Thursday Night at the Library

March 8, 2018
By BCPL

Family Movie Night
Thursday, March 8th at 5:00 p.m.

On Thursday evening at 5:00 p.m. the Library will host "Family Movie Night." Families are invited to come to the Library to watch Wonder, the hit movie from 2017 based on the best-selling book by R.J. Palacio about a boy with facial differences who is entering a mainstream elementary school for the first time. Related activities and snacks will be provided. (Rated PG; 113 min.)

 

Coloring & Conversation
Thursday, March 8th 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.

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This Week at the Library: March 5-10, 2018

March 4, 2018
By BCPL

Tween Advisory Group (TAG)
Monday, March 5th at 4:00 p.m.

Tween Advisory Group will meet on Monday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. TAG provides a way for tweens to have fun planning events while volunteering their time at the library. This month participants will plan upcoming programs and make popsicle stick puzzles. For more information about tween programs, see Ms. Kinsey Hisle in the Children’s Library. For ages 9-13.

 

French Café
Monday, March 5th at 5:00 p.m.

On Monday evening at 5:00 p.m., the Library will host French Café. At this "community requested-community led" program, people of all ages can gather together in a relaxed atmosphere to practice speaking French in casual conversation. This event is great for those who are fluent speakers as well as for those who are just learning the language. The French Café will be held in the Mahan Gallery at the Library.


Tax Prep Assistance
Tuesdays & Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The AARP Foundation and the United Way will offer tax preparation help at the Library on Tuesdays and Saturdays, respectively. This assistance will continue through early April.

  • AARP Foundation Tax-Aide services will be available on Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to taxpayers with low to moderate income, with special attention given to those who are age 60 and older. This walk-in service is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Those wanting to use this service will need to bring the previous year’s tax return, a photo ID, and social security card.
  • The United Way Tax Preparation Assistance will be available by appointment only on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. To make an appointment, call 211 or 1-866-353-6354 or go online to uwbg.org/CKEEP for more information and to reserve an appointment.

 

Kid’s Book Club (Week 3)
Tuesday, March 6th at 4:00 p.m.

On Tuesday afternoon at 4:00 p.m., the Library will host the Kid’s Book Club. The club will meet weekly for four weeks on Tuesdays at 4:00 p.m., and is recommended for children who are in grades 1-3. Each week we’ll read a different book from one of our favorite series. This week the club will be reading Geronimo Stilton: The Karate Mouse. Children are invited to come discuss the books, participate in themed games and crafts, and enjoy snacks. Registration is required.


Family Movie Night
Thursday, March 8th at 5:00 p.m.

On Thursday evening at 5:00 p.m. the Library will host "Family Movie Night." Families are invited to come to the Library to watch Wonder, the hit movie from 2017 based on the best-selling book by R.J. Palacio about a boy with facial differences who is entering a mainstream elementary school for the first time. Related activities and snacks will be provided. (Rated PG; 113 min.)

 

Coloring & Conversation
Thursday, March 8th 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.

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Sheldon Tapley Art Reception honoring Catharine Spragens

March 4, 2018
By BCPL

The Boyle County Public Library will unveil an oil painting by Sheldon Tapley at a public reception on Sunday, March 4, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. The expansive and colorful work depicts local landscape. It is a new acquisition for the library’s collection.

The painting was donated by Tapley in honor of Catharine Spragens, former first lady of Centre College, who lived a remarkably active life until her death at 96 on March 26, 2016.

The artist’s exhibitions at Tatistcheff Gallery in New York City established him as painter of national reputation, whose works are in public and private collections across the country. A New Yorker review praised his work as “intelligently composed and executed with polished skill.” His works have been published in American Artist, The Artist’s Magazine and New American Paintings, and featured in the documentary Looking At Painting, produced by Kentucky Educational Television. He is a recipient of an Al Smith Fellowship, awarded by the Kentucky Arts Council.



Born in Venezuela to British parents—Ron and Sylvia—Tapley was raised in Europe and North America. He and his wife, Ann Silver, are longtime residents of Danville. Their children, Rachel and Peter, attended Danville High School and Centre College. The artist’s father now resides here, too.

Tapley has taught at Centre College for thirty-five years, where he has been awarded a Cantrell Professorship and the Kirk Award for Excellence in Teaching; he is currently Stodghill Professor of Painting and Drawing. Tapley is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Grinnell College and earned his M.F.A. from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. He loves painting and drawing with his students in the studio, and outdoors around Danville. “Working with students, seeing their skill and confidence grow, is very rewarding. I stay in touch with many alumni. It is a great pleasure watching their careers develop.”

Tapley's gift honors Catharine Smallwood Spragens, Centre's longest-serving first lady and wife of Thomas A. Spragens, President of Centre College from 1957 to 1981. Mrs. Spragens, a Mississippi native, grew up in Oxford near William Faulkner’s home, where she listened to ghost stories by the Nobel Prize winner.  She later recalled “how genial Mr. Faulkner was with children and how distant he was with adults.”  In 1975 she arranged for a Centre Faulkner seminar to travel to Oxford, Mississippi, to meet with the major Faulkner scholars.  Professor Mark Lucas, who currently teaches that seminar and was a Centre student at that time, recalls that, to him, President and Mrs. Spragens “represented a kind of high-minded patrician grace that was attractive and inspiring.”

Mrs. Spragens was a constant reader who played a prominent role in many Danville institutions, including the public library.  As a longtime member of the Amanda O. Rodes Book Club, she regularly reviewed books that were then donated to the library.  Several of her relatives will attend the March 4th reception.

