All BCPL locations are now OPEN for limited hours and services! Library access is available on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Hours vary by location. Library materials are also available via our 24 Hour Libraries and Curbside Pickup service. Items can be returned in our book drops at any time. In addition, we’re available to provide phone and online assistance, and we’re busy creating virtual events for you to enjoy from the comfort of home. For more information, visit our COVID-19 page.
Use the menu to the right to learn about all available resources for a particular format (like e-books!), or click on a specific resource icon (like Hoopla!) to begin exploring available titles. With just a few simple clicks, you can access thousands of free e-books, audiobooks, music albums, videos, and more.
Need a little calm in the midst of chaos and information overload? Clear your mind, reduce stress, and gain flexibility in a fun and friendly yoga session in the comfort of your own home! Join certified yoga instructor Christy High for a timeout as you learn breath work, light stretching techniques, beginner poses, and more.
Christy will never go beyond your comfort level and will offer something for all yoga enthusiasts and curiosity seekers. Namaste!
ABOUT CHRISTY HIGH
OMpirical Yoga: Facebook | YouTube Christy is the owner of OMpirical Yoga and High Expectations Birthing, offering classes locally at various locations, including workshops at Lotus Counseling and Wellness. She is an RYT 200 with Yoga Alliance and has completed Prenatal Yoga Teacher training. As a certified Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypnosis Instructor and Hypno-Doula, Christy specializes in helping expectant parents achieve an easier, more comfortable birth through hypnosis. Most recently, she has added Evidence Based Birth Instructor to her credentials, teaching comfort measures to L&D nurses and childbirth classes and workshops to families in the Kentuckiana area. Her latest project, “Before the Rainbow,” is a series of workshops geared toward supporting those who have experienced the loss of a child through yoga movement. She was voted one of the best doulas in Louisville four years in a row.
New sessions will be added on a regular basis to help you stay #HealthyAtHome!
Please check back to discover Christy’s latest videos, or follow our Facebook page and YouTube channel for new sessions. Video sessions are not designed to follow in any particular order.
Write an original short story of 700 words or less based on one of the prompts below.
Text Prompt 1: A woman checks her phone and discovers a set of instructions.
Text Prompt 2: A man is shocked to learn his pet bunny can speak.
Visual Prompt:see image at right
Submit Your Story to Earn Your Reward
Submit your story using the form below, then take your Questing Guide to any BCPL location to get your SummerQuest stamp (earn 10 stamps over the summer to get a free T-shirt!). You will also receive a prize ticket for the Big Prize drawing when you get your stamp.
May 4th | 11:00 AM–12:00 PM | Drop-in Event Storm Trooper Training Test your accuracy against enemies of the galaxy using Nerf guns and targets! Everyone that attends will be entered for a drawing to win a Nerf gun.
Hang out, geek out, and have fun after school at our new monthly Makerspace Cafés for middle and high school ages only. Enjoy a variety of games, gadgets, art supplies, invention kits, and more. Free drinks and munchies are provided!
Join other Minecrafters to explore, build, battle, and survive in exciting virtual worlds, including River Cloud, BCPL’s own Minecraft realm. Plus, we’ll have more Minecraft-themed games, crafts, free refreshments, and Roblox access! A limited number of laptops and BCPL Minecraft accounts will be provided; space is limited.
Hey, parents!… Did you know Minecraft is more than just a game? It can also serve as a powerful intro to computational thinking concepts important for 21st century youth who might one day choose a STEM (science, technology, engineering, or math) career path. (But it’s lots of fun, too!)
Who: Ages 9–15* *A parent or guardian must remain on library premises with youth ages 15 and under.
Registration is required for a select number of reserved seats. Additional seating will be available on the day of the event on a first-come, first-served basis. Reserved seats will only be guaranteed for the first 15 minutes of the meetup. Questions? Call Patrick at 543-7675 ext. 2554 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Make new friends after school at BCPL’s popular, monthly teen & tween social night on the first Thursday of every month. Enjoy anime favorites on the main screen, group web games on the HDTVs, free refreshments, classic card and board games, free Minecraft PC/MAC accounts, library laptops & Wi-Fi, giveaways, and more. Plus, this is the perfect place to show off your new cosplay. No registration is required. Just drop in!
BCPL’s monthly book club for teens and tweens to hang out with friends, discuss popular books, and discover fantastic recent releases! Page Turners meets at Ridgway Memorial on the third Wednesday of the month from 5:00–6:00 PM and is now open to both middle and high school ages. A limited number of copies will be reserved for this program and made available to registered BCPL cardholders.
Free snacks provided. This will be an interactive discussion featuring game challenges on Kahoot!; participants are encouraged to bring their personal devices, but a limited supply of Library devices will also be made available for use.
A parent or guardian must remain on library premises with youth ages 15 and under.