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Boone County Libraries Release December Calendar of Events

On Tuesday the Boone County Public Library released its calendar of events for the month of December. Below is a list of events happening at each of the branches across the county. For more information, contact Becky Kempf, public relations coordinator, at 859-292-3388 or [email protected].

Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
On Display: The Robot Zoo, an interactive children’s museum exhibit

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)
Enjoy a relaxing class that explores Hatha Yoga postures. Bring a yoga mat. $30 fee for the month. Call Boone County Parks to register at 334-2117.

Writers Group
Tuesdays, December 1, 15 & 29, 7 p.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Share your work, get feedback, encouragement, and perhaps even inspiration to write your masterpiece.

Community Stop in Hebron
Wednesday, December 2, 5-7 p.m.
Remke Parking Lot, 1952 North Bend Road, Hebron, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Pick up your hold requests and check out books from our mini library on wheels when it visits Hebron. Please bring your library card with you.

Spotlight on Genealogy: DNA Testing
Wednesday, December 2, 7 p.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Can DNA testing help in my genealogical research? What type of test and which company should I choose?  More and more researchers are using DNA testing to help expand their family tree.  With the holidays approaching you may want to buy a kit for yourself or someone in your family.  We will take a look at the different types of kits available, the companies that offer them and the varied costs. Please register.

Concert @ the Library:  Mitch Barrett
Friday, December 4, 7 p.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Mitch Barrett is one of Kentucky’s most sought-after and talented singer- songwriter sons.  His approach to lyrical storytelling is true “Americana,” rooted in authentic experience, not just a record label’s genre.  Mitch’s music draws from his Appalachian heritage and the values it instilled: agrarian work ethic, simple living, the importance of family and celebrating the joys and the struggles of everyday life through music and song. 

Do you need Health Insurance?  We’re here to help!
Monday, December 7, 6 p.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Are you confused about insurance? This program is designed to take away the confusion. St. Elizabeth Physicians will be providing a Kynector to answer questions and assist anyone who needs help applying for health insurance. Open enrollment ends on January 31, 2016.

A Sentimental Journey: Doris Day & Rosemary Clooney
Monday, December 7, 7 p.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Doris Day and Rosemary Clooney began their spectacular big band singing careers in Cincinnati.  With pictures, stories and the vocal stylings of a local professional singer, take a sentimental journey through the lives of these great ladies of American entertainment.  Ten songs made famous by Doris and Rosemary will be performed live during the presentation. 

Community Stop in Hebron
Thursday, December 17, 10 a.m.-noon
Lakeside Christian Church, 1980 North Bend Road, Hebron, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Pick up your hold requests and check out books from our mini library on wheels when it visits Hebron. Please bring your library card with you.

Young @ Heart Book Group 
Wednesday, December 9, 6 p.m.
Barnes & Noble Café, Mall Road, Florence
Discuss If I Stay by Gayle Forman.

Thrillers & Chillers
Thursday, December 10, 10 a.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Reader’s Choice: Discuss your favorite holiday books.

Concert @ the Library: Florence Community Chorus
Friday, December 11, 7 p.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Hear your favorite Christmas songs sung by this choir made up of your friends and neighbors.
Hoxworth Blood Drive
Monday, December 14, 1 - 7 p.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Did you know that every blood donation can save up to three lives? It doesn’t cost a cent to donate, but the gift is priceless to the recipient. Call 342-2665, ext. 8107 or register online at http://hoxworth.org/groups/boonelibrary.html

Art for All
Monday, December 14, 12:30 p.m. or 6 p.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Everyone paints the same picture under the guidance of a professional artist.  There is a $15 material fee due when you arrive; at the end of the class, you’ll walk away with a masterpiece!  Open to all adults. We will be painting Birches in the Snow. To see an example of the art you will be painting, stop by the Main Library beginning November 13. Please register.

Chick Picks
Thursday, December 17, 9 a.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Discuss Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline.

Lawyers in the Library:   Gun Trusts
Thursday, December 17, 4 - 6 p.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Do you own NFA firearms or accessories?  Would you like to pass them on to members of your family?  If so, then you may want to consider creating a gun trust.  Local attorney Paul Wischer from the law firm of Ziegler & Schneider will be available to explain the benefits of creating a gun trust during free individual 15-minute consultation sessions.  If you are interested in scheduling a session please call 292-3393 to reserve a spot.

Art for All
Monday, December 28, 12:30 p.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Everyone paints the same picture under the guidance of a professional artist.  There is a $15 material fee due when you arrive, at the end of the class you’ll walk away with a masterpiece!  Open to all adults.  Please register. We will be painting First Snowfall. To see an example of the art you will be painting, stop by the Main Library beginning November 13. Please register.

Main Library – Children’s & Teen programs
The Robot Zoo Exhibit (ages 4-12)
Daily until February 28, M-F 9 a.m. – 9 p.m., Sat 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sun 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
A 5,000 sq. ft. children’s museum exhibit with giant robots and hands on activities for children.

