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Local Librarian Named as a Mover & 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 [...]

Decadent Hors d’oeuvres on Fox 19

Seth Longland (Adult Programmer at the William E. Durr Branch) visits Fox 19 to show us how to make bacon wrapped dates stuffed with ricotta and goat cheese. Watch the clip here.  Interested in how to make other delicious and decadent hors d'oeuvres? Attend our cooking program: Let's Get Cooking Celebrations and parties abound this time of year, so come out to the William E. Durr Library to learn some simple and delicious hors d'oeuvres for any season! We'll be making Bacon Wrapped Dates, Prosciutto and Melon, and Deviled Eggs with a Smoky Twist. Thursday, December 10, 2015 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM William E. Durr Branch  -- 1992 Walton Nicholson Rd, Independence, KY 41051 859.962.4030 Registration is required to attend  

By |December 8th, 2015|Categories: Press Releases|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Holidays at the Library

Nov. 27, 2013 Model trains, holiday music, Christmas stories, handmade crafts and gifts and SANTA are just a few of the things we are preparing for at the Kenton County Public Library.   Covington Library Model Trains for the Holidays Everyone December 7-8 Enjoy this room-filling exhibit of N-Scale model trains along with beautifully designed scenery and track layouts.   Holiday Happenings: Christmas Grades 1-6 Monday, Dec. 9, 7-8 p.m. Join us for stories, crafts and treats.   Family Holiday Theatre Everyone Saturday, Dec. 21, 2-3 p.m. The Children’s Theatre/ArtReach Production will present Ebenezer Scrooge.   Cincinnati Harpers’ Robin Holiday Concert Adults Saturday, Dec. 14, 1-2 p.m. The Cincinnati Harpers’ Robin performs holiday tunes; traditional, Celtic and contemporary   Durr Branch Library   Make it with Jackie: Greeting Cards Adults Sunday, Dec. 1 2-4 Learn how to make personalized greeting cards. Supplies provided.   Pictures with Santa Ages 0-12 Saturday, Dec. 7, 1-3 p.m. Bring the camera, we’ll provide the background and Santa! We will also have crafts for the kids and live music.   Last Minute Gifts and/or Gift Wrapping Teens Tuesday, Dec. 10, 6-8 p.m. Use our art and craft supplies to cross things off your list!   Holiday Workshop Adults Saturday, Dec. 21, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Bring your projects, wrapping paper and tape to the Library and spend the day away from little eyes and ears.   Erlanger Branch Cookie Cheer Ages 6-12 Thursday, Dec. 5, 7 p.m. Enjoy some holiday cheer with cookie related stories and cookie treats. We will decorate cookies to eat and share!   Holiday Extravaganza Everyone Sunday, Dec. 8, 1:30-4 p.m. Bring your camera to take pictures of your little one with Santa from 1:30-2:30. [...]

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Halloween

Oct. 10, 2013 Ghosts, goblins, princesses, cuddly little creatures and witches will fill the Kenton County Public Library over the next few weeks. The Rocky Horror Picture Show, stories of a haunted Cincinnati, classic monster films, a haunted house and a costume parade are just a few of the programs being offered this month. Each branch offers scary and not-so-scary events for children, adults and teens. Covington Library Haunt Your Library Contest Grades 1-6 Sept. 9-Oct. 11 Enter an original poem or tale in the Library’s annual spooky writing contest. Winners will be announced and awarded prizes on Oct. 18. Winning stories will be featured in the Community Press. Submit entries to writingcontest@kentonlibrary.org. Entries must include child’s name, age, address, phone, email address, school and grade level. Include a photo if possible.   Classic Monster Films Adults and Teens Saturday, Oct. 12 from 1-4 “The Wolf Man” will be shown at 1 p.m., followed by “Dracula Has Risen from the Grave.”   Zombie Prom Grades 6-12 Saturday, Oct. 19, 7-9 p.m. Dance with the undead at the Teens only DJ dance party. Costumes appreciated, prizes awarded. Permission slips required for this after-hours event.   Favorite Book Character Day! Ages 5-12 and a parent Saturday, October 26 from 2-3 p.m. Come to the Renovation Celebration event dressed as your favorite book character to celebrate books, libraries and reading! Attend storytime, make a craft, enjoy refreshments and parade around our new building.   Costume Contest Adults Tuesday, Oct. 29 from 6-7 p.m. Give your costume a test run and celebrate Halloween at the Library. Contestants must be 18 or older. Registration required. Winners will be announced at 7 p.m. Must be present to win. No inappropriate costumes [...]

