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Events & Programs

Two Weeks of Events

Bridge
Date: Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Time: 12:30 PM
Location: Scheben Branch
Description: Open play! Everyone welcome!
Anime and Manga Club (M/H)
Date: Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Main Library
Description: Join other otakus for movies, snacks, and kawaii crafts.
Holocaust Survivor: Dr. Henry Fenichel
Date: Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Main Library
Description: Boone County Public Library is honored to present Dr. Henry Fenichel at the Main Library on Tuesday, April 28, at 7 p.m. when he speaks about his experience of growing up in the Westerbrook and Bergen-Belsen concentration camps during WWII.
Dr. Fenichel was born in the Netherlands and lived a self-described "happy childhood." Everything changed when the Nazis invaded in 1940. At the age of six, he and his mother were sent to the Westerbork detention camp, which served as a transit camp for over 107,000 Jews before they were deported to extermination camps. Only 5,200 of the people who passed through Westerbork survived.

From there, Dr. Fenichel and his mother were transported to Bergen-Belsen camp in Germany and were later exchanged for German civilians held abroad. He then escaped to Palestine where he witnessed the creation of the state of Isreal and the beginning of the Palestinian/Israeli conflict that continues today. Eventually, he made his way to the United States where he settled down in a suburb of Cincinnati.

Dr. Fenichel, who did not speak openly about his experiences until the early 1990's, is now sharing his life story with hundreds of people in the community each year, including young school children. The opening of the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C, prompted Dr. Fenichel to break his silence on the stories of his past. At time of the museum opening, each community around the country looked for a local survivor to represent their region, and Dr. Fenichel was interviewed and selected by the Cincinnati Enquirer to represent survivors living in Cincinnati.
Piecemakers Quilting Group
Date: Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Time: 1:30 PM
Location: Lents Branch
Description: Join this friendly group for learning the basics or sharing expertise in quilting.

Teen Café (M/H)
Date: Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Time: 3:15 PM
Location: Florence Branch
Description: Gaming! Internet! Snacks & more! Drop in after school!
Spanish Conversation Group
Date: Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Scheben Branch
Description: Are you working on your Spanish skills? This group is for those studying Spanish as well as people passionate about the language. Weekly discussion topics will include current events, culture and language skills. All skills levels are welcome!
Chess Club
Date: Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Florence Branch
Description: Chess players of all ages and levels are invited to play chess at the Florence Branch every Wednesday.
Yoga
Date: Thursday, April 30, 2015
Time: 6:15 PM
Location: Scheben Branch
Description: This class is suitable for all levels! Join Karen Landrum, RYT, for this basic/beginner yoga practice that offers a holistic approach to maintaining a healthy weight with increased flexibility, more stamina & lean muscle! Please bring a yoga mat & small handheld or wrist weights to improve lean muscle tone (weights are optional). $30 fee per month. Call Boone County Parks at 334-2117 to register.
Improv! (M/H)
Date: Thursday, April 30, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Florence Branch
Description: Actors from OTR Improv lead exercises to help you sharpen your acting chops. Registration required.
A Monument of Natural Design: A Restoration of Big Bone Lick
Date: Thursday, April 30, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Main Library
Description: Explore how NKU, Site Check Planning Services and the Boone County Conservation District are collaborating to restore the natural habitat and biodiversity to the Big Bone Lick area. Rehabilitation projects include wetlands, streams and prairies, as well as, the rejuvenation of the historic salt springs. Co-sponsored by the BCPL and Friends of Big Bone.
Longbranch Elementary School Chorus Presents The Great Kapok Tree
Date: Friday, May 01, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Main Library
Description: Come to the exquisite rain forest where majestic animals thrive. The LB Chorus presents musical performances of two much-loved stories written by Jan Brett.
Mah Jongg
Date: Friday, May 01, 2015
