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Kenton County Public Library

calendar SUMMER 2015

June, July, August

FREE programs and events

Celebrate 92 Days of Summer Reading Club #92daysofsummer

Summer Reading Club begins June 1!

2015 Summer Reading Club June 1-August 31 #92daysofsummer

Have a Ball! Summer Reading Kick-Off! Kick off the Kenton County Public Library’s Summer Reading Club on Saturday, May 30! Have a ball at all three locations. See calendar listing or for details.

Thank you to:

Covington: Saturday, May 30, 1-4 pm

Free food including pizza sponsored by Snappy Tomato Pizza, snow cones from Kona Ice, cotton candy, inflatables and a variety of fun activities, music and games! Free parking at the garage across the street from the Library will be available for this event.

Durr: Saturday, May 30, 3:30-6:30 pm

Carnival-style games, bounce houses, create your own balloon animals, balloon sculpting, tethered hot-air balloon rides and free pizza sponsored by Snappy Tomato Pizza. All ages!

Erlanger: Saturday, May 30, 1-5 pm

Free pizza sponsored by Snappy Tomato Pizza will be served at 1pm, followed by a variety of fun summer and beach themed activities and games. 

Where has Your Book Been? Take a photo with your book whether it’s on the beach, on a cruise, in a plane or your living room. Post the photo on social media using #kentonlibrary and/or #92daysofsummer knowing your photo might be used for publicity purposes. Then stop by the Library and pin where you were on the map!

for supporting Summer Reading Club.

Read and Win!

Summer Reading Club Guidelines Children’s Guidelines

• Children ages 2 to 12 can pick up a book log at any KCPL location to begin reading or listening to books. • After reading or listening to five books, return the log to the Library to win a book prize. • After reading or listening to 10 books, return the completed log to the Library to receive a T-shirt or a drawstring bag. (Note: drawstring bags restricted to ages 5+. Prizes awarded while supplies last; T-shirt sizes not guaranteed.) You will also receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win the grand prize – a Nintendo 3DS XL OR an iPad mini. • After completing your reading log, pick up challenge logs to continue reading for more chances to win one of the grand prizes. • Each Library location will hold the grand prize raffle drawing by Friday, September 5, 2015. • Children 24 months and younger can also win prizes by attending baby storytimes and completing a special booklog.

Adult Guidelines

• Earn one raffle ticket for every book read or program attended. • Raffle tickets available at all reference desks, programs and • One winner will be drawn every week for prizes.

Teen Guidelines

• Open to anyone entering 6th grade-leaving 12th grade. • Enter by reading or listening to any book or magazine or by attending any program. • Fill out entry forms at your Library’s reference desk or at • One winner per branch will be drawn every week for prizes like: - iPod Touch - Beats Headphones - Kindle Fire - Movie Passes - Arcadian Comics gift card - Joseph Beth gift card

Teen Grand Prize: Each branch will give away an iPad Air 2 grand prize at the end of the summer!

Prizes provided by Friends of KCPL. Learn more at friends-of-the-library.

More Chances to Win! • Families: Pick up a Family Bingo card at the Children’s Desk at any KCPL location, and complete the card for a chance to win a family membership to the Cincinnati Zoo OR the Newport Aquarium. • Follow the Library blog at for even more chances to win! 92 Days of Summer is back with 92 Days of Prizes. There will be a giveaway (event tickets, gift cards, books and more) everyday so be sure to check it out.

Find Us in the Community: We want to “Have a Ball!” with you all summer long, wherever you happen to be! Visit with Library staff at a variety of public venues this summer, and you can pick up reading logs and/or redeem logs for prizes. See our webpage at or check Facebook to see a list of offsite locations where you can find our KCPL staff. We are on the move so you can be, too!


Covington Library

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

Everyone Coders and Makers Club • • • •

Thursday, June 11, 6 pm: Discuss wearable technology Thursday, June 25, 6 pm: Meet a Maker Thursday, July 9, 6 pm: Solar Power Thursday, July 23, 6 pm: Meet a Maker

502 Scott Boulevard, Covington, KY 41011 • (859) 962-4060 *Registration required. Go online or call 962-4071 for adult and teen programs, 962-4077 for children’s. Covington Advisory Panel Friday, June 12, 10-11 am Sunday, July 12, 3-4 pm Tuesday, August 11, 5:30-6:30 pm Open feedback session with Library staff, refreshments provided.



Improve Your Tech Skills! *Registration is required for these classes. Please phone the number listed or visit

Covington Library Register (859) 962-4071 or


Creation and Access: Monday, June 8, 9-11 am Monday, July 13, 9-11 am Use: Tuesday, June 9, 10 am-Noon Wednesday, July 15, 10 am-Noon

Microsoft PowerPoint*

Part 1: Thursday, June 18, 10 am-Noon Wednesday, July 22, 10 am-Noon Part 2: Thursday, June 25, 10 am-Noon Wednesday July 29, 10 am-Noon

Microsoft Word*

Microsoft Excel*

Job Searching and the Internet*

First Time Computer Users*

Part 1: Wednesday, June 10, 10 am-Noon Tuesday, July 14, 10 am-Noon Part 2: Wednesday, June 17, 10 am-Noon Tuesday, July 21, 10 am-Noon

Thursday, June 11, 10 am-Noon Tuesday, July 28, 10 am-Noon Learn strategies for applying online, tips on creating a resume for a specific position, and more.


Basic: Tuesday, June 23, 10 am-Noon Thursday, July 23, 10 am-Noon Intermediate: Tuesday, June 30, 10 am-Noon Thursday, July 30, 10 am-Noon

Wednesday, July 8, 10 am-Noon

Exploring the Internet* Part 1: Thursday, July 9, 10 am-Noon Part 2: Thursday, July 16, 10 am-Noon

Geodesic Dome in the Library!*

Monday, June 15, 7 pm Help build or watch a group of volunteers build a cardboard geodesic dome in the Library. Call if interested in helping build. Dome will be on display June 16-30.

FAFSA Workshop*

Tuesdays, June 16 & July 21, 4-6 pm Learn about post-secondary financial aid and get one-on-one FAFSA application assistance.

Bach and Boombox

Saturday, June 20, 1-2 pm Listen to pieces by Bach and other classical composers as well as recordings by pop and jazz artists like the Beastie Boys and Miles Davis on the boombox.

Coupon Clippers

Sundays, June 21 & July 19, 2-4 pm Clip coupons, exchange and share coupon tips and tricks. Bring coupon flyers if you have them.

More Than a Game: The National Pastime in Covington

Thursday, July 9, 6:30 pm Learn about baseball’s rich history in Covington.

Celebrate Batman Day!

