This Week at the Library: March 11-17, 2018

March 10, 2018
By BCPL

FOR ALL AGES

MLK: 50 Years Later
Sunday, March 11th at 3:30 p.m.

On Sunday afternoon at 3:30 p.m., J.H. Atkins will present "MLK: 50 Years Later." Atkins will talk about the memory and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. fifty years after the assassination of the revered civil rights leader. Atkins will provide an introduction to King's 39 years, including his successes and failures. A video highlighting King’s last days in Memphis will be shown, followed by a discussion on his influence and the impact it has on us today. This program will be held in the Community Room.

 

ASL Conversation Group
Thursday, March 15th at 6:00 p.m.

The Library will host American Sign Language Conversation Group on Thursday, March 15 at 6:00 p.m. This monthly event is community led and provides a casual location where people can practice using ASL. All levels of ASL learners or users are encouraged to participate. For more information, contact Caleb Conover at the Library.

 

FOR KIDS & TWEENS

Tween Master Builders
Monday, March 12th at 4:00 p.m.

On Monday afternoon at 4:00 p.m., tweens can stop by the Library to build or create anything imaginable using a wide variety of art and building supplies, including LEGOs, pipe cleaners, origami paper, yarn, and more. Snacks will be provided. For ages 9-13.

 

Kid’s Book Club (Week 4)
Tuesday, March 13th at 4:00 p.m.

On Tuesday afternoon at 4:00 p.m., the Library will host the final session of the Kid’s Book Club. This week the club will be reading Geronimo Stilton: Temple of the Ruby of Fire. Children are invited to come discuss the book, participate in themed games and crafts, and enjoy snacks. Registration is required. Recommended for children in grades 1-3.

 

Leprechaun Slime
Thursday, March 15th at 4:00 p.m.

On Thursday afternoon at 4:00 p.m., tweens can have fun making green and gold leprechaun slime that would attract any mischievous leprechaun! This program will be held in the Storytime Room. For ages 9-13.

 

FOR ADULTS

Second Monday Book Discussion Group
Monday, March 12th at 3:00 p.m.

The Second Monday Book Discussion Group meets on the second Monday of the month at 3:00 p.m. in the Mahan House at the Library. Selections include fiction and historical fiction books set in locations around the world. On Monday afternoon, the group will discuss The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry. Those interested in participating may pick up a copy of the book at the Circulation Desk in the Library.


Third Thursday Book Discussion Groups
Thursday, March 15th at 10:00 a.m. & 4:00 p.m.

The Library offers a variety of book discussion groups each month, including the Third Thursday Morning and Afternoon Book Discussion Groups which meet at the Library on the third Thursday of the month at 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. respectively. These groups are designed for anyone interested in discussing a wide variety of books in a group setting.

Both groups will meet on Thursday, March 15. The Morning Discussion group, which is led by Diana Draper, will discuss The Commoner by John B. Schwartz. The Afternoon Discussion group is led by Stephanie Donovan and will discuss The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath. Those interested in participating in either group may pick up a copy of the book at the Circulation Desk in the Library.


The Bernheim Forest
Thursday, March 15th at 1:30 p.m.

The Friends of the Library will host Andrew Berry, naturalist with The Bernheim Forest, on Thursday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. Berry will talk about our local forests and the role a forest manager plays. He will discuss native plants and a recent watershed protection initiative for Kentucky. The Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest is located south of Louisville and is used for natural research, nature programs, and annual festivals. This program will be held in the Community Room at the Library. All are welcome to attend.