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PG 3 EXCITING EVENTS!

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Everyone’s Invited! *Register for these events at kentonlibrary.org or by calling 859.962.4000

Great Black Kentuckians

WILLIAM E. DURR: SAT., FEB. 1-SAT., FEB. 29

To commemorate Black History Month, visit our gallery of Great Black Kentuckians, located in the main reading area.

Shape Up Your Future: Be Counted

ALL LOCATIONS: SAT., FEB. 1- SAT., FEB. 29

Stop by the Library to trace your hand on the Census community art wall. Make sure you and your family are counted for the Census. Census details can be found at https://www.census. gov/. 

Wedding Dress Display WILLIAM E. DURR: SAT., FEB. 1-SAT., FEB. 29

Tri-state Photographic Society Opening Reception

Little Da Vincis

WILLIAM E. DURR: FRIDAYS • 10 AM-8 PM

Stop in all day for an art and STEM activity.

WILLIAM E. DURR: THURS., FEB. 6 • 6-8 PM

Join us for a Harry Potter Tri-Wizards’ Cup Celebration! We’ll have wand-making, a dragon egg hunt, sorting, and more! You’ll even get a chance to conquer the Tri-Wizards’ Maze and be crowned the Tournament Champion! Also, help us commemorate Dobby’s freedom by bringing a new, unworn pair of socks to donate to a local shelter for a raffle ticket to win a prize.

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Neuterville Express Comes to Covington: Low Cost Spay/Neuter ERLANGER: Service for Cats* SAT., FEB. 15 • 2-3 PM

Sung in Italian and English, this updated version of the classic opera includes familiar ERLANGER: music, high energy hi-jinx, and FRI., FEB. 7 • 6:30-8:30 PM colorful sets and costumes. Free popcorn! The performance lasts approximately 40 minutes and Great Backyard is appropriate for K-6 graders Bird Count and their families. A Q&A with DURR: the performers will follow the SAT., FEB. 8 • 10:30 AM-NOON performance. Join us for an indoor scavanger “A Snowy Day” hunt, learn how to identify local WILLIAM E. DURR: birds and use binoculars. Enjoy MON., FEB. 17 • ALL DAY a coffee, hot chocolate and donut and make a healthy bird Join us for a viewing of the snack to take home. animated movie “A Snowy Day,” followed by crafts and Furever Homes: snacks. Movie showing noon to 12:40 PM, snowy crafts and Cat Adoption ERLANGER: snacks are available all day.

Family Movie Night: “Abominable”

SAT., FEB. 8 • 1-4 PM

Valentine’s Day Party!

Bingo!

ERLANGER: ERLANGER: MON., FEB. 17 • 7-8 PM MON., FEB. 10 • 6-8 PM

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with games, simple crafts, snacks, ERLANGER: and a fully-loaded hot TUES., FEB. 4 • 7-8:30 PM chocolate bar! Join us for the opening of a new exhibit featuring work from local Poets for Hire photographers. Refreshments ERLANGER: TUES., FEB. 11-THURS., FEB. 13 provided.

Harry Potter Book Night

ROKCincy Presents: “The Barber of Seville”

NOON-5 PM

Commission a free personalized poem from poetry students at Thomas More University and local authors!

Valentine’s Poetry Cut Ups WILLIAM E. DURR: FRI., FEB. 14 • 6-7:30 PM

Type out love poems on old typewriters, cut them up, reassemble them and have an impromptu poetry reading. Snacks provided!

Heart and Sole Skippers Jump Rope Team ERLANGER: MON., FEB. 3 6:30-7:30 PM Join us for an exciting performance by the Heart and Sole Skippers Jump Rope Team! Jump ropes will be available after the performance for folks to learn how to skip rope.

COVINGTON: TUES., FEB. 18 • 6:30-7 AM

For cats only: The Ohio Alleycat Resource (O.A.R.) will be bringing their mobile spay/ neuter unit. Reservations are required so please call O.A.R. directly at 513.871.0185 to reserve your cat’s spot on the van. Please bring your cat in a secure carrier, cash or check for payment and proof of a rabies vaccine if your cat is up-to-date.

Leaps and Bounces

COVINGTON: FRI., FEB. 28 • 7-9 PM

In celebration of Leap Year, the main floor of the Library will be transformed into a bounce house party. Families only! A guardian must accompany minors. Bouncing is limited to ages 2-12.  


MAKERSPACE AT THE ERLANGER BRANCH

Valentine’s Day Wine Bottles* TUES., FEB. 4 • 6:30-8 PM

Come make some festive wine bottles to give as a gift to a loved one.