Thursday, July 23, 10 am-5 pm Celebrate the 76th anniversary of Batman with films, graphic novels and a raffle!

Sports Trivia Challenge!*

Saturday, July 25, 1-4 pm Form a team and test your sports trivia knowledge. Don’t have a team? You can still participate. Call to register yourself or your 4-person team!

Friends’ of the Library Book Sale

Sunday-Sunday, August 16-23 Open during Library hours. Closes 30 minutes prior to Library.

Don’t miss the African Penguins! June 27


Baseball! Baseball! Baseball! Learn about baseball history and enjoy films about baseball this month at the Covington Library!

Book Discussions

• Tuesday, June 2, 7 pm: “The Secret History” by Donna Tartt • Wednesday, June 10, 1 pm “Let That be the Reason” by Vickie Stringer • Tuesday, July 7, 7 pm: “Crazy Rich Asians” by Kevin Kwan • Wednesday, July 8, 1 pm: “52 Pickup” by Elmore Leonard • Thursday, July 16, 7 pm: “The Long Season” by Jim Brosnan • Tuesday, August 4, 7 pm: “The Dinosaur Feather” by S. J. Gazan • Wednesday, August 12, 1 pm:  “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil” by John Berendt Books are available at the Covington Reference Desk.

One-on-One Genealogy Research Assistance

Wednesdays, June 3 &17, 10 am-2 pm Friday, July 10, 10 am-2 pm Monday, July 20, 10 am-2 pm Tuesday, August 4, 10 am-2 pm Wednesday, August 12, 10 am-2 pm Call (859) 962-4070 and reserve a one-hour session to discuss resources and search strategies.

Covington Writers Group

Saturdays, June 6 & 20, July 18, & August 1 & 15, 11 am-1 pm Come and share your work and learn from other local writers.

KYNECT Signup and Help

Tuesday, June 9, Noon-2 pm Thursday, June 25, 4-6 pm Tuesday, July 14, Noon-2 pm Thursday, July 20, 4-6 pm Tuesday, August 11, Noon-2 pm Thursday, August 27, 4-6 pm Need help with health care? A KYNECTOR will be on hand to help guide you through the process of signing up for health care through the Kentucky Exchange.

LinkedIn Series: Your Digital Footprint*

Tuesday, June 9, 5-6:30 pm Hands-on class to help connect apps, resume and endorsements. Taught by Digital Marketing Career Strategist.

Baseball Documentary “Our Shining Stars”

Sunday, June 14, 3 pm Join local filmmaker Cam Miller for a screening of his new documentary “OUR SHINING STARS: The Story of the Star Baseball Club of Covington KY.”

The Comic X-Change

Tuesdays, June 16, July 21 & August 18, 7-8:30 pm Bring a favorite graphic novel to this book discussion and enjoy a lively round table about favorite books, authors and artists.

Genealogy Tech Help*

Join us to learn about some valuable genealogical websites and resources. • Tuesday, June 9 & Thursday, June 11, 6:30 pm: • Monday, June 22 & Wednesday, June 24, 1 pm: • Wednesday, July 15 & Friday, July 17, 1 pm: Newspaper Databases • Tuesday, July 28 & Thursday, July 30, 6:30 pm: World Vital Records • Thursday, August 6 & Monday, August 10, 1 pm: Fold3

Job Search One-on-One*

Thursdays, June 11, July 9 & August 13, Noon-2 pm Register to meet in a small group setting for more personalized attention from a job searching expert.

Take Me Out to the Ballgame! Film Fest

Held twice a month on Thursdays from 1-3 pm 6/11: “Eight Men Out” 6/25: “Field of Dreams” 7/9: “A League of Their Own” 7/24: “For Love of the Game” 8/6: “Bang the Drum Slowly” 8/27: “The Rookie”

Getting The Most From Your E-Reader

Friday, June 12, 1-2 pm Wednesday, July 15, 10-11 am Wednesday, August 12, 1-2 pm Learn how to download and read e-books from the Library’s website.

Reel Reads

Saturdays, June 13, July 11 & August 8, Noon-3 pm Read the book, watch the film, stay for the discussion. • 6/13: “The Importance of Being Ernest” by Oscar Wilde • 7/11: “October Skies” based on the book “Rocket Boys” by Homer Hickam • 8/8: “The Wind in the Willows” by Kenneth Grah


Mondays, June 22, July 27 & August 24, 6:30-8 pm Join us for discussion and guest speakers on a variety of topics related to genealogy and local history.

Unraveled: The Crochet and Knitting Social Club Wednesdays, June 24, July 29 & August 26, 7 pm Learn how to crochet or knit or just bring your current project and meet other stitchers. Beginners must register. See website for supplies.

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The Library is a great place to get help with your genealogy project!


Covington Library, continued Robert Surtees Film Festival

Friday, July 17, 11 am-4 pm Covington born Robert Surtees was a legendary Hollywood cinematographer who worked on classic films such as “King Solomon’s Mines,” “Ben Hur” and “Mutiny on the Bounty.”

Our True Blues — The Covington Blue Sox

Saturday, July 18, 1-3 pm Join us for a screening of the Cam Miller documentary “Our True Blues: The Story of the Covington Blue Sox.”

Lineage Society Research Assistance

Tuesday, July 21, 9-11 am Local members of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution will be here to discuss the necessary steps toward membership and to help you with research questions.

Teens face off in cake wars, Thursday, June 18!


Yoga for Teens

Saturday, June 6, 2-3 pm Join World Peace Yoga for a beginner vinyasa yoga class.

Green Teens

Sundays, June 7, July 12 & August 9, 2-3 pm The Library has a community garden. Help maintain the beds while earning community service hours.

Glass Art*

Wednesday, June 10, 2-4 pm Create a self-portrait in glass with Brazee Street Studios.

B Visible

Monday, June 15, 5-7 pm Tuesday, July 14, 5-7 pm Learn to sew on sewing machines, create your own wearable technology that lights up to keep you visible on the street.

Make It!

Tuesday, June 16, 3-4 pm Thursday, July 23, 5-6 pm Tuesday, August 4, 4-5 pm A D.I.Y. club featuring simple arts and crafts.

Cake Wars

Thursday, June 18, 2-4 pm Learn tips and tricks of basic cupcake and cakeball making. Face off in the cake wars, winner takes home a sweet prize.   

Animanga Club

Tuesdays, June 23, July 28 & August 25, 6-8 pm Fan favs and Crunchyroll rotation, Japanese crafts, manga art and snacks.

Teen Voice


Help maintain the Library’s community garden and earn service hours!

Wednesday, June 24, 2-3 pm Tuesday, July 21, 6-7 pm Wednesday, August 26, 4-5 pm Your opinion matters, meet with other teens and the teen librarian to design the library you want.

