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BCPL July calendar of events for teens and kids features Storytime in the Park, Madcap Puppets

The Boone County Public Library offers events at its branches and throughout the county during the month of July. A list of scheduled events for teens and children is included here. A separate list of events for adults is published separately.

Storytime: Tiny Tots (18 months to 2-1/2 years)
Mondays, 10 a.m.
Scheben Branch, 8899 US 42, Union, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Stimulate your baby’s development and help your child build language and literacy skills through interactive stories, songs and music.

Storytime: Toddler Tales (2-1/2 to 3-1/2 years)
Mondays, 11 a.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Stimulate your baby’s development and help your child build language and literacy skills through interactive stories, songs and music.

Storytime: Family Time (birth to 5+ years)
Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.
Walton Branch, 21 South Main, Walton, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Stimulate your baby’s development and help your child build language and literacy skills through interactive stories, songs and music.

Storytime: Bookworms (3-1/2 to 5+ years)
Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Stimulate your baby’s development and help your child build language and literacy skills through interactive stories, songs and music.

Storytime: Stories with Art (3 to 6 years)
Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m.
Scheben Branch, 8899 US 42, Union, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Stimulate your baby’s development and help your child build language and literacy skills through interactive stories, songs and music.

Storytime: Baby Time (birth to 18 months)
Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Stimulate your baby’s development and help your child build language and literacy skills through interactive stories, songs and music.

Storytime: Toddler Tales (2-1/2 to 3-1/2 years)
Tuesdays, 10 a.m.
Scheben Branch, 8899 US 42, Union, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Stimulate your baby’s development and help your child build language and literacy skills through interactive stories, songs and music.

Storytime: Toddler Tales (2-1/2 to 3-1/2 years)
Wednesdays, 11 a.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Stimulate your baby’s development and help your child build language and literacy skills through interactive stories, songs and music.

Teen Cafe (M/H)
Wednesdays, 3:15-4:45 p.m.
Florence Branch, 7425 US 42, Florence, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Drop in for gaming, snacks & more!

Storytime: Tiny Tots (18 months to 2-1/2 years)
Thursdays, 11 a.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Stimulate your baby’s development and help your child build language and literacy skills through interactive stories, songs and music.

Storytime: Bookworms (3-1/2 to 5+ years)
Thursdays, 10 a.m.
Scheben Branch, 8899 US 42, Union, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Stimulate your baby’s development and help your child build language and literacy skills through interactive stories, songs and music.

Storytime: Bookworms (3-1/2 to 5+ years)
Thursdays, 1 p.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Stimulate your baby’s development and help your child build language and literacy skills through interactive stories, songs and music.

Storytime: Stories with Art (3 to 6 years)
Thursdays, 6:30 p.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Stimulate your baby’s development and help your child build language and literacy skills through interactive stories, songs and music.

Storytime: Baby Time (birth to 18 months)
Fridays, 9:30 a.m.
Scheben Branch, 8899 US 42, Union, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Stimulate your baby’s development and help your child build language and literacy skills through interactive stories, songs and music.

Storytime: Sensory Storytime (all ages)
Fridays, 10 a.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
A storytime designed for children with sensory sensitivities

Storytime: Spanish Storytime Tiempo de Cuentos (birth to 5+ years)
Fridays, 10:30 a.m.
Florence Branch, 7425 US 42, Florence, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Stimulate your baby’s development and help your child build language and literacy skills through interactive stories, songs and music.

Storytime: Tiny Tots (18 months to 2-1/2 years)
Fridays, 11 a.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Stimulate your baby’s development and help your child build language and literacy skills through interactive stories, songs and music.

Storytime: Toddler Tales (2-1/2 to 3-1/2 years)
Fridays, 11 a.m.
Scheben Branch, 8899 US 42, Union, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Stimulate your baby’s development and help your child build language and literacy skills through interactive stories, songs and music.

