Children's Bookmark Contest 2015 Winners

June 16, 2015
By Youth

Congratulations to the winners of our Children's Bookmark Contest! Our 2015 winners are Sofie Sanders (age 11), Banks Dunn (age 7) and Miriam Heath (age 5). Their "Every Hero Has a Story" themed bookmarks have been printed and will be available all summer long. All entries are currently on display in the library. Thank you to everyone who participated!


 2015 Bookmarks 




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Superhero Trivia for Teens

June 12, 2015
By BCPL

As part of the Summer Reading Program, the Library will be hosting "Superhero Trivia" on Tuesday, June 16th at 4:00 pm in the Community Room. Teens (ages 13-18) can find out how well they know their superheroes in this game show-style event.


Other activities will include an Action Figure Mash-up and a Superhero Costume Design Contest. The costume designs will be on display for voting in the Library for two weeks. The winning design will be featured on a Library bookmark in July.


This event is open to all teens. Refreshments will be served. For more information about this and other events for teens, contact Jamie Helle or Maggie Myers at 859-238-7323.

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Spy Science

June 11, 2015
By Youth

Calling all spy recruits! Your assignment, should you choose to accept it, is to complete your first mission as a secret agent. Learn how to develop a disguise for cover, make and break codes, write secret messages and utilize gadgets in an effort to obtain top secret information.


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Author Reception and Program with Angela Correll

June 5, 2015
By BCPL

The Library will host an author reception and program with local author Angela Correll on Monday, June 8th at 6:00 pm in the Community Room. Correll will discuss the writing and publication process of her novel, Grounded. The author reception will begin at 6:00 pm; the program will begin at 6:30 pm.



Grounded, tells the story of a young woman who returns to her Kentucky roots when her life begins to fall apart. In the style of authors such as Susan Mallery and Jan Watson, first-time novelist Angela Correll has created a rich tapestry of characters with strong ties to family and faith. Grounded brings its characters to a crossroads in life where pasts are confronted and second chances are born.


Angela Correll is a seventh generation Kentuckian. She enjoys small town life in Stanford, KY, and owns a shop on Main Street selling handcrafted goat milk soap and other local products. Angela and her husband Jess are partners in the Bluebird, a farm-to-table restaurant, promoting food produced in a humane, sustainable and natural way. She combines her passion for hospitality and historic preservation by renovating historic homes into guesthouses. Angela has written over fifty columns for local newspapers about life, family, and farming and holds a Master’s Degree from the University of Kentucky in Library Science. She lives on a farm with her husband, Jess, and an assortment of cattle, horses, goats and chickens. Grounded is her first novel.


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Great American Swing Dance to be Held at the Library

May 27, 2015
By BCPL

The Boyle County Public Library and the Friends of the Library will host the Great American Swing Dance on Thursday, June 4th from 7:30-9:00 pm in the Library Park as part of the Great American Brass Band Festival. The event will feature a Community Arts Center-sponsored swing dance lesson given by Wes Bratcher from 7:30-8:00 pm, followed by a Swing Dance from 8:00-9:00 pm. Music for the dance will be provided by The Town Branch Five Plus Two. The swing dance lesson, dance, and concert are free and open to the public.  (In the event of rain, the dance lesson will be held in the Community Room, with the swing dance being held in the Library Lobby.)



The Town Branch Five Plus Two (usually known as the Walnut Street Ramblers) formed in 2006, and has played at many locations and festivals in Kentucky. In 2011 and 2012, the band was invited to tour Spain and performed in festivals and concerts on the Mediterranean coast near Barcelona, in Bilbao, Palma de Mallorca, Puente Pumar, and Santander. Several of their performances were recorded and broadcast on Spanish National Radio. The band’s repertoire spans ragtime-era music, New Orleans traditional jazz, and hot 1920s music. They have adopted a nom de guerre for the Great American Brass Band Festival, feeling that the name The Town Branch Five Plus Two reflects a little extra kick toward recreating the spirit and scene of 1920s-era jazz. More information about the band can be found at walnutstreetramblers.com.


The Community Arts Center (CAC) offers classes, camps, and lessons throughout the year to provide high-quality arts education to the community. Music and voice lessons, as well as dance, painting, and drawing classes are available for children and adults. Local, regional, national, and international artists are featured in the CAC’s galleries. More information about the CAC can be found online at communityartscenter.net.


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