Lantern Festival Lights* WED., FEB. 5 • 6:30-8:00 PM

Prepare for the last day of Chinese New Year celebrations by making paper lanterns for the Lantern Festival!

Sew What: Sweetheart Treat Bag* WED., FEB. 12 • 6:30-8:30 PM

Get ready for Valentine’s Day by making these treat bags, perfect as party favors or to fill with treats to share with your sweetheart. Sew What! is for beginner sewers, please. Tweens/teens should be accompanied by an adult. Registration required.

Paper Pal Valentine Huggers THURS., FEB. 13 • 6-7 PM

All ages are invited to make some papercraft friends to hug your Valentine’s Day candy!

Mason Jar Tissue Holder* TUES., FEB. 18 • 6:30-8 PM

Did winter give you the sniffles? Come learn how to make a tissue holder that will look good in any room!

Valentine Candy Experiments! THURS., FEB. 20 • 6:30-7:30 PM

Wondering what to do with left-over candy after Valentine’s Day this weekend? Join us for some fun and exciting experiments using Valentine’s candy and see what you can discover!

DIY Butterfly Bouquet* TUES., FEB. 25 • 6:30-8 PM

Learn how to use the Library vinyl cutters to make a beautiful bouquet! Appropriate for all occasions.

A place to create, be creative and learn new skills

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Adult Events *Register for these events at kentonlibrary.org or by calling 859.962.4000

Wedding Dress Display WILLIAM E. DURR: SAT., FEB. 1 - SAT., FEB. 29

Napkin Rubbing*

COVINGTON: SAT., FEB. 1 • 10 AM-NOON

Karla will be teaching another fun class this month, using napkin rubbing.

Magic! The Gathering

Kentucky Adult Education Classes*

ERLANGER: MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS 4-7 PM

Prepare for your GED. Call Rich at 859.442.1683 to register.

ERLANGER: Toastmasters SAT., FEB. 1 & 15 • NOON-3 PM ERLANGER: MON., FEB. 3, 10, 17 & 24 Bring your own deck or one can 7-8:30 PM

be provided for beginners. All experience levels welcome!

Mindfulness Group* OFF SITE: SUN., FEB. 2 & 16 • 3-5 PM

Off Site: Hellmann Creative Center, 321 W. 12th/MLK Blvd, Covington, KY 41011 Each session begins by watching an episode of the Great Courses class, “The Science of Mindfulness: a research-based path to wellbeing.” We will then do two to three 20-minute sessions of sitting, guided or walking meditation. Feb. 2: Modifying Our Brain Function and Structure Feb. 16: Solitude - an Antidote to Loneliness

Veterans Oral History Interviews*

COVINGTON: SAT., FEB. 1- SAT., FEB. 29

Staff from the Local History and Genealogy Department are available to conduct veterans oral history interviews. Veterans are encouraged to bring medals, photographs, newspaper clippings, and other items related to their service to the interview. To reserve your interview time, or to ask questions about the interview process, please contact Casey Blackmore at 859.962.4070.

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Faces and Places Photograph Donation Drive

COVINGTON: SAT., FEB. 1 - SAT., FEB. 29

We are looking for photographs of former students, teachers, and families that attended Lincoln-Grant School in Covington, Kentucky to add to our historical photograph database Faces and Places. Class photographs, sports pictures, and building photographs are welcome. Call Cierra Earl in the Local History and Genealogy Department at 859.962.4070 to arrange a donation or to ask questions.

Welcome House Mobile Outreach Medical Unit

COVINGTON: MONDAYS • 10 AM-NOON

The Welcome House Medical/ Health RV will be in the parking lot to assist individuals from 10 AM-noon.

Target Your Resume Professional Level Workshop*

Toastmasters help people develop public speaking and leadership skills-with enjoyment.

SCORE: Free Advice for Businesses and Entrepreneurs*

ERLANGER: TUESDAYS IN FEB. 9 AM-1:30 PM

SCORE is an all-volunteer organization of experienced professionals who provide free advice to entrepreneurs. You must register in advance to participate. Contact SCORE at www.greatercincinnati.score.org.

Job Search Success*

COVINGTON: TUES., FEB. 4 • 9 AM-NOON

Explore careers, personal branding, resumés, and cover letters. Classes will be taught by the NKY Career Center.

Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange

COVINGTON: TUES., FEB. 4 • 10 AM-NOON WILLIAM E. DURR: MON., FEB. 10 • 2-4 PM TUES., FEB. 25 • NOON-2 PM COVINGTON: THURS., FEB. 27 • 4 PM-6 PM

Representatives with the Kentucky Health Benefit ERLANGER: Exchange will help you sign up for health care through MON., FEB. 3 • 1-3 PM Kentucky’s health care Update your resume to exchange. compete in today’s lightning fast business environment.


