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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Mystery Mayhem

October 18, 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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Murder Mystery: Dying for Love

October 17, 2014

The Library will host "Murder Mystery: Dying for Love" on Friday, October 24th at 7:00 pm. Participants will assume the role of detective in this after-hours event as they try to solve the case of the murdered actor, the star of the hit play Dying for Love.

This ticketed event is for adults and youth ages 14 and up. Participants may register and pick up their tickets at the Circulation Desk in the Library.

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2014 Fall Film Series: Civil Rights and Race Relations

October 14, 2014

The Friends of the Library Fall Film Series kicks off on Thursday, October 16th at 7:00 pm in the Community Room at the Library with films concentrating on civil rights and race relations. The film series is designed to contribute to a better understanding of the struggle for equality which began with the Supreme Court decision of 1964.

The films, which feature well known directors and award-winning actors, will be introduced each evening by Charles Vahlkamp, professor emeritus at Centre College. There is no charge for admission, and free popcorn will be available. The film series will run on most Thursday evenings through December 4th. An interpreter for the deaf is available upon request by contacting the Library 48-hours in advance at 859-238-7323.

Due to licensing restrictions, the use of the film titles is prohibited outside of the Library and on our website. However, the descriptions of the films are listed below, and inquiring minds can find out what movies will be shown by either visiting or calling the Library.

Thursday, October 16th
at 7:00 pm

In this 1958 film, two escaped convicts - one white, one black - are handcuffed together and must find a way to work together to avoid capture.

(Run time: 97 minutes.)

Thursday, October 23rd
at 7:00 pm

In this 1967 film, parents of an interracial couple must deal with a situation they never expected to arise.
(Run time: 108 minutes.)

Thursday, October 30th
at 7:00 pm

In this 1967 film, a small-town southern sheriff must overcome his racial attitudes in order to solve a murder mystery. (Run time: 110 minutes.)

Thursday, November 13th
at 7:00 pm

This 1992 biopic traces the rise of the black Muslim leader to a place of prominence in the struggle for equal civil rights. (Run time: 201 minutes.)


Thursday, November 20th
at 7:00 pm

In this 2011 film, an aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960's decides to write a book detailing the African-American maids’ point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis. (Run time: 146 minutes.)

Thursday, December 4th
at 7:00 pm

This 2013 film depicts the story of Jackie Robinson, from his signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1945 to his historic 1947 season when he broke the color barrier in Major League baseball. (Run time: 128 minutes.)

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