Library offers virtual and take-home activities for adults and families

The Boyle County Public Library offers numerous virtual and take & make activities for adults. This month they are also offering a murder mystery kit as a fun multi-generational activity. These free activities are a great way to enjoy library events from the comfort of home. Here’s a closer look at some of the programs this month:

Virtual Adult Dungeons
& Dragons

Twice a month virtual adventurers meet online to play the popular role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons. This month Virtual Adult D&D will be held on Sunday, March 14 and 28, with sessions at noon and 4:30 p.m. Registrants may select which time works best for them.

The three-hour sessions are run via two web-based services: Roll20.net and Discordapp.com. In order to partake in 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.

“Mummified Murder” Mystery Kit

Beginning on Monday, March 15, the library will offer a take-home murder mystery kit. In “Mummified Murder,” when a museum discovers that their newly displayed mummy is a fake (and that the fake is actually the body of the assistant curator), mayhem and accusations fly. Pick up a kit and try to solve the murder. The kit is an updated version of a murder mystery event previously held at the library. Kits are available at the library’s circulation desk while supplies last (one kit per household).

Made From Scratch: Smoothies

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 healthy, delicious smoothies.

Smoothie kits can be picked up from either the Extension Office or the library starting Monday, March 15. Kit distribution is on a first come, first served basis while supplies last. Due to the popularity of this program, only one kit will be given out per household. The tutorial video will feature Family and Consumer Sciences agent Alethea Price Bruzek preparing this month’s recipe. The video will premiere on March 15 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 monthly book club and discussion via Zoom on Thursday, March 18 at 6:30 p.m.. The book selection for this month is Life of Pi by Yann Martel. Several copies of the book for this discussion are available from the library’s physical book collection. Complete details, including the link to register, are available on the library’s website.

Virtual Adult Trivia Night

On Saturday, March 20 at 7 p.m. the library will host a trivia night for adults. Hosted via Zoom, 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 short breaks in-between, if needed. Participants will be divided into teams upon arrival, but 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.

Information about these and all upcoming events can be found online at BoylePubLib.org. The library is open Monday-Friday, 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM 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.