This Week at the Library: July 16-20, 2018

July 15, 2018
By BCPL

DIY Guitars for Tweens
Monday, July 16th at 2:00 p.m. 

The Library will host DIY Guitars on Monday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. Tweens will be able to build and decorate guitars out of recycled materials. This program is for ages 9-13 and will be held in the Storytime Room.

 

Teen Gaming @BCPL
Tuesday, July 17th at 4:00 p.m. 

On Tuesday afternoon at 4:00 p.m., the Library will host Teen Gaming, featuring video games and snacks. This program will be held in the Community Room and is for ages 13-18.

 

Jazz Scat Singing
Wednesday, July 18th at 4:00 p.m. 

Scat? What’s that? The Library’s summer musical events continue on Wednesday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. with “Jazz Scat Singing with Lydia Ellis.” Find out how jazz “scat singing” began, listen to examples, and try to scat sing. This event will be held in the Community Room. All ages are welcome to attend.


Musical Petting Zoo with Lafferty Pike Band
Thursday, July 19th at 10:30 a.m. 

On Thursday morning at 10:30 a.m. the Library will host the Lafferty Pike Band. This all-female bluegrass band will perform an upbeat short performance of bluegrass songs, then share their love of music with young audience members by inviting them to try out the different instruments. Band members play fiddle, mandolin, banjo, guitar, and upright bass. All ages are welcome to attend. Due to limited seating, this will be a ticketed performance. The tickets are free and will be given out 30 minutes prior to the start of the show.

 

Third Thursday Book Discussion Groups
Thursday, July 19th at 10:00 a.m. & 4:00 p.m. 

The Third Thursday Morning and Afternoon Book Discussion Groups will meet on Thursday, July 19 at 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., respectively. These groups are designed for anyone interested in discussing a wide variety of books in a group setting.

This month the Morning Discussion group will discuss The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon. The Afternoon Discussion group will discuss Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee. Those interested in participating in either group may pick up a copy of the book at the Circulation Desk in the Library.  


Heat Sensitive Slime
Thursday, July 19th at 4:00 p.m. 

The Library will host a STEM event on Thursday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. Tweens can make slime with an added special ingredient which makes the slime change colors as it reacts to heat. For ages 9-13.

 

ASL Conversation Group
Thursday, July 19th at 6:00 p.m. 

The Library will host American Sign Language Conversation Group on Thursday evening at 6:00 p.m. This monthly event is community led and provides a casual location where people can practice using ASL. All levels of ASL learners or users are encouraged to participate. For more information, contact Caleb Conover at the Library.

 

Frozen Sing Along
Friday, July 20th at 2:00 p.m. 

Families are invited to a movie sing along on Friday, July 20 at 2:00 p.m. in the Community Room at the Library. The featured movie is Frozen, a beloved animated Disney film about two sisters trying to break the icy spell that keeps their kingdom trapped in winter. All ages are welcome to attend this free event. (2013; Rated PG; 102 minutes)

 

Shaker Community: Song & Dance
Saturday, July 21st at 2:00 p.m. 

Music and dance were a vital part of the Shaker style of worship. On Saturday afternoon at 2:00 p.m., the Library will host Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill. Holly Wood will present “Shaker Community: Song and Dance,” where participants will learn Shaker songs and have the opportunity to try a simple Shaker dance. This program will be held in the Community Room at the Library.

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This Week at the Library: July 9-14, 2018

July 8, 2018
By BCPL

The Library offers many fun, educational events throughout the year. Weekly programs include Adult Storytime on Mondays at 9:00 a.m., Crafters Who Care on Mondays at 6:00 p.m., and Storytimes on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. This summer also offers Baby Lapsit, Yoga for Kids, and ukulele lessons on Mondays, the Kid’s Book Club on Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m. and Kid’s Science Clubs on Thursday mornings. In addition to these weekly events, the following Library-sponsored programs are scheduled for this week:


Lip Sync & Karaoke
Monday, July 9th at 2:00 p.m.

The Library will host a Lip Sync & Karaoke party on Monday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. Youth are invited to sing along with their favorite songs or challenge others to a lip sync battle. For ages 9-18.

 

 Second Monday Book Discussion Group
Monday, July 9th at 3:00 p.m.

