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Boone County Public Library December calendar for kids and teens includes lots of holiday activities

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

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!

North Pointe Elementary Choir (family)
Friday, December 1, 9:30 a.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Join local children as they share classic sounds of the season.

Christmas on Main (all ages)
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: Holiday Crafts presented by Boone County Parks
Saturday, December 2, 10-11:30 a.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Make up to ten different crafts. $5 per person. Younger children will need parental assistance. Bring a paper bag or a box to take home your crafts.

3D Printed Ornaments (middle and high school)
Saturday, December 2, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Florence Branch, 7425 US 42, Florence, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Learn how to use Tinkercad to design an ornament. Designs will be printed and available for pick up at the Florence Branch after two weeks. Registration required.

Snowed In (family)
Monday, December 4, 7 p.m.
Florence Branch, 7425 US 42, Florence, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Bring the winter fun inside! Make your own snowflake, create a snowman, and have an indoor “snowball” fight. Registration encouraged.

Library Play Date (ages 2-5)
Tuesdays, Dec 5, 12, 19, & 26, 10 a.m.-noon
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Drop in for play and social time with other parents and caregivers while your child explores our “extra special” toys and activities.

Young Boone County Meeting (high school)
Tuesday, December 5, 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, December 6, 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, December 6, 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.

Lego Mania (family)
Wednesday, December 6, 6:30 p.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Unleash your inner engineer and build some amazing creations. We provide the Legos and the Duplos, you supply the imagination!

Cincinnati Museum Center: Wonders of Weather (ages 3-6)
Thursday, December 7, 6:30 p.m.
Florence Branch, 7425 US 42, Florence, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Have a hair-raising experience with lightning, make snow, race the clouds, and take home sun-sensing jewelry. Registration required.

Yealey Elementary School Choir (family)
Friday, December 8, 9:30 a.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Join local children as they share classic sounds of the season.

‘Tis the Season (family)
Saturday, December 9,
10 a.m., Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
1 p.m., Scheben Branch, 8899 US 42, Union 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Join Santa and his helpers to ring in the season with crafts, songs, and a reading of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.

Art Club (grades K-5)
Monday, December 11, 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.

Play and Learn Group (birth-5)
Tuesday, December 12, 10-11:30 a.m.
Florence Branch, 7425 US 42, Florence, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Provides children from birth to age 5 opportunities to learn and explore through play. Parents and caregivers join in the fun by participating in activities that promote healthy development and learning (facilitated by 4C for Children).

Read With a Teen (grades 1-3)
Tuesday, December 12, 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.

Sensory Playtime (all ages)
Saturday, December 16, 10 a.m.-Noon
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Enjoy playtime specially designed for children with sensory sensitivities. Call Karen Harden at 342-2665 ext. 8143 for more information.

Kinderballet presents: The Nutcracker (family)
Sunday, December 17, 2 p.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Delight to the music, dance, and costumes of this timeless story.

Pages and Paws (grades K-5)
Sunday, December 17, 3 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.

Read it First! YA Review Team (Middle and High school)
Monday, December 18, 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.

4C Parent Café (padres)
Martes, Diciembre 19, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Florence Branch, 7425 US 42, Florence, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Comparta sus experiencias sobre la crianza de sus hijos, conozca sobre los recursos disponibles, encuentre soluciones a las situaciones que nos enfrentamos como padres y conozca nuevas amistades. Habrá refrigerio, café gratis y también habrá cuidado para niños. Necesita registrarse antes del evento.

DIY: Holiday Paper Bowls (middle and high school)
Thursday, December 21, 6:30 p.m.
Scheben Branch, 8899 US 42, Union 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Create a festival bowl from paper–great for holiday gift giving.

The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati presents Celebrate the Season (family)
Friday, December 22, 7 p.m.
Scheben Branch, 8899 US 42, Union 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or a different holiday during the season, you will gain a newfound respect for the traditions that bind this magical season together.

Anime and Manga Club (middle and high school)
Tuesday, December 26, 6:30 p.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Join other otakus for movies, snacks, and kawaii crafts.

Noon Year’s Eve (family)
Friday, December 29, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Scheben Branch, 8899 US 42, Union 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Kick off the last weekend of the year in style with noisemakers, crafts, and a photo booth. The ball drops at noon and dancing will follow.

Teen Night (middle and high school)
Friday, December 29, 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.

BCPL

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