Book Clubs

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J O I N Chair Caning*

WILLIAM E. DURR: TUES., FEB. 4 & 11 10 AM-NOON THURS., FEB. 6 & 13 10 AM-NOON

Join us for this four-part series on chair caning! All materials will be provided but patrons may choose to bring their own chairs if they wish.

GenTech: Fill Out Your Family History with Census Records* COVINGTON: TUESDAYS IN FEB. • 2-3 PM

Census records are an important resource for completing your family history. Join us each week as we dig into census records and how they can help your family history. Register for each class by calling 859.962.4070. Feb. 4: Searching the United States Federal Census on Ancestry Library Edition Feb. 11: Finding your Ancestors in the 1850 and 1860 Slave Schedules Feb. 18: Using the 1890 Veterans Schedules to Find Your Military Ancestors Feb. 25: Documenting Deceased Ancestors in the U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1885

Kenton County Diabetes Support Group

ERLANGER: TUES., FEB. 4 • 6:30-8 PM

Join the Northern Kentucky Diabetes Coalition for tips, resources and support.

Tri-state Photographic Society Opening Reception

ERLANGER: TUES., FEB. 4 • 7-8:30 PM

See For Everyone.

NKY Accountability Group

ERLANGER: WEDNESDAYS • 9:15-11:30 AM

Unemployed professional? Join other job seekers looking for work to get support and fresh ideas.

AARP Tax Aide

COVINGTON: WEDNESDAYS 9:30 AM-1:30 PM

AARP Tax Aide volunteers will be on hand to help with simple tax returns. First come first serve. Please have all tax documents ready along with picture ID and Social Security Card.

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Erlanger

WED., FEB. 5 • 7-8 PM

“Born a Crime” by Trevor Noah

Wine About It

OFF SITE (GREYHOUND TAVERN): WED., FEB. 19 7-8:30 PM

“The Wonder” by Emma Donoghue Visit the Erlanger reference desk beginning Feb. 1 to pick up your book.

NKY Career Center Employer’s Corner ERLANGER: WED., FEB. 5 & 19 11:30 AM-12:30 PM

Meet a NKY area employer in person. Bring your resume!

Movie Night: “The Hate U Give”

ERLANGER: WED., FEB. 5 5:30-8 PM

Breakthrough Performance White Belt Six Sigma Class*

Room from Spinning

Genealogy in 60 Seconds

ERLANGER: WED., FEB. 5 • 12:30-2 PM

Staying healthy and active as we age can be challenging! Join us for a series of programs that will cover a variety of topics related to improving your health, reducing pain, and increasing vitality. Reps from NovaCare Rehabilitation will lead each session. 

Hoopla and the Oscars

COVINGTON: THURS., FEB. 6 • NOON-5 PM

Join us to watch some Oscarnominated and award-winning films powered by Hoopla! Hoopla is a free streaming service you can access with your library card.

Watch “The Hate U Give” based on the book of the same name by Angie Thomas and have popcorn.

Vestibular Rehabilitation

— How to Stop the

D I SC USS ION

ERLANGER: THURS., FEB. 6 • 9 AM-1 PM

ONLINE: THURS., FEB. 6 • 10 AM

Join us online on Instagram as we share ideas for researching your African-American genealogy. Follow us on Instagram @kentonlibrary, https://www.instagram.com/ kentonlibrary/

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*Register for these events at kentonlibrary.org or by calling 859.962.4000 Let’s Get Cooking with Pam Mullins WILLIAM E. DURR: THURS., FEB. 6 • 1-3 PM

Join us as chef Pam Mullins, owner of Heart and Soul Catering, teaches us how to make chicken and biscuits!

Dungeons and Dragons Sessions

ERLANGER: THURS., FEB. 6 & 20 6-8:30 PM COVINGTON: SAT., FEB. 8 & 22 • 1-4 PM

Tai Chi

WILLIAM E. DURR: FRI., FEB. 7 & 21 • 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.

Friday Matinees — Love Is in the Air COVINGTON: FRIDAYS • 1-4 PM

Enjoy Shakespeare films all month long! Feb. 5: “Shakespeare in Love”   Feb. 12: “A Midsummer Night’s Writers Group Dream”    ERLANGER: Feb.19: “Much Ado About THURS., FEB. 6 & 20 6:30 PM-8:30 PM Nothing”    Share your work and give Feb. 26: “As You Like It” feedback in this writing group One-On-One Genealogy for writers of all genres.

