Library to Host Author Visit and Book Signing

March 6, 2017

On Monday, March 6th at 6:00 p.m., the Library will host an author visit with Donald Curtis, author of Coach Adolph F. Rupp: His Wit and Legacy. Curtis will share about the research he has done on the legendary coach Adolph Rupp, focusing on his charisma and sense of humor. He'll talk about the game of basketball, the history of Kentucky basketball, and Rupp's wit and legacy.

This event will be held in the Community Room at the Library.

About the author: Donald R. Curtis is a sixth generation Kentuckian and a student of its history for many years. He has authored many articles and his work has been featured in six books, including The Kentucky Encyclopedia, The Encyclopedia of Louisville, and the Kentucky Explorer Magazine. An avid genealogist, Don is retired and lives in Nicholasville, KY with his wife, Deborah. They enjoy their five children and twelve grandchildren.

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Friends of the Library Spring Film Series: Comedy Tonight!

February 28, 2017

The Friends of the Library Spring Film Series kicks off on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room at the Boyle County Public Library. This seven week series will feature a selection of comedies that range from mid-century to contemporary. See how our perceptions of what's funny have changed over the years.

The films, which feature well known directors and award-winning actors, will be introduced each evening by Charles Vahlkamp, professor emeritus at Centre College. There is no charge for admission, and free popcorn will be available. The film series will run on Thursday evenings through April 13th. An interpreter for the deaf is available upon request by contacting the Library 48-hours in advance at 859-238-7323.

SULLIVAN'S TRAVELS • Thursday, March 2
This unusual film is a comedy about a comedy. Set in Hollywood, this film presents the inner struggle of a big-time movie director.
(90 minutes; 1941)  

HIS GIRL FRIDAY • Thursday, March 9
This film ranks among the best examples of the screwball comedy, featuring the battle of the sexes and a lot of witty dialogue.
(92 minutes; 1940)  

BREAKING AWAY • Thursday, March 16
In this film, a local boy falls for a college girl in a college town that is dealing with inter-generational issues as well as town/gown rivalries.
(101 minutes; 1979)  

AIRPLANE! • Thursday, March 23
A man who is afraid of flying has to pilot and land a passenger plane.
(88 minutes; 1980)  

PRIVATE BENJAMIN • Thursday, March 30
In this film, a sheltered young high society woman joins the United States Army on a whim and finds herself in a more difficult situation than she ever expected.
(109 minutes; 1980)  

CITY SLICKERS • Thursday, April 6
On the verge of turning 40, an unhappy Manhattan yuppie is roped into joining his two friends on a cattle drive in the southwest.
(113 minutes; 1991) 

BEST IN SHOW • Thursday, April 13
In this film, a colorful array of characters compete at a national dog show.
(90 minutes; 2000) 

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Library to Celebrate "Read Across America" Day

February 27, 2017

In honor of Dr. Seuss's birthday, the Library will celebrate Read Across America Day on Thursday, March 2nd at 4:00 p.m. Children, ages 5-8, will hear Dr. Seuss stories, participate in themed crafts and games, and enjoy snacks. Registration is required. Call the Library to register your child.

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Library to Host Final Community Forum

February 24, 2017

The Library is currently in the long range planning process and is seeking community feedback about how it can better meet the needs of the residents of Danville/Boyle County. Over the past few months, the long range planning committee has been meeting with local organizations and holding community forums throughout the county.

On Monday, February 27th at 7:00 p.m., we'll be hosting our final Community Forum where people can offer comments and suggestions about ways we can improve our services, facilities, programs, etc. over the next three to five years.

All are welcome and encouraged to attend. A children's program will be offered during the forum for parents of younger children. Light refreshments will be available. The forum will be held in the Mahan Gallery at the Library.

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Teen Events this Week

February 21, 2017

The Boyle County Public Library hosts a variety of events for teens (ages 13-18). Julia Basil, our programming coordinator, offers regular weekly programs for teens including Teen Crafternoon, Teen Challenge (STEM), Teens Write, and Teen Book Club. This week we have two programs for teens:

Teen Challenge • Tuesday, February 21st at 4:00 p.m.

Teens can test their knowledge of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) concepts and engineering design abilities at Teen Challenge. At this team competition, teens (ages 13-18) will compete in a Paper Airplane Cargo Challenge. This free program will be held in the Community Room at the Library.

Teen Book Club • Friday, February 24th at 4:00 p.m.

The Teen Book Club, for ages 13-18, will be discussing Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs. Snacks will be provided. To receive a copy of the book, please see Julia at the Library.

For more information about these or other teen events, call the Library or email Julia at

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