Summer Reading

All ages can track their reading online to win prizes all summer long!

Due to the coronavirus, our annual summer reading program looks a little different this year than in years past. The program is entirely online. See below for lots of ways to participate, have fun and earn prizes!

Register on Beanstack

Use Beanstack to register online for Summer Reading. Beanstack is a website and app that allows you to track your reading and earn prizes by participating in reading challenges. You can register as an individual, family or classroom. Visit our Beanstack page to create your account and learn more.

Register on Beanstack

 

Read & Win

Children (Newborn – Age 11)

How to Participate:

Read (or be read to) four hours to enter weekly drawings for gift cards. Receive an entry for the grand prize for every four hours read. You can track and submit hours online through Beanstack.

There will be four winners each week for the weekly gift card drawings and four winners for the grand prize.

  • Weekly Prize
    • $20 gift cards to Target or Amazon
  • Grand Prize
    • Six-month subscription to Kiwi Crates (STEAM & Science Kits for Kids)

Teens & Tweens (Ages 11 – 19)

How to Participate:

Read five hours to enter weekly drawings for themed prize packs and to receive an entry for the midsummer prize. Read 30 hours to win a book and an entry for the grand prize. You can track and submit hours online through Beanstack.

There will be four winners each week for the weekly prize packs. There will also be four winners for the midsummer prize and grand prize.

  • Weekly Prize Themes
    • Electronics Week: June 6 – 13
    • Board Games Week: June 14 – 20
    • Chill & Relax Week: June 21 – 27
    • Musical Week: June 28 – July 4
    • #Trending Week: July 5 – 11
    • Sports Week: July 12 – 18
    • Fandom Week: July 19 – 25
    • Art Week: July 26 – 31
  • Midsummer Prize
    • Fujifilm Instax Camera
  • Grand Prize
    • Amazon Fire Tablet

Adults

How to Participate:

Read five hours to enter weekly drawings for gift cards. You will also receive an entry for the midsummer prize and grand summer prize for every five hours read. You can track and submit hours online through Beanstack.

There will be four winners each week for the weekly gift card drawings. There will also be four winners for the midsummer prize and grand prize.

  • Weekly Prize
    • $20 gift cards to a variety of places. Smashburger, Home Depot, Amazon and Starbucks are just a few!
  • Midsummer Prize
    • $50 Target gift card
  • Grand Prize
    • $100 Target gift card

Online Programs

Unfortunately, we will not be able to have our Summer Reading Kickoff, Jolly Thursdays, Tower Tuesdays or other programs at our branches this summer. Don’t worry though! We have lots of online programs planned that you can enjoy from home.

Our online programs are primarily divided into three different types: Take & Make programs, Zoom programs and YouTube programs.


Take & Make Programs

Registration is required for these virtual programs. The programs include Take & Make bags that will provide everything you need to participate. Take & Make bags must be picked up three days prior to the program for those who have registered unless arrangements have been made.

The tutorial for each program will be available on the designated program date and time by visiting https://www.cc-pl.org/articles.


Zoom Programs

These are live programs that will be conducted via Zoom, a free online video conferencing platform. Registration is required. On the day of the program, we will email you with the link to join the live program. You are not required to have a Zoom account.


YouTube Programs

These programs will be released on our YouTube channel on the program date and time listed. Story times, yoga and a tour of the animals at Good Green Earth Farm are just a few of the ones we have planned. There is no need to register for these programs. However, you can sign up to receive an email reminder for the program so you can make sure you don’t miss it!

Our YouTube Channel

 

View the Schedule

Start planning your summer of virtual fun by browsing our upcoming programs below!

 
 

Beginning Pour Painting

Attendance FULL/Waitlist Available
Registration Required
Monday, June 27, 2022, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Newport Branch
Adult  DIY & Crafts  

Baby Time

Registration Required
Tuesday, June 28, 2022, 9:30 am - 10:00 am
Cold Spring Branch
Children  Story Times  

Baby Bounce and Rhyme

Registration Required
Tuesday, June 28, 2022, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Newport Branch
Children  Story Times  

Tower Tuesday: Shark Tank Science

Tuesday, June 28, 2022, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Fort Thomas - Tower Park
Children  Family  

Preschool Time

Attendance FULL/Waitlist Available
Registration Required
Tuesday, June 28, 2022, 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Cold Spring Branch
Children  Story Times  

Preschool Story Time

Attendance FULL/Waitlist Available
Registration Required
Tuesday, June 28, 2022, 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Alexandria Branch
Children  Family  Story Times  

Tween Scene - Pipe Cleaner Ocean Animals

Registration Required
Tuesday, June 28, 2022, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Newport Branch
Children  Teen  DIY & Crafts  

Cam's Kids Book Club — "Chomp: A Shark Romp" by Michael Paul

Attendance FULL/Waitlist Available
Registration Required
Tuesday, June 28, 2022, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Alexandria Branch
Children  Book Clubs  

