This Week at the Library: February 18-23, 2019

February 19, 2019
By BCPL

KIDS SCIENCE CLUB
Tuesday, February 19 • 4:00 p.m.

Beginning on Tuesday, February 19 at 4:00 p.m., the library will host a science club for children. At each of the four club sessions, participants will perform various winter-themed science experiments. This week we’ll be experimenting with Fake Snow! Registration is required. (Ages 6-8)

 

LEGO® HOGWARTS™ CASTLE BUILDING SESSIONS
Thursday, February 21 • 4:30-7:30 p.m.
Friday, February 22 • 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Help build the new LEGO Hogwarts Castle! The set contains over 6,000 pieces and features towers, turrets, chambers, classrooms, creatures, and so much more! Once completed, the castle will be on display in the Library. Those who come to build will be entered in a drawing to win a 20th Anniversary edition of Harry Potter!

 

THIRD THURSDAY BOOK DISCUSSION GROUPS
Thursday, February 21 • 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

The Third Thursday Morning and Afternoon Book Discussion Groups will meet on Thursday, February 21 at 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., respectively. This month the Morning Discussion group will discuss Seabiscuit by Laura Hillenbrand. The Afternoon Discussion group will discuss The Postmistress by Sarah Blake. Those interested in participating in either group may pick up a copy of the book at the Circulation Desk in the Library.


THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD IN KENTUCKY
Thursday, February 21 • 4:00 p.m.

On Thursday, February 21 at 4:00 p.m., Lovester Wilkinson will discuss the role Kentucky played in helping southern slaves make their way to freedom in the north between 1831 to the 1860s. The presentation will include quilt designs and spiritual songs some say were used to pass code and serve as directions to escaping slaves. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (BCPL Community Room)

 

ASL CONVERSATION GROUP
Thursday, February 21 • 6:00 p.m.

The Library will host American Sign Language Conversation Group on Thursday, February 21 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.


COMMUNITY BOOK DISCUSSION: Long Way Down
Saturday, February 23 • 2:00 p.m.

This month, the library will offer book discussions relating to teenage gun violence, a serious topic in contemporary society. The book selected for the discussion is Long Way Down, a stunning Young Adult (YA) novel written in free verse by New York Times bestselling author Jason Reynolds. The fast-paced story follows grief-stricken, fifteen-year-old Will as he takes the 60-second ride down the elevator in his building, determined to honor "the rules" by taking revenge for the murder of his brother. At each elevator stop, a ghost from his past gets on the elevator to give Will a bigger piece of the story, forcing him to consider the consequences of his actions.

The community book discussion will be held on Saturday, February 23 at 2:00 p.m. The discussion will feature a guest panel including Centre College Associate Professor of English John Kinkade, J H Atkins, City Commissioner and Citizens Concerned for Human Relations (CCHR) member, and local author Heather Henson.