This Week at the Library: February 19-23, 2018

February 19, 2018
By BCPL

Comic Book Club

The Library will host a Comic Book Club for tweens on Monday, February 19 at 4:00 p.m. where tweens can discuss their favorite comics, preview new comics, and do activities inspired by favorite characters and stories. For ages 9-13.

 

Kid’s Book Club (Week 1)

On Tuesday, February 20 at 4:00 p.m., the Library will host the Kid’s Book Club. The club will meet weekly for four 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: Pirates Past Noon; Magic Tree House: Night of the Ninjas; Geronimo Stilton: Karate Mouse; and Geronimo Stilton: Temple of the Ruby of Fire. Children are invited to come discuss the books, participate in themed games and crafts, and enjoy snacks. Registration is required.

 

Teen Gaming @BCPL

On Tuesday, February 20 at 4:00 p.m., the Library will host Teen Gaming, featuring video games, movies, and snacks. This program will be held in the Community Room and is for ages 13-18.

 

Tween Lab: Fizzing Heart Art

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, February 22 at 4:00 p.m., tweens will use baking soda and vinegar reactions to make paint eruptions as heart art.

 

“One Step Ahead of the Nazis” with Fred Gross

On Thursday, February 22 at 6:30 p.m. author Fred Gross will talk about his experience fleeing the Nazis as a child during World War II. In his book, One Step Ahead of Hitler: A Jewish Child’s Journey through France, Gross recounts his family’s flight from the German invasion of Belgium. From the bombing on their neighborhood in Antwerp to the end of the war, Gross and his family survived their harrowing journey because of their ingenuity and determination, and with the help of the brave men and women who were willing to stand up to their government. His story is one of war, family, and the power of memory. This program will be held in the Community Room at the Library.

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This Week at the Library: February 12-17, 2018

February 9, 2018
By BCPL

FOR KIDS, TWEENS & TEENS

Tween Master Builders
Monday, February 12th at 4:00 p.m.

On Monday afternoon at 4:00 p.m., tweens can stop by the Library to build or create anything imaginable using a wide variety of art and building supplies, including LEGOs, pipe cleaners, origami paper, yarn, and more. Snacks will be provided. For ages 9-13.


Teen Maker & Creator: Curling
Tuesday, February 13th at 4:00 p.m.

On Tuesday afternoon at 4:00 p.m., the Library will host Teen Maker & Creator. This month, in honor of the winter games, teens can compete in the Library's version of curling. Participants will make curling sheets, rocks, and brooms, followed with a final competition to determine the medalists. For ages 13-18.

 

Winter Sports Challenge
Thursday, February 15th at 4:00 p.m.

Teens and tweens are invited to participate in the Library’s version of a winter sporting event competition on Thursday afternoon. Activities will include modified curling, cross-country skiing, luge, and hockey. For ages 9-18.

 

 

FOR ADULTS 

Second Monday Book Discussion Group
Monday, February 12th 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 Brief History of the Dead by Kevin Brockmeier. Those interested in participating may pick up a copy of the book at the Circulation Desk in the Library.

 

Drop-In Computer Help Session
Monday, February 12th from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

On Monday afternoon from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., the Library will offer a Drop-in Computer Help Session in the Computer Lab at the Library. This free walk-in session is for anyone who has a quick question about computer programs or technology, and is a great way to get answers about any mobile device. If more in-depth help is required, the Library also offers one-on-one appointments. For more information, contact Caleb Conover at the Library.

 

Third Thursday Book Discussion Groups
Thursday, February 15th at 10:00 a.m. & 4:00 p.m.

The Boyle County Public Library offers a variety of book discussion groups each month, including the Third Thursday Morning and Afternoon Book Discussion Groups which meet at the Library on the third Thursday of the month 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.

The Morning Discussion group, which is led by Diana Draper, will discuss The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin. The Afternoon Discussion group is led by Stephanie Donovan and will discuss A Case of Bad Taste by Lori Copeland. Those interested in participating in either group may pick up a copy of the book at the Circulation Desk in the Library.

 

"The Camino de Santiago: A Pilgrimage in Four Acts"
Thursday, February 15th at 7:00 p.m.

The Friends of the Library continue with their spring program series on Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. with "The Camino de Santiago: A Pilgrimage in Four Acts." Ernst and Kathy Crown-Weber will share about their life-changing adventure through Spain, a 490 mile journey covered on four different walks over a period of four years. This program will be held in the Community Room at the Library. All are welcome to attend.


FOR ALL AGES

ASL Conversation Group
Thursday, February 15th 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 Mary Girard at the Library.