Maker Camp*

Weekdays, July 6-August 14, 2-3:30 pm Join young inventors and artists from around the world on Google+ to make awesome projects, go on epic virtual “field trips,” and meet the world’s coolest makers. Maker Camp inspires your inner maker. Get your hands dirty, fix some things, break some things, and have a lot of fun doing it! You are not required to attend all sessions but attend 25 sessions and get a special prize.

Teen Glow Party*

Friday, July 31, 6:30-10:30 pm After hours glow dance party for teens! Registration and permission slips required. 

Children Move It Monday!*

Grades 1-6 Mondays, June-July, 3-4 pm Get ready to sweat to a fun workout each week. Snack and water provided. Gym shoes required.

Science and Engineering Club Grades 5-6 Tuesdays, June-July, 3-4 pm Come put your building and science skills to the test!

Wild Wednesdays

Grades 1-6 Wednesdays, June-July, 3-4:30 pm Drop in for music, board games, video games, snacks, and more fun activities!

Lego Lab

Grades K-5 Thursdays, June 4 & 18, July 16 & 30, 3-4 pm Sunday, July 5, 2-4 pm We provide the Legos - you provide the engineering skills and creativity.

Dino Dig presented by Cincinnati Museum Center*

Ages 2-6 Friday, June 5, 1-2 pm Dig up dinosaur fossils and discover their owners’ true identities! Learn about different kinds of dinosaurs, what they looked like, what they ate and how they protected themselves.

Kiki Live HQ!

Grades 3-6 Saturday, July 11, 1-3 pm Meet at the Library then walk to Kiki Magazine for a day of fashion crafting fun!

Newport Aquarium Presents African Penguins*

Saturday, June 27, 1 pm Get up close and personal with these amazing creatures from the other side of the world.

Weekly Preschool Storytimes June 5-July 24 Preschool Storytime

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

Toddler Time

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

Meet Jeffrey Ebbeler, the illustrator who designed the Library’s Summer Reading Club t-shirts. Puppy Tales

Grades K-6 Sundays, June 7, July 5 & August 2, 2-4 pm Read to a real dog, earn a certificate and enter a raffle to win your own toy reading companion.

Mini Makers

Grades 1-6 Thursdays, June 11 & 25, July 9 & 23, 3-4 pm Learn how to speak computer! Whether you’re a beginner or expert hacker, join us for games, projects, and all things coding.

Rosie at the Bat: Family Night with the Cincinnati Reds*

Tuesday, June 16, 6-7 pm Gear up for the All-Star Game with our favorite boys (and girl!) of summer. Participate in a reading of the beloved baseball story with a Cincinnati twist, and get a picture with Rosie Red. Personal cameras encouraged; One picture and autograph per child.

Small Talk: A Book Club for Homeschoolers*

Ages 0-4: Caregiver required Saturdays, June 13, July 11 & August 18, 10 am-Noon Meet up with area parents while the children play! The Library provides toys and books, coffee for parents and a small snack for the children.

Homeschoolers, Grades 2-6 • Wednesday, June 24, 10:30 am: “The Tale of Despereaux” by Kate DiCamillo • Wednesday, July 22, 10:30 am: “Ramona Quimby, Age 8” by Beverly Cleary • Wednesday, August 19, 10:30 am: “Stone Fox” by John Reynolds Gardiner.

Tween Afternoon with Kiki*

Discussion, activities and refreshments. Pick up a copy of the book at the beginning of the month.

Library Playgroup

Grades 3-6 Saturday, June 13, 1-3 pm Fashion crafting and more with experts from KIKI Magazine.

Family Storytime

Princesses and Superheroes End-of-Summer Bash!*

Ages 2-6 Friday, July 31, 1-2 pm Wear your finest tiara, but don’t forget your cape! Stories, crafts, and plenty of activities to test your strength and grace, courage and magnificence. Prizes will be awarded for most original costumes.

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

Babes in Storyland

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


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

Meet Illustrator Jeffrey Ebbeler

Grades K-6; Caregiver Required Thursday, June 25, 1-2 pm Meet the artist who designed our 2015 Summer Reading Club t-shirts. Mr. Ebbeler will talk about his career as an artist and children’s book illustrator.


Hours: M-F Sat. Sun.

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

William E. Durr Branch 1992 Walton-Nicholson Rd., Independence, KY 41051•(859) 962-4030 *Registration required. Go online or call 962-4031 for adult and teen programs, 962-4032 for children’s.

Improve Your Tech Skills! *Registration is required for these classes. Please phone the number listed or visit

William E. Durr Branch Register (859) 962-4031 or

Microsoft Word*

Part 1: Thursday, June 4, 1:30-3:30 pm Part 2: Thursday, June 11, 1:30-3:30 pm

One-on-One YouTube* Thursdays, June 4 & July 16, 6 & 7:30 pm Learn how to look up, play and upload videos, create and use subscriptions, and make and manage playlists.

One-on-One Photo Scanning and Editing*

Wednesday, June 10, 1, 2 & 3 pm, Thursday, July 9, 6, 7 & 8 pm Wednesday, August 12, 1, 2 & 3 pm Get help with scanning photos, slides or negatives.

Exploring the Internet*

Thursday, June 18, 1:30-3:30 pm

One-on-One the Hype of Skype

Thursdays, June 18 & August 6, 6-7:30 pm Learn how to Skype and enjoy faceto-face conversations over your mobile device.


One-on-One Help with E-Books, Music, and More

Thursday, June 25, 6, 7, & 8 pm, Wednesday, July 22, 2, 3 & 4 pm Thursday, August 27, 6, 7 & 8 pm Get help with KCPL’s digital resources. Bring your iPad or other compatible device and learn about Zinio magazines, Hoopla, OneClickDigital, and others.  

One-on-One Free Online Entertainment

Thursday, July 2, 6, 7 & 8 pm Thursday, August 20, 6, 7 & 8 pm Learn how to watch TV programs and movies, listen to radio shows, play games and read books, all for free.

First Time Computer Users Thursday, July 9, 1:30-3 pm


Thursday, July 16, 1:30-3 pm

What Can I Do with the Library’s Website? Thursday, July 23, 1:30-3:30 pm Learn to put books on hold, renew items, download Apps, and take online classes.

Everyone Bargain Matinee Thursdays

Thursdays in June-August, 2 pm June: Big Hair 80s Film Bonanza • 6/4 - “The Princess Bride” (PG) • 6/11 - “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” (PG-13) • 6/18 - “Big Trouble In Little China” (PG-13) • 6/25 - “Back to the Future” (PG) July: Family Film Flim-Flam Fun • 7/2 - “The Goonies” (PG) • 7/9 - “Frozen” (PG) • 7/16 - “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory” (G) • 7/23 - “WALL-E” (G) • 7/30 - “Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein” (NR) August: Golden Age Classics • 8/6 - “Singin’ in the Rain” (NR) • 8/13 - “Cat Ballou” (NR) • 8/20 - “Casablanca” (PG) Parent required to stay with children.

