This Week at the Library: January 14-19, 2019

January 14, 2019
By BCPL

BABY LAPSIT
Monday, January 14 • 10:30 a.m.

On Monday, January 14 at 10:30 a.m., the Library will offer Baby Lapsit. The program focuses on early literacy skills and is designed for infants up to 12 months and their caregivers. During the program, babies sit on their caregiver’s lap and interact with them while enjoying rhyming songs, finger plays, and short stories designed with babies in mind. Registration is required.

 

SECOND MONDAY BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP
Monday, January 14 • 3:00 p.m.

The Second Monday Book Discussion Group will meet on Monday, January 14 at 3:00 p.m. The group will discuss Death Comes to Pemberley by P.D. James. Those interested in participating may pick up a copy of the book at the Circulation Desk in the Library.

 

TEEN DUNGEONS & DRAGONS CLUB
Monday, January 14 • 4:00-7:00 p.m.

The library will host a Dungeons & Dragons club for teens on Monday, January 14 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Teens are invited to come play this popular role-playing game in a social group setting. Food, refreshments, and gaming supplies will be provided. No experience is necessary to participate. Players who have their own dice, rule books, miniatures, etc., are welcome to bring them. Registration is required. (Ages 13-18)

 

DIY: LETTER ART
Monday,  January 14 • 4:30 p.m.

On Monday, January 14 at 4:30 p.m., tweens can create letter art using yarn wrapping. (Ages 9-13)

 

THIRD THURSDAY BOOK DISCUSSION GROUPS
Thursday, January 17 • 10:00 a.m. & 4:00 p.m.

The Third Thursday Morning and Afternoon Book Discussion Groups will meet on Thursday, January 17 at 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., respectively. This month the Morning Discussion group will discuss One Step Ahead of Hitler: A Jewish Child’s Journey through France by Fred Gross. The Afternoon Discussion group will discuss The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant. Those interested in participating in either group may pick up a copy of the book at the Circulation Desk in the Library.

 

TWEEN MASTER BUILDERS
Thursday, January 17 • 4:30 p.m.

On Thursday, January 17 at 4:30 p.m., tweens can stop by the Library to build or create anything imaginable using a wide variety of building supplies, including LEGOs, K’NEX, Brain Flakes, Magna Tiles, and marble run tracks. Snacks will be provided. For ages 9-13.


FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY ANNUAL MEETING &
KENTUCKY CHAUTAUQUA PROGRAM:
"Madeline McDowell Breckinridge: Votes for Women!"
Thursday, January 17 • 5:00 p.m.

The Friends of the Library (FOTL) will kick off their 2019 Program Series on Thursday, January 17 at 5:00 p.m. at their Annual Meeting & Chautauqua Tea. The program will include the Kentucky Chautauqua presentation of Madeline McDowell Breckinridge: “Votes for Women!” featuring Kelly O’Connell Brengelman, an exclusive presentation of Kentucky Humanities. The presentation will be followed by the FOTL Annual Meeting. This event will be held in the Community Room at the Library. All are welcome to attend.

About the presentation: Madeline McDowell Breckinridge — or Madge, as she preferred — was both a state and national leader of the women’s suffrage movement, and was highly instrumental in Kentucky’s ratification of the 19th Amendment, granting American women the right to vote. Born and raised in Kentucky, Madge, the great-granddaughter of Henry Clay, was expected to dedicate her life to public service – but she surpassed every expectation. Unafraid and unapologetic, Madge used every opportunity to reach anyone who would listen. She recited countless speeches and marched in many demonstrations, calling for “Votes for Women” – and proudly cast her ballot in the U.S. Presidential Election of 1920. Learn about this suffragette and social reformer and see history come to life through Kentucky Chautauqua.

Kentucky Humanities is an independent, non-profit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Kentucky Humanities is supported by the National Endowment and private contributions. For information, visit www.kyhumanities.org or call 859-257-5932.

 

ASL CONVERSATION GROUP
Thursday, January 17 • 6:00 p.m.

The Library will host American Sign Language Conversation Group on Thursday, January 17 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.


ORIGAMI CLUB
Friday, January 18 • 4:30 p.m.

On Friday, January 18 at 4:30 p.m., tweens can improve their skills at origami by trying out new projects. Many tutorials with varying levels of difficulty will be available. For ages 9-13.