Unpuzzling Poe Leaves Lasting Impressions

November 30, 2015
By BCPL

When The Big Read arrived in Danville in mid-September, the face of Edgar Allan Poe descended up on Danville-Boyle County and remained a steady presence in the community through the end of October. Spearheaded by the Boyle County Public Library and supported by 26 community partners, the Unpuzzling Poe team offered 42 events that provided opportunities for the more than 2,700 participants to experience Poe like never before.


"Overall, I could not be more pleased with the community’s response to The Big Read: Unpuzzling Poe programming," said Maggie Myers, Adult Programming Coordinator at the Boyle County Public Library. "It was our goal to offer a variety of events that explored not only Poe’s works, but also his life, his times, and his influence on contemporary drama, literature, and art."


Programs included craft and painting events for all ages, art exhibits, book discussions, dramatic readings, a Poe-themed film series, an afternoon tea, a murder mystery for teens, plus a mock trial and a Poe impersonator.


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Holiday Closing

November 25, 2015
By BCPL

The Library will be closed on Thursday, November 26th for the Thanksgiving holiday. We will re-open on Friday morning at 9:00 am. We wish all of our patrons a safe and happy holiday!

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Seniors' Social Hour at the Library

November 23, 2015
By BCPL

The Library will host a Seniors’ Social Hour on Wednesday, November 25th at 9:30 am. Each month the Library hosts a social gathering of senior adults for an informational presentation about relevant topics. In November, seniors are invited to a Thanksgiving Memory Share where they can share some of their favorite memories of Thanksgiving. This free event will be held in the Mahan Gallery at the Library. Light refreshments will be served.

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Adult "How-To" Program: Creating Your Family Book

November 20, 2015
By BCPL

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, November 23rd at 6:00 pm, Paul Stansbury will present "How to Create Your Family Book."


The Family Book is a true to life picture of your family for the time it covers including anything found in scrapbooks, family histories, anthologies, yearbooks, and more. The elements selected help to develop the overall feel of what it is like to be a member of your family.


This free event will be held in the Community Room. Light refreshments will be served.

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Movie Release Party for Teens

November 19, 2015
By BCPL

In anticipation of the release of the final film based on Suzanne Collins' best-selling trilogy of adventure novels, the Boyle County Public Library will host a Book-to-Film Movie Release Party for teens on Friday, November 20th at 4:00 pm. The party will include Book & Film Trivia; "Survival" Skills Training; and themed snacks. For more information, contact Maggie Myers at the Library.

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