This Week at the Library: June 18-23, 2018

June 15, 2018
By BCPL

Escape Room
Monday, June 18th from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. 

The Library will host an Escape Room activity for teens and tweens on Monday afternoon from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.  Participants will need to use teamwork and critical thinking to solve a series of challenging puzzles in order to open the locked box to escape the room. (Ages 9-18) 


Teen Gaming @BCPL
Tuesday, June 19th at 4:00 p.m. 

On Tuesday afternoon at 4:00 p.m., the Library will host Teen Gaming, featuring video games and snacks. This program will be held in the Community Room. (Ages 13-18)

 

Inter-County Reptiles & Amphibians
Wednesday, June 20th at 10:30 a.m. (at the Library)
Wednesday, June 20th at 1:00 p.m. (at Toliver Elementary School) 

As part of the Summer Reading program, the Library will host Inter-County Reptiles and Amphibians on Wednesday, June 20 at 10:30 a.m.  Kids of all ages are invited to get an up-close look at some reptiles and amphibians native to Kentucky. Tickets are required to attend this event and will be given out 30-minutes prior to the start of the program. An additional non-ticketed Outreach performance will be held at 1:00 p.m. at Toliver Elementary School on the same day. Both events are free and open to the public. (All ages)

 

Miss Tunis’ Birthday Celebration
Thursday, June 21st at 12:30 p.m. 

On Thursday, June 21 at 12:30 p.m. the Library will be celebrating the 134th birthday of Miss Tunis, who was the local librarian for 50 years. All are invited to stop by and enjoy a piece of birthday cake in her honor.

 

Steel Appeal
Thursday, June 21st at 1:00 p.m. 

On Thursday afternoon at 1:00 p.m., the Library will host Steel Appeal, a steel drum and percussion academy from Campbellsville, Kentucky. This event will be held in the Library Park, weather permitting. If it rains, the event will be held in the Community Room at the Library.

 

Third Thursday Book Discussion Groups
Thursday, June 21st at 10:00 a.m. & 4:00 p.m. 

The Third Thursday Morning and Afternoon Book Discussion Groups will meet on Thursday, June 21 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 Floor of Heaven by Howard Blum. The Afternoon Discussion group will discuss Minding Frankie by Maeve Binchy. Those interested in participating in either group may pick up a copy of the book at the Circulation Desk in the Library.


Teen Rock Band
Thursday, June 21st at 5:30 p.m. 

On Thursday evening at 5:30 p.m., teens are invited to stop by the Library and rock out to classic songs with instruments on PS3. (Ages 13-18)

 

 ASL Conversation Group
Thursday, June 21st 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.

 

Celebration of Kentucky Writers
Saturday, June 23rd from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

The Library will host a “Writers Tribute” on Saturday, June 23 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. as part of the 2018 Jeanne Penn Lane Celebration of Kentucky Writers. This event will feature over sixteen authors, poets, writers, and journalists with a Kentucky connection, including some Kentucky Monthly magazine 2018 Literary Contest winners. Authors will be reading from original works and signing books at this free event. Author tables with books for sale will be set up at 10:00 a.m. Author readings will begin at 11:00 a.m.

In conjunction with the Writers Tribute, the Library will also host the opening of the new Mahan Gallery exhibit, “The Art of Jeanne Penn Lane.” The exhibit will feature works of a variety of media created by the late Jeanne Penn Lane, including an example of a plaster technique developed by the artist in 1972.  The exhibit will be on display through July.

Additional events for the 2018 Celebration of Kentucky Writers will be held on Saturday evening and on Sunday afternoon. The Kentucky Songwriters Showcase will be held on Saturday at 6:00 p.m. at Casa Grande restaurant in Harrodsburg, and a Memorial program will be held on Sunday from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Historic Penn’s Store in Gravel Switch.

