This Week at the Library: May 27-June 2, 2018

May 27, 2018
By BCPL

Closed for Memorial Day
Monday, May 28th

The Library will be closed on Monday in observance of Memorial Day.

 

Great American Swing Dance
Thursday, May 31st from 7:30-9:00 p.m.

As part of the Great American Brass Band Festival, the Boyle County Public Library and the Friends of the Library will host the Great American Swing Dance on Thursday, May 31, 2018 from 7:30-9:00 p.m. in the Library Park. This is the fourth year the swing dance has been a part of the brass band festival. The dance provides an evening of great music and fun, and is always well attended even when the weather doesn’t cooperate (as was the case two years ago when the skies unexpectedly opened up and everything was quickly moved inside.)

The event will feature a swing dance lesson given by Wes Bratcher from 7:30-8:00 p.m., followed by a Swing Dance from 8:00-9:00 p.m. Music for the dance will be provided by The Walnut Street Ramblers. Guests are encouraged to bring a lawn chair and their dancing shoes.  The swing dance lesson, dance, and concert are free and open to the public.  (In the event of rain, the lesson and swing dance being held in the Library Lobby.)


LEGO Club
Friday, June 1st at 2:00 p.m.

The Library will host LEGO Club on Friday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. in the Storytime Room. The finished LEGO creations will be placed on display in the Library.

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This Summer Libraries Rock!

May 25, 2018
By BCPL

It's the end of the school year and we're busy gearing up for summer reading! Librarians have been visiting with teachers and students at local schools to talk about upcoming summer reading events, which begin on June 4th with the Summer Reading Kick-Off Party.

This year, the theme for summer reading is "Libraries Rock!" and will feature different types of music-inspired activities for kids of all ages. Activities include ukulele lessons, trivia contests, musical movie nights, musical guests, special performers, science clubs, rock painting, dance classes, artistic activities, book clubs, and more. All library-sponsored events and activities are free of charge. A complete listing of summer reading activities will be available in the Library at the end of May.

In addition to in-house activities, outreach librarian Brittany Smith will continue to bring the Bookmobile to numerous locations each week, providing library access and summer reading activities to those children who are unable to visit the library. Outreach locations include Long Run Apartments, Toliver Elementary School, Boyle County High School, Junction City Elementary School, Forkland Community Center, and Coyle Manor (Perryville). We'll also be visiting various daycare centers and day camps.

Students of all ages are encouraged to keep reading all summer long. Those who complete a reading log will earn books and prizes. Registration will begin on June 4th and will continue throughout the summer. Stop by and sign up for a summer of fun!

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This Week at the Library: May 20-26, 2018

May 19, 2018
By BCPL

Comic Book Club
Monday, May 21st at 4:00 p.m.

Tweens can discuss their favorite comics, be the first to preview new comics, and do activities inspired by their favorite characters and stories. Snacks will be provided. (Ages 9-13)

 

Adulting: "Getting a Job & Keeping It"
Monday, May 21st at 6:00 p.m.

On Monday evening at 6:00 p.m., the Library will host "Adulting," a monthly program series that explores the different skills adults need to thrive. At this month’s program, participants will learn tips that will help them get the job they want, and learn skills on how to keep that job into the future. This program is offered in partnership with the Boyle County Extension Office and will be held in the Community Room at the Library.

 

History Café
Thursday, May 24th at 6:00 p.m.

On Thursday evening at 6:00 p.m., the Library will host the History Café. This monthly event provides a place where people can gather and chat about local history. This month will feature a discussion about paleography, the study and deciphering of historical manuscripts (aka how to read chicken scratch).

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"Meet the Breed" this Saturday

May 18, 2018
By BCPL

The Library will host a "Meet the Breed" event on Saturday, May 19th from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Library Park.

Cheri Carbone from Mutts with Manners will oversee the event featuring over 20 dogs. Breeds scheduled to participate include the French Bulldog, American Eskimo, Chihuahua, Vizsla, Daschund, and more. Pet owners will be on-hand to talk about their different breeds, and will be available to answer any questions.

This program will be held rain or shine. In the event of rain, the program will be moved inside the Library to the Community Room.

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Library Closed for Staff Training

May 17, 2018
By BCPL

The Library will be closed to the public on Friday, May 18th for a staff training day. We will open on Saturday morning at 9:00 a.m.

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This Week at the Library: May 14-19, 2018

May 14, 2018
By BCPL

TWEEN MASTER BUILDERS
Monday, May 14th at 4:00 p.m.

The Library will host Master Builders on Monday afternoon. Build or create anything you can imagine with a wide variety of art and building supplies, including LEGOs, origami paper, cardboard tubes, & more! (Ages 9-13.)


"POISONOUS PLANTS & BITING INSECTS, OH MY!"
Monday, May 14th at 6:00 p.m. 

On Monday evening at 6:00 p.m., the Library will host "Poisonous Plants and Biting Insects, Oh My!" At this event, Alexis Sheffield and Alethea Price will talk about how to identify various poisonous plants and biting insects, and how to treat the itch they leave behind. This program is offered in partnership with the Boyle County Extension Office.

 

TEEN GAMING @BCPL
Tuesday, May 15th at 4:00 p.m.

On Tuesday afternoon, grab some friends and hang out at the Library playing video games. Snacks will be served. (Ages 13-18.)
 


TWEEN LAB: LEGO BOATS
Thursday, May 17th at 4:00 p.m.

The Library will host Tween Lab on Thursday afternoon. This month, use your engineering science skills to create a boat out of LEGOs that will float in water! (Ages 9-13.)

