Author Visit and Reading with Frank X Walker

September 22, 2017
By BCPL

As part of the Frank X Walker Literary Festival, the Library will host a reading by Frank X Walker on Saturday, September 23rd at 12 noon in the Community Room at the Library. 

The literary festival, which is held at various schools in Danville, is sponsored by Citizens Concerned for Human Relations (CCHR). The mission of the festival is to facilitate a culturally enriched community where reading and writing are encouraged to promote literacy. 

Walker is a Danville native and a former Kentucky Poet Laureate. 



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Job Opening at the Library

September 18, 2017
By BCPL

The Library is hiring a full-time Adult Programming Coordinator.

The Adult Programming Coordinator is responsible for day-to-day oversight of Library efforts to provide programs, events, speakers, exhibits, and partnerships which respond to patron needs, support library services, enhance the Library’s mission and goals, and inspire life-long library users, all primarily aimed at an adult audience.

Apply by sending cover letter, resume, and three references to jobs@boylepublib.org. Applications will be accepted until Saturday, September 30, 2017.

A complete job description, including responsibilities, qualifications, and compensation, is available on our Careers page.

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This Week at the Library: September 18-23

September 17, 2017
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., Coding Classes on Mondays and Thursdays at 4:00 p.m., and Storytimes on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. In addition to these weekly events, the following Library-sponsored programs are scheduled for this week:

 

Baby Lapsit
Mondays at 10:30 a.m.

The  Library will offer a six-week Baby Lapsit program starting on Monday, September 18th at 10:30 am. Led by Libby McWhorter, 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 in the Children’s Storytime Room and run through October 23rd.

 

Tween Advisory Group (TAG)
Monday, September 18th at 4:30 p.m.

Tween Advisory Group will meet on Monday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. TAG provides a way for tweens to have fun while volunteering their time at the library. For more information about tween programs, see Ms. Kinsey Hisle in the Children’s Library. For ages 9-13.


Family Movie Night: Captain Underpants
Thursday, September 21st at 6:00 p.m.

The Library will host a Family Movie Night on Thursday evening at 6:00 p.m. Families are invited to see a comedy about two pranksters who accidentally hypnotize their principal into believing he is really a superhero. This event will be held in the Storytime Room. Popcorn will be served. Rated PG, 90 minutes.

 

FOTL Fall Film Series: Director's Showcase (Week 1)
Thursday, September 21st at 7:00 p.m.

The FOTL Fall Film Series begins this Thursday at 7:00 p.m. Films will be shown on Thursday evenings in the Community Room at the Library through November 9th. The post-film discussion will be led by Charles Vahlkamp. Free popcorn will be available, and there is no charge for admission.  A complete listing of the films in this series can be found here.

This week we'll be showing the movie She Wore a Yellow Ribbon. In this film from 1949, a captain takes out one last patrol to stop an impending Indian attack. Hindered by women who need to be evacuated, he finds his mission in jeopardy.


Judge Samuel McDowell Lecture Series
Friday, September 22nd from 12:30-5:00 p.m.

This Friday afternoon, the Library will host the Judge Samuel McDowell Lecture Series. These Friday afternoon lectures are part of a weekend "Tribute to Judge Samuel McDowell." The lectures will include information about Samuel McDowell, Capt. John McDowell, Ephraim McDowell, and more.

LECTURE SCHEDULE


Samuel McDowell:
The Spanish Conspiracy and Kentucky Statehood
by Tom V. Ellis – Danville, KY

 

Capt. John McDowell: Bloody Day at Galudoghson
Robert Gang – Syracuse, NY

 

Old Ephraim McDowell: from Ulster to Virginia
Susie Williams – Saratoga Springs, NY

 

Samuel McDowell: Before Kentucky
Timothy McDowell – Denver, CO

 

A Day in the Life of a Colonial McDowell
Marie Ausdenmoore – Cincinnati, OH

 

The McDowell Surname DNA Project
Charlotte Baker McDowell – Mt. Juliet, TN

Most lectures will run 30-45 minutes, with a 10-minute break. Light refreshments will be available. This event will be held in the Community Room at the Library. It is free and open to the public.

 

 

Computer Classes

In the ongoing effort to promote lifelong learning, the Library offers a wide variety of free computer classes throughout month. This week the Library is offering the following classes:

 

Digital Library Class on Tuesday, September 19 at 11:00 a.m.
Are you interested in accessing digital eBooks and Audiobooks from the library’s online collection? Come find out more about the new app, Libby, from the makers of Overdrive Media Console. Libby offers a streamlined, easy experience for finding your library’s collection, downloading a book or audiobook, and reading on the go.

 

Intro to Microsoft Word on Thursday, September 21 at 11:00 a.m.
This is a basic introduction to word processing using MS Word including using the ribbon; creating, saving, and printing documents; copying and pasting text; formatting lists; and checking spelling and grammar. (Computer Basics recommended.)

A complete listing of monthly computer classes can be found on the Library's website. Those interested in attending any of the classes may register online or by calling the Library. In addition to these classes, one-on-one computer support is also available by appointment.

