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2016.05 - BCPL Newsletter

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discover... BOONE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY MAY 2016 Discover, explore, experience a lifetime of learning. L Boone County Public Library BCP Scheben Branch, May 14 - August 5 Discover Earth Exhibition As C.S. Lewis once wrote, "Eating and reading are two pleasures that combine admirably." With that in mind, during the month of May, we're celebrating the love of food and a good mystery with Mystery and MAYhem: Recipe for a Good Read. From pizza to tea, to coffee and cakes, there are an endless number of series which combine food and a great mystery…a winning combination. Often referred to as culinary mysteries, these series have one thing in common: all feature food in some way, whether by location or profession of the sleuth. Haven't tried this genre before? Stop by any Boone County Public Library location in May and you'll find a display featuring books from one of the many culinary mystery series in our collection. Are you a wine lover? Check-out the Wine Country series by Ellen Crosby. And, here's a clue: start by uncorking book number one, The Merlot Murders. Fancy yourself a chocoholic? Sample one of the many books in Joanna Carl's Choc- oholic Series. Have a craving for something else? Grab one of our recipe card bookmarks to find other culinary mysteries or stop by the Information Desk at any location and one of our literary chefs (also known as librarians) will be glad to cook something up for you. Also during May, as an appetizer, each Library location will have a drawing for a gift basket full of items to satisfy every food lover. And we'll be giving a nod to the wide array of food from our region with a main course grand prize drawing featuring a basket of food items from around the tristate. Be sure to enter and tell us on your entry form what culinary mystery you've devoured. In May, there'll also be food-related programs taking place at various Library locations, and we invite you to join us at one of these interesting and fun events to celebrate the delicious combination of books and food. Battaglia's Deli, inside the Main Library, will offer specials throughout the month from recipes found in popular culinary mysteries. To quote Virginia Woolf, "One cannot think well, love well or sleep well, if one has not dined well." Bon appetite and happy reading! Discover Earth: Our Changing Planet, a national traveling exhibition exploring a global view of our changing environment, will be on display at the Scheben Branch (8899 US 42, Union) from May 14 to August 5. Help us launch the new exhibit on opening day, May 14 at the Scheben Branch, with refreshments from 1-3 p.m. All ages will enjoy exploring the twelve different interactive stations. Discover Earth makes science fun with hands-on multimedia activities on topics such as weather, the water cycle, and how changes in our local ecosystem impact the environment around the world. We've put together a summer line-up of earth science and earth-friendly events to go along with the exhibit. See page three for the first two Discover Earth events. Our Summer Reading program this year will also reflect the Discover Earth theme. Check next month's newsletter and our website for more informa- tion. Discover Earth: A Century of Change, a traveling exhibition for libraries, is part of the STAR Library Education Network (STAR_Net) led by the National Center for the Interactive Learning at the Space Sci- ence Institute. Exhibit partners include the Ameri- can Library Association, the Lunar and Planetary Institute, and Afterschool Alliance. Discover Earth is supported through a grant from the National Science Foundation. Mystery & MAYhem Recipe for a Good Read By Amy B. Foster, Scheben Branch Manager

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