Adults Parent Taxi Contest

June 1-September 1 Hey parents of teens, it’s your turn for a prize drawing! To show KCPL’s appreciation for bringing your teen to Durr/Independence events this summer, we are raffling off three BP Gas gift cards for $30 each, one at the

Don’t miss the Big Hair 80s Film Bonanza!

end of each summer month! To enter, just fill out a form at the Library each time you bring a teen to a program or event.

Mah Jongg Madness

Mondays, June 8, 22, 29, July 13, 20, 27 & August 10, 17, 24, 1-4 pm Tournament: Monday, August 31, Noon-5 pm; No new students today Games are played with the 2015 National Mah Jongg League cards and rules. New students, please register!

Vacation Photos

Tuesday, June 2, 6:30-8:30 pm Learn how to download your vacation photos from your digital camera. We will be exploring SnapFish, Shutterfly, Flickr, Picasa and more.

Adult Book Discussions

Tuesdays twice monthly at 7 pm • 6/2: “A Star for Mrs. Blake”  by April Smith • 6/16: “The Fault in Our Stars”  by John Green • 7/7: “Wind in the Willows”  by Kenneth Grahame • 7/21: “Orphan Train”  by Christina Baker Kline • 8/4: “The Light Between the Oceans” by M.L. Stedman • 8/18: “The Giver”  by Lois Lowery

Zumba Gold*


Wednesdays, June 10, 17 & 24, July 1, August 5, 12, 19 & 26, 7-8 pm Licensed instructor Jean Henry will teach a lower impact, easy to follow, Latin-inspired dance fitness program.

Tuesday, June 23, 6:30-8 pm Learn how to use iMovie on your Mac or iOS device to turn your home movies into blockbusters, complete with Hollywood-style trailers, effects, soundtracks, and more.


Stitchers Night Out - Thursdays, June 4, 18 & 25, July 23 & 30, August 6 & 20, 5-8:30 pm Scarf It Up!: Learn to Knit* - Thursday, June 4, 6-7:30 pm - Saturday, June 13, 10:-11:30 am - Saturdays, July 25 & August 22, 1-2:30 pm One-on-One: Stitching Assistance* Register for your 1-hour session: - Tuesday, June 9, 1:30-5 pm - Thursday, June 11, 10 am-1:30 pm - Tuesday, August 11, 1:30-5 pm - Thursday, August 13,10 am-1:30 pm Sessions are geared toward beginner and intermediate stitchers. Adults only. Knit In Public Day!* - Saturday, June 13, 10 am-4 pm Join knitters, crocheters and stitchers from all over Northern Kentucky. Scarf It Up!: Learn to Purl* - Saturday, June 13, 12:30-2 pm - Thursday, August 6, 6-7:30 pm Make It With Jackie: Greeting Cards* - Sundays, June 14, July 26, August 9, 2-4 pm Scarf It Up!: Casting On* -Thursdays, June 18 & July 30, 6-7:30 pm Open Crafts - Saturdays, June 20, July 11 & 25, August 8 & 22, 10 am-4 pm Quilting Basics* - Saturdays, June 20, July 11 & August 8, 10:30 am-12:30 pm Scarf It Up!: Learn to Lace* - Saturdays, June 20 & August 8, 1-2:30 pm Quilting: Mystery Block of the Month* - June 25, 2-4 pm, July 20,10:30 am-12:30 pm, & August 22, 10:30 am-12:30 pm Scarf It Up!: Diagonals* - Thursdays, June 25 & August 20, 6-7:30 pm Scarf It Up!: Learn to Crochet* - Saturday, July 11, 2-3:30 pm

Photography Workshop*

Learn cooking techniques this summer! Let’s Get Cooking, June 12, July 24 and August 21. Writer’s Group: Independence Inklings

Sundays, June 7 & 21, July 5 & 19, August 2 & 16, 1:30-4:30 pm Open to writers of all genres and skill levels for feedback and support.

Chemical Dependency and Family Recovery*

Tuesday, June 9, 6:30-7:30 pm Staff from the University of Kentucky’s Targeted Assessment Program will discuss what Chemical Dependency is and how family members can learn to set healthy boundaries.

To Camera or Not Camera*

Tuesday, June 9, 6:30-8 pm Discuss the pro’s and con’s of using the camera on your phone or your digital camera.

Movie vs. Book*

Parent Required Join us this evening for the movie then come back the following week to discuss the book. • Friday, June 12, 6 pm: “The Fault in Our Stars” • Friday, August 7, 7 pm: “The Giver”

One-on-One Genealogy Assistance*

• Tuesdays, June 16, July 14 & August 11 at 1, 3, 6, & 7:30 pm • Saturdays, June 20, July 18 & August 29, 3-4:30 pm Meet with a Library staff member for help with genealogy resources such as Ancestry Library Edition, and more. Each session is 90 minutes. Register online or by calling (859) 962-4031.

Windows Live Movie Maker*

Tuesday, June 16, 6:30-8 pm Learn how Windows Live Movie Maker allows you to make movies and slide shows that can be saved and uploaded.

Let’s Get Cooking!*

• Friday, June 12, 1 pm: Basics - Discuss boiling rice and assembling a delicious chicken, rice and avocado bowl! • Friday, July 24, 1 pm: Quick & Simple Lunches - For this lesson, we’ll be discussing quick and easy lunches to shake things up a bit! • Friday, August 21, 1 pm: Let’s Get Cooking! Simple Sides - Discuss mashed potatoes, green beans and baked brussels sprouts.

• Friday, June 26, 6:30-8:30 pm Hear ways to create surreal images of sunsets that make your landscapes stand out. • Friday, July 31, 6:30-8:30 pm Learn how to capture dramatic sports/action scenes at just the right moment. • Friday, August 28, 6:30-8:30 pm Autumn light will bring color and texture to the fall foliage. Learn how to use the overcast days to your advantage.

Hoxworth Blood Drive

Saturday, June 27, 10 am-3:30 pm Please register, at the Hoxworth Donor Portal at Donuts and/or pizza will be available for donors. Walk-ins also welcome.


Tuesday, June 30, 6:30-8:30 pm Learn about one-click photo editing with PicMonkey. Bring a flash drive with your photos, and practice in the class.

Durr Branch Scavenger Hunt

July 1-August 2 Take advantage of the summer and explore the city of Independence area. If you can find the answers and identify the pictures correctly, you could win a prize! Stop by the Durr Branch Library to pick up your Local History Scavenger Hunt entry form.

