This Week at the Library: June 25 - July 1, 2017

June 25, 2017
By BCPL

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

 

Adult How-To Workshop: Cheese Making
Monday, June 26th 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. This week the Library will host "How to Make Your Own Cheese," presented by Miranda Woodall, Education Outreach Specialist from the Alltech. Workshop participants will learn about the science of cheese making, and how to how make fresh mozzarella cheese in only 30 minutes. This free program will be held in the Community Room.

 

Kid's Book Club
Tuesday, June 27th at 2:00 p.m.

On Tuesday, June 27th at 2:00 p.m., the Library will host the Kid's Book Club. The club will meet weekly during the summer on Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m. for children who are going into grades 1-3. Each week we’ll read a different book from one of our favorite series. This week we’ll be reading Stallion by Starlight by Mary Pope Osborne. Children are invited to come discuss the books, participate in trivia, and enjoy snacks. Registration is required.


Minute to Win It!
Wednesday, June 28th at 1:00 p.m.

Teens will compete for prizes in a series of deceptively difficult 60-second challenges. This Summer Reading program will be held in the Community Room. (Ages 13-18)

 

The Mark Wood Fun Show
Thursday, June 29th at 10:30 a.m.

As part of the 2017 Children's Summer Reading Program, the zany Mark Wood will bring his entertaining show about the importance of reading to the Library on Thursday, June 29th at 10:30 a.m. This fast paced show is designed for children of all ages. Wood uses comedy, magic, and audience participation to produce an exciting and educational program. This event will be held in the Community Room. Due to limited seating, this will be a ticketed performance. The tickets are free and will be given out 30 minutes prior to the start of the show.

 

Tween Lab
Thursday, June 29th at 2:00 p.m.

The Boyle County Public Library offers a monthly STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) lab for tweens where they can try out a different experiment each month. On Thursday, June 29th at 2:00 p.m., participants will be making "No-blender Fruit Slushies." Tweens (ages 9-13) interested in attending may register for the program by signing up in the Children’s Library.


Computer Classes

In the ongoing effort to promote lifelong learning, the Library offers a wide variety of free computer classes every month.

Build a Website – Part 2 (HTML) on Thursday, June 29th at 2:00 p.m.

This class will cover a basic introduction to HTML, a language used to construct websites.

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.


Build Your Family Tree: 1-on-1 Genealogy Sessions

The Library offers 1-on-1 genealogy sessions year-round. Those interested in learning more about their personal family history can work with one of the Library’s reference librarians to fill out a basic family tree, then learn how to use Ancestry.com and similar resources to continue the search.  To arrange a personal session, call the Library or email Jamie Helle at jhelle@boylepublib.org for more information.


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This Week at the Library: June 18-24, 2017

June 16, 2017
By BCPL

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

 

Animal Tales
Monday, June 19th at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

The Library will host Animal Tales: Animal Architects on Monday, June 19th at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. This program will feature exotic animals from across the globe that utilize very unique abilities to build and construct as part of survival in the wild. All ages are welcome to attend this popular program. Due to limited seating, this will be a free, ticketed event. Those planning to attend are encouraged to come early.

 

Tween Advisory Group (TAG)
Monday, June 19th at 2:00 p.m.

Tween Advisory Group will meet on Monday, June 19th at 2:00 p.m. TAG provides a way for tweens to have fun while volunteering their time at the library. For more information about tween programs, see Ms. Logan Anderson in the Children’s Library. (Ages 9-13)


Family Make-and-Take: "Plantable Paper"
Monday, June 19th at 5:00 p.m.

This week the Library will host a family craft time. "Plantable Paper" can be easily made and, when planted, will grow into beautiful flowers or other vegetation. All materials will be provided. This family program will be presented in partnership with Alexis Amorese, Horticulture Extension Agent for Boyle County.

 

Teen STEM Challenge: Rube Goldberg Machines
Tuesday, June 20th at 1:00 p.m.

Teens can test their knowledge of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) concepts and engineering design abilities at Teen STEM Challenge on Tuesday, June 20th at 1:00 p.m. At this event, teams will compete in a different challenge each month. This month, teens (ages 13-18) will be building Rube Goldberg Machines. This free program will be held in the Community Room at the Boyle County Public Library.


Kid’s Book Club
Tuesday, June 20th at 2:00 p.m.

