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

November 11, 2017
By BCPL

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:

FOR ADULTS

"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 www.pbs.org/kenburns/the-vietnam-war/episodes .

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 Bluegrass.org.

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.


FOR KIDS, TWEENS & TEENS

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.


FOR ALL AGES

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. 


COMPUTER CLASSES

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.

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This Week at the Library: November 6-11, 2017

November 6, 2017
By BCPL

The 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:

 

FOR ADULTS

Regrow Your Kitchen Scraps
Monday, November 6th at 6:00 p.m.

On Monday evening, Alexis Amorese will show patrons how to regrow plants from kitchen scraps. This program is offered in partnership with the Boyle County Cooperative Extension Office.

 

Caring for Your Collections
Tuesday, November 7th at 6:00 p.m.

The Library will host "Caring for Your Collections" on Tuesday evening. At this event, Mary Girard will speak on how to care for your family heirlooms. This program is offered in partnership with the Danville-Boyle County Arts Commission.

 

"The Vietnam War" Film Screening (Episodes 4-8) (TV-MA)

The Library has been selected by the American Library Association (ALA) and WETA Washington, DC, to receive a programming kit for "The Vietnam War," a 10-part documentary film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick that began airing on PBS stations on September 17.

As part of the award, the Boyle County Public Library (BCPL) and Centre College Library will host screenings of all ten episodes during the month of November. 

Episode 4: Resolve
Monday, Nov. 6th at 7:30 pm
(at Centre College Library - Vahlkamp Theatre)
 
Episode 5: This is What We Do
Tuesday, Nov. 7th at 7:30 pm
(at Centre College Library - Vahlkamp Theatre) 
 
Episode 6: Things Fall Apart
Wednesday, Nov. 8th at 7:30 pm
(at Centre College Library - Vahlkamp Theatre)
 
Episode 7: The Veneer of Civilization
Friday, Nov. 10th at 3:00 pm
(at BCPL)
 
Episode 8: The History of the World
Sunday, Nov. 12th at 2:00 pm
(at BCPL)

In "The Vietnam War," filmmakers Burns and Novick tell the epic story of the conflict as it has never before been told on film. The film features testimony from nearly 80 witnesses, including many Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as Vietnamese combatants and civilians from both the winning and losing sides. Learn more about the film.


Fall Film Series: Director's Showcase (Week 8)
Thursday, November 9th at 7:00 p.m.

The Friends of the Library wrap up their annual Fall Film Series this Thursday evening in the Community Room at the Library. 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 Midnight in Paris. In this 2011 film, a screenwriter on a trip to Paris with his fiancé's family finds himself mysteriously going back to the 1920's every day at midnight.


FOR KIDS & TWEENS

Tween Advisory Group (TAG)
Monday, November 6th at 4:00 p.m.

Tween Advisory Group will meet on Monday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. TAG provides a way for tweens to have fun planning events while volunteering their time at the library. This month participants discuss upcoming winter programs and make a go fish book recommendations jar. For more information about tween programs, see Ms. Kinsey Hisle in the Children's Library. For ages 9-13.

 

Kid's Book Club (Week 4)
Tuesday, November 7th at 4:00 p.m.

On Tuesday afternoon 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 A to Z Mystery book, Haunted Hotel by Ron Roy. Children are invited to come discuss the book, participate in themed games and crafts, and enjoy snacks. Registration is required.

 

Tween Candy Jars
Thursday, November 9th at 4:00 p.m.

On Thursday afternoon, tweens are invited to make and decorate candy jars out of clay pots. Space is limited and registration is required. For ages 9-13.

 

FOR ALL AGES

Gallery Hop Stop
Friday, November 10th from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.

The Library will host a Gallery Hop Stop on Friday evening. Exhibits will include jewelry by Sandy Wells; photography by Mary Trollinger; the VSA-Kentucky exhibit, "A Matter of Perspective," featuring artwork created by students with disabilities; and large collection of gourds designed by artists Deb Thelen and Traylor Scott.

 

NaNoWriMo Write-In
Saturday, November 11th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The Library will celebrate National Novel Writers Month with "NaNoWriMo Write-In, an open house for writers on Saturday. Writers of all ages are invited to come to the Library to work on their novel and to spend time talking with other writers.

 

COMPUTER CLASSES

In the ongoing effort to promote lifelong learning, the Library offers a wide variety of free computer classes throughout month. This week the Library is offering the following classes:


Computer Basics
Monday, November 6th at 2:00 p.m.

This class is an introduction to the various parts of a computer. It will cover the importance and difference between hardware and software, using a mouse/keyboard, and give an overview of how to launch programs.


Internet Basics
Wednesday, November 8th at 11:00 a.m.

This class will cover accessing websites, different browsers, common buttons and menus, and more! (Computer Basics recommended.)


eMail Basics 
Thursday, November 9th at 11:00 a.m.

This class will provide new computer users with some basic skills to set up and use an email account, including sending emails and adding attachments. (Internet Basics recommended.)

 

A complete listing of monthly computer classes can be found on the Library's website. Those interested in attending any of the classes may register online or by calling the Library. In addition to these classes, one-on-one computer support is also available by appointment.

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Library to host "The Vietnam War" film screening as part of ALA grant award

October 31, 2017
By BCPL

Boyle County Public Library has been selected by the American Library Association (ALA) and WETA Washington, DC, to receive a programming kit for "The Vietnam War," a 10-part documentary film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick that began airing on PBS stations on September 17.

As part of the award, the Boyle County Public Library (BCPL) and Centre College Library will host screenings of all ten episodes during the month of November. The first episode will be held at the Centre College Library in the Vahlkamp Theatre on Wednesday, November 1 at 8:00 p.m. The second episode will held on Saturday, November 4 at 2:00 p.m. in the Community Room at the Boyle County Public Library. 

