This Week at the Library: January 23-27, 2018

January 23, 2018

Kid’s Science Club
Tuesday, January 22nd at 4:00 p.m.

Beginning on Tuesday at 4:00 p.m., the Library will host a Kid's Science Club. Children will perform winter-themed science experiments, including arctic slime, crystal snowflakes, and snow in a jar. This program is for ages 6-8 and will run on Tuesday afternoons for four weeks. Registration is required. Call the Library to register.

Teen Book Chat
Tuesday, January 23rd at 4:00 p.m.

On Tuesday afternoon at 4:00 p.m., the Library will host a book chat for teens. This informal book group provides teens (ages 13-18) a forum to talk about their favorite books with fellow bibliophiles.


Tween Lab: Static Flyers
Thursday, January 25th 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, January 25 at 4:00 p.m., tweens will use static electricity to make materials move and float.



Friends of the Library Annual Meeting
and Kentucky Chautauqua Program
Thursday, January 25th at 5:00 p.m.

The Friends of the Library (FOTL) will kick off their Spring Program Series on Thursday evening at 5:00 p.m. at their Annual Meeting & Chautauqua Tea. The program will include the Kentucky Chautauqua presentation of Pee Wee Reese – Hall of Famer featuring Dick Usher, an exclusive presentation of the Kentucky Humanities Council, Inc. The presentation will be followed by the FOTL Annual Meeting. This event will be held in the Community Room at the Library. All are welcome to attend.

About the presentation: Harold Henry Reese got his famous nickname Pee Wee from a marble he used when he was a boy. The name fit because he turned out to be a man of modest stature, but by every measure one could apply to an athlete – teamwork, leadership, determination, winning, and grace under pressure – Pee Wee Reese was a giant. Learn about this baseball legend and see history come to life through Kentucky Chautauqua.

The Kentucky Humanities Council is an independent, non-profit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Council is supported by the National Endowment and by private contributions. For information, visit or call 859-257-5932.



History Café
Thursday, January 25th at 6:00 p.m.

On Thursday evening at 6:00 p.m., the Library will host a History Café, part of the new "Community Requested-Community Led" program series. This monthly event provides a place where people can gather and chat about local history. This month will also feature readings from the book Army Cats by Tom Sleigh.


Seed Tape Gardening
Thursday, January 25th at 6:30 p.m. &
Saturday, January 27th at 10:30 a.m.

The Library will host "Easy Planting with Seed Tape Gardening" on Thursday, January 25 at 6:30 p.m. and on Saturday, January 27 at 10:30 a.m. Participants will learn how to easily plant small seeds using seed tape, which makes neat rows in a garden with no need to thin the plants. Lettuce seeds and seed tape will be given away while supplies last. Community gardeners are especially encouraged to attend the Saturday event.


Drop-In Computer Help Session
Saturday, January 27th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

On Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., the Library will offer a Drop-in Computer Help Session in the Computer Lab at the Library. This free walk-in session is for anyone who has a quick question about computer programs or technology, and is a great way to get answers about any new mobile device. If more in-depth help is required, the Library also offers one-on-one appointments. For more information, contact Caleb Conover at the Library.

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Job Opening at the Library

January 18, 2018

The Library is hiring a full-time Public Services Librarian.

The Public Services Librarian shall administer, prioritize, and coordinate the public services offered by the Library's adult programming, circulation, and reference staff in order to promote the Library as a place for community and personal learning. The Public Services Librarian shall act as the Person-In-Charge in the absence of the Director.

Apply by sending cover letter, resume, and three references to Applications will be accepted until January 31, 2018.

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

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Updated Events for this Week at the Library

January 17, 2018

Due to the inclement weather, we've had to cancel a number of programs that were scheduled for this week.

• The program with Fred Gross, "One Step Ahead of the Nazis," has been cancelled for this Thursday but has been rescheduled. It will now be held on Thursday, February 22nd at 6:30 p.m.

• The Kid's Science Club will still run for four weeks, but will now start on Tuesday, January 23rd at 4:00 p.m.  (Registration required.)

Here is a look at the remaining activities for this week:

Third Thursday Book Discussion Groups
Thursday, January 18th at 10:00 a.m. & 4:00 p.m.

The Boyle County Public 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, January 18th. The Morning Discussion group, which is led by Diana Draper, will discuss Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee. The Afternoon Discussion group is led by Stephanie Donovan and will discuss The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis. Those interested in participating in either group may pick up a copy of the book at the Circulation Desk in the Library.

Now Playing Night
Thursday, January 18th at 4:00 p.m.

On Thursday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. the Library will host "Now Playing Night," a fun afternoon where tweens can hang out the Library playing board games and watching a movie. This month, we’ll show Wreck it Ralph, an animated comedy about a video game character who is tired of being the "bad guy." Popcorn and drinks will be provided. For ages 9-13.


ASL Conversation Group
Thursday, January 18th at 6:00 p.m.

As part of the "Community Requested-Community Led" program series, the Library will host an American Sign Language (ASL) Conversation Group on Thursday evening at 6:00 p.m. This monthly event 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 Mary Girard at the Library. 

Book Signing with K.V. Rider
Saturday, January 20th at 1:00 p.m.

On Saturday, January 20th at 1:00 p.m., local author K.V. Rider will visit the Library to sign copies of her book The Real Winner. Patrons can get to know the author and learn about her writing process.

About the author: K.V. Rider moved to a small town in Kentucky as a young girl. She always enjoyed writing for herself. Her desire to write a book, however, was temporarily set aside while raising her children. Eventually she began writing again, completing The Real Winner, a story of mystery, murder, and romance. She is currently working on the second book in the series. In addition to writing romance novels, Rider works as a paramedic and spends her free time with her husband and their family.


How to Make a Book Box
Saturday, January 20th at 2:00 p.m.

The Library will host "How to Make a Book Box" on Saturday, January 20th at 2:00 p.m. The program is part of the new "Protect Your History" monthly workshop series offered at the Library. Each month will feature a different method of protecting important items. 

In January, Mary Girard will show participants how to make a protective book box for their irreplaceable or fragile books, such as an heirloom Bible, scrapbook, or diary. At this hands-on workshop, each participant will make their own book box to take home. To ensure that enough supplies are available, registration is recommended. Call the Library to register. This event will be held in the Community Room.

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Early Closing Due to Inclement Weather

January 16, 2018

Due to the deteriorating road conditions, the Library will close to the public at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 16th. All programs scheduled for this afternoon are cancelled.

We apologize for this inconvenience, and appreciate your patience. The safety of our patrons and staff is always our primary concern.

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Teen Gaming Cancelled for Tuesday

January 16, 2018

Due to the inclement weather, Teen Gaming @BCPL is cancelled for today. This program will be held again next month.

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