Have a heart … and a craft or two at the Public Library | Arts & Culture
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Many Valentine’s Day events being offered along with eValentines, Victorian card display
Red may be the color of love, but it’s also the color of your library card from the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. Use it this year to create your own special Valentine’s Day gift or to send an old-fashioned card to your modern-day sweetheart. Plus, be sure to visit the display of antique Victorian valentines on display at the Main Library.
Victorian Valentine Display
Visitors to the Main Library, 800 Vine Street, can view the Victorian valentines that are on display in cases by the elevators on the second and third floors of the South Building.
If you can’t make it downtown to the Main Library, visit the digital Victorian valentine collection at http://tinyurl.com/b5wh6bp. From the website you can select and send one of the digital cards with a personal message to someone for Valentine’s Day.
Valentine’s Day Activities
Valentine’s Day Scavenger Hunt: Monday, Feb. 11, through Saturday, Feb. 16 — Find the hidden pictures in the Library while discovering cool trivia about Valentine’s Day. Receive a sweet treat for finding all the pictures. Ongoing program offered during library hours. For all ages. Mt. Healthy Branch, 7608 Hamilton Avenue, 513-369-4469.
Make-and-Take Valentine Bookmark: Saturday, Feb. 2, 12 p.m. — Children are invited to create a Valentine bookmark for Valentine’s Day! St. Bernard Branch, 4803 Tower Avenue, 513-369-4462.
Cardmaking for Adults: Monday, Feb. 4, 6 p.m. — Adults are invited to join Claire Ventre to create cards just in time for Valentine's Day. Mt. Washington Branch, 2049 Beechmont Avenue, 513-369-6033.
Create a Valentine for your Sweetie: Tuesday, Feb. 5, 3:30 p.m. — Children can create a Valentine for someone special. St. Bernard Branch, 4803 Tower Avenue, 513-369-4462.
Valentine Heart Extravaganza: Tuesday, Feb. 5, 4 p.m. — Play a giant heart matching game in teams featuring Marc Brown’s “Arthur” characters, and make Valentines for your family and friends from hearts of all sizes and other craft materials from our Valentine Craft Closet. For children. Cheviot Branch, 3711 Robb Avenue, 513- 369-6015.
Valentine's Day Craft: Tuesday, Feb. 5, 6:30 p.m. — Children can make a fun craft to take home. Greenhills Branch, 7 Endicott Street, 513-369-4441.
Make-and-Take Valentine Craft: Thursday, Feb. 7, 3:15 p.m. — Love or loathe Valentine's Day? Express your feelings by making paper fortune cookies to keep or share. All supplies and light refreshments will be provided. Advance registration required. For teens. St. Bernard Branch, 4803 Tower Avenue, 513-369-4462.
For Teens Only: Thursday, Feb. 7, 4 p.m. — Enjoy some Un-Valentine's Day activities. North Central Branch, 11109 Hamilton Avenue, 513-369-6068.
Make-and-Take Valentines: Saturday, Feb. 9, 11 a.m. — The Library has everything you need to make cards and crafts for your special Valentine! For ages 6-11 years old. Covedale Branch, 4980 Glenway Avenue, 513-369-4460.
Candy Rosebud Flowerpot Gift: Saturday, Feb. 9, 1 p.m. — Adults are invited to make and take a gift suitable for Valentine's Day. Learn how to transform chocolate candies into a bouquet of rosebuds. Reading Branch, 9001 Reading Road, 513-369-4465.
Hearts and Crafts for Valentine's Day: Saturday, Feb. 9, 1 p.m. — All ages are invited to make cards and decorations to "share the love" on Valentine's Day. Sharonville Branch, 10980 Thornview Drive, 513-369-6049.
Valentine’s Day Craft: Saturday, Feb. 9, 1 p.m. — Children are invited to make a butterfly, flower or alligator valentine. For ages 6-12 years old. Loveland Branch, 649 Loveland-Madeira Road, 513-369-4476.
Make-and-Take Valentine’s Day Card: Saturday, Feb. 9, 2 p.m. — Create a unique, homemade Valentine's card for a special friend or family member! Materials provided by us, inspiration provided by you. For families and children. Miami Township Branch, 8 North Miami Avenue, 513-369-6050.
Valentine Card Crafts: Saturday, Feb. 9, 2 p.m. — Children are invited to create valentines for friends and family. Mt. Washington Branch, 2049 Beechmont Avenue, 513-369-6033.
