Playwright Margaret Edson to Visit the Library

September 17, 2014
By BCPL

Playwright Margaret Edson will be visiting the Library on Saturday, September 20th at 2:00 pm to talk about her Pulitzer Prize winning play, Wit. Wit has been produced worldwide, and is widely used as a teaching tool in classrooms ranging from high school English to graduate programs in medicine and nursing. Wit will be performed on September 19-21 and September 26-28 at West T. Hill Community Theatre.



Born in Washington, D.C. in 1961, Edson majored in Renaissance history and graduated magma cum laude in 1983 from Smith College in Massachusetts. She was in graduate school at Georgetown University in 1991 when she wrote Wit, inspired by her work as a unit clerk in a cancer ward.  Edson moved to Atlanta in 1998 to begin teaching in the public schools there. She currently teaches sixth-grade social studies in Atlanta, where she lives with her family.


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Frank X. Walker Literary Festival Events at the Library

September 15, 2014
By BCPL

As part of the Frank X. Walker Literary Festival, the Boyle County Public Library will be hosting a few of the scheduled festival events. Sponsored by Citizens Concerned for Human Relations (CCHR), the mission of the festival is to facilitate a culturally enriched community where reading and writing are encouraged to promote literacy. The festival, which will run September 18 through September 20, 2014, will be held at different venues around Danville.


On Friday, September 19, author Marie Bradby will visit the library at 1:00 pm with a special program for preschool- 3rd grade students and their families. Bradby's latest book All Aboard! The Belle of Louisville has been chosen to represent Kentucky at the National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.


On September 19 at 2:00 pm, author Heather Henson will lead a special storytime and program for children ages 5 - 11 and their families. Henson will read and discuss That Book Woman, which was inspired by the work of the Pack Horse Librarians of Eastern Kentucky. She'll talk about her Kentucky roots and what inspires her as a writer.


On Saturday, September 19 at 10:30 am, author Mike Norris and illustrator Minnie Adkins will present a special program for all ages. While Norris tells his stories and sings songs, Adkins will carve one of her iconic figures from linwood to be given away at the end of the presentation.



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Library Parking Lot to be Temporarily Closed for Sealing

September 11, 2014
By BCPL

The Library will begin sealing the asphalt parking lot on the Third Street side of the building starting Friday, September 12th. Patrons will be unable to access the lot via the Third Street entrance through next Tuesday. The remainder of the parking lot will be sealed after the Third Street side is finished. Weather permitting, sealing of the entire lot should be completed by September 19th.


Due to the lot being inaccessible, the drive-through book drop will also be unavailable during this time, however a temporary book drop has been placed near the main entrance of the Library and is available for your convenience. Patrons will still be able to access the brick-paved parking lot via the Broadway and Fourth Street entrances.

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Library to Offer Baby Lapsit Program

September 10, 2014
By BCPL

The Library will offer a Baby Lapsit program starting on Monday, September 15th at 10:30 am. Baby Lapsit focuses on early literacy skills and is designed for infants up to 12 months and their caregivers. During the program, babies sit on their caregiver's lap and interact with them while enjoying rhyming songs, finger plays, and short stories designed with babies in mind. The Baby Lapsit program will meet on Mondays at 10:30 am in the Children's Storytime Room at the Library and run for six weeks through October 20th.

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Smokey Bear to Visit the Library on Tuesday

September 8, 2014
By BCPL

Smokey Bear and the local fire department will visit the Library on Tuesday, September 9th at 4:00 pm to help raise awareness about fire prevention. Smokey will also be promoting the 2015 National Garden Clubs, Inc. Poster Contest sponsored locally in part by The Garden Club of Kentucky. The contest helps promote Smokey Bear and his fire prevention message "Only You Can Prevent Wildfires" and Woodsy Owl and his conservation message "Lend a Hand - Care for the Land". Elementary students are invited to demonstrate through original drawings of Smokey Bear or Woodsy Owl their understanding of fire prevention and basic environmental conservation principles. Students in the first through fifth grades who are interested in participating in the contest should see Ms. Libby or Ms. Kate in the Children's Library for a poster packet and a complete list of contest rules.


For additional information about the the poster contest, visit http://www.gardenclub.org/youth/youth-contests/smokey-bear-poster-contest.aspx


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