Craft Club*

Research Assistance*

COVINGTON: ERLANGER: SAT., FEB. 8 & 22 THURS., FEB. 6 & 20 10-11 AM & 2-3 PM 6:30-8:30 PM

Feb. 6: Love Birds - Celebrate the season with a set of adorable love birds made out of yarn! Feb. 20: Glass SuncatchersMake DIY suncatchers to catch the first rays of spring!

Microsoft Word*

ERLANGER PART 1: `THURS., FEB. 6 • 6:30-8:30 PM

VIA Character Strengths Workshop*

Call the Local History & Genealogy Department at 859.962.4070 and reserve a one-hour session to discuss resources and search strategies.

Magic! The Gathering Tournament

ERLANGER: SAT., FEB. 8 • NOON-5 PM

All experience levels welcome.

HeartFELT Flowers*

ERLANGER: WILLIAM E. DURR: FRI., FEB. 7 • 10 AM-NOON SAT., FEB. 8 • 1-3 PM

Make your strengths work for you!

First Time Computer Users*

Join us and learn how to make beautiful flowers out of felt.

COVINGTON: Make It FRI., FEB. 7 • 10 AM-NOON With Jackie: ERLANGER: Greeting Cards* THURS., FEB. 20 • 10 AM-NOON WILLIAM E. DURR: SUN., FEB. 9 • 2-4 PM

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Learn how to make personalized greeting cards.

Red, Pink and White Gifts*

COVINGTON: SUN., FEB. 9 • 2-3 PM

Make a homemade gift at the Library. Limit two gifts per patron.  

Crafting with Krysta: Gel Medium Transfers!* COVINGTON: MON., FEB. 10 • 6-8 PM

Learn how to do a gel medium transfer with a family photo. Please bring a photo with you on a flash drive or disc. All other materials provided.

Job Search Success: Interviewing Tips/ Mock Interviews*

COVINGTON: TUES., FEB. 11 • 9 AM-NOON

Learn basics of job interviews and mock interview tips. Class will be taught by staff from The NKY Career Center.

Interviewing Skills Workshop*

ERLANGER: TUES., FEB. 11 • 9:30-11:30 AM

Prepare yourself for success in job interviews.

DIY Cat Wine*

ERLANGER: TUES., FEB. 11 • 6-7 PM

Feline ready to make nonalcoholic cat safe wine for your furry friend? Sign up. Cheers!

Learn how to take better photos!

Photography Workshop* WILLIAM E. DURR: FRI., FEB. 7 & 14 6:30-8:30 PM

Bring your DSLR camera, charged batteries, memory card, manual and tripod if you have one.


Gilded Watercolor Artwork*

COVINGTON: WED., FEB. 26 • 6:30-8 PM

Create a beautiful unique painting for your home out of watercolor paints and gold metal leaf.

“Amazing Grace” Film Showing

ERLANGER: FRI., FEB. 21 • 6-7:30 PM

Enjoy a documentary featuring Aretha Franklin performing at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church.

“Downton Abbey: The Movie”

COVINGTON: SAT., FEB. 22 • 1-3:30 PM

Supercharge Your LinkedIn Profile*

Get Your Business Online with Google

ERLANGER: ERLANGER WED., FEB. 12 • 1-2:30 PM PART 1: THURS., FEB. 13 • 6:30-7:30 PM LinkedIn expert Carolyn PART 2: Dickerson will show you how to THURS., FEB. 20 • 6:30-7:30 PM maximize your LinkedIn profile

by learning to use LinkedIn Corporate Recruiter. Significantly increase your chances of recruiters finding you!

Grow with Google: Digital Skills for Everyday Tasks*

After getting your business online (Part 1), learn best practices and analyze customer engagement trends. Then, turn these insights into a well-formed plan of action to maximize your results.

Movie vs. Book*

WILLIAM E. DURR MOVIE VIEWING: SUN., FEB. 16 • 2-4 PM BOOK DISCUSSION: TUES., FEB. 18 • 7-8:30 PM

Watch then compare the book to the movie, “Appaloosa” (R-rated) by Robert B. Parker.

NKY Health Department Testing

Learn how to manage work and life tasks more effectively using Google tools. Whether you want to build a budget, create a meeting agenda or organize your priorities, these best practices will boost your productivity.

Treat Yo’ Self with the best episodes of Parks and Rec’ and a waffle bar! Get your nails done, make all-natural DIY skin care products, and do simple crafts with friends!