Lunch and Learn for Seniors*

Mondays, June 1, July 6 & August 3, Noon-2 pm Enjoy lunch while learning about topics of interest to seniors at our monthly Lunch and Learn series. Durr listings continued on page 10

Cell phone or digital camera? Learn the pro’s and con’s, Tuesday, June 9 at 6:30 pm.


William E. Durr Branch, continued iPad/iPhone Basic*

Tuesday, July 7, 6:30-8:30 pm In this class you will learn how to navigate, customize, and effectively use your iPhone/iPad. Please bring any questions that you might have to the class, as we will be having Q & A.

Diabetes Self Management*

Wednesdays, July 8, 15, 22 & 29, 6:15-8:30 pm Learn how to manage your diabetes before it can manage you. This fourpart series will set you on the path to success. Door prizes will be offered at each class.

Cookie Recipe Exchange*

Thursday, July 9, 5-8 pm Let’s trade recipes! Just email your favorite holiday cookie recipe to by July 1. Then stop by to enjoy a few samples and sign up to receive an e-book of all the recipes submitted!

Fitness Apps at your Fingertips*

Introduction to E-Readers*

Thursday, July 30, 1:30-3 pm Attend our free e-reader class and learn about several e-book readers and how to download Library e-books for free.

Digital Workshop*

Fridays, June 26, July 31 & August 28, 6-8:30 pm Topic TBA

Library Libations: An Evening with Author and Mixologist Molly Wellmann

Tuesday, August 11, 7 pm Local award-winning mixologist Molly Wellmann, author of Handcrafted Cocktails and co-owner of Japp’s Since 1879, Neons Unplugged, Old Kentucky Bourbon Bar, and Myrtle’s Punch House, will visit the Library to discuss the history of cocktails and spirits!

Teens GRADES 6-12

Tuesday, July 14, 6:30-8 pm In this class we will look at different apps to help you with your exercise program, tracking your weight, monitoring your food intake, all from your cell phone.

How many people do you know who have never ever been to a teen program at the Durr Library in Independence? Bring them to any teen program in June and BOTH of you will win a prize!

What Can I Do with LinkedIn?*

Have YOU never been to a Durr/ Independence teen program? If your first one is in June, you get a prize just for being new!

Tuesday, July 21, 6:30-8 pm Learn the basics of LinkedIn including setting up your profile, managing your account settings, and adding connections. Learn how to use LinkedIn as a job search tool including finding people, using groups, and locating job postings.

40 Apps in 40 Minutes

Tuesday, July 28, 6:30-7:30 pm This class will show you 40 apps in 40 minutes, for both Android and iOs devices.


Art Club Wednesdays, 3-5 pm Come make art at the Library all summer long! Each Wednesday will be a different theme with a new project. • 6/3: Polymer Clay • 6/10: Watercolors • 6/17: Stenciling with Inkodye Inkodye develops photos on fabric using sunlight. • 6/24: Drawing • 7/1: Mosaics • 7/8: Collage • 7/15: Op Art (optical illusions) • 7/22: Self Portraits • 7/29: Hand Lettering and Calligraphy* • 8/5: Graphic Design Learn some design basics and make a poster for next week’s Gallery Show.

Fandom Friday: Anime Club

Fridays, June 19, July 17 & August 21, 6-8 pm Watch anime and eat pizza. Email recommendations for titles to watch to

Candy Casino

Tuesday, June 23, 6-8 pm Maybe the house always wins, but when you’re playing with candy, how can anyone lose?

Taco Tuesday

Tuesday, June 30, 6-8 pm Come make and eat tacos with all your favorite toppings and watch “The Lego Movie!”

Super Smash Brothers Wii U Tournament

Friday, June 5: Free Play, 4-6 pm Tournament, 6-8 pm Compete in the Super Smash Brothers tournament for a $25 Game Stop gift card! We will be doing a bracketed tournament, so get here as close to 6 pm as possible. Bring your DS to play multiplayer games! Bring your old games to maybe trade with other people!

Bad Movie Nite

Thursday, June 11, 6-8 pm Join us as we watch a movie (rated up to PG-13) everybody loves to hate! With snacks!

Make art all summer long!

Durr Teen Lock-In*

Friday-Saturday, July 10-11 It’s the Annual Durr Teen Overnight! We’ll have movies, pizza, general shenanigans, and FUN! Registration is required and starts June 1. Preference will be given to teens who have attended a program in June or May’s Late Night Gaming. If you don’t attend, you risk losing your spot at the Lock-In. Parental permission forms will be available after June 1. Permission forms are due Monday, July 6. If your form is not in Jessy’s hands, you lose your place at the lock-in.

Christmas in July

Friday, July 24, 6-8 pm White Elephant gift exchange! Christmassy photo booth! All kinds of fun games, activities, crafts and snacks guaranteed to make you forget about how hot and July-ish it is outside! Come anytime 6-8pm. Craft/art supplies will be provided to make items for the white elephant exchange, so don’t worry about buying anything to bring.

Remy and Friends*

All Ages Saturday, June 13, 11 am Ron takes the audience on a story telling adventure of fun and learning with ventriloquism, juggling and illusions!  

Kids ages 5-8 make crafts on Mondays!

Illustrator Jeffrey Ebbeler in Person!

Teens Cook: Let’s Make Dinner

Tuesday, July 28, 6-8 pm Let’s all make a delicious dinner together! If you have any food allergies, please email jessy.griffith@ We’ll work together to have food you can eat.

Uno Party

Monday, August 3, 6-8 pm The largest Uno game ever had 350 people playing at once. We might not be able to get that big, but we can still have a crazy fun game!

Children Crafty Kids

Grades K-2 Mondays, June 1-July 20, 7 pm & Tuesdays, June 2-July 21,1:30 pm We’ll read stories, play games, sing songs and make crafts. Open to the first 30 in attendance.


Grades 3-6 Mondays, June 1-July 20, 7 pm Tuesdays, June 2-July 21, 1:30 pm Play games, make crafts, read books, meet friends and have fun at Trailblazers. Open to the first 30 in attendance.

Grades K-6; Caregiver required Thursday, June 25, 7 pm Meet the artist who designed our 2015 Summer Reading Club t-shirts. Mr. Ebbeler will talk about his career as an artist and children’s book illustrator.  

A Visit from the Space Painter*

All ages; Caregiver required Saturday, June 27, 11 am Space Painter Tom Sparough takes you through a 45-minute journey of the art of juggling, balance and humor.  

Wump Mucket Puppets* All Ages; Caregiver required Saturday, July 11, 11 am Enjoy the zany spirit of the Wump Mucket puppet troupe!

