This Week at the Library: November 25-December 1, 2018

November 23, 2018
By BCPL

 TWEEN COMIC BOOK CLUB
Monday, November 26 at 4:30 p.m.

On Monday, November 26 at 4:30 p.m., the library will host a comic book club for tweens (ages 9-13). Participants will discuss the graphic novel Brave by Svetlana Chmakova, preview new graphic novels, and play themed games.

 

ADULT HOW-TO: "Make Homemade Gifts"
Monday, November 26 at 6:00 p.m.

During the holiday season it can be difficult to find time and money to buy gifts for family and friends. On Monday evening at 6:00 p.m., unleash your inner upcycling crafter and learn how to make sentimental gifts at home. Alethea Price with the Boyle County Cooperative Extension Office will facilitate this event.

 

TEEN BOOK CLUB
Tuesday, November 27 at 4:00 p.m.

The Teen Book Club will meet at the Boyle County Public Library on Tuesday afternoon at 4:00 pm. The book club, for ages 13-18, will be discussing Warcross by Marie Lu. Snacks will be provided. To receive a copy of the book, register at the Library.

 

MURDER MYSTERY: "Mummified Murder"
Tuesday, November 27 at 6:00 p.m.

On Tuesday evening at 6:00 p.m., the library will host an after-hours murder mystery. When the local museum discovers that their newly displayed mummy is a fake, and that the fake is actually the body of the assistant curator, mayhem and accusations fly! Participants will interview real-life actors and comb through elaborate crime scenes to solve the puzzle. A classic who-done-it mystery in an after-hours interactive theatre performance. Registration is required to participate in this event. Call the library or sign up at the circulation desk. Those under 18 attending without a parent or guardian will need to have a signed liability waiver completed and turned in by the event. (Ages 13 and up.)


NATIONAL NOVEL WRITING MONTH (NaNoWriMo): Wrap-Up
Thursday, November 29 at 4:30 p.m.

On Thursday afternoon at 4:30 p.m., NaNoWriMo participants (ages 9-18) are invited to come in for a final workshop as they finish up their novels or get feedback from other writers. More information about National Novel Writing Month can be found at nanowrimo.org. This workshop will be held in the Storytime Room.

 

BCPL TRIVIA NIGHT
Thursday, November 29 at 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 the Community Room at the library. The first trivia night will be held on Thursday, November 29 at 7:00 p.m. 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.

 

BEYBLADES BATTLE
Friday, November 30 at 4:30 p.m.

On Friday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. tweens (ages 9-13) can play with others in a Beyblades battle. Players can bring their own Beyblade tops or use those provided by the library to use in the battle arena. This event will be held in the Storytime Room.

 

SIP2GO After-Hours Events:

Science in Play 2Go (SIP2GO) is a traveling exhibit from the Kentucky Science Center, currently on display at the library through December 2nd. The exhibit features six family-friendly learning stations: Ball Fall Wall; Build Your Own Rollercoaster; Giant Light Brite; Build Your World giant foam blocks; Shapes & Stuff Store; and the Science Depot. SIP2GO was designed for ages 8 and under, but guest of all ages, skills, and abilities are welcome and encouraged to play. To provide additional time in the exhibit, the library will host two Science in Play 2Go after-hours events:

TEEN & TWEEN AFTER-HOURS
Friday, November 30 • 6:00-8:00 p.m.

On Friday, November 30 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., teens and tweens (ages 10-18) are invited to play in the SIP2GO exhibit after regular library hours. Registration is required to attend this event.

 

SIP2GO SPECIAL NEEDS NIGHT
Saturday, December 1 • 5:00-7:00 p.m.

On Saturday, December 1 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., the library will also host SIP2GO: Special Needs Night, an after-hours event for patrons with special needs and their families. Guests will be able to explore the different SIP2GO learning stations at their own pace. A quiet room will also be available for those guests who need some time away from the noise and activity. Registration is not required to attend.

 

 

PICTURES WITH SANTA
Saturday, December 1 • 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Santa is coming to Danville on Saturday, December 1 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. The library will host "Pictures with Santa," sponsored by the Heart of Danville. Santa will visit with children and listen to their Christmas wishes while posing for photos. This event will be held in the Reading Room at the library and is free of charge. After seeing Santa, stop by the Community Room to enjoy a fun holiday craft.

