Things To Do


@ Blue Manatee Bookstore , Cincinnati

Join acclaimed local author Artie Knapp to celebrate the release of his newest book, Little Otter Learns to Swim. This new children’s book follows Little Otter as her mother teaches her how to swim, dive and play. As she bravely goes into the world, she realizes it is a big world out there for a little otter, so she heads to the safety of home. 

Copies of Little Otter Learns to Swim can be pre-purchased at the Blue Manatee Bookstore, or purchased the day of the event. 

Categories: Ages:

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Classes & Activities →

Check out the ongoing events and classes happening in Middle Tennessee every day!

The Dailies

Wednesday, September 19

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Main Library

Stimulate your baby’s development and help your child build language and literacy skills through interactive stories, songs, and music. For ages birth to 18 months. 

Categories: Library Events Ages: 0 - 12 Months, 13 – 24 Months

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Scheben Branch

Join your tiny tots on the floor for stories, songs, and playtime to develop their pre-reading skills. For children ages 18 months to 2 1/2 years old. 

Categories: Library Events Ages: 13 – 24 Months, 2 – 3 Years

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Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Cincinnati

Join us for our weekly storytimes, featuring interactive songs, our favorite children’s books, and more!

Categories: Storytimes Ages: 0 - 12 Months, 13 – 24 Months, 2 – 3 Years, 4 – 5 Years

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Glenwood Gardens/ Highfield Discovery Garden , Cincinnati

How do nocturnal animals survive in the dark? Learn all about the adaptations that help nocturnal animals thrive while we sleep. 

$ Categories: Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

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Main Library, Burlington

Join your toddler as they develop pre-reading skills through stories, songs, rhymes, and activities. For children ages 2.5-3.5 years old. 

Categories: Library Events, Storytimes Ages: 2 – 3 Years

Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati

Join us for a special field trip addition of the CAC’s Homeschool Wednesday program. We will meet in the lobby, and take a short walk over to the Weston Art Gallery to learn about the artist Chris Engman. Following the tour, we will head back to the CAC for some hands on art making in… Read more »

RSVP $ Categories: Art, Classes, Museum Events Ages: 6 – 8 Years, 9 – 12 Years

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Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati

Get your little ones excited for art with this 30 minute class in the Rosenthal Education Center. Young artists will hear art-themed stories, sing songs, and explore the world around them through sensory activities. 

Categories: Art, Classes, Crafts, Storytimes Ages: 13 – 24 Months, 2 – 3 Years, 4 – 5 Years

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Covington Branch, Covington

Children in grades 1-12 can enter an original poem or tale in the Library’s spooky writing contest. Limit is 700 words. Submit entries to the Covington Children’s Department, or email as a word document to Entries must include child’s name, age, address, phone, email address, school, and grade level.

Categories: Library Events Ages: 6 – 8 Years, 9 – 12 Years, Teens

Scheben Branch, Union

It’s tummy time at the library. Let’s get together t enjoy activities, rhymes, and a keepsake! For children ages birth to 2 years old. 

Categories: Library Events Ages: 0 - 12 Months, 13 – 24 Months

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Rockin' Jump Cincinnati, Groesbeck

Gather your friends for two hours of fun for the price of one.

$$ Categories: Playgroups Ages: All ages

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Rockin’ Jump

From September 17-21st Rockin’ Jump will have a back to school special! Stop by right after school and purchase one hour of jump time to get your second hour of bounce time FREE!  

$ Categories: Fitness, Sports Ages: All ages

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Florence Branch, Florence

Teens are welcome to drop in for gaming, snacks, and more. 

Categories: Library Events Ages: Teens

Deer Park Branch, Cincinnati

Enjoy an after-school Google Expedition. Swim with sharks, visit outer space, walk through a museum and more without leaving the library.

RSVP Categories: Library Events Ages: Teens

Durr Branch in Kenton County Public Library

Take your pick from our gently used arts and crafts supplies at no cost! While supplies last- bring your extras to swap if you’d like. 

Categories: Art, Crafts, Library Events Ages: All ages

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Country Pumpkins Farm, Dry Ridge

Fall fun for the whole family! U-pick pumpkins, hayrides, barrel train rides, a corn maze, corn boxes, farm animals, and MORE! Join us, and make memories on our working 250 acre dairy farm. 

Categories: Festivals and Fairs, Outdoor Activities, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: All ages

The Jewish Discovery Center , Mason

Children will enjoy a fun and engaging program during Neila closing service. 

Categories: Ages: All ages

Thursday, September 20

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Chrisholm MetroPark Historic Farmstead

Join MetroParks for a fun-filled  show and tell down on the farm! Make a craft, enjoy hands-on activities, and eat a tasty snack! Be sure to visit the petting zoo animals, and explore the Nature Playscape while you are here!  Check out these fantastic farm themed programs:  9/6 Who’s tracks are these? 9/9: Colors on… Read more »

Categories: Animal Encounters, Crafts, Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

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Scheben Branch

Is your toddler a little bookworm? They will love singing, hearing stories, rhyming and playing during this library program. For ages 3.5- 5+ years old. 

Categories: Library Events Ages: 2 – 3 Years, 4 – 5 Years

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Boone County , Oklahoma City

Love storytime, and love the park? This is the perfect program for you! Children and their grown-ups can beat the heat with great stories and a cool activity at a different park each week. For children ages 2-5 years old.    Thursday, September 6, Central Park, Shelter #1, 10 a.m. Central Park, 9190 Camp Ernst… Read more »

Categories: Library Events, Outdoor Activities Ages: 2 – 3 Years, 4 – 5 Years

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Clifton Cultural Arts Center

Join your child for a 10 week series full of singing, signing, playing, and rhyming. Children can “talk” with their hands as early as 9 months- why whine when you can sign? For ages 6 months through 35 months. 

RSVP $$$ Categories: Classes Ages: 0 - 12 Months, 13 – 24 Months

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