This week at the Boyle County Public Library
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, Adult Education Classes 5 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:
• Alltech: Homemade Soda: 2 p.m. Sunday (Oct. 21). Patrons ages 7-18 can learn how to make homemade soda. This event will be held in the Community Room. Space is limited and registration is required. Call the library to register.
Community Book Discussion: 3 p.m. Sunday (Oct. 21). The library will host the final community-wide book discussion of “Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?” by Martin Luther King, Jr. Sponsored by the Citizens Concerned for Human Relations, this moderated program will take a close look at Dr. King’s last published work.
• Great American Read Book Clubs for Tweens & Teens: 4 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. The library will host two book clubs for the Great American Read, which features a list of America’s 100 best-loved novels. Both book clubs will include trivia themed games and snacks.
• On Monday, tweens (ages 9-13) will discuss “The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe” by CS Lewis. On Tuesday, teens (ages 13-18) will discuss “Looking for Alaska” by John Green. Those interested in participating in either book club can register and pick up a free book at the library.
• Adult How To— Make a Holiday Meal: 6 p.m. Monday. Learn how to plan and make a delicious holiday meal, minus the stress of cooking for a crowd. Alethea Price with the Boyle County Cooperative Extension Office will facilitate this event.
• Mindfulness Monday: 6:30 p.m. Monday. This monthly series combines crafting and mindfulness education. Santosh David will lead participants in making Halloween luminaries, then lead a holiday-themed meditation.
• Halloween Science: 4 p.m. Tuesday. Kids (ages 5-8) are invited to have some spooky science fun at the library making Halloween slime and doing experiments with candy corn. Registration is required.
• History Café — Home Movies: 5-7 p.m. Thursday. This monthly event provides a place where people can gather and chat about local history. This month is about personal history and patrons can submit their best home movies for review. Those interested in having their home movies screened should contact Mary Girard at the library to get details on supported formats.
• Robotics Makerspace: 5:30 p.m. Thursday. All ages are invited to play around with beginning coding and program robots, Dash and Dot.
• Fall Film Series — Comedies (week 4): 7 p.m. Thursday. The Friends of the Library continue with their annual Fall Film Series. Films will be shown at the library on select Thursday evenings in the Community Room through mid-November. 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.
In this 1953 romantic comedy, 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.
• Howl-O-Ween Dog Costume Contest: 2 p.m. Oct. 28. The library will host a dog costume contest. Dogs (and their owners) who enjoy dressing up are invited to participate. Prizes will be awarded for funniest costume, most original costume, best dog/human duo, best character, and more. All dogs (and humans) must be well behaved in order to join in the fun. This event will be held in the Library Park. If the weather doesn’t cooperate, the event will be moved inside to the Community Room.
Call the library at (859) 238-7323, visit the website at www.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.