Library Closed for Staff Training

May 17, 2018
By BCPL

The Library will be closed to the public on Friday, May 18th for a staff training day. We will open on Saturday morning at 9:00 a.m.

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This Week at the Library: May 14-19, 2018

May 14, 2018
By BCPL

TWEEN MASTER BUILDERS
Monday, May 14th at 4:00 p.m.

The Library will host Master Builders on Monday afternoon. Build or create anything you can imagine with a wide variety of art and building supplies, including LEGOs, origami paper, cardboard tubes, & more! (Ages 9-13.)


"POISONOUS PLANTS & BITING INSECTS, OH MY!"
Monday, May 14th at 6:00 p.m. 

On Monday evening at 6:00 p.m., the Library will host "Poisonous Plants and Biting Insects, Oh My!" At this event, Alexis Sheffield and Alethea Price will talk about how to identify various poisonous plants and biting insects, and how to treat the itch they leave behind. This program is offered in partnership with the Boyle County Extension Office.

 

TEEN GAMING @BCPL
Tuesday, May 15th at 4:00 p.m.

On Tuesday afternoon, grab some friends and hang out at the Library playing video games. Snacks will be served. (Ages 13-18.)
 


TWEEN LAB: LEGO BOATS
Thursday, May 17th at 4:00 p.m.

The Library will host Tween Lab on Thursday afternoon. This month, use your engineering science skills to create a boat out of LEGOs that will float in water! (Ages 9-13.)

 

"TALK OF THE TOWN"
Thursday, May 17th at 4:30 p.m. 

The Friends of the Library will host “Talk of the Town,” on Thursday afternoon at 4:30 p.m., featuring several members of the Danville High School (DHS) Forensics team.

Coached by Steve Meadows, the DHS competitive speech and debate team is one of the top high school speech teams in the state, and has won the state speech tournament eight times, including the last three years (2016, 2017, and 2018). The forensics students compete in contests during the regular season, which runs from November through March. Some of the students on the team have qualified to represent Kentucky at the two national tournaments, held this year in Fort Lauderdale and Washington, DC. This year, eight DHS students will travel to compete at these meets -- seven to DC, one to Florida. Some of the events in which the team competes include Duo Interpretation, Extemporaneous Speaking, and Oratory.

All are welcome to attend this event.



ASL CONVERSATION GROUP
Thursday, May 17th at 6:00 p.m.

The Library will host American Sign Language Conversation Group on Thursday evening  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.

 

STAFF TRAINING DAY
Friday, May 18th 

The Library will be closed on Friday, May 18 for a staff training day.

 

"MEET THE BREED"
Saturday, May 19th from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. 

The Library will host a “Meet the Breed” event on Saturday afternoon from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Library Park.

Cheri Carbone from Mutts with Manners will oversee the event featuring over 20 dogs. Breeds scheduled to participate include the French Bulldog, American Eskimo, Chihuahua, Vizsla, Daschund, and more. Pet owners will be on-hand to talk about their different breeds, and will be available to answer any questions.

This program will be held rain or shine. In the event of rain, the program will be moved inside the Library to the Community Room.


BOOK CLUBS:

2ND MONDAY BOOK DISCUSSION
Monday, May 14th at 3:00 p.m.
The Story Hour by Thrity Umrigar 


3RD THURSDAY MORNING BOOK DISCUSSION
Thursday, May 17th at 10:00 a.m.
Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance 


3RD THURSDAY AFTERNOON BOOK DISCUSSION
Thursday, May 17th at 4:00 p.m.
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
 
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FOTL Spring Book Sale

May 11, 2018
By BCPL

The Friends of the Library are holding their annual Spring Book Sale this week at the Boyle County Public Library. Stop by to pick up some treasures for your own collection!

SALE HOURS

Thursday, May 10 • 1:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Friday, May 11 • 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 12 • 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


Proceeds of the sale will go toward Library programs and events funded by the Friends of the Library.

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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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