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Campbell County Public Library offers activities for adults and 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.

Cold Spring

Programs for Adults and Teens

Dungeons & Dragons
6-10 pm Friday, Aug. 2
New and experienced players alike welcome to play Dungeons & Dragons 5e. We will have pre-generated characters or, if you would like to make your own, will make characters and level up from 6 to about 7. Interested in DMing? Contact Clara at cgerner@cc-pl.org or Tori at tstory@cc-pl.org. Ages 13 & up. Registration required.

Teen Hangout
5-7 pm Mondays, Aug. 5, 19 & 26
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, Aug. 5
Join the discussion of Fullmetal Alchemist vol 1 by Hiromu Arakawa. Ages 13 & up. New members welcome. No need to register.

Minecraft Club
5-7 pm Monday, Aug. 12
Play the game, create new worlds on our server or join in 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 8-14. Registration required.

Magic: The Gathering Commander Deck Challenge
6-8:45 pm Thursday, Aug. 15
Bring your favorite Magic: The Gathering commander deck and face off against other Magic players to see whose deck will reign supreme. Win prizes and spend your evening showing everyone that your deck is the best one out there. Ages 13 & up. Registration required.

Teen Anime Club
7-8:45 pm Monday, Aug. 19
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.

Cold Spring Book Club
10 am Tuesday, Aug. 20
Join the discussion of All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot. Ages 18 & up. New members welcome. No need to register.
Hoxworth Mobile Unit
12:30-6:30 pm Wednesday, Aug. 21
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

Cup of Crime Book Club
7 pm Wednesday, Aug. 21
Join the discussion of If I Run by Terri Blackstock. Ages 18 & up. New members welcome. No need to register.

Real Men Read Book Club
7 pm Thursday, Aug. 22
Join the discussion of A Voyage Long and Strange by Tony Horwitz. Women & men welcome. Ages 18 & up. New members welcome. No need to register.

After Hours Game Night
7-10 pm Friday, Aug. 23
Bring a favorite from home (T for Teen or lower, please) or come play from the library’s stock. Snacks, pizza and drinks provided. Ages 11 & up. Registration required.

Ben Levin: Blues Pianist
6 pm Sunday, Aug. 25
Enjoy music by Ben Levin, a 19-year-old blues pianist/vocalist from Cincinnati. All ages. Registration required.

Paper Crafts
7-8:45 pm Monday, Aug. 26
Origami, paper stars, paper models, and whatever else you can think of to make with paper! Come experiment and create and see what you and everyone else makes! All supplies provided. Ages 11-19. No need to register.

Programs for Families & Children

Family Board & Card Game Day
1-5 pm Sunday, Aug. 18
Choose from more than 200 board and card games at the library or bring a favorite from home. All ages. No need to register.

Carrico/Fort Thomas

Programs for Adults and Teens

Silk Painting
1-3 & 6-8 pm Thursday, Aug. 1
Learn the joy of silk painting, plus learn some basic skills and create your own designs on silk boards. Ages 18 & up. To accommodate as many people as possible, this craft is offered at two different times. Please register for only one event.

Brown Bag Book Club
Noon Monday, Aug. 5
Join the discussion of Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover. Bag lunch optional. Ages 18 & up. New members welcome. No need to register.

St. Elizabeth Mobile Mammography Screening
4-4:30 pm Monday, Aug. 5
The St. Elizabeth Mobile Mammography will offer screenings. Covered by Medicare, Medicaid and most insurance companies under the following guidelines: Ages 35-40, baseline screening; over 40, an annual screening. Financial Assistance available to those that qualify. To schedule an appointment, call 859-655-7400.

Slime Suncatchers
3:30-5 pm Wednesday, Aug. 7
Create and play with slime and use it to make a suncatcher. Ages 11-19. Registration required.

Coffee & Conversation Book Club
2 pm Wednesday, Aug. 14
Join the discussion of Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan. Ages 18 & up. New members welcome. No need to register.

