This week at the Boyle County Public Library,July 14

Published 6:46 am Saturday, July 14, 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, 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, and Kid’s Science Clubs on Thursday mornings.

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

Upcycle Your Photographic Slides: 2 p.m. today (Saturday, July 14). As part of the Memory Lab program series, the library will offer an opportunity to upcycle old photographic slides. Participants will bring their old photographic slides, sort through their collections, and find the slides they want to keep. The remaining slides will be upcycled to make crafts such as mobiles, slide curtains, and lampshades. Call the library to register for this event.

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Holly Wood will present a program, Shaker Community — Song and Dance, on July 21 at the Boyle County Public Library, where she will explain how song and dance were a vital part of worship for Shakers.

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DIY Guitars for Tweens: 2 p.m. Monday. Tweens will be able to build and decorate guitars out of recycled materials. This program is for ages 9-13 and will be held in the Storytime Room.

Teen Gaming: 4 p.m. Tuesday. Featuring video games and snacks, this program will be held in the Community Room and is for ages 13-18.

Jazz Scat Singing: 4 p.m. Wednesday. Scat? What’s that? The library’s summer musical events continue on Wednesday with Jazz Scat Singing with Lydia Ellis. Find out how jazz “scat singing” began, listen to examples, and try to scat sing. This event will be held in the Community Room. All ages are welcome to attend.

Musical Petting Zoo with Lafferty Pike Band: 10:30 a.m. Thursday. This all-female bluegrass band will perform an upbeat short performance of bluegrass songs, then share their love of music with young audience members by inviting them to try out the different instruments. Band members play fiddle, mandolin, banjo, guitar, and upright bass. All ages are welcome to attend. 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.

Third Thursday Book Discussion Groups: 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Thursday. These groups are designed for anyone interested in discussing a wide variety of books in a group setting.

This month, the morning discussion group will discuss “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time” by Mark Haddon. The afternoon discussion group will discuss “Go Set a Watchman” by Harper Lee. Those interested in participating in either group may pick up a copy of the book at the circulation desk in the library.

Heat Sensitive Slime: 4 p.m. Thursday. The library will host a STEM event where tweens (ages 9-13) can make slime with an added special ingredient which makes the slime change colors as it reacts to heat.

ASL Conversation Group: 6 p.m. Thursday. 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 Caleb Conover at the library.

“Let it Go” Musical Movie Sing Along: 2 p.m. Friday. Families are invited to a movie sing along on Friday  in the Community Room. The featured movie is a beloved animated Disney film (2013; Rated PG; 102 minutes)about two sisters trying to break the icy spell that keeps their kingdom trapped in winter. All ages are welcome to attend this free event.

Shaker Community — Song & Dance: 2 p.m. July 21. Music and dance were a vital part of the Shaker style of worship. On July 21, the library will host Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill. Holly Wood will present “Shaker Community: Song and Dance,” where participants will learn Shaker songs and have the opportunity to try a simple Shaker dance. This program will be held in the Community Room.

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.