This Week at the Library: October 9-15, 2017

October 8, 2017
By BCPL

The Library offers many fun, educational events throughout the year. Weekly programs include Adult Storytime on Mondays at 9:00 a.m., Crafters Who Care on Mondays at 6:00 p.m., Coding Classes on Mondays and Thursdays at 4:00 p.m., and Storytimes on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. In addition to these weekly events, the following Library-sponsored programs are scheduled for this week:

 

FOR KIDS & TWEENS

Harry Potter Scavenger Hunt
October 9th-13th

The Library will host a Harry Potter-themed scavenger hunt during the week of October 9-13. Participants will have one week to complete the tasks on the scavenger hunt to find out if they have what it takes to be accepted into Hogwarts. Scavenger hunt forms are available in the Children's Library. (Limit one entry per child.) Completed forms can be turned in to earn an acceptance letter and a handmade wand. (For ages 5-13.)

 

"Elephant & Piggie" Party
Tuesday, October 10th at 2:00 p.m.

The Library will host an "Elephant and Piggie" Party on Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. Guests are invited to party and play games inspired by the best friend characters from Elephant and Piggie, a book series for early readers by Mo Willems. Come participate in themed activities, games, crafts, and snacks. Registration is required for this event. Call or stop by the Children’s Library to register. (This event is for ages 4-8.)

 

Tween Murder Mystery Party
Thursday, October 12th at 4:00 p.m.

On Thursday afternoon at 4:00 p.m., tweens are invited to a murder mystery party. Participants will become characters in the mystery and try to solve the murder. Space is limited and registration is required to attend. Register for this event in the Children's Library. (For ages 9-13.)


FOR TEENS

Teen Crafternoon: Creepy Things
Tuesday, October 10th at 4:00 p.m.

Teen Crafternoon will be held on Tuesday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. Led by Mary Girard, this monthly program features a different artistic activity each month. In October, participants will be creating Paranormal Self Portraits and making finger pens. This free event will be held in the Mahan Gallery and is open to all teens (ages 13-18). Call the Library to register.


FOR ADULTS 

Boyle Landmark Trust Plaque Presentation
Thursday, October 12th at Noon

There will be a plaque presentation on Thursday at noon in the Mahan House at the Library by the Boyle Landmark Trust. The Boyle Landmark Trust Plaque Program recognizes properties located in Boyle County that are over 100 years old. The Mahan House, part of the Boyle County Public Library, was built around 1855, and was owned by Sarah Mahan, who was a former Secretary of State of Kentucky and a librarian at both the state level and at Centre College. A reception with light refreshments will follow the plaque presentation.

 

Coloring & Conversation
Thursday, October 12th at 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 Monday of the month in the Mahan Gallery.

 

Fall Film Series: Director's Showcase (Week 4)
Thursday, October 12th at 7:00 p.m.

The Friends of the Library continue with their annual Fall Film Series on Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. Films will be shown on Thursday evenings in the Community Room through mid-November. The post film discussion will be led by Charles Vahlkamp. Popcorn will be available and there is no charge for admission.

This week we'll be showing Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, a light-hearted musical comedy from 1953. It tells the story of two showgirls who travel to Paris, and are pursued by a private detective hired by a suspicious father, as well as a rich, enamored old man, and many other admirers.

 

Mare Rider - Mythic Women of our Dreams
Sunday, October 15th at 3:00 p.m.

The Scarlet Cup Theater's latest dramatic presentation is Mare Rider. Leading up to the American premiere to be held next week at Jacobs Hall, the Library will host "Mare Rider - Mythic Women of our Dreams." 

Behind the searing drama Mare Rider, by Turkish playwright Leyla Nazli, lies a wealth of folk tales and mythologies featuring female demons who haunt women's dreams, especially in childbirth. These can be seen in the Irish banshee and the Hebrew Lilith.

Presented by Anthony Haigh and Phyllis Passariello, this companion program will explore the realities behind the myths to help playgoers gain a richer understanding of the play.

For more information about "Mare Rider," visit www.ScarletCupTheater.org .


COMPUTER CLASSES

In the ongoing effort to promote lifelong learning, the Library offers a wide variety of free computer classes throughout month. This week the Library is offering the following classes:

Pinterest for Halloween on Monday, October 9 at 11:00 a.m.

Build a Website: WordPress on Thursday, October 12 at 2:00 p.m.

A complete listing of monthly computer classes can be found on the Library's website. Those interested in attending any of the classes may register online or by calling the Library. In addition to these classes, one-on-one computer support is also available by appointment.