Naturalization records are an important part of documenting your immigrant ancestors’ history. We’ll discuss strategies for locating these often hard to find records.

COVAS Meeting

Classic Movie Matinee

Come out and jam along with this open group of ukulele players, or just come and listen!

ERLANGER: COVINGTON: MON., FEB. 17 • 6:30-7:30 PM THURS., FEB. 13 • 6:30-8:30 PM

Transferable Skills Workshop*

of the Central Ohio Valley Archaeological Society. Each month we will have a guest speaker presenting on a variety of topics.

Film Friday

ERLANGER: WED., FEB. 19 • 1-3 PM

Enjoy classic film “Some Like It Hot” starring Marilyn Monroe, and snacks! 

Dominoes and Donuts

ERLANGER: FRI., FEB. 21 • 9:30-10:30 AM

ERLANGER: ERLANGER: Wake up at the Library with THURS., FEB. 13 • 10 AM-NOON FRI., FEB. 14 • 1-3 PM, 6-8 PM

Learn how to use your transferable skills to change jobs or careers.

Watch “If Beale St. Could Talk.” Refreshments provided.

Learn basic yoga postures as we flow with breath, creating a calm mind for the rest of your day.

Celebrate National Tile Day* COVINGTON: MON., FEB. 24 • 6:30 - 8 PM

Mock Interview Practice Session*

Naturalization Records Research*

ERLANGER: Join us for the monthly meeting WED., FEB. 12 • 6-8 PM

COVINGTON: MON., FEB. 24 • NOON-1 PM

Celebrate National Tile Day by creating your own tile art!

Galentine’s Day: Treat Yo’ Self*

COVINGTON: THURS., FEB. 13 • 7-8:30 PM

Yoga Basics

COVINGTON: MON., FEB. 17 • 4-7 PM

COVINGTON: WED., FEB. 12 • 2-3:30 PM

Ukulele Jam with Cool Hand Ukes

Sip on tea, enjoy tea cookies, finger sandwiches and view the “Downton Abbey: The Movie.”

fresh donuts, coffee, and a game of dominoes.

ERLANGER: TUES., FEB. 25 • 9:30-11:30 AM

Do a 30-minute mock interview for a prospective job with a career counselor.

Print your message or design on a button!

Button Making 101

COVINGTON: SAT., FEB. 29 • 1-2 PM

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Teen Stuff

*Register for these events at kentonlibrary.org or by calling 859.962.4000 Magic! The Gathering Tournament

Homeschool Art Club: Collage

WILLIAM E. DURR: WED., FEB. 5 • 10:30-11:30 AM

Homeschool Art Club events are all free, open to anyone ages 11-18/ grades 6-12, and registration is not required.

Create unique designs using collage!

ERLANGER: SAT., FEB. 8 • NOON-5 PM

All experience levels welcome.

HeartFELT Flowers*

WILLIAM E. DURR: SAT., FEB. 8 • 1-3 PM

Join us and learn how to make beautiful flowers out of felt.

Red, Pink and White Gifts*

COVINGTON: SUN., FEB. 9 • 2-3 PM

Need a last-minute Valentine’s Day gift for that special someone? Come make a homemade gift at the Library. Limit two gifts per patron.  

Anime Night

ERLANGER: MON., FEB. 10 • 6-7 PM

Magic! The Gathering

Movie Night: ERLANGER: “The Hate U Give”

Photography Workshop*

Join other players aged 13+ to play Magic: The Gathering. Bring your own deck, or one can be provided for beginners. All experience levels welcome!

Bring your DSLR camera, charged batteries, memory card, manual and tripod if you have one.

SAT., FEB. 1 & 15 • NOON-3 PM

Teen Space

ERLANGER: WILLIAM E. DURR: WED., FEB. 5 • 5:30-8 PM FRI., FEB. 7 & 14 • 6:30-8:30 PM

Watch “The Hate U Give” based on the book of the same name by Angie Thomas and have popcorn.

Harry Potter Book

ERLANGER: Night: Triwizard MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS Tournament* 4-5 PM ERLANGER: Meet up with friends and play THURS., FEB. 6 • 6-7 PM

video games, board games, and have snacks.

Library Coding Club

COVINGTON: TUES., FEB. 4 & 18 • 5-6:30 PM

Learn to write code and make your own games at the Library! We will be using a few online learning tools as well as working with Lua, the scripting language used by Roblox.

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Ages 8-18 are invited to participate in the Harry Potter Book Night of crafts — dragons, mermaids, and Triwizard cup included!

