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January calendar at Campbell County Public Library includes grand opening of Alexandria branch

A  list of events and programs at the Campbell County Public Library branches is provided here.

The Campbell County Public Library operates three branches. The Cold Spring Branch is located at 3920 Alexandria Pike in Cold Spring, phone 859-781-6166. The Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch is located at 1000 Highland Ave. in Fort Thomas, phone 859-572-5033. The Newport Branch is located at 901 E. Sixth St. in Newport, phone 859-572-5035.

THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED NEW YEAR’S DAY, MONDAY, JAN. 1.

Cold Spring

Programs for Adults and Teens

Smoking Cessation with Freshstart
4 pm Tuesdays, Jan. 2, 9, 16 & 23
Looking to keep your New Year’s Resolution to quit smoking? Join us for FRESHSTART, a four-week smoking cessation program. Offered in partnership with St. Elizabeth Hospital. Registration required.

Cold Spring Coding Club
6:30-8:30 pm Thursday, Jan. 4
Coding is a powerful tool in game making, and web design. Begin your journey in creating your own unique space on the internet, or in video games such as Minecraft. Ages 11 & up. Registration required; register early as laptops are limited.

Dungeons & Dragons
6-10 pm Friday, Jan. 5
Welcoming experienced and new players alike, we will be playing Dungeons and Dragons 5e. If you don’t know how to make a character, we will have pre-generated characters to use. We will be making characters and leveling up from 6 to about 7 pm. If you are interested in DMing a game, contact Amy at acarroll@cc-pl.org for more information. Ages 13 & up. Registration required.

Minecraft Club
5-7 pm Monday, Jan. 8
Play the game and create new worlds on our server or join in on an adventure map. Win prizes and play with local kids. Register to save a spot on the limited library laptops or bring your own. You must have a paid PC account. Ages 8-19. Registration required.

Cold Spring Book Club
11 am Tuesday, Jan. 9
2 pm Wednesday, Jan. 10
Join the discussion of The Testament by John Grisham. Ages 18 & up. New members welcome. No need to register.

You’ve Been Booked
7 pm Monday, Jan. 15
Join the discussion of The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien. Ages 13 & up. New members welcome. No need to register.

Teen Hangout
5 pm Mondays, Jan. 15 & 29
Play games, relax or read; the choice is yours. Ages 11-19. Registration required.

Cup of Crime Book Club
7 pm Wednesday, Jan. 17
Join the discussion of An Unsuitable Job for a Woman by P.D. James. Ages 18 & up. New members welcome. No need to register.

A Little Help with My Friends Book Club
7 pm Tuesday, Jan. 23
Join the discussion of Freedom’s Daughters: The Unsung Heroines of the Civil Rights Movement from 1830 to 1970 by Lynne Olson. Ages 18 & up. New members welcome. No need to register.

Real Men Read Book Club
7 pm Thursday, Jan. 25
Join the discussion of Eisenhower 1956: The President’s Year of Crisis – Suez and the Brink of War by David Nichols. Women & men welcome. Ages 18 & up. New members welcome. No need to register.

Adults Only Game Night
6-10 pm Friday, Jan. 26
Video games (M for Mature), board games, card games & more. Ages 17 & up. No need to register.

City Barbeque Food for Thought Series: Falling in Love in Early America
6:30-8:30 pm Tuesday, Jan. 30
To kick of the annual City Barbeque Food for Thought Series, we welcome the return of Dr. Burke Miller from the Northern Kentucky University History and Geography Department as he talks about falling in love in early America. Why did the 19th century Americans increasingly use the phrase “falling in love” to describe their reasons for marrying? Register now, as spots are limited, to find out how relationships began to change, especially for women, during the early 1800s. Food provided by Highland Heights City Barbeque. Ages 16 & up. Registration required.

Programs for Children and Families

Homeschool Hangout: Lego Club
11 am Tuesday, Jan. 2
Homeschoolers can meet, learn and engage with other families. This month we will play and learn with LEGOs. Grades 1-5. Registration required.

