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February Connections Newsletter

February 2016 Connections Newsletter

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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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Minecraft Club welcomes Twitch sensation

A special treat awaits teens and tweens at Minecraft Club, 5 pm Feb. 8 at Cold Spring; online star Darkosto live via Twitch stream!

Darkosto, known for his Minecraft Modpack Journey to the Core, will talk about making YouTube videos and coding the game packs he created.

Darkosto has almost 30 videos on his YouTube channel, most being how-to guides for mods and his own Modpacks. Most of his content is via Twitch.

Darkosto, looking forward to his virtual visit, recently took time to answer a few questions:

How long he’s been YouTubing?

Twitch stream began Aug. 8, 2014 and YouTube channel Sep. 3, 2014.

Number of hours a week spent doing this?

48-65 just streaming, with an average of 8 hours a day, 6 days a week. Including off-stream, 60-75 hours.

What’s a healthy time limit for a child/tween to devote to gaming/YouTube?

The former teacher suggests 1/2 hour a day, but socializing can be a good way for an introvert (like him) to make friends in a safe environment.

What does he read?

Malcolm Gladwell and anything that focuses on sociology and psychology, as well as biographies about society’s “outliers.”

Games he plays for enjoyment:

Fallout 4, Factorio, Seven Days to Die, Skyrim, GTA, Space Engineers and The Binding of Isaac.

Register to save a spot on the limited Library laptops or bring your own.

Ages 8-19.

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Branches open dramatic play centers

Next time you visit any of our three branches with little ones, be sure to stop by our new dramatic play centers.

Thanks to a generous gift from the Friends of the Campbell County Public Library, all three branches are home to dramatic play centers.

Dramatic play encourages kids to work together, assign roles and imagine unfamiliar situations.

The nature of the play will change frequently and rotate through our branches.

Cold Spring is celebrating home with this cute kitchen.

Cold Spring is celebrating home with this cute kitchen.

Carrico kids get to play pizza parlor.

Carrico kids get to play pizza parlor.

Newport kids are invited to make "snow" cones.

Newport kids are invited to make “snow” cones.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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January Connections Newsletter

January Connections

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Welcome, Anne Fertitta

There’s a new boss in town at the Cold Spring Branch’s Circulation Desk.

Former Carrico/Fort Thomas Reference Assistant Anne Fertitta has joined the Cold Spring team as Circulation Supervisor following the recent retirement of Pat Wade.

Anne has been with CCPL for 3.5 years and previously worked as a school librarian in New Jersey and as a genetic science medical technician.

Anne is excited to get to know the Cold Spring staff and patrons.

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