This Week at the Library: January 29-February 3, 2018

January 29, 2018
By BCPL

FOR KIDS, TWEENS, & TEENS:

Baby Lapsit
Monday, January 29th at 10:30 a.m.

Baby Lapsit focuses on early literacy skills and is designed for infants up to 12 months and their caregivers. During the program, babies sit on their caregiver's lap and interact with them while enjoying rhyming songs, finger plays, and short stories designed with babies in mind. The Baby Lapsit program will meet on Mondays at 10:30 am in the Children's Storytime Room at the Library and run through February 19th. Registration is required.


Tween Writing
Monday, January 29th at 4:00 p.m.

On Monday afternoon at 4:00 p.m., the Library will host a writing group for tweens. Participants will have fun with creative writing using prompts and writing games. This month tweens will create book spine poetry. For ages 9-13.

 

Kid’s Science Club
Tuesday, January 30th at 4:00 p.m.

On Tuesday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. the Library will host a Kid's Science Club. Children will perform winter-themed science experiments, including arctic slime, crystal snowflakes, and snow in a jar. This program is for ages 6-8 and will run on Tuesday afternoons for four weeks. Registration is required. Call the Library to register.


Now Playing Night
Thursday, February 1st at 4:00 p.m.

On Thursday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. the Library will host "Now Playing Night," a fun afternoon where tweens can hang out the Library playing board games and watching a movie. This month, we’ll show Cars 3, an animated film from 2017 about a race car out to prove he still has what it takes to win the Piston Cup. Popcorn and drinks will be provided. For ages 9-13.

 

Kid’s Homeschool Book Club
Friday, February 2nd at 2:00 p.m.

The Kid's 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 Number the Stars by Lois Lowry. Snacks will be served. Register for this club in the Children’s Library.

 

LEGO Club
Friday, February 2nd 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 Children’s Library.



FOR ADULTS:

Lunch & Learn: Financial Literacy
Friday, February 2nd at Noon

On Friday at noon, the Library will host a Lunch & Learn program on financial literacy and organization. Bring your lunch and learn about financial basics, including organizing your financial documents. This program will be led by financial advisor Dawn Nelson.

 

Protect Your History: Encapsulate a Document
Saturday, February 3rd at 2:00 p.m.

On Saturday, February 3 at 2:00 p.m., the Library will host "How to Encapsulate a Document," part of the "Protect Your History" monthly workshop series offered at the Library. This month Mary Girard will show participants how to protect fragile documents.

 

United Way Tax Preparation Assistance
Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Tax prep help will be available by appointment only on Saturdays through United Way AmeriCorps VITA Tax Preparation Assistance. To make an appointment call 211 or 1-866-353-6354 or go to uwbg.org/CKEEP for an appointment.

 


FOR ALL AGES:

Meditation Monday
Monday, January 29th at 6:30 p.m.

On Monday evenings at 6:30 p.m. the Library will provide a quiet space in the Mahan Gallery for anyone wanting to practice meditation. All levels are welcome to attend.

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This Week at the Library: January 23-27, 2018

January 23, 2018
By BCPL

Kid’s Science Club
Tuesday, January 22nd at 4:00 p.m.

Beginning on Tuesday at 4:00 p.m., the Library will host a Kid's Science Club. Children will perform winter-themed science experiments, including arctic slime, crystal snowflakes, and snow in a jar. This program is for ages 6-8 and will run on Tuesday afternoons for four weeks. Registration is required. Call the Library to register.


Teen Book Chat
Tuesday, January 23rd at 4:00 p.m.

On Tuesday afternoon at 4:00 p.m., the Library will host a book chat for teens. This informal book group provides teens (ages 13-18) a forum to talk about their favorite books with fellow bibliophiles.

 

Tween Lab: Static Flyers
Thursday, January 25th at 4:00 p.m.

The Boyle County Public Library offers a monthly STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) lab for tweens (ages 9-13) where they can try out a different experiment each month. On Thursday, January 25 at 4:00 p.m., tweens will use static electricity to make materials move and float.

 

 

Friends of the Library Annual Meeting
and Kentucky Chautauqua Program
Thursday, January 25th at 5:00 p.m.

The Friends of the Library (FOTL) will kick off their Spring Program Series on Thursday evening at 5:00 p.m. at their Annual Meeting & Chautauqua Tea. The program will include the Kentucky Chautauqua presentation of Pee Wee Reese – Hall of Famer featuring Dick Usher, an exclusive presentation of the Kentucky Humanities Council, Inc. The presentation will be followed by the FOTL Annual Meeting. This event will be held in the Community Room at the Library. All are welcome to attend.

About the presentation: Harold Henry Reese got his famous nickname Pee Wee from a marble he used when he was a boy. The name fit because he turned out to be a man of modest stature, but by every measure one could apply to an athlete – teamwork, leadership, determination, winning, and grace under pressure – Pee Wee Reese was a giant. Learn about this baseball legend and see history come to life through Kentucky Chautauqua.

