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BCPL January events for kids and teens include visit from a cheetah and other Cincinnati Zoo animals

The Boone County Public Library offers events at its branches and throughout the county during the month of January. A list of scheduled events for teens and children is included here. A separate list of events for adults will be posted separately.

Tiny Tots (18 months to 2-1/2 years)
Mondays, 10 a.m.
Scheben Branch, 8899 US 42, Union 859-342-BOOK (2665)
On-the-floor, interactive fun that encourages a love of books and begins to build six pre-reading skills through books, finger plays, songs and playtime.

Toddler Tales (2-1/2 to 3-1/2 years)
Mondays, 11 a.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Young library users, with the active participation of their adults, have fun developing pre-reading skills through stories, songs, rhymes and activities.

Toddler Tales (2-1/2 to 3-1/2 years)
Tuesdays, 10 a.m.
Scheben Branch, 8899 US 42, Union 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Young library users, with the active participation of their adults, have fun developing pre-reading skills through stories, songs, rhymes and activities.

Family Time (birth to 5+ years)
Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.
Walton Branch, 21 South Main, Walton, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Young library users, with the active participation of their adults, have fun developing pre-reading skills through stories, songs, rhymes and activities.

Bookworms (3-1/2 to 5+ years)
Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Young library users, with the active participation of their adults, have fun developing pre-reading skills through stories, songs, rhymes and activities.

Stories with Art (3 to 6 years)
Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m.
Scheben Branch, 8899 US 42, Union 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Stimulate your baby’s development and help your child build language and literacy skills through interactive stories, songs and music.

Baby Time (birth to 18 months)
Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Stimulate your baby’s development and help your child build language and literacy skills through interactive stories, songs and music.

Tiny Tots (18 months to 2-1/2 years)
Wednesdays, 10 a.m.
Scheben Branch, 8899 US 42, Union 859-342-BOOK (2665)
On-the-floor, interactive fun that encourages a love of books and begins to build six pre-reading skills through books, finger plays, songs and playtime.

Family Time (birth to 5+ years)
Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.
Walton Branch, 21 South Main, Walton, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Young library users, with the active participation of their adults, have fun developing pre-reading skills through stories, songs, rhymes and activities.

Toddler Tales (2-1/2 to 3-1/2 years)
Wednesdays, 11 a.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Young library users, with the active participation of their adults, have fun developing pre-reading skills through stories, songs, rhymes and activities.

Teen Cafe (middle and high school)
Wednesdays, 3:15-4:45 p.m.
Florence Branch, 7425 US 42, Florence, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Drop in for gaming, snacks & more!

Teen Cafe (middle and high school)
Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Walton Branch, 21 South Main, Walton, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Drop in for gaming, snacks & more!

Bookworms (3-1/2 to 5+ years)
Thursdays, 10 a.m.
Scheben Branch, 8899 US 42, Union 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Young library users, with the active participation of their adults, have fun developing pre-reading skills through stories, songs, rhymes and activities.

Tiny Tots (18 months to 2-1/2 years)
Thursdays, 11 a.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
On-the-floor, interactive fun that encourages a love of books and begins to build six pre-reading skills through books, finger plays, songs and playtime.

Bookworms (3-1/2 to 5+ years)
Thursdays, 1 p.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Young library users, with the active participation of their adults, have fun developing pre-reading skills through stories, songs, rhymes and activities.

Stories with Art (3 to 6 years)
Thursdays, 6:30 p.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Children and adults will tickle their senses as they explore colors, shapes, and textures with stories, paint and other mediums. Artists should dress for the mess.

Baby Time (birth to 18 months)
Fridays, 9:30 a.m.
Scheben Branch, 8899 US 42, Union 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
On-the-floor, interactive fun that encourages a love of books and begins to build six pre-reading skills through books, finger plays, songs and playtime.

Sensory Storytime (all ages)
Fridays, 10 a.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
A storytime designed for children with sensory sensitivities.

Spanish Storytime Tiempo de Cuentos (birth to 5+ years)
Fridays, 10:30 a.m.
Florence Branch, 7425 US 42, Florence, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Stimulate your baby’s development and help your child build language and literacy skills through interactive stories, songs and music.

Tiny Tots (18 months to 2-1/2 years)
Fridays, 11 a.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
On-the-floor, interactive fun that encourages a love of books and begins to build six pre-reading skills through books, finger plays, songs and playtime.

Toddler Tales (2-1/2 to 3-1/2 years)
Fridays, 11 a.m.
Scheben Branch, 8899 US 42, Union 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Young library users, with the active participation of their adults, have fun developing pre-reading skills through stories, songs, rhymes and activities.

Family Time (birth to 5+ years)
Saturdays, 1 p.m.
Scheben Branch, 8899 US 42, Union 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Young library users, with the active participation of their adults, have fun developing pre-reading skills through stories, songs, rhymes and activities.