Evening Story Time
6:30 pm Wednesday, Jan. 10
Come enjoy a new story time in the evening. Help your children develop literacy skills, and have some fun too, with stories, songs, games, and a craft. Ages 0-7. No need to register.

Tot Time
9:30 & 11:30 am Mondays, Jan. 15, 22 & 29
Tot Time includes a story time and a playtime with toys, balls and bubbles. Ages 1-3. No need to register.

Toddler Time
10 & 11 am Wednesdays, Jan. 17, 24 & 31
This program will help your child develop their pre-literacy skills through stories, singing, playing and fun. Toddler Time includes a story time and ends with a themed craft. Ages 2-3. No need to register.

Baby Sign Story Time
9:30 am Thursdays, Jan. 18 & 25
Baby Sign Language gives children the opportunity to communicate long before they can verbalize their wants and needs. In this weekly story time, we will sing songs, share nursery rhymes and learn simple sign language for babies. Ages 0-18 months. No need to register.

Preschool Time
10:30 am Thursdays, Jan. 18 & 25
Preschool Time is geared towards children who are getting ready for preschool or kindergarten. Preschool Time includes a story time and ends with early literacy stations. Ages 3-5. No need to register.

Adventure Club: Snow Slime
5 pm Thursday, Jan. 18
It’s winter, so it’s time for snow. Join us to make some silly and fun slime that looks just like snow. Grades 1-5. Registration required.

Family Story Time
10 am Saturdays, Jan. 20 & 27
Bring the whole family to the library for a fun storytime. Help your children develop literacy skills, and have some fun too, with stories, songs, games and a craft. Ages 0-7. No need to register.

Super Saturday: Building Club
2 pm Saturday, Jan. 20
Put on your hard hats and get ready to build. We will have LEGOs, blocks, Lincoln logs, toothpicks and marshmallows, puzzles and more. Families. Registration required.

Family Card and Board Game Day
1-5 pm Sunday, Jan. 21
Choose any game from our collection of more than 60 board and card games, or bring a favorite from home. Families. No need to register.

Adventure Club: Explorium of Lexington presents It’s Electric
4 pm Thursday, Jan. 25
Join guests from the Lexington Explorium as we learn all about energy, electricity and magnetism. You’ll even get to play with circuits and create some awesome artwork. Grades 1-5. Registration required.

Super Saturday: Bead Party
2 pm Saturday, Jan. 27
Come and make a beautiful creation with our buckets of beads. Make a necklace, bracelet, Perler bead creation and more. Families. Registration required.

Pokemon Club
6 pm Monday, Jan. 29
Bring your Pokemon games, Pokemon cards and your love of Pokemon. Play with your friends, or join a tournament on your 3DS. Ages 9-19. Registration required.

Carrico/Fort Thomas

Programs for Adults and Teens

Art Club: Bob Ross Night
4 pm Wedesday, Jan. 3
Unlock your creativity through guided and not-so-guided activities. Art Club meets on the first Wednesday of every month. This month we’ll be following along with Bob Ross as we create our own painting masterpieces. Ages 12-19. No need to register.

Brown Bag Book Club
Noon Monday, Jan. 8
Join the discussion of It’s a Long Story: My Life by Willie Nelson. Bag lunch optional. Ages 18 & up. New members welcome. No need to register.

Chess Club
4 pm Wednesday, Jan. 10
Improve memory, develop problem-solving skills or simply have fun playing chess. Chess club is open to players of all levels. Join us this week as we challenge one another and learn new strategies to improve our chess game. Ages 8-18. No need to register.

A Novel Idea Book Club
4 pm Thursday, Jan. 11
Join the discussion of Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin. Ages 12-18. New members welcome. No need to register.

All About Chakras
6:30-8 pm Thursday, Jan. 11
Learn the properties of the 7 chakras – the rainbow within – and corresponding colors, stones, and essential oils. Ages 18 & up. Registration required.

