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Boone County Public Library - May Events

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Boone County Public Library has a ton of events in May for the entire family. 

Here is a – “Calendar of Events” below.

Adult Programs In the Loop
Mondays, 10 a.m.
Florence Branch, 7425 US 42, Florence, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Knit or crochet in relaxed, friendly company. Learn for the first time or pick up some new tricks.

Gentle Yoga
Mondays, 6 p.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
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.

Yoga
Mondays, 7:10 p.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Relax and explore Hatha yoga postures. Bring a yoga mat. $30 fee for the month. Call Boone County Parks to register at 334-2117.

Bridge
Tuesday and Thursday, Noon-3 p.m.
Scheben Branch, 8899 US 42, Union 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Open play – Everyone welcome!

Piecemakers Quilting Group
Wednesdays, 1:30 p.m.
Scheben Branch, 8899 US 42, Union 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Join this friendly group to learn the basics or share expertise in quilting.

Spanish Conversation Group
Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m.
Scheben Branch, 8899 US 42, Union 859-342-BOOK (2665)
For people studying Spanish as well as those passionate about the language. All skill levels are welcome! Presented in partnership with Gateway Community College.

Rummikub
Thursdays, 5 p.m. and Sundays, 1 p.m.
Florence Branch, 7425 US 42, Florence, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Do you like to play Rummikub? Do you want to learn how? Rummikub (pronounced Rummy-cube) is a
cross between rummy and mahjong.

Yoga
Thursdays, 6:15 p.m.
Scheben Branch, 8899 US 42, Union 859-342-BOOK (2665)
This class is suitable for all levels! Please bring a yoga mat & small handheld or wrist weights (optional). $30 fee per month. Call Boone County Parks to register at 334-2117.

Mahjong
Fridays, 1 p.m.
Scheben Branch, 8899 US 42, Union 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Open play - All skill levels welcome!
 
Set a Guinness World Record!
May 1 to June 11
All Boone County Public Library locations
The Daughters of the American Revolution is officially attempting to set a world record by collecting the lost letters to military personnel! YOU can participate in this by bringing your letter in a self-addressed, unsealed envelope with postage to any BCPL location before June 11. One letter per person can be submitted. It can be addressed to an active service member that you personally know, or choose an address from the list at the
DAR drop-off table. Complete details will be posted on the table at each library location.
 
Microsoft Excel I
Monday, May 2, 6:30 p.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Explore the basics of MS Excel 2013, including creating a worksheet, working with simple formulas, sorting and filtering, creating a pie chart, and more!
 
Mystery and MAYhem: Baking Mysteries: Secrets Revealed
Monday, May 2, 7 p.m.
Walton Branch, 21 S. Main Street, Walton, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Two people follow the same recipe, but the results are different. The clue is in the ingredients! Diane Mason of the Boone County Cooperative Extension Service will help us solve the mystery. Please register.
 
Positive Parenting
Mondays, May 2, 9, 16 & 23, 7 p.m.
Scheben Branch, 8899 US 42, Union 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Discover how positive parenting can impact your relationship with your children in this four-part series. Please register for each class.
Co-sponsored by the DCCH Center for Families & Children, the Family Nurturing Center, and Boone County Public Library.

  • May 2: Positive Parenting: How to Get Your Kids to Listen - The Family Nurturing Center will share how to effectively communicate with your kids.
  • May 9: Positive Parenting: Getting a Handle on Power Struggles – The Family Nurturing Center will show how to effectively de-escalate disagreements to create a calmer home.
  • May 16: Positive Parenting: What Your Child’s Behavior is Telling You – The DCCH Center will explain how your child’s behaviors may be clues pointing to underlying issues.
  • May 23: Positive Parenting: Tim’s Toolbox for Discipline – The DCCH Center will demonstrate how to effectively use discipline to get the behavior results you need for a happy home.

Sewing 101
Tuesday, May 3, 10 & 24, 10 a.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Do you have a sewing machine but don’t know how to use it? In this 3-week class you will learn the face of your machine and the long and short of different stitches. Learn how to fill bobbins and thread your machine. Start sewing simple seams and finish with a pillowcase. Materials fee: $20 This is a progressive class, so you must attend the first class. Please register.
 
Mystery and MAYhem: Chili Tasting and the History of Cincinnati Chili
Tuesday, May 3, 6 p.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Who really makes the best chili in Cincinnati? Sample a variety of chilies and cast your vote! The Cincinnati Museum Center will talk about the history of Cincinnati-style chili and share stories about the American immigrants who developed the recipes we all enjoy today. Door prizes! Tasting is from 6-6:30 p.m., speaker starts at 6:30 p.m. Please register.

