Unpuzzling Poe Events: Week 3

October 5, 2015

Unpuzzling Poe events continue this week at the Library and in the community. Here's a look at what's coming up:



Bloody Boyle Blood Drive

Wednesday, October 7th from 10 am - 5 pm

Poe-themed blood drive with Central Kentucky Blood Center. Go to kybloodcenter.org or call 800.775.2522 to register to donate. Those who donate will receive a free pass to the Hustonville Haunted House.

Location: Boyle County Public Library        

 Cost: 1 pint of your blood


Genealogy Workshop

Wednesday, October 7th at 3:30 pm

On the anniversary of Poe's death, we offer you the chance to learn about the Library's resources that can aid in the research of those who have passed in your family! Registration is required. Call the Library to register. 859.238.7323

Location: Boyle County Public Library Computer Lab

Cost: Free; Bring your library card in good standing.


Family Film

Thursday, October 8th at 4 pm

Enjoy the October Tween Book Club selection translated to film! This 2004 film follows three orphaned siblings as they attempt to stop an evil relative, who is plotting to steal their parents' fortune. (108 minutes; Rated PG)

Location: Boyle County Public Library                                    

Cost: Free



Friends of the Library Fall Film Series

Thursday, October 8th at 7 pm

The Boyle County Friends of the Library will sponsor a film series devoted to Edgar Allan Poe.

Synopsis: In this 1935 film, a brilliant surgeon obsessed with Poe saves the life of a beautiful woman and goes mad when he can’t have her. (1935 Film; 61 minutes)

Location: Boyle County Public Library                                   

Cost: Free



Forkland Heritage Festival and Revue

Friday, October 9th from 9 am - 9 pm

Saturday, October 10th from 9 am -  9 pm

Among other festivities, you will find skits illustrating Abraham Lincoln's fondness of Edgar Allan Poe and displays of 19th century Poe artifacts in the Lincoln Museum.

Location: Forkland Community Center, Gravel Switch

Cost:  $3.00 for adults and $1.00 for children under 13.



Shelby City Cemetery Tour

Saturday, October 10th at 10:30 am

Come learn about the history of the cemeteries and interesting people buried therein! This is a walking tour on uneven ground.

Location: Shelby City Cemetery, Short Acres Rd., Junction City         

Cost: Free

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October Computer Classes

September 30, 2015

The Boyle County Public Library offers free computer classes every month. The computer classes to be held at the Library in October include:

• Computer Basics - October 5th at 10:00 am & 6:00 pm

This class covers the basic elements of the Windows PC operating system, including using a mouse and keyboard; highlighting, copying, and pasting text; common menus, toolbars, and shortcuts; and an overview of software and storage media.


• Facebook (2-hour workshop) - October 12th at 11:00 am

Facebook is a popular social networking site that allows you to connect with others. Learn how to upload pictures; update your status; set your privacy and account settings; and search for family and friends. (Basic computer and internet skills recommended.)


• Online Library Resources - October 19th at 10:00 am & 6:00 pm

This class offers a brief introduction to the online resources available to Library patrons. It includes how to sign into your library account from the Library’s website; using the catalog via the internet; and the online databases and subscriptions free to library users. Library card and basic familiarity with the internet is helpful, but not required.


• Book Lover’s Guide to the Internet - October 21st at 2:00 pm

Learn about the various online tools that can help you find your next great read or fuel your next book club discussion. Participants should have basic computer and internet skills.


• Resume Writing Workshop - October 27th at 2:00 pm

Learn how to create or update a basic, well-written resume.


Those interested in attending any of the computer classes may register online or by calling the Library at 859.238.7323.

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Unpuzzling Poe Events: Week 2

September 25, 2015

The Library is excited to announce the "Unpuzzling Poe" events to be held in the community this week. Here's a look at what's coming up:

The Raven Reading and Discussion 
Monday, September 28th at 6:00 pm

A dramatic reading and discussion of The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe will be held at the Chateau du Vieux Corbeau Winery in Danville.  Light refreshments will be provided and wine will be available for purchase. The Winery is located at 471 Stanford Ave. This is a free, ticketed event, limited to 60 people. Tickets are available at the Library.

D.H.S. Reader's Theatre presents The Purloined Letter
Wednesday, September 30th at 4:00 pm  (Canceled)
Thursday, October 1st at 7:00 pm

Danville High School's Play Production class will be performing a reader’s theatre of Poe's The Purloined Letter. The performances are directed by Danville senior, Zane Arnold. Both performances are open to the public and free of charge.  This event will be held at Danville High School - Gravely Hall.

