Teen Events this Week

February 21, 2017
By BCPL

The Boyle County Public Library hosts a variety of events for teens (ages 13-18). Julia Basil, our programming coordinator, offers regular weekly programs for teens including Teen Crafternoon, Teen Challenge (STEM), Teens Write, and Teen Book Club. This week we have two programs for teens:


Teen Challenge • Tuesday, February 21st at 4:00 p.m.

Teens can test their knowledge of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) concepts and engineering design abilities at Teen Challenge. At this team competition, teens (ages 13-18) will compete in a Paper Airplane Cargo Challenge. This free program will be held in the Community Room at the Library.


Teen Book Club • Friday, February 24th at 4:00 p.m.

The Teen Book Club, for ages 13-18, will be discussing Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs. Snacks will be provided. To receive a copy of the book, please see Julia at the Library.


For more information about these or other teen events, call the Library or email Julia at jbasil@boylepublib.org.

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Black History Month Event: "Education, Opportunity, and Service"

February 19, 2017
By BCPL

The Boyle County Genealogical & Historical Society, Boyle Landmark Trust, and the Danville-Boyle County African American Historical Society, have joined together with other community organizations to celebrate Black History Month in Danville / Boyle County.

On Monday, February 20, 2017 at 6:00 p.m., Michelle Carter and Dwayne Walker will be sharing their life stories, focusing on the theme "Education, Opportunity, and Service." Both speakers have served in a branch of the Armed Forces, and through their service to our country, were able to find an opportunity to gain a higher education that may have not been available to them otherwise. This special event will be held in the Community Room at the Library. All are invited to attend.



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Library to Host Community Forum in Junction City on Thursday

February 13, 2017
By BCPL

The Library will be hosting a Community Forum on Thursday, February 16th at 5:30 p.m. at the Junction City Community Center. We'll be seeking feedback about how the Library can better meet the needs of the Junction City community. Light refreshments will be served.

All are encouraged to attend. Please stop by and share your thoughts.

In addition to this event, a community forum for Danville residents will be held at the Library at the end of the month.

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Kid's Book Club Begins This Week

February 13, 2017
By BCPL

The Boyle County Public Library will offer a Kid's Book Club starting on Tuesday, February 14th at 4:00 p.m. The book club, for children ages 6-8, will meet every Tuesday for six weeks. Each week we’ll read a different book from one of our favorite series, including Geronimo Stilton and Magic Tree House. The first book will be available in the Children's Library upon registration, and will be discussed on February 14th. Children are invited to come discuss the books, and enjoy book-themed games, crafts, and refreshments.



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Friends of the Library to Host Program About John Bate, Danville African-American Educator

February 10, 2017
By BCPL

In celebration of Black History Month, the Friends of the Library will host James H. Atkins on Monday, February 13, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room at the Library. Atkins will present a program about John William Bate, an educator for African-American students in Danville for more than 55 years.

Born a slave in 1854, Bate's family was given their freedom in 1862. He attended Berea College in the late 1800s, then came to Danville to teach in a one-room school. Over the years, Bate transformed the school into an accredited standard high school, growing the shanty school building to a building with twenty rooms, including an auditorium with seating for 700. When the Danville Schools integrated in 1964, Bate High School became Bate Junior High. In 1978 a new building was constructed behind the site of the original school and Danville Bate Middle School opened. 



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