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Boone County Public Library December calendar for adults includes Walton’s Christmas On Main

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The Boone County Public Library offers a wide range of events, activities and programs for adults at its branches and throughout the community in the month of December. 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!

Christmas On Main
Friday, December 1, 6-8 p.m.
Walton Branch, 21 South Main, Walton, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Warm up inside the library after the Santa Claus parade! Enjoy the WVHS Select Choir while creating a fun family craft offered throughout the evening. Light refreshments will be served.

Antique Affair: A Celebration of Books and Other Things Vintage and Venerable
Saturday, December 2 & Sunday, December 3, Library Hours
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Be inspired and feel nostalgic with books during this special event featuring vintage and holiday titles for sale along with books for crafting. Enjoy light refreshments and holiday music while you browse.

PINK: Paranormal Investigators of Northern Kentucky
Tuesday, December 5, 6:30 p.m.
Florence Branch, 7425 US 42, Florence, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
PINK returns to the Florence Branch to discuss local hauntings and paranormal activity. As always, expect a lively presentation that combines open-minded inquiry with reasonable skepticism. Please register.

Best of the Best Book Group
Thursday, December 7, 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.

Eyewitness to Pearl Harbor
Thursday, December 7, 7 p.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
On December 7, 1941, Walter Tadao Oka, then a teenager, had a front-row view of the attack on Pearl Harbor. He was the 13th child, and 9th son, of Japanese immigrants. Hear Mr. Oka talk about his experiences on that day and the impact it had on his life in the subsequent years. In 2011, 70 years after the Pearl Harbor attack, Oka went to the Capitol in Washington, D.C., for the presentation of the Congressional Gold Medal to the World War II veterans of the 100th Battalion, 442nd RCT and Military Intelligence Service.

Concert at the Library: Dark Moll
Friday, December 8, 7 p.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
This local group will perform a mixture of traditional Irish music and holiday songs.

Concert @ the Library: Hills of Kentucky Dulcimers
Sunday, December 10, 2 p.m.
Florence Branch, 7425 US 42, Florence, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
The Hills of Kentucky Dulcimers present their annual Christmas concert! Listen or sing along with the Dulcimers as they play carols, gospels, and other holiday songs.

Art for All
Monday, December 11, 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.

Hoxworth Blood Drive
Monday, December 11, 1 p.m.-7 p.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Register online at https://donateblood. uc.edu/Donor/ and search for Zip code 41005. Walk-ons are welcome!

Scuba Diving 101 & Travelogue
Monday, December 11, 6:30 p.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Explore one of the coolest things you could ever do according to Tommy Evans, owner of Central Coast Dive Center who has done over 4000 dives since 1983. Hear about some of Tommy’s diving experiences around the world and learn the basics of getting started as a diver.

Free Photo Digitizing
Tuesday, December 12, 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.

Dealing with Grief during the Holidays
Tuesday, December 12, 6:30 p.m.
Scheben Branch, 8899 US 42, Union 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Learn practical guidelines for dealing with grief and loss during the holiday season. Presented by Cheryl Ruh, grief facilitator.

Make Your Own Leather Beaded Bracelet
Tuesday, December 12, 6:30 p.m.
Florence Branch, 7425 US 42, Florence, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Learn how to weave beads between strands of leather to create a chic wraparound bracelet! Presented by A World of Beads, $15 materials fee per person. Ages 13 and up. Please register.

Chapter and Verse Book Group
Tuesday, December 12, 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, December 12 & 26, 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.

Thrillers and Chillers
Thursday, December 14, 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.

Sock Snowman
Monday, December 18, 6:30 p.m.
Scheben Branch, 8899 US 42, Union 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Create a very cool snowman using socks, buttons, and some imagination! Ages 14 and up. Please register.

Real Men Read
Wednesday, December 20, 10:30 a.m.
Scheben Branch, 8899 US 42, Union 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Discuss the latest book you’ve read.

Book Chatter Book Group
Thursday, December 21, 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, December 21, 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.

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