Danville-Boyle County to Read and Celebrate Edgar Allan Poe During The Big Read

September 5, 2015
By BCPL

The Boyle County Public Library is a recipient of a grant of $7,010 to host The Big Read in Danville-Boyle County. 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. The Boyle County Public Library is one of 75 nonprofit organizations to receive a grant to host a Big Read project between September 2015 and June 2016. The Big Read in Danville will focus on Great Tales and Poems by Edgar Allan Poe. More than 30 activities will be offered at various locations throughout the community September 21 – October 31, 2015.



NEA Chairman Jane Chu said, "The Big Read is a powerful example of how the arts can bring communities together and help us to connect with one another. These 75 organizations, including the Boyle County Public Library, are creating valuable opportunities for their communities to share wonderful stories and characters and to have meaningful conversations."


The Big Read provides communities nationwide with the opportunity to read, discuss, and celebrate one of 37 selections from U.S. and world literature. The 75 selected organizations will receive Big Read grants to promote and carry out community-based reading programs. The NEA has also developed high-quality, free-of-charge educational materials to supplement each title, including reader’s guides, teacher’s guides, and audio programming, all of which are available to the public on neabigread.org.


A Kick-Off Party for The Big Read: Unpuzzling Poe is scheduled for Sunday, September 20, 2015 from 2:00-5:00 pm at the Library. 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. Programs and performances will continue to be offered throughout the community for six weeks, including events at West T. Hill Community Theatre, the Forkland Festival, Shaker Village, and many other venues. Many of the events are free, some are free but require tickets (available in advance at the Library), and some charge for admission. More information about The Big Read: Unpuzzling Poe events can be found at the Library.


For more information about The Big Read please visit neabigread.org.


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D.I.Y. Up-cycle Workshop for Teens

September 3, 2015
By BCPL

The Library will host a D.I.Y. Up-cycle Workshop for teens on Friday, September 4th at 4:00 pm. At this monthly program, we'll give used or worn out items new life. In September we'll be turning old VHS tapes into bookends. This free event will be held in the Mahan Gallery and is open to all teens (ages 13-18). Registration is required. Please call the library to register at 859.238.7323.




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Instagram Frames

August 28, 2015
By Youth

Paint a picture frame to display your favorite photograph. Using the app is not required, just come be creative and #havefun! Supplies are limited, so registration is required.


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Summer Reading Grand Prize Winners Announced

August 27, 2015
By BCPL

The Library is pleased to announce the Grand Prize winners of the 2015 Summer Reading Program. Two new bicycles were donated by Webster Orthodontics in Danville to be given away in a drawing at the end of Summer Reading. All children who completed a reading log were entered to win.



Cassandra Lyons, (pictured here with Charlie Webster, son of Dr. Will Webster) and Ben Shreve (not pictured) were the lucky recipients of the bicycles. The children were able to select their new bikes at Danville Bike and Footwear.


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Library to Host Social Hour for Senior Adults

August 24, 2015
By BCPL

The Library will host a Seniors' Social Hour on Wednesday, August 26th at 9:30 am. Each month the Library will host a social gathering of senior adults for an informational presentation about relevant topics. In August, local seniors will have the opportunity to get to know Maggie Myers, the Library's Adult Programming Coordinator. During this first meeting, Maggie will be seeking input from area seniors about possible topics of interest to be covered at future socials.


This free event will be held in the Community Room. Light refreshments will be served.


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