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2014 Foundation Calendar Winners

Jan. 1: $25  Lana Rutterer Jan. 2: gift basket Carol Zanin Jan. 3: $20 Sue Puffenberger Jan. 10: $20  Maria Schaefer Jan. 15:  Jerry Sturdivant - Fine Free winner Jan. 17: $20 Julie Belton Jan. 24: $20 Tracy Stammer January 31: $20 Carol Fausz February 7: $20 Jay Fossett February 14: $25 Karen Adamczak February 15: Jay Wuest - Free Fine winner February 21: $20 Gerald Schultz February 28: $20 Sara Sexton March 1: gift basket T Wigger March 7: $20 Barb Stephens Friday, March 14: $20  John O’Gorman Saturday, March 15: Nicole Montello – Fine Free winner Monday, March 17: $25 Jill Owens Friday, March 21: $20 Carol Wuest Friday, March 28: $20 Stephanie Shmitter April 1: gift basket Sara Sexton Friday, April 4: $20 Sam Schroeder Friday, April 11: $20 Gerald Schultz Tuesday, April 15: Lori Boerger - Fine Free winner Friday, April 18: $20 Lynn Humpert Sunday, April 20: $25 holiday winner - Jack Schroeder Friday, April 25: $20 Linda Sturdivant Thursday, May 1: gift basket Emily Hanna Friday, May 2: $20 Jill Owens Friday, May 9: $20 Linda Sturdivant Sunday, May 11: $25 holiday winner- Bob Von Handorf Thursday, May 15: Katt Lewis - Fine Free winner Friday, May 16: $20 Julie Bricking Friday, May 23: $20 Mary Lou Lewis Monday, May 26: $25 holiday winner Kim Freer Friday, May 30: $20 Julie Bricking Friday, June 6: $20 Angela Boles Friday, June 13: $20 Clyde Middleton Sunday, June 15: $25 holiday winner Lawrence Wright Monday, June 16: Stacy Shumate - Free Fine Winner Friday, June 20: $20 Kate Hoffman Friday, June 27:  $20.00 Carol Noll  Friday, July 1:  Basket Pamela Matthews Friday, July 4: $25.00 Katie Shumate Friday, July 11: $20.00 Matthew [...]

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2015 Foundation Calendar Winners

January 1: basket winner Carol Fausz January 2:  $20  Stephanie Schmitter January 9: $20 Stephanie Schmitter January 15: free fine certificate -Erica Bunner January 16: $20 Brad Sieve January 23: $20 Deborah Harmeling January 30: $20 donated to the Library Foundation by Richard Tapke Feb. 1: basket winner Alex Schroeder Feb. 6: $20 Karen Ginn Feb. 13: $20 Debbie Stonehouse Feb. 15: free fine certificate -Becky Schultz Feb. 20: $20 Trey Tapke Feb. 27: $20 Ken Ruppert March 1: basket winner Connie Douglas March 6: $20 Julie Bricking March 13: $20 Brad Sieve March 15: free fine certificate - Mary Ann Behrle March 20: $20 Rutterer March 27: $20 Maria Schaefer April 1:  basket winner Becky Schultz April 3: $20 Adam Shumate April 10:  $20 Deborah Harmeling April 17: $20  Rutterer April 24: $20 Brad Sieve May 1: $20 Deborah Harmeling May 1: basket winner Debbie Gullett May 8: $20 Brad Sieve May 15: $20 Joe Webb May 15: free fine certificate Sam Webb May 22: $20 Cheryl Johnson May 29: Becky Bowen June 1: basket winner Tracy Inman June 5: $20 Christy Grober June 12: $20 Andrea McMillen June 15: free fine certificate June Hurley June 19: $20 Sheree Rodgers June 26: $20 Lisa Nowland July 1: basket winner Nancy Gaddie July 3: $20 Sam Webb July 10: $20 Kim McAdams July 15: free fine certificate Stephanie Schmitter July 17: $20 Jennifer Gullett July 24: $20 Kelsey Gross July 31: $20 Michael Patti Aug. 1: basket winner Connie Douglas Aug. 7: $20 Kathleen Plake Aug. 14: $20 Kathy Kendall Aug. 15: free fine certificate Cami Phillips August 21: winner notified August 28: $20 Leslie Browning September 1: Rutterer - basket winner September 4: $20 Ken Ruppert [...]

