Kenton County Public Library

SUMMER 2013 June, July, August
f ree p r o g r a m s a n d e v e n t s

Summer Reading Club begins June 1!

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

Covington Library
Register (859) 962-4071 or

Introduction to E-Books*

Thursdays, June 20 & July 18, 1:30-3 p.m. Learn about several e-book readers and how to download Library e-books for free.

Target Your Resume Workshop*
Monday, June 17, 6:30 p.m.

Getting the Most From Online Genealogy Research*

Intro to Email*

Thursday, June 20, 6:30 p.m.

Scheduled Classes

Introduction to Pinterest*
Tuesday, June 25, 6:30 p.m.

iPad Tips & Tricks*

Tuesday, July 23, 10 a.m. Learn about some of the most useful genealogy web sites and databases and how to search them.

June 1-August 31 Regularly scheduled computer classes will not be held at the Covington Branch of the Library until the completion of renovations in 2013.

Tuesdays, June 25 & July 9, 6:30 p.m.

Introduction to Microsoft Access*
Tuesday, July 9, 6:30 p.m.

How To Use LinkedIn*
Monday, July 15, 6:30 p.m.

Top iOS and Android Apps*

Durr Branch
Register (859) 962-4031 or

First Time Computer Users* PowerPoint*

Introduction to E-Books*
Tuesday, July 16, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, July 25, 6:30-8 p.m. Join us as we explore the best apps available for iOS and Android.

Thursday, July 11, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Exploring the Internet*

Wednesday, August 6, 6:30-8 p.m.

Intro to Tumblr

Microsoft Excel*

Tuesday, July 23, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, July 18, 6:30-8 p.m. Learn how to find information online in this introductory class.

Tuesday, June 4, 6:30 p.m Thursdays, June 13 & July 25, 1:30 p.m. Learn some very basic formulas, how to use the cells in Excel, and how to work in an Excel workbook.

Erlanger Branch
Register (859) 962-4002 or

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

Microsoft Word*

Thursday, June 6, 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, 6:30 p.m.

Microsoft Word*

Tips & Tricks for your iPad*
Tuesdays, June 11 & July 16, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Learn some great iPad tips and tricks.

Part #1: Tuesday, June 4, 6:30 p.m. Part #2: Tuesday, June 18, 6:30 p.m.

Download Magazines on your Computer or iPad Tuesday, June 4, noon-1 p.m. Thursday, July 25 & August 8, 3-4 p.m.

Quick Guide Zinio:

The Library on Your iPad, iPhone, or Android
Thursday, August 1, noon-1:30 p.m. Learn how to use the Library on your tablet or smartphone.

Goodreads Online: Find Books, Share Books, Love Books!
Thursday, June 6, 10-11:30 a.m. Take a tour and tutorial about using Goodreads.

Exploring the Internet*
Tuesday, June 11, 6:30-9 p.m.

How to Borrow E-Books for your Kindle, iPad, and iPhone Thursday, June 6, 3-4 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, noon-1 p.m.

Quick Guide:

Quick Guide: How to Borrow E-Books for your Kindle, Android and Apple Devices Tuesday, August 6, 10-11 a.m. Books by Facebook
Friday, June 21, 1-5 p.m. Wednesday, August 28, 6-9 p.m. Get book suggestions on Facebook! All you need to do is post a message to the KCPL Facebook wall ( CountyPublicLibrary) telling us the last three books you’ve enjoyed, and we’ll give you some suggestions.


Tuesday, June 18, 6:30 p.m. Learn how to use the world’s most popular social network in this handson class for beginners.

Job Research Skills*

Monday, June 10, 6:30-8 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.

How to Borrow E-Books for your Nook or Sony Reader Wednesday, June 12, noon-1 p.m.

Quick Guide:

The Online Library for Kids
Tuesday, July 23, noon-1:30 p.m. Learn about the online library for kids. Download apps for e-books and audiobooks on your device or use your home computer to research homework assignments and projects.


First Time Computer Users*

Thursday, June 13, 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 8, 10:30 a.m.

Summer Reading Club
Summer Reading Club Guidelines
• Earn one raffle ticket for every book read or program attended. • Raffle tickets available at all reference desks and programs. • One winner will be drawn every week. Win great prizes! •


Summer Reading Club Starts June 1!

• Open to anyone starting grade 6leaving grade 12! • Read any book, graphic novel, audio-book, magazine or e-book. • Record what you’ve read online at or fill out an entry at your library’s reference desk. One winner per branch will be • drawn each Friday for great prizes! • Grand prize drawing at each branch on September 3.

• After reading or listening to five books, return the book log to the Library for a book prize. • After reading or listening to 10 books, return the completed log to the Library to receive a t-shirt with original art by David Catrow, and a raffle ticket to win our grand prize, a Nintendo 3DS XL and gift card for games. Other prizes will also be awarded. Children can pick up a challenge • log to continue reading or listening to books. Each completed challenge log • of 10 books earns an additional raffle ticket to win a prize. Each Library location will hold a • raffle drawing the first week of September. Children 24 months and younger • can also win prizes by attending baby storytimes and completing a special book log.

