"Picturing Words" Exhibit on Display at the Library

August 30, 2014
By BCPL

The Library will host "Picturing Words: The Power of Book Illustration," a Smithsonian Institution Libraries Exhibition. The exhibit will open on Tuesday, September 2nd and will be on display at the Library through October 17th.  This highly acclaimed traveling exhibit depicts the power of book illustration to inspire, inform, and influence.


Pictures are powerful. They reach audiences more directly than text alone. They communicate the author’s tone and approach to the subject, and enhance our understanding and enjoyment of the text. Illustrations explain complicated ideas at a glance and even teach those who cannot read. Pictures add beauty, color, and life to the printed page. They engage us, prompt our imagination, and appeal to readers and non-readers alike.


The public is invited to explore the power of pictures through these examples from the Smithsonian Institution Libraries’ collections in science, history, and art. Funding for this exhibit has been provided by the Friends of the Library.



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Library Closed on Labor Day

August 30, 2014
By BCPL

The Library will be closed on Monday, September 1st in observance of the Labor Day holiday.

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American Girl Afternoon Resumes this Month

August 22, 2014
By BCPL

The Library will once again offer "American Girl Afternoon," a program series for 6-12-year olds that features a different American Girl doll each month. Program participants will learn about the historical period in which the featured character lived by participating in related activities, making crafts, and having snacks. The program this month will be held on Friday, August 22nd at 4:00 pm in the Children's Library.


This month, participants will learn about Kaya, an adventurous Nez Perce girl growing up in 1764. Dolls are welcome to attend but are not required. Children interested in attending may register for the program by calling the Library at 859-238-7323 or by signing up in the Children's Library.



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“The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers” film to be shown at the Library

August 19, 2014
By BCPL

The Library will be showing the film "The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers" on Thursday, August 21st at 6:00 pm in the Community Room. This event is free and open to the public. There will be a brief discussion following the film.



This event is a collaboration with POV, the award-winning independent film series on PBS. More information about the film can be found online at www.pbs.org/pov/mostdangerousman.


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Friends of the Library Fall 2014 Programs Start in August

August 16, 2014
By BCPL

The Friends of the Library will begin their Fall program series with "And the Leopard Did What???" on Thursday, August 21st at 4:30 pm in the Community Room at the Library.


In this program, Neil and Ginny Eklund, retired educators from Boyle County, will share their recent trip to southern Africa through stories and a slide show. You will see the "Magnificent Seven," learn more about antelopes than you could imagine, hear the mighty roar of the lion (and why he was roaring), witness a rainbow at Victoria Falls, and much more.



This program is free and open to the public. An interpreter for the deaf is available upon request by contacting the Library 48-hours in advance at 859.238.7323.


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