By |January 20th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |0 Comments

6 technology personality types: which class sounds like you?

The Apprentice Not all of us have used a computer, created a free email account or mastered how to use a scanner.   Are you new to computers? Maybe you have a friend or grandparent who is ready to try?  All three branches offer classes for new or inexperienced computer users. Our teachers are skilled at helping people who are just starting out. Durr even has open labs for one-to-one help. Upcoming classes: First Time Computer Users Internet for Beginners Create an Email Exploring the Internet Saving your files, and organizing your PC One on One Digital Services Assistance One on One Photo Scanning and Editing The Professional Who doesn't need to update their Microsoft Office skills with new versions coming out all the time? Learn how to make logical spreadsheets, impressive presentations or flyers with impact. When you finish the complete series (Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint), add your new skills to your resume and start looking to apply them in our job searching on the Internet and resume classes. Upcoming classes: Microsoft Excel Microsoft Publisher Job Searching and the Internet Microsoft PowerPoint Microsoft Word The Gadget Whiz You love your devices but want to know more about how to use them.  Yes, your phone and your tablet are fun and useful tools.  But what are some great apps? What can you iPad really do? How can I access use the library with apps? Maybe your curious about purchasing an e-Reader like a Nook or Kindle instead.  Our app, iPad, and e-Reader classes will have you reading and searching on the go in new and interesting ways. Upcoming classes: Top iOs and Android Apps iPad Tips & Tricks Library Apps for Your iPad or Android Introduction [...]

Ada Lovelace: Celebrating Women in Technology, Math and Science

Image source: Kate Beaton Image board Video Walter Isaacson on Ada Lovelace Talks from Ada Lovelace Day 2014 - Royal Institute Studying the Mundane Step Troeth Toying with Physics: Space, Scorpions and Software Engineering Helen Czerski A rap about technology Konnie Huq Gramaphonica  Naomi Kashiwagi Can Maths Predict the Future? Hannah Fry Audient, My Dear Caro C Three Bridges Roma Agrawal Richard III and the Greyfriars Project Turi King    More Videos from Ada Lovelace Day 2013 Women and Technology TED Talks Why good hackers make good citizens Catherine Bracy Why do ambitious women have flat heads? Dame Stephanie Shirley [article] How we're teaching computers to understand pictures Fei-Fei Li The rise of personal robots Cynthia Breazeal Hackers: the Internet's immune system Keren Elazari The curly fries conundrum: Why social media "likes" say more than you might think Jennifer Golbeck How giant websites design for you (and a billion others, too) Margaret Gould Stewart Meet a young entrepreneur, cartoonist, designer, activist... Maya Penn Building blocks that blink, beep and teach Ayah Bdeir Computing Heritage shorts Mary Coombs shares her story Operating the Bombe: Jean Valentine's story Joyce Wheeler shares her story Margaret Marrs shares her story Freelance Programmer: the story of Dame Stephanie Shirley Megan Smith on the lost history of technical women, including Dame Stephanie "Steve" Shirley Women Techmakers and CS on Air [Google] Articles and Stories The New Yorker "Ada Lovelace, the First Tech Visionary" Brain Pickings "How Ada Lovelace, Lord Byron's Daughter, Became the World's First Computer Programmer" Mashable "Ada Lovelace, a Computer Programmer Ahead of Her Time" Wikipedia "Ada Lovelace" Communications of the ACM "Innovators Assemble: Ada Lovelace, Walter Isaacson, and the Superheroines of Computing" The Atlantic Happy Ada Lovelace Day! A Collection of Essays on Gender [...]

By |September 18th, 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

Celebrate Children’s Day/Book Day!

