This Week at the Library: May 7-12, 2018

May 7, 2018
By BCPL

VolunTween: SPRING CLEANING
Monday, May 7th from 4:00-7:00 p.m.

The Library’s youth department will host a volunteer activity for tweens on Monday, May 7 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Tween volunteers (ages 9-13) can help library staff prepare the Children’s Library for summer reading. Volunteers may sign up for a work shift to help out with program preparation, tidying up shelves, cleaning books, and more. Certificates for volunteer hours will be provided. Those interested in participating should call or stop by the Children’s Library to reserve a work shift.

 

FRENCH CAFÉ
Monday, May 7th at 5:00 p.m.

On Monday, May 7 at 5:00 p.m., the Library will host French Café. People of all ages can gather together in a relaxed atmosphere to practice speaking French in casual conversation. This event is great for those who are fluent speakers as well as for those who are just learning the language. The French Café will be held in the Mahan Gallery at the Library.

 

MOTHER'S DAY BEAR WORKSHOP
Tuesday, May 8th at 4:00 p.m.

The Library will host a special Mother’s Day Bear Workshop on Tuesday, May 8 at 4:00 p.m. Participants will be able to stuff a bear to make their own furry friend. Limited spaces are available. Those interested in participating should call or stop by the Children’s Library to register in advance.

 

DIY PHOTO COASTERS
Thursday, May 10th at 4:00 p.m.

On Thursday, May 10 at 4:00 p.m., the Library will host "DIY Photo Coasters" for tweens. Those interested in participating should bring their own printed photos. The Library will provide the supplies and instruction needed to turn the photos into a coaster. This event is for ages 9-13.

 

FOTL SPRING BOOK SALE
Thursday, May 10th from 1:00-8:00 p.m.
Friday, May 11th from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 12th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The Friends of the Library will be holding their annual Spring Book Sale on Thursday, May 10 through Saturday, May 12, 2018 at the Boyle County Public Library, beginning at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday afternoon. Proceeds of the sale will go toward Library programs and events funded by the Friends of the Library.

 

"THE ILLUSTRATED WORD" EXHIBIT RECEPTION
Thursday, May 10th from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.

The Library will host a reception for "The Illustrated Word" traveling art exhibit in the Mahan Gallery on Thursday, May 10 from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. Presented by the Kentucky Arts Council, the exhibit connects visual art and literature. The 27 artists in the exhibit represent 13 Kentucky counties. The artwork ranges from visual interpretations of poetry and excerpts from literature – both literal and metaphorical – to artwork that incorporates text as a design element.

“The Illustrated Word” was organized by the Kentucky Arts Council. It will travel to libraries around the Commonwealth through December 2018, for the enjoyment of art and reading enthusiasts throughout the state. This exhibit will be on display in the Mahan Gallery at the Boyle County Public Library until June 19, 2018.

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This Week at the Library: April 30-May 5, 2018

April 29, 2018
By BCPL

SUPERHERO PARTY
Monday, April 30th from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.

The Library will host a Superhero Party on Monday afternoon from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. Teens and tweens can come party with super games, crafts, movie screenings, and snacks inspired by their favorite superheroes. This event will be held in the Community Room. For ages 9-18.

 

BUTTERFLY EXHIBIT CLOSING RECEPTION
Monday, April 30th from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.

The Library will host a closing reception for the "Butterflies!" art exhibit on Monday evening from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. in the Mahan Gallery. Patrons are invited to come celebrate the art and artists who contributed to the exhibit. Light refreshments will be available.


 

COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE
Wednesday, May 2nd from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The City of Danville Community Blood Drive will be held in the Community Room at the Library this Wednesday, from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Those who register and give will receive a "Donate Blood, Y’all" purple t-shirt. For more information, or to schedule an appointment to donate, call 800-775-2522 or visit kybloodcenter.org.

 

NOW PLAYING NIGHT
Thursday, May 3rd at 4:00 p.m.

On Thursday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. the Library will host “Now Playing Night,” an afternoon where tweens can have fun hanging out the Library playing board games and watching a movie. This month will feature The Incredibles, an animated film from 2004 about a family of undercover superheroes who are forced back into action when their "biggest fan"-turned-villain is now bent on their destruction. For ages 9-13.

 

MEDICARE MADE CLEAR
Thursday, May 3rd at 6:00 p.m.

On Thursday evening at 6:00 p.m., the Library will host "Medicare Made Clear," an interactive, educational seminar that will cover the basics of Medicare. Presented by Richard Manarchy, attendees will gain an understanding of Medicare parts A, B, C, and D, including who is eligible, coverage options, enrollment times, and what to do next.

 

KID'S HOMESCHOOL BOOK CLUB
Friday, May 4th at 2:00 p.m.

The Kid’s 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 One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia. Snacks will be served. Register for this club in the Children’s Library.

 

LEGO CLUB
Friday, May 4th 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 Children’s Library.

 

PROTECT YOUR HISTORY: "HOW TO LABEL AN OBJECT"
Saturday, May 5th at 2:00 p.m.

