This Week at the Library: October 9-15, 2017

October 8, 2017
By BCPL

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., 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:

 

FOR KIDS & TWEENS

Harry Potter Scavenger Hunt
October 9th-13th

The Library will host a Harry Potter-themed scavenger hunt during the week of October 9-13. Participants will have one week to complete the tasks on the scavenger hunt to find out if they have what it takes to be accepted into Hogwarts. Scavenger hunt forms are available in the Children's Library. (Limit one entry per child.) Completed forms can be turned in to earn an acceptance letter and a handmade wand. (For ages 5-13.)

 

"Elephant & Piggie" Party
Tuesday, October 10th at 2:00 p.m.

The Library will host an "Elephant and Piggie" Party on Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. Guests are invited to party and play games inspired by the best friend characters from Elephant and Piggie, a book series for early readers by Mo Willems. Come participate in themed activities, games, crafts, and snacks. Registration is required for this event. Call or stop by the Children’s Library to register. (This event is for ages 4-8.)

 

Tween Murder Mystery Party
Thursday, October 12th at 4:00 p.m.

On Thursday afternoon at 4:00 p.m., tweens are invited to a murder mystery party. Participants will become characters in the mystery and try to solve the murder. Space is limited and registration is required to attend. Register for this event in the Children's Library. (For ages 9-13.)


FOR TEENS

Teen Crafternoon: Creepy Things
Tuesday, October 10th at 4:00 p.m.

Teen Crafternoon will be held on Tuesday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. Led by Mary Girard, this monthly program features a different artistic activity each month. In October, participants will be creating Paranormal Self Portraits and making finger pens. This free event will be held in the Mahan Gallery and is open to all teens (ages 13-18). Call the Library to register.


FOR ADULTS 

Boyle Landmark Trust Plaque Presentation
Thursday, October 12th at Noon

There will be a plaque presentation on Thursday at noon in the Mahan House at the Library by the Boyle Landmark Trust. The Boyle Landmark Trust Plaque Program recognizes properties located in Boyle County that are over 100 years old. The Mahan House, part of the Boyle County Public Library, was built around 1855, and was owned by Sarah Mahan, who was a former Secretary of State of Kentucky and a librarian at both the state level and at Centre College. A reception with light refreshments will follow the plaque presentation.

 

Coloring & Conversation
Thursday, October 12th 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.

 

Fall Film Series: Director's Showcase (Week 4)
Thursday, October 12th at 7:00 p.m.

The Friends of the Library continue with their annual Fall Film Series on Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. Films will be shown on Thursday evenings in the Community Room through mid-November. The post film discussion will be led by Charles Vahlkamp. Popcorn will be available and there is no charge for admission.

This week we'll be showing Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, a light-hearted musical comedy from 1953. It tells the story of two showgirls who travel to Paris, and are pursued by a private detective hired by a suspicious father, as well as a rich, enamored old man, and many other admirers.

 

Mare Rider - Mythic Women of our Dreams
Sunday, October 15th at 3:00 p.m.

The Scarlet Cup Theater's latest dramatic presentation is Mare Rider. Leading up to the American premiere to be held next week at Jacobs Hall, the Library will host "Mare Rider - Mythic Women of our Dreams." 

Behind the searing drama Mare Rider, by Turkish playwright Leyla Nazli, lies a wealth of folk tales and mythologies featuring female demons who haunt women's dreams, especially in childbirth. These can be seen in the Irish banshee and the Hebrew Lilith.

Presented by Anthony Haigh and Phyllis Passariello, this companion program will explore the realities behind the myths to help playgoers gain a richer understanding of the play.

For more information about "Mare Rider," visit www.ScarletCupTheater.org .


COMPUTER CLASSES

In the ongoing effort to promote lifelong learning, the Library offers a wide variety of free computer classes throughout month. This week the Library is offering the following classes:

Pinterest for Halloween on Monday, October 9 at 11:00 a.m.

Build a Website: WordPress on Thursday, October 12 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: October 1-7, 2017

September 28, 2017
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:

 

Tween Advisory Group (TAG)
Monday, October 2nd 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 make What-to-Read fortune tellers. For more information about tween programs, see Ms. Kinsey Hisle in the Children's Library. For ages 9-13.


Mahan Gallery Artist Reception
Monday, October 2nd from 5:00-6:30 p.m.

The Boyle County Public Library will host a closing reception of "Railroad Art: Passing through Danville." This exhibit features photographs taken by Glenn A. Ball of train graffiti art that has passed through Danville. The closing reception will be held on Mondayevening from 5:00-6:30 p.m. in the Mahan Gallery at the Library.

The Mahan Gallery features the artwork of area artists. The gallery is located just off the main floor of the Library in the Mahan House and is open to the public during regular Library hours.

 

Tween Gaming
Friday, October 5th at 4:00 p.m.

The Library will host "Tween Gaming" on Friday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. Tweens (ages 9-13) are invited to come play an assortment of board games at the Library. Tweens are encouraged to bring their friends along with them to enjoy some friendly competition in a fun atmosphere. Snacks will be provided.

