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September 2019

Library Newsletter Guide to Free Programs and Events

Hogslop String Band September 20th

LOOK INSIDE! • Check It Out Contest • Author Visits • Theatrical Series

A Story of Hope and “Grace” September 26th

• Movies • NERF War • True Crime • Arts & Crafts • Drivers Safety • Coding • Sensory Storytime

College Fair

September 23rd

Little Red & the Big Bully Wolf September 30th

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ADULTS

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

Fall Wreath Workshop

Special Adult Patrons: Scooby is Turning 50!

Fall is right around the corner! Get ready to decorate for this beautiful season by making this versatile fall wreath.

Join us as we celebrate our favorite Great Dane on his birthday. Watch a classic Scooby episode, enjoy Scooby snacks, and take your picture with Scooby and the Mystery Machine.

Monday, September 9th • 6-7:30pm Location: Community Room REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Friday, September 13th • 1-2pm Location: Auditorium REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Participants’ caregivers needs to be present. For ages 16 and older.

Scooby-Doo Banner Workshop for Adults Friday, September 13th • 2-3pm Location: Auditorium REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Raptors LIVE

Tuesday, September 10th • 6-7pm Location: Auditorium NO REGISTRATION RTEC Learn about these beautiful birds of prey during a program presented by Raptor Rehab of Kentucky. Raptor Rehab was formed to rehabilitate injured raptors, raise orphaned birds of prey, and increase public awareness about the importance of raptors. This program is suitable for all ages.

Bookmarked

Tuesday, September 10th • 6-7pm Location: Kentucky Room NO REGISTRATION Love to read and discuss what you’ve read? 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. We want to hear what you think, so make plans to join us the second Tuesday of each month at 6pm to get Bookmarked. This month’s selection is The Party by Robyn Harding.

Even adults love Scooby-Doo! Join us in celebrating his 50th birthday by creating your own cloth banner in his honor.

The Census & the U.S. Constitution Tuesday, September 17th • 6-7pm Location: Auditorium REGISTRATION REQUIRED RTEC

In honor of Constitution Day, Diana Anderson, Kentucky Partnership Specialist for the U.S. Census Bureau, will discuss the relationship between the U.S. Constitution and the Census. Topics include: history and impact of the census, what to expect with the 2020 Census, jobs with the Census Bureau, and the Statistics in the Schools program.

Holiday Hours: The library will be closed on Sunday, September 1st and Monday, September 2nd in observance of Labor Day. Look for the RTEC symbol to see which programs qualify for FREE transportation! Call the library to schedule.


Hogslop String Band: LIVE in Concert Friday, September 20th • 6-7:30pm Location: Auditorium NO REGISTRATION RTEC

The Hogslop String Band is a Nashville based group comprised of four energetic young musicians hailing from Georgia & Tennessee. Featuring a fiddler, guitarist, banjoist, and washtub bass player, these boys surely raise a ruckus. Following in the footsteps of such country music luminaries as Uncle Dave Macon and Gid Tanner, they put on a high energy show easily appreciated by both young and old alike. This event is co-sponsored by PNC Bank and the Laurel County Public Library.

Bite Size Learning: Case Management Wednesday, September 18th • 12-1pm Location: Auditorium REGISTRATION REQUIRED RTEC (Deadline: September 16th at 12pm)

Bite Size Learning is an educational, free lunch series brought to you by CHI Saint Joseph Health. Judy Chaney, Director of Case Management at CHI Saint Joseph Health will lead a discussion on Case Management in Hospitals. Case Management is a process by which a patient’s condition is assessed and options are discussed with the appropriate personnel to ensure the most timely, safe, and cost-effective care.

Matinee Movie: Only the Lonely

Wednesday, September 18th • 1:30-3:30pm Location: Auditorium REGISTRATION APPRECIATED RTEC This month the library is featuring an oldie, but goodie, starring John Candy, Maureen O’Hara, Ally Sheedy, and Jim Belushi. This comedic romance revolves around a Chicago cop who must balance loyalty to his overbearing mother and a relationship with a shy funeral home worker. The eccentric triangle of characters leads to a variety of hilarious situations. This movie is rated PG-13.


Murder by the Book

Learn to Play Mah Jongg

The book we’ll be reading this month is The Garden Club Gang by Neal Sanders.

