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Campbell County Public Library offers activities for adults, children at all branches in February


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.

Cold Spring

Programs for Adults and Teens

Dungeons & Dragons
6-10 pm Friday, Feb. 1
Experienced and new players alike welcome to play Dungeons and Dragons 5e. We will have pre-generated characters and will make characters and level up from 6 to about 7 p.m. If you are interested in DMing a game, contact Clara at cgerner@cc-pl.org for more information. Ages 13 & up. Registration required.

Teen Hangout
5-7 pm Mondays, Feb. 4, 18 & 25
Drop in to hang out with your friends. Play games, relax, or read; the choice is yours. Ages 11-19. No need to register.

You’ve Been Booked YA Book Club
7 pm Monday, Feb. 4
Join the discussion of Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfier. Ages 11 & up. No need to register.

Coding Club
6:30 pm Thursday, Feb. 7
Love to code or want to learn how? Join us as we start a new text-based RPG adventure using Python. Be a part of the game creation, starting with the initial design and concept. Ages 11 & up. Register now, as computers are limited. Questions? Contact Clara at cgerner@cc-pl.org

Minecraft Club
5-7 pm Monday, Feb. 11
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. Ages 8-19. Registration required.

Retro Gaming
7-8:45 pm Monday, Feb. 18
Try out the games on our retro gaming systems. Some systems we will have available include the Sega, Atari, NES Mini, and the Gamecube. We’ll also have older board and card games available. Ages 11-19. No need to register.

Cold Spring Book Club
10 am Tuesday, Feb. 19
Join the discussion of Lucky 666: The Impossible Mission by Bob Drury. Ages 18 & up. New members welcome. No need to register.

City Barbeque Food for Thought Series: What Would Machiavelli Think of Politics Today
6:30-8:45 pm Tuesday, Feb. 19
Dr. William Landon from the NKU History and Geography Department discusses how the political divisions in our country run deep. When Niccolo Machiavelli authored his famous treatise The Prince, he was faced with a political landscape that was, perhaps, even more fractured than our own. This lecture will ask: what might Machiavelli think of our current predicament, and what advice would he provide to our leaders? Ages 16 & up. Registration required.

Cup of Crime Book Club
7 pm Wednesday, Feb. 20
Join the discussion of Guilt by Association by Marcia Clark. Ages 18 & up. New members welcome. No need to register.

After-Hours Game Night
7-10 pm Friday, Feb. 22
Bring a personal favorite (T for Teen or lower please) ,or come to play from the Library stock with your friends. We have guitar hero for the Wii and WiiU, more than 100 different board and card games and five different console systems! Snacks, pizza and drinks will be provided. Ages 11 & up. Registration required.

Teen Anime Club
7 pm Monday, Feb. 25
Hang out and talk anime and manga, plus watch the first few episodes of an anime.
Ages 11-19. No need to register.

Tween Hangout
6-7:30 pm Wednesday, Feb. 27
This month’s featured activity: Edible architecture. Ages 8-12. Registration required.

Real Men Read Book Club
7 pm Thursday, Feb. 28
Join the discussion of Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places by Colin Dickey. Women & men welcome. Ages 18 & up. New members welcome. No need to register.

Programs for Children and Families

Make Your Own Valentines
2 pm Saturday, Feb. 2
Bring the kids to make some Valentines and fun Valentine’s Day crafts for your loved ones. Families. Registration required.

Family Story Time
10 am Saturdays, Feb. 2, 9, 16 & 23
Bring the whole family for stories, songs & more. No need to register.

Tot Time
9:30 & 11:30 am Mondays, Feb. 4, 11, 18 & 25
Ages 1-3. No need to register.

Toddler Time
10 & 11 am Wednesdays, Feb. 6, 13, 20 & 27
Ages 2-3. No need to register.

Baby Sign Story Time
9:30am Thursdays, Feb. 7, 14, 21 & 28
Learn simple American Sign Language! Newborn-2. No need to register.

Preschool Time
10:30 am Thursdays, Feb. 7, 14, 21 & 28
Ages 3-5. No need to register.

Harry Potter Book Night
4 pm Thursday, Feb. 7
Celebrate international Harry Potter Book Night, with crafts, games and more featuring our favorite witches and wizards. Grades 1-5. Registration required.

Cupcake Decorating
2 pm Saturday, Feb. 9
Make some yummy creations as you decorate your very own pre-made cupcake. Families. Registration required.

Valentine’s Day Party
4 pm Thursday, Feb. 14
Enjoy themed crafts, games and more. Grades 1-5. Registration required.

Paint Date
2 pm Saturday, Feb. 16
Each registered child will get a small canvas to paint a beautiful creation. Families. Registration required.

Family Board and Card Game Day
1-5 pm Sunday, Feb. 17
Choose any game from our collection of more than 250 board and card games or bring a favorite from home. Families. No need to register.

