This Summer Libraries Rock!

May 25, 2018
By BCPL

It's the end of the school year and we're busy gearing up for summer reading! Librarians have been visiting with teachers and students at local schools to talk about upcoming summer reading events, which begin on June 4th with the Summer Reading Kick-Off Party.

This year, the theme for summer reading is "Libraries Rock!" and will feature different types of music-inspired activities for kids of all ages. Activities include ukulele lessons, trivia contests, musical movie nights, musical guests, special performers, science clubs, rock painting, dance classes, artistic activities, book clubs, and more. All library-sponsored events and activities are free of charge. A complete listing of summer reading activities will be available in the Library at the end of May.

In addition to in-house activities, outreach librarian Brittany Smith will continue to bring the Bookmobile to numerous locations each week, providing library access and summer reading activities to those children who are unable to visit the library. Outreach locations include Long Run Apartments, Toliver Elementary School, Boyle County High School, Junction City Elementary School, Forkland Community Center, and Coyle Manor (Perryville). We'll also be visiting various daycare centers and day camps.

Students of all ages are encouraged to keep reading all summer long. Those who complete a reading log will earn books and prizes. Registration will begin on June 4th and will continue throughout the summer. Stop by and sign up for a summer of fun!

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This Week at the Library: May 20-26, 2018

May 19, 2018
By BCPL

Comic Book Club
Monday, May 21st at 4:00 p.m.

Tweens can discuss their favorite comics, be the first to preview new comics, and do activities inspired by their favorite characters and stories. Snacks will be provided. (Ages 9-13)

 

Adulting: "Getting a Job & Keeping It"
Monday, May 21st at 6:00 p.m.

On Monday evening at 6:00 p.m., the Library will host "Adulting," a monthly program series that explores the different skills adults need to thrive. At this month’s program, participants will learn tips that will help them get the job they want, and learn skills on how to keep that job into the future. This program is offered in partnership with the Boyle County Extension Office and will be held in the Community Room at the Library.

 

History Café
Thursday, May 24th 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 will feature a discussion about paleography, the study and deciphering of historical manuscripts (aka how to read chicken scratch).

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"Meet the Breed" this Saturday

May 18, 2018
By BCPL

The Library will host a "Meet the Breed" event on Saturday, May 19th from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Library Park.

Cheri Carbone from Mutts with Manners will oversee the event featuring over 20 dogs. Breeds scheduled to participate include the French Bulldog, American Eskimo, Chihuahua, Vizsla, Daschund, and more. Pet owners will be on-hand to talk about their different breeds, and will be available to answer any questions.

This program will be held rain or shine. In the event of rain, the program will be moved inside the Library to the Community Room.

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Library Closed for Staff Training

May 17, 2018
By BCPL

The Library will be closed to the public on Friday, May 18th for a staff training day. We will open on Saturday morning at 9:00 a.m.

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This Week at the Library: May 14-19, 2018

May 14, 2018
By BCPL

TWEEN MASTER BUILDERS
Monday, May 14th at 4:00 p.m.

The Library will host Master Builders on Monday afternoon. Build or create anything you can imagine with a wide variety of art and building supplies, including LEGOs, origami paper, cardboard tubes, & more! (Ages 9-13.)


"POISONOUS PLANTS & BITING INSECTS, OH MY!"
Monday, May 14th at 6:00 p.m. 

On Monday evening at 6:00 p.m., the Library will host "Poisonous Plants and Biting Insects, Oh My!" At this event, Alexis Sheffield and Alethea Price will talk about how to identify various poisonous plants and biting insects, and how to treat the itch they leave behind. This program is offered in partnership with the Boyle County Extension Office.

 

TEEN GAMING @BCPL
Tuesday, May 15th at 4:00 p.m.

On Tuesday afternoon, grab some friends and hang out at the Library playing video games. Snacks will be served. (Ages 13-18.)
 


TWEEN LAB: LEGO BOATS
Thursday, May 17th at 4:00 p.m.

The Library will host Tween Lab on Thursday afternoon. This month, use your engineering science skills to create a boat out of LEGOs that will float in water! (Ages 9-13.)

 

"TALK OF THE TOWN"
Thursday, May 17th at 4:30 p.m. 

The Friends of the Library will host “Talk of the Town,” on Thursday afternoon at 4:30 p.m., featuring several members of the Danville High School (DHS) Forensics team.

Coached by Steve Meadows, the DHS competitive speech and debate team is one of the top high school speech teams in the state, and has won the state speech tournament eight times, including the last three years (2016, 2017, and 2018). The forensics students compete in contests during the regular season, which runs from November through March. Some of the students on the team have qualified to represent Kentucky at the two national tournaments, held this year in Fort Lauderdale and Washington, DC. This year, eight DHS students will travel to compete at these meets -- seven to DC, one to Florida. Some of the events in which the team competes include Duo Interpretation, Extemporaneous Speaking, and Oratory.

All are welcome to attend this event.



ASL CONVERSATION GROUP
Thursday, May 17th at 6:00 p.m.

The Library will host American Sign Language Conversation Group on Thursday evening  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.

 

STAFF TRAINING DAY
Friday, May 18th 

The Library will be closed on Friday, May 18 for a staff training day.

 

"MEET THE BREED"
Saturday, May 19th from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. 

The Library will host a “Meet the Breed” event on Saturday afternoon from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Library Park.

Cheri Carbone from Mutts with Manners will oversee the event featuring over 20 dogs. Breeds scheduled to participate include the French Bulldog, American Eskimo, Chihuahua, Vizsla, Daschund, and more. Pet owners will be on-hand to talk about their different breeds, and will be available to answer any questions.

This program will be held rain or shine. In the event of rain, the program will be moved inside the Library to the Community Room.


BOOK CLUBS:

2ND MONDAY BOOK DISCUSSION
Monday, May 14th at 3:00 p.m.
The Story Hour by Thrity Umrigar 


3RD THURSDAY MORNING BOOK DISCUSSION
Thursday, May 17th at 10:00 a.m.
Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance 


3RD THURSDAY AFTERNOON BOOK DISCUSSION
Thursday, May 17th at 4:00 p.m.
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
 
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