Author Chat with Silas House

March 5, 2019
By BCPL

Award-winning author Silas House will be visiting multiple venues in Danville on Tuesday, March 5 as part of the Humana/Doherty Library Series.

House is the author of numerous bestselling books including Clay’s Quilt and A Parchment of Leaves. Other award-winning titles include The Coal Tattoo, Eli the Good, Same Sun Here, and his latest novel Southernmost.

On Tuesday, March 5 at 4:30 p.m. the Boyle County Public Library will host an "Author Chat with Silas House." This event will be a casual conversation between audience members and the author. The discussion will include House's work about rural people, his new documentary film Hillbilly – which is his response to rural stereotypes, and the impacts of the book Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance.

Copies of many of his works can be found at the library, with multiple copies of Southernmost currently available at the main circulation desk. A book kit of the novel will also be available for reservation in the near future.

In addition to the program at the library, Centre College will host two events with the author on Tuesday. "A Conversation with Silas House" will be held in the Grissom Reading Room at Centre's Doherty Library at 11:30 a.m., and "An Evening with Silas House" will be held in Weisiger Theatre at 7:30 p.m.

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Today the Library: Monday, March 4, 2019

March 4, 2019
By BCPL

FAMILY GAME NIGHT
Monday, March 4 • 4:00-7:00 p.m.

Join us for Family Game Night on Monday, March 4 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. All ages are welcome to stop by and play a wide variety of board games, including both classic and newer games. Food will be provided by the Boyle County FCS Extension office.
(Location: Community Room)

 

LEGO® HOGWARTS™ CASTLE BUILDING SESSION
Monday, March 4 • 4:30-7:30 p.m.

Help finish building 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!
(Location: Mahan Meeting Room)


FRENCH CINEMA
Monday, March 4 • 6:00 p.m.

On Monday, March 4 at 6:00 p.m., the library will host French Cinema. People of all ages can socialize with other French speakers and enthusiasts while enjoying a French film, coffee, and other fine refreshments.
(Location: Mahan Gallery)

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This Week at the Library: February 25-March 2, 2019

February 25, 2019
By BCPL

TEEN D&D CLUB
Monday, February 25 • 4:00-7:00 p.m.

The library will host a Dungeons & Dragons club for teens on Monday, February 25 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, rulebooks, miniatures, etc., are welcome to bring them. Registration is recommended for participants of this event. (Ages 9-13)

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL BOOK CLUB
Monday, February 25 • 4:30 p.m.

The Library offers a monthly book club for middle school-age students. On Monday, February 26 at 4:30 p.m., participants will discuss The Stars Beneath Our Feet by David Barclay Moore. Those interested should register at the library to pick up a free book. Snacks will be available.  (Ages 11-13)

 

ADULT HOW-TO: Make Homemade Bread
Monday, February 25 • 6:00 p.m.

Making homemade break can seem like a lot of work, but it doesn’t have to be. In this free program you’ll learn the basics of bread making. This program will be led by Alethea Price and is offered in partnership with the Boyle County Cooperative Extension Service.

 

KIDS BOOK CLUB
Tuesday, February 26 • 4:00 p.m.

Beginning this week, 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.

 

TEEN BOOK DISCUSSION: Long Way Down
Tuesday, February 26 • 4:00 p.m.

This month the teen book club will discuss 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 teen book discussion will be held on Tuesday, February 26 at 4:00 p.m. and will be led by J.H. Atkins, City Commissioner and Citizens Concerned for Human Relations (CCHR) member and local author Heather Henson.

 

LEGO® HOGWARTS™ CASTLE BUILDING SESSIONS
Wednesday, February 27 • 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 28 • 4:30-7:30 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!

 

LEGO CLUB
Friday, March 1 • 4:00 p.m.

Build your own unique creation with everyone's favorite building blocks!

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Community Book Discussion on Saturday

February 22, 2019
By BCPL

On Saturday, February 23 at 2:00 p.m., the library will offer a community book discussion 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 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.

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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.

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