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BCPL November calendar for kids and teens includes Children’s Theatre Pocahontas, much more

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

Tiny Tots (18 months to 2-1/2 years)
Mondays, 10 a.m.
Scheben Branch, 8899 US 42, Union 859-342-BOOK (2665)
On-the-floor, interactive fun that encourages a love of books and begins to build six pre-reading skills through books, finger plays, songs and playtime.

Toddler Tales (2-1/2 to 3-1/2 years)
Mondays, 11 a.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Young library users, with the active participation of their adults, have fun developing pre-reading skills through stories, songs, rhymes and activities.

Teen Gaming (middle and high School)
Mondays, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Stop by the Teen Scene to play video games! Snacks will be provided.

Toddler Tales (2-1/2 to 3-1/2 years)
Tuesdays, 10 a.m.
Scheben Branch, 8899 US 42, Union 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Young library users, with the active participation of their adults, have fun developing pre-reading skills through stories, songs, rhymes and activities.

Family Time (birth to 5+ years)
Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.
Walton Branch, 21 South Main, Walton, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Young library users, with the active participation of their adults, have fun developing pre-reading skills through stories, songs, rhymes and activities.

Bookworms (3-1/2 to 5+ years)
Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Young library users, with the active participation of their adults, have fun developing pre-reading skills through stories, songs, rhymes and activities.

Stories with Art (3 to 6 years)
Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m.
Scheben Branch, 8899 US 42, Union 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Stimulate your baby’s development and help your child build language and literacy skills through interactive stories, songs and music.

Baby Time (birth to 18 months)
Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Stimulate your baby’s development and help your child build language and literacy skills through interactive stories, songs and music.

Tiny Tots (18 months to 2-1/2 years)
Wednesdays, 10 a.m.
Scheben Branch, 8899 US 42, Union 859-342-BOOK (2665)
On-the-floor, interactive fun that encourages a love of books and begins to build six pre-reading skills through books, finger plays, songs and playtime.

Toddler Tales (2-1/2 to 3-1/2 years)
Wednesdays, 11 a.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Young library users, with the active participation of their adults, have fun developing pre-reading skills through stories, songs, rhymes and activities.

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!

Bookworms (3-1/2 to 5+ years)
Thursdays, 10 a.m.
Scheben Branch, 8899 US 42, Union 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Young library users, with the active participation of their adults, have fun developing pre-reading skills through stories, songs, rhymes and activities.

Tiny Tots (18 months to 2-1/2 years)
Thursdays, 11 a.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
On-the-floor, interactive fun that encourages a love of books and begins to build six pre-reading skills through books, finger plays, songs and playtime.

Bookworms (3-1/2 to 5+ years)
Thursdays, 1 p.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Young library users, with the active participation of their adults, have fun developing pre-reading skills through stories, songs, rhymes and activities.

Stories with Art (3 to 6 years)
Thursdays, 6:30 p.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Children and adults will tickle their senses as they explore colors, shapes, and textures with stories, paint and other mediums. Artists should dress for the mess.

Baby Time (birth to 18 months)
Fridays, 9:30 a.m.
Scheben Branch, 8899 US 42, Union 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
On-the-floor, interactive fun that encourages a love of books and begins to build six pre-reading skills through books, finger plays, songs and playtime.

Family Time (birth to 5+ years)
Fridays, 9:30 a.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Young library users, with the active participation of their adults, have fun developing pre-reading skills through stories, songs, rhymes and activities.

Spanish Storytime Tiempo de Cuentos (birth to 5+ years)
Fridays, 10:30 a.m.
Florence Branch, 7425 US 42, Florence, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Stimulate your baby’s development and help your child build language and literacy skills through interactive stories, songs and music.

Tiny Tots (18 months to 2-1/2 years)
Fridays, 11 a.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
On-the-floor, interactive fun that encourages a love of books and begins to build six pre-reading skills through books, finger plays, songs and playtime.

Toddler Tales (2-1/2 to 3-1/2 years)
Fridays, 11 a.m.
Scheben Branch, 8899 US 42, Union 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Young library users, with the active participation of their adults, have fun developing pre-reading skills through stories, songs, rhymes and activities.

Sensory Storytime (all ages)
Fridays, 1 p.m.
Florence Branch, 7425 US 42, Florence, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
A storytime designed for children with sensory sensitivities.

Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati presents: The Legend of Pocahontas (family)
Thursday, November 1, 6:30 p.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
This musical follows the true story of Pocahontas and how she became an international symbol of peace.

Day of the Dead (all ages)
Saturday, November 3, 2 p.m.
Florence Branch, 7425 US 42, Florence, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Celebrate the Mexican holiday of Dia de los Muertos by viewing traditional altars and decorating skull masks with Baker Hunt Cultural Center.

