This Week at the Library: August 12-18, 2018

August 10, 2018

Monday, August 13th 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 afternoon the group will discuss Little Bee by Chris Cleave. Those interested in participating may pick up a copy of the book at the Circulation Desk in the Library.


Monday, August 13th from 4:00 to 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 games (e.g., Monopoly, Pictionary, and Clue) and newer games (e.g., Apples to Apples, Telestrations, and Yeti in My Spaghetti). Pizza will be available. This event will be held in the Community Room.


Tuesday, August 14th at 10:30 & 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, August 15th at 10:30 a.m.

Toddler and Preschool Storytimes will resume at the Library on August 14 after a two-week hiatus. Toddler Storytime (for children ages 18 months – 2 years, with a parent or caregiver) will be held on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Preschool Storytime (for children ages 3 to 5 years) will be held on Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m. and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. These storytime programs are held in the Children’s Library and feature stories, songs, rhymes, and puppets.


Thursday, August 16th at 10:00 a.m. & 4:00 p.m.

The Third Thursday Morning and Afternoon Book Discussion Groups will meet on Thursday, August 16 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.

This month the Morning Discussion group will discuss Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly. The Afternoon Discussion group will discuss Skipping Christmas by John Grisham. Those interested in participating in either group may pick up a copy of the book at the Circulation Desk in the Library.

Thursday, August 16th at 5:30 p.m.

The Library will host a rock painting activity on Thursday evening at 5:30 p.m. Patrons of all ages can design and paint rocks to spread messages of kindness. Rocks will be provided or participants can bring their own. This event will be held in the Community Room at the Library.


Thursday, August 16th at 6:00 p.m.

The Library will host American Sign Language Conversation Group on Thursday evening at 6:00 p.m. This monthly event is community led and 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 Caleb Conover at the Library.


MEMORY LAB CRAFT: "Weaving & Mosaic = Analog & Digital"
Saturday, August 18th at 10:00 a.m.

On Saturday, August 18 at 10:00 a.m., the Library will offer a Memory Lab program that will teach patrons the difference between analog and digital wave formats with the arts. Participants will pick sound wave patterns to weave into textiles and mosaic stepping stones that they can take home. Those interested in attending should call or stop by the Library to register.

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This Week at the Library: August 5-11, 2018

August 3, 2018

The 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., and Storytimes on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings (resuming on August 14). In addition to these weekly events, the following Library-sponsored programs are scheduled for this week:


French Café
Monday, August 6th at 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. The French Café will be held in the Mahan Gallery at the Library.

Memory Lab: "What is Your Digital Afterlife?"
Monday, August 6th at 6:00 p.m.

People are constantly creating a "digital afterlife" online through email, Facebook, Instagram, and other social media platforms. On Monday evening, the Library will offer a Memory Lab program that covers what happens to your digital history when you're no longer around. This event will help you prepare your electronic estate as you learn what happens to your digital assets after death. You'll also learn how to create and protect your digital legacy. Participants are welcome to bring electronic devices or examples of items they would like to save.


"Cat Care You Can Sink Your Claws Into"
Tuesday, August 7th at 10:00 a.m.

On Tuesday morning at 10:00 a.m. Cathy Jerome will teach patrons of all ages how to care for a cat or kitten. Adoptable felines from Hal's Haven and the Humane Society will be joining her for the visit. This event will be held in the Community Room.


Coloring & Conversation
Thursday, August 9th 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 Thursday of the month in the Mahan Gallery.

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