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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Friends of the Library to Host Annual Meeting & Tea with Kentucky Chautauqua Presentation

January 27, 2016
By BCPL

The Friends of the Library will kick off their Spring Program Series at the Friends Annual Meeting & Tea on January 28, 2016 at 4:30 pm in the Community Room at the Boyle County Public Library. The program will include the Kentucky Chautauqua presentation of Charlotte Dupuy – Suing for Freedom featuring Elizabeth Dawson, and is sponsored by the Kentucky Humanities Council. This event is free and open to the public.



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Holiday Foods Around the World

December 7, 2015
By BCPL

The Friends of the Library continue their Fall Program Series on Monday, December 7th at 4:30 pm with a "Holiday Foods Around the World." Cook, hostess, and professor of anthropology at Centre College, Phyllis Passariello will discuss holiday food traditions from many cultures. The author of Eating Culture:The Italian Yankee Cookbook, Passariello has travelled extensively in Mexico, Ecuador, Western and Central Europe, and the Middle East, and brings her knowledge of international holiday cuisine with her.


This event will be held in the Community Room at the Library and is free and open to the public.




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Author Jane Smiley to Visit the Library

November 10, 2015
By BCPL

The Friends of the Library continue their Fall Program Series on Tuesday, November 10th at 4:00 pm with a visit from Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jane Smiley. She will be reading an excerpt from and discussing one of her many works. This free program, done in collaboration with the Humana/Centre College Library Speaker Series, will be held in the Community Room at the Boyle County Public Library.


Called one of the leading current American novelists, Ms. Smiley has written fifteen novels, five young-adult novels, numerous short stories, as well as non-fiction books. Her books include A Thousand Acres, Some Luck, Early Warning, and Horse Heaven. She holds a B.A from Vassar, and M.F.A and Ph.D. degrees from Iowa State University.



This event is free and open to the public.


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Fall Book Sale at the Library

November 5, 2015
By BCPL

The Friends of the Library will hold their annual Fall Book Sale on Thursday, November 5th through Saturday, November 7th at the Boyle County Public Library.  Sale hours are as follows:


Thursday, November 5th

1:00 to 8:00 pm



Friday, November 6th

9:00 am to 5:30 pm



Saturday, November 7th

9:00 am to 3:00 pm



Proceeds from the sale are used to support library activities, provide needed equipment and technology, and meet other library needs.



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