This Week at the Library: October 29-November 3, 2018

October 29, 2018
By BCPL

FRANKENSTEIN BREAKOUT!
Monday, October, 29 at 4:00 p.m.

The library will host "Frankenstein Breakout!" on Monday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. Participants will use teamwork and critical thinking to solve puzzles in order to open the locked box and find Frankenstein's monster's brain. For ages 9-18.

 

KIDS BOOK CLUB (Week 1)
Tuesday, October 30 at 4:00 p.m.

On Tuesday, October 30 at 4:00 p.m., the library will host the Kids Book Club. The club will meet weekly for four weeks on Tuesdays at 4:00 p.m., and is recommended for children who are in grades 1-3. Each week we’ll read a different book from one of our favorite series. Book series will include Magic Tree House and Geronimo Stilton. Children are invited to come discuss the books, participate in themed games and crafts, and enjoy snacks. Registration is required.

 

ZOMBIE PROM
Wednesday, October 31 at 4:30 p.m.

The library is celebrating Halloween with a Zombie Prom on Wednesday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. Come dressed up in any spooky costume to dance and play games! This event will be held in the Community Room and is for ages 9-18.

 

NATIONAL NOVEL WRITING MONTH (NaNoWriMo):
KICK-OFF WORKSHOP
Thursday, November 1 at 4:30 p.m.

This month the library will offer a NaNoWriMo workshop series for tweens and teens interested in writing a 50,000 word novel during the month of November. The kick-off will be held on Thursday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. in the Storytime Room for ages 9-18. Writers will get started by workshopping ideas and trying out writing prompts. Two additional NaNoWriMo workshops will be held during the month.

More information about National Novel Writing Month can be found at nanowrimo.org.


DIA DE LOS MUERTOS CRAFTS
Thursday, November 1 at 6:00 p.m.

On Thursday evening at 6:00 p.m., the library will offer Dia de los Muertos crafts for all ages. Participants will learn about the Day of the Dead, a holiday that originated in Mexico over 3,000 years ago, while making papel picado and painting rocks as sugar skulls. This event will be held in the Storytime Room.

 

FALL FILM SERIES: COMEDIES (Week 5)
Thursday, November 1 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 at the library on select Thursday evenings in the Community Room through mid-November. 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.

This week's movie is Tootsie. In this comedy from 1982, an unemployed actor disguises himself as a woman in order to get a role on a soap opera.

 

KIDS HOMESCHOOL BOOK CLUB
Friday, November 2 at 2:00 p.m.

The Kids Homeschool Book Club will meet on Friday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. Led by Children’s Librarian Libby McWhorter, this book club is designed for children ages 5-8 and features a book discussion and trivia activities.  This month, participants are reading Bound for Oregon by Jean Van Leewen. Snacks will be served. Register for this club in the Children’s Library.

 

"MY BROTHER'S VOICE"
Featuring Stephen "Pista" Nasser
Friday, November 2 at 3:00 p.m.

On Friday afternoon at 3:00 p.m., the Library will offer a companion program to Not Yet, Pista, a play to be presented by John W. Bate Middle School. Learn about the experience of a Holocaust survivor in his own words. 

About the play: Stephen Nasser's story of survival during the holocaust as a young boy will help everyone understand the reality of the Holocaust, and that if you have enough love, determination, and willpower, there is always a better tomorrow. The play will be presented at Danville High School November 1-4.


LEGO CLUB
Friday, November 2 at 4:00 p.m.

The library will host LEGO Club on Friday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. in the Storytime Room. The finished LEGO creations will be placed on display in the Library.