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BCPL January calendar of events for adults includes visit from Tibetan Lama in exile, concerts, more

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 adults is included here. A separate list of events for teens and children has been published separately.

In the Loop
Mondays, 10 a.m.
Florence Branch, 7425 US 42, Florence, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Knit or crochet in relaxed, friendly company. Learn for the first time or pick up some new tricks.

Gentle Yoga
Mondays, 6 p.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Learn the basic postures and flows. Please bring a yoga mat. $30 fee for the month. Call Boone County Parks to register: 334-2117.

Yoga
Mondays, 7:10 p.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Relax and explore Hatha yoga postures. Bring a yoga mat. $30 fee for the month. Call Boone County Parks to register: 334-2117.

Adult Coloring
Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Enjoy this relaxing and creative activity while meeting other coloring aficionados. Coloring supplies are provided.

Bridge
Tuesdays and Thursdays, noon-3 p.m.
Scheben Branch, 8899 US 42, Union 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Open play – Everyone welcome!

NKY English Conversation Club
Wednesdays, noon
Florence Branch, 7425 US 42, Florence, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Practice your English with fluent English speakers! This is a relaxed, conversational setting in which adults learning English can improve their skills. All levels welcome.

Piecemakers Quilting Group
Wednesdays, 1 p.m.
Scheben Branch, 8899 US 42, Union 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Join this friendly group to learn the basics or share expertise in quilting.

Spanish Conversation Group
Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m.
Scheben Branch, 8899 US 42, Union 859-342-BOOK (2665)
All skill levels are welcome! Presented in partnership with Gateway Community College.

Rummikub
Thursdays, 5 p.m. and Sundays, 1 p.m.
Florence Branch, 7425 US 42, Florence, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Do you like to play Rummikub? Do you want to learn how? Rummikub (pronounced Rummy-cube) is a cross between rummy and mahjong.

Yoga
Thursdays, 6:15 p.m.
Scheben Branch, 8899 US 42, Union 859-342-BOOK (2665)
This class is suitable for all levels! Please bring a yoga mat & small handheld or wrist weights (optional). $30 fee per month. Call Boone County Parks to register: 334-2117.

Mahjong
Fridays, 1 p.m.
Scheben Branch, 8899 US 42, Union 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Open play – All skill levels welcome!

Computer Basics
Thursday, January 4, 1 p.m.
Florence Branch, 7425 US 42, Florence, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Learn about the different parts of a computer, how to use a mouse (if necessary), and how to navigate the Windows desktop. Please register.

Best of the Best Book Group
Thursday, January 4, 3 p.m.
Florence Branch, 7425 US 42, Florence, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Participate in a book discussion group. Call for the monthly title to be discussed.

Just Beat It! Drum Circle
Thursday, January 4, 6:30 p.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Ever want to bang on the drum all day? Or for an hour? Have fun and unleash those creative juices while reducing stress. Global Music & Wellness will lead this participatory drum circle. No prior musical experience required.

Concert at the Library: Ma Crow & Company
Friday, January 5, 7 p.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Hear beautiful acoustic music along with sweet harmonies to boot from this all-female trio playing ballads to bluegrass, old-time to contemporary. Ma Crow is a legendary and award-winning acoustic artist in the region.

Let’s Get Moving: Exercise & Outdoor Expo
Saturday, January 6, 10 a.m.-noon
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Keep that New Year’s fitness resolution by finding an activity that works for you. Learn what local organizations have to offer for fitness and outdoor opportunities. Interactive demonstrations will be led by local instructors. If you want to participate in the demos, wear comfortable clothing, bring a mat, and get ready to get moving!

Art for All
Monday, January 8, 12:30 p.m.
Scheben Branch, 8899 US 42, Union 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Paint the same picture as everyone else under the guidance of a professional artist. At the end of the class you’ll walk away with a masterpiece! Open to all adults. $20 materials fee. Please register.

Tips and Strategies for Selling Your Home
Tuesday, January 9, 6:30 p.m.
Scheben Branch, 8899 US 42, Union 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Planning to sell your home now or in the near future? Join us for helpful tips, especially for those selling during the winter months. Guest speakers will include an interior decorator offering ideas on properly staging your home, an established realtor providing insight on what needs to be done prior to putting your home on the market. Are you building your dream home before your current home sells? Some helpful suggestions will be presented by a custom builder. Free giveaways. Registration requested.

Chapter and Verse Book Group
Tuesday, January 9, 7 p.m.
Scheben Branch, 8899 US 42, Union 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Participate in a book discussion group. Call for the monthly title to be discussed.

Writer’s Group
Tuesdays, January 9, 7 p.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Join other local writing enthusiasts every other Tuesday night. Share your work, get feedback, encouragement, and perhaps even inspiration to write your masterpiece.

