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This Week at the Boyle County Public Library, May 12

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:

Poisonous Plants & Biting Insects, Oh My: 6 p.m. Monday. At this event, Alexis Sheffield and Alethea Price will talk about how to identify various poisonous plants and biting insects, and how to treat the itch they leave behind. This program is offered in partnership with the Boyle County Extension Office.

Talk of the Town: 4:30 p.m. Thursday. The Friends of the Library will host this event featuring several members of the Danville High School (DHS) Forensics team.

Coached by Steve Meadows, the DHS competitive speech and debate team is one of the top high school speech teams in the state, and has won the state speech tournament eight times, including the last three years (2016, 2017, and 2018). The forensics students compete in contests during the regular season, which runs from November through March. 

Some of the students on the team have qualified to represent Kentucky at the two national tournaments, held this year in Fort Lauderdale and Washington, DC. 

This year, eight DHS students will travel to compete at these meets — seven to DC, one to Florida. Some of the events in which the team competes include duo interpretation, extemporaneous speaking and oratory.

All are welcome to attend this event.

Staff Training: The library will be closed on Friday for a staff training day.

Meet the Breed: 1-4 p.m. May 19. Cheri Carbone from Mutts with Manners will oversee the event in Library Park,  featuring over 20 dogs. Breeds scheduled to participate include the French Bulldog, American Eskimo, Chihuahua, Vizsla, Daschund and more. Pet owners will be on-hand to talk about their different breeds, and will be available to answer any questions.

This program will be held rain or shine. In the event of rain, the program will be moved inside the Library to the Community Room.

Call the library at (859) 238-7323, visit the website at www.BoylePubLib.org, 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.