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Africa Projects

Grades 1-3 Don't forget!  You'll need your Library card number and PIN. Culturegrams Kids Edition - Africa Culturegrams - Africa Encyclopedia Britannica School PebbleGo - Animals PebbleGo - Social Studies Hoopla - eBooks (12 checkouts per month - ALWAYS AVAILABLE) African Folk Tales African Country Studies World Folk Tales Overdrive - eBooks - (30 simultaneous checkouts) National Geographic Kids - Countries National Geographic Kids - Animals

By |October 7th, 2019|Categories: childrens|0 Comments

Twelve Myths & Truths about College

Note: this article was originally written in the fall of 2017 but was updated October, 2019. It's that time of year again... It's time for 17-year-old kids to make one of the biggest financial decisions of their lives. It's time for these kids to decide what they are going to do for the rest of their lives. It's time for seniors in high school to choose a college. My daughter had to make these decisions in the fall of 2016. She began her junior year of college at Northern Kentucky University last month. My son Joey is a senior in high school and going through this process now. I have two stepsons attending college as well. I'm going to tell you some of the things you are going to be told your child must do and then I'm going to tell you the truth based on our experience.         Things Other People, Including High School Guidance Counselors, are Going to Tell You and Your Children: You should apply to five to seven schools to make sure you get accepted to one. You should apply to schools you know you can't afford. There are plenty of scholarships out there and you'll be sure to find one. You can wait until after you graduate to make a final decision on which college you will attend. Students with high GPAs and ACT scores will get a full ride. You have to live on campus to get the full college experience. You will find some way to pay for college, even if it's loans. College is really the only way to make something of yourself. Books will cost at least $1,000 a semester. Don't fill out [...]

By |October 2nd, 2019|Categories: Featured Post, KCPL|Tags: |0 Comments

Autumn Leaves and Pumpkins, Please!

Crisp air and golden hues officially welcome fall each year. As the leaves start turning, it’s time to head to the nearest pumpkin patch and start thinking about those Halloween costumes. There are lots of new books to usher in the season as well. Why not pick a few and get into the spirit! A Wynk, a Blynk, and a Nod to New Books about Autumn and Halloween New Autumn Stories Froggy Picks a Pumpkin by Jonathan London, illus. by Frank Remkiewicz Froggy’s latest adventure is a class trip to the pumpkin patch. He plans to carve a jack-o'-lantern and make a pumpkin pie, but will his plans work out?         The Great Pumpkin Contest by Angie Rozelaar Two very different cats (one prefers to stay inside and read, the other prefers to be outside with friends) are determined to win Cat County’s Great Pumpkin Contest. In the end, though, it’s friendship that wins. This is a very enjoyable story with playful illustrations.             Happy Fell by Erica S. Perl This is the latest in the Arnold and Louise easy reader series. According to Louise, fell is the season between fall and winter when all the leaves are on the ground. Arnold wants to celebrate the season indoors but Louise does not. Will they be able to find a way to celebrate together?                 The Pumpkin War by Cathleen Young In this chapter book, a twelve-year-old Billie enjoys summer on Wisconsin's Madeline Island, where she grows a giant pumpkin in the hopes of winning this year’s pumpkin-boat race. She had a falling out with her best friend Sam at the [...]

Fall Features Programs on Fitness and Joint Pain Management

Fall Features Programs on Fitness and Joint Pain Management Get moving this fall with help from the Kenton County Public Library. The Library is offering a variety of programs for all fitness levels and interests. Programs are free to attend.   If joint pain prevents you from being as active as you want take note of this free series of programs on "Joint Pain Management and Prevention." The first in the series, "My Aching Knee - Lower Extremity Pain" is Wed., Sept. 4 at 12:30 pm at the Erlanger Branch Library. Other topics include: Wed., Oct. 2, Osteoporosis and fall prevention Wed., Nov. 6, Why do I have pain and how do I get rid of it? Wed., Dec. 4, The benefits of stretching   Reps from Select Medical/NovaCare Rehabilitation will lead each session.     Senior Couple Doing Tai Chi Exercises Together In Park The following fitness programs are offered in September: Tai Chi Fri., Sept. 6 & 20,  10:30-11:30 AM William E. Durr Master Fahey, a 6th degree black belt, will teach an easy course in the gentle and low-impact martial art of Tai Chi.   Family Yoga! Sat., Sept. 7  1-2 PM William E. Durr In this class move, breathe, and explore yoga. Plenty of fun for the family while promoting simple strength, coordination, balance, and flexibility! Bringing a yoga mat is advised but not required! For ages 8 & up.   Beginner Yoga! Mon., Sept. 9  6 -7 PM William E. Durr This class will increase flexibility, reduce stress, calm your mind, and help you relax. Bringing a yoga mat is advised but not required! This program is offered to teens and adults.   Chair Yoga Fri., Sept. 13 [...]

