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
Campbell County Public Library is spreading Minecraft knowledge across the Commonwealth. Read more
Last month, we had a packed house for Cold Spring’s Minecraft Club. The already popular program was bolstered by the news that librarians from Xavier University would be bringing technology that would allow the kids to create an item to be 3D printed in Xavier’s new Makerspace inside the McDonald Library. Read more
Each April you need to re-enroll in Kroger Community Rewards so your selected organization continues to receive free funding from this great program. Read more
Our resident haiku writer and mom-about-town Amanda Ciani left some library love on our Twitter page after attending Play Art last week. Read more
A former Kentucky librarian and lifetime advocate is celebrated her 100th birthday on March 14, 2016. Read more
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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Some fresh, fine art is hanging in each of our branches. Read more
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.
We enjoyed a wonderful season of Arts and Culture. We plan to be back in 2017.
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