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This Week at the Library: September 11-16, 2017

September 10, 2017
By BCPL

The Boyle County Public 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., Coding Classes on Mondays and Thursdays at 4:00 p.m., and Storytimes on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. In addition to these weekly events, the following Library-sponsored programs are scheduled for this week:


Mahan Gallery Art Exhibit

The Library announces the opening of the September 2017 Mahan Gallery art exhibit, featuring photography by Glenn A. Ball. The exhibit, “Railroad Art: Passing through Danville,” features photographs of graffiti art on trains that have passed through Danville. The exhibit will be on display through September 30th.


Second Monday Book Discussion Group
Monday, September 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, September 11th, the group will discuss Flight of Gemma Hardy by Margot Livesey. Those interested in participating may register at the Circulation Desk in the Library.


Tween Book Club
Monday, September 11th at 4:00 p.m.

The Library offers a monthly book club for tweens (ages 9-13). On Monday, September 11th at 4:00 p.m., the group will discuss Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan. Snacks will be available. Any tweens interested in attending may register for the program by signing up in the Children’s Library.


Tween Event: Cupcake Wars
Thursday, September 14th at 4:00 p.m.

The Library will host “Cupcake Wars” on Thursday, September 14th at 4:00 p.m. Tweens will each decorate a cupcake based on any theme or book inspiration, then vote on the winning design. Registration is required. For ages 9-13.


Coloring and Conversation
Thursday, September 14th at 6:00 p.m.

The Library will host a coloring club for adults on Thursday, September 14th 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 Monday of the month in the Mahan Gallery.


Computer Classes

In the ongoing effort to promote lifelong learning, the Library offers a wide variety of free computer classes throughout month. This week the Library is offering the following classes:


Internet Basics on Tuesday, September 12 at 11:00 a.m.
This class will cover the basics of using the internet, including accessing websites, using different
browsers, common buttons and menus. (Computer Basics is recommended.)


eMail Basics on Thursday, September 14 at 11:00 a.m.
This class will proved new computer users with some basic skills to set up and use an email
account, including sending email and adding attachments. (Internet Basics recommended.)


A complete listing of monthly computer classes can be found on the Library's website. Those interested in attending any of the classes may register online or by calling the Library. In addition to these classes, one-on-one computer support is also available by appointment.

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This Week at the Library: September 3-9, 2017

September 1, 2017
By BCPL

The Boyle County Public 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. In addition to these weekly events, the following Library-sponsored programs are scheduled for this week:

 

Conversation with the Chief of Police
Tuesday, September 5th at 7:00 p.m. 

The Friends of the Library begin their 2017 Fall Program Series at the Library on Tuesday, September 5th with “A Conversation with the Chief of Police.” Danville Police Chief Tony Gray will discuss the drug problem in Danville, traffic issues around town, and the responsibilities of a police officer. Additionally, Gray will offer advice on personal protection, and talk about how the Danville Police Department works to coordinate with other first responders in Danville-Boyle County. This program will be held in the Community Room.

Friends of the Library events are free and open to the public. An interpreter for the deaf is available upon request by contacting the Library 48-hours in advance.

 

City of Danville Community Blood Drive
Wednesday, September 6th from 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 

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

 


Open Coding Classes
Beginning on Thursday, September 7th at 4:00 p.m. 

Starting in September, the Library will host Open Coding classes. These classes, which will be led by Dr. Christine Shannon, Lucy Minichillo, and Matt Davis, are 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 will be held on Thursday, September 7th from 4:00-5:30 p.m. in the Computer Lab at the Library. Subsequent meetings will be held at the Library on Mondays and Thursdays at 4:00 p.m.

Classes are open enrollment and will run through the end of the 2017-18 school year. No experience is necessary. For more information or to register, email danville.code@gmail.com


Cookbook Club
Thursday, September 7th at 6:00 p.m. 

On Thursday evening the Library will host the Cookbook Club. Each month will feature a different theme. In September the theme is Cheese dishes. Participants will make and share different recipes with the club. They’ll hear what others liked about the cookbook and the recipe they tried, as well as taste-test samples and discover new recipes. Contact the Library for more information and to register. Registration is required.


Tween Gaming
Friday, September 8th at 4:00 p.m. 

The Library will host “Tween Gaming” on Friday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. Tweens (ages 9-13) are invited to come play an assortment of board games at the Library. Tweens are encouraged to bring their friends along with them to enjoy some friendly competition in a fun atmosphere. Snacks will be provided.

 

Computer Classes

In the ongoing effort to promote lifelong learning, the Library offers a wide variety of free computer classes throughout month. This week the Library is offering the following classes:

 

Computer Basics on Wednesday, September 6th at 11:00 a.m.
This class is an introduction to the various parts of a computer. Learn the difference between hardware and software, how to use a mouse and keyboard, and how to launch programs.


Intermediate Computers on Thursday, September 7th at 11:00 a.m.
This class is a follow-up to the Computer Basics class. Learn about file storage and organization, and how to create new folders and desktop shortcuts.

A complete listing of monthly computer classes can be found on the Library's website. Those interested in attending any of the classes may register online or by calling the Library. In addition to these classes, one-on-one computer support is also available by appointment.

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