Thank you to the following people and organizations who have made some of your favorite Library events possible:
US Bank First Watch Better Bodies Local 12/WKRC/CW NKY Family Magazine Gateway Community & Technical College Bob Roncker’s Running Spot Silverlake the Family Place St. Elizabeth Healthcare Adams, Stepner, Woltermann & Dusing, PLLC The Lawrence Firm Republic Bank Zalla Companies Business Benefits Friends of KCPL Road ID Jay Wuest PNC Bank Codell Construction CDS Associates City of Covington The Wuest Family The Friends of the Kenton County Public Library Family Friendly Cincinnati Gold Star Chili Snappy Tomato Pizza



• Children ages 2 to 12 can pick up a book log and begin reading or listening to books.

Summer Reading Club


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

Weekly Preschool Storytimes
Through July 31
Preschool Storytime*
Ages 3-5 years Tuesdays, 10 a.m. Come to the Library for stories, songs and activities just for preschoolers.

Kickoff for Summer Reading!!
Saturday, June 8, 9-noon Summer Reading Club Kickoff with Cincinnati Circus balloon artists, face painters and jugglers oh, my! To be held in conjunction with KCPL’s 5K Run & Walk.

Don’t Miss the Racing to Read 5k Run & Walk, Saturday, June 8!
Presented by the Kenton County Public Library Foundation, the race takes place at 9 a.m. in Covington. To register go to www.kentonlibrary. org/race.

Book Discussion
• “The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak Tuesday, June 4, 7 p.m. • “Bound” by Antonya Nelson Tuesday, July 2, 7 p.m. • “Life Sentences” by Laura Lippman Tuesday, August 6, 7 p.m. Pick up books at the Reference Desk.

Toddler Time*

Age 24 months & a parent Tuesdays, 11 a.m. in June & July Toddlers, bring your favorite adult to share books, songs and activities just for two-year-olds. Siblings are welcome.

Nooks and Kindles and iPads, Oh my! — E-Reader and Technology Petting Zoo
Wednesday, August 14, 7 pm Saturday, August 24, 1 pm We will have e-readers, tablets and MP3 players on hand for you to handle and learn about.

Teens Grades 6-12
Movie Madness
Wednesdays, June 12, July 10 & August 7, 1-5 p.m. An afternoon of voter’s choice movies and snacks.

Family Storytime*

Job Search One-on-One
Saturdays, June 8, July 13 & August 10, 2-4 p.m. Sundays, June 30, July 28 & August 25, 2-4 p.m. Meet one-on-one with an expert staff member for guidance on writing resumes and applying for jobs.

Ages 0-5 years & a parent Wednesdays, 7 p.m. in June & July Families with young children, this storytime is for you.

Target Your Resume Workshop*

Cake Pops*

Babes in Storyland*

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

Job Research Skills

Tuesday, August 20, 6:30-8 p.m. Learn how to target your resume to compete in today’s competitive job environment.

Monday, June 17, 1-3 p.m. Mash-up your favorite cupcakes and turn them into a delicious cake pop!


Tuesday, August 13, 6:30-8 p.m. Learn how to find companies in your industry, identify company contacts, and where to find the information you need to excel.

Book Discussion

Play Art

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

Southbank Reads: The Online Book Group August 26-30 Join us for this online book discussion! We will be talking about “Street Gang: The Complete History of Sesame Street” by Michael Davis. This group is featured on

Thursday, June 20, 3-6 p.m. Journey to India, watch a Bollywood film, create mehndi body art and enjoy Indian food.

A Hobbit Party*

Wednesday, June 26, 1-4 p.m. Create an edible woodland scene, make a hobbit terrarium and test your Tolkien knowledge while watching “The Hobbit.”



Thursdays, June 27 & July 25, 1-5 p.m. Anime and manga drawing, perfect way to spend a summer afternoon.

Mexican Food Fiesta*

Monday, July 1, 1-3 p.m. Create and eat easy mexican recipes.

Mortal Instruments Party*

Summer Days

Zine Art

Wednesday, July 17, 2-4 p.m. Art formation out of magazines.

Friday, August 16, 7 p.m. Dying for the City of Bones movie release? All you mundies join us as we cross into the Shadowhunter world. Tickets to the movie will be raffled.

Ages 4-10 years & a parent Wednesdays in June & July, 10-11 a.m. Join us for all things sunny! Beat the heat with sandy stories, summer art, and cool treats.

Teen After Hours*

Friday, July 19, 7-9 p.m. Hang out after hours and check out the new YOUNG ADULT AREA!

Puppy Tales
Grades 1-6 Sunday, June 2, 1-3 p.m. Reading to a real dog companion improves reading skills and dogs make great listeners! Raffle tickets can be earned for a give-away of toy reading companions this month!

Craft it. Eat it.*

Sculpture Art

Monday, July 22, 2-4 p.m. Construct a sculpture using wire and clay.

Jewelry Making

Wednesday, July 31, 2-4 p.m. Lots of beading supplies at your fingertips to create unique jewelry.

Art Club

Grades Pre-K-6 Mondays in June & July, 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.