Young Boone County Meeting (high school)
Tuesday, July 3, 6:30-8 p.m.
Scheben Branch, 8899 US 42, Union 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Earn service hours with this month’s project–making a Virtual Reality tour, training included.

Storytime in the Park (2-5 years)
Children and their grown-ups can beat the heat with great stories and a cool activity at a different park each week.

Thursday, July 5, Boone Woods Park, on stage, 10 a.m.
Boone Woods Park, 6000 Veterans Way, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)

Thursday, July 12, Central Park, Shelter #1, 10 a.m.
Central Park, 9190 Camp Ernst Rd., Union, 859-342-BOOK (2665)

Thursday, July 19, Walton Community Park, Shelter #2, 10 a.m.
Walton Community Park, 35 Old Stephenson Mill Rd, Walton

Thursday, July 26, Giles Conrad Park, West Entrance, 10 a.m.
Giles Conrad Park, West Entrance Shelter, 7500 River Rd., Hebron, 859-342-BOOK (2665)

Art Club (grades K-5)
Monday, July 9, 6:30 p.m.
Walton Branch, 21 South Main, Walton, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Do you love all things art? Join us the second Monday of each month. This time –Mosaics. Please register.

VR Game Development (M/H)
Mondays, July 9, 16, 23 & 30, 4 p.m.
Florence Branch, 7425 US 42, Florence, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Work in teams to create virtual reality games that can be used in the Library. Please register.

Game On (family)
Mondays, July 9 & 23, 6:30-8 p.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Join us to play Pokemon and other strategic games. Pokemon players, bring your cards to play with friends. All games will challenge players in fun new ways.

Play and Learn (ages birth-5)
Tuesdays, July 10 & 24, 10 a.m.
Florence Branch, 7425 US 42, Florence, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Play & Learn groups provide children opportunities to learn and explore through play. Parents and caregivers join in the fun by participating in activities that promote healthy development and learning.

Summer Book Club (middle and high school)
Tuesdays, July 10 & 24, 3 p.m.
Florence Branch, 7425 US 42, Florence, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Find a new book to love! At each meeting, we will start a new book, and discuss titles we’ve been reading. Snacks will be provided.

Full STEAM Ahead (grades 3-5)
Wednesdays, July 11, 16, & 25, 6:30 p.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Have fun each week with wacky science experiments!
• July 11- Science of Bubbles
• July 16- Chemical Reactions
• July 25- Science of Sound

Game Designer (grades 3-5)
Thursdays, July 12, 19 & 26, 6:30 p.m.
Florence Branch, 7425 US 42, Florence, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Create side-scrolling video games using Bloxels. Please register.

21st Century Magic: Reed and Ashton Masterson (all ages)
Thursday, July 12, 6:30 p.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Award-winning illusionists Reed and Ashton Masterson are back with another high energy show for all ages.

Artsmart (grades K-5)
Thursdays, July 12, 19 & 26, 3 p.m.
Florence Branch, 7425 US 42, Florence, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
• July 12 – Vincent Van Gogh
• July 19 – Jackson Pollock
• July 26 – Pablo Picasso

Freddy Fossil (family)
Friday, July 13, 7 p.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
With realistic, life-size dinosaur puppets and lots of audience participation. Freddy Fossil helps kids discover why “it stinks to be extinct.”

Teen Lock-In (M/H)
Friday, July 13-Saturday, July 14, 8 p.m.
Florence Branch, 7425 US 42, Florence, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Stay up all night and party at the Library! The lock-in will run until 8 a.m. Saturday. Doors open at 7:45 p.m. on Friday. Registration and permission slip required.

PAWS to Read (grades K-5)
Saturday, July 14, 11 a.m.
Scheben Branch, 8899 US 42, Union 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Reading doesn’t have to be ruff! Practice your reading with a certified therapy dog. Call 342-BOOK to schedule your 15-minute time slot.