Homeschool Sampler (grades 1-5)
Wednesday, December 2, 2 p.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Join Miss Karen for holiday stories and crafts. Registration required.

Homeschool Hangout (middle and high school)
Wednesday, December 2, 2 p.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Make simple scarves and fill bags with gloves and hats to help your community prepare for the winter. Registration required.

Middle School Writers Group (middle school)
Thursday, December 3, 6:30 p.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Join us on the first Thursday of every month to share your work. No experience required. Registration encouraged.

North Pointe Elementary Chorus presents Songs of the Season (all ages)
Friday, December 4, 9:30 a.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Get in the spirit with holiday music.

Pages and Paws (grades K-5)
Sunday, December 6, 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.

Holidays around the World (all ages)
Thursday, December 10, 6:30 p.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Explore winter celebrations with the Japan America Society of Greater Cincinnati, NKU’s Latino Program Services, NKU’s Celtic Studies Club, and many other cultural organizations.

Teen Writer Tuesday (high school)
Tuesday, December 15, 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! Registration encouraged.

Longbranch Elementary Chorus Presents Sounds of the Season (all ages)
Wednesday, December 16, 6 p.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Get in the spirit with holiday favorites presented by this talented choral group.

Artreach Children’s Theater presents “The Elves and the Shoemaker” (all ages)
Friday, December 18, 7 p.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Based on the tale by the Brothers Grimm, this beloved story reminds us that where we find goodness, generosity and hope, anything is possible.

ROYAL (Reviewers of Young Adult Literature) (middle and high school)
Monday, December 21, 6:30 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. Registration encouraged.

Anime and Manga Club (middle and high school)
Tuesday, December 22, 6:30 p.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Join other otakus for movies, snacks, and kawaii crafts.

Pokemon (grades K-12)
Monday, December 28, 6:30 p.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Gotta catch ‘em all! Bring your own deck or DS. No trading. English cards only. Registration encouraged.

Florence Branch, 7425 US 42, Florence, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
On Display:  Joanne  Barnett-Smith’s Christmas Bells

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.

Chess Club
Wednesdays, 7 p.m.
Florence Branch, 7425 US 42, Florence, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Chess players of all ages and levels are invited to play.

Best of the Best
Thursday, December 3, 3 p.m.
Florence Branch, 7425 US 42, Florence, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Discuss The Gift by Richard Paul Evans.

DISCOVER Glass Fusing
Saturday, December 5, 11 a.m.
Florence Branch, 7425 US 42, Florence, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
With guidance from Jasleen Chahal of The Mad Potter, create your own fused glass masterpiece!  Perfect as a gift, an ornament or just for yourself.  Pieces will be fired and ready for pick-up about 1 week after the program.  Please bring protective eyewear if you have it (eyeglasses are fine), otherwise some will be provided.  Ages 14 and up, $7 materials fee per person.  Please register.

Concert @ the Library: The Hills of Kentucky Dulcimers
Sunday, December 13, 2 p.m.
Florence Branch, 7425 US 42, Florence, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Listen or sing along with the Dulcimers as they play carols, gospels, and other holiday songs.

Chocolate for the Holidays
Tuesday, December 15, 7 p.m.
Florence Branch, 7425 US 42, Florence, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Join Jane Cervantes and celebrate the holidays with Graeter’s chocolate.  Trivia, history, and plenty of actual chocolate for everyone, including chocolate Santas, snowmen, and gingerbread people.  Please register.

Monday 4 Mystery
Monday, December 28, 7 p.m.
Florence Branch, 7425 US 42, Florence, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Discuss The Story Hour by Thrity Umrigar.

Florence Branch – Children’s & Teen programs
Teen Café (middle and high school)
Wednesdays, 3:15-4:45 p.m.
Florence Branch, 7425 US 42, Florence, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Gaming! Internet! Snacks & more! Drop in after school!

Minecraft Lab (grades 3-5)
Thursday, December 10, 6:30-8 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.

Snow Day (all ages)
Thursday, December 17, 6:30 p.m.
Florence Branch, 7425 US 42, Florence, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Bring winter indoors with sledding, snow ball fights, and snowmen!

Scheben Branch, 8899 US 42, Union 859-342-BOOK (2665)
On Display: Happy Holidays: Vintage Holiday Decorations

Bridge
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:30 p.m - 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 those studying Spanish as well as those passionate about the language. All skill levels are welcome! Presented in partnership with Gateway Community College.

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 to improve lean muscle tone (weights are optional).  $30 fee per month.  Call Boone County Parks at 334-2117 to register. 

Mahjong
Fridays, 1 p.m.
Scheben Branch, 8899 US 42, Union 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Open play - All skill levels welcome!

