Kentucky Writers' Day: "Writers Tribute" to be Held at the Library

April 27, 2017
By BCPL

As part of the 2017 Kentucky Writers' Day Celebration Weekend, the Boyle County Public Library will host a "Writers Tribute" on Saturday, April 29th from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Over twenty authors, poets, writers, playwrights, and journalists with a Kentucky connection will be reading from original works. In addition, there will be book signings by various authors at this free event.

Kentucky Writers' Day was established in 1990 by the Kentucky General Assembly to honor Kentucky’s strong literary tradition and to celebrate the anniversary of the birth of Robert Penn Warren, the first poet laureate of the United States and winner of three Pulitzer prizes.

The 2017 Kentucky Writers' Day Celebration Weekend will run April 23-30 at various locations throughout Danville and at historic Penn's Store in Gravel Switch. A complete listing of the schedule of events can be found online at www.pennsstore.com.



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The Library to Celebrate DÍA

April 25, 2017
By BCPL

As the nation’s population continues to become more diverse, the Boyle County Public Library will join libraries across the country in celebration of El día de los niños, El día de los libros (Children's Day, Book Day), also known as DÍA.

The Library’s DÍA celebration will be held on Thursday, April 27th at 6:30 p.m. in the Children’s Storytime Room at the Library. Families will have the opportunity to hear a story told in two languages, try new foods, and participate in fun activities.

DÍA is a celebration of children, families, and reading. The celebration emphasizes the importance of advocating literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds. DÍA is an enhancement of Children’s Day, which began in 1925. Children’s Day was designated as a day to bring attention to the importance and well-being of children. In 1996, nationally acclaimed children’s book author Pat Mora proposed linking the celebration of childhood and children with literacy to found El día de los niños, El día de los libros.  

For more information about this event, contact Brittany Smith at the Library.



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Library to Host Local Poet Night

April 20, 2017
By BCPL

On Monday, April 24th at 6:00 p.m., in honor of National Poetry Month, the Library will be hosting a Local Poet Night featuring Yolantha Harrison-Pace and Chad Horn. These two local poets will read select poems and talk about writing their new book of poetry, "Snapshots: The Voices of Three Kentucky Poets," which features the poetry of Horn, Harrison-Pace, and Darlene Campbell. 

This event will be held in the Community Room at the Library.

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This Week at the Library: April 17-22

April 16, 2017
By BCPL

The Boyle County Public Library offers many fun, educational events throughout the year. Weekly programs include Crafters Who Care on Mondays at 6:00 p.m., Storytimes on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings, and Coding Clubs on Mondays and Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m. In addition to these weekly events, the following Library-sponsored programs are scheduled for this week:

 

Tween Advisory Group (TAG)
Monday, April 17th at 4:00 p.m. 

Tween Advisory Group (TAG) provides a way for tweens to have fun while volunteering their time at the library. For more information about tween programs, see Ms. Logan Anderson in the Children’s Library. (Ages 9-13)


Teen STEM Challenge
Tuesday, April 18th at 4:00 p.m. 

Teens can test their knowledge of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) concepts and engineering design abilities at Teen Challenge. At this event, teams will compete in a different challenge each month. This month, teens (ages 13-18) will be building rubber band rockets. This free program will be held in the Community Room.


Third Thursday Morning & Evening Book Discussion Groups
Thursday, April 20th at 10:00 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.

The Library offers a variety of book discussion groups each month, including the Third Thursday Morning and Evening Book Discussion Groups which meet at the Library on the third Thursday of the month at 10:00 a.m. and 6:30 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, which is led by Diana Draper, will discuss Digging to America by Anne Tyler. The Evening Discussion group is led by Merry Cooper and will discuss Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill. Those interested in participating in either group may pick up a copy of the book at the Circulation Desk in the Library.

  

Nutrition Condition (Week 3)
Thursday, April 20th at Noon 

On Thursday the Library will be hosting"“Nutrition Condition," a health and wellness workshop series offered in partnership with the Boyle County Cooperative Extension Office. Workshop participants will learn how to improve their nutrient intake and learn how to eat better on a budget. Registration is encouraged.


