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

October 15, 2018
By BCPL

COSTUME MAKEUP TUTORIAL
Monday, October 15 at 4:00 p.m.

The Library will host a Costume Makeup Tutorial on Monday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. Learn easy-to-master makeup tips and tricks to complete your Halloween costume.  For ages 9-18.

 

WIZARDING GAMES DAY
Tuesday, October 16 at 4:00 p.m.

On Tuesday afternoon at 4:00 p.m., the Library will host a game day featuring an afternoon of wizard-themed card and board games, and snacks. Come dressed as your favorite character from the beloved Harry Potter book series. For ages 13-18.

 

SIP2GO AFTER HOURS: DEAF COMMUNITY
Tuesday, October 16 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

The Library will host an after-hours event for the deaf community on Tuesday evening from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Kentucky School for the Deaf students, friends, and family are invited to come play in the Science in Play 2Go exhibit after regular Library hours. Exhibit activities include giant Light Bright; Ball Fall; "Build Your Own Rollercoaster;" "Build Your World" giant foam blocks; the Shapes and Stuff Store; and the Science Depot, which features a new theme every few weeks.

 

THIRD THURSDAY BOOK DISCUSSION GROUPS
Thursday, October 18 at 10:00 a.m. & 4:00 p.m.

The Third Thursday Morning and Afternoon Book Discussion Groups will meet on Thursday, October 18 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.

This month the Morning Discussion group will discuss Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community by Martin Luther King, Jr. The Afternoon Discussion group will discuss Some Luck by Jane Smiley. Those interested in participating in either group may pick up a copy of the book at the Circulation Desk in the Library.

 

STEAM LAB: PUMPKIN CLAY
Thursday, October 18 at 4:00 p.m.

On Thursday afternoon, the Library will host a STEAM Lab, where tweens will make clay using pumpkin, then have fun molding. (Ages 9-13)


ASL CONVERSATION GROUP
Thursday, October 18 at 6:00 p.m.

The Library will host American Sign Language Conversation Group on Thursday, October 18 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 Caleb Conover at the Library.

 

"LINCOLN'S CONFEDERATE 'LITTLE SISTER'"
presented by Stuart Sanders
Thursday, October 18 at 7:00 p.m.

The Friends of the Library continue their 2018 Fall Program Series at the Library on Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. with "Lincoln’s Confederate 'Little Sister'." Kentucky historian Stuart Sanders will tell the story of Emilie Todd Helm, the half-sister to Mary Todd Lincoln, and widow of Confederate general Benjamin Hardin Helm.

This program will be held in the Community Room at the Library. All are welcome to attend. Friends of the Library events are free and open to the public. An interpreter for the deaf is available upon request by contacting the Library 48-hours in advance.

 

"MEMORIES WORTH REMEMBERING" Writing Workshop (Part 1)
with Paul Stansbury
Saturday, October 20 at 2:00 p.m.

The Library will host a series of writing workshops beginning on Saturday, October 20 at 2:00 p.m. Paul Stansbury will lead this three-part workshop where writers can learn how to write a short recollection (500-2000 words) about a life experience. Participants will write one or more recollections, with the opportunity for the collection of work from all participants in the workshop to be published.  Additional workshop dates include October 27 and November 3.  A follow-up reading will occur at the Library once the final work has been published.

 

COMING UP NEXT WEEK:

Alltech presents "How to Make Homemade Soda"
(Oct. 21 at 2:00 p.m.)

Community Book Discussion:
Where Do We Go From Here
by Martin Luther King, Jr.

(Oct. 21 at 3:00 p.m.)

Teen & Tween Great American Read Book Clubs
(Oct. 22 & 23 at 4:00 p.m.)

Adult How-To: Make a Holiday Meal
(Oct. 22 at 6:00 p.m.)

Mindfulness Monday: Halloween Luminaries
(Oct. 22 at 6:30 p.m.)

Halloween Science
(Oct. 23 at 4:00 p.m.)

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This Week at the Library: October 7-13, 2018

October 5, 2018
By BCPL

MR. MOLECULE
Monday, October 8th at 11:00 a.m.

