This Week at the Library: May 22-27, 2017

May 22, 2017
By BCPL

The Boyle County Public Library offers many fun, educational events throughout the year. Weekly programs include Crafters Who Care on Mondays at 6:00 p.m., Storytimes on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings, and Coding Clubs on Mondays and Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m. In addition to these weekly events, the following Library-sponsored programs are scheduled for this week:

 

Adult How-To Workshop: Green Cleaning
Monday, May 22nd at 6:00 p.m.

The Library offers a monthly "How-To" program series for adults where participants can explore the information and skills needed for a new hobby or activity, guided by a local expert. On Monday, May 22nd at 6:00 p.m., the Library will host "Green Cleaning," presented by Alethea Price from the Boyle County Cooperative Extension Office. Workshop participants will learn how to how create “green” cleaning products out of household ingredients. This program will be held in the Community Room.

 

Nutrition Condition (Week 8)
Thursday, May 25th at Noon 

On Thursday May 25th at noon, the Library will be hosting "Nutrition Condition," a health and wellness workshop series offered in partnership with the Boyle County Cooperative Extension Office. Workshop participants will learn how to improve their nutrient intake and learn how to eat better on a budget. This the final week of the series.


Tween Lab
Thursday, May 25th at 4:00 p.m. 

The Boyle County Public Library offers a monthly STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) lab for tweens. Tween Lab will be held on Thursday, May 25th at 4:00 pm in the Children's Library. This month, participants will be making "fluffy slime." Registration is required for this event. Tweens (ages 9-13) interested in attending may register for the program by signing up in the Children’s Library.


Teen Book Club
Friday, May 26th at 4:00 p.m. 

The Teen Book Club will meet at the Boyle County Public Library on Friday, May 26th at 4:00 pm. The book club, for ages 13-18, will be discussing Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi. Snacks will be provided. To receive a copy of the book, please see Julia Basil at the Library.


Computer Classes

In the ongoing effort to promote lifelong learning, the Library offers a wide variety of free computer classes every month. The following classes are scheduled for this week:

Intro. to Microsoft PowerPoint on Tuesday, May 23rd at 2:00 p.m.

Job Seeking and Applications on Thursday, May 25th at 2:00 p.m.

Click here for more information or to register for either of these computer classes. One-on-one computer help is also available by appointment.

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This Week at the Library: May 14-20

May 13, 2017
By BCPL

Weekly programs at the Library include Crafters Who Care on Mondays at 6:00 p.m., Storytimes on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings, and Coding Clubs on Mondays and Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m. In addition to these weekly events, the following Library-sponsored programs are scheduled for this week:

 

Tween Advisory Group (TAG)
Monday, May 15th at 4:00 p.m.

Volunteer your time for the Library. You'll work on special projects and have fun while doing it! See Logan in the Children's Library for more information. (Ages 9-13) 


 

Third Thursday Book Discussion Groups
Thursday, May 18th at 10:00 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. 

The Boyle County Public Library offers a variety of book discussion groups each month, including the Third Thursday Morning and Evening Book Discussion Groups which meet at the Library on the third Thursday of the month at 10:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. respectively. These groups are designed for anyone interested in discussing a wide variety of books in a group setting.

This  month, the Morning Discussion group, which is led by Diana Draper, will discuss The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb by Melanie Benjamin. The Evening Discussion group is led by Stephanie Donovan and will discuss The Butterfly’s Daughter by Mary Alice Monroe. Those interested in participating in either group may pick up a copy of the book at the Circulation Desk in the Library.

 

 

Nutrition Condition (Week 7)
Thursday, May 18th at Noon 

The Library will be hosting "Nutrition Condition," a health and wellness workshop series offered in partnership with the Boyle County Cooperative Extension Office. Workshop participants will learn how to improve their nutrient intake and learn how to eat better on a budget. Registration is encouraged.

 

 

Talk of the Town: The Danville High School Forensics Team
Thursday, May 18th at 4:30 p.m. 

The Friends of the Library continue their Spring Program Series this Thursday with "Talk of the Town," featuring Danville High School's Forensics national competitors. Members of the award-winning DHS Forensics team will perform monologues and dialogues they have written and developed.

The Danville High School (DHS) Forensics team won the 2017 Kentucky High School Speech League (KHSSL) State Speech Tournament for the second straight year, earning the school’s seventh state title since 2006. Some of the events in which the team competes include Dramatic Interpretation, Oratory, Storytelling, and Declamation. The DHS Forensics team is coached by Steve Meadows, Head of the English Department at Danville High School.

 

 

Sharing the African-American Experience: Second Street and Beyond
Saturday, May 20th at 1:30 p.m. 

On Saturday the Library will host "Sharing the African-American Experience: Second Street and Beyond." This personal history event is a community conversation about the importance of preserving local history and the ways photographs can help us understand the African-American experience in Boyle County. Program attendees are encouraged to bring historic photos they would like to share, as well as any questions they may have about the archiving process.

Guest speakers will be Michael Hughes, Director of the Danville/Boyle County African American Historical Society (DBCAAHS); Mary Girard, Assistant Reference Librarian at the Boyle County Public Library; and Robert Trumbo, retired from Danville Schools. A photo scanning demonstration will also be given during the program.

This free event is sponsored by Centre College and DBCAAHS, and is made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The program will be held in the Community Room at the Library. Refreshments will be served.