Ages 5-12 years Wednesdays in June & July, 2-3 p.m. June 5: Aliens June 12: Worms, Ants and Plants June 19: Candy Sushi June 26: Play with Your Fruit July 3: Celebrate Independence July 10: Pizza Day July 17: Camping at the Library July 24: Christmas in July

Aliens is the theme for “Craft it. Eat it.” on June 5.

School Age World Explorers

Bottle Cap Art

Thursday, August 1, 1-3 p.m. Spray paint, sharpies and magnets make perfect art creations.

Japanese Fast Food*

Monday, August 5, 1-3 p.m. Create and taste simple sushi, onigiri (rice balls) and mochi (rice cake).

Grades 1-6 Tuesdays, 2-3 p.m. June 4: Collage it! June 11: Weave it! June 18: Crochet it! June 25: Design it! July 2: Camping gear. July 9: Paint it! July 16: Fuse it! July 23: Sew it! Read picture books and create your own art.

Tuesday Crafternoons*

Grades K-6 & a parent Thursdays in June & July, 7-8 p.m. Discover cultures from around the globe without leaving your library!

Be a world explorer!
Discover cultures from around the globe without leaving your library!

Play Art

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

Ice Age Mammoths!*

Grades Pre-K-3 Thursday, June 20, 2-3 p.m. Did Ice Age mammals once roam Kentucky? Can you really touch a Wooly Mammoth’s tooth? What happened to these amazing animals?

Fun with David Catrow! Create and eat easy Mexican recipes at the Mexican Food Fiesta July 1!
All Ages Thursday, July 18, 2-3 p.m. Meet, listen to and watch him draw! Children’s author and illustrator and creator of this year’s Summer Reading Club art is looking forward to meeting you.

Fossils, Fossils and More Fossils!*

Grades 3-6 Tuesday, July 23, 2-3 p.m. Examine fossils of creatures from thousands of years ago! Learn about fossils you might have.


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.

Kickoff to Summer Reading with Snappy Tomato Pizza and Mike “Elvis” Davis
Saturday, June 1, 1 p.m. Start summer reading with a little rock and roll and pizza! Enjoy the rocking sounds of Mike “Elvis” Davis. Snappy Tomato provides pizza for everyone! Free rock star shades to the first 150 in attendance!

Diabetes Support Group*
Join W.W.I.N.K. on Wednesdays if you’d like to make walking for exercise a part of your routine.

Wednesdays, 6:30-8 p.m. Join the Northern Kentucky Health Department for tips and resources. June 5: Keep Your Spirits Up and Your Numbers Down July 3: Keeping Food Safe August 7: Topic to be announced

Stitchers Night Out

Friends Used Book Sale

Make It With Jackie: Greeting Cards*
Sundays, June 2, July 7, August 4, 2-4 p.m. Join crafty lady Jackie Waibel and learn how to make personalized greeting cards. Participants will make four cards each. All supplies provided. Adults only please.

Weekly GED Classes

August 18-24 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. The sale is open during regular library hours, but ends 30 minutes prior to closing time.

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.

Thursdays, June 6 & 20, July 11, August 1 & 15, 5-8:30 p.m. Have fun swapping patterns, sharing techniques and trading tips on stitches, sweaters and other projects.

World Wide Knit In Public Day*

Adult Book Discussions

Saturday, June 8, 10-4 p.m. Check out various demonstrations, assorted gadgets and of course knitting lessons. Bring your own beverage and a snack to share.

6th Annual Pet Fair at the Kenton County Animal Shelter

Writer’s Group: Independence Inklings

Saturday, August 24, 10-2 p.m. Join us at the Kenton County Animal Shelter to find your new best friend. Check out various booths for pet care, grooming, volunteering at the shelter, raffles and more.

Sundays, June 2 & 16, July 7 & 21, August 4 & 18, 2-4:30 p.m. Come join the Independence Inklings — a critique group for adults who write fiction! Open to writers of all genres and skill levels.

Mah Jongg Madness*

Find your new best friend at the 6th Annual Pet Fair at the Kenton County Animal Shelter!

Mondays, 1-4 p.m. Come in and learn this game that’s popular all over the world. All skill levels are welcome. New students, please register.

• “Following Atticus” by Tom Ryan Tuesday, June 4, 7-8:30 p.m. • “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” by Deborah Moggach Tuesday, June 18, 7-8:30 p.m. • “The Other Wes Moore” by Wes Moore Tuesday, July 2, 7-8:30 p.m. • “The Magnificent Ambersons” by Booth Tarkington Tuesday, July 16, 7-8:30 p.m. • “One for the Money” by Janet Evanovich Tuesday, August 6, 7-8:30 p.m. • “Destiny of the Republic” by Candice Millard Tuesday, August 20, 7-8:30 p.m.

Scarf It Up!: Learn to Knit*
Grade 6 to Adult Saturday, June 8, 10-11:30 a.m. Thursdays, June 20, July 11 & August 1, 6-7:30 p.m. If you’ve ever wanted to knit, here’s your chance! Students will receive knitting needles and yarn to start your first scarf.