Dungeons and Dragons Game Night

ERLANGER: THURS., FEB. 6 & 20 • 6-8:30 PM

Fifth edition rules used, and you are welcome to bring your own 5th edition characters. Beginners will be provided with pre-generated characters.

Let’s Get Cooking with Pam Mullins WILLIAM E. DURR: THURS., FEB. 6 • 1-3 PM

Join us as chef Pam Mullins, owner of Heart and Soul Catering, guides us through a simple and delicious culinary lesson. 

Watch throwback anime and new releases while enjoying Japanese snacks and sodas and make washi tape pencils!


Teen Homeschool Interactive: Making the Most of Library Databases*

“Downton Abbey: The Movie”

Learn about the Library’s resources to help with schoolwork or just for fun!

and view “Downton Abbey: The Movie.”

COVINGTON: SAT., FEB. 22 • 1-3:30 PM

ERLANGER: Join us as we sip on tea, enjoy tea cookies, finger sandwiches TUES., FEB. 11 • 1-2 PM

Library Teen Cafe

WILLIAM E. DURR: TUES., FEB. 11 • 6-8 PM

Need a non-school space to hang out and talk with your friends? Come to the Library Teen Cafe for coffee, snacks, and conversations.

Duct Tape Flowers

COVINGTON: TUES., FEB. 11 • 6:30-8 PM

Come make duct tape flowers and enjoy some Valentine’s Day snacks! Ages 11-16.

Yoga Basics

COVINGTON: MON., FEB. 24 • NOON-1 PM

Learn basic yoga postures as we flow with breath, creating a calm mind for the rest of your day.

Teen Homeschool Interactive: Sketch and Stretch*

ERLANGER: TUES., FEB. 25 • 1-2:30 PM

Learn basic yoga postures as we flow with breath, creating a calm mind for the rest of your day. Take some time for making art at the end of class.

Mario Kart 8 Tournament*

ERLANGER: WED., FEB. 26 • 6-8:30 PM

Play in a Mario Kart 8 Tournament on the Nintendo Switch. All attendees may enjoy pizza and playing, or just enjoy the ride!

Anti-Valentine’s Day Party*

ERLANGER: MON., FEB. 17 • 6-7:30 PM

If you “just-can’t” with the lovey-dovey holiday this year, enjoy a party with sugar, but none of the sweet.

Gilded Watercolor Artwork* Chicken Nugget Taste Test

WILLIAM E. DURR: THURS., FEB. 20 • 6-8 PM

Who makes the best frozen chicken nuggets? Come taste and vote!

Anime Club

WILLIAM E. DURR: FRI., FEB. 21 • 6-8 PM

COVINGTON: WED., FEB. 26 • 6:30-8 PM

Create a beautiful unique painting for your home out of watercolor paints and gold metal leaf.

Late Night Gaming

WILLIAM E. DURR: FRI., FEB. 28 • 9-11 PM

There will be video games, pizza, and assorted games.

Love anime? Meet up with other anime fans for shows, pizza, and fun!

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Fun for Kids! *Register for these events at kentonlibrary.org or by calling 859.962.4000

CELEBRATE HARRY POTTER THIS MONTH!

Imagine! Play! Learn! PRESCHOOL - SCHOOL AGE WILLIAM E. DURR: MON., FEB. 3 • 10 AM-8 PM

The ROOK-ies

SCHOOL AGE WILLIAM E. DURR: WED., FEB. 5 & 19 • 4:30-5:30 PM

Join our open play chess group. Practice the basics of the game, improve your thinking skills and progress to challenging Reading Buddies* an opponent. Some previous AGES 3-12 ERLANGER: knowledge of chess is helpful. Ignite your imagination through pretend play.

Harry Potter Month

throughout the Library and when you find all seven, you’ll SCHOOL AGE COVINGTON: win a prize! SAT., FEB. 1 - SAT., FEB. 29

Join us throughout the month in the Covington Children’s Department for Harry Potter themed fun. Don’t forget to stop by the desk to take our Sorting Hat quiz and receive your house pin!

Ollivander’s Wand Making Workshop

SCHOOL AGE COVINGTON: SUN., FEB. 2 • 2-3 PM THURS., FEB. 13 • 6:30-7:30 PM

Make your very own illuminated wand.

Horcrux Hunt

Hogwarts House Scarves and Movie SCHOOL AGE COVINGTON: MON., FEB. 17 • 1-4 PM

Join us on your day off to watch the first Harry Potter movie and make a scarf in your house colors. Scarves limited to the first 40 in attendance. House colors will be limited.

