Library offers a virtual visit with NASA’s Artemis Program

BCPL

News release

Throughout the summer, the Boyle County Public Library offers fun, free events and activities for its patrons to participate in. On-going events include a Community Mural and a Historical Treasure Hunt. Weekly events include virtual and in-person storytimes, ukulele lessons, Yoga for Kids, and more. Here is a closer look at some of the library’s upcoming activities:

• NASA’s Artemis Program: Our Return to the Moon

On Thursday, July 8 at 11 a.m. the library will host a live Zoom event with Patricia Moore, Communication Strategist for the Artemis Program. NASA’s Artemis program focuses on sustainable space exploration, with a vision of returning to the moon in 2024 before attempting the first human landing on Mars.

The program involves the construction of the Gateway, an outpost station in lunar orbit; the return of astronauts to the lunar service, including the first woman and first person of color to visit the moon; and building upon those successes to prepare for a mission to Mars.

Involving partnerships around the globe and across both public and private sectors, it is one of the most ambitious exploratory efforts to ever be undertaken. A question and answer session will be held at the end of the presentation. The Zoom link to join the program can be found in the event listing on the library’s website at BoylePubLib.org. (All ages)

• Crafting for Keeps: Kindness Rocks

The Boyle County Public Library and Art Center of the Bluegrass will offer a fun, monthly take-home craft for library patrons. This month, craft kits will contain three small rocks and a paint pen. Kits will be available for pickup at the library starting Tuesday, July 6 at 10 a.m., with the Art Center tutorial video premiering on the library’s YouTube channel. (Ages 18+)

• Family Fun Kits

Enjoy a kit with themed crafts anyone in your family can enjoy. In July, we’ll include supplies to make types of bird feeders with seeds to get them started. These will be perfect for hanging in your yard to feed the wild birds in your neighborhood. Kits will be available beginning Tuesday, July 6 at 10 a.m., while supplies last. (All ages)

• Stories from the Archive

Every library, big and small, has its secrets. On Thursday, July 8 at 4 p.m., Reference Librarian Jamie Helle will delve into some of the historical documents and treasures held in the library’s collection. This episode will feature a letter from the past, written by Stark Young, author of “So Red the Rose,” and will premiere on the library’s YouTube channel. (Ages 18+)

• Teen D&D

On Saturday, July 10 from 2-4 p.m. teens are invited to play the greatest role-playing game from the Wizards of the Coast. At this in-person event, teens (ages 13-18) can venture through campaigns that will test their ability to work together and conquer foes in this tabletop adventure. Registration is required to play. Go to boylepublib.org/teendnd to register.

Information about these and all upcoming events can be found online at BoylePubLib.org. Take-home activity kits may be reserved for curbside pickup on the day they are released, while supplies last. Kits may not be reserved in advance of the release date. (During the summer, most weekly kits are released on Tuesdays.) To request a take-home kit, call the library at 859-238-7323.