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Winter Read Challenge!

Wednesday, February 28, 2018
All Locations
Too cold to leave your home?! Join us for the second annual Winter Read Challenge!!! Each month, December through February, you can pick up or download an entry form with monthly reading challenges! Complete at least three of the four missions to qualify for that month’s prize drawing which will be awarded at the end of each month. All monthly entries will be put into a drawing from which two Grand Prize winners will be selected at the end of the Winter Read Challenge! 
*Challenge is for participants ages 17+
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2018 March Mania Book Tournament @ the Library

Saturday, March 31, 2018
All Locations
March Mania Book Tournament @ the Library
February 25th – March 31st; brackets available Feb 1st-24th

March Madness is approaching, but why should basketball fans have all the fun?!
In the month of March, 32 Adult/YA books will go head to head and battle it out to determine the Kenton County Public Library’s most popular Adult book from 2017.  
You can use your literary skills to determine which books will win each round.  
Then go online and vote for the victor of each round.  Each time you vote for a Round winner, your name will be entered to win a prize.  
The participant that picks the most match-ups correctly on their bracket will win the grand prize!  
Open to all ages.
The winning book will be crowned 2017 March Mania Book Champion in April.  
Then the grand prize winner will be determined.  
Do you have the skills to choose the winner?

How It Works:
Based on the popular basketball tournament, participants pick a bracket up at any branch of the Kenton County Public Library.  
You must submit completed brackets by Sunday, February 25th to be able to win the grand prize.  
You can drop off your completed bracket at the any branch’s Adult Reference desk.
The titles are some of the most popular and Goodreads nominated Adult and Young Adult books published in 2017.
The March Mania Book Tournament will begin Sunday, February 25th  
The five rounds will occur each week.  Vote for matchup winners in the library or at the links below:

Round 1:  Vote for Select Sixteen February 25  - March 3 -->  Round One Matchups
Round 2:  Vote for Exclusive Eight March 4 -  10 -->  Round Two Matchups
Round 3:  Vote for the Fantastic Four March 11 - 17  -->  Round Three Matchups
Round 4:  Vote for the Terrific Two March 18 - 24 -->  Round Four Matchups
Championship Round:   Vote for the 2015 March Mania Book Tournament Champion March 25- March 31st  --> Final Championship Match

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Be A Stock Star

Wednesday, February 28, 2018
All Locations

Research the markets, pick your stocks, and enter our October stock-picking contest for great prizes.


Pick up to three individual stocks. Just write the names or Ticker symbols of your picks. Entry forms available at all three branch locations.  


Winners determined by total percentage increase of all stocks selected from entry date to closing price on Wednesday, February 28, 2018..  Guest judge: Rob Hageman, financial adviser, Edward Jones.


No money is invested. This contest is only for recreational, entertainment & informational purposes. The Library encourages all patrons to become informed about financial planning and investing. Please see our program calendar for events and more information.


For more information on investment research, please use our Morningstar and Valueline online databases. 

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Mah Jongg Madness

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
William E. Durr
Meeting Room B
Come in and play this game that's popular all over the world. All skill levels are welcome! Games are played with the 2017 National Mah Jongg League cards and rules.
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Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
William E. Durr
Study Room B
Join us at the William E. Durr library to visit with the Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange.  They'll be in Study Room B to help you sign up for health care through Kentucky's health care exchange.  

No registration required, but patrons will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis.
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Adult Book Discussion

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
William E. Durr
Meeting Room B
Pick up your copy of Night Fall by Nelson DeMille at the Reference Desk and join us to discuss it. New members are always welcome!
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Keep On Spinning! The Vinyl Record Club

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
William E. Durr
Meeting Room A
Stop in to listen to, chat about, and fully experience vinyl records. Bring your personal records to spin some of your favorite tracks and enlighten everyone why you love the band, the song, and the sound! Light refreshments will be served.
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The Film Snobs: IT

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
William E. Durr
Meeting Room A
The Film Snobs is a monthly group dedicated to watching, analyzing, and discussing film. Whether you're into the technical details of film, know all the behind-the-scenes trivia, or love film, this is the group for you!

