The Dailies

Wednesday, November 14

Madisonville Branch

Abracadabra! Join the library as they host local magician Tom Bemmes for an hour of fun magic. 

Categories: Library Events Ages: All ages

Main Library

Wear your favorite costume or explore the library’s dress up box. Try the obstacle course and dance all night. 

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

Anderson Branch

It’s almost time for the holidays, so join the library to learn the art of cookie decorating! Each child will decorate and take home 6 cookies. 

Categories: Library Events, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: 4 – 5 Years, 6 – 8 Years, 9 – 12 Years

Thursday, November 15

Chrisholm MetroPark Historic Farmstead

Visit with a pilgrim and learn how they farmed in the old days. Make a pilgrim hat to take home and fill your memory basket with nice treats. Don’t forget to visit with the farm animals. 

Categories: Crafts, Nature Ages: All ages

Contemporary Arts Center

Stop by the CAC for a nature themed Art Play inspired by the exhibition, No Two Alike. We’ll be creating botanical sun prints, designing clay nature nests and making portraits using natural materials. Stick around for some kid-friendly yoga in the UnMuseum following each Art Play session.

$ Categories: Art, Crafts, Festivals and Fairs, Museum Events Ages: All ages

Sharon Woods

Come learn about ducks! Children will enjoy an activity, craft and store.

$ Categories: Nature Ages: 2 – 3 Years, 4 – 5 Years

Northside Branch, Cincinnati

Join the library to create a festive Thanksgiving craft.

Categories: Library Events, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: All ages

Forest Park Branch

Join the library and make your own dream catcher and have sweet dreams tonight. 

Categories: Library Events Ages: All ages

Green Township Branch

Calling all ninjas! Dress in your favorite ninja costume for stories, games, a craft and snack at the library. 

Categories: Library Events Ages: All ages

Newport Branch

You will find yourself enchanted at the library with a magical night of family fun.  Enjoy a screening of the live action remake of Beauty of the Beast! There will also be snacks, activities, and a play area for little ones. 

Categories: Films, Library Events Ages: All ages

Madeira Branch

Prospective female college athletes, join Patty Raube-Keller from University of Cincinnati for an informative session addressing eligibility requirements, important timelines and more. 

RSVP $ Categories: Library Events, Parent Education, Sports Ages: Teens

Friday, November 16

Happening thru:

Germania Park

The 21st annual Germania Christkindlmarkt celebrates the holidays with German flare including music, food and imported gifts. There will also be carriage rides, a petting zoo, visits from Santa Claus, Saint Nicholas, and Krampus and more! Be sure to stick around for the traditional lantern parade on Saturday at 7:00 p.m.

$ Categories: Crafts, Festivals and Fairs, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: All ages

Happening thru:

Sharon Woods

Don’t miss this Cincinnati holiday tradition. Enjoy more than a mile of fantastic seasonal lights all from the warmth of your car. See more than 120 moving and standing figures depicting everything from Santa to the 12 Days or Christmas.   Friday- Sunday, head inside to the Sharon Centre for family-friendly entertainment with Santaland. Share… Read more »

$$ Categories: Seasonal/Holiday Ages: All ages

Caldwell Nature Center

Girls are energized about this journey. Scouts earn the Energize Award and Investigate Award. We also help them get started with their leaders on a project to earn the Innovate Award. This overnight features different energy experiments indoors and out. 

RSVP $$ Categories: Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

Happening thru:

Pyramid Hill

Be dazzled by thousands of holiday lights all from the comfort of your car. Pyramid Hill features 2 miles of festive lights in this drive through light display, including a new art installation by the creator of BLINK Cincinnati, Brave Berlin.

$$ Categories: Seasonal/Holiday Ages: All ages

California Woods

Learn about the night time forest and lore while enjoying a roaring fire on a beautiful bluff in California Woods! Enjoy a cup of hot chocolate and cook a s’more. There is a short but steep luminaria-lit hike up to the bluff. 

RSVP Categories: Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

US Bank Arena

Cheer on the Cincinnati Cyclones as they take on the Komets. Each child 2-12 years old will receive a free meal voucher, courtesy of John Morrell. How cool! 

$$ Categories: Sports Ages: 2 – 3 Years, 4 – 5 Years, 6 – 8 Years, 9 – 12 Years

Saturday, November 17

Doe Run Lake

Pick up a Fall Hike scavenger hunt and see if you can locate all of the items on the Doe Run Lake trail. Bring a non-perishable item for Be Concerned, Inc., and turn in a completed scavenger hunt for tickets to enter a raffle for a Thanksgiving turkey!   Co-Sponsored by Kenton County Parks and… Read more »

RSVP Categories: Nature, Outdoor Activities, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: All ages

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EnterTRAINment Junction

Create memories that last a lifetime when you see the magic of the holidays at the world’s largest train display. Then take a journey to the North Pole to meet Mr. and Mrs. Claus! 

$ Categories: Exhibits, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: All ages

LaBoiteaux Woods

Discover how early Ohio Pioneers may have created a Thanksgiving celebration and explore how this iconic holiday has changed over the past centuries. Create a turkey call, try your hand at cursive with a feather quill pen, and enjoy games that pioneer children may have played.

RSVP $ Categories: Nature, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: All ages

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