Young Boone County Meeting (high school)
Tuesday, January 2, 6:30 p.m.
Scheben Branch, 8899 US 42, Union 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Meet with other teens and help plan events that give back to your community.

Homeschool Sampler (grades 1-5)
Wednesday, January 3, 2 p.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Rocket into outer space and take a tour of the universe with the Cincinnati Observatory. Learn about the stars and find your place among them.

Homeschool Hangout (middle and high school)
Wednesday, January 3, 2 p.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Rocket into outer space and take a tour of the universe with the Cincinnati Observatory. Learn about the stars and find your place among them.

Three Kings Day (family)
Saturday, January 6, 2-4 p.m.
Florence Branch, 7425 US 42, Florence, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Extend the Christmas season with the visit of the Wise men. Bring your family for pictures, snacks and a gift! ¡Vienen los Reyes Magos!

Art Club (grades K-5)
Monday, January 8, 6:30 p.m.
Walton Branch, 21 South Main, Walton, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Do you love all things art? Join us the second Monday of each month. This time – Leonardo da Vinci. Registration encouraged.

Read with a Teen (grades 1-3)
Tuesday, January 9, 6-7:30 p.m.
Scheben Branch, 8899 US 42, Union 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Partner with a teen to enhance your reading skills. Call the Scheben Branch to reserve your 30-minute time slot. Registration encouraged.

Sea, Sand & Science (grades 3-5)
Wednesday, January 10, 6:30 p.m.
Scheben Branch, 8899 US 42, Union 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Are you sick of snow and ready for summer fun? Come help us transform Meeting Room B into Meeting Room Beach as we conduct cool science experiments to keep our minds off the cold.

Technology Workshop (M/H)
Thursday, January 11, 6:30 p.m.
Florence Branch, 7425 US 42, Florence, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Experiment with Virtual Reality, Little Bits, Arduino, 3D printing, and more. Registration encouraged.

Cincinnati Zoo Ambassadors (Kindergarten+)
Monday, January 15, 2 p.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Experience the unique opportunity of seeing a leash-trained cheetah up-close, as well as other zoo animals. Registration required for each family member.

Read it First! YA Review Team (Middle and High school)
Monday, January 15, 6:30 p.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Read new books before they hit the shelves. Publishers and authors will receive your reviews.

Science Night presented by CINSAM (H)
Tuesday, January 16, 6:30 p.m.
Scheben Branch, 8899 US 42, Union 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Expand your understanding of physical science with The Center for Integrative Natural Science and Mathematics. Take home materials to share with others. Registration required.

The Cooking Caravan presents: Story Stew (grades K-5)
Thursday, January 18, 6:30 p.m.
Walton Branch, 21 South Main, Walton, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Take a wacky journey that is part “choose your own adventure” and part “recipe.” Prepare a yummy story with an enormous book, and get a taste of the snack created. Registration encouraged.

DIY: Hand Warmers (M/H)
Thursday, January 18, 6:30-8 p.m.
Scheben Branch, 8899 US 42, Union 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Keep away the chill with these pocket-sized heaters. Choose a style and learn a simple stitch.

Stories and Stretches: A Mindfulness Storytime (ages 3-6)
Saturday, January 20, 1 p.m.
Scheben Branch, 8899 US 42, Union 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Join us as we move along with stories. Young children and their adults will use easy stretches and mindfulness techniques to promote focus and self-control. Please wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat or clean towel.

Pokémon (grades K-8)
Monday, January 22, 6:30 p.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Gotta catch ‘em all! Bring your own deck or DS; or play with our Training Deck. No trading. English cards only. Registration encouraged.

Read with a Teen (grades 1-3)
Tuesday, January 23, 6-7:30 p.m.
Scheben Branch, 8899 US 42, Union 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Partner with a teen to enhance your reading skills. Call the Scheben Branch to reserve your 30-minute time slot. Registration encouraged.

Slime-azing (grades K-2)
Wednesday, January 24, 6:30 p.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Make and play with different types of slime and other non-Newtonian fluids. Whether it be magnetic, fluffy, or glittery, things are going to get messy! Registration encouraged.

Teen Night (middle and high school)
Friday, January 26, 6-8 p.m.
Florence Branch, 7425 US 42, Florence, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Want to hang out after the Library closes? Now is your chance. Pizza, games, and more!

Pages and Paws (grades K-5)
Sunday, January 28, 2 p.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Read to one of the library’s therapy dogs. Call the Main Library to schedule your 15-minute time slot.

Polar Party (ages 3-6)
Monday, January 29, 6:30 p.m.
Walton Branch, 21 South Main, Walton, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Learn about the world’s coldest regions and their animals through stories, games, crafts and more. Registration required.

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