This Week at the Library: December 16-22

December 14, 2018
By BCPL

INTERACTIVE MOVIE: THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS
Monday, December 17 • 4:30 p.m.

On Monday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. all ages are invited to watch an off-beat animated holiday movie in a whole new way. In The Nightmare Before Christmas, the king of Halloween Town attempts to put on Christmas, but can't get it quite right. During the movie you'll be prompted to interact during favorite scenes with activities and snacks. (Rated PG, 76 min) This event will be held in the Community Room.

 

TWEEN DUNGEONS & DRAGONS CLUB
Monday, December 17 • 4:30-7:30 p.m.

The library will host a Dungeons & Dragons club for teens on Monday, December 17 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tweens (ages 9-13) 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, rulebooks, miniatures, etc., are welcome to bring them. Registration is recommended for participants of this event. (Ages 9-13)

 

ADULT HOW-TO: "Goal Setting"
Monday, December 17 • 6:00 p.m.

On Mondayevening at 6:00 p.m., learn how to set SMART goals and make vision boards to help you make any changes you resolve to make in the coming New Year. Alethea Price with the Boyle County Cooperative Extension Office will facilitate this event. This event will be held in the Mahan Gallery.

 

TEEN ESCAPE THE CRATE: "Extinction"
Tuesday, December 18 • 4:00 p.m.

On Tuesday, December 18 at 4:00 p.m. teens (ages 13-18) are invited to give their puzzle solving skills a work out with “Escape the Crate: Extinction,” a prehistoric escape room adventure. Participants can either work together to overcome the challenges, or compete against another team to see who can solve the puzzles first. This event will be held in the Conference Room.

 

STORYTIME VISITS WITH SANTA
Tuesday, December 18 • 10:30 & 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, December 19 • 10:30 & 11:30 a.m.

Santa Claus will make a special appearance at the Library during regularly scheduled Toddler, Preschool, and Homeschool Storytimes this week. Enjoy storytime with Ms. Libby, then visit with Santa!

Toddler Storytime – Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.

Preschool Storytime – Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m. & Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.

Homeschool Storytime – Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m.

 

THIRD THURSDAY DISCUSSION GROUPS
Thursday, December 20 • 10:00 a.m. & 4:00 p.m.

The Third Thursday Morning and Afternoon Book Discussion Groups will meet on Thursday, December 20 at 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., respectively. This month the Morning Discussion group will discuss Below Stairs by Margaret Powell. The Afternoon Discussion group will discuss A Dog's Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron. Those interested in participating in either group may pick up a copy of the book at the Circulation Desk in the Library.

 

ASL CONVERSATION GROUP
Thursday, December 20 • 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.


BCPL TRIVIA NIGHT
Thursday, December 20 • 7:00 p.m.

The library will celebrate its 125th anniversary this month. As a lead up to the big event, weekly trivia nights will be held on Thursday evenings at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room at the library. On Thursday, December 20, patrons can play trivia with a team to win items like tote bags, pens, travel mugs, and more. The categories will feature questions on BCPL, Kentucky libraries, and general library facts. All ages and families are welcome. (This is the final trivia night in this series.)

 

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This Week at the Library: December 10-14, 2018

December 10, 2018
By BCPL

Second Monday Book Discussion Group

The Second Monday Book Discussion Group meets on the second Monday of the month at 3:00 p.m. at the Library. Selections include fiction and historical fiction books set in locations around the world. On Monday, December 10, the group will discuss 1222 by Anne Holt. Those interested in participating may pick up a copy of the book at the Circulation Desk in the Library.

 

“I Survived: 1893” Breakout

The library was founded in 1893. On Monday, December 10 at 4:30 p.m. tweens are invited to an “I Survived: 1893” breakout event. Participants will try to beat the breakout game by surviving the various challenges and disasters that occurred that year. For ages 9-13.

 

Mindfulness Monday: Snow Floam

This monthly series combines crafting and mindfulness education. On Monday, December 10 at 6:00 p.m., enjoy an hour of mindfulness while making snow floam. Participants will focus on shaping and squishing the floam to help relieve some stress.

 

 

KidStir

On Tuesday, December 11 at 4:00 p.m., the Library will host KidStir, a cooking class for kids. This month, participants will be decorating cookies. Registration is required. Class size is limited to 20. For ages 5-8.

 

Gingerbread Zombies

On Thursday, December 13 at 4:30 p.m., teens and tweens are invited to put a fun twist on a classic holiday activity by decorating gingerbread cookies as zombies. For ages 9-18.

 

Coloring & Conversation

The library will host a coloring club for adults on Thursday, December 13 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.

