Kenton County Public Library

january 2013
free programs and events

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

Covington Durr Library Branch
Register (859) 962-4071 or Register (859) 962-4031 or

exploring the Internet*
Part #1: Thursday, January 10, 1:30-3 p.m. Part #2: Thursday, January 17, 1:30-3 p.m.

Erlanger Branch
Register (859) 962-4002 or Tuesdays, January 8 & 29, 6:30 p.m.

Individually Scheduled Classes

January 1-31 Regularly scheduled computer classes will not be held at the Covington Branch of the Kenton County Public Library until the completion of renovations in 2013. Limited individual sessions can be scheduled in Covington to meet additional computer instruction needs.

first Time Computer users* facebook*

Microsoft Word*

Thursday, January 3, 1:30-3 p.m.

Part #1: Tuesday, January 15, 6:30 p.m. Part #2: Tuesday, January 22 , 6:30 p.m.

Introduction to e-Books*

Tuesday, January 8, 6:30 p.m.

Open Lab*

Working with your Digital Photos*

Thursday, January 24, 1:30 p.m. Join us for our Open Lab. Bring any computer question or problem that you might be having, and we will help you solve it.

Thursday, January 10, 6:30 p.m. Learn how to upload and organize your digital photos.

first Time Computer users* iPad Tips & Tricks*


Monday, January 14, 10:30 a.m.

Tuesday, January 29, 6:30 p.m.

Introduction to e-Books*
Thursday, January 31, 1:30-3 p.m.

Tuesday, January 15, 6:30 p.m.

exploring the Internet*
Thursday, January 17, 6:30 p.m.

Introduction to Word*
Tuesday, January 22, 6:30 p.m.

Microsoft excel*
Part #1: Thursday, January 24, 6:30 p.m. Part #2: Thursday, January 31, 6:30 p.m.

Learn to connect with friends and family on Facebook!


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

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

Please check the Library’s event website or Facebook page to find out about additional programs and services taking place at the Covington Library.


Puppy Tales
Grades 1-6 Sunday, January 6, 1-3 p.m. Come read to a real dog, earn a certificate, and enter a raffle for your own toy reading companion.

Homeschool: Teaching Tools

art Club

Grades Pre-K-6 Mondays, 4-5 p.m. Explore the joys of art! Join us each Monday for creative and hands-on art programs which cover a variety of subjects.

“Telling Stories” Book Discussion*

Tuesday Crafternoons

Homeschooling and caregivers are welcome to visit the Library to create manipulative, games, and more to assist with teaching basic concepts. • Math: Wednesdays, January 9 & 23, 10-11:30 a.m. • Language Arts: Wednesdays, January 16 & 30, 10-11:30 a.m. • Science: Wednesday, January 23, 10-11:30 a.m. • History: Wednesday, January 30, 10-11:30 a.m.

Weekly Preschool Storytimes
Preschool Storytime*
Ages 3-5 years Tuesdays, beginning January 8, 10 a.m. Come to the Library for stories, songs and activities just for preschoolers. Storytimes are designed to help children develop early literacy skills.

Toddler Time*

“Following Atticus,” by Tom Ryan Tuesday, January 8, 7 p.m. Pick up a copy of the book prior to the meeting. This group meets at Baker Hunt Art and Cultural Center, 620 Greenup Street, Covington.

Grades K-6 Tuesdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Stop by the Covington library on Tuesday afternoons to create crafts and share books.

Tuesday afternoons are fun time Crafternoons!

Age 24 months & a parent Tuesdays, beginning January 8, 11 a.m. Toddlers, bring your favorite adult to share books, songs and activities just for two-year-olds. Siblings are welcome. Storytimes are designed to develop early literacy skills.

family Storytime*


Monday, January 28, 6:30 p.m. Join us as we discuss research tips, experiences and the latest news related to all things genealogy.

Ages 0-5 years & a parent Wednesdays, beginning January 9, 7 p.m. Families with young children, this storytime is for you. Make Wednesday library night!

Babes in Storyland*

G RAdes 6-12

aniManga Club

Wednesday, January 16, 4-5 p.m. Drop in for the newest anime films and manga.

Ages 0-24 months Thursdays, beginning January 10, 10 a.m. Develop your baby’s early literacy skills and make new friends through stories, songs, sign language and finger plays. Siblings are welcome.

Teen Council

Play art

Wednesday, January 30, 4-5 p.m. Have your voice heard about things you would like to see happening at the Library.

