Library to host a classic Rom-Com movie

Published 5:00 am Saturday, February 26, 2022

The Boyle County Public Library offers free activities for patrons of all ages. The library is currently hosting Dinosaur Discovery, an exhibit featuring over 120 fossils and castings from Dr. John Hankla’s curated collection. Stop by to explore the free exhibit, which will remain on display through mid-March. Virtual tours and interactive school visits are also available. More information about Dinosaur Discovery can be found online at BoylePubLib.org/Dinosaurs. In addition to the exhibit, library patrons can also enjoy interactive activities such as crafting projects, games, and weekly storytimes. Here is a closer look at some of the upcoming events at the library:

Classic Movie Showing
On Saturday, February 26 at 2:30 PM, join us for an afternoon showing of a classic 1980s Rom-Com, with an introduction from Stan Campbell. In this 1988 film, a woman’s life revolves around the New York bookshop where she works and the intellectuals she meets there. Her less-than-impressed grandmother decides to hire a good old-fashioned Jewish matchmaker to help her granddaughter’s love life along. Rated PG. The film title can be found in the event listing on the library’s website. This event will be held in the Community Room. Masks required. (Ages 18+)

Adult D&D
Dungeons & Dragons is often called the greatest role-playing game of all time. The library offers a D&D club for adults that meets at the library on the second and fourth Sundays of the month. Adults can join a session on Sunday, February 27 at noon or 4:30 PM. No experience is necessary, but registration is required. To register, sign up at the library or email library@boylepublib.org. Masks are required. (Ages 18+)

Tween LibCrate Wrap Up
Join us on Monday, February 28 at 4:30 PM for the wrap-up discussion of Timeless: Diego and the Rangers of the Vastlantic by Armand Baltazar. Stop by and share your reactions to the book and do themed activities. This event will be held in the Youth Program Room. Masks are required. (Ages 9-13)

Preschool Storytime
Join Ms. Libby for weekly storytime on Mondays and Tuesdays at 10:30 AM in the Youth Program Room. 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 select weeks. Due to social distancing guidelines, seating capacity is limited. 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)

Teen Writing Club
On Tuesdays in March, teens are invited to learn about various aspects of writing in this series. Join us to hone your writing skills in the areas of plot, theme, character creation, descriptive writing, and dialog. This writing workshop will be held weekly on Tuesdays at 4:00 PM in the Community Room. Join as you are able. Masks are required. (Ages 13-18)

Crafters Who Care
On Thursdays from 6:00-8:00 PM, join us in knitting and crocheting items for those in need. This knitting and crochet group welcomes current and new members to weekly crafting meetups at the library. Some materials provided. Beginners are welcome. This event will be held in the Reading Room. Masks are required. