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Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nations Armed Forces

Friday, May 31, 2019
William E. Durr
Library Wide
The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian's travelling exhibit, "Patriot Nations", will be on display at the William E. Durr Library throughout the month of May!

Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces was produced by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian. The exhibition was made possible by the generous support of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians.
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Dog Days of Summer 1-on-1 Genealogy Research Assistance

Saturday, August 31, 2019
Covington
Escape the heat and book a one-on-one appointment in the cool library! We can help you with getting started, breaking past a brick wall, property research, or naturalization research. Call us at 859-962-4070 to reserve a one-hour appointment. 
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Independence Cemetery Tour

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Off Site
Independence Cemetery
Join us for a walk in Independence Cemetery to remember community members who served their country in years past. Comfortable shoes are recommended. Some walking on uneven ground may occur.

Independence Cemetery
5358 Madison Pike, Independence, KY 41051
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Veterans Oral History Interviews*

9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
William E. Durr
Meeting Rooms A & B

Are you interested in adding your story to our Veterans Oral History Project? Staff from the Local History and Genealogy Department will be conducting Veterans Oral History interviews at the William E. Durr Library. Interviewees will be required to fill out and return a pre-interview questionnaire and release form. The interviews will be video recorded. Veterans are encouraged to bring medals, photographs, newspaper clippings, and other items related to their service to the interview.

  • Participants must call-ahead to schedule their interview time. To reserve your interview time, please contact Cierra Earl at (859)962-4070.
  • All interviews must be scheduled by Tuesday, May 21, 2019.
  • The pre-interview questionnaire and release form must also be completed and returned to the Library by Tuesday, May 21, 2019. Interviews will have to be rescheduled if the pre-interview questionnaire and release form are not returned by this date.
  • If you have questions about the interview process, please contact Cierra Earl at (859)962-4070 or history@kentonlibrary.org


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Walking Tour of Latonia's Ritte's Corner District

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Off Site
Join staff from the Local History & Genealogy department for a walking tour of Latoni'as Ritte's Corner District. Learn about the significant structures, former residents, and events of times past. Comfortable walking shoes are encouraged.

Please park in the public lot between Decoursey and 38th Streets (across from Latonia Baptist Church). Tours will begin from there.

No registration required. Free to attend.
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Veterans Oral History Interviews*

1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
William E. Durr
Meeting Rooms A & B

Are you interested in adding your story to our Veterans Oral History Project? Staff from the Local History and Genealogy Department will be conducting Veterans Oral History interviews at the William E. Durr Library. Interviewees will be required to fill out and return a pre-interview questionnaire and release form. The interviews will be video recorded. Veterans are encouraged to bring medals, photographs, newspaper clippings, and other items related to their service to the interview.

Participants must call-ahead to schedule their interview time. To reserve your interview time, please contact Cierra Earl at (859)962-4070.

All interviews must be scheduled by Tuesday, May 21, 2019.

The pre-interview questionnaire and release form must also be completed and returned to the Library by Tuesday, May 21, 2019. Interviews will have to be rescheduled if the pre-interview questionnaire and release form are not returned by this date.

If you have questions about the interview process, please contact Cierra Earl at (859)962-4070 or history@kentonlibrary.org


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GenTech Tuesday: Intro to Genealogy

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Covington
Local History Department
Learn how to get started during this one-hour class. 

Repeated on Tuesdays, July 9, and August 6 @ 2-3 PM.
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Guided Tour of the Kenton Co. Courthouse Records Room at Covington

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Off Site
Staff from the Local History and Genealogy Department will show you the ins and outs of researching in the records room at the Kenton County Courthouse in Covington. Records available for research include marriages, wills, deed books, estate settlements and more! Registration required and limited to 6 participants per tour. The tour will begin in the Local History and Genealogy Department at Covington. 
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Crafting with Krysta!

