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March 2020

Library Newsletter Guide to Free Programs and Events

Abby the Spoon Lady & the Tater Boys

Gabriel Kelley

March 27th

March 7th

LOOK INSIDE! • Frisch Marionettes • Health & Wellness • Movies

Frontier

March 13th

• Book Clubs • Sensory Storytime • Arts & Crafts • Tech Classes • True Crime • LEGO Club • Video & Board Games

Teen Acting Workshops

March 12th

2020 Quilt Show March 21st

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ADULTS

Visit laurellibrary.org or call 864-5759 to register for events.

Gabriel Kelley LIVE in Concert Saturday, March 7th • 6-7:30pm Location: Auditorium NO REGISTRATION RTEC

Gabriel Kelley is an award-winning, Grammy nominated, Americana musician, artist, and song writer based in Nashville, TN. Born and raised in the southern rural farming and artist centered community of Athens, Georgia; hard work and passion were instilled into him through his years traveling and touring the globe. Kelley’s 2016 release of “Lighter Shades of Blue” gained critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic ocean; giving momentum to months of touring and supporting such artists as Chris Stapleton, Steve Earle, Gregg Allman, Old Crow Medicine Show, Chris Robinson, and many more. After more than 300 shows in the last 3 years and appearances on internationally recognized stages such as Red Rocks & Dalhalla in Sweden, Kelley will be bringing his songs to our library.

Spring Diabetes Self-Management March 3rd, 10th, and 17th • 4:30-7:30pm Location: Community Room REGISTRATION APPRECIATED RTEC

Registered dietitian and licensed diabetes educator, Lynnett Renner, from the Laurel County Health Department will lead a three-part series. Session 1: Session one will cover the following topics: diabetes, what it is, high and low blood sugar, and sick days. Session 2: Session two will cover the following topics: monitoring and management, reducing risks, being prepared/traveling, and coping.

Session 3: Session three will cover the following topics: physical activity, nutrition, and medications. Registration includes all 3 classes; attendees will receive a certificate of attendance. Participants who attend all three sessions will be eligible for a drawing to receive a $50 grocery gift card.


Battling Parkinson’s with Olympic Boxing Monday, March 9th • 6-7pm Location: Auditorium REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Exercise is one way to manage the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, but which type is best? A current trend is Olympic boxing which is a full body workout where non-combat boxing exercises are performed. Join certified Olympic boxing coach Jerry Loughran, as he discusses the benefits of this style of boxing and the methods he uses with his participants to assist in relieving the effects of Parkinson’s disease. A demonstration of techniques will be given.

AARP Driver Safety

Tuesday, March 10th • 9am-1pm Location: Auditorium REGISTRATION REQUIRED If you’re 50 or older, you’re eligible to attend this special AARP Driver Safety course, taught by Jim Meding. You’ll learn how to adjust your driving for age-related changes in vision, hearing, and reaction time. You’ll also learn some defensive driving techniques and how medications affect your driving. No tests are involved, and you might even get a discount on your car insurance. The course fee for AARP members is $15 and $20 for non-members. The fee may be paid to the instructor at the beginning of class. The fee covers the cost of the materials used. Outside auditorium doors will open at 8:45am.

Bookmarked

Tuesday, March 10th • 6-7pm Location: Kentucky Room NO REGISTRATION Join us at Bookmarked where you can take part in great conversations with others who love books as much as you do. You’ll discover new favorites, explore different genres, and share thoughts about a monthly selection. This month’s selection is I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh.

Frontier LIVE in Concert

Friday, March 13th • 6-7:30pm Location: Auditorium NO REGISTRATION Frontier is a harmony-driven Kentucky band featuring brothers Ethan and Andrew Worley, their cousin Caleb Caudill, and Jon Watts. With deep roots in the classic sounds of the 70’s, the band has been said to “breathe a new nostalgic life into today’s soundscape.” The band loves what they do, and this shines through in their energetic performances, unforgettable harmonies, and skilled musicianship. Audiences can always expect upbeat, honest, feel-good songs, and a rockin’ good show.

Bite Size Learning: Colon Health Wednesday, March 18th • 12-1pm Location: Auditorium REGISTRATION REQUIRED (Deadline: March 16th at noon.)

Bite Size Learning is an educational, free lunch series brought to you by CHI Saint Joseph Health. March is Colorectal Awareness Month and Dr. Don Morring, from CHI Saint Joseph London, will be here to update us on current risk factors, screening techniques, treatment methods, and much more.

Free transportation to the library is available through RTEC! Call the library to schedule. (Unavailable on Saturday and Sunday.)


Abby the Spoon Lady and The Tater Boys Friday, March 27th • 6-7pm AND 8-9pm Location: Auditorium NO REGISTRATION

Join us as we welcome back to the stage, Abby the Spoon Lady, along with her friends, The Tater Boys! This fun-filled evening of toe-tapping folk music, with America’s most beloved professional spoon player, will light up the room with Abby’s fun and positive personality. On this special night we’ll be hosting two shows! Abby has been a professional street performer for over a decade, studying American folk percussion, music, and folklore while traveling the United States by foot and rail. Now an internationally known street performer and YouTube sensation, Abby plays all across the country at festivals, five star venues, and right where it all began, on the sidewalk. We couldn’t be more excited to have her back at our library.

more sinister. The film is rated PG-13.

Special Adult Patrons: Create a Canjo Thursday, March 19th • 1-2pm Location: Auditorium REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Have you ever wanted to learn how to make your own banjo? James Burns, from Cigar Box Guitars, will be here to help us make our own banjo using cans – a Canjo! Participants’ caretakers must be present. For ages 16 and older.

Murder by the Book Matinee Movie: Knives Out

Wednesday, March 18th • 1:30-3:30pm Location: Auditorium REGISTRATION APPRECIATED Meet the Thrombeys, an ultra-rich flock of black sheep who live off their deceased father, a famous mystery novelist. His official cause of death is suicide, but an anonymous tipster summons a famous detective, Benoit Blanc, believing the truth to be

Thursday, March 19th • 6-7pm Location: Kentucky Room NO REGISTRATION We’ll be reading The Sinner by Petra Hammesfahr. On a sunny summer afternoon by the lake, Cora Bender stabs a man to death. Cora quickly confesses and there’s no shortage of witnesses, but questions remain unanswered. Haunted by the case, the police commissioner refuses to close the file and begins his


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Writers’ Ink

Monday, March 23rd • 4-5pm Location: Kentucky Room REGISTRATION APPRECIATED If you’re interested in improving your writing skills and finding other writers to share ideas and techniques with, then come to the Laurel County Public Library for this month’s writers’ group meeting. Associate Professor Amanda Morris from Somerset Community College will facilitate the session. own investigation.

2020 Quilt Show

True Crime Cases: Long Island Serial Killer

Join us for the 2020 Quilt Show co-sponsored by Saint Joseph London Auxiliary and the Laurel County Public Library. The following events will be taking place during the day:

This month we’ll be discussing the Long Island serial killer, known as LISK, who is believed to have murdered 10-16 people over a period of nearly 20 years. The bodies were left in areas on the South Shore of Long Island, New York.

Saturday, March 21st • 9am-2pm Location: Auditorium NO REGISTRATION

Entry Drop Off: 9-10am Demonstrations: 10am- 2pm Public Viewing: 10am-2pm

Tuesday, March 31st • 6-7pm Location: Auditorium REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Suggested Reading: Lost Girls by Robert Kolker Suggested Documentary: The Killing Season on A&E

TECHNOLOGY & CAREER WORKSHOPS The Laurel County Public Library offers a wide range of technology classes to help you develop and improve the skills that are so important in the digital age. With different topics being taught each month, a knowledgeable staff, and hands-on learning, there’s sure to be something we can help you with. Participants must have a library card, valid email address, and be 18+.

E-Readers 101, Kanopy, and Hoopla!

March 5th & 18th • 1-2:30pm Location: Kentucky Room REGISTRATION REQUIRED Learn how to navigate your Kindle, iPad, and other devices to download eBooks with your library card. Also sign up for digital movies, audiobooks, and much more!

Budgeting Basics

Friday, March 20th • 10-11am Location: Community Room REGISTRATION REQUIRED There are many reasons why you need a budget. Explore these budget basics that will help you create a budget that works, and learn how to effectively manage your money.

Interview Tips & Techniques

Friday, March 27th • 10-11am Location: Community Room REGISTRATION REQUIRED Nervous about your upcoming job interview? This class will help you put your best foot forward, as you prepare for the interview process.


TEENS

Grades: 7-12th Visit laurellibrary.org or call 864-5759 to register for events.

Kentucky Shakespeare Theatre: Teen Acting Workshops Thrusday, March 12th Location: Auditorium REGISTRATION REQUIRED

We’ll spend the day with the Kentucky Shakespeare Theatre learning what it takes to be an actor with these exciting acting workshops. Registration is very limited on each class so make sure you register early. Renaissance Dance: 9:30-10:30am Stage Combat: 11am-12pm Hip Hop Shakespeare: 1-2pm Acting Fundamentals: 6-7pm

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DIY Star of Your Own Show Scrapbooking

Teen Art Club: Acrylic Pouring

Let your star shine bright! Come and decorate a scrapbook that will let your true star power shine through, and showcase all of the wonderful memories you have!