The Second Monday Book Discussion Group meets on the second Monday of the month at 3:00 p.m. in the Mahan House at the Library. Selections include fiction and historical fiction books set in locations around the world. On Monday, July 9, the group will discuss 2 A.M at the Cat’s Pajamas by Marie-Helene Bertino. Those interested in participating may pick up a copy of the book at the Circulation Desk in the Library.


Mahan Gallery Art Reception
Monday, July 9th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

On Monday evening from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., the Library will host a reception for "The Art of Jeanne Penn Lane" art exhibit. The exhibit, which is on display through July 16, features works of a variety of media created by the late Jeanne Penn Lane, including an example of a plaster technique developed by the artist. Light refreshments will be available.

 

 Living Arts & Science Center presents
"Rockin' Out: The Art & Science of Sound"
Tuesday, July 10th at 10:30 a.m.

On Tuesday morning at 10:30 a.m., the Living Arts & Science Center when they bring their program "Rockin’ Out: The Art & Science of Sound" to the Library. Participants will experiment with a variety of hands-on discoveries, such as making water jump with a tuning fork, using sound to blow out a candle, and play a variety of instruments. They’ll also learn how music can be used as creative inspiration as they make art to the beat of various styles of music. This event will be held in the Community Room. Due to limited seating, this will be a ticketed performance. The tickets are free and will be given out 30 minutes prior to the start of the show.

 

Dance Class: Beginning Ballet
Thursday, July 12th at 4:00 p.m.

The Library will host a beginning ballet class on Thursday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. in the Community Room. Led by instructor Michaela Stone, participants will learn the beginning steps of ballet. For ages 9-18. 

 

Coloring & Conversation
Thursday, July 12th at 6:00 p.m.

The Library will host a coloring club for adults on Thursday evening at 6:00 p.m. Many adults have rediscovered the joys of coloring as a way to relax and combat stress. The club, which is done in partnership with the Boyle County Cooperative Extension office, meets on the second Thursday of the month in the Mahan Gallery.

 

Musical Movie Night: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Thursday, July 12th at 7:00 p.m.

As part of the Summer Reading Program, on select Thursdays the Library will host musical movie nights featuring popular musicals. On Thursday, July 12 at 7:00 p.m., the Library will show Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, a film from 1968 about an eccentric inventor who turns a broken down car into a fancy vehicle to go off on a magical fantasy adventure with his children. (Rated G; 144 minutes)


Blue Groove Jazz Performance
Friday, July 13th at 7:00 p.m.

The Library will continue with its summer music series on Friday evening at 7:00 p.m. when they host Blue Groove Jazz, a classic jazz ensemble from Central Kentucky. This free event will be held in the Library Park. Those planning to attend should bring a lawn chair to enjoy the show. (In the event of rain, the performance will be held in the Library Lobby.)

 

Upcycle Your Photographic Slides
Saturday, July 14th at 2:00 p.m.

As part of the Memory Lab program series, the Library will offer an opportunity to upcycle old photographic slides on Saturday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. Participants will bring their old photographic slides, sort through their collections, and find the slides they want to keep. The remaining slides will be upcycled to make crafts such as mobiles, slide curtains, and lampshades. Call the Library to register for this event.

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This Week at the Library: July 1-7, 2018

June 30, 2018
By BCPL

Rock Painting
Monday, July 2nd at 2:00 p.m.

The Library will host a rock painting activity on Monday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. Patrons of all ages can design and paint rocks to spread messages of kindness. Rocks will be provided or participants can bring their own.

 

French Café
Monday, July 2nd at 5:00 p.m.

On Monday evening at 5:00 p.m., the Library will host French Café. People of all ages can gather together in a relaxed atmosphere to practice speaking French in casual conversation. This event is great for those who are fluent speakers as well as for those who are just learning the language. The French Café will be held in the Mahan Gallery at the Library.

 

Memory Lab: "Think Like an Archivist"
Monday, July 2nd at 6:30 p.m.

On Monday,evening at 6:30 p.m., the Library will host a Memory Lab Series event. Learn how archivists sort and organize large amounts of material and how you can apply that technique to organizing your personal archives, including what to keep and what to let go.


Closed for Independence Day

The Library will be closed on Wednesday, July 4th in celebration of Independence Day.

 

Indoor Drive-in
Thursday, July 5th at 1:00 p.m.

