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Celebrate Kentucky Writers’ Day with a good book

By Stephanie Class, Reference Assistant at our Newport Branch

Kentucky’s rich writing history shows us that the Commonwealth is much more than bluegrass, bourbon, and basketball. Kentucky celebrates its talented writers each year on Kentucky Writers’ Day, which takes place on Monday, April 25, 2016. Read more

April Connections Newsletter

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Join the Arts & Culture Crowd

Janet Ginter enjoys variety. That’s why she’s a regular at the library’s Arts & Culture Series at Carrico/Fort Thomas, now in its third year.

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Janet Ginter, photographed at our Cold Spring Branch

“I like a lot of diversity,” said Ms. Ginter, a retiree from Alexandria. “I like a lot of different types of music and a lot of different types of people.”

The series offers two great events in April. At 7 p.m. Friday, April 1, Falcon Theatre & The Queen City Sisters present “Sentimental Journey,” a fond look back to the Golden Age of Radio.

Become part of a studio audience at a 1943 broadcast and hear Andrews Sisters-style songs, plus serial comedies and melodramas.

At 7 pm Friday, April 29, the series swings toward the swing revival of the 1990s, as The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra presents The Covington Devou-Doo Daddies.

The KSO’s 10-piece show band will enthusiastically recreate the fusion of old jazz and swing with modern rock.

The KSO, an Arts & Culture Series staple, an Arts & Culture Series staple, is a favorite of Ms. Ginter.

The Konermans, photographed at the Cold Spring Branch

The Konermans, photographed at the Cold Spring Branch

Sandy Konerman of Alexandria, who attends many Library events with her husband, Bert, also lists the KSO as a favorite. “When they come, they are really good,” Mrs. Konerman said. “We’ve gone to two KSO performances and they were both excellent. We brought lots of friends and they all loved it. Some of them are coming to the next one.”

Mrs. Konerman also likes the diversity of all the Library’s events. She’s especially looking forward to the upcoming City Barbeque’s Food for Thought at 6:30 pm Tuesday, April 19 at Cold Spring.

Separate registration for both Arts & Culture Series events is required. The series is free and sponsored by the Friends of the Campbell County Public Library. Added support for the April 29 event is provided by Seta Music of Silverton, Ohio.

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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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