Library to host "The Vietnam War" film screening as part of ALA grant award

October 31, 2017
By BCPL

Boyle County Public Library has been selected by the American Library Association (ALA) and WETA Washington, DC, to receive a programming kit for "The Vietnam War," a 10-part documentary film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick that began airing on PBS stations on September 17.

As part of the award, the Boyle County Public Library (BCPL) and Centre College Library will host screenings of all ten episodes during the month of November. The first episode will be held at the Centre College Library in the Vahlkamp Theatre on Wednesday, November 1 at 8:00 p.m. The second episode will held on Saturday, November 4 at 2:00 p.m. in the Community Room at the Boyle County Public Library. 

Episode 1: Déjà Vu
Wednesday, Nov. 1st at 7:30 pm
(at Centre College Library - Vahlkamp Theatre)
 
Episode 2: Riding the Tiger
Saturday, Nov. 4th at 2:00 pm
(at BCPL)
 
Episode 3: The River Styx
Sunday, Nov. 5th at 2:00 pm
(at BCPL)
 
Episode 4: Resolve
Monday, Nov. 6th at 7:30 pm
(at Centre College Library - Vahlkamp Theatre)
 
Episode 5: This is What We Do
Tuesday, Nov. 7th at 7:30 pm
(at Centre College Library - Vahlkamp Theatre) 
 
Episode 6: Things Fall Apart
Wednesday, Nov. 8th at 7:30 pm
(at Centre College Library - Vahlkamp Theatre)
 
Episode 7: The Veneer of Civilization
Friday, Nov. 10th at 3:00 pm
(at BCPL)
 
Episode 8: The History of the World
Sunday, Nov. 12th at 2:00 pm
(at BCPL)
 
Episode 9: A Disrespectful Loyalty
Saturday, Nov. 18th at 10:00 am
(at BCPL)
 
Episode 10: The Weight of Memory
Saturday, Nov. 18th at 2:00 pm
(at BCPL)

In addition to the film screenings, BCPL will host "The Vietnam War Comes Home," a special community conversation panel discussion, featuring General Norman E. Arflack, Commissioner of Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs (schedule permitting), Lieutenant John Caywood, retired, Lieutenant Colonel Philip Nichols, retired, and Anna Duncan, Clinic Director for Bluegrass.org.  

In "The Vietnam War," filmmakers Burns and Novick tell the epic story of the conflict as it has never before been told on film. The film features testimony from nearly 80 witnesses, including many Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as Vietnamese combatants and civilians from both the winning and losing sides. Learn more about the film.

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This Week at the Library: October 30-November 4, 2017

October 28, 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:


FOR ADULTS

Adult How-To: Homemade Root Beer
Monday, October 30th 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. On Monday evening at 6:00 p.m., the Library will host "How to Make Homemade Root Beer," presented by Miranda Woodall of Alltech. At this hands-on workshop, participants will learn the science behind making root beer and how to make their own. This free program will be held in the Community Room. Register by calling the Library.


Cookbook Club: Crockpot Meals
Thursday, November 2nd at 6:00 p.m. 

On Thursday evening at 6:00 p.m. the Library will host the Cookbook Club. Each month will feature a different theme. In November the theme is Crockpot Meals. Participants will make and share different crockpot 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.

 

Coloring & Conversation
Thursday, November 2nd at 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 first Monday of the month in the Reading Room.


Fall Film Series: Director’s Showcase (Week 7)
Thursday, November 2nd at 7:00 p.m. 

The Friends of the Library continue with their annual Fall Film Series on Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. Films will be shown on Thursday evenings in the Community Room through mid-November. The post film discussion will be led by Charles Vahlkamp. Popcorn will be available and there is no charge for admission.

This week we'll be showing Cookie's Fortune. In this film from 1999, conflict arises in a small town when an old woman’s death causes a variety of reactions among friends and family.

 

 FOR KIDS & TWEENS

Tween Costume Party
Monday, October 30th at 4:00 p.m. 

The Library will host a Halloween Costume Party for tweens on Monday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. Tweens (ages 9-13) are invited to come to the Library dressed in costume and play Halloween-themed games. Snacks will be provided.

 

Kid’s Book Club (Week 3)
Tuesday, October 31st at 4:00 p.m. 

On Tuesday afternoon at 4:00 p.m., the Library will host the Kid’s Book Club. The club will meet weekly for six 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. This week we’ll be reading the Magic Treehouse book, Mummies in the Morning by Mary Pope Osborne. Children are invited to come discuss the book, participate in themed games and crafts, and enjoy snacks. Registration is required.


Tween Gaming
Thursday, November 2nd at 4:00 p.m. 

The Library will host "Tween Gaming" on Thursday 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.


LEGO Club
Friday, November 3rd at 4:00 p.m. 

The Library will host LEGO Club on Friday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. in the Storytime Room. The finished LEGO creations will be placed on display in the Children’s Library.

