This Week at the Library: October 15-21, 2017

October 13, 2017

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:



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 .


Second Monday Book Discussion Group
Monday, October 16th at 3:00 p.m.

The Second Monday Book Discussion Group typically meets on the second Monday of the month at 3:00 p.m. in the Mahan House at the Library. (This month the group is meeting on the third Monday.) Selections include fiction and historical fiction books set in locations around the world. On Monday afternoon, the group will discuss Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder. Those interested in participating may register at the Circulation Desk in the Library.


Medicare Made Clear
Monday, October 16th at 5:30 p.m.

On Monday evening, the Library will host "Medicare Made Clear," an interactive, educational seminar that will cover the basics of Medicare. Presented by Richard Manarchy, attendees will gain an understanding of Medicare parts A, B, C, and D, including who is eligible, coverage options, enrollment times, and what to do next.


Third Thursday Book Discussion Groups
Thursday, October 19th 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 which meet at the Library on the third Thursday of the month at 10:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. respectively. These groups are designed for anyone interested in discussing a wide variety of books in a group setting.

Both groups will meet on Thursday, October 19th. The Morning Discussion group, which is led by Diana Draper, will discuss Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery. The Evening Discussion group is led by Stephanie Donovan and will discuss The Shack by William P. Young. Those interested in participating in either group may pick up a copy of the book at the Circulation Desk in the Library.


FOTL Fall Film Series: Director’s Showcase (Week 5)
Thursday, October 19th 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 The Trouble with Harry, a macabre comedy from 1955, where a group of Vermont residents attempt to hide a dead body that refuses to stay buried.


Tween Book Club
Monday, October 16th at 4:00 p.m.

The Library offers a monthly book club for tweens (ages 9-13). On Monday afternoon tweens can read and bring in any fantasy book to discuss with others while participating in themed activities. Snacks will be available.


Kid’s Book Club (Week 1)
Tuesday, October 17th at 4:00 p.m.

On Tuesday afternoon, the Library will host the Kid's Book Club. The club will meet weekly for six weeks on Tuesdays at 4:00 p.m., and is recommended for children who are in grades 1-3. Each week we’ll read a different book from one of our favorite series. Books will include Magic Tree House: Dinosaurs before Dark; Magic Tree House: Knight at Dawn; Magic Tree House: Mummies in the Morning; A to Z Mystery: Haunted Hotel; Geronimo Stilton: Mouse Island Marathon; and Geronimo Stilton: The Cheese Experiment. Children are invited to come discuss the books, participate in themed games and crafts, and enjoy snacks. Registration is required.


Tween Lab
Thursday, October 19th at 4:00 p.m.

The Boyle County Public Library offers a monthly STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) lab for tweens (ages 9-13) where they can try out a different experiment each month. On Thursday afternoon, tweens will delve into Fall Candy Science.


Arbor Day Storytime
Saturday, October 21st from 3:00-5:00 p.m.

On Saturday afternoon the Library will host a special Arbor Day Storytime in the Children's Library. This storytime is part of the Celebrate Boyle County Arbor Day festivities being held at Weisiger Park from 12:00-3:00 p.m. The storytime will feature fun crafts and a reading of Dr. Seuss's The Lorax.




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:


Board Games Gone Mobile
Tuesday, October 17th at 11:00 a.m.

During this session we will explore the many board games that have been converted into mobile apps that can be downloaded for free on your favorite devices. Participants should bring their Google or App Store login information.


Create Your Own e-Newsletter 
Thursday, October 19th at 2:00 p.m.

This session will explore Canva, a free online design site that allows users to create personal email newsletters that can be shared with friends and family. Participants will experiment with some of the editing options available. (Basic computer and internet skills are 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.