This Week at the Library: June 11-16, 2018

June 8, 2018


Baby Lapsit
Mondays at 10:30 a.m.

The Boyle County Public Library will offer a Baby Lapsit program starting on Monday, June 11 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-July. Registration is required.


Yoga for Kids
Mondays at 11:00 a.m.

The Library will offer a yoga class for preschool-aged children on Mondays at 11:00 a.m. beginning June 11. The program, led by Lindley Zanolli, is designed especially for younger children. The class will be held in the Community Room at the Library. Registration is required.


"Ukulele for U"
Mondays at 6:30 p.m.

This year, music is the theme for summer reading. To celebrate this, the Library will be offering free ukulele lessons on Monday evenings at 6:30 p.m. beginning on June 11. Brittany Smith, the musically inclined Outreach Librarian, will teach the basics of playing ukulele. Participants can either bring their own instrument or use one of the Library’s, while supplies last. Registration is required. Lessons are for ages 13 and up.



Tween Craft: Summer Hat Design
Monday, June 11th at 2:00 p.m.

On Monday afternoon at 2:00 p.m., tweens (ages 9-13) can stop by the Library to decorate baseball caps with puff paint and bling. Hats are provided, or participants can bring their own.


Second Monday Book Discussion Group
Monday, June 11th 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 afternoon the group will discuss Death of a Dreamer: A Hamish Macbeth Mystery by M.C. Beaton. Those interested in participating may pick up a copy of the book at the Circulation Desk in the Library.


Magic Miles
Wednesday, June 13th at 1:00 p.m.

The Library will host "Magic Miles" on Wednesday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. Families are invited to be amazed by magic tricks performed by this local musician. After the show, those interested in learning how to perform easy-to-master magic tricks can check out any of the numerous books the Library has on the subject.


Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo
Thursday, June 14th at 10:30 a.m.*

The Library will host Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo on Thursday morning at 10:30 a.m.  Kids of all ages are invited to get an up-close look at a variety of animals native to Australia. Tickets are required to attend this event and will be given out 30-minutes prior to the start of the program.

*An additional non-ticketed Outreach performance will be held at 1:00 p.m. at Junction City Elementary School on the same day. Both events are free and open to the public.


Coloring & Conversation
Thursday, June 14th 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.


Michael Evces
Saturday, June 16th from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

On Saturday, June 16 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., the Library will host musician Michael Evces. The public is invited to stop by the Library to enjoy acoustic guitar music by this local singer-songwriter. This free event will be held on the main floor of the Library.

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Learn to Play Ukulele at the Library this Summer

June 8, 2018

This year, music is a major theme for the Summer Reading Program. To celebrate this, we'll be offering free ukulele lessons on Monday evenings at 6:30 p.m. beginning on June 11th.

Brittany Smith, our musically inclined Outreach Librarian, will teach the basics of playing ukulele. Participants can either bring their own instrument or use one of the Library's, while supplies last. Registration is required for those needing to borrow a ukulele for the class. Call the Library or email to sign up.

Lessons are for ages 13 and up.

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Summer Reading Activities at the Library

June 5, 2018

Kid’s Book Club
Tuesday, June 5th at 2:00 p.m.

On Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 p.m., the Library will host the Kid’s Book Club. The club, which will meet weekly during the summer on Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m., is for children who are going into grades 1-3. Each week we’ll read a different book from one of our favorite series. Book series will include Geronimo Stilton, Magic Tree House, I Survived, and The Boxcar Children. Children are invited to come discuss the books, participate in trivia, and enjoy snacks. Registration is required.

Kid’s Science Clubs
Thursday, July 7th at 10:30 & 11:30 a.m.

Beginning on July 7, the Library will offer Summer Science Clubs for kids on Thursday mornings. Each week will feature a different science experiment including making sand, puffy slime, fake spills, elephant toothpaste, and a volcano. The 5/6 Science Club is for 5-6 year olds and will meet on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. The 7/8 Science Club is for 7-8 year olds and will meet on Thursdays at 11:30 a.m. Registration is required.


CD Art for Tweens
Thursday, June 7th at 4:00 p.m.

The Library will host a CD Art activity for tweens on Thursday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. Participants will use old CDs to create unique artistic creations including scratch art, puff paint designs, and mosaic patterns. For ages 9-13.


Musical Movie Night
Thursday, June 7th at 7:00 p.m.

As part of the Summer Reading Program, on select Thursdays in June and July the Library will host musical movie nights featuring popular musicals. On Thursday, June 7 at 7:00 p.m., the Library will show Newsies, a movie from 1992 based on the New York City newsboy strike of 1899. (Rated PG; 121 minutes)


Music Trivia
Friday, June 8th at 2:00 p.m.

On Friday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. the Library will host an all-ages music trivia contest. Participants will pick their team and compete to win by answering music trivia questions about mystery songs and artist from recent years.

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This Week at the Library: May 27-June 2, 2018

May 27, 2018

Closed for Memorial Day
Monday, May 28th

The Library will be closed on Monday in observance of Memorial Day.


Great American Swing Dance
Thursday, May 31st from 7:30-9:00 p.m.

As part of the Great American Brass Band Festival, the Boyle County Public Library and the Friends of the Library will host the Great American Swing Dance on Thursday, May 31, 2018 from 7:30-9:00 p.m. in the Library Park. This is the fourth year the swing dance has been a part of the brass band festival. The dance provides an evening of great music and fun, and is always well attended even when the weather doesn’t cooperate (as was the case two years ago when the skies unexpectedly opened up and everything was quickly moved inside.)

The event will feature a swing dance lesson given by Wes Bratcher from 7:30-8:00 p.m., followed by a Swing Dance from 8:00-9:00 p.m. Music for the dance will be provided by The Walnut Street Ramblers. Guests are encouraged to bring a lawn chair and their dancing shoes.  The swing dance lesson, dance, and concert are free and open to the public.  (In the event of rain, the lesson and swing dance being held in the Library Lobby.)

Friday, June 1st at 2:00 p.m.

The Library will host LEGO Club on Friday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. in the Storytime Room. The finished LEGO creations will be placed on display in the Library.

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This Summer Libraries Rock!

May 25, 2018

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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