Bach and Boombox: Bach’s Kids (family)
Sunday, November 4, 2 p.m.
Scheben Branch, 8899 US 42, Union 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Go from Bach to rock and hear how all great music is put together the same way. Get to know Bach’s cello music, and hear songs by James Brown and Macklemore.

Edgar Allan Poe Escape Room (middle/high)
Monday, November 5, 6:30 p.m.
Walton Branch, 21 South Main, Walton, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Break out using clues and codes from Poe’s dark and mysterious tales. Please register.

Teen Writers Group (middle and high school)
Monday, November 5, 7 p.m.
Florence Branch, 7425 US 42, Florence, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Experiment with different writing styles and get feedback from your peers.

Young Boone County Meeting (high school)
Tuesday, November 6, 6:30 p.m.
Scheben Branch, 8899 US 42, Union 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Earn service hours with this month’s project–giving tree ornaments.

Homeschool Sampler (1-5 grades)
Wednesday, November 7, 2 p.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Experience Native American arts and culture with Imago. Please register.

Homeschool Hangout (middle/high school)
Wednesday, November 7, 2 p.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Work as a team to solve a puzzle and breakout before time is up.

Lego Mania (K-2 grades)
Wednesday, November 7, 6:30 p.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Design and build your own marble run using Legos and pool noodles.

STEAM Club (3-5 grades)
Thursday, November 8, 6:30 p.m.
Florence Branch, 7425 US 42, Florence, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Explore science, technology, engineering, art, and math with our new maker kits. This month: Mini Spheros. Please register.

Book Making (middle/high school)
Thursday, November 8, 6:30 p.m.
Scheben Branch, 8899 US 42, Union 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Learn how to make a special gift or a personalized book for yourself with Cincinnati Book Arts Society. Please register.

PAWS to Read (grades K-5)
Saturday, November 10, 11 a.m.
Scheben Branch, 8899 US 42, Union 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Reading doesn’t have to be ruff! Practice your reading with a certified therapy dog. Call 342-BOOK to schedule your 15-minute time slot.

Art Club (grades K-5)
Monday, November 12, 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. This time –Mosaics. Please register.

Play and Learn (birth-5 years)
Tuesdays, November 13 & 27, 10 a.m.
Florence Branch, 7425 US 42, Florence, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Play & Learn groups provide 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.

Read with a Teen (grades 1-3)
Tuesdays, November 13 & 27, 6:30 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. Please register.

Costume Party (2-5 years)
Wednesday, November 14, 6:30 p.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Wear your favorite costume or explore our dress-up box. Try the obstacle course and dance the night away.

Holiday Happenings (3-6 years)
Saturday, November 17, 1 p.m.
Scheben Branch, 8899 US 42, Union 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Don’t come dressy; we’re going to get messy! Create holiday decorations to make your home sparkle and shine!

Magic Tree House Adventures (K-5 grades)
Monday, November 19, 6:30 p.m.
Walton Branch, 21 South Main, Walton, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Take a magical journey with Jack and Annie. Hunt for hidden treasure, explore the amazing world of deep sea monsters, and create your own Morse code message! Please register.

Read it First! YA Review Team (middle and high school)
Monday, November 19, 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.

Artsmart! (K-5 grades)
Saturday, November 24, 2 p.m.
Florence Branch, 7425 US 42, Florence, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Create a fall-inspired animal painting like the world’s first prehistoric cave painters thousands of years ago!


Pages and Paws (grades K-5)
Sunday, November 25, 2 p.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Practice reading to a certified therapy dog and have a barking good time! Call 342-BOOK to schedule your 15-minute time slot.

SlimeFest (middle/high school)
Tuesday, November 27, 6:30 p.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Take your slime making to the next level with new recipes and all kinds of fun add-ins. Compete to win a prize for the best slime!

Oceans (2-5 years)
Thursday, November 29, 6:30 p.m.
Florence Branch, 7425 US 42, Florence, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Explore the oceans through fun stations and see turtles from the WAVE Foundation.

Baby Steps (birth-2 years)
Monday, November 30, 11:30 a.m.
Scheben Branch, 8899 US 42, Union 859-342-BOOK (2665)
It’s tummy-time! Get together for activities and rhymes just for our littlest learners and make a special keepsake.

Teen Night (middle/high school)
Friday, November 30, 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!

Pioneer Games (K-5 grades)
Friday, November 30, 6:30 p.m.
Scheben Branch, 8899 US 42, Union 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Unplug and imagine life as it was in the 1800’s. Play games and understand how times have changed.

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