Summer fun continues at the Library with an Indoor Drive-in Movie on Thursday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. Each participant will have time to decorate a cardboard box as their dream car, then watch an animated film in their "new car" while snacking on popcorn. Boxes will be provided or participants can bring their own. We'll be showing Moana, a 2016 movie about an adventurous Polynesian teenage girl who sails out on a daring mission to save her people from a terrible curse. (Rated PG; 107 minutes) 

 

Musical Movie Night
Thursday, July 5th at 7:00 p.m.

As part of the Summer Reading Program, on select Thursdays in July the Library will host musical movie nights featuring popular musicals. On Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m., the Library will show Mamma Mia, a romantic comedy that tells the story of a bride-to-be who is trying to discover who her father is, told using songs by the 1970s group ABBA. (Rated PG-13; 108 minutes)

 

LEGO Club
Friday, July 6th at 2:00 p.m.

The Library will host LEGO Club on Friday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. in the Storytime Room. The finished LEGO creations will be placed on display in the Library.

 

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This Week at the Library: June 24-30, 2018

June 23, 2018
By BCPL

Tween Summer Book Club
Monday, June 25th at 2:00 p.m.

The Library offers a monthly summer book club for tweens (ages 9-13). On Monday afternoon at 2:00 p.m., the group will discuss The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket. Snacks will be available. Any tweens interested in attending may register for the program by signing up in the Children’s Library.


Adulting: "Car Care" (Part 1: The Basics)
Monday, June 25th at 6:00 p.m.

On Monday evening at 6:00 p.m., the Library will host "Adulting," a monthly program series that explores the different skills adults need to thrive. This month’s program is a two-part series. In the first session, participants will learn the basics of how to stay safe on the road and keep a car running smoothly. This program is offered in partnership with the Boyle County Extension Office and will be held in the Community Room at the Library.


Mindfulness Monday
Monday, June 25th at 6:30 p.m.

Once a month, the Library provides a quiet space in the Mahan Gallery for anyone wanting to practice meditation and mindfulness. On Monday evening at 6:30 p.m., there will be a guided session led by Santosh David Smith.  As part of our "Community Led" events, this monthly series combines crafting and mindfulness education. This month participants will be making mindfulness bracelets. They will learn how to make the bracelet beads from scratch and how to use them to help promote mindfulness.

 

Teen Trivia
Tuesday, June 26th at 4:00 p.m.

On Tuesday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. the Library will host a teen trivia contest. Participants will go head-to-head with their peers in a battle of wits (no Googling allowed). This quiz show format event will include questions ranging in degrees of difficulty. This event will be held in the Community Room. (For ages 13-18.)

 

Mark Wood Disco Magic Show
Thursday, June 28th at 10:30 a.m.

The zany Mark Wood will bring his entertaining show about the importance of reading to the Library on Thursday morning at 10:30 a.m. "Disco Magic" is a fast paced show designed for children of all ages. Wood uses comedy, magic, and audience participation to produce an exciting and educational program. This event will be held in the Community Room. Due to limited seating, this will be a ticketed performance. The tickets are free and will be given out 30 minutes prior to the start of the show.

 

Dance Class: Beginning Ballet
Thursday, June 28th at 4:00 p.m.

The Library will host a beginning ballet class on Thursday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. in the Community Room. Led by instructor Michaela Stone, participants will learn the beginning steps of ballet. For ages 9-18.

 

Musical Movie Night
Thursday, June 28th at 7:00 p.m.

As part of the Summer Reading Program, on select Thursdays in June and July the Library will host musical movie nights featuring popular musicals. On Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m., the Library will show Hairspray Live! a TV movie from 2016, about a teenage girl who dreams of appearing on a popular 1960s television dance show. (Rated TV-PG; 120 minutes)

 

Wild Earth: safariLIVE!
Friday, June 29th from 9:00 a.m. to Noon

On Friday morning from 9:00 a.m. to noon the Library will host Wild Earth: safariLIVE, an award-winning, expert hosted live sunset safari broadcast directly from the wilderness in South Africa and Kenya. The unscripted show allows viewers to interact with an expert game ranger in real time while looking for leopards, lions, and cheetahs.

 

Adulting: "Car Care" (Part 2: Hands-on Training)
Saturday, June 30th at 11:00 a.m.

On Saturday morning at 11:00 a.m., the Library will offer Part 2 of the "Car Care" program. This session will focus on hands-on training. Participants will learn how to change a flat tire, check fluids and other parts on a car, under the supervision of two skilled mechanics. This program is offered in partnership with the Boyle County Extension Office and will be held in the Library Park. (Rain cancels.)