The Kentucky Humanities Council is an independent, non-profit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Council is supported by the National Endowment and by private contributions. For information, visit www.kyhumanities.org or call 859-257-5932.

 

 

History Café
Thursday, January 25th at 6:00 p.m.

On Thursday evening at 6:00 p.m., the Library will host a History Café, part of the new "Community Requested-Community Led" program series. This monthly event provides a place where people can gather and chat about local history. This month will also feature readings from the book Army Cats by Tom Sleigh.

 

Seed Tape Gardening
Thursday, January 25th at 6:30 p.m. &
Saturday, January 27th at 10:30 a.m.

The Library will host "Easy Planting with Seed Tape Gardening" on Thursday, January 25 at 6:30 p.m. and on Saturday, January 27 at 10:30 a.m. Participants will learn how to easily plant small seeds using seed tape, which makes neat rows in a garden with no need to thin the plants. Lettuce seeds and seed tape will be given away while supplies last. Community gardeners are especially encouraged to attend the Saturday event.

 

Drop-In Computer Help Session
Saturday, January 27th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

On Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., the Library will offer a Drop-in Computer Help Session in the Computer Lab at the Library. This free walk-in session is for anyone who has a quick question about computer programs or technology, and is a great way to get answers about any new mobile device. If more in-depth help is required, the Library also offers one-on-one appointments. For more information, contact Caleb Conover at the Library.

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Job Opening at the Library

January 18, 2018
By BCPL

The Library is hiring a full-time Public Services Librarian.

The Public Services Librarian shall administer, prioritize, and coordinate the public services offered by the Library's adult programming, circulation, and reference staff in order to promote the Library as a place for community and personal learning. The Public Services Librarian shall act as the Person-In-Charge in the absence of the Director.

Apply by sending cover letter, resume, and three references to jobs@boylepublib.org. Applications will be accepted until January 31, 2018.

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

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Updated Events for this Week at the Library

January 17, 2018
By BCPL

Due to the inclement weather, we've had to cancel a number of programs that were scheduled for this week.

• The program with Fred Gross, "One Step Ahead of the Nazis," has been cancelled for this Thursday but has been rescheduled. It will now be held on Thursday, February 22nd at 6:30 p.m.

• The Kid's Science Club will still run for four weeks, but will now start on Tuesday, January 23rd at 4:00 p.m.  (Registration required.)


Here is a look at the remaining activities for this week:


Third Thursday Book Discussion Groups
Thursday, January 18th at 10:00 a.m. & 4:00 p.m.

The Boyle County Public Library offers a variety of book discussion groups each month, including the Third Thursday Morning and Afternoon Book Discussion Groups which meet at the Library on the third Thursday of the month at 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 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, January 18th. The Morning Discussion group, which is led by Diana Draper, will discuss Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee. The Afternoon Discussion group is led by Stephanie Donovan and will discuss The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis. Those interested in participating in either group may pick up a copy of the book at the Circulation Desk in the Library.


Now Playing Night
Thursday, January 18th at 4:00 p.m.

On Thursday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. the Library will host "Now Playing Night," a fun afternoon where tweens can hang out the Library playing board games and watching a movie. This month, we’ll show Wreck it Ralph, an animated comedy about a video game character who is tired of being the "bad guy." Popcorn and drinks will be provided. For ages 9-13.

 

ASL Conversation Group
Thursday, January 18th at 6:00 p.m.

As part of the "Community Requested-Community Led" program series, the Library will host an American Sign Language (ASL) Conversation Group on Thursday evening at 6:00 p.m. This monthly event 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 Mary Girard at the Library. 


Book Signing with K.V. Rider
Saturday, January 20th at 1:00 p.m.

On Saturday, January 20th at 1:00 p.m., local author K.V. Rider will visit the Library to sign copies of her book The Real Winner. Patrons can get to know the author and learn about her writing process.

About the author: K.V. Rider moved to a small town in Kentucky as a young girl. She always enjoyed writing for herself. Her desire to write a book, however, was temporarily set aside while raising her children. Eventually she began writing again, completing The Real Winner, a story of mystery, murder, and romance. She is currently working on the second book in the series. In addition to writing romance novels, Rider works as a paramedic and spends her free time with her husband and their family.

 

How to Make a Book Box
Saturday, January 20th at 2:00 p.m.

The Library will host "How to Make a Book Box" on Saturday, January 20th at 2:00 p.m. The program is part of the new "Protect Your History" monthly workshop series offered at the Library. Each month will feature a different method of protecting important items. 

