This Week at the Library: November 12-17, 2018

November 12, 2018
By BCPL

Second Monday Book Discussion Group
Monday, November 12th at 3:00 p.m.

The Second Monday Book Discussion Group meets on the second Monday of the month at 3:00 p.m. at the Library. Selections include fiction and historical fiction books set in locations around the world. On Monday, November 12, the group will discuss Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue. Those interested in participating may pick up a copy of the book at the Circulation Desk in the Library.

 

Indoor Drive-in Movie
Monday, November 12th at 5:30 p.m.

The library will host an Indoor Drive-in Movie on Monday, November 12 at 5:30 p.m. Each participant will have time to decorate a cardboard box as their dream car, then watch an animated film while snacking on popcorn. The movie is a 2018 sequel about a family of superheroes who try to live a “normal” life while their mom is back in the spotlight. (Rated PG; 118 minutes) 

 

Kids Book Club (Week 3)
Tuesday, November 13 at 4:00 p.m.

On Tuesday, November 13 at 4:00 p.m., the library will host the Kids Book Club. The club is recommended for children who are in grades 1-3. Book series will include Magic Tree House and Geronimo Stilton. Children are invited to come discuss the books, participate in themed games and crafts, and enjoy snacks. Registration is required.

 

Teen Escape the Crate: "Outlaw"
Tuesday, November 13th at 4:00 p.m.

On Tuesday, November 13 at 4:00 p.m. teens (ages 13-18) are invited to give their puzzle solving skills a work out with "Escape the Crate: Outlaw," a western-themed escape room adventure. Participants can either work together to overcome the challenges, or compete against another team to see who can solve the puzzles first. This event will be held in the Conference Room.

 

"The Mathematics of Games"
Tuesday, November 13th at 6:30 p.m.

Game theory is a serious topic of study in mathematics, but it is also a lot of fun for all ages. On Tuesday, November 13 at 6:30 p.m., the library will host “The Mathematics of Games” with Dr. Carl Lee, where participants will play and analyze a selection of games together. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and will be held in the Community Room.

 

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo): "Come Write In"
Thursday, November 15th at 4:30 p.m.

On Thursday, November 15 at 4:30 p.m., NaNoWriMo participants (ages 9-18) are invited to come in to continue writing their novel or to get feedback from other writers. More information about National Novel Writing Month can be found at nanowrimo.org. This workshop will be held in the Storytime Room. 

 

Third Thursday Book Discussion Groups
Thursday, November 15th at 10:00 a.m. & 4:00 p.m.

The Third Thursday Morning and Afternoon Book Discussion Groups will meet on Thursday, November 15 at 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., respectively. This month the Morning Discussion group will discuss A Dog’s Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron. The Afternoon Discussion group will discuss All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. Those interested in participating in either group may pick up a copy of the book at the Circulation Desk in the Library.


ASL Conversation Group
Thursday, November 15th at 6:00 p.m.

The Library will host American Sign Language Conversation Group on Thursday, November 15 at 6:00 p.m. This monthly event is community led and provides a casual location where people can practice using ASL. All levels of ASL learners or users are encouraged to participate. For more information, contact Caleb Conover at the Library.

 

Theatorium
Thursday, November 15th at 6:00 p.m.

On Thursday, November 15 at 6:00 p.m., the library will host "Theatorium." Come see movies from the early 1900s that were shown at the Theatorium which was located in the Clemens Hotel (where Weisiger Park is now).

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This Week at the Library: November 4-10, 2018

November 4, 2018
By BCPL

 "The Buzz on Beekeeping”
Sunday, November 2 at 2:00 p.m.

On Sunday afternoon at 2:00 p.m., members of the Fort Harrod Beekeeping Club will share about their experiences raising bees and collecting honey. Attendees of the program will be entered into a drawing to win a jar of locally produced honey. This event will be held in the Community Room.


Family Game Night
Monday, November 5 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.

On Monday evening from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. the library will host a Family Game Night. All ages are welcome to stop by and play a wide variety of board games, including both classic and newer games. Pizza and snacks will be available. This event will be held in the Community Room.

 

French Café
Monday, November 5 at 5:00 p.m.

On Monday evening at 5:00 p.m., the library will host French Café. People of all ages can gather together in a relaxed atmosphere to practice speaking French in casual conversation. This event is great for those who are fluent speakers as well as for those who are just learning the language.

 

Kids Book Club (Week 2)
Tuesday, November 6 at 4:00 p.m.

On Tuesday, November 6 at 4:00 p.m., the library will host the Kids Book Club. The club will meet weekly for four weeks on Tuesdays at 4:00 p.m., and is recommended for children who are in grades 1-3. Each week we’ll read a different book from one of our favorite series. Book series will include Magic Tree House and Geronimo Stilton. Children are invited to come discuss the books, participate in themed games and crafts, and enjoy snacks. Registration is required.

 

Teen Dungeons & Dragons Club
Tuesday, November 6 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.