Join the party!  On Sunday, April 27, the Erlanger Branch Library will host our annual celebration of El día de los niños/El día de los libros – Children’s Day/Book Day.  This event is a celebration of children and literacy, with an emphasis on the diversity of families and languages in our community. Día is a daily commitment to linking children and their families to diverse books, languages and cultures.  This daily commitment culminates each year in a community wide celebration on or near April 30th . El día de los niños/El día de los libros has its roots in the observance of Children’s Day, which began in 1925 as a result of the first “World Conference for the Well Being of Children” in Geneva, Switzerland.  All over the world, countries adopted official dates to celebrate Children’s Day.  The United States is one of the few developed countries that did not designate an official Children’s Day observance!  Our neighbor Mexico selected April 30 as their day to celebrate children, and they named it El día de los niños – Children’s Day.  This day is quite a huge celebration across Mexico!  Schools have carnivals, towns have parades, and children receive special treats.  Mexican immigrants in the American southwest brought their observance of Children’s Day into their communities in this country, and in 1996, a children’s author named Pat Mora noticed (www.patmora.com ).  She thought it was a wonderful idea to celebrate children, but her background as an educator and author led her to think that it would be even better to celebrate children’s books!  That was the beginning of El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day). Over the years, with the support [...]

By |April 24th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month with us!

       Ever wanted to experience what it would be like to live in another country? Think it would be fun to try new foods, meet new people, and experience a different culture? Look no further! We are your one-stop-shop to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month with your whole family.Miss Arlene and a few performers from last year’s celebration.       National Hispanic Heritage Month runs from September 15 through October 15 and celebrates the independence days of several Latin American countries. For more info, click here. For a third year, the Erlanger branch will be hosting a celebratory program for National Hispanic Heritage Month. Miss Arlene, with the help of Adrianna Torres, will be hosting a fun-filled program for all ages with enough activities to keep everyone interested.Children enjoyed playing piñata at last year’s celebration!       We’re offering many activities, but here’s just a sampling of what you can participate in:*A bilingual storytime so that you can hear the same story in both English and Spanish* Sample of delicious Hispanic dishes*Play bilingual lotería, a game similar to bingo that uses images instead of numbers*Learn and perform a song in Spanish*Meet people from different Latin American countries*And so much more!Performers at the celebration last year.       Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 14, 2013; we’ll be celebrating at the Erlanger branch from 2:00-4:00PM. No registration is required. We’d love to see you there and celebrate with you!       We strive for diversity at the library; we love offering unique and different experiences for our patrons and reaching out to our bilingual and multicultural community. Do you have a suggestion for a cultural program you’d like us to offer? Comment below and [...]

Celebrate National Poetry Month – Poetry Workshop & Contest

April is National Poetry Month, and you can celebrate your creativity at the Erlanger branch all through the month of April. We're having a poetry contest and a poetry workshops for teens grades 6-12. KCPL's first ever Teen Poetry Contest will be held in April! The entry period has been extended, and entries are now accepted through Sunday, April 19th! Submit entries online April 1-19, then visit the branch to vote for your favorites April 20-27. Winners will be chosen by popular vote and staff judges. Prizes include signed YA books and bookstore gift cards. SUBMIT YOUR POEM HERE.  Teens are also invited to attend a Poetry Workshop on Monday, March 13th at 6:00 p.m. Click here to register for the Workshop. The poetry you write at the workshop can be entered into the contest!  

By |April 1st, 2015|Categories: teens, Teens, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Children’s Maker Kits

The Children's Department now offers Maker kits for checkout! What is a Maker kit? A Maker kit is a kit that includes a technology related item, books to go along with the item and an idea book full of ideas and/or lesson plans. Below is an example: What Maker kits are available for checkout?  We have 9 kits that you are able to check out: Code-a-Pillar Kit Ozobot Kit Augmented and Virtual Reality Kit Raspberry Pi Kit Code and Go Robot Mouse Kit Record and Learn Kidistudio Kit Sphero Kit Circuits and Magnets Kit Makey Makey Kit Magformers Kit Who can checkout a Maker kit? Anyone with a library card can check it out for 28 days. What ages are the Maker kits targeted for? Code-A-Pillar: Ages 3-6 Ozobots: Ages 8 and older Augmented and Virtual Reality: Ages 8 and older Raspberry Pi: Ages 8 and older Code and Go Robot Mouse: Ages 5 and older Record and Learn KidiStudio: Ages 3-6 Sphero: Ages 8 and older Circuits and Magnets: Ages 8 and older Makey Makey: Ages 8 and older Magformers: Ages 6 and older

By |May 8th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Countdown to Cincinnati Reds’ Opening Day 2016