 

Author Visit with Paul Stansbury
Saturday, February 17th from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Library patrons can get to know local author Paul Stansbury on Saturday afternoon from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Stansbury is the author of Down by the Creek, Inversion, and By George. He has also authored numerous short stories and poems. His speculative fiction stories have appeared in a number of print anthologies as well as a variety of online publications. This event will be held in the main lobby of the Library.

 

Mahan Gallery Art Exhibit

The Library announces the opening of the February 2018 Mahan Gallery art exhibit, featuring photography by Glenn A. Ball, a local photographer who captures images of Danville. The exhibit, "Pastel Houses of Danville," features photographs of pastel painted homes found in the area. The exhibit will be on display through March 15th.

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This Week at the Library: February 5-10, 2018

February 5, 2018
By BCPL

FOR KIDS, TWEENS, & TEENS

Tween Advisory Group (TAG)
Monday, February 5th at 4:00 p.m.

Tween Advisory Group will meet on Monday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. TAG provides a way for tweens to have fun planning events while volunteering their time at the library. This month participants will plan upcoming events and make emoji bookmarks. For more information about tween programs, see Ms. Kinsey Hisle in the Children’s Library. For ages 9-13.

 

Kid’s Science Club
Tuesday, February 6th at 4:00 p.m.

On Tuesday at 4:00 p.m., the Library will host a Kid's Science Club. Children will perform winter-themed science experiments, including arctic slime, crystal snowflakes, and snow in a jar. This program is for ages 6-8 and will run on Tuesday afternoons for four weeks. Registration is required. Call the Library to register.

 

Teen Tech Review: Digital Comics
Tuesday, February 6th at 4:00 p.m.

On Tuesday afternoon at 4:00 p.m., the Library will host Teen Tech Review, a new monthly program that looks at different technology and how it affects teens. This month's review will focus on Digital Comics. Teens can learn to use Google's Storyboard and Comic Life, as well as explore the Library's growing collection of graphic novels. This program will be held in the BCPL Computer Lab. For ages 13-18.


FOR ALL AGES

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

On Monday evening at 5:00 p.m., the Library will host French Café. At this "community requested-community led" program, 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.

 

Drop-In Computer Help Session
Wednesday, February 7th from 9:00 a.m. to Noon

The Library will offer a Drop-in Computer Help Session in the Computer Lab at the Library on Wednesday morning from 9:00 a.m. to Noon. This free walk-in session is for anyone who has a quick question about computer programs or technology, and is a great way to get answers about any type of mobile device. Additional drop-in sessions will be held throughout the month. If more in-depth help is required, the Library also offers one-on-one appointments. For more information, contact Caleb Conover at the Library.


FOR ADULTS 

City of Danville Community Blood Drive
Wednesday, February 7th from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The City of Danville Community Blood Drive will be held on Wednesday from 10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. at the Library. For more information and to register to donate, go to www.kybloodcenter.org or call 800.775.2522.

 

Medicare Made Clear
Thursday, February 8th at 6:00 p.m.

On Thursday, February 8 at 6:00 p.m., 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.

 

Coloring & Conversation
Thursday, February 8th 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.

 

TAX PREP ASSISTANCE

The AARP Foundation and the United Way will offer tax preparation help at the Library on Tuesdays and Saturdays, respectively. This assistance will continue through early April.

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Services
Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (Walk-ins only)

Available to taxpayers with low to moderate income, with special attention given to those who are age 60 and older. This walk-in service is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Those wanting to use this service will need to bring the previous year's tax return, a photo ID, and social security card.

 

United Way AmeriCorps Tax Preparation Assistance
Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (By appointment only)

To make an appointment, call 211 or 1-866-353-6354 or go online to uwbg.org/CKEEP for more information and to reserve an appointment.




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This Week at the Library: January 29-February 3, 2018

January 29, 2018
By BCPL

FOR KIDS, TWEENS, & TEENS:

Baby Lapsit
Monday, January 29th at 10:30 a.m.

Baby Lapsit 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 February 19th. Registration is required.


Tween Writing
Monday, January 29th at 4:00 p.m.

On Monday afternoon at 4:00 p.m., the Library will host a writing group for tweens. Participants will have fun with creative writing using prompts and writing games. This month tweens will create book spine poetry. For ages 9-13.

 

Kid’s Science Club
Tuesday, January 30th at 4:00 p.m.

On Tuesday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. the Library will host a Kid's Science Club. Children will perform winter-themed science experiments, including arctic slime, crystal snowflakes, and snow in a jar. This program is for ages 6-8 and will run on Tuesday afternoons for four weeks. Registration is required. Call the Library to register.


Now Playing Night
Thursday, February 1st at 4:00 p.m.

On Thursday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. the Library will host "Now Playing Night," a fun afternoon where tweens can hang out the Library playing board games and watching a movie. This month, we’ll show Cars 3, an animated film from 2017 about a race car out to prove he still has what it takes to win the Piston Cup. Popcorn and drinks will be provided. For ages 9-13.

