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This event is in the "Ages 55+" group.

Senior Strength Training

9:00am - 10:00am
Central Library
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Meeting Room 2
Age Group: Ages 55+
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Event Details:

Get active and stay strong...

Join us every week for a full-body strength-training session using resistance bands. This class is specifically designed to help older adults build and maintain strength for overall health or improved body composition. Instructor Hannah Southard will adjust the workout as needed to accommodate the individual strength levels and requirements of participants.

Please note:

  • Wear clothing that will be comfortable for a light workout.
  • Bottled water will be provided.
  • Before you start any exercise program, it is recommended that you check with your physician.

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ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Originally from Northern Ireland, Hannah Southard came to the United States in 2017 for a tennis coaching internship. She discovered that her passion for fitness expanded beyond tennis, and she became a NASM-certified personal trainer. After moving to Kentucky, she also got certified as a yoga instructor and a precision nutrition coach. Hannah has experience training people of all ages and aims to make fitness fun while creating an enjoyable and sustainable healthy lifestyle for everyone! 

For ages 55 and up. Just drop in!

This event is in the "Ages 55+" group.

Coffee Chats

10:00am - 11:00am
Central Library
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Meeting Room 2
Age Group: Ages 55+
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Community Event, Games & Play, Group Meetup, Health & Wellness
Event Details:

A whole latte fun...

Join us every Friday for a good cup of coffee, great conversation, and more! You can mingle with peers, read the newspaper, work on a puzzle, play a game, share stories, or ask questions about technology.

For ages 55 and up. Just drop in!

This event is in the "Tweens" group.
This event is in the "Kids" group.
This event is in the "Pre-K" group.
This event is in the "Elementary Ages" group.

CrafterKids

10:00am - 12:00pm
Mt. Washington Branch
Library Branch: Mt. Washington Branch
Room: Meeting Room 2 (meeting space divided)
Age Group: Tweens, Kids, Pre-K, Elementary Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Group Meetup
Event Details:

Embrace the "art"mosphere...

This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Ages 21+" group.
This event is in the "Ages 55+" group.

CrafterSpace

10:00am - 12:00pm
Mt. Washington Branch
Library Branch: Mt. Washington Branch
Room: Meeting Room 1 (meeting space divided)
Age Group: Adults, Ages 21+, Ages 55+
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:

Take a new craft-cation every month...

Need a place to get away and get your craft on? Join us on the third Friday of the month for CrafterSpace! Bring your current project to the library or raid our supply cart to start something new. We will provide a spacious and relaxing environment where you can spread out and explore your creative side.

Plus, meet other craft enthusiasts, share inspiration and tips, practice new techniques, and swap supplies with other crafters (but only if you want)!

Available equipment will include:

  • Cricut press and press pad
  • Hot glue gun
  • Sewing machine
  • Woodburning tools
  • Other various tools and supplies for jewelry making, painting, paper crafts, and more!

Psst... Find crafting inspiration with Creativebug!

This event is in the "Ages 55+" group.

Senior Strength Training

11:00am - 12:00pm
Lebanon Junction Branch
Library Branch: Lebanon Junction Branch
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Ages 55+
Program Type: Health & Wellness, SummerQuest
Event Details:

Get active and stay strong...

Join us every week for a full-body strength-training session using resistance bands. This class is specifically designed to help older adults build and maintain strength for overall health or improved body composition. Instructor Hannah Southard will adjust the workout as needed to accommodate the individual strength levels and requirements of participants.

Please note:

  • Wear clothing that will be comfortable for a light workout.
  • Bottled water will be provided.
  • Before you start any exercise program, it is recommended that you check with your physician.

***
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Originally from Northern Ireland, Hannah Southard came to the United States in 2017 for a tennis coaching internship. She discovered that her passion for fitness expanded beyond tennis, and she became a NASM-certified personal trainer. After moving to Kentucky, she also got certified as a yoga instructor and a precision nutrition coach. Hannah has experience training people of all ages and aims to make fitness fun while creating an enjoyable and sustainable healthy lifestyle for everyone! 