Pizza Party
4 pm Thursday, Feb. 21
Come and enjoy some pizza, a movie and some games with your friends at the Library. Grades 1-5. Registration required.

Sun Catcher Decorating
2 pm Saturday, Feb. 23
Let’s hope for some more sunshine as we paint and decorate sun catchers. Families. Registration required.

Homeschool Hangout
11 am Tuesday, Feb. 26
Guests from the Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati will put our imaginations to the test while we travel to an enchanting winter forest and discover exciting creatures. Grades 1-5. Registration required.

The Science of Slime
4 pm Thursday, Feb. 28
Come and learn a little bit more about the science behind slime making. This program will begin with a discussion of the ingredients in slime, as well as the different types of slime that can be made. It will end with each child making a small batch of their own slime to enjoy. Grades 1-5. Registration required.

Carrico/Fort Thomas

Programs for Adults and Teens

Brown Bag Book Club
Noon Monday, Feb. 4
Join the discussion of The Stranger in the Woods by Michael Finkel. Ages 18 & up. Bag lunch optional. New members welcome. No need to register.

Lunar New Year (Drop-In Program)
3:30-5:30 pm Tuesday, Feb. 5
earn about the Lunar New Year and create two crafts inspired by the holiday. Create your own lucky red envelope and a fortune cookie valentine to bring luck and joy to someone you love this year. This craft should take about 15 minutes to complete. No registration is required, just drop-in at any time during the program hours to participate. Join us while supplies last in this quick and simple craft.

Melted Crayon Art for Teens
3:30 pm Wednesday, Feb. 6
Celebrate Valentines Day by making a gift full of hearts. We will be melting crayon shavings and creating a design on canvas! Supplies provided, please bring your creativity. Ages 12-18. No need to register.

Couples Yoga
6 pm Thursdays, Feb. 7 & 21
Improve balance, suppleness, focus, and strength. Reduce stress and increase your vitality. Bring a partner and enjoy the benefits of yoga together. Class taught by Phoenix Wilson, registered yoga instructor. Ages 18 & up. Registration required. Register for each class separately. Bring a yoga mat or towel. No prior yoga experience necessary.

Coffee & Conversation Book Club
2 pm Wednesday, Feb. 13
Join the discussion of Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz. Ages 18 & up. New members welcome. No need to register.

Galentine’s Day
3:30 pm Wednesday, Feb. 13 (teens)
& 6 pm Thursday, Feb. 14 (adults)
Join us as we enjoy the holiday brought to us by the popular TV show, Parks and Recreation.
Enjoy your time with friends while you craft your own unique heart canvas painting. Waffle snacks, hot drinks, and fun will be had by all. Teens bring your mom or female caregiver to enjoy this program with you! Ages 12-18 (Feb. 13); Ages 18 & up (Feb. 14). Registration required.

A Novel Idea Book Club
4 pm Thursday, Feb. 14 @ Tower Park Armory
Join the discussion of The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken. Ages 12-18. New members welcome. No need to register.

After School Hangout
3:30 pm Wednesday, Feb. 20
Stressful day at school? We can help with that! Stop by the library to enjoy snacks, board games and video games. Ages 11-18. No need to register.

Dungeons & Dragons at Tower Park
6-9 pm Friday, Feb. 22
All levels of experience welcomed as we play Dungeons & Dragons 5e. This session will continue with our campaigns, premade characters will be available for those without a character who would like to join. This session will be held in the Tower Park Armory, please use the doors facing the Tennis court parking lot. Ages 11-18. No need to register.

Signature Series: Elizabeth Cobbs
7 pm Friday, Feb. 22
Award winning historian Elizabeth Cobbs will visit the library to talk about the captivating and tumultuous life of Alexander Hamilton and his wife Eliza Schuyler, the subjects of her best-selling book The Hamilton Affair.  An autograph session is to follow. Free tickets required in advance. Ages 18 & up.

Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler! / Let the Good Times Roll!
3:30 pm Wednesday, Feb. 27
Using feathers, glitter, confetti, and paint create your own Mardi Gras mask. We will also be doing trivia about New Orleans and Mardi Gras and enjoying King Cake. Ages 12-18. No need to register.

Programs for Children and Families

Craft-a-Palooza
1 pm Saturday, Feb. 2
It’s time to clean out our craft closet.  Come see what we found and make some cool projects. Families. No need to register.

Full STEAM Ahead
7 pm Mondays, Feb. 4. 11, 18 & 25
Get hands-on with Science, Tech, Engineering, Art & Math! Ages 3-5. No need to register.

Exploring India
4 pm Monday, Feb. 4
No passport needed for our exploration of the crafts and games of India. Grades 1-5. No need to register.

Toddler Time
10 am Tuesdays, Feb. 5, 12, 19 & 26
Ages 2-3. No need to register.

