This Week at the Library: March 18-24

March 16, 2018

Comic Book Club
Monday, March 19th at 4:00 p.m.

The Library will host a Comic Book Club for tweens on Monday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. where tweens can discuss their favorite comics, preview new comics, and do activities inspired by favorite characters and stories. For ages 9-13. (Storytime Room) 

Teen Gaming@BCPL
Tuesday, March 20th at 4:00 p.m. 

Video games, movies, and snacks. The perfect trifecta! For ages 13-18. (Community Room)

Tween Lab: March Madness Scorers
Thursday, March 22nd at 4:00 p.m.

The Boyle County Public Library offers a monthly STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) lab for tweens (ages 9-13) where they can try out a different experiment each month. On Thursday afternoon at 4:00 p.m., tweens will plan, design, and create a basketball launcher and goal. (Storytime Room)


History Café: Area Oddities
Thursday, March 22nd at 6:00 p.m.

On Thursday evening at 6:00 p.m., the Library will host the History Café, part of the "Community Requested-Community Led" program series. This monthly event provides a place where people can gather and chat about local history. This month will feature a discussion about area oddities like rain falling from a clear sky, rabbit cats of Perryville, UFOs, and the Herrington Lake Monster. (Mahan Gallery)


Friends of the Library Spring Film Series: Variety Showcase
Thursdays at 7:00 p.m.

The Friends of the Library Fall Film Series kicks off on Thursday, March 22 at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room at the Boyle County Public Library. Somebody once said that variety is the spice of life. Variety is also a good way to describe the 2018 Spring Film Series. The films chosen for this series have been selected based on their genre. Since FOTL started the series in 2002, films have been chosen for a variety of reasons, such as production date, subject matter, or genre. This spring’s series will include a musical, a gangster film, a thriller, a sports film, a film noir, and a war film Most have won or been nominated for Oscars, and star many of the great actors and actresses of the 20th Century.

The films 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 Thursday evenings through April 26th. An interpreter for the deaf is available upon request by contacting the Library 48-hours in advance at 859-238-7323.

Meet Me in St. Louis
Thursday, March 22

In this musical from 1944, four daughters learn lessons of life and love as they reluctantly prepare for a move to the east coast.


Double Indemnity
Thursday, March 29
A seductive blonde and an insurance salesman concoct a plan to murder her husband in this 1944 film.


Thursday, April 5
In this 1932 film, an ambitious gangster in Chicago climbs the ladder of success in the mob, but his weaknesses lead to his downfall.


Paths of Glory
Thursday, April 12
In this film from 1957, a commanding officer must defend his soldiers after a general accuses the soldiers of cowardice for refusing to attack an enemy position.


The Manchurian Candidate
Thursday, April 19
An American POW is brainwashed by Cold War villains in this film from 1962.


Chariots of Fire
Thursday, April 26
In this 1981 film, two British track athletes, one Jewish the other Christian, compete in the 1924 Olympics.



Author Visit & Book Signing with Jenean McBrearty
Saturday, March 24th from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Library patrons can get to know local author Jenean McBrearty on Saturday, March 24 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. McBrearty has been published in over 200 in-print and online journals and magazines. She is also a self-published author, and has recently compiled a collection of short stories titled Here Today, Noir Tomorrow. This informal event will be held in the main lobby of the Library.