Ages 2-6 years & a parent Fridays, beginning January 11, 10-11 a.m. Join us for some creative playtime with songs, stories and hands-on art.


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.

Weekly Preschool Storytimes
Storytimes designed to help children develop early literacy skills and a love of books. In addition to listening to stories, storytimes may include songs, activities, rhymes, fingerplays and more.

School’s Out Movie:
The Odd Life of Timothy Green* Wednesday, January 2, 1-3 p.m. You bring a pop, we’ll bring the popcorn. Don’t miss great photography by local teens who participate in this month’s Teen Photography Contest. Gallery show January 31, 6-8 p.m.

Teen Photography Contest Gallery Show

Thursday, January 31, 6-8 p.m. Check out the great photography by area teens on exhibit in our meetingroom-turned-gallery.

Preschool Storytime

Ages 3-5 Tuesdays, beginning January 8, 10:30 a.m. Stories and songs with Joel the Singing Librarian.

Weekly GeD Classes
Mondays & Wednesdays, 5-7:30 p.m. Free GED classes are offered by Gateway Community & Technical College and the Kenton County Adult Education Program. Study for your GED and take advantage of all that this class has to offer. Call (859) 442-1615 for more information.

Stitchers night Out

Toddler Time

Ages 2-3 & parent or guardian Tuesdays, beginning January 8, 7-7:30 p.m. Toddlers and their favorite adult are invited to a special storytime just for them. Ages 0-24 months & a parent/ guardian • Wednesdays, beginning January 9, 7 p.m. • Thursdays, beginning January 10, - 9:30 a.m. (prewalkers) - 10:30 a.m. (walkers) Bring your baby to the library for language enrichment with stories, songs and rhymes. Limited to first 15 babies in attendance. Ages 2-6 & a parent/guardian Thursdays, beginning January 10, 1:30 & 7 pm Fridays, beginning January 11, 10 & 11a.m. Join us for stories and a craft. See website for weekly themes.

Thursdays, January 3 & 17, 5-8:30 p.m. Have fun swapping patterns, sharing techniques and trading tips on stitches, sweaters and other projects. Cast on for this month’s KAL or CAL or both! Bring your own beverage and a snack to share.

Mahjongg Madness*

Mondays, January 7 & 21, 1-4 p.m. Come in and learn this game that’s popular all over the world! All skill levels are welcome!

adult Book Discussions


Babes in Storyland

January 1-31 Knit and crochet with the library stitchers! New patterns posted online each month that will stretch your stitching skills. Find a crafting day that works for you and come cast on with friends.

Hoxworth Blood Drive



Wednesdays, 5-6 p.m. Wellness Walkers In Northern Kentucky is open to anyone who would like to make walking for exercise part of their normal routine. Bring your own hand weights or bands and dress in comfy clothes.

Saturday, January 5, 10-4 p.m. Pizza will be available for donors. All donors will receive a free Hoxworth shirt and be entered in a raffle for a $25 gift card. Donate Double Reds and enter twice! Please visit to schedule an appointment. For more information about blood donation please visit

“The Alchemist,” by Paulo Coelho Tuesday, January 8, 7-8:30 p.m. “The Night Circus,” by Erin Morgenstern Tuesday, January 22, 7-8:30 p.m. Pick up your book at reference desk and join us to discuss. New members welcome!


Independence Inklings

Mondays, January 14 & 28, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Call (859) 802-9320 for additional information or just stop in. Adults only please.

Diabetes Support Group*


Wednesday, January 2, 6:30-8 p.m. Join staff from the Northern Kentucky Health Department and other diabetics to share tips and resources. January’s topic: Maneuvering the Insurance Maze

Sundays, January 6 & 20, 2-4:30 p.m. Give yourself the advantage of support, tips and feedback. Open to writers of all genres and skill levels, meetings are on the first and third Sundays of most months.

Open Scrap*

Make It With jackie:

Greeting Cards* Sunday, January 6, 2-4 p.m. Learn how to make personalized greeting cards. All supplies provided. Adults only please.

Friday, January 18, 11-3 p.m. & 4-8 p.m. Bring your stamps, papers, and scissors to enjoy scrapping and cropping with friends. All scrap bookers should bring whatever you want (OR NEED) to work on! Bring your own beverage and a snack to share. Adults only please.

Open Crafting

Grades 6 to adult Saturday, January 19, 10-4 p.m. Join the library crafters and you won’t have to clean off your kitchen table just to work on a project. Come for an hour or pack a lunch and stay for the day.

an evening With Tumblr

Tuesday, January 15, 6-8 p.m. Come find out what Tumblr is, learn how to make GIFs, and investigate what might just be your new favorite website/distraction.