 

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Summer Music Series begins this Saturday with Michael Evces

June 15, 2018
By BCPL

On Saturday, June 16th from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., the Library will host musician Michael Evces. The public is invited to stop by the Library to enjoy acoustic guitar music by this local singer-songwriter. Along with covers of favorite folk and rock songs, his original songs include musings about life in Danville.

This free event will be held on the main floor of the Library.

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This Week at the Library: June 11-16, 2018

June 8, 2018
By BCPL

WEEKLY SUMMER READING ACTIVITIES

Baby Lapsit
Mondays at 10:30 a.m.

The Boyle County Public Library will offer a Baby Lapsit program starting on Monday, June 11 at 10:30 am. The program focuses on early literacy skills and is designed for infants up to 12 months and their caregivers. During the program, babies sit on their caregiver’s lap and interact with them while enjoying rhyming songs, finger plays, and short stories designed with babies in mind. The Baby Lapsit program will meet on Mondays at 10:30 am in the Children's Storytime Room at the Library and run through mid-July. Registration is required.

 

Yoga for Kids
Mondays at 11:00 a.m.

The Library will offer a yoga class for preschool-aged children on Mondays at 11:00 a.m. beginning June 11. The program, led by Lindley Zanolli, is designed especially for younger children. The class will be held in the Community Room at the Library. Registration is required.

 

"Ukulele for U"
Mondays at 6:30 p.m.

This year, music is the theme for summer reading. To celebrate this, the Library will be offering free ukulele lessons on Monday evenings at 6:30 p.m. beginning on June 11. Brittany Smith, the musically inclined Outreach Librarian, will teach the basics of playing ukulele. Participants can either bring their own instrument or use one of the Library’s, while supplies last. Registration is required. Lessons are for ages 13 and up.

 

BOOK DISCUSSIONS & ADDITIONAL SUMMER ACTIVITIES

Tween Craft: Summer Hat Design
Monday, June 11th at 2:00 p.m.

On Monday afternoon at 2:00 p.m., tweens (ages 9-13) can stop by the Library to decorate baseball caps with puff paint and bling. Hats are provided, or participants can bring their own.

 

Second Monday Book Discussion Group
Monday, June 11th 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 Death of a Dreamer: A Hamish Macbeth Mystery by M.C. Beaton. Those interested in participating may pick up a copy of the book at the Circulation Desk in the Library.

 

Magic Miles
Wednesday, June 13th at 1:00 p.m.

The Library will host "Magic Miles" on Wednesday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. Families are invited to be amazed by magic tricks performed by this local musician. After the show, those interested in learning how to perform easy-to-master magic tricks can check out any of the numerous books the Library has on the subject.

 

Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo
Thursday, June 14th at 10:30 a.m.*

The Library will host Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo on Thursday morning at 10:30 a.m.  Kids of all ages are invited to get an up-close look at a variety of animals native to Australia. Tickets are required to attend this event and will be given out 30-minutes prior to the start of the program.

*An additional non-ticketed Outreach performance will be held at 1:00 p.m. at Junction City Elementary School on the same day. Both events are free and open to the public.

 

Coloring & Conversation
Thursday, June 14th 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.

 

Michael Evces
Saturday, June 16th from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

On Saturday, June 16 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., the Library will host musician Michael Evces. The public is invited to stop by the Library to enjoy acoustic guitar music by this local singer-songwriter. This free event will be held on the main floor of the Library.

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Learn to Play Ukulele at the Library this Summer

June 8, 2018
By BCPL

This year, music is a major theme for the Summer Reading Program. To celebrate this, we'll be offering free ukulele lessons on Monday evenings at 6:30 p.m. beginning on June 11th.

Brittany Smith, our musically inclined Outreach Librarian, will teach the basics of playing ukulele. Participants can either bring their own instrument or use one of the Library's, while supplies last. Registration is required for those needing to borrow a ukulele for the class. Call the Library or email bsmith@boylepublib.org to sign up.

Lessons are for ages 13 and up.

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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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