Kitchen Makeovers
6:30-8 pm Thursday, Jan. 18
Representatives from Lowe’s will be here to discuss what to expect and how to prepare for a kitchen remodel. Ages 18 & up. Registration required.

Teen Game Night
4 pm Friday, Jan. 19
Visit the library after hours and play board games, card games, video games … any kind of game. Ages 12-18. No need to register.

Dungeons & Dragons
4-6 pm Wednesday, Jan. 24
The first meeting of the new Dungeons and Dragons program at the Fort Thomas branch! Today we’ll be going over character creation and how to play Dungeons and Dragons, all levels of experience are welcomed. Ages 11-19. No need to register.

Bathroom Makeovers
6:30-8 pm Thursday, Jan. 25
Representatives from Lowe’s will be here to discuss what to expect and how to prepare for a bathroom remodel. Ages 18 & up. Registration required.

Homeschool Hub: Comets & Meteors
1 pm Friday, Jan. 26
We’ll be learning about the comets and meteors in the night sky from guests of the Cincinnati Observatory. We’ll be building our own comets to study the structure, parts, and orbits while being able to examine and touch a rock from space. Ages 12-19. Registration required.

Programs for Children and Families

Cincinnati Observatory: Comets & Meteors
1 pm Friday, Jan. 12
Learn about comets and meteors from the experts at the Cincinnati Observatory. Help create a comet and toch a real space rock. Ages 6-11. Registration required.

Adventure Club: Bingo
4 pm Monday, Jan. 15
Have fun with an afternoon of Bingo and prizes. Grades 1-5. No need to register.

Full STEAM Ahead
7 pm Mondays, Jan. 15, 22 & 29
Get hands-on with Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM). Join us for a little learning and a lot of fun. Ages 3 & up. No need to register.

Toddler Time
10 am Tuesdays, Jan. 16, 23 & 30
Get the little ones up, moving and having fun. Ages 2-3. No need to register.

Preschool Time
11 am Tuesdays, Jan. 16, 23 & 30
Lots of ways for your little ones to have fun. Ages 4-5. No need to register.

Lap Time
9:30 am Wednesdays, Jan. 17, 24 & 31
Enjoy rhymes, bounces, lullabies and books with your baby. Ages 0-2, especially pre-walkers. Registration required.

Movers & Shakers
11 am Wednesdays, Jan. 17, 24 & 31
Shake your sillies out while we sing, dance and play in this musical story time. Ages 2-5. No need to register.

Baby Time
9:30 & 10:30 Thursdays, Jan. 18 & 25
Clap, sing and move with your baby and make new friends. Ages 0-2, especially for walkers. Registration required.

Super Saturday: Rock Painting
1 pm Saturday, Jan. 20
We have supplies for painting rocks that you can keep or hide for others to find. Families. Registration required.

Adventure Club: Crayon Resist Art
4 pm Monday, Jan. 22
Make your own masterpiece using office supplies. Grades 1-5. No need to register.

Puppy Tales
2-4 pm Saturday, Jan. 27
Come read a story or two to a specially trained therapy dog. Sessions will be 15 minutes. Library staff will contact you to schedule a specific time. Ages 3-11. Registration required.

Mommy and Baby Yoga
10:30 am Saturday, Jan. 27
Yoga is a great way to heal after giving birth and a delightful way to bond with your baby. Mommies and babies will enjoy stretching and strengthening and interacting with others. Please bring a mat if you have one and wear comfortable clothing. Ages 0-2. Registration required.

Adventure Club: Optical Illusions
4 pm Monday, Jan. 29
Trick your eyes with some optical illusions at today’s program. Grades 1-5. No need to register.

Newport

Programs for Adults and Teens

Newport Book Club
7 pm Tuesday, Jan. 2
Join the discussion of Home is a Roof Over a Pig by Aminta Arrington. Ages 18 & up. New members welcome. No need to register.

