Library to Host Showing of Local Documentary

February 8, 2017
By BCPL

On Thursday, February 9th at 7:00 p.m., the Library will host a showing of Eli Scarr's documentary "My Ancestral Kentucky Home with James Sleet". In this 30-minute documentary, James Sleet visits his ancestral home of Sleettown, a community established by freed slaves in Boyle County after the Civil War. 

"While researching Native American and African-American genealogy is challenging," says Scarr, "the persistence of Kentuckians like James Sleet to document their personal histories and Kentucky heritage will prove invaluable to future generations. I am grateful for the opportunity to collaborate with someone aware of how our ancestors' emphasis on education continues to provide insight into today's world." 

Sleet and Scarr will be available following the film to answer questions.  This event will be held in the Community Room.



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Coloring & Conversation: A Coloring Club for Adults

February 8, 2017
By BCPL

The Library will host a coloring club for adults on Thursday, February, 9th 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, will meet on the second Monday of the month in the Mahan Gallery. For more information, please contact Julia at the Library.

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Community Forum to be held in Perryville on Thursday

February 2, 2017
By BCPL

The Library will be hosting a Community Forum on Thursday, February 2nd at 5:30 pm at the Perryville Community Center. We'll be seeking feedback about how the Library can better meet the needs of the Perryville community. Light refreshments will be served.

This forum will precede the Perryville City Council Meeting. All are encouraged to attend.

Additional community forums will be held at other locations in Danville and Boyle County over the next four weeks.

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February's Cookbook Club will Feature Comfort Food

January 31, 2017
By BCPL

On Thursday, February 2nd at 6:00 p.m., the Library will host the Cookbook Club. The club is a discussion group that explores the Library's large collection of cookbooks. 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. 

Each month will feature a theme. In February, the theme is Comfort Food. Club participants will get to vote for their favorite dish and the winner will receive a brand new cookbook.

For more information or to register, contact Julia Basil at the Library. Registration is required.

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Adult "How-To" Series Resumes

January 30, 2017
By BCPL

The Library is once again offering 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. On Monday, January 30th at 6:00 p.m., the Library will host "Leading Your Financial Future," presented by Valery McMann, CFP. Workshop participants will hear useful tips about how to work toward and achieve financial freedom. 

This event will be held in the Community Room at the Library.

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