ONE BOOK Gardening Events at the Library

April 17, 2015

In collaboration with the ONE BOOK Community Reading Project, the Library will be offering special gardening-related programs and events.

Gardening Craft

On Monday, April 20th at 6:00pm, the Library will host Garden Pavers: Family Night. At this event, adults and children can work together to make a stepping stone for their spring garden. All supplies will be provided, but space is limited to 30 participants so registration is required. The Library will also host Garden Pavers for Kids & Tweens on Monday, April 27th at 4:00pm. Space for this session is also limited to 30 participants.

Special Event Storytimes

On Tuesday, April 21st at 11:30am and Wednesday, April 22nd at 10:30 am and 11:15 am, Ms. Libby will present Tiny Green Thumbs by C.Z. Guest at the Preschool and Homeschool Storytimes. Children in attendance will receive sunflower seeds to grow at home for a contest. Prizes will be awarded at the end of July for the tallest sunflower, the shortest sunflower, and the sunflower with the biggest diameter. Pictures of the sunflowers progress are encouraged and will be on display in the Children's Library.

The children will also be planting Mammoth Sunflowers at the Library on that day, and each child will be given a tree sapling which they can plant at home to celebrate Earth Day.

Arbor Day Event

On Friday, April 24th at 12:00pm the Library will host Arbor Day Tree Planting. Tree saplings will be given to the first 50 people to arrive. Instruction will be given on properly planting and caring for the tree.

All of these events are free and open to the public. Call the Library for more information or to register.

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Edinburgh Energy: Experiencing the Great Scottish Vote

April 12, 2015

The Friends of the Library continue their Spring program line-up on Thursday, April 16th at 4:30 pm with "Edinburgh Energy: Experiencing the Great Scottish Vote."

Dramatic events often happen in Edinburgh, Scotland. This capitol city is home to the world famous Edinburgh Festival of Arts and Culture. As the world’s first UNESCO designated City of Literature, Edinburgh is the birthplace of dramatic stories such as Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Harry Potter. The "Great Scottish YES/NO Vote on Independence from the United Kingdom," however, was a drama 300 years in the making. Come experience the debate, vote, and reconciliation week through the camera lens and stories of Gayle Waddell, with Scottish music from Phillip Jones and Friends.

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

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Gardening Series Continues

April 10, 2015

In collaboration with the ONE BOOK Community Reading Project, the Boyle County Public Library is offering a five-part Gardening Series this spring. The third installment in the series, "Lunch & Learn: Container Gardening," will be held on Tuesday, April 14th at 12:00 pm in the Community Room at the Library.

Presented by Alexis Amorese and James Ross, this program is ideal for those interested in learning how to grow a garden in a less conventional way. Those in attendance will learn how to start and grow plants and vegetables in containers. If a larger, traditional garden is more than you need, or if no space for a garden is available, container gardening may be the solution. Those attending are encouraged to bring their lunch with them to enjoy during the program.

During this event, the Library will also introduce its new Seed Bank program, where seeds can be taken and the associated planting literature can be checked out.

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Heirloom Tomato Seeds Workshop Cancelled

April 9, 2015

The Heirloom Tomato Seeds workshop originally scheduled for Thursday, April 9th has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. The workshop has been rescheduled for Saturday, May 16th at 3:00 pm. Anyone interested in attending may call or stop by the Circulation Desk at the Library to register.

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Spring-themed Art Exhibit Opens in the Mahan Gallery

April 6, 2015

The Boyle County Public Library with the Arts Commission of Danville/Boyle County announce the opening of a spring-themed art exhibit in the Mahan Gallery at the Library. "April Showers Bring May Flowers" will be on display through the end of April. An Artist Reception will be held at the Library in the Mahan Gallery on Monday, April 6th from 6:30–8:00 p.m.

The exhibit features a variety of mediums including oils, acrylics, and photography. The exhibit is both an opportunity for local artists to exhibit their work in a beautiful space as well as a treat for area residents to view art in the comfortable surroundings of the library.

"The Arts Commission partnered with the Boyle County Public Library to present several exhibits last year," says Ann Nichols, Executive Director of the Arts Commission of Danville/Boyle County.  "We are excited to continue that partnership. What better place to exhibit local art than in our local library.  After this winter, it will be a delight to look at images of spring!"

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