This Week at the Library: December 3-8, 2018

December 3, 2018
By BCPL

FRENCH CAFÉ
Monday, December 3 • 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.


SPECIAL CODING EVENTS @THE LIBRARY

Computers are everywhere, changing every industry on the planet. To encourage computer science engagement, the library partners with Lucy Minichillo and Christine Shannon to offer a weekly coding class to middle and high school students. This year, in addition to the weekly class, the library also will participate in the Hour of Code, an annual global event which takes place in early December during Computer Science Education Week.

Those interested in participating in either of BCPL’s Hour of Code events will need to call or stop by the library to register. All coding classes are held in the computer lab at the library.

 

CODING CLASS
Monday, December 3 • 4:00 p.m.

Students can join the weekly coding class on Monday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. This self-paced class uses the CodeHS curriculum. No experience is necessary. Those interested in participating should email danville.code@gmail.com. For grades 6-12.

 

HOUR OF CODE I
Wednesday, December 5 • 4:30 p.m.

On Wednesday afternoon at 4:30 p.m., younger students will learn storytelling with coding when they use "Code an Unusual Event" from Google's CS First Hour of Code activities. For ages 7-9. Registration is required.

 

HOUR OF CODE II
Thursday, December 6 • 4:30 p.m.

On Thursday afternoon at 4:30 p.m., older students will use the MIT App Inventor "Talk to Me Mobile App." For ages 9-18. Registration is required.

 

 

FAMILY GAME NIGHT
Monday, December 3 • 4:00-7:00 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.


COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE
Wednesday, December 5 • 10:30 a.m - 5:30 p.m.

The City of Danville Community Blood Drive will be held this Wednesday at the Library. Kentucky Blood Center is encouraging Kentuckians to roll up their sleeves, donate bloods, and help Kentucky patients. To schedule a donation, visit kybloodcenter.org or call 800.775.2522.

 

BCPL TRIVIA NIGHT
Thursday, December 6 • 7:00 p.m.

The library will celebrate its 125th anniversary next month. As a lead up to the big event, weekly trivia nights will be held in December on Thursday evenings at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room at the library. On Thursday, December 6, patrons can play trivia with a team to win items like tote bags, pens, travel mugs, and more. The categories will feature questions on BCPL, Kentucky libraries, and general library facts. All ages and families are welcome.

 

MEMORIES WORTH REMEMBERING: READING
Saturday, December 8 • 2:00 p.m.

On Saturday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. authors who participated in the recent Memories Worth Remembering writing workshop will read from their recollections, each with a unique voice and perspective. This event will be held in the Community Room.

 

CHESS CLUB
Saturday, December 8 • 2:00-4:00 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 Saturday at the Library

December 1, 2018
By BCPL

 PICTURES WITH SANTA
Saturday, December 1 • 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Santa is coming to Danville on Saturday, December 1 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. The library will host "Pictures with Santa," sponsored by the Heart of Danville. Santa will visit with children and listen to their Christmas wishes while posing for photos. This event will be held in the Reading Room at the library and is free of charge. After seeing Santa, stop by the Community Room to enjoy a fun holiday craft.

 

CHLDREN'S ORNAMENT WORKSHOP
Saturday, December 1 • 2:00-4:00 p.m.

The library will host an ornament workshop for children on Saturday, December 1 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Guests can choose from three ornament designs to make and take home. This program will be held in the Storytime Room.


SIP2GO SPECIAL NEEDS NIGHT
Saturday, December 1 • 5:00-7:00 p.m.

On Saturday, December 1 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., the library will also host SIP2GO: Special Needs Night, an after-hours event for patrons with special needs and their families. Guests will be able to explore the different SIP2GO learning stations at their own pace. A quiet room will also be available for those guests who need some time away from the noise and activity. Registration is not required to attend.

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This Week at the Library: November 25-December 1, 2018

November 23, 2018
By BCPL

 TWEEN COMIC BOOK CLUB
Monday, November 26 at 4:30 p.m.

On Monday, November 26 at 4:30 p.m., the library will host a comic book club for tweens (ages 9-13). Participants will discuss the graphic novel Brave by Svetlana Chmakova, preview new graphic novels, and play themed games.

 

ADULT HOW-TO: "Make Homemade Gifts"
Monday, November 26 at 6:00 p.m.

During the holiday season it can be difficult to find time and money to buy gifts for family and friends. On Monday evening at 6:00 p.m., unleash your inner upcycling crafter and learn how to make sentimental gifts at home. Alethea Price with the Boyle County Cooperative Extension Office will facilitate this event.

 

TEEN BOOK CLUB
Tuesday, November 27 at 4:00 p.m.

The Teen Book Club will meet at the Boyle County Public Library on Tuesday afternoon at 4:00 pm. The book club, for ages 13-18, will be discussing Warcross by Marie Lu. Snacks will be provided. To receive a copy of the book, register at the Library.

 

MURDER MYSTERY: "Mummified Murder"
Tuesday, November 27 at 6:00 p.m.