Scarf It Up!: Learn to Purl*
Grade 6 to Adult Saturday, June 8, noon-1:30 p.m. Thursday, August 15, 6-7:30 p.m. Mary from Scarf It Up! will teach you how to purl while you make a scarf. Bring size 8 knitting needles and worsted weight yarn. This is an intermediate class.



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.

Scarf It Up!: Learn to Lace*

Grade 6 to Adult Saturday, June 8, 2-3:30 p.m. Learn how to make lace while you stitch a scarf. Bring size 8 knitting needles and worsted weight yarn. This is an intermediate class.

Learn to knit, learn to purl, learn to lace! Join a class this summer!

Third Annual “Put Your Grannies Together”*

Bad Movie Friday

Grade 6 to Adult Saturday, August 10, 11-noon & 2-3 p.m. Do you have a pile of Granny Squares but don’t know what to do with them? Sign up for one of two sessions to learn several joining methods. Participants must know basic crochet stitches and bring six finished grannies.

Friday, July 5, 6-8 p.m. Some films are so bad, they’re good! Join us as we watch a movie (rated up to PG-13) everybody loves to hate! With snacks!

Playground Games

Tuesday, July 9, 6-8 p.m. How long has it been since you played Duck Duck Goose or Musical Chairs?

Mah Jongg Madness Tournament Toastmasters Hoxworth Blood Drive

Durr (Independence) Lock-In*

Mondays, June 10 & 24, July 8 & 22, August 12 & 26, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Learn how to improve and build confidence with your communication skills. Call (859) 802-9320 for additional information or just stop in. Adults only.

Saturday, July 6, 10-4 p.m. Pizza will be available for donors. Donors will be entered in a raffle. Visit to schedule an appointment.

Monday, August 26, noon Rules and table assignments given at noon. No new students on tournament day.

Grades 6-12 This June, “Bring a Newbie & Win!” Bring a friend who has never come to a Durr teen program and you both get a prize. Programs that have BANAW next to them are eligible.

Movie vs. Book:*

Grade 6 to Adult • “Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” Friday, June 14, 6-8:45 p.m. • “The Magnificent Ambersons” Sunday, July 14, 2-4:45 p.m. • “One for the Money” Friday, August 2, 6-8:45 p.m. Join us for the movie and come back next week for the book discussion. Pizza provided with registration!

Tuesday, July 23 , 6:30-8:30 p.m. Join staff from Fantasy in Frosting for a Christmas candy demonstration. Chocolate covered cherries, peanut butter cups, bark and more!

Christmas in July: Candy*

Friday, July 12, 8 p.m. to Saturday, July 13, 8 a.m. We’ll have movies, pizza, general shenanigans, and FUN! No rest for the weary! Registration is required and starts June 1. Preference will be given to teens who have attended a program in June. Permission forms are due Monday, July 8. No entry into Lock-In without form.

Craft: Make Something Big

Tuesday, July 16, 6-8 p.m. We will be working together with a local artist to create an art installation! Come anytime 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Mario Kart Tournament

Open Crafts

Grade 6 to Adult Saturday, June 29, 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.

Be a Hero: Learn About Foster Care and Adoption*

Quilting: Mystery Block of the Month*
Grade 6 to Adult Saturdays, June 29 & August 10, 10:30-noon Join the library stitchers and learn how to make a mystery 12-inch quilt block. This program is for intermediate quilters. Register to receive your supply list.

Thursday, July 25, 6-8 p.m. There are over 1,000 children in foster care in Northern Kentucky and numerous children currently waiting for an adoptive home. Staff from DCCH Center for Children and Families will address the preparation classes, qualifications and requirements leading to approval as a foster or adoptive parent.

Friday, June 7, 6-8 p.m. Players will be able to use libraryprovided Wii Motes, Wii Wheels, and Nintendo 64 controllers. The winner will receive a $25 Game Stop gift card. We will be doing a bracketed tournament, so get here as close to 6 as possible. BANAW program.

Anime Club

Saturday, June 15, July 27, August 3, 2-4:30 p.m. Come watch some anime and eat some snacks. Most of the anime is rated PG or PG-13. BANAW program (June only).

Monday, July 29, 6-8 p.m. White Elephant gift exchange and 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 6-8 p.m. Craft/ art supplies will be provided to make items for the white elephant exchange, you do not need to bring anything.

Christmas in July

Late Night Gaming

Friday, August 9, 9-11 p.m. Celebrate the last Friday before school starts back up by running around the Library after it closes!

Morse Code Jewelry

Monday, June 17, 6-8 p.m. Make a necklace or bracelet that doubles as a secret message! BANAW program.

Nerdfighter Meet-Up


Knit and crochet with the library stitchers! New patterns posted online each month that will stretch your stitching skills. June: Lapghans Learn about foster care and July: Holiday Stockings adoption, Thursday, July 25. August: Baby Sweaters

Bananagram Split

Tuesday, August 27, 6-8 p.m. Do you love John and/or Hank Green? Come hang out with fellow nerdfighters, have snacks, make things, and generally work to decrease world suck. Listings continued on page 8

Sunday, June 23, 2-4 p.m. It’s a Bananagrams tournament with a sundae bar attached! BANAW program.


