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FREE programs and events
M-Th 9 am - 9 pm Fri. 9 am - 6 pm Sat. 10 am - 5 pm Sun. 1 pm - 5 pm
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
Ages 3-5, Parent required Tuesdays,10-10:45 am Join us for stories, songs and activities designed to support the development of key early literacy skills all while having fun at the Library!
Hong Kong Action Theater
Thursdays, January 2 & 16, 1-3 pm Join us for martial arts madness ﬁlms!
Join us on January 2 and 16 for Hong Kong Action Theater!
“Telling Stories” Book Discussion
Tuesday, January 7, 7-8 pm Pick up your copy of “Where’d You Go, Bernadette?” by Maria Semple.
Age 2 years, Parent required Tuesdays,11-11:45 am Toddlers, bring your favorite adult to share books, songs and activities just for two-year-olds. We’ll wiggle and dance on our way to early literacy. Siblings are welcome
Foul Play Mystery Book Club
Wednesday, January 8, 1-2 pm Read and discuss “The Black Dahlia” by James Ellroy.
Author Visit: Elizabeth Ferris
Ages 0-5, Parent required Wednesdays, 7-7:45 pm Families with young children, we’ll make sure this storytime has something for everyone. Stories, songs, ﬁngerplays and fun followed by playtime.
Wednesdays, 1-3 pm Join us every Wednesday. We’ll be showing everything from mysteries to westerns to adventure ﬁlms and more! Popcorn included!
Saturday, January 11, 1-3 pm Author Elizabeth Ferris, author of the mystery thriller “The Water’s Edge,” will discuss her writing and her new novel which takes place in Covington and Greater Cincinnati.
Interviewing Skills Workshop* Congenealogy
Thursday, January 23, 1:30-3 pm
Job Search One-on-One Session* Job Research Skills Workshop*
Monday, January 27, 6:30-8 pm Kevin Grace, Head of the Archives and Rare Book Library for the University of Cincinnati, will discuss the Irish in Cincinnati.
Babes in Storyland
Great books for sale at the Friends Used Book Sale, January 19-25!
Mondays, January 13 & 27, 1-3 pm
The ACA, Healthcare and You
Tuesday, January 14, 6:30-8 pm
Tuesday, January 28, 7-8:45 pm Join us for an information session regarding the Affordable Care Act.
Ages 0-1, Parent required Thursdays,10-10:45 am Develop your baby’s early literacy skills while having fun and making new friends. We’ll share stories, songs, sign language, ﬁngerplays and playtime. Siblings are welcome.
Classic Book Discussion Series
New Year New Career Job Fair
Ages 16 and up Wednesday, January 15, 7-8 pm Join us for a discussion of Jean-Paul Sartre’s “No Exit.”
Ages 2-6, Parent required Fridays, 10 am Join us for some creative playtime with songs, stories and hands on art. Explore with your children as we make a mess and have some fun!
January 19-25 Purchase nearly new or gently used books, movies and music.
Friends Used Book Sale
Thursday, January 30, Noon-4 pm Find a new job at this employer-only job fair. Come dressed for success with resumes in hand. Parking available in the Covington City Garage at the corner of Fifth & Scott Streets across from the Library.
Tuesday, January 21, 6:30-8 pm
Target Your Resume Workshop*
Weekdays, 3-6 pm Teen only hours in the TeenSpace.
Develop skills to ﬁnd a new job in 2014!
Job Search One-on-One Session* Mondays, January 13 & 27, 1-3 pm Job Research Skills Workshop* Tuesday, January 14, 6:30-8 pm Target Your Resume Workshop* Tuesday, January 21, 6:30-8 pm Interviewing Skills Workshop* Thursday, January 23, 1:30-3 pm New Year New Career Job Fair Thursday, January 30, Noon-4 pm
Improve Your Computer Skills!
*Registration is required for these classes. Please phone the number listed or visit www.kentonlibrary.org/events.
Register (859) 962-4071 or www.kentonlibrary.org/events
Register (859) 962-4031 or www.kentonlibrary.org/events
Thursday, January 2, 1:30-3:30 pm
* Please register
Princess and Princes, Ladies and Lords*
Get the Most From Your New E-Reader
Saturday, January 4, 1-2 pm Tuesday, January 14, 2-3 pm
First Time Computer Users
Tuesday, January 7, 6:30-8:30 pm
Wednesday, January 8, 4-6 pm Anime, manga drawing and Japanese snacks
Wednesday, January 29, 4-6 pm Have your voice heard at the Library.
