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Licking Riverside Historic Walking Tour

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cP3aw2E0r2Q An eclectically-styled multifamily home on Garrard. Look for the two decorative panels with owls on the facade. Perhaps you’ve driven through Covington’s Licking Riverside neighborhood many times, but have you ever taken the time to stroll along tree-lined Garrard Street or admired the slate shingles and ironwork on the homes of Greenup Street? This summer, the Local History and Genealogy department is presenting weekly tours that highlight the structures and stories of this historic neighborhood. The Licking Riverside Historic District was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1975. The district has many examples of different types of historic architecture that date from the mid-1800s to the early 20th century. The tour passes homes of the Greek Revival, Italianate, Bungalow, and eclectic Victorian Vernacular styles. Over a hundred years of architectural history often mingle on a single picturesque block. This victorian vernacular home on Greenup has Queen Anne inspired detailing such as the fish scale wall cladding and asymmetrical profile. Licking Riverside has been home many of Covington’s elite, including legislators, local political figures, doctors, and mayors. Many of the beautiful homes were also built as multifamily residences, apartments, and duplexes. It is also the home of the historic Covington Ladies Home at 702 Garrard, which was built in that location in 1894. Education and the arts are also prominent in the neighborhoods’ history. The Rugby at 622 Sanford Street began as Reverend William Orr’s Covington Female Seminary. Founded after 1856, the current building at 702 Greenup that was once La Salette Academy. Down the street, the Baker Hunt campus includes the former Covington Arts Club building and still continues the tradition of art instruction today. Along [...]

Summer Treats

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 brenda.clark@kentonlibrary.org by July 1.  Then stop by to enjoy some samples and sign up to receive an e-book of all the recipes submitted.

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 [...]

Covington library completes massive renovation

The Covington Branch of the Kenton County Library has recently undergone a massive remodeling, inside and out, of the 39-year old facility on the corner of 5th and Scott. Executive Director Dave Schroeder joins Anne Arenstein to talk about the renovations, what’s new inside the building and some of the expanded resources available there for the community. Listen to the Interview on WVXU's website.      

By |January 7th, 2014|Categories: Library in the News|Tags: , |0 Comments

Big ‘Battleship’ game sinks winter break boredom

INDEPENDENCE — Two armadas battled at sea along a grid marked by masking tape on a Saturday afternoon at the William E. Durr branch of the Kenton County Public Library. Read the entire story and see the video:  http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20131231/NEWS01/312310036/Big-Battleship-game-sinks-winter-break-boredom Posted  Dec. 31, 2013 by Amy Scalf at http://cincinnati.com    

By |January 2nd, 2014|Categories: Library in the News|Tags: , |0 Comments

Welcome to the Library Blog

Welcome to the Kenton County Public Library Blog. I promise this won't be boring and is totally worth the read. We will update the blog every Tuesday with posts about library materials and its services and relevant topics to the community. The posts will include topics on children's, teens, adults, history and genealogy, outreach and more. Several of your favorite staff members will contribute to the blog. We will also have fun contests and giveaways. In fact, let's have one now. I have a cool Kenton County Public Library tote bag filled with goodies, including four tickets to the Cincinnati Museum Center (donated). Ways you can win: 1. Leave a comment here letting us know what you would like us to write about (required). 2. Become a fan of the Kenton County Public Library on Facebook and comment here that you did: http://www.facebook.com/KentonCountyPublicLibrary 3. Tell a friend about our blog through Twitter or Facebook and comment here that you did. 4. Subscribe to our blog. You must do # 1 to be entered. Doing #2-4 will earn you extra chances to win. Enter to win by Monday, Oct. 1 at noon. Be sure to include your email address. Good luck!