This Week at the Library: August 19-25, 2018

August 19, 2018
By BCPL

OPEN CODING CLASS
Monday, August 20th at 4:00 p.m.

Led by Dr. Christine Shannon and Lucy Minichillo, this coding class is designed for students in grades 6-12 and will introduce coding and computer programming to students interested in learning about computer science. The first class session of the school year will be held on Monday, August 20 from 4:00-5:30 p.m. in the Computer Lab at the Library. Subsequent meetings will be held at the Library on Mondays at 4:00 p.m. Classes are open enrollment and will run through the end of the 2018-19 school year. No experience is necessary. For more information or to register, email danville.code@gmail.com.

 

SHARPIE TIE-DYE BACKPACKS
Monday, August 20th at 4:00 p.m.

On Monday afternoon at 4:00 p.m., tweens (ages 9-13) are invited to create vibrant tie-dye drawstring backpacks using Sharpie markers. This event will be held in the Storytime Room.

 

TEEN GAMING
Tuesday, August 21st at 4:00 p.m.

On Tuesday afternoon at 4:00 p.m., the Library will host Teen Gaming, featuring board games, moviees, and snacks. This program will be held in the Community Room. For ages 13-18.

 

TWEEN MASTER BUILDERS
Thursday, August 23rd at 4:00 p.m.

On Thursday afternoon at 4:00 p.m., tweens can stop by the Library to build or create anything imaginable using a wide variety of building supplies, including LEGOs, K’NEX, Brain Flakes, Magna Tiles, and marble run tracks. Snacks will be provided. For ages 9-13.

 

CIVIL WAR BED TURNING DEMONSTRATION
with the Pieceable Friends Quilt Guild
Thursday, August 23rd at 6:00 p.m.

On Thursday evening at 6:00 p.m., the Library will host a Civil War bed turning, featuring Civil War replica quilts. A "bed turning" is when quilts are displayed on a bed and are turned as the speaker discusses the historical and technical aspects of the quilt. Refreshments will be served. This event is sponsored by The Pieceable Friends Quilt Guild, The Arts Commission of Danville-Boyle County, and the Boyle County Public Library. Registration is required. To register to attend this event, email arts@historicdanvilleky.com.

 

HISTORY CAFÉ: "Trash, Treasures, and the Passing of Time"
with Jerry Sampson
Thursday, August 23rd 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 Jerry Sampson, owner of Sampson Antiques, Books & Appraisals in Harrodsburg, will be on hand to answer questions about what to do with personal archives, (aka all of our stuff).

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This Week at the Library: August 12-18, 2018

August 10, 2018
By BCPL

SECOND MONDAY BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP
Monday, August 13th at 3:00 p.m.

The Second Monday Book Discussion Group meets on the second Monday of the month at 3:00 p.m. in the Mahan House at the Library. Selections include fiction and historical fiction books set in locations around the world. On Monday afternoon the group will discuss Little Bee by Chris Cleave. Those interested in participating may pick up a copy of the book at the Circulation Desk in the Library.

 

FAMILY GAME NIGHT
Monday, August 13th from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.

On Monday evening from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. the Library will host a Family Game Night. All ages are welcome to stop by and play a wide variety of board games, including both classic games (e.g., Monopoly, Pictionary, and Clue) and newer games (e.g., Apples to Apples, Telestrations, and Yeti in My Spaghetti). Pizza will be available. This event will be held in the Community Room.

 

STORYTIMES RESUME AT THE LIBRARY
Tuesday, August 14th at 10:30 & 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, August 15th at 10:30 a.m.

Toddler and Preschool Storytimes will resume at the Library on August 14 after a two-week hiatus. Toddler Storytime (for children ages 18 months – 2 years, with a parent or caregiver) will be held on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Preschool Storytime (for children ages 3 to 5 years) will be held on Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m. and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. These storytime programs are held in the Children’s Library and feature stories, songs, rhymes, and puppets.

 

THIRD THURSDAY BOOK DISCUSSION GROUPS
Thursday, August 16th at 10:00 a.m. & 4:00 p.m.

The Third Thursday Morning and Afternoon Book Discussion Groups will meet on Thursday, August 16 at 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 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 will discuss Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly. The Afternoon Discussion group will discuss Skipping Christmas by John Grisham. Those interested in participating in either group may pick up a copy of the book at the Circulation Desk in the Library.


ROCK PAINTING
Thursday, August 16th at 5:30 p.m.

The Library will host a rock painting activity on Thursday evening at 5:30 p.m. Patrons of all ages can design and paint rocks to spread messages of kindness. Rocks will be provided or participants can bring their own. This event will be held in the Community Room at the Library.

 

ASL CONVERSATION GROUP
Thursday, August 16th 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.

 

MEMORY LAB CRAFT: "Weaving & Mosaic = Analog & Digital"
Saturday, August 18th at 10:00 a.m.

On Saturday, August 18 at 10:00 a.m., the Library will offer a Memory Lab program that will teach patrons the difference between analog and digital wave formats with the arts. Participants will pick sound wave patterns to weave into textiles and mosaic stepping stones that they can take home. Those interested in attending should call or stop by the Library to register.

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This Week at the Library: August 5-11, 2018

August 3, 2018
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., and Storytimes on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings (resuming on August 14). In addition to these weekly events, the following Library-sponsored programs are scheduled for this week:

 

French Café
Monday, August 6th at 5:00 p.m.

On Monday evening 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.


Memory Lab: "What is Your Digital Afterlife?"
Monday, August 6th at 6:00 p.m.

