October Computer Classes

September 30, 2015
By BCPL

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


• Computer Basics - October 5th at 10:00 am & 6:00 pm

This class covers the basic elements of the Windows PC operating system, including using a mouse and keyboard; highlighting, copying, and pasting text; common menus, toolbars, and shortcuts; and an overview of software and storage media.

 

• Facebook (2-hour workshop) - October 12th 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. (Basic computer and internet skills recommended.)

 

• Online Library Resources - October 19th at 10:00 am & 6:00 pm

This class offers a brief introduction to the online resources available to Library patrons. It includes how to sign into your library account from the Library’s website; using the catalog via the internet; and the online databases and subscriptions free to library users. Library card and basic familiarity with the internet is helpful, but not required.

 

• Book Lover’s Guide to the Internet - October 21st at 2:00 pm

Learn about the various online tools that can help you find your next great read or fuel your next book club discussion. Participants should have basic computer and internet skills.

 

• Resume Writing Workshop - October 27th at 2:00 pm

Learn how to create or update a basic, well-written resume.

 

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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Unpuzzling Poe Events: Week 2

September 25, 2015
By BCPL

The Library is excited to announce the "Unpuzzling Poe" events to be held in the community this week. Here's a look at what's coming up:



The Raven Reading and Discussion 
Monday, September 28th at 6:00 pm


A dramatic reading and discussion of The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe will be held at the Chateau du Vieux Corbeau Winery in Danville.  Light refreshments will be provided and wine will be available for purchase. The Winery is located at 471 Stanford Ave. This is a free, ticketed event, limited to 60 people. Tickets are available at the Library.




D.H.S. Reader's Theatre presents The Purloined Letter
Wednesday, September 30th at 4:00 pm  (Canceled)
Thursday, October 1st at 7:00 pm


Danville High School's Play Production class will be performing a reader’s theatre of Poe's The Purloined Letter. The performances are directed by Danville senior, Zane Arnold. Both performances are open to the public and free of charge.  This event will be held at Danville High School - Gravely Hall.




Writer's Workshop
Thursday, October 1st at 4:00 pm


The Danville Writers Group will host a workshop for participants in the "Unpuzzling Poe" Young Writers Competition. Participants will have the opportunity to edit their works-in-progress with members of the writers group. This event will be held at the Library.




Friends of the Library Fall Film Series
Thursday, October 1st at 7:00 pm


The Friends of the Library Edgar Allan Poe Fall Film Series continues on Thursday evening in the Community Room at the Boyle County Public Library. This 1934 film, which shares only the title of a Poe classic, tells the tale of American honeymooners who, following a car accident, are trapped in a Hungarian “fortress” by a devil-worshipping priest. The film will be introduced by Charles Vahlkamp, professor emeritus at Centre College, and will be followed by a discussion about the film. There is no charge for admission, and free popcorn will be available. Runtime is 65 minutes.




Picnic with Poe in the Park
Friday, October 2nd at 12:00 pm


Bring your lunch to Weisiger Park in downtown Danville and enjoy Poe-themed entertainment from Bate Middle School drama students.




Teen Upcycle DIY: Spooky Silhouettes
Friday, October 2nd at 4:00 pm


Teens are invited to re-purpose book and newspaper pages to create Victorian silhouette artwork. This event requires pre-registration. Teens can register by calling the Library at 859.238.7323. This event will be held at the Library.




"POE"try Open Mic Night at The Hub
Friday, October 2nd at 7:00 pm


The Hub Coffee House and Café on Main Street in Danville will host an "Unpuzzling Poe" Open Mic Night. Guests are invited to read a work of Poe’s poetry or share a work of their own. This event is free and open to all.




Hillcrest Cemetery Tour
Saturday, October 3rd at 3:00 pm


Take a tour of Hillcrest Cemetery. Come learn about the history of the cemetery and some of the interesting people buried therein! This is a walking tour on uneven ground. The cemetery is located on Fourth Street in Perryville.




Candlelight Readings
Saturday, October 3rd at 8:30 pm


A free, non-ticketed candlelight reading of Poe's works will be held at the Karrick-Parks House on Merchant’s Row in Perryville. This event follows the ticketed "Taste of 1862" dinner held at the same location. For more information about that event, go to www.downtownperryville.com.




19th Century Afternoon Tea    - NO MORE TICKETS AVAILABLE -
Sunday, October 4th at 3:00 pm


An authentic afternoon tea will be held at Warrenwod Manor, complete with 19th century customs and dramatic readings of Poe. Tea will be provided by Elmwood Inn, and culinary samples will be provided by the Boyle County Extension Office. Warrenwood Manor is located at 3044 Hustonville Road in Danville. This is a free, ticketed event, limited to 30 people. Tickets are available at the Library.




