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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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Maximize Your LinkedIn Profile

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Covington
Computer Learning Center

Maximize your LinkedIn profile using LinkedIn Corporate Recruiter.  Carolyn Dickerson shows you how to increase the chances of employers finding you online with your job search.

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Congenealogy

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Covington
BB&T Meeting Room
Mary Ladrick from Cincinnati's Best Walking Tours will speak about researching and sharing local history. 
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Microsoft PowerPoint Part 1

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Covington
Computer Learning Center

Microsoft PowerPoint is a presentation/slideshow program.  In this class you will learn how to create a good slideshow from start to finish and several different ways to spice up your presentation.  This is the first part of a two part class.

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Buying a House 101

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Covington
BB&T Meeting Room
Buying a home is one of the most exciting events in your life, and let’s face it, complicated.  With 30 years of experience in mortgages, meet Jon Engelhard as he walks you through the ins and outs of mortgages and home ownership.
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Basic Microsoft Excel

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Covington
Computer Learning Center

Excel looks hard to use but this class will make it easy.  Learn how to make a budget using Excel.  You will get to work with formulas, charts and workbooks.  This is the first part of a two part class.

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Matinee Wednesday

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Covington
BB&T Meeting Room
Join us every Wednesday for a different film!

January 3: Saturday Night Fever
January 10: Pirates of the Caribbean
January 17: Blue Crush
January 24: Apocalypse Now
January 31: October Sky
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Microsoft Word Part 2

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Covington
Computer Learning Center

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.

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Call Ahead for One-On-One Naturalization Records Research

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Covington
Local History Department
Need help navigating your ancestors' naturalization records? Call the Local History & Genealogy Department at (859) 962-4070 and reserve a one-hour session to receive guided assistance.
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Magic: The Gathering

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Covington
Conference Room 2
Join the Gathering! New and veteran players welcome for some friendly games of Magic.
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Call Ahead for One-On-One Genealogy Research Assistance

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Covington
Local History Department
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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Covington Rocks! Rock Painting Party

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Covington
BB&T Meeting Room
Come out and paint a rock to hide or keep! Paint, brushes, and rocks will be provided.
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Learn How to Download & Stream Free Music with Freegal

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Covington
Computer Learning Center
Just in time for the Grammy Awards, learn how to stream and download free music the Library's Freegal site.
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Call Ahead for One-on-One Property Research Assistance

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Covington
Local History Department
Interested in researching your historic Northern Kentucky home? Curious to know who has lived there over the years? Sign-up for a one-on-one appointment and we'll show you several resources to help you get started. Please call 859-962-4070 to register for a one-hour session.
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Microsoft PowerPoint Part 2

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Covington
Computer Learning Center

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.

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Intermediate Microsoft Excel

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Covington
Computer Learning Center

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.

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Matinee Wednesday

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Covington
BB&T Meeting Room
Join us every Wednesday for a different film!

January 3: Saturday Night Fever
January 10: Pirates of the Caribbean
January 17: Blue Crush
January 24: Apocalypse Now
January 31: October Sky
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Getting to Know the Local History and Genealogy Department

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Covington
Local History Department
Join us for a tour of the department! We will highlight some of the gems of the collections, selecting our favorite books from the shelves and pulling open the microfilm drawers to show you what is available for your research. 
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First Time Computer Users

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Covington
Computer Learning Center
If you have never turned on the computer then this is the place for you. We will discuss what the main components are and what they do, as well as learn how to communicate with the computer so that it will work for you (and not the other way around.)
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Call Ahead for One-On-One Naturalization Records Research

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Covington
Local History Department
Need help navigating your ancestors' naturalization records? Call the Local History & Genealogy Department at (859) 962-4070 and reserve a one-hour session to receive guided assistance.
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Dungeons & Dragons for Beginners

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Covington
Conference Room 1
Beginner's Dungeons and Dragons is for anybody who wishes to play in a relaxed, open setting. Whether a seasoned player or newcomer, all are welcome to come join for a fun campaign for players of all experience levels. Feel free to join anytime, with no commitment necessary. All materials provided, just bring your sense of adventure! (Ages 8 through 16, family welcome to play with their children. Warning to parents: Fantasy Violence.  Adults and older teens, please see "Casual Dungeons and Dragons" on Saturdays if you wish to play. 5 Edition Rules are used, with some modifications.)
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Friday Matinee

1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Covington
BB&T Meeting Room
Join us for a different film every week!
February 2: The Five Hearbeats
February 9: Ray
February 16: Dreamgirls
February 23: What's Love Got To Do With It?


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Call Ahead for One-On-One Genealogy Research Assistance

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Covington
Local History Department
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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