Acrylic pouring is a creative and fun way to make an abstract work of art. We’ll learn the basics of acrylic pouring and design our own masterpieces.

Monday, March 9th • 4-6pm Location: Community Room NO REGISTRATION

Level Up!

Wednesday, March 11th • 4-6pm Location: Auditorium NO REGISTRATION Let the games begin! Meet up with other gaming friends for a fun-filled game night. We’ll have board games, card games, and Wii games to play on the big screen!

Thursday, March 12th • 5:30-6:30pm Location: Community Room NO REGISTRATION

Crazy CD Art

Monday. March 16th • 4-6pm Location: Community Room NO REGISTRATION We’re wild about recycling at the library! Stop by and see what a great masterpiece you can make using recycled CDs.


Prehistoric Textile Art

Adulting 101: Resume Building

Did you know that textile art can be traced all the way back to prehistoric times? We’ll be using different kinds of fabric to create textile art. We’ll also learn about some of the most famous examples of prehistoric textile art.

How to adult?! Adulting is hard, so we’re here to help. Learn valuable life skills that will help prepare you for your first steps toward independence. This month we’ll be learning the basics of creating a resume.

Monday, March 23rd • 4-6pm Location: Community Room NO REGISTRATION

Thursday, March 26th • 5-6pm Location: Community Room NO REGISTRATION

Teen Coding

Tuesday, March 31st • 5-6pm Location: Community Room NO REGISTRATION

Teen Movie: Maleficent, Mistress of Evil Tuesday, March 24th • 4-6pm Location: Auditorium NO REGISTRATION

Coding is everywhere, from social media apps to cyber-security. Learning to code is a great opportunity and could lead to careers in almost any industry. This month we’ll continue our coding series on art and gaming.

As humans are separated from fairies, Maleficent and Aurora find themselves on opposite ends of the brewing conflict. This film is rated PG.

TWEENS

Ages: 9-13 Visit laurellibrary.org or call 864-5759 to register for events

DIY Star of Your Own Show Scrapbooking

Book Buzz: Pac Man vs Mario Kart

Let your star shine bright! Come and decorate a scrapbook that will let your true star power shine through, and showcase all of the wonderful memories you have!

If you love to play Pac Man or Mario Kart, this is the trivia program for you! Let’s see if Pac Man fans can beat Mario Kart fans at this trivia challenge. The winners will win a prize!

Monday, March 9th • 4-6pm Location: Community Room NO REGISTRATION

Fierce Feather Art

Thursday, March 12th • 4-5-pm Location: Community Room NO REGISTRATION Let your imagination soar as you create a unique work of art, using a variety of colorful feathers and other neat supplies!

Crazy CD Art

Monday. March 16th • 4-6pm Location: Community Room NO REGISTRATION We’re wild about recycling at the library! Stop by and see what a great masterpiece you can make using recycled CDs.

Tuesday, March 17th • 4-5pm Location: Community Room NO REGISTRATION

Prehistoric Textile Art

Monday, March 23rd • 4-6pm Location: Community Room NO REGISTRATION Did you know that textile art can be traced all the way back to prehistoric times? We’ll be using different kinds of fabric to create textile art. We’ll also learn about some of the most famous examples of prehistoric textile art.


KIDS

Ages: Up to age 9 Visit laurellibrary.org or call 864-5759 to register for events.

Homeschool History Fair

Monday, March 23rd • 9am-12pm Location: Auditorium NO REGISTRATION Love history? The Homeschool History Fair is the place for you! There will be four grade categories. K-2nd, 3rd-5th, 6th-8th, and 9th -12th grade. There will be three winners within each category, with the overall winner taking home the BIG TROPHY! The overall winner could come from any age category, so be sure to impress the judges! Judging will begin at 10am. Participants must be present for judging. The awards ceremony will begin at 12pm. A Homeschool History Fair entry form can be downloaded from the library’s website, or can be picked up in the children’s department. Entry forms can be turned in the morning of the Homeschool History Fair.

Pop and Tot Storytime

Sensational Sensory Storytime

Calling all dads, grandfathers, and uncles! Spend an evening with your little one reading some exciting books, singing some fun songs, and getting creative with a hands-on activity. While you’re here take some time to work a puzzle and visit our block table. Be sure to check out some books for the perfect bedtime story!

This storytime is geared for families with children ages 3-8 years old on the autism spectrum, or who may have other sensory needs. We’ll have stories, props, puzzles, toys, and other tactile objects to explore different ways to learn and have fun.