Cognitive Aging
Wednesday, January 10, 11:30 a.m.
Florence Senior Center, 7431 US 42, Florence, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Beth Steel will discuss the mental functions that are typically affected by aging, contrast normal aging vs. dementia and talk about mild cognitive impairment and the stages of Alzheimer’s disease.

FreshStart Smoking Cessation
Wednesday, January 10, 6:30 p.m.
Florence Branch, 7425 US 42, Florence, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
FreshStart is a free program developed by the American Cancer Society and offered to you by St. Elizabeth Healthcare. This program is designed to help you stop smoking by providing essential information, skills for coping with cravings and group support. Join today and enjoy the benefits of living a tobacco-free lifestyle. For more information or to pre-register, please call 859-301-5570.

Thrillers and Chillers
Thursday, January 11, 10 a.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Participate in a book discussion group. Call for the monthly title to be discussed.

Internet Basics
Thursday, January 11, 1 p.m.
Florence Branch, 7425 US 42, Florence, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Learn how to get to websites, use search engines, and surf the web. Please register.

Card Making
Thursday, January 11, 6:30 p.m.
Scheben Branch, 8899 US 42, Union 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Learn how to make four themed cards with independent stamping demonstrator Sandy Bollman. For ages 16 and older. $5 materials fee. Please register.

Coburn

Concert at the Library: Erin Coburn
Friday, January 12, 7 p.m.
Scheben Branch, 8899 US 42, Union 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Already a seasoned musician who has sung with Grammy award-winning musicians, this teenage singer plays the guitar, ukulele and bass and has a unique style that stretches across genres, including blues and rock.

Real Men Read
Wednesday, January 17, 10:30 a.m.
Scheben Branch, 8899 US 42, Union 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Discuss the latest book you’ve read.

Spotlight on Genealogy: Interpreting DNA Results
Wednesday, January 17, 2 p.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
You’ve taken the test and received your results, but what do they mean? This presentation will take an introductory look at results from two major testing companies. Autosomal results will be discussed from Ancestry and 23andme. Please register.

How to Deepen Your Mindfulness Practice
Wednesday, January 17, 6:30 p.m.
Florence Branch, 7425 US 42, Florence, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Whether you practice mindfulness casually throughout the day or have a dedicated practice, there is always room to grow. Beginners and experienced meditators welcome. Please register

Book Chatter Book Group
Thursday, January 18, 9:30 a.m.
Walton Branch, 21 South Main, Walton, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Participate in a book discussion group. Call for the monthly title to be discussed.

Chick Picks Book Group
Thursday, January 18, 10 a.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Participate in a book discussion group. Call for the monthly title to be discussed.

Arjia Rinpoche

Tibetan Lama in Exile
Thursday, January 18, 6:30 p.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Hear the firsthand story of a prominent Buddhist teacher and Tibetan lama who survived a tumultuous era of Tibetan history and get an insider’s perspective of life in a Tibetan Buddhist monastery

Comfort Quilts
Monday, January 22, 10 a.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Sew small quilts to comfort children during their stay at the Ronald McDonald House. Materials are provided.

Art for All!
Monday, January 22, 12:30 p.m.
Scheben Branch, 8899 US 42, Union 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Paint “Snow Days” under the guidance of a professional artist. At the end of the class you’ll walk away with a masterpiece! Open to all adults. $20 materials fee. Please register.

Monday 4 Mystery
Monday, January 22, 7 p.m.
Florence Branch, 7425 US 42, Florence, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Participate in a book discussion group. Call for the monthly title to be discussed.

Suicide Prevention Training
Tuesday, January 23, 6:30 p.m.
Scheben Branch, 8899 US 42, Union 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Just like CPR, Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Gatekeeper Training for Suicide Prevention is an emergency response to someone in crisis and can save lives. Free training taught by Larry McNabb, a member of the Kentucky Suicide Prevention Group, Inc. and Certified Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper trainer. Please register.

Writer’s Group
Tuesdays, January 23, 7 p.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Join other local writing enthusiasts every other Tuesday night. Share your work, get feedback, encouragement, and perhaps even inspiration to write your masterpiece.

Backyard Astronomy
Thursday, January 25, 6:30 p.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Want to be an astronomer? Local amateur astronomer and prize-wining astrophotographer John Berry will share tips to get started from his countless hours gazing at the stars. Copies of his book Dark Arrival inspired by his astronomy hobby will be available for purchase.

Warm Up with Whole Foods Market!
Tuesday, January 30, 6:30 p.m.
Florence Branch, 7425 US 42, Florence, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
If you are looking to turn over a new leafy green, but still want all the comforts of warm, delicious stews, soups, casseroles and slow cooker meals, you’ve come to the right place. From game-day grub to easy weeknight dinner recipes, Whole Foods will share some of their favorite wintry ideas, as well as plenty of samples. Please register.

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