Cook-A-Book: Harry Potter*

SCHOOL AGE COVINGTON: THURS., FEB. 27 • 6:30-7:30 PM

SCHOOL AGE Explore the magical food COVINGTON: of Harry Potter in a special SAT., FEB. 15 • 10 AM-5 PM edition of Cook-A-Book!

Drop into the Children’s Department any time today to do your part in the Battle of Hogwarts! Hunt for Horcruxes

Saturday Storytime

We’ll concoct Butterbeer and other treats inspired by the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

AGES 2-5 ERLANGER: SAT., FEB. 1 • 11 AM-NOON

Start your Saturday with stories, songs, and rhymes, followed by a craft. Limited to first 40 children in attendance.

Sweetheart Surprise

PRESCHOOL - TWEENS COVINGTON: SUN., FEB. 2 - SAT., FEB. 8 OPEN HOURS

Make Valentine’s Day cards for local senior citizens. All supplies provided.

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MONDAYS • 4:30-5:30 PM WILLIAM E. DURR: TUES., FEB. 4, 11, 18, & 25 5-7 PM

Children are invited to impove reading skills with a Reading Buddy volunteer.

Family Storytime: PJ Masks

TODDLERS - PRESCHOOL ERLANGER: EVERY TUESDAY • 6:30-7:15 PM

It’s time to be a hero! Wear your costumes or pajamas if you want!

Library Coding Club

SCHOOL AGE - TEENS COVINGTON: TUES., FEB. 4 & 18 • 5-6:30 PM

Learn to write code and make your own games at the Library! Use online learning tools as well as work with Lua, the scripting language used by Roblox.

Homeschooler’s Club: Underground Railroad* HOMESCHOOLERS GRADES K-5 WILLIAM E. DURR: WED., FEB. 5 • 10:30-11:30 AM

Learn about the Underground Railroad. We’ll learn about its famous “conductors” and travel routes. We’ll also recreate slave quilts and learn about their secret codes.  

Wild Wednesdays

AGES 8-12 ERLANGER: WEDNESDAYS • 7-8 PM

Feb. 5: Pizza party and game night Feb.2: Anti-Valentine’s Day Party Feb.19: Princess and the Frog! (starts at 6:30) Feb.26: Minute to Win It

Library Playgroup

AGES 0-5 AND THEIR FAMILIES COVINGTON: SAT., FEB. 8 •10 AM-NOON

Meet up with area parents while the children play! We’ll be in the Children’s Activity Room. The library provides sensory friendly toys and books, coffee for parents, bagels and a small snack for the children. Siblings welcome.

Homeschool Club: Underground Railroad with the BehringerCrawford Museum

GRADES 1-6 ERLANGER: TUES., FEB. 11 • 1:30-2:30 PM

Homeschool students will learn about the Underground Railroad in Kentucky as presented by the BehringerCrawford Museum! Students will experience stories involving many brave “conductors” including Harriet Tubman, John Parker and Peg Leg Joe and others. Students will also make their own codes to guide others that are similar to the codes found in quilts.


Homespun: Teddy’s Bear*

SCHOOL AGE COVINGTON: WED., FEB. 12 • 10:30 AM-NOON During this month when we celebrate our presidents, learn about Theodore Roosevelt and the story behind the bear designed to honor him. We’ll also uncover the story behind another famous bear named Winnie!

Storytimes Ages 0-6 • Program length may vary R E G U L A R

S C H E D U L E

Baby Music and Rhyme Wiggletime

Music and Motion with Joel the Singing Librarian

AGES 0-24 MONTHS; CAREGIVER REQUIRED ERLANGER: MON.,10 AM; TUE., 9:30 & 10:30 AM COVINGTON: THU.,10 AM WILLIAM E. DURR: WED., 9:30 AM; THU., 7 PM

AGES 3-5; CAREGIVER REQUIRED WILLIAM E. DURR: TUE., 10:30 AM

Playart

AGES 3-6; CAREGIVER REQUIRED WILLIAM E. DURR:

Family Storytime Battle Bots

SCHOOL AGE WILLIAM E. DURR: WED., FEB. 12 • 4:30-5:30 PM

Come build some armor for a robot using Legos! At the end we’ll have the robots compete to see who keeps the most armor!

Puppy Tales*

Sensory Open Play

TODDLERS - SCHOOL AGE WILLIAM E. DURR: WED., FEB. 19 & 26 10 AM-2 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.

SCHOOL AGE ERLANGER: Spanish-English SUN., FEB. 16 • 2 -4 PM Storytime

Join us for Puppy Tales and read to a therapy dog in the Library! Research shows that reading to dogs improves motivation and reading performance. Call 859.962.4003 to register.

