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Nancy Atherton Marian Babson Linda Barnes Nevada Barr M.C. Beaton Lawrence Block Lilian Jackson Braun Simon Brett Rita Mae Brown Raymond Chandler Lee Child Agatha Christie Jill Churchill Carol Higgins Clark Mary Higgins Clark Harlan Coben Patricia Cornwell Robert Crais Mary Daheim Barbara D'Amato Jeanne M. Dams Diane Mott Davidson Mignon Eberhart Aaron Elkins Janet Evanovich Dick Francis Erle Stanley Gardner Elizabeth George Dorothy Gilman Sue Grafton Martha Grimes Dashiell Hammett Carolyn G. Hart Joan Hess Carl Hiaasen Tony Hillerman P.D. James Judith A. Jance Stuart Kaminsky Faye Kellerman Jonathan Kellerman Jeff Lindsay John D. MacDonald Charlotte MacLeod Ed McBain Sharyn McCrumb Walter Mosley Marcia Muller Sara Paretsky Robert B. Parker Iain Pears Anne Perry Bill Pronzini Elliott Roosevelt Dorothy Sayers Rex Stout Margaret Truman Stuart Woods

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Community’s Public Makerspace & Meeting Spaces Open Soon

Crafters, innovators and dreamers will soon have the opportunity to make their visions become reality as the Kenton County Public Library will open its new makerspace, the STREAM Center of Learning, on Friday, January 12. STREAM stands for Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Arts and Math. The STREAM Center is a new arm of the STEM movement.   The STREAM Center is located at the Erlanger Branch, 401 Kenton Lands Road. It will feature dozens of tools and equipment that visitors can use to make and create. Examples of items include: 3D Printer Soldering Irons Embroidery & Sewing Machines Poster Printer Silhouette Cameo Large Vinyl Cutter Looms Raspberry Pi & Arduinos Dremel Tool Welder And much more!      The STREAM Center will be open during library hours unless being used for a class or one-to-one sessions. Items are free to use but a nominal materials fee may apply on some items. The STREAM Center is open to all ages; however, children ages 12 and younger should be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.  Free programs on using the STREAM Center equipment will be held weekly starting January 17. See the Library’s calendar of events for a complete list.   “The STREAM Center is an example of how arts, technology, reading and innovation come together,” stated Dave Schroeder, Executive Director of the Kenton County Public Library. “We are excited to provide a space in the community where makers, business owners, students, educators and hobbyists can come together with a single purpose of creating something for their personal, professional or educational use.”   The STREAM Center is made possible in part by Duke Energy, Chas. and Ruth Seligman Family Foundation, Republic Bank, DBL Law, Robert Ehmet Hayes & [...]

Kentucky Gives Day & the Library

Did you know that Tuesday, May 14 is Kentucky Gives Day? Kentucky Gives Day is an opportunity for Kentuckians (near and far) to come together to make donations to Kentucky charities in an effort to raise as much money as possible in 24 hours. If you would like to give of your time, talent or treasure, please consider the Kenton County Public Library. There are several ways to give:   Volunteer The Library's Volunteer Program seeks to provide opportunities for volunteers to make meaningful contributions to the operations of the library, help to expand and enhance library services, strengthen ties to the community and build public awareness of the diverse services provided by Kenton County Public Libraries. To find out more about the Library's volunteer program, click here.        Friends of the Library The Friends of the Kenton County Public Library is a volunteer membership group that supports the Library primarily through used book sales. Future book sale dates are: August 11-17 at the Covington Branch library September 23-29 at the William E. Durr Branch library December 1-7 at the Erlanger Branch library   General giving: If you would like to make a donation to the Library Foundation, please click here to use a credit card. If you would like to send a check, please make it payable to the Kenton County Public Library Foundation and either drop off at any Library location (Covington, Erlanger or Durr in Independence) or mail to 3095 Hulbert Dr., Erlanger, KY 41018. Please fill out this document when donating with either cash or check (link to order form online).   Say Cheese…Amazon Smile  When you shop at smile.amazon.com, Amazon donates to your favorite charitable organization. If you [...]

Local Librarian Named as a Mover and Shaker

Photo credit: Michael Wilson Ann Schoenenberger of the Kenton County Public Library has been named a “Mover & Shaker” in the library industry by the national publication Library Journal. In its March 15, 2017 issue, Library Journal named 52 outstanding professionals committed to providing excellent service and shaping the future of libraries. Ann was selected for her commitment to the profession and innovation in working with the community.   Ann currently serves as a Digital Librarian for the Kenton County Public Library. As Digital Librarian, Ann oversees the Library’s e-newsletter, the library’s marketing segmentation program and chat services. Ann has also been using innovative technology to engage people who may not otherwise use the library.   This year’s class of 52 joins a group of talented professionals who are dedicated, innovative, and passionate about their service to the library and their community.   The STEM/STEAM movement, which focuses on science, technology, engineering, (arts), and math, has been steadily working its way through schools and libraries across the nation. From this movement, maker spaces have been developed. A maker space is a place where people of all ages can go to conduct hands-on activities and projects with a variety of traditional tools, such as a sewing machine, or by using more current digital technology such as a 3D printer.   Ann has worked to make strong partnerships with local web developers, tech companies and the maker community. She encouraged user groups to use the library and hosted Coder & Maker Club workshops on soldering, Raspberry Pi, Arduino, Python and physical computing. Through the use of Coursera MOOCs and help from tech mentors, she offered a complete 12 week "Beginning Programming" course that evolved into a [...]

Romantic Suspense Authors

Evelyn Anthony Laura Black Madeline Brent Sandra Brown Stella Cameron Virginia Coffman Daphne du Maurier Barbara Erskine Catherine Gaskin Tess Gerritson Anna Gilbert Constance Heaven Jane Aiken Hodge Isabelle Holland Victoria Holt Kay Hooper Susan Howatch Sara Hylton Iris Johansen Velda Johnston Jayne Ann Krentz Caroline Llewellyn Elizabeth Lowell Anne Maybury Barbara Michaels Elizabeth Peters Heather Graham Pozzessere Karen Robards Nora Roberts Anne Stevenson Mary Stewart Jill Tattersall Jean Francis Webb Phyllis Whitney

Urban Fiction

            Ashley Antoinette Ashley & JaQuavis T.N. Baker Tracy Brown Niobia Bryant Cairo Chunichi Wahida Clark Keisha Ervin Roy Glenn Donald Goines Brenda Hampton Treasure Hernandez Asia Hill Shannon Holmes Trayvon Jackson Joy Deja King K’wan Ernest Morris Mychea Noire Reign J.L. Rose Danielle Santiago Nisa Santiago Sister Souljah Jacob Spears Vickie Stringer Toy Styles Jan’a Sullivan Kiki Swinson Nikki Turner Omar Tyree Carl Weber Silk White Teri Woods Zane

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