People are constantly creating a "digital afterlife" online through email, Facebook, Instagram, and other social media platforms. On Monday evening, the Library will offer a Memory Lab program that covers what happens to your digital history when you're no longer around. This event will help you prepare your electronic estate as you learn what happens to your digital assets after death. You'll also learn how to create and protect your digital legacy. Participants are welcome to bring electronic devices or examples of items they would like to save.

 

"Cat Care You Can Sink Your Claws Into"
Tuesday, August 7th at 10:00 a.m.

On Tuesday morning at 10:00 a.m. Cathy Jerome will teach patrons of all ages how to care for a cat or kitten. Adoptable felines from Hal's Haven and the Humane Society will be joining her for the visit. This event will be held in the Community Room.

 

Coloring & Conversation
Thursday, August 9th 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 Thursday of the month in the Mahan Gallery.

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This Week at the Library: July 29-August 4, 2018

July 28, 2018
By BCPL

Storytime Break

There will be no storytimes offered at the Library July 31 through August 8. Toddler and Preschool storytimes will resume at the Boyle County Public Library on August 14, 2018 after the two-week hiatus. Homeschool Storytime will resume in September.


Wild Earth: safariLIVE!
Tuesday,  July 31st from 9:00 a.m. to Noon

On Tuesday morning from 9:00 a.m. to noon, the Library will host Wild Earth: safariLIVE, an award-winning, expert-hosted live sunset safari broadcast directly from the wilderness in South Africa and Kenya. The unscripted show allows viewers to interact with an expert game ranger in real time while looking for leopards, lions, and cheetahs. Due to the length of the program, those planning to attend are welcome to bring drinks and snacks to enjoy while watching the safari.  

 

City of Danville Community Blood Drive
Wednesday, August 1st from 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

A blood drive will be held at the Library on Wednesday, August 1 from 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Those interested in donating may schedule an appointment online at kybloodcenter.org or by calling 800-775-2522. Walk-ins are also welcome.

 

Soul of 2nd Street History Conference
Friday, August 3rd from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.

On Friday afternoon from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m., the Library will host the Soul of 2nd Street History Conference. The conference will provide an opportunity to learn about local African-American history. This year the theme is local sports heroes, legends, and icons.Speakers include Eugene Johnson, Gordon Benning, Billy Reed, Mike Denis, Johnny Raines, and Mary A. Sleet. Light refreshments and history exhibits open at 2:00 p.m. Conference begins at 3:00 p.m.

This free event is sponsored by the Danville-Boyle County African American Historical Society, Boyle County Public Library, and the Heart of Danville. The conference will be held in the Community Room at the Library.

The Soul of 2nd Street Festival continues on Saturday, August 4 from 2:00 to 10:00 p.m. at Constitution Square.

 

LEGO Club
Friday, August 3rd at 4:00 p.m.

The Library will host LEGO Club on Friday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. in the Storytime Room. The finished LEGO creations will be placed on display in the Library.

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This Week at the Library: July 22-28, 2018

July 22, 2018
By BCPL

Tween Summer Book Club
Monday, July 23rd at 2:00 p.m.

The Library offers a monthly summer book club for tweens (ages 9-13). On Monday afternoon at 2:00 p.m., the group will discuss Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers. Snacks will be available. Any tweens interested in attending may register for the program by signing up in the Children’s Library.

 

Mindfulness Mondays: Mini Zen Garden
Monday, July 23rd at 6:30 p.m.

Once a month, the Library provides a quiet space in the Mahan Gallery for anyone wanting to practice meditation and mindfulness. This monthly series combines crafting and mindfulness education.  On Monday evening at 6:30 p.m., Santosh David Smith will lead participants in making Mini Zen Gardens. They will learn how to craft a miniature rock garden to take home, as well as how to use it to help promote calm and mindfulness.

 

Broadway Musicals Costume Party
Thursday, July 26th at 4:00 p.m.

On Thursday afternoon at 4:00 p.m., the Library will host a Broadway Musicals themed costume party for tweens. Celebrate summer with a costume bash filled with games, trivia, and snacks inspired by Broadway musicals. Those attending can either wear a costume to the event or make their own costume accessories at the party. For ages 9-13.

 

History Café: Beta Test of a History Crate
Thursday, July 26th 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 an examination of history through objects with a beta test of a History Crate. The crate contains educational materials and objects from the local area. It has been developed to teach technology, history, and how to look at objects to grade school children.

While the crate is designed for a younger audience, it still needs to be tested before making it available to them. All are invited to take part in a fun evening of examining our local history. The History Crate is made possible by a grant from the Hudson-Ellis Fund.

 

Mammoth Cave: "Rocks, Fossils, and Other Cool Stuff"
Friday, July 27th at 12:30 p.m.
(Ages 3-6)  
Friday, July 27th at 2:00 p.m.
(Ages 7-13)

On Friday, July 27 the Library will host two sessions of "Rocks, Fossils, and Other Cool Stuff." The first session begins at 12:30 p.m. and is for children in preschool through 1st grade. The second session begins at 2:00 p.m. and is for students in grades 2 - 6.

In both sessions, "campers" will be introduced to Park Ranger Jennifer Shackelford via webcam and will learn interesting scientific and historical facts about Mammoth Cave National Park. They will be able to touch rocks and fossils from the Mammoth Cave area and learn about why Kentucky has the world’s longest cave. Participants will also be able to "ask a Ranger" questions during these live interactive sessions.

This program is sponsored by the McDowell House Museum.

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