 

CHLDREN'S ORNAMENT WORKSHOP
Saturday, December 1 • 2:00-4:00 p.m.

The library will host an ornament workshop for children on Saturday, December 1 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Guests can choose from three ornament designs to make and take home. This program will be held in the Storytime Room.

 

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Closed for Thanksgiving

November 21, 2018
By BCPL

The Library will be closed on Thursday, November 22nd for the Thanksgiving holiday.

We wish all of our patrons a safe and happy holiday!

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This Week at the Library: November 19-24, 2018

November 19, 2018
By BCPL

TWEEN DUNGEONS & DRAGONS
Monday, November 19 • 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.

The library will host a Dungeons & Dragons club for teens on Monday, November 19 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tweens (ages 9-13) are invited to come play this popular role-playing game in a social group setting. Food, refreshments, and gaming supplies will be provided. No experience is necessary to participate. Players who have their own dice, rulebooks, miniatures, etc., are welcome to bring them. Registration is recommended for participants of this event. (Ages 9-13)

 

KIDS BOOK CLUB (Week 4)
Tuesday, November 20 • 4:00 p.m.

On Tuesday, November 20 at 4:00 p.m., the library will host the Kids Book Club. The club is recommended for children who are in grades 1-3. Book series will include Magic Tree House and Geronimo Stilton. Children are invited to come discuss the books, participate in themed games and crafts, and enjoy snacks. Registration is required.

 

CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING

The Library will be closed on Thursday, November 22 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

 

Coming up next week:

MURDER MYSTERY: "Mummified Murder"
Tuesday, November 27 • 6:00 p.m.

The library will host an after-hours murder mystery next Tuesday on November 27th. When the local museum discovers that their newly displayed mummy is a fake, and that the fake is actually the body of the assistant curator, mayhem and accusations fly! To sort out the grisly murder, the best crime solvers are needed -- including you! These patrons-turned-detectives will interview real-life actors and comb through elaborate crime scenes to solve the puzzle. A classic who-done-it mystery in an after-hours interactive theatre performance. Registration is required to participate in this event. Call the library or sign up at the circulation desk. (Ages 13 and up.)

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

November 12, 2018
By BCPL

Second Monday Book Discussion Group
Monday, November 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. at the Library. Selections include fiction and historical fiction books set in locations around the world. On Monday, November 12, the group will discuss Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue. Those interested in participating may pick up a copy of the book at the Circulation Desk in the Library.

 

Indoor Drive-in Movie
Monday, November 12th at 5:30 p.m.

The library will host an Indoor Drive-in Movie on Monday, November 12 at 5:30 p.m. Each participant will have time to decorate a cardboard box as their dream car, then watch an animated film while snacking on popcorn. The movie is a 2018 sequel about a family of superheroes who try to live a “normal” life while their mom is back in the spotlight. (Rated PG; 118 minutes) 

 

Kids Book Club (Week 3)
Tuesday, November 13 at 4:00 p.m.

On Tuesday, November 13 at 4:00 p.m., the library will host the Kids Book Club. The club is recommended for children who are in grades 1-3. Book series will include Magic Tree House and Geronimo Stilton. Children are invited to come discuss the books, participate in themed games and crafts, and enjoy snacks. Registration is required.

 

Teen Escape the Crate: "Outlaw"
Tuesday, November 13th at 4:00 p.m.

On Tuesday, November 13 at 4:00 p.m. teens (ages 13-18) are invited to give their puzzle solving skills a work out with "Escape the Crate: Outlaw," a western-themed escape room adventure. Participants can either work together to overcome the challenges, or compete against another team to see who can solve the puzzles first. This event will be held in the Conference Room.

 

"The Mathematics of Games"
Tuesday, November 13th at 6:30 p.m.

Game theory is a serious topic of study in mathematics, but it is also a lot of fun for all ages. On Tuesday, November 13 at 6:30 p.m., the library will host “The Mathematics of Games” with Dr. Carl Lee, where participants will play and analyze a selection of games together. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and will be held in the Community Room.