 

"TALK OF THE TOWN"
Thursday, May 17th at 4:30 p.m. 

The Friends of the Library will host “Talk of the Town,” on Thursday afternoon at 4:30 p.m., featuring several members of the Danville High School (DHS) Forensics team.

Coached by Steve Meadows, the DHS competitive speech and debate team is one of the top high school speech teams in the state, and has won the state speech tournament eight times, including the last three years (2016, 2017, and 2018). The forensics students compete in contests during the regular season, which runs from November through March. Some of the students on the team have qualified to represent Kentucky at the two national tournaments, held this year in Fort Lauderdale and Washington, DC. This year, eight DHS students will travel to compete at these meets -- seven to DC, one to Florida. Some of the events in which the team competes include Duo Interpretation, Extemporaneous Speaking, and Oratory.

All are welcome to attend this event.



ASL CONVERSATION GROUP
Thursday, May 17th at 6:00 p.m.

The Library will host American Sign Language Conversation Group on Thursday evening  at 6:00 p.m. This monthly event is community led and provides a casual location where people can practice using ASL. All levels of ASL learners or users are encouraged to participate. For more information, contact Caleb Conover at the Library.

 

STAFF TRAINING DAY
Friday, May 18th 

The Library will be closed on Friday, May 18 for a staff training day.

 

"MEET THE BREED"
Saturday, May 19th from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. 

The Library will host a “Meet the Breed” event on Saturday afternoon from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Library Park.

Cheri Carbone from Mutts with Manners will oversee the event featuring over 20 dogs. Breeds scheduled to participate include the French Bulldog, American Eskimo, Chihuahua, Vizsla, Daschund, and more. Pet owners will be on-hand to talk about their different breeds, and will be available to answer any questions.

This program will be held rain or shine. In the event of rain, the program will be moved inside the Library to the Community Room.


BOOK CLUBS:

2ND MONDAY BOOK DISCUSSION
Monday, May 14th at 3:00 p.m.
The Story Hour by Thrity Umrigar 


3RD THURSDAY MORNING BOOK DISCUSSION
Thursday, May 17th at 10:00 a.m.
Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance 


3RD THURSDAY AFTERNOON BOOK DISCUSSION
Thursday, May 17th at 4:00 p.m.
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
 
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FOTL Spring Book Sale

May 11, 2018
By BCPL

The Friends of the Library are holding their annual Spring Book Sale this week at the Boyle County Public Library. Stop by to pick up some treasures for your own collection!

SALE HOURS

Thursday, May 10 • 1:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Friday, May 11 • 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 12 • 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


Proceeds of the sale will go toward Library programs and events funded by the Friends of the Library.

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This Week at the Library: May 7-12, 2018

May 7, 2018
By BCPL

VolunTween: SPRING CLEANING
Monday, May 7th from 4:00-7:00 p.m.

The Library’s youth department will host a volunteer activity for tweens on Monday, May 7 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Tween volunteers (ages 9-13) can help library staff prepare the Children’s Library for summer reading. Volunteers may sign up for a work shift to help out with program preparation, tidying up shelves, cleaning books, and more. Certificates for volunteer hours will be provided. Those interested in participating should call or stop by the Children’s Library to reserve a work shift.

 

FRENCH CAFÉ
Monday, May 7th at 5:00 p.m.

On Monday, May 7 at 5:00 p.m., the Library will host French Café. People of all ages can gather together in a relaxed atmosphere to practice speaking French in casual conversation. This event is great for those who are fluent speakers as well as for those who are just learning the language. The French Café will be held in the Mahan Gallery at the Library.

 

MOTHER'S DAY BEAR WORKSHOP
Tuesday, May 8th at 4:00 p.m.

The Library will host a special Mother’s Day Bear Workshop on Tuesday, May 8 at 4:00 p.m. Participants will be able to stuff a bear to make their own furry friend. Limited spaces are available. Those interested in participating should call or stop by the Children’s Library to register in advance.

 

DIY PHOTO COASTERS
Thursday, May 10th at 4:00 p.m.

On Thursday, May 10 at 4:00 p.m., the Library will host "DIY Photo Coasters" for tweens. Those interested in participating should bring their own printed photos. The Library will provide the supplies and instruction needed to turn the photos into a coaster. This event is for ages 9-13.

 

FOTL SPRING BOOK SALE
Thursday, May 10th from 1:00-8:00 p.m.
Friday, May 11th from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 12th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The Friends of the Library will be holding their annual Spring Book Sale on Thursday, May 10 through Saturday, May 12, 2018 at the Boyle County Public Library, beginning at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday afternoon. Proceeds of the sale will go toward Library programs and events funded by the Friends of the Library.

 

"THE ILLUSTRATED WORD" EXHIBIT RECEPTION
Thursday, May 10th from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.

The Library will host a reception for "The Illustrated Word" traveling art exhibit in the Mahan Gallery on Thursday, May 10 from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. Presented by the Kentucky Arts Council, the exhibit connects visual art and literature. The 27 artists in the exhibit represent 13 Kentucky counties. The artwork ranges from visual interpretations of poetry and excerpts from literature – both literal and metaphorical – to artwork that incorporates text as a design element.

“The Illustrated Word” was organized by the Kentucky Arts Council. It will travel to libraries around the Commonwealth through December 2018, for the enjoyment of art and reading enthusiasts throughout the state. This exhibit will be on display in the Mahan Gallery at the Boyle County Public Library until June 19, 2018.

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