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Scheben Branch
Description: Open Play! All skill levels welcome!
Concert at the Library: Dark Moll
Date: Friday, May 01, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Scheben Branch
Description: If you are a fan of the traditional sounds
of Ireland and its Celtic cousins, you
will love the sound of Dark Moll!
Free Comic Book Day (all ages)
Date: Saturday, May 02, 2015
Time: All Day
Location: Boone County Public Library
Description: Happy Free Comic Book Day! Celebrate by picking up a free comic book at any BCPL location, while supplies last. Thank you to our local sponsor, Comic Book World.
In the Loop
Date: Monday, May 04, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Florence Branch
Description: Knit or crochet in relaxed, friendly company. Learn for the first time or pick up some new tricks.
Teen Gaming (M/H)
Date: Monday, May 04, 2015
Time: 3:15 PM
Location: Lents Branch
Description: Gaming and snacks! Drop in when school is in session!
Gentle Yoga
Date: Monday, May 04, 2015
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Main Library
Description: Learn the basic postures and flows. Please bring a yoga mat. $30 fee for the month. Call Boone County Parks to register at 334-2117.
MMA Workout with Jeremy Pender (M/H)
Date: Monday, May 04, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Walton Branch
Description: Learn what it takes to become an MMA fighter and participate in a fighter’s workout. Please wear comfortable clothes.
Microsoft Excel I
Date: Monday, May 04, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Main Library
Description: Explore the basics of MS Excel 2013, including creating a worksheet, working with simple formulas, sorting and filtering, creating a pie chart, and more!
Yoga
Date: Monday, May 04, 2015
Time: 7:10 PM
Location: Main Library
Description: Enjoy a relaxing class that explores Hatha Yoga postures, breathing techniques and meditation. The class will be challenging enough to build and tone muscle as well as increase stamina. You'll leave feeling peaceful and revitalized. Please bring a yoga mat. $30 fee for the month. Call Boone County Parks to register (859) 334 2117.
Bridge
Date: Tuesday, May 05, 2015
Time: 12:30 PM
Location: Scheben Branch
Description: Open play! Everyone welcome!
TAG (H)
Date: Tuesday, May 05, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Main Library
Description: Help us plan programs, recommend books and materials, and earn volunteer hours. Pizza provided! Registration encouraged.
MAC: Middle School Advisory Committee (M)
Date: Tuesday, May 05, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Main Library
Description: Voice your opinion! Recommend books, help us plan programs, and see your ideas come to life. Pizza provided. Registration encouraged.
April Showers Bring May Flowers (all ages)
Date: Tuesday, May 05, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Chapin Memorial Library
Description: Decorate a terra cotta pot and plant a flower! Registration required.
Make Your Own Herb Container Garden
Date: Tuesday, May 05, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Florence Branch
Description: Judy Biedenharn of Dixie View Nursery will share her knowledge of herbs and herb gardening. Choose your own herbs from a large selection, and make your own herb garden! All materials provided; $10 per person. Please register.
County Wide Conversation
Date: Tuesday, May 05, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Main Library
Description: We need you to talk to us about the Library! As part of our planning process we will hold a series of meetings to ask you to think big and use your imagination, consider new services and potentially new roles for the Library. These conversations are designed to generate ideas and solicit input from the community we serve.
Writer's Group
Date: Tuesday, May 05, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Main Library
Description: Join other local writing enthusiasts every other Tuesday night. Share your work, get feedback, encouragement, and perhaps even inspiration to write your masterpiece.
Help for First-time Homebuyers
Date: Tuesday, May 05, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Scheben Branch
Description: Buying a home can intimidating, especially if you have never done it before. A panel of real estate professionals, including a real estate agent, home inspector, and a real estate lawyer, will guide you through the process of finding and buying your dream home.
Piecemakers Quilting Group
Date: Wednesday, May 06, 2015
Time: 1:30 PM
Location: Lents Branch
Description: Join this friendly group for learning the basics or sharing expertise in quilting.

