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BCPL October calendar of events for adults includes ghost walks, CSO, Revolutionary War celebration

The Boone County Public Library offers events at its branches and throughout the county during the month of October. A list of scheduled events for adults is included here. A separate list of events for teens and children will be 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
Tues. and Thurs., 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!

Revolutionary War Celebration
Sunday, October 1, 12:30-4 p.m.
Verona Vineyards, 13815 Walton-Verona, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Music, cannon fire, muskets and tricorne hats! Tour Revolutionary War Soldier George Vest’s 175-year-old historic home from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Ceremony begins at 2 p.m. Reception to follow. Co-sponsored by the Library and the Sons and Daughters of the American Revolution.

German Language Class
Mondays, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 7 p.m.
Scheben Branch, 8899 US 42, Union 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Join Abby Carney for an introduction to conversational German. One session per week for five consecutive weeks. Please register.

Spotlight on Genealogy: Researching Your Haunted House
Monday, October 2, 7 p.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Are there suspicious occurrences in your home? Even if there aren’t, you may be interested in the people who lived there and the events that took place. Resources covered include deeds, maps, newspaper articles and census records. Please register.

Writer’s Group
Tuesdays, October 3, 17 & 31, 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.

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Tuesday, October 3, 7 p.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
CSO in your neighborhood! Meet the musicians and enjoy the musical stylings of the CSO’s string quartet.

Grandparent Caregiving
Wednesday, October 4, 11:30 a.m.
Florence Senior Center, 7431 US 42, Florence, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
If you are a grandparent helping to raise your grandchildren, or raising them on your own, you are not alone. Pick up tips on how to find support, resources, and legal advice.

Discovering Poetry with Leland James
Wednesday, October 4, 6:30 p.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Award-winning poet, Leland James, uses a mixture of his poetry and poetry of the greats to help you discover the essential elements and styles of poetry. Book signing after the program.

Computer & Internet Basics
Thursdays, October 5, 12 & 19, 1 p.m.
Florence Branch, 7425 US 42, Florence, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Learn about the parts of a computer system, how to get online and get to websites, how to use search engines and perform keyword searching, and how to set up and use an email account. Please register.

Winter Wreaths
Thursday, October 5, 1 p.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Create a winter-themed wreath for the upcoming holiday season. $10 materials fee. Please register.

Best of the Best Book Group
Thursday, October 5, 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.

Jump Start Your Creativity
Thursday, October 5, 7 p.m.
Florence Branch, 7425 US 42, Florence, 859-342-BOOK (2665)

Do you want to sharpen your ability to describe scenes and tell stories? Kerry Grombacher, a songwriter and music educator based in New Orleans, will help you find inspiration for a broad range of creative writing and learn to be a better observer and a more expressive writer. Please register.

Oktoberfest (all ages)
Saturday, October 7, noon-3 p.m.
Scheben Branch, 8899 US 42, Union 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Celebrate our region’s rich German heritage! Listen to polka music by Polkin’ Fun. Enjoy free pretzels from Servatii’s and drinks in our Root Beer Garden. View masterpieces created by the River Valley Wood Carvers in their annual show and see fabric art by the Piecemakers Quilting Group. There will be crafts for children throughout the afternoon and a German-themed storytime at 1 p.m. There is something for everyone at Oktoberfest!

Art for All
Monday, October 9, 12:30 or 5:30 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.

Free Photo Digitizing
Tuesday, October 10, noon – 4 p.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Do you have photos and documents that are sitting around? Bring them to the library where a trained volunteer or staff member will digitize them so they are preserved for future generations. Once items are scanned they can be saved to your flash drive, a CD or sent to an email. Registration is required. You will be contacted with a 30 minute time slot after registering.

Chapter and Verse Book Group
Tuesday, October 10, 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.

I Want to Believe: Returning to an Age of Reason
Wednesday, October 11, 7 p.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Join Dean Regas from the Cincinnati Observatory for this rational, but humorous lecture. Dean tackles controversial topics such as: The Mayan Calendar, Moon landing, UFO sightings, Doomsday Comets, Astrology, and the Star of Bethlehem. The truth is out there and Dean shows why it is important to confront superstitions head-on and how you can champion a new age of reason.

