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This week at the Boyle County Public Library, September 15

The Boyle County Public Library offers many fun, educational events for all ages. The Science in Play 2Go exhibit is currently on display in the Children’s Library. 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:

Chess Club: 2-4 p.m. Saturday (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.

Baby Lapsit: 10:30 a.m. Monday. This program focuses on early literacy skills and is designed for infants up to 12 months and their caregivers. During the program, babies sit on their caregiver’s lap and interact with them while enjoying rhyming songs, finger plays, and short stories designed with babies in mind. The Baby Lapsit program will meet on Mondays am in the Children’s storytime room and run through mid-October. Registration is required.

Teen Gaming: 4 p.m. Tuesday. This program features video and board games, movies and snacks for ages 13-18. Held in the Community Room.

KidStir: 4 p.m. Tuesday. A  cooking class for kids 5-8, this month’s participants will be making zoodles and fruit kabobs, and eating pumpkin waffles. Registration is required. Class size is limited to 15.

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 “All the King’s Men” by Robert Penn Warren. The Afternoon Discussion group will discuss “Started Early, Took My Dog” by Kate Atkinson. Those interested in participating in either group may pick up a copy of the book at the circulation desk.

Danville’s Tree Planting Initiative: 7 p.m. Thursday. The Friends of the Library begin their 2018 Fall Program Series with Dr. Beau Weston, professor of sociology at Centre College, who will talk about the ongoing project he started to replant hundreds of trees in downtown Danville. Currently in year five of a 10-year community project, the goal is to plant 500 trees. Since the start of the initiative, about 50 trees have been planted along the main streets of Danville each year. This year, to honor the 225th anniversary of Kentucky statehood, 25 tulip poplars — the state tree — were planted, in addition to other trees.

“This is a wonderful joint effort of many individuals and organizations,” said Weston.  “The City of Danville plants the trees; the County Extension Agent chooses the species; the town Beautification Committee picks the specific spots to plant; the Wilderness Trace Community Foundation holds the money; and, if all goes well, Kentucky Utilities gives us a grant to match what we raise locally of up to $5000 each year.” 

This program will be held in the Community Room. All are welcome to attend. Friends of the Library events are free and open to the public. An interpreter for the deaf is available upon request by contacting the library 48-hours in advance.

Please call (859) 238-7323, visit the website at BoylePubLib.org, or stop by to inquire about children’s, ‘tween and teen activities, and adult programs offered throughout the month. Some activities require registration for participation.