American Girl Afternoon Resumes this Month

August 22, 2014
By BCPL

The Library will once again offer "American Girl Afternoon," a program series for 6-12-year olds that features a different American Girl doll each month. Program participants will learn about the historical period in which the featured character lived by participating in related activities, making crafts, and having snacks. The program this month will be held on Friday, August 22nd at 4:00 pm in the Children's Library.


This month, participants will learn about Kaya, an adventurous Nez Perce girl growing up in 1764. Dolls are welcome to attend but are not required. Children interested in attending may register for the program by calling the Library at 859-238-7323 or by signing up in the Children's Library.



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“The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers” film to be shown at the Library

August 19, 2014
By BCPL

The Library will be showing the film "The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers" on Thursday, August 21st at 6:00 pm in the Community Room. This event is free and open to the public. There will be a brief discussion following the film.



This event is a collaboration with POV, the award-winning independent film series on PBS. More information about the film can be found online at www.pbs.org/pov/mostdangerousman.


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Friends of the Library Fall 2014 Programs Start in August

August 16, 2014
By BCPL

The Friends of the Library will begin their Fall program series with "And the Leopard Did What???" on Thursday, August 21st at 4:30 pm in the Community Room at the Library.


In this program, Neil and Ginny Eklund, retired educators from Boyle County, will share their recent trip to southern Africa through stories and a slide show. You will see the "Magnificent Seven," learn more about antelopes than you could imagine, hear the mighty roar of the lion (and why he was roaring), witness a rainbow at Victoria Falls, and much more.



This program is free and open to the public. An interpreter for the deaf is available upon request by contacting the Library 48-hours in advance at 859.238.7323.


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End-of-Summer Book Sale

August 8, 2014
By BCPL

The Friends of the Library will be holding the End-of-Summer Book Sale on Friday, August 15th and Saturday, August 16th in the Library Rotunda during regular library hours.


This sale will feature a large selection of fiction, including books by Nora Roberts, Debbie Macomber, Dean Koontz, Iris Johansen, and Stephen King. There will also be many children's books available. Proceeds of the sale will go toward Library programs and events funded by the Friends of the Library.


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Library to Host "The Naming of Danville"

July 31, 2014
By BCPL

The Library will host a program called "The Naming of Danville," presented by Jerry E. Jones, MD, MS on Thursday, August 7th at 6:00 pm. Jones will discuss the history surrounding the naming of Danville, including information on Walker Daniel and the development of the town that would be named after him.



Jerry Jones is a retired physician/educator with a long standing interest in Kentucky history and his family stories relating to it. Growing up under the shadows of Fort Boonesborough (KY), the family stories of Red River and the Warriors Path which crossed nearby sparked an early childhood interest in history and genealogy. Jones is the author of "KEN-TAH-THE, The Life and Times of Walker Daniel, Founder of the Town Lands of Danville, Kentucky" (published in 2009), as well as a prolific blogger on the history of Danville. More information and discussion about the subject can be found on his blog "Historic Danville, KY" at historicdanvilleky.blogspot.com.


Those interested in attending this program can sign up by calling (859) 238-7323 or by using the registration form on the Adult Programming page.

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