Library events this week, Aug. 5

Published 8:47 am Monday, August 7, 2017

This week at Boyle County Library 

The Boyle County Public Library offers many fun, educational events throughout the year. Weekly programs include Adult Storytime at 9 a.m. and Crafters Who Care at 6 p.m., both on Mondays. In addition to these weekly events, the following library-sponsored programs are scheduled for this week:

Tween Book Club

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The library offers a monthly book club for tweens (ages 9-13). On Monday, Aug. 7, at  4 p.m., the group will discuss “The Westing Game” by Ellen Raskin. Snacks will be available. Any tweens interested in attending may register for the program by signing up in the Children’s Library.

Teen DIY: Duct Tape School Supplies

The library will host a Teen DIY workshop on Tuesday, Aug. 8,  at 4 p.m. Teens (ages 13-18) are invited to get ready for the new school year by making and decorating their own back-to-school supplies with colorful duct tape. In addition to decorating their supplies, participants can make bookmarks, key chains, pencil pouches, and more. The library will supply the duct tape; participants will need to bring their own school supplies. Registration is required. Teens interested in attending may register by calling the library.

Coloring and Conversation

The Library will host a coloring club for adults on Thursday, August 10, 2017 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 Monday of the month in the Mahan Gallery.

Kid’s Homeschool Book Club

The Kid’s Homeschool Book Club will meet on Friday, Aug. 11 at 2 p.m. Led by Children’s Librarian Libby McWhorter, this book club is designed for children ages 5-8 and features a book discussion and trivia activities. This month, participants are reading “Who is Jane Goodall?”by Roberta Edwards. Snacks will be served. Register for this club in the Children’s Library.

Soul of 2ndStreet Mini History Conference

On Friday, Aug. 11,  from 1-4 p.m., the library will host the Soul of 2nd Street Mini History Conference. The conference will provide an opportunity to learn about local African-American history. The keynote address will be given by Dr. Betty Sue Griffin. In addition to Dr. Griffin’s presentation, various local historians will speak on their current research projects. This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and will be held in the Community Room.

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