Thanks to a generous grant from the Center for Great Neighborhoods in Covington, the library is hosting sewing workshops to help residents increase their safety and engage in creative activities. The project started at Holmes Middle School where students are creating bike messenger bags like this in a 6 week session. The library is also hosting open workshops (anyone can attend!) where three sewing machines, fabric, reflective tape, LEDs, conductive thread, and other supplies are available for residents to create bags, belts, capes, pants protectors, and more.
Get ideas for what you can make on our Instagram and Tumblr accounts for the project:
Thursday, May 21, 6-8PM
Friday, May 22, 11AM – 1PM
Saturday, May 23, 4-5PM
(More workshops: June 15 and July 14)
Bike Light Parade and Safety Celebration (May 23)
On May 23rd we will have an afternoon and evening celebration for safety and bike month. We have been working with some amazing partners who will provide helmets, lights, and safety training. Throughout the event, we will be giving away free head lights and tail lights (while supplies last) thanks to Queen City Bike and Reser Bicycles.
BRIDGES is a Northern Kentucky Brain Injury Support Group that provides support, education and resources. The acronym of BRIDGES means BRain Injury Demands Guidance Education and Support. BRIDGES provides brain injury awareness education through community outreach and by raising funds to advocate of brain injured survivors and their families. BRIDGES NKY will provide information and free helmets from 2-3PM in Meeting Room 1.
From 3-4PM. Annie Brown from Smitty’s Cyclery will offer advice on riding safe on the roads from what to wear to how to position your bike. Then from 5-6PM with help from the City of Covington and Park Hills Police Departments she will guide kids through a course to practice their bike skills in a bike rodeo.
The light parade and party goes from 6-7PM so come show off your new helmet, lights and creations or view the designs and creativity of your friends, neighbors, and residents. Need ideas? We made a inspiration board to get you started.