Thinking about the holiday season already? The Kenton County Public Library has more than a dozen holiday-themed programs to keep your entire family busy on a family-friendly budget this year.
Covington Library – 502 Scott Blvd., Covington, 859-962-4060
Holiday Craft Corner
Tuesday, December 1, 8 &15, 4-5 pm
School age children are invited to learn to make several holiday candy treats to give as presents or share with friends.
Holiday Sewing with Coder and Maker Club
Thursday, December 3, 5-6 pm
Make homemade gifts and decorations for Christmas. Sewing machines, fabric and helpers provided.
Storytime with Santa
Saturday, December 5, 1-3 pm
Kick off the holidays with a new tradition and be here when Santa Claus makes his first stop. Join us for storytime with Santa, a special Christmas craft and photo-ops.
Saturday, December 5 & Sunday, December 6, 1-3 pm
Tri-State NTRAK fills the room with their model train display, specially designed scenery and model train layouts.
DIY Ornament Making Party
Tuesday, December 8, 4:30-6 pm
Create several beautiful holiday ornaments and enjoy holiday treats. Teens in grades 6-12 only.
Holiday Concert- Cincinnati Harper’s Robin
Saturday, December 12, 1-2 pm
The Cincinnati Harpers’ Robin performs holiday tunes, traditional, Celtic and contemporary.
Sunday, December 20, 2-4 pm
Learn to make several holiday candy treats to give as presents or share with friends. Teens in grades 6-12 only.
Frozen Sing Along
Tuesday, December 29, 2-3:30 pm
‘Let it Go’ and sing along with Elsa and her friends while watching the movie on our big screen. Snacks provided and costumes welcome. Grades K-6 welcome.
Noon Year’s Eve Party
Thursday, December 31, 11 am – 12 pm
A family-friendly celebration counting down to the New Year without staying up late. Enjoy crafts, snacks, music and dancing. There will be a balloon drop at noon.
Durr Branch Library- 1992 Walton-Nicholson Road, Independence – 859-962-4030
Let’s Get Cooking! Decadent Hors d’oeuvres
Thursday, December 10, 1-3 pm
Celebrations and parties abound this time of year so learn simple recipes for bacon wrapped dates, prosciutto and melon and deviled eggs with a smoky twist. Registration required. Teens and Adults.
Erlanger Branch Library – 401 Kenton Lands Road, Erlanger – 859-962-4000
Etiquette Class for Kids
Tuesday, December 1, 1-1:45 pm
Students will learn manners to help them to navigate holiday parties and everyday life. Registration required
Santa Claus Around the World
Thursday, December 3, 7-8 pm
Bring the family for a look at Santa figures around the world! What do they have in common, and how do they differ? We’ll share some stories along with hands-on activities and a craft.
Holiday Extravaganza – Erlanger Branch
Sunday, December 6, 1-4 p.m.
Enjoy carriage rides from 1-4, visit with Santa from 1:30-2:30 (bring your own camera) and create crafts from 1:30-3 or while supplies last. Cosponsored by Erlanger Parks and Recreation.
Holiday Puppet Show
Tuesday, December 8, 5:30 & 7 pm and Wednesday, December 9, 10 & 11 am
Enjoy the antics of the puppets as they entertain for the holidays. Puppets will sing, dance and tell jokes. Treats provided. Ages 2-8.
Monday, December 14, 6-7:30 pm
Children and caregivers are invited to the Erlanger Branch Library to take part in a winter tradition, decorating a gingerbread house! All supplies will be provided. Children and teens.
Friday, December 18, 6 pm
Kids of all ages come dressed as your favorite character from Frozen to attend a party with activities, crafts, games and a special treat. Afterwards join us for a showing of the movie “Frozen.” One lucky family will win a Blu-Ray copy of the movie at the end of the show.
Holiday Craft Making
Sunday, December 20, 2-4 pm
Still not sure what to give your loved ones this holiday season? Come to the library to make holiday crafts as gifts. Cookies and hot chocolate will be served.
December 1-December 31
Children ages 2-12 can pick up a Jingle Books reading log at any location. Read or listen to five books and return your log for a prize and raffle entry. Complete as many logs as you like for more chances to win.
Visit www.kentonlibrary.org for more events, directions and to put items on hold.