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This Week at the Library: February 25-March 3, 2018

February 25, 2018
By BCPL

FOR ALL AGES

Lathering with Love: Giving Your Dog a Relaxing Bath
Sunday, February 25th at 2:00 p.m. 

On Sunday afternoon at 2:00 p.m., Trudi Jensen, from Lather with Love Dog Groom & Spa, will teach loving techniques for at-home dog care, such as bathing, nail trimming, and dog massage. This program will be held in the Community Room. All ages are welcome.


FOR ADULTS

Adulting: Tools 101
Monday, February 26th at 6:00 p.m. 

On Monday evening at 6:00 p.m., the Library will host “Adulting,” a monthly program series that explores the different skills adults need to thrive. This month, participants will discover that most small jobs around the house can be handled with a basic tool kit. They’ll learn the components of a basic tool kit and what each tool can be used for. The first 25 registered participants who attend will receive a free, small tool kit. This program is offered in partnership with the Boyle County Extension Office and will be held in the Community Room at the Library.

 

Meditation Monday
Monday, February 26th at 6:30 p.m. 

On Monday evenings the Library provides a quiet space in the Mahan Gallery for anyone wanting to practice meditation. On Monday at 6:30 p.m., there will be a guided session that will include a discussion about the various digital meditation apps available to use.


Protect Your History: Archival Scrapbooks
Saturday, March 3rd at 2:00 p.m. 

On Saturday afternoon at 2:00 p.m., the Library will host “Archival Scrapbooks,” part of the “Protect Your History” monthly workshop series offered at the Library. This month participants will learn how to protect old scrapbooks and learn about proper materials to use in new scrapbooks. Participants may bring in scrapbooks for condition assessment. This program will be held in the Mahan Gallery.


FOR KIDS, TWEENS & TEENS

Tween Writing
Monday, February 26th at 4:00 p.m. 

On Monday afternoon at 4:00 p.m., the Library will host a writing group for tweens. Participants will have fun with creative writing using prompts and writing games. This month tweens will play Roll-a-Story. For ages 9-13.

 

Teen Book Chat
Tuesday, February 27th at 4:00 p.m. 

On Tuesday afternoon at 4:00 p.m., the Library will host a book chat for teens. This informal book group provides teens (ages 13-18) a forum to talk about their favorite books with fellow bibliophiles.

 

Now Playing Night
Thursday, March 1st at 5:00 p.m. 

On Thursday evening at 5:00 p.m., the Library will host "Now Playing Night," a fun evening where tweens can hang out at the Library playing board games and watching a movie. This month, we'll show "Horton Hears a Who," an animated film from 2008 based on a Dr. Seuss book about an elephant who finds a society of microscopic creatures living on a speck of dust. Popcorn and drinks will be provided. For ages 9-13.

 

Kid's Homeschool Book Club
Friday, March 2nd at 2:00 p.m. 

The Kid’s Homeschool Book Club will meet this Friday at 2:00 p.m. Led by Children’s Librarian Libby McWhorter, this book club is designed for children ages 5-8 and features a book discussion and trivia activities. This month, participants are reading Aesops Fables retold by Ann McGovern. Snacks will be served. Register for this club in the Children’s Library.

 

LEGO Club
Friday, March 2nd at 4:00 p.m.

The Library will host LEGO Club on Friday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. in the Storytime Room. The finished LEGO creations will be placed on display in the Children's Library. 

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This Week at the Library: February 19-23, 2018

February 19, 2018
By BCPL

Comic Book Club

The Library will host a Comic Book Club for tweens on Monday, February 19 at 4:00 p.m. where tweens can discuss their favorite comics, preview new comics, and do activities inspired by favorite characters and stories. For ages 9-13.

 

Kid’s Book Club (Week 1)

On Tuesday, February 20 at 4:00 p.m., the Library will host the Kid’s Book Club. The club will meet weekly for four weeks on Tuesdays at 4:00 p.m., and is recommended for children who are in grades 1-3. Each week we’ll read a different book from one of our favorite series. Books will include Magic Tree House: Pirates Past Noon; Magic Tree House: Night of the Ninjas; Geronimo Stilton: Karate Mouse; and Geronimo Stilton: Temple of the Ruby of Fire. Children are invited to come discuss the books, participate in themed games and crafts, and enjoy snacks. Registration is required.

 

Teen Gaming @BCPL

On Tuesday, February 20 at 4:00 p.m., the Library will host Teen Gaming, featuring video games, movies, and snacks. This program will be held in the Community Room and is for ages 13-18.

 

Tween Lab: Fizzing Heart Art

The Boyle County Public Library offers a monthly STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) lab for tweens (ages 9-13) where they can try out a different experiment each month. On Thursday, February 22 at 4:00 p.m., tweens will use baking soda and vinegar reactions to make paint eruptions as heart art.

 

“One Step Ahead of the Nazis” with Fred Gross

On Thursday, February 22 at 6:30 p.m. author Fred Gross will talk about his experience fleeing the Nazis as a child during World War II. In his book, One Step Ahead of Hitler: A Jewish Child’s Journey through France, Gross recounts his family’s flight from the German invasion of Belgium. From the bombing on their neighborhood in Antwerp to the end of the war, Gross and his family survived their harrowing journey because of their ingenuity and determination, and with the help of the brave men and women who were willing to stand up to their government. His story is one of war, family, and the power of memory. This program will be held in the Community Room at the Library.

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