This Week at the Library: December 10-16, 2017

December 8, 2017
By BCPL

The following Library-sponsored programs are scheduled for this week:

 

FOR TEENS & TWEENS

Tween Book Club
Monday, December 11th at 4:00 p.m.

The Library offers a monthly book club for tweens (ages 9-13). On Monday afternoon at 4:00 p.m., tweens can read and bring in any science fiction book to discuss with others while participating in themed activities. Snacks will be available.

 

DIY Holiday Workshop
Tuesday, December 12th from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

The Library will host a DIY Holiday Workshop on Tuesday afternoon. Teens will be able to make a variety or ornaments and crafts to give as gifts. A gift wrapping station will be available, and refreshments will be served. There is no charge to participate in this event, and the Library will provide all of the supplies. For ages 13 -18.

 

Gingerbread Zombies for Tweens
Thursday, December 14th at 4:00 p.m.

On Thursday afternoon at 4:00 p.m., tweens are invited to put a fun twist on a classic holiday activity by decorating gingerbread cookies as zombies. For ages 9-13.

 

Star Wars Movie Marathon
Saturday, December 16th from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

On Saturday, December 16th the Library will host a movie marathon featuring the original trilogy of the epic American space opera: Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi. In addition to watching the movies and munching on popcorn, movie-goers can help make decorations for the upcoming party celebrating the original trilogy. For ages 13 and up.


FOR ADULTS

Second Monday Book Discussion Group
Monday, December 11th at 3:00 p.m.

The Second Monday Book Discussion Group meets on the second Monday of the month at 3:00 p.m. in the Mahan House at the Library. Selections include fiction and historical fiction books set in locations around the world. On Monday, December 11, the group will discuss The Commoner by John Burnham Schwartz. Those interested in participating may register at the Circulation Desk in the Library.

 

Mahan Gallery Artist Reception
Mary Trollinger Photography
Monday, December 11th from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

The Library will host an artist reception for photographer Mary Trollinger on Monday evening from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. in the Mahan Gallery at the Library. The exhibit, which will be on display through mid-January, primarily focuses on macro nature photography, but also features landscape and architecture.

The Mahan Gallery features the artwork of area artists. The gallery is located just off the main floor of the Library in the Mahan House and is open to the public during regular Library hours.

 

Coloring & Conversation
Thursday, December 14th 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 Monday of the month in the Mahan Gallery.

 

 

COMPUTER CLASSES

In the ongoing effort to promote lifelong learning, the Library offers a wide variety of free computer classes throughout month. This week the Library is offering the following classes:

Internet Basics on Monday, December 11th at 11:00 a.m.

eMail Basics on Wednesday, December 13th at 2:00 p.m.

 

 

DELAYED OPENING

The Library will have a one-hour delayed opening on Friday, December 15, 2017. Doors will open to the public at 10:00 a.m.

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This Week at the Library: December 4-9, 2017

December 4, 2017
By BCPL

The Boyle County Public Library offers many fun, educational events throughout the year. Weekly programs include Adult Storytime on Mondays at 9:00 a.m., Crafters Who Care on Mondays at 6:00 p.m., Coding Classes on Mondays and Thursdays at 4:00 p.m., and Storytimes on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. In addition to these weekly events, the following Library-sponsored programs are scheduled for this week:

 

FOR ADULTS

Author Visit and Book Signing with Angela Correll
Monday, December 4th at 4:00 p.m.

The Friends of the Library will host an author visit and book signing with best-selling author Angela Correll on Monday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. in the Community Room at the Library. Correll is presenting Granted, her final installment in the May Hollow Trilogy. To celebrate the book launch, the Friends of the Library will be giving away paperback copies of the book to the first ten people who arrive at the event. The Friends will also be holding a grand prize drawing for a signed set of the May Hollow Trilogy. Refreshments will be served.

About the author: Angela Correll lives on a farm in Central Kentucky with her husband, Jess, and an assortment of grass-fed cattle, horses, goats, and chickens. Correll created a business selling goat milk soap called Kentucky Soaps & Such that now operates as a soap-making factory and retail shop on Main Street in Stanford. She and her husband are also co-owners of the Bluebird Café, a farm-to-table restaurant, with Executive Chef William Hawkins. 

 

Community Blood Drive
Wednesday, December 6th from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The City of Danville Community Blood Drive will be held in the Community Room at the Library on Wednesday, December 6th. For more information, or to schedule an appointment to donate, call 800-775-2522 or go to kybloodcenter.org.

