Author Visit with Joe Keith Bickett

February 18, 2019
By BCPL

On Monday, February 18 at 6:00 p.m. the Boyle County Genealogical and Historical Society in partnership with the Boyle County Public Library will host an author visit and book signing with Joe Keith Bickett, who will discuss his new book Cornbread Mafia: The Outlaws of Central Kentucky, which explores his real-life experiences with organized crime in Kentucky.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event which will be held in the Community Room at the Library.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Joe Keith Bickett was born and raised in Marion County, Kentucky. Many years ago he cultivated and distributed marijuana, and in the late 1980s was indicted, convicted, and sentenced to twenty-five years in federal prison along with many others as part of the infamous “Cornbread Mafia.”

While in prison, Bickett wrote several memoirs about his life and personal involvement in the Cornbread Mafia. Bickett was released from prison in 2011, and published his first book in 2016. The Origins of the Cornbread Mafia: A Memoir of Sorts is the untold, true story as to how the term “Cornbread Mafia” was coined many years ago.


ABOUT THE BOOK:

Bickett’s latest book, Cornbread Mafia: The Outlaws of Central Kentucky, details members of the Cornbread Mafia and other outlaws during the 1980s. It features a cast of colorful characters recounting unbelievable and sometimes humorous stories of their experiences. The book also tells the chilling story of drug addiction, as well as the prosecution and incarceration of many of those involved. Outlaws includes pictures of many of the “founding fathers” of the Cornbread Mafia that have not been previously published.

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This Week at the Library: February 11-16, 2019

February 10, 2019
By BCPL

BABY LAPSIT
Monday, February 11 • 10:30 a.m.

On Monday morning the Library will offer Baby Lapsit. 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. Registration is required.

 

SECOND MONDAY BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP
Monday, January 14 • 3:00 p.m.

This month we'll discuss The Paris Wife by Paula McLain. Those interested in participating may pick up a copy of the book at the Circulation Desk in the Library.

 

TEEN DUNGEONS & DRAGONS CLUB
Monday, February 11 • 4:00-7:00 p.m.

The library will host a Dungeons & Dragons club for teens on Monday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Teens are invited to come play this popular role-playing game in a social group setting. Food, refreshments, and gaming supplies will be provided. No experience is necessary to participate. Players who have their own dice, rule books, miniatures, etc., are welcome to bring them. Registration is required. (Ages 13-18)

 

STEAM LAB: Heart Science
Monday, February 11 • 4:30 p.m.

On Monday afternoon at 4:30 p.m., the library will host a STEAM Lab in the Storytime Room. Tweens (ages 9-13) will use learn about the heart by making a clay model and more!


KIDSTIR
Tuesday, February 12 • 4:00 p.m.

On Tuesday afternoon the Library will host KidStir, a cooking class for kids. This month, participants will be making Valentine cookies and treats! Registration is required. Class size is limited to 20. For ages 5-8.

 

LEGO® HOGWARTS™ CASTLE BUILDING SESSIONS
Tuesday, February 12 • 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 14 • 4:30-7:30 p.m.

Help build the new LEGO® Hogwarts™ Castle! The set contains over 6,000 pieces and features towers, turrets, chambers, classrooms, creatures, and so much more! Once completed, the castle will be on display in the Library. Those who come to build will be entered in a drawing to win a 20th Anniversary edition of Harry Potter!

 

COLORING & CONVERSATION
Thursday, February 14 • 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.

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This Weekend at the Library: February 9 & 10

February 8, 2019
By BCPL

CLASSIC GAMES CLUB
Saturday, February 9 • 2:00-4:00 p.m.

On Saturday afternoon, enjoy a relaxing afternoon of classic games such as Chess, Scrabble, Checkers, Yahtzee, card games, and more. Meet new friendly faces, or practice your strategy with old friends.  Whether you’re a novice or a master, everyone is welcome. This event will be held in the Mahan Gallery.

 

VALENTINE WORKSHOP
Sunday, February 10 • 2:00 p.m.

At this all-ages workshop, you can choose from a variety of Valentine-themed crafts to make and take home with you. This event will be held in the Storytime Room.

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This Week at the Library: February 4-9, 2019

February 4, 2019
By BCPL

Family Game Night
Monday, February 4 • 4:00-7:00 p.m.

The library will host a Family Game Night on Monday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. All ages are welcome to stop by and play a wide variety of board games, including both classic and newer games, as well as "Escape the Crate." Food will be provided by the Boyle County FCS Extension office. This event will be held in the Community Room.

 

Kid’s Science Club
Tuesday, February 5 • 4:00 p.m.

On Tuesday afternoon at 4:00 p.m., the library will host a science club for children. At each of the club sessions, participants will perform various winter-themed science experiments. This week we’ll be experimenting with Valentine Bubble Science and making Erupting Lemon Volcanoes! Registration is required. (Ages 6-8)

 

Community Blood Drive
Wednesday, February 6 • 10:30-5:00 p.m.

The City of Danville Community Blood Drive will be held at the library on Wednesday, February 6 from 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Community Room at the library. Kentucky Blood Center (KBC) is encouraging Kentuckians to roll up their sleeves, donate blood, and help Kentucky patients. To schedule a donation, visit kybloodcenter.org or call 800.775.2522.

 

LEGO® Hogwarts™ Castle Building Sessions
Wednesday, February 6 • 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 7 • 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Friday, February 8 • 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Help build the new LEGO® Hogwarts™ Castle! The set contains over 6,000 pieces and features towers, turrets, chambers, classrooms, creatures, and so much more! Once completed, the castle will be on display in the Library. Those who come to build will be entered in a drawing to win a 20th Anniversary edition of Harry Potter!

 

Kid’s Homeschool Book Club
Thursday, February 7 • 3:00 p.m.

The Homeschool Book Club will meet on Thursday afternoon at 3:00 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 My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George. Snacks will be served. Register for this club in the Children’s Library.

 

Beyblades Battle
Thursday, February 7 • 4:30 p.m.

On Thursday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. tweens (ages 9-13) can play with others in a Beyblades battle. Players can bring their own Beyblade tops or use those provided by the library to use in the battle arena. This event will be held in the Storytime Room.

 

Classic Games Club
Saturday, February 9 • 2:00-4:00 p.m.

On Saturday afternoon from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., enjoy a relaxing afternoon of classic games such as Chess, Scrabble, Checkers, Yahtzee, card games, and more. Meet new friendly faces, or practice your strategy with old friends.  Whether you’re a novice or a master, everyone is welcome. This event will be held in the Mahan Gallery.

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Events at the Library this Sunday

February 1, 2019
By BCPL


ID OUR HISTORY
Sunday, February 3 • 2:00-3:30 pm

Join us as we identify people, places, and events in local photographs from the 1940s-1970s. (BCPL Community Room)


BUILD LEGO HOGWARTS CASTLE
Sunday, February 3 • 2:00-4:00 pm

Help build the new LEGO® Hogwarts Castle set, which contains over 6,000 pieces! The castle will be displayed in the Library once completed! Those who come to build will be entered to win a prize drawing for a 20th Anniversary edition of Harry Potter. Additional building sessions will be held on February 6-8, 12, 14, 21, 22, 27, and 28. Check our calendar for specific times. For ages 9-18. (Mahan Meeting Room)

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