On Tuesday evening at 6:00 p.m., the library will host an after-hours murder mystery. When the local museum discovers that their newly displayed mummy is a fake, and that the fake is actually the body of the assistant curator, mayhem and accusations fly! Participants will interview real-life actors and comb through elaborate crime scenes to solve the puzzle. A classic who-done-it mystery in an after-hours interactive theatre performance. Registration is required to participate in this event. Call the library or sign up at the circulation desk. Those under 18 attending without a parent or guardian will need to have a signed liability waiver completed and turned in by the event. (Ages 13 and up.)


NATIONAL NOVEL WRITING MONTH (NaNoWriMo): Wrap-Up
Thursday, November 29 at 4:30 p.m.

On Thursday afternoon at 4:30 p.m., NaNoWriMo participants (ages 9-18) are invited to come in for a final workshop as they finish up their novels or 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.

 

BCPL TRIVIA NIGHT
Thursday, November 29 at 7:00 p.m.

The library will celebrate its 125th anniversary next month. As a lead up to the big event, weekly trivia nights will be held in the Community Room at the library. The first trivia night will be held on Thursday, November 29 at 7:00 p.m. Patrons can play trivia with a team to win items like tote bags, pens, travel mugs, and more. The categories will feature questions on BCPL, Kentucky libraries, and general library facts. All ages and families are welcome.

 

BEYBLADES BATTLE
Friday, November 30 at 4:30 p.m.

On Friday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. tweens (ages 9-13) can play with others in a Beyblades battle. Players can bring their own Beyblade tops or use those provided by the library to use in the battle arena. This event will be held in the Storytime Room.

 

SIP2GO After-Hours Events:

Science in Play 2Go (SIP2GO) is a traveling exhibit from the Kentucky Science Center, currently on display at the library through December 2nd. The exhibit features six family-friendly learning stations: Ball Fall Wall; Build Your Own Rollercoaster; Giant Light Brite; Build Your World giant foam blocks; Shapes & Stuff Store; and the Science Depot. SIP2GO was designed for ages 8 and under, but guest of all ages, skills, and abilities are welcome and encouraged to play. To provide additional time in the exhibit, the library will host two Science in Play 2Go after-hours events:

TEEN & TWEEN AFTER-HOURS
Friday, November 30 • 6:00-8:00 p.m.

On Friday, November 30 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., teens and tweens (ages 10-18) are invited to play in the SIP2GO exhibit after regular library hours. Registration is required to attend this event.

 

SIP2GO SPECIAL NEEDS NIGHT
Saturday, December 1 • 5:00-7:00 p.m.

On Saturday, December 1 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., the library will also host SIP2GO: Special Needs Night, an after-hours event for patrons with special needs and their families. Guests will be able to explore the different SIP2GO learning stations at their own pace. A quiet room will also be available for those guests who need some time away from the noise and activity. Registration is not required to attend.

 

 

PICTURES WITH SANTA
Saturday, December 1 • 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Santa is coming to Danville on Saturday, December 1 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. The library will host "Pictures with Santa," sponsored by the Heart of Danville. Santa will visit with children and listen to their Christmas wishes while posing for photos. This event will be held in the Reading Room at the library and is free of charge. After seeing Santa, stop by the Community Room to enjoy a fun holiday craft.

 

CHLDREN'S ORNAMENT WORKSHOP
Saturday, December 1 • 2:00-4:00 p.m.

The library will host an ornament workshop for children on Saturday, December 1 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Guests can choose from three ornament designs to make and take home. This program will be held in the Storytime Room.

 

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Closed for Thanksgiving

November 21, 2018
By BCPL

The Library will be closed on Thursday, November 22nd for the Thanksgiving holiday.

We wish all of our patrons a safe and happy holiday!

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This Week at the Library: November 19-24, 2018

November 19, 2018
By BCPL

TWEEN DUNGEONS & DRAGONS
Monday, November 19 • 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.

The library will host a Dungeons & Dragons club for teens on Monday, November 19 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tweens (ages 9-13) 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 is recommended for participants of this event. (Ages 9-13)

 

KIDS BOOK CLUB (Week 4)
Tuesday, November 20 • 4:00 p.m.

On Tuesday, November 20 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.

 

CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING

The Library will be closed on Thursday, November 22 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

 

Coming up next week:

MURDER MYSTERY: "Mummified Murder"
Tuesday, November 27 • 6:00 p.m.

The library will host an after-hours murder mystery next Tuesday on November 27th. When the local museum discovers that their newly displayed mummy is a fake, and that the fake is actually the body of the assistant curator, mayhem and accusations fly! To sort out the grisly murder, the best crime solvers are needed -- including you! These patrons-turned-detectives will interview real-life actors and comb through elaborate crime scenes to solve the puzzle. A classic who-done-it mystery in an after-hours interactive theatre performance. Registration is required to participate in this event. Call the library or sign up at the circulation desk. (Ages 13 and up.)

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