The library will host a Dungeons & Dragons club for teens on Tuesday, November 6 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Teens (ages 13-18) are invited to come play this popular role-playing game in a social group setting. Food, refreshments, and gaming supplies will be provided. No experience is necessary to participate. Players who have their own dice, rulebooks, miniatures, etc., are welcome to bring them. Registration and a liability waiver are required for participants of this event. Both are available at the library’s Circulation desk. (Ages 13-18)

 

Community Blood Drive
Wednesday, November 7 from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The City of Danville Community Blood Drive will be held at the library on Wednesday, November 7 from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Community Room at the library. Kentucky Blood Center (KBC) is encouraging Kentuckians to roll up their sleeves, donate blood, and help Kentucky patients. As a thank you, those who register to give blood at the drive will receive a “Donate blood, y’all” tee shirt. To schedule a donation, visit kybloodcenter.org or call 800.775.2522.

 

FOTL Fall Book Sale
Thursday, November 8 from 1:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Friday, November 9 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 10 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The Friends of the Library will be holding their annual Fall Book Sale on Thursday, November 8 through Saturday, November 10 at the Boyle County Public Library, beginning at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday afternoon. Stop by and pick up some treasures for your own collection! Proceeds of the sale will go toward library programs and events funded by the Friends of the Library. 

 

Coloring & Conversation
Thursday, November 8 at 6:00 p.m.

The library will host a coloring club for adults on Thursday evening at 6:00 p.m. Many adults have rediscovered the joys of coloring as a way to relax and combat stress. The club, which is done in partnership with the Boyle County Cooperative Extension office, meets on the second Thursday of the month in the Mahan Gallery.

 

Fall Film Series: Comedies (Week 6)
Thursday, November 8 at 7:00 p.m.

The Friends of the Library wrap up their annual Fall Film Series on Thursday, November 8 at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room. The films will be introduced each evening by Charles Vahlkamp, professor emeritus at Centre College. There is no charge for admission, and free popcorn will be available. 

This week's film is My Cousin Vinny. In this comedy from 1992, two teenagers from New York are accused of murder in rural Alabama while on their way back to college. Unable to afford a good attorney, they call the cousin of one of the boys -- an inexperienced, loud-mouthed lawyer -- who comes to defend them.

 

Chess Club
Saturday, November 10 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

On Saturday afternoon from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., the Library will host Chess Club. All ages and skill levels are welcome to come play (or learn how to play) the game of chess. This event will be held in the Community Room.

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This Week at the Library: October 29-November 3, 2018

October 29, 2018
By BCPL

FRANKENSTEIN BREAKOUT!
Monday, October, 29 at 4:00 p.m.

The library will host "Frankenstein Breakout!" on Monday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. Participants will use teamwork and critical thinking to solve puzzles in order to open the locked box and find Frankenstein's monster's brain. For ages 9-18.

 

KIDS BOOK CLUB (Week 1)
Tuesday, October 30 at 4:00 p.m.

On Tuesday, October 30 at 4:00 p.m., the library will host the Kids Book Club. The club will meet weekly for four weeks on Tuesdays at 4:00 p.m., and is recommended for children who are in grades 1-3. Each week we’ll read a different book from one of our favorite series. Book series will include Magic Tree House and Geronimo Stilton. Children are invited to come discuss the books, participate in themed games and crafts, and enjoy snacks. Registration is required.

 

ZOMBIE PROM
Wednesday, October 31 at 4:30 p.m.

The library is celebrating Halloween with a Zombie Prom on Wednesday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. Come dressed up in any spooky costume to dance and play games! This event will be held in the Community Room and is for ages 9-18.

 

NATIONAL NOVEL WRITING MONTH (NaNoWriMo):
KICK-OFF WORKSHOP
Thursday, November 1 at 4:30 p.m.

This month the library will offer a NaNoWriMo workshop series for tweens and teens interested in writing a 50,000 word novel during the month of November. The kick-off will be held on Thursday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. in the Storytime Room for ages 9-18. Writers will get started by workshopping ideas and trying out writing prompts. Two additional NaNoWriMo workshops will be held during the month.

More information about National Novel Writing Month can be found at nanowrimo.org.


DIA DE LOS MUERTOS CRAFTS
Thursday, November 1 at 6:00 p.m.

On Thursday evening at 6:00 p.m., the library will offer Dia de los Muertos crafts for all ages. Participants will learn about the Day of the Dead, a holiday that originated in Mexico over 3,000 years ago, while making papel picado and painting rocks as sugar skulls. This event will be held in the Storytime Room.

 

FALL FILM SERIES: COMEDIES (Week 5)
Thursday, November 1 at 7:00 p.m.

The Friends of the Library continue with their annual Fall Film Series on Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. Films will be shown at the library on select Thursday evenings in the Community Room through mid-November. The films will be introduced each evening by Charles Vahlkamp, professor emeritus at Centre College. There is no charge for admission, and free popcorn will be available.

This week's movie is Tootsie. In this comedy from 1982, an unemployed actor disguises himself as a woman in order to get a role on a soap opera.

