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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This Week at Library: September 17-22, 2018

September 17, 2018
By BCPL

BABY LAPSIT
Mondays at 10:30 a.m.

The Boyle County Public Library will offer a Baby Lapsit program starting on Monday, September 17 at 10:30 am. 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. The Baby Lapsit program will meet on Mondays at 10:30 am in the Children’s Storytime Room at the Library and run through mid-October Registration is required.

 

TEEN GAMING
Tuesday, September 18th at 4:00 p.m.

The Library will host Teen Gaming on Tuesday afternoon at 4:00 p.m., featuring video and board games, movies, and snacks. This program will be held in the Community Room. For ages 13-18.

 

KID-STIR
Tuesday, September 18th at 4:00 p.m.

On Tuesday afternoon at 4:00 p.m., the Library will host KidStir, a cooking class for kids. This month participants will be making zoodles and fruit kebobs, and eating pumpkin waffles. Registration is required. Class size is limited to 15. For ages 5-8.

 

THIRD THURSDAY BOOK DISCUSSION GROUPS
Thursday, September 20th at 10:00 a.m. & 4:00 p.m.

The Third Thursday Morning and Afternoon Book Discussion Groups will meet on Thursday, September 20 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 All the King’s Men by Robert Penn Warren. The Afternoon Discussion group will discuss Started Early, Took My Dog by Kate Atkinson. Those interested in participating in either group may pick up a copy of the book at the Circulation Desk in the Library.


STEAM LAB: APPLE VOLCANOES
Thursday, September 20th at 4:00 p.m.

We'll be experimenting on apples this month with a variety of tests and an apple volcano! For ages 9-13.

 

DANVILLE'S TREE PLANTING INITIATIVE
Thursday, September 20th at 7:00 p.m.

The Friends of the Library begin their 2018 Fall Program Series at the Library on Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. with "Danville's Tree Planting Initiative." Dr. Beau Weston, Professor of Sociology at Centre College, will talk about the ongoing project he started to replant hundreds of trees in downtown Danville. Currently in Year Five of a ten-year community project, the goal is to plant 500 trees in Danville. Since the start of the initiative, about 50 trees have been planted along the main streets of Danville each year. This year, to honor the 225th anniversary of Kentucky statehood, 25 tulip poplars – the state tree – were planted, in addition to other trees.

This is a wonderful joint effort of many individuals and organizations. The City of Danville plants the trees; the County Extension Agent chooses the species; the town Beautification Committee picks the specific spots to plant; the Wilderness Trace Community Foundation holds the money; and, if all goes well, Kentucky Utilities gives us a grant to match what we raise locally of up to $5000 each year.” 

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.

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This Week at the Library: September 2-8, 2018

September 3, 2018
By BCPL

OREO TASTING CHALLENGE (FOR TEENS)
Tuesday, September 4th 4:00 p.m.

On Tuesday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. the Library will host an Oreo Tasting Challenge for teens (ages 13-18). Participants will try to guess each flavor Oreo. The one with the most correct guesses will win a prize.

 

SCIENCE IN PLAY 2GO GRAND OPENING
Thursday, September 6th at 4:00 p.m.

The public is invited to a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Library on Thursday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. to celebrate the Grand Opening of Science in Play 2 Go (SIP2GO), the Kentucky Science Center's interactive traveling exhibit. This hands-on science exhibit is free and open to all. The ribbon cutting ceremony and launch party are co-sponsored with the Danville-Boyle County Chamber of Commerce. All ages are welcome and encouraged to attend. SIP2GO will be on display at the Library until December 2. 


LEGO CLUB
Friday, September 7th 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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