Photograph from www.myfountainsquare.com With the 2016 Opening Day rapidly approaching for the Cincinnati Reds, below are some fun facts and interesting stats about the professional baseball team just north of the Ohio River. Cincinnati boasts the first professional baseball team and for decades hosted the initial game of the Major League Baseball season. The Reds’ first of 162 regular season games is on April 4th. Getting excited for the first day of the new baseball season is a long-standing tradition for people in the greater-Cincinnati area. Former Reds’ catcher Joe Oliver said, “A lot of clubs have great openers...but I never saw an Opening Day that got the attention of an entire city the way the Reds opener does.” The legendary Sparky Anderson, the winningest manager in Reds’ history, explained, “It’s a holiday—a baseball holiday! Ain’t no other place in America got that!” The Findlay Market Opening Day Parade has been going strong since 1920 and is an excuse for many locals to suddenly feel too sick to go to work or school, but somehow well enough to attend the parade and baseball game. Cincinnati native and former Red Buddy Bell stated: “If you don't try to get out of school on Opening Day, there's something wrong with you! It's right up there with Christmas.” [Not that I’m advocating truancy!] Though many baseball experts predict Cincinnati will finish dead last in their division this year–let’s hope they are terribly mistaken–fans never know what will happen. That is why they play the games; each season is a fresh, exciting beginning. Said Hall of Fame pitcher Don Sutton: “I loved opening the baseball season in Cincinnati. It is a sea of red…I remember thinking, ‘Yeah, [...]

Covington Latin 8th Grade Research Project

Pathfinder for successful research 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. 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 patron’s research needs.  You can click on alphabetical listing of resources if you would like.  Depending upon your research topic, you will have many databases to choose from.  You will need to enter your library card if you are outside a library building. Most databases have tools for you to find the MLA citation for any article you find. You can also print and email the articles. Research Help Britannica Research Tools and Materials Britannica is a good source for getting a basic overview of your topic, finding quality websites and reviewing links to further reading. They have a specific site for research on [...]

By |January 15th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|1 Comment

Download 2017 Grammy Award Winners Today

Adele - 25 Album of the Year         Cage the Elephant - Tell Me I'm Pretty Best Rock Album         Star Wars: The Force Awakens Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media         Sturgill Simpson - A Sailor's Guide to Earth Best Country Album           21 Pilots - Blurryface Best Pop Duo/Group Performance         Drake Best Rap Song         HooplaDigital Full List of Winners Freegal List of Winners

By |February 15th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Fourth Week of Giveaways; Your Holiday Entertainment

What will you be doing over your holiday break?  If you plan on spending the entire break checking your Facebook, watching TV, or playing Farmville you should probably check out some entertainment alternatives. Your local friendly Teen Librarians have compiled some resources to help you out! Okay, first of all: I have to promote the library for your entertainment needs. You can download 3 free mp3s a week with Freegal and look at a ton of different magazines for free online with Zinio. Just go to this link! You can sign up for Zinio and Freegal accounts with your library card number If you don't have your card or don't know your number just give us a call and we can look it up for you! https://www.kentonlibrary.org/ebooks/indextmp.htm Okay, now let's get to the real fun. Hopefully you'll be getting some video games for Christmas. Don't worry, if you don't get them you can just check them out from the library! Borderlands 2 just came out. We will have it. Go here to reserve your copy from the library! Avengers: Battle for Earth was released in December. You can also get it from the library here! Did you get or give an iPad, iPod, or iPhone today? If you did, welcome to your new favorite game! It’s free, it’s social, and it’s   more fun than endlessly hitting refresh on your favorite webpage until school starts up again. This is a game called “SpaceTeam”. The first thing you want to do is find 2-4 other people who have also downloaded it and get them in the same wifi or Bluetooth with you. Then your goal is to fix the most breaking-est spaceship ever, by saying silly words! Everyone [...]

