"Amazing Creatures of the Galapagos Islands"

March 16, 2019

The Friends of the Library spring program series will continue on Monday, March 18 at 7:00 p.m. with "Amazing Creatures of the Galapagos Islands," presented by Katie Bright and Dan Moran who visited the archipelago of volcanic islands in 2018.

Located in the Pacific Ocean, the Galapagos Islands are a UNESCO World Heritage site, and home to an amazing diversity of plants and animals including giant tortoises, blue-footed boobies, and swimming iguanas. Bright and Moran will share photos of the amazing animals they saw while they talk about some of the experiences they had on their trip.

All FOTL programs are free and open for anyone to attend. An interpreter for the deaf is available upon request by contacting the library 48-hours in advance of the program.

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

March 11, 2019

Monday, March 11 • 3:00 p.m.

This month we’ll discuss Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley. Those interested in participating may pick up a copy of the book at the Circulation Desk in the Library.


Monday, March 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: "Magnetic Slime"
Monday, March 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 experiment with Black Iron Oxide and Neodymium magnets!


Tuesday, March 12 • 4:00 p.m.

Beginning this week, the library will host the Kids 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. Book series will include Magic Tree House and Geronimo Stilton. Children are invited to come discuss the books, participate in themed games and crafts, and enjoy snacks. Registration is required.


Thursday, March 14 at 10:00 a.m. & 4:00 p.m.

The Third Thursday Morning and Afternoon Book Discussion Groups will meet on Thursday, March 21 at 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., respectively. This month the Morning Discussion group will discuss The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The Afternoon Discussion group will discuss Joy for Beginners by Erica Bauremeister. Those interested in participating in either group may pick up a copy of the book at the Circulation Desk in the Library.


Thursday, March, 14 at 4:30 p.m.

Create magnets to decorate your locker (or more) using cut outs from comics including Captain Underpants, Bone, Big Nate, and more. For ages 9-18.


Thursday, March 14 at 5:45 p.m

Watch Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse at the library! Miles Morales is bitten by a radioactive spider and gains the abilities of Spider-Man. While trying to learn how to control his new powers, he uncovers a plot to access parallel universes, and must then team up with fellow Spider-People (who accidentally come to his dimension) to shut down the portal and send them back. (Rated PG; 117 minutes)


Thursday, March 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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Sunday Matinee: "Hidden Figures"

March 10, 2019

In honor of Women's History Month, on Sunday, March 10th the Library will be offering a screening of the movie Hidden Figures which examines the life and accomplishments of the unsung heroes of the United States space program. Popcorn and other refreshments provided.

Showtime: 2:00 p.m.
127 minutes
Rated PG

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Job Opportunity at the Library

March 6, 2019

The Library is currently hiring a part-time Youth Services Assistant.

The Youth Services Assistant is responsible for proactively providing prompt, courteous, and professional information services to all Library visitors, thereby creating a helpful and welcoming Library environment. The Youth Services Assistant will assist the Children’s and Youth Services Librarians in providing exemplary customer service to youth (ages 0-18) and their families. This position primarily requires evening and weekend hours.

More information about this position, including qualifications and how to apply, can be found on the Careers page of our website.

The application deadline has been extended to Friday, March 8, 2019.

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Author Chat with Silas House

March 5, 2019

Award-winning author Silas House will be visiting multiple venues in Danville on Tuesday, March 5 as part of the Humana/Doherty Library Series.

House is the author of numerous bestselling books including Clay’s Quilt and A Parchment of Leaves. Other award-winning titles include The Coal Tattoo, Eli the Good, Same Sun Here, and his latest novel Southernmost.

On Tuesday, March 5 at 4:30 p.m. the Boyle County Public Library will host an "Author Chat with Silas House." This event will be a casual conversation between audience members and the author. The discussion will include House's work about rural people, his new documentary film Hillbilly – which is his response to rural stereotypes, and the impacts of the book Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance.

Copies of many of his works can be found at the library, with multiple copies of Southernmost currently available at the main circulation desk. A book kit of the novel will also be available for reservation in the near future.

In addition to the program at the library, Centre College will host two events with the author on Tuesday. "A Conversation with Silas House" will be held in the Grissom Reading Room at Centre's Doherty Library at 11:30 a.m., and "An Evening with Silas House" will be held in Weisiger Theatre at 7:30 p.m.

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