This week’s events at the Boyle County Public Library 

Published 7:34 pm Saturday, October 22, 2016

The Boyle County Public Library offers many fun, educational events throughout the year. Weekly programs include Crafters Who Care 6 p.m. Mondays, Coding Club 4 p.m. Wednesdays and Open Chess 4 p.m. Thursdays. In addition to these weekly events, the following library-sponsored programs are scheduled for this week:

Election Meet and Greet: The Friends of the Library will host an Election Meet & Greet 4-5:30 p.m. Tuesday. This is an opportunity for residents of Boyle County to meet state and local candidates and incumbents. The event will be held in the main lobby at the library. Refreshments will be served.

Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer’s Disease Workshop: The Alzheimer’s Association will be hosting an educational workshop 10 a.m. Wednesday at the library. Stephen A. Dexter from Sheehan, Barnett, Dean, Pennington, Little, & Dexter, P.S.C. will speak about legal and financial issues to consider when planning for Alzheimer’s Disease. To register for this workshop, call the Alzheimer’s Association Helpline (800) 272-3900.

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Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Puppy Visit: October is Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog month. On Wednesday, from 10-11:30 a.m., the library will host a Puppy Visit with the Danville-Boyle County Humane Society where patrons will be able to meet and play with puppies from the shelter. Information about pet adoption will also be available. Weather permitting, the puppies will be on the lawn outside the Reading Garden at the library.

Fall Film Series: Campaigns, Politics & Presidents (Week 5): The Friends of the Library continue with their annual Fall Film Series 7 p.m. Thursday. Films will be shown on Thursday evenings in the Community Room at the library through early November. The post-film discussion will be led by Charles Vahlkamp. Popcorn will be available and there is no charge for admission. In this week’s film from 1995, a widowed president learns that his personal life may make his chances of being re-elected more difficult.

Tween Homeschool Book Club: The Tween Homeschool Book Club meets 2 p.m. on the last Friday of the month and is for ages 9-13.  The next club meeting, this Friday, will be discussing “Ella Enchanted” by Gail Carson Levine. Those interested in attending may register in the Children’s Library.

One Book Community Reading Project Features Kentucky Author: The Boyle County Public Library is joining with eight other counties in our region to participate in a One Book Community Reading Project this October. The selected title for this year’s One Book program is “Eli the Good,” a Young Adult novel by Silas House.

Throughout the month, book clubs in the nine counties will be reading and discussing the novel. This is the first time these nine counties have joined together to read and discuss the same book. The books, which are available at participating libraries, were very generously donated by Silas House for the One Book project. At 4 p.m.  Friday, Oct. 28, the library will host a community book discussion on Eli the Good for teens and adults. This event will be held in the Community Room.

About the book: “Eli the Good” is a coming-of-age novel set during the American Bicentennial. “In this tender and timeless novel by an acclaimed author, an unforgettable 10-year-old peels back his family’s secrets as he takes his first steps toward manhood,” according to the book jacket. It was released in 2009 to rave reviews and received the first annual Storylines Prize from the New York Public Library system, an award given to a book for use in the ESL and literacy programs of New York City.

About the author: Silas House, an Eastern Kentucky native, currently serves as the NEH Chair in Appalachian Studies at the Loyal Jones Appalachian Center at Berea College, where he is also an assistant professor of Appalachian Studies.

Additional information about the One Book Community Reading Project can be found on its Facebook page, and all the activities from all the counties will be posted there. House will do weekly live sessions through the page, as well as a community reading the evening of Thursday, Oct. 27 at the Loyal Jones Appalachian Center on the Berea College campus. The nine participating counties are Boyle, Lincoln, Garrard, Rockcastle, Laurel, Jackson, Estill, Powell, and Madison.

More information about these or other events at the Library can be found online at or by calling the library at (859) 238-7323.