Library hosts Halloween activities; virtual event with award-winning author Jason Reynolds
Published 8:00 am Saturday, October 30, 2021
Activities are in full swing at the Boyle County Public Library. The library is currently hosting Dinosaur Discovery, an exhibit featuring over 120 fossils and castings from Dr. John Hankla’s curated collection. More information about the exhibit can be found at BoylePubLib.org/Dinosaurs. In addition to the exhibit, library patrons can also enjoy interactive activities including crafting projects and gaming events, plus a family movie night later in the month. Here is a closer look at some of the upcoming activities at the library:
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On Friday, Oct. 29, youth are invited to use sewing skills to create a monster plushie. Kits containing all the supplies needed to sew a monster sock or glove plushie at home will be available starting the morning of Oct. 29, while supplies last. Join us in-person in the Library Park to make the monster plushie and Frankentoy plushies with leftover plushie parts that afternoon between 4-5:30 p.m. Masks are encouraged. (Ages 9-18)
Halloween Fun at the Library
On Saturday, Oct. 30 from 1-2 p.m., kids and families are invited to enjoy some Halloween fun at the library. Tiny the Triceratops will visit with patrons, and each child will receive a free book and candy. Explore the Dinosaur Discovery exhibit inside the library, then check out the outdoor StoryWalk featuring “There Was an Old Lady Who Wasn’t Afraid of Anything.”
Join Ms. Libby for Storytime on Mondays and Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. in the Community Room at the library. Each week we will read stories and have a craft kit available for pick up, while supplies last. Virtual storytime videos with ASL will be available on the second and fourth week of the month. Due to social distancing guidelines, seating capacity is limited and registration is required. Call the Children’s Department at 859-238-7323 to register, starting the Wednesday before Storytime. Registration will be done weekly, “first-come, first-served” with no wait list. Craft kits may be picked up at in-person Storytime, on the kits table in Children’s Department, or by using the library’s Curbside Pickup service. (Call the library starting the day the kits are available to ask for a kit using curbside pickup.) Masks are required for ages 2+. (Ages 2-5)
“An Evening with Jason Reynolds” Watch Party
On Monday, Nov. 1 at 7 p.m., the library will offer a watch party of “An Evening with Jason Reynolds,” a virtual event hosted by Kentucky Humanities as part of their Kentucky Book Festival. Jason Reynolds, the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, will discuss his writing career and latest book, “Stuntboy, in the Meantime,” with author Courtney “Court” Stevens. Reynolds is a New York Times bestselling author, a Newbery Award Honoree, a Printz Award Honoree, National Book Award Honoree, a Kirkus Award winner, a two-time Walter Dean Myers Award winner, a NAACP Image Award Winner, and the recipient of multiple Coretta Scott King honors. This all-ages program will be held after-hours in the Community Room. Masks are required.
STEM Day Kits for Tweens and Teens
The library is gearing up for National STEM Day. Starting on Friday, Nov. 5, pick up a kit to engineer your own marble run at home. Kits will be available at the library while supplies last. Additional STEM events will be held the following week. (Ages 9-18)
Teens are invited to play video games at the library on Fridays from 4-5:20 p.m. beginning Nov. 5. Battle with friends in Super Smash Bros or race in Mario Kart 8. This event will be held on 5th Level of the library. Masks are required. (Ages 13-18)
On Saturday, Nov. 6 from 2-4 p.m. teens can play what some call the greatest role-playing game of all time. At this in-person event, players will venture through campaigns that will test their ability to work together and conquer foes in this tabletop adventure. Registration is required to play. Go to www.boylepublib.org/teendnd to register. Face masks are required. (Ages 13-18)
BOOK CLUBS for Tweens, Teens, and Adults:
Third Thursday AM Book Club
In November the club will be reading A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith. Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk. The book discussion will be held on Thursday, Nov. 18 at 10:30 a.m. Masks are required. (Ages 18+)
Beginning on Monday, Nov. 1, Teen LibCrates may be picked up at the library, while supplies last. Each crate will include a free book and other goodies. The book for this month is “Rules for Vanishing” by Kate Alice Marshall. An in-person discussion of the book will be held on Nov. 23 to share thoughts about the book. Masks are required. (Ages 13-18)
Pick up your Tween LibCrate any time in November. The book this month is “The Legend of Skeleton Man” by Joseph Bruchac. It features two horror novels in one: “The Skeleton Man” and “The Return of Skeleton Man.” Each crate will include a free book, craft, snack and prize. Join the in-person wrap-up discussion on Nov. 30 to share your reactions and do themed activities. Masks are required. (Ages 9-13)
Information about these and all upcoming events can be found online at BoylePubLib.org. The library is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30 a.m.-8:00 p.m.; and Saturday from 10 a.m.-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.