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.

William E. Durr Branch, continued
Join Grammy nominee Zak Morgan as he delivers songs and poems that will tickle your funny bone on Saturday, June 22. All ages Saturday, June 22, 11 a.m. GRAMMY nominee Zak Morgan’s unique brand of children’s music delivers songs and poems with wit and charm that inspire and tickle the funny bones of children and adults.

The Music of Zak Morgan*

Through July 31
Preschool Storytime
Ages 3-5 Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. Stories and songs with Joel the Singing Librarian.

Preschool Storytime: For Me For You For Later

Ages 3-5 years & a parent Tuesday, June 25, 10:30-11 a.m. Learn how we can spend, save and give right from the start. This program is part of the PNC Grow Up Great! program. No registration required.

Toddler Time

Ages 2-3 & parent or guardian Tuesdays, 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, 7 p.m. • Thursdays - 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

Grades 3-6 Mondays, 7 p.m. & Tuesdays, 1:30 p.m. June 3 & June 4: Ice Cream! June 10 & 11: Painted Stones June 17 & 18: Biggest Fan June 24 & 25: Illusions July 1 & 2: Rocket Racing July 8 & 9: Tasty Painting July 15 & 16: It’s a Picnic July 22 & 23: Water Games Registration is not required. Open to the first 30 in attendance.


Babes in Storyland

Ages 2-6 years & a parent Thursdays, 1:30-2 p.m. & 7-7:30 p.m.; Fridays,10-10:30 a.m. & 11-11:30 a.m. June 6 & 7: Fishy Tale June 13 & 14: Not Fluffy June 20 & 21: Snap! Snap! Snap! June 27 & 28: Fire Breathing Dragon July 5: Be a Star! July 11 & 12: A Place for Treasure July 18 & 19: It’s Hot Outside! July 25 & 26: Open Wide

Madcap Puppets Fantastic Fairy Tales*

All ages Saturday, July 13, 11 a.m. Enter a world of fantastic fairy tales with characters such as Flump and Glistor. You’ll be amazed and entertained with the always enjoyable Madcap Puppets!


Kinder Camp

Grades K-2 & a parent Mondays, 7 p.m. & Tuesdays,1:30 p.m. June 3 & 4: Garden Stepping Stones June 10 & 11: Pendulum Painting June 17 & 18: Silly Game Day June 24 & 25: Kid’s Car Wash and Water Games July 1 & 2: Patriotic Hand Wreath July 8 & 9: Ice Painting July 15 & 16: Milk Carton Pinatas July 22 & 23: CD Owl Craft This program is limited to the first 30 campers that arrive and registration is not required.

Grades K-6 Fridays, 2-3 p.m. June 7: Recycled Flower Pot June 14: Dream Catchers June 21: Toilet Paper Roll Snakes June 28: Paper Bowls July 5: Friendship Bracelets July 12: Fortune Teller July 19: Solar Cooking S’mores July 26: Button Bugs Registration is not required. Open to the first 30 in attendance.

Grades Pre-K-4 & a parent Thursday, July 18, 7-8 p.m. Meet, listen to and watch him draw! Children’s author and illustrator and creator of this year’s Summer Reading Club art is looking forward to meeting you.

Meet David Catrow!

Wipe Out!*

Grades K-6 Saturday, July 27, 1 p.m. Wipe out at the Library! Participate in splish-splashy fun. Children must wear shoes during the entire program. WARNING you will get wet!

Food Fight!*

Gathering for Games


Grades 1-6 Wednesdays, 3-4 p.m. Gather at the library for fun games! Games will be played indoors or outdoors depending on the weather. Open to the first 20 in attendance.

Grades 1-6 & a parent Saturday, June 15, 2 p.m. It’s time to fling,throw and sling handfuls of the messiest foods on the planet. Kids and their parents are encouraged to participate! Wear old clothes and bring a towel.

Splish Splash at the Library!

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.

Celebrate Philippines Independence Day
Saturday, June 1, 2-4 p.m. Everyone is invited to witness the beauty of Philippine culture by listening to the bilingual stories. Best of all, we will share some Filipini dishes. Mubuhay!

Final Friday Concert Series
• Wild Carrot & the Roots Band Friday, June 28, 7 p.m. • The Comet Bluegrass All-Stars Friday, July 26, 7 p.m. • Raison D’ Etre Friday, August 30, 7 p.m. All ages are welcome! Join us for a great concert!

Join us for a great concert the final Friday of each month during the summer!
• “The Many Deaths of the Firefly Brothers” by Thomas Mullen Wednesday, June 5, 7 p.m. • “The Devil the White City” by Erik Larson Wednesday, June 19, 7 p.m. • “Lady and the Unicorn” by Tracy Chevalier Thursday, June 20, 2 p.m. • “The Rum Diaries” by Hunter S. Thompson Wednesday, July 3, 7 p.m. • “Last King of Scotland” by Giles Foden Wednesday, July 17, 7 p.m. • “Nothing Daunted” by Dorothy Wickenden Thursday, July 18, 2 p.m. • “Following Atticus” by Tom Ryan Wednesday, August 7, 7 p.m. • “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” by Deborah Maggoch Thursday, August 15, 2 p.m. • “Ava’s Man” by Rick Bragg Wednesday, August 21, 7 p.m. Read the book and then join us for this monthly book discussion group! Books can be picked up at the reference desk up to four weeks prior to the discussion.

