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Celebrate Family History Month at KCPL

We are spooktacularly delighted that October is coming (and it's not just because of cooler weather, fall leaves, pumpkins, or Halloween)! Family History Month is our favorite part of October in the Local History and Genealogy Department. To celebrate, we've got a month full of programs to help you with your family history research and learn more about the history of our area. Learn more about the sensational stories in the Licking Riverside neighborhood this month at KCPL. Photograph courtesy of Faces and Places. www.kentonlibrary.org/genphotos On Columbus Day, Monday, October 8, attend our Scandals & Mayhem: A Historic Walking Tour of Licking Riverside and Governors Point neighborhood. We'll recount the grim stories of the neighborhood's prior inhabitants and share some of the scandals that rocked the neighborhood. You have two chances to take the tour, once at 2 PM and then again at 6 PM. The tour will depart from the Local History and Genealogy Department at Covington. The Kenton County Historical Society is sponsoring an Antiques Appraisal Fair on Saturday, October 13 from 11 AM - 2 PM. 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. The fair will take place in the BB&T meeting room at the Covington Branch. Are you researching your ancestors who might have served in the American Revolution? Interested in joining the DAR? Then mark your calendars and plan to meet with members of the local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution on Tuesday, October 16 @ 9 AM at the Covington Library. Members of the DAR will discuss the necessary steps toward [...]

Photography Resources @ the Library!

  “Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.” – Dorthea Lange. Photography is a hobby of many, whether you have the newest DLSR camera on the market or just your smartphone, you hold a tool that can offer a whole different perspective of an object or scene. The library offers many services, classes, books and resources to support your love of photography. So whether you are a beginner or advanced, visit our branches to utilize some of these great resources!     Just a small selection of the photography books available for checkout: It’s what I do: a photographer’s life of love and war -- by: Lynsey Addario GoPro cameras for dummies -- by: John Carucci The Ansel Adams Wilderness -- by: Peter Essick Digital SLR cameras & photography for dummies -- by: David D. Busch How to photograph everything: simple techniques for shooting spectacular images -- from the editors of popular photography Digital SLR photography all-in-one for dummies -- by: Robert Correll The Beginners photography guide -- by: Chris Gatcum Start your own photography business: studio, freelance, gallery, events -- by: Charlene Davis Photographing families: tips for capturing timeless images -- by: Michele Celentano Digital Photography -- by: Shawn Frederick Just a small selection of the photography Ebooks available for checkout: Digital Photography FAQS -- by: Jeff Wignall Clever Digital Photography Ideas Using your Camera Out and About -- by: Peter Cope Travel Photography In a Day for Dummies -- by: Serge Timacheff The Everything Digital Photography Book -- by: Ric deGaris Doble The Art of iPhone Photography -- by: Bob Weil Clever Digital Photography Starting to make the most of your camera -- by: Peter Cope 100 Ways [...]

Sensory Storytime – Erlanger Branch

Rhythm & Rhyme: Sensory Storytime Sensory Storytime is an interactive and educational program that is especially designed for children with sensory integration challenges. It combines activities to stimulate all five senses and promote learning. If your child has difficulty sitting through one of the library’s other storytimes, this inclusive program of stories, songs and activities may be a better fit for him or her. For Agest 2-6      

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Tattoo You @ the Covington Library

Come celebrate skin art at our first ever tattoo program! Covington June 27th Learn how to use Microsoft computer programs to make fonts and pictures for tattoo designs. July 12th  Noon - 1pm See examples of local artists' work and listen to a discussion featuring James Dryer, owner of Asylum Tattoo in Latonia, Monique Wilson, owner of Dollhouse Tattoo Studio in Ludlow, and Josh Kaiser and Ted Tally from the Northern Kentucky Health Department 1:15-2:15pm Learn how to use Microsoft Publisher to work with photos and lettering to create your own tattoo designs 2:30pm Watch an episode of The History Channel's show The Works that's all about tattoos, past and present [Get the flyer]