Ages 5-9 Saturday, January 25, 1-2 pm Dress up in your favorite royal attire and enjoy a royal time. We will make crowns and wands and enjoy a “low tea just like the Royals.
First Time Computer Users*
Monday, January 13, 10 am-noon
Part 1: Thursday, January 9, 1:30-3:30 pm Part 2: Thursday, January 16, 1:30-3:30 pm
Exploring the Internet*
Grades K-6 Sunday, January 5, 1-3 pm Come read to a real dog to improve reading skills.
Homespun: Gung Hay Fat Choy
Grades K-6 Monday, January 27, 1:30-2:30 pm Celebrate Chinese New Year with stories, crafts and Chinese food!
Part 1: Tuesday, January 14, 10 am-Noon Part 2: Tuesday, January 21, 10 am-Noon We will discuss search engines and web browsers, learn search skills, and how to identify a reputable website.
Basic Microsoft Excel
Tuesday, January 14, 6:30-8:30 pm Thursday, January 23, 1:30-3:30 pm
One-on-One Photo Scanning and Editing
Create and Email*
Wednesday, January 15, 2 -3 pm Meet one on one with a Library staff member for help with scanning.
A.R.T.: Art and Reading Together
Grades K-6 Mondays in January, 4-5 pm Drop in for stories and an art activity. A different theme each week.
Dress up like royalty! Saturday, January 25, 1-2 pm.
Thursday, January 16, 10 am-noon Learn how to set up an email account and more.
iPad Tips & Tricks
Tuesday, January 21, 6:30-8:30 pm Prerequisite for class: iPad must be updated to the iOS7 operating system.
Part 1: Monday, January 20, 10 am-Noon Part 2: Monday, January 27, 10 am-Noon
One-on-One Digital Assistance
Part 1: Thursday, January 23, 10 am-Noon Part 2: Thursday, January 30, 9-11 am
Wednesday, January 22, 2-3 pm Bring your iPad or other device and learn about Zinio magazines, Hoopla, OneClickDigital, and others. Tuesday, January 28, 6:30-8:30 pm Continued on back page
Storytime en Español
Ages 0-5 Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30 pm Interactive storytimes for speakers of Spanish, English, or both. Programas interactivos de cuentos para hablantes de inglés, español o los dos. Los programas son para todos los niños, pero son especialmente aptos para los niñons en las edades de 0 a 4 años.
Job Searching and the Internet*
Tuesday, January 28, 10 am-Noon Learn about websites where you can upload your resume, how to create a resume for a speciﬁc company website, and some other ways to get hired.
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.
January 1-31 New patterns posted monthly for knitters and crocheters. This month: Baby Hats!
Adult Book Discussions
• Tuesday, January 7, 7 pm “True Grit” by Charles Portis, • Tuesday, January 21, 7-8:30 pm “Anthem” by Ayn Rand
Lunch and Learn For Seniors*
Movie vs. Book*
One-on-One Genealogy Assistance*
Wednesday, January 8, 10-11 am Meet one-on-one with a Library staff member for help with genealogy resources such as Ancestry Library Edition, FamilySearch.org, Heritage Quest, etc. Classes are geared toward beginner and intermediate researchers. Class size limited.
Monday, January 13, Noon-2 pm Enjoy pizza and a movie at this month’s Lunch and Learn for Seniors series. Featured ﬁlm: “Who The #$&% Is Jackson Pollock?”
Teen Photography Contest
• Friday, January 3, 6 pm Join us today for “True Grit” and come back next week for the book discussion. Parent required. • Friday, January 31, 6 pm Join us today for “Silver Linings Playbook” and come back next week for the book discussion.
Mondays, January 13 & 27, 6:45-8:30 pm Toastmasters help people develop public speaking, conﬁdence and leadership skills. Adults only please.
Hoxworth Blood Drive
Saturday, January 4, 10 am-3:30 pm Start the New Year off right and make a donation to Hoxworth! Pizza will be available for donors.
W.W.I.N.K. (Wellness Walkers In Northern Kentucky)
Chemical Dependency and Family Recovery*
January 1- 27 Submit your JPEG images as email attachments to jessy.grifﬁth@ kentonlibrary.org between January 1-27. Include your name, grade, and contact phone or e-mail. You will get a reply once you send photos. If you do not get a reply email, please try again or call the Library. Great prizes! Max two entries per person.
Writer’s Group: Independence Inklings
Wednesday, January 8, 5-6 pm Bring your own hand weights or bands and dress in comfy clothes. Walk with us inside using the One Mile Walking DVD.
