This Week at the Library: October 22-29

October 20, 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:



Scary Stories for Halloween
Monday, October 23rd at 7:00 p.m. 

The Friends of the Library continue with their fall program series at the Library on Monday evening with "Scary Stories for Halloween," featuring Terry Goode from Perryville, KY.

Goode, along with three of his friends, first saw a ghost on a hot summer evening in Perryville in August of 1975. That initial sighting led to his interest in looking for the spirits that walk among us. Currently he entertains people with the Haunted Perryville History and Ghost Tour.  "I had people from our small historical town telling me their stories and experiences which I mixed with actual historical facts on my tours," says Goode. "I have never failed to have an unexplained event on these tours." This program will be held in the Community Room. All ages are welcome to attend.

Friends of the Library events are free and open to the public. An interpreter for the deaf is available upon request by contacting the Library 48-hours in advance.

Fall Book Sale
Thursday, October 26th - Saturday, October 28th 

The Friends of the Library will be holding their annual Fall Book Sale on Thursday, October 26th through Saturday, October 28th at the Boyle County Public Library.  Sale hours are as follows:

October 26 – 1:00 – 8:00 p.m.

October 27 – 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

October 28 – 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Proceeds of the sale will go toward Library programs and events funded by the Friends of the Library.


Author Visit and Book Launch with Heather Henson
Thursday, October 26th at 4:00 p.m. 

The Library will host a Book Launch with award-winning author Heather Henson for her new book, The Whole Sky, on Thursday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. in the Community Room at the Library.

 Heather Henson was born and raised in Danville, and grew up at Pioneer Playhouse, Kentucky's oldest outdoor theatre, which her father founded in 1950 and her family continues to operate. She is the author of many award-winning picture books, including That Book Woman and Lift Your Light a Little Higher: The Story of Stephen Bishop, Slave-Explorer, both of which have been Kentucky Bluegrass Award nominees.

 The Whole Sky is Henson’s third published novel for middle grade readers. She lives on a farm near Danville with her husband and three children.

About the book:
When a devastating sickness spreads through a thoroughbred farm community, a young horse whisperer is determined to find out why all the foals are dying in this tightly-woven, tender coming-of-age novel.

The HUMAN Library Project
Saturday, October 28th from 1:00-5:00 p.m.
(at Centre College Library)

Sunday, October 29th from 1:00-5:00 p.m.
(at Boyle County Public Library) 

This weekend the Boyle County Public Library and Centre College Library will host The HUMAN Library. At this unique event, visitors will meet “Living Books” – real people telling their real stories. This event will be held on Saturday, October 28th at the Centre College Library and Sunday, October 29th at the Boyle County Public Library from 1:00-5:00 p.m. on both days. This free event is open to the public.



Fall Film Series: Director’s Showcase (Week 6)
Thursday, October 26th at 7:00 p.m. 

The Friends of the Library continue with their annual Fall Film Series on Thursday, October 26th 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's film from 1958 tells the story of a sleazy corrupt police official in a Mexican border town who matches wits with a Mexican narcotics officer.



Tween Writing Group
Monday, October 23rd at 4:00 p.m. 

On Monday afternoon at 4:00 p.m., the Library will host a writing group for tweens (ages 9-13). Each month will feature a different topic. This month participants will write scary stories from prompts, and share and hear stories from other writers in the group.

Kid's Book Club (Week 2)
Tuesday, October 24th at 4:00 p.m. 

On Tuesday afternoon at 4:00 p.m., 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. This week we’ll be reading the Magic Treehouse book, Knight at Dawn by Mary Pope Osborne. Children are invited to come discuss the book, participate in themed games and crafts, and enjoy snacks. Registration is required.


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:


Mobile Photos
Tuesday, October 24th at 11:00 a.m.

Learn how to take digital photos using your smartphone or tablet. This class will also cover basic editing tools included on your device. (Android or iPad/iPhone recommended.)


How Do You YouTube? 
Thursday, October 26th at 2:00 p.m.

This class will cover the basics on creating a video using a mobile device, and uploading it to the popular, online video platform. (Computer and Internet 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.