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Empower Tools Opens for 2019

  Dreaming about your garden or your spring cleanup and home improvement projects?  Stop by Empower Tools to check out our home improvement tools before you start. Empower Tools opens this Wednesday February 20 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. for the new season.  We will be open Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday this season to give folks the best chance to get the tools they need for your  DIY projects. To ensure the most people can benefit from this program all borrowers must have a current Kenton County Public Library Card.  If you don’t have one, stop by your nearest library with a valid ID and a piece of current mail to pick one up. If you do have one, remember to check that it is current and all information is up to date. In addition we will be asking borrowers to email us at with the following information: Your name Your Kenton County Public Library Card number Your street address Your phone number Your email. You will be contacted by Empower Tools and Library staff to verify the information.  Once verified you will be notified that your Library Card can be used to borrow Empower Tools.  We will contact you within five (5) business days of your email. Looking forward to a successful second season.  

By |February 19th, 2019|Categories: Featured Post, KCPL|0 Comments

Hamilton is Coming to Cincinnati

A remarkable story of how a group of inspired mavericks made an unlikely marriage of hip-hop and history to create the biggest show on Broadway   Hamilton Soundtrack   Hamilton Mixtape   The Revolution gives listeners an unprecedented insight into Hamilton, from the only two writers able to provide it.   Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ron Chernow presents a landmark biography of Alexander Hamilton, the Founding Father who galvanized, inspired, scandalized, and shaped the newborn nation.    

By |February 16th, 2019|Categories: Featured Post, KCPL|0 Comments

A Wynk, a Blynk, and a Nod to New Valentine’s Day Books

“All You Need is Love” Valentine's Day is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate not just love, but also kindness, thoughtfulness and consideration.  So, we’ve not only included books about the holiday itself, but several others that just seem to fit. Really, all you need is love … and a few good books! Click Clack Moo: I Love You! by Doreen Cronin, illus. by Betsy Lewin Little Duck and her farm friends prepare for a big dance to celebrate Valentine’s Day. What will happen when an unexpected guest arrives? This is the latest in the Click Clack Moo books by Cronin and Lewin.   How Do I Love Thee? By Jennifer Adams, illus. by Christopher Silas Neal Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s famous sonnet is reimagined in this lovely picture book. Browning’s love poem is adapted to become a celebration of friendship among three diverse friends as they enjoy nature in a variety of settings. The mixed-media illustrations are imaginative and child friendly, bringing the poem to life. Browning’s original sonnet is included in the backmatter as well as a brief bio. This is really a quite lovely book. A Hug is for Holding Me by Lisa Wheeler, illus. by Lisk Feng A father and daughter discover all the things a hug can be while taking a nature walk. A bird’s nest, a cocoon, and a seashell all provide hugs in their own way. The artwork, which has a retro look, is a perfect complement to the minimal text. I’ll Love You Till the Cows Come Home by Kathryn Cristaldi, illus. by Kristyna Litten Through a series of fantastical scenarios, love is expressed in immeasurable ways. The text is rhyming and lyrical and the illustrations whimsical. It’s a very [...]

By |February 7th, 2019|Categories: Featured Post|0 Comments

Top 5 Super Bowl Party Foods – Get Cookin’ with these eBooks

#1 - Chili Make a couple of different types of chili, create a toppings bar and you'll be the Super Bowl winner.     #2 - Nachos Or, in this case totchos!     #3 - Chips & Dip In general I don't think a Super Bowl party is the time to count calories, but these recipes actually look really good!     #4 - Pizza Sure, you can "delivery or DiGiorno" it, but why not wow your guests with homemade pizza.     #5 - Cookies Yes, there has to be something sweet on this list.  I'm off to feed my cookie addiction.  Happy Super Bowlin'