My Nose Turns Red (family)
Saturday, July 14, 2 p.m.
Florence Branch, 7425 US 42, Florence, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Clown around and witness amazing circus skills with youth circus performers.

Under the Sea (ages 3-6)
Monday, July 16, 6:30 p.m.
Walton Branch, 21 South Main, Walton, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Celebrate Ocean Day! Explore sharks, sea shells, and create your own sea turtle. Please register.

Read it First! YA Review Team (middle and high school)
Monday, July 16, 6:30 p.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Read new books before they hit the shelves. Publishers and authors will receive your reviews.

Summer Book Club (grades 4-5)
Tuesdays, July 17 & 31, 3 p.m.
Florence Branch, 7425 US 42, Florence, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Find a new book to love! At each meeting, we will start a new book, and discuss titles we’ve been reading. Snacks will be provided.

Storytime in the Children’s Garden (ages 2-5)
Wednesday, July 18, 10 a.m.
Boone County Arboretum, Amphitheater Next to Shelter #1, 9190 Camp Ernst Rd., Union, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Join us for a special storytime in the Children’s Garden of the Arboretum. Bring a blanket!

Madcap Puppets: Jules and Verne’s Excellent Adventure (family)
Thursday, July 19, 7 p.m.
Boone Woods Park, 6000 Veterans Way, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
May the best scientist win in this exciting reimagining of Jules Verne’s epic adventures, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and Around the World in 80 Days.

Dance Party (grades 3-6)
Friday, July 20, 6:30-8 p.m.
Scheben Branch, 8899 US 42, Union 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Join the party and learn some cool new moves with PONES Inc. Please register.

Kentucky Down Under (family)
Have a g’day with kangaroos and other animals from Australia.
• Saturday, July 21, noon
Scheben Branch, 8899 US 42, Union 859-342-BOOK (2665)
• Saturday, July 21, 2 p.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)

Star Wars Breakout Room (M/H)
Tuesday, July 24
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
• 6:30-7 p.m.
• 7:15-7:45 p.m.
• 8-8:30 p.m.
Whether you’re a Star Wars superfan or just enjoy escape rooms, explore the mysteries of the force while participating in a live-action adventure game. Please register for your preferred time slot.

Stories and Stretches: A Mindfulness Storytime (ages 3-6)
Wednesday, July 25, 1 p.m.
Scheben Branch, 8899 US 42, Union 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Children and their adults will practice mindfulness techniques and easy stretches as we move along with stories. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat or clean towel.

Family Vacation Night (family)
Friday, July 27, 6-8 p.m.
Walton Branch, 21 South Main, Walton, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Travel to vacation destinations without ever leaving the Library! Visit Mammoth Cave, Hawaii, Orlando, and Washington D.C.

Teen Night (middle and high school)
Friday, July 27, 6 p.m.
Florence Branch, 7425 US 42, Florence, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Want to hang out after the Library closes? Now is your chance. Pizza, games, and more!

Family Nature Day (family)
Saturday, July 28, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Boone Woods Park, 6000 Veterans Way, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Boone County Public Library and Boone County Parks Department have teamed up to present this great family program featuring local environmental organizations. Get outdoors and explore our backyard through hands-on activities for all ages. Discover what life lurks in the water of our creek beds, examine local fossils and wildlife, and learn how to conserve natural resources. Did we mention FREE hot dogs???

Pages and Paws (grades K-5)
Sunday, July 29, 2 p.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Practice reading to a certified therapy dog and have a barking good time! Call 342-BOOK to schedule your 15-minute time slot.

Super Fun Outdoor Bubble Party (ages 2-5)
Monday, July 30, 6:30 p.m.
Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665)
Pop in for some bubblicious fun! Make colorful bubble paintings, 3-D bubble wands, and even step inside a giant bubble.

Source: http://www.nkytribune.com/2018/06/bcpl-july-calendar-of-events-for-teens-and-kids-features-storytime-in-the-park-madcap-puppets/

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