Holiday Closing

April 19, 2014

The Library will be closed for Easter on Sunday, April 20, 2014. We will re-open on Monday morning.

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Jazzitude to Perform at the Library

April 18, 2014

The Library will host a free outdoor concert featuring Jazzitude on Sunday, April 27, 2014 from 3:00 - 4:00 pm at the Karl Benson Library Park. Patrons planning to attend the concert are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs. In the event of rain, the concert will be moved inside to the Community Room at the Library.

Jazzitude is a dynamic, multi-community based, 17-piece big band co-directed by Jack Covell and Lydia DiMartino Ellis. The band covers music from Journey and Queen, to Chick Corea, Duke Elington, and more.

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Centre Students to Lead Creative Writing Forum

April 14, 2014

The Library will be hosting the Danville-Boyle County Creative Writing Forum on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 6:30 pm in the Community Room. During this hour-long program, creative writing students from Centre College, under the direction of author and associate professor Lisa Williams, will lead a community-wide forum on creative writing and poetry. The students will be reading their own pieces, and the public is invited to bring their own works to share with the audience.

The Creative Writing Forum, which is open to teens and adults, celebrates National Poetry Month and Kentucky Writers Day. For more information about this event, contact Mary Koch at the Library.

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Library To Host Equine Programs in April

April 5, 2014

The Boyle County Public Library will be hosting a variety of equine and Derby-related programs during the month of April.

Gus Koch will present The Derby Dozen on Monday, April 7, 2014 at 10:00 am in the Community Room at the Library. Koch will lead us on a journey of raising a quality racing horse and explain what it takes to become one of the most famous horses of all time. Koch recently retired as manager from Claiborne Farm, a large thoroughbred horse farm located in Paris. In his career as a thoroughbred horse trainer, breeder, and farm manager, Koch worked with twelve of the Kentucky Derby winners, including triple-crown winners Count Fleet and Secretariat.

On Monday, April 7, 2014 at 6:00 pm, Margalee of Headturners Derby Hats will present an interactive workshop about Derby Hats and Fashion.

Then on Monday, April 28, 2014 at 6:00 pm, the Library will host Family Movie Night which will feature a film loosely based on the life and racing career of an undersized and overlooked thoroughbred race horse, whose unexpected successes made him a hugely popular media sensation in the United States during the Great Depression. There is no price for admission, and popcorn will be served.

In addition to these programs, the spring exhibit in the Mahan Gallery features equine art created by local artists. The Mane Attraction is made possible through a partnership between the Library and The Arts Commission of Danville/Boyle County. The exhibit will run through the end of May.

All events at the Library are free and open to the public.

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1st Annual Bluegrass Edible Book Festival and Contest

April 4, 2014

The Boyle County Public Library, along with five other Kentucky public libraries, will host the first annual Bluegrass Edible Book Festival on Saturday, April 5, 2014 from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm in the Community Room at the Library.

Participants will create edible works of art inspired by their favorite books. These “edible books” can be interpretations of titles, passages, favorite quotes, scenes or covers - just so long as they are based on a literary work. These edible creations will be put on display here at the library for the public to view, judge and taste.

Public vote will determine the prize winners in five categories - Taste, Creativity, Interpretation / Concept, Presentation, Wit / Humor.  Judges will select one "Best of Show" winner to compete regionally in an inter-library competition for a grand prize of $500!

For more information about this event, contact Mary Koch at the Library.

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