WedneZANY Art Club Gallery Show

Wednesday, August 12, 3-5 pm Come show off the art you’ve been making all summer long!

Late Night Gaming

Friday, August 14, 9-11 pm Celebrate the last Friday before school starts back up by running around the Library after it closes! We’ll have video games, pizza, assorted games. There are no registrations or permission slips for this program.

DIY Speakers

Thursday, August 27, 6-8 pm Is your phone not loud enough when you’re listening to music? Come learn how to make speakers to amplify the sound!

Crafty Free-for-All

Monday, August 31, 6-8 pm Rainbow Loom! Stuffies! Jewelry! Papercrafts! Etc., etc! We provide the supplies, you provide the creativity.

Ages 6-12 Wednesdays, June 3-July 22, 2-3 pm We will explore boredom busters with crafts, games, movies, and more! Open to 30 kids.

June 2-July 24 Preschool Story Time

Ages 3-5: Caregiver required Tuesdays, June 2-July 21, 10:30-11 am Join us for music, stories, movement and laughs with Joel the Singing Librarian.

Toddler Time

Ages 2-3: Caregiver required Tuesdays, June 2-July 21, 7 pm Toddlers and their favorite adult are invited to a special storytime just for them.

Babes in StoryLand

Ages 0-2: Caregiver required Wednesdays, June 3-July 22, 7-7:30 pm Bring your baby to the Library for language enrichment with stories, songs, rhymes and playtime. PreWalkers: Thursdays, June 4-23, 9:30-10 am Walkers: Thursdays, June 4-23, 10:30-11 am Limited to first 15 babies in attendance.


Ages 2-6: Caregiver required Thursdays, June 4-23, 1:30 & 7 pm Fridays, June 5-July 24, 10 & 11 am Join us for a story and a craft! No 7 pm Playart on June 25.

Movie Matinee

All Ages Fridays, June 5 & 19, July 17 & 24, 1-3 pm Bring your lunch and watch a movie! Popcorn and dessert will be provided. Open to all ages.

Sensory Open Play

Saturday, June 6, 10 am-2 pm Monday, June 15, 10 am-2 pm Saturday, July 18, 10 am-1 pm Saturday, August 29, 10 am-1 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.

Weekly Preschool Storytimes

Don’t miss Space Painter Tom Sparough on Saturday, June 27!


Hours: M-F Sat. Sun.

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

Erlanger Branch Library 401 Kenton Lands Rd., Erlanger, KY 41018 • (859) 962-4000 *Registration required. Go online or call 962-4002 for adult and teen programs, 962-4003 for children’s.

Writers’ Group

Thursdays, June 4, 18, July 2, 16 & August 6 & 20, 6:30 pm Give and share feedback.

Knitting with Scarf it Up!* Thursdays, June 4 & 18, July 2 & 6, August 6 & 20, 7 pm Learn to knit or bring your own project. Please bring size 10.5 needles and thick and chunky yarn.

Toastmasters Explore the Philippine culture on Philippines Independence Day, Saturday, June 6, 2-4 pm!

Everyone Family Movie Night

Fridays, June 5, July 3 & August 7, 6 pm • “Big Hero 6” – 6/5 • “Night at the Museum 3: Secret of the Tomb” – 7/3 • “Cinderella (2015)” – 8/7

7th Annual Celebrate Philippines Independence Day

Saturday, June 6, 2-4 pm Celebrate Philippines Independence Day by exploring the culture through mulit-dialect storytime, dance, games and food.

English/Spanish Storytime

Mondays, June 8 & 22, July 6 & 20, 4-5 pm Bilingual Storytime is presented in English and Spanish allowing children to engage through stories, finger plays, music and activities. Bilingüe tiempo de historia se presentará en Inglés y en español. Permitiendo los niños a participar a través de historias, juegos con los dedos, música y actividades.


Newport Aquarium Presents*

• Turtles: Saturday, June 20, 1-2 pm Learn about and meet turtles. • Lizards: Saturday, July 18, 1-2 pm Learn about and meet these scaly reptiles.


Zumba @ The Library!*

Tuesdays, June 2, July 7 & August 4, 7 pm Try the popular Latin-dance inspired exercise program.

Book Discussions

The Bookies • Wednesday, June 3, 7 pm: “Motherless Brooklyn” by Jonathan Lethem • Wednesday, July 1, 7 pm: “Bossypants” by Tina Fey • Wednesday, August 5, 7 pm: “The Astronauts Wives Club” by Lily Koppel The Page-Turners • Thursdays, June 18, July 16 & August 20, 2 pm Read by Theme: Every month, the group will have a theme, and members select and read a book that fits that theme. Call Laura for more information, 962-4002.

Mondays, June 8, 22 & 29, July 13 & 27, August 10, 24 & 31 Learn to be comfortable with public speaking and leadership.

Beginner Yoga

Tuesdays, June 9, July 14 & August 11, 7 pm Please bring your own yoga mat or towel.


Wednesdays, June 10 & 24, July 8 & 22, 6-8 pm Imagine, make, and innovate with the Library’s technology resources and your own creativity. Computer experience necessary. 

Cooking For Fun*

Thursday, June 11, 7 pm Learn more about food, nutrition and cooking techniques while focusing on relaxing and having fun.

Daytime Writers

Fridays, June 12 & 26, July 10 & 24, August 14 & 28, 10:30 am-Noon A writing group featuring virtual instructions from writing professionals.

Film Friday - Matinee

• Friday, June 12, 1 & 6 pm: “Whiplash” (R) • Friday, July 10, 1 & 6 pm: “Selma” (PG-13) • Friday, August 14 1 & 6 pm: “The Imitation Game” (PG -13)

Knit In Public Day!

Saturday, June 13, all day Work on your project in the Library!

Open Crafting*

Saturdays, June 13, July 11 & August 15, 10 am-4 pm Knitting: 10:30 am-Noon Purling:  1:30-3 pm Crocheting:  2-3:30 pm

Northern Kentucky: Then and Now Celebrate Knit in Public Day! Saturday, June 13.

Tuesday, June 16, 7-8 pm Take a look back at the Northern Kentucky region presented by the Erlanger Historical Society.

Library Live Concert Series

• Friday, June 19, 7 pm - Waylan and Willie tribute with Rick and Marv • Friday, July 17, 7 pm - Ma Crow and the Lady Slippers • Friday, August 21, 7 pm - The Red Cedars

Taste of Kenton County Thursday, August 27, 6 pm Enjoy food, a silent auction, raffle and much more at the Library Foundation’s fundraising event. Visit tasteofkentoncounty to purchase tickets.