Karaoke for Adults

Registration Required
Tuesday, June 28, 2022, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cold Spring Branch
Adult      

Lap Time

Registration Required
Wednesday, June 29, 2022, 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Children  Story Times  

Toddler Time

Registration Required
Wednesday, June 29, 2022, 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Cold Spring Branch
Children  Story Times  

Watkins Wednesday: Kentucky Reptile Zoo

Wednesday, June 29, 2022, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Newport - Bernadette Watkins Park
Children  Family  Book Bus  

Toddler Time

Registration Required
Wednesday, June 29, 2022, 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Cold Spring Branch
Children  Story Times  

Arctic Ice Painting

Attendance FULL/Waitlist Available
Registration Required
Wednesday, June 29, 2022, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Alexandria Branch
Children  

Impromptu

Wednesday, June 29, 2022, 3:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Newport Branch
Teen  Games  

Li'l Explorers: Sea Shell Necklaces

Attendance FULL/Waitlist Available
Registration Required
Wednesday, June 29, 2022, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Newport Branch
Children  DIY & Crafts  

Giant Yarn Octopus

Registration Required
Wednesday, June 29, 2022, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Newport Branch
Teen  DIY & Crafts  

Baby Time

Registration Required
Thursday, June 30, 2022, 9:30 am - 10:15 am
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Children  Story Times  

Little Bookworms

Registration Required
Thursday, June 30, 2022, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Newport Branch
Children  Family  Story Times  

Jolly Thursday: Honey Hill Farm Mobile Petting Zoo

Thursday, June 30, 2022, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Alexandria - AJ Jolly Park
Children  Family  Book Bus  

DIY Lighthouse Birdhouse

Attendance FULL/Waitlist Available
Registration Required
Thursday, June 30, 2022, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Adult  DIY & Crafts  

Into the Abyss: Ocean Zones

Attendance FULL/Waitlist Available
Registration Required
Thursday, June 30, 2022, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cold Spring Branch
Children  DIY & Crafts  Games  STEAM  

Sea Salt & Watercolor Bookmarks

Registration Required
Thursday, June 30, 2022, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Alexandria Branch
Adult  DIY & Crafts  

Sea Salt & Watercolor Bookmarks (Repeat Program)

Attendance FULL/Waitlist Available
Registration Required
Thursday, June 30, 2022, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Alexandria Branch
Adult  DIY & Crafts  

Baby Time

Registration Required
Friday, July 1, 2022, 9:30 am - 10:15 am
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Children  Story Times  

Baby Story Time

Registration Required
Friday, July 1, 2022, 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Alexandria Branch
Children  Family  Story Times  

Dungeons and Dragons

Registration Required
Friday, July 1, 2022, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cold Spring Branch
Adult    Games  

Dungeons & Dragons for Teens

Registration Required
Friday, July 1, 2022, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Teen  Games  

The WAVE Foundation Presents: Science of Sharks

Attendance FULL/Waitlist Available
Registration Required
Saturday, July 2, 2022, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cold Spring Branch
Children  Family  STEAM  

Paper Roll Fish Craft

Registration Required
Saturday, July 2, 2022, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Newport Branch
Family  DIY & Crafts  

WAVE Foundation Presents Science of Sharks

Attendance FULL/Waitlist Available
Registration Required
Saturday, July 2, 2022, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Children  Family  STEAM  

Holiday Closing - Fourth of July

Monday, July 4, 2022, All Day
All Locations
Children  Teen  Adult  Family    Holidays  

Baby Time

Registration Required
Tuesday, July 5, 2022, 9:30 am - 10:00 am
Cold Spring Branch
Children  Story Times  

Baby Bounce and Rhyme

Registration Required
Tuesday, July 5, 2022, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Newport Branch
Children  Story Times  

Preschool Time

Attendance FULL/Waitlist Available
Registration Required
Tuesday, July 5, 2022, 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Cold Spring Branch
Children  Story Times  

Preschool Story Time

Attendance FULL/Waitlist Available
Registration Required
Tuesday, July 5, 2022, 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Alexandria Branch
Children  Family  Story Times  

Bioluminescence Experiment!