On Tuesday, June 20th at 2:00 p.m., the Library will host the Kid's Book Club. The club will meet weekly during the summer on Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m. for children who are going into grades 1-3. Each week we’ll read a different book from one of our favorite series. This week we’ll be reading I Survived the Eruption of Mount St. Helens, 1980 by Lauren Tarshis. Children are invited to come discuss the books, participate in trivia, and enjoy snacks. Registration is required.


Summer Science Clubs
Thursday, June 22nd at 10:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

On Thursday, June 22nd, the Summer Science Clubs for kids will meet at 10:00 a.m. (for 5-6 year olds) and 11:30 a.m. (for 7-8 year olds). Each week will feature a different science experiment. Both clubs will be held in the Storytime Room in the Children's Library.

 

Newport Aquarium: African Penguin
Friday, June 23rd at 11:00 a.m.

On Friday, June 23rd at 11:00 a.m., the Newport Aquarium will bring a live African Penguin to the Library. They'll share the specific adaptations that African Penguins have and how not every penguin lives in the deep cold. Participants will also learn about the natural history of penguins, their predators, and the specific threats that humans pose against their species. Due to limited seating, this will be a ticketed event. The tickets are free and will be given out 30 minutes prior to the start of the performance.

 

Computer Classes

In the ongoing effort to promote lifelong learning, the Library offers a wide variety of free computer classes every month.

Build a Website – Part 1 (Wordpress)
Tuesday, June 20th at 2:00 p.m.

This class will cover the basics of Wordpress, a popular content management system and web hosting service.

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: July 12-17, 2017

June 12, 2017
By BCPL

Summer Reading Kick-Off Party
Monday, June 12th from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

On Monday, June 12th the Library will host their annual Summer Reading Kick-Off Party from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Kids of all ages are invited to stop by to register and pick up schedule of activities and reading log, enjoy a cool treat, and play in the inflatable bouncy house and obstacle course.

Registration for Summer Reading will continue throughout the summer, and reading logs can be redeemed for prizes. This year’s grand prize for Kids & Tweens is a new bicycle and helmet provided by Webster Orthodontics. Other grand prizes include a 3-D printing pen (for teens), a Kindle Fire (for adults), and a new bicycle and helmet (for the Outreach Program), provided by the Friends of the Library.

 

Summer Coding Club: Web Page Design
Monday, June 12th at 4:00 p.m.

This summer, Lucy Minichillo and Christine Shannon will offer a web design class using CodeHS for students in grades 6-12. If you've ever wanted to try your hand at web design, this is the class for you! No experience is necessary. This class is open enrollment, so you can enroll at any time throughout the summer. (Students must have a library card with internet approval, and have access to an email account.) To register or for more information, email Lucy or Christine at danville.code@gmail.com .


Kid’s Book Club
Tuesday, June 13th at 2:00 p.m.

On Tuesday, June 13th at 2:00 p.m., the Library will host the Kid’s Book Club. The club will meet weekly during the summer on Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m. for children who are going into grades 1-3. Each week we’ll read a different book from one of our favorite series. Books will include Geronimo Stilton: Thea Stilton and the Chocolate Sabotage; Magic Tree House: Stallion by Starlight; and The Boxcar Children: The Castle Mystery. Children are invited to come discuss the books, participate in trivia, and enjoy snacks. Registration is required.


Inter-County Reptiles & Amphibians
Wednesday, June 14th at 10:30 a.m.

As part of the Summer Reading program, the Library will host Inter-County Reptiles and Amphibians on Wednesday, June 14th at 10:30 a.m.  Kids of all ages are invited to get an up-close look at some reptiles and amphibians native to Kentucky. Tickets are required to attend this event, and will be given out 30-minutes prior to the start of the program. An additional Outreach performance will be held at 11:30 a.m. at Hogsett Elementary School on the same day. Both events are free and open to the public.

 

City Skyline Art for Tweens
Thursday, June 15th at 2:00 p.m.

On Thursday, June 15th at 2:00 p.m., tweens (ages 9-13) are invited to create a glowing city scape, using vibrant colors and an unusual drawing technique to design skyscrapers and bridges that leap off the page.

