This Week at the Library: October 29-November 3, 2018

October 29, 2018
By BCPL

FRANKENSTEIN BREAKOUT!
Monday, October, 29 at 4:00 p.m.

The library will host "Frankenstein Breakout!" on Monday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. Participants will use teamwork and critical thinking to solve puzzles in order to open the locked box and find Frankenstein's monster's brain. For ages 9-18.

 

KIDS BOOK CLUB (Week 1)
Tuesday, October 30 at 4:00 p.m.

On Tuesday, October 30 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.

 

ZOMBIE PROM
Wednesday, October 31 at 4:30 p.m.

The library is celebrating Halloween with a Zombie Prom on Wednesday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. Come dressed up in any spooky costume to dance and play games! This event will be held in the Community Room and is for ages 9-18.

 

NATIONAL NOVEL WRITING MONTH (NaNoWriMo):
KICK-OFF WORKSHOP
Thursday, November 1 at 4:30 p.m.

This month the library will offer a NaNoWriMo workshop series for tweens and teens interested in writing a 50,000 word novel during the month of November. The kick-off will be held on Thursday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. in the Storytime Room for ages 9-18. Writers will get started by workshopping ideas and trying out writing prompts. Two additional NaNoWriMo workshops will be held during the month.

More information about National Novel Writing Month can be found at nanowrimo.org.


DIA DE LOS MUERTOS CRAFTS
Thursday, November 1 at 6:00 p.m.

On Thursday evening at 6:00 p.m., the library will offer Dia de los Muertos crafts for all ages. Participants will learn about the Day of the Dead, a holiday that originated in Mexico over 3,000 years ago, while making papel picado and painting rocks as sugar skulls. This event will be held in the Storytime Room.

 

FALL FILM SERIES: COMEDIES (Week 5)
Thursday, November 1 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 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's movie is Tootsie. In this comedy from 1982, an unemployed actor disguises himself as a woman in order to get a role on a soap opera.

 

KIDS HOMESCHOOL BOOK CLUB
Friday, November 2 at 2:00 p.m.

The Kids 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 Bound for Oregon by Jean Van Leewen. Snacks will be served. Register for this club in the Children’s Library.

 

"MY BROTHER'S VOICE"
Featuring Stephen "Pista" Nasser
Friday, November 2 at 3:00 p.m.

On Friday afternoon at 3:00 p.m., the Library will offer a companion program to Not Yet, Pista, a play to be presented by John W. Bate Middle School. Learn about the experience of a Holocaust survivor in his own words. 

About the play: Stephen Nasser's story of survival during the holocaust as a young boy will help everyone understand the reality of the Holocaust, and that if you have enough love, determination, and willpower, there is always a better tomorrow. The play will be presented at Danville High School November 1-4.


LEGO CLUB
Friday, November 2 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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"Howl-O-Ween" Dog Costume Contest on Sunday

October 28, 2018
By BCPL

On Sunday, October 28 at 2:00 p.m., the library will host a dog costume contest. Dogs (and their owners) who enjoy dressing up are invited to participate. Prizes will be awarded for funniest costume, most original costume, best dog/human duo, best character, and more. All dogs (and humans) must be well behaved in order to join in the fun.

This event will be held in the Library Park. If the weather doesn’t cooperate, the event will be moved inside to the Community Room.

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This Week at the Library: October 22-27, 2018

October 22, 2018
By BCPL

GREAT AMERICAN READ BOOK CLUBS (FOR TWEENS & TEENS)
Monday, October 22 at 4:00 p.m. (Tweens)
Tuesday, October 22 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, October 22 at 4:00 p.m., tweens (ages 9-13) will discuss The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe by CS Lewis. On Tuesday, October 23 at 4:00 p.m., teens (ages 13-18) will discuss Looking for Alaska by John Green. Those interested in participating in either book club can register and pick up a free book at the library.

 

ADULT HOW-TO: MAKE A HOLIDAY MEAL
Monday, October 22 at 6:00 p.m.

On Monday evening at 6:00 p.m., learn how to plan and make a delicious holiday meal, minus the stress of cooking for a crowd. Alethea Price with the Boyle County Cooperative Extension Office will facilitate this event.


MINDFULNESS MONDAY
Monday, October 22 at 6:30 p.m.

This monthly series combines crafting and mindfulness education. On Monday evening at 6:30 p.m., Santosh David will lead participants in making Halloween luminaries, then lead a holiday-themed meditation.

 

HALLOWEEN SCIENCE
Tuesday, October 23 at 4:00 p.m.

On Tuesday afternoon at 4:00 p.m., kids (ages 5-8) are invited to have some spooky science fun at the library making Halloween slime and doing experiments with candy corn. Registration is required.


HISTORY CAFÉ: "Home Movies"
Thursday, October 25 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

On Thursday evening from 5:00 to 7:00 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 is about personal history and patrons can submit their best home movies for review. Those interested in having their home movies screened should contact Mary Girard at the library to get details on supported formats.


ROBOTICS MAKERSPACE
Thursday, October 25 at 5:30 p.m.

On Thursday evening at 5:30 p.m., all ages are invited to play around with beginning coding and program robots, Dash and Dot.

 

FALL FILM SERIES: COMEDIES (Week 4)
Thursday, October 25 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 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's movie is Roman Holiday. In this 1953 romantic comedy, a bored and sheltered princess tired of her suffocating schedule eludes her guardians for a night and falls for an American newspaper reporter in Rome.

 

COMING UP NEXT WEEK...


"HOWL-O-WEEN" DOG COSTUME CONTEST
Sunday, October 28 at 2:00 p.m.

On Sunday, October 28 at 2:00 p.m., the library will host a dog costume contest. Dogs (and their owners) who enjoy dressing up are invited to participate. Prizes will be awarded for funniest costume, most original costume, best dog/human duo, best character, and more. All dogs (and humans) must be well behaved in order to join in the fun. This event will be held in the Library Park. If the weather doesn’t cooperate, the event will be moved inside to the Community Room.

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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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