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Campbell County Public Library offers activities for adults and children at all branches in May

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.

NOTE: The Cold Spring, Carrico/Fort Thomas and Newport branches will open at noon and the Alexandria branch will open at 1 pm on Friday, May 10.
The Library will be closed Sunday, May 25 and Memorial Day, Monday, May 27.
Children’s Story Times will resume in June at all three branches.

Cold Spring
Programs for Adults and Teens

Minecraft Club
5-7 pm Monday, May 13
Create new worlds on our server or join in an adventure map. Win prizes and play with local kids. Ages 8-14. Register to save a spot on the library laptops or bring your own.

Cold Spring Book Club
10 am Tuesday, May 14
Join the discussion of Josie Underwood’s Civil War Diary by Josie Underwood. Ages 18 & up. New members welcome. No need to register.

City Barbeque Food for Thought Series
6:30-8:45 pm Tuesday, May 14
Dr. Eric Jackson from the NKU History and Geography Department discusses how the Underground Railroad was the first multiracial, multi-class, multi-ethnic human rights movement in the United States. He will demonstrate this claim from a local and regional perspective. Ages 16 & up. Registration required.

Cup of Crime Book Club
7 pm Wednesday, May 15
Join the discussion of Submerged: Ryan Widmer, His Drowned Bride and the Justice System by Janice Hisle. Ages 18 & up. New members welcome. No need to register.

Teen Anime Club
7-8:45 pm Monday, May 20
Come hang out and talk about anime and manga. We’ll also be showing the first few episodes of an anime. Ages 11-19. No need to register.

Real Men Read Book Club
7-9 pm Thursday, May 23
Join the discussion of I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara. Women & men and new members welcome. Ages 18 & up. No need to register.

We Love the ‘80s Movie Night & Trivia
6-10 pm Friday, May 24
Celebrate the ‘80s with the movie Big Trouble in Little China (PG-13). A trivia contest about the movie will follow in which teams can compete for a prize. Ages 13 & up. Registration required.

Programs for Children and Families

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

Carrico/Fort Thomas
Programs for Adults and Teens

After School Hangout
3:30-5 pm Wednesday, May 15
Stressful day at school? We can help with that! Stop by the library to enjoy snacks, board games, and video games. Ages 11-19. No need to register.

Board of Trustees Meeting
5:30-7 pm Wednesday, May 15
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. No need to register.

Floral Arrangement
2-4 pm Thursday, May 16
Join Jason Vaughn from the Campbell County Cooperative Extension Office to learn about flower arrangement. Attendees will get to work with real flowers and make their own arrangement to take home in the class. Ages 18 & up. Registration required.

Melted Crayon Stain Glass Art (Drop-In)
4-6 pm Friday, May 17
Come in and create a melted masterpiece using a little heat, crayon shavings, and wax paper. This craft should take about 30 minutes to complete. Ages 18 & up. No need to register. Just drop in at any time during the program hours while supplies last.

Teen Game Night
7-10 pm Friday, May 17
Visit the library after hours and play board games, card games, video games .. .any kind of game. Ages 11-19. No need to register.

Art @ The Armory: Watercolor Bookmarks
3:30-5:30 pm Monday, May 20
Adds some flair to reading by making a unique watercolor bookmark! For teens & adults. No need to register; just drop the Armory (950 S. Fort Thomas Ave., Fort Thomas) during program hours.

Snip and Clip Art
3:30-5 pm Wednesday, May 22
We’ll be using pain sample chips to create our own works of art. Ages 11-19. No need to register.

DIY Flower Crowns
3:30-5 pm Wednesday, May 29
Prepare for summer and design your own flower crown. Ages 11-19. No need to register.

Programs for Adults and Teens

Friends Book Sale
9 am-noon Thursday, May 23
The Friends of the Library have a used book sale 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. All ages. No need to register.

Conveyer Belt Cinema
3-4:30 pm Friday, May 9
In a matter of minutes turn the awesome picture that you drew into a multimedia sensation as we connect it to a homemade conveyor belt to creating a moving. Teens & Adults. No need to register.

Coffee Painting
6:30-8 pm Monday, May 13
Do you love coffee? Like REALLY LOVE coffee? When you first smell it in the morning do you perk up and are overtaken with a sense of warmth and comfort? Do you drink six cups a day? Or maybe….coffee isn’t your thing? In this program we will be using coffee as a watercolor and unleash our imaginations to create monochromatic works of art. Did we mention that there will also be coffee? Ages 18 & up. Registration required.

Homeschoolers’ Book Club
10 am Tuesday, May 14
Join the discussion of The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick. Ages 8-12. New members welcome. No need to register.

Teen Button Making
3-4:30 pm Thursday, May 16
Show off your favorite fandom, your favorite band or just your love of glitter and unicorns by making one of a kind buttons. Ages 11-19. No need to register.

PINK: Paranormal Investigators of Northern Kentucky
6-8 pm Monday, May 20
Be prepared for an exciting night. The evening starts with PINK explaining their work and showing the tools they use in investigations. Next they will present cases and evidence they have found. Ending the will be a Question and Answers session. Ages 18 & up. Registration required.

YA for Grown Adults Book Club
7 pm Tuesday, May 21
Join the discussion of Hellhole by Gina Damico. Ages 18 & up. New members welcome. No need to register.

Programs for Adults and Teens

Alexandria Book Club
4:30-6:30 Thursday, May 16
Join the discussion of The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi. Ages 18 & up. New members welcome. No need to register.

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