In January, Mary Girard will show participants how to make a protective book box for their irreplaceable or fragile books, such as an heirloom Bible, scrapbook, or diary. At this hands-on workshop, each participant will make their own book box to take home. To ensure that enough supplies are available, registration is recommended. Call the Library to register. This event will be held in the Community Room.

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Early Closing Due to Inclement Weather

January 16, 2018
By BCPL

Due to the deteriorating road conditions, the Library will close to the public at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 16th. All programs scheduled for this afternoon are cancelled.

We apologize for this inconvenience, and appreciate your patience. The safety of our patrons and staff is always our primary concern.

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Teen Gaming Cancelled for Tuesday

January 16, 2018
By BCPL

Due to the inclement weather, Teen Gaming @BCPL is cancelled for today. This program will be held again next month.

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This Week at the Library: January 15-20, 2018

January 12, 2018
By BCPL

Baby Lapsit
Monday, January 15th at 10:30 a.m.

The Boyle County Public Library will offer a Baby Lapsit program starting on Monday morning at 10:30 am. The program focuses on early literacy skills and is designed for infants up to 12 months and their caregivers. During the program, babies sit on their caregiver’s lap and interact with them while enjoying rhyming songs, finger plays, and short stories designed with babies in mind. The Baby Lapsit program will meet on Mondays at 10:30 am in the Children’s Storytime Room at the Library and run through February 19th. Registration is required.

 

Meditation Monday
Monday, January 15th at 6:30 p.m.

On Monday evenings at 6:30 p.m. the Library will provide a quiet space in the Mahan Gallery for anyone wanting to practice meditation. All levels are welcome to attend.


Kid’s Science Club
Tuesday, January 16th at 4:00 p.m.

Beginning on Tuesday, January 16th at 4:00 p.m, the Library will host a Kid's Science Club. Children will perform winter-themed science experiments, including arctic slime, crystal snowflakes, and snow in a jar. This program is for ages 6-8 and will run on Tuesday afternoons for four weeks. Registration is required. Call the Library to register.


Teen Gaming @BCPL
Tuesday, January 16th at 4:00 p.m.

On Tuesday, January 16th at 4:00 p.m., the Library will host Teen Gaming, featuring video games, movies, and snacks. This program will be held in the Community Room and is for ages 13-18.

 

Third Thursday Book Discussion Groups
Thursday, January 18th at 10:00 a.m. & 4:00 p.m.

The Boyle County Public Library offers a variety of book discussion groups each month, including the Third Thursday Morning and Afternoon Book Discussion Groups which meet at the Library on the third Thursday of the month at 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 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, January 18th. The Morning Discussion group, which is led by Diana Draper, will discuss Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee. The Afternoon Discussion group is led by Stephanie Donovan and will discuss The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis. Those interested in participating in either group may pick up a copy of the book at the Circulation Desk in the Library.


Now Playing Night
Thursday, January 18th at 4:00 p.m.

On Thursday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. the Library will host "Now Playing Night," a fun afternoon where tweens can hang out the Library playing board games and watching a movie. This month, we’ll show Wreck it Ralph, an animated comedy about a video game character who is tired of being the "bad guy." Popcorn and drinks will be provided. For ages 9-13.

 

ASL Conversation Group
Thursday, January 18th at 6:00 p.m.

As part of the "Community Requested-Community Led" program series, the Library will host an American Sign Language (ASL) Conversation Group on Thursday evening at 6:00 p.m. This monthly event 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 Mary Girard at the Library. 



"One Step Ahead of the Nazis" with Fred Gross
Thursday, January 18th at 6:30 p.m.

On Thursday, January 18th at 6:30 p.m. author Fred Gross will talk about his experience fleeing the Nazis as a child during World War II. In his book, One Step Ahead of Hitler: A Jewish Child’s Journey through France, Gross recounts his family’s flight from the German invasion of Belgium. From the bombing on their neighborhood in Antwerp to the end of the war, Gross and his family survived their harrowing journey because of their ingenuity and determination, and with the help of the brave men and women who were willing to stand up to their government. His story is one of war, family, and the power of memory. This program will be held in the Community Room at the Library.


Book Signing with K.V. Rider
Saturday, January 20th at 1:00 p.m.

On Saturday, January 20th at 1:00 p.m., local author K.V. Rider will visit the Library to sign copies of her book The Real Winner. Patrons can get to know the author and learn about her writing process.

About the author: K.V. Rider moved to a small town in Kentucky as a young girl. She always enjoyed writing for herself. Her desire to write a book, however, was temporarily set aside while raising her children. Eventually she began writing again, completing The Real Winner, a story of mystery, murder, and romance. She is currently working on the second book in the series. In addition to writing romance novels, Rider works as a paramedic and spends her free time with her husband and their family.

 

How to Make a Book Box
Saturday, January 20th at 2:00 p.m.