The Library will host Mr. Molecule on Monday, October 8 at 11:00 a.m. Guests will see science come alive when Mr. Molecule unleashes the power and excitement of science, creating an explosion of learning all based on core science principals. The "Bing, Bang, Boom!" science show is a new way for kids to discover science and excite their curiosity about the wonder-filled world we live in.

This is a free, ticketed event. Tickets will be given out 30 minutes before the start of the show.

 

SECOND MONDAY BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP
Monday, October 8th 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, October 8, the group will discuss Traveling with Pomegranates by Sue Monk Kidd and Ann Kidd Taylor. Those interested in participating may pick up a copy of the book at the Circulation Desk in the Library.

 

FRANKENTOYS
Monday, October 8th at 4:00 p.m.

On Monday, October 8 at 4:00 p.m., tweens are invited to "Frankentoys" where they can sew old toy parts together to create something new and unique. (For ages 9-13.)

 

MEDICARE DEFINED
Monday, October 8th at 6:30 p.m.

The Library will host "Medicare Defined" on Monday, October 8 at 6:30 p.m. Presented by Richard Manarchy, this interactive and educational seminar will cover the basics of Medicare.


SIP2GO AFTER-HOURS
Tuesday, October 9th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

On Tuesday, October 9 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. teens and tweens are invited to play in the Science in Play 2Go exhibit after regular Library hours. Registration is required. Those interested in attending should register in the Children’s Library. (For ages 10-18.)

 

SPOOKY MOVIE NIGHT
Thursday, October 11th at 5:30 p.m.

The Library will host a Spooky Movie Night on Thursday, October 11 at 5:30 p.m. Snacks will be served at this showing of Hocus Pocus, a classic Halloween tale about three diabolical witches brought back to life. (Rated PG; 96 minutes)

 

COLORING & CONVERSATION
Thursday, October 11th at 6:00 p.m.

The Library will host a coloring club for adults on Thursday, October 11 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 second Thursday of the month in the Mahan Gallery.

 

FALL FILM SERIES: COMEDIES (Week 3)
Thursday, October 11th at 7:00 p.m.

The Friends of the Library continue with their annual Fall Film Series on Thursday, October 11 at 7:00 p.m. Films will be shown at the Library on select Thursday evenings in the Community Room through mid-November. The films will be introduced each evening by Charles Vahlkamp, professor emeritus at Centre College. There is no charge for admission, and free popcorn will be available.

This week we'll show the 1944 film Arsenic and Old Lace. On the day of his wedding, a drama critic learns that his maiden aunts are homicidal maniacs and that insanity runs in his family.

 

MONSTER COOKIE DECORATING
Friday, October 12th at 4:00 p.m.

On Friday, October 12 at 4:00 p.m., teens are invited to decorate monster-themed cookies with icing and candy, then check out some of the best monster books available. (For ages 13-18.)

 

CHESS CLUB
Saturday, October 13th from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

On Saturday, October 13 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.

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This Week at the Library: October 1-6, 2018

October 1, 2018
By BCPL

Baby Lapsit
Monday, October 1st at 10:30 a.m.

On Monday, October 1 at 10:30 a.m., the Library will offer Baby Lapsit. 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. Registration is required.

 

Family Game Night
Monday, October 1st from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.

On Monday, October 1 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 games (e.g., Monopoly, Pictionary, and Clue) and newer games (e.g., Apples to Apples, Telestrations, and Yeti in My Spaghetti). Pizza and snacks will be available. This event will be held in the Community Room.

 

French Café
Monday, October 1st at 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. The French Café will be held in the Mahan Gallery at the Library.

 

Tween Master Builders
Thursday, October 4th at 4:00 p.m.

On Thursday afternoon at 4:00 p.m., tweens can stop by the Library to build or create anything imaginable using a wide variety of building supplies, including LEGOs, K’NEX, Brain Flakes, Magna Tiles, and marble run tracks. Snacks will be provided. For ages 9-13.

 

All the King’s Men Community Book Discussion
Thursday, October 4th at 6:00 p.m.

On Thursday evening at 6:00 p.m., the Library will host a Community Book Discussion for All the King’s Men, a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Robert Penn Warren. Moderated by Dr. Mark Lucas, Jobson Professor of English as Centre College, this program is a part of Kentucky Humanities’ statewide literacy initiative, Kentucky Reads. For more information on Kentucky Reads and events taking place throughout the state, visit kyhumanities.org.