For ages 55 and up. Just drop in!

This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Tweens" group.
This event is in the "Elementary Ages" group.

Coding Camp

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Mt. Washington Branch
Library Branch: Mt. Washington Branch
Room: Fish Bowl
Age Group: Teens, Tweens, Elementary Ages
Program Type: STEM Learning, SummerQuest
Event Details:

Prepare for your summer coding adventure...

This event is in the "Tweens" group.
This event is in the "Kids" group.

Boys, Books, and Ballet

1:30pm - 2:30pm
Central Library
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Meeting Room 1 & 2
Age Group: Tweens, Kids
Program Type: Community Event, Music & Dance, SummerQuest
Event Details:

Calling all boys (and girls) who love to dance...

This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Ages 21+" group.
This event is in the "Ages 55+" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Chair Yoga

10:00am - 11:00am
Mt. Washington Branch
Library Branch: Mt. Washington Branch
Room: Meeting Room 1 & 2 (combined room)
Age Group: Adults, Ages 21+, Ages 55+, Teens
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Event Details:

Regular yoga is so intimidating—try chair yoga!

Start your week well with "choga" fun and relaxation with certified instructor Rebecca Cox of Good Karma Yoga.

Now you can enjoy a gentler yoga workout without becoming an arm-and-leg pretzel. This low-impact version is performed with a chair for support, making it perfect for a beginner or someone with difficulty balancing. Some individuals in wheelchairs may also be able to participate; please consult your doctor first if you have medical questions or concerns.

For ages 16 and up. Just drop in, but remember to wear comfortable clothing!

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Color & Canvas

10:00am - 12:00pm
Lebanon Junction Branch
Library Branch: Lebanon Junction Branch
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Adult Learning & Lectures, Arts & Crafts, SummerQuest
Event Details:

Learn to paint like a Ross...

This event is in the "Tweens" group.
This event is in the "Kids" group.
This event is in the "Pre-K" group.
This event is in the "Elementary Ages" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

A Mad Hatter Tea Party

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Hillview Branch
Library Branch: Hillview Branch
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Tweens, Kids, Pre-K, Elementary Ages, Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Books & Authors, Fandom Fun, Games & Play, SummerQuest
Event Details:

Don't be late for this very important date...

Meet us in Wonderland! Let the adventure begin as you step into a delightful world of wonder and whimsy at our Mad Hatter Tea Party!

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Fourth Monday Book Club

6:30pm - 7:45pm
Mt. Washington Branch
Library Branch: Mt. Washington Branch
Room: Meeting Room 1 & 2 (combined room)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Books & Authors, Group Meetup
Event Details:

Now you have something to look forward to on Mondays...

Book lovers unite on the 4th Monday of the month! Join us for a relaxing evening at the library to discuss our latest book selection chosen by the group. Each meetup will be a new experience and you never know what will happen—you might get to lead the discussion (but only if you want!), or a special guest might make an appearance!

BONUS ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:

  • Readers receive a copy of the book to keep!
  • Movie nights! If a movie adaptation of our selected titles exists, a film viewing will be scheduled a few days after our regular meeting.

Please note, this book club is currently at capacity. Questions or interested in joining a waiting list? Call LaDonna at 543-7675 ext.

This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.

Toddler Storytime

10:00am - 10:30am
Mt. Washington Branch
Library Branch: Mt. Washington Branch
Room: Meeting Room 1 & 2 (combined room)
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers
Program Type: Early Childhood, Games & Play, Music & Dance, Storytelling
Event Details:

Play gives children a chance to practice what they are learning.  —Mr. Rogers

Join us to help your little one start their early-learning adventure! Toddler Storytime for ages 0 to 2 is designed to help lay the foundation for lifelong learning through a combination of stories, songs, and play.

Children learn language by listening to others talk, and stories and songs help them learn how language sounds, add new words to their growing vocabulary, and begin to understand what words mean. Play helps children express themselves and put thoughts into words as they explore the world around them and build early social skills through interactions with other children.

