This Week at the Library: October 15-21, 2017

October 13, 2017
By BCPL

The Boyle County Public 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., Coding Classes on Mondays and Thursdays at 4:00 p.m., and Storytimes on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. In addition to these weekly events, the following Library-sponsored programs are scheduled for this week:

 

FOR ADULTS

Mare Rider – Mythic Women of our Dreams
Sunday, October 15th at 3:00 p.m.

The Scarlet Cup Theater's latest dramatic presentation is Mare Rider. Leading up to the American premiere to be held next week at Jacobs Hall, the Library will host "Mare Rider - Mythic Women of our Dreams." 

Behind the searing drama Mare Rider, by Turkish playwright Leyla Nazli, lies a wealth of folk tales and mythologies featuring female demons who haunt women's dreams, especially in childbirth. These can be seen in the Irish banshee and the Hebrew Lilith.

Presented by Anthony Haigh and Phyllis Passariello, this companion program will explore the realities behind the myths to help playgoers gain a richer understanding of the play.

For more information about "Mare Rider," visit www.ScarletCupTheater.org .

 

Second Monday Book Discussion Group
Monday, October 16th at 3:00 p.m.

The Second Monday Book Discussion Group typically meets on the second Monday of the month at 3:00 p.m. in the Mahan House at the Library. (This month the group is meeting on the third Monday.) Selections include fiction and historical fiction books set in locations around the world. On Monday afternoon, the group will discuss Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder. Those interested in participating may register at the Circulation Desk in the Library.

 

Medicare Made Clear
Monday, October 16th at 5:30 p.m.

On Monday evening, the Library will host "Medicare Made Clear," an interactive, educational seminar that will cover the basics of Medicare. Presented by Richard Manarchy, attendees will gain an understanding of Medicare parts A, B, C, and D, including who is eligible, coverage options, enrollment times, and what to do next.

 

Third Thursday Book Discussion Groups
Thursday, October 19th at 10:00 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.

The Boyle County Public 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.

Both groups will meet on Thursday, October 19th. The Morning Discussion group, which is led by Diana Draper, will discuss Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery. The Evening Discussion group is led by Stephanie Donovan and will discuss The Shack by William P. Young. Those interested in participating in either group may pick up a copy of the book at the Circulation Desk in the Library.

 

FOTL Fall Film Series: Director’s Showcase (Week 5)
Thursday, October 19th at 7:00 p.m.

The Friends of the Library continue with their annual Fall Film Series on Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. Films will be shown on Thursday evenings in the Community Room through mid-November. 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 Trouble with Harry, a macabre comedy from 1955, where a group of Vermont residents attempt to hide a dead body that refuses to stay buried.


FOR KIDS & TWEENS

Tween Book Club
Monday, October 16th at 4:00 p.m.

The Library offers a monthly book club for tweens (ages 9-13). On Monday afternoon tweens can read and bring in any fantasy book to discuss with others while participating in themed activities. Snacks will be available.

 

Kid’s Book Club (Week 1)
Tuesday, October 17th at 4:00 p.m.

On Tuesday afternoon, the Library will host the Kid's Book Club. The club will meet weekly for six weeks on Tuesdays at 4:00 p.m., and is recommended for children who are in grades 1-3. Each week we’ll read a different book from one of our favorite series. Books will include Magic Tree House: Dinosaurs before Dark; Magic Tree House: Knight at Dawn; Magic Tree House: Mummies in the Morning; A to Z Mystery: Haunted Hotel; Geronimo Stilton: Mouse Island Marathon; and Geronimo Stilton: The Cheese Experiment. Children are invited to come discuss the books, participate in themed games and crafts, and enjoy snacks. Registration is required.

 

Tween Lab
Thursday, October 19th at 4:00 p.m.

The Boyle County Public Library offers a monthly STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) lab for tweens (ages 9-13) where they can try out a different experiment each month. On Thursday afternoon, tweens will delve into Fall Candy Science.

 

Arbor Day Storytime
Saturday, October 21st from 3:00-5:00 p.m.

On Saturday afternoon the Library will host a special Arbor Day Storytime in the Children's Library. This storytime is part of the Celebrate Boyle County Arbor Day festivities being held at Weisiger Park from 12:00-3:00 p.m. The storytime will feature fun crafts and a reading of Dr. Seuss's The Lorax.

 

 

COMPUTER CLASSES

In the ongoing effort to promote lifelong learning, the Library offers a wide variety of free computer classes throughout month. This week the Library is offering the following classes:

 

Board Games Gone Mobile
Tuesday, October 17th at 11:00 a.m.

During this session we will explore the many board games that have been converted into mobile apps that can be downloaded for free on your favorite devices. Participants should bring their Google or App Store login information.

 

Create Your Own e-Newsletter 
Thursday, October 19th at 2:00 p.m.

This session will explore Canva, a free online design site that allows users to create personal email newsletters that can be shared with friends and family. Participants will experiment with some of the editing options available. (Basic computer and internet skills are recommended.)


A complete listing of monthly computer classes can be found 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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"Food for Fines" Program to be Offered at the Library

October 12, 2017
By BCPL

Starting October 23rd, the Boyle County Public Library will offer "Food for Fines," a program that gives patrons an opportunity to pay off their current fines with food donations. The donated food will be given to New Hope Food Pantry in Danville, KY.

Under the "Food for Fines" program, up to $10 per library card can be paid off with donations. Fine forgiveness applies only to current fines, and it will not apply to lost or damaged items, card replacements or future fines.

Each can or package of non-perishable food items will count as one dollar toward fines. There are a few guidelines for food donations:

• Items must be brought inside the Library and not put in the book drop.

• No open packages will be accepted.

• No re-packaged or expired foods will be accepted.

• No dented cans.

• No Ramen noodles (or noodles of a similar type).

Some of the top items New Hope Food Pantry is in need of are: canned peas, canned corn, canned mixed vegetables, canned meat (such as tuna, beef stew, chicken), peanut butter, and canned fruit.

Also welcome are any non-perishable items such as: cereal, dried beans, rice, pasta, soups, and crackers.

The "Food for Fines" program will run October 23-November 30, 2017

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This Week at the Library: October 9-15, 2017

October 8, 2017
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., Coding Classes on Mondays and Thursdays at 4:00 p.m., and Storytimes on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. In addition to these weekly events, the following Library-sponsored programs are scheduled for this week:

 

FOR KIDS & TWEENS

Harry Potter Scavenger Hunt
October 9th-13th

The Library will host a Harry Potter-themed scavenger hunt during the week of October 9-13. Participants will have one week to complete the tasks on the scavenger hunt to find out if they have what it takes to be accepted into Hogwarts. Scavenger hunt forms are available in the Children's Library. (Limit one entry per child.) Completed forms can be turned in to earn an acceptance letter and a handmade wand. (For ages 5-13.)

 

"Elephant & Piggie" Party
Tuesday, October 10th at 2:00 p.m.

The Library will host an "Elephant and Piggie" Party on Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. Guests are invited to party and play games inspired by the best friend characters from Elephant and Piggie, a book series for early readers by Mo Willems. Come participate in themed activities, games, crafts, and snacks. Registration is required for this event. Call or stop by the Children’s Library to register. (This event is for ages 4-8.)

 

Tween Murder Mystery Party
Thursday, October 12th at 4:00 p.m.

On Thursday afternoon at 4:00 p.m., tweens are invited to a murder mystery party. Participants will become characters in the mystery and try to solve the murder. Space is limited and registration is required to attend. Register for this event in the Children's Library. (For ages 9-13.)


FOR TEENS

Teen Crafternoon: Creepy Things
Tuesday, October 10th at 4:00 p.m.

Teen Crafternoon will be held on Tuesday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. Led by Mary Girard, this monthly program features a different artistic activity each month. In October, participants will be creating Paranormal Self Portraits and making finger pens. This free event will be held in the Mahan Gallery and is open to all teens (ages 13-18). Call the Library to register.


FOR ADULTS 

Boyle Landmark Trust Plaque Presentation
Thursday, October 12th at Noon

There will be a plaque presentation on Thursday at noon in the Mahan House at the Library by the Boyle Landmark Trust. The Boyle Landmark Trust Plaque Program recognizes properties located in Boyle County that are over 100 years old. The Mahan House, part of the Boyle County Public Library, was built around 1855, and was owned by Sarah Mahan, who was a former Secretary of State of Kentucky and a librarian at both the state level and at Centre College. A reception with light refreshments will follow the plaque presentation.

 

Coloring & Conversation
Thursday, October 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 Monday of the month in the Mahan Gallery.

 

Fall Film Series: Director's Showcase (Week 4)
Thursday, October 12th at 7:00 p.m.

The Friends of the Library continue with their annual Fall Film Series on Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. Films will be shown on Thursday evenings in the Community Room through mid-November. 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 Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, a light-hearted musical comedy from 1953. It tells the story of two showgirls who travel to Paris, and are pursued by a private detective hired by a suspicious father, as well as a rich, enamored old man, and many other admirers.

 

Mare Rider - Mythic Women of our Dreams
Sunday, October 15th at 3:00 p.m.

The Scarlet Cup Theater's latest dramatic presentation is Mare Rider. Leading up to the American premiere to be held next week at Jacobs Hall, the Library will host "Mare Rider - Mythic Women of our Dreams." 

Behind the searing drama Mare Rider, by Turkish playwright Leyla Nazli, lies a wealth of folk tales and mythologies featuring female demons who haunt women's dreams, especially in childbirth. These can be seen in the Irish banshee and the Hebrew Lilith.

Presented by Anthony Haigh and Phyllis Passariello, this companion program will explore the realities behind the myths to help playgoers gain a richer understanding of the play.

For more information about "Mare Rider," visit www.ScarletCupTheater.org .


COMPUTER CLASSES

In the ongoing effort to promote lifelong learning, the Library offers a wide variety of free computer classes throughout month. This week the Library is offering the following classes:

Pinterest for Halloween on Monday, October 9 at 11:00 a.m.

Build a Website: WordPress on Thursday, October 12 at 2:00 p.m.

A complete listing of monthly computer classes can be found 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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