 

 

Computer Classes

In the ongoing effort to promote lifelong learning, the Library offers a wide variety of free computer classes every month. The following classes are scheduled for this week:

Email Basics on Monday, May 15th at 2:00 p.m.

Introduction to Microsoft Word on Wednesday, May 17th at 2:00 p.m.

Click here for more information or to register for either of these computer classes. One-on-one computer help is also available.



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This Week at the Library: May 8-13, 2017

May 8, 2017
By BCPL

The Library offers many fun, educational events throughout the year. Weekly programs include Crafters Who Care on Mondays at 6:00 p.m., Storytimes on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings, and Coding Clubs on Mondays and Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m. In addition to these weekly events, the following Library-sponsored programs are scheduled for this week:

 

Around the World with the 2M2 Book Club

The Reading Around the World: 2nd-Monday-at-2 Book Club (2M2) meets on the second Monday of the month at 2:00 p.m. in the Mahan House at the Library. Selections include fiction and historical fiction books set in locations around the world. On Monday, May 8th, the group will discuss People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks. Those interested in participating may register at the Circulation Desk in the Library.


Teens Write Tuesday

The Library hosts a monthly group for teens (ages 13-18) who love to write. Each month participants can bring a past original work to share or they can participate in the monthly writing prompt.  Teens Write meets on the second Tuesday of the month. The next workshop will be held on May 9th at 4:00 p.m. in the Conference Room at the Library.

 

Nutrition Condition (Week 6)

On Thursday May 11th at noon, the Library will be hosting "Nutrition Condition," a health and wellness workshop series offered in partnership with the Boyle County Cooperative Extension Office. Workshop participants will learn how to improve their nutrient intake and learn how to eat better on a budget. Registration is encouraged.


Sharpie Tie-Dye for Tweens

On Thursday, May 11th at 4:00 p.m., tweens (ages 9-13) are invited to create wearable works of art by making vibrant  tie-dye t-shirts using Sharpie markers. Registration is required. This event will be held in the Storytime Room.

 

Coloring and Conversation

The Library will host a coloring club for adults on Thursday, May 11th 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, will meet on the second Monday of the month in the Mahan Gallery. For more information, please contact Julia at the Library.


Spring Book Sale

The Friends of the Library will be holding their annual Spring Book Sale on Thursday, May 11th through Saturday, May 13th at the Boyle County Public Library.  Sale hours are as follows:

May 11 – 3:00 – 8:00 p.m.

May 12 – 9:00 am – 5:00 p.m.

May 13 – 9:00 am – 3:00 p.m.

Proceeds of the sale will go toward Library programs and events funded by the Friends of the Library.

 

Computer Classes

In the ongoing effort to promote lifelong learning, the Library offers a wide variety of free computer classes every month. The following classes are scheduled for this week:

  • Computer Basics (Beginner) on Monday, May 8th at 11:00 a.m.
  • Internet Basics on Wednesday, May 10th at 11:00 a.m.

A complete listing of monthly computer classes can be found on the Library’s website. Those interested in attending any of the classes may register online or by calling the Library. In addition to these classes, one-on-one computer support is also available by appointment.

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This Week at the Library: May 1-5, 2017

May 1, 2017
By BCPL

Tween Book Club

The Library offers a monthly book club for tweens (ages 9-13). On Monday, May 1, 2017 at 4:00 p.m., the group will discuss The View from Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg. Snacks will be available. Any tweens interested in attending may register for the program by signing up in the Children’s Library.


Kid’s Homeschool Book Club

The Kid’s Homeschool Book Club will meet on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 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 Immigrant Kids by Russell Freedman. Snacks will be served. Register for this club in the Children’s Library.

 

Cookbook Club

On Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. the Library will host the Cookbook Club. The club is a discussion group that will explore the Library’s large collection of cookbooks. Participants will make and share different recipes with the club. They’ll hear what others liked about the cookbook and the recipe they tried, as well as taste-test samples and discover new recipes. Each month will feature a theme. In May, the theme is International Food. For more information or to register, contact Julia Basil at the Library. Registration is required.


Nutrition Condition (Week 5)

On Thursday May 4, 2017 at noon, the Library will be hosting “Nutrition Condition,” a health and wellness workshop series offered in partnership with the Boyle County Cooperative Extension Office. Workshop participants will learn how to improve their nutrient intake and learn how to eat better on a budget. Registration is encouraged.

 

LEGO Club

The Library will host LEGO Club on Friday, May 5, 2017 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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Kentucky Writers' Day: "Writers Tribute" to be Held at the Library

April 27, 2017
By BCPL

As part of the 2017 Kentucky Writers' Day Celebration Weekend, the Boyle County Public Library will host a "Writers Tribute" on Saturday, April 29th from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Over twenty authors, poets, writers, playwrights, and journalists with a Kentucky connection will be reading from original works. In addition, there will be book signings by various authors at this free event.

Kentucky Writers' Day was established in 1990 by the Kentucky General Assembly to honor Kentucky’s strong literary tradition and to celebrate the anniversary of the birth of Robert Penn Warren, the first poet laureate of the United States and winner of three Pulitzer prizes.

The 2017 Kentucky Writers' Day Celebration Weekend will run April 23-30 at various locations throughout Danville and at historic Penn's Store in Gravel Switch. A complete listing of the schedule of events can be found online at www.pennsstore.com.



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