This Week at the Library: April 23-29, 2018

April 20, 2018

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

On Monday afternoon at 4:00 p.m., the Library will host a writing group for tweens. Participants will have fun with creative writing using prompts and writing games. This month tweens will create blackout poetry. For ages 9-13.


Adulting: "Where Does Your Money Go?"
Monday, April 23rd at 6:00 p.m.

On Monday evening at 6:00 p.m., the Library will host "Adulting," a monthly program series that explores the different skills adults need to thrive. This month's program is part of the Money Smart Week series. At this workshop, participants will discover how good money management skills can keep them out of debt. They’ll learn the basics of money management, including making a budget, identifying spending leaks, saving money, and getting out of debt.

This program is offered in partnership with the Boyle County Extension Office and will be held in the Community Room at the Library.


Mindfulness Monday
Monday, April 23rd at 6:30 p.m.

Once a month, the Library provides a quiet space in the Mahan Gallery for anyone wanting to practice meditation and mindfulness. On Monday evening at 6:30 p.m., there will be a guided session that will include a brief discussion about using doodling to promote mindfulness.


Fancy Nancy Tea Party
Tuesday, April 24th at 4:00 p.m.

Come party and play games inspired by Fancy Nancy, a favorite book character by Jane O'Conner! Limited spaces available. Call or stop by the Children's Library to register.

Teen Book Chat
Tuesday, April 24th at 4:00 p.m.

On Tuesday afternoon at 4:00 p.m., the Library will host a book chat for teens. This informal book group provides a place for teens (ages 13-18) to talk about their favorite books with fellow bibliophiles.


Financial Tea: Getting Into Investing with Any Amount of Money
Wednesday, April 25th at 1:30 p.m.

As part of Money Smart Week, the Library will host an investing workshop with financial planner, Dawn Nelson on Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. At this free workshop, participants will learn the basics of investing and how to work with the money available to them.


Tween Lab: Galaxy Jars
Thursday, April 26th at 4:00 p.m. 

The Boyle County Public Library offers a monthly STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) lab for tweens (ages 9-13) where they can try out a different experiment each month. On Thursday afternoon at 4:00 p.m., tweens will make colorful Galaxy Jars by combining different ingredients in a mason jar.


Reducing Home Energy Use
Thursday, April 26th at 5:00 p.m. 

In this Money Smart Week program, Alexis Sheffield from the Boyle County Extension Office will discuss effective ways to reduce home energy use through creative landscaping. This free event will be held in the Community Room at the Library.


History Café
Thursday, April 26th at 6:00 p.m. 

On Thursday evening, the Library will host the History Café. This monthly event provides a place where people can gather and chat about local history. This month will feature a discussion about the history of banks in Boyle County.


Spring Film Series: Variety Showcase (Week 6)
Thursday, April 26th at 7:00 p.m. 

The Friends of the Library will conclude their annual Spring Film Series on Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m in the Community Room. 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 Chariots of Fire (1981), a film about two British track athletes, one Jewish the other Christian, who compete in the 1924 Olympics.


Family Science Expo (coming up next week)
Sunday, April 29th from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. 

Next Sunday from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., the Library will host a Family Science Expo featuring a wide variety of hands-on science demonstration stations performed by Centre College student science organizations. The expo will feature the following activities: making recycled paper; slime and kinetic sand; ulnar nerve simulation and making model neurons; modeling the structure of DNA; learning binary code; additional science demonstrations; and a scavenger hunt related to the various stations.

The Family Science Expo will be held in the Community Room at the Library. All ages are invited to attend this free event.