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Campbell County Public Library calendar of events in Ft. Thomas, Cold Spring and Newport for November

A monthly list of events at 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.


Cold Spring

Programs for Adults and Teens

Homeschool STEAM Blast: Native American Peoples
2 pm Wednesday, Nov. 1
This session will introduce students to the traditional ways of life and current position of selected Native North American peoples. Ages 13 & up. Registration required.

Cold Spring Coding Club
6:30 pm Thursday, Nov. 2
We will be starting with Java in a Minecraft setting using a Python program, and move onto other codes in future months. Register today since laptops are limited. Ages 11 & up. Registration required.

You’ve Been Booked
7 pm Monday, Nov. 6
Join the discussion of Beyond the Deepwoods: The Edge Chronicles, Book 1, by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell. Ages 13 & up. New members welcome. No need to register.

Teen Hangout
5 pm Mondays, Nov. 6 & 27
Drop in after school to hang out with your friends at the library. Play games, relax, or read, the choice is yours. Ages 11-19. Registration required.

Glass Bottle Crafts
6:30 pm Thursday, Nov. 9
Join us as we create glass bottle crafts. Ages 18 & up. Registration required.

L.A.N. Party
6:30-11:45 pm Friday, Nov. 10
Local Area Network, otherwise known as L.A.N., is where a group of friends can network connect their computers or tablets to play games together. Bring your computer or tablet device and your favorite game so you can join in with others. There will be prizes and snacks. Ages 18 & up. Register now because power strips and ethernet cables are limited, and the electronic devices or accounts will not be provided by the library. Call Clara at 781-6166 xt 20 for more information.

Minecraft Club
5-7 pm Monday, Nov. 13
Join the Minecraft club at the Cold Spring Branch where we will 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, Nov. 14
2 pm Wednesday, Nov. 15
Joint he discussion of Elizabeth the Queen: The Life of a Modern Monarch by Sally Bedell Smith. Ages 18 & up. New members welcome. No need to register.

CCPL Board of Trustees Meeting
5:30 pm Wednesday, Nov. 15
The Board meets at 5:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of every month. Meetings are held on a rotating basis among the branches of the Library. No need to register.

Cup of Crime Book Club
7 pm Wednesday, Nov. 15
Join the discussion of Desert Heat by J.A. Jance. Ages 18 & up. New members welcome. No need to register.

Pokemon Club
6 pm Monday, Nov. 27
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.

A Little Help With My Friends Book Club
7 pm Tuesday, Nov. 28
Join the discussion of Gratitude and Trust: Six Affirmations That Will Change Your Life by Paul Williams and Tracey Jackson. Ages 18 & up. New members welcome. No need to register.

Real Men Read Book Club
7 pm Thursday, Nov. 30
Join the discussion of H is for Hawk by Helen MacDonald. Women & men welcome. New members welcome. Ages 18 & up. No need to register.

Programs for Children and Families

Toddler Time
10 & 11 am Wednesdays, Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29
Join us for songs, stories & a themed craft. Ages 2-3. No need to register.

Preschool Time
10 am Thursdays, Nov. 2. 9, 16 & 30
Get children ready for preschool or kindergarten with a story and early literacy stations. Ages 3-5. No need to register.

Baby Sign Story Time
11:30 am Thursdays, Nov. 2, 9, 16 & 30
11 am Saturdays, Nov. 4, 11, 18 & 25
Sing songs, share nursery rhymes and learn simple sign language. Ages 0-18 months. No need to register.

Adventure Club: Edible Architecture
4 pm Thursday, Nov. 2
Come and show off your building skills. We will be using some yummy treats to make some beautiful creations. Grades 1-5. Registration required.

Tot Time
9:30 & 11:30 am Mondays, Nov. 6, 13, 20 & 27
Help your child develop pre-literacy skills with toys, balls & bubbles. Ages 1-3. No need to register.

Adventure Club: Make Your Own Modeling Clay
4 pm Thursday, Nov. 9
You’ve used regular modeling clay before; now get ready to make some of your own to take home. Grades 1-5. Registration required.

Super Saturday: Family Game Day
2 pm Saturday, Nov. 11
Bring the kids for some super fun board & card games. Families. Registration required.

Adventure Club: Cincinnati Museum Center Presents The Reasons for the Seasons
4 pm Thursday, Nov. 16
Have you ever wondered why the seasons and weather change like they do? Join the Cincinnati Museum Center as they talk all about the seasons, including seasonal animals. Grades 1-5. Registration required.

Family Card & Board Game Day
1-5 pm Sunday, Nov. 19
Bring your family down to the library for some fun tabletop board and card games. Choose any game from our collection, or bring a favorite from home. Families. No need to register.