Attendance FULL/Waitlist Available
Registration Required
Tuesday, July 5, 2022, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Alexandria Branch
Children  DIY & Crafts  

Tween Scene - Water Science

Registration Required
Tuesday, July 5, 2022, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Newport Branch
Children  Teen  DIY & Crafts  STEAM  

Jellyfish Paper Lantern

Registration Required
Tuesday, July 5, 2022, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Teen  DIY & Crafts  

Newport Book Club "The Liar's Dictionary" by: Eley Williams

Registration Required
Tuesday, July 5, 2022, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Newport Branch
Adult    Book Clubs      

Lap Time

Registration Required
Wednesday, July 6, 2022, 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Children  Story Times  

Toddler Time

Registration Required
Wednesday, July 6, 2022, 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Cold Spring Branch
Children  Story Times  

Walk & Talk Book Club: Beach Reads

Registration Required
Wednesday, July 6, 2022, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fort Thomas - Tower Park
Adult  Book Clubs  Health & Fitness  

Toddler Time

Registration Required
Wednesday, July 6, 2022, 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Cold Spring Branch
Children  Story Times  

Puppy Tales

Attendance FULL/Waitlist Available
Registration Required
Wednesday, July 6, 2022, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Alexandria Branch
Children  Family  

Hanging Lanterns

Registration Required
Wednesday, July 6, 2022, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Newport Branch
Teen  DIY & Crafts  

Impromptu

Wednesday, July 6, 2022, 3:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Newport Branch
Teen  Games  

Li'l Explorers: Froot Loop Sand Layers

Registration Required
Wednesday, July 6, 2022, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Newport Branch
Children  DIY & Crafts  

Under the Sea Karaoke for Teens

Registration Required
Wednesday, July 6, 2022, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cold Spring Branch
Teen      

Baby Time

Registration Required
Thursday, July 7, 2022, 9:30 am - 10:15 am
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Children  Story Times  

Little Bookworms

Registration Required
Thursday, July 7, 2022, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Newport Branch
Children  Family  Story Times  

Book Bingo

Attendance FULL/Waitlist Available
Registration Required
Thursday, July 7, 2022, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cold Spring Branch
Children  Games  

Underwater Canvas Scene

Attendance FULL/Waitlist Available
Registration Required
Thursday, July 7, 2022, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Children  Teen  DIY & Crafts  

Ocean Breeze Candles

Attendance FULL/Waitlist Available
Registration Required
Thursday, July 7, 2022, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cold Spring Branch
Adult  DIY & Crafts  

Harness the Power of Storm Water Runoff

Registration Required
Thursday, July 7, 2022, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Adult  

Alka Joshi, Author of "The Henna Artist"- Virtual Author Event

Thursday, July 7, 2022, 9:00 pm
All Locations
Adult  

Cincinnati Observatory Presents Ocean Aliens

Attendance FULL - Call for availability
Registration Required
Friday, July 8, 2022, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Children  Family  STEAM  

Baby Story Time

Registration Required
Friday, July 8, 2022, 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Alexandria Branch
Children  Family  Story Times  

Tween Book Club - 'When Stars are Scattered' by Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed Tween Book Club - 'When Stars are Scattered' by Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed

Registration Required

Please select how you plan to attend below:

Friday, July 8, 2022, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Newport Branch
Children  Teen  Book Clubs  

Seashells and Starfish Centerpiece

Attendance FULL/Waitlist Available
Registration Required
Friday, July 8, 2022, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Newport Branch
Adult  DIY & Crafts  

Light Up the Sea

Attendance FULL/Waitlist Available
Registration Required
Saturday, July 9, 2022, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Newport Branch
Children  Family  STEAM  

Finding Nemo Movie Day

Registration Required
Saturday, July 9, 2022, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cold Spring Branch
Children  DIY & Crafts  

Puppy Tales

Registration Required
Saturday, July 9, 2022, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Children  Family  

Pom-Pom Sea Turtles

Attendance FULL/Waitlist Available
Registration Required
Saturday, July 9, 2022, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Alexandria Branch
Children  DIY & Crafts  

Family Board and Card Game Day

Registration Required
Sunday, July 10, 2022, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cold Spring Branch
Family    Games    

Tot Time

Attendance FULL/Waitlist Available
Registration Required
Monday, July 11, 2022, 9:30 am - 10:00 am
Cold Spring Branch
Children  Story Times  

Ready for K Through Play

Registration Required
Monday, July 11, 2022, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Newport Branch
Children  Story Times  

Movers and Shakers

Registration Required
Monday, July 11, 2022, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Children  Story Times  

Tot Time

Registration Required
Monday, July 11, 2022, 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Cold Spring Branch
Children  Story Times  

Cincinnati Museum Center Presents Coral

Attendance FULL/Waitlist Available
Registration Required
Monday, July 11, 2022, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Children  STEAM  

Teen Painting Party! Mini Masterpieces

Registration Required
Monday, July 11, 2022, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cold Spring Branch
Teen  DIY & Crafts  

Wood Slice Painting

Attendance FULL/Waitlist Available
Registration Required
Monday, July 11, 2022, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Newport Branch
Adult  DIY & Crafts  

Baby Time

Registration Required
Tuesday, July 12, 2022, 9:30 am - 10:00 am
Cold Spring Branch
Children  Story Times  

Baby Bounce and Rhyme

Registration Required
Tuesday, July 12, 2022, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Newport Branch
Children  Story Times  