Thinking Money: Traveling Exhibition for Tweens, Teens & the Adults in their Lives
Regular Library hours, Tuesday, Jan. 2-Sunday, Jan. 21
Thinking Money is a traveling exhibition designed to teach teens, tweens, and their families about money — including topics like saving, spending and avoiding fraud — in a way that is not only understandable, but fun. Through an adventure-themed storyline, interactive iPad content and other fun activities, Thinking Money explores themes like wants vs. needs, preparing for a rainy/sunny day and imagining your future self. The exhibition is for tweens, teens and the adults in their lives. Ages 12 & up. No need to register.

Recycled Magazine Boxes for Teens
3-5 pm Thursday, Jan. 4
Come and hang out with us for our first Newport Teen Event in the New Year: Recycled Magazine Boxes. With just a little bit of glue, tape, and time, you’ll go home with an awesome, hand-made container that you can use to store… well, just about anything. Ages 12-18. Registration required.

Euchre Tournament
6-8 pm Monday, Jan. 8
Join us for a night of card dealing, table talk, and fun competition. We’ll draw for random partners, change up teams throughout the night, and count each player’s score throughout the tournament. Come ready to compete for first place. Ages 18 & up. No need to register.

Homeschoolers’ Book Club
10 am Tuesday, Jan. 9
Join the discussion of Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick. Ages 8-12. New members welcome. No need to register.

Impromptu
3-5 pm Wednesdays, Jan. 10, 17 & 31
Come unwind after school. We may play board games; we may make a craft. We could do both. At Impromptu, the time is planned but the fun is not. Ages 11-19. No need to register.

Thinking Money: Savings & the Selfie
3:30 pm Thursday, Jan. 11
Join Ronda Rex, University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Agent in Family & Consumer Sciences for Campbell County & NKU Economics Professor Dr. Abdullah Al-Bahrani as they share ways you can practice good money management skills now. You’ll get a chance to create an “econ” selfie that reflects something you learned at the program. Each participant will take home a Moonjar Moneybox & one attendee will win a $25 Target Gift Card. Your participation will also provide an opportunity enter a grand prize drawing for a Podo V2 Stick + Shoot Camera. Winning entry will be drawn Tuesday, Jan. 23. Registration required.

Signature Series: Letters from Vietnam, a Falcon Theatre Presentation
7-8:30 Friday, Jan. 12
Falcon Takes Flight presents the voices of men and women who fought, and in some cases fell, in America’s most controversial war. Using letters penned by soldiers, nurses & parents, the late Bill Adler compiled, edited and created a book, Letters from Vietnam. It is from these letters that Falcon hopes to capture timeless expressions of hope, horror, fear & faith. Music of the era, performed by Raison D’Etre, will be featured to support the Readers Theatre presentation. The performance is directed by Clint Ibele. Ages 18 & up. Free tickets required. Please phone 859.781.6166, x31 or go online to request tickets.

Canvas Art
6:30-8 pm Monday, Jan. 15
Create a new piece of art for your home. Using simple techniques, you will create a new decoration for yourself. All materials provided. Ages 18 & up. Registration required.

Young Adults for Grown Adults Book Club
7 pm Tuesday, Jan. 16
Join the discussion of Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige. Ages 18 & up. New members welcome. No need to register.

Thinking Money: Econ Beats
3:30 pm Thursday, Jan. 18
Join us for an afternoon of Thinking Monday where you’ll see economics, videography & hip-hop collide. NKU Assistant Professor of Economics and Director of the Center for Economic Education Dr. Abdullah Al-Bahrani will introduce videos created by his students to help you understand economic concepts such as employment, income, savings and more. One program attendee will win a $25 Target gift card. Your participation will also provide an opportunity enter a grand prize drawing for a Podo V2 Stick + Shoot Camera. Winning entry will be drawn Tuesday, Jan. 23. Registration required.

Late Night Minecraft & Roblox
7-9 pm Friday, Jan. 19
We’re playing Minecraft & Roblox after hours. That means the library is all yours. Have a snack, play your favorite game with some new friends, and win some awesome gaming merchandise. Ages 11-19. No need to register.