 

Summer Science Clubs
Thursday, June 15th at 10:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

Beginning on June 15th, the Library will offer Summer Science Clubs for kids on Thursday mornings. Each week will feature a different science experiment including making sand, elephant toothpaste, and a volcano. Participants will also build structures with spaghetti, marshmallows, pretzels, and craft sticks. The 5/6 Science Club is for 5-6 year olds and will meet on Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. The 7/8 Science Club is for 7-8 year olds and will meet on Thursdays at 11:30 a.m.

 

Third Thursday Book Discussion Groups
Thursday, June 15th at 10:00 a.m. and 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.

Both groups will meet on Thursday, June 15th. The Morning Discussion group, which is led by Diana Draper, will discuss Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. The Evening Discussion group is led by Stephanie Donovan and will discuss Serafina and the Black Cloak by Robert Beatty. Those interested in participating in either group may pick up a copy of the book at the Circulation Desk in the Library.

 

Teen Book Club & Movie Night
Thursday, June 15th at 5:00 p.m.

The Teen Book Club will meet at on Thursday, June 15th at 5:00 p.m. First we’ll discuss the book Divergent by Veronica Roth, then we’ll snack on popcorn while watching the movie. (Rated PG-13.) To receive a copy of the book, please see Julia Basil at the Library. For ages 13-18.

 

Medicare Made Clear
Thursday, June 15th at 7:00 p.m.

On Thursday, June 15th at 7:00 p.m., the Library will host "Medicare Made Clear," an interactive, educational seminar that will cover the basics of Medicare. Presented by Richard Manarchy, attendees will gain an understanding of Medicare parts A, B, C, and D, including who is eligible, coverage options, enrollment times, and what to do next.

 

Bricks for Kidz
Friday, June 16th at 2:00 p.m.

As part of the Summer Reading program, Bricks 4 Kidz® will visit the Library on Friday, June 16th at 2:00 p.m., where participants will be able to build motorized LEGO® creations. Registration is required for this event. Those interested in attending may call or stop by the Children’s Library to register.

 

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:

Plan Your Vacation Online on Tuesday, June 13th at 2:00 p.m.

Staying Safe Online on Thursday, June 15th at 2:30 p.m.

Build a Better Resume on Friday, June 16th at 2:00 p.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: June 7-10, 2017

June 6, 2017
By BCPL

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

 

Puppy Visit & Family Craft
Wednesday, June 7th at 10:00 a.m. 

On Wednesday, June 7th at 10:00 a.m., the Library will host the Danville-Boyle County Humane Society, who will be bringing puppies to the Library. Visit with the puppies then make a toy for an animal at the shelter at the toy making station. All ages are invited to participate.

 

Coloring and Conversation
Thursday, June 8th at 6:00 p.m. 

The Library will host a coloring club for adults on Thursday, June 8th 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 Monday of the month in the Mahan Gallery. Anyone who attends this month will receive a free set of coloring pencils to take home. 


Teen Crafternoon: 3-D Hot Glue Art
Friday, June 9th at 1:00 p.m. 

Teen Crafternoon will be held on Friday, June 9th at 1:00 p.m. Led by Julia Basil, this monthly program features a different artistic craft or activity each month. In June, we’ll be making 3-D objects with hot glue. This free event will be held in the Mahan Gallery and is open to all teens (ages 13-18). Call the Library to register.

 

Gallery Hop Stop and David & Kate Farmer Artist Reception
Friday, June 9th from 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. 

The Library will host a Gallery Hop Stop on Friday, June 9th from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. As part of this event, the Library will be hosting an artist reception for David and Kate Farmer, whose work will be on display in the Mahan Gallery through the end of June. 


Upcoming 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 coming up:

Plan Your Vacation Online on Tuesday, June 13th at 2:00 p.m.

Staying Safe Online on Thursday, June 15th at 2:30 p.m.

Build a Better Resume on Friday, June 16th at 2:00 p.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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Job Opening at the Library

June 2, 2017
By BCPL

The Library is hiring a full-time Youth Services Librarian. The Youth Services Librarian is responsible for planning, organizing, presenting, and maintaining the services, programs, and collections for children, with emphasis on ‘tweens (ages 9-13.) The Youth Services Librarian works collaboratively with the Children’s Services Librarian for the purpose of offering high-quality and comprehensive Library services to all children ages birth through 13. 

A complete job description, including qualifications and compensation, is available on our Careers page.
 

Application deadline:

Send a cover letter, resume, and 3 references to jobs@boylepublib.org by Monday, June 19, 2017.

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