Tuesday, January 14, 6-7 pm Staff from the University of Kentucky’s Targeted Assessment Program will be offering a one-hour training on Chemical Dependency. Learn what it is and on how family members can learn to set healthy boundaries.
Fandom Friday: Adventure Time
Friday, January 10, 6-8 pm Adventure Time episodes, activities, maybe a coloring page or craft and snacks!
ANIME ETC Club
Sundays, January 5 & 19, 2-4:30 pm Join the Independence Inklings - a critique group for adults who write ﬁction! Give yourself the advantage of support, tips and feedback. Open to writers of all genres and skill levels.
Wednesday, January 8, 6:30 pm Join the Northern Kentucky Health Department for tips and resources.
Mah Jongg Madness
Mondays in January, 1-4 pm All skill levels are welcome. New players, please register.
Ages 16 and up Mondays and Wednesdays, 5-7:30 pm Free GED classes are offered by Gateway Community & Technical College and the Kenton County Adult Education Program. Call (859) 442-1615 for more information.
• Open Crafting Saturday, January 11 & 25, 10 am-4 pm • Quilting Basics* Saturday, January 11, 10:30 am-12:30 pm • Learn to Knit Saturday, January 11, 2-3:30 pm • Make It With Jackie: Greeting Cards (Adults only) Sunday, January 12, 2-4 pm • Stitchers Night Out Thursdays, January 16 & 30, 5-8:30 pm • Learn to Knit Thursday, January 16, 6-7:30 pm • Quilting: Mystery Block of the Month (Intermediate quilters only) Saturday, January 25, 10:30 am-12:30 pm • Learn to Purl Saturday, January 25, 2-3:30 pm
Develop public speaking and leadership skills with Toastmasters! Mondays, January 13 & 27, 6:458:30 pm.
Saturday, January 18, 2-4:30 pm Anime Club is now ANIME ETC! What does that mean? Sometimes we’ll watch anime, sometimes we’ll watch American cartoons, sometimes we’ll watch other interesting stuff.
Bad Movie Nite: Sharknado
Friday, January 24, 6-8 pm Join us as we watch a movie (rated up to PG-13) everybody loves to hate! This month: “Sharknado!”
Library Scavenger Hunt
Monday, January 27, 6-8 pm Interested in roaming the Library trying to ﬁnd a variety of things like ugly book covers and pictures of unicorns? This program starts in the teen area and spreads through the Library, so indoor voice and no running will apply.
Minecraft at the Library
Thursday, January 30, 6-8 pm Come play Minecraft at the Library! This program will be in the Durr Computer Lab. Attendance is limited to the ﬁrst 15 teens.
Build a masterpiece with our huge collection of Legos, Thursday, January 9.
Have fun with Legos!
Weekly Preschool Storytimes
Ages 3-5, Parent required Tuesdays, 10:30-11:00 am Join us for music, stories, movement and laughs with Joel the Singing Librarian.
Ages 5-12 Tuesdays in January, 5:30-6:45 pm Registered children will have a 15minute time slot to read one-on-one to a dog who loves to hear stories!
Homeschooler’s Club: Walk Like an Egyptian*
Ages 5-12 Wednesday, January 8, 10:30-11:30 am Learn about Ancient Egypt.
Ages 2-3, Parent required Tuesdays, 7-7:30 pm Toddlers and their favorite adult are invited to a special storytime just for them.
Second Saturday Book Club
Fun Food Tournament*
Babes in StoryLand
Ages 6-12 Wednesdays, 4:30-5 pm January 8: Wintry Experiments January 15: Games January 22: Snow Globe Snowman January 29: Games
Grades 3-6 Saturday, January 11, 1:30-3:30 pm Snack and chat while earning AR or Reading Counts points for school! January’s featured book is “Mr. Popper’s Penguins” by Richard Atwater. Pick up books starting December 14.
Grades preK - 5 Monday, January 20, 1-2 pm Concoct your own creation using some of the most mouth-watering snack foods on the planet. Prizes awarded for various categories.
Ages 0-2, Parent required Wednesdays, 7-7:30 pm Bring your baby to the Library for language enrichment with stories, songs and rhymes. Limited to ﬁrst 15 babies in attendance.
Cook Up a Story: Melted Snowman
Babes in StoryLand / PreWalkers
Ages 6-12 Thursday, January 9, 4:30 pm Build a masterpiece with our huge collection of Legos!
Funday Monday: Sock Snowman
Ages 5-12 Monday, January 13, 4:30-5 pm Turn a sock into a snowman!