 

National Letter Writing Day
Thursday, December 7th at 6:00 p.m.

'Tis the season to be thankful! Come learn proper etiquette on when and how to write a thank you note. A variety of notecards will be provided as well as one first class stamp per participant.

 

Cookbook Club
Thursday, December 7th at 6:00 p.m.

On Thursday evening at 6:00 p.m. the Library will host the Cookbook Club. Each month will feature a different theme. In December the theme is Finger Foods. Participants will make and share different recipes with the club. They’ll hear what others liked about the recipe they tried, as well as taste-test samples and discover new recipes. Contact the Library for more information and to register. Registration is required.

 

 FOR TWEENS

Tween Advisory Group (TAG)
Monday, December 4th 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 talk about upcoming winter programs and play "Book Speed Dating" to quickly give emoji rankings to new books. For more information about tween programs, see Ms. Kinsey Hisle in the Children’s Library. For ages 9-13.

 

Now Playing Night
Thursday, December 7th at 4:00 p.m.

On Thursday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. the Library will host "Now Playing Night," a fun afternoon where tweens can hang out the Library playing board games and watching a movie. This month, we’ll show a film based on the first novel in the popular Harry Potter book series. Popcorn and drinks will be provided. For ages 9-13.

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This Week at the Library: November 27-December 3, 2017

November 26, 2017
By BCPL

The Library offers many fun, educational events throughout the year. Weekly programs include Adult Storytime on Mondays at 9:00 a.m., Crafters Who Care on Mondays at 6:00 p.m., Coding Classes on Mondays and Thursdays at 4:00 p.m., and Storytimes on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. In addition to these weekly events, the following Library-sponsored programs are scheduled for this week:

 

FOR ADULTS

Adult How-To: Introduction to Meditation
Monday, November 27th at 6:00 p.m.

The Library offers a monthly "How-To" program series for adults where participants can explore the information and skills needed for a new hobby or activity, guided by a local expert. On Monday evening at 6:00 p.m., the Library will host "Introduction to Meditation," presented by Sarah Cheatham. At this workshop, participants will learn how to clear the mind and relax as we head into the holiday season. This free program will be held in the Community Room.

 

FOR TEENS

Teen Book Club
Tuesday, November 28th at 4:00 p.m.

The Teen Book Club will meet at the Boyle County Public Library on Tuesday afternoon at 4:00 pm. The book club, for ages 13-18, will be discussing Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Snacks will be provided.

 

FOR KIDS & TWEENS

Tween Writing Group
Monday, November 27th at 4:00 p.m.

The Library will host a writing group for tweens (ages 9-13) on Monday afternoon. Each month will feature a different topic. This month participants will write six-word memoirs for ourselves and our favorite characters. Snacks will be provided.

 

Mouse Paint Tie Dye Workshop
Tuesday, November 28th at 4:00 p.m.

On Tuesday afternoon at 4:00 p.m., children can create their own stuffed animal to take home. Participants will stuff and tie dye a mouse using special bottle paint to make a colorful creation. Space is limited and registration is required. Call the Library to register.

 

Tween Lab
Thursday, November 30th at 4:00 p.m.

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 afternoon 4:00 p.m., tweens will be making Lemon Volcanoes.

 

Kid's Homeschool Book Club
Friday, December 1st at 2:00 p.m.

The Kid's Homeschool Book Club will meet on Friday afternoon 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, trivia activities, and snacks. This month, participants are reading Outbreak! Plagues the Changed History by Bryn Barnard. Register for this club in the Children's Library.

 

LEGO Club
Friday, December 1st 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.

 

Children's Ornament Workshop
Sunday, December 3rd at 2:00 p.m.

On Sunday afternoon at 2:00 p.m., the Library will host an ornament making workshop for children. Choose from three ornament designs to make and take home to decorate your own tree. This event will be held in the Storytime Room.

 

 

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Local Playwright to discuss "The History of the Orphan Train"

November 23, 2017
By BCPL

The Library will host "The History of the Orphan Train" featuring local playwright Liz Orndorff on Sunday, November 26th at 3:00 p.m. Learn about the history of the Orphan Train Movement, which operated in the United States and Canada between 1854 and 1929.

This event is a companion program to West T. Hill Community Theatre's Christmas musical, The Orphan Train, by Liz Orndorff and Scott Brown, and will be held in the Reading Room at the Library.

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Holiday Closure

November 22, 2017
By BCPL

The Library will be closed on Thursday, November 23rd for the Thanksgiving holiday. We will open on Friday, November 24th at 9:00 a.m.

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