Library offers virtual activities for adults

The Boyle County Public Library offers numerous virtual and take & make activities for adults. These free activities are a great way to enjoy library programs from the comfort of home. Here’s a closer look at some of this month’s programs:

Virtual Adult Trivia Night

On Saturday, Jan. 16 at 7 p.m. the library will host a trivia night for adults. Hosted through the library’s Discord server, participants can enjoy friendly, social competition from home at this monthly event.

Trivia questions will be selected from a large variety 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, if needed. Participants will be divided into teams upon arrival. (Team requests can be made as well.)

Anyone interested in participating can register for the event at BoylePubLib.org/virtualtrivianight. This program is recommended for ages 18 and up.

Made From Scratch: Homemade Salad Dressings

The library is partnering with the Boyle County Cooperative Extension Office to bring patrons the “Made from Scratch” cooking skills series. This month participants can learn how to make delicious salad dressings from scratch while adding a healthy zing to their diet.

Kits can be picked up from either Extension Office or the library starting Monday, Jan. 18. Kit distribution is on a first come, first served basis while supplies last.

Due to the popularity of this program, only one kit per household will be given out. The tutorial video featuring Family and Consumer Sciences agent Alethea Price Bruzek will premiere on Jan. 18 at 1 p.m. on the library’s YouTube channel. This program is designed for ages 18 and up.

Virtual Book Club for Adults

The library will host a regular book club and discussion over a virtual medium on Monday, Jan. 18 at 6:30 p.m.

The book selection for January is Eli the Good by Silas House. Several copies of the book for this discussion are available from the library’s physical book collection. Discussions will be held on the Boyle County Public Library Discord Server. Complete details, including the link to register, are available on the library’s website.

Virtual Adult Dungeons & Dragons

Twice a month virtual adventurers meet online to play what some have called the greatest role-playing game ever made. Virtual Adult D&D is held on the 2nd and 4th Sunday each month in two sessions.

The first session starts at noon and the second session begins at 4:30 p.m. Registrants may select which time works best for them. Sessions are run via several web-based services such as Roll20.net and Discordapp.com.

In order to partake of this virtual experience, a reliable internet connection, computer, and headset/microphone are required, as are accounts on both aforementioned services. Space is limited and registration is required. Contact the Boyle County Public Library via email at library@boylepublib.org with questions and to register. This event is for ages 18 and up.

Stories from the Archive

Every library, big and small, has its secrets. In this monthly program, Reference Assistant Steve Ellis delves into some of the historical documents and treasures held in the library’s special collection.

In this month’s segment, Ellis will share the story of three families, a plot of Kentucky land, a family’s migration to Texas, service in the Civil War, and a destructive tornado, and how they are all connected to each other. All “Stories from the Archive” videos are available on the library’s YouTube channel.

Information about these and all upcoming events can be found online at BoylePubLib.org. The library is open Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 5 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.