PRESCHOOL - SCHOOL AGE COVINGTON: THURS., FEB. 20 • 7-8 PM: ERLANGER: FRI., FEB. 21 • 5-6 PM

Bilingual storytime is presented in English and Spanish allowing children to engage through stories, finger plays, Homeschool Club: music, activities, and crafts. Biome Scavenger Hunt! La hora del Cuento Bilingüe HOMESCHOOL STUDENTS IN es presentado en Inglès y GRADES 2-5 ERLANGER: Español, permitiendo a los TUES., FEB. 18 • 1:30-2:30 PM niños engancharse a traves de cuentos, juegos con los Homeschool students are dedos, mùsica, actividades, y invited to join us to discover manualidades. biomes! Activities include a scavenger hunt and sharing folk tales that take place in different biomes.

Playart with Baker Hunt TODDLERS & PRESCHOOL OFF SITE: FRIDAYS IN FEBRUARY • 10-11 AM

Join us at The Baker Hunt Cultural Center for storytime with art! Baker Hunt is located at 620 Greenup St, Covington, KY 41011.

THU.,10:30 AM & 2 PM

AGES 0-6; CAREGIVER REQUIRED ERLANGER: TUE., 6:30 PM COVINGTON: WED., 7 PM

Blast Off to Kindergarten AGES 3-5 ERLANGER: THU., 11 AM

Toddler Storytime

Stories, activities, crafts and skills to help prepare children for kindergarten.

AGE 2; CAREGIVER REQUIRED COVINGTON: TUE., 11 AM

Toddler Time

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

Children can enjoy a storytime with puppets, music and dancing.

Children will have fun with Science, Math, Art, Reading and Technology.

Tiny Toddlers Storytime

Scamper Squad

AGES 3-6 ERLANGER: FRI., 11 AM

AGES 2-3 ERLANGER: WED., 10 & 11 AM

AGES 3-5 WILLIAM E. DURR: MON., 10:30 AM & 7 PM

AGES 18 MOS.-2 YRS. WILLIAM E. DURR: WED., 10:30-11 AM

Bring your toddler to the Library for language enrichment with stories, songs, rhymes and playtime.

Sing, dance and listen to stories as you learn about a new animal each week.

Rise and Shine

AGES 2-5; CAREGIVER REQUIRED ERLANGER: MON., 11 AM

Preschool Storytime

AGES 3-5; CAREGIVER REQUIRED COVINGTON: TUE., 10 AM

FEBRUARY 2020 11


Visit a Branch! Covington Branch

NONPROFIT ORG

502 Scott Blvd. Covington, KY 41011

US POSTAGE PAID DATAMARK

Erlanger Branch

401 Kenton Lands Rd., Erlanger, KY 41018

Electronic Service Requested

William E. Durr Branch 1992 Walton-Nicholson Rd., Independence, KY 41051

Branch Hours MON-THU 9am-9pm FRI 9am-9pm

(Covington closes at 6pm)

SAT 10am-5pm

(Erlanger is open until 6pm)

SUN 1pm-5pm

Questions? 859.962.4000

kentonlibrary.org OKI LUG Juniors LEGO Club*

Small Talk: A Book Club for Homeschoolers*

GRADES K-7 SCHOOL AGE ERLANGER: COVINGTON: SAT., FEB. 22 • 2-4 PM WED., FEB. 26 • 10:30 AM-NOON

Join us for a fun time building with Lego blocks. Students will be working on projects based on grade level in small groups.

Storytime: Magic!

COVINGTON: TUES., FEB. 25 PRESCHOOL: 10-10:45 AM TODDLERS: 11-11:45 AM

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 while having fun at the Library!

12 FEBRUARY 2020

This month’s selection is the classic children’s story, ”Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle,” by Betty MacDonald. Activities and refreshments included.

Grow with Google: Coding for Kids

SCHOOL AGE ERLANGER: THURS., FEB. 27 • 6:30-8 PM

Aspiring coders are invited to check out this intro to computer programming from Google’s CS First series. Learn coding with Scratch to make your own animated story!

Inventors Club*

SCHOOL AGE WILLIAM E. DURR: SAT., FEB. 29 • 10 AM-NOON Learn skills like soldering, coding, prototyping, construction, and more! This month we will complete an Hour of Code exercise and begin using the Playground Express to create Hero’s Tools.

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Kenton County Public Library February 2020 Calendar  

Join us for a Valentine's Day program or one of our many other programs and storytimes.

Kenton County Public Library February 2020 Calendar  

Join us for a Valentine's Day program or one of our many other programs and storytimes.