By |February 3rd, 2019|Categories: Featured Post|0 Comments

African American History Month Books for Children

A picture book of lawyer, politician, and civil rights leader Barbara Jordan emphasizes how she used her voice to make a difference in the world.   Presents the life and accomplishments of the African American scientist, whose keen observations of sea creatures revealed new insights about egg cells and the origins of life.   Chronicles the efforts of fourteen-year-old Jo Ann Allen, who in 1956, was one of twelve African American students who broke the color barrier and integrated Clinton High School in Tennessee and who found herself the spokesperson for the group.   Traces the life of Sojourner Truth from her enslaved childhood and remarkable emancipation through her history-shaping leadership while advocating for equal rights for women and African Americans.   Tells the story of the highly successful tennis players Venus and Serena Williams, laying out their humble beginnings, hard work, mutual support, and their resulting extraordinary achievements in tennis.   Presents the history of hip-hop including, how it evolved from folktales, spirituals, and poetry, to the showmanship of James Brown, to the culture of graffiti art and break-dancing that formed around the art form.   A collection of striking and intimate photographs of Michelle Obama, coupled with personal reflections and behind-the-scenes stories from official White House photographer and New York Times bestselling author of Chasing Light, Amanda Lucidon, presented in a deluxe format for young readers.   Georgia Gilmore was a cook at the National Lunch Company in Montgomery, Alabama. When the bus boycotts broke out in Montgomery after Rosa Parks was arrested, Georgia organized a group of women who cooked and baked to fund-raise for gas and cars to help sustain the boycott.   The life of Junius G. Groves, a sharecropper [...]

By |February 1st, 2019|Categories: Featured Post|0 Comments

February’s Best Reads

The Huntress: A Novel by Kate Quinn From the author of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling novel, THE ALICE NETWORK, comes another fascinating historical novel about a battle-haunted English journalist and a Russian female bomber pilot who join forces to track the Huntress, a Nazi war criminal gone to ground in America. Historical Fiction   On the Come Up by Angie Thomas This is the highly anticipated second novel by Angie Thomas, the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling, award-winning The Hate U Give.  Sixteen-year-old Bri wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. Or at least win her first battle. As the daughter of an underground hip hop legend who died right before he hit big, Bri's got massive shoes to fill. Young Adult Fiction   Finding Dorothy A Novel by Elizabeth Letts This richly imagined novel tells the story behind The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, the book that inspired the iconic film, through the eyes of author L. Frank Baum's intrepid wife, Maud. Historical Fiction   The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides Alicia Berenson's life is seemingly perfect. A famous painter married to an in-demand fashion photographer, she lives in a grand house with big windows overlooking a park in one of London's most desirable areas. One evening her husband Gabriel returns home late from a fashion shoot, and Alicia shoots him five times in the face, and then never speaks another word. Thriller   Black Leopard Red Wolf by Marlon James "A fantasy world as well-realized as anything Tolkien made." —Neil Gaiman The epic novel, an African Game of Thrones, from the Man Booker Prize-winning author of A Brief History of Seven Killings In the stunning first [...]

By |January 26th, 2019|Categories: Featured Post|0 Comments

Tidying Up With the Library

Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level, promising that if you properly simplify and organize your home once, you'll never have to do it again.  (ebook)   Courtney Carver shows us the power of simplicity to improve our health, build more meaningful relationships, and relieve stress in our professional and personal lives. (ebook)   From storage solutions and cleaning tips to secret space-saving methods and expert strategies, The Complete Book of Home Organization is packed with the tips and shortcuts you need to effectively organize your home.   Readers will learn strategies for conquering their homes' problem zones and organizing tricks and tools that can be deployed in every room     The perfect antidote to all the other organizing books.  :)  

By |January 12th, 2019|Categories: Featured Post|0 Comments

New York Times

  Access New York Times  (inside the Library)   Access the New York Times (outside the Library)   Getting Started from home, work or school: Visit the Library's link to the New York Times Enter your Library card number and PIN Click the "create an account" link, enter your email address, and create your New York Times password. Enjoy unlimited access to the New York Times for three days. Getting Started from inside the Library: Account Creation inside the Library provides full access to New York Times articles published between 1851 through 1922, and between 1981 through current day.