This Week at the Library: March 18-24

March 16, 2018
By BCPL

Comic Book Club
Monday, March 19th at 4:00 p.m.

The Library will host a Comic Book Club for tweens on Monday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. where tweens can discuss their favorite comics, preview new comics, and do activities inspired by favorite characters and stories. For ages 9-13. (Storytime Room) 


Teen Gaming@BCPL
Tuesday, March 20th at 4:00 p.m. 

Video games, movies, and snacks. The perfect trifecta! For ages 13-18. (Community Room)


Tween Lab: March Madness Scorers
Thursday, March 22nd 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 plan, design, and create a basketball launcher and goal. (Storytime Room)

 

History Café: Area Oddities
Thursday, March 22nd at 6:00 p.m.

On Thursday evening at 6:00 p.m., the Library will host the History Café, part of the "Community Requested-Community Led" program series. This monthly event provides a place where people can gather and chat about local history. This month will feature a discussion about area oddities like rain falling from a clear sky, rabbit cats of Perryville, UFOs, and the Herrington Lake Monster. (Mahan Gallery)

 

Friends of the Library Spring Film Series: Variety Showcase
Thursdays at 7:00 p.m.

The Friends of the Library Fall Film Series kicks off on Thursday, March 22 at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room at the Boyle County Public Library. Somebody once said that variety is the spice of life. Variety is also a good way to describe the 2018 Spring Film Series. The films chosen for this series have been selected based on their genre. Since FOTL started the series in 2002, films have been chosen for a variety of reasons, such as production date, subject matter, or genre. This spring’s series will include a musical, a gangster film, a thriller, a sports film, a film noir, and a war film Most have won or been nominated for Oscars, and star many of the great actors and actresses of the 20th Century.

The films 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 26th. An interpreter for the deaf is available upon request by contacting the Library 48-hours in advance at 859-238-7323.

Meet Me in St. Louis
Thursday, March 22

In this musical from 1944, four daughters learn lessons of life and love as they reluctantly prepare for a move to the east coast.

 

Double Indemnity
Thursday, March 29
A seductive blonde and an insurance salesman concoct a plan to murder her husband in this 1944 film.

 

Scarface
Thursday, April 5
In this 1932 film, an ambitious gangster in Chicago climbs the ladder of success in the mob, but his weaknesses lead to his downfall.

 

Paths of Glory
Thursday, April 12
In this film from 1957, a commanding officer must defend his soldiers after a general accuses the soldiers of cowardice for refusing to attack an enemy position.

 

The Manchurian Candidate
Thursday, April 19
An American POW is brainwashed by Cold War villains in this film from 1962.

 

Chariots of Fire
Thursday, April 26
In this 1981 film, two British track athletes, one Jewish the other Christian, compete in the 1924 Olympics.

 

 

Author Visit & Book Signing with Jenean McBrearty
Saturday, March 24th from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Library patrons can get to know local author Jenean McBrearty on Saturday, March 24 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. McBrearty has been published in over 200 in-print and online journals and magazines. She is also a self-published author, and has recently compiled a collection of short stories titled Here Today, Noir Tomorrow. This informal event will be held in the main lobby of the Library.

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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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