Summer Treats Summer is a wonderful time of year for delicious seasonal treats, as well as a great time for exploring cooking as a hobby with the whole family. Listed below are some of our fun, tasty, and FREE programs at the Kenton County Public Library this summer. * = Registration required Erlanger Branch *Erlanger’s Test Kitchen: Steak 101: Thursday, June 25, 7pm Learn how to prepare, marinate, season and grill it. Kabobs: Thursday, July 23, 7pm Learn the art of making kabobs and the variety of meats and veggies that can be used. Artisan Ice Cream with the Colonel’s Creamery: June 23, 7pm Sample and learn tips and tricks for making your own delicious ice cream! *Taste of Kenton County: Thursday, August 27, 6pm Enjoy food, a silent auction, raffle and much more at the Library Foundation’s fundraising event. William E. Durr Branch *Let’s Get Cooking!: Quick and Simple Lunches: July 24, 1pm Freshen up your lunch with some new ideas! Simple Sides: August 21, 1pm Make delicious mashed potatoes, green beans, and baked brussel sprouts. *Cookie Recipe Exchange: July 9, 5pm – 8pm Trade recipes! Email your favorite holiday cookie recipe to email@example.com by July 1. Then stop by to enjoy some samples and sign up to receive an e-book of all the recipes submitted.
The Covington Bicentennial is in full swing and the Local History and Genealogy Department is ready with a new FREE walking tour! Join a member of the Local History and Genealogy Department each Wednesday at 10 a.m. for a tour of the neighborhood around the library. The tour highlights and explores the people who lived in the neighborhoods around the Library 100 years ago in 1915. You'll learn about Covington's northern and southern heritage, architecture, and diverse commercial history. We'll also explore some of the forgotten and lost buildings that once proudly stood in the neighborhood. The tour is roughly a mile long, and comfortable clothing and shoes are recommended. Large groups, and anyone requiring special accommodations should contact the Local History and Genealogy Department a week in advance of the program at 859-962-4070. Here is a sneak peak into one of the stories you'll discover during the tour. The Lovell-Graziani house at 326 E 2nd Street, formerly 174 E 2nd Street Lovell-Graziani House 2015 Benjamin F. Graziani occupied 174 E 2nd Street in 1915. The house dates to the late 1870s, built in French Victorian style by Howell Lewis Lovell, of the tobacco business. Graziani was born in 1858 in Cold Spring, KY, the youngest of nine children to Italian immigrants. His father died in a steamboat explosion when Graziani was only eight years old. He attended Cincinnati Law School and graduated in 1882. In time, Graziani grew to be one of the most prominent attorneys in Covington during the late 19th and early 20th century, often appearing in the newspapers as a “promising young lawyer” at the start of his career. He worked as a criminal attorney, keeping an office building [...]