Thrillers and Chillers
Thursday, October 12, 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.

Ben Knight & the Welldiggers
Friday, October 13, 7 p.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Living close to the heart of country music, this band’s lonesome Americana music is tinged with jangling, jutting rock guitars.

Local Author Book Fair
Saturday, October 14, 1-4 p.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Enjoy an afternoon of writing and publishing discussions with local authors followed by a local author book fair. Orville Mann, author of The Adventures of George Lee: A Race Against Time, will read some excerpts from his book and discuss the writing and publishing process at 1 p.m. Dialogue about self-publishing with panel of authors at 2 p.m. and book fair at 2:30 p.m.

Burlington Ghost Walk
Saturday, October 14, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Boone County Administration Building, 2950 Washington Street, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Enjoy stories of hauntings, murder and mayhem. Tours run every 15 minutes beginning at administration building. The last tour begins at 7:45. Some of the tour is on uneven ground and has steps, so please plan accordingly. Co-sponsored by the the Library and the Daughters of the American Revolution. $5 per person. Tickets may be purchased at the Main Library in Burlington.

Florence Community Chorus
Sunday, October 15, 2 p.m.
Florence Branch, 7425 US 42, Florence, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
This local ensemble is made up of your friends and neighbors who sing for the love of it! They entertain audiences throughout the region at community events of all kinds.

Travel through Germany like a Local
Tuesday, October 17, 7 p.m.
Scheben Branch, 8899 US 42, Union 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Get travel tips and cultural knowledge from a travel agent and an exchange student. Learn about lodging and transportation options, restaurant expectations, and general cultural differences. Learn about different regions in Germany, and fun things to do in different cities. Enjoy a great time seeing travel pictures, hearing a few stories, and asking questions.

Real Men Read
Wednesday, October 18, 10:30 a.m.
Scheben Branch, 8899 US 42, Union 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Discuss the latest book you’ve read.

The Haunting of Bobby Mackey’s Music World
Wednesday, October 18, 6:30 p.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Gatekeeper Paranormal, the official paranormal team of Bobby Mackey’s Music World, will share audio and video evidence from several of its investigations. They will also demonstrate how their paranormal equipment works

Book Chatter Book Group
Thursday, October 19, 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, October 19, 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.

Card Making
Thursday, October 19, 6:30 p.m.
Florence Branch, 7425 US 42, Florence, 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.

Trivia Night
Thursday, October 19, 7 p.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Play trivia just for fun! Bring your own team or we’ll put teams together for you.

Petersburg Ghost Walk
Saturday, October 21, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Petersburg Community Center, 6517 Market St, Petersburg, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Enjoy stories of hauntings, murder and mayhem. Tours run every 15 minutes beginning at the Community Center. The last tour begins at 7:45. Some of the tour is on uneven ground and has steps, so please plan accordingly. Co-sponsored by the the Library and the Boone County Historical Society. $5 per person. Tickets may be purchased at the Main Library in Burlington.

Comfort Quilts for Kids
Monday, October 23, 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, but you may bring a sewing machine. You are still welcome to volunteer even if you can’t sew.

Art for All
Monday, October 23, 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.

Monday 4 Mystery Book Group
Monday, October 23, 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.

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Foster Care & Adoption
Wednesday, October 25, 6:30 p.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Thinking about fostering or adopting? Attend this informational session presented by DCCH Center for Children & Families.

Inside the Bricca Investigation
Wednesday, October 25, 7 p.m.
Florence Branch, 7425 US 42, Florence, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Join Queen City Gothic author JT Townsend as he takes us behind the scenes of the 1966 Bricca family murder investigation. This riveting program includes sealed information from the case file now being made public a half century after the crime. Please register.

Learn ASL in 60 Days – Part I
Thursdays, October 26 & November 2, 9, 16, & 30, 6 p.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Learn American Sign Language (ASL) from Cynthia Long, a Nationally Certified ASL Interpreter and Founder of Sign Baby Sign. Through this five week series, you will learn the lessons from part one of the class “Learn ASL in 60 Days.” $20 fee for 5-week class. Please register for the October 26 class to be registered for the series.

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