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Extreme Deep: Mission to the Abyss

Sponsored by Duke Energy

Where: Main Library
When: From October 1 to January 7

Join us as we explore newly discovered life-forms, thermal vents, shipwrecks, and close-up views from deep-sea research submersibles. Extreme Deep introduces us to the critical role that biology, chemistry, geology, history, exploration, and technology play in understanding our world and its future.

This 4,000 sq-ft exhibit is recommended for ages nine and up. It includes three interactive elements, standing exhibits, and multiple video stations.

Teacher packets are available, and, as always, we welcome class visits. Contact Micha O'Connor at 342-2665 x8142 to schedule a visit.


Meet World War II Hero Jim "Pee Wee" Martin

Where: Florence Baptist Church
When: September 23 at 1 p.m.

Martin was part of the US 101st Airborne Division that parachuted onto a beach near Normandy on June 5, 1944 - the day before D-Day. Then Martin and his fellow paratroopers fought for 43 days in Normandy before moving into Holland, fighting in the Battle of the Bulge, and assisting with the takeover of Berchtesgaden - Hitler's fortress in the German Alps.

At 93 Martin parachuted into Normandy again - but this time to commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day.

This event is presented by Boone County Public Library and co-sponsored by Simon Kenton Sons of the American Revolution, Boone County Daughters of the American Revolution, Florence Baptist Church, and Martin's manager, Doug Barber.

Jim 'Pee Wee' Marting

Two Health Fairs at BCPL on the Same Day!

Adult Health Fair

Adult Health Clinic

Where: Main Library
When: September 22 from 10 a.m to 2 p.m.

Local health organizations and companies will share tips on how to navigate the health care system for older adults. Participants can take hearing and vision tests while grabbing a healthy snack and entering to win door prizes.

For full details please see our blog post about the Adult Health Fair!

Family Wellness Fair

Where: Main Library
When: September 22 from 5 p.m to 7 p.m.

Started in 1996, the National Family Health and Fitness Day is celebrated yearly at the end of September. This year, Boone County Public Library has joined the initiative with our first annual Family Wellness Clinic. There will be special visits by FC Cincinnati, Black-n-Bluegrass Roller Girls, the Florence Freedom Mascot, and Tales the Library Dragon.

Please check the blog post for the Family Wellness Fair for more information.

Adult Health Fair

Surviving the Storm

A Firsthand Account of Hurricane Katrina

Cara Owsley

Image (c) Cara Owsley

Where: Main Library
When: September 27 at 7 p.m.

Considered the costliest natural disaster and one of the five deadliest hurricanes in US history, Hurricane Katrina impacted the lives of hundreds of thousands of people. Cara Owsley, a photojournalist for Cincinnati Enquirer who moved to the Cincinnati area after the storm, will tell her story of being in New Orleans before and after Hurricane Katrina.

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park Presents: The Last Firefly

Where: Main Library
When: September 30 at 10 a.m.

The Last Firefly is the story of Boom, son of Thunder, as he sets out on an epic search for his father and discovers his true self and the strength within him that always existed.

RBDigital (OneClickDigital and Zinio)

OneClickDigital (audiobooks) and Zinio (magazines) are merging into RBDigtal. To access on your computer:

  1. Register on the RBDigital site.
  2. Stay on the RBDigital page to listen to audiobooks.
  3. Go to Zinio's site to read magazines.

Already registered? Download the RBDigital App and listen to audiobooks or read magazines in one place!

RBDigital graphic

OneClickDigital audiobooks include: the Dr. Who radio collection, titles by Robyn Carr, Diana Gabaldon, and many others.

Zinio magazines include: Reader's Digest, Country Living, Men's Health, American Girl, and many more.

Lents Branch Relocation Project

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Boone County Public Library is requesting bids for new library construction in Hebron. Please see scope of work for more information. Bids are due to Boone County Public Library on Thursday, October 12, by 2:00 PM local time. Please deliver bids to Meeting Room B of the Main Library in Burlington, Kentucky, at 1786 Burlington Pike.

For more information regarding the Lents Branch relocation project in Hebron, take a look at our blog post and our FAQ.

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