This Week at the Library: April 2-7, 2018

March 31, 2018
By BCPL

Superhero Clues
Monday, April 2nd through Friday, April 6th 

Beginning on April 2, the Children’s Library will offer “Superhero Clues” for ages 5-13. Participants may pick up a clue sheet at the children’s desk and try to solve the clues and find the villains located around the library. Sleuths who turn in their completed clue sheet will earn a Superhero Light Ring. This program will run through April 6, 2018.

 

French Café
Monday, April 2nd at 5:00 p.m. 

On Monday evening at 5:00 p.m., the Library will host French Café. People of all ages can gather together in a relaxed atmosphere to practice speaking French in casual conversation. This monthly event is great for those who are fluent speakers as well as for those who are just learning the language. The French Café will be held in the Mahan Gallery at the Library.

 

Now Playing Night
Thursday, April 5th at 4:00 p.m. 

On Thursday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. the Library will host “Now Playing Night,” a fun afternoon where tweens can hang out the Library playing board games and watching a movie. This month will feature the movie Coco, an animated film from 2017 about a 12-year old boy who is accidentally transported to the colorful Land of the Dead (Rated PG). Popcorn and drinks will be provided. For ages 9-13.

 

Spring Film Series: Variety Showcase (Week 3)
Thursday, April 5th at 7:00 p.m. 

The Friends of the Library continue with their annual Spring Film Series on Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. Films will be shown on Thursday evenings in the Community Room through the end of April. 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 Scarface (1932), a film about an ambitious gangster in Chicago who climbs the ladder of success in the mob, but his weaknesses lead to his downfall.

 

Kid’s Homeschool Book Club
Friday, April 6th at 2:00 p.m. 

The Kid’s Homeschool Book Club will meet on Friday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. Led by Children’s Librarian Libby McWhorter, this book club is designed for children ages 5-8 and features a book discussion and trivia activities.  This month, participants are reading The Secret Soldier: The Story of Deborah Sampson by Ann McGovern. Snacks will be served. Register for this club in the Children’s Library.


LEGO Club
Friday, April 6th 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.

 

Genealogy Craft: Totes Tartan
Saturday, April 7th at 2:00 p.m. 

On Saturday afternoon at 2:00 p.m., the Library will host “Totes Tartan,” a genealogy-focused makerspace where participants can design and create their own tartan. Family tartans can be used or new tartan designs can be made. Call the Library to register.

 

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This Week at the Library: March 26-31, 2018

March 26, 2018
By BCPL

"Women of Written Words" Panel Discussion
Monday, March 26th from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

On Monday evening from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., the Library will host "Women of Written Words," a panel discussion featuring local writers. The panel will include Bobbie Curd, Heather Henson, Yolantha Harrison-Pace, Liz Orndorff, and Patsi Trollinger. These successful published writers will discuss their work and the paths they took to reach their goals. This event will be moderated by Mimi Becker, and is sponsored by the Arts Commission of Danville/Boyle County, Hertage Business and Professional Women, and the Boyle County Public Library.

The discussion will be held in the Community Room at the Library, and is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Reservations to attend may be made at arts@historicdanvillky.com or by calling or texting Mimi Becker at (859) 691-0316.




Tween Writing Group
Monday, March 26th at 4:00 p.m.

On Monday afternoon at 4:00 p.m., the Library will host a writing group for tweens. Participants will have fun with creative writing using prompts and writing games. This month tweens will learn different techniques for bullet journals. For ages 9-13.

 

Adulting: Spring Cleaning
Monday, March 26th at 6:00 p.m.

On Monday evening at 6:00 p.m., the Library will host "Adulting," a monthly program series that explores the different skills adults need to thrive. This month, participants will discover that spring is the perfect time to de-clutter and clean a home from top to bottom. They’ll learn easy organizing tips and ways to clean with green cleaning products. This program is offered in partnership with the Boyle County Extension Office and will be held in the Mahan Gallery at the Library.