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The HUMAN Library Project

October 28, 2017
By BCPL

Saturday, October 28th from 1:00-5:00 p.m. 
(at Centre College Library)

Sunday, October 29th from 1:00-5:00 p.m. 
(at Boyle County Public Library) 

The HUMAN Library will be held this weekend in Danville. At this unique event, visitors will meet "Living Books" – real people telling their real stories.

The HUMAN Library will feature over twenty "books" covering a variety of topics including "Growing Up Global," "So You Wanna Be a Writer," and "The Life and Legacy of John W. Bate." Books (a.k.a. the presenters) can be checked out for 30-minute sessions.

The HUMAN Library will be held in two locations: at the Centre College Library on Saturday, October 28th from 1:00-5:00 p.m. and at the Boyle County Public Library on Sunday, October 29th from 1:00-5:00 p.m. This free event is open to the public.

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This Week at the Library: October 22-29

October 20, 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:

 

FOR ALL AGES

Scary Stories for Halloween
Monday, October 23rd at 7:00 p.m. 

The Friends of the Library continue with their fall program series at the Library on Monday evening with "Scary Stories for Halloween," featuring Terry Goode from Perryville, KY.

Goode, along with three of his friends, first saw a ghost on a hot summer evening in Perryville in August of 1975. That initial sighting led to his interest in looking for the spirits that walk among us. Currently he entertains people with the Haunted Perryville History and Ghost Tour.  "I had people from our small historical town telling me their stories and experiences which I mixed with actual historical facts on my tours," says Goode. "I have never failed to have an unexplained event on these tours." This program will be held in the Community Room. All ages are welcome to attend.

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.


Fall Book Sale
Thursday, October 26th - Saturday, October 28th 

The Friends of the Library will be holding their annual Fall Book Sale on Thursday, October 26th through Saturday, October 28th at the Boyle County Public Library.  Sale hours are as follows:

October 26 – 1:00 – 8:00 p.m.

October 27 – 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

October 28 – 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Proceeds of the sale will go toward Library programs and events funded by the Friends of the Library.

 

Author Visit and Book Launch with Heather Henson
Thursday, October 26th at 4:00 p.m. 

The Library will host a Book Launch with award-winning author Heather Henson for her new book, The Whole Sky, on Thursday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. in the Community Room at the Library.

 Heather Henson was born and raised in Danville, and grew up at Pioneer Playhouse, Kentucky's oldest outdoor theatre, which her father founded in 1950 and her family continues to operate. She is the author of many award-winning picture books, including That Book Woman and Lift Your Light a Little Higher: The Story of Stephen Bishop, Slave-Explorer, both of which have been Kentucky Bluegrass Award nominees.

 The Whole Sky is Henson’s third published novel for middle grade readers. She lives on a farm near Danville with her husband and three children.

About the book:
When a devastating sickness spreads through a thoroughbred farm community, a young horse whisperer is determined to find out why all the foals are dying in this tightly-woven, tender coming-of-age novel.


The HUMAN Library Project
Saturday, October 28th from 1:00-5:00 p.m.
(at Centre College Library)

Sunday, October 29th from 1:00-5:00 p.m.
(at Boyle County Public Library) 

This weekend the Boyle County Public Library and Centre College Library will host The HUMAN Library. At this unique event, visitors will meet “Living Books” – real people telling their real stories. This event will be held on Saturday, October 28th at the Centre College Library and Sunday, October 29th at the Boyle County Public Library from 1:00-5:00 p.m. on both days. This free event is open to the public.

 


FOR ADULTS 

Fall Film Series: Director’s Showcase (Week 6)
Thursday, October 26th at 7:00 p.m. 

The Friends of the Library continue with their annual Fall Film Series on Thursday, October 26th at 7:00 p.m. Films will be shown on Thursday evenings in the Community Room through mid-November. The post film discussion will be led by Charles Vahlkamp. Popcorn will be available and there is no charge for admission.

This week's film from 1958 tells the story of a sleazy corrupt police official in a Mexican border town who matches wits with a Mexican narcotics officer.

 


FOR KIDS, TWEENS & TEENS

Tween Writing Group
Monday, October 23rd at 4:00 p.m. 

On Monday afternoon at 4:00 p.m., the Library will host a writing group for tweens (ages 9-13). Each month will feature a different topic. This month participants will write scary stories from prompts, and share and hear stories from other writers in the group.


Kid's Book Club (Week 2)
Tuesday, October 24th at 4:00 p.m. 

On Tuesday afternoon at 4:00 p.m., the Library will host the Kid's Book Club. The club will meet weekly for six 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. This week we’ll be reading the Magic Treehouse book, Knight at Dawn by Mary Pope Osborne. Children are invited to come discuss the book, participate in themed games and crafts, and enjoy snacks. Registration is required.


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:

 

Mobile Photos
Tuesday, October 24th at 11:00 a.m.

Learn how to take digital photos using your smartphone or tablet. This class will also cover basic editing tools included on your device. (Android or iPad/iPhone recommended.)

