Great American Swing Dance Returns to the Library

May 31, 2016
By BCPL

The Boyle County Public Library and the Friends of the Library will host the Great American Swing Dance on Thursday, June 2nd from 7:30-9:00 pm in the Library Park as part of the Great American Brass Band Festival.


The event will feature a Community Arts Center-sponsored swing dance lesson given by Wes Bratcher from 7:30-8:00 pm, followed by a Swing Dance from 8:00-9:00 pm. Music for the dance will be provided by Town Branch Five. The swing dance lesson, dance, and concert are free and open to the public.  


(In the event of rain, the dance lesson will be held in the Community Room, with the swing dance being held in the Library Lobby.)



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"Talk of the Town" with the DHS Forensics Team

May 15, 2016
By BCPL

The Friends of the Library continue their Spring program line-up on Wednesday, May 18th at 4:30 pm with "Talk of the Town" featuring Danville High School Forensics national competitors. Members of the forensics team preparing for the national competition will share a variety of speech and drama pieces at this event.


The Danville High School (DHS) Forensics team won the 2016 Kentucky High School Speech League (KHSSL) State Speech Tournament, earning the school’s sixth state title since 2006. Some of the events in which the team competes include Congressional Debate, Storytelling, Declamation, and Oratory. The DHS Forensics team is coached by Steve Meadows, Head of the English Department at Danville High School.


This free program is open to the public and will be held in the Community Room at the Boyle County Public Library.



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Spring Book Sale at the Library

May 10, 2016
By BCPL

The Friends of the Library will be holding their annual Spring Book Sale on Thursday, May 12th through Saturday, May 14th in the Library Rotunda.  Sale hours are as follows:


May 12th:  Noon – 8:00 pm


May 13th:  9:00 am – 5:00 pm


May 14th:  9:00 am – 3:00 pm



Proceeds of the sale will go toward Library programs and events funded by the Friends of the Library.



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Meet the Author Event Featuring George Ella Lyon

April 12, 2016
By BCPL

The Friends of the Library continue their Spring Program Series on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 7:00 pm when Kentucky Poet Laureate George Ella Lyon visits the Boyle County Public Library. For her term as Poet Laureate, Lyon has developed the Where I’m From poetry project, involving all 120 counties in Kentucky. At this author visit, she will read her recent poems as well as answer questions about her work and interests.


Lyon writes in many genres for audiences of all ages. Though she started out writing poetry for adults and teaching college, she now writes for kids as well as adults, and her teaching is in the form or workshops, conferences, and author visits.


This Meet the Author event is free and open to the public. An interpreter for the deaf is available upon request by contacting the Library 48-hours in advance at 859-238-7323.



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Shaker Village: Past and Present

March 13, 2016
By BCPL

The Friends of the Library will continue with their Spring Program Series with "Shaker Village: Past and Present" on Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 4:00 pm in the Community Room at the Library. Elizabeth Kennan Burns, chair of the non-profit board of Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, will highlight the historical importance of Shaker Village, as well as the preservation and conservation activities that are taking place.


Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill is America’s largest restored Shaker village. With thirty-four original 19th century buildings on nearly 3000 acres of farmland and natural habitats, Shaker Village is a major tourist destination for Kentucky. More information about Shaker Village can be found online at www.shakervillageky.org.



This event is free and open to the public. An interpreter for the deaf is available upon request by contacting the Library 48-hours in advance at 859-238-7323.


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