 

BCPL Trivia Night

The library will celebrate its 125th anniversary next month. As a lead up to the big event, weekly trivia nights will be held in December on Thursday evenings at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room at the library. On Thursday, December 13, patrons can play trivia with a team to win items like tote bags, pens, travel mugs, and more. The categories will feature questions on BCPL, Kentucky libraries, and general library facts. All ages and families are welcome.

 

Origami Club

On Friday, December 14 at 4:30 p.m., tweens can improve their skills at origami by trying out new projects. Many tutorials with varying levels of difficulty will be available. For ages 9-13.

 

Delayed Opening

The library will open at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, December 14.

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This Week at the Library: December 3-8, 2018

December 3, 2018
By BCPL

FRENCH CAFÉ
Monday, December 3 • 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.


SPECIAL CODING EVENTS @THE LIBRARY

Computers are everywhere, changing every industry on the planet. To encourage computer science engagement, the library partners with Lucy Minichillo and Christine Shannon to offer a weekly coding class to middle and high school students. This year, in addition to the weekly class, the library also will participate in the Hour of Code, an annual global event which takes place in early December during Computer Science Education Week.

Those interested in participating in either of BCPL’s Hour of Code events will need to call or stop by the library to register. All coding classes are held in the computer lab at the library.

 

CODING CLASS
Monday, December 3 • 4:00 p.m.

Students can join the weekly coding class on Monday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. This self-paced class uses the CodeHS curriculum. No experience is necessary. Those interested in participating should email danville.code@gmail.com. For grades 6-12.

 

HOUR OF CODE I
Wednesday, December 5 • 4:30 p.m.

On Wednesday afternoon at 4:30 p.m., younger students will learn storytelling with coding when they use "Code an Unusual Event" from Google's CS First Hour of Code activities. For ages 7-9. Registration is required.

 

HOUR OF CODE II
Thursday, December 6 • 4:30 p.m.

On Thursday afternoon at 4:30 p.m., older students will use the MIT App Inventor "Talk to Me Mobile App." For ages 9-18. Registration is required.

 

 

FAMILY GAME NIGHT
Monday, December 3 • 4:00-7:00 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 and newer games. Pizza and snacks will be available. This event will be held in the Community Room.


COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE
Wednesday, December 5 • 10:30 a.m - 5:30 p.m.

The City of Danville Community Blood Drive will be held this Wednesday at the Library. Kentucky Blood Center is encouraging Kentuckians to roll up their sleeves, donate bloods, and help Kentucky patients. To schedule a donation, visit kybloodcenter.org or call 800.775.2522.

 

BCPL TRIVIA NIGHT
Thursday, December 6 • 7:00 p.m.

The library will celebrate its 125th anniversary next month. As a lead up to the big event, weekly trivia nights will be held in December on Thursday evenings at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room at the library. On Thursday, December 6, patrons can play trivia with a team to win items like tote bags, pens, travel mugs, and more. The categories will feature questions on BCPL, Kentucky libraries, and general library facts. All ages and families are welcome.

 

MEMORIES WORTH REMEMBERING: READING
Saturday, December 8 • 2:00 p.m.

On Saturday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. authors who participated in the recent Memories Worth Remembering writing workshop will read from their recollections, each with a unique voice and perspective. This event will be held in the Community Room.

 

CHESS CLUB
Saturday, December 8 • 2:00-4:00 p.m.

On Saturday afternoon from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., the Library will host Chess Club. All ages and skill levels are welcome to come play (or learn how to play) the game of chess. This event will be held in the Community Room.

 

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This Saturday at the Library

December 1, 2018
By BCPL

 PICTURES WITH SANTA
Saturday, December 1 • 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Santa is coming to Danville on Saturday, December 1 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. The library will host "Pictures with Santa," sponsored by the Heart of Danville. Santa will visit with children and listen to their Christmas wishes while posing for photos. This event will be held in the Reading Room at the library and is free of charge. After seeing Santa, stop by the Community Room to enjoy a fun holiday craft.

 

CHLDREN'S ORNAMENT WORKSHOP
Saturday, December 1 • 2:00-4:00 p.m.

The library will host an ornament workshop for children on Saturday, December 1 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Guests can choose from three ornament designs to make and take home. This program will be held in the Storytime Room.


SIP2GO SPECIAL NEEDS NIGHT
Saturday, December 1 • 5:00-7:00 p.m.

On Saturday, December 1 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., the library will also host SIP2GO: Special Needs Night, an after-hours event for patrons with special needs and their families. Guests will be able to explore the different SIP2GO learning stations at their own pace. A quiet room will also be available for those guests who need some time away from the noise and activity. Registration is not required to attend.

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This Week at the Library: November 25-December 1, 2018

November 23, 2018
By BCPL

 TWEEN COMIC BOOK CLUB
Monday, November 26 at 4:30 p.m.

