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


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, March 1
New and experienced players welcome to play Dungeons & Dragons 5e. We will have pre-generated characters, but if you would like to make your own, we will make characters and level up from 6 to about 7 pm. Interested in DMing a game? Contact Clara at cgerner@cc-pl.org or Tori at tstory@cc-pl.org. Ages 13 & up. Register.

Teen Hangout
5-7 pm Mondays, March 4, 18 & 25
Play games, relax or read; the choice is yours. Ages 11-19. No need to register.

You’ve Been Booked YA Book Club
7-8:45 pm Monday, March 4
Join the discussion of The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. Ages 13 & up. New members welcome. No need to register.

Crafternoon
2 pm Tuesday, March 5
Come make some crafts. We will decorate coffee cups to take home. Supplies provided. Ages 18 & up. Registration required.

Coding Club
6:30-8 pm Thursday, March 7
Love to code? Want to learn? Join us as we continue to work on a whole new text-based RPG adventure using Python. Contact Clara at cgerner@cc-pl.org. Ages 11 & up. Registration required (early if possible, as computers are limited).

Minecraft Club
5-7 pm Monday, March 11
Play the game, create new worlds on our server or join in on an adventure map. Win prizes and play with local kids. Ages 8-19. Registration required. Save a spot on the limited library laptops or bring your own.

STEAM Madness: Arboretum on Wheels
6 pm Thursday, March 14
Guests from the Boone County Arboretum will be joining us to help us explore their outdoor living museum, containing over 3,600 trees and shrubs. Join us as we learn more about the contents of this unique museum experience. Ages 13 & up. Registration required.

Abe Ovadia Concert
6 pm Sunday, March 17
Abe Ovadia performs jazz standards from the American songbook with a contemporary feel. Registration required.

Teen Anime Club
7 pm Monday, March 18
Hang out and talk about anime and manga. We will show the first few episodes of an anime. Ages 11-19. No need to register.

Cold Spring Book Club
10 am Tuesday, March 19
Join the discussion of Tortilla Flat by John Steinbeck. Ages 18 & up. New members welcome. No need to register.

City Barbeque Food for Thought Series
6:30 pm Tuesday, March 19
Brian Hackett from the NKU History and Geography department returns to teach us what to look for when studying antique furniture from early American history.  He will have tons of examples, and give tips and tricks on what to how to solve the mystery of family heirlooms that may be hiding in your home. Ages 18 & up. Registration required.

Board of Trustees Meeting
5:30 pm Wednesday, March 20
The Campbell County Public Library’s Board of Trustees meets on the third Wednesday of the month on a rotating basis among all four branches. All board meetings are open to the public. No need to register.

Cup of Crime Book Club
7 pm Wednesday, March 20
Join the discussion of The Final Cut by Catherine Coulter. Ages 18 & up. New members welcome. No need to register.

Adults Only Game Night
6-10 pm Friday, March 22
This is for adults only! Video game content will be rated M for Mature, which is 17+. There will be video games, more than 200 board games and card games waiting to be played. Ages 17 & up. Registration required.

Teen Coloring Night
7-8:45 pm Monday, March 25
Join us for a chill program of hanging out and coloring. We’ll have coloring books and sheets available, as well as blank paper for those who feel like drawing their own things to color. Ages 11-19. No need to register.

STEAM Madness: Teen Bridge Building Contest
5-6:30 pm Tuesday, March 26
Come test your engineering skill as you try to build the strongest bridge possible out of limited supplies! Supplies will be provided. Ages 11-19. Registration required.

St. Elizabeth Free Carotid Artery Screenings
9 am-2 pm Tuesday, March 26
The Heart and Vascular Institute of St. Elizabeth Healthcare will offer free stroke and carotid screenings for qualified men and women age 40 or older. Registration is required via St. Elizabeth Scheduling. Please contact 859-301-WELL (9355) to see if you qualify and to schedule an appointment.

Real Men Read Book Club
7-9 pm Thursday, March 28
Join the discussion of Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fate of Human Societies by Jared Diamond. Women & men welcome. Ages 18 & up. New members welcome. No need to register.

Programs for Children and Families

Family Story Time
10 am Saturdays, March 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30
All ages. No need to register.

