Carrico patron sends thanks for Beatles tribute

Thank you note from Barbara Martin.

Thank you note from Barbara Martin.

A Carrico patron sent us a lovely thank you note after attending our first Arts & Culture event of the season.

Barbara Martin was one of 260 music fans who enjoyed a free concert from Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra’s Beatles tribute, The Fab Five, on Friday, March 4.

Barbara wrote, “Tonight I shared a wonderfully enjoyable Beatles program at the Fort Thomas Branch with a room full of people of all ages. I attend many library events and this was the best one since Johnny Cash’s son performed at the Newport Branch.”

Thank you for your lovely note, Barbara.

There are two more chances to enjoy Arts & Culture Series events at our Carrico Branch.

April 1, 7 p.m. at Carrico/Fort Thomas
Sentimental Journey with Falcon Theatre & The Queen City Sisters
Enjoy a 1940s radio show as Falcon Takes Flight, a division of Falcon Theatre, transports you to the Golden Age of Radio in a fond tribute to the sounds of the Greatest Generation.

April 29, 7 p.m. at Carrico/Fort Thomas
KSO Presents The Covington Devou-Doo Daddies
The Swing Revival of the 1990s fused old jazz and swing with modern rock, a sound the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra recreates with its newest 10-piece show band: The Covington Devou-Doo Daddies.

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Guest Blog: Historical dance troupe delights teen

Syd Fillhardt

Syd Fillhardt

By Syd Fillhardt, Campbell County High School Student

I attended a Macy’s Artwave program on February 27th with my mom. This program was put on by the Forget-Me-Not Historical Dance Company. I didn’t even know there was such a group!

I’m not a huge fan of dance, but I do appreciate the art of dance and all the hard work that goes into it. My mom pointed out this program was going to showcase historical dances performed at President William Howard Taft’s Inaugural Ball in 1909. Being a history lover, with an interest in U.S. Presidents, I thought this would be an interesting program to attend.

I have visited the Taft boyhood home in Cincinnati a few times and liked how the program related our 27th president. I was right. The dancers, decked out in period costumes, performed four dances that were used at President Taft’s Inauguration celebration.

I had no idea that period dances were something that could be researched, studied and performed. I was tired just watching them dance!

It was very interesting to see how the public danced in 1909, compared to today. I’m glad I attended this program, as it gave me a broader perspective of ArtsWave and the different variations of art that they support.

I’ve been a library supported for sixteen years and appreciate the knowledge that I’ve gained just by visiting the Campbell County Public Library. I look forward to what’s next at the library!

Syd is the daughter of CCPL Board Secretary Christie Fillhardt. 

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Guest Blog: Puppy Tales makes reading fun for reluctant reader

By Christie Fillhardt, Secretary, Campbell County Public Library Board of Trustees

Wilma & Buddy after Puppy Tales

Wilma & Buddy after Puppy Tales

My son, Buddy Fillhardt, absolutely loves visiting with Wilma, the rescue dog when she takes her appearances at the Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch for the program Puppy Tales.

One thing my son doesn’t like to do as much is to read, but he will read several books during his time with Wilma, as Wilma loves to be read to! A beautiful Saturday afternoon and my son’s main agenda is to go to the library and participate in the Puppy Tales program.

Wilma ‘s owner, Linda Miller, and Joyce Emery, Children’s Programmer at Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch, really go out of their way to make this program a success. We have so much fun with it.

My son likes the program so much, he even uses the library’s app to register himself for the next session or for other programs he is interested in attending. He is getting a great overview of how useful the app can be, while learning more about technology.   

Upcoming Puppy Tales

Puppy Tales
Saturday, March 19, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Carrico/Ft. Thomas Branch

Saturday, April 16, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Carrico/Ft. Thomas Branch
Saturday, April 16, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Newport Branch

 

Newport welcomes new Adult/Teen Programmer

You might notice a fresh face next time you visit the Newport Branch. Amy Bruce has just joined our team as Adult/Teen Programmer.

Amy comes to Northern Kentucky from Martinsville, Indiana where’s she’s been working for nearby Monroe County Public Library for four years.

Amy had her eye on moving to this area for two years. She says she was attracted to the library systems and the unique geography of the area, “you can have country but be 10-15 minutes away from a huge city and all the amenities. So you get the best of both worlds.”

Amy holds a Bachelor’s in American History, with a minor in Medieval Studies from Indiana University. She can fence, but poorly. She is currently pursuing her Master’s of Library Science at IUPUI.

Amy is excited to plan programs for the Newport Branch’s teens, tweens and adults. She will shadow Adult/Teen Librarian Valerie Davis through March.

Amy plans to marry her long-time beau, Josh, this coming fall.

Welcome, Amy!

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Magic promised at Harry Potter Book Night

Molly-and-AshleyMark your calendars and be on the lookout for an owl because on February 4, 2016 the Cold Spring Branch of the Campbell County Public Library will celebrate Harry Potter Book Night.

This exciting event gives new and existing fans a chance to share the wonder of J.K. Rowling’s unforgettable stories and, most excitingly, to introduce the next generation of readers to the unparalleled magic of Harry Potter.

This is Cold Spring Children’s Librarian Ashley Wright’s favorite program of the year. As longtime fans of both the books and the films, Ashley and programmer Molly Seta have been planning this afternoon for months.

The young witches and wizards who register to attend can expect an afternoon of magic. If you register your child before Saturday, they will receive a letter from Madame Ashley (Ravenclaw) & Madame Molly (Hufflepuff) inviting them to Diagon Alley.

Once they arrive at Diagon Alley, there will be a wand ceremony, personal quills, owl painting and copies of “The Daily Prophet!”

This program is for kids 6-12. Register online.

For older Potter fans, Adult/Teen Programmer D Pina will be hosting a Harry Potter Roleplay event at 6:30 p.m. These wizards (ages 11-19) will be playing a role playing game in which they play as a wizard in the wizarding world.

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Six @ Six starts with look at “The Good Life”

What is “the good life” and does everyone have an equal chance to share in it?

Dr. Rachael Clark, an instructor in the Northern Kentucky University Department of Psychological Science, looks at residents in an impoverished community to examine hope
and the meaning of life.

Rachael will share her vision for and experiences with including every social class in her studies to improve the quality of life for all human beings.

She will discuss her team’s findings in “Project Hope & the Study of the Good Life” as the Six @ Six community lecture series begins its 2016 schedule at 6pm Wednesday, Feb. 3, at Carrico/Fort Thomas.

The Six @ Six Community Lecture Series is sponsored by Northern Kentucky University’s Scripps-Howard Center for Civic Engagement. Cost for each event is $6. Call 859-572-7847 or visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com/e/2321754 to buy tickets. Tickets are available at the door if the event isn’t sold out.

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