Genealogy and Local History Events This Winter and Spring

Winter is a great excuse to stay inside and research your roots! The Local History and Genealogy Department, located on the 2nd Floor of the Covington branch, is sponsoring a variety of family history events in the upcoming months. The fourth Monday of each month, with the exception of December, is our Congenealogy meeting held at 6:30pm in Meeting Room 3. The meeting is open to everyone interested in local history and genealogy. Each month we have a speaker from the area presenting on a topic related to family and/or local history. Upcoming topics for February-April include using online resources to locate your ancestors, information on the Boone County Barn Quilt Tour, and a presentation on separating fact from fiction when it comes to family myths. For further information on Congenealogy, please visit the web page: https://www.kentonlibrary.org/genealogy/congenealogy. For those of you interested in the architecture of Northern Kentucky, be sure to “tune in” for the “Grand Facades: 19th Century Architectural Styles in Northern Kentucky” Webinar on February 26 from 10am-11am. Kaira Simmons, Local History Associate, will help you identify architectural features and historic building styles of Northern Kentucky. The link to the webinar will be available through the events calendar on the day of the event. Craig Scott, nationally known genealogist and military records expert. If you are interested in Military History, you will certainly want to attend our Military Research Workshop on Saturday, March 21st, from 9am-4pm, in Meeting Room 1 of the Covington branch.  Nationally-known genealogist and military records expert Craig Scott will provide information on how to research ancestors who served in the American Revolution, the War of 1812, and the Civil War. Registration is required, so visit our web [...]

Getting to know the Raspberry Pi

E-books Overdrive                Hoopla (always available) for kids Guides and Tutorials Adafruit Introducing the Raspberry Pi 2 - Model B Introducing the Raspberry Pi Model B+ Electricity Basics Sparkfun Voltage, Current, Resistance, and Ohm's Law     Light-emitting Diodes (LEDs)     Resistors How to Use a Multimeter Analog vs. Digital     Electric Power Series and Parallel Circuits Circuits - Ohms Law - Khan Academy GPIO Guide Raspberry Pi GPIO Guide Adafruit's Raspberry Pi Lesson 4. GPIO Setup Interactive Raspberry Pinout Guide Videos Raspberry Pi GPIO Tutorial 1: Setting up and First Raspberry Pi GPIO - The Easy Way

By |September 4th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Halloween Events at the Kenton County Public Library

Monstober Ages: 3 - 10 Friday, October 17, 4:30 pm-5:30 pm It's time to get your spook on at a wicked and wickedly cool monster event.  We are going to read monster stories and make an inspired craft. Have a snack and play games to turn October into Monstrober, a rip roaring Monster Fest. Come if you dare! Registration required, (859) 962-4003. Erlanger Branch, 401 Kenton Lands Road Horror Flicks Marathon for Teens Grades: 6 - 12 Saturday, October 18, 11:00 am-4:00 pm Get your creep on with an all-day horror movie marathon with giveaways and snacks. Covington branch library – 502 Scott Blvd, Covington, (859) 962-4060 Special Event - Pumpkin Decorating Friday, October 24, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm Decorate your Halloween pumpkin at the Library!  We will supply pumpkins for carving and painting, as well as carving tools, paint, and decorations, while supplies last.  Erlanger Branch, 401 Kenton Lands Road (859) 962-4000 Halloween Horror & More Day Covington branch library – 502 Scott Blvd, Covington, (859) 962-4060 Halloween Comic Fest Grades: 6 - 12 Saturday, October 25, 10 am Stop in for your free Halloween comic.  The earlier, the better, they'll go fast! The Horror of it All Film Festival Saturday, October 25, 10:00 am-2:00 pm Two horrifying films to get you ready for Halloween. The Mini Dead Ages: 2 - 12 Saturday, October 25, 2:00 pm-3:00 pm Enjoy frightening fun for the whole family with an afternoon of Halloween games, crafts, and more! Bringing Up the Dead: Finding the Deceased in Online Resources Saturday, October 25, 3:00 pm-4:00 pm Zombie Outbreak! Saturday, October 25, 3:00 pm-5:00 pm Zombie themed events for kids, teens and adults • Zombie costume judging with prizes! • A zombie walk from the Library to Mainstrasse • Please bring [...]

