This Week at the Library: February 12-17, 2018

February 9, 2018


Tween Master Builders
Monday, February 12th at 4:00 p.m.

On Monday afternoon at 4:00 p.m., tweens can stop by the Library to build or create anything imaginable using a wide variety of art and building supplies, including LEGOs, pipe cleaners, origami paper, yarn, and more. Snacks will be provided. For ages 9-13.

Teen Maker & Creator: Curling
Tuesday, February 13th at 4:00 p.m.

On Tuesday afternoon at 4:00 p.m., the Library will host Teen Maker & Creator. This month, in honor of the winter games, teens can compete in the Library's version of curling. Participants will make curling sheets, rocks, and brooms, followed with a final competition to determine the medalists. For ages 13-18.


Winter Sports Challenge
Thursday, February 15th at 4:00 p.m.

Teens and tweens are invited to participate in the Library’s version of a winter sporting event competition on Thursday afternoon. Activities will include modified curling, cross-country skiing, luge, and hockey. For ages 9-18.




Second Monday Book Discussion Group
Monday, February 12th 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 Brief History of the Dead by Kevin Brockmeier. Those interested in participating may pick up a copy of the book at the Circulation Desk in the Library.


Drop-In Computer Help Session
Monday, February 12th from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

On Monday afternoon from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., the Library will offer a Drop-in Computer Help Session in the Computer Lab at the Library. This free walk-in session is for anyone who has a quick question about computer programs or technology, and is a great way to get answers about any mobile device. If more in-depth help is required, the Library also offers one-on-one appointments. For more information, contact Caleb Conover at the Library.


Third Thursday Book Discussion Groups
Thursday, February 15th 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.

The Morning Discussion group, which is led by Diana Draper, will discuss The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin. The Afternoon Discussion group is led by Stephanie Donovan and will discuss A Case of Bad Taste by Lori Copeland. Those interested in participating in either group may pick up a copy of the book at the Circulation Desk in the Library.


"The Camino de Santiago: A Pilgrimage in Four Acts"
Thursday, February 15th at 7:00 p.m.

The Friends of the Library continue with their spring program series on Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. with "The Camino de Santiago: A Pilgrimage in Four Acts." Ernst and Kathy Crown-Weber will share about their life-changing adventure through Spain, a 490 mile journey covered on four different walks over a period of four years. This program will be held in the Community Room at the Library. All are welcome to attend.


ASL Conversation Group
Thursday, February 15th at 6:00 p.m.

The Library will host American Sign Language Conversation Group on Thursday evening at 6:00 p.m. This monthly event is community led and 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.


Author Visit with Paul Stansbury
Saturday, February 17th from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Library patrons can get to know local author Paul Stansbury on Saturday afternoon from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Stansbury is the author of Down by the Creek, Inversion, and By George. He has also authored numerous short stories and poems. His speculative fiction stories have appeared in a number of print anthologies as well as a variety of online publications. This event will be held in the main lobby of the Library.


Mahan Gallery Art Exhibit

The Library announces the opening of the February 2018 Mahan Gallery art exhibit, featuring photography by Glenn A. Ball, a local photographer who captures images of Danville. The exhibit, "Pastel Houses of Danville," features photographs of pastel painted homes found in the area. The exhibit will be on display through March 15th.