This Week at the Library: March 11-17, 2018

March 10, 2018
By BCPL

FOR ALL AGES

MLK: 50 Years Later
Sunday, March 11th at 3:30 p.m.

On Sunday afternoon at 3:30 p.m., J.H. Atkins will present "MLK: 50 Years Later." Atkins will talk about the memory and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. fifty years after the assassination of the revered civil rights leader. Atkins will provide an introduction to King's 39 years, including his successes and failures. A video highlighting King’s last days in Memphis will be shown, followed by a discussion on his influence and the impact it has on us today. This program will be held in the Community Room.

 

ASL Conversation Group
Thursday, March 15th at 6:00 p.m.

The Library will host American Sign Language Conversation Group on Thursday, March 15 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.

 

FOR KIDS & TWEENS

Tween Master Builders
Monday, March 12th at 4:00 p.m.

On Monday afternoon at 4:00 p.m., tweens can stop by the Library to build or create anything imaginable using a wide variety of art and building supplies, including LEGOs, pipe cleaners, origami paper, yarn, and more. Snacks will be provided. For ages 9-13.

 

Kid’s Book Club (Week 4)
Tuesday, March 13th at 4:00 p.m.

On Tuesday afternoon at 4:00 p.m., the Library will host the final session of the Kid’s Book Club. This week the club will be reading Geronimo Stilton: Temple of the Ruby of Fire. Children are invited to come discuss the book, participate in themed games and crafts, and enjoy snacks. Registration is required. Recommended for children in grades 1-3.

 

Leprechaun Slime
Thursday, March 15th at 4:00 p.m.

On Thursday afternoon at 4:00 p.m., tweens can have fun making green and gold leprechaun slime that would attract any mischievous leprechaun! This program will be held in the Storytime Room. For ages 9-13.

 

FOR ADULTS

Second Monday Book Discussion Group
Monday, March 12th at 3:00 p.m.

The Second Monday Book Discussion Group meets on the second Monday of the month at 3:00 p.m. in the Mahan House at the Library. Selections include fiction and historical fiction books set in locations around the world. On Monday afternoon, the group will discuss The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry. Those interested in participating may pick up a copy of the book at the Circulation Desk in the Library.


Third Thursday Book Discussion Groups
Thursday, March 15th at 10:00 a.m. & 4:00 p.m.

The Library offers a variety of book discussion groups each month, including the Third Thursday Morning and Afternoon Book Discussion Groups which meet at the Library on the third Thursday of the month at 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. respectively. These groups are designed for anyone interested in discussing a wide variety of books in a group setting.

Both groups will meet on Thursday, March 15. The Morning Discussion group, which is led by Diana Draper, will discuss The Commoner by John B. Schwartz. The Afternoon Discussion group is led by Stephanie Donovan and will discuss The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath. Those interested in participating in either group may pick up a copy of the book at the Circulation Desk in the Library.


The Bernheim Forest
Thursday, March 15th at 1:30 p.m.

The Friends of the Library will host Andrew Berry, naturalist with The Bernheim Forest, on Thursday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. Berry will talk about our local forests and the role a forest manager plays. He will discuss native plants and a recent watershed protection initiative for Kentucky. The Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest is located south of Louisville and is used for natural research, nature programs, and annual festivals. This program will be held in the Community Room at the Library. All are welcome to attend.

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MLK: 50 Years Later

March 9, 2018
By BCPL

On Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 3:30 p.m., J.H. Atkins will present "MLK: 50 Years Later." Atkins will talk about the memory and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. fifty years after the assassination of the revered civil rights leader. Atkins will provide an introduction to King's 39 years, including his successes and failures. A video highlighting King's last days in Memphis will be shown, followed by a discussion on his influence and the impact it has on us today.

This program will be held in the Community Room.

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Thursday Night at the Library

March 8, 2018
By BCPL

Family Movie Night
Thursday, March 8th at 5:00 p.m.

On Thursday evening at 5:00 p.m. the Library will host "Family Movie Night." Families are invited to come to the Library to watch Wonder, the hit movie from 2017 based on the best-selling book by R.J. Palacio about a boy with facial differences who is entering a mainstream elementary school for the first time. Related activities and snacks will be provided. (Rated PG; 113 min.)

 

Coloring & Conversation
Thursday, March 8th at 6:00 p.m.

The Library will host a coloring club for adults on Thursday evening at 6:00 p.m. Many adults have rediscovered the joys of coloring as a way to relax and combat stress. The club, which is done in partnership with the Boyle County Cooperative Extension office, meets on the second Thursday of the month in the Mahan Gallery.

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This Week at the Library: March 5-10, 2018

March 4, 2018
By BCPL

Tween Advisory Group (TAG)
Monday, March 5th at 4:00 p.m.

Tween Advisory Group will meet on Monday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. TAG provides a way for tweens to have fun planning events while volunteering their time at the library. This month participants will plan upcoming programs and make popsicle stick puzzles. For more information about tween programs, see Ms. Kinsey Hisle in the Children’s Library. For ages 9-13.

 

French Café
Monday, March 5th at 5:00 p.m.

On Monday evening at 5:00 p.m., the Library will host French Café. At this "community requested-community led" program, 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.


Tax Prep Assistance
Tuesdays & Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The AARP Foundation and the United Way will offer tax preparation help at the Library on Tuesdays and Saturdays, respectively. This assistance will continue through early April.

  • AARP Foundation Tax-Aide services will be available on Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to taxpayers with low to moderate income, with special attention given to those who are age 60 and older. This walk-in service is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Those wanting to use this service will need to bring the previous year’s tax return, a photo ID, and social security card.
  • The United Way Tax Preparation Assistance will be available by appointment only on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. To make an appointment, call 211 or 1-866-353-6354 or go online to uwbg.org/CKEEP for more information and to reserve an appointment.

 

Kid’s Book Club (Week 3)
Tuesday, March 6th at 4:00 p.m.

On Tuesday afternoon at 4:00 p.m., the Library will host the Kid’s 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. This week the club will be reading Geronimo Stilton: The Karate Mouse. Children are invited to come discuss the books, participate in themed games and crafts, and enjoy snacks. Registration is required.


Family Movie Night
Thursday, March 8th at 5:00 p.m.

On Thursday evening at 5:00 p.m. the Library will host "Family Movie Night." Families are invited to come to the Library to watch Wonder, the hit movie from 2017 based on the best-selling book by R.J. Palacio about a boy with facial differences who is entering a mainstream elementary school for the first time. Related activities and snacks will be provided. (Rated PG; 113 min.)

 

Coloring & Conversation
Thursday, March 8th at 6:00 p.m.

The Library will host a coloring club for adults on Thursday evening at 6:00 p.m. Many adults have rediscovered the joys of coloring as a way to relax and combat stress. The club, which is done in partnership with the Boyle County Cooperative Extension office, meets on the second Thursday of the month in the Mahan Gallery.

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Sheldon Tapley Art Reception honoring Catharine Spragens

March 4, 2018
By BCPL

The Boyle County Public Library will unveil an oil painting by Sheldon Tapley at a public reception on Sunday, March 4, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. The expansive and colorful work depicts local landscape. It is a new acquisition for the library’s collection.

The painting was donated by Tapley in honor of Catharine Spragens, former first lady of Centre College, who lived a remarkably active life until her death at 96 on March 26, 2016.

The artist’s exhibitions at Tatistcheff Gallery in New York City established him as painter of national reputation, whose works are in public and private collections across the country. A New Yorker review praised his work as “intelligently composed and executed with polished skill.” His works have been published in American Artist, The Artist’s Magazine and New American Paintings, and featured in the documentary Looking At Painting, produced by Kentucky Educational Television. He is a recipient of an Al Smith Fellowship, awarded by the Kentucky Arts Council.



Born in Venezuela to British parents—Ron and Sylvia—Tapley was raised in Europe and North America. He and his wife, Ann Silver, are longtime residents of Danville. Their children, Rachel and Peter, attended Danville High School and Centre College. The artist’s father now resides here, too.

Tapley has taught at Centre College for thirty-five years, where he has been awarded a Cantrell Professorship and the Kirk Award for Excellence in Teaching; he is currently Stodghill Professor of Painting and Drawing. Tapley is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Grinnell College and earned his M.F.A. from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. He loves painting and drawing with his students in the studio, and outdoors around Danville. “Working with students, seeing their skill and confidence grow, is very rewarding. I stay in touch with many alumni. It is a great pleasure watching their careers develop.”

Tapley's gift honors Catharine Smallwood Spragens, Centre's longest-serving first lady and wife of Thomas A. Spragens, President of Centre College from 1957 to 1981. Mrs. Spragens, a Mississippi native, grew up in Oxford near William Faulkner’s home, where she listened to ghost stories by the Nobel Prize winner.  She later recalled “how genial Mr. Faulkner was with children and how distant he was with adults.”  In 1975 she arranged for a Centre Faulkner seminar to travel to Oxford, Mississippi, to meet with the major Faulkner scholars.  Professor Mark Lucas, who currently teaches that seminar and was a Centre student at that time, recalls that, to him, President and Mrs. Spragens “represented a kind of high-minded patrician grace that was attractive and inspiring.”

Mrs. Spragens was a constant reader who played a prominent role in many Danville institutions, including the public library.  As a longtime member of the Amanda O. Rodes Book Club, she regularly reviewed books that were then donated to the library.  Several of her relatives will attend the March 4th reception.

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