STEAM Madness: STEAM with Seuss
2 pm Saturday, March 2
Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday with a party featuring some Seuss-inspired science and art activities. All ages. Registration required.

Tot Time
9:30 & 10:30 Mondays, March 4, 11, 18 & 25
Ages 1-3. No need to register.

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

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

Play Doh Camp
4 pm Thursday, March 7
Join us for a fun day of creating as you show off your Play Doh skills with our collection of Play Doh and Play Doh accessories. Grades 1-5. Registration required.

Baby Sign Story Time
9:30 am Thursdays, March 7. 14. 21 & 28
Newborn-Age 2. No need to register.

STEAM Madness: Frisch Marionette Company
2 pm Saturday, March 9
Join us for a performance from the Frisch Marionette Company. After the show, the performer will then talk to the audience about marionettes and how they are created. All ages. Registration required.

STEAM Madness: Arboretum on Wheels
4 pm Thursday, March 14
Guests from the Boone County Arboretum will be joining us to help us explore their outdoor living museum, containing over 3,600 trees and shrubs. Join us as we learn more about the contents of this unique museum experience. All ages. Registration required.

St. Patrick’s Day Party
2 pm Saturday, March 16
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the wee ones. Join us for crafts, games and more. All ages. Registration required.

Family Board and Card Game Day
1-5 pm Sunday, March 17
Choose from our collection of games or bring a favorite from home. All ages. No need to register.

Juice N Paint
4 pm Thursday, March 21
Sip some juice and paint a wonderful masterpiece! For this program, an instructor will show the whole class how to paint the same wonderful picture. Grades 1-5. Registration required.

Spring Wreath Making
2 pm Saturday, March 23
Hooray for the arrival of spring! Let’s celebrate by creating our very own spring wreaths! All materials will be provided. All ages. Registration required.

Homeschool Hangout: Cincinnati Museum Center Digging for Dinosaurs
11 am Tuesday, March 26
Guests from the Cincinnati Museum Center will teach us a little dinosaurs and let us get hands-on with fossils. Grades 1-5. Registration required.

Build and Engineer
4 pm Thursday, March 28
Do you love LEGOs and building? Show of your skills with our LEGOs, Magnatiles, toothpicks and marshmallows and more. Grades 1-5. Registration required.

Edible Art
2 pm Saturday, March 30
Food isn’t just for eating! Come and make some beautiful creations using food. Families. Registration required.

Carrico/Fort Thomas

Programs for Adults and Teens

Brown Bag Book Club
Noon Monday, March 4
Join the discussion of The Ocean At The End Of The Lane by Neil Gaiman. Bag lunch optional. New members welcome. No need to register.

Script Writing for Teens
3:30 pm Wednesday, March 6
In preparation for the Teen Film Festival, stop by the library and learn how to brainstorm and write a script. Ages 11-18. No need to register.

Homeschool Hub: The Science of Color
1 pm Friday, March 8
This month we will be learning hands on about the science of color and the influence chemistry has on color with the Northern Kentucky University Chemistry department. Ages 11-18. No need to register.

Coffee & Conversation Book Club
2 pm Wednesday, March 13
Join the discussion of Bellevue: Three Centuries of Medicine and America’s Most Storied Hospital by David M. Oshinsky. Ages 18 & up. New members welcome. No need to register.

How To Use Green Screen for Teens
3:30 pm Wednesday, March 13
To prepare for the Teen Film Festival, drop in and learn how to use a green screen! Bring your smart phone or tablet to download free apps that can be used with green screens. Ages 11-18. No need to register.

DIY Celtic Knot Postcards
1:30 & 6 pm Thursday, March 14
Learn how to draw your own Celtic Knots to create your own unique postcard using graphing paper and geometry. We will learn about Celtic Knots and celebrate Irish-American Heritage Month. Ages 18 & up. In order to accommodate as many people as possible, this craft is offered at two different times. Registration required, but please register for only one.

A Novel Idea YA Book Club @ Tower Park Armory
4 pm Thursday, March 14
Join the discussion of Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman. Ages 12-18. New members welcome. No need to register.

Teen Game Night
7-10 pm Friday, March 15
Visit the Library after hours and play board games, card games, video games … any kind of game. Ages 11-18. No need to register.

