On June 1, 2016, Kentucky turned 224 years old. Kentucky became our nation’s 15th state on June 1, 1792. So, how well do you know Kentucky? Read more
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This month in “Connections“:
- Fort Thomas woman shares her love of reading
- What’s hot in Sci-Fi & Fantasy
- Get fit with Zumba series
- Six reasons to try opera
- Flavorful start to the Regional History Series
- Read the full “Connections” newsletter one.
Ever wonder what’s the big deal about opera? Learn all about it at Cincinnati Opera Rap, 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 18.
Enjoy “One Giant Leap: Puccini’s tragic and powerful ‘Tosca,‘” celebrated for its gorgeous melodies and dramatic plot twists.
Cincinnati Opera Managing Director Chris Milligan will take a closer look into the Sardou play that inspired the opera and the work’s performance history.
Hear why you shouldn’t miss Cincinnati Opera’s stunning new period production of this beautiful classic.
Intrigued? Ashley Tongret, a regular Carrico/Fort Thomas patron and Cincinnati Opera Director of Public Relations, offers six reasons you should try opera.
1. Just like chocolate mousse, you don’t know whether or not you’ll like it until you try it.
2. Opera is for everyone. Wear a ball gown, or jeans, or both!
3. You don’t need to come prepared, or know any foreign languages. The story is in your program, and the words are projected in English above the stage as the words are sung.
4. Experiencing opera is a lot like watching a movie being performed right in front of you.
5. Yes, there’s music most of the time, but don’t let that scare you: There’s music during most of Star Wars, too! Just as in movies, music helps tell the story and prompts how you should feel about a certain character or during a particular scene.
6. Opera singers don’t use amplification. Unlike Broadway, opera singers are specially trained so their voices reach every part of the theater without microphones or speakers.
This article appeared in the May issue of our Connections newsletter.
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
NKU Anthropology students get to take a test drive in the real-world of display making. Read more
This month in “Connections“:
- Join the Arts & Culture crowd
- Celebrate international cultures with El Dia
- See what’s new in fiction
- See our staff picks
- Teens can enter a poetry contest
- Wilma’s a young reader’s best friend
- Help us plant a garden
- Read the full “Connections” newsletter
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.
“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.
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.
More Program News
Right now, we have 45,000 a/v items available for our patrons to check out. That’s a lot of DVDs, CDs and games! Read more
A former Kentucky librarian and lifetime advocate is celebrated her 100th birthday on March 14, 2016. Read more
Get your read on in Bellevue, KY, when the merchants of the Historic Fairfield Avenue Business District celebrate their favorite stories and characters during Storybook Stroll, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 19. Read more