Unpuzzling Poe: Keynote Address with Chris Semtner

September 21, 2015
By BCPL

The Library will present the "Unpuzzling Poe" Keynote Address featuring Chris Semtner as part of its celebration of Edgar Allan Poe on Monday, September 21st at 6:30 pm in the Community Room at the Library. Semtner, curator of the Poe Museum in Richmond, Virginia, will be lecturing on the life and literary influences of Edgar Allan Poe. This is a free, ticketed event, limited to 100 people. Tickets are available at the Library.


More information about the Poe Museum can be found at www.poemuseum.org.



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Library to host The Big Read "Unpuzzling Poe" Kick-Off Party

September 15, 2015
By BCPL

The Boyle County Public Library will launch its Big Read program in celebration of Edgar Allan Poe with a Kick-Off Party at the Library on Sunday, September 20th from 2:00-6:00 pm. The Big Read in Danville-Boyle County is presented in partnership with: the Arts Commission of Danville/Boyle County; the Community Arts Center; Concerned Citizens for Human Relations; Elmwood Inn Fine Teas; Friends of the Library; Forkland Community Center; The Hub; Jacobs Hall-Kentucky School for the Deaf; Jane Barleycorn's; Main Street Perryville; Old Crow Inn; Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill; Warrenwood Manor; and West T. Hill Community Theater.


The kick-off event will feature a variety of activities include a dramatic reading of "The Bells," a book give-away, a Poe-themed photo booth, an art activity for children, and a Bell Choir performance by Lexington Avenue Baptist Church.


A program of the National Endowment for the Arts, The Big Read broadens our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book. Managed by Arts Midwest, this initiative offers grants to support innovative community reading programs designed around a single book. Danville is one of 75 communities nationwide participating in The Big Read from September 2015-June 2016. From September 20-October 31, our community will celebrate Edgar Allan Poe with a full calendar of "Unpuzzling Poe" events including a Mock Trial at West T. Hill Community Theatre; a Poe-inspired film series; an Afternoon Tea at Warrenwood Manor; a dramatic performance by Helen McKenna Uff; dramatic readings at the Forkland Festival and many locations throughout the community; and a Poe Spirit Stroll at Shaker Village.



For more information on this event, please contact Maggie Myers at the Library.


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Seed Saving Workshop at the Library

September 14, 2015
By BCPL

The Library offers a monthly "How-To" program series for adults, where participants can explore the information and skills needed for a new hobby or activity, guided by a local expert. On Monday, September 14th at 6:00 pm, Sidney Ratliff, owner of Mozybeau Farm, will present "Saving Seeds." Ratliff, who was recognized as a Local Food Hero at the Kentucky State Fair, will discuss how to save seeds from your garden. He will also bring Heirloom Tomato Seeds to give to program participants. This free event will be held in the Community Room. Light refreshments will be served.



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Dot Day Party

September 14, 2015
By Youth

September 15th marks the anniversary of the best-selling picture book, The Dot, by Peter H. Reynolds. The Dot tells the story of an art teacher who inspires a reluctant student. International Dot Day is a day to explore the story's powerful themes of bravery, imagination and self-expression. Celebrate Dot Day by listening to stories and visiting craft stations at the library. Come make your own mark on the world!


 Dot Day 




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Friends of the Library to host "Saving the Monarch Butterfly"

September 6, 2015
By BCPL

The Friends of the Library begin their 2015 Fall Program Series at the Library on Thursday, September 10th at 7:00 pm with "Saving the Monarch Butterfly." Dr. Michael Hamm will speak about international efforts to save the Monarch Butterfly. Hamm will discuss the Monarch’s unique migration which can require flights of up to 3,000 miles, and the efforts to rescue the Monarch from its alarming decline.


Hamm serves on the Board of Trustees of the Kentucky Chapter of The Nature Conservancy, and the Boards of Directors of the Central Kentucky Wildlife Refuge and the La Cruz Habitat Protection Project, which sponsors and oversees the reforestation of the Monarch winter roosting sites in Mexico. More information about this project can be found online at www.forestsformonarchs.org.



This free program is open to the public and will be held in the Community Room at the Boyle County Public Library. An interpreter for the deaf will be available.


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