Homeschool Sampler (Gr.1-5)
Date: Wednesday, May 06, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Main Library
Description: Show What You Know! Bring your best work to show off for the group, whether it be a science project, piece of art, book report, short story, recitation, you name it! This is your time to shine. Registration encouraged.
Homeschool Hangout (M/H)
Date: Wednesday, May 06, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Main Library
Description: Show What You Know! Bring your best work to show off for the group, whether it be a science project, piece of art, book report, short story, recitation, you name it! This is your time to shine. Registration encouraged.
Teen Café (M/H)
Date: Wednesday, May 06, 2015
Time: 3:15 PM
Location: Florence Branch
Description: Gaming! Internet! Snacks & more! Drop in after school!
Movie Lovers Book Club (M/H)
Date: Wednesday, May 06, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Scheben Branch
Description: Read the book? Seen the movie? Discuss this month's selection, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series. Snacks provided. Registration encouraged.
Musikgarten
Date: Wednesday, May 06, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Scheben Branch
Description: Elizabeth Hickerson will have the family singing, dancing, and playing. Registration required.
Spanish Conversation Group
Date: Wednesday, May 06, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Scheben Branch
Description: Are you working on your Spanish skills? This group is for those studying Spanish as well as people passionate about the language. Weekly discussion topics will include current events, culture and language skills. All skills levels are welcome!
Chess Club
Date: Wednesday, May 06, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Florence Branch
Description: Chess players of all ages and levels are invited to play chess at the Florence Branch every Wednesday.
Bridge
Date: Thursday, May 07, 2015
Time: 12:30 PM
Location: Scheben Branch
Description: Open play! Everyone welcome!
Computer & Internet Basics
Date: Thursday, May 07, 2015
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Florence Branch
Description: This 4-week class starts on the first Thursday of each month and covers all the basics of how to use a computer and surf the Internet. Learn about the parts of a computer system, how to get online and get to websites, how to use search engines and perform keyword searching, and how to set up and use an email account. Pease register.
Antebellium HOA Annual Meeting
Date: Thursday, May 07, 2015
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Scheben Branch
Description: HOA Annual meeting
Yoga
Date: Thursday, May 07, 2015
Time: 6:15 PM
Location: Scheben Branch
Description: This class is suitable for all levels! Join Karen Landrum, RYT, for this basic/beginner yoga practice that offers a holistic approach to maintaining a healthy weight with increased flexibility, more stamina & lean muscle! Please bring a yoga mat & small handheld or wrist weights to improve lean muscle tone (weights are optional). $30 fee per month. Call Boone County Parks at 334-2117 to register.
Cincinnati Museum Center Presents "Potions and Strange Notions" (grades 3-5)
Date: Thursday, May 07, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Lents Branch
Description: Explore old-fashioned remedies for illnesses and use mortars and pestles to create your own herbal pill. Registration required.
Middle School Writers Group (M)
Date: Thursday, May 07, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Main Library
Description: All writers are welcome on the first Thursday of every month to share their work. No experience required!
Underground Railroad Tour of Boone County
Date: Friday, May 08, 2015
Time: 9:30 AM
Location: Main Library
Description: Back by popular demand, discover the players and places in Boone County's elusive Underground Railroad history. $40 payment required to secure registration. Cash or check only, please.
Mah Jongg
Date: Friday, May 08, 2015
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Scheben Branch
Description: Open Play! All skill levels welcome!
Open Mic Night
Date: Friday, May 08, 2015
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Scheben Branch
Description: Whether it's poetry, prose, or an original song, if you wrote it, share it! Don't want to share? Come sip on a hot beverage and enjoy listening to original work. The winner of the Poetry Contest will be announced. Registration encouraged.
Concert at the Library: Red Cedars
Date: Friday, May 08, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Main Library
Description: This folksy trio plays heartfelt and
memorable old time tunes.
Summer Activities Kick-off
Date: Saturday, May 09, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Main Library
Description: FREE fun for the entire family! Community organizations will be on hand to tell you what they have to offer this summer. Enjoy games, balloon animals, bounce houses, golf-swing training, health and vision screenings, raffles, giveaways, and more! Lunch is on us too ? stick around for free hot dogs, popcorn, and drinks. The Boone County Farmers Market and the brand new Extension Enrichment Center will also be open for you to tour.
Baby Time (birth-18 months)
Date: Saturday, May 09, 2015
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Main Library
Description: On-the-floor, interactive fun that encourages a love of books and builds pre-reading skills through books, finger plays, songs and playtime at Babies "R" Us: 4999 Houston Rd., Florence, KY 41042.
Pages and Paws (Grades K-5)
Date: Sunday, May 10, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Main Library
Description: Read to one of the library's therapy dogs. Call the Main Library to sign up for your 15-minute time slot.
In the Loop
Date: Monday, May 11, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Florence Branch
Description: Knit or crochet in relaxed, friendly company. Learn for the first time or pick up some new tricks.
Coffee with the DIrector
Date: Monday, May 11, 2015
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Florence Branch
Description: Have questions about your library? You’re invited to stop in for a free cup of coffee with library director Carrie Herrmann. Chat with her and share your thoughts, comments and suggestions. Can’t make it this month? Try next month! Coffee with the Director will rotate from branch to branch each month.
Teen Gaming (M/H)
Date: Monday, May 11, 2015
Time: 3:15 PM
Location: Lents Branch
Description: Gaming and snacks! Drop in when school is in session!
Gentle Yoga
Date: Monday, May 11, 2015
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Main Library
Description: Learn the basic postures and flows. Please bring a yoga mat. $30 fee for the month. Call Boone County Parks to register at 334-2117.
Microsoft Excel II
Date: Monday, May 11, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Main Library
Description: Learn how to use more of Excel’s functions by creating a budget, a checkbook register, and a chart. Find out other helpful options with this powerful program. Prerequisite for this class is MS Excel Basics or a working knowledge of MS Excel.
Author Visit: Kate Hattemer
Date: Monday, May 11, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Main Library
Description: Come meet Kate and join her as she discusses her career as a writer and answers questions from the audience. Registration is encouraged.
Baby Time
Date: Monday, May 11, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Scheben Branch
Description: Stimulate your baby’s development and build literacy skills through interactive stories, songs, and music. Birth to 18 months
Yoga
Date: Monday, May 11, 2015
Time: 7:10 PM
Location: Main Library
Description: Enjoy a relaxing class that explores Hatha Yoga postures, breathing techniques and meditation. The class will be challenging enough to build and tone muscle as well as increase stamina. You'll leave feeling peaceful and revitalized. Please bring a yoga mat. $30 fee for the month. Call Boone County Parks to register (859) 334 2117.