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Boone County Public Library August calendar of events for adults includes concerts, Julius Caesar

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

Spanish Conversation Group
Tuesdays, 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.

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.

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!

 

Writer’s Group
Tuesday, August  21, 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, August 9, 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.

Facebook Basics
Thursday, August 9, 1 p.m.
Florence Branch, 7425 US 42, Florence, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Learn how to create and use a Face¬book account. Please register.

Card Making
Thursday, August 9, 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.

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company presents: Julius Caesar
Thursday, August 9, 7 p.m.
Boone Woods Park, 6000 Veterans Way, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Beware the Ides of March with Shake¬speare’s classic political tragedy.

Experience Tai Chi
Fridays, August 10, 24 and September 7, 21, 10:30 a.m.
Scheben Branch, 8899 US 42, Union 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Master Greg Fahey, a 6th Degree Black Belt, will teach an easy course in the gentle and low impact martial art of Tai Chi. Please register for each session separately.

Concert @ the Park: The Sweet Beats
Saturday, August 11, 7 p.m.
Boone Woods Park, 6000 Veterans Way, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Beatles tribute band featuring favorites from the Fab Four.

Art for All
Monday, August 13, 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.

Tasty & Affordable Meals in a SNAP
Tuesdays, August 14, 21 & 28, 6:30 p.m.
Florence Branch, 7425 US 42, Florence, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Pick up recipes, sample dishes, and learn how to stretch your dollars or food stamps to make delicious and nutritious meals for your family. The classes in this 3-part series are designed to be taken together, but each can also be attended on its own. Presented by the Boone County Cooperative Extension NEP. Please register.

Chapter and Verse Book Group
Tuesday, August 14, 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.

Real Men Read
Wednesday, August 15, 10:30 a.m.
Scheben Branch, 8899 US 42, Union 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Discuss the latest book you’ve read.

Spotlight on Genealogy: FamilySearch Hidden Records
Wednesday, August 15, 2 p.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
BCPL has just become a FamilySearch affiliate library! Learn how to make the most out of this great, free resource. Have a record that’s hard to find? Bring the request with you, and we will demonstrate the search.

Chick Picks Book Group
Thursday, August 16, 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.

Discover Pipa: A Chinese Stringed Instrument
Thursday, August 16, 6:30 p.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Hong Shao of Nicholasville is master of the pipa, a Chinese stringed instrument that has been around for at least two thousand years. Hong and her apprentice Leah Werking of Paris, Kentucky will perform and discuss the intricate techniques of playing this instru¬ment as well as the stories and culture surrounding its characteristic sound.

Conversation with Carrie
Friday, August 17, 10 a.m.
Scheben Branch, 8899 US 42, Union 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Have questions about your library? You’re invited to stop in and chat with Library Director Carrie Herrmann. Share your thoughts, comments and suggestions. Can’t make it this month? Try next month! Conversation with Carrie will rotate from branch to branch each month.

Trivia Night
Friday, August 17, 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.

Concert @ the Park: Jump ‘n Jive Big Band
Saturday, August 18, 7 p.m.
Boone Woods Park, 6000 Veterans Way, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
This Big Band group donates money earned from their concerts to provide instruments for students.

Concert @ the Library: The Roaring 20’s
Sunday, August 19, 2 p.m.
Florence Branch, 7425 US 42, Florence, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
This award-winning barbershop quartet’s repertoire includes up-tempo old and new songs, tender ballads from The Beatles to Broadway, and family-oriented comedy bits.

Basic Self-Defense
Monday, August 20, 6:30 p.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
2nd degree black belt Shawnie Haskell and Dayton Police Officer Jim Davies return to teach some basic self-defense techniques. These techniques are easy to use and accessible to just about ev¬eryone, requiring little to no strength. $5 fee per person. Please register.

Line Dancing
Wednesdays, August 22, 29 & September 5, 6:30 p.m.
Scheben Branch, 8899 US 42, Union 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Become the life of every party! Join us for line dancing fun! Beginning on Wednesday, August 22nd, for three Wednesdays, we will start with a warm-up, learn a new line dance, and end with a cool down. Casual attire with sneakers is preferred. No partner necessary. It is recommended to bring a bottle of water. Please register for each session separately.

Serving the Law: The People Behind Boone County’s Government
Wednesday, August 22, 7 p.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Award-winning author and historian, Judge Tony Frohlich, will discuss his latest book, Serving the Law, which provides a history of Boone County government from its inception to the present time. A companion piece to A Kentucky Court, this comprehensive and well-researched book contains 271 biographies of sheriffs, jailers, state representatives and Boone County Police. A book signing will follow.

Friends of Big Bone: Lewis and Clark – The Journey of the Corps of Discovery
Thursday, August 23, 7 p.m.
Scheben Branch, 8899 US 42, Union 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Discover more about Lewis and Clark’s journey through talks given by period actors and hands-on displays. Learn about what they carried, who they met, what they found and collected. Interact with knowledgeable individuals as they explain the significance of the Corps of Discovery and its effects on America’s growth as a country. A replica of the traveling trunk carried by these explor¬ers will be displayed.

Comfort Quilts for Kids
Monday, August 27, 9:30 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.

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