Homeschool Hangout
11 am Tuesday, Nov. 28
Homeschoolers, join us at the Cold Spring Library for a program series just for you! Homeschoolers can meet, learn and engage with other families. In November, we will celebrate the upcoming holidays and make an ornament with Paint and Bake Ceramics. Grades 1-5. Registration required.

Adventure Club: Paint Date
4 pm Thursday, Nov. 30
Each attendee with get a small canvas where they can paint whatever they want. Grades 1-5/ Registration required.

Carrico/Fort Thomas

Programs for Adults and Teens

Art Club: Paper Pumpkins
4 pm Wednesday, Nov. 1
Unlock your creativity through guided and not-so-guided activities. Art Club meets on the first Wednesday of every month. It’s no longer Halloween, but you can still decorate with pumpkins! Join this week’s art club and make a paper pumpkin to continue the fall celebration. Ages 11-19. No need to register.

Signature Series
7 pm Friday, Nov. 3
Join author Luke Dittrich as he shares the fascinating and sometimes troubling true story of Henry Molaison, an amnesic who became the most studied human research subject ever. Patient H. M., as Henry came to be known, taught us much of what we know about how memory works. Mr. Dittrich’s talk will weave together family history – his grandfather was the neurosurgeon whose experimental brain surgery caused H.M.’s amnesia – with cutting edge neuroscience. Ages 18 & up. Free tickets required by calling 859-781-6166 ext. 31 or online.

Brown Bag Book Club
Noon Monday, Nov. 6
Join the discussion of Unwanted: A Murder Mystery of the Gilded Age by Andrew Young. Bag lunch optional. Ages 18 & up. New members welcome. No need to register.

Fit for Life! Yoga for Wellness
10:30 am Mondays, Nov. 6 & 13
Experience the benefits of yoga for yourself. Improve balance, suppleness, focus, and strength. Reduce stress and increase your vitality. Bring a yoga mat or towel. No yoga experience necessary. Ages 13 & up. Register separately for each class.

Senior Medicare Patrol
1 pm Tuesday, Nov. 7
Kathy Stevie, Senior Medicare Patrol Assistant at the Brighton Center, will discuss Medical and Medicare Identity Theft. Learn how not to become a victim and how fraud affects your Medicare benefits. Kathy will also discuss an important Medicare Update beginning April 2018. Ages 18 & up. Registration required.

Chess Club
4 pm Wednesday, Nov. 8
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, Nov. 9
Join the discussion of Bomb by Steve Sheinkin. Ages 12-18. New members welcome. No need to register.

Homeschool Hub
1 pm Friday, Nov. 10
Homeschool Hub welcomes homeschoolers to the library to have a hands-on experience in education. Cincinnati Museum Center presents Experimenting with Physical Science. What shapes do bubbles take? Does sound vibrate? Explore bubbles, sound, electricity, magnets, motion, light, color, mirrors and optical illusions in this inquiry-based program. Create hypotheses, perform experiments, draw conclusions and share your discoveries. Ages 12-19. Registration required.

Teen Game Night
7-10 pm Friday, Nov. 17
Visit the library after hours and play board games, card games, video games … any kind of game. Ages 12-18. No need to register.

Programs for Children and Families

Lap Time
9:30 am Wednesdays, Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29
Enjoy rhymes, bounces, lullabies and books with your baby. Ages 0-2, especially for pre-walkers. Registration required.

Movers & Shakers
11 am Wednesdays, Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29
Shake your sillies out while we sing, dance, and play in this musical story time. Ages 2-5. No need to register.

Lunch at the Library
12:30 pm Wednesdays, Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29
Bring your lunch and join us for a story. Ages 3-5. Snacks. No need to register.

Baby Time
9:30 & 10:30 am Thursdays, Nov. 2, 9, 16 & 30
Clap, sing and move with your baby and make new friends. Ages 0-2, especially for walkers.

Adventure Club: Chemistry Rocks!
4 pm Monday, Nov. 6
Get hands on with science as the NKU chemistry club shows us that Chemistry Rocks. Grades 1-5. No need to register.

Full STEAM Ahead
7 pm Mondays, Nov. 6, 13, 20 & 27
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, Nov. 7, 14, 21 & 28
Have fun with a different theme each week. Ages 2-3. No need to register.

Preschool Time
11 am Tuesdays, Nov. 7, 14, 21 & 28
Enjoy books, play and a special theme each week. Ages 4-5. No need to register.

Growing Readers
4 pm Tuesdays, Nov. 7, 14, 21 & 28
Join us for a story time designed to keep new readers excited about books as they develop more reading skills. Ages 4-7. No need to register.

Lap Time
9:30 am Wednesdays, Nov. 8, 15, 22 & 29
Enjoy rhymes, bounces, lullabies and books with your babies. Ages 0-2, especially for pre-walkers. Registration required.

Mommy and Baby Yoga
10:30 am Saturday, Nov. 11
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.

