The Boyle County Public Library will be hosting a variety of equine and Derby-related programs during the month of April.
Gus Koch will present The Derby Dozen on Monday, April 7, 2014 at 10:00 am in the Community Room at the Library. Koch will lead us on a journey of raising a quality racing horse and explain what it takes to become one of the most famous horses of all time. Koch recently retired as manager from Claiborne Farm, a large thoroughbred horse farm located in Paris. In his career as a thoroughbred horse trainer, breeder, and farm manager, Koch worked with twelve of the Kentucky Derby winners, including triple-crown winners Count Fleet and Secretariat.
On Monday, April 7, 2014 at 6:00 pm, Margalee of Headturners Derby Hats will present an interactive workshop about Derby Hats and Fashion.
Then on Monday, April 28, 2014 at 6:00 pm, the Library will host Family Movie Night which will feature a film loosely based on the life and racing career of an undersized and overlooked thoroughbred race horse, whose unexpected successes made him a hugely popular media sensation in the United States during the Great Depression. There is no price for admission, and popcorn will be served.
In addition to these programs, the spring exhibit in the Mahan Gallery features equine art created by local artists. The Mane Attraction is made possible through a partnership between the Library and The Arts Commission of Danville/Boyle County. The exhibit will run through the end of May.
All events at the Library are free and open to the public.
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