Preschool Time
11 am Tuesdays, Feb. 5, 12, 19 & 26
Ages 3-5. No need to register.

Lap Time
9:30 am Wednesdays, Feb. 6, 13, 20 & 27
Newborn-2. Especially for pre-walkers. Register.

Baby Time
9:30 & 10:30 am Thursdays, Feb. 7, 14, 21 & 28
Newborn-2. Especially for walkers. Register.

Movers & Shakers
11 am Wednesdays, Feb. 6, 13, 20 & 27
Ages 3-5. No need to register.

Valentine Babies
10 am Saturday, Feb. 9
We will read books, sing songs and make a Valentine handprint craft. Newborn-2. Registration required.

No Sew Heart Pillows
4 pm Monday, Feb. 11
Make a soft, cuddly pillow for your valentine.  No sewing skills required. Grades 1-5. No need to register.

Going on a Picnic
Noon Saturday, Feb. 16
It might be cold outside, but inside it’s a perfect day for a picnic.  Join us for food, fun, and no ants at our indoor picnic. Families. No need to register.

Celebrate Black History Month
4 pm Monday, Feb. 18
Celebrate African-American culture by viewing and making art. Grades 1-5. No need to register.

Mommy & Baby Yoga
10:30 am Saturday, Feb. 23
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. Newborn-2. Registration required.
Puppy Tales
2-4 pm Saturday, Feb. 23
Come read a story or two to a specially trained therapy dog. Sessions will be 15 minutes. Library staff will contact you to schedule a specific time. Ages 3-11. Registration required.

Make Your Own Board Game
4 pm Monday, Feb. 25
Board games are fun to play, but even more fun when you play one you made.  Come and create your own board game today. Grades 1-5. No need to register.

Newport

Programs for Adults and Teens

Valentine’s Day Banner
6:30-8 pm Monday, Feb. 4
Get your house in the Valentine spirit with a decorative banner you can hang. Whether you hang it inside or out we provide the supplies you spread the love. Ages 18 & up. Registration required.

Free Tax Preparation from AARP Tax-Aide
10 am-2 pm Tuesdays through April 9
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free tax preparation help to anyone and especially those 50 and older. Tax-Aide’s IRS-certified volunteers are available to prepare individual tax returns. appointments available on a first come, first served basis. Please bring the following (as applicable) for you and your spouse if married filing joint return:

Picture ID
Social Security documentation
Copy of last year’s income tax return
W-2 forms from each employer
Unemployment compensation statements
All 1099 forms
Dependent care provider information
Receipts if itemizing deductions
Bank documents for direct deposit of refund

Tween Scene
4 pm Tuesdays, Feb. 5, 12, 19 & 26
Every Tuesday we do something different, such as crafts and STEM activities. Ages 8-14. No need to register.

Newport Book Club
7 pm Tuesday, Feb. 5
Join the discussion of By Gaslight by Steven Price. Ages 28 & up. New members welcome. No need to register.

Impromptu
3-5 pm Wednesdays, Feb. 6, 13, 20 & 27
Come unwind after school with board games, a craft or both. The time is planned, but the fun is not. Ages 11-19. No need to register.

Countdown to Baby
3:30 pm Monday, Feb. 11
Come join us for a free session at the library in partnership with NorthKey. We will provide snacks while you learn and talk all about your pregnancy and preparing for your new baby. The children’s department will provide a play area and entertainment for your young ones. Registration required.

Homeschoolers’ Book Club
10 am Tuesday, Feb. 12
Join the discussion of Kira-Kira by Cynthia Kadahata. Ages 8-12. New members welcome. No need to register.

Yoga Nidra/Sleep Yoga
12:30 pm Thursday, Feb. 14
Yoga Nidra is a practice of deep relaxation for the body and mind.  Often referred to as a state of “yogic sleep,” it harnesses a state of consciousness between waking and sleeping.  In this state one can more easily align the mind to one’s highest intention or purpose, using a positive phrase or mantra offered to the subconscious mind. Yoga Nidra is helpful for stress reduction, insomnia, anxiety, and developing a greater state of well-being. No prior experience is needed. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat or towel to lie on. Ages 18 & up. No need to register.

Chocolate Day
3-5 pm Thursday, Feb. 14
It’s Valentine’s Day and we all know it’s all about the chocolate.  From chocolate games to chocolate tasting it’s time to get your sweet tooth on. Ages 12-19. No need to register.

YA for Grown Adults Book Club
7 pm Tuesday, Feb. 19
Join the discussion of One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus. Ages 18 & up. New members welcome. No need to register.

Anime Club
3-5 pm Thursday, Feb. 21
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.

Friends Book Sale
9 am-noon Thursday, Feb. 28
The book sale is in the Friends Room on the lower level of the Newport Branch. Come browse the great selection of books and take advantage of incredible prices. All ages. No need to register.

