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The Road to Innocence: Roger Dean Gillispie

Where: Scheben Branch
When: October 19 at 6:30 p.m.

For most of us, the only time we see an innocent person go to prison for a crime s/he didn't commit is in the pages of a novel or on a movie screen. For Roger Dean Gillispie it was real life. Meet Mr. Gillispie as he shares the experience of serving 20 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit.

Please register for this program so we can make accommodations for everyone.

The Road to Innocence is presented as part of the Library's involvement in the National Endowment for the Arts Big Read. This year's Big Read title is A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines. A free copy of A Lesson Before Dying will be given to the first 100 people in attendance, and we encourage everyone to read the book tied to themes of race, justice, and dying with dignity.

Roger Dean Gillispie
Image (c) Roger Dean Gillispie

Learning is All Around Me! Mobile Learning Adventure

Grow Up Great

Where: Main Library
When: October 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and October 2 from 1 to 5 p.m.

Two days only! The Mobile Learning Adventure is a traveling exhibit that helps parents and caregivers to learn about the importance of early childhood education for their preschoolers. Part of PNC Grow Up Great, the Adventure includes interactive kiosks and the When I Grow Up station, where kids dress as different professionals and have their pictures superimposed on an appropriate background. Also, parents get to take home activity books and learning kits that demonstrate how to turn everyday moments into learning opportunities.

For more information watch a short video of The Mobile Learning Adventure.

Oktoberfest (All Ages)

Where: Scheben Branch
When: October 1 from noon to 3 p.m.

Bring the entire family to celebrate our region's rich, German heritage. Listen to polka music by Polkin Fun, enjoy free pretzels from Servatii's, drinks in our Root Beer Garden, and much more!

There is something for everyone at Oktoberfest. Learn more.

Image (cc) Umberto Fistarol

The Future of Solar Energy in Kentucky

Solar Panels
Image (cc) Gray Watson

Where: Main Library
When: October 8 at 2:30 p.m.

Learn about off-grid living from congressman Thomas Massie as he discusses his adventures using solar energy on his Kentucky farm. NKY locals, Don and Dan Adams will also discuss their experience with solar energy. Regional solar companies and installers will be available to provide information and answer questions.

Presented by the Kentucky Solar Energy Society, a chapter of the American Solar Energy Society, as part of the Annual Solar Tour Initiative.

Lents Branch Relocation Project

For more information regarding the Lents Branch relocation project in Hebron, take a look at our blog post and our FAQ.

Tips for Newcomers

Are you new to Boone County? Do you feel that you aren’t meeting people? Would like to get more involved in the community? Need to choose a school or just somewhere nice for dinner? Check our blog post for newcomers. You'll be pointed in the right direction!

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