This Week at the Library: May 27-June 2, 2018

May 27, 2018

Closed for Memorial Day
Monday, May 28th

The Library will be closed on Monday in observance of Memorial Day.


Great American Swing Dance
Thursday, May 31st from 7:30-9:00 p.m.

As part of the Great American Brass Band Festival, the Boyle County Public Library and the Friends of the Library will host the Great American Swing Dance on Thursday, May 31, 2018 from 7:30-9:00 p.m. in the Library Park. This is the fourth year the swing dance has been a part of the brass band festival. The dance provides an evening of great music and fun, and is always well attended even when the weather doesn’t cooperate (as was the case two years ago when the skies unexpectedly opened up and everything was quickly moved inside.)

The event will feature a swing dance lesson given by Wes Bratcher from 7:30-8:00 p.m., followed by a Swing Dance from 8:00-9:00 p.m. Music for the dance will be provided by The Walnut Street Ramblers. Guests are encouraged to bring a lawn chair and their dancing shoes.  The swing dance lesson, dance, and concert are free and open to the public.  (In the event of rain, the lesson and swing dance being held in the Library Lobby.)

Friday, June 1st at 2:00 p.m.

The Library will host LEGO Club on Friday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. in the Storytime Room. The finished LEGO creations will be placed on display in the Library.

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This Summer Libraries Rock!

May 25, 2018

It's the end of the school year and we're busy gearing up for summer reading! Librarians have been visiting with teachers and students at local schools to talk about upcoming summer reading events, which begin on June 4th with the Summer Reading Kick-Off Party.

This year, the theme for summer reading is "Libraries Rock!" and will feature different types of music-inspired activities for kids of all ages. Activities include ukulele lessons, trivia contests, musical movie nights, musical guests, special performers, science clubs, rock painting, dance classes, artistic activities, book clubs, and more. All library-sponsored events and activities are free of charge. A complete listing of summer reading activities will be available in the Library at the end of May.

In addition to in-house activities, outreach librarian Brittany Smith will continue to bring the Bookmobile to numerous locations each week, providing library access and summer reading activities to those children who are unable to visit the library. Outreach locations include Long Run Apartments, Toliver Elementary School, Boyle County High School, Junction City Elementary School, Forkland Community Center, and Coyle Manor (Perryville). We'll also be visiting various daycare centers and day camps.

Students of all ages are encouraged to keep reading all summer long. Those who complete a reading log will earn books and prizes. Registration will begin on June 4th and will continue throughout the summer. Stop by and sign up for a summer of fun!

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This Week at the Library: May 20-26, 2018

May 19, 2018

Comic Book Club
Monday, May 21st at 4:00 p.m.

Tweens can discuss their favorite comics, be the first to preview new comics, and do activities inspired by their favorite characters and stories. Snacks will be provided. (Ages 9-13)


Adulting: "Getting a Job & Keeping It"
Monday, May 21st at 6:00 p.m.

On Monday evening at 6:00 p.m., the Library will host "Adulting," a monthly program series that explores the different skills adults need to thrive. At this month’s program, participants will learn tips that will help them get the job they want, and learn skills on how to keep that job into the future. This program is offered in partnership with the Boyle County Extension Office and will be held in the Community Room at the Library.


History Café
Thursday, May 24th at 6:00 p.m.

On Thursday evening at 6:00 p.m., the Library will host the History Café. This monthly event provides a place where people can gather and chat about local history. This month will feature a discussion about paleography, the study and deciphering of historical manuscripts (aka how to read chicken scratch).

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"Meet the Breed" this Saturday

May 18, 2018

The Library will host a "Meet the Breed" event on Saturday, May 19th from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Library Park.

Cheri Carbone from Mutts with Manners will oversee the event featuring over 20 dogs. Breeds scheduled to participate include the French Bulldog, American Eskimo, Chihuahua, Vizsla, Daschund, and more. Pet owners will be on-hand to talk about their different breeds, and will be available to answer any questions.

This program will be held rain or shine. In the event of rain, the program will be moved inside the Library to the Community Room.

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Library Closed for Staff Training

May 17, 2018

The Library will be closed to the public on Friday, May 18th for a staff training day. We will open on Saturday morning at 9:00 a.m.

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