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Brewing, Bootleggin', Theatre & Pluto: Campbell Co. Library Launches New Off-Site Programs

Brewing, Bootleggin', Theatre & Pluto: Campbell Co. Library Launches New Off-Site Programs

By Jessie Eden

The Campbell County Library is launching some new programs!  These off-site programs put a new twist on learning. For the month of March, many of them are based on STEM programs (i.e. Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math).

The Science of Brewing:

When: Tuesday, March 10 at 6 p.m.

Description: Founder and Head Brewer of Alexandria Brewing Company, Andy Reynolds, will give a tour of his brewery, discuss their beer making processes and the technology and scientific knowledge required for making beer. Andy attended the Siebel Institute of Technology in Chicago and graduated in Advanced Brewing Theory. The first brewery opened in the Cincinnati area over
200 years ago and ever since the craft and product have become important to the area’s
economy and culture.

Where: The Alexandria Brewing Co., 7926 Alexandria Pike #1 in Alexandria, 41001.

Designed For: Adults. Registration required, click here.

Find out more about George Remus at book talk with author Bob Batchelor.
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Booze and Bootlegging: The Life and Crimes of George Remus

When: Thursday, March 12 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Description: Author Bob Batchelor, a critically-acclaimed, bestselling cultural historian and biographer, tells the incredible story of Cincinnatian George Remus, his rise to infamy in the Prohibition Era and his ultimate downfall. The Bourbon King: The Life and Crimes of George Remus, Prohibition’s Evil Genius is a true-life story of love, murder, an extravagant lifestyle, and how Remus grew an illegal bourbon empire that stretched nationwide. He murdered his wife Imogene in cold blood in Eden Park and the resulting trial was a national media sensation. Batchelor currently teaches in the Media, Journalism & Film Department at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

Author Bob Batchelor
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Batchelor will sign copies of his book after his talk. Refreshments will be available at a cash bar.

This event is made possible through a partnership among the Campbell County Historical & Genealogical Society, the Newport History Museum, the Campbell County Public Library, The Newport Syndicate and American Legacy Tours (the Gangster Tour).

Where: The Newport Syndicate, 18 East 5th St. in Newport, 41071.

Designed For:  Adults. The event is free but registration is required. Register here or

Library Night at Falcon Theatre: The Agitators

When: Thursday, March 19 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. (Doors open at 7:30 p.m.)

Description: The final dress rehearsal of Falcon Theatre's production of The Agitators will be free of charge, one night only, to patrons who register and have a library card with the Campbell County Public Library. Doors open at 7:30 pm. The play tells the story of Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass, young abolitionists who began their 45-year friendship with a common purpose and like ideals. Eventually, as their movements collided and their relationship was tested, they
helped shape the Constitution and American history.

Where: Falcon Theatre, 636 Monmouth St in Newport, 41071.

Designed For: Ages 13 and up. Registration required, click here.

Does Pluto exist?
Learn more at the debate on Mar. 26, presented by the Campbell County Library at Grassroots & Vine.
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Pluto Debate:

When: Thursday, March 26 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Description: Pluto was reassigned as a dwarf planet more than a decade ago, but the controversial decision by the International Astronomical Union is still a point of contention for many. Join representatives from NKU’s Haile Planetarium and the Cincinnati Observatory as they debate whether Pluto deserved its demotion, or whether it should be reinstated as a full-fledged planet. Stick around after the debate for a bit of astronomical trivia.

Where: Grassroots & Vine, 1011 S. Fort Thomas Ave, Fort Thomas, 41075.

Designed For: This event is free to the public, however, patrons are responsible for their own food and beverage purchases. Adults. Registration required, click here.

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