Come to the Library on Saturday, January 26 for some secret agent fun!

anime Club

adult/ya Craft: Quilting*

Grades 6 to adult Saturday, January 19, 10:30-noon Instructors will teach basic quilting techniques while participants create a quilt block. Beginning students must call (859) 962-4031 to register and obtain a list of quilt materials needed for the class.

Saturday, January 26, 2-4:30 p.m. Pizza and anime! Have a suggestion for what to watch? Most of the anime is rated PG or PG-13.

Puppy Tales*
Grades K-6 Tuesdays in January, 5:30-6:45 p.m. Registered children in Grades K-6 will have a 15 minute time slot to read one-on-one to a dog who loves to hear stories! Call 962-4032 for more information. Registration Required.

Second Saturday Book Club

Scarf It up!*

Grades 6 to adult Saturday, January 19, 3-4:30 p.m. Mary from Scarf It Up! will teach you the basic stitches while you make a scarf. Students will receive knitting needles and yarn to start your first scarf.

Grades K-6 & a parent Wednesday, January 2, 10:30-11:30 a.m. We’ll study famous artwork, make a famous artist’s lapbook and paint our very own artist inspired masterpieces.

Homeschooler’s Club: famous artists*

“Hoot,” by Carl Hiaasen Grades 3-6 Saturday, January 12, 1:30 p.m. Snack and chat about awesome books while earning AR or Reading Counts points for school! January’s featured book is “Hoot” by Carl Hiaasen. You can pick up your book starting December 8th. Open to any child that can read at a third through sixth grade reading level.

Mission: Secret agent Party*

Ages 5-12 years Saturday, January 26, 2 p.m. TOP SECRET! Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to come to the Library for some secret agent fun.

Cook up a Story: Snowman Pretzels

funday Monday Drinking Straw fun!

Grades K-6 Monday, January 28, 4:30-5:15 p.m. Let it snow! Come to the Library to hear snow stories and make a snowman treat with a pretzel.

G RAdes 6-12


Teen Photography Contest

January 1-28 Do you take great photos? Now is your chance to actually win fame and prizes for your talent. Submit your JPEG images via email to jessy.griffith@ between January 1-January 28.

fandom friday: Homestuck

Friday, January 4, 6-8 p.m. This month, it’s Homestuck time! Activities, discussions, snacks! Jessy the Librarian needs your help deciding what we should do, so email her at or send her a message on facebook (

Grades K-6 • Science Experiments: Snow Crystals Wednesday, January 9, 4:30-5 p.m. Let’s make snowflakes! • Games Wednesdays, January 16 & 30, 4:30-5 p.m. Run, scream, and shout inside the library! Join Miss Ashley for fun games that will not cause you to be Shhh-ed by the librarians! Registration is not required. Open to the first 25 in attendance. • Art: Falling Back into Space Wednesday, January 23, 4:30-5 p.m. Create a unique portrait that will make you look like you are falling back into space! Registration is not required. Open to the first 25 in attendance.

Grades K-6 Monday, January 14, 4:30-5:15 p.m. Celebrate the 125th birthday of the drinking straw by making a fun craft.

The return of Captain underpants

Ages 0-11 years & a parent Monday, January 21, 1-2:30 p.m. Celebrate the latest release of the ongoing Captain Underpants saga, Captain Underpants and the Terrifying Return of Tippy Tinkletrousers. Underpants games, activities, music, laughs, prizes! Meet Captain Underpants! No registration required.

Create a masterpiece with the Library’s big collection of legos, January 10, 4:30-5:15 p.m.

Lego Time

Board Game afternoon
Saturday, January 12, 2-4:30 p.m. Apples to Apples, evil Candyland, zombies, Jenga.

Ages 6-12 years Thursday, January 10, 4:30-5:15 p.m. Create a masterpiece with our big collection of Legos.


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.

Wolf Moon!

film fridays

Everyone is invited to celebrate this month of the Wolf Moon on Thursday, January 24, 7-8 p.m. Enjoy stories, crafts, and, weather permitting, a moon viewing!

Thursday, January 24, 7-8 p.m. Native tradition calls this the month of the Wolf Moon. Celebrate with wolf stories, a celestial craft, and weather permitting, a moon viewing!

