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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Courtroom Dramas Featured in Spring Film Series

March 9, 2016
By BCPL

The Friends of the Library Spring Film Series kicks off on Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 7:00 pm in the Community Room at the Boyle County Public Library. This film series will feature a selection of courtroom dramas. Some of the very best Hollywood movies contain courtroom sequences that are crucial to the story being told. The eight films in this series are centered on outstanding courtroom drama, including legal battles over a variety of newsworthy social issues.


The films, which feature well known directors and award-winning actors, 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 most Thursday evenings through May 5, 2016. An interpreter for the deaf is available upon request by contacting the Library 48-hours in advance at 859-238-7323.


Due to licensing restrictions, the use of the film titles is prohibited outside of the Library. However, the descriptions of the films are listed below, and inquiring minds can find out what movies will be shown by either visiting or calling the Library. 



COURTROOM DRAMAS



Thursday, March 10
This 1947 film features a barrister who becomes involved with the woman he is defending in court. (125 minutes)



Thursday, March 17
In this 1954 film, members of a captain's crew challenge his authority when he starts showing signs of mental instability. (124 minutes)


Thursday, March 24
A science teacher is put on the stand for teaching evolution in his class in this 1960 film that re-enacts the Scopes 'Monkey Trial' of 1925. (128 minutes)


 

Thursday, March 31
In this 1992 film, a young, somewhat naïve navy lawyer takes on the Marine Corps in a court martial murder trial. (138 minutes)


 

Thursday, April 7
In this 1993 film, a lawyer must struggle with his own personal prejudices as he battles a wrongful dismissal case for justice in the courtroom. (125 minutes)



Thursday, April 21
From the streets of Belfast to the most hellish British prisons, this 1993 film recounts the true story of a man caught in the struggle for Irish independence. (133 minutes)


 

Thursday, April 28
In this 1998 film, a big-time lawyer gets more than he bargained for when he gets involved in an environmental damages case. (115 minutes)


 

Thursday, May 5
In this 2005 film, a woman takes her employer to court in this fictionalized account of the first major successful sexual harassment case in the United States. (126 minutes)


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Dr. Matthew Pierce to Discuss Living in Iran

February 15, 2016
By BCPL

The Friends of the Library will continue with their Spring Program Series when they host Dr. Matthew Pierce as he presents "Living as an American in Iran" on Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 7:00 pm in the Community Room at the Library. Pierce will discuss his experience living in Iran from 2003 to 2006. 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.


As part of an inter-faith dialog program, Pierce and his family learned to navigate the unique and dynamic aspects of contemporary Iranian society. He will talk about what it was like to live as an American in one of Iran's most conservative cities. He'll explain some of the religious and cultural complexities of Iran today, and discuss the possibilities of American-Iranian cooperation in the future.



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