Haunted Library

Thrills, chills and laughs await all who dare to enter our family friendly Halloween experience! Please bring a canned good or non-perishable food item for a charity donation. Saturday, October 24, 2015   5:30 PM - 8:30 PM and Sunday, October 25, 2015  2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Directions to the Library

By |October 8th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |0 Comments

Hidden Gems: Music & Magazines

Goodbye World Book OverDrive’s 10 most frequently asked questions (Go to email reference for login folder>Overdrive) Send a support request when a user needs to change their library card number Privacy and Safety resources How to use Apple TV with Hoopla Library Help Videos Music Hoopla Comedy      Music (Various - Selections from Pitchfork)        (Jazz - Selections from the Village Voice)     (Bluegrass - Selections from Rolling Stone)      Freegal           Sound effects Spoken Word Audiobooks Poetry Comedy Educational Magazines MasterFILE Premier Cincinnati Magazine Subject examples: Restaurants, Top Doctors, Schools, Neighborhoods, People (ex.Carol Tyler), Best of the City Online Searcher Subject examples: Public libraries, e-books, social media American Libraries Subject examples: Public libraries, privacy, Most recent, "What they said." Consumer Reports or ConsumerReports.org Other Library Magazines Library Media Connection, Library Journal, School Library Journal, Library Technology Reports, Computers in Libraries Other Magazines: This Week in Consumer Electronics, Interview (ex: Authors > Zadie Smith or Lawrence Ferlinghetti), Sierra General MasterFILE premiere sample search: African American Authors (book report, bibliography, interview, etc.)  Women authors Alt-PressWatch Broken Pencil (Zine Culture & the Independent Arts,ex:), Yoga Journal, Utne, C Magazine (Visual arts, ex:), American Poetry Review, Climbing, Libertarian Papers, Ploughshares (essays/writing), American Conservative, SpeciaLiving, The Stranger Zinio         

By |January 30th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|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

Learning Python

Documentation and the Python Software Foundation Basic Introductions Visualize and understand coding concepts with Scratch (MOOC: CS and Scratch) and Code.org courses Coursera MOOC: Programming for Everybody [open access website] Codeacademy: Python CS for All: Introduction to Computer Science and Python Programming Continue learning Learn Python the Hard Way Dive into Python / Dive into Python 3 How to think like a computer scientist with Python [Static version] EdX: Introduction to Computer Science and Programming Using Python Google's Python Class  EdX: Introduction to Computational Thinking and Data Science Coursera: An Introduction to Interactive Programming in Python (Part 1) Coursera: An Introduction to Interactive Programming in Python (Part 2) Udacity: Intro to Computer Science Udacity: Programming Fundamentals with Python Udacity: Design of Computer Programs   (Python learning aids) Python tutorials - Kahn Academy Python Tutor - Philip Guo, Python Tutor and Writer Mechanical MOOC - Course Sequence The Python Tutorial The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Python New Boston videos P2PU Challenges/exercises Python Koans CodingBat Python Python Challenge Frameworks Flask Django Full Stack Python Style and coding best practices Code Like a Pythonista: Idiomatic Python Pep 8 (recommended style guide) Project based New Coder Make a PyPet Mega Project List the @unitedstates project OpenHatch Game based Checkio Program Arcade Games Tools CodeSkulptor Repl.it IPython Organizations CincyPy Meetup PyLadies PyCon PyOhio Python Software Foundation Girl Develop It Blacks in Technology Women Who Code Black Girls Code Girls Who Code Computer science, programming, computational thinking Kahn Academy Coursera: Algorithms Part 1 & 2 More strategies for learning  Pomodoro Technique - Learning How to Learn MOOC 10 Rules of Good Studying Pair programming Listen to podcasts and get involved with Code Newbie Seek mentors/advisors (See Organizations) Read code & more code reading & suggestions Pseudocode Kahn Academy Top-down design and Step-wise refinement Books Free books from Al [...]

By |February 9th, 2015|Categories: Research & Learning, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Meet David Catrow at the library!

Ever wanted to meet the author or illustrator of your favorite book? Now you can! Come to the library to meet David Catrow, children’s book author and this year’s illustrator of our Summer Reading Club t-shirts! Catrow has illustrated dozens of funny children’s books, such as: I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More!The Middle-Child BluesWet Dog! He’s also written many hilarious books of his own, including: Monster MashDinosaur HuntBest in ShowWe have tons of Catrow’s books at the library, so stop in and grab a copy! Don't miss your chance to meet, listen, and watch David Catrow draw! Children grades Pre-K through 4 are welcome to come with a parent to meet him; there is no registration required! Are you looking forward to meeting David Catrow? Who’s your favorite author/illustrator? CovingtonThursday, July 18 at 2:00 PM William E. DurrThursday, July 18 at 7:00 PM ErlangerThursday, July 18 at 10:00 AM 

By |June 12th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments