Holiday Events at the Library

November 30, 2015

The Library will host a variety of fun, holiday activities for kids of all ages in December. Events include movies, DIY Workshops, and visits with Santa Claus. All events are free and open to the public.

The following holiday events are scheduled for the first week in December:

A Christmas Carol

On Tuesday, December 1st at 4:30 pm, actor Allan Barlow will present his one-man performance of this classic Christmas tale. This free program will be held in the Community Room at the Library.

Family Holiday Movie

As part of Danville's 2015 Elfstravaganza festivities, the Boyle County Public Library will show a holiday film on Thursday, December 3rd at 7:00 pm. In this 2003 comedy, a grown man raised by elves leaves the North Pole in search of his birth father. (97 minutes; Rated PG)

Teen Holiday DIY Workshop

The Library will host a D.I.Y. Up-cycle Workshop for teens on Friday, December 4th at 4:00 pm. At this monthly program, we’ll give used or worn out items new life. In December, we’ll turn Christmas t-shirts into a fun, festive holiday throw pillows. This free event is open to all teens (ages 13-18). Registration is required. Please call or stop by the library to register.

For more information about these or other upcoming hoilday events, call or stop by the Library.

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Unpuzzling Poe Leaves Lasting Impressions

November 30, 2015

When The Big Read arrived in Danville in mid-September, the face of Edgar Allan Poe descended up on Danville-Boyle County and remained a steady presence in the community through the end of October. Spearheaded by the Boyle County Public Library and supported by 26 community partners, the Unpuzzling Poe team offered 42 events that provided opportunities for the more than 2,700 participants to experience Poe like never before.

"Overall, I could not be more pleased with the community’s response to The Big Read: Unpuzzling Poe programming," said Maggie Myers, Adult Programming Coordinator at the Boyle County Public Library. "It was our goal to offer a variety of events that explored not only Poe’s works, but also his life, his times, and his influence on contemporary drama, literature, and art."

Programs included craft and painting events for all ages, art exhibits, book discussions, dramatic readings, a Poe-themed film series, an afternoon tea, a murder mystery for teens, plus a mock trial and a Poe impersonator.

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Holiday Closing

November 25, 2015

The Library will be closed on Thursday, November 26th for the Thanksgiving holiday. We will re-open on Friday morning at 9:00 am. We wish all of our patrons a safe and happy holiday!

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Seniors' Social Hour at the Library

November 23, 2015

The Library will host a Seniors’ Social Hour on Wednesday, November 25th at 9:30 am. Each month the Library hosts a social gathering of senior adults for an informational presentation about relevant topics. In November, seniors are invited to a Thanksgiving Memory Share where they can share some of their favorite memories of Thanksgiving. This free event will be held in the Mahan Gallery at the Library. Light refreshments will be served.

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Adult "How-To" Program: Creating Your Family Book

November 20, 2015

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, November 23rd at 6:00 pm, Paul Stansbury will present "How to Create Your Family Book."

The Family Book is a true to life picture of your family for the time it covers including anything found in scrapbooks, family histories, anthologies, yearbooks, and more. The elements selected help to develop the overall feel of what it is like to be a member of your family.

This free event will be held in the Community Room. Light refreshments will be served.

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Movie Release Party for Teens

November 19, 2015

In anticipation of the release of the final film based on Suzanne Collins' best-selling trilogy of adventure novels, the Boyle County Public Library will host a Book-to-Film Movie Release Party for teens on Friday, November 20th at 4:00 pm. The party will include Book & Film Trivia; "Survival" Skills Training; and themed snacks. For more information, contact Maggie Myers at the Library.

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Teen Book-to-Film Series Continues at the Library

November 11, 2015

This month, the Library is offering a Book-to-Film series for teens. Teens (and tweens with parental permission) are invited to watch the popular films based on a best-selling series of adventure novels written by American author Suzanne Collins. The first film, shown on November 5th, told the story of a young woman who voluntarily entered a ceremonial fight-to-the-death to save her younger sister from competing.

The remaining two films in the series will be shown at the Library from 5:30 - 8:00 pm on November 12th and 19th. There is no charge for admission and free popcorn will be available. (Parental permission forms for children under 13 will be located at the Library's Circulation Desk and in the Children's Library.)

Due to licensing restrictions, the Library is prohibited from using film titles online. However, the descriptions of the remaining films in the series are listed below. 

Thursday, November 12th
The saga continues in this 2013 film, when after defying the rules of competition, the winners unwittingly fuel a national rebellion and become targets of the government.
(146 minutes; Rated PG-13)

Thursday, November 19th
In the first part of the 2014 trilogy finale, new leadership and friends fuel the flames of rebellion.
(123 minutes; Rated PG-13)

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Author Jane Smiley to Visit the Library

November 10, 2015

The Friends of the Library continue their Fall Program Series on Tuesday, November 10th at 4:00 pm with a visit from Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jane Smiley. She will be reading an excerpt from and discussing one of her many works. This free program, done in collaboration with the Humana/Centre College Library Speaker Series, will be held in the Community Room at the Boyle County Public Library.

Called one of the leading current American novelists, Ms. Smiley has written fifteen novels, five young-adult novels, numerous short stories, as well as non-fiction books. Her books include A Thousand Acres, Some Luck, Early Warning, and Horse Heaven. She holds a B.A from Vassar, and M.F.A and Ph.D. degrees from Iowa State University.

This event is free and open to the public.

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November 8, 2015
By Youth

Tweens can learn how to knit using only some yarn and their fingers! Make a scarf to keep or give one as a gift during the holidays.


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Fall Book Sale at the Library

November 5, 2015

The Friends of the Library will hold their annual Fall Book Sale on Thursday, November 5th through Saturday, November 7th at the Boyle County Public Library.  Sale hours are as follows:

Thursday, November 5th

1:00 to 8:00 pm

Friday, November 6th

9:00 am to 5:30 pm

Saturday, November 7th

9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Proceeds from the sale are used to support library activities, provide needed equipment and technology, and meet other library needs.

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November Computer Classes

November 3, 2015

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

• Email Basics - November 4th at 11:00 am

This class will provide new computer users with some basic skills to set up and use an email account, including sending email and adding attachments.

 • Facebook (2-hour workshop) - November 11th at 3:00 pm

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.)

• iPad & iPhone - November 12th at 5:00 pm

Bring your iPad or iPhone to class to learn the basics or for some new tips. This class is also appropriate for those considering purchasing one of these devices.

• Computer Basics - November 14th at 1:00 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.

• Resume Writing Workshop - November 16th at 11:00 am

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

 • Job Seeking - November 16th at 3:00 pm

This class will provide an overview of some resources available to job seekers.  (Computer and Internet Basics recommended.)

 • Windows 10 - November 18th at 11:00 am

An introduction to the new Windows 10 operating system, this class provides an overview of some of the changes to the start menu, pinning apps, and Edge internet browser.  (Computer Basics recommended.)


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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