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By |August 18th, 2017|Categories: Featured Post||0 Comments

87 Years of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky History Added to Kenton County Public Library Database

The Historical Cincinnati Enquirer Database now covers 1841-2009. The expanded date range offers 87 more years of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky news coverage. The database contains digitized scans of the Cincinnati Enquirer, viewable in PDF format. The database is keyword searchable and also searchable by a specific date or page number. Articles can be saved to your computer or printed. Patrons can access the database at any branch of the Kenton County Public Library and at home with their Kenton County Public Library card.

If you are looking for something in the Kentucky Post, Kentucky Times-Star, or other Northern Kentucky newspapers, the Northern Kentucky Newspaper Index contains indexed entries to these newspapers. You can view the Kentucky Post and Kentucky Times-Star on microfilm, in the Local history and Genealogy Department at the Covington branch. The Local History and Genealogy Department is located on the upper level of the building.

Reach us at (859)962-4070 or history@kentonlibrary.org if you have questions about researching the database.

Cierra Earl, MA, Local History and Genealogy Programmer, Covington branch

By |August 1st, 2017|Categories: Featured Post||0 Comments

August Hot Reads

See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt

In this riveting debut novel, See What I Have Done, Sarah Schmidt recasts one of the most fascinating murder cases of all time into an intimate story of a volatile household and a family devoid of love.

On the morning of August 4, 1892, Lizzie Borden calls out to her maid: Someone’s killed Father. The brutal ax-murder of Andrew and Abby Borden in their home in Fall River, Massachusetts, leaves little evidence and many unanswered questions. While neighbors struggle to understand why anyone would want to harm the respected Bordens, those close to the family have a different tale to tell—of a father with an explosive temper; a spiteful stepmother; and two spinster sisters, with a bond even stronger than blood, desperate for their independence.

As the police search for clues, Emma comforts an increasingly distraught Lizzie whose memories of that morning flash in scattered fragments. Had she been in the barn or the pear arbor to escape the stifling heat of the house? When did she last speak to her stepmother? Were they really gone and would everything be better now? Shifting among the perspectives of the unreliable Lizzie, her older sister Emma, the housemaid Bridget, and the enigmatic stranger Benjamin, the events of that fateful day are slowly revealed through a high-wire feat of storytelling.

Lizzie Borden took an ax
And gave her mother forty whacks
When she saw what she had done,
She gave her father forty-one.

Or did she?

The Driver by Hart Hanson

Michael Skellig is a limo driver waiting for his client in the alley behind an upscale hotel. He’s spent the last twenty-eight hours ferrying around Bismark Avila, a celebrity skateboard mogul who isn’t going home any time soon. Suddenly the […]

By |August 1st, 2017|Categories: Featured Post||0 Comments

Looking for Something Different to Read?

Homesick for Another World: Stories
Ottessa Moshfegh
The Animators
Kayla Rae Whitaker
 

Lincoln in the Bardo
George Saunders
 

Norse Mythology
Neil Gaiman

Things We Lost in the Fire Stories
by Mariana Enriquez
 

 

 

By |July 29th, 2017|Categories: Featured Post||0 Comments

What is Kenton County Listening to this Week?

Top Freegal Album Downloads:
Download and keep 5 free songs each week, and stream 3 hours each day:

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
The Nashville Sound

The Chainsmokers
Something Just Like This/Closer

Rag’n’Bone Man
Human

Train
a girl a bottle a boat

Foster The People
 III

By |July 15th, 2017|Categories: Featured Post||0 Comments

Why Wait? Download Popular Audiobooks Now

Hillbilly Elegy – A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
J.D. Vance

Every Last Lie
Mary Kubica

Confessions Of A Domestic Failure
Bunmi Laditan

The Lotterys Plus One
Emma Donoghue
 

 

By |July 7th, 2017|Categories: Featured Post||0 Comments

Hot Reads July

Fierce Kingdom by Gin Phillips

The zoo is nearly empty as Joan and her four-year-old son soak up the last few moments of playtime. They are happy, and the day has been close to perfect. But what Joan sees as she hustles her son toward the exit gate minutes before closing time sends her sprinting back into the zoo, her child in her arms. And for the next three hours—the entire scope of the novel—she keeps on running.

Suddenly, mother and son are as trapped as the animals. Joan’s intimate knowledge of this place that filled early motherhood with happy diversions—the hidden pathways and under-renovation exhibits, the best spots on the carousel and overstocked snack machines—is all that keeps them a step ahead of danger.

A masterful thrill ride and an exploration of motherhood itself—from its tender moments of grace to its savage power—Fierce Kingdom asks where the boundary is between our animal instinct to survive and our human duty to protect one another. For whom should a mother risk her life?

 

 

The Marriage Pact by Michelle Richmond

Newlyweds Alice and Jake are a picture-perfect couple—young, beautiful, successful, and in love. But after receiving an odd gift at their wedding, they find themselves initiated into a mysterious organization known as The Pact.

The goal of The Marriage Pact seems simple: to keep marriages happy and intact. And some of the rules make sense: Always answer the phone when your spouse calls, plan a trip together once per quarter, exchange thoughtful gifts regularly. But other rules—and their methods of enforcement—prove to be far more terrifying.

What follows is a relentlessly paced tale of deception, unfaithfulness, and duplicity in which the twists and turns just keep coming.

 

 

 

South Pole Station by Ashley Shelby

Do you have […]

By |July 6th, 2017|Categories: Featured Post|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Twenty Years at Hogwarts

On Thursday, June 26, 1997, the world was forever changed. On this day, we mere muggles were blessed with the masterpiece that is Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. On this date, the book was first published in the U.K. (It was later published in the U.S. in September 1998 under the title Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.) And I can tell you, from the first time I escaped into my favorite world, my life would never be the same.

For this children’s librarian, it’s always a huge humble-brag of mine to tell people I am a self-proclaimed “Harry Potter hipster.” As in, I read the books before they were cool (well, the first book at least). In August 1998, a month before the U.S. publication of Sorcerer’s Stone, I entered fourth grade. It was in this school year that I first recall discovering this book in my school library.

I was always an avid reader, and loved just browsing the shelves for books that “looked good”. I have a distinctive memory of finding this book on my school library’s shelf. I remember being attracted to the jewel tones of the book jacket illustration. Of being intrigued by the boy flying on a broomstick on the cover. Despite the old saying of “never judge a book by its cover” I totally did. I was pulled in. Who was this boy? What is the sorcerer’s stone? I had to know. And my world was never the same. From that fateful day in fourth grade, 10 year old me was changed. Definitely for the better.

Now, here we are 20 magical years later.

I know what some of you are thinking. Isn’t she a little old for Harry […]

Big Library Read – The Other Einstein

You still have a few days to join the #BigLibraryRead.  The Other Einstein examines the life of Albert Einstein’s first wife, and what role she may have played in his ideas.
Enjoy reading about the lives of women that have influenced of famous men?  Check out some historical fiction:

Loving Frank blends fact and fiction to tell the story of the love affair between Frank Lloyd Wright and Mamah Borthwick Cheney.

The Paris Wife follows the whirlwind relationship of Ernest Hemingway and Hadley Richardson.

Discover Anne Morrow and Charles Lindbergh’s high flying relationship.

 

By |June 23rd, 2017|Categories: Featured Post, KCPL||0 Comments

Download New Music from Katy Perry & Taylor Swift is Back!

Witness by Katy Perry
1989 by Taylor Swift

Heartbreak by Lady Antebellum

Lindsey Buckingham/Christine McVie

By |June 16th, 2017|Categories: Featured Post||0 Comments