For ages 0–2. Just drop in!

This event is in the "Ages 55+" group.

Senior Strength Training

10:00am - 11:00am
Hillview Branch
Library Branch: Hillview Branch
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Ages 55+
Program Type: Health & Wellness, SummerQuest
Event Details:

Get active and stay strong...

Join us every week for a full-body strength-training session using resistance bands. This class is specifically designed to help older adults build and maintain strength for overall health or improved body composition. Instructor Hannah Southard will adjust the workout as needed to accommodate the individual strength levels and requirements of participants.

Please note:

  • Wear clothing that will be comfortable for a light workout.
  • Bottled water will be provided.
  • Before you start any exercise program, it is recommended that you check with your physician.

***
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Originally from Northern Ireland, Hannah Southard came to the United States in 2017 for a tennis coaching internship. She discovered that her passion for fitness expanded beyond tennis, and she became a NASM-certified personal trainer. After moving to Kentucky, she also got certified as a yoga instructor and a precision nutrition coach. Hannah has experience training people of all ages and aims to make fitness fun while creating an enjoyable and sustainable healthy lifestyle for everyone! 

For ages 55 and up. Just drop in!

This event is in the "Kids" group.
This event is in the "Pre-K" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Family Storytime

11:00am - 11:45am
Central Library
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Meeting Room 1 & 2
Age Group: Kids, Pre-K, Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Early Childhood, Music & Dance, Storytelling
Event Details:

When I say to a parent, "read to a child," I don't want it to sound like medicine. I want it to sound like chocolate. —Mem Fox

Reading becomes a favorite treat as we explore early literacy through stories, songs, and a simple craft. This free program for the whole family is designed to provide kids a foundation for kindergarten and to offer a fun, safe space for children of all ages to learn, socialize, and play. We strive to create fun and rich experiences that build a love of books, libraries, and learning that will stay with children for a lifetime.

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Please note, Family Storytime is offered on Tuesdays AND Thursdays at this location.

This event is in the "Kids" group.
This event is in the "Pre-K" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Family Storytime

11:00am - 11:45am
Mt. Washington Branch
Library Branch: Mt. Washington Branch
Room: Meeting Room 1 & 2 (combined room)
Age Group: Kids, Pre-K, Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Early Childhood, Music & Dance, Storytelling
Event Details:

When I say to a parent, "read to a child," I don't want it to sound like medicine. I want it to sound like chocolate. —Mem Fox

This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.

Toddler Storytime

1:00pm - 1:30pm
Nichols Branch
Library Branch: Nichols Branch
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers
Program Type: Early Childhood, Games & Play, Music & Dance, Storytelling
Event Details:

Play gives children a chance to practice what they are learning.  —Mr. Rogers

Join us to help your little one start their early-learning adventure! Toddler Storytime for ages 0 to 2 is designed to help lay the foundation for lifelong learning through a combination of stories, songs, and play.

Children learn language by listening to others talk, and stories and songs help them learn how language sounds, add new words to their growing vocabulary, and begin to understand what words mean. Play helps children express themselves and put thoughts into words as they explore the world around them and build early social skills through interactions with other children.

For ages 0–2. Just drop in!

This event is in the "Kids" group.
This event is in the "Pre-K" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Family Storytime

2:00pm - 2:45pm
Nichols Branch
Library Branch: Nichols Branch
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Kids, Pre-K, Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Early Childhood, Music & Dance, Storytelling
Event Details:

When I say to a parent, "read to a child," I don't want it to sound like medicine. I want it to sound like chocolate. —Mem Fox

Reading becomes a favorite treat as we explore early literacy through stories, songs, and a simple craft. This free program for the whole family is designed to provide kids a foundation for kindergarten and to offer a fun, safe space for children of all ages to learn, socialize, and play. We strive to create fun and rich experiences that build a love of books, libraries, and learning that will stay with children for a lifetime.

For children of all ages and their families. Just drop in!

This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Tweens" group.
This event is in the "Kids" group.
This event is in the "Pre-K" group.
This event is in the "Elementary Ages" group.