Learn how to fly and shoot film with drones! June 30

Classic Movie Matinee

• Wednesday, June 24, 1 pm: “Cat On a Hot Tin Roof” • Wednesday, July 29, 1 pm: “Yankee Doodle Dandy” • Wednesday, August 26, 1 pm: “Fiddler on the Roof” Watch and discuss the movie. Cosponsored by Madonna Manor.

Teens Hobby Corner

• Drones 101: Tuesday, June 30, 7-8 pm Learn how to fly and shoot film with drones. • Running: Thursday, July 30, 7-8 pm Talk to Tri-State Running expert about running basics. • Bird-Watching/Bird-Feeding: Thursday, August 13, 7-8 pm Learn about bird watching and autumn and winter bird feeding.

GoPro Demonstration*

Wednesday, July 8, 6-8 pm Discuss the different models, shooting videos and getting them on your computer.

Erlanger’s Test Kitchen

Presented by Colonel De’s Herbs & Spices. Samples will be served. • Steak 101: Thursday, June 25, 7-8 pm Learn how to prepare, marinate, season and grill it. • Kabobs: Thursday, July 23, 7-8 pm Learn the art of kabobs and the variety of meats and veggies that can be used.

Blockbuster Theater!

Fridays, June 26, July 24 & August 28, 6-8:30 pm Join us for a popular NEW RELEASE movie and free popcorn. Most films will be Rated PG-13 or R.  

Open Photography Studio

Mondays, June 29 & July 27, 5-7 pm Bring your own camera to use our studio with lighting setup, backdrops and MacBooks preloaded with Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom.

Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame Presents: All-Stars*

Thursday, July 9, 7-8 pm Take a trip down memory lane to look back at some of the Reds All-Stars, just in time for the 2015 All-Star Game.

Transfer Vinyl Records to CDs

Wednesday, July 22, 1-3 pm Transfer your vinyl records to a CD by bringing your record and a blank CD. Limit three per person.

Back to School Prep*

Wednesday, August 5, 6:30-8 pm Learn about borrowing Library materials, and using the Library’s catalog and online databases for school assignments and research. Open to students grades 6-12 and their families.

Homeschool College Admissions*

Thursday, August 20, 7-8 pm Learn the ins and outs of college admissions and financial aid for homeschooled students.


Teen Lounge

Mondays & Wednesdays, 4:30-6 pm Hang out, meet new friends, play games, watch movies and more.

Spontaneous Mondays

Mondays, 6-7:30 pm It’s a scheduled, spontaneous good time.

Paper Town Discussion* Wednesday, June 3, 6-7 pm Discuss the book “Paper Towns” before you see the movie!

Anime Club

Wednesday, June 17 & August 26, 6-7:30 pm Watch anime, check out the newest manga, and enjoy Japanese snacks. Erlanger listings continued on page 14

Improve Your Tech Skills! *Registration is required for these classes. Please phone the number listed or visit

Erlanger Branch Register (859) 962-4071 or

One-on-One Tech Help!* June 1-September 1 Call us to set up an hour long oneon-one appointment for help with anything technology related.

DigiCart Open Hours

Thursdays, June 4 & 18, July 2 &16, August 6 & 20, 5-7 pm Use our macbooks preloaded with Adobe Creative suite to work on projects.

Vacation Planning Online*

Wednesday, June 24, 1-3 pm Learn how to save money and what websites to use.

Adobe InDesign*

Intro: Thursday, July 9, 6-8 pm Intermediate: Thursday, July 23, 6-8 pm Prerequisite: Intro to Adobe InDesign

Basic Microsoft Excel*

First Time Computer Users*

Tuesday, July 14, 6:30-8 pm

Adobe Photoshop*

Saturday, August 1, 11 am-3:30 pm Join us for an afternoon of learning the basics of the Internet and how to use social media!

Wednesday, June 10, 1-3 pm

Intro: Thursday, June 11, 6-8 pm Intermediate: Thursday, June 25, 6-8 pm

Internet for Beginners* Wednesday, June 17, 1-3 pm

Intro to Prezi*

Tuesday, June 23, 6:30-8:30 pm Bring your computer presentations to life using Prezi.

Social Media Workshop for Seniors*

Adobe Illustrator*

Intro: Thursday, August 13, 6-8 pm Intermediate: Thursday, August 27, 6-8 pm


Erlanger Branch, continued STEAM Explorers*

• Thursday, June 18, 7 pm: Learn about turtles from the KY Reptile Zoo. • Thursday, July 16, 7 pm: Learn about the reptiles of Kentucky from the KY Reptile Zoo. • Thursday, August 20, 7 pm: Learn the who, what, where and why of sharks.

Pokemon Club

Mondays, June 29, July 27 & August 31, 6-7:30 pm Bring your 3DS, Game Boy, and Pokemon Cards to play with other Pokemon Fans!

Children Monday Mayhem

Ages 6-12 Mondays, 11 am 6/1: Monday Sun Day 6/8: World Oceans Day 6/15: Nature Photography Day 6/22: Outdoor Adventures Day 6/29: Games 7/6: Parks 7/13: Be the Artist 7/20: End of summer party See for details.

Family Fun Night @ The Library

Mondays in June & July, 7-8 pm Enjoy games, activities and snacks. See for details.

Going on a Bear Hunt!

Ages 3-8; Caregiver required Tuesday, June 2, 2 pm Bring your favorite bear on a bear hunt with stories, songs, a craft and snacks.

Crafternoons Learn the manga art style! Manga Drawing Workshop*

Wednesday, July 15, 6:30-7:30 pm Learn techniques for character design and drawing in a manga art style.

Harry Potter Party*

Grades 8-12 Wednesday, July 29, 6:30-7:30 pm Celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday with trivia, Potter Puppet Pals, and by dressing up as your favorite Harry Potter character.

Ages 6-12 Wednesdays, 4 pm 6/3: First Aid Kits 6/10: Sun Catchers 6/17: Dad’s Day 6/23: Pink Flamingo Day 7/1: Patriotic Crafts 7/8: Sun Prints 7/15: Gummi Worm Day 7/22: Craft Clean Out See for details.

Summer Fun Kick-Off Party!


Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus

Sports Extravaganza

Ages 6-12 Thursday, June 4, 7 pm Share summery stories, snacks and activities.

Ages 5-9 Tuesday, June 9, 2-3 pm We will read stories about the pigeon and his friends, make a craft and have a snack.

Let’s Go Camping!

Ages 6-12 Thursday, June 11, 7 pm Celebrate National Camping Month with stories, activities, smores and a craft.

Flora & Fauna*

Ages 5-12 Fridays, June 12 & July 17, 7 pm This STEM program explores plants and animals.

Family Movie Camp Out@ The Library Mondays, June 15 & July 20, 7-8:30 pm Bring a sleeping bag to watch a movie and eat snacks.

