This Week at the Library: July 16-22, 2017

July 15, 2017

The Library offers many fun, educational events throughout the year. Weekly programs include a Summer Coding Club on Mondays at 4:00 p.m., Crafters Who Care on Mondays at 6:00 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:


Jane in July: Book Discussion of Pride and Prejudice
Sunday, July 16th at 3:00 p.m.

On Sunday the Library will host a book discussion of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. This event will be led by Helen Emmitt and John Kinkade, English professors from Centre College. All are invited to participate in the discussion. Multiple copies of the book are available at the Library's circulation desk.

"Jane in July" brochures, which offer detailed information about each event, are available at the Library and online.

Tween Advisory Group (TAG)
Monday, July 17th at 2:00 p.m.

Tween Advisory Group will meet on Monday afternoon. TAG provides a way for tweens to have fun while volunteering their time at the library. For more information about tween programs, see Ms. Logan Anderson in the Children’s Library. For ages 9-13.


Cardboard Box Fort Challenge
Tuesday, July 18th at 1:00 p.m.

Teens can test their engineering design abilities when creating mammoth forts out of cardboard boxes. Following construction, the forts will be demolished in a water balloon battle. This event will be held in the Library Park, weather permitting. For ages 13-18.


Kid's Book Club
Tuesday, July 18th at 2:00 p.m.

The Kid's Book Club meets weekly during the summer on Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m. for children who are going into grades 1-3. Each week we’ll read a different book from one of our favorite series. This week we'll be reading Encyclopedia Brown: Super Sleuth by Donald J. Sobol. Children are invited to come discuss the books, participate in trivia, and enjoy snacks. Registration is required.

Ronald McDonald
Wednesday, July 19th at 10:30 a.m.

On Wednesday morning the iconic clown, Ronald McDonald, will entertain his fans with a silly performance about reading. This popular program is open to all ages and will be held in the Community Room. Due to limited seating, this will be a ticketed event. Tickets are free and will be given out 30 minutes prior to the start of the show.


Summer Science Clubs
Thursday, July 20th at 10:00 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.

The Summer Science Clubs for kids will meet at 10:00 a.m. (for 5-6 year olds) and 11:30 a.m. (for 7-8 year olds). Each week will feature a different science experiment. Both clubs will be held in the Storytime Room in the Children’s Library.


Third Thursday Book Discussion Groups
Thursday, July 20th at 10:00 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.

The Boyle County Public Library offers a variety of book discussion groups each month, including the Third Thursday Morning and Evening Book Discussion Groups. These groups are designed for anyone interested in discussing a wide variety of books in a group setting.

Both groups will meet on Thursday, July 20th. The Morning Discussion group, which is led by Diana Draper, will discuss Guarded by Angela Correll. The Evening Discussion group is led by Stephanie Donovan and will discuss Can’t Wait to Get to Heaven by Fannie Flagg. Those interested in participating in either group may pick up a copy of the book at the Circulation Desk in the Library.


Tween Event: Giant Jenga Poetry
Thursday, July 20th at 2:00 p.m.

The Library will host "Giant Jenga Poetry" on Thursday afternoon. Tweens will have a chance to stack life-sized Jenga poetry blocks, constructing funny, original poems while competing to see whose team can build the tallest Jenga tower. For ages 9-13.


Jane in July Film Series (Week 3)
Thursday, July 20th at 6:30 p.m.

As part of the "Jane in July" celebration, the Library is hosting a 4-week film series featuring film adaptations of some of some of Jane Austen's most well-known works. Films will be shown on Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room at the Library through the end of July.

This week we'll be showing Emma, a film from 1996 that tells the story of a mischievous young woman who tries to play matchmaker with others' lives (with disastrous results) before she herself falls in love.

Computer Classes

The Library offers free computer classes throughout the month. A complete list of upcoming classes may be found on our Computer Classes & Workshops page.