Veteran Recognition and Military Author Programs

October 30, 2014

Heritage Hospice will sponsor a Veterans Honor and Recognition ceremony recognizing local veterans on Thursday, November 6th at 6:15 pm at the Library. Immediately following the ceremony, the Library will be hosting a program and book signing with military author Brad Jones at 6:30 pm in the Community Room. Jones is the author of Black Walls Turn Gray, a novel that brings to light some of the consequences of modern warfare and the struggles that veterans face in readjusting to civilian life. His program will include a discussion on current military issues overseas and coping with PTSD.

Brad Jones is a former captain and a Marine veteran of the Afghanistan War. Born in Mount Sterling, Kentucky, he grew up in Salt Lick, a small town in northeast Kentucky. He holds a bachelor's degree from Morehead State University, an M.A. in political science from the University of Louisville, and an M.B.A from Sullivan University. Joining the service in October 2000, he served in the 1st Battalion 6th Marines and in the 6th Marine Regiment, and deployed to Okinawa, South Korea, Japan, Liberia, and, in 2004, to Afghanistan. Today, Brad Jones resides in Lexington, Kentucky. He is the father of a seven-year-old daughter. He is a member of a local Marine Corps League detachment and maintains his interest in the politics of war and diplomacy.

While Black Walls is a work of fiction, Jones draws upon some of his life experiences in developing the narrative. The story, which is set primarily in Kentucky and Afghanistan, includes arresting descriptions of their widely differing, but remarkably beautiful, rural landscapes. Nature is a voiceless but sometimes threatening character in the novel.

Both programs are free and open for all to attend.

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New Book Club for Historical and Non-Fiction Book Enthusiasts

October 24, 2014

The Library will offer a new book club starting in November. The "2nd Monday at 2" book club will feature biographies, non-fiction, and historical books. This book discussion group, led by Mary Flachbart, will meet regularly on the second Monday of the month at 2:00 pm in the Mahan House at the Library. The first meeting will be held on Monday, November 10th. Tribute to Valor & Courage by Rick Lee will be discussed.  Those interested in participating may register at the Circulation Desk in the Library.

In addition to the "2nd Monday at 2" book club, the Library also offers the Third Thursday Book Discussion Group for adults, as well was book clubs for kids, tweens, and homeschoolers.

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Mystery Mayhem

October 23, 2014
By Youth

The original bookplate designed by illustrator Mark Teague disappeared before it could be displayed! Tweens can take on the roles of suspects or sleuths and attempt to solve this fictional crime. Players will try to identify the villain by visiting the crime scene, examining clues and interrogating persons of interest. After gathering all the evidence, players must determine the guilty party!


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Mutts with Manners to Visit the Library

October 21, 2014

October is National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month. In recognition of this, the Danville-Boyle County Humane Society's Mutts with Manners program will present "Dog Adoption" at the Boyle County Public Library on Wednesday, October 22nd at 4:00 pm in the Community Room.

Cheri Carbone and John Turner will talk about how to adopt and/or foster the "perfect" dog based on factors like size, breed, life style, energy level, and more. They will be bringing one of the dogs currently in training at Northpoint Traning Center. More information about Mutts with Manners can be found online at

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Animal Tales to Bring Creepy Critters to the Library

October 20, 2014

The Library will host Animal Tales: Creepy Critters on Tuesday, October 21st at 4:00 pm in the Community Room. Creepy Critters focuses on "those less cuddly and icky creatures whose importance is often taken for granted." The program will feature arachnids, insects and snakes, and will illustrate that such undesirable critters serve an extremely important purpose to the environment.

Participants will be allowed to interact with several of the animals through "hands-on" volunteering, question & answer and crowd participation activities. All ages are welcome to attend this popular program. Due to limited seating, those planning to attend are encouraged to come early.

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