Rock Art
6:30 pm Monday, Jan. 22
Join the movement that’s happening all around the country. We’re painting rocks & writing inspirational quotes on them so you can leave them around your community. Make someone’s day when they find a little happiness hidden in plain sight. Ages 18 & up. No need to register.

Programs for Children and Families

Ready for K Through Play
10 am Mondays, Jan. 15, 22 & 29
We’ll sing silly songs, play fun games, read a great story and make a creative craft, all while developing kindergarten readiness skills. Ages 3-5. Registration required.

Movers & Shakers Dance Party
10 am Tuesdays, Jan. 16, 23 & 30
Staying fit and active is fun for little ones at this silly dance party. We’ll play with balance beams, crawl through tunnels, navigate obstacle courses and of course dance. Ages 2-4. No need to register.

Adventure Club Crafts
4 pm Tuesday, Jan. 16
Come join us for a fun winter themed craft. We will be making a simple no-sew stuffed snowman made of socks. Ages 6-12. Registration required.

Baby Bounce & Rhyme
10 am Wednesday, Jan. 17
Bond with baby while singing silly songs, playing with puppets, exploring discovery bins that spark Baby’s curiosity and imagination, doing fun laptime bouncy rhymes and dancing in our bubbles. Ages 0-24 months. No need to register.

Little Prodigies: Winter Tree Finger Painting
4 pm Wednesdays, Jan. 17, 24 & 31
Come join us as we make fine art.
Jan. 17: Winter trees paintings by fingerpainting.
Jan. 24: Paper plate snowmen
Jan. 31: Winter Stained Glass
Smocks will be provided for messy crafts. Ages 2-7. No need to register.

Family Fun Night: My Little Pony (2017)
6:30-8:30 pm Thursday, Jan. 18
We will break out some board games, books and movies. We have lots of games available, but feel free to bring your own game to share. No registration required. We will be watching the 2017 new release of My Little Pony. Families. No need to register.

Story Time for Bigs
10 am Thursdays, Jan. 18 & 25
Join us for this silly toddler story time. We’ll sing fun songs, read a wonderful book, and make a creative craft. We’ll also learn a word in American Sign Language each week. Ages 2-5. No need to register.

Sensory Science Story Time (Sensory & Autism Friendly Event)
11:30 am Saturday, Jan. 20
Children, all ages are invited to use all of their senses to explore stories, songs and hands-on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) activities. Our ‘Sensory Science’ programs begin with a short storytime that integrates movement and song, and end with hands-on STEAM exploration.This program is designed for children with sensory integration challenges but is open to children of all abilities. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Children’s Librarian, Amy Caswell: acaswell@cc-pl.org OR 859.572.5035 ext. 18. No need to register.

Adventure Club Cooks: Honey Nut Granola Bars
4 pm Tuesday, Jan. 23
We will be making Honey Nut Granola Bars. This is a no-bake recipe that is also dairy and gluten free. Note: This recipe does contain nuts. Aprons will be provided. Ages 6-12. Registration required.

Night Owl’s Story Time
7:30 pm Thursday, Jan. 25
Join us for evening family program where you can enjoy time with your little one. We will listen to stories, sing song, and learn finger plays during this hour-long program. Ages 2-6. No need to register.

Lego Club
3 pm Saturday, Jan. 27
Join us for an hour of building and creativity with Legos. Families. Registration required.

Adventure Club Challenge
4 pm Tuesday, Jan. 30
Come join us as we design igloos together. We will use cotton balls and empty toilet paper tubes to design and build igloos. See how big you can make yours. Ages 6-12. Registration required.

Alexandria

Grand Opening
11 am-7 pm Tuesday, Jan. 16
Stop by the new library at 8333 Alexandria Pike and enjoy light refreshments along with crafts and entertainment. All ages. No need to register.
Regular hours will be:
11 am-7 pm Tuesday-Friday
11 am-5 pm Saturday
Closed Sunday & Monday.

For more information on the Campbell County Public Library and it programs, click here.

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