This Week at the Library: June 18-23, 2018

June 15, 2018

Escape Room
Monday, June 18th from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. 

The Library will host an Escape Room activity for teens and tweens on Monday afternoon from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.  Participants will need to use teamwork and critical thinking to solve a series of challenging puzzles in order to open the locked box to escape the room. (Ages 9-18) 

Teen Gaming @BCPL
Tuesday, June 19th at 4:00 p.m. 

On Tuesday afternoon at 4:00 p.m., the Library will host Teen Gaming, featuring video games and snacks. This program will be held in the Community Room. (Ages 13-18)


Inter-County Reptiles & Amphibians
Wednesday, June 20th at 10:30 a.m. (at the Library)
Wednesday, June 20th at 1:00 p.m. (at Toliver Elementary School) 

As part of the Summer Reading program, the Library will host Inter-County Reptiles and Amphibians on Wednesday, June 20 at 10:30 a.m.  Kids of all ages are invited to get an up-close look at some reptiles and amphibians native to Kentucky. Tickets are required to attend this event and will be given out 30-minutes prior to the start of the program. An additional non-ticketed Outreach performance will be held at 1:00 p.m. at Toliver Elementary School on the same day. Both events are free and open to the public. (All ages)


Miss Tunis’ Birthday Celebration
Thursday, June 21st at 12:30 p.m. 

On Thursday, June 21 at 12:30 p.m. the Library will be celebrating the 134th birthday of Miss Tunis, who was the local librarian for 50 years. All are invited to stop by and enjoy a piece of birthday cake in her honor.


Steel Appeal
Thursday, June 21st at 1:00 p.m. 

On Thursday afternoon at 1:00 p.m., the Library will host Steel Appeal, a steel drum and percussion academy from Campbellsville, Kentucky. This event will be held in the Library Park, weather permitting. If it rains, the event will be held in the Community Room at the Library.


Third Thursday Book Discussion Groups
Thursday, June 21st at 10:00 a.m. & 4:00 p.m. 

The Third Thursday Morning and Afternoon Book Discussion Groups will meet on Thursday, June 21 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.

This month the Morning Discussion group will discuss Floor of Heaven by Howard Blum. The Afternoon Discussion group will discuss Minding Frankie by Maeve Binchy. Those interested in participating in either group may pick up a copy of the book at the Circulation Desk in the Library.

Teen Rock Band
Thursday, June 21st at 5:30 p.m. 

On Thursday evening at 5:30 p.m., teens are invited to stop by the Library and rock out to classic songs with instruments on PS3. (Ages 13-18)


 ASL Conversation Group
Thursday, June 21st at 6:00 p.m. 

The Library will host American Sign Language Conversation Group on Thursday evening 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.


Celebration of Kentucky Writers
Saturday, June 23rd from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

The Library will host a “Writers Tribute” on Saturday, June 23 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. as part of the 2018 Jeanne Penn Lane Celebration of Kentucky Writers. This event will feature over sixteen authors, poets, writers, and journalists with a Kentucky connection, including some Kentucky Monthly magazine 2018 Literary Contest winners. Authors will be reading from original works and signing books at this free event. Author tables with books for sale will be set up at 10:00 a.m. Author readings will begin at 11:00 a.m.

In conjunction with the Writers Tribute, the Library will also host the opening of the new Mahan Gallery exhibit, “The Art of Jeanne Penn Lane.” The exhibit will feature works of a variety of media created by the late Jeanne Penn Lane, including an example of a plaster technique developed by the artist in 1972.  The exhibit will be on display through July.

Additional events for the 2018 Celebration of Kentucky Writers will be held on Saturday evening and on Sunday afternoon. The Kentucky Songwriters Showcase will be held on Saturday at 6:00 p.m. at Casa Grande restaurant in Harrodsburg, and a Memorial program will be held on Sunday from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Historic Penn’s Store in Gravel Switch.