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Poetry Events at the Kenton County Public Library

April is National Poetry Month and we’re celebrating with a lyrical lineup of programs and events at the Covington Branch, including music, films, and poetry readings. For Teen Patrons we have scheduled two programs: Write Now! – Tuesday, April 11th at 6pm A monthly program where teens can learn to develop their writing skills with activities, readings, and more, including advice and insight from a published poet!               Teen Poetry Slam – Friday, April 28th at 7pm An after-hours event for beginner and experienced writers alike. Come and share your poems, your thoughts, even your tweets! Sign-up is at the door and prizes will be awarded after the performances. The slam is hosted by Jay McCoy, author and co-host of the Teen Howl Poetry Series in Lexington, Kentucky. Coffee will be served courtesy of Left Bank Coffeehouse. Teens need a permission slip to participate but all are welcome to attend.                                   For adults and all ages we proudly present a series of poetry films, concerts, readings, and interactive events. Tellico Family Band – A Circle of Traditional and Original Appalachian Music Tuesday, April 18th at 7pm Enjoy the spirit of Appalachian music and culture in a three generation Appalachian family band.  Reflect on the power of home place and community identity and enjoy songs with centuries of history and some new creations as well. Bring the whole family to share in the singing and reflections. Band member, Sherry Cook Stanforth is the Creative Writing Vision Program Director at Thomas More College and a co-editor of the regional literary journal, Pine Mountain Sand & Gravel.              Wednesday Matinee - Poetry of Witness [...]

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

Holiday Candy Making and Baking

The holiday season is a great time to gather with friends and family to bake yummy recipes.  Whether organizing a cookie swap, baking homemade presents or enjoying the baked goods at home; the Kenton County Public Library can lend you hand with it's wide array of available materials and free events. On Sunday, December 20 from 2-4pm, Teens, ages 11-18, can make holiday candies to give as presents at the Covington Branch Library during the Candy Shop program. Here are some great reads for new and old holiday recipes.  Please click on the book to reserve a copy using your library card available for pick up at any of our three locations: Check out the library's Pinterest Holiday Yums board for more ideas. Don't forget the Holiday tunes while baking!  There are electronic (Freegal and Hoopla) and hard copies of favorite holiday songs available at your Library. -courtesy of Better Homes and Gardens Holiday Cake Pops Ingredients 1 package 2-layer-size cake mix 1 cups frosting 12 ounces vanilla- or chocolate-flavored candy coating, chopped 12 ounces semisweet, dark, or white baking chocolate, chopped 34 lollipop sticks Directions Prepare desired-flavor cake mix according to package directions. Use any suggested pan size and bake according to package directions. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Line trays or baking sheets with parchment or waxed paper; set aside. Remove cooled cake from pan and crumble into a very large mixing bowl. Add desired-flavor frosting. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed until combined. Using a small scoop, drop mixture into 1 1/2-inch mounds onto prepared trays; roll mounds into balls and freeze for 30 minutes. In a small microwave-safe dish heat 1 ounce of the coating (about 1/4 cup) on 50% power (medium) for 60 seconds until melted and smooth, stirring [...]

By |December 17th, 2015|Categories: Teens|0 Comments

DIY Ornaments

Creating your own ornaments will make your Christmas tree all the more special!  Years later, you can look back and remember how much fun it was to create them.  The Kenton County Public Library can help you make those memories.   Along with all of the materials you can check out to inspire your holiday creations, we have many free events for all ages.               Books available from the Kenton County Public Library to inspire your Holiday crafting:                                What are you waiting for?  Get crafting and make some memories!

By |December 4th, 2015|Categories: Featured Post, KCPL|0 Comments

Homespun: Check It Out!

Homeschool Resources at the Kenton County Public Library             Catalog Searching Go to the Kenton County Public Library website. Click on Catalog Search.  Type in your search term by title of book, subject, keyword or author and limit your search.  Look through your search results and select one.  If the material fits your research needs then you can place a hold on the item, click place hold and enter your library card number and your PIN (usually the last four numbers of your phone number or your birth year).  Select which Library you want to pick up your item (Covington, Durr or Erlanger) and click Submit. You can also access our e-book collection through our catalog, just look for (electronic resource) after the title of the item. To find other titles that are similar to a book, scroll down the page under the copy holdings and click on the Awards, Reviews, & Suggested Reads.   E-Books Click on E-Media. Click on Overdrive eBooks to check-out e-books or Reference & Research eBooks to search for articles in reference books. Both cover a wide range of topics. If you don’t find a book on your topic, ask us how to recommend e-books on Overdrive!   E-Resources Click on Research & Learning.  These are the databases that the library subscribes to for library patrons’ research needs.  You can click on alphabetical listing of resources if you would like. Great databases that will be useful for your homeschool lessons: Amazing Animals of the World – Information about the animal kingdom and its place in our world. Ancestry Library Edition – Powered by Ancestry.com, delivers billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more.  [...]

By |September 21st, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Awesome Young Adult Reads for Covington Latin School

Looking for good books to read but stuck in a reading rut?  Find out how to get great recommendations here!       Catalog Searching Go to the Kenton County Public Library website. Click on Catalog Search.  Type in your search term by title of book, subject, keyword or author and limit your search.  Look through your search results and select one.  If the material fits your research needs then you can place a hold on the item, click place hold and enter your library card number and your PIN (usually the last four numbers of your phone number or your birth year).  Select at which Library you want to pick up your item (Covington, Durr or Erlanger) and click Submit. You can also access our e-book collection through our catalog, just look for (electronic resource) after the title of the item. To find other titles that are similar to a book, scroll down the page under the copy holdings and click on the Awards, Reviews, & Suggested Reads. E-Books Click on E-Media. Click on Overdrive eBooks to check-out e-books or Reference & Research eBooks to search for articles in reference books. Both cover a wide range of topics. If you don’t find a book on your topic, ask us how to recommend e-books on Overdrive! E-Resources Click on Research & Learning.  These are the databases that the library subscribes to for library patrons’ research needs.  You can click on alphabetical listing of resources if you would like. Novelist-Get the best help for finding just the right books, reading recommendations     Goodreads is a free website for book lovers. Imagine it as a large library that you can wander through and see everyone's bookshelves, their reviews, [...]

By |August 24th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Simple Cooking for Teens

Maybe you think that cooking is difficult, nearly impossible or you want to kick your basic cooking skills up a notch. Maybe you’re a fast foodie or tired of your same old ramen noodle diet. Whatever your skill level the Kenton County Public Library has you covered with a variety of resources and programs. You’re busy, you don’t have a lot of time to cook but fast food doesn’t have to be junk food. Top Ten Time Tips from Real Food, Real Fast by Sam Stern, young adult author of cookbooks for teens. Don’t waste time wandering round your kitchen looking for an ingredient or piece of equipment. Get organized! Vegetables chopped small take a shorter time to cook. Need the oven? Switch it on-first thing you do. Save time and energy by using the right size pan. Water can take ages to boil, so try not to use too much. Get that lid on the pan for speedier heating. Use time well. If you’re waiting for something to boil or marinate, prep something else. Extra time suits some food like marinating meat, so do’em the day before and fridge’em. Make more food than you need at a time. Double recipes. That’s lots of time saved and other meals taken care of. Take opportunities. If you’ve got bread left over, make breadcrumbs and stick them in the freezer for later. Make stock from roasts. Freeze fruit for crumbles, yogurt bowls and smoothies. Speed things up by using the right stuff. A sharp knife’s faster than a blunt one. Try a hand mixer. Get good equipment and a sharp grater. This book might be for you, it’s organized by minutes for the length of time it [...]