Community Forum to be held in Perryville on Thursday

February 2, 2017
By BCPL

The Library will be hosting a Community Forum on Thursday, February 2nd at 5:30 pm at the Perryville Community Center. We'll be seeking feedback about how the Library can better meet the needs of the Perryville community. Light refreshments will be served.

This forum will precede the Perryville City Council Meeting. All are encouraged to attend.

Additional community forums will be held at other locations in Danville and Boyle County over the next four weeks.

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February's Cookbook Club will Feature Comfort Food

January 31, 2017
By BCPL

On Thursday, February 2nd at 6:00 p.m., the Library will host the Cookbook Club. The club is a discussion group that explores the Library's large collection of cookbooks. Participants will make and share different recipes with the club. They’ll hear what others liked about the cookbook and the recipe they tried, as well as taste-test samples and discover new recipes. 

Each month will feature a theme. In February, the theme is Comfort Food. Club participants will get to vote for their favorite dish and the winner will receive a brand new cookbook.

For more information or to register, contact Julia Basil at the Library. Registration is required.

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Adult "How-To" Series Resumes

January 30, 2017
By BCPL

The Library is once again offering a monthly "How-To" program series for adults, where participants can explore the information and skills needed for a new hobby or activity, guided by a local expert. On Monday, January 30th at 6:00 p.m., the Library will host "Leading Your Financial Future," presented by Valery McMann, CFP. Workshop participants will hear useful tips about how to work toward and achieve financial freedom. 

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

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Friends of the Library to Host Annual Meeting & Tea with Special Presentation

January 22, 2017
By BCPL

The Friends of the Library will kick off their Spring Program Series at the Friends Annual Meeting and Tea on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 5:30 pm in the Community Room at the Boyle County Public Library. The program will feature the Kentucky Humanities Council presentation of Axis Prisoners of War in Kentucky by Dr. Richard Holl. This event is free and open to the public. An interpreter for the deaf is available upon request by contacting the Library 48-hours in advance at 859-238-7323. The program will be followed by the annual meeting.

This presentation is about German prisoners of war held in Kentucky during World War II. Fort Knox, Camp Campbell, and Camp Breckinridge set up facilities to hold thousands of POWs who were captured in Europe and North Africa and sent to the Commonwealth. When a severe shortage of workers plagued the agricultural sector due to the war effort, the German POWs were pressed into service, bringing in much of the Kentucky tobacco crop in the fall of 1944 and the fall of 1945. They also harvested tomatoes, strawberries, and other fruits and vegetables. German POWs were repatriated in 1945-1946 and a fascinating episode in Kentucky history came to an end.

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Job Opening at the Library

January 16, 2017
By BCPL

The Library is seeking a person with energy, creativity, and a love of children and children's literature to serve as a temporary Youth Services Librarian. This temporary position requires 32-hours per week from February 1 - April 30, 2017.

A complete job description, including qualifications and compensation, is available on our Careers page.

The deadline to apply is Saturday, January 21, 2017.

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