This Week at the Library: January 28 - February 2, 2019

January 28, 2019
By BCPL

MIDDLE SCHOOL BOOK CLUB
Monday, January 28 • 4:30 p.m.

The Library offers a monthly book club for middle school-age students. On Monday, January 28 at 4:30 p.m., participants will discuss Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend. Those interested should register at the library to pick up a free book. Snacks will be available.

 

ADULT HOW-TO: Make Soups and Stews
Monday, January 28 • 6:00 p.m.

On Monday, January 28 at 6:00 p.m., learn how to make hearty soups and savory soups to help keep you warm this winter. Whether you are a novice cook or a seasoned chef, this class is sure to add to your personal cookbook. This program will be led by Alethea Price and is offered in partnership with the Boyle County Cooperative Extension Service.

 

KID'S SCIENCE CLUB
Tuesday, January 29 • 4:00 p.m.

Beginning on Tuesday, January 29 at 4:00 p.m., the library will host a science club for children. At each of the four club sessions, participants will perform various winter-themed science experiments. This week they will be making Super Bouncy Snowballs and Erupting Snowballs. Registration is required. (Ages 6-8)

 

TEEN TABLETOP GAMES
Thursday, January 31 • 4:00-7:00 p.m.

On Thursday, January 31 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., teens can explore modern, in-depth, strategic tabletop games such as Dead of Winter, RISK, and Settlers of Catan. Participants may also bring their own games to share. All tabletop games are welcome, including war games, dueling card games, cooperative survival, and more. Refreshments will be provided. All skill levels are welcome. This program will be held in the Community Room. (Ages 13-18)

 

ROBOTICS MAKERSPACE
Thursday, January 31 • 6:00 p.m.

On Thursday, January 31 at 6:00 p.m., the library will host Robotics Makerspace. At this STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) event, participants can play around with beginning coding while programming robots Dash & Dot, Code & Go Mouse, Code-a-pillar, and the Robot Turtles board game. STEM activities help children become creative problem solvers. STEM toys aim to develop logic, creativity, experimentation, and collaboration. They may even help spark an early interest in science or technology. While the robots are school-age friendly, all ages are welcome to attend. This event will be held in the Storytime Room.

 

LEGO CLUB
Friday, February 1 • 4:00 p.m.

Build your own unique creation with everyone's favorite building blocks!

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This Week at the Library: January 20-26, 2019

January 18, 2019
By BCPL

TWEEN DUNGEONS & DRAGONS CLUB
Monday, January 21 • 4:30-7:30 p.m.

The library will host a Dungeons & Dragons club for teens on Monday afternoon from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tweens (ages 9-13) are invited to come play this popular role-playing game in a social group setting. Food, refreshments, and gaming supplies will be provided. No experience is necessary to participate. Players who have their own dice, rulebooks, miniatures, etc., are welcome to bring them. Registration is recommended for participants of this event. (Ages 9-13)

 

KID'S SCIENCE CLUB
Tuesday, January 22 • 4:00 p.m.

Beginning on Tuesday, January 22 at 4:00 p.m., the library will host a science club for children. At each of the four club sessions, participants will perform various winter-themed science experiments. This week they will be making Snowflake Slime and Frosty Magic Milk. Registration is required. (Ages 6-8)

 

TEEN BOOK CLUB
Tuesday, January 22 • 4:00 p.m.

On Tuesday afternoon the library will host a book club for teens. The book selection for this month is Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson. Teens interested in participating can pick up a free book at the Circulation Desk. (Ages 13-18)

 

LET IT SNOW CRAFTING
Thursday, January 24 • 4:30 p.m.

On Thursday afternoon the library will host a winter-themed crafting session for teens and tweens. Participants will make a variety of snowflakes using art supplies, including origami paper, clothespins, straws, popsicle sticks, and pipe cleaners. (Ages 9-18)

 

HISTORY CAFÉ: "Vintage Valentines"
Thursday, January 24 • 6:00 p.m.

On Thursday evening the public is invited to look at the DuBois Collection of Valentines. Donated by Kathy Watcher, the collection contains over 60 valentines from 1928-1935. In addition to taking a closer look, those in attendance will be able to make their own vintage-inspired valentines.

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This Week at the Library: January 14-19, 2019

January 14, 2019
By BCPL

BABY LAPSIT
Monday, January 14 • 10:30 a.m.

On Monday, January 14 at 10:30 a.m., the Library will offer Baby Lapsit. The program focuses on early literacy skills and is designed for infants up to 12 months and their caregivers. During the program, babies sit on their caregiver’s lap and interact with them while enjoying rhyming songs, finger plays, and short stories designed with babies in mind. Registration is required.

 

SECOND MONDAY BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP
Monday, January 14 • 3:00 p.m.

The Second Monday Book Discussion Group will meet on Monday, January 14 at 3:00 p.m. The group will discuss Death Comes to Pemberley by P.D. James. Those interested in participating may pick up a copy of the book at the Circulation Desk in the Library.

 

TEEN DUNGEONS & DRAGONS CLUB
Monday, January 14 • 4:00-7:00 p.m.

The library will host a Dungeons & Dragons club for teens on Monday, January 14 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Teens are invited to come play this popular role-playing game in a social group setting. Food, refreshments, and gaming supplies will be provided. No experience is necessary to participate. Players who have their own dice, rule books, miniatures, etc., are welcome to bring them. Registration is required. (Ages 13-18)

 

DIY: LETTER ART
Monday,  January 14 • 4:30 p.m.

On Monday, January 14 at 4:30 p.m., tweens can create letter art using yarn wrapping. (Ages 9-13)

 

THIRD THURSDAY BOOK DISCUSSION GROUPS
Thursday, January 17 • 10:00 a.m. & 4:00 p.m.