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Covington
BB&T Meeting Room

Make your own family-photo coasters! Please bring 2-3 photocopies of your photos (no larger than 4x4 inches). All other materials provided. 

 **If you need to print your photos prior to the class, please come to the Local History & Genealogy Department 15 minutes early.**

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DNA Testing Basics

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Covington
BB&T Meeting Room
Thinking of taking a DNA test, or want to learn more about how they work? Learn about testing basics as we compare tests from a few of the leading companies.
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One-On-One Genealogy Research Assistance

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Covington
Local History Department
Just getting started on your family research, 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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One-On-One Genealogy Research Assistance

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Covington
Local History Department
Just getting started on your family research, 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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Registration is open

Guided Tour of the Kenton Co. Courthouse Records Room at Covington

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Off Site
Staff from the Local History and Genealogy Department will show you the ins and outs of researching in the records room at the Kenton County Courthouse in Covington. Records available for research include marriages, wills, deed books, estate settlements and more! Registration required and limited to 6 participants per tour. The tour will begin in the Local History and Genealogy Department at Covington. 
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GenTech Tuesday: Genealogy Basics Series

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Covington
Local History Department
Learn how to research popular genealogy topics during this summer series. These one-hour classes are designed for beginners. 

June - Basics of Vital Records (Birth, Death, and Marriage)
July - Census Records and City Directories 
August - Basics of Military Records (registration cards, pensions, headstone applications, etc.)
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Covington Bad Art Club

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Covington
BB&T Meeting Room
This summer we will be painting bygone buildings of Northern Kentucky. Learn about their significance to Northern Kentucky history, while taking a shot at painting your own art masterpiece. 

All art supplies provided. 
All skill levels encouraged to attend.
Registration required. 

Photographs courtesy of KCPL's Faces and Places Online Northern Kentucky Photograph Database.

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One-On-One Genealogy Research Assistance

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Covington
Local History Department
Just getting started on your family research, 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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One-On-One Genealogy Research Assistance

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Covington
Local History Department
Just getting started on your family research, 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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Crafting with Krysta!

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Covington
Makerspace
Make a family photo canvas bag in the Makerspace! Please bring one photo on a flash drive, and we will walk you through the printing and pressing. All other materials provided. 
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Registration is open

GenTech Tuesday: Intro to Genealogy

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Covington
Local History Department
Learn how to get started during this one-hour class. 

Repeated on Tuesday, August 6 @ 2-3 PM.
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Registration is open

Guided Tour of the Kenton Co. Courthouse Records Room at Covington

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Off Site
Staff from the Local History and Genealogy Department will show you the ins and outs of researching in the records room at the Kenton County Courthouse in Covington. Records available for research include marriages, wills, deed books, estate settlements and more! Registration required and limited to 6 participants per tour. The tour will begin in the Local History and Genealogy Department at Covington.
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One-On-One Genealogy Research Assistance

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Covington
Local History Department
Just getting started on your family research, 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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One-On-One Genealogy Research Assistance

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Covington
Local History Department
Just getting started on your family research, 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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Walking Tour of Historic Ludlow

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Off Site
Join staff from the Local History & Genealogy department for a walking tour of Ludlow. Learn about the significant structures, former residents, and events of times past. Comfortable walking shoes are encouraged.

Tours begin @ Rail Viewing Station at 51 Elm Street, Ludlow, KY.

No registration required. Free to attend.
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DAR Research Assistance

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Covington
Local History Department
Looking to join a lineage society, but not sure where to start? Local members of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution will be in the Local History & Genealogy Department to discuss the necessary steps toward membership and to help you with research questions. 
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Small Step/Giant Leap! Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Lunar Landing

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Erlanger
Bronte Room - Large Meeting Room
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of man's first step on the moon! We'll have a variety of moon-related activities: moon art, moon sand, building and launching paper rockets, space-pack building. Watch NASA video and share a moon-inspired snack. It will be out of this world!
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