This Week at the Library: July 10-15, 2017

July 10, 2017
By BCPL

The Boyle County Public Library offers many fun, educational events throughout the year. Weekly programs include a Summer Coding Club on Mondays at 4:00 p.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:


Kid's Book Club
Tuesday, July 11th at 2:00 p.m.

On Tuesday, July 11th at 2:00 p.m., the Library will host the Kid’s Book Club. The club will meet weekly during the summer on Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m. for children who are going into grades 1-3. Each week we’ll read a different book from one of our favorite series. This week we’ll be reading The BFG by Roald Dahl. Children are invited to come discuss the books, participate in trivia, and enjoy snacks. Registration is required.


Summer Science Clubs
Thursday, July 13th at 10:00 & 11:30 a.m.

On Thursday, July 13th, the Summer Science Clubs for kids will meet at 10:00 a.m. (for 5-6 year olds) and 11:30 a.m. (for 7-8 year olds). Each week will feature a different science experiment. Both clubs will be held in the Storytime Room in the Children’s Library.

 

Coloring and Conversation
Thursday, July 13th at 6:00 p.m.

The Library will host a coloring club for adults on Thursday, July 13th 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.

 

Jane in July Film Series (Week 2)
Thursday, July 13th at 6:30 p.m.

The "Jane in July" Film Series continues this Thursday, July 13th at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room at the Library. The series will run through the end of the month. A complete listing of the films can be found on the Library's website. In this week's film from 2005, sparks fly when spirited Elizabeth Bennet meets single, rich, and proud Mr. Darcy. As they fall in love, can both overcome their pride and their prejudice?

 

Bricks 4 Kidz
Friday, July 14th at 2:00 p.m.

As part of the Summer Reading program, Bricks 4 Kidz® will visit the Library on Friday, July 14th at 2:00 p.m., where participants will be able to build motorized LEGO® creations. Registration is required for this event. Those interested in attending may call or stop by the Children’s Library to register.

 

Computer Classes

In the ongoing effort to promote lifelong learning, the Library offers a wide variety of free computer classes every month. The following classes are scheduled for this week:

Computer Basics on Tuesday, July 11 at 11:00 a.m.

Internet Basics on Wednesday, July 12 at 11:00 a.m.

eMail Basics on Thursday, July 13 at 11:00 a.m.

Library eBooks on Thursday, July 13 at 2:00 p.m.

Facebook on Friday, July 14, at 11:00 a.m.

Staying Safe Online on Friday, July 14 at 2:00 p.m.

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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Job Opening at the Library

July 10, 2017
By BCPL

The Library is hiring a part-time Computer Help Desk Assistant.

The Computer Help Desk Assistant is responsible for monitoring the adult public computer area; general monitoring of the audio-visual collection area; and providing basic assistance to patrons as needed with Office Suite applications, Internet browsing, and social networking applications.

Apply by sending resume with cover letter to jobs@boylepublib.org. Applications will be accepted until midnight on Sunday, July 16, 2017.

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

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This Week at the Library: July 2-8, 2017

July 2, 2017
By BCPL

The Boyle County Public Library offers many fun, educational events throughout the year. Weekly programs include a Summer Web Design Class on Mondays at 4:00 p.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:

 

Tween Book Club
Monday, July 3rd at 2:00 p.m.

The Library offers a monthly book club for tweens (ages 9-13). On Monday, July 3rd at 2:00 p.m., the group will discuss The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier. Snacks will be available. Any tweens interested in attending may register for the program by signing up in the Children’s Library.

 

Closed for Independence Day

The Library will be closed on Tuesday, July 4th in celebration of Independence Day.

 

Summer Science Clubs
Thursday, July 6th at 10:00 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.

On Thursday, July 6th, the Summer Science Clubs for kids will meet at 10:00 a.m. (for 5-6 year olds) and 11:30 a.m. (for 7-8 year olds). Each week will feature a different science experiment. Both clubs will be held in the Storytime Room in the Children's Library.

 

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

On Thursday, July 6, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. the Library will host the Cookbook Club. Each month will feature a theme. This month the theme is Cookout Foods and will be held in the Library Park. 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. For more information or to register, contact Julia Basil at the Library. Registration is required.

 

"Jane in July" Film Series (Week 1)
Thursday, July 6th at 6:30 p.m.

As part of the "Jane in July" celebration, the Library will host a 4-week film series featuring film adaptations of some of some of Jane Austen's most well-known works. Films will be shown on Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room at the Library beginning July 6th.

This week we'll be showing Sense and Sensibility, a 1995 film that tells the story of two sisters who fall in love and whose romances play out in completely opposite ways. An introduction will be given by Stacey L. Peebles, film professor from Centre College.

 

Teen Crafternoon: Paint Chip Skyline
Friday, July 7th at 1:00 p.m.

Teen Crafternoon will be held on Friday, July 7th at 1:00 p.m. Led by Julia Basil, this monthly program features a different artistic activity each month. In July, we'll be creating ombre wall art out of paint chips. This free event will be held in the Mahan Gallery and is open to all teens (ages 13-18). Call the Library to register.

 

LEGO Club
Friday, July 7th at 2:00 p.m.

The Library will host LEGO Club on Friday, July 7th at 2:00 p.m. in the Storytime Room. The finished LEGO creations will be placed on display in the Children's Library.

 

COMING UP NEXT WEEK:

"Jane in July": Tea with Jane and Friends
Sunday, July 9th at 3:00 p.m.

On Sunday, July 9th at 3:00 p.m., the Library will host "Tea with Jane and Friends" in the Reading Room at the Library. Guests will learn from Bruce Richardson about the role tea plays in Jane Austen's writing. They'll meet Mr. and Mrs. Bennet from Pride and Prejudice, and hear what writers as diverse as Virginia Woolf and Mark Twain think about Austen (compliments of the Danville Not-for-Primetime Players).

Guests are encouraged to bring a favorite teacup and saucer to enjoy tea provided by Elmwood Inn Fine Teas. Light refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Library, and period costumes are courtesy of West T. Hill Community Theater. This event will also include a presentation of Emily Clark’s painting depicting Jane Austen’s tomb in Winchester Cathedral. Ms. Clark is donating the work to the Library.

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Jane in July: Celebrating the Life and Works of Jane Austen

July 1, 2017
By BCPL

Jane Austen (1775-1817) is one of the most influential English authors in the world. The Boyle County Public Library will celebrate her life and works with a series of programs during the month of July 2017 to commemorate the 200th anniversary of her death.

Austen's six published novels set in early 19th-century England have served as a model for later romance stories and have spawned countless stage adaptations including musicals, films, and television shows. Translated into multiple languages, her particular viewpoints on life, love, and relationships cross cultural boundaries and highlight the difficulties of women achieving independence in society.

"Jane in July" programs include a 4-week Austen-inspired film series held on Thursday evenings. On Sunday, July 9th at 3:00 p.m., the Library will host "Tea with Jane and Friends," featuring tea provided by Elmwood Inn Fine Teas, refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library, and period costumes courtesy of West T. Hill Community Theater. This event will also include a presentation of Emily Clark's painting depicting Jane Austen's tomb in Winchester Cathedral. In addition to these events, a book discussion of Pride and Prejudice will be held on Sunday, July 16th at 3:00 p.m.

"Jane in July" brochures, which offer detailed information about each event, are available at the Library and at various locations around town.



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This Week at the Library: June 25 - July 1, 2017

June 25, 2017
By BCPL

Weekly programs include a Summer Web Design Class on Mondays at 4:00 p.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:

 

Adult How-To Workshop: Cheese Making
Monday, June 26th at 6:00 p.m.

The Library offers a monthly "How-To" program series for adults where participants can explore the information and skills needed for a new hobby or activity, guided by a local expert. This week the Library will host "How to Make Your Own Cheese," presented by Miranda Woodall, Education Outreach Specialist from the Alltech. Workshop participants will learn about the science of cheese making, and how to how make fresh mozzarella cheese in only 30 minutes. This free program will be held in the Community Room.

 

Kid's Book Club
Tuesday, June 27th at 2:00 p.m.

On Tuesday, June 27th at 2:00 p.m., the Library will host the Kid's Book Club. The club will meet weekly during the summer on Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m. for children who are going into grades 1-3. Each week we’ll read a different book from one of our favorite series. This week we’ll be reading Stallion by Starlight by Mary Pope Osborne. Children are invited to come discuss the books, participate in trivia, and enjoy snacks. Registration is required.


Minute to Win It!
Wednesday, June 28th at 1:00 p.m.

Teens will compete for prizes in a series of deceptively difficult 60-second challenges. This Summer Reading program will be held in the Community Room. (Ages 13-18)

 

The Mark Wood Fun Show
Thursday, June 29th at 10:30 a.m.

As part of the 2017 Children's Summer Reading Program, the zany Mark Wood will bring his entertaining show about the importance of reading to the Library on Thursday, June 29th at 10:30 a.m. This fast paced show is designed for children of all ages. Wood uses comedy, magic, and audience participation to produce an exciting and educational program. This event will be held in the Community Room. Due to limited seating, this will be a ticketed performance. The tickets are free and will be given out 30 minutes prior to the start of the show.

 

Tween Lab
Thursday, June 29th at 2:00 p.m.

The Boyle County Public Library offers a monthly STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) lab for tweens where they can try out a different experiment each month. On Thursday, June 29th at 2:00 p.m., participants will be making "No-blender Fruit Slushies." Tweens (ages 9-13) interested in attending may register for the program by signing up in the Children’s Library.


Computer Classes

In the ongoing effort to promote lifelong learning, the Library offers a wide variety of free computer classes every month.

Build a Website – Part 2 (HTML) on Thursday, June 29th at 2:00 p.m.

This class will cover a basic introduction to HTML, a language used to construct websites.

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.


Build Your Family Tree: 1-on-1 Genealogy Sessions

The Library offers 1-on-1 genealogy sessions year-round. Those interested in learning more about their personal family history can work with one of the Library’s reference librarians to fill out a basic family tree, then learn how to use Ancestry.com and similar resources to continue the search.  To arrange a personal session, call the Library or email Jamie Helle at jhelle@boylepublib.org for more information.


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