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FREE CANDLE MAKING 101 (register)

@ Anderson Branch ,

Learn to make a candle using a microwave! 

RSVP Categories: Crafts, Library Events Ages: Teens

Saturday, February 9

Perfection Gymnastics School

Parents, take the night off! Perfection Gymnastics will host kids ages 4 – 18 years old for 4 hours of fun including dinosaur themed games, gymnastics, a cheese pizza dinner and lots of memories made with friends. Check-in is between 5:45 and 6:30 p.m. and pick-up is between 9 and 10 p.m. This night will… Read more »

RSVP $$ Categories: Fitness, Parents' Night Out Ages: 4 – 5 Years, 6 – 8 Years, 9 – 12 Years, Teens

Monday, February 11

Green Township Branch , Cincinnati

Learn about some special animals and their homes through stories and hands-on activities. Discover what materials animals homes are made of, and then create an animal home. For ages 3 – 6. 

RSVP Categories: Animal Encounters, Crafts, Library Events Ages: 2 – 3 Years, 4 – 5 Years, 6 – 8 Years

Oakley Branch, Cincinnati

Join Jeanne Speier for an energetic and spirited African Dance class. For ages 5- 12; registration recommended. 

RSVP Categories: Dance, Library Events Ages: 4 – 5 Years, 6 – 8 Years, 9 – 12 Years

Walton Branch BCPL, Walton

Do you love all things art? Join the library the second Monday of each month for a creative craft. 

RSVP Categories: Art, Classes, Library Events Ages: 4 – 5 Years, 6 – 8 Years, 9 – 12 Years

Tuesday, February 12

Green Township Branch

Would you like to help Make a Difference in your community? Join the library on the 2nd Tuesday of the month for group service projects benefiting the community. 

RSVP Categories: Library Events, Volunteer Opportunities Ages: Teens

Symmes Township Branch, Loveland

Join the Contemporary Arts Center for a special workshop designed for homeschool families. Create art, learn about contemporary arts and take home an extended learning sheet with tips and resources for building on what you’ve discovered. This program is designed for children’s ages 6 – 12. 

RSVP Categories: Art, Crafts, Library Events, Parent Education Ages: 6 – 8 Years, 9 – 12 Years

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Scheben Branch , Union

Partner with a teen to enhance your reading skills. Call to reserve your 30-minute time slot. For grades 1-3.

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

Wednesday, February 13

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Carol Ann's Carousel , Cincinnati

Calling all cookie monsters. Visit Carol Ann’s Carousel for sugar cookie decorating, making new friends and creating lasting memories. 

RSVP $ Categories: Crafts Ages: All ages

Friday, February 15

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Cincinnati Art Museum , Cincinnati

Babies 0 – 2 years old will have their senses and developing minds stimulated with this free 40 minute tour. Reservation times available at 11 a.m, 2 and 3 p.m. Strollers are not recommended, so babies can experience the art.    Monthly Themes include: February 15 Furry Friends,   March 15 High Contrast,  April 19 Petite… Read more »

RSVP Categories: Art, Exhibits, Museum Events, Playgroups Ages: 0 - 12 Months, 13 – 24 Months

The Old Spaghetti Factory , Fairfield

Join the experts in Mystery Entertainment for an interactive murder mystery show. This comedic thriller will include intrigue, deception… and delicious food from The Old Spaghetti Factory. 

$$ Categories: Parents' Night Out Ages: Parents Only

Saturday, February 16

Blue Ash Recreation Center , Blue Ash

Families, get ready for summer with us! Browse over 50 booths of camps (both local and regional), explore hands-on activities, watch performances and enter to win prizes. Don’t miss out on this fun and informative event. 

Categories: Acting & Theater, Animal Encounters, Art, Classes, Crafts, Dance, Museum Events, Music, Nature, Outdoor Activities, Parent Education, Parents' Night Out, Science, Seasonal/Holiday, Sports Ages: All ages

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R.C. Durr YMCA , Burlington

Kids can enjoy a night of swimming, crafts, games, sports, movies, pizza and popcorn while parents enjoy a night out! This night of fun is for children ages 6 months to 12 years old. 

RSVP $ Categories: Parents' Night Out Ages: 13 – 24 Months, 2 – 3 Years, 4 – 5 Years, 6 – 8 Years, 9 – 12 Years

Rentschler Forest MetroPark , Hamilton

Learn all about the planets with the Cincinnati Astronomical Society! Find out all about Mars and the soon to be Supermoon, view phenomenal sights through some amazing telescopes and enjoy a fun craft with the family.

RSVP Categories: Nature, Science Ages: All ages

LaBoiteaux Woods Nature Preserve, Cincinnati

Learn about local ties to the Underground Railroad from a historian, then set out on a guided tour to meet historical figures. Step back in time to 1853 to discover what the journey from slavery to freedom may have been like.   Appropriate for families with children ages 10 years old and up. 

RSVP Categories: Acting & Theater, Living History Ages: 9 – 12 Years, Teens

Elmwood Place Branch , Cincinnati

Bring a family member or a friend to enjoy an evening of tabletop games during this after-hours, exclusive event. Light snacks and drinks will be provided. For more information, e-mail

RSVP Categories: Library Events Ages: All ages

Monday, February 18

California Woods Nature Preserve, Cincinnati

Campers ages 5 – 10 years old can make syrup from sap and have lots of fun with friends. Crafts, songs and games will be part of the adventurous day. 

RSVP $$ Categories: Nature, Outdoor Activities, Parents' Night Out, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: 4 – 5 Years, 6 – 8 Years, 9 – 12 Years

Scheben Branch, Union

Fly over to the library for a bird themed story, then learn about the backyard bird count and make a bird feeder with Wild Birds Unlimited. 

RSVP Categories: Animal Encounters, Classes, Library Events, Nature Ages: All ages

Wednesday, February 20

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Carol Ann's Carousel, Cincinnati

Learn the ancient paper-folding technique of Origami. What 3 dimensional creatures will you create?

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

Sharonville Branch , Cincinnati

Transform into a mystical beast by making a fancy unicorn headband. 

RSVP Categories: Crafts, Library Events Ages: Teens

Thursday, February 21

North Central Branch , Cincinnati

Join the library each month for a fun and exciting science activity from NASA and the Science Space Institute. 

Categories: Library Events, Science Ages: All ages

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