International Conductors' Festival - Danville to Visit the Library

July 18, 2016
By BCPL

At ICF-Danville, guest conductors from around the country and around the world will lead the Piccadilly Symphony Orchestra, letting you fully see the difference a conductor makes. ICF-Danville is also a community music festival with both formal and informal events for adults and children. The festival will run July 18-30. All ICF-Danville events are free and open to the public, except for VIP events.


A complete schedule of events can be found online at www.centre.edu/icfDanvilleEvents.




Peter and the Wolf Performance

Wednesday, July 20th at 3:00 pm

As part of the International Conductors' Festival - Danville, the Library will host a woodwind quintet performance of Peter and the Wolf on Wednesday, July 20th at 3:00 pm. This special event for families is free and will be held in the Community Room. (Students who take part in the mask-making activity at the Community Arts Center on July 19th will also be a part of the performance.)



"Learn to Play Brass" Workshop (at the Community Arts Center)

"Learn to Play Brass" Performance (at the Library)

Wednesday, July 27th from 2:00 - 3:30 pm

A learn-to-play-brass workshop for children will be held at the Community Arts Center (at 2:00 pm) followed by a parade (beginning at 2:45pm) to the Library where there will be a short performance (at 3:00 pm) of what the children learned in the workshop. Funding for this event by Direct Experience in Artistic Living, Inc. a 501(c)3 company.  (Performance in the Library Park)


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This Week at the Library: July 11-15, 2016

July 10, 2016
By BCPL

The Library offers many fun, educational events throughout the summer. Weekly programs for children to be held at the Library and run through July 14th include the Kid’s Book Club on Tuesdays at 2:00 pm, the Kindergarten Summer Science Club on Thursdays at 10:00 am, and the "Try-It-Out" Club on Thursdays at 11:00 am.  In addition to these weekly events, the following Library-sponsored programs are scheduled for this week:



 

Family Guided Hike at the Perryville Battlefield

Monday, July 11th at 10:00 am

The overarching theme of the 2016 Summer Reading Program is wellness, fitness, and sports. In keeping with this theme, the Library is offering guided hikes suitable for all ages. On Monday, July 11th at 10:00 am, a guided hike will be offered at the Perryville Battlefield in Boyle County. The Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site is one of the most pristine Civil War battlefields in the United States, retaining much of its wartime appearance. This guided hike will feature mild-to-moderate terrain covering just under two miles. Participation includes admission to the museum.


The Perryville Battlefield is located at 1825 Battlefield Road in Perryville, KY. Hikers will need to meet the guide at 10:00 am at the Museum entrance. Directions to the hike are available at the Library. (All ages)


 

Teen Challenge

Tuesday, July 12th at 10:00 am

At Teen Challenge, teens will test their knowledge of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) concepts and engineering design abilities in this team competition. On Tuesday, July 12th at 10:00 am, teens will compete in a Tennis Challenge. (Ages 13-18)


 

 

Self-Defense for Teens

Wednesday, July 13th at 2:00 pm

The Library will host "Self-Defense for Teens" in the Community Room this Wednesday at 2:00 pm. This is the second session of a 2-part course that will cover hand-to-hand self-defense. The focus will be on countering physical bullying, robbery, and general assault. Various scenarios will be covered, primarily those likely to occur in a school or street setting. Teens who did not attend the first session are still welcome to attend this session. Registration is required to participate. Call the Library to register. (Ages 13-18)


 

The Space Painter

Thursday, July 14th at 1:00 pm

The Space Painter will visit the Library this Thursday at 1:00 pm. At this special event, Tom Sparough will dazzle the audience with his juggling and storytelling skills. Due to limited seating, this will be a ticketed event. Tickets are free and will be given out 30 minutes prior to the start of the show. This event will be held in the Community Room. (All ages)


 

LEGO Club

Friday, July 15th at 2:00 pm

Join us for LEGO Club on Friday, July 15th at 2:00 pm in the Storytime Room. The finished Lego creations will be placed on display in the Library. (All ages)

 


Murder Mystery for Teens and Adults

Friday, July 15th at 6:30 pm

On Friday, July 15, 2016 at 6:30 pm, teens and adults are invited to the after-hours murder mystery, "Death Gets a Red Card." Join your fellow detectives in figuring out who would want the star of the Varsity soccer team dead. You must investigate the crime scene and carefully examine the evidence in order to solve the crime! A pizza dinner will be served. Registration is required to attend this event. (Ages 13+)


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This Week at the Library: July 5-8, 2016

July 5, 2016
By BCPL

The Library offers a variety of fun, educational events throughout the summer. Weekly programs for children to be held at the Library will run through July 14th and include the Kid’s Book Club on Tuesdays at 2:00 pm, the Kindergarten Summer Science Club* on Thursdays at 10:00 am, and the "Try-It-Out" Club* on Thursdays at 11:00 am. In addition to these weekly events, the following Library-sponsored programs are scheduled for this week:

 

Animal Tales

Thursday, July 7th at 10:00 am (Library)

Thursday, July 7th at 12:15 pm (Junction City Elementary School)

The Library will offer two showings of Animal Tales at two separate locations. At both events, guests can get an up-close look at some exotic animals from around the world. The first program will be held at 10:00 am in the Community Room at the Library. Due to limited seating, this will be a ticketed event. Tickets are free and will be given out 30 minutes prior to the start of the show. A second showing of Animal Tales will be held later that morning at 12:15 pm at the Junction City Elementary School cafeteria in Junction City. Tickets will not be required to attend the second program. All ages are welcome to attend.