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

Adventure Club: Museum Center presents Bats!
4 pm Monday, Nov. 14
Meet some cave dwellers when the Museum Center brings bats to the library. Grades 1-5. Registration required.

Super Saturday: Let’s Go on a Lion Hunt
4 pm Saturday, Nov. 18
We are heading out to look for lions. Join us for an obstacle course with some surprises at the end. Families. No need to register.

Adventure Club: Thanksgiving Table Decorations
4 pm Monday, Nov. 20
Join us to create your own decorations to make your holiday special. Grades 1-5. No need to register.

Baby Play Date
10 am Saturday, Nov. 25
We’re pulling out our favorite toys and books suited for even the littlest babies. Come play with your baby and socialize with other parents and caregivers in an unstructured environment. Snacks, juice and coffee will be available. Ages 0-2. Registration required.

Adventure Club: Brain Games
4 pm Monday, Nov. 28
Flex your intellectual muscles at our day of brain games and logic puzzles. Grades 1-5. No need to register.


Programs for Adults and Teens

3 pm Wednesdays, Nov. 1, 8, 15 & 29
Come unwind afterschool, we may play board games, we may make a craft. We could do both…impromptu the time is planned the fun is not. Ages 11-19. No need to register.

Slime Science for Teens
3 pm Thursday, Nov. 2
Let’s make some slime. You pick the color, texture, and size. We’ll experiment with ingredients and make a gooey souvenir for you to take home. Ages 11-19. Registration required.

Newport Book Club
7 pm Tuesday, Nov. 7
Join the discussion of The Farm by Tom Rob Smith. Ages 18 & up. New members welcome .No need to register.

Tai Chi
12:30 pm Thursdays, Nov. 9, 16 & 30
Learn Tai Chi from Phoenix Wilson. Ages 18 & up. Registration required.

Relief for Houston: Care Packages
1-4 pm Saturday, Nov. 11
As the Holiday season begins, so many families from Houston and the Gulf Region are still displaced from their homes. Join us while we make care packages for the families. We’ll also have plenty of craft supplies for the kids to make some holiday greeting cards to send along!
Let’s show our community’s support for Houston and thousands away from their homes this season. All ages. No need to register.

Thanksgiving Banner Craft
6-8 pm Monday, Nov. 13
Join us in making a Thanksgiving Gratitude Banner. Decorated and connect paper leaves, where you can write the things you are thankful for. Enjoy coffee, crafting, and good company while making a craft to decorate your holiday with gratitude. Ages 18 & up. Registration required.

Homeschoolers’ Book Club
10 am Tuesday, Nov. 14
Join the discussion of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne. Ages 8-12. No need to register.

Friends Book Sale
9 am-5 pm Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 16-18
Prices are fabulous: 25 cents for paperbacks, 50 cents for hard covers, and up to $2 for select titles. Some books are free. No need to register.

Glove Monsters
3 pm Thursday, Nov. 16
Everyone needs a monster friend, Make it super cute, super funny, or super creepy. Either way it’s all yours. Ages 11-19. No need to register.

Young Adults for Grown Adults Book Club
7 pm Tuesday, Nov. 21
Join the discussion of Croak by Gina Damico. Ages 18 & up. New members welcome. No need to register.

Create a Winter Bucket List
6:30-8 pm Monday, Nov. 27
Everyone has things they love to do in the winter; whether it’s sipping hot cocoa, playing in the snow, or spending time with family tonight is your chance to make a crafty and fun holiday bucket list. Once your list is done you’ll be able to cross off awesome program at the library. Ages 18 & up. Registration required.

Earthquake-proof Lego Towers
3-5 pm Thursday, Nov. 30
Can your tower withstand a massive quake? Team up with your friends & make the tallest, strongest tower you can. We’ll test the towers on our earthquake-boards to see if they can handle the Richters. Teens & Tweens. No need to register.

Programs for Children and Families

Baby Bounce & Rhyme
10 am Wednesdays, Nov. 1, 8, 15 & 29
Bond with your baby while enjoying silly songs, playing with puppets, exploring discovery bins and dancing in our bubbles during this social hour for the littlest of littles. Ages 0-24 months. No need to register.

Little Prodigies
4 pm Wednesdays, Nov. 1, 8, 15 & 29
Nov. 1: Gratitude Trees. During this meetup, we will be creating simple gratitude trees. As an extra SPARK of kindness, please bring any leftover Halloween candy as we wil donate them to the Soldiers’ Angels Treats for Troops Program. This is a wonderful non-for-profit program that will ship your donated candy to deployed service members around the world or distribute to veterans in VA Hospitals across the country for a sweet treat.
Nov. 8: Turkey Cones
Nov. 15: Unicorn Crafts
Nov. 29: A Bushel of Apples
Paint smocks provided for messy crafts. Ages 2-7. No need to register.