This month we'll be looking at IT (R) running 135 minutes.
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Warm Winter Walk

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
William E. Durr
Meeting Rooms A & B
Join us for a warm winter walk inside using an exercise DVD! 
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Open Crafts

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
William E. Durr
Meeting Room B
Bring your crafting project to the library and you won't have to clean off your kitchen table just to work on a project! Come for an hour or pack a lunch and stay for the day.
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Mah Jongg Madness

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
William E. Durr
Meeting Room B
Come in and play this game that's popular all over the world. All skill levels are welcome! Games are played with the 2017 National Mah Jongg League cards and rules.
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Positive Sayings - Painted Picture Frames!

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
William E. Durr
Meeting Room A
Keep the New Year going strong as you paint onto a picture frame, your favorite positive saying or words! Each attendee will receive one large picture frame, supplies to paint, and a how-to sheet to paint their frame!
*Ages 17+ to attend!*
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Adult Coloring & a Movie: "The Glass Castle"

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
William E. Durr
Meeting Room A
Adult Coloring & a Movie is a way for those in need to have two stress free hours to yourself: sit back, relax & watch a movie! While enjoying your movie, coloring material will be provided to anyone who would like to color away the stress! Snacks and Refreshments provided to all who attend the movie! 

This Months Movies:
1/10: "Wonderwoman"
1/31: "The Glass Castle"
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Let's Get Cooking! Featuring Sake Bomb Sushi

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
William E. Durr
Meeting Room B
Stop in for a cooking class with sushi recipes and tastings featuring Sake Bomb Sushi! 
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Tai Chi & Chai Tea

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
William E. Durr
Meeting Rooms A & B
Tai Chi has been described as "meditation in motion", and has been shown to slow or ease the ills of aging.  Join Master Greg Fahey of NKY Shaolindo for a morning Tai Chi session.  Master Fahey, a 6th degree black belt, will teach an easy course in the gentle and low-impact martial art of Tai Chi.  

We'll also be serving Chai Tea!

Attendance will be limited to the first 35 participants through the door.

For more information:
http://www.nkyshaolindo.com/  or call Master Fahey at 859-466-4734
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Teen Photography Contest Gallery Show

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
William E. Durr
Meeting Room A
Come check out the great photography by area teens on exhibit in our meeting-room-turned-gallery.

Contest winners will be announced at 6pm; photographers don't need to be in attendance to win. All photos will be posted to the KCPL Teens Facebook page the following Monday.

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Open Crafts

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
William E. Durr
Meeting Room B
Bring your crafting project to the library and you won't have to clean off your kitchen table just to work on a project! Come for an hour or pack a lunch and stay for the day.
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Mah Jongg Madness

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
William E. Durr
Meeting Room B
Come in and play this game that's popular all over the world. All skill levels are welcome! Games are played with the 2017 National Mah Jongg League cards and rules.
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Writer's Group: Independence Inklings

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
William E. Durr
Meeting Room B
Do you write novels or short stories? Are you passionate about your work? Come join the Independence Inklings - a critique group for adults who write fiction! Give yourself the advantage of support, tips and feedback. Open to writers of all genres and skill levels.
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Adult Coloring & a Movie: "Before I Fall"

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
William E. Durr
Meeting Room A
Adult Coloring & a Movie is a way for those in need to have two stress free hours to yourself: sit back, relax & watch a movie! While enjoying your movie, coloring material will be provided to anyone who would like to color away the stress! Snacks and Refreshments provided to all who attend the movie! 

This Months Movies:
2/6: "Before I Fall"
2/27: "Battle of the Sexes"
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Adult Book Discussion

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
William E. Durr
Meeting Room B
Pick up your copy of Bel Canto by Ann Patchett at the Reference Desk and join us to discuss it. New members are always welcome!
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Call Ahead for One-On-One Genealogy Research Assistance

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
William E. Durr
Computer Learning Center
Just getting started on a family history project or looking for help with a genealogy "brick wall"? Call the Local History & Genealogy Department at (859) 962-4070 and reserve a one-hour session to discuss resources and search strategies.
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KCPL's In-House Genealogy Databases for Beginners

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
William E. Durr
Computer Learning Center
In this beginners computer class we will introduce you to Kenton County Public Library's in-house genealogy databases including: Faces and Places, geNKY, and the Northern Kentucky Newspaper Index.
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Stitchers Night Out

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
William E. Durr
Meeting Room B
Bring whatever you're working on, and meet & mingle with local stitchers! Have fun swapping patterns, sharing techniques and trading tips on stitches, sweaters and other projects.
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Valentines day card

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
William E. Durr
Computer Learning Center
Create a valentines day card using Microsoft Publisher.
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