For more information on any of these events, please contact Maggie Myers at the Library. You can pick up a full schedule of events for The Big Read in Danville-Boyle County at the Library. Events will also be announced on our Facebook page. The complete schedule is also available online at www.neabigread.org/events. (You'll need to select our Library from the Community drop down menu, and choose a date range.) Or simply scan the QR code below with your smart phone to see all of the upcoming events.




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Book Clubs for Teens and Homeschoolers

September 24, 2015
By BCPL

Each month the Library offers a variety of book clubs.


On Friday, September 25th at 2:00 pm, the Tween Homeschool Book Club will meet to discuss Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein. Tweens (ages 9-13) are invited to come discuss the book, participate in themed activities, and enjoy snacks. For more information about the book club or other Tween events, contact our Youth Services Librarian, Kate Prusick.


The Teen Book Club will meet at the Library on Friday, September 25th at 4:00 pm. The book club, for ages 12-18, will be discussing Stranger with My Face by Lois Duncan and Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allan Poe. For more information about the book club, please contact Jamie Helle at the Library.


Additional book clubs include: Tween Book Club; Kid's Homeschool Book Club; Kid's Book Club (offered periodically); Third Thursday Book Discussion Group; and the "2nd Monday at 2" (2M2) Book Club (for those who prefer non-fiction and history). To take part in any of these book clubs, please stop by the Library to register.


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Friends of the Library Fall Film Series Gives Nod to Poe

September 21, 2015
By BCPL

The Friends of the Library Fall Film Series kicks off on Thursday, September 24th at 7:00 pm in the Community Room at the Boyle County Public Library. The Film Series has been designed to support and enhance The Big Read: Unpuzzling Poe events offered in September and October. Some of the films selected are very closely connected to the Poe work upon which it is based. Others have only the slightest connection, while two have only the title in common with Poe.


The films 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 Thursday evenings through October 29, 2015. 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, the use of the film titles is prohibited outside of the Library. 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. 



 Edgar Allan Poe Fall Film Series



Thursday, September 24


Two short films will be shown this night. The first is a 2004 short that tells the story of how a man, driven to madness and compelled to take the life of his elderly charge, can find no peace. The second film, a 2011 short about a wine connoisseur and revenge, is based on an Edgar Allan Poe classic. (25 min & 21 min)

 

 

Thursday, October 1


This 1934 film, which shares only the title of a Poe classic, tells the tale of American honeymooners who, following a car accident, are trapped in a Hungarian "fortress" by a devil-worshipping priest. (65 min)


 

Thursday, October 8


In this 1935 film, a brilliant surgeon obsessed with Poe saves the life of a beautiful woman and goes mad when he can’t have her. (61 min)



Thursday, October 15


In this 1960 horror film, a young man discovers a savage family curse at his fiancée's family mansion. (80 min)

 

 

Thursday, October 22


In this 2012 thriller, a madman begins committing horrific murders inspired by Edgar Allan Poe's works. Set in the mid 1800s, a young Baltimore detective joins forces with Poe to stop the madman from making the stories a reality. (110 min)

 


Thursday, October 29


This 1963 horror film has little to do with Poe and more to do with a bizarre tale about birds of all kinds that begin to attack people in increasing numbers and viciousness. (119 min)



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Unpuzzling Poe: Keynote Address with Chris Semtner

September 21, 2015
By BCPL

The Library will present the "Unpuzzling Poe" Keynote Address featuring Chris Semtner as part of its celebration of Edgar Allan Poe on Monday, September 21st at 6:30 pm in the Community Room at the Library. Semtner, curator of the Poe Museum in Richmond, Virginia, will be lecturing on the life and literary influences of Edgar Allan Poe. This is a free, ticketed event, limited to 100 people. Tickets are available at the Library.


More information about the Poe Museum can be found at www.poemuseum.org.



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Library to host The Big Read "Unpuzzling Poe" Kick-Off Party

September 15, 2015
By BCPL

The Boyle County Public Library will launch its Big Read program in celebration of Edgar Allan Poe with a Kick-Off Party at the Library on Sunday, September 20th from 2:00-6:00 pm. The Big Read in Danville-Boyle County is presented in partnership with: the Arts Commission of Danville/Boyle County; the Community Arts Center; Concerned Citizens for Human Relations; Elmwood Inn Fine Teas; Friends of the Library; Forkland Community Center; The Hub; Jacobs Hall-Kentucky School for the Deaf; Jane Barleycorn's; Main Street Perryville; Old Crow Inn; Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill; Warrenwood Manor; and West T. Hill Community Theater.


The kick-off event will feature a variety of activities include a dramatic reading of "The Bells," a book give-away, a Poe-themed photo booth, an art activity for children, and a Bell Choir performance by Lexington Avenue Baptist Church.


