Cemetery tours, stories about a murder and discovering treasures in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky…these are a few programs that are part of the Family History Month series to take place at the Kenton County Public Library in October. Expert researchers and historians will lead a variety of programs throughout the month of October to help people research, learn more about Northern Kentucky or expand their knowledge of a specific historical topic. All programs are no cost to attend but registration is required where noted.

 Genealogy-Research-Palooza

    • Tuesday, October 01, 2019 – Thursday, October 31, 2019
    • Covington Library – Local History and Genealogy Dept.
    • Book a one-on-one genealogy research appointment to celebrate Family History Month! Call us at (859) 962-4070 to reserve a one-hour appointment.

Finding and Translating German Church Records and Newspaper Articles

Mother of God Cemetery Tour

    • Saturday, October 12, 2019 @ 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    • Mother of God Cemetery, 3125 Madison Ave Fort Wright, KY 41015
    • Join Local History & Genealogy staff for a biographical walking tour of Mother of God Cemetery in Fort Wright and learn about the people and families who shaped the history of Northern Kentucky.

 DAR Research Assistance

    • Tuesday, October 15, 2019 @ 9:00 AM -11:00 AM
    • Covington Library – Local History and Genealogy Dept.
    • 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.

Covington Bad Art Club

    • Wednesday, October 16, 2019 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    • Covington Library – BB& T Meeting Room
    • Celebrate Family History Month by bringing in a family photograph to paint. All skill levels encouraged to attend. All art supplies provided. We will be using acrylic paint on canvas. Registration required and limited to 12. Register here.

Author Visit: The Betrayal of Pearl Bryan – Unraveling the Gilded Age Mystery That Captivated a Nation

    • Tuesday, October 22, 2019 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    • Erlanger Library – Bronte Meeting Room
    • Join us in welcoming Larry Tippin, author of “The Betrayal of Pearl Bryan – Unraveling the Gilded Age Mystery That Captivated a Nation,” and learn about one of Northern Kentucky’s most sensational and tragic legends. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.

Lunch & Learn: German Immigration to Greater Cincinnati

    • Wednesday, October 23, 2019 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    • Erlanger Library – Twain/Clemens Combined Meeting Room
    • October is German Heritage Month! Join us for a special presentation by Dave Schroeder, Executive Director of the Kenton County Public Library, and learn about German immigration to Greater Cincinnati. Registration beings 9/1/2019 @ 8 AM. Registration required and limited to 30. Register here.

 KCHS Antiques Appraisal Fair

    • Saturday, October 26, 2019 @ 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM
    • Covington Library – BB&T Meeting Room
    • Always wondered what that old vase was worth? Talk with antiques appraisal experts to see if you might be sitting on a pile of antique “gold”. Photographs of large furniture pieces are preferred. Program co-sponsored by the Kenton County Historical Society.

Author Visit: 100 Things to Do in Cincinnati Before You Die

    • Monday, October 28, 2019 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    • Covington Library – BB&T Meeting Room
    • Join us and learn about local author Rick Pender’s “100 Things to Do in Cincinnati Before You Die” (2nd ed.). Books will be available for sale and autograph.

Facebook Live: Creating Heritage Scrapbooks for Preservation

    • Tuesday, October 29, 2019 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    • Join us Live! on Facebook as we show you how to create heritage scrapbooks and preserve your family photographs. Find us on Facebook @kentoncountypubliclibrary or https://www.facebook.com/KentonCountyPublicLibrary/

For additional information call (859) 962-4000 or visit www.kentonlibrary.org. The Covington Branch Library is located at 502 Scott Boulevard, Covington, KY 41011. The Erlanger Branch Library is located at 401 Kenton Lands Road, Erlanger, KY 41018. The Durr Branch Library is located at 1992 Walton-Nicholson Road, Independence, KY 41051.

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