Book Discussions

Presentation with Author Nick James

Friday, June 7, 6-7:30 p.m. & Saturday, June 8, 5-6:30 p.m. Join the author of the series “Skyship Academy” as he talks about becoming a writer, his created world of Skyship, and answers your questions. Get your books signed.


Family Movie Night

• “Wreck-It Ralph” Friday, June 21, 6 p.m. • “Rise of the Guardians” Friday, July 19, 6 p.m. • “Frankenweenie” Friday, August 16, 6 p.m. Bring the whole family for a fun movie theater-like experience with great family-friendly movies on the big-screen and popcorn. One lucky family will even win a copy of the movie.

Fast Track to the GED

Family Gaming

Monday, June 24, 6-8 p.m. There will be video games for everyone, like Super Smash Brothers, Just Dance, Rock Band, and Mario Kart on X-Box 360 and Wii systems.

Mondays in June, 5-7:30 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. Sixteen-to eighteen-year-olds must provide proof of withdrawal from the last school attended. GED preparation and pretesting are provided by Gateway Community and Technical College and funded through Kentucky Adult Education. For more information, call Gateway at (859) 442-1618.

• Northern Kentucky Music Legends* Tuesday, June 11, 7 p.m. Strange Brew band member, Jerry Gifford, and Northern Kentucky Sports Legends member, Charlie Coleman, will speak about the creation of a new organization celebrating local and national music legends from Northern Kentucky. • Harlan Hubbard Tapestry: Art Woven From Living * Tuesday, July 9, 7 p.m. Enjoy the work of Harlan Hubbard, celebrated Kentucky artist, writer, and philosopher. • Preserving Pieces of Your Past* Tuesday, August 13, 7 p.m. Learn to protect your treasures and family keepsakes. Join BCM’s Curator of Collections and Exhibits for a how-to workshop.

Behringer-Crawford Museum Presents*

Knitting with Scarf if Up!*

Writers’ Group

Thursdays, June 6 & 20, July 18, August 1 & 15, 6:30 p.m. Support, critique, inside tips and techniques are but a few of the benefits of participation in this local writers’ group.

Thursdays, June 13 & 27, July 11 & 25, & August 8 & 22, 7 p.m. Saturdays, June 22, July 20 & August 17, 10 a.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.

Harvesting Rain Water*

Thursday, June 13, 7 p.m. Learn about the benefits of using rain barrels and rain gardens to collect and use water for your plants and garden. Listings continued on page 10.

Celebrate the Philippines Saturday, June 1!


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Film Fridays
• “Life of Pi” Friday, June 14, 1 p.m. & 6 p.m. • “Les Miserables” Friday, July 12, 1 p.m. & 6 p.m. • “Anna Karenina” Friday, August 9, 1 p.m. & 6 p.m.

Open Crafts

Grade 6 to Adult Saturday, July 27, 10-4 p.m. Join the library crafters to work on a project.

Presentation with Author Nick James
Friday, June 7, 6-7:30 p.m. & Saturday, June 8, 5-6:30 p.m. See Everyone

Teen Movie Night

Adobe Photoshop Elements*

Quilting: Mystery Block of the Month*

Skyship Tag*

Tuesdays, June 18, July 16 & August 20, 7 p.m. Enhance your digital photographs by learning how to download and resize images, print, correct and manipulate photos, and more.

Grade 6 to Adult Saturday, July 27, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 pm Join the library stitchers and learn how to make a mystery 12-inch quilt block. This program is for intermediate quilters. Call (859) 962-4031 to receive your supply list.

Saturday, June 8, 1 p.m. Join the author of the “Skyship Academy” series, Nick James, as he hosts a unique game of capture the flag based on his books: Skyship Tag!

• “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” Monday, June 17, 6-8 p.m. • “Beautiful Creatures” Monday, July 22, 6-8 p.m. • “Stardust” Monday, August 19, 6-8 p.m. Popcorn and drinks will be served.

Songwriting for Teens*

History of Union Terminal and the Erlanger Depot*

Scarf It Up!: Learn to Knit*
Grade 6 to Adult Saturday, July 27, noon-2 p.m. Learn the basic stitches while you make a scarf. Supplies provided.

Wednesday, June 19, 6:30 p.m. Take a walk back in history to see the Union Terminal built in 1930 as well as a presentation by the Erlanger Historical Society about the history of the Erlanger Historical Depot built in 1877. Presented by the Cincinnati Museum Center and the Erlanger Historical Society.

Mondays,June 10, 17 & 24; and Mondays in July, 4-5 p.m. Join us for an eight-week songwriting workshop sponsored by the Carnegie! Find the perfect title, create lyrics and the structure of the song.

• Who-Lock - Friday, June 21, 4-5 p.m. • Adventure Time Friday, July 19, 4-5 p.m. • Kingdom Hearts & Final Fantasy – Friday, August 23, 4-5 p.m.