Writer's Workshop
Thursday, October 1st at 4:00 pm

The Danville Writers Group will host a workshop for participants in the "Unpuzzling Poe" Young Writers Competition. Participants will have the opportunity to edit their works-in-progress with members of the writers group. This event will be held at the Library.

Friends of the Library Fall Film Series
Thursday, October 1st at 7:00 pm

The Friends of the Library Edgar Allan Poe Fall Film Series continues on Thursday evening in the Community Room at the Boyle County Public Library. This 1934 film, which shares only the title of a Poe classic, tells the tale of American honeymooners who, following a car accident, are trapped in a Hungarian “fortress” by a devil-worshipping priest. The film will be introduced by Charles Vahlkamp, professor emeritus at Centre College, and will be followed by a discussion about the film. There is no charge for admission, and free popcorn will be available. Runtime is 65 minutes.

Picnic with Poe in the Park
Friday, October 2nd at 12:00 pm

Bring your lunch to Weisiger Park in downtown Danville and enjoy Poe-themed entertainment from Bate Middle School drama students.

Teen Upcycle DIY: Spooky Silhouettes
Friday, October 2nd at 4:00 pm

Teens are invited to re-purpose book and newspaper pages to create Victorian silhouette artwork. This event requires pre-registration. Teens can register by calling the Library at 859.238.7323. This event will be held at the Library.

"POE"try Open Mic Night at The Hub
Friday, October 2nd at 7:00 pm

The Hub Coffee House and Café on Main Street in Danville will host an "Unpuzzling Poe" Open Mic Night. Guests are invited to read a work of Poe’s poetry or share a work of their own. This event is free and open to all.

Hillcrest Cemetery Tour
Saturday, October 3rd at 3:00 pm

Take a tour of Hillcrest Cemetery. Come learn about the history of the cemetery and some of the interesting people buried therein! This is a walking tour on uneven ground. The cemetery is located on Fourth Street in Perryville.

Candlelight Readings
Saturday, October 3rd at 8:30 pm

A free, non-ticketed candlelight reading of Poe's works will be held at the Karrick-Parks House on Merchant’s Row in Perryville. This event follows the ticketed "Taste of 1862" dinner held at the same location. For more information about that event, go to www.downtownperryville.com.

19th Century Afternoon Tea    - NO MORE TICKETS AVAILABLE -
Sunday, October 4th at 3:00 pm

An authentic afternoon tea will be held at Warrenwod Manor, complete with 19th century customs and dramatic readings of Poe. Tea will be provided by Elmwood Inn, and culinary samples will be provided by the Boyle County Extension Office. Warrenwood Manor is located at 3044 Hustonville Road in Danville. This is a free, ticketed event, limited to 30 people. Tickets are available at the Library.

For more information on any of these events, please contact Maggie Myers at the Library. You can pick up a full schedule of events for The Big Read in Danville-Boyle County at the Library. Events will also be announced on our Facebook page. The complete schedule is also available online at www.neabigread.org/events. (You'll need to select our Library from the Community drop down menu, and choose a date range.) Or simply scan the QR code below with your smart phone to see all of the upcoming events.

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Book Clubs for Teens and Homeschoolers

September 24, 2015

Each month the Library offers a variety of book clubs.

On Friday, September 25th at 2:00 pm, the Tween Homeschool Book Club will meet to discuss Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein. Tweens (ages 9-13) are invited to come discuss the book, participate in themed activities, and enjoy snacks. For more information about the book club or other Tween events, contact our Youth Services Librarian, Kate Prusick.

The Teen Book Club will meet at the Library on Friday, September 25th at 4:00 pm. The book club, for ages 12-18, will be discussing Stranger with My Face by Lois Duncan and Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allan Poe. For more information about the book club, please contact Jamie Helle at the Library.

Additional book clubs include: Tween Book Club; Kid's Homeschool Book Club; Kid's Book Club (offered periodically); Third Thursday Book Discussion Group; and the "2nd Monday at 2" (2M2) Book Club (for those who prefer non-fiction and history). To take part in any of these book clubs, please stop by the Library to register.

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Unpuzzling Poe: Keynote Address with Chris Semtner

September 21, 2015

The Library will present the "Unpuzzling Poe" Keynote Address featuring Chris Semtner as part of its celebration of Edgar Allan Poe on Monday, September 21st at 6:30 pm in the Community Room at the Library. Semtner, curator of the Poe Museum in Richmond, Virginia, will be lecturing on the life and literary influences of Edgar Allan Poe. This is a free, ticketed event, limited to 100 people. Tickets are available at the Library.

More information about the Poe Museum can be found at www.poemuseum.org.

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