Get in on the fun during this introductory session where participants will learn the basics of Mah Jongg, a game of skill, strategy, and calculation that involves a degree of chance.

Thursday, September 19th • 6-7pm Location: Kentucky Room NO REGISTRATION

Committing the perfect crime was just the beginning of their problems. After plotting to steal the daily cash gate from the Brookfield Fair and pulling the robbery off without a hitch, a group of ladies was shocked when they counted the stolen money and realized they had nearly half a million dollars – far more than the fair had reported being stolen. In a matter of hours, the Garden Club Gang would find themselves in danger, and dependent upon their own resources – and an unexpected ally – to outwit both the law and the crooks determined to find the money and silence those who stole it.

Writers’ Ink

Monday, September 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.

AARP Driver Safety Course

Tuesday, September 24th • 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.

Tuesday, September 24th • 5:30-7:30pm Location: Kentucky Room REGISTRATION REQUIRED

True Crime Cases: The Mysterious Death of Elisa Lam Tuesday, September 24th • 6-7pm Location: Auditorium REGISTRATION REQUIRED RTEC

This month we’ll be discussing the mysterious death of Elisa Lam, a Canadian student at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. She was reported missing early in February 2013. Elisa’s body was recovered from a water tank atop the Cecil Hotel in downtown Los Angeles on February 19, 2013 by hotel maintenance workers who were investigating guest complaints of problems with the water supply. The Cecil Hotel’s dark history, combined with circumstances leading up to Elisa’s death, have led to multiple theories on how she really died.

Weird Wild West with Author Keven McQueen Thu, September 26th • 6-7:30pm Location: Auditorium REGISTRATION REQUIRED The Wild West is infamous for its outrageous stories, cowboys, and gun battles. In Weird Wild West, author and EKU English Department lecturer Keven McQueen brings together a fabulous collection of tales that explore these unusual occurrences. Keven will be contrasting the West as we see it in TV shows and movies with the creepy reality (i.e. what it really felt like when a horse dragged someone or was scalped alive by Indians). A limited number of books will be available for checkout on a first come, first served basis.


A Story of Hope and “Grace” presented by SCC Thursday, September 26th • 11am-12pm Location: Auditorium NO REGISTRATION RTEC

The Somerset Community College (SCC) Physical Therapist Assistant Program will be hosting Angela Ray Rodgers and her daughter Grace Anna as they discuss their book Grace Anna Sings, sing songs, answer questions, and meet with the audience. In 2012, Grace Anna was close to death after both lungs collapsed following a spinal fusion procedure. Once recovered, she began to sing; her rendition of the national anthem received worldwide attention. She’s made appearances on local and national television and has developed a strong social media presence, with more than 1.2 million followers and videos reaching over 25 million people. Grace Anna’s enthusiasm for life and positivity is contagious, and she continues to impress the world through her amazing accomplishments. The most important of these is allowing her story to be used to help others live more positive lives. Grace Anna’s journey through life will inspire you to be the best you can be no matter your circumstances. Her resilient spirit has helped her overcome obstacles in life which will move you to choose to live, not just exist. The faith of her family to believe in the impossible will inspire you to take steps to make your life better. Her fearlessness challenges will challenge you to be bold, be brave, and step out courageously. Grace Anna’s love of life will motivate you to seek joy where there appears to be only darkness. Autographs and book signing will be held in the lobby after the event. Participants interested in having a book signed, will need to purchase a book during the event.


TEENS

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

Shred-A-Book Contest

Teen Art Club: Sculptures Part 2

Find the jar in the Teen Space and take a guess at what book we’ve shredded. If you guess right, you’ll receive a prize!

Join your fellow artists at Art Club, where your creativity can be expressed and explored. This month we’ll be continuing to explore the art of sculpting. During this second session, you’ll be putting your finishing touches on your sculpture.

All Month Long Location: Teen Space NO REGISTRATION

Teen Coding

Tuesday, September 3rd • 6-7pm Location: Community Room REGISTRATION REQUIRED Grab a friend and stop by the library for a fun session of writing code! Join us as we continue to learn about art and gaming coding.

Nerf War

Thursday, September 5th • 5:30-7pm Location: Auditorium NO REGISTRATION Are you ready to battle it out Nerf style? Participants will be divided up into teams to see who will be the Nerf champion! Stop by the library to join in on this epic battle!

