Local Business Owners Speak on Starting Up a Business

October 25, 2016

Now more than ever, Danville is drawing new businesses and entrepreneurs into the community. To respond to this and to celebrate Entrepreneur Month, the Heart of Danville is hosting an Entrepreneur Panel on Thursday, November 3 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM in the Community Room at the Boyle County Public Library.


A group of panelists with an array of experiences and expertise, in businesses large and small, will headline the event. Each panelist is expected to speak for about ten minutes prior to the floor being opened for questions. The panelists include Megan Dove, whose experience as creator and founder of The Coloring Table has equipped her to talk about developing an idea from start to finish, as well as how to utilize crowdsourcing. David Williams from Burkmann Mills will speak about working in a partnership, buying out your partner, and bringing family members into your business. Patrick Heist, Chief Scientific Officer at Wilderness Trail Distillery, will talk about gaining state support and building a nationwide distribution network, and Jerry Houck, owner of Cue on Main and Nellie Burton’s Steakhouse and Sports Bar, will speak about crowdsourcing and running multiple enterprises at once. Brian S. Kelly, owner of Zaxby’s, will round out the panel speaking on franchises.  


The event’s master of ceremonies will be Patten Mahler, assistant professor of economics at Centre College.


Those interested in attending the event are asked to send an RSVP to director@downtowndanville.com.

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This Week at the Library: October 24-28, 2016

October 24, 2016

The Boyle County Public Library offers many fun, educational events throughout the year. Weekly programs include Crafters Who Care on Mondays at 6:00 pm, Coding Club on Wednesdays at 4:00 pm, and Open Chess on Thursdays at 4:00 pm. In addition to these weekly events, the following Library-sponsored programs are scheduled for this week:

Election Meet and Greet

Tuesday, October 25th at 4:00 pm

The Friends of the Library will host an Election Meet & Greet on Tuesday, October 25th beginning from 4:00 - 5:30 pm at the Boyle County Public Library. This is an opportunity for residents of Boyle County to meet state and local candidates and incumbents. This event will be held in the main lobby at the Library. Refreshments will be served.

Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer’s Disease Workshop

Wednesday, October 26th at 10:00 am

The Alzheimer's Association will be hosting an educational workshop on Wednesday, October 26th at 10:00 am at the Library. Stephen A. Dexter from Sheehan, Barnett, Dean, Pennington, Little, & Dexter, P.S.C. will speak about legal and financial issues to consider when planning for Alzheimer’s Disease. To register for this workshop, call the Alzheimer’s Association Helpline 1-800-272-3900.

Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Puppy Visit

Wednesday, October 26th at 10:00 am

October is Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog month. On Wednesday, October 26th from 10:00-11:30 am, the Library will host a Puppy Visit with the Danville-Boyle County Humane Society where patrons will be able to meet and play with puppies from the shelter. Information about pet adoption will also be available. Weather permitting, the puppies will be on the lawn outside the Reading Garden at the Library.

Fall Film Series: Campaigns, Politics & Presidents (Week 5)

Thursday, October 27th at 7:00 pm

The Friends of the Library continue with their annual Fall Film Series on Thursday, October 27th at 7:00 pm. Films will be shown on Thursday evenings in the Community Room at the Library through early November. The post-film discussion will be led by Charles Vahlkamp. Popcorn will be available and there is no charge for admission. In this week's film from 1995, a widowed president learns that his personal life may make his chances of being re-elected more difficult.   

Tween Homeschool Book Club

Friday, October 28th at 2:00 pm

The Tween Homeschool Book Club meets on the last Friday of the month at 2:00 pm. The next club meeting being held on October 28th. This month participants will discuss Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine. Those interested in attending may register in the Children’s Library. (Ages 9-13.)

One Book Community Reading Project Features Kentucky Author

Friday, October 28th at 4:00 pm

The Boyle County Public Library is joining with 8 other counties in our region to participate in a One Book Community Reading Project this October. The selected title for this year’s One Book program is Eli the Good, a Young Adult novel by Silas House.

Throughout the month, book clubs in the nine counties will be reading and discussing the novel.  This is the first time these nine counties have joined together to read and discuss the same book. The books, which are available at participating libraries, were very generously donated by Silas House for the One Book project. On Friday, October 28th at 4:00 pm, the Boyle County Public Library will host a community book discussion on Eli the Good for teens and adults. This event will be held in the Community Room. 

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Zombie Apocalypse for Tweens

October 17, 2016
By Youth

Are you ready for an undead disaster? Make sure you're prepared by assembling a survival kit, practicing your zombie moves and devouring Jell-O brains!

 Zombie Crossing 

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Kid's Book Club Begins in October

October 12, 2016

The Boyle County Public Library will offer a Kid's Book Club starting on Tuesday, October 18th at 4:00 pm. The book club, for children ages 6-8, will meet every Tuesday for six weeks. Each week we'll read a different book from one of our favorite series, including Geronimo Stilton and Magic Tree House.

The first book will be available in the Children’s Library upon registration, and will be discussed on October 18th. Children are invited to come discuss the books, and enjoy book-themed games, crafts, and refreshments.

October 18:  Return of the Vampire (Geronimo Stilton)

October 25: Ghost Town at Sundown (Magic Tree House) 

November 1: Watch Your Tail (Geronimo Stilton) 

November 8: Lions at Lunchtime (Magic Tree House) 

November 15: Welcome to Moldly Manor (Geronimo Stilton) 

November 22: Polar Bears Past Bedtime (Magic Tree House) 

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Friends of the Library Fall Film Series: Campaigns, Politics & Presidents

September 28, 2016

The Friends of the Library Fall Film Series kicks off on Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 7:00 pm in the Community Room at the Boyle County Public Library. This film series, Campaigns, Politics & Presidents, will take us behind the scenes of several political campaigns -- some presidential, some not. Although not necessarily known for dealing straightforwardly with controversial subjects, Hollywood filmmakers have nevertheless given us various fictional glances at the inner workings of the political system and of the presidency. Two of the works selected for this series will deal with the presidency itself.

The first four films have been chosen in part because they were produced in different decades, one each from the 1940s, ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s. The last two are both from the 1990s. As we look at these films, we may be able to place them in a historical context or perhaps see them as evidence of an evolving system.

The films, which feature well known directors and award-winning actors, will be introduced each evening by Charles Vahlkamp, professor emeritus at Centre College. There is no charge for admission, and free popcorn will be available. The film series will run on most Thursday evenings through November 3, 2016. An interpreter for the deaf is available upon request by contacting the Library 48-hours in advance at 859-238-7323.

Due to licensing restrictions, we are unable to list the film titles online. However, the descriptions of the films are listed below, and inquiring minds can find out what movies will be shown by either visiting or calling the Library. 

Thursday, September 29
An honest businessman fears losing his integrity if he allows himself to be drafted to run for the presidency in this 1948 film.

(124 minutes)

Thursday, October 6

In this 1958 film, an incumbent big-city mayor faces a tough re-election campaign.

(121 minutes)


Thursday, October 13
This 1964 film offers an incisive look at the American political process as various candidates vie for the endorsement of the outgoing incumbent president.

(102 minutes)


Thursday, October 20
In this film from 1972, an idealistic lawyer seeking a Senate seat in California must face the practical side of the political scene.

(110 minutes)


Thursday, October 27
In this 1995 film, a widowed president learns that his personal life may make his chances of being re-elected more difficult.

(114 minutes)

Thursday, November 3
This 1998 film tell the story of an incumbent president whose personal life may interfere with his campaign for re-election.

(143 minutes)

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