‘Tis the Season (all ages)
Saturday, December 5, 1-2:30 p.m.
Scheben Branch, 8899 US 42, Union 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Santa’s at the Library!  Join us for milk and cookies, holiday crafts, a reading of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, and live music.  Don’t forget your camera!

FAFSA (High School Students and Parents)
Monday, December 7, 6:30 p.m.
Scheben Branch, 8899 US 42, Union 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Discover all you need to know about the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) from Mark Messingschlager, Assistant Director of Financial Aid at Thomas More College.  Registration encouraged.

Chapter and Verse Book Group
Tuesday, December 8, 7 p.m.
Scheben Branch, 8899 US 42, Union 859-342-BOOK (2665)
This month we will discuss Peace: a Crittenden County Christmas by Shelley Shepard.

Natural Hand Care Products
Tuesday, December 8, 7 p.m.
Scheben Branch, 8899 US 42, Union 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Using an all-natural beeswax, olive oil, and shea butter base customize your own healing hand salve or cuticle cream with a varied selection of essential oils and herbal infusions.  $3 fee.  Please register.

Real Men Read
Wednesday, December 16, 10:30 a.m.
Scheben Branch, 8899 US 42, Union 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Discuss the latest book you’ve read.

Scheben Branch – Children’s & Teen programs

‘Tis the Season (all ages)
Saturday, December 5, 1-2:30 p.m.
Scheben Branch, 8899 US 42, Union 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Santa’s at the Library! Join us for holiday crafts, songs, and a reading of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. Don’t forget the camera!

FAFSA (High School Students and Parents)
Monday, December 7, 6:30 p.m.
Scheben Branch, 8899 US 42, Union 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Discover all you need to know about the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) from Mark Messingschlager, Assistant Director of Financial Aid at Thomas More College.  Registration encouraged.

Yu-Gi-Oh! (grades 4-10)
Wednesday, December 9, 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.  Registration encouraged.

PAWS to Read (grades K-5)
Saturday, December 12, 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.

Kinderballet presents The Nutcracker (all ages)
Sunday, December 13, 2 p.m.
Scheben Branch, 8899 US 42, Union 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Thrill to the music, dance and costumes of this timeless classic tale.

DIY: ‘Staching through the Snow (middle and high school)
Thursday, December 17, 6:30-8 p.m.
Scheben Branch, 8899 US 42, Union 859-342-BOOK (2665)
We MUSTACHE you to create festive cards and ornaments and to take a snowy snapshot sporting a stunning ‘stache. Registration encouraged.

Noon Year’s Eve (all ages)
Thursday, December 31, 11:30 a.m.
Scheben Branch, 8899 US 42, Union 859-342-BOOK (2665)
A New Year’s celebration complete with games and noisemakers. Watch the ball drop at noon.

Chapin Memorial Library, 6517 Market Street, Petersburg, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Chapin Branch - Childrens Programs & Teen’s Programs

The Hangout (grades 4-7)
Tuesday, December 1, 6:30 p.m.
Chapin Memorial Library, 6517 Market Street, Petersburg, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Games, snacks, & more!

Lego Mania (all ages)
Tuesday, December 15, 6 p.m.
Chapin Memorial Library, 6517 Market Street, Petersburg, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Let your imagination run wild and build some amazing creations. We provide the Legos and Duplos. Registration encouraged.

Breakfast with Santa (all ages)
Saturday, December 19, 9-11 a.m.
Chapin Memorial Library, 6517 Market Street, Petersburg, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
After eating breakfast, drop by the Library for holiday crafts and activities.

Walton Branch, 21 S. Main Street, Walton, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
On Display:  From the Potter’s Wheel: works in clay by Tony Wethington

Christmas on Main
Friday, December 4, 6-8 p.m.
Walton Branch, 21 S. Main Street, Walton, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Warm up inside the Library with Tales the Dragon after the Santa Claus parade.  Tour the Library bus. Live seasonal fiddle music 7:30-8 p.m. A children’s craft will be offered throughout the evening and light refreshments will be served.

Book Chatter
Thursday, December 17, 9:30 a.m.
Walton Branch, 21 S. Main Street, Walton, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Discuss Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah.

Walton Branch – Children’s & Teen Programs

Teen Gaming (middle and high school)
Wednesdays, 4-5:45 p.m.
Walton Branch, 21 S. Main Street, Walton, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Games, snacks & more!

Christmas on Main
Friday, December 4, 6-8 p.m.
Walton Branch, 21 S. Main Street, Walton, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Warm up inside the Library with Tales the Dragon after the Santa Claus parade.  Tour the Library bus. Live seasonal fiddle music 7:30-8 p.m. A children’s craft will be offered throughout the evening and light refreshments will be served.

Art Club (grades K-5) 
Tuesday, December 8, 6:30 p.m.
Walton Branch, 21 S. Main Street, Walton, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Do you love painting, drawing, and all things art? This month: Winter Landscapes. Registration encouraged.

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