This Week at the Library: November 6-11, 2017

November 6, 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:



Regrow Your Kitchen Scraps
Monday, November 6th at 6:00 p.m.

On Monday evening, Alexis Amorese will show patrons how to regrow plants from kitchen scraps. This program is offered in partnership with the Boyle County Cooperative Extension Office.


Caring for Your Collections
Tuesday, November 7th at 6:00 p.m.

The Library will host "Caring for Your Collections" on Tuesday evening. At this event, Mary Girard will speak on how to care for your family heirlooms. This program is offered in partnership with the Danville-Boyle County Arts Commission.


"The Vietnam War" Film Screening (Episodes 4-8) (TV-MA)

The Library has been selected by the American Library Association (ALA) and WETA Washington, DC, to receive a programming kit for "The Vietnam War," a 10-part documentary film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick that began airing on PBS stations on September 17.

As part of the award, the Boyle County Public Library (BCPL) and Centre College Library will host screenings of all ten episodes during the month of November. 

Episode 4: Resolve
Monday, Nov. 6th at 7:30 pm
(at Centre College Library - Vahlkamp Theatre)
Episode 5: This is What We Do
Tuesday, Nov. 7th at 7:30 pm
(at Centre College Library - Vahlkamp Theatre) 
Episode 6: Things Fall Apart
Wednesday, Nov. 8th at 7:30 pm
(at Centre College Library - Vahlkamp Theatre)
Episode 7: The Veneer of Civilization
Friday, Nov. 10th at 3:00 pm
(at BCPL)
Episode 8: The History of the World
Sunday, Nov. 12th at 2:00 pm
(at BCPL)

In "The Vietnam War," filmmakers Burns and Novick tell the epic story of the conflict as it has never before been told on film. The film features testimony from nearly 80 witnesses, including many Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as Vietnamese combatants and civilians from both the winning and losing sides. Learn more about the film.

Fall Film Series: Director's Showcase (Week 8)
Thursday, November 9th at 7:00 p.m.

The Friends of the Library wrap up their annual Fall Film Series this Thursday evening in the Community Room at the Library. 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 Midnight in Paris. In this 2011 film, a screenwriter on a trip to Paris with his fiancé's family finds himself mysteriously going back to the 1920's every day at midnight.


Tween Advisory Group (TAG)
Monday, November 6th 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 discuss upcoming winter programs and make a go fish book recommendations jar. For more information about tween programs, see Ms. Kinsey Hisle in the Children's Library. For ages 9-13.


Kid's Book Club (Week 4)
Tuesday, November 7th at 4:00 p.m.

On Tuesday afternoon the Library will host the Kid’s Book Club. The club meets 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 A to Z Mystery book, Haunted Hotel by Ron Roy. Children are invited to come discuss the book, participate in themed games and crafts, and enjoy snacks. Registration is required.


Tween Candy Jars
Thursday, November 9th at 4:00 p.m.

On Thursday afternoon, tweens are invited to make and decorate candy jars out of clay pots. Space is limited and registration is required. For ages 9-13.



Gallery Hop Stop
Friday, November 10th from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.

The Library will host a Gallery Hop Stop on Friday evening. Exhibits will include jewelry by Sandy Wells; photography by Mary Trollinger; the VSA-Kentucky exhibit, "A Matter of Perspective," featuring artwork created by students with disabilities; and large collection of gourds designed by artists Deb Thelen and Traylor Scott.


NaNoWriMo Write-In
Saturday, November 11th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The Library will celebrate National Novel Writers Month with "NaNoWriMo Write-In, an open house for writers on Saturday. Writers of all ages are invited to come to the Library to work on their novel and to spend time talking with other writers.



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
Monday, November 6th at 2:00 p.m.

This class is an introduction to the various parts of a computer. It will cover the importance and difference between hardware and software, using a mouse/keyboard, and give an overview of how to launch programs.

Internet Basics
Wednesday, November 8th at 11:00 a.m.

This class will cover accessing websites, different browsers, common buttons and menus, and more! (Computer Basics recommended.)

eMail Basics 
Thursday, November 9th at 11:00 a.m.

This class will provide new computer users with some basic skills to set up and use an email account, including sending emails and adding attachments. (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.