Job Openings at the Library for Summer Youth Services Interns

April 20, 2018
By BCPL

The Boyle County Public Library is looking for two Summer Youth Services Interns who will assist the Children’s, Youth, and Outreach Librarians in providing exemplary customer service to children, youth, and their families both in the Library and at remote locations where library programming to children and youth is offered this summer. 

This is a temporary, full-time internship lasting for 12 weeks. Enrollment in or completion of undergraduate degree is required.

A complete job description for this position, including requirements and compensation, can be found on the Careers section of our website.

To apply, please submit cover letter, resume, and three references to jobs@boylepublib.org May 1, 2018.

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This Week at the Library: April 16-20, 2018

April 13, 2018
By BCPL

Comic Book Club for Tweens
Monday, April 16th at 4:00 p.m.

Tweens can discuss their favorite comics at the Comic Book Club on Monday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. Tweens will also be able to preview new comics and do activities inspired by favorite characters and stories. For ages 9-13.

 

Teen Gaming @BCPL
Tuesday, April 17th at 4:00 p.m.

On Tuesday afternoon 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.

 

Third Thursday Book Discussion Groups
Thursday, April 19th at 10:00 a.m. & 4:00 p.m.

The 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.

This month the Morning Discussion group will discuss Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank. The Afternoon Discussion group will discuss Eli the Good by Silas House. Those interested in participating in either group may pick up a copy of the book at the Circulation Desk in the Library.


Family Craft Night: Recycled Art
Thursday, April 19th from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

In celebration of this year’s Earth Day, the Library will host a Family Craft Night on Thursday evening from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Participants will be able to upcycle everyday materials to make unique works of art. Craft stations will be set up for artists of all ages. This family program will be held in the Storytime Room.

 

ASL Conversation Group
Thursday, April 19th 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.


Spring Film Series: Variety Showcase (Week 5)
Thursday, April 19th at 7:00 p.m.

The Friends of the Library continue with their annual Spring Film Series on Thursday, April 19 at 7:00 p.m. Films will be shown on Thursday evenings in the Community Room through the end of April. 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 Manchurian Candidate (1962), a film about an American POW who is brainwashed by Cold War villain.

 

Best Plants for Butterflies
Friday, April 20th at 4:00 p.m.

On Friday afternoon at 4:00 p.m., Alexis Sheffield, Horticulture Agent from the Boyle County Extension Office, will talk about which plants are best for attracting butterflies. This program will be held in the Community Room at the Library.

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This Week at the Library: April 8-14, 2018

April 7, 2018
By BCPL

Second Monday Book Discussion Group
Monday, April 9th 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 Digging to America by Anne Tyler. Those interested in participating may pick up a copy of the book at the Circulation Desk in the Library.

 

Backstage at the Norton Center for the Arts
   
 Location: Centre College
Monday, April 9th at 4:00 p.m. 
     
(Meet in the Norton Center lobby at 3:50 p.m.)

The Friends of the Library will host "Backstage at the Norton Center: 39 Years of Stories" on Monday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. at the Norton Center for the Arts. The public is invited to take a tour of the Norton Center at Centre College led by Mark de Araujo who will share stories about the theater from the past 39 years.

Those planning to attend are strongly encouraged to wear flat shoes or walking shoes because climbing and uneven surfaces are part of the tour. This program will be held offsite at the Norton Center for the Arts at Centre College. Those interested in attending should meet at the Norton Center lobby 10 minutes before the start of the tour. All are welcome to attend.

 

Tween Master Builders
Monday, April 9th 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. 


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

  

Spring Film Series: Variety Showcase (Week 4)
Thursday, April 12th at 7:00 p.m.

The Friends of the Library continue with their annual Spring Film Series on Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. Films will be shown on Thursday evenings in the Community Room through the end of April. 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 Paths of Glory (1957), a film about a commanding officer who must defend his soldiers after a general accuses the soldiers of cowardice for refusing to attack an enemy position.

 

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Genealogy Craft this Saturday

April 6, 2018
By BCPL

On Saturday, April 7th at 2:00 p.m., the Library will host "Totes Tartan," a genealogy-focused makerspace where you can design and create your own tartan. Family tartans can be used or new tartan designs can be made from ribbon and other craft supplies.

Call the Library to register.



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This Week at the Library: April 2-7, 2018

March 31, 2018
By BCPL

Superhero Clues
Monday, April 2nd through Friday, April 6th 

Beginning on April 2, the Children’s Library will offer “Superhero Clues” for ages 5-13. Participants may pick up a clue sheet at the children’s desk and try to solve the clues and find the villains located around the library. Sleuths who turn in their completed clue sheet will earn a Superhero Light Ring. This program will run through April 6, 2018.

 

French Café
Monday, April 2nd 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 monthly 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.

 

Now Playing Night
Thursday, April 5th 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 will feature the movie Coco, an animated film from 2017 about a 12-year old boy who is accidentally transported to the colorful Land of the Dead (Rated PG). Popcorn and drinks will be provided. For ages 9-13.

 

Spring Film Series: Variety Showcase (Week 3)
Thursday, April 5th at 7:00 p.m. 

The Friends of the Library continue with their annual Spring Film Series on Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. Films will be shown on Thursday evenings in the Community Room through the end of April. 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 Scarface (1932), a film about an ambitious gangster in Chicago who climbs the ladder of success in the mob, but his weaknesses lead to his downfall.

 

Kid’s Homeschool Book Club
Friday, April 6th 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 The Secret Soldier: The Story of Deborah Sampson by Ann McGovern. Snacks will be served. Register for this club in the Children’s Library.


LEGO Club
Friday, April 6th 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.

 

Genealogy Craft: Totes Tartan
Saturday, April 7th at 2:00 p.m. 

On Saturday afternoon at 2:00 p.m., the Library will host “Totes Tartan,” a genealogy-focused makerspace where participants can design and create their own tartan. Family tartans can be used or new tartan designs can be made. Call the Library to register.

 

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