Ages 5-12 Monday, January 27, 4:30-5 pm Make a melted snowman good enough to eat!
Ages 0 - 2, Parent required Thursdays, 9:30 & 10:30 am Bring your baby to the Library for language enrichment with stories, songs and rhymes. Limited to ﬁrst 15 babies in attendance.
Playart Homeschoolers learn about Ancient Egypt on Wednesday, January 8!
Ages 2-6, Parent required Thursdays, 1:30 & 7 pm and Fridays, 10 & 11 am
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.
Cincinnati Zoo Cat Ambassadors
Saturday, January 25, 2 pm Join the Cincinnati Zoo’s Cat Ambassador zookeepers as they bring a cheetah and several of their other small cat ambassadors to the Library! Every effort will be made to ensure that patrons have the opportunity Saturday to see the cats up close. However, due to the nature January 25 of wild cats, patrons will not be permitted to touch the 2 pm animals. Seating is limited. Seating is limited for Please see this event. Free seating tickets will be given to the description for ﬁrst 150 patrons starting details. 45 minutes prior to the event. Every effort will be made to accommodate as many patrons as Book Discussions possible, however, there is limited • “The Master and Margarita” space due to the restrictions by Mikhail Bulgakov of the traveling cats and their Wednesday, January 8, 7 pm zookeepers. • “Killing Lincoln” by Bill O’Reilly Wednesday, January 15, 7 pm • “Holidays on Ice” by David Sedaris Thursday, January 16, 2 pm
See Magniﬁcent Wild Cats — at the Library!
Quick and Tasty Soup Making*
Thursday, January 9, 7 pm Learn to make hearty and delicious soups in this class presented by the Kenton Co. Cooperative Extension. Samples will be served!
New Year/New You Series*
Thursdays, January 2 & 16, 6:30 pm Give and share feedback in this writing group for writers of all genres. New members welcome!
• Knitting with Scarf it Up! Thursdays, January 9 & 23, 7 pm • Open Crafting* Saturday, January 18, 10 am-4 pm • Learn to Knit, 10:30 am-12 pm • Learn to Purl, 1:30-3 pm • Learn to Crochet, 2-3:30 pm
Friday, January 10, 1 pm, repeated at 6 pm Watch and discuss “Mud” starring Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon.
• Healthy Weight Loss Tuesday, January 14, 7 pm • Time Management Tuesday, January 21, 6:30 pm • Gaining Respect by Respecting Yourself Thursday, January 23, 6 pm • Improve Your Sleep Tuesday, January 28, 7 pm
Free Carotid Artery Screenings*
Learn to make de lic i
Monday, January 13, 10 am-1 pm; Tuesday, January 14, 1-4 pm Stroke is the third leading cause of death and number one leading cause of disability in the United States To qualify for the free screening you must be female, age 28 or older with two or more risk factors: • Smoker or history of smoking • Hypertension/high blood pressure • Elevated cholesterol • Elevated triglycerides • Diabetic Call (859) 301-9355 for appointment.
Thursday, January 16, 6:30-9 pm Meet up with fellow tabletop gamers and play a wide array of games. Cards to dice, and RPGs to Euro-style board games, everything is fair-game!
Senior Movie Day
Wednesday, January 29, 1 pm Watch and discuss, “Some Like It Hot.” Cosponsored by Madonna Manor.
Magic the Gathering Tournament*
Friday, January 3, 2-6 pm This is a Casual format Magic: The Gathering tournament for those in grades 6-12 only. Prizes include Theros booster packs and gaming accessories. Registration is required to participate, and space is limited. Tournament play will start promptly; you may lose your spot if you do not arrive on time.
Monday, January 20, 2-4 pm Spend your day off school in the Library’s computer lab creating and destroying worlds in Minecraft! No account necessary. Arrive on time as computer space is limited.
Teen Advisory Board
Monday, January 20, 5:30-6:30 pm Talk to the Teen Librarian about Library events, and give suggestions for books, movies, games, and more.
Ages 6-12 Thursdays, 7-8 pm January 9: National Static Electricity Day! January 16: Sun and Moon January 23: Pizza Party! January 30: Chinese New Year! See website for more information.
Come to a pizza party January 23!
Weekly Preschool Storytimes
Babes in Storyland
Parent required Mondays, 10 am Tuesdays, 10 & 11 am Limited to the ﬁrst 15 babies in attendance.
Anime & Manga Club
Mondays & Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30 pm Hang out with friends, play games, listen to music, catch up on your homework, or just relax with a good book and free snacks.