Video Editing for Teens
3:30 pm Wednesday, March 20
The final program in preparation for the Teen Film Festival, stop by the Library and learn how to edit videos with apps and free programs. Ages 11-18. No need to register.

Six @ Six: The Science of Clean Water
6 pm Thursday, March 21
Clean water is a challenge all over the world—a result of either bacteria or heavy metals. These two problems are vastly different, and so are the solutions to fix them. Science is finding the answers for both. Six@Six is a community lecture series featuring NKU students and faculty talking about their research and creative activity. From sports rivalries to Celtic burial practices, our new season will inform and intrigue you as we bring a little bit of NKU to the community audiences and locations. For tickets please visit: https://nku.eventsair.com/QuickEventWebsitePortal/sixatsix/home

Dungeons & Dragons
6-9 pm Friday, March 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. Ages 11-18. No need to register.

DIY Bird Nesting Ball (Drop-In Program)
4-6 pm Thursday, March 28
Help the birds in your yard make their homes and have a colorful ornament to hang in your garden. Using a grapevine ball, we will add natural products like yarn, string, cloth, and cotton to provide nesting materials for birds. This craft should take about 20 minutes to complete. Ages 18 & up. No need to register; just drop in at any time during the program hours while supplies last to participate.

Programs for Children and Families

Fairy Tale Ball
1 pm Saturday, March 2
Costumes are welcome (but not required) today as we make crafts and play games inspired by some favorite fairy tales. Families. No need to register.

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

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

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

Origami Creations
4 pm Tuesday, March 5
Make your own masterpiece with paper and creativity.  We will be making 3 simple origami creations. Then use our supplies to make it your own. Grades 1-5. No need to register.

Lap Time
9:30 am Wednesdays, March 6, 13, 20 & 27
Newborn-2, especially for pre-walkers. Registration required.

Movers & Shakers
11 am Wednesdays, March 6, 13, 20 & 27
Shake, rattle and read in this musical story time. Ages 3-5. No need to register.

Baby Time
9:30 & 10:30 am Thursdays, March 7, 14, 21 & 28
Newborn-2, especially for walkers. Registration required.

Let Freedom Swing
6 pm Thursday, March 7
Join the Cincinnati Contemporary Jazz Orchestra for a performance and program, open to all ages and does not require any musical knowledge or experience. Let Freedom Swing! programs explore the relationship between jazz and democracy, and create conversations about the parallels between these two great American traditions. The CCJO believes in the power of music to transform lives for the better and seeks to bring the beauty and elegance of Jazz to students and audiences alike. All ages. No need to register.

Baby Seussical
10 am Saturday, March 9
Come get Seussically silly with songs, rhymes and books.  A handprint craft will be included as well as fun Seuss-inspired activities for babies. Newborn-2. Registration required.

Fakemon Creator
4 pm Monday, March 11
Calling all trainers to the library where you will create an original Pokemon and maybe get a surprise. Grades 1-5. No need to register.

Seuss Celebration
1 pm Saturday, March 16
Check your pockets for Wockets and come in to celebrate one of our favorite authors – Dr. Seuss. Families. No need to register.

Think Like a Detective
4 pm Monday, March 18
Find out if you have what it takes to be a detective.  Solve puzzles and uncover a villain. Grades 1-5. No need to register.

Art @ The Armory: Neusole Glassworks
5 pm Monday, March 18 @ Tower Park Armory
Nuesole Glassworks’ Mobile Hotshop will be at Fort Thomas’s Tower Park with a glassblowing demonstration. The artist will the glassblowing process as they work and will answer audience question during and after the demonstration. Enjoy learning about this unique art from artists who love what they do and love sharing it with their community. All ages. No need to register.

Mommy & Baby Yoga
10:30 am Saturday, March 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, March 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. All ages. Registration required.

Duct Tape Crafts
4 pm Monday, March 25
Duct tape is more than just useful to have in a tool box.  Today we explore its creative side with some fun crafts. Grades 1-5. No need to register.

Vacation by Google
1 pm Saturday, March 30
Even if you are staying in town for Spring Break you can enjoy amazing sites with Google Earth. Come see how many landmarks you can find on our worldwide scavenger hunt. Families. No need to register.

Newport

Programs for Adults and Teens

Mardi Gras Masks
6:30-8 pm Monday, March 4
Get in the festive spirit as we decorate masks Mardi Gras style. Feathers, rhinestones, and glitter galore. All supplies provided. 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.

