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Campbell County Public Library offers events and activities for adults, children at all branches in August

The Campbell County Public Library operates four 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. The Alexandria Branch is located at 8830 Alexandria Pike in Alexandria, phone 859-572-7463.

There are two Express locations for pickups and returns in Silver Grove and Melbourne.

Hours for Cold Spring, Carrico/Fort Thomas and Newport branches are 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Hours for Alexandria are 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; and closed Sunday and Monday. For more information, click here.

Cold Spring

Programs for Adults and Teens

Minecraft Club
5-7 pm Monday, Aug. 13
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, Aug. 14
Join the discussion of Eye of the Needle by Ken Follett. Ages 18 & up. New members welcome. No need to register.

Cup of Crime Book Club
7 pm Wednesday, Aug. 15
Join the discussion of Keeper of Lost Causes by Jussi Adler-Olsen. Ages 18 & up. New members welcome. No need to register.

Zumba with Billie Jo
6-7:30 pm Tuesday, Aug. 21
Learn how to work out with Zumba! Billie Jo, a certified Zumba instructor will come to Cold Spring and help us work up a sweat! Not all exercises are suitable for everyone. Consult your doctor before participating in this or any exercise program.

Hoxworth Blood Drive
1-3 & 4:15-7 pm Wednesday, Aug. 22
Participate in the blood drive and make a difference in the lives of patients in local hospitals. Each unit of blood donated can save up to three lives. Go to the Hoxworth Online Scheduler for more information and to schedule a time slot for your donation: http://www.hoxworth.org/groups/coldspring

Real Men Read Book Club
7 pm Thursday, Aug. 23
Join the discussion of American Fire by Monica Hesse. Ages 18 & up. Women & men welcome. New members welcome. No need to register.

After Hours Game Night
7-10 pm Friday, Aug. 24
Time again to hang out to play board games, card games, and games from your favorite video console. Bring a game, or come to play games with your friends. Snacks, pizza and drinks will be provided. Ages 11 & up. Registration required.

Programs for Children and Families

Family Board and Card Game Day
1-5 pm Sunday, Aug. 19
Choose any game from our collection, or bring a favorite from home. Families. No need to register.

Carrico/Fort Thomas

Note: The Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch will be closed for inventory all day Friday, Aug. 10.

Programs for Adults and Teens

 

Coffee & Conversation
2 pm Wednesday, Aug. 8
Join the discussion of Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly. Ages 18 & up. New members welcome. No need to register.

A Novel Idea YA Book Club
4 pm Thursday, Aug. 9
Join the discussion of Anya’s Ghost by Vera Brosgol. Ages 12-18. New members welcome. No need to register.

Painted Rock Cactus Garden
1-2:30 pm Wednesday, Aug. 15 &
6:30-8 pm Thursday Aug. 16
Create your own mini cactus garden without the worry of caring for a plant or getting stuck by their prickly spines. Paint rocks to make your own unique cacti and even feel free to decorate the pot. In order to accommodate as many people as possible, this craft is offered two days. Please register for only one. Ages 18 & up.

Bob Ross Paint Along
4 pm Wednesday, Aug. 15
Join Bob Ross enthusiasts and others who like to paint as we follow along with Bob Ross during one of his famous painting sessions. Canvases, paint, and happy clouds included. Ages 11-18. Registration required.

Dungeons & Dragons
6-9 pm Friday, Aug. 17
All levels of experience welcomed as we play Dungeons & Dragons 5e. If you would like to create a character, please arrive 15 minutes early. Ages 11-19. No need to register.

Container & Raised Bed Gardening
1:30-2:30 pm Wednesday, Aug. 22
Join Sarah Stolz as we learn to plan, prepare, and plant your containers and raised beds successfully. Afterwards head to the the Fort Thomas Farmer’s Market which is now next door to the Library this summer and stop by CCPL’s table. Ages 18 & up. No need to register.

DIY Stenciled Tiles (Drop-In Program)
3:30-5:30 pm Thursday, Aug. 23
Drop in anytime between 3:30 pm and 5:30 pm and paint a ceramic tile to be used as a trivet or just as a decoration in your garden or home. We will use stencils to create beautiful painted designs on your tile. This craft should take about 20 minutes to complete. Ages 18 & up. No need to register.