 

Virtual Field Trip: Beyond the Battlefield
Thursday, March 29th at 4:30 p.m.

The Library will host a Virtual Field Trip on Thursday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. This event will take patrons on a virtual tour of the new Museum of the American Revolution, and is hosted by Lauren Tarshis, author of the best-selling I Survived book series, and produced by Scholastic. In addition to the virtual tour, related activities and snacks will be provided.

 

Spring Film Series: Variety Showcase (Week 2)
Thursday, March 29th at 7:00 p.m.

The Friends of the Library continue with their annual Spring Film Series on Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. Films will be shown on Thursday evenings in the Community Room through the end of April. 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 Double Indemnity (1944), a film about a seductive blonde and an insurance salesman who concoct a plan to murder her husband.

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This Week at the Library: March 18-24

March 16, 2018
By BCPL

Comic Book Club
Monday, March 19th at 4:00 p.m.

The Library will host a Comic Book Club for tweens on Monday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. where tweens can discuss their favorite comics, preview new comics, and do activities inspired by favorite characters and stories. For ages 9-13. (Storytime Room) 


Teen Gaming@BCPL
Tuesday, March 20th at 4:00 p.m. 

Video games, movies, and snacks. The perfect trifecta! For ages 13-18. (Community Room)


Tween Lab: March Madness Scorers
Thursday, March 22nd 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 at 4:00 p.m., tweens will plan, design, and create a basketball launcher and goal. (Storytime Room)

 

History Café: Area Oddities
Thursday, March 22nd at 6:00 p.m.

On Thursday evening at 6:00 p.m., the Library will host the History Café, part of the "Community Requested-Community Led" program series. This monthly event provides a place where people can gather and chat about local history. This month will feature a discussion about area oddities like rain falling from a clear sky, rabbit cats of Perryville, UFOs, and the Herrington Lake Monster. (Mahan Gallery)

 

Friends of the Library Spring Film Series: Variety Showcase
Thursdays at 7:00 p.m.

The Friends of the Library Fall Film Series kicks off on Thursday, March 22 at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room at the Boyle County Public Library. Somebody once said that variety is the spice of life. Variety is also a good way to describe the 2018 Spring Film Series. The films chosen for this series have been selected based on their genre. Since FOTL started the series in 2002, films have been chosen for a variety of reasons, such as production date, subject matter, or genre. This spring’s series will include a musical, a gangster film, a thriller, a sports film, a film noir, and a war film Most have won or been nominated for Oscars, and star many of the great actors and actresses of the 20th Century.

The films will be introduced each evening by Charles Vahlkamp, professor emeritus at Centre College. There is no charge for admission, and free popcorn will be available. The film series will run on Thursday evenings through April 26th. An interpreter for the deaf is available upon request by contacting the Library 48-hours in advance at 859-238-7323.

Meet Me in St. Louis
Thursday, March 22

In this musical from 1944, four daughters learn lessons of life and love as they reluctantly prepare for a move to the east coast.

 

Double Indemnity
Thursday, March 29
A seductive blonde and an insurance salesman concoct a plan to murder her husband in this 1944 film.

 

Scarface
Thursday, April 5
In this 1932 film, an ambitious gangster in Chicago climbs the ladder of success in the mob, but his weaknesses lead to his downfall.

 

Paths of Glory
Thursday, April 12
In this film from 1957, a commanding officer must defend his soldiers after a general accuses the soldiers of cowardice for refusing to attack an enemy position.

 

The Manchurian Candidate
Thursday, April 19
An American POW is brainwashed by Cold War villains in this film from 1962.

 

Chariots of Fire
Thursday, April 26
In this 1981 film, two British track athletes, one Jewish the other Christian, compete in the 1924 Olympics.

 

 

Author Visit & Book Signing with Jenean McBrearty
Saturday, March 24th from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Library patrons can get to know local author Jenean McBrearty on Saturday, March 24 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. McBrearty has been published in over 200 in-print and online journals and magazines. She is also a self-published author, and has recently compiled a collection of short stories titled Here Today, Noir Tomorrow. This informal event will be held in the main lobby of the Library.

