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Adult Programs


  • COMMON THREADS CRAFT GROUP
    Calling all yarn and thread crafters! Join crocheters, knitters, loom artists, embroiderers, and others for a fun night of sharing your current projects and good company. Please bring your own supplies. Common Threads is not a library-funded program. Group meets every Tuesday @ 6:00, Ridgway Memorial Library.
  • COMPUTER CLASSES

    Group Computer Classes
    The Reference and Outreach Departments offer special-interest group computer classes and workshops on a semi-regular basis. Possible topics include coding, Pinterest, online job searching, eBay retailing, online genealogy research, and resources for book lovers. Please check program listings or the Library Bulletin for current classes. You may also contact the Reference Department at 543-7675 ext. 4 or e-mail reference@bcplib.org to suggest topics for future group classes.

  • One-on-One Classes
    Do you need one-on-one help with your beginning or intermediate computer skills? We can help with a variety of skills, including Web navigation for beginners, search skills, typing and mousing skills, setting up and using an e-mail account, using social media tools, and Microsoft Office applications including Word, Publisher, and Excel. For an appointment, contact the Reference Desk at 543-7675 ext. 4.
  • WRITING CONTEST
    Our next Writing Contest will begin in April 2017. You can find a history of past winners on our Annual Writing Contest page.

Family Programs


  • FAMILY MOVIE NIGHTS 
    We usually show a recently released Blu-ray or DVD movie suitable for family viewing. Drinks and snacks are provided; movies begin at 6:00 p.m. Register Online 
        
         @Ridgway Memorial Library: 4th Thursday of each month.*
         @
    Lebanon Junction Library: 2nd Thursday of each month.*

    *Due to holidays or library closings, the Family Movie may be rescheduled for an alternate date.

Teen Programs


For details and more special teen events, please see our Teen Programs page!

  • ANIME GAMING NIGHT
    Drop in for anime, viral videos, karoake, console games, classic board games, Minecraft, free refreshments, and more! Middle school and high school ages.

    @Ridgway Memorial Library - 1st Thursday of every month, 4:00–7:00 PM.
  • LITERARY SOCIETY TEEN BOOK CLUB
    Hang out with friends, discuss popular books, and discover fantastic recent releases! Middle school and high school ages.

    @Ridgway Memorial Library - 3rd Wednesday of every month, 4:30–5:30 PM. Meet time may be subject to change beginning in October!
  • MINECRAFT MEETUP
    Join other Minecrafters to explore River Cloud, BCPL’s own Minecraft Realm. Build challenges, redstone tricks, and new adventures await you! Ages 9–15. Registration required for guaranteed seating.

    @Hillview Branch Library - 2nd Saturday of every month, 1:00–3:00 PM.
  • SCI-FI GAMING NIGHT
    Drop in for our newest monthly social night for tweens and teens, featuring games, giveaways, and a new sci-fi film each month! Middle school and high school ages.

    @Ridgway Memorial Library - 3rd Tuesday of every month, 4:00–7:00 PM.
  • TEEN SUMMER READING
    This is a FREE summer program for middle and high school ages. Youth who will be entering sixth grade in the upcoming school year may choose to participate in either the teen program or the children's program.
 

Children's Programs


For more details and special upcoming events, please visit our Kids' Programs page!

  • STORYHOUR
    A weekly school-year program for 3–5 year old children and their caregivers. Programs include a wide variety of activities including reading books, doing crafts and other fun project. This is a great way for parents or grandparents to enjoy doing guided activities with their child and have fun at the same time! Registration and details.
  • TODDLER STORYTIME
    A weekly school-year program for children from birth to 2 years of age and their caregivers. Registration and details.
  • TODDLERS ON THE MOVE
    A monthly program.Toddlers will enjoy a continuous, action-packed fitness class with a focus on motor skills, coordination, and endurance with Stretch N' Grow’s trained and certified Youth Fitness Specialists. Ages 0–4. Registration and details.
  • SUMMER READING PROGRAM
    Summer Reading is a FREE program every summer. As of 2016, children's program includes targeted activities for two children's age groups. Caterpillars include children ages birth to 4; Bookworms programs are tailored to elementary-aged children. Parents of children who will be starting kindergarten in the upcoming school year may choose which program their child will attend.

    There are stories, crafts, and other activities. All participants are awarded coupons and prizes.

last updated 9/2/16