Tower Tuesday: The Children’s Theatre – Jaqueline and the Beanstalk

Tuesday, July 12, 2022, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Fort Thomas - Tower Park
Children  Family  

Preschool Time

Attendance FULL/Waitlist Available
Registration Required
Tuesday, July 12, 2022, 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Cold Spring Branch
Children  Story Times  

Preschool Story Time

Attendance FULL/Waitlist Available
Registration Required
Tuesday, July 12, 2022, 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Alexandria Branch
Children  Family  Story Times  

Tween Scene - Egg Carton Fish

Registration Required
Tuesday, July 12, 2022, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Newport Branch
Children  Teen  DIY & Crafts  

Water Pokémon Party

Attendance FULL/Waitlist Available
Registration Required
Tuesday, July 12, 2022, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Teen  DIY & Crafts  Games  

Mosaic Tea Tray

Attendance FULL/Waitlist Available
Registration Required
Tuesday, July 12, 2022, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Alexandria Branch
Adult  DIY & Crafts  

Lap Time

Registration Required
Wednesday, July 13, 2022, 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Children  Story Times  

Toddler Time

Registration Required
Wednesday, July 13, 2022, 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Cold Spring Branch
Children  Story Times  

Watkins Wednesday: Family Concert with David Kisor

Wednesday, July 13, 2022, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Newport - Bernadette Watkins Park
Children  Family  Book Bus  

Toddler Time

Registration Required
Wednesday, July 13, 2022, 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Cold Spring Branch
Children  Story Times  

Coffee & Conversation: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Registration Required
Wednesday, July 13, 2022, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Adult  Book Clubs  

Oobleck Ocean

Attendance FULL/Waitlist Available
Registration Required
Wednesday, July 13, 2022, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Alexandria Branch
Children  

Impromptu

Wednesday, July 13, 2022, 3:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Newport Branch
Teen  Games  

Li'l Explorers: Sharks!

Attendance FULL/Waitlist Available
Registration Required
Wednesday, July 13, 2022, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Newport Branch
Children  DIY & Crafts  

Create With Clay

Registration Required
Wednesday, July 13, 2022, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Newport Branch
Teen  DIY & Crafts  

Cup of Crime Book Club — "The Five" by Hallie Rubenhold Cup of Crime Book Club — "The Five" by Hallie Rubenhold

Registration Required

Please select how you plan to attend below:

Wednesday, July 13, 2022, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cold Spring Branch
Adult  Book Clubs  

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Thursday, July 14, 2022, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Newport Branch
Children  Teen  Adult  Family  

Baby Time

Registration Required
Thursday, July 14, 2022, 9:30 am - 10:15 am
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Children  Story Times  

Little Bookworms

Registration Required
Thursday, July 14, 2022, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Newport Branch
Children  Family  Story Times  

Jolly Thursday: Madcap Puppets presents: Fantastic Fairy Tales

Thursday, July 14, 2022, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Alexandria - AJ Jolly Park
Children  Family  

Alphabet Kids Homeschool: Deep Sea Life

Registration Required
Thursday, July 14, 2022, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Newport Branch
Children  DIY & Crafts  Homeschool  STEAM  

Submarine Science

Registration Required
Thursday, July 14, 2022, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cold Spring Branch
Children  DIY & Crafts  STEAM  

Dot Painting

Registration Required
Thursday, July 14, 2022, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Alexandria Branch
Teen  DIY & Crafts  

Ocean-themed Trivia!

Registration Required
Thursday, July 14, 2022, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Teen  Adult  Family  

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Friday, July 15, 2022, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Newport Branch
Children  Teen  Adult  Family  

Baby Time

Registration Required
Friday, July 15, 2022, 9:30 am - 10:15 am
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Children  Story Times  

Baby Story Time

Registration Required
Friday, July 15, 2022, 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Alexandria Branch
Children  Family  Story Times  

Save the Ocean!

Attendance FULL/Waitlist Available
Registration Required
Friday, July 15, 2022, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Alexandria Branch
Children  DIY & Crafts  

After Hours Game Night: Adults Only!