Writer’s Group
Tuesdays, May 3, 17 & 31, 7 p.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Join other local writing enthusiasts every other Tuesday night. Share your work, get feedback, encouragement, and perhaps even inspiration to write your masterpiece.

Community Stops in Hebron
Wednesday, May 4, 5-7 p.m.
Remke Parking Lot, 1952 North Bend Road, Hebron, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Pick up your hold request and check out books from our mini library on wheels. Please bring your library card.

German Language II Classes
Wednesdays, May 4, 11, 18, 25 and June 1, 6:30-8 p.m.
Scheben Branch, 8899 US 42, Union 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Klaus Seidlitz continues this series of German conversation and grammar beyond the basics. Attendance in previous German language classes or elementary knowledge of the language is needed. The class consists of one session per week for six consecutive weeks. Registration required (first class was April 27).
 
Computer & Internet Basics
Thursdays, May 5, 12 & 19, 1 p.m.
Florence Branch, 7425 US 42, Florence, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
This class begins 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. Please register.
 
Best of the Best Book Group
Thursday, May 5, 3 p.m.
Florence Branch, 7425 US 42, Florence, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Discuss Chocolat by Joanne Harris.
 
Concert @ the Library: Cold Smoke
Friday, May 6, 7 p.m.
Scheben Branch, 8899 US 42, Union 859-342-BOOK (2665)
These seasoned pros play a great mix of R&B, blues, rock and dance music. They have an extremely tight, dynamic rhythm section and a solid horn section, topped off by excellent singers and have played with some of the finest groups in the area, including The Juke Daddys, The Avenues and Amazing Grace.

Free Comic Book Day (all ages)
Saturday, May 7, all day
All Boone County Public Library locations
Celebrate Free Comic Book Day by picking up a free comic book at any BCPL location, while supplies last.
 
Art for All!
Monday, May 9, 12:30 or 6 p.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Paint Curiosity under the guidance of a professional artist. At the end of the class, you’ll walk away with a masterpiece! Open to all adults. $20 materials fee. Please register.
 
Microsoft Excel II
Monday, May 9, 6:30 p.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
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.

Chapter and Verse Book Group
Tuesday, May 10, 7 p.m.
Scheben Branch, 8899 US 42, Union 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Discuss I am the Messenger by Markus Zusack.
 
Mystery & MAYhem: Tea & Scones
Tuesday, May 10, 7 p.m.
Florence Branch, 7425 US 42, Florence, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Celebrate your favorite foodie mystery authors with tea and scones! The Library’s own Dee Lanning will share authors’ recipes, discuss their books, and demonstrate her own scone recipe. Please register.

Thrillers and Chillers
Thursday, May 12, 10 a.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Discuss The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
by Annie Barrows and Mary Ann Shaffer.
 
2016 Boone County Historic Preservation Awards
Thursday, May 12, 6:30 p.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Please join the Boone County Historic Preservation Review Board as we celebrate and recognize the best historic projects in Boone County during 2015. Reception starts at 6:30 p.m. with a Rabbit Hash Restoration Project update at 7 p.m..
 
Concert @ the Library: Queen City Bronze
Friday, May 13, 7 p.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
This handbell ensemble has presented concerts throughout the tri-state area including performances with the Cincinnati Pops, Blue Ash Symphony, and the Cincinnati Men’s Chorus.
Their concerts offer an eclectic mix of musical styles representing jazz, folk, classical, spiritual, and original compositions.
 
Real Men Read
Wednesday, May 18, 10:30 a.m.
Scheben Branch, 8899 US 42, Union 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Discuss the latest book you’ve read.
 
Community Stops in Hebron

Thursday, May 19, 10 a.m. - noon
Lakeside Christian Church, 1980 North Bend Road, Hebron, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Pick up your hold request and check out books from our mini library on wheels. Please bring your library card with you.
 
Book Chatter
Thursday, May 19, 9:30 a.m.
Walton Branch, 21 S. Main Street, Walton, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Choose your own culinary mystery.
 
Chick Picks
Thursday, May 19, 10 a.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Discuss The American Heiress by Daisy Goodwin.
 
The Boone Conservancy
Thursday, May 19, 7 p.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Mary Unterreiner, Executive Director of Boone Conservancy, shares how her organization preserves the recreational, natural, scenic, historical and cultural resources of the county.
There will be a short business meeting before the program. Sponsored by Boone County Historical Society.
 