Level Up!

Wednesday, September 18th • 4-6pm Location: Auditorium NO REGISTRATION

Friday, September 20th • 5-6pm Location: Community Room NO REGISTRATION

Banned Book Week: Bags and Buttons Tuesday September 24th • 5:30-6:30pm Location: Community Room REGISTRATION APPRECIATED It’s Banned Book Week! In celebration, let’s design a book bag and stylish buttons using some of our favorite banned books as inspiration!

Button Mania

Thursday September 26th • 5-6pm Location: Teen Space NO REGISTRATION Enjoy this fun night of button-making! Bring a friend, choose your design, and make a wearable piece of art that’s a great accessory for any occasion. It’s the perfect piece of stylish flair for a backpack or a jacket.

Are you a gamer? Meet up with other gaming friends for a fun-filled game night. There are so many games to choose from, including: board games, card games, or Wii games that you can play on the big screen! Join us and let the games begin!

Performing Arts Club: Karaoke

Thursday, September 19th • 4-5:30pm Location: Auditorium NO REGISTRATION Grab a friend and stop by the library for this month’s Performing Arts Club. Discover artistic expression and explore your creativity! This month’s theme is karaoke. So, grab a microphone and get ready for your onstage performance!

FIND COMICS ON


TWEENS

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

Charming Charm Bracelets

Monday, September 9th • 4-5pm Location: Community Room REGISTRATION REQUIRED Let’s have fun making these lovely charm bracelets. Get creative and design your own using beads and an assortment of charms. It will be the perfect accessory for any outfit!

I Heart Art: Wassily Kandinsky

Monday, September 16th • 4-5:30pm Location: Community Room NO REGISTRATION Did you know that Wassily Kandinsky is considered one of the founding fathers of abstract art? This interesting artist featured circles in many of his paintings. Join us as we learn about this artist and make some circle art of our own. We’ll be working with oil pastels.

Book Buzz: Pokemon Mania

Tuesday, September 17th • 4-5pm Location: Community Room NO REGISTRATION How well do you know your Pokemon characters? We’ll test your knowledge with some Pokemon trivia, participate in a reading challenge, and enjoy a sweet reward.

I Heart Art: Andy Warhol

Monday, September 30th • 4-5:30pm Location: Community Room NO REGISTRATION Andy Warhol was a unique artist that helped start the pop art movement. Did you know that some of his most famous pieces of art were ordinary soup cans? Let’s learn about this quirky artist and then make some soup can art of our own!

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August 12th - October 21st VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO LEARN HOW!

Loco Tacos!

Monday, September 23rd • 4-5pm Location: Community Room NO REGISTRATION Join us for a crazy craft as we make tacos using silly supplies such as fake mustaches and googly eyes. Drop by and have some super silly fun!


KIDS

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

Storytime with the London Police Dept.

Homeschool Happenings: Oil Spill Challenge

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.

It’s STEM challenge time at the library! Join our engineering team as we engage in a hands-on activity that simulates an oil spill, and challenges kids to help clean up the oil and save wildlife!

Wednesday, September 11th • 11am-12pm Location: Community Room NO REGISTRATION

Sensational Sensory Storytime

Thursday, September 12th • 10am-12pm Monday, September 23rd • 5-7pm Location: Auditorium NO REGISTRATION This sensory storytime is geared for families with children ages 3 to 8 years old who are on the autism spectrum or 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!

Scooby-Dooby-Doo Birthday Party Friday, September 13th • 4-5:30pm Location: Auditorium NO REGISTRATION Ruh- Roh! It’s the 50th birthday of Scooby-Doo! Drop by the library and we’ll celebrate with Scooby and the gang by watching some ScoobyDoo episodes, working puzzles, making crafts, and enjoying some Scooby snacks!

Pop and Tot Storytime

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

Thursday, September 19th • 10:30-11:30am Location: Community Room NO REGISTRATION

LEGO Club

Thursday, September 19th • 6-7pm Location: Community Room NO REGISTRATION Parents! Did you know that building with LEGOs 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.

Preschool Playdate

Friday, September 20th • 11am-12pm Location: Community Room NO REGISTRATION We’ll meet up with our old friends and make some new ones! Let’s dance, read stories, play, and enjoy a fun time together!

Egg-cited about the Chicken Festival? Stop by and “peck” up these great chicken books!