Tween Scene: Lego Club
4 pm Tuesdays, March 5, 12, 19 & 26
Each month we do something different, such as crafts and STEM activities. Ages 8-14. No need to register.

Newport Book Club
7 pm Tuesday, March 5
Join the discussion of Night Road by Kristin Hannah. Ages 18 & up. New members welcome. No need to register.

St. Elizabeth Free Carotid Artery Screenings
9 am-2 pm Tuesday, March 5
The Heart and Vascular Institute of St. Elizabeth Healthcare will offer free stroke and carotid screenings for *qualified men and women age 40 or older. Carotid Artery Screening checks the arteries in the neck where plaque buildup can lead to blockages, which are the No. 1 cause of stroke. Registration is required via St. Elizabeth Scheduling. Please contact 859-301-WELL (9355) to see if you qualify and to schedule an appointment.

Hedgehogs
3-4:30 pm Thursday, March 7
Everyone wants a cute hedgehog, so today you get to make your own awesome paper hedgehog.  All supplies provided. Ages 11-19. No need to register.

Signature Series: Silent Sky and @&A with Lauren Gunderson
7 pm Friday, March 8
Delve into the life of Henrietta Leavitt, a woman who charted the stars and made astronomical discoveries in a time when woman were not supposed to be developing their own scientific theories.  Read by Falcon Takes Flight, the outreach wing of Falcon Theater, “Silent Sky” recounts the true story of Harvard University’s living “computers” and one woman’s challenge striking a balance between love, family, and intellectual ambition. After the reading, discuss the play with playwright, Lauren Gunderson, via video chat. Free tickets required in advance.

Countdown to Baby
3:30 pm Monday, March 11
Talk about your pregnancy and preparing for your new baby with guests from NorthKey. The children’s department will provide a play area and entertainment for your kiddos during the program. Questions? Call Miss Nina at 859-572-5035, ext. 18. Registration required.

Dandelion Painting
6:30 pm Monday, March 11
Making a wish while you blow on a dandelion is an enchanting moment. Take that magical moment and capture it in a painting.  Using simple techniques, we will create a painting so enchanting you’ll want to make a wish. Ages 18 & up. Registration required.

Homeschoolers’ Book Club
10 am Tuesday, March 12
Joint the discussion of The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton. Ages 8-12. New members welcome. No need to register.

STEAM Madness: DIY Saxophones
4-5:30 pm Tuesday, March 12
Handmade instruments are as old as time and evolve with the materials available to creative souls.  With today’s program we will explore aspects of Science, Engineering, and Art as we construct a saxophone. Ages 8-14. Registration required.

Friends Book Sale
9 am-5 pm Thursday-Saturday, March 14-16
9 am-noon Thursday, March 28
The Friends of the Library have a used book sale from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. in the Friends Room on the lower level of the Newport Branch. Cost is 25 cents for paperbacks, 50 cents for hard covers and up to $3 for select titles.  Some books are free! Large selection of items are available. No need to register.

YA for Grown Adults Book Club
7 pm Tuesday, March 19
Join the discussion of Dead to Me by Mary McCoy. Ages 18 & up. New members welcome. No need to register.

Felt Monster Mania
2-4 pm Thursday, March 21
Be the mad scientist that you know that you are and make the monster of your dreams come alive. Design the monster to your specifications and piece by piece sew it together to create your newest little friend. All supplies provided. Ages 11-19. No need to register.

Magazine Strip Art
6:30-8 pm Monday, March 25
Join us as we create unique upcycled art designed from strips of discarded magazines placed on silhouette outlined cutouts with Mod Podge. All supplies provided. Ages 18 & up. Registration required.

Spring Paper Flowers
3:30 pm Thursday, March 28
Spring has sprung but you can’t tell from the flowers. Today that changes! Make your own flowers to keep the Spring alive all season long. Ages 11-19. No need to register.

Programs for Children and Families

Perler Bead Party
11:30 am-1:30 pm Saturday, March 2
Designs are endless when you use Perler beads to create art. With a bit of imagination and free time in the afternoon, we can make unique pieces of art to take home. All ages. No need to register.