Fandom Friday

Manga Club

Beyond the Book*

Scarf It Up!: Learn to Purl*
Grade 6 to Adult Saturday, July 27, 2-3:30 p.m. Learn how to purl while you make a scarf. Students should bring size 8 knitting needles and worsted weight yarn. This is an intermediate class.

European Vacation Food Series:*

• “Enclave” by Ann Aguirre Tuesday, June 11, 5-6:30 p.m. • “The Hobbit” by J. R. R. Tolkien Tuesday, July 9, 5-6:30 p.m. • “Neverwhere” by Neil Gaiman Tuesday, August 13, 5-6:30 p.m. Register to check out your own copy of this month’s discussion book!

Tuesdays, June 25, July 30 & August 27, 5-6:30 p.m. Join other manga, anime, and graphic novel fans to talk about your favorites, your least favorites, and more.

Creative Writing Workshop

• German Pretzel Bread Tuesday, June 25, 7 p.m. • Greek Yogurt & Cheese Wednesday, July 24, 7 p.m. • Irish Soda Bread Wednesday, August 14, 7 p.m. Take a culinary trip through Europe this summer. Samples will be served!

18+ Gaming

Monday, July 29, 6-8 p.m. Open gaming for gamers over the age of 18. Play games like Black Ops II, The Walking Dead, Halo, Hitman, and more.

Anime Club

Wednesdays, June 12, July 17 & August 21, 6-7:30 p.m. Join Erlanger’s anime club to hang with other local otaku, watch anime, eat pocky, work on your manga drawing skills and more.

Wednesday, June 26, July 24 & August 7, 4-5:30 p.m. Join us for a series of monthly creative writing workshops. Topics online at Open to beginners and experienced writers.

Senior Movie Day

Grades 6-12 unless otherwise indicated

• “The Unsinkable Molly Brown” Wednesday, June 26, 1 p.m. • “Hello, Dolly!” Wednesday, July 31, 1 p.m. • “Bye Bye Birdie” Wednesday, August 28, 1 p.m. Co-sponsored by Madonna Manor.

Teen Advisory Board

Writing Workshops with Author Nick James
Friday, June 7, 2-5:45 p.m. Join Nick James, the author of the young adult dystopian series “Skyship Academy” as he hosts a series of creative writing workshops for teens! if you’re interested in writing, like to read, or want to meet an author then this is the day for you! The workshop topics are as follows: • The 5 Senses in Writing: 2-2:45 p.m. • Attention-Grabbing, Page-Turning Fiction: 3-3:45 p.m. • Writing Conflict in Fiction: 4-4:45 p.m. • Revising & Editing-Why Should I?: 5-5:45 p.m.

Don’t miss this!

Tuesday, June 4, 7-8 p.m. Discuss what programs or activities you’d like to see in your library. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Sourcing Local Foods in Kentucky*

Pathfinder RPG

Monday, July 22, 7 p.m. Join Maggie Green, author of “The Kentucky Fresh Cookbook” as she discusses sourcing and cooking local foods from Kentucky including, produce, beef, bread, poultry, eggs, and more.

Tuesdays, June 4 &18, July 2 & 16 and August 6 & 20, 5-6:30 p.m. Join us for the tabletop role-playing game Pathfinder. New participants should email in order to prepare a character.

Don’t Miss Circus Mojo!*

Ages 7-17 years Mondays, June 10 & July 15, 6:30 p.m. The troupe from Circus Mojo will be here to present a short show and then guide participants in workshops to learn circus skills like juggling and balancing. The show on July 15th is a repeat of the show on June 10th.

Ages 3-7 years Friday, June 7, 4 p.m. We will read about princesses, make a craft fit for a princess and have princess fun! Dress up or come as you are.

Princess Party*

Weekly Preschool Storytimes
Weekly storytimes run June 3-July 26.
Rise N Shine
Ages 2-5 years Mondays, 11 a.m. Welcome to Rise N Shine! Wake up with me every Monday at 11:00 in the morning! Children ages 2-5 and their favorite adult are invited to listen to stories and rhymes. We will dance and color too. Limited to 40 children in attendance.

Beginning Reader’s Theatre*

Fun with Food: Candy Sushi* Monday Morning Mayhem!
Wednesday, July 10, 4-5 p.m. Learn how to make candy sushi out of your favorite candies, treats, and snacks. Ages 6-12 years Mondays at 11 a.m. June 3: Repeat Day! June 10: Best Friends Day! June 17: Art Your Veggies Day! June 24: Game Day! July 1: Ice Cream! July 8: Eco Art! July 15: Gummy Worm Day! July 22: Sun Fun Party Join us for stories and activities!

Ages 8-12 years Tuesday, June 11, 2 p.m. Learn the basics of Reader’s Theatre by participating in charades and acting out short plays. All props and materials provided.

Stars and Stripes Forever!
Ages 2-6 years & a parent Friday, June 14, 4 p.m. Enjoy stories, a snack, and a flagthemed craft.

