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News in Brief – 9/2/09

See “Knowing” at BCPL tonight

ASHLAND, Ky. — Boyd County Public Library is hosting a free showing of “Knowing” at the Main Branch on Wednesday, Sept. 2.

The film, rated , starts at 5:30 p.m. The Main Branch is located at 1740 Central Ave. Admission is free and some refreshments are provided. Additional snacks can be purchased.

“Knowing,” rated PG-13, stars Nicolas Cage as a teacher who opens a time capsule that contains chilling predictions — some that have already happened and others that are about to.

Other upcoming movies at the Library include: “Grease” (outdoor movie, rescheduled) on Sept. 4; “Hannah Montana: The Movie” on Sept. 12 (at Summit); “Tom Sawyer” (cartoon) on Sept. 17.

Outside groups can host movie showings at either the Main or Summit branches, using the library’s license.

For more information call Amanda Clark at (606) 329-0518, ext. 1140.

For a full movie schedule, visit any branch of the Boyd County Public Library or www.thebookplace.org.

OUS to host ‘History Alive’

IRONTON — History comes alive at the Southern campus of Ohio University at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 25 with General William T. Sherman making a recruiting visit.

He will talk about why you need to enlist in the Union Army and join him in taking it to those darned secessionists’. Sherman will speak in Bowman Auditorium, Collins Building on the Ironton campus.

Admission is free and open to the public.

Wii event kicks off teen programs

ASHLAND, Ky. — Boyd County Public Library will kick off another fun year of Teen Tuesdays programs on Sept. 8 with a Wii gaming night.

The event starts at 6 p.m. at the Main Branch, 1740 Central Ave. Any area teen is welcome to come play Guitar Hero, Dance Dance Revolution, or a variety of other Wii games.

The Library will have three Wii systems set up, so there will be plenty of playing time for everyone. Refreshments will be served.

Teen Tuesdays is a monthly program held on the second Tuesday and is sponsored by the Teen Library Council.

Each month features a different topic and/or activity, many of them selected by the teen council members.

The October Teen Tuesdays has already been scheduled — a graphic novel workshop — but TLC members will help pick the programming for the remainder of the year.

The council meets at 4:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month — just before Teen Tuesdays.

TLC also helps select materials for the young adult collection and suggests ways to improve services for teen patrons.

The group is in need of new members for the 2009-2010 year.

To apply, or just find out more, contact Misti Tidman at mtidman@thebookplace.org or 606.329.0518, ext. 1310.