Valentine Sweets and Crafts: Saturday, Feb. 9, 2 p.m. — Local artist Nicollette Meade will show teens how to make crazy, cool Mini-Treat Boxes and Monster Valentines. Covedale Branch, 4980 Glenway Avenue, 513-369-4460.
Valentine's Day Treats: Saturday, Feb. 9, 2 p.m. — Make a special gift by layering colorful candy and snacks into a jar and decorating it for Valentine’s Day. For ages 3-6 years old. Corryville Branch, 2802 Vine Street, 513-369-6034.
Valentine Fun: Monday, Feb. 11, 4 p.m. — Children can weave a Valentine heart and decorate a sweet treat. Green Township Branch, 6525 Bridgetown Road, 513-369-6095.
Happy Valentine's Day: Monday, Feb. 11, 6:30 p.m. — Bring your special Valentine to a family evening of stories, crafts, and fun. Especially for families with kids ages 3-6 years old. Covedale Branch, 4980 Glenway Avenue, 513-369-4460.
Paper Roses for Valentine's Day: Monday, Feb. 11, 7 p.m. — Adults will create paper flowers from craft paper. Anderson Township Branch, 7450 State Road, 513-369-6030.
Make-and-Take Valentine’s Day Craft: Tuesday, Feb. 12, 4 p.m. — Teens are invited to make a gift for their sweetheart for Valentine's Day and enjoy some refreshments. Walnut Hills Branch, 2533 Kemper Lane, 513-369-6053.
Chinese New Year Meets Valentine's Day: Tuesday, Feb. 12, 5 p.m. — Celebrate the Chinese New Year with Eastern-inspired snacks and music. Create charming fortune cookie valentines for your loved ones. For teens. Norwood Branch, 4325 Montgomery Road, 513-369-6037.
Make Your Own Valentines: Tuesday, Feb. 12, 6:30 p.m. — Simple or fancy, funny or mushy: it's up to you. Create a masterpiece for someone you love. All ages. Hyde Park Branch 2747 Erie Avenue, 513-369-4456.
Make a Valentine: Wednesday, Feb. 13, 3 p.m. — Valentine's Day is tomorrow! Children can make a valentine for someone. Oakley Branch, 4033 Gilmore Avenue, 513-369-6038.
Children's Valentine's Party: Wednesday, Feb. 13, 3:30 p.m. — Children can enjoy snacks and crafts for Valentine's Day. Elmwood Place, 6120 Vine Street, 513-369-4452.
Crafternoon: Wednesday, Feb. 13, 3:30 p.m. — Children are invited to make Valentine’s Day crafts to take home. Avondale Branch, 3566 Reading Road, 513-369-4440.
Make a Valentine's Lollipop Flower: Wednesday, Feb. 13, 4 p.m. — Teens are invited to come in and make a valentine flower with a lollipop. Forest Park Branch, 655 Waycross Road, 513-369-4478.
Valentine's Day Party: Wednesday, Feb. 13, 4:30 p.m. — Children can make Valentine's Day cards and get a candy treat. Price Hill Branch, 3215 Warsaw Avenue, 513-369-4490.
I Love Chocolate: Thursday, Feb. 14, 3 p.m. — Children are invited to celebrate Valentine's Day with a blind taste test of chocolates. Come and vote for your favorite. Oakley Branch, 4033 Gilmore Avenue, 513-369-6038.
Cool Things To Do With Your Face: Thursday, Feb. 14, 4 p.m. — Children are invited to take pictures of themselves to make fun crafts with them, such as decorating hand soap, making Valentines, and more. Norwood Branch, 4325 Montgomery Road, 513-369-6037.
Teen Un-Valentine's Day Party: Thursday, Feb. 14, 4 p.m. — Teens can enjoy this holiday in an unusual way with snacks and games. Elmwood Place, 6120 Vine Street, 513-369-4452.
Valentine Craft: Thursday, Feb. 14, 4 p.m. — Children are invited to create a Valentine craft. Bond Hill Branch, 1740 Langdon Farm Road, 513-369-4445.
Valentine’s Day Party: Thursday, Feb. 14, 4 p.m. — Children and their families are invited to a Valentine’s Day Party to enjoy desserts and crafts. Madisonville Branch, 4830 Whetsel Avenue, 513-369-6029.