Teen Summer Lock-In*

Bedtime Stories

July 12-13 Spend the night at the Library with your friends after it closes. The lock-in begins at 8 p.m. and ends at 9 a.m. the following morning. Registration and a permission slip are required to attend.

Reading Buddies

June 15 & 29, 12-2 p.m.; July 13 & 27, 12-2 p.m.

Wacky Wild Wednesday

Puppy Tales

Ages 2-5 years & a parent Tuesdays, 7 p.m. Come dressed in your favorite PJs and bring along your favorite stuffed animal. Enjoy stories, rhymes, and dancing.

ACT Practice Test

Grades 9-12 Saturday, July 20, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Join Kaplan Learning Center to take an ACT Practice Test. You can review your results afterward and get questions answered. All attendees should call Kaplan Learning Center at 344-5080 to register for this program.

Ages 5-8 years Wednesdays at 11 a.m. June 5: Circus is Coming to Town June 12: A Day at the Beach June 19: Around the World June 26: Don’t Bug Me July 3: Commotion in the Ocean July 10: I’ve Got Rhythm July 17: Animals in the Zoo July 24: See You Later Alligator... After While Crocodile!

Grades 1-6 & a parent Sundays, June 16 & July 21, 2-4 p.m. Read to a dog at the library! We will supply the dogs, you bring the children!

Babes in Storyland

Mask Making: Part I & II*

Ages 0-24 months & a parent Mondays, 10 a.m. & Tuesdays,10 a.m. & 11 a.m. Enjoy books, fingerplays and songs with your baby aged 0-24 months.

Homestuck Meetup

Ages 6-12 years Thursdays, June 20 & 27, 2-3:30 p.m. Mask Making is a fun and creative activity for school age students. This is a two week program.

Toddlers to Four

Friday, August 2, 5-7 p.m. Find out exactly what Homestuck is, share your love of it with friends old and new, get costume tips and tricks, and enter to win a Homestuck prize.

Wednesday Crafternoons
Ages 6-12 years Wednesdays at 4 p.m. June 5: Eco Graffiti! June 12: Duct Tape June 19: Flip Flop Fun June 26: S’mores July 3: Red, Wow & Blue! July 10: Hotdog! July 17: Ice Cream July 24: Craft Cleanout


Pokemon Party*

Grades 1-12 Saturday, August 10, 2-4 p.m. 2-4 p.m.- Pokemon crafts and treats 2-4 p.m.- Pokemon video games 3 p.m.- Scavenger hunt

Ages 3-8 years & a parent Sunday, June 23, 2 p.m. Listen to stories about these prehistoric creatures, play a trivia game and make a dinosaur craft. Bring a dinosaur figure with you to the program if you wish.

Ages 2-4 years Wednesdays, 11 a.m. Children,ages 2-4, along with their favorite adults, are invited to listen to stories, dance and make a craft or color. Enjoy a new theme each week.

Preschool Storytime

Beginning Puppetry

Ages 3-5 years Thursdays, 10 & 11:30 a.m. Preschool children are invited to join Miss Julie for stories, songs, rhymes, & fun. We will also make a craft to take home!

Retro Gaming

Monday, August 26, 6-8 p.m. See Adults.

Fun with Food: Bento Boxes*
Wednesday, August 28, 4-5 p.m. Learn how to make Japanese Bento Box lunches! Registration required.

Ages 6-12 years Thursdays at 7 p.m. June 6: Ice Cream Social June 13: Fabulous Flags June 20: Beach Party June 27: Pizza Party July 11: Cool Caves July 18: Magnificent Machines July 25: Final Fling

That Thursday Thing!

Ages 8-12 years Tuesday, June 25, 2 p.m. Learn the basics of puppetry and present a short puppet act. All materials provided.


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Ages 2-6 years & a parent Wednesdays, 7 p.m. Fridays, 10 & 11:30 a.m. & Children ages 2-6 and a grownup will enjoy stories, songs and a craft each week. Let’s spark our imaginations with art!


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

Nonprofit Org. U.S. Postage Paid Cincinnati, Ohio Permit No. 1611 Change Service Requested 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

Erlanger Branch, continued
PNC For Me, For You, For Later Teddy Bear Party*
Ages 3-7 years Friday, July 12, 4 p.m. Listen to teddy bear stories, make a craft and have a snack.

Thursday, June 27, 10 & 11:30 a.m. Learn some financial basics at a special preschool storytime!

Meet David Catrow

Pirate Party*

Ages 3-7 years Friday, June 28, 4 p.m. Join us for a party filled with pirate stories and songs.

Thursday, July 18, 10 a.m. Meet, listen to and watch him draw! Children’s author and illustrator and creator of this year’s Summer Reading Club art is looking forward to meeting you.

It’s a Zoo in Here!*

Sculpture Workshop*

Ages 6-12 years Thursdays, July 11 & 18, 2-3:30 p.m. This is a two-week program. Learn the basics of sculpture. The next week (July 18), paint your creation.

Ages 3-7 years Friday, July 19, 4 p.m. We will read animal stories, play games, make a craft and have a snack.

Puppet Time!*


Ages 3-8 years & a parent Tuesday, July 23, 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. Enjoy the antics of the puppets as they sing, dance and entertain.

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