The Traveling Tomato Show
Thursday, April 20th at 6:00 p.m. 

On Thursday the Library will host the Traveling Tomato Show, an heirloom tomato seeds workshop that will cover information on how to plant and save heirloom tomato seeds. Workshop participants will receive a free organic heirloom tomato seedling and six packets of heirloom seeds to take home. Due to the materials supplied, registration is required. Those interested in attending may register at the Circulation Desk or by calling 859-238-7323. This event will be held in the Community Room at the Library.


Computer Classes

In the ongoing effort to promote lifelong learning, the Library offers a wide variety of free computer classes every month. The following classes are scheduled for this week:

Intro. to Microsoft Excel on Tuesday, April 18th at 2:00 p.m.

Typing on Wednesday, April 12th at 11:00 a.m.

 Click here for more information or to register for either of these computer classes. One-on-one computer help is also available.


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This Week at the Library: April 11-14

April 11, 2017
By BCPL

The Library offers many fun, educational events throughout the year. Weekly programs include Crafters Who Care on Mondays at 6:00 p.m., Storytimes on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings, and Coding Clubs on Mondays and Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m. In addition to these weekly events, the following Library-sponsored programs are scheduled for this week:


Teens Write Tuesday
Tuesday, April 11th at 4:00 p.m.

The Library hosts a monthly group for teens (ages 13-18) who love to write. Participants can bring a past original work to share or they can participate in the monthly writing prompt. Teens Write meets on the second Tuesday of the month in the Conference Room at the Library.


Mahan Gallery Reception for the "Private Collections" Art Exhibit
Tuesday, April 11th at 4:30 p.m.

The Library and the Arts Commission of Danville/Boyle County will host a Gallery Reception on Tuesday, April 11th at 4:30 p.m. All of the pieces featured in the "Private Collections" exhibit have been created by local artists and are on loan from private collections.


Nutrition Condition (Week 2)
Thursday, April 13th at Noon

The Library will be hosting "Nutrition Condition," a health and wellness workshop series offered in partnership with the Boyle County Cooperative Extension Office. Workshop participants will learn how to improve their nutrient intake and learn how to eat better on a budget. Registration is encouraged.


Tween Sand Art
Thursday, April 13th at 4:00 p.m.

Tweens (ages 9-13) are invited to create unique works of art by layering colorful sand inside a jar. Registration is required. This event will be held in the Storytime Room.


 

Coloring and Conversation
Thursday, April 13th at 6:00 p.m.

Once a month the Library hosts a coloring club for adults. 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, will meet on the second Monday of the month in the Mahan Gallery. For more information, please contact Julia at the Library.


Spring Film Series: Comedy Tonight! (Week 7)
Thursday, April 13th at 7:00 p.m.

The Friends of the Library continue with their annual Spring Film Series on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. Films will be shown on Thursday evenings in the Community Room at the Library through mid-April. The post-film discussion will be led by Charles Vahlkamp. Popcorn will be available and there is no charge for admission. This week we'll be showing Best in Show. In this film from 2000, a colorful array of characters compete at a national dog show. This is the final film in this series.


Computer Classes

In the ongoing effort to promote lifelong learning, the Library offers a wide variety of free computer classes every month. The following classes are scheduled for this week:

Facebook on Wednesday, April 12th at 2:00 p.m.

How to Spot Fake News on Thursday, April 13th at 3:00 p.m.

Intro. to Microsoft Word on Thursday, April 13th at 4:00 p.m.

Android Devices on Friday, April 14th at 11:00 a.m.

Apple iPad/iPhone on Friday, April 14th at 2:00 p.m.

Click here for more information or to register for any of these classes.


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Mahan Gallery Reception: "Private Collections"

April 11, 2017
By BCPL

The Library and the Arts Commission of Danville/Boyle County will host a Gallery Reception on Tuesday, April 11th at 4:30 p.m. The "Private Collections" exhibit features a variety of pieces made by local artists.

Many people enjoy collecting artwork, including local artwork created by the talented artists who call central Kentucky home. All of the pieces featured in this exhibit are on loan from private collections. The exhibit will be on display through April 15th. 