Genealogy Workshop
Saturday, May 21, 1 p.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Members of the Boone County Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution and Simon Kenton Chapter National Society Sons of the American Revolution will be present to help you with your genealogy. Stop in for general information, to get started, or to get past your brick wall.
 
Carnival of Cultures
Saturday, May 21, 2-4 p.m.
Florence Branch, 7425 US 42, Florence, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Bring the family and enjoy music, snacks, face painting, crafts and a petting zoo!
 
Comfort Quilts for Kids
Monday, May 23, 10 a.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
This group sews small quilts to comfort children during their stay at Ronald McDonald House. Come help us quilt! Everyone is welcome.
 
Art for All!
Monday, May 23, 12:30 p.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Paint, He loves me, he loves me not, under the guidance of a professional artist. At the end of the class, you’ll walk away with a masterpiece! Open to all adults. $20 materials fee. Please register.
 
Monday 4 Mystery
Monday, May 23, 7 p.m.
Florence Branch, 7425 US 42, Florence, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Discuss Wicked Appetite by Janet Evanovich.
 
Folded Book Art
Tuesday, May 24, 6 p.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Learn how to fold a design inside a recycled book.
 
Discover Earth: Edible Landscaping
Tuesday, May 24, 6:30 p.m.
Florence Branch, 7425 US 42, Florence, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Learn about fruits and vegetables you can plant around your house or in containers. Add curb appeal and have your own produce at the same time! Pick up some free vegetable seeds! Please register.
 
Discover Earth: Hydroponics 101
Thursday, May 26, 7 p.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Heard of hydroponics and wondered what all the hype is about? Rose Sinning from Worm’s Way in Erlanger will be teaching us how growing plants in water has never been easier! Please register.
 
Mystery & MAYhem: Eating Better on a Budget
Tuesday, May 31, 6:30 p.m.
Scheben Branch, 8899 US 42, Union 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Learn how to stretch your food budget while eating well! Along with a tasty sample of a healthy recipe, participants will receive wholesome recipes, helpful tips on saving at the grocery store, and a free kitchen tool to take home. Please register.
 
Teen and Children Programs 
Teen Café (Middle/High School)

Wednesdays Scheben Branch, 8899 US 42, Union 859-342-BOOK (2665), 3:15-4:45 p.m.

Florence Branch, 7425 US 42, Florence, 859-342-BOOK (2665), 3:15-4:45 p.m.

Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665), 3:30-5 p.m.

Walton Branch, 21 S. Main Street, Walton, 859-342-BOOK (2665), 4-5:45 p.m.

Drop in for gaming, snacks & more!
 
Young Boone County (High School)
Tuesday, May 3, 6:30-8 p.m.
Scheben Branch, 8899 US 42, Union 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Hang out with other teens and help plan events that give back to your community.
 
Read with a Teen (grades 1-3)
Tuesday, May 3 & 17, 6 p.m.
Scheben Branch, 8899 US 42, Union 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Partner with a teen to enhance your reading skills. Call the Scheben Branch to reserve your 30-minute time slot. Registration encouraged.
 
Homeschool Sampler (grades 1-5)
Wednesday, May 4, 2 p.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
School Year Finale and Curriculum Swap! Share something you’ve learned or created over the past school year in a three-minute presentation. Registration encouraged.
 
Homeschool Hangout (Middle/High School)
Wednesday, May 4, 2 p.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
School Year Finale and Curriculum Swap! Share something you’ve learned or created over the past school year in a five-minute presentation.
 
May the Fourth Be with You (all ages)
Wednesday, May 4, 6 p.m.
Chapin Memorial Library,
6517 Market St., Petersburg, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Awaken the Force! Grab a lightsaber and complete your Jedi training.
 
Photography 101
Thursday, May 5, 4:30 p.m.
Walton Branch, 21 S. Main Street, Walton, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Learn the basics of photography with Matthew Albritton, Photography Program Coordinator at NKU.
Don’t forget your camera (or phone)!
 
Free Comic Book Day (all ages)
Saturday, May 7, all day
All Boone County Public Library locations
Celebrate Free Comic Book Day by picking up a free comic book at any BCPL location, while supplies last.

The Hangout (grades 4-7)
Tuesday, May 10, 4:30 p.m.
Chapin Memorial Library,
6517 Market St., Petersburg, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Games, snacks & more!

Art Club: Wild Animal Sculptures (grades K-5)
Tuesday, May 10, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Walton Branch, 21 S. Main Street, Walton, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Do you love painting, drawing, and all things art? Check out what we’re doing on the second Tuesday of every month!
 
