This Week at the Library: January 15-20, 2018

January 12, 2018

Baby Lapsit
Monday, January 15th at 10:30 a.m.

The Boyle County Public Library will offer a Baby Lapsit program starting on Monday morning at 10:30 am. The program 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 on Mondays at 10:30 am in the Children’s Storytime Room at the Library and run through February 19th. Registration is required.


Meditation Monday
Monday, January 15th at 6:30 p.m.

On Monday evenings at 6:30 p.m. the Library will provide a quiet space in the Mahan Gallery for anyone wanting to practice meditation. All levels are welcome to attend.

Kid’s Science Club
Tuesday, January 16th at 4:00 p.m.

Beginning on Tuesday, January 16th at 4:00 p.m, the Library will host a Kid's Science Club. Children will perform winter-themed science experiments, including arctic slime, crystal snowflakes, and snow in a jar. This program is for ages 6-8 and will run on Tuesday afternoons for four weeks. Registration is required. Call the Library to register.

Teen Gaming @BCPL
Tuesday, January 16th at 4:00 p.m.

On Tuesday, January 16th at 4:00 p.m., the Library will host Teen Gaming, featuring video games, movies, and snacks. This program will be held in the Community Room and is for ages 13-18.


Third Thursday Book Discussion Groups
Thursday, January 18th at 10:00 a.m. & 4:00 p.m.

The Boyle County Public Library offers a variety of book discussion groups each month, including the Third Thursday Morning and Afternoon Book Discussion Groups which meet at the Library on the third Thursday of the month at 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 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, January 18th. The Morning Discussion group, which is led by Diana Draper, will discuss Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee. The Afternoon Discussion group is led by Stephanie Donovan and will discuss The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis. Those interested in participating in either group may pick up a copy of the book at the Circulation Desk in the Library.

Now Playing Night
Thursday, January 18th at 4:00 p.m.

On Thursday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. the Library will host "Now Playing Night," a fun afternoon where tweens can hang out the Library playing board games and watching a movie. This month, we’ll show Wreck it Ralph, an animated comedy about a video game character who is tired of being the "bad guy." Popcorn and drinks will be provided. For ages 9-13.


ASL Conversation Group
Thursday, January 18th at 6:00 p.m.

As part of the "Community Requested-Community Led" program series, the Library will host an American Sign Language (ASL) Conversation Group on Thursday evening at 6:00 p.m. This monthly event provides a casual location where people can practice using ASL. All levels of ASL learners or users are encouraged to participate. For more information, contact Mary Girard at the Library. 

"One Step Ahead of the Nazis" with Fred Gross
Thursday, January 18th at 6:30 p.m.

On Thursday, January 18th at 6:30 p.m. author Fred Gross will talk about his experience fleeing the Nazis as a child during World War II. In his book, One Step Ahead of Hitler: A Jewish Child’s Journey through France, Gross recounts his family’s flight from the German invasion of Belgium. From the bombing on their neighborhood in Antwerp to the end of the war, Gross and his family survived their harrowing journey because of their ingenuity and determination, and with the help of the brave men and women who were willing to stand up to their government. His story is one of war, family, and the power of memory. This program will be held in the Community Room at the Library.

Book Signing with K.V. Rider
Saturday, January 20th at 1:00 p.m.

On Saturday, January 20th at 1:00 p.m., local author K.V. Rider will visit the Library to sign copies of her book The Real Winner. Patrons can get to know the author and learn about her writing process.

About the author: K.V. Rider moved to a small town in Kentucky as a young girl. She always enjoyed writing for herself. Her desire to write a book, however, was temporarily set aside while raising her children. Eventually she began writing again, completing The Real Winner, a story of mystery, murder, and romance. She is currently working on the second book in the series. In addition to writing romance novels, Rider works as a paramedic and spends her free time with her husband and their family.


How to Make a Book Box
Saturday, January 20th at 2:00 p.m.

The Library will host "How to Make a Book Box" on Saturday, January 20th at 2:00 p.m. The program is part of the new "Protect Your History" monthly workshop series offered at the Library. Each month will feature a different method of protecting important items. 

In January, Mary Girard will show participants how to make a protective book box for their irreplaceable or fragile books, such as an heirloom Bible, scrapbook, or diary. At this hands-on workshop, each participant will make their own book box to take home. To ensure that enough supplies are available, registration is recommended. Call the Library to register. This event will be held in the Community Room.