Boyle library events

Published 6:53 am Saturday, February 10, 2018

The Boyle County Public Library offers many fun, educational events throughout the

year. Weekly programs include Adult Storytime on Mondays at 9:00 a.m., Crafters Who Care on Mondays at 6:00 p.m.,

Coding Classes on Mondays and Thursdays at 4:00 p.m., and Storytimes on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. In

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addition to these weekly events, the following Library-sponsored programs are scheduled for this week:

Mahan Gallery Art Exhibit

The Library announces the opening of the February 2018 Mahan Gallery art exhibit, featuring photography by

Glenn A. Ball, a local photographer who captures images of Danville. The exhibit, “Pastel Houses of Danville,”

features photographs of pastel painted homes found in the area. The exhibit will be on display through March


Second Monday Book Discussion Group

The Second Monday Book Discussion Group meets on the second Monday of the month at 3:00 p.m. in the

Mahan House at the Library. Selections include fiction and historical fiction books set in locations around the

world. On Monday, February 12, the group will discuss Brief History of the Dead by Kevin Brockmeier. Those

interested in participating may pick up a copy of the book at the Circulation Desk in the Library.

Tween Master Builders

On Monday, February 12 at 4:00 p.m., tweens can stop by the Library to build or create anything imaginable

using a wide variety of art and building supplies, including LEGOs, pipe cleaners, origami paper, yarn, and more.

Snacks will be provided. For ages 9-13.

Drop-In Computer Help Session

On Monday, February 12 from 4:00 to 6:00 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 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


Teen Maker & Creator: Curling

On Tuesday, February 13 at 4:00 p.m., the Library will host Teen Maker & Creator. This month, in honor of the

winter games, teens can compete in the Library’s version of curling. Participants will make curling sheets, rocks,

and brooms, followed with a final competition to determine the medalists. For ages 13-18.

Third Thursday Book Discussion Groups

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, February 15. The Morning Discussion group, which is led by Diana Draper,

will discuss The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin. The Afternoon Discussion group is led by Stephanie

Donovan and will discuss A Case of Bad Taste by Lori Copeland. Those interested in participating in either group

may pick up a copy of the book at the Circulation Desk in the Library.

Winter Sports Challenge

Teens and tweens are invited to participate in the Library’s version of a winter sporting event competition.

Activities will include modified curling, cross-country skiing, luge, and hockey. For ages 9-18.

ASL Conversation Group

The Library will host American Sign Language Conversation Group on Thursday, February 15 at 6:00 p.m. This

monthly event is community led and 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.

“The Camino de Santiago: A Pilgrimage in Four Acts”

The Friends of the Library continue with their spring program series on Thursday, February 15 at 7:00 p.m. with

“The Camino de Santiago: A Pilgrimage in Four Acts.” Ernst and Kathy Crown-Weber will share about their life-

changing adventure through Spain, a 490 mile journey covered on four different walks over a period of four

years. This program will be held in the Community Room at the Library. All are welcome to attend.

Author Visit with Paul Stansbury

Library patrons can get to know local author Paul Stansbury on Saturday, February 17 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Stansbury is the author of Down by the Creek, Inversion, and By George. He has also authored numerous short

stories and poems. His speculative fiction stories have appeared in a number of print anthologies as well as a

variety of online publications. This event will be held in the main lobby of the Library.