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News in Brief – 7/22/09

‘Girls’ Night Out’ program set

ASHLAND, Ky. — The monthly Girls Night Out program at Boyd County Public Library features the movie “He’s Just Not That Into You.”

The July 29 program starts at 5:30 p.m. at the Main Branch, 1740 Central Ave. Entry to Girls Night Out is a food dish to share, or $2. All funds collected go to purchase refreshments for the program.

The movie, rated PG-13, is based on the self-help book of the same name, and chronicles the romantic misadventures of nine individuals.

Men are welcome to attend, but the Girls Night Out program is not intended for children. The August GNO selection is “Duplicity.”

For more information, call (606) 329-0090 or visit www.thebookplace.org

Summer preview day scheduled at SSU

PORTSMOUTH — Explore Shawnee State University and dine in the new University Center Ballroom at a Summer Preview Day for high school seniors from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 14.

The day will include a parent session, campus tour, student question and answer session, lunch and housing tours.

At the parent session, a panel group will talk about the various departments and answer questions. Directors from several departments will be on the panel including Admissions, Financial Aid, Housing, Student Success Center and Student Activities.

The Summer Preview Day is a great way to explore SSU and see the campus and all the facilities including the new addition to the University Center. Students will attend a panel session with SSU’s Admissions staff.

The Summer Preview Day is free and open to the public. To register, call (740) 351-4778 or toll free (800) 959-2778. Register online at www.shawnee.edu/off/adms/preview.html or by e-mail at To_SSU@shawnee.edu.

Outdoor movie night is July 31

ASHLAND, Ky. — Boyd County Public Library’s Pictures in the Park series continues July 31, with a showing of “Superman.”

Pictures in the Park starts at dark – around 9 p.m. – just outside the Reading Garden at the Main Branch, 1740 Central Ave. The Library closes at 5 p.m., so movie attendees should just come to the side of the building.

People need to bring their own chairs and blankets to the movie. Admission is free. Popcorn is provided, and people can bring their own drinks and other snacks.

“Superman,” made in 1978, is about an alien orphan sent from his dying plant to Earth, where he grows up to become his adoptive home’s first and greatest super-hero. It is rated PG.

The outdoor movie system includes a 12-foot inflatable screen and 100-watt speakers. All outdoor movies are either classic or family films. They will be shown on the last Friday of each month, through October, at dark. Upcoming selections include “Grease” on Aug. 28; “Back to the Future” on Sept. 25; and “Ghostbusters” on Oct. 30.

If it rains, the outdoor movie will take place the following Friday.

Outside groups can host movie showings inside the library, using the library’s license. For more information, call Amanda Clark at (606) 329-0518, ext. 1140. For a full movie schedule, visit www.thebookplace.org