Monday, March 9th • 5-6pm Location: Community Room NO REGISTRATION

Storytime with the London Police Dept. Wednesday, March 11th • 11am-12pm Location: Community Room NO REGISTRATION

An officer from the London Police Department will be here to share a story with us! Following the story, we’ll have an activity you can take home with you.

Thursday, March 12th • 10am-12pm Monday, March 30th • 5-7pm Location: Community Room NO REGISTRATION

Preschool Playdate

Friday, March 13th • 1-4pm Location: Community Room NO REGISTRATION Let’s work on school readiness skills! We’ll learn by working puzzles, practicing letter and number recognition, and have fun exploring different ways to prepare for school! Information about school readiness expectations in Kentucky schools will be provided.


Pandas and Pajamas

LEGO Club

Let’s get our comfy pajamas on and stop by for an evening storytime! This month we’ll read about Panda bears and have an adorable takehome activity. This is the perfect way to wind down for an evening and get ready for bed!

Parents! Did you know that building with LEGO’S enhances fine motor skills? Bring your favorite master builder and take advantage of the library’s LEGO collection. Take home a LEGO book full of fun ideas that will keep building on your child’s imagination.

Monday, March 16th • 6-7pm Location: Community Room NO REGISTRATION

Thursday, March 26th • 6-7pm Location: Community Room NO REGISTRATION

Homeschool Happenings: Canjos Thursday, March 19th • 10:30am-12pm Location: Community Room REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Have you ever wanted to learn how to make your own Banjo? James Burns, from Cigar Box Guitars, will be here to help us make our own Banjo using cans, and help us begin to learn to play!

A Cinderella Celebration

Saturday, March 21st • 11am-12:30pm Location: Community Room REGISTRATION REQUIRED Did you know there are as many as 3,000 versions of the Cinderella rags to riches story? Come and celebrate Cinderella! We’ll read a version of the Cinderella tale, make princess themed crafts, and enjoy tasty treats fit for royalty! Feel free to dress like your favorite princess if you wish!

Frisch Marionettes: Hansel & Gretel Thursday, March 26th • 9am-12pm Location: Auditorium NO REGISTRATION

Enjoy this charming production of the Grimm Brothers’ famous tale brought to life by Frisch Marionettes Company. Two children are threatened by and eventually outwit an evil witch living deep in the forest in a house constructed of cake and confectionery. You will see how the story ends happily for everyone except the witch! Every aspect of a Frisch Marionette production is designed, handcrafted, created, and recorded in their own workshops. Each and every puppet is hand carved, every costume is sewn and custom tailored for for each character.

Children’s Saturday Movie: Toy Story 4 Saturday, March 28th • 10am-12pm Location: Auditorium NO REGISTRATION

Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the rest of the gang embark on a road trip with Bonnie and a new toy named Forky. This film is rated G.


STORYTIME SCHEDULE Tuesday 10am • Babygarten 11am • Ready to Read

Wednesday 10am • Babygarten 11am • Ready to Read 4pm • Readers are Leaders Which Storytime is best for your child? Babygarten: Designed for children up to age 3, this program provides a basic understanding of child development, while providing an engaging time for children and caregivers! Ready to Read: This interactive storytime is designed for preschool aged children, and focuses on building cognitive, social, physical, and early literacy skills. Readers are Leaders: Geared for school aged students, this program provides a time to discuss books, play games, and participate in exciting hands-on activities.


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Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale

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Cumberland Valley National Bank Spring Art Show

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Chance McCoy of Old Crow Medicine Show LIVE in Concert

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IIIrd Tyme Out LIVE in Concert

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Elvis LIVE in Concert

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Dangerous Dan & the Funktown Horns

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Good Rockin’ Tonight Concert

All events are FREE to attend. For more information, call the library at (606) 864-5759 or by visiting our website. The library makes every reasonable effort to provide equal access to all patrons. Please contact the library at least three days in advance to request accommodations. Assisted listening device available upon request.

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Women Working For Change March - April

Women Working for Change documents the contributions that Kentucky women have made to the cultural, intellectual, medical and political life in Kentucky from post-Civil War years to the middle of the 20th century. It draws from the best examples of photographs from statewide repositories to illustrate the activities of women in these four areas. The exhibit includes often-neglected minority groups and presents both urban and rural women. It highlights the achievements of well-known women, but also includes the contributions of less famous women.

The library makes every reasonable effort to provide equal access to all patrons. Please contact us at (606) 864-5759 at least three days in advance to request accommodations.

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March 2020 - Library Newsletter  

Take a look at our event newsletter containing all the fun and exciting programs that are happening here at the Laurel County Public Library...

March 2020 - Library Newsletter  

Take a look at our event newsletter containing all the fun and exciting programs that are happening here at the Laurel County Public Library...

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