This week at the Boyle County Public Library

Published 9:58 pm Friday, September 7, 2018

The Boyle County Public Library offers many fun, educational events throughout the year. Weekly programs include Adult Storytime 9 a.m. Mondays, Coding Classes 4 p.m. Mondays, Crafters Who Care 6 p.m. Mondays, and Storytimes on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. In addition to these weekly events, the following Library-sponsored programs are scheduled for this week:


  • Family Game Night: 7 p.m. Monday. All ages are welcome to stop by and play a wide variety of board games, including both classic games (Monopoly, Pictionary and Clue, for example) and newer games Apples to Apples, Telestrations and Yeti in My Spaghetti). Pizza and snacks will be available. This event will be held in the Community Room.


  • Video Games Day Party: 3:30-5 p.m. Wednesday. The library will celebrate National Video Games Day with a party featuring games and other activities. Snacks and pizza will be served. All ages are welcome to attend. This event will be held in the Community Room.


  • Coloring & Conversation: 6 p.m. Thursday. Many adults have rediscovered the joys of coloring as a way to relax and combat stress. The club, which is done in partnership with the Boyle County Cooperative Extension office, meets on the second Thursday of the month in the Mahan Gallery.


  • Friends of the Library Fall Film Series — Comedies: 7 p.m. Thursday. This year, the fall series will feature comedies. Hollywood has always specialized in comedy, from the earliest short films and silent features to the more contemporary works of Billy Wilder and Steve Martin. This current comedy series will have several Oscar winners and nominees, and will feature Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn, Gregory Peck, and Dustin Hoffman.

The films will be introduced each evening by Charles Vahlkamp, professor emeritus at Centre College. There is no charge for admission, and free popcorn will be available. The film series will run on select Thursday evenings through November 8th. An interpreter for the deaf is available upon request by contacting the library 48-hours in advance.

Due to movie licensing restrictions, the use of the film titles is prohibited outside of the library. However, inquiring minds can find out what movies will be shown by calling or visiting the library’s website.

Movie schedule:

Sept.13 — In this comedy from 1933, a small country is in the middle of a financial crisis. The newly named president of the country declares war on a neighboring country over the hand of a wealthy dowager.

Sept. 27 — In this romantic comedy from 1940, a socialite’s ex-husband and a tabloid reporter turn up just before her wedding to a nouveau riche businessman.

Oct. 11 — In this 1944 film, on the day of his wedding, a drama critic learns that his maiden aunts are homicidal maniacs and that insanity runs in his family.

Oct. 25 — A bored and sheltered princess tired of her suffocating schedule eludes her guardians for a night and falls for an American newspaper reporter in Rome in this 1953 romantic comedy.

Nov. 1 — In this comedy from 1982, an unemployed actor disguises himself as a woman in order to get a role on a soap opera.

Nov. 8 — In this comedy from 1992, two teenagers from New York are accused of murder in rural Alabama while on their way back to college. Unable to afford a good attorney, they call the cousin of one of the boys — an inexperienced, loud-mouthed lawyer — who comes to defend them.


  • Chess Club: 2-4 p.m. Sept. 15. All ages and skill levels are welcome to come play (or learn how to play) the game of chess. This event will be held in the Community Room.


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.