First Friday Fun
Having a branch of Boyd County Public Library right in the heart of downtown means that the library can easily participate in all the great happenings in Ashland. And it’s especially fun it the summer months.
Summer is when our monthly Pictures in the Park program returns to the Library Commons area adjacent to the Main Branch, 1740 Central Ave.
This free outdoor family movie night is held the first Friday of May through August. At dark, we show a movie on our large outdoor movie screen. We even provide popcorn and drinks. All you need to bring is a chair and blankets (it can sometimes get pretty chilly in the evening).
We will start around 9 p.m. In case of rain, the movie will be shown the following Friday. If weather prevents us from showing the movie the second time, it won’t be rescheduled.
The remainder of the Pictures in the Park lineup is:
- June 7: “The Smurfs.” In this 2011 animated movie, rated PG, the evil wizard Gargamel chases the tiny blue Smurfs out of their village, and they tumble from their magical world into New York City.
- July 5: “Independence Day.” We couldn’t pass up the chance to show this 1996 movie so close to the Fourth of July. Will Smith stars as a pilot who tries to save the world when the aliens arrive and intend to destroy it. The aliens have the superior technology, but mankind fights back with its strong will to survive. Rated PG-13.
- August 2: “Raiders of the Lost Ark.” Our final film in the series is the 1981 Indiana Jones classic, starring Harrison Ford as an archaeologist hired by the U.S. government to find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis. It is rated PG.
Something new – or should I say, “someONE new – we are adding to the First Friday Fun this summer is a visit from The Story Lady. She will share a special story hour with kids at the Highlands Museum & Discovery Center (1629 Winchester Ave.) at 6 p.m. on the First Friday of May through August.
The Story Lady @ First Friday program includes an interactive story or two, followed by a fun craft and activity. The program will last about a half hour or so, leaving plenty of time to grab some dinner and get over to Pictures in the Park, just a couple of blocks away.