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

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

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

Story Tots
10 am Thursdays, March 7, 14, 21 & 28
Ages 3-5. No need to register.

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

Yoga for Young Ones
11 am Saturday, March 9
We will read a story, learn some yoga poses, and practice a mindfulness exercise for kids!
Bring a yoga mat if you would like to, but they are not required. Wear comfortable clothing that you can move around in. Questions? Contact Children’s Librarian Nina Frondorf at nfrondorf@cc-pl.org or 859-572-5035, ext. 18. All ages. No need to register.

Exploration Stations
5-7 pm Thursday, March 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! All ages. No need to register.

Sensory Science Story Time
11:30 am Saturday, March 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 Children’s Librarian, Nina Frondorf: nfrondorf@cc-pl.org OR 859.572.5035 ext. No need to register.

Family Fun Night: Trolls
6:30-8:30 pm Thursday, March 21
Join us for a fun night of games, snacks, and quality time while we watch the ever-popular 2016 movie Trolls! All ages. No need to register.

STEAM Madness: Art Market
2 pm Saturday, March 23
This program allows your child to “shop” for supplies to create an art creation of their own design using special “Library Bucks”. Once they make their “purchases” in our art market, the remaining time will be theirs to use their imaginations and create whatever they can dream up. All ages. No need to register.

Cook Through the Book
2 pm Saturday, March 30
Join us for an afternoon of yummy snacks and books. We will read a book together as a group, and after we read it, we will make a snack based on the story. All ages. No need to register.

Alexandria

Programs for Adults and Teens

Super Smash Bros. Tournament
4-6 pm Friday, March 1
Prove your worth at the first ever Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament at Alexandria! Test your might and see who is the Ultimate Smash player. Will Fox stay at the top? Will newcomers Simon or Richter take the win? There’s only one way to find out… Bring your A-game and we’ll see you here! Ages 13 & up. Registration required.

Dungeons & Dragons
Noon-4 pm Saturday, March 9
Come and join experienced and new players, as we play Dungeons & Dragons 5e. 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. No need to register.

STEAM Madness: Homeschool Egg Drop Challenge
1:30 pm Friday, March 15
Do you think you could build something that would safely catch an egg? What if you only had limited supplies to do it with? Put your creative and engineering skills to the test and find out. Ages 11-19. No need to register.

Alexandria Book Club
4:30 pm Thursday, March 21
Join the discussion of Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman. Ages 18 & up. New members welcome. No need to register.

DIY Cactus Garden for Teens
3:30 pm Friday, March 22
Want a plant that doesn’t require water or sunlight? The perfect accessory to any bookshelf or desk? Stop by and learn how to make your own cactus garden out of rocks. Ages 11-18. No need to register.

DIY Celtic Knot Postcards (Drop-in Program)
5-6:30 pm Friday, March 29
Learn how to draw your own Celtic Knots to create your own unique postcard using graphing paper and geometry. We will learn about Celtic Knots and celebrate Irish-American Heritage Month. Ages 18 & up. No need to register, so just drop by during program hours while supplies last.

Programs for Children and Families

Books & Babies
11:15 am Fridays, March 1, 8, 15 & 22
Newborn-2. Registration required.

Terrific Tuesdays
11:15 am Tuesdays, March 5, 12, 19 & 26
Ages 3-5. Registration required.

Fakemon Creator
4 pm Wednesday, March 6
Calling all trainers to the library where you will create an original Pokemon and maybe get a surprise. Families. Registration required.

Pokemon TCG at Alexandria
4 pm Thursday, March 7
Calling all Trainers! Pokemon Club is back again, but this time with a focus on the Trading Card Game. If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to battle, here’s a great way to start! Bring your cards and make new friends as you learn to battle. Ages 6 & up. No need to register.

Alexandria After School
4:30 pm Wednesdays, March 13 & 27
March 13: Use perler beads to make fun and wacky shapes.
March 27: Spring-themed Bingo.
Grades 1-5. Registration required.

Rock Painting
1 pm Saturday, March 23
Paint your own rocks to keep or hide for others to find. It is up to you we have rocks, paint, and glitter all ready to use. All ages. No need to register.


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  1. Robin Ellis says:

    my query was: NAME OF TYPE OF DOG USED FOR DUTCH ENTERTAINMENT

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