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Friends of the Library to Host Journalist Tom Eblen

April 10, 2017
By BCPL

On Monday, April 10th at 7:00 p.m., the Friends of the Library will host Tom Eblen, metro/state columnist for the Lexington Herald-Leader, who will share his take on Kentucky, its people, and its communities when he presents "My Travels Around the State."

 

About the speaker: Tom Eblen teaches journalism ethics at the University of Kentucky and has been a frequent writing/editing coach at The Mountain Workshops. He and his wife, Becky, have two grown daughters, Mollie and Shannon.

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This Week at the Library: April 3-7, 2017

April 2, 2017
By BCPL

The Library offers many fun, educational events throughout the year. Weekly programs include Crafters Who Care on Mondays at 6:00 p.m., Storytimes on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings, and Coding Clubs on Mondays and Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m. In addition to these weekly events, the following Library-sponsored programs are scheduled for this week:


Tween Book Club

Monday, April 3rd at 4:00 p.m.

The Library offers a monthly book club for tweens (ages 9-13). This month the group will discuss Half a Chance by Cynthia Lord. Snacks will be available. Any tweens interested in attending may register for the program by signing up in the Children's Library.


Kid's Homeschool Book Club

Wednesday, April 5th at 2:00 p.m.

This book club meets on the first Wednesday of the month. Led by Children’s Librarian Libby McWhorter, this book club is designed for children ages 5-8 and features a book discussion and trivia activities.  This month, participants are reading Who Was Dr. Seuss? by Janet B. Pascal. Snacks will be served. Register for this club in the Children’s Library.


Nutrition Condition

Thursday, April 6th at Noon

Beginning this Thursday, the Library will be hosting "Nutrition Condition," a health and wellness workshop series offered in partnership with the Boyle County Cooperative Extension Office. Workshop participants will find out their current state of nutrition, learn how to improve their nutrient intake, and learn how to eat better on a budget. This 8-week series will be held in the Community Room on Thursdays at Noon through May 25th.

 

Cookbook Club

Thursday, April 6th at 6:00 p.m.

This Thursday evening, the Library will host the Cookbook Club. The club is a discussion group that will explore the Library's large collection of cookbooks. Participants will make and share different recipes with the club. Each month will feature a theme. In April, the theme is Desserts. For more information or to register, contact Julia Basil at the Library. Registration is required.


Spring Film Series: Comedy Tonight! (Week 6)

Thursday, April 6th at 7:00 p.m.

The Friends of the Library continue with their annual Spring Film Series on Thursday evening. Films will be shown on Thursday evenings in the Community Room at the Library through mid-April. The post-film discussion will be led by Charles Vahlkamp. Popcorn will be available and there is no charge for admission.

This week we'll be showing the movie City Slickers. In this film from 1991, an unhappy Manhattan yuppie on the verge of turning 40 is roped into joining his two friends on a cattle drive in the southwest. A complete listing of the films can be found here.

 

Teen Crafternoon

Friday, April 7th at 4:00 p.m.

Teen Crafternoon will be held this Friday afternoon. Led by Julia Basil, this monthly program features a different artistic craft or activity each month. In April, we’ll be making T-shirt Tote Bags. This free event will be held in the Mahan Gallery and is open to all teens (ages 13-18). Call the Library to register.

 

LEGO Club

Friday, April 7th at 4:00 p.m.

The Library will host LEGO Club on Friday afternoon in the Storytime Room. The finished LEGO creations will be placed on display in the Library.

 

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Computer Classes at the Library this Week (April 3-7)

April 1, 2017
By BCPL

In the ongoing effort to promote lifelong learning, the Library offers a wide variety of free computer classes every month. The following classes are scheduled for this week:

Computer Basics (Beginner) on Monday, April 3rd at 11:00 a.m.

Typing on Wednesday, April 5th at 11:00 a.m.

Internet Basics on Thursday, April 6th at 2:00 p.m. 

A complete listing of monthly computer classes can be found on the Computer Classes page on the Library’s website. Those interested in attending any of the classes may register online or by calling the Library. In addition to these classes, one-on-one computer support is also available by appointment.

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