 

Cookbook Club
Thursday, October 5th at 6:00 p.m.

On Thursday evening at 6:00 p.m. the Library will host the Cookbook Club. Each month will feature a different theme. In October the theme is Soups and Stews. Participants will make and share different recipes with the club. They'll hear what others liked about the cookbook and the recipe they tried, as well as taste-test samples and discover new recipes. Contact the Library for more information and to register. Registration is required.

 

Fall Film Series: Director's Showcase (Week 3)
Thursday, October 5th at 7:00 p.m.

The Friends of the Library continue with their annual Fall Film Series on Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. Films will be shown on Thursday evenings in the Community Room through mid-November. The post film discussion will be led by Charles Vahlkamp. Popcorn will be available and there is no charge for admission.

In this week's from 1951, a frustrated former big-city reporter now stuck working for a much smaller newspaper tries who to revive his career by exploiting a story about a man trapped in a cave.

 

LEGO Club
Friday, October 6th 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.

 

Computer Classes

In the ongoing effort to promote lifelong learning, the Library offers a wide variety of free computer classes throughout month. This week the Library is offering the following classes:

Computer Basics on Tuesday, October 3 at 11:00 a.m.

Staying Safe Online on Thursday, October 5 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: September 24-30, 2017

September 23, 2017
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:

 

Danville-Boyle County "Afternoon of Reflection"
Sunday, September 24th from 2:00-4:30 p.m.

The Library will host a storytelling event on Sunday afternoon from 2:00-4:30 p.m. This interactive event, which is sponsored by the local Facebook memory page "You Might Be from Boyle County If…," is designed to be a casual forum where life-long residents and newcomers alike can learn about the vibrant history of Danville-Boyle County. Event participants will share stories from the past and talk about the "old times." All are invited to bring old photos, newspaper clippings, and memories to share.

This event is open to the public and all are welcome and encouraged to attend. Refreshments will be provided.

 

Adult How-To: Nature Photography
Monday, September 25th 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. On Monday, September 25th at 6:00 p.m., the Library will host "Nature Photography," presented by Brian Scott. At this hands-on workshop, participants will learn the basics nature photography and will spend time outside taking pictures with their own camera. Participants should bring either a camera or camera phone to use at the workshop. This free program will be held in the Community Room. Register by calling the Library.

 

Teen Book Club
Tuesday, September 26th at 4:00 p.m.

The Teen Book Club will meet at the Library on Tuesday afternoon at 4:00 pm. The book club, for ages 13-18, will be discussing Make Lemonade by Virginia Euwer Wolff. Snacks will be provided. To receive a copy of the book, please see Kinsey Hisle at the Library.

 

Tween Lab
Thursday, September 28th at 4:00 p.m.

The Library offers a monthly STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) lab for tweens where they can try out a different experiment each month. On Thursday afternoon at 4:00 p.m., tweens (ages 9-13) will be making 3-D Glasses to view your 3-D drawings. Those interested in attending may register for the program by signing up in the Children’s Library.


Fall Film Series: Director’s Showcase (Week 2)

The Friends of the Library continue with their annual Fall Film Series on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. Films will be shown on Thursday evenings in the Community Room through mid-November. The post film discussion will be led by Charles Vahlkamp. Popcorn will be available and there is no charge for admission.

This week we'll be showing All About Eve. In this 1950 film, a supposedly innocent aspiring actress maneuvers herself into the company of an established but aging stage actress and her circle of theater friends.  A complete listing of the films in this series can be found here.

 

Computer Classes

In the ongoing effort to promote lifelong learning, the Library offers a wide variety of free computer classes throughout month. This week the Library is offering the following classes:

Intro. to Microsoft Excel on Tuesday, Sept. 26 at 11:00 a.m.

Intro. to Microsoft PowerPoint on Thursday, Sept. 28 at 11:00 a.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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Author Visit and Reading with Frank X Walker

September 22, 2017
By BCPL

As part of the Frank X Walker Literary Festival, the Library will host a reading by Frank X Walker on Saturday, September 23rd at 12 noon in the Community Room at the Library. 

The literary festival, which is held at various schools in Danville, is sponsored by Citizens Concerned for Human Relations (CCHR). The mission of the festival is to facilitate a culturally enriched community where reading and writing are encouraged to promote literacy. 

Walker is a Danville native and a former Kentucky Poet Laureate. 



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Job Opening at the Library

September 18, 2017
By BCPL

The Library is hiring a full-time Adult Programming Coordinator.

The Adult Programming Coordinator is responsible for day-to-day oversight of Library efforts to provide programs, events, speakers, exhibits, and partnerships which respond to patron needs, support library services, enhance the Library’s mission and goals, and inspire life-long library users, all primarily aimed at an adult audience.

Apply by sending cover letter, resume, and three references to jobs@boylepublib.org. Applications will be accepted until Saturday, September 30, 2017.

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

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