crezcamos Juntos” en Español e Inglés!

Preschool - School Age ERL: Fri., Jun. 8 & Jul. 13, 5-6 pm 7/8: Let’s grow a garden together! We will read “Carlos and the Cornfield” in English and Spanish. Then we will plant an herb garden to nurture and enjoy this summer! Cultivemos un jardín juntos! Leeremos el cuento de “Carlos y el sembradío de maíz” en Inglés y en Español. Después plantaremos una plantita de jardín para nutrir y disfrutar de este Verano.

Sparkly Unicorn Party* Ages 3-7 ERL: Sun., Jun. 10, 2 pm

Ninja Training with Master Gary Williams! School Age & Tweens ERL: Mon., Jun. 11, 7-8 pm

Pete the Cat

Ages 3-8 ERL: Tues., Jun. 12, 2 pm Enjoy some of Pete’s favorite stories and make a groovy buttons treat. 14 Summer 2018

Play and Learn Group*

Ages Birth-5 COV: Wed., Jun. 13 & 27, Jul. 11 & 25, Aug. 8 & 22, 9:30-11 am Children who are not enrolled in preschool have a chance to interact with other children while learning and exploring through play. Register at or (859) 547-5092

Artful Afternoons

Ages 10-14 ERL: Thurs., Jun. 14 & 28, Jul. 12 & 26, 2-3 pm See Teens.

Cincinnati Museum Presents: Awesome Animals*

School Age COV: Thurs., Jun. 14, 6:30-7:30 pm Meet and touch live animals that may include a bat, snake, box turtle, tarantula, hedgehog and/or hissing cockroaches. Learn about and handle unique items from the museum’s collections.

Family Fort Night!

Preschool & School Age COV: Tues., Jun. 19, 6-7 pm Join us for stories about camping then go into the Library and build a fort.

Jammie Jamboree*

Ages 2-5; Caregiver required DURR: Wed., Jun. 20, 7-8 pm Grab your favorite stuffed animal, put on your perfect pair of pajamas and slip into your snazziest slippers because we are having a Pajama Party!

The Incredibles Superhero Party!

Preschool & School Age COV: Fri., Jun. 15, 3-4:30 pm We’ll have snacks and complete a craft while we watch the original movie.

Library Playgroup

Birth to Age 4 COV: Sat., Jun. 16, July 21 & Aug. 11, 10 am-Noon The Library provides sensoryfriendly toys and books, coffee for parents, bagels and a small snack for the children. Siblings welcome.

Teddy Bear Cake: Cake Decorating Class*

Preschool & School Age DURR: Sat., Jun. 16, 2-3 pm

The owner of Sharkey’s Cupcake Shop will show you how to decorate your very own Teddy Bear cake. Limited to 20 children.

Puppy Tales*

School Age ERL: Sun., Jun. 17 & Jul. 15, 2-4 pm Join us for Puppy Tales and read to a therapy dog in the Library! Call 962-4003 to register.

Slime Time!

School Age COV: Sat., Jun. 23, 2-3 pm Making slimy mixtures while learning about the scientific process. Limited to the first 25 children.

Summer Crafts

Preschool & School Age COV: Sun., Jun. 24, 2-4 pm

Wreck the Library: Tech Take Apart

Grades 3-6 COV: Tues., Jun. 26, 7-8 pm Join us as we take apart household items to see how they work.

Stars & Constellations with Cincinnati Observatory*

School Age COV: Thurs., Jun. 28, 6:30-7:30 pm Join us as our friends from the Cincinnati Observatory combine astronomy with memorable ancient myths and show us how to find your way around the night sky. They’ll also bring some artifacts from their collection, including a real meteorite! 

Pizza & Paddington

Preschool & School Age COV: Sat., Jun. 30, 1-3 pm Grab a slice of pizza while we watch Paddington!

Yoga in Covington*

Preschool & School Age COV: Sat., Jun. 30, 10:30-11:30 am; Thurs., Jul. 19, 6:30-7:30 pm; Thurs. in Aug., 6:30-7:30 pm Rooted Yoga will be here to help you learn poses.

Learn Origami

School Age COV: Thurs., Jul. 5, 6:30-7:30 pm Learn how to make a crane.

Magical Mermaids

Ages 3 & Older ERL: Sat., July 7, 2-3 pm Enjoy under the sea stories and crafts all about mermaids!

DIY Flip Flops

School Age COV: Mon., Jul. 9, 3-4 pm Supplies provided, limited to 20 children.