Registration Required
Friday, July 15, 2022, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cold Spring Branch
Adult    Games  

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Saturday, July 16, 2022, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Newport Branch
Children  Teen  Adult  Family  

Pearls: Jewels of the Sea

Attendance FULL/Waitlist Available
Registration Required
Saturday, July 16, 2022, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cold Spring Branch
Children  Family  DIY & Crafts  Games  STEAM  

Sand Art

Registration Required
Saturday, July 16, 2022, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Newport Branch
Family  DIY & Crafts  

Ocean Collage

Attendance FULL/Waitlist Available
Registration Required
Saturday, July 16, 2022, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Children  Family  DIY & Crafts  

Tot Time

Registration Required
Monday, July 18, 2022, 9:30 am - 10:00 am
Cold Spring Branch
Children  Story Times  

Ready for K Through Play

Registration Required
Monday, July 18, 2022, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Newport Branch
Children  Story Times  

Movers and Shakers

Registration Required
Monday, July 18, 2022, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Children  Story Times  

Tot Time

Registration Required
Monday, July 18, 2022, 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Cold Spring Branch
Children  Story Times  

Tiny Art Show

Attendance FULL/Waitlist Available
Registration Required
Monday, July 18, 2022, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Children  DIY & Crafts  

Essential Oil Beaded Bracelets

Attendance FULL/Waitlist Available
Registration Required
Monday, July 18, 2022, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Newport Branch
Adult  DIY & Crafts  

You've Been Booked! - "Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen

Registration Required
Monday, July 18, 2022, 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Cold Spring Branch
Teen  Adult  Book Clubs  

Baby Bounce and Rhyme

Registration Required
Tuesday, July 19, 2022, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Newport Branch
Children  Story Times  

Tower Tuesday: Cincinnati Circus Juggling Show

Tuesday, July 19, 2022, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Fort Thomas - Tower Park
Children  Family  

Tuesday Book Club: The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida Tuesday Book Club: The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida

Registration Required

Please select how you plan to attend below:

Tuesday, July 19, 2022, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Cold Spring Branch
Adult  Book Clubs  

Preschool Story Time

Registration Required
Tuesday, July 19, 2022, 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Alexandria Branch
Children  Family  Story Times  

Talking Tech Troubles with Morgan

Registration Required
Tuesday, July 19, 2022, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Adult  

Tween Scene - DIY Underwater Painting

Registration Required
Tuesday, July 19, 2022, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Newport Branch
Children  Teen  DIY & Crafts  

Nerf Toy Games

Registration Required
Tuesday, July 19, 2022, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cold Spring Branch
Teen  Games  

Young Adult for Grown Adults Book Club- One Of Us Is Lying Young Adult for Grown Adults Book Club- One Of Us Is Lying

Registration Required

Please select how you plan to attend below:

Tuesday, July 19, 2022, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Newport Branch
Adult  Book Clubs  

Lap Time

Registration Required
Wednesday, July 20, 2022, 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Children  Story Times  

Toddler Time

Registration Required
Wednesday, July 20, 2022, 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Cold Spring Branch
Children  Story Times  

Watkins Wednesday: Giant Yard Game Day

Wednesday, July 20, 2022, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Newport - Bernadette Watkins Park
Children  Family  

Toddler Time

Registration Required
Wednesday, July 20, 2022, 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Cold Spring Branch
Children  Story Times  

Rainbow Birds

Registration Required
Wednesday, July 20, 2022, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Newport Branch
Teen  DIY & Crafts  

Impromptu

Wednesday, July 20, 2022, 3:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Newport Branch
Teen  Games  

Li'l Explorers: Sea Critters

Registration Required
Wednesday, July 20, 2022, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Newport Branch
Children  DIY & Crafts  

Board of Trustees Meeting

Wednesday, July 20, 2022, 5:30 pm
Cold Spring Branch
Adult  

Take & Make: Tiny Art Show

Attendance FULL/Waitlist Available
Registration Required
Thursday, July 21, 2022, 9:00 am
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Children  Adult  Family  DIY & Crafts  

Baby Time

Registration Required
Thursday, July 21, 2022, 9:30 am - 10:15 am
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Children  Story Times  

Little Bookworms

Registration Required
Thursday, July 21, 2022, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Newport Branch
Children  Family  Story Times  

Jolly Thursday: Kentucky Shakespeare – Much Ado About Nothing

Thursday, July 21, 2022, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Alexandria - AJ Jolly Park
Children  Family  

Homeschool Book to Movie Club - Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Registration Required
Thursday, July 21, 2022, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Cold Spring Branch
Children  Book Clubs  Homeschool  

Tiny Art Show

Registration Required
Thursday, July 21, 2022, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Adult  DIY & Crafts  

Mermaid Party!

Attendance FULL/Waitlist Available
Registration Required
Thursday, July 21, 2022, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Alexandria Branch
Children  DIY & Crafts  

Sink or Float Science

Registration Required
Thursday, July 21, 2022, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cold Spring Branch
Children  Games  STEAM  

Tiny Art Show

Registration Required
Thursday, July 21, 2022, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Teen  DIY & Crafts  

Family Fun Night: Finding Dory

Registration Required
Thursday, July 21, 2022, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Newport Branch
Children  Family  

Floral Arrangements with Amber

Attendance FULL/Waitlist Available
Registration Required
Thursday, July 21, 2022, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Cold Spring Branch
Adult  DIY & Crafts  

Tiny Art Show (Repeat Program)