After School Hangout
3:30-5 pm Wednesday, Aug. 14
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.

Exploring Local History: Lunken Airport
6:30-8:30 pm Thursday, Aug. 15
Join Don Frey, a local pilot for over 60 years, as he discusses the history of Lunken Airport in celebration of National Aviation Day (Aug. 19). All ages. No need to register, though you may register to get an email reminder.

Dungeons & Dragons
5-8 pm Saturday, Aug. 17
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. Please note this program is held on a Saturday after library hours. Ages 11-19. No need to register.

Walk & Talk
6:30 pm Monday, Aug. 19
Join us as we walk in the park, talk about books, and then gather to discuss our monthly theme.  Each month you can select any book to fit the assigned theme, or ask your librarian for suggestions. We will meet in front of the Armory in Tower Park at 6:30 pm to walk in the park or in the Armory gym depending on the weather. Ages 18 & up. No need to register.

Windowsill Garden
3:30-5 pm Wednesday, Aug. 21
Decorate tins and trays to hold plants on your windowsill. We’ll also plant seeds into our tins and trays to take home. Ages 11-19. No need to register.

What Is Virtual Reality?
1:30-3 pm Thursday, Aug. 22
Have you heard the term VR or Virtual Reality being used and wondered what that is about? Join us as we check out this new technology and try it our for yourself. You could experience the Apollo 11 Moon Landing or visit interesting places all over the world. Registration required.

Barre3 Exercise with Jessica
6 pm Thursdays, Aug. 22 & 29 and Sept. 5
Have you heard of the Barre3 exercise workout? Barre3 is a full body balanced workout, combining strength conditioning, cardio, and mindfulness. Class conducted by Jessica Donelan. Ages 18 & up. Registration required.


Programs for Adults and Teens

Spotlight Series: Janice Hisle
7 pm Thursday, Aug. 1
Janice Hisle discusses her book Submerged: Ryan Widmer, His Drowned Bride and the Justice System. Ages 18 & up. Registration required.

Newport Book Club
7 pm Tuesday, Aug. 6
Join the discussion of The Wonder by Emma Donoghue. Ages 18 & up. New members welcome. No need to register.

Secret Decoders
3-4:30 pm Thursday, Aug. 8
Easily build your own secret code and send hidden messages to your friends. Ages 11-19. No need to register.

6:30-8:30 pm Monday, Aug. 12
Have questions about your DSLR camera, lenses, flash units, tripods, image editing programs like Photoshop and Lightroom?  Bring your manuals and equipment and sit down with members of TriState Photographic society and talk photography. Discuss Macro, Telephoto, Landscape and Portraits. At 7:30, a digital program will be presented on Composition – Rule of Thirds, selective focus, leading lines, cropping, and much more. Ages 18 & up. No need to register.

Homeschoolers’ Book Club
10 am Tuesday, Aug. 13
Join the discussion of Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly. Ages 8-14. New members welcome. No need to register.

Learn to Train for a New Career with brighten Center’s Center for Employment Training
3:30-5 & 6:30-8 pm Wednesday, Aug. 14
Learn about CET’s offerings of GED classes and self-paced, debt-free job training for adults of all ages through its three accelerated Certificate Programs.  In as little as 6-12 months, you can begin a new career in Medical Assisting, Health Technology Administration or Business & Computer Technologies. Drop in to visit and talk with Admissions and Financial Aid folks from CET at any time during one of these two events and learn more about Brighton Center’s wrap-around support services for you and your family. No need to register.

Cardboard Embroidery
3-4:30 pm Thursday, Aug. 15
By using pipe cleaners as our thread, we will embroider cardboard to create easy and fun designs to take home. Ages 11-19. No need to register.

Spotlight Series: David Wecker’s Time at the Post
7 pm Thursday, Aug. 15
For the better part of two decades, David Wecker wrote a column three times a week for The Kentucky Post and The Cincinnati Post about people, their struggles and their triumphs.  He liked to write about unsung heroes and people who gave more than they got.  Ages 18 & up. Registration required.