Friday, January 11, 1 & 6 p.m. This month, enjoy “Hope Springs,” starring Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones, and Steve Carrell.

enhancing your job research Skills*

fast Track to the GeD

Book Discussions
• “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” by Deborah Maggoch Wednesday, January 2, 7 p.m. • “Turn of the Screw” by Henry James Wednesday, January 16, 7 p.m. • “Lady Almina and the Real downton Abbey,” by the Countess of Carnarvon Thursday, January 17, 2 p.m. Read the book and then join us for this monthly book discussion group!

Mondays, January 14 & 28, 5:30-8 p.m. See if you are ready for the GED by taking the Official Practice Test. If you pass, you will receive the required forms to register for the GED Test. If you need preparation for the GED, we will provide guidance. Must be 16 years or older.

Tuesday, January 29, 7 p.m. Learn how to find companies in your industry, how to identify company contacts, and where to find the information you need to excel in interviews.

Senior Movie Day

Wednesday, January 30, 1 p.m. This month, we’ll watch and discuss “Auntie Mame,” starring Rosalind Russell. Cosponsored by Madonna Manor.

exercise Myths and How to reaLLy Get fit!*

Target your resume!*

Tuesday, January 15, 7 p.m. Learn the truth about various forms of exercise and how to get the most bang for your time with exercise physiologist, endurance coach, and personal trainer, Ryan Smith.

Thursday, January 31, 7 p.m. Join us for a resume workshop designed to help you get started on a new resume, update an old version, or get your current copy fine-tuned for today’s job market. Also learn about the elements of an effective cover letter, and go home with a list of helpful resources.

Writers’ Group

Thursdays, January 3 & 17, 6:30 p.m. Support, critique, inside tips and techniques are but a few of the benefits of participation in this local writers’ group.

Book Sale

January 20-26 Purchase nearly-new and used books at the Friends of the Library Book Sale! Prices range from $0.25 to $4, and all proceeds benefit programs at your Kenton County Public Library. Don’t miss great deals on nearly-new and used books at the Friends of the Library Book Sale, January 20-26!

GRAdes 6-12 unless otherwise indicated

Chess Club

Time Management*

Tuesday, January 8, 7 p.m. Start your new year off right by learning how to stay organized and on track all day! You’ll get tips on how to schedule your time more effectively to accomplish the important goals that add purpose and balance to your life.

Grades 1-12 Tuesdays, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Learn the game, discover new strategies, get tips from long-time players and challenge others to games.

Teen Space

Knitting Group*


Thursday, January 10, 7 p.m. Learn to knit or bring your own knitting project for community and conversation with other knitters at our monthly knitting group meeting. New knitters should bring size 10.5 needles and thick and chunky yarn.

Mondays & Wednesdays, 4-6 p.m. Need a place to hang out? From Xbox 360 to Wii, Rock Band to Kinect, laptops and even board games - Teen Space has it all.

The Word Processors

Thursdays, January 3 & 24, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Teens are invited to share their knack for the written word with other area teenagers and receive feedback and constructive criticism. This is a relaxed setting and there is no pressure! Snacks and drinks will be provided.

Zombie Survival Seminar

Friday, January 4, 4-5:30 p.m. Join the Zombie Squad, from, a group of trained, fully equipped, professional zombie exterminators, and learn how to prepare for any emergency: earthquakes, floods, and zombie outbreaks.

Thursday, January 10 is Rubber Duckie Day! Enjoy duckie stories, crafts, games and fun. 7-8 p.m.
Magic: The Gathering Tournament*

Weekly Preschool Storytimes
Wednesday Crafternoons:
Storytimes designed to help children develop early literacy skills and a love of books. In addition to listening to stories, storytimes may include songs, activities, rhymes, fingerplays and more.

Beyond the Book*

Tuesday, January 8, 3:30-5 p.m. This first meeting will be an informal discussion about what YOU like to read. All registered attendees will also receive a free copy of our first book: “What’s Left of Me” by Kat Zhang! Snacks and drinks will be served.

Friday, January 25, 4-7 p.m. All participants will receive deckbuilding packs to play with in the tournament.

Manga Club*

Craft: Zombie felties*

Wednesday, January 9, 6:30-8 p.m. Create cute and scary felted zombie plushies.

rPG Game night

Tuesday, January 29, 4:30-6 p.m. Join other manga, anime, and graphic novel fans to talk about your favorites, your least favorites, and what you’re reading now. Check out otaku magazines from the U.S. and Japan, get suggestions for manga from your friends, and maybe win a prize!

Ages 6-12 years Wednesdays, 4-5 p.m. January 9: Bubble Bath Day January 16: Dragons January 23: Printing January 30: Kazoos

Babes in Storyland

rubber Duckie Day!

