This Week at the Library: December 3-8, 2018

December 3, 2018
By BCPL

FRENCH CAFÉ
Monday, December 3 • 5:00 p.m.

On Monday evening at 5:00 p.m., the library will host French Café. People of all ages can gather together in a relaxed atmosphere to practice speaking French in casual conversation. This event is great for those who are fluent speakers as well as for those who are just learning the language.


SPECIAL CODING EVENTS @THE LIBRARY

Computers are everywhere, changing every industry on the planet. To encourage computer science engagement, the library partners with Lucy Minichillo and Christine Shannon to offer a weekly coding class to middle and high school students. This year, in addition to the weekly class, the library also will participate in the Hour of Code, an annual global event which takes place in early December during Computer Science Education Week.

Those interested in participating in either of BCPL’s Hour of Code events will need to call or stop by the library to register. All coding classes are held in the computer lab at the library.

 

CODING CLASS
Monday, December 3 • 4:00 p.m.

Students can join the weekly coding class on Monday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. This self-paced class uses the CodeHS curriculum. No experience is necessary. Those interested in participating should email danville.code@gmail.com. For grades 6-12.

 

HOUR OF CODE I
Wednesday, December 5 • 4:30 p.m.

On Wednesday afternoon at 4:30 p.m., younger students will learn storytelling with coding when they use "Code an Unusual Event" from Google's CS First Hour of Code activities. For ages 7-9. Registration is required.

 

HOUR OF CODE II
Thursday, December 6 • 4:30 p.m.

On Thursday afternoon at 4:30 p.m., older students will use the MIT App Inventor "Talk to Me Mobile App." For ages 9-18. Registration is required.

 

 

FAMILY GAME NIGHT
Monday, December 3 • 4:00-7:00 p.m.

On Monday evening from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. the library will host a Family Game Night. All ages are welcome to stop by and play a wide variety of board games, including both classic and newer games. Pizza and snacks will be available. This event will be held in the Community Room.


COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE
Wednesday, December 5 • 10:30 a.m - 5:30 p.m.

The City of Danville Community Blood Drive will be held this Wednesday at the Library. Kentucky Blood Center is encouraging Kentuckians to roll up their sleeves, donate bloods, and help Kentucky patients. To schedule a donation, visit kybloodcenter.org or call 800.775.2522.

 

BCPL TRIVIA NIGHT
Thursday, December 6 • 7:00 p.m.

The library will celebrate its 125th anniversary next month. As a lead up to the big event, weekly trivia nights will be held in December on Thursday evenings at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room at the library. On Thursday, December 6, patrons can play trivia with a team to win items like tote bags, pens, travel mugs, and more. The categories will feature questions on BCPL, Kentucky libraries, and general library facts. All ages and families are welcome.

 

MEMORIES WORTH REMEMBERING: READING
Saturday, December 8 • 2:00 p.m.

On Saturday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. authors who participated in the recent Memories Worth Remembering writing workshop will read from their recollections, each with a unique voice and perspective. This event will be held in the Community Room.

 

CHESS CLUB
Saturday, December 8 • 2:00-4:00 p.m.

On Saturday afternoon from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., the Library will host Chess Club. All ages and skill levels are welcome to come play (or learn how to play) the game of chess. This event will be held in the Community Room.