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

Library Card Sign Up Month – Make and Take

For the month of September, while supplies last, the Library is giving cardholders an opportunity to try several items in the makerspace areas for free. By showing your library card, you can: Make a metal-stamped key-chain or bracelet at the Durr Branch. Bring in a t-shirt or tote bag to do one free paper or vinyl heat transfer using our heat press and either the photo printer or the Cameo Silhouette at the Covington Branch. Receive $4 in credit towards poster printing at the Erlanger Branch. This offer is good to those with a valid Kenton County Public Library card while supplies last. Please call the Covington Branch (859) 962-4071 and Erlanger Branch (859) 962-4331 to make an appointment to print or use the heat transfer or Silhouette Cameo.  No appointment required for Durr.

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

Parlez-vous français? You can with Mango Languages

Even if you aren't going back to school, you can start learning.  Keep your brain active and learn a new language with Mango: Learn French through conversations Your personalized experience through the French course follows an award-winning conversational learning process that focuses on the four skills necessary to connect in another language: grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, and culture.     Develop your ear for German. Rewind and repeat as you need to through listening passages read by native speakers, or read along as you go, and listen for context clues that will help you answer questions that challenge you recall what you just heard.   ESL Choose your native language and learn English as a second language.   Pronunciation Didn’t catch that? Hear it again at a conversational speed, hover over for phonetics, or click on the word for an articulated narration. Tone your accent against native speaker audio by activating the voice comparison tool.   Reading Pick up on new new vocabulary and assess your comprehension through reading material that presents new words in the context of learned material, with optional accompanying audio read by native speakers. Additional Languages are Available on the Mango Website          

By |August 17th, 2019|Categories: Featured Post|0 Comments

Books for the First Day of School

Summer has passed and it’s time for class. There are plenty of terrific books that are perfect for the first day of school. There are stories about everything from first-day jitters to socializing with classmates. We’ve included lots of books to hopefully make the transition a little easier and calm those first day jitters. And for the seasoned pro, we’ve included some school stories that are just for fun! New School Stories The Best Seat in Kindergarten by Katharine Kenah, illus. by Abby Carter This beginning reader is a great introduction for those who are excited, yet nervous about starting school.   Big Shark, Little Shark Go to School by Anna Membrino, illus. by Tim Budgen Big Shark and Little Shark are opposite in every way. Little Shark is excited for the start of school, but Big Shark doesn’t want to get out of bed. Will they be late on their first day of school?   Brown Bear Starts School by Sue Tarsky, illus. by Marina Aizen Brown Bear overcomes his nervousness and makes friends in the process. The illustrations are charming and have the feel of children’s artwork. Clothesline Clues to the First Day of School by Kathryn Heling and Deborah Hembrook, illus. by Andy Robert Davies Who wears what on the first day of school? Catchy rhymes as well as clothing and accessories hanging on a clothesline provide clues as to what friendly faces will be encountered on the first day of school, from custodian to teacher to crossing guard. Hannah Sparkles: Hooray for the First Day of School! by Robin Mellom, illus. by Vanessa Brantley-Newton Hannah is about to begin first grade where she has a little trouble connecting with her new [...]

Off the Page: July Music

Sounds for your summer.  Download or stream all for free.   "Spirit' the lead single from the new soundtrack The Lion King:The Gift.   From the Netflix series Black Mirror.  Miley Cyrus plays pop star Ashley O.  Download two songs from the series.   THE song of the summer.  Download Old Town Road today!   Stranger Things - Season 3 Entire album available for streaming.   The new single from Blink-182: Happy Days.

By |July 22nd, 2019|Categories: Featured Post|0 Comments

Grow With Google

  Grow with Google is bringing free digital skills workshops and one-on-one coaching to Kentucky. We’re teaming up with local libraries across the state to offer these trainings so that Kentuckians have the opportunity to learn digital skills to grow their careers or businesses.  

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

Keepin’ it Real: New Nonfiction eBooks

  Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David McCullough rediscovers an important and dramatic chapter in the American story—the settling of the Northwest Territory by dauntless pioneers who overcame incredible hardships to build a community based on ideals that would come to define our country.   A riveting, urgent account of the explorers and scientists racing to understand the rapidly melting ice sheet in Greenland, a dramatic harbinger of climate change.   The standout memoir from NBA powerhouse Andre Iguodala, the indomitable sixth man of the champion Golden State Warriors.   Was he New York City's last pirate . . . or its first gangster? This is the true story of the bloodthirsty underworld legend who conquered Manhattan, dock by dock—for fans ofGangs of New York and Boardwalk Empire.   The remarkable story of the trailblazers and the ordinary Americans on the front lines of the epic mission to reach the moon.      

By |June 15th, 2019|Categories: Featured Post|0 Comments