Yu-gi-oh (grades K-12)
Wednesday, May 11, 6:30 p.m.
Scheben Branch, 8899 US 42, Union 859-342-BOOK (2665)
The duel is on! Play Yu-gi-oh with other local players. Bring your own deck. No trading, English cards only.
 
Active Play with R.C. Durr YMCA (2-5 years)
Thursday, May 12, 10 a.m.
Scheben Branch, 8899 US 42, Union 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Get your kids up and moving on a mini obstacle course and leave with ideas to try at home.

Minecraft Lab (grades 3-5)
Thursday, May 12, 6:30 p.m.
Florence Branch, 7425 US 42, Florence, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Play and build your world on the Library’s Minecraft server. Registration required.
 
Madcap Puppets Presents
Aesop’s Classic Fables (all ages)
Saturday, May 14, 11 a.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Three of Aesop’s favorite stories are retold by puppets - - and you!
 
Discover Earth Opening Event (all ages)
Saturday, May 14, 1-3 p.m.
Scheben Branch, 8899 US 42, Union 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Help us launch our new exhibit - just in time for Summer Reading! Refreshments will be served.
 
AVO Kinderballet Presents
The Wizard of Oz (all ages)
Sunday, May 15, 2 p.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Follow the yellow brick road with Dorothy and friends in this ballet performance of the classic story.
 
Lego Mania (all ages)
Monday, May 16, 6 p.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Let your imagination run wild and build some amazing creations. We provide the Legos and the Duplos.
 
ROYAL (Reviewers of Young Adult Literature) (Middle/High School)
Monday, May 16, 6:30-8 p.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Read new books before they hit the shelves. Publishers and writers will receive your reviews.

Teen Writer Tuesday (High School)
Tuesday, May 17, 6:30-8 p.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Join us on the third Tuesday of every month to share your work. No experience required!
 
DIY: Cork Planters (Middle/High School)
Thursday, May 19, 6:30-8 p.m.
Scheben Branch, 8899 US 42, Union 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Create mini succulent planters out of cork that you can showcase on the fridge or in your locker.  Registration encouraged.
 
PAWS to Read (grades K-5)
Saturday, May 21, 10 a.m.
Scheben Branch, 8899 US 42, Union 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Read to one of the library’s therapy dogs. Call the Scheben Branch to schedule your 15-minute time slot.
 
Carnival of Cultures (all ages)
Saturday, May 21, 2-4 p.m.
Florence Branch, 7425 US 42, Florence, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Bring the family and enjoy music, snacks, face painting, crafts and a petting zoo!
 
Pages & Paws (grades K-5)
Sunday, May 22, 2 p.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Read to one of the library’s therapy dogs. Call the Main Library to schedule your 15-minute time slot.
 
Pokemon (grades K-12)
Monday, May 23, 6:30 p.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Catch ‘em all! Bring your own deck or DS; no trading, English cards only.
 
Game Night (grades 2-4)
Tuesday, May 24, 6:30 p.m.
Walton Branch, 21 S. Main Street, Walton, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Chow down on pizza, hang with friends, play the Wii and your favorite board games!
 
Anime and Manga Club (Middle/High School)
Tuesday, May 24, 6:30 p.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Join other otakus for movies, snacks, and kawaii crafts.
 
Water Safety with the YMCA (all ages)
Wednesday, May 25, 6 p.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
It’s almost pool and beach season! Becca from the RC Durr YMCA will teach us how to have fun in the water while still being safe.
 
Storybook Science (grades K-2)
Thursday, May 26, 6:30 p.m.
Florence Branch, 7425 US 42, Florence, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Build Rapunzel’s Tower, help Jack get to the castle in the clouds without using the beanstalk, and make other stories come to life.
 
Read With a Teen Training
Thursday, May 26, 6-8 p.m.
Scheben Branch, 8899 US 42, Union 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Mandatory training session for all teens interested in volunteering for Read With a Teen, either in the summer or during the school year. Registration and application required.
 
Not Your Grandma’s Cross Stitch (Middle/High School)
Thursday, May 26, 6:30 p.m.
Scheben Branch, 8899 US 42, Union 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Rude cross stitching with Ally. Come have fun. Or don’t.
 
Teen Night (Middle/High School)
Friday, May 27, 6-8 p.m.
Florence Branch, 7425 US 42, Florence, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Want to hang out after the Library closes? Now is your chance. Pizza, games, and more!

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