Registration Required
Thursday, July 21, 2022, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Adult  DIY & Crafts  

After Hours Book Club — "A Gentleman in Moscow" by Amor Towles After Hours Book Club — "A Gentleman in Moscow" by Amor Towles

Registration Required

Please select how you plan to attend below:

Thursday, July 21, 2022, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Alexandria Branch
Adult  Book Clubs  

Baby Story Time

Registration Required
Friday, July 22, 2022, 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Alexandria Branch
Children  Family  Story Times  

Dungeons & Dragons for Teens

Registration Required
Friday, July 22, 2022, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Teen  Games  

Baby Sharkies

Registration Required
Saturday, July 23, 2022, 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Children  Story Times  

Save the Turtles with the Sea Turtle Care Center

Registration Required
Saturday, July 23, 2022, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Newport Branch
Children  Family  STEAM  

Oversized Board Games

Registration Required
Saturday, July 23, 2022, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cold Spring Branch
Children  Games  

Tot Time

Registration Required
Monday, July 25, 2022, 9:30 am - 10:00 am
Cold Spring Branch
Children  Story Times  

Ready for K Through Play

Registration Required
Monday, July 25, 2022, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Newport Branch
Children  Story Times  

Movers and Shakers

Registration Required
Monday, July 25, 2022, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Children  Story Times  

Tot Time

Registration Required
Monday, July 25, 2022, 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Cold Spring Branch
Children  Story Times  

Upcycled Ocean Wreaths

Attendance FULL/Waitlist Available
Registration Required
Monday, July 25, 2022, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Children  DIY & Crafts  

Retro Game Night

Registration Required
Monday, July 25, 2022, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cold Spring Branch
Teen  Games  

Button Art

Registration Required
Monday, July 25, 2022, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Newport Branch
Adult  DIY & Crafts  

Baby Time

Registration Required
Tuesday, July 26, 2022, 9:30 am - 10:00 am
Cold Spring Branch
Children  Story Times  

Baby Bounce and Rhyme

Registration Required
Tuesday, July 26, 2022, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Newport Branch
Children  Story Times  

Tower Tuesday: Kentucky Reptile Zoo

Tuesday, July 26, 2022, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Fort Thomas - Tower Park
Children  Family  

Preschool Time

Registration Required
Tuesday, July 26, 2022, 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Cold Spring Branch
Children  Story Times  

Preschool Story Time

Registration Required
Tuesday, July 26, 2022, 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Alexandria Branch
Children  Family  Story Times  

Wax and Water Resistance Art

Attendance FULL/Waitlist Available
Registration Required
Tuesday, July 26, 2022, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Alexandria Branch
Children  DIY & Crafts  

Tween Scene - Seashell Collage

Registration Required
Tuesday, July 26, 2022, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Newport Branch
Children  Teen  DIY & Crafts  

Water Obstacle Course!

Registration Required
Tuesday, July 26, 2022, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Teen  Games  

Cam's Kids Book Club — "Night Walk to the Sea: A Story About Rachel Carson, Earth's Protector" by Deborah Wiles

Registration Required
Tuesday, July 26, 2022, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Alexandria Branch
Children  Book Clubs  

Lap Time

Registration Required
Wednesday, July 27, 2022, 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Children  Story Times  

Toddler Time

Registration Required
Wednesday, July 27, 2022, 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Cold Spring Branch
Children  Story Times  

Watkins Wednesday: Honey Hill Farm Mobile Petting Zoo

Wednesday, July 27, 2022, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Newport - Bernadette Watkins Park
Children  Family  

Toddler Time

Registration Required
Wednesday, July 27, 2022, 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Cold Spring Branch
Children  Story Times  

Impromptu

Wednesday, July 27, 2022, 3:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Newport Branch
Teen  Games  

Li'l Explorers: Sand Castles

Registration Required
Wednesday, July 27, 2022, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Newport Branch
Children  DIY & Crafts  

Essential Oil Hair Wave Defining Spray

Registration Required
Wednesday, July 27, 2022, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Newport Branch
Teen  DIY & Crafts  

Christmas in July

Attendance FULL/Waitlist Available
Registration Required
Wednesday, July 27, 2022, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Cold Spring Branch
Adult  Holidays  

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Thursday, July 28, 2022, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Newport Branch
Children  Teen  Adult  Family  

Baby Time

Registration Required
Thursday, July 28, 2022, 9:30 am - 10:15 am
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Children  Story Times  

Little Bookworms

Registration Required
Thursday, July 28, 2022, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Newport Branch
Children  Family  Story Times  

Jolly Thursday: Oceans of Funny

Thursday, July 28, 2022, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Alexandria - AJ Jolly Park
Children  Family  

Oil Spill Cleanup

Registration Required
Thursday, July 28, 2022, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cold Spring Branch
Children  STEAM  

Family Map-Making night!