Programs for Children and Families

DIY Love Bugs
11 am Saturday, Feb. 2
Do you have a best friend or a loved one you want to give a Valentine’s Day gift to? Maybe you’re not sure what to give them? Come to the library to learn how to make adorable little love bugs to show your appreciation to your bestie. Families. No need to register.

Ready for K Through Play
10 am Mondays, Feb. 4, 11, 18 & 25
Ages 3-5. No need to register.

Movers & Shakers
10 am Tuesdays, Feb. 5, 12, 19 & 26
Ages 2-3. No need to register.

Baby Bounce & Rhyme
10 am Wednesdays, Feb. 6, 13, 20 & 27
Newborn-2. No need to register.

Little Prodigies
4 pm Wednesdays, Feb. 6, 13, 20 & 27
Little Prodigies is all about having after school fun! We break out cool toys and a themed craft, sometimes exploring process art. Ages 2-7. No need to register.

Storytots
10 am Thurdays, Feb.7, 14, 21 & 28
Ages 3-5. No need to register.

Yoga for Young Ones
11 am Saturday, Feb. 9
Read a story, learn yoga poses, practice mindfulness exercises. Ages 2-7. No need to register.

Sensory Science Story Time
11:30 am Saturday, Feb. 16
Sensory-friendly program. All ages. No need to register.

Exploration Stations
5-7 pm Thursday, Feb. 14
This fun, monthly program gives you and your child a place to explore! We will have sensory stations available to play with and learn from. From sensory bins and a water table, to discovery bottles and bags, we will have lots of options to choose from while you are here. This is a drop-in program, so feel free to stop by at any time and stay for as little or as long as you would like. Newborn-7. No need to register.

Sensory Science Story time
11:30 am Saturday, Feb. 16
Children, all ages 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 story time that integrates movement and song, and end with hands-on STEAM exploration. This program is designed for children with sensory integration challenges but is open to children of all abilities. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Nina Frondorf: nfrondorf@cc-pl.org OR 859.572.5035 ext. 18. All ages. No need to register.

Family Fun Night: Incredibles 2
6:30-8:30 pm Thursday, Feb. 21
Join us for a fun night out with the family! We will be watching Incredibles 2, while we play games, do a craft, and have fun! Snacks will be provided for this “super” night. Families. No need to register.

Book Bingo
2-5 pm Saturday, Feb. 23
Join us for a fun hour of bingo and prizes. We will play the classic game, and each winner will get to pick out their own book and a prize for their reward. We will have lots of fun and you just might go home with a new favorite book. Families. No need to register.

Alexandria

Programs for Adults and Teens

Perler Beads for Teens
4:30 pm Tuesday, Feb. 5
Make a magnet or just your favorite character for a friend or to keep. Ages 11-18. Register now as spots are limited!

Dungeons & Dragons
Noon-4 pm Saturday, Feb. 9
Come and join experienced and new players, as we play Dungeons & Dragons 5e at Alexandria! If you don’t know how to make a character, we will have several pre-generated characters for you to use. If you would like to make your own character, we will be making characters and leveling up before the program begins from 11 am to about noon. Ages 12 & up. No need to register.

Bullet Journaling
5:30 pm Tuesday, Feb. 12
Bullet Journals are a DIY method of keeping a custom calendar, journal, to-do list and more. This method is great for people who want to get organized in a fun, crafty way! All supplies will be provided. Ages 18 & up. Registration required.

Alexandria Homeschool Fun
1:30 pm Friday, Feb. 15
Stop by to get hands-on with new technologies. Ages 11-18. No need to register.

Board of Trustees Meeting
5:30 pm Wednesday, Feb. 20
The board meets on the third Wednesday of the month. Meetings rotate among all four branch locations. All board meetings are open to the public. Registration is not required.

Alexandria Book Club
4:30 pm Thursday, Feb. 21
Join the discussion of Promise Me, Dad by Joe Biden. Ages 18 & up. New members welcome. No need to register.

Programs for Children and Families

Babies & Books
11:15 am Fridays, Feb. 1, 8, 15 & 22
Newborn-2. Register.

Terrific Tuesdays
11:15 am Tuesdays, Feb. 5, 12, 19 & 26
Ages 3-5. Register.

Alexandria After School
4:30 pm Wednesdays, Feb. 13 & 27
Feb. 13: We are will make Valentines cards and crafts, eat cookies and share all about the things we love. Feb. 27: Make your own slime. Grades 1-5. Registration required.

Book Bingo
4 pm Tuesday, Feb. 19
Play Bingo and try to win a book. Grades 1-5. Registration required.

Family Lego Day
2 pm Saturday, Feb. 23
Come and build wonderful creations with hundreds of LEGOs at the library! the day will be complete with building challenges for everyone. All ages. No need to register.


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