Tuesday, January 15, 5:30-7 p.m. Open gaming featuring role-playing card games and board games like Ascension, Summoner Wars, Android: Netrunner, Settlers of Catan, and more! Stop by and become a wizard, thief, knight, or cyborg for an hour.

Ages 6-12 years Thursday, January 10, 7-8 p.m. Celebrate Rubber Duckie Day with duckie stories, a duckie craft, games, and fun!

Ages 0-24 months & a parent Mondays,10 a.m. Tuesdays, beginning January 8, 10 & 11 a.m. Limited to the first 15 babies in attendance.

rise n Shine

Ages 2-5 years & a parent Mondays, 11 a.m.

Chess Club

Homeschool Science:

Bedtime Stories

Grades 1-12

Tuesdays, 3:30-5:30 p.m. See Teens


Wednesday, January 16, 6:30-8 p.m. Join Erlanger’s anime club to hang with other local otaku, watch anime, eat pocky, work on your manga drawing skills, discuss the culture, and plan for upcoming conventions!

reading Buddies Club

Ages 6-12 years Fridays, January 11 & 25, 10:30-11:30 a.m. January 11: Polymer January 25: Volcanoes Homeschoolers are invited to join us for hands-on science.

Ages 2-5 years & a parent Tuesdays, beginning January 8, 7 p.m. Wear your pajamas!

Toddler Time

Teen Movie night

Monday, January 21, 6-8 p.m. This month’s film is the original “Night of the Living dead,” a classic zombie movie.

Ages 2-12 years Mondays, January 7, 14 & 28, 4:30-6 p.m. and Saturdays, January 12 & 26, noon-2 p.m. Children who are not native English speakers, and children who want to boost their reading performance, are encouraged to join our “Reading Buddies Club.” Children aged 2-12 can come and spend time reading with an adult Reading Buddy volunteer. Pizza will be served.

Lego Time

Age 2 & a parent Wednesdays, beginning January 9, 11 a.m.

Ages 5-12 years Thursdays, January 17 & 24, 4-5 p.m. We will use our imagination to create our best Lego creation ever.


Pizza Party!

Ages 6-12 years Thursday, January 17, 7-8 p.m. Tired of being stuck inside? Bring your friends for stories and pizza!

Ages 2-6 years & a parent Wednesdays, beginning January 9, 1:30 & 7 p.m. Fridays, beginning January 11, 10 & 11:30 a.m. Children are invited to listen to stories and create an original work of art. Limited to first 40 children in attendance.

Teens — Join the Zombie Squad from at the Zombie Survival Seminar on January 4. Create cute and scary felted zombie plushies on January 9. Watch “Night of the Living Dead” on January 21!

Puppy Tales

Preschool Storytime
Ages 3-5 years Thursdays, beginning January 10, 10 &11:30 a.m. Limited to the first 40 children in attendance.

Grades 1-6 & a parent Sunday, January 20, 2-4 p.m. Join us for Puppy Tales and you can read to a dog at the library! Studies have shown that reading to dogs improves children’s reading skills.

Inspire your Heart with art!
Ages 6-12 years Thursday, January 31, 7-8 p.m. Inspire Your Heart with Art! Celebrate the day with free art creating. We supply materials, you create!


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

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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

all Library locations will be closed on December 24, 25 and january 1.

Please note: online classes require an Internet and audio connection from a home, office, or library computer. Please provide your email when registering.

Quick Guide Zinio: Download complete magazines on your computer or iPad

Quick Guide: How to borrow e-books for your Kindle and apple devices

Friday, January 4, noon-1 p.m. Zinio is an online newstand made free to you by the Library. Learn how to view and download complete popular magazines on your electronic device.

Quick guide: How to borrow e-books for your nook or Sony reader

Wednesday, January 9, noon-12:30 p.m. Learn how to use Overdrive to download and borrow e-books for any of your Kindle devices or by downloading the Kindle app on your computer, phone, iPad, or iTouch. You’ll get the basics in about 15 minutes and the instructor will stay online to answer any questions you may have.


KC reads a magazine
anything. anywhere. anytime.
Check out today’s most popular magazines on the go with Zinio. Go to for more information.

Tuesday, January 8, noon-12:30 p.m. Learn how to use Overdrive to download and borrow e-books for your Nook or Sony Reader. You’ll get the basics in about 15 minutes and the instructor will stay online to answer any questions you may have.


Learn how to download free magazines and books from the Library!

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