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This Week at the Library: March 11-17, 2018

March 10, 2018
By BCPL

FOR ALL AGES

MLK: 50 Years Later
Sunday, March 11th at 3:30 p.m.

On Sunday afternoon at 3:30 p.m., J.H. Atkins will present "MLK: 50 Years Later." Atkins will talk about the memory and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. fifty years after the assassination of the revered civil rights leader. Atkins will provide an introduction to King's 39 years, including his successes and failures. A video highlighting King’s last days in Memphis will be shown, followed by a discussion on his influence and the impact it has on us today. This program will be held in the Community Room.

 

ASL Conversation Group
Thursday, March 15th at 6:00 p.m.

The Library will host American Sign Language Conversation Group on Thursday, March 15 at 6:00 p.m. This monthly event is community led and provides a casual location where people can practice using ASL. All levels of ASL learners or users are encouraged to participate. For more information, contact Caleb Conover at the Library.

 

FOR KIDS & TWEENS

Tween Master Builders
Monday, March 12th at 4:00 p.m.

On Monday afternoon at 4:00 p.m., tweens can stop by the Library to build or create anything imaginable using a wide variety of art and building supplies, including LEGOs, pipe cleaners, origami paper, yarn, and more. Snacks will be provided. For ages 9-13.

 

Kid’s Book Club (Week 4)
Tuesday, March 13th at 4:00 p.m.

On Tuesday afternoon at 4:00 p.m., the Library will host the final session of the Kid’s Book Club. This week the club will be reading Geronimo Stilton: Temple of the Ruby of Fire. Children are invited to come discuss the book, participate in themed games and crafts, and enjoy snacks. Registration is required. Recommended for children in grades 1-3.

 

Leprechaun Slime
Thursday, March 15th at 4:00 p.m.

On Thursday afternoon at 4:00 p.m., tweens can have fun making green and gold leprechaun slime that would attract any mischievous leprechaun! This program will be held in the Storytime Room. For ages 9-13.

 

FOR ADULTS

Second Monday Book Discussion Group
Monday, March 12th at 3:00 p.m.

The Second Monday Book Discussion Group meets on the second Monday of the month at 3:00 p.m. in the Mahan House at the Library. Selections include fiction and historical fiction books set in locations around the world. On Monday afternoon, the group will discuss The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry. Those interested in participating may pick up a copy of the book at the Circulation Desk in the Library.


Third Thursday Book Discussion Groups
Thursday, March 15th at 10:00 a.m. & 4:00 p.m.

The Library offers a variety of book discussion groups each month, including the Third Thursday Morning and Afternoon Book Discussion Groups which meet at the Library on the third Thursday of the month at 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 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, March 15. The Morning Discussion group, which is led by Diana Draper, will discuss The Commoner by John B. Schwartz. The Afternoon Discussion group is led by Stephanie Donovan and will discuss The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath. Those interested in participating in either group may pick up a copy of the book at the Circulation Desk in the Library.


The Bernheim Forest
Thursday, March 15th at 1:30 p.m.

The Friends of the Library will host Andrew Berry, naturalist with The Bernheim Forest, on Thursday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. Berry will talk about our local forests and the role a forest manager plays. He will discuss native plants and a recent watershed protection initiative for Kentucky. The Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest is located south of Louisville and is used for natural research, nature programs, and annual festivals. This program will be held in the Community Room at the Library. All are welcome to attend.

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MLK: 50 Years Later

March 9, 2018
By BCPL

On Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 3:30 p.m., J.H. Atkins will present "MLK: 50 Years Later." Atkins will talk about the memory and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. fifty years after the assassination of the revered civil rights leader. Atkins will provide an introduction to King's 39 years, including his successes and failures. A video highlighting King's last days in Memphis will be shown, followed by a discussion on his influence and the impact it has on us today.

This program will be held in the Community Room.

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