This Week at the Library: November 12-18, 2017

November 11, 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:


"The Vietnam War” Documentary Film Series
Sunday, November 12th at 2:00 p.m
Saturday, November 18th at 10:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.

Boyle County Public Library continues with screenings of "The Vietnam War," a 10-part documentary film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick that originally began airing on PBS stations in September of this year.

This week, Episodes 8-10 will be shown in the Community Room at the Boyle County Public Library. Episode 8 will be shown on Sunday, November 12th at 2:00 p.m. Episodes 9 and 10 will be shown on Saturday, November 18th at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., respectively. (Please be aware the film contains profanity, brief nudity, and graphic violence, and is rated TV-MA.) Information about all ten episodes can be found online at .

In addition to the film series, the Library will host “The Vietnam War Comes Home” on Sunday, November 19th at 3:00 p.m. This special community conversation panel discussion will feature General Norman E. Arflack, Commissioner of Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs, Lieutenant John Caywood, retired, Lieutenant Colonel Philip Nichols, retired, and Anna Duncan, LPP, LPCC, the area Clinic Director for

Programming for "The Vietnam War" documentary is offered as part of a grant from the American Library Association, PBS, and WETA, Washington, D.C.

Second Monday Book Discussion Group
Monday, November 13th at 3:00 p.m.

The Second Monday Book Discussion Group meets on the second Monday of the month at 3:00 p.m. in the Mahan House at the Library. Selections include fiction and historical fiction books set in locations around the world. On Monday afternoon the group will discuss Stones into Schools by Greg Mortenson. Those interested in participating may register at the Circulation Desk in the Library.


"The Art of the Small Business" 
Presented by Wilma Brown
Monday, November 13th at 7:00 p.m.

The Friends of the Library continue with their fall program series at the Library on Monday evening at 7:00 p.m. with "The Art of the Small Business." Wilma Brown, former owner of the successful Pies for You in downtown Danville, will discuss what is needed to create a small business and what helps it to thrive. She'll discuss the challenges of owning a small business, including why becoming a small business owner isn't for everyone. This program will be held in the Community Room.


Third Thursday Book Discussion Groups
Thursday, November 16th 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.

The Morning Discussion group, which is led by Diana Draper, will discuss The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw. The Evening Discussion group is led by Stephanie Donovan and will discuss The Last Time I Saw You by Elizabeth Berg. Those interested in participating in either group may pick up a copy of the book at the Circulation Desk in the Library.


Tween Makerspace
Monday, November 13th at 4:00 p.m.

On Monday afternoon, the Library will host a makerspace where tweens can make, build, or create anything they can imagine using a wide variety of art and building supplies. Snacks will be provided. For ages 9-13.


Teen Crafternoon: "Book Page Art"
Tuesday, November 14th at 4:00 p.m.

Try your hand at a different artistic craft or activity. This month we'll be making "Book Page Art," where we'll take old encyclopedia pages and art them up. For ages 13-18.


Kid’s Book Club (Week 5)
Tuesday, November 14th at 4:00 p.m.

On Tuesday afternoon at 4:00 p.m., 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 Geronimo Stilton book, Mouse Island Marathon by Elisabetta Dami. Children are invited to come discuss the book, participate in themed games and crafts, and enjoy snacks. Registration is required.


Minecraft Party
Thursday, November 16th at 4:00 p.m.

The Library will host a Minecraft party on Thursday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. Kids of all ages are invited to play games inspired by the popular game Minecraft. Activities include pixel art, creeper head toss, themed snacks, and more.


International Game Day
Thursday, November 16th at 6:00 p.m.

On Thursday evening the Library will host an International Game Day Celebration, where families and friends can gather to play a variety of tabletop games with fellow game enthusiasts. Play an old favorite, or learn something new! All ages are invited to attend this cross-generational event. Pizza will be served.


Genealogy Craft: Family Recipe Tea Towels
Saturday, November 18th at 2:00 p.m

Just in time for the holidays! Learn how to make tea towels printed with your family recipes. Please bring the original recipe for scanning. 


In the ongoing effort to promote lifelong learning, the Library offers a variety of free computer classes throughout month as well as one-on-one computer help appointments. This week the Library is offering:

Intro. to Microsoft Excel
Thursday, November 16 at 2:00 p.m.

This class is an introduction to the spreadsheet productivity software from Microsoft. Learn how to create, save, and print worksheets; enter and modify data; and learn a few basic functions and formulas. (Intro. to MS Word helpful.)

Those interested in attending any of the classes may register online or by calling the Library.