January Jubilee Celebration at the Library

January 7, 2015
By BCPL

The Boyle County Public Library invites you to the January Jubilee, celebrating five years since the grand re-opening of the Library. Special events will be held at the Library throughout the month beginning on Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 3:00 pm with a Jubilee Reception featuring music by the jazz group Five.


Additional Jubilee events include an art exhibit in the Mahan Gallery featuring staff artwork; a Purplicious Party for Kids; Cupcake Decorating for Tweens; Wednesday Afternoon Storytime; a "Get to Know Your Library" Scavenger hunt; plus a prop-filled Selfies Booth. Patrons can also enjoy an afternoon program featuring Kentucky Humanities Council Speaker Normandi Ellis at the Friends of the Library Annual Tea. Ms. Ellis will perform "My Mother Was a Character -- Aren't Most Mothers?" on Thursday, January 15th at 4:00 pm.



Schedule of Events


January Jubilee Reception

Sunday, January 11th from 3:00-5:00 pm

Featuring the jazz group "Five" at 3:00 pm.


Mahan Gallery Opening Reception

Monday, January 12th from 6:30-7:30 pm

Featuring artwork created by Library staff.


Purplicious Party* (Ages 5-8)

Tuesday, January 13th at 4:00 pm

Come dressed in your favorite shade of purple!

Enjoy cupcakes, crafts, and activities.


Cupcake Decorating* (Ages 9-13)

Thursday, January 15th at 4:00 pm

Celebrate the January Jubilee by decorating (and devouring) cupcakes!


Friends of the Library Annual Meeting & Tea

Thursday, January 15th at 4:00 pm

Featuring Kentucky Humanities Council Speaker Normandi Ellis in

"My Mother Was a Character -- Aren't Most Mothers?"




All of these free programs will be held at the Boyle County Public Library, and are open to the public. *Please register in the Children's Library for the starred events.



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Job Opening at the Library

December 30, 2014
By BCPL

Adult Programming Coordinator


The Boyle County Public Library is looking for a creative and motivated person to act as Adult Programming Coordinator. This person will plan and implement programs that support existing library services, further the library’s long-range goals, respond to stated needs from library patrons, and enhance the Library’s partnership activities with other community agencies, all aimed at an adult audience.


The Adult Programming Coordinator will work collaboratively with all staff members, particularly the Education Outreach Coordinator and the PR Coordinator. This person, in consultation with other library staff, will seek to offer programs, exhibits, and events that complement the services/programs offered in other areas of the library including children and ‘Tweens, local history, local collections, current events, and scheduled classes.


A complete job description for this position can be found on the Careers section of our website.


To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and references to jobs@boylepublib.org by January 11, 2015.


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Holiday Closings

December 22, 2014
By BCPL

The Boyle County Public Library will be closed on the following dates this holiday season:


• Wednesday, December 24 - Friday, December 26, 2014
(Closed for the Christmas holiday.)


• Wednesday, December 31, 2014
(The Library will close early at 4:00 pm on New Year's Eve.)


• Thursday, January 1, 2015
(The Library will be closed on New Year's Day.)


We wish you all a safe and happy holiday season!


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Kentucky Holiday Hauntings

December 1, 2014
By BCPL

The Library will host "Kentucky Holiday Hauntings" on Tuesday, December 2nd at 2:30 pm in the Community Room at the Library. Roberta Simpson Brown will present this Kentucky Humanities Council program about Kentucky ghost stories related to the holidays. (If you think holidays and hauntings are an unlikely pair, you might recall that Andy Williams sang about "scary ghost stories" in the classic Christmas song "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.")


Brown's talk relates stories from her books that are focused on true holiday hauntings in Kentucky. Some people do not know that Christmas, not Halloween, used to be the traditional time for ghost stories. Families and friends usually came for extended visits at holidays, and not having modern means of entertainment, they gathered around a fireplace or stove in winter or outside on the porch or under the stars in warm weather, and entertained themselves by telling ghost stories. This program reminds us of long ago Kentucky customs that are an important part of our heritage.


Those interested in attending this free program may register in-person at the Library's Circulation Desk, online at www.boylepublib.org, by calling 859.238.7323.



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Library to Host Antique Appraisal Event

November 20, 2014
By BCPL

The Library will host Antique Appraisal with Jerry Sampson on Monday, December 1st at 6:30 pm in the Community Room at the Library. Sampson, owner of Sampson Antiques, Books & Appraisals in Harrodsburg, will give a 20-minute presentation about antique appraisal followed by a question & answer session and one-on-one meetings with the audience members and their antique items.   



Event size is limited to 30 people, and registration is required. Those interested in attending the program may register in-person at the Library or by calling 859.238.7323.


If you attend this free event, please note that Sampson will appraise personal, household, and decorative items. He will not, however, appraise coins, money, sports memorabilia, jewelry, or military items.


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