Dia de los Muertos
4 pm Thursday, Nov. 2
Join our Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) All Souls Day celebration. Learn about this Latin American tradition. Come learn new words in Spanish, decorate sugar skulls, dance with your family and honor our beloved lost ones. Face painters will be available from 4-5 pm to help transform faces into traditional Calaveras (skulls). Recommended for children ages 6 and up. All are welcome to attend with their faces decorated.

Ready for K Through Play
10 am Mondays, Nov. 6, 13, 20 & 27
Join us as we play our way through the alphabet, and get ready for kindergarten. Each week we’ll play with puppets, sing silly songs, learn a letter and letter sound, learn the Spanish version of our letter, play fun games, read a great story, and make a creative craft. Ages 3-5. Registration required.

Movers & Shakers Dance Party
10 am Tuesdays, Nov. 7, 14 & 28
Staying fit and active is fun for little ones at this silly dance party. We’ll play with balance beams, crawl through tunnels, navigate through obstacle courses and dance. Ages 2-7. No need to register.

Cooking Class with Miss Amy
4 pm Tuesday, Nov. 7
Join Miss Amy as she teaches you to make mini-almond butter pies (YUM!). This will be a DAIRY FREE, PEANUT FREE, & VEGAN dessert. We will be using Tofutti (dairy free cream cheese, soy based), Almond Butter, Almond Milk, and So Delicious Cocowhip Coconut Whipped Topping. Questions or concerns? Please feel free to contact Miss Amy: Acaswell@cc-pl.org or (859) 572-5035 ext. 18. Ages 6-13. Registration required.

Story Time for Bigs
10 am Thursdays, Nov. 9, 16 & 30
Join us for this silly toddler story time. We’ll sing fun songs, play with puppets, read a great book and make a creative craft. Ages 2-5. No need to register.

Night Owl’s Story Time
7:30 pm Thursdays, Nov. 9, 16 & 30
Listen to stories, sing songs and learn finger plays during this story time for families. Children can wear their pajamas so they are ready for bed when they get home. Ages 3-6. No need to register.

Family Fun for the Deaf Community
1-4 pm Saturday, Nov. 11
Come to the Newport Library for board games, crafts, coloring, and mini sign language classes offered by the Deaf Institute of Cincinnati. We have the afternoon from 1 to 4 pm to see how many games we can play, how many pictures we can color, and how many new phrases we can sign. Snacks provided. Families. No registration required.

Disney Villain Art
4 pm Tuesday, Nov. 14
We will be making Disney Villain perler bead art, join in a villain trivia contest, and find out what evil princess (or prince) you are with our quiz. Ages 6-12. Registration required.

Family Fun Night: Beethoven
6:30-8 pm Wednesday, Nov. 15
We are going to the dogs with puppies trivia, games, and more. 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. Families. Movie rating PG. No registration required.

Little Naturalist Story Time
10:30 am Saturday, Nov. 18
Little Naturalist is the perfect program for children who are curious about animals, their habitats, the environment, and exploring nature. We will read a specially selected nature-themed book, explore the natural world and complete a craft. Ages 3-5. Older siblings are welcome to attend. Registration required.

Harry Potter Bash
1-5:30 pm Monday, Nov. 20
This exciting event gives new and existing fans a chance to share the wonder of J.K. Rowling’s unforgettable stories and, most excitingly, to introduce the next generation of readers to the unparalleled magic of Harry Potter. Interactive movie (PG) starts at 3 pm. Ages 6-12. Registration required. The young witches and wizards who register to attend can expect an afternoon of magic. If you register your child before Nov. 11, they will receive a letter from Madame Amy (Griffindor) & Madame Nina (Hufflepuff) inviting them to Diagon Alley.

Back to the Future Trilogy Screening
2-8 pm Tuesday, Nov. 21
Join the Children’s Department as we show all three Back to the Future films! Popcorn will be provided as well as a fun game of Back to the Future Bingo during each film. Get BINGO, win a prize. Back to the Future I : 2-4 pm; Back to the Future II : 4:10-5:50 pm; Back to the Future III : 6-8 pm. Rated PG. Families. No need to register.

Sensory Science Story Time
11:30 am Saturday, Nov. 25
Enjoy this monthly Sensory Science Story Time! Children, ages 4 to 7 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. All ages. Registration required.

Lego Club
4 pm Tuesday, Nov. 28
Join us for our monthly Lego Club. Our famous popcorn bar will be present with some extra goodies. Enjoy some buttery goodness. Ages 6-12. No need to register.

Daddy & Me: Hair How-to
6 pm Wednesday, Nov. 29
Join the Children’s Department and our special guest, Industry Salon (Newport), as a stylist teaches dads and male caregivers simple tricks and tips for making your little one’s hair the envy of everyone. All ages. Registration required as space is limited.


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