Lego Club

Ages 5-12 Thursdays, June 18 & 25, July 16 & 23, August 20 & 27, 4-5 pm Challenge yourself as we work on individual and team creations.

Ages 6-12 Thursday, June 18, 7 pm Join as representatives from the Kentucky Reptile Zoo teach us all about turtles!

Ages 4-10 Friday, June 19, 4-5 pm Share sports stories, play games, enjoy a snack and a craft.

Puppy Tales*

Grades 1-6; Caregiver required Sundays, June 21 & July 19, 2-4 pm Join us for Puppy Tales and you can read to a dog at the Library.

Be a Wild Animal!

Ages 3-8; Caregiver required Tuesday, June 23, 2 pm Enjoy stories, activities, a craft and treats all about wild animals.

Illustrator Jeffrey Ebbeler in Person!

Grades preK-6 Thursday, June 25, 10 am Meet the artist who designed our 2015 Summer Reading Club t-shirts. Mr. Ebbeler will talk about his career as an artist and children’s book illustrator.

Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social

Ages 6-12 Thursday, June 25, 7 pm Share stories and create your own ice cream sundae.

Reading Buddies

Ages 2-12 Saturdays, June 27 & July 18, Noon-2 pm Keep your reading skills sharp by reading at this program with a volunteer and enjoying pizza and a drink.

Back to School Prep*

Wednesday, August 5, 6:30-8 pm See Adults.

Homeschool College Admissions* Thursday, August 20, 7-8 pm See Adults.


Bring your favorite bear to an adventure at the Library! Tuesday, June 2 at 2 pm.

Weekly Preschool Storytimes

Keep your reading skills sharp this summer. Participate in Reading Buddies!

June 1-July 24 Babes in Storyland

Show Me Some Tricks Ages 3-10 Saturday, June 27, 3-4 pm Brad Eickhoff will show off his magical skills.

Destination India

Ages 4-10 Sunday, June 28, 2-3 pm Enjoy stories, activities and food from India. Participants can dress up in clothing from India if they choose and bring a treat to share.

Cool Off with Penguins

Ages 3-8; Caregiver required Tuesday, June 30, 2 pm Cool off with penguin stories, dance, a snack and a craft.

Independence Day Picnic

Ages 6-12 Thursday, July 2, 7 pm Celebrate the 4th of July with picnicthemed snacks, games and stories.

Puppet Time!

Ages 2-8; Caregiver required Tuesday, July 7, 2 & 7 pm; Wednesday, July 8, 10 & 11 am Enjoy the antics of the puppets as they sing, tell jokes and entertain. Snacks provided.

Hot Dog!

Ages 6-12 Thursday, July 9, 7 pm Celebrate National Hot Dog Month with stories and snacks.

I Scream for Ice Cream* Ages 3-10 Friday, July 10, 4-5 pm Enjoy stories and craft about ice cream and an ice cream treat.

Destination Japan

Ages 4-10 Sunday, July 12, 2-3 pm The Library’s celebration of Ocean Day, a Japanese Holiday, includes stories, activities and food. Participants can dress up in clothing from Japan if they choose and bring a treat to share.

Reptiles of Kentucky!

Ages 6-12 Thursday, July 16, 7 pm The Kentucky Reptile Zoo will teach about reptiles of Kentucky.

End of Summer Pizza Party! Ages 6-12 Thursday, July 23, 7 pm Stories and pizza.

SRC-Mickey Mouse Club House Party* Ages 3-9 Sunday, July 26, 2-3 pm Read Mickey Mouse stories, play games, make a craft and have a snack.

Ages 0-24 mo.; Caregiver required Mondays in June & July, 10 am; and Tuesdays, 9:30 & 10:30 am Limited to the first 15 babies in attendance; siblings welcome.

Rise N Shine

Ages 2-5; Caregiver required Mondays in June & July, 11 am Listen to stories and rhymes. Limited to 40 children.

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

Toddlers to 4

Ages 2-4; Caregiver required Wednesdays in June & July, 10 &11am Enjoy stories, puppets, singing and dancing.


Ages 2-6; Caregiver required Wednesdays in June & July, 7 pm, Fridays, 10 am & 11:30 am Enjoy stories, songs and a craft each week. Limited to first 40 children in attendance.

Kindergarten, Here I Come

Ages 3-5 Thursdays in June & July, 10 & 11:30 am Limited to the first 40 children in attendance.


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


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

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Erlanger Branch Library 401 Kenton Lands Road Erlanger, KY 41018 Phone: (859) 962-4000 Hours M-Th: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Fri.*: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Sat.** 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sun. 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. * The Covington Library closes at 6 p.m. on Friday ** Erlanger open until 6 p.m. on Saturday

Entertainment on the Go Access these items on your smartphone, computer or mobile device free with your library card. Go to then click on the link listed below: • E-books – Overdrive • Magazines – Zinio • Music – Freegal or Hoopla • Streaming movies or TV shows – Hoopla • Children’s books - Tumblebooks • Graphic novels - Tumblegook Cloud Search the site for audiobooks, educational videos and more.

Off-site Events Trivia Night with a Librarian

Wednesdays, 7-9 pm The Erlanger Library will supply the questions and prizes while you enjoy food and drink at Pee Wee’s Restaurant. Prizes will be awarded.

Books on Tap

Thursdays, June 4, July 2 & August 6, 7 pm Get together for books and beer at Molly Malone’s in Covington. Pick up books at the Covington Library. 6/4: “An Abundance of Katherine” by John Green 7/2: “All the Living” by C.E. Morgan 8/6: “The Sisters Brothers” by Patrick DeWitt

Online Classes Please note: these are online classes and require an Internet and audio connection. Save $100 by Learning: Free Instructor-led Online Courses

Wednesday, June 17, Noon-1 pm Learn how to sign up for 6-week courses by using the Library website and your library card. Take classes on a wide range of topics from improving work skills through professional development to exploring personal hobbies. Sessions start monthly and you can interact with classmates through discussion boards and by email with the instructor.

Best of Summer: What to Watch and Listen to Now

Wednesday, June 24, Noon-1 pm Learn how to watch and listen

to digital music, movies and magazines on your computer, iPad, tablet, or smartphone.

Hiking and the Outdoors

Wednesday, July 8, Noon-1 pm Learn about great hikes within driving distance of Northern Kentucky and great resources on hiking, the outdoors, and nature.

Vacation Travel Guide: Magazines, Movies, and Music on your iPad Wednesday, July 15, Noon-1 pm Learn how to borrow library digital magazines, movies, and music on your iPad, tablet, and smartphone. 

Summer 2015  

Celebrate 92 Days of Summer with us at the Library.