Spring Film Series Wraps Up

May 5, 2015
By BCPL

The Friends of the Library Spring Film Series wraps up on Thursday, May 7th at 7:00 pm in the Community Room at the Library with a 1980 biopic that tells the story of a Kentucky mountain girl who rose from poverty to fame as a country and western singer.


The film will be introduced by Charles Vahlkamp, professor emeritus at Centre College, and will be followed by a discussion about the film. There is no charge for admission, and free popcorn will be available. Runtime is 124 minutes.


Due to licensing restrictions, the use of film titles is prohibited outside of the Library. Inquiring minds can find out what movie will be shown by either visiting or calling the Library. 


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Children's Bookmark Contest

May 1, 2015
By Youth

To celebrate Children's Book Week (May 12-18), BCPL is having a children's bookmark design contest. This year, all designs should reflect our summer reading theme, "Every Hero Has a Story!" Your bookmark can be about superheroes, police officers, knights, firefighters, the military or anyone else you look up to as a hero. All entries will be displayed in the library during June and the winning bookmark in each age group will be printed and distributed at the library this summer. Stop by the Children's Library for an entry form or download one here.


 2014 Winners 




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Proposed Pipeline Project Information Available at the Library

April 24, 2015
By BCPL

The Library has received a document from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) outlining the proposed natural gas pipeline project and asking for public comment through May 18, 2015.


This FERC document is available for review online (Proposed Pipeline Project) and at the Library Reference Desk.


Public comments may be filed online at www.ferc.gov or via U.S. Mail. Address information and comment filing instructions are listed on page 6 of the FERC document (see "Proposed Pipeline Project" link above). Remember to refer to Docket No. CP15-88-000 when submitting your comments to the FERC.


Additional documents, including "An Interstate Natural Gas Facility on My Land? What Do I Need To Know?," are also available online at www.ferc.gov.


A public meeting for updates on the pipeline issue is scheduled for Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 7:00 pm at Inter-County RECC, 1009 Hustonville Road (S. Fourth Street) in Danville.  Mark Morgan and Tom Fitzgerald will be providing updates and information for all citizens, and particularly for landowners.


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ONE BOOK Gardening Events at the Library

April 17, 2015
By BCPL

In collaboration with the ONE BOOK Community Reading Project, the Library will be offering special gardening-related programs and events.



Gardening Craft


On Monday, April 20th at 6:00pm, the Library will host Garden Pavers: Family Night. At this event, adults and children can work together to make a stepping stone for their spring garden. All supplies will be provided, but space is limited to 30 participants so registration is required. The Library will also host Garden Pavers for Kids & Tweens on Monday, April 27th at 4:00pm. Space for this session is also limited to 30 participants.


Special Event Storytimes


On Tuesday, April 21st at 11:30am and Wednesday, April 22nd at 10:30 am and 11:15 am, Ms. Libby will present Tiny Green Thumbs by C.Z. Guest at the Preschool and Homeschool Storytimes. Children in attendance will receive sunflower seeds to grow at home for a contest. Prizes will be awarded at the end of July for the tallest sunflower, the shortest sunflower, and the sunflower with the biggest diameter. Pictures of the sunflowers progress are encouraged and will be on display in the Children's Library.


The children will also be planting Mammoth Sunflowers at the Library on that day, and each child will be given a tree sapling which they can plant at home to celebrate Earth Day.


Arbor Day Event


On Friday, April 24th at 12:00pm the Library will host Arbor Day Tree Planting. Tree saplings will be given to the first 50 people to arrive. Instruction will be given on properly planting and caring for the tree.



All of these events are free and open to the public. Call the Library for more information or to register.


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Edinburgh Energy: Experiencing the Great Scottish Vote

April 12, 2015
By BCPL

The Friends of the Library continue their Spring program line-up on Thursday, April 16th at 4:30 pm with "Edinburgh Energy: Experiencing the Great Scottish Vote."



Dramatic events often happen in Edinburgh, Scotland. This capitol city is home to the world famous Edinburgh Festival of Arts and Culture. As the world’s first UNESCO designated City of Literature, Edinburgh is the birthplace of dramatic stories such as Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Harry Potter. The "Great Scottish YES/NO Vote on Independence from the United Kingdom," however, was a drama 300 years in the making. Come experience the debate, vote, and reconciliation week through the camera lens and stories of Gayle Waddell, with Scottish music from Phillip Jones and Friends.


This free program is open to the public and will be held in the Community Room at the Library.



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