Blackout Poetry
6:30-8 pm Monday, Aug. 19
By taking a page out of an old book we will use a sharpie to cover everything but the words we want to use for our poem. Every page will have a very different poem because of how the pages are written, so it is entirely up to your imagination. Ages 18 & up. Registration required.

YA for Grown Adults Book Club
7 pm Tuesday, Aug. 20
Join the discussion of Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell. Ages 18 & up. New members welcome. No need to register.

Board of Trustees Meeting
5:30 pm Wednesday, Aug. 21
The Campbell County Public Library’s Board of Trustees 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.

Friends Book Sale
9 am-noon Thursday, Aug. 22
The Friends of the Library host a book sale from 9 a.m. to noon on the fourth Thursday of the month from January through October. 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.

Spotlight Series: Presidential Visit to Kentucky with Wayne Onkst
7 pm Thursday, Aug. 22
Presidents have visited Kentucky about 120 times since 1819 arriving by horseback, carriage, train, steamboat, bus, and airplane.  Focusing on presidential visits to Northern Kentucky, learn the history and hear the stories about why the president visited, who he met, and what he did in the Bluegrass state. Wayne Onkst is a former Kentucky State Librarian and author of Presidential Visits to Kentucky 1819-2017. Ages 18 & up. Registration required.

Relatives Raising Relatives Support Group
Noon & 5:30 pm Friday, Aug. 23
Relatives Raising Relatives are grandparents, aunts, uncles, adult siblings, etc., who have assumed the responsibility for raising children.This monthly group provides the time and space to discuss your experiences and offers a network of support to those in our area who are raising relatives.This groups meets at two times on one Friday of each month. Feel free to attend one or both meeting times. Please contact Chantelle at 859-572-5035, ext. 9, or at cphillips@cc-pl.org with any dietary restrictions or questions.

Fly Fishing
10:30 am-4:30 pm Saturday, Aug. 24
Learn all about what fly fishing is and what it isn’t. Ages 10-17 (with an adult) and 18 & up. Registration required.

3-4:30 pm Thursday, Aug. 29
Do you love slime?  Well, we do!  We will be making some colorful slime. It all starts with glue… and with a few other ingredients you will have your own slime to play with. Ages 11-19. No need to register.

Spotlight Series: Perspectives on the Opioid Crisis
7 pm Thursday, Aug. 29
As Kentucky faces a continuing opioid crisis join us in a discussion featuring panelists with varying relationships to the epidemic. Panelists:Terry DeMio, lead reporter and writer on the Pulitzer Prize-winning article Seven Days of Heroin. She has covered the opioid crisis extensively for the Cincinnati Enquirer; Kelly Pompilio, Police Social Worker (PSW) for the Alexandria Police Department; Shawn A Ryan,  President and Chief Medical Officer of BrightView. Ages 18 & up. Registration required


Programs for Adults and Teens

Alexandria Book Club
4:30 pm Thursday, Aug. 15
Join the discussion of Meddling Kids: A Novel by Edgar Cantero. Ages 18 & up. New members welcome. No need to register.

Alexandria Homeschool Fun: Shrinky Dink Pins
2 pm Friday, Aug. 16
Create colorful pins to decorate your favorite jacket, bag, or anything else you can stick a pin on! All supplies will be provided. Ages 11-19. Registration required.

Slime Art for Teens
3:30 pm Friday, Aug. 16
We’ll be creating and playing with slime and using it to make a sun-catcher. Ages 11-19. No need to register.

Classic Game Night
5-7 pm Friday, Aug. 23
Join us as we play classic board games and video games! We will a have selection of board  and card games, as well as our SNES (Super Nintendo) and PS (PlayStation) Classic systems set up to play on. Ages 18 & up. No need to register, though you may register to receive an email reminder.

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