The Rain in Spain: Walking to Compostela

December 8, 2014
By BCPL

The Friends of the Library wrap up their 2014 Fall Program Series on Monday, December 8th at 7:00 pm with "The Rain in Spain: Walking to Compostela." Dr. Lee Jefferson, Assistant Professor of Religion at Centre College, will talk about visiting the holy pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. He will be joined by several of the trip participants who will comment briefly on their individual experiences: Dr. William Levin, Centre College Professor Emeritus of Art History; Grazia Levin, LCSW; Katie Bright, M.D.; Daniel Moran, M.D.; David Hall, NEH Associate Professor of Religion & Philosophy at Centre College; as well as several other Danvillians who were also on the pilgrimage.


This free program is open to the public and will be held in the Community Room at the Library.



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Sock Snowmen

December 6, 2014
By Youth

Tweens can make a snowman that is more cuddly than cold this winter! These jolly snowmen can be used as a seasonal decoration or given as a thoughtful gift. Enjoy building a snowman without getting chilly! Socks will be provided to those that have registered in advance.


 Sock Snowman 




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Open House at the Library

December 4, 2014
By BCPL

The Boyle County Public Library invites the public to an Open House on Friday, December 5th from 3:00 - 5:00 pm at the Library. This is an opportunity for library patrons to celebrate another great year at the Library and to honor the Friends of the Library for being awarded the 2014 Outstanding Friends of the Library Chapter. Finger food and refreshments will be served.



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End-of-Year Book Sale

December 3, 2014
By BCPL

The Friends of the Library will be holding an End-of-Year Book Sale on Thursday, December 4th through Saturday, December 6th in the Library Rotunda.


Sale hours will be as follows:


Thursday -- 1:00 - 8:00 pm


Friday -- 9:00 am - 5:30 pm


Saturday -- 9:00 am - 3:00 pm



Proceeds of the sale will go toward Library programs and events funded by the Friends of the Library.


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Kentucky Holiday Hauntings

December 1, 2014
By BCPL

The Library will host "Kentucky Holiday Hauntings" on Tuesday, December 2nd at 2:30 pm in the Community Room at the Library. Roberta Simpson Brown will present this Kentucky Humanities Council program about Kentucky ghost stories related to the holidays. (If you think holidays and hauntings are an unlikely pair, you might recall that Andy Williams sang about "scary ghost stories" in the classic Christmas song "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.")


Brown's talk relates stories from her books that are focused on true holiday hauntings in Kentucky. Some people do not know that Christmas, not Halloween, used to be the traditional time for ghost stories. Families and friends usually came for extended visits at holidays, and not having modern means of entertainment, they gathered around a fireplace or stove in winter or outside on the porch or under the stars in warm weather, and entertained themselves by telling ghost stories. This program reminds us of long ago Kentucky customs that are an important part of our heritage.


Those interested in attending this free program may register in-person at the Library's Circulation Desk, online at www.boylepublib.org, by calling 859.238.7323.



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