Ice Cream In a Bag

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Hillview Branch
Library Branch: Hillview Branch
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Teens, Tweens, Kids, Pre-K, Elementary Ages
Program Type: STEM Learning, SummerQuest
Event Details:

Making science tasty and fun...

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Board of Trustees Meeting

5:00pm - 7:00pm
Central Library
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Conference Room 3
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Board Meeting

The monthly meeting of the Library Board of Trustees. Meetings are open to the public.

This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Tweens" group.

Teen Lounge

5:00pm - 7:00pm
Lebanon Junction Branch
Library Branch: Lebanon Junction Branch
Room: Inspiration Station
Age Group: Teens, Tweens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Games & Play, STEM Learning, SummerQuest
Event Details:

Hang out, play, and explore all that the library has to offer!

At Teen Lounge, your experience is in YOUR hands. Drop in when you like, and choose whichever activity suits your mood. Play on our gaming laptops and consoles, explore the world of virtual reality, create your own art projects, tinker with a variety of technology and engineering tools, get your game on with an assortment of board and card games, and share the experience with your friends. Plus, enjoy free refreshments!

For ages 12–18. Just drop in!
Space will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Questions? Call Nikki at 543-7675 ext. 2557 or e-mail nikki@bcplib.org.

This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Ages 21+" group.
This event is in the "Ages 55+" group.

Silent Book Club

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Central Library
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Meeting Room 2
Age Group: Adults, Ages 21+, Ages 55+
Program Type: Books & Authors, Group Meetup, SummerQuest
Event Details:

Shhh, we're reading...

This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.

Toddler Storytime

10:00am - 10:30am
Lebanon Junction Branch
Library Branch: Lebanon Junction Branch
Room: Children's Area
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers
Program Type: Early Childhood, Games & Play, Music & Dance, Storytelling
Event Details:

Play gives children a chance to practice what they are learning.  —Mr. Rogers

Join us to help your little one start their early-learning adventure! Toddler Storytime for ages 0 to 2 is designed to help lay the foundation for lifelong learning through a combination of stories, songs, and play.

Children learn language by listening to others talk, and stories and songs help them learn how language sounds, add new words to their growing vocabulary, and begin to understand what words mean. Play helps children express themselves and put thoughts into words as they explore the world around them and build early social skills through interactions with other children.

For ages 0–2. Just drop in!

This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Pre-K" group.

Toddler Storytime

10:00am - 10:30am
Hillview Branch
Library Branch: Hillview Branch
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Pre-K
Program Type: Books & Authors, Early Childhood, Games & Play, Music & Dance, Storytelling
Event Details:

Play gives children a chance to practice what they are learning.  —Mr. Rogers

Join us to help your little one start their early-learning adventure! Toddler Storytime for ages 0 to 2 is designed to help lay the foundation for lifelong learning through a combination of stories, songs, and play.

Children learn language by listening to others talk, and stories and songs help them learn how language sounds, add new words to their growing vocabulary, and begin to understand what words mean. Play helps children express themselves and put thoughts into words as they explore the world around them and build early social skills through interactions with other children.

For ages 0–2. Just drop in!

This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Ages 21+" group.
This event is in the "Ages 55+" group.

The Games People Play

10:00am - 12:30pm
Mt. Washington Branch
Library Branch: Mt. Washington Branch
Room: Meeting Room 1 & 2 (combined room)
Age Group: Adults, Ages 21+, Ages 55+
Program Type: Adult Learning & Lectures, Games & Play, Group Meetup
Event Details:

Let's enjoy the fun and games, together!

Join us every Wednesday for good company and a ton of fun. Get together with other game enthusiasts to play a variety of card and tabletop games like American mahjong, Phase 10, Rook, and more. Play your favorites with friends or learn to play something new!

Psst... Don't see one of your favorite games? Bring it with you to share with the group or suggest something new for our collection!

For ages 18 and up. Just drop in!
Space will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Questions? Call Gayle at 543-7675 ext. 2551 or e-mail gayle@bcplib.org.