The Library offers an extensive collection of book discussion kits that you can check out for use in your own book clubs. Drop by the Covington Branch any time to browse the collection or contact Melanie Adolphson for recommendations: 962-4201.
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.
For the month of April, Tom Hoppenjans presents, "OLD CINCINNATI: Our Businesses & Their Leaders," a fast-paced presentation of Cincinnati History from its founding in 1788 until WWII. Learn about a number of Cincinnati's famous "first," as well as historic business leaders and their enterprises--many products of which are still manufactured locally and sold around the world today.
Learn the latest techniques to make your small business highly visible and successful online. This hands-on presentation is offered by: Betsy Kent, Be Visible Co., and Phil Wiseman, Analytics That Profit.
In this follow-up to the “Microsoft
Word Part 1” class, you will learn how to make your documents more attractive
and interesting by adding pictures, borders, watermarks, as well as other
features.This is the second part of the
class; you will need the first part to attend.
In this class you will utilize
several different forms of custom animation and slide transitions.You will also learn how to pre-record your
narration for a presentation, how to add music and video, how to loop a presentation
and much more.This is the second part
of the class; you will need the first part to attend.
Are you tired of being the wayward adventurer thrown to the dragons? Do you wonder what it would feel like to be the one laughing maniacally on the other side of the table? Do you have a great story you want share and develop with others? Then the Dungeon Master’s Workshop is for you! Learn from an experienced Dungeon Master:
How to effectively use the manuals and other materials.
How to create your own world.
How to run your campaign.
How to adapt to changes in your story.
How to make sure you and your players have a great time!
This program is available to all, and meets for five sessions. All materials are provided; just bring your sense of adventure!
This is a continuation of Basic
Microsoft Excel where you are going to learn sorting, filtering, and ways to
view your worksheets.You will also work
with the tougher issues in Excel including formulas using relative and absolute
values that will be mind boggling.This is
the second part of the class; you will need the first part to attend.
Have you ever wanted to try Dungeons and Dragons? Worried you would be the only person who didn’t know how to play? DnD for beginners is for you! Come learn how to play a simplified game with other people who are learning for the first time in a relaxed atmosphere, with an experienced dungeon master. Feel free to join anytime, with no commitment necessary. All materials provided, just bring your sense of adventure! Now you can slay dragons and rescue villages without fear! Experienced players welcome, too, but please respect new players who are learning.
April is Smithsonian Jazz Month. Each week we are screening a different Jazz concert...
April 7: Pat Metheny Group - We Live Here (recorded live in Japan) April 14: Diana Krall - recorded live at the Montreal Jazz Festival April 21: Harry Connick, Jr. - The New York Big Band Concert April 28: Lee Ritenour - Overtime, recorded on tour - March through August 2004
Join staff from the Local History & Genealogy department for a walking tour along Covington's historic streets. Learn about the many significant structures, their former residents, and events of times past. Tours will begin in the Local History department. Comfortable walking shoes are encouraged.
If you enjoy a mystery and find it even more compelling when it is a true to life story, then join us on May 3rd, 2017 at 6:30 pm for our meeting of the True Crime Book Club, "Stranger Than Fiction." We will meet on the first Wednesday of the month beginning in March and ending in July 2017.
The selection for May is Devil in the White Cityby Erik Larson. Stop by the Covington Reference desk to pick up your copy.
Get help using genealogy apps during this one-hour tech workshop. Bring your own device and learn how to use Ancestry, Find-A-Grave, Billion Graves, Overdrive, Hoopla, and other genealogy apps for your smartphone or tablet.
Can't make this time? Contact the Local History and Genealogy Department and schedule a one-on-one genealogy session with Cierra.