*Please note: Due to the timing of the Animal Tales program, the Kindergarten Summer Science Club and the "Try-It-Out" Club will not meet this week.


 

Family Guided Hike at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill

Friday, July 8th at 10:00 am

The overarching theme of the 2016 Summer Reading Program is wellness, fitness, and sports. In keeping with this theme, the Library is offering guided hikes suitable for all ages. On Friday, July 8th at 10:00 am, a guided hike will be offered at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill in Mercer County. Shaker Village has a 40-mile trail system that allows users of all ages and skill levels to explore at their own pace. It features family-friendly trails, a bird observation blind, Shaker mill sites, and more. Shaker Village is located at 3501 Lexington Road in Harrodsburg, KY. Hikers will need to meet the guide at 2:00 pm at the Pavilion by the parking lot. Directions to the hike are available at the Library.

 

Mother Goose Games

Friday, July 8th at 11:00 am

We'll be bringing nursery rhymes to life! Children will try to put Humpty Dumpty back together again, jump over a candlestick, and much more. This event will be held in the Community Room and is for ages 3-7.


 

Coming up next week...

• Family Guided Hike at Perryville Battlefield (Monday, July 11th at 10:00 am)

• Teen Challenge: Tennis (Tuesday, July 12th at 10:00 am)

• Self-Defense for Teens - Part 2 (Wednesday, July 13th at 2:00 pm)

• The Space Painter (Thursday, July 14th at 1:00 pm)

• Murder Mystery for teens and adults (Friday, July 15th at 6:30 pm)



A complete listing of all of our upcoming programs can be found in our Summer Reading Schedule of Events.


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Summer Reading Continues at the Library

June 27, 2016
By BCPL

The Library offers many fun, educational events throughout the summer. Weekly programs for children to be held at the Library include the Kid’s Book Club on Tuesdays at 2:00 pm, the Kindergarten Summer Science Club on Thursdays at 10:00 am, and the "Try-It-Out" Club on Thursdays at 11:00 am.  In addition to these weekly events, the following Library-sponsored programs are scheduled for this week:

 

 

Family Guided Hike at the Dupree Nature Preserve

Tuesday, June 28th at 10:00 am

The overarching theme of the 2016 Summer Reading Program is wellness, fitness, and sports. In keeping with this theme, the Library is offering guided hikes suitable for all ages. On Tuesday, June 28th at 10:00 am, a guided hike will be offered at the Dupree Nature Preserve in Garrard County. The Preserve has three miles of frontage along the Kentucky River and an upland forest of chinquapin oak, white ash, beech, and other trees. It also harbors the unusual and declining Yellowwood tree. The Dupree Nature Preserve is located at 2991 Pollys Bend Road in Lancaster, KY. Hikers will need to meet the guide at 10:00 am at the Hiking Trail Entrance service gate by the parking lot. Directions to the hike are available at the Library.

 

Inter-County Reptiles and Amphibians

Wednesday, June 29th at 10:00 am (Library)

Wednesday, June 29th at 11:30 am (Hogsett Elementary School)

The Library will offer two showings of Inter-County Reptiles and Amphibians at two separate locations. At both events, guests can get an up-close look at some of the reptiles and amphibians native to Kentucky. The first program will be held at 10:00 am in the Community Room at the Library. Due to limited seating, this will be a ticketed event. Tickets are free and will be given out 30 minutes prior to the start of the show. A second showing of Inter-County Reptiles and Amphibians will be held later that morning at 11:30 am at the Hogsett Elementary School cafeteria in Danville. Tickets will not be required to attend the second program. All ages are welcome to attend.

 

  

Trivia Night for Teens and Adults

Thursday, June 30th at 7:00 pm

Teens and adults are invited to test their sports knowledge at this game show style competition. Snacks will be available and prizes will be awarded. This event will be held in the Community Room. Registration is required for Trivia Night, which is for ages 13 and up. If requested, a movie will be shown in the Storytime Room for the younger children (ages 5-12) of parents attending Trivia Night.

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Computer Classes in June

June 14, 2016
By BCPL

The Boyle County Public Library offers free computer classes every month. The computer classes to be held at the Library in June include:


• Facebook on Monday, June 20th at 11:00 am

Facebook is a popular social networking site that allows you to connect with others. Learn how to upload pictures; update your status; set your privacy and account settings; and search for family and friends. If you already have a Facebook account, please bring your account login information. (Basic computer and internet skills recommended.)


• Introduction to Microsoft Word on Monday, June 20th at 2:00 pm

This class teaches basic word processing using Microsoft Word. It covers using the ribbon; creating, saving, and printing documents; highlighting, copying, and pasting text; formatting lists; checking spelling and grammar; creating tables; applying headers and footers; and using and creating templates.  (Computer Basics recommended.)


• Android Tablets & Smartphones on Tuesday, June 21st at 2:00 pm

This class will cover a basic introduction to tablets and phones with the Android operating system (NOT iPad/iPhone). Topics covered will include touch gestures, settings menus, and how to download apps. Bring your own device for the best experience!


 • Digital Photos on Wednesday, June 22nd at 4:00 pm

Learn the basics of using your smartphone to take, store, and print photos. Participants will receive a tutorial on how to safely save images to their computer as well as everyday uses for their phone’s camera.


Those interested in attending any of the computer classes may register online or by calling the Library at 859.238.7323.

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