Wednesday, January 22, 5:30-6:30 pm Join other local otaku to watch anime, read the newest manga, enjoy Japanese snacks, discover old favorites, and enter to win prizes.
Rise N Shine
Rhythm & Rhyme: Sensory Storytime*
Ages 2-5, Parent required Mondays, 11 am
Beyond the Book*
Ages 2-12 Mondays in January, 4:30-6 pm Saturday, January 18, Noon-2 pm Children will share books with an adult Reading Buddy. Pizza will be served and an incentive prize will be awarded.
Wednesday, January 8, 5:30-6:30 pm This month’s book is “Daughter of Smoke and Bone” by Laini Taylor. Pick up the book at the Reference Desk.
Ages 2-6, Parent required Saturday, January 11, 11 am Sensory Storytime is an interactive and educational program that is especially designed for children with sensory integration challenges. It combines activities to stimulate the senses and promote learning.
Ages 2-5, Parent required Tuesdays, 7 pm Wear your pajamas!
Ages 2-5, Parent required Wednesdays, 1:30 & 7 pm and Fridays, 10 & 11:30 am
Teen Craft: Learn to Knit*
Monday, January 13, 5:30-6:30 pm No supplies or prior experience needed, everything is provided, including snacks.
Ages 6-12 Wednesdays, 4 pm January 8: Name Your Game January 15: Light January 22: Squirrel Appreciation Day January 29: Puzzles See website for more information.
Ages 5-12 Thursdays, January 16 & 23, 4-5 pm Bring your imagination and challenge yourself. We will work on both individual and team creations.
Ages 2-3, Parent required Wednesdays, 11 am
Ages 3-5 Thursdays, 10 &11:30 am
Homeschool Program: Color & Light
Teen Movie Night
Wednesday, January 15, 6-8 pm Watch “Monsters University.” Enjoy free popcorn, and enter to win the movie.
Ages 5-12 Friday, January 17, 10:30 am Join us as we learn about the science of color and light through technology and activities. We will learn about creating colors and the effect light has on colors and make a color craft.
Grades 1-6 Sunday, January 19, 2-4 pm 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. Each child will receive a certiﬁcate with a photo of themselves with the dog they read to. Parent required.
Let’s Celebrate Chinese New Year*
Celebrate the Chinese New Year with lanterns and the Dragon Dance on Friday, January 31 at 4 pm. Ages 3-8 Friday, January 31, 4 pm Make a Chinese lantern and participate in the Dragon Dance.
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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All locations closed January 1.
Improve Your Computer Skills, CONTINUED FROM PAGE 3 Android Tips and Tricks* Durr Erlanger Wednesday, January 22, 6:30-8:30 pm Learn how to navigate and operate android, the leading operating system Branch, Branch for tablets and smartphones.
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Advance iPad Tips & Tricks
Tuesday, January 28, 6:30 pm Class covers updating, printing, apps you should consider, taking screen shots, resetting your iPad, and more. Prerequisite: Basic iPad Tips & Tricks
Google Tips and Tricks
Wednesday, January 29, 2-4 pm
Register (859) 962-4002 or www. kentonlibrary.org/events
iPad Tips & Tricks
Thursday, January 30, 1:30-3:30 pm Have a computer question, or just want to do some troubleshooting? The class will be open for questions, and round table decision
Tuesday, January 7, 6:30-8:30 pm Prerequisite for class, iPad must be updated to the iOS7 operating system.
Please note: these are online classes and requires an Internet and audio connection.
Part 1: Tuesday, January 14, 6:30-8:30 pm Part 2: Thursday, January 23, 6:30-8:30 pm
The Library on Your iPad, iPhone, or Android
Quick Guide to E-Books
Introduction to E-Readers
Wednesday, January 8, Noon-1pm Learn how to use the Library on your tablet or smartphone to access the catalog and your account and more.
Thursday, January 23, Noon-1pm Learn how to borrow e-books from the Library. We’ll cover Kindle, iPad, Nook, and other e-readers, smartphones, and tablets.
Tuesday, January 21, 6:30-8:30 pm Wednesday, January 29, 6:30-8:30 pm Learn about several e-book readers and how to download Library e-books for free.
Searching Foundation Directory Online
Super Search: Library Catalog
Wednesday, January 29, Noon-1 pm Learn how to use the database, Foundation Directory Online, to search for sources of funding for your nonproﬁt.
Thursday, January 30, Noon-1pm A guide to the Library catalog. Learn the tricks and tools to ﬁnd what you’re looking for.
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