 

Kid’s Homeschool Book Club
Friday, February 2nd at 2:00 p.m.

The Kid's Homeschool Book Club will meet on Friday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. 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 Number the Stars by Lois Lowry. Snacks will be served. Register for this club in the Children’s Library.

 

LEGO Club
Friday, February 2nd 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 Children’s Library.



FOR ADULTS:

Lunch & Learn: Financial Literacy
Friday, February 2nd at Noon

On Friday at noon, the Library will host a Lunch & Learn program on financial literacy and organization. Bring your lunch and learn about financial basics, including organizing your financial documents. This program will be led by financial advisor Dawn Nelson.

 

Protect Your History: Encapsulate a Document
Saturday, February 3rd at 2:00 p.m.

On Saturday, February 3 at 2:00 p.m., the Library will host "How to Encapsulate a Document," part of the "Protect Your History" monthly workshop series offered at the Library. This month Mary Girard will show participants how to protect fragile documents.

 

United Way Tax Preparation Assistance
Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Tax prep help will be available by appointment only on Saturdays through United Way AmeriCorps VITA Tax Preparation Assistance. To make an appointment call 211 or 1-866-353-6354 or go to uwbg.org/CKEEP for an appointment.

 


FOR ALL AGES:

Meditation Monday
Monday, January 29th at 6:30 p.m.

On Monday evenings at 6:30 p.m. the Library will provide a quiet space in the Mahan Gallery for anyone wanting to practice meditation. All levels are welcome to attend.

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This Week at the Library: January 23-27, 2018

January 23, 2018
By BCPL

Kid’s Science Club
Tuesday, January 22nd at 4:00 p.m.

Beginning on Tuesday at 4:00 p.m., the Library will host a Kid's Science Club. Children will perform winter-themed science experiments, including arctic slime, crystal snowflakes, and snow in a jar. This program is for ages 6-8 and will run on Tuesday afternoons for four weeks. Registration is required. Call the Library to register.


Teen Book Chat
Tuesday, January 23rd at 4:00 p.m.

On Tuesday afternoon at 4:00 p.m., the Library will host a book chat for teens. This informal book group provides teens (ages 13-18) a forum to talk about their favorite books with fellow bibliophiles.

 

Tween Lab: Static Flyers
Thursday, January 25th 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, January 25 at 4:00 p.m., tweens will use static electricity to make materials move and float.

 

 

Friends of the Library Annual Meeting
and Kentucky Chautauqua Program
Thursday, January 25th at 5:00 p.m.

The Friends of the Library (FOTL) will kick off their Spring Program Series on Thursday evening at 5:00 p.m. at their Annual Meeting & Chautauqua Tea. The program will include the Kentucky Chautauqua presentation of Pee Wee Reese – Hall of Famer featuring Dick Usher, an exclusive presentation of the Kentucky Humanities Council, Inc. The presentation will be followed by the FOTL Annual Meeting. This event will be held in the Community Room at the Library. All are welcome to attend.

About the presentation: Harold Henry Reese got his famous nickname Pee Wee from a marble he used when he was a boy. The name fit because he turned out to be a man of modest stature, but by every measure one could apply to an athlete – teamwork, leadership, determination, winning, and grace under pressure – Pee Wee Reese was a giant. Learn about this baseball legend and see history come to life through Kentucky Chautauqua.

The Kentucky Humanities Council is an independent, non-profit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Council is supported by the National Endowment and by private contributions. For information, visit www.kyhumanities.org or call 859-257-5932.

 

 

History Café
Thursday, January 25th at 6:00 p.m.

On Thursday evening at 6:00 p.m., the Library will host a History Café, part of the new "Community Requested-Community Led" program series. This monthly event provides a place where people can gather and chat about local history. This month will also feature readings from the book Army Cats by Tom Sleigh.

 

Seed Tape Gardening
Thursday, January 25th at 6:30 p.m. &
Saturday, January 27th at 10:30 a.m.

The Library will host "Easy Planting with Seed Tape Gardening" on Thursday, January 25 at 6:30 p.m. and on Saturday, January 27 at 10:30 a.m. Participants will learn how to easily plant small seeds using seed tape, which makes neat rows in a garden with no need to thin the plants. Lettuce seeds and seed tape will be given away while supplies last. Community gardeners are especially encouraged to attend the Saturday event.

 

Drop-In Computer Help Session
Saturday, January 27th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

On Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., the Library will offer a Drop-in Computer Help Session in the Computer Lab at the Library. This free walk-in session is for anyone who has a quick question about computer programs or technology, and is a great way to get answers about any new mobile device. If more in-depth help is required, the Library also offers one-on-one appointments. For more information, contact Caleb Conover at the Library.

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