 

KIDS HOMESCHOOL BOOK CLUB
Friday, November 2 at 2:00 p.m.

The Kids Homeschool Book Club will meet on Friday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. Led by Children’s Librarian Libby McWhorter, this book club is designed for children ages 5-8 and features a book discussion and trivia activities.  This month, participants are reading Bound for Oregon by Jean Van Leewen. Snacks will be served. Register for this club in the Children’s Library.

 

"MY BROTHER'S VOICE"
Featuring Stephen "Pista" Nasser
Friday, November 2 at 3:00 p.m.

On Friday afternoon at 3:00 p.m., the Library will offer a companion program to Not Yet, Pista, a play to be presented by John W. Bate Middle School. Learn about the experience of a Holocaust survivor in his own words. 

About the play: Stephen Nasser's story of survival during the holocaust as a young boy will help everyone understand the reality of the Holocaust, and that if you have enough love, determination, and willpower, there is always a better tomorrow. The play will be presented at Danville High School November 1-4.


LEGO CLUB
Friday, November 2 at 4:00 p.m.

The library will host LEGO Club on Friday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. in the Storytime Room. The finished LEGO creations will be placed on display in the Library.

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"Howl-O-Ween" Dog Costume Contest on Sunday

October 28, 2018
By BCPL

On Sunday, October 28 at 2:00 p.m., the library will host a dog costume contest. Dogs (and their owners) who enjoy dressing up are invited to participate. Prizes will be awarded for funniest costume, most original costume, best dog/human duo, best character, and more. All dogs (and humans) must be well behaved in order to join in the fun.

This event will be held in the Library Park. If the weather doesn’t cooperate, the event will be moved inside to the Community Room.

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This Week at the Library: October 22-27, 2018

October 22, 2018
By BCPL

GREAT AMERICAN READ BOOK CLUBS (FOR TWEENS & TEENS)
Monday, October 22 at 4:00 p.m. (Tweens)
Tuesday, October 22 at 4:00 p.m. (Teens)

The library will host two book clubs for the Great American Read, which features a list of America's 100 best-loved novels. Both book clubs will include trivia themed games and snacks. On Monday, October 22 at 4:00 p.m., tweens (ages 9-13) will discuss The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe by CS Lewis. On Tuesday, October 23 at 4:00 p.m., teens (ages 13-18) will discuss Looking for Alaska by John Green. Those interested in participating in either book club can register and pick up a free book at the library.

 

ADULT HOW-TO: MAKE A HOLIDAY MEAL
Monday, October 22 at 6:00 p.m.

On Monday evening at 6:00 p.m., learn how to plan and make a delicious holiday meal, minus the stress of cooking for a crowd. Alethea Price with the Boyle County Cooperative Extension Office will facilitate this event.


MINDFULNESS MONDAY
Monday, October 22 at 6:30 p.m.

This monthly series combines crafting and mindfulness education. On Monday evening at 6:30 p.m., Santosh David will lead participants in making Halloween luminaries, then lead a holiday-themed meditation.

 

HALLOWEEN SCIENCE
Tuesday, October 23 at 4:00 p.m.

On Tuesday afternoon at 4:00 p.m., kids (ages 5-8) are invited to have some spooky science fun at the library making Halloween slime and doing experiments with candy corn. Registration is required.


HISTORY CAFÉ: "Home Movies"
Thursday, October 25 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

On Thursday evening from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., the library will host the History Café. This monthly event provides a place where people can gather and chat about local history. This month is about personal history and patrons can submit their best home movies for review. Those interested in having their home movies screened should contact Mary Girard at the library to get details on supported formats.


ROBOTICS MAKERSPACE
Thursday, October 25 at 5:30 p.m.

On Thursday evening at 5:30 p.m., all ages are invited to play around with beginning coding and program robots, Dash and Dot.

 

FALL FILM SERIES: COMEDIES (Week 4)
Thursday, October 25 at 7:00 p.m.

The Friends of the Library continue with their annual Fall Film Series on Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. Films will be shown at the library on select Thursday evenings in the Community Room through mid-November. The films will be introduced each evening by Charles Vahlkamp, professor emeritus at Centre College. There is no charge for admission, and free popcorn will be available.

This week's movie is Roman Holiday. In this 1953 romantic comedy, a bored and sheltered princess tired of her suffocating schedule eludes her guardians for a night and falls for an American newspaper reporter in Rome.

 

COMING UP NEXT WEEK...


"HOWL-O-WEEN" DOG COSTUME CONTEST
Sunday, October 28 at 2:00 p.m.

On Sunday, October 28 at 2:00 p.m., the library will host a dog costume contest. Dogs (and their owners) who enjoy dressing up are invited to participate. Prizes will be awarded for funniest costume, most original costume, best dog/human duo, best character, and more. All dogs (and humans) must be well behaved in order to join in the fun. This event will be held in the Library Park. If the weather doesn’t cooperate, the event will be moved inside to the Community Room.

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