 

Kid’s Homeschool Book Club
Friday, October 5th at 2:00 p.m.

The Kid’s Homeschool Book Club will meet on Friday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. Led by Children’s Librarian Libby McWhorter, this book club is designed for children ages 5-8 and features a book discussion and trivia activities. This month, participants are reading Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe. Snacks will be served. Register for this club in the Children’s Library.

 

LEGO Club
Friday, October 5th 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 Library.

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This Week at the Library: September 24-30, 2018

September 24, 2018
By BCPL

BABY LAPSIT
Monday, September 24th at 10:30 a.m.

On Monday morning at 10:30 a.m., the Library will offer Baby Lapsit. 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. Registration is required.

 

GREAT AMERICAN READ BOOK CLUBS for Tweens & Teens
Monday, September 24th at 4:00 p.m. (Tweens)
Tuesday, September 25th at 4:00 p.m. (Teens)

The Library will host two book clubs for the Great American Read, which features a list of America’s 100 best-loved novels. Both book clubs will include trivia themed games and snacks. On Monday, September 24 at 4:00 p.m., tweens (ages 9-13) will discuss Ghost by Jason Reynolds. On Tuesday, September 25 at 4:00 p.m., teens (ages 13-18) will discuss The Fellowship of the Ring by JRR Tolkien. Those interested in participating in either book club can register and pick up a free book at the Library.

 

ADULT HOW-TO: "Composting" 
Monday, September 24th at 6:00 p.m.

On Monday evening at 6:00 p.m., learn the basics of composting from a master gardener. Alethea Price with the Boyle County Cooperative Extension Office will facilitate this event.

 

HISTORY CAFÉ: "Area Disasters"
Thursday, September 27th at 6:00 p.m.

On Thursday evening at 6:00 p.m., the Library will host the History Café. This monthly event provides a place where people can gather and chat about local history. This month we’ll talk about local disasters, including the 1860 Danville fire, tornadoes, floods, and earthquakes.

 

FALL FILM SERIES: COMEDIES (Week 2)
Thursday, September 27th at 7:00 p.m.

The Friends of the Library continue with their annual Fall Film Series on Thursday, September 27 at 7:00 p.m. Films will be shown at the Library on select Thursday evenings in the Community Room through mid-November. The films will be introduced each evening by Charles Vahlkamp, professor emeritus at Centre College. There is no charge for admission, and free popcorn will be available.

This week we'll show The Philadelphia Story,  a romantic comedy from 1940. In the film, a socialite’s ex-husband and a tabloid reporter turn up just before her wedding to a nouveau riche businessman.

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Library Partners with St. Asaph DAR to benefit Local Schools

September 24, 2018
By BCPL

Briefly speaking, St. Asaph DAR and the Boyle County Public Library need your help for a good cause. Drop Your Drawers @ the Library, a cooperative effort with libraries all across the state, seeks to make sure that every child shows up to school and stays in school for the whole school day in clean underwear that fits.

Drop off packages of new underwear for boys and girls, preferably sizes 4-16, from September 15 to November 30, at the Library and at various locations throughout the community. Donations will help replenish Danville Independent and Boyle County elementary and intermediate schools’ supplies of emergency underpants and provide direct assistance to each school's Family Resource Centers.

Underwear is a basic need and one that is easily forgotten. Schools are handing out more than 180 pairs a month to children who need clean underwear due to accidents at school or issues at home. Because parents often are unable to bring fresh underwear to their children during school hours, children can miss valuable learning time in the classroom.

The goal of this local drive is to receive 500 pairs. Underwear will be distributed evenly to five elementary and intermediate schools in Boyle County. The schools are: Hogsett Primary School, Junction City Elementary School, Perryville Elementary School, Toliver Intermediate School, and Woodlawn Elementary School. 

The "Drop Your Drawers!" campaign is easily recognizable by the popular character of Captain Underpants by author and illustrator Dav Pilkey. 

Underwear may be dropped off at the Boyle County Public Library at 307 West Broadway in Danville, KY, at each of the participating schools, and at various drop locations throughout the community.

Captain Underpants sticker

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