Family Fun Art Day

Saturday, September 21st • 11am-1pm Location: Community Room NO REGISTRATION Come to the library and have a blast being creative at Family Fun Art Day! We’ll have different art stations where you can sculpt with clay, paint with marbles, design a tile masterpiece, make a collage, and create other unique works of art. Don’t miss out on all of the artsy fun!

Children’s Matinee Movie: Dumbo Saturday, September 28th • 11am-1pm Location: Auditorium NO REGISTRATION

Our favorite flying elephant is back in live-action! This heartwarming tale is about a little elephant with huge ears, and his struggle to find his place with his circus family. This movie is rated PG.

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

Wednesday 10am • Babygarten 11am • Ready to Read 4pm • Readers are Leaders

Saturday 11am • Storytime 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!

Little Red and the Big Bully Wolf

Monday, September 30th • 11am, 1pm, & 6pm Location: Auditorium NO REGISTRATION RTEC The woods are scary enough without having to worry about a big bully howling in the shadows! Follow Little Red and meet her friends – the three little pigs, the boy who cried wolf, and more – as they learn to face their fears and stand up to the Big Bully Wolf! Learn to identify, report and resist bullying as we follow Little Red on her journey to grandma’s house.

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. Saturday Storytime: Fun for all ages, this storytime is a way to fill your Saturday morning with excitement!


TECHNOLOGY CLASSES 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+ to participate.

2013 Word: Basics

Online Job Search

Learn how to create text-based documents and complete basic actions, including: saving, opening, and printing documents, using Microsoft Word.

Nervous about your upcoming job interview? This class will help you put your best foot forward as you prepare for the interview process.

2013 Word: Formatting Documents

Interview Tips & Techniques

Learn how to format your Word documents, including: aligning text, applying bullets or numbers, and adjust spacing or font, during this session.

Nervous about your upcoming job interview? This class will help you put your best foot forward as you prepare for the interview process.

Tuesday, September 10th • 1-2:30pm Location: Community Room REGISTRATION REQUIRED RTEC

Friday, September 20th • 1–2:30pm Location: Community Room REGISTRATION REQUIRED RTEC

Thursday, September 12th • 1-2:30pm Location: Community Room REGISTRATION REQUIRED RTEC

Monday, September 16th • 10-11:30am Location: Community Room REGISTRATION REQUIRED RTEC

ON DISPLAY

Lewis & Clark: Kentuckians and the Corps of Discovery September 1st - October 31st

Kentucky had numerous connections to the Corps of Discovery that explored the Louisiana Purchase and Oregon Country with Meriwether Lewis and William Clark between 1803 and 1806. This exhibit examines some of them, including Kentucky being a recruiting ground and departure point for the Corps, and a Frankfort newspaper being the first to carry news of the Corps’ return. The exhibit is a collaborative project of the Kentucky Historical Society, The Filson Historical Society and the Kentucky Lewis & Clark Bicentennial Commission.


PlayHouse THEATRICAL SERIES Little Red & the Big Bully Wolf

Igor & the

Masters of STEM

Monday, September 30th

Tuesday, October 29th

(Best enjoyed by K - 3rd grades)

(Best enjoyed by K - 5th grades)

FrankenSTEM

Living History: Chronicles of the Commonwealth

Monday, October 7th (Best enjoyed by K - 5th grades)

Monday, November 4th (Best enjoyed by 6th-12th grades)

The Velveteen Rabbit Tuesday, November 12th (Best enjoyed by Pre-K - 5th grades)

SHOW TIMES:

11AM & 1PM - SCHOOL PERFORMANCES 6PM - OPEN TO GENERAL PUBLIC

Doors open at 5:30pm and seating is on a first come, first served basis until capacity is reached. Doors open 30 minutes prior to show time and seating is on a first come, first served basis until capacity is reached. 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. For more information call the library or visit laurellibrary.org.

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College Fair

Monday, September 23rd • 4-7pm Location: Auditorium NO REGISTRATION RTEC Planning for college and financial aid can be confusing, but don’t worry! We have teamed up with the Laurel County School System to have a college fair! Come to the library between 4pm and 6pm to visit booths from different colleges and organizations. KHEAA Representative Joplin Rice will give a presentation about financial aid at 6pm and answer any questions you may have.

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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September 2019 - 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...

September 2019 - 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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