Registration Required
Thursday, July 28, 2022, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Teen  Adult  Family  DIY & Crafts  

Real Men Read - "The Midnight Library" by Matt Haig

Registration Required
Thursday, July 28, 2022, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cold Spring Branch
Adult  Book Clubs  

Baby Story Time

Registration Required
Friday, July 29, 2022, 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Alexandria Branch
Children  Family  Story Times  

DIY Sea Animals

Attendance FULL/Waitlist Available
Registration Required
Friday, July 29, 2022, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Alexandria Branch
Children  DIY & Crafts  

Art After Hours

Friday, July 29, 2022, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Adult  

Harry Potter Birthday Ice Cream Social

Attendance FULL/Waitlist Available
Registration Required
Saturday, July 30, 2022, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cold Spring Branch
Children  Family  DIY & Crafts  Games  

Jelly Fish Suncatchers

Registration Required
Saturday, July 30, 2022, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Newport Branch
Family  DIY & Crafts  

Splash Art

Attendance FULL/Waitlist Available
Registration Required
Saturday, July 30, 2022, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Children  Family  DIY & Crafts  

Chocolate Olympics

Registration Required
Saturday, July 30, 2022, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Newport Branch
Teen  Games  

Escape the Library! Deep Sea Adventures

Registration Required
Saturday, July 30, 2022, 2:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Cold Spring Branch
Teen  Games  

Teen Summer Finale: Water Art Party

Registration Required
Saturday, July 30, 2022, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Teen  DIY & Crafts  

You've Been Booked! - "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, vol. 1" by Koyoharu Gotouge

Registration Required
Monday, August 1, 2022, 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Cold Spring Branch
Teen  Adult  Book Clubs  

Newport Book Club "The Haunting of Alma Fielding: A True Ghost Story" by: Kate Summerscale

Registration Required
Tuesday, August 2, 2022, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Newport Branch
Adult    Book Clubs      

Walk & Talk Book Club: Required Reading

Registration Required
Wednesday, August 3, 2022, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fort Thomas - Tower Park
Adult  Book Clubs  Health & Fitness  

Virtual Author Talk with Pulitzer Prize Winner Dr. Marcia Chatelain

Wednesday, August 3, 2022, 2:00 pm
Online
Adult  

Impromptu

Wednesday, August 3, 2022, 3:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Newport Branch
Teen  Games  

Painted Candles

Registration Required
Thursday, August 4, 2022, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Adult  DIY & Crafts  

Painted Candles (Repeat Program)

Attendance FULL/Waitlist Available
Registration Required
Thursday, August 4, 2022, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Adult  DIY & Crafts  

Pressed Flower Art

Registration Required
Friday, August 5, 2022, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Alexandria Branch
Adult  DIY & Crafts  

Pressed Flower Art (Repeat Program)

Attendance FULL/Waitlist Available
Registration Required
Friday, August 5, 2022, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Alexandria Branch
Adult  DIY & Crafts  

Dungeons and Dragons

Registration Required
Friday, August 5, 2022, 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cold Spring Branch
Adult  Games  

Minecraft Club

Attendance FULL/Waitlist Available
Registration Required
Monday, August 8, 2022, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cold Spring Branch
Teen  STEAM  

DIY Air Freshner

Registration Required
Monday, August 8, 2022 - Tuesday, August 9, 2022, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Newport Branch
Adult  

Art At The Armory: DIY Journals

Registration Required
Tuesday, August 9, 2022, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Children  Teen  Adult  Family  DIY & Crafts  

Coffee & Conversation: Trigger Warning by Neil Gaiman

Registration Required
Wednesday, August 10, 2022, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Adult  Book Clubs  

String Painting

Registration Required
Wednesday, August 10, 2022 - Thursday, August 11, 2022, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Newport Branch
Teen  

Impromptu

Wednesday, August 10, 2022, 3:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Newport Branch
Teen  Games  

Cup of Crime Book Club — "Midnight Crossroad" by Charlaine Harris Cup of Crime Book Club — "Midnight Crossroad" by Charlaine Harris

Registration Required

Please select how you plan to attend below:

Wednesday, August 10, 2022, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cold Spring Branch
Adult  Book Clubs  

If You Give a Kid a Book Club - 'My Name is Yoon' by Helen Recorvits

Registration Required
Thursday, August 11, 2022, 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Children  Book Clubs  

NKY Forum: Farm to Table

Thursday, August 11, 2022, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Newport Branch
Adult  

Cricut Sticker Making

Registration Required
Thursday, August 11, 2022, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cold Spring Branch
Adult  DIY & Crafts  STEAM  

Spotlight Series: I Am a Refugee: Finding Home Again in America

Registration Required
Thursday, August 11, 2022, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Newport Branch
Adult  

Newport Branch Closed for Inventory

Friday, August 12, 2022, All Day
Newport Branch
Children  Teen  Adult  Family  

Homeschool Hive: Rockets!