The Third Thursday Morning and Afternoon Book Discussion Groups will meet on Thursday, January 17 at 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., respectively. This month the Morning Discussion group will discuss One Step Ahead of Hitler: A Jewish Child’s Journey through France by Fred Gross. The Afternoon Discussion group will discuss The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant. Those interested in participating in either group may pick up a copy of the book at the Circulation Desk in the Library.

 

TWEEN MASTER BUILDERS
Thursday, January 17 • 4:30 p.m.

On Thursday, January 17 at 4:30 p.m., tweens can stop by the Library to build or create anything imaginable using a wide variety of building supplies, including LEGOs, K’NEX, Brain Flakes, Magna Tiles, and marble run tracks. Snacks will be provided. For ages 9-13.


FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY ANNUAL MEETING &
KENTUCKY CHAUTAUQUA PROGRAM:
"Madeline McDowell Breckinridge: Votes for Women!"
Thursday, January 17 • 5:00 p.m.

The Friends of the Library (FOTL) will kick off their 2019 Program Series on Thursday, January 17 at 5:00 p.m. at their Annual Meeting & Chautauqua Tea. The program will include the Kentucky Chautauqua presentation of Madeline McDowell Breckinridge: “Votes for Women!” featuring Kelly O’Connell Brengelman, an exclusive presentation of Kentucky Humanities. The presentation will be followed by the FOTL Annual Meeting. This event will be held in the Community Room at the Library. All are welcome to attend.

About the presentation: Madeline McDowell Breckinridge — or Madge, as she preferred — was both a state and national leader of the women’s suffrage movement, and was highly instrumental in Kentucky’s ratification of the 19th Amendment, granting American women the right to vote. Born and raised in Kentucky, Madge, the great-granddaughter of Henry Clay, was expected to dedicate her life to public service – but she surpassed every expectation. Unafraid and unapologetic, Madge used every opportunity to reach anyone who would listen. She recited countless speeches and marched in many demonstrations, calling for “Votes for Women” – and proudly cast her ballot in the U.S. Presidential Election of 1920. Learn about this suffragette and social reformer and see history come to life through Kentucky Chautauqua.

Kentucky Humanities is an independent, non-profit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Kentucky Humanities is supported by the National Endowment and private contributions. For information, visit www.kyhumanities.org or call 859-257-5932.

 

ASL CONVERSATION GROUP
Thursday, January 17 • 6:00 p.m.

The Library will host American Sign Language Conversation Group on Thursday, January 17 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.


ORIGAMI CLUB
Friday, January 18 • 4:30 p.m.

On Friday, January 18 at 4:30 p.m., tweens can improve their skills at origami by trying out new projects. Many tutorials with varying levels of difficulty will be available. For ages 9-13.

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This Week at the Library: January 7-12, 2019

January 7, 2019
By BCPL

FAMILY GAME NIGHT
Monday, January 7 • 4:00-7:00 p.m.

The library will host a Family Game Night on Monday evening from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. All ages are welcome to stop by and play a wide variety of board games, including both classic and newer games, as well as "Escape the Crate." Food will be provided by the Boyle County FCS Extension office. This event will be held in the Community Room.

 

FRENCH CAFÉ
Monday, January 7 • 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 event is great for those who are fluent speakers as well as for those who are just learning the language.


STEAM LAB: Marble Run Engineering
Thursday, January 10 • 4:30 p.m.

On Thursday afternoon at 4:30 p.m., the library will host a STEAM Lab in the Storytime Room. Tweens (ages 9-13) will use engineering skills to mold marble mazes and ramps using play dough.


COLORING & CONVERSATION
Thursday, January 10 • 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 second Thursday of the month in the Mahan Gallery.

 

CHESS CLUB
Saturday, January 12 • 2:00-4:00 p.m.

On Saturday afternoon from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., the Library will host Chess Club. All ages and skill levels are welcome to come play (or learn how to play) the game of chess. This event will be held in the Community Room.

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This Week at the Library: January 2-5, 2019

January 1, 2019
By BCPL

STORYTIME AT THE LIBRARY
Wednesday, January 2 • 10:30 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.

Preschool and Homeschool Storytimes will be held on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. All regular storytimes will resume on January 8.

 

COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE
Wednesday, January 2 • 10:30 a.m.

The City of Danville Community Blood Drive will be held at the library on Wednesday, January 2 from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Community Room. Kentucky Blood Center (KBC) is encouraging Kentuckians to roll up their sleeves, donate blood, and help Kentucky patients. To schedule a donation, visit kybloodcenter.org or call 800.775.2522.

 

BEYBLADES BATTLES
Thursday, January 3 • 4:30 p.m.

On Thursday, January 3 at 4:30 p.m. tweens (ages 9-13) can play with others in a Beyblades battle. Players can bring their own Beyblade tops or use those provided by the library to use in the battle arena. This event will be held in the Storytime Room.

 

HOMESCHOOL BOOK CLUB
Friday, January 4 • 2:00 p.m.

The Homeschool Book Club will meet on Friday, January 4 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 Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt. Snacks will be served. Register for this club in the Children's Library.


LEGO CLUB
Friday, January 4 • 4:00 p.m.

The library will host LEGO Club on Friday, January 4 at 4:00 p.m. in the Storytime Room. The finished LEGO creations will be placed on display in the library.


YETI MOVIE PARTY
Saturday, January 5 • 2:00 p.m.

On Saturday, January 5 at 2:00 p.m., the library will host a Yeti Movie Party in the Community Room. Watch Smallfoot, a new movie about a friendly yeti who discovers humans for the first time. All ages are invited to enjoy yeti-themed crafts and snacks during the party. (Rated PG; 109 minutes)

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