This Week at the Library: September 18-23

September 17, 2017

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:


Baby Lapsit
Mondays at 10:30 a.m.

The  Library will offer a six-week Baby Lapsit program starting on Monday, September 18th at 10:30 am. Led by Libby McWhorter, Baby Lapsit 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. The Baby Lapsit program will meet in the Children’s Storytime Room and run through October 23rd.


Tween Advisory Group (TAG)
Monday, September 18th at 4:30 p.m.

Tween Advisory Group will meet on Monday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. TAG provides a way for tweens to have fun while volunteering their time at the library. For more information about tween programs, see Ms. Kinsey Hisle in the Children’s Library. For ages 9-13.

Family Movie Night: Captain Underpants
Thursday, September 21st at 6:00 p.m.

The Library will host a Family Movie Night on Thursday evening at 6:00 p.m. Families are invited to see a comedy about two pranksters who accidentally hypnotize their principal into believing he is really a superhero. This event will be held in the Storytime Room. Popcorn will be served. Rated PG, 90 minutes.


FOTL Fall Film Series: Director's Showcase (Week 1)
Thursday, September 21st at 7:00 p.m.

The FOTL Fall Film Series begins this Thursday at 7:00 p.m. Films will be shown on Thursday evenings in the Community Room at the Library through November 9th. The post-film discussion will be led by Charles Vahlkamp. Free popcorn will be available, and there is no charge for admission.  A complete listing of the films in this series can be found here.

This week we'll be showing the movie She Wore a Yellow Ribbon. In this film from 1949, a captain takes out one last patrol to stop an impending Indian attack. Hindered by women who need to be evacuated, he finds his mission in jeopardy.

Judge Samuel McDowell Lecture Series
Friday, September 22nd from 12:30-5:00 p.m.

This Friday afternoon, the Library will host the Judge Samuel McDowell Lecture Series. These Friday afternoon lectures are part of a weekend "Tribute to Judge Samuel McDowell." The lectures will include information about Samuel McDowell, Capt. John McDowell, Ephraim McDowell, and more.


Samuel McDowell:
The Spanish Conspiracy and Kentucky Statehood
by Tom V. Ellis – Danville, KY


Capt. John McDowell: Bloody Day at Galudoghson
Robert Gang – Syracuse, NY


Old Ephraim McDowell: from Ulster to Virginia
Susie Williams – Saratoga Springs, NY


Samuel McDowell: Before Kentucky
Timothy McDowell – Denver, CO


A Day in the Life of a Colonial McDowell
Marie Ausdenmoore – Cincinnati, OH


The McDowell Surname DNA Project
Charlotte Baker McDowell – Mt. Juliet, TN

Most lectures will run 30-45 minutes, with a 10-minute break. Light refreshments will be available. This event will be held in the Community Room at the Library. It is free and open to the public.



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:


Digital Library Class on Tuesday, September 19 at 11:00 a.m.
Are you interested in accessing digital eBooks and Audiobooks from the library’s online collection? Come find out more about the new app, Libby, from the makers of Overdrive Media Console. Libby offers a streamlined, easy experience for finding your library’s collection, downloading a book or audiobook, and reading on the go.


Intro to Microsoft Word on Thursday, September 21 at 11:00 a.m.
This is a basic introduction to word processing using MS Word including using the ribbon; creating, saving, and printing documents; copying and pasting text; formatting lists; and checking spelling and grammar. (Computer Basics recommended.)

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.