A program of the National Endowment for the Arts, The Big Read broadens our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book. Managed by Arts Midwest, this initiative offers grants to support innovative community reading programs designed around a single book. Danville is one of 75 communities nationwide participating in The Big Read from September 2015-June 2016. From September 20-October 31, our community will celebrate Edgar Allan Poe with a full calendar of "Unpuzzling Poe" events including a Mock Trial at West T. Hill Community Theatre; a Poe-inspired film series; an Afternoon Tea at Warrenwood Manor; a dramatic performance by Helen McKenna Uff; dramatic readings at the Forkland Festival and many locations throughout the community; and a Poe Spirit Stroll at Shaker Village.



For more information on this event, please contact Maggie Myers at the Library.


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Seed Saving Workshop at the Library

September 14, 2015
By BCPL

The Library offers a monthly "How-To" program series for adults, where participants can explore the information and skills needed for a new hobby or activity, guided by a local expert. On Monday, September 14th at 6:00 pm, Sidney Ratliff, owner of Mozybeau Farm, will present "Saving Seeds." Ratliff, who was recognized as a Local Food Hero at the Kentucky State Fair, will discuss how to save seeds from your garden. He will also bring Heirloom Tomato Seeds to give to program participants. This free event will be held in the Community Room. Light refreshments will be served.



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Dot Day Party

September 14, 2015
By Youth

September 15th marks the anniversary of the best-selling picture book, The Dot, by Peter H. Reynolds. The Dot tells the story of an art teacher who inspires a reluctant student. International Dot Day is a day to explore the story's powerful themes of bravery, imagination and self-expression. Celebrate Dot Day by listening to stories and visiting craft stations at the library. Come make your own mark on the world!


 Dot Day 




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Friends of the Library to host "Saving the Monarch Butterfly"

September 6, 2015
By BCPL

The Friends of the Library begin their 2015 Fall Program Series at the Library on Thursday, September 10th at 7:00 pm with "Saving the Monarch Butterfly." Dr. Michael Hamm will speak about international efforts to save the Monarch Butterfly. Hamm will discuss the Monarch’s unique migration which can require flights of up to 3,000 miles, and the efforts to rescue the Monarch from its alarming decline.


Hamm serves on the Board of Trustees of the Kentucky Chapter of The Nature Conservancy, and the Boards of Directors of the Central Kentucky Wildlife Refuge and the La Cruz Habitat Protection Project, which sponsors and oversees the reforestation of the Monarch winter roosting sites in Mexico. More information about this project can be found online at www.forestsformonarchs.org.



This free program is open to the public and will be held in the Community Room at the Boyle County Public Library. An interpreter for the deaf will be available.


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Danville-Boyle County to Read and Celebrate Edgar Allan Poe During The Big Read

September 5, 2015
By BCPL

The Boyle County Public Library is a recipient of a grant of $7,010 to host The Big Read in Danville-Boyle County. A program of the National Endowment for the Arts, The Big Read broadens our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book. Managed by Arts Midwest, this initiative offers grants to support innovative community reading programs designed around a single book. The Boyle County Public Library is one of 75 nonprofit organizations to receive a grant to host a Big Read project between September 2015 and June 2016. The Big Read in Danville will focus on Great Tales and Poems by Edgar Allan Poe. More than 30 activities will be offered at various locations throughout the community September 21 – October 31, 2015.



NEA Chairman Jane Chu said, "The Big Read is a powerful example of how the arts can bring communities together and help us to connect with one another. These 75 organizations, including the Boyle County Public Library, are creating valuable opportunities for their communities to share wonderful stories and characters and to have meaningful conversations."


The Big Read provides communities nationwide with the opportunity to read, discuss, and celebrate one of 37 selections from U.S. and world literature. The 75 selected organizations will receive Big Read grants to promote and carry out community-based reading programs. The NEA has also developed high-quality, free-of-charge educational materials to supplement each title, including reader’s guides, teacher’s guides, and audio programming, all of which are available to the public on neabigread.org.


A Kick-Off Party for The Big Read: Unpuzzling Poe is scheduled for Sunday, September 20, 2015 from 2:00-5:00 pm at the Library. Activities include a dramatic reading of "The Bells," a book give-away, a Poe-themed photo booth, an art activity for children, and a Bell Choir performance by Lexington Avenue Baptist Church. Programs and performances will continue to be offered throughout the community for six weeks, including events at West T. Hill Community Theatre, the Forkland Festival, Shaker Village, and many other venues. Many of the events are free, some are free but require tickets (available in advance at the Library), and some charge for admission. More information about The Big Read: Unpuzzling Poe events can be found at the Library.


For more information about The Big Read please visit neabigread.org.


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D.I.Y. Up-cycle Workshop for Teens

September 3, 2015
By BCPL

The Library will host a D.I.Y. Up-cycle Workshop for teens on Friday, September 4th at 4:00 pm. At this monthly program, we'll give used or worn out items new life. In September we'll be turning old VHS tapes into bookends. This free event will be held in the Mahan Gallery and is open to all teens (ages 13-18). Registration is required. Please call the library to register at 859.238.7323.




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