 

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo): "Come Write In"
Thursday, November 15th at 4:30 p.m.

On Thursday, November 15 at 4:30 p.m., NaNoWriMo participants (ages 9-18) are invited to come in to continue writing their novel or to get feedback from other writers. More information about National Novel Writing Month can be found at nanowrimo.org. This workshop will be held in the Storytime Room. 

 

Third Thursday Book Discussion Groups
Thursday, November 15th at 10:00 a.m. & 4:00 p.m.

The Third Thursday Morning and Afternoon Book Discussion Groups will meet on Thursday, November 15 at 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., respectively. This month the Morning Discussion group will discuss A Dog’s Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron. The Afternoon Discussion group will discuss All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. Those interested in participating in either group may pick up a copy of the book at the Circulation Desk in the Library.


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

The Library will host American Sign Language Conversation Group on Thursday, November 15 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.

 

Theatorium
Thursday, November 15th at 6:00 p.m.

On Thursday, November 15 at 6:00 p.m., the library will host "Theatorium." Come see movies from the early 1900s that were shown at the Theatorium which was located in the Clemens Hotel (where Weisiger Park is now).

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This Week at the Library: November 4-10, 2018

November 4, 2018
By BCPL

 "The Buzz on Beekeeping”
Sunday, November 2 at 2:00 p.m.

On Sunday afternoon at 2:00 p.m., members of the Fort Harrod Beekeeping Club will share about their experiences raising bees and collecting honey. Attendees of the program will be entered into a drawing to win a jar of locally produced honey. This event will be held in the Community Room.


Family Game Night
Monday, November 5 from 4:00 to 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.

 

French Café
Monday, November 5 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.

 

Kids Book Club (Week 2)
Tuesday, November 6 at 4:00 p.m.

On Tuesday, November 6 at 4:00 p.m., the library will host the Kids Book Club. The club will meet weekly for four 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. Book series will include Magic Tree House and Geronimo Stilton. Children are invited to come discuss the books, participate in themed games and crafts, and enjoy snacks. Registration is required.

 

Teen Dungeons & Dragons Club
Tuesday, November 6 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.

The library will host a Dungeons & Dragons club for teens on Tuesday, November 6 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Teens (ages 13-18) are invited to come play this popular role-playing game in a social group setting. Food, refreshments, and gaming supplies will be provided. No experience is necessary to participate. Players who have their own dice, rulebooks, miniatures, etc., are welcome to bring them. Registration and a liability waiver are required for participants of this event. Both are available at the library’s Circulation desk. (Ages 13-18)

 

Community Blood Drive
Wednesday, November 7 from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The City of Danville Community Blood Drive will be held at the library on Wednesday, November 7 from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Community Room at the library. Kentucky Blood Center (KBC) is encouraging Kentuckians to roll up their sleeves, donate blood, and help Kentucky patients. As a thank you, those who register to give blood at the drive will receive a “Donate blood, y’all” tee shirt. To schedule a donation, visit kybloodcenter.org or call 800.775.2522.

 

FOTL Fall Book Sale
Thursday, November 8 from 1:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Friday, November 9 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 10 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The Friends of the Library will be holding their annual Fall Book Sale on Thursday, November 8 through Saturday, November 10 at the Boyle County Public Library, beginning at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday afternoon. Stop by and pick up some treasures for your own collection! Proceeds of the sale will go toward library programs and events funded by the Friends of the Library. 

 

Coloring & Conversation
Thursday, November 8 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 second Thursday of the month in the Mahan Gallery.

 

Fall Film Series: Comedies (Week 6)
Thursday, November 8 at 7:00 p.m.

The Friends of the Library wrap up their annual Fall Film Series on Thursday, November 8 at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room. 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's film is My Cousin Vinny. In this comedy from 1992, two teenagers from New York are accused of murder in rural Alabama while on their way back to college. Unable to afford a good attorney, they call the cousin of one of the boys -- an inexperienced, loud-mouthed lawyer -- who comes to defend them.

 

Chess Club
Saturday, November 10 from 2:00 to 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.

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