Pop-up exhibition from the National Archives, The Bill of Rights and You

Boone County Public Library’s Scheben Branch, 8899 US 42 in Union, is hosting a new pop-up exhibition from the National ArchivesThe Bill of Rights and You, commemorating the 225th anniversary of the ratification of this landmark document. The Bill of Rights and You spotlights one of the most remarkable periods in American history, explores the origins of the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution (collectively known as the Bill of Rights), illustrates how each amendment protects U.S. citizens, and looks at how Americans exercise the rights outlined in the amendments. The Bill of Rights and You invites visitors to connect directly with the people, places, and events that mark this historic document’s evolution. This pop-up exhibit is on display now through February 28.

The Bill of Rights and You co-curator Jennifer Johnson states:

“The Bill of Rights represents the Founder’s vision that it would be the people, through votes, that could change the Constitution with enough consensus. And when the people desired a Bill of Rights, our first ten amendments were added to our governing charter.”

To refresh your memory on how we amend the constitution, view this brief YouTube video from The History Channel.

The Bill of Rights and You is organized by the National Archives and Records Administration, and traveled by the National Archives Traveling Exhibits Service (NATES). This exhibition was developed in collaboration with the National Archives’ National Outreach Initiative to commemorate the 225th Anniversary of the Bill of Rights. The exhibition is presented in part by AT&T, Seedlings Foundation, and the National Archives Foundation.

This exhibit is brought to you in collaboration with the Kentucky Humanities Council and the Federation of State Humanities Councils.

You asked for it, you got it — Digital Photography Classes!

It’s been a few years since we held photography classes at the library and we’ve had numerous requests to offer them again. January seemed like the perfect time to begin the series because many of you will receive digital cameras for Christmas. So without further ado…

Learn how to take better photos and use the advanced controls of your camera through a hands-on digital photography series at the Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike in Burlington. Sign up for one class or the whole series based on what you want to learn.

Jeff Snyder, a Union, Kentucky photographer who specializes in nature and wildlife, will teach the series. Jeff has won numerous awards for his photos of diverse subjects like brown bears, bald eagles, and penguins. His photography travels have taken him from the bush of South Africa to the shores of Alaska and the boreal forests of Canada.

Photography Basics — Thursday, January 12, 6:30 p.m.
Get started in photography without a lot of technical jargon or heavy concepts. Whether you use a point and shoot, DSLR, or your phone camera, learn how to keep things simple and shoot in automatic modes. Participants should have a working knowledge of their camera controls. Bring your cameras and a memory card to class. Register for Thursday, January 12.

Intermediate Photography — Thursday, January 19, 6:30 p.m.
Take your basic photography knowledge to the next level. Participants should have a working knowledge of their camera controls and basic photography concepts. This class
is targeted at people who have a camera with advanced controls. Bring your camera, memory card, and a midrange zoom lens to class. Register for Thursday, January 19.

Advanced Photography — Thursdays: January 26, February 2 & 9, 6:30 p.m.
Learn the workflow of activities from capture to photo sharing. Designed for DSLR and Mirrorless cameras. Cameras with the ability to spot meter and be used completely in manual mode will be most suitable for this class. Participants must have a working knowledge of their camera controls and basic photography concepts. Class consists of three sessions. Please register for each class you plan to attend.

Register for Thursday, January 26.

Register for Thursday, February 2.

Register for Thursday, February 9.