This week at the Boyle County Public Library , June 23

Published 6:21 am Saturday, June 23, 2018

The Boyle County Public Library offers many fun, educational events throughout the year. Weekly programs include Adult Storytime on Mondays at 9 a.m., Crafters Who Care on Mondays at 6 p.m., and storytimes on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings.

This summer also offers Baby Lapsit, Yoga for Kids, and ukulele lessons on Mondays; the Kid’s Book Club on Tuesdays at 2 p.m.; and Kid’s Science Club on Thursday mornings.

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

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Celebration of Kentucky Writers: The library will host a “Writers Tribute” on Saturday, June 23 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. as part of the 2018 Jeanne Penn Lane Celebration of Kentucky Writers. This event will feature over 16 authors with a Kentucky connection. Authors will be reading from original works and signing books at this free event. Author tables with books for sale will be set up at 10 a.m. Author readings will begin at 11 a.m.

Tween Summer Book Club: The library offers a monthly summer book club for tweens (ages 9-13). On Monday, June 25 at 2 p.m., the group will discuss The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket. Snacks will be available. Any tweens interested in attending may register for the program by signing up in the Children’s Library.

Adulting: “Car Care” (Part 1: The Basics): On Monday, June 25 at 6 p.m., the library will host “Adulting,” a monthly program series that explores the different skills adults need to thrive. This month’s program is a two-part series. In the first session, participants will learn the basics of how to stay safe on the road and keep a car running smoothly. 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: Once a month, the library provides a quiet space in the Mahan Gallery for anyone wanting to practice meditation and mindfulness. On Monday, June 25 at 6:30 p.m., there will be a guided session led by Santosh David Smith. As part of our “Community Led” events, this monthly series combines crafting and mindfulness education. This month, participants will be making mindfulness bracelets. They will learn how to make the bracelet beads from scratch and how to use them to help promote mindfulness.

Teen Trivia: On Tuesday, June 26, at 4 p.m., the library will host a teen trivia contest. Participants will go head-to-head with their peers in a battle of wits (no Googling allowed). This quiz show format event will include questions ranging in degrees of difficulty. This event will be held in the Community Room. (For ages 13-18.)

Mark Wood Disco Magic Show: As part of the Summer Reading program, the zany Mark Wood will bring his entertaining show about the importance of reading to the library on Thursday, June 28 at 10:30 a.m. “Disco Magic” is a fast paced show designed for children of all ages. Wood uses comedy, magic and audience participation to produce an exciting and educational program. This event will be held in the Community Room. Due to limited seating, this will be a ticketed performance. The tickets are free and will be given out 30 minutes prior to the start of the show.

Dance Class: The library will host a beginning ballet class on Thursday, June 28 at 4 p.m. in the Community Room. Led by instructor Michaela Stone, participants will learn the beginning steps of ballet. (For ages 9-18)

Musical Movie Night: As part of the Summer Reading Program, on select Thursdays in June and July the library will host musical movie nights featuring popular musicals. On Thursday, June 28, at 7 p.m., the library will show a TV movie from 2016, about a teenage girl who dreams of appearing on a popular 1960s television dance show. (Rated TV-PG; 120 minutes)

Wild Earth: safariLIVE!: On Friday, June 29, from 9 a.m. to noon, the library will host Wild Earth: safariLIVE, an award-winning, expert-hosted live sunset safari broadcast directly from the wilderness in South Africa and Kenya. The unscripted show allows viewers to interact with an expert game ranger in real time while looking for leopards, lions, and cheetahs.

Adulting: “Car Care” (Part 2: Hands-on Training): On Saturday, June 30, at 11 a.m., the library will offer part 2 of the “Car Care” program. This session will focus on hands-on training. Participants will learn how to change a flat tire, check fluids and other parts on a car, under the supervision of two skilled mechanics. This program is offered in partnership with the Boyle County Extension Office and will be held in the library park. (Rain cancels)

Please call the library at (859) 238-READ, 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.