Teddy Bear Picnic

COV: Tues., Jul. 10 Preschoolers -10-10:45 am Toddlers: 11-11:45 am ERL: Wed., Aug. 1, 10 & 11 am Ages 2-6 Bring your favorite stuffed pal for special stories and a treat.

Things That Grow!*

Preschool & School Age COV: Tues., July 10 & 17, 6 -7 pm 7/10: Crystals 7/17: Terrariums

Cincinnati Museum Presents: Uncovering Egypt*

School Age COV: Thurs., Jul. 12, 6:30-7:30 pm Participate in hands-on demonstrations of archaeological techniques, explore a mock excavation site from Egypt

and learn to identify a culture based on the artifacts discovered. Space limited to 30.

Paint with Bubbles

Preschool & School Age COV: Sat., Jul. 14, 2-3 pm

Tye Dye

School Age COV: Wed., Jul. 18, 3-4 pm Bring your own white, cotton item to tye dye, or use one of our bandanas.

Fancy Nancy Tea Party!*

Ages 3-8 ERL: Sun., Jul. 22, 2-3 pm Dress up in your fanciest outfits along with boas and tiaras to celebrate all things Fancy Nancy.

Aargh! There Be A Party for Pirates! Preschool ERL: Fri., Jul. 20, 3-4 pm Enjoy a seafaring good time! Costumes welcome.

Do you want to Origami? Ages 7-12 ERL: Tues., Jul. 24, 2-3 pm

Preschool Science Expo with the Kentucky Science Center Ages 2-6; Caregiver required COV: 10 am-Noon Explore activity stations to enjoy soapy science with the properties of surface tension, buoyancy and light with our friends from the Kentucky Science Center.

Tech Tues.

School Age COV: Tues., Jul. 24, 3-4 pm Come play with some of the Library’s cool tech toys!

Popcorn and Painting*

School Age COV: Thurs., Jul. 26, 6:30-7:30 pm Eat popcorn while following along step-by-step to create a masterpiece on canvas.

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

Toddler Storytime

Age 2; Caregiver required COV: Tues., 11 am

Toddlers to Four

Ages 2-4 ERL: Wed., Jun. & Jul., 10 & 11 am Children can enjoy a story time with puppets, music and dancing.

Rise and Shine

Ages 2-5; Caregiver required ERL: Mon., 11 am OFFSITE: Wed., 11 am Meet at Devou Park’s Beaden Shelter located at approximately 1171 Montague Rd inside the park.

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

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

Ages 3-6 ERL: Fri., 10 am & 11:30 am Children will have fu with  Science, Math, Art, Reading and Technology.


Bedtime Stories

Ages 2-6; Caregiver required ERL: Tues., 7 pm Pajamas, slippers, and teddy bears welcome!

Preschool Storytime Ages 3-5; Caregiver required COV: Tues., 10 am


All three branches: (859) 962-4000


Covington Library


502 Scott Boulevard Covington, KY 41011


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

All locations closed Wednesday, July 4.

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Kid Events, continued American Girl Afternoon Tea

Preschool & School Age COV: Sun., Jul. 29, 3-4 pm Guests are invited (but not required) to bring along their doll for a party where we will share stories, light refreshments and a ‘Doll & Me’ craft. Attendees will be entered in to win an American Girl Prize Pack.

Art with Becca Stadtlander*

Ages 10 & Older DURR: Mon., Jul. 30, 6 pm See Teens.

After Hours at the Library* Ages 10-16 ERL: Sat., Aug. 4, 6-9 pm See Teens.


Toddlers & Preschool ERL: Wed., Aug. 8, 10 & 11 am Bring your favorite dinosaur figure to a storytime all about these prehistoric creatures.

Sunrock Farm Petting Zoo

Preschool & School Age COV: Sat., Aug. 18, 2-3:30 pm Meet some adorable critters from Sunrock Farm.

Small Talk: A Book Club for Homeschoolers*

School Age COV: Wed., Aug. 22, 10:30 am-Noon This month’s selection is the Newbery Honor winning title “Turtle in Paradise” by Jennifer L. Holm. Discussion, activities and refreshments. 

Don’t miss

DinoMania! Wednesday, August 8, 10 & 11 am, Erlanger.

Summer Calendar 2018 Kenton County Public Library  

Plan out your whole summer at the library! Be sure to read and win in our summer reading club.

Summer Calendar 2018 Kenton County Public Library  

Plan out your whole summer at the library! Be sure to read and win in our summer reading club.