On Saturday, May 5 at 2:00 p.m., the Library will host "How to Label an Object," part of the "Protect Your History" monthly series offered at the Library. At this workshop participants will learn how to correctly label personal collections so the history doesn’t get lost.  The class will be an introduction on proper supplies, methods, and materials to use. This program will be held in the Mahan Gallery.

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Family Science Expo this Sunday

April 27, 2018
By BCPL

On Sunday, April 29th from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., the Library will host a Family Science Expo featuring a wide variety of hands-on science demonstration stations performed by Centre College student science organizations.

The expo will feature a variety of activities, including: making recycled paper; slime and kinetic sand; ulnar nerve simulation and making model neurons; modeling the structure of DNA; robots and learning binary code; liquid nitrogen and liquid hydrogen demonstrations; and a scavenger hunt related to the various stations.

The Family Science Expo is sponsored by BCPL and Centre College American Chemical Society. The event will be held in the Community Room at the Library. All ages are invited to attend this free event.

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This Week at the Library: April 23-29, 2018

April 20, 2018
By BCPL

Tween Writing Group
Monday, April 23rd at 4:00 p.m.

On Monday afternoon at 4:00 p.m., the Library will host a writing group for tweens. Participants will have fun with creative writing using prompts and writing games. This month tweens will create blackout poetry. For ages 9-13.

 

Adulting: "Where Does Your Money Go?"
Monday, April 23rd at 6:00 p.m.

On Monday evening at 6:00 p.m., the Library will host "Adulting," a monthly program series that explores the different skills adults need to thrive. This month's program is part of the Money Smart Week series. At this workshop, participants will discover how good money management skills can keep them out of debt. They’ll learn the basics of money management, including making a budget, identifying spending leaks, saving money, and getting out of debt.

This program is offered in partnership with the Boyle County Extension Office and will be held in the Community Room at the Library.

 

Mindfulness Monday
Monday, April 23rd at 6:30 p.m.

Once a month, the Library provides a quiet space in the Mahan Gallery for anyone wanting to practice meditation and mindfulness. On Monday evening at 6:30 p.m., there will be a guided session that will include a brief discussion about using doodling to promote mindfulness.

 

Fancy Nancy Tea Party
Tuesday, April 24th at 4:00 p.m.

Come party and play games inspired by Fancy Nancy, a favorite book character by Jane O'Conner! Limited spaces available. Call or stop by the Children's Library to register.


Teen Book Chat
Tuesday, April 24th at 4:00 p.m.

On Tuesday afternoon at 4:00 p.m., the Library will host a book chat for teens. This informal book group provides a place for teens (ages 13-18) to talk about their favorite books with fellow bibliophiles.

 

Financial Tea: Getting Into Investing with Any Amount of Money
Wednesday, April 25th at 1:30 p.m.

As part of Money Smart Week, the Library will host an investing workshop with financial planner, Dawn Nelson on Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. At this free workshop, participants will learn the basics of investing and how to work with the money available to them.

 

Tween Lab: Galaxy Jars
Thursday, April 26th 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 make colorful Galaxy Jars by combining different ingredients in a mason jar.

 

Reducing Home Energy Use
Thursday, April 26th at 5:00 p.m. 

In this Money Smart Week program, Alexis Sheffield from the Boyle County Extension Office will discuss effective ways to reduce home energy use through creative landscaping. This free event will be held in the Community Room at the Library.

 

History Café
Thursday, April 26th at 6:00 p.m. 

On Thursday evening, the Library will host the History Café. This monthly event provides a place where people can gather and chat about local history. This month will feature a discussion about the history of banks in Boyle County.

 

Spring Film Series: Variety Showcase (Week 6)
Thursday, April 26th at 7:00 p.m. 

The Friends of the Library will conclude their annual Spring Film Series on Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m in the Community Room. The post-film discussion will be led by Charles Vahlkamp. Popcorn will be available and there is no charge for admission.

This week we'll be showing Chariots of Fire (1981), a film about two British track athletes, one Jewish the other Christian, who compete in the 1924 Olympics.

 

Family Science Expo (coming up next week)
Sunday, April 29th from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. 

Next Sunday from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., the Library will host a Family Science Expo featuring a wide variety of hands-on science demonstration stations performed by Centre College student science organizations. The expo will feature the following activities: making recycled paper; slime and kinetic sand; ulnar nerve simulation and making model neurons; modeling the structure of DNA; learning binary code; additional science demonstrations; and a scavenger hunt related to the various stations.

The Family Science Expo will be held in the Community Room at the Library. All ages are invited to attend this free event.

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Job Openings at the Library for Summer Youth Services Interns

April 20, 2018
By BCPL

The Boyle County Public Library is looking for two Summer Youth Services Interns who will assist the Children’s, Youth, and Outreach Librarians in providing exemplary customer service to children, youth, and their families both in the Library and at remote locations where library programming to children and youth is offered this summer. 

This is a temporary, full-time internship lasting for 12 weeks. Enrollment in or completion of undergraduate degree is required.

A complete job description for this position, including requirements and compensation, can be found on the Careers section of our website.

To apply, please submit cover letter, resume, and three references to jobs@boylepublib.org by May 1, 2018.

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