 

How Do You YouTube? 
Thursday, October 26th at 2:00 p.m.

This class will cover the basics on creating a video using a mobile device, and uploading it to the popular, online video platform. (Computer and 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: October 15-21, 2017

October 13, 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:

 

FOR ADULTS

Mare Rider – Mythic Women of our Dreams
Sunday, October 15th at 3:00 p.m.

The Scarlet Cup Theater's latest dramatic presentation is Mare Rider. Leading up to the American premiere to be held next week at Jacobs Hall, the Library will host "Mare Rider - Mythic Women of our Dreams." 

Behind the searing drama Mare Rider, by Turkish playwright Leyla Nazli, lies a wealth of folk tales and mythologies featuring female demons who haunt women's dreams, especially in childbirth. These can be seen in the Irish banshee and the Hebrew Lilith.

Presented by Anthony Haigh and Phyllis Passariello, this companion program will explore the realities behind the myths to help playgoers gain a richer understanding of the play.

For more information about "Mare Rider," visit www.ScarletCupTheater.org .

 

Second Monday Book Discussion Group
Monday, October 16th at 3:00 p.m.

The Second Monday Book Discussion Group typically meets on the second Monday of the month at 3:00 p.m. in the Mahan House at the Library. (This month the group is meeting on the third Monday.) Selections include fiction and historical fiction books set in locations around the world. On Monday afternoon, the group will discuss Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder. Those interested in participating may register at the Circulation Desk in the Library.

 

Medicare Made Clear
Monday, October 16th at 5:30 p.m.

On Monday evening, the Library will host "Medicare Made Clear," an interactive, educational seminar that will cover the basics of Medicare. Presented by Richard Manarchy, attendees will gain an understanding of Medicare parts A, B, C, and D, including who is eligible, coverage options, enrollment times, and what to do next.

 

Third Thursday Book Discussion Groups
Thursday, October 19th at 10:00 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.

The Boyle County Public Library offers a variety of book discussion groups each month, including the Third Thursday Morning and Evening Book Discussion Groups which meet at the Library on the third Thursday of the month at 10:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. respectively. These groups are designed for anyone interested in discussing a wide variety of books in a group setting.

Both groups will meet on Thursday, October 19th. The Morning Discussion group, which is led by Diana Draper, will discuss Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery. The Evening Discussion group is led by Stephanie Donovan and will discuss The Shack by William P. Young. Those interested in participating in either group may pick up a copy of the book at the Circulation Desk in the Library.

 

FOTL Fall Film Series: Director’s Showcase (Week 5)
Thursday, October 19th at 7:00 p.m.

The Friends of the Library continue with their annual Fall Film Series on Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. Films will be shown on Thursday evenings in the Community Room through mid-November. The post film discussion will be led by Charles Vahlkamp. Popcorn will be available and there is no charge for admission.

This week we'll be showing The Trouble with Harry, a macabre comedy from 1955, where a group of Vermont residents attempt to hide a dead body that refuses to stay buried.


FOR KIDS & TWEENS

Tween Book Club
Monday, October 16th at 4:00 p.m.

The Library offers a monthly book club for tweens (ages 9-13). On Monday afternoon tweens can read and bring in any fantasy book to discuss with others while participating in themed activities. Snacks will be available.

 

Kid’s Book Club (Week 1)
Tuesday, October 17th at 4:00 p.m.

On Tuesday afternoon, the Library will host the Kid's Book Club. The club will meet weekly for six 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. Books will include Magic Tree House: Dinosaurs before Dark; Magic Tree House: Knight at Dawn; Magic Tree House: Mummies in the Morning; A to Z Mystery: Haunted Hotel; Geronimo Stilton: Mouse Island Marathon; and Geronimo Stilton: The Cheese Experiment. Children are invited to come discuss the books, participate in themed games and crafts, and enjoy snacks. Registration is required.

 

Tween Lab
Thursday, October 19th at 4:00 p.m.

The Boyle County Public Library offers a monthly STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) lab for tweens (ages 9-13) where they can try out a different experiment each month. On Thursday afternoon, tweens will delve into Fall Candy Science.

 

Arbor Day Storytime
Saturday, October 21st from 3:00-5:00 p.m.

On Saturday afternoon the Library will host a special Arbor Day Storytime in the Children's Library. This storytime is part of the Celebrate Boyle County Arbor Day festivities being held at Weisiger Park from 12:00-3:00 p.m. The storytime will feature fun crafts and a reading of Dr. Seuss's The Lorax.

 

 

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:

 

Board Games Gone Mobile
Tuesday, October 17th at 11:00 a.m.

During this session we will explore the many board games that have been converted into mobile apps that can be downloaded for free on your favorite devices. Participants should bring their Google or App Store login information.

 

Create Your Own e-Newsletter 
Thursday, October 19th at 2:00 p.m.

This session will explore Canva, a free online design site that allows users to create personal email newsletters that can be shared with friends and family. Participants will experiment with some of the editing options available. (Basic computer and internet skills are 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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