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This Week at the Library: June 18-23, 2018

June 15, 2018
By BCPL

Escape Room
Monday, June 18th from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. 

The Library will host an Escape Room activity for teens and tweens on Monday afternoon from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.  Participants will need to use teamwork and critical thinking to solve a series of challenging puzzles in order to open the locked box to escape the room. (Ages 9-18) 


Teen Gaming @BCPL
Tuesday, June 19th at 4:00 p.m. 

On Tuesday afternoon at 4:00 p.m., the Library will host Teen Gaming, featuring video games and snacks. This program will be held in the Community Room. (Ages 13-18)

 

Inter-County Reptiles & Amphibians
Wednesday, June 20th at 10:30 a.m. (at the Library)
Wednesday, June 20th at 1:00 p.m. (at Toliver Elementary School) 

As part of the Summer Reading program, the Library will host Inter-County Reptiles and Amphibians on Wednesday, June 20 at 10:30 a.m.  Kids of all ages are invited to get an up-close look at some reptiles and amphibians native to Kentucky. Tickets are required to attend this event and will be given out 30-minutes prior to the start of the program. An additional non-ticketed Outreach performance will be held at 1:00 p.m. at Toliver Elementary School on the same day. Both events are free and open to the public. (All ages)

 

Miss Tunis’ Birthday Celebration
Thursday, June 21st at 12:30 p.m. 

On Thursday, June 21 at 12:30 p.m. the Library will be celebrating the 134th birthday of Miss Tunis, who was the local librarian for 50 years. All are invited to stop by and enjoy a piece of birthday cake in her honor.

 

Steel Appeal
Thursday, June 21st at 1:00 p.m. 

On Thursday afternoon at 1:00 p.m., the Library will host Steel Appeal, a steel drum and percussion academy from Campbellsville, Kentucky. This event will be held in the Library Park, weather permitting. If it rains, the event will be held in the Community Room at the Library.

 

Third Thursday Book Discussion Groups
Thursday, June 21st at 10:00 a.m. & 4:00 p.m. 

The Third Thursday Morning and Afternoon Book Discussion Groups will meet on Thursday, June 21 at 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., respectively. These groups are designed for anyone interested in discussing a wide variety of books in a group setting.

This month the Morning Discussion group will discuss Floor of Heaven by Howard Blum. The Afternoon Discussion group will discuss Minding Frankie by Maeve Binchy. Those interested in participating in either group may pick up a copy of the book at the Circulation Desk in the Library.


Teen Rock Band
Thursday, June 21st at 5:30 p.m. 

On Thursday evening at 5:30 p.m., teens are invited to stop by the Library and rock out to classic songs with instruments on PS3. (Ages 13-18)

 

 ASL Conversation Group
Thursday, June 21st at 6:00 p.m. 

The Library will host American Sign Language Conversation Group on Thursday evening at 6:00 p.m. This monthly event is community led and provides a casual location where people can practice using ASL. All levels of ASL learners or users are encouraged to participate. For more information, contact Caleb Conover at the Library.

 

Celebration of Kentucky Writers
Saturday, June 23rd from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

The Library will host a “Writers Tribute” on Saturday, June 23 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. as part of the 2018 Jeanne Penn Lane Celebration of Kentucky Writers. This event will feature over sixteen authors, poets, writers, and journalists with a Kentucky connection, including some Kentucky Monthly magazine 2018 Literary Contest winners. Authors will be reading from original works and signing books at this free event. Author tables with books for sale will be set up at 10:00 a.m. Author readings will begin at 11:00 a.m.

In conjunction with the Writers Tribute, the Library will also host the opening of the new Mahan Gallery exhibit, “The Art of Jeanne Penn Lane.” The exhibit will feature works of a variety of media created by the late Jeanne Penn Lane, including an example of a plaster technique developed by the artist in 1972.  The exhibit will be on display through July.

Additional events for the 2018 Celebration of Kentucky Writers will be held on Saturday evening and on Sunday afternoon. The Kentucky Songwriters Showcase will be held on Saturday at 6:00 p.m. at Casa Grande restaurant in Harrodsburg, and a Memorial program will be held on Sunday from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Historic Penn’s Store in Gravel Switch.

 

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