Special events at the library
Published 9:09 am Friday, October 9, 2020
The Boyle County Public Library offers numerous activities for a variety of ages, including fun virtual programs for adults.
This weekend the library will host “Virtual Adult Trivia Night” on Saturday, Oct. 10 at 7 pm. The event is run through the library’s Discord server which allows for fun, friendly social competition from the comfort of home.
Trivia questions are selected from a wide array of topics to give everyone a chance to feel like the smartest person in the room. There will be three timed rounds with five-minute breaks in-between each round.
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Participants will be divided into teams upon arrival. Team requests can be made as well. This event is recommended for ages 18 and up.
Registration is required to receive the link to the event. Those interested in playing should go to boylepublib.org/virtualtrivianight to sign up.
Another upcoming virtual event for adults is “Grown-up Game Night” on Monday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. The game night will be hosted using Jackbox party games with communication through Discord.
Participants will need two browser windows or devices – one to communicate via Discord, and one to enter responses to games. No purchase, download, or account is necessary to participate.
Those interested in playing can register online by visiting boylepublib.org/events and selecting “Grown-up Game Night” from the events list. After registering, library staff will send out links to the chat channel as well as instructions on joining the games. Any questions about the event can be directed to Caleb Conover at the library.
The library is excited to announce the return of a modified in-person storytime. Children’s Services Librarian Libby McWhorter will offer “Storytime in the Garden” on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. in the Reading Garden at the library during the remaining three weeks in October.
This outdoor event will be offered in accordance with all safety guidelines in coordination with the Boyle County Health Department. Space will be extremely limited for adult/child pairs, and registration is required.
Anyone interested in attending one of the storytime sessions will need to call the Children’s Department at (859) 238-7323 to register before the program. Registration opens the Thursday before that week’s program and will run through the day of the event.
Adults must wear masks and social distancing is required for all. Large picture books and a microphone will be utilized to aid in the experience. For those unable to attend in person, Virtual Storytime will continue to be offered on Tuesdays at 10 a.m.
In addition to these events, the library is offering virtual Halloween-themed activities including Halloween Crafts & More for kids ages 3-8, a Virtual Halloween Parade, and a Halloween Scavenger Hunt.
Registration for Halloween Crafts & More must be done by today, Friday, Oct. 9. Information about these and all upcoming events can be found online at BoylePubLib.org.
The library is open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. In addition, free WiFi is available in the library parking lot 24/7.
Chat with library staff using the live chat service on the library’s website or by texting (859)-545-8398.
The Boyle County Public Library serves the city of Danville and the surrounding communities, and is actively committed to enriching the lives of its patrons. The library is located at 307 West Broadway in Danville.