On Monday, November 26 at 4:30 p.m., the library will host a comic book club for tweens (ages 9-13). Participants will discuss the graphic novel Brave by Svetlana Chmakova, preview new graphic novels, and play themed games.

 

ADULT HOW-TO: "Make Homemade Gifts"
Monday, November 26 at 6:00 p.m.

During the holiday season it can be difficult to find time and money to buy gifts for family and friends. On Monday evening at 6:00 p.m., unleash your inner upcycling crafter and learn how to make sentimental gifts at home. Alethea Price with the Boyle County Cooperative Extension Office will facilitate this event.

 

TEEN BOOK CLUB
Tuesday, November 27 at 4:00 p.m.

The Teen Book Club will meet at the Boyle County Public Library on Tuesday afternoon at 4:00 pm. The book club, for ages 13-18, will be discussing Warcross by Marie Lu. Snacks will be provided. To receive a copy of the book, register at the Library.

 

MURDER MYSTERY: "Mummified Murder"
Tuesday, November 27 at 6:00 p.m.

On Tuesday evening at 6:00 p.m., the library will host an after-hours murder mystery. When the local museum discovers that their newly displayed mummy is a fake, and that the fake is actually the body of the assistant curator, mayhem and accusations fly! Participants will interview real-life actors and comb through elaborate crime scenes to solve the puzzle. A classic who-done-it mystery in an after-hours interactive theatre performance. Registration is required to participate in this event. Call the library or sign up at the circulation desk. Those under 18 attending without a parent or guardian will need to have a signed liability waiver completed and turned in by the event. (Ages 13 and up.)


NATIONAL NOVEL WRITING MONTH (NaNoWriMo): Wrap-Up
Thursday, November 29 at 4:30 p.m.

On Thursday afternoon at 4:30 p.m., NaNoWriMo participants (ages 9-18) are invited to come in for a final workshop as they finish up their novels or get feedback from other writers. More information about National Novel Writing Month can be found at nanowrimo.org. This workshop will be held in the Storytime Room.

 

BCPL TRIVIA NIGHT
Thursday, November 29 at 7:00 p.m.

The library will celebrate its 125th anniversary next month. As a lead up to the big event, weekly trivia nights will be held in the Community Room at the library. The first trivia night will be held on Thursday, November 29 at 7:00 p.m. Patrons can play trivia with a team to win items like tote bags, pens, travel mugs, and more. The categories will feature questions on BCPL, Kentucky libraries, and general library facts. All ages and families are welcome.

 

BEYBLADES BATTLE
Friday, November 30 at 4:30 p.m.

On Friday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. tweens (ages 9-13) can play with others in a Beyblades battle. Players can bring their own Beyblade tops or use those provided by the library to use in the battle arena. This event will be held in the Storytime Room.

 

SIP2GO After-Hours Events:

Science in Play 2Go (SIP2GO) is a traveling exhibit from the Kentucky Science Center, currently on display at the library through December 2nd. The exhibit features six family-friendly learning stations: Ball Fall Wall; Build Your Own Rollercoaster; Giant Light Brite; Build Your World giant foam blocks; Shapes & Stuff Store; and the Science Depot. SIP2GO was designed for ages 8 and under, but guest of all ages, skills, and abilities are welcome and encouraged to play. To provide additional time in the exhibit, the library will host two Science in Play 2Go after-hours events:

TEEN & TWEEN AFTER-HOURS
Friday, November 30 • 6:00-8:00 p.m.

On Friday, November 30 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., teens and tweens (ages 10-18) are invited to play in the SIP2GO exhibit after regular library hours. Registration is required to attend this event.

 

SIP2GO SPECIAL NEEDS NIGHT
Saturday, December 1 • 5:00-7:00 p.m.

On Saturday, December 1 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., the library will also host SIP2GO: Special Needs Night, an after-hours event for patrons with special needs and their families. Guests will be able to explore the different SIP2GO learning stations at their own pace. A quiet room will also be available for those guests who need some time away from the noise and activity. Registration is not required to attend.

 

 

PICTURES WITH SANTA
Saturday, December 1 • 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Santa is coming to Danville on Saturday, December 1 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. The library will host "Pictures with Santa," sponsored by the Heart of Danville. Santa will visit with children and listen to their Christmas wishes while posing for photos. This event will be held in the Reading Room at the library and is free of charge. After seeing Santa, stop by the Community Room to enjoy a fun holiday craft.

 

CHLDREN'S ORNAMENT WORKSHOP
Saturday, December 1 • 2:00-4:00 p.m.

The library will host an ornament workshop for children on Saturday, December 1 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Guests can choose from three ornament designs to make and take home. This program will be held in the Storytime Room.

 

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