Episode 1: Déjà Vu
Wednesday, Nov. 1st at 7:30 pm
(at Centre College Library - Vahlkamp Theatre)
 
Episode 2: Riding the Tiger
Saturday, Nov. 4th at 2:00 pm
(at BCPL)
 
Episode 3: The River Styx
Sunday, Nov. 5th at 2:00 pm
(at BCPL)
 
Episode 4: Resolve
Monday, Nov. 6th at 7:30 pm
(at Centre College Library - Vahlkamp Theatre)
 
Episode 5: This is What We Do
Tuesday, Nov. 7th at 7:30 pm
(at Centre College Library - Vahlkamp Theatre) 
 
Episode 6: Things Fall Apart
Wednesday, Nov. 8th at 7:30 pm
(at Centre College Library - Vahlkamp Theatre)
 
Episode 7: The Veneer of Civilization
Friday, Nov. 10th at 3:00 pm
(at BCPL)
 
Episode 8: The History of the World
Sunday, Nov. 12th at 2:00 pm
(at BCPL)
 
Episode 9: A Disrespectful Loyalty
Saturday, Nov. 18th at 10:00 am
(at BCPL)
 
Episode 10: The Weight of Memory
Saturday, Nov. 18th at 2:00 pm
(at BCPL)

In addition to the film screenings, BCPL will host "The Vietnam War Comes Home," a special community conversation panel discussion, featuring General Norman E. Arflack, Commissioner of Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs (schedule permitting), Lieutenant John Caywood, retired, Lieutenant Colonel Philip Nichols, retired, and Anna Duncan, Clinic Director for Bluegrass.org.  

In "The Vietnam War," filmmakers Burns and Novick tell the epic story of the conflict as it has never before been told on film. The film features testimony from nearly 80 witnesses, including many Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as Vietnamese combatants and civilians from both the winning and losing sides. Learn more about the film.

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This Week at the Library: October 30-November 4, 2017

October 28, 2017
By BCPL

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:


FOR ADULTS

Adult How-To: Homemade Root Beer
Monday, October 30th at 6:00 p.m. 

The Library offers a monthly "How-To" program series for adults where participants can explore the information and skills needed for a new hobby or activity, guided by a local expert. On Monday evening at 6:00 p.m., the Library will host "How to Make Homemade Root Beer," presented by Miranda Woodall of Alltech. At this hands-on workshop, participants will learn the science behind making root beer and how to make their own. This free program will be held in the Community Room. Register by calling the Library.


Cookbook Club: Crockpot Meals
Thursday, November 2nd at 6:00 p.m. 

On Thursday evening at 6:00 p.m. the Library will host the Cookbook Club. Each month will feature a different theme. In November the theme is Crockpot Meals. Participants will make and share different crockpot recipes with the club. They’ll hear what others liked about the cookbook and the recipe they tried, as well as taste-test samples and discover new recipes. Contact the Library for more information and to register. Registration is required.

 

Coloring & Conversation
Thursday, November 2nd at 6:00 p.m. 

The Library will host a coloring club for adults on Thursday evening at 6:00 p.m. Many adults have rediscovered the joys of coloring as a way to relax and combat stress. The club, which is done in partnership with the Boyle County Cooperative Extension office, meets on the first Monday of the month in the Reading Room.


Fall Film Series: Director’s Showcase (Week 7)
Thursday, November 2nd at 7:00 p.m. 

The Friends of the Library continue with their annual Fall Film Series on Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. Films will be shown on Thursday evenings in the Community Room through mid-November. 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 Cookie's Fortune. In this film from 1999, conflict arises in a small town when an old woman’s death causes a variety of reactions among friends and family.

 

 FOR KIDS & TWEENS

Tween Costume Party
Monday, October 30th at 4:00 p.m. 

The Library will host a Halloween Costume Party for tweens on Monday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. Tweens (ages 9-13) are invited to come to the Library dressed in costume and play Halloween-themed games. Snacks will be provided.

 

Kid’s Book Club (Week 3)
Tuesday, October 31st at 4:00 p.m. 

On Tuesday afternoon at 4:00 p.m., the Library will host the Kid’s Book Club. The club will meet 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 Magic Treehouse book, Mummies in the Morning by Mary Pope Osborne. Children are invited to come discuss the book, participate in themed games and crafts, and enjoy snacks. Registration is required.


Tween Gaming
Thursday, November 2nd at 4:00 p.m. 

The Library will host "Tween Gaming" on Thursday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. Tweens (ages 9-13) are invited to come play an assortment of board games at the Library. Tweens are encouraged to bring their friends along with them to enjoy some friendly competition in a fun atmosphere. Snacks will be provided.


LEGO Club
Friday, November 3rd at 4:00 p.m. 

The Library will host LEGO Club on Friday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. in the Storytime Room. The finished LEGO creations will be placed on display in the Children’s Library.

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The HUMAN Library Project

October 28, 2017
By BCPL

Saturday, October 28th from 1:00-5:00 p.m. 
(at Centre College Library)

Sunday, October 29th from 1:00-5:00 p.m. 
(at Boyle County Public Library) 

The HUMAN Library will be held this weekend in Danville. At this unique event, visitors will meet "Living Books" – real people telling their real stories.

The HUMAN Library will feature over twenty "books" covering a variety of topics including "Growing Up Global," "So You Wanna Be a Writer," and "The Life and Legacy of John W. Bate." Books (a.k.a. the presenters) can be checked out for 30-minute sessions.

The HUMAN Library will be held in two locations: at the Centre College Library on Saturday, October 28th from 1:00-5:00 p.m. and at the Boyle County Public Library on Sunday, October 29th from 1:00-5:00 p.m. This free event is open to the public.

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