Teddy Bear Sleepover

November 19, 2014
By Youth

Children are invited to bring a stuffed animal to this special bedtime storytime in which the animals get to spend the night in the library! Make a picture frame craft and get a photo of their overnight adventure the next day when you come to pick them up. Pajamas are welcome!


Note to parents: Please do not bring any stuffed animals that will be missed at bedtime!


 Teddy Bear Sleepover 




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Library to Host "The Big Read" Community Forum

November 11, 2014
By BCPL

The Boyle County Public Library will host The Big Read Community Forum on Wednesday, November 12th at 4:00 pm to discuss community participation in "The Big Read," a National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) program designed to restore reading to the center of American culture. "The Big Read" provides organizations with grants and comprehensive resources that support their efforts to inspire their community to read and discuss a single book. More information about "The Big Read" can be found online at www.neabigread.org.


In this Community Forum, we will be discussing opportunities for partnerships with local businesses, brainstorming ideas for related programs, and begin the process of selecting a book.


Members of the community interested in participating in The Big Read Community Forum may register by contacting Mary Flachbart at mary.apc@boylepublib.org or by calling the circulation desk at 859-238-7323. Online registration is also available.


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"Out of the Woods" Art Exhibit on Display at the Library

November 8, 2014
By BCPL

The Boyle County Public Library announces the opening of "Out of the Woods," a new art exhibit in the Mahan Gallery. This exhibit, which features wooden sculptures made by area artists, will be on display through the end of December. An Opening Reception will be held at the Library in the Mahan Gallery on Monday, November 10, 2014 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. All are invited to attend.



The Mahan Gallery features the artwork of area artists and traveling exhibits. The gallery is located just off the main floor of the Library in the Mahan House and is open to the public during regular Library hours.


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"2 Women in Paris" Travel Program to be Held at the Library

November 7, 2014
By BCPL

The Friends of the Library continue their Fall Program Series on Thursday, November 13th at 4:30 pm with "2 Women in Paris (and a side trip to London)."


Annabel Girard and Brenda Edwards will share stories and photos from their recent trip to Paris and London. They'll talk about their impressions and offer up travel tips.


This program will be held in the Community Room at the Library. Friends 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 at 859.238.7323.



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Veteran Recognition and Military Author Programs

October 30, 2014
By BCPL

Heritage Hospice will sponsor a Veterans Honor and Recognition ceremony recognizing local veterans on Thursday, November 6th at 6:15 pm at the Library. Immediately following the ceremony, the Library will be hosting a program and book signing with military author Brad Jones at 6:30 pm in the Community Room. Jones is the author of Black Walls Turn Gray, a novel that brings to light some of the consequences of modern warfare and the struggles that veterans face in readjusting to civilian life. His program will include a discussion on current military issues overseas and coping with PTSD.



Brad Jones is a former captain and a Marine veteran of the Afghanistan War. Born in Mount Sterling, Kentucky, he grew up in Salt Lick, a small town in northeast Kentucky. He holds a bachelor's degree from Morehead State University, an M.A. in political science from the University of Louisville, and an M.B.A from Sullivan University. Joining the service in October 2000, he served in the 1st Battalion 6th Marines and in the 6th Marine Regiment, and deployed to Okinawa, South Korea, Japan, Liberia, and, in 2004, to Afghanistan. Today, Brad Jones resides in Lexington, Kentucky. He is the father of a seven-year-old daughter. He is a member of a local Marine Corps League detachment and maintains his interest in the politics of war and diplomacy.


While Black Walls is a work of fiction, Jones draws upon some of his life experiences in developing the narrative. The story, which is set primarily in Kentucky and Afghanistan, includes arresting descriptions of their widely differing, but remarkably beautiful, rural landscapes. Nature is a voiceless but sometimes threatening character in the novel.


Both programs are free and open for all to attend.


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