Registration Required
Friday, August 12, 2022, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Children  Teen  Homeschool  STEAM  

The Book Bus at City of Wilder Touch a Truck/Movie Night

Saturday, August 13, 2022, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
All Locations
Children  Family  Book Bus  

Family Board and Card Game Day

Registration Required
Sunday, August 14, 2022, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cold Spring Branch
Family    Games    

Back to School Notebooks

Registration Required
Monday, August 15, 2022, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cold Spring Branch
Teen  DIY & Crafts  

Tuesday Book Club: 'Jane Eyre' by Charlotte Bronte

Tuesday, August 16, 2022, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Cold Spring Branch
Adult  Book Clubs  

Talking Tech Troubles with Morgan

Registration Required
Tuesday, August 16, 2022, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Adult  

CD Suncatcher Art

Tuesday, August 16, 2022, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Teen  DIY & Crafts  

Activity Jars

Registration Required
Tuesday, August 16, 2022, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Newport Branch
Adult  DIY & Crafts  

Young Adult for Grown Adults Book Club- 'Felix Ever After' by Kacen Callender Young Adult for Grown Adults Book Club- 'Felix Ever After' by Kacen Callender

Registration Required

Please select how you plan to attend below:

Tuesday, August 16, 2022, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Newport Branch
Adult  Book Clubs  

Bottle Cap Flowers

Wednesday, August 17, 2022, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Newport Branch
Teen  DIY & Crafts  

Impromptu

Wednesday, August 17, 2022, 3:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Newport Branch
Teen  Games  

Board of Trustees Meeting

Wednesday, August 17, 2022, 5:30 pm
Newport Branch
Adult  

Homeschool Book to Movie Club - 'Charlotte's Web' by E.B. White

Registration Required
Thursday, August 18, 2022, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Cold Spring Branch
Children  Book Clubs  Homeschool  

Tween Pokémon Party

Thursday, August 18, 2022, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Teen  Games  

Spotlight Series: The History of Kentucky Bookmobiles with Wayne Onkst

Registration Required
Thursday, August 18, 2022, 7:00 pm
Newport Branch
Adult  

After Hours Book Club — "The Overstory" by Richard Powers After Hours Book Club — "The Overstory" by Richard Powers

Registration Required

Please select how you plan to attend below:

Thursday, August 18, 2022, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Alexandria Branch
Adult  Book Clubs  

The Book Bus at Spotlight Series: The History of Kentucky Bookmobiles with Wayne Onkst

Thursday, August 18, 2022, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Newport Branch
Adult  Book Bus  

Tween Book Club - 'Out of My Mind' by Sharon Draper Tween Book Club - 'Out of My Mind' by Sharon Draper

Registration Required

Please select how you plan to attend below:

Friday, August 19, 2022, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Newport Branch
Children  Teen  Book Clubs  

Share the Love Truck

Registration Required
Saturday, August 20, 2022, 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Cold Spring Branch
Children  Teen  Adult  Family  

Dungeons & Dragons for Teens

Registration Required
Saturday, August 20, 2022, 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Teen  Games  

Teen Advisory Board and Hangout

Monday, August 22, 2022, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cold Spring Branch
Teen  Games  

Aspen Tree Painting

Registration Required
Monday, August 22, 2022, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Newport Branch
Adult  

The Beauty in Breaking: Virtual Author Talk with Michele Harper

Monday, August 22, 2022, 9:00 pm
Online
Adult  

Comic Book BINGO!

Tuesday, August 23, 2022, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Teen  Games  

Cam's Kids Book Club — "I Am A Story" by Dan Yaccarino

Registration Required
Tuesday, August 23, 2022, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Alexandria Branch
Children  Book Clubs  

Project Button Maker

Wednesday, August 24, 2022, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Newport Branch
Teen  DIY & Crafts  

Impromptu

Wednesday, August 24, 2022, 3:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Newport Branch
Teen  Games  

Let's Get Organized with Bullet Journals!

Registration Required
Wednesday, August 24, 2022, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cold Spring Branch
Adult  DIY & Crafts  

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Thursday, August 25, 2022, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Newport Branch
Children  Teen  Adult  Family  

Book Bingo!

Registration Required
Thursday, August 25, 2022, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Adult  Games  

Book Bingo! (Repeat Program)

Registration Required
Thursday, August 25, 2022, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Adult  Games  

Real Men Read - "Sounds Like Titanic: A Memoir" by Jessica Chiccihetto Hindman

Thursday, August 25, 2022, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cold Spring Branch
Adult  Book Clubs  

Spotlight Series: A Local Reporter Looks Back on Cincinnati Sports

Registration Required
Thursday, August 25, 2022, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Newport Branch
Adult