The Library will host "How to Make a Book Box" on Saturday, January 20th at 2:00 p.m. The program is part of the new "Protect Your History" monthly workshop series offered at the Library. Each month will feature a different method of protecting important items. 

In January, Mary Girard will show participants how to make a protective book box for their irreplaceable or fragile books, such as an heirloom Bible, scrapbook, or diary. At this hands-on workshop, each participant will make their own book box to take home. To ensure that enough supplies are available, registration is recommended. Call the Library to register. This event will be held in the Community Room.

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This Week at the Library: January 8-13, 2018

January 8, 2018
By BCPL

Second Monday Book Discussion Group
Monday, January 8th at 3:00 p.m. 

The Second Monday Book Discussion Group meets on the second Monday of the month at 3:00 p.m. in the Mahan House at the Library. Selections include fiction and historical fiction books set in locations around the world. On Monday, January 8th, the group will discuss Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe. Those interested in participating may register at the Circulation Desk in the Library.


Tween Advisory Group (TAG)
Monday, January 8th at 4:00 p.m. 

Tween Advisory Group will meet on Monday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. TAG provides a way for tweens to have fun planning events while volunteering their time at the library. This month participants will discuss programs for 2018 and have a “bookface” photo contest. For more information about tween programs, see Ms. Kinsey Hisle in the Children’s Library. For ages 9-13.


Meditation Mondays
Mondays at 6:30 p.m. 

On Monday evenings at 6:30 p.m. the Library will provide a quiet space in the Mahan Gallery for anyone wanting to practice meditation. All levels are welcome to attend. A guided session will be offered once a month. This month the guided session will be held on January 22nd. This program is new for 2018, and is a “Community Requested – Community Led” event.


Teen Maker & Creator
Tuesday, January 9th at 4:00 p.m. 

Each month, teens can try out a different craft or activity. On Tuesday afternoon teens can learn about the history of origami and how to make the various folds. A variety of patterns will be available to practice with. This program will be held in the Mahan Gallery. For ages 13-18.


3-D Snowflakes for Tweens
Thursday, January 11th at 4:00 p.m. 

On Thursday, afternoon at 4:00 p.m., tweens are invited to create a variety of three-dimensional snowflakes. The colorful decorations can turn any room into a winter wonderland. For ages 9-13.


Coloring & Conversation
Thursday, January 11th 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 Monday of the month in the Mahan Gallery.


Protect Your History: How to Make a Book Box 
Saturday, January 13th at 2:00 p.m. (RESCHEDULED to January 20th)

On Saturday afternoon at 2:00 p.m., the Library will host "How to Make a Book Box," part of the new "Protect Your History" monthly workshop series offered at the Library. Each month will feature a different method of protecting important items. In January, Mary Girard will show participants how to make a protective book box for their irreplaceable or fragile books, such as an heirloom Bible, scrapbook, or diary. At this hands-on workshop, each participant will make their own book box to take home. To ensure that enough supplies are available, registration is recommended. Call the Library to register. This event will be held in the Community Room.



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Drop-in Computer Help

January 6, 2018
By BCPL

The Library will offer a Drop-in Computer Help Session on Saturday, January 6th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Stop by the Computer Lab to see Caleb for a short 1-on-1 computer or mobile device help session. No appointment required!

(Note: This session is not intended for computer repair.)

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This Week at the Library: January 2-6, 2018

January 1, 2018
By BCPL

The Boyle County Public Library offers many fun, educational events throughout the year. Weekly programs include Adult Storytime on Mondays at 9:00 a.m., Crafters Who Care on Mondays at 6:00 p.m., Coding Classes on Mondays and Thursdays at 4:00 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:


Family Movie Night
Thursday, January 4th at 6:00 p.m.

The Library will host a movie night on Thursday evening at 6:00 p.m., featuring the latest LEGO movie. All ages are welcome. Popcorn will be served. (Rated PG; 1 hr 41 min)


French Café
Thursday, January 4th at 6:00 p.m.

On Thursday evening at 6:00 p.m., the Library will host the first meeting of the French Café. At this “community requested-community led” program, 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. The French Café will be held in the Mahan Gallery at the Library on the first Monday of each month.


Kid’s Homeschool Book Club
Friday, January 5th at 2:00 p.m.

The Kid’s 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 Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse. Snacks will be served. Register for this club in the Children’s Library.


LEGO Club
Friday, January 5th 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 Children’s Library.


Drop-In Computer Help
Saturday, January 6th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The Library will offer a Drop-in Computer Help Session on Saturday. Stop by for a short 1-on-1 computer or mobile device help session.

 

Dewey Pope Book Signing
Saturday, January 6th from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

The Boyle County Public Library will host an author visit and book signing with Dewey Pope on Saturday afternoon from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. In Action Unlimited: The Band of Gold, Pope tells the story of a Kentucky band’s musical journey to the edge of stardom in the 1960s.

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