Newport

Programs for Adults and Teens

Adventure Time Marathon
1-4 pm Thursday, Aug. 9
Before school starts again and summer ends, escape the hot August afternoon for three hours in the Library. We’ll watch as many Adventure Time episodes as we can, play A.T. games, have snacks, a just lounge around the President’s Room in bean bag chairs. Ages 11-19. No need to register.

Euchre Tournament
6-8:30 Monday, Aug. 13
Join us for a night of card dealing, table talk, and fun competition. From 6-6:30pm, we’re having a tutorial for new players, so come play with us even if it’s your first time. At 6:30 pm, the tournament begins. We’ll draw for random partners, change up teams throughout the night, and count each individual player’s score throughout the tournament. Prizes are awarded to first, second, and third place. Ages 18 & up. No need to register.

Homeschoolers’ Book Club
10 am Tuesday, Aug. 14
Join the discussion of The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling. Ages 8-12. New members welcome. No need to register.

Board of Trustees Meeting
5:30 pm Wednesday, Aug. 15
The Library’s Board of Trustees meet the third Wednesday each month on a rotating basis among the four branches. Open to the public; no need to register.

Science Club: Secret Agent Experiments
3-5 pm Thursday, Aug. 16
Learn the science behind the most top secret methods. Register for your spot today to learn how to dust for prints, make a homemade magnifying glass, and how to make your own disappearing ink. Ages 11-19. Registration required.

Photography
6:30-8:30 pm Monday, Aug. 20
Learn photography techniques. Ages 18 & up. Registration required.

College and Job Help from the Brighton Center
3-5 pm Tuesday, Aug. 21
Meet with a staff member from the Brighton Center to learn about Federally-funded job training and college opportunities. Also, get help with resumes and job searching. Open to all — teens and adults. Ages 13 & up. No need to register.

YA for Grown Adults Book Club
7 pm Tuesday, Aug. 21
Join the discussion of Far Far Away by Tom McNeal. Ages 18 & up. New members welcome. No need to register.

Friends Book Sale
9 am-noon Thursday, Aug. 23
The Friends of the Library are open 9 a.m. to noon the fourth Thursday every month from January-October for a book sale. Stop in to take advantage of great prices on a wide selection of books for all ages. Prices range from 25 cents to $2 for select titles. The book sale is located in the Friends Room on the lower level of the Newport Branch. All ages. No need to register.

Fly Fishing
10:30 am-4:30 pm Saturday, Aug. 25
Did you ever think you might like to try fly-fishing? Here’s your chance to get a down-to-earth understanding of just what this sport is all about. Ages 18 & up. Registration required.

Impromptu
3-5 pm Wednesday, Aug. 29
Come unwind afterschool, we may play board games, we may make a craft. We could do both. The time is planned; the fun is not. Ages 11-19. No need to register.

Anime Club
3-5 pm Thursday, Aug. 30
Do you love anime? Have you shipped everyone? Do you want to talk about anime with other teens who love it as much as you? Today is your day. We’ll watch anime, eat Pocky, maybe we’ll make a craft or color pictures and talk about all things anime. Ages 12-19. No need to register.

Alexandria

Programs for Adults and Teens

Alexandria Book Club
4:30 pm Thursday, Aug. 15
Join the discussion of Beneath a Scarlet Sky: A Novel by Mark Sullivan. Ages 18 & up. New members welcome. No need to register.

DIY Summer Skin Care
4:30 & 5:30 pm Thursday, Aug. 30
Inspired by aloe, cucumber, and carrot use these cooling and healing botanicals to create an all natural summer skin care kit. This class will be taught by Carisa Bunten of Seventh Street Gifts. Ages 18 & up. In order to accommodate more patrons, there will be two sessions. Please register for only one.

Programs for Children and Families

Family Game Day
Noon-4 pm Sunday, Aug. 12
Bring the whole family out for a fun family game day. Come for the whole tome or stop by for just one game. Be ready for fun.Games will be provided but you are welcome to bring your own games to share. Snacks. Families. No need to register.

Pokemon Club at Alexandria
4 pm Wedneday, Aug. 22
Calling all Trainers! Alexandria is hosting its first Pokémon Club! Come with your video games and cards and meet up to battle to the top. Make friends, trade Pokémon, and have fun with us at Alexandria. Ages 6 & up. No need to register.

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