Community Book Discussion on Saturday

February 22, 2019
By BCPL

On Saturday, February 23 at 2:00 p.m., the library will offer a community book discussion relating to teenage gun violence, a serious topic in contemporary society. The book selected for the discussion is Long Way Down, a stunning Young Adult (YA) novel written in free verse by New York Times bestselling author Jason Reynolds.

The fast-paced story follows grief-stricken, fifteen-year-old Will as he takes the 60-second ride down the elevator in his building, determined to honor "the rules" by taking revenge for the murder of his brother. At each elevator stop, a ghost from his past gets on the elevator to give Will a bigger piece of the story, forcing him to consider the consequences of his actions.

The discussion will feature a guest panel including Centre College Associate Professor of English John Kinkade, J.H. Atkins, City Commissioner and Citizens Concerned for Human Relations (CCHR) member, and local author Heather Henson.

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This Week at the Library: February 18-23, 2019

February 19, 2019
By BCPL

KIDS SCIENCE CLUB
Tuesday, February 19 • 4:00 p.m.

Beginning on Tuesday, February 19 at 4:00 p.m., the library will host a science club for children. At each of the four club sessions, participants will perform various winter-themed science experiments. This week we’ll be experimenting with Fake Snow! Registration is required. (Ages 6-8)

 

LEGO® HOGWARTS™ CASTLE BUILDING SESSIONS
Thursday, February 21 • 4:30-7:30 p.m.
Friday, February 22 • 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Help build the new LEGO Hogwarts Castle! The set contains over 6,000 pieces and features towers, turrets, chambers, classrooms, creatures, and so much more! Once completed, the castle will be on display in the Library. Those who come to build will be entered in a drawing to win a 20th Anniversary edition of Harry Potter!

 

THIRD THURSDAY BOOK DISCUSSION GROUPS
Thursday, February 21 • 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

The Third Thursday Morning and Afternoon Book Discussion Groups will meet on Thursday, February 21 at 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., respectively. This month the Morning Discussion group will discuss Seabiscuit by Laura Hillenbrand. The Afternoon Discussion group will discuss The Postmistress by Sarah Blake. Those interested in participating in either group may pick up a copy of the book at the Circulation Desk in the Library.


THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD IN KENTUCKY
Thursday, February 21 • 4:00 p.m.

On Thursday, February 21 at 4:00 p.m., Lovester Wilkinson will discuss the role Kentucky played in helping southern slaves make their way to freedom in the north between 1831 to the 1860s. The presentation will include quilt designs and spiritual songs some say were used to pass code and serve as directions to escaping slaves. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (BCPL Community Room)

 

ASL CONVERSATION GROUP
Thursday, February 21 • 6:00 p.m.

The Library will host American Sign Language Conversation Group on Thursday, February 21 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.


COMMUNITY BOOK DISCUSSION: Long Way Down
Saturday, February 23 • 2:00 p.m.

This month, the library will offer book discussions relating to teenage gun violence, a serious topic in contemporary society. The book selected for the discussion is Long Way Down, a stunning Young Adult (YA) novel written in free verse by New York Times bestselling author Jason Reynolds. The fast-paced story follows grief-stricken, fifteen-year-old Will as he takes the 60-second ride down the elevator in his building, determined to honor "the rules" by taking revenge for the murder of his brother. At each elevator stop, a ghost from his past gets on the elevator to give Will a bigger piece of the story, forcing him to consider the consequences of his actions.

The community book discussion will be held on Saturday, February 23 at 2:00 p.m. The discussion will feature a guest panel including Centre College Associate Professor of English John Kinkade, J H Atkins, City Commissioner and Citizens Concerned for Human Relations (CCHR) member, and local author Heather Henson.

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Author Visit with Joe Keith Bickett

February 18, 2019
By BCPL

On Monday, February 18 at 6:00 p.m. the Boyle County Genealogical and Historical Society in partnership with the Boyle County Public Library will host an author visit and book signing with Joe Keith Bickett, who will discuss his new book Cornbread Mafia: The Outlaws of Central Kentucky, which explores his real-life experiences with organized crime in Kentucky.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event which will be held in the Community Room at the Library.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Joe Keith Bickett was born and raised in Marion County, Kentucky. Many years ago he cultivated and distributed marijuana, and in the late 1980s was indicted, convicted, and sentenced to twenty-five years in federal prison along with many others as part of the infamous “Cornbread Mafia.”

While in prison, Bickett wrote several memoirs about his life and personal involvement in the Cornbread Mafia. Bickett was released from prison in 2011, and published his first book in 2016. The Origins of the Cornbread Mafia: A Memoir of Sorts is the untold, true story as to how the term “Cornbread Mafia” was coined many years ago.


ABOUT THE BOOK:

Bickett’s latest book, Cornbread Mafia: The Outlaws of Central Kentucky, details members of the Cornbread Mafia and other outlaws during the 1980s. It features a cast of colorful characters recounting unbelievable and sometimes humorous stories of their experiences. The book also tells the chilling story of drug addiction, as well as the prosecution and incarceration of many of those involved. Outlaws includes pictures of many of the “founding fathers” of the Cornbread Mafia that have not been previously published.

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This Week at the Library: February 11-16, 2019

February 10, 2019
By BCPL

BABY LAPSIT
Monday, February 11 • 10:30 a.m.

On Monday morning the Library will offer Baby Lapsit. 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. Registration is required.

 

SECOND MONDAY BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP
Monday, January 14 • 3:00 p.m.

This month we'll discuss The Paris Wife by Paula McLain. Those interested in participating may pick up a copy of the book at the Circulation Desk in the Library.

 

TEEN DUNGEONS & DRAGONS CLUB
Monday, February 11 • 4:00-7:00 p.m.

The library will host a Dungeons & Dragons club for teens on Monday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Teens 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, rule books, miniatures, etc., are welcome to bring them. Registration is required. (Ages 13-18)

 

STEAM LAB: Heart Science
Monday, February 11 • 4:30 p.m.

On Monday afternoon at 4:30 p.m., the library will host a STEAM Lab in the Storytime Room. Tweens (ages 9-13) will use learn about the heart by making a clay model and more!


KIDSTIR
Tuesday, February 12 • 4:00 p.m.

On Tuesday afternoon the Library will host KidStir, a cooking class for kids. This month, participants will be making Valentine cookies and treats! Registration is required. Class size is limited to 20. For ages 5-8.

 

LEGO® HOGWARTS™ CASTLE BUILDING SESSIONS
Tuesday, February 12 • 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 14 • 4:30-7:30 p.m.

Help build the new LEGO® Hogwarts™ Castle! The set contains over 6,000 pieces and features towers, turrets, chambers, classrooms, creatures, and so much more! Once completed, the castle will be on display in the Library. Those who come to build will be entered in a drawing to win a 20th Anniversary edition of Harry Potter!

 

COLORING & CONVERSATION
Thursday, February 14 • 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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This Weekend at the Library: February 9 & 10

February 8, 2019
By BCPL

CLASSIC GAMES CLUB
Saturday, February 9 • 2:00-4:00 p.m.

On Saturday afternoon, enjoy a relaxing afternoon of classic games such as Chess, Scrabble, Checkers, Yahtzee, card games, and more. Meet new friendly faces, or practice your strategy with old friends.  Whether you’re a novice or a master, everyone is welcome. This event will be held in the Mahan Gallery.

 

VALENTINE WORKSHOP
Sunday, February 10 • 2:00 p.m.

At this all-ages workshop, you can choose from a variety of Valentine-themed crafts to make and take home with you. This event will be held in the Storytime Room.

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