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2021•02 - BCPL Newsletter

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february 3 Curt Bessette Art Gallery Discover something new... Craft and Hobby series! Keith Howard Through February 27 Curt Bessette Gallery, Main Library Keith is a well-known woodcarver, painter, and musician in the area. His topics range from local points of interests to mythical spirits. Additional displays OKI LUG Through February 27 Scheben Branch The Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana Lego Users Group will display several of their fun Lego works! Virtual: Chapter and Verse Book Group Tuesday, February 9 Zoom, 6:30 p.m. Read everything from fiction to biographies. Discuss The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown. Please email the leader to be added to the virtual meeting. Leader Kelley Brandeberry, kbrandeberry@bcpl.org Virtual: Spotlight on Genealogy - Researching African American Records Wednesday, February 10 Zoom, 1 p.m. Searching for African Americans in county records, both before and after the Civil War, can be difficult. Join us for tips and tricks on how to find African American records. Please register. Zoom link will be provided prior to the event. Virtual: Thrillers and Chillers Thursday, February 11 Zoom, 10 a.m. Read suspense, mystery and true crime. Discuss When All the Girls Have Gone by Jayne Ann Krentz. Please email the leader to be added to the virtual meeting. Leader Teresa Sayers, tsayers@bcpl.org. Six@Six: Separate - The Story of Plessy vs. Ferguson Tuesday, February 16 Zoom, 6 p.m. Co-sponsored by the NKY Forum, Six@Six is a year-long exploration of the history and culture of race in America. Please visit the NKY Forum Facebook page for event description. Please register. Zoom link will be provided by NKU. Virtual: Chick Picks Book Group Thursday, February 18 Zoom, 10 a.m. Join women of all ages as we read a mix of genres. Discuss The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman. Please email the leader to be added to the virtual meeting. Leader Karen Helmle, khelmle@bcpl.org. Virtual: The Underground Railroad in NKY Thursday, February 18 Zoom, 6:30 p.m. Through extensive research, BCPL has uncovered over 100 escapes of Enslaved African Americans from the Northern Kentucky area. Join us to commemorate Black History Month as we tell some of the stories of the Under- ground Railroad in NKY. Co-sponsored by the Boone County NAACP Interest Group. Please register. Zoom link will be provided prior to the event. Virtual: Papa Condor's Petrifying Picture Show Friday, February 19 Zoom, 8 p.m. Join horror host Papa Condor as he introduces the George A. Romero classic Night of the Living Dead. Prepare yourself for thrills, chills, and spills (if you dump snacks on yourself). Popcorn can be picked up at the Florence Branch from Feb 7-19, first come, first serve, while supplies last. Please register. Zoom link will be provided prior to the event. Virtual: Old School Gamers of Florence Saturday, February 20 Zoom & Roll20, 1 p.m. Come with us now, on a journey through time and space, to the land of Old School RPGs! Gamers of all experience levels welcome! Please register. Zoom & Roll20 links, and a pre-generated character will be provided prior to the event. Comfort Quilts for the Community Monday, February 22 Zoom, 9:30 a.m. If you're a quilter, this may be the group for you! Join us for a quilting presentation followed by sharing quilts that you have been making. Quilts are donated to different organizations in the community. Co-sponsored by the R.C. Durr YMCA. Please register. Registration closes at 9 a.m. on the day of the event. Zoom link will be provided on Friday prior to the event. Virtual: Monday 4 Mystery Book Group Monday, February 22 Zoom, 6:30 p.m. Explore mystery and suspense novels. Discuss Arrowood by Laura McHugh. Please email the leader to be added to the virtual meeting. Leader Suzanne Yowler, syowler@bcpl.org Virtual: Medicare Made Clear Wednesday, February 24 Zoom, 6:30 p.m. More than ever, it's important to know and understand Medicare options and coverage. Find out what's new with Medicare in 2021 and get help using both private and government resources. Suitable for both novices and those who have questions about their current status. Please register. Zoom link will be provided before the event. Virtual: The One With 90's TV Trivia Thursday, February 25 Zoom, 6:30 p.m. Put your 90's television knowledge to the test with 4 nostalgic rounds! Please register. Zoom link will be provided prior to the event. Virtual: Beginning Watercolor Painting (Part I) Tuesday, February 16, 6:30 p.m., Zoom Join Winnie Bowling in this 2-part class and discover the joy and beauty of watercolor painting! Part I will cover: types of paper and brushes, pigments and granulating colors, transparency vs. opacity, value changes, how the color wheel works, how to mix colors, drawing vs. tracing and a demo of how to get started. Please register. Zoom link will be provided prior to the event. Virtual: Photography Basics Wednesday, February 17, 6:30 p.m., Zoom Learn some basic photography terminology and composition tips with the Tri-State Photography Society. Both camera and smartphone users could learn something useful! Please register. Zoom link will be sent via email. Virtual: Beginning Watercolor Painting (Part II) Tuesday, February 23, 6:30 p.m., Zoom Part II of the class will cover: a further explanation of the different washes, how to use the glazing tech- nique, layering techniques, depicting glass, using wax for masking areas, and shadows. Winnie will finish things up with a painting demonstration. Please register. Zoom link will be provided before the event. Virtual: Kitchen Scrap Gardening Monday, March 8, 6:30 p.m., Zoom Virtual: KY Cryptids with "Uncanny America" Monday, April 12, 6:30 p.m., Zoom Virtual: Birds in Your Backyard Tuesday, April 20, 6:30 p.m., Zoom

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