This week at the Boyle County Library , April 21

Published 6:21 am Saturday, April 21, 2018

The Boyle County Public Library offers many fun, educational events throughout the year. Weekly programs include Adult Storytime 9 a.m. Mondays, Crafters Who Care 6 p.m. Mondays, Coding Classes 4 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays, and Storytimes on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. In addition to these weekly events, the following library-sponsored programs are scheduled for this week:
Tween Writing Group: 4 p.m. Monday. Participants will have fun with creative writing using prompts and writing games. This month tweens will create blackout poetry. For ages 9-13.
Adulting — Where Does Your Money Go?: 6 p.m. Monday. A monthly program series that explores the different skills adults need to thrive. This month’s program is part of the Money Smart Week series. At this workshop, participants will discover how good money management skills can keep them out of debt. They’ll learn the basics of money management, including making a budget, identifying spending leaks, saving money, and getting out of debt. This program is offered in partnership with the Boyle County Extension Office and will be held in the Community Room at the Library.
Mindfulness Monday: 6:30 p.m. Monday. Once a month, the Library provides a quiet space in the Mahan Gallery for anyone wanting to practice meditation and mindfulness. On Monday, there will be a guided session that will include a brief discussion about using doodling to promote mindfulness.
Teen Book Chat: 4 p.m. Tuesday. This informal book group provides a place for teens (ages 13-18) to talk about their favorite books with fellow bibliophiles.
Financial Tea —  Getting Into Investing with Any Amount of Money: 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. As part of Money Smart Week, the Library will host an investing workshop with financial planner, Dawn Nelson on Wednesday. At this free workshop, participants will learn the basics of investing and how to work with the money available to them.
Tween Lab — Galaxy Jars: 4 p.m. Thursday. The 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, tweens will make colorful Galaxy Jars by combining different ingredients in a mason jar.
Reducing Home Energy Use: 5 p.m. Thursday. In this Money Smart Week program, Alexis Sheffield from the Boyle County Extension Office will discuss effective ways to reduce home energy use through creative landscaping. This free event will be held in the Community Room.
History Café: 6 p.m. Thursday. This monthly event provides a place where people can gather and chat about local history. This month will feature a discussion about the history of banks in Boyle County.
Spring Film Series — Variety Showcase (Week 6): 7 p.m. Thursday. The Friends of the Library conclude their annual Spring Film Series on Thursday in the Community Room. 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 1981, two British track athletes, one Jewish the other Christian, compete in the 1924 Olympics.
Coming up next week
Family Science Expo: 2-4 p.m. April 29. featuring a wide variety of hands-on science demonstration stations performed by Centre College student science organizations. The expo will feature the following activities: making recycled paper; slime and kinetic sand; ulnar nerve simulation and making model neurons; modeling the structure of DNA; learning binary code; additional science demonstrations; and a scavenger hunt related to the various stations. Held in the Community Room, and all ages are invited to attend this free event.
Call the library at (859) 238-7323, visit the website at, or stop by to inquire about the library’s children’s, ‘tween and teen activities, and adult programs offered throughout the month. Some activities require registration for participation.

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