By |October 25th, 2013|Categories: Press Releases|Tags: , , |0 Comments

New Year’s Resolutions 2013

Administration Center 2171 Chamber Center Driver Fort Mitchell, Kentucky 41011 859-341-3200 www.kentonlibrary.org Contact: Gina Holt 859-578-3609, gina.holt@kentonlibrary.org Oct. 10, 2013   Ghosts, goblins, princesses, cuddly little creatures and witches will fill the Kenton County Public Library over the next few weeks. The Rocky Horror Picture Show, stories of a haunted Cincinnati, classic monster films, a haunted house and a costume parade are just a few of the programs being offered this month. Each branch offers scary and not-so-scary events for children, adults and teens.   Covington Library Haunt Your Library Contest Grades 1-6 Sept. 9-Oct. 11 Enter an original poem or tale in the Library’s annual spooky writing contest. Winners will be announced and awarded prizes on Oct. 18. Winning stories will be featured in the Community Press. Submit entries to writingcontest@kentonlibrary.org. Entries must include child’s name, age, address, phone, email address, school and grade level. Include a photo if possible.   Classic Monster Films Adults and Teens Saturday, Oct. 12 from 1-4 “The Wolf Man” will be shown at 1 p.m., followed by “Dracula Has Risen from the Grave.”   Zombie Prom Grades 6-12 Saturday, Oct. 19, 7-9 p.m. Dance with the undead at the Teens only DJ dance party. Costumes appreciated, prizes awarded. Permission slips required for this after-hours event.   Favorite Book Character Day! Ages 5-12 and a parent Saturday, October 26 from 2-3 p.m. Come to the Renovation Celebration event dressed as your favorite book character to celebrate books, libraries and reading! Attend storytime, make a craft, enjoy refreshments and parade around our new building.   Costume Contest Adults Tuesday, Oct. 29 from 6-7 p.m. Give your costume a test run and celebrate Halloween at the Library. Contestants must be 18 [...]

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New Year’s Resolutions 2013

        Contact:  859-578-3609, 859-802-6334 Jan. 3 2013 Gina.Holt@kentonlibrary.org Public Relations Coordinator Keep Your Resolution with the Help of the Library Fitness, education, new hobbies and more The New Year means New Year’s resolutions. Many people resolve to get fit, save more money, find a new job or learn a new skill or hobby. But they often find it’s hard to keep resolutions because they don’t have the support from others or the finances to do so. The Kenton County Public Library can help people keep their resolutions without spending a dime and provide the support system you need. The economy is tough and sharp computer skills are a must in today’s job market. All three branches offer a variety of computer classes, including how to setup your computer, using basic Microsoft, the Internet for job searching, excel and email. There are even classes on how to use E-readers, Ipods and Ipads and staying up on the latest social media tools. The Library also offers specific job-skill classes like resume writing. The Erlanger and Durr branches also offer free GED classes. This makes it easy to resolve to finally get that high school diploma. Spending more time with family is easy through free family programming at the Library. Movies, storytimes, craft programs and Puppy Tales are great activities for children. The Library can even help people with their health through Diabetes Support group, a walking group and healthy living classes. Many people enjoy working out at home with a video but aren’t sure what they will enjoy. They can check out a few workout DVDs and books to see what they like before purchasing something. A lot of people are looking for a [...]

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