Holiday Hours

December 31, 2018
By BCPL

The Library will close early at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, December 31st. We will be closed on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 for New Year's Day. We will open at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 2nd.

We wish all of our patrons a safe and happy holiday!

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125th Anniversary Celebration

December 27, 2018
By BCPL

The library is celebrating 125 years of service with an anniversary party on Friday, December 28 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

All ages are invited to take part in a scavenger hunt, visit the Mahan Gallery art exhibit "Library Retrospective," take a walking tour of the library's previous downtown locations, hear guest speakers, enjoy a piece of cake, and add their vision of the library's next 125 years. Activity books and historical information will be available.

Events will continue throughout the day. Cake will be served in the lobby beginning at 11:00 a.m.

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Closed for the Christmas Holiday

December 20, 2018
By BCPL

The Boyle County Public Library will be closed Monday, December 24th through Wednesday, December 26th for the Christmas holiday. We will resume our regular business hours on Thursday, December 27th, opening at 9:00 a.m.

We wish all of our patrons a safe and happy holiday!

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This Week at the Library: December 16-22

December 14, 2018
By BCPL

INTERACTIVE MOVIE: THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS
Monday, December 17 • 4:30 p.m.

On Monday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. all ages are invited to watch an off-beat animated holiday movie in a whole new way. In The Nightmare Before Christmas, the king of Halloween Town attempts to put on Christmas, but can't get it quite right. During the movie you'll be prompted to interact during favorite scenes with activities and snacks. (Rated PG, 76 min) This event will be held in the Community Room.

 

TWEEN DUNGEONS & DRAGONS CLUB
Monday, December 17 • 4:30-7:30 p.m.

The library will host a Dungeons & Dragons club for teens on Monday, December 17 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tweens (ages 9-13) are invited to come play this popular role-playing game in a social group setting. Food, refreshments, and gaming supplies will be provided. No experience is necessary to participate. Players who have their own dice, rulebooks, miniatures, etc., are welcome to bring them. Registration is recommended for participants of this event. (Ages 9-13)

 

ADULT HOW-TO: "Goal Setting"
Monday, December 17 • 6:00 p.m.

On Mondayevening at 6:00 p.m., learn how to set SMART goals and make vision boards to help you make any changes you resolve to make in the coming New Year. Alethea Price with the Boyle County Cooperative Extension Office will facilitate this event. This event will be held in the Mahan Gallery.

 

TEEN ESCAPE THE CRATE: "Extinction"
Tuesday, December 18 • 4:00 p.m.

On Tuesday, December 18 at 4:00 p.m. teens (ages 13-18) are invited to give their puzzle solving skills a work out with “Escape the Crate: Extinction,” a prehistoric escape room adventure. Participants can either work together to overcome the challenges, or compete against another team to see who can solve the puzzles first. This event will be held in the Conference Room.

 

STORYTIME VISITS WITH SANTA
Tuesday, December 18 • 10:30 & 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, December 19 • 10:30 & 11:30 a.m.

Santa Claus will make a special appearance at the Library during regularly scheduled Toddler, Preschool, and Homeschool Storytimes this week. Enjoy storytime with Ms. Libby, then visit with Santa!

Toddler Storytime – Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.

Preschool Storytime – Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m. & Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.

Homeschool Storytime – Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m.

 

THIRD THURSDAY DISCUSSION GROUPS
Thursday, December 20 • 10:00 a.m. & 4:00 p.m.

The Third Thursday Morning and Afternoon Book Discussion Groups will meet on Thursday, December 20 at 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., respectively. This month the Morning Discussion group will discuss Below Stairs by Margaret Powell. The Afternoon Discussion group will discuss A Dog's Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron. Those interested in participating in either group may pick up a copy of the book at the Circulation Desk in the Library.

 

ASL CONVERSATION GROUP
Thursday, December 20 • 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.


BCPL TRIVIA NIGHT
Thursday, December 20 • 7:00 p.m.

The library will celebrate its 125th anniversary this month. As a lead up to the big event, weekly trivia nights will be held on Thursday evenings at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room at the library. On Thursday, December 20, patrons can play trivia with a team to win items like tote bags, pens, travel mugs, and more. The categories will feature questions on BCPL, Kentucky libraries, and general library facts. All ages and families are welcome. (This is the final trivia night in this series.)

 

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This Week at the Library: December 10-14, 2018

December 10, 2018
By BCPL

Second Monday Book Discussion Group

The Second Monday Book Discussion Group meets on the second Monday of the month at 3:00 p.m. at the Library. Selections include fiction and historical fiction books set in locations around the world. On Monday, December 10, the group will discuss 1222 by Anne Holt. Those interested in participating may pick up a copy of the book at the Circulation Desk in the Library.

 

“I Survived: 1893” Breakout

The library was founded in 1893. On Monday, December 10 at 4:30 p.m. tweens are invited to an “I Survived: 1893” breakout event. Participants will try to beat the breakout game by surviving the various challenges and disasters that occurred that year. For ages 9-13.

 

Mindfulness Monday: Snow Floam

This monthly series combines crafting and mindfulness education. On Monday, December 10 at 6:00 p.m., enjoy an hour of mindfulness while making snow floam. Participants will focus on shaping and squishing the floam to help relieve some stress.

 

 

KidStir

On Tuesday, December 11 at 4:00 p.m., the Library will host KidStir, a cooking class for kids. This month, participants will be decorating cookies. Registration is required. Class size is limited to 20. For ages 5-8.

 

Gingerbread Zombies

On Thursday, December 13 at 4:30 p.m., teens and tweens are invited to put a fun twist on a classic holiday activity by decorating gingerbread cookies as zombies. For ages 9-18.

 

Coloring & Conversation

The library will host a coloring club for adults on Thursday, December 13 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.

 

BCPL Trivia Night

The library will celebrate its 125th anniversary next month. As a lead up to the big event, weekly trivia nights will be held in December on Thursday evenings at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room at the library. On Thursday, December 13, patrons can play trivia with a team to win items like tote bags, pens, travel mugs, and more. The categories will feature questions on BCPL, Kentucky libraries, and general library facts. All ages and families are welcome.

 

Origami Club

On Friday, December 14 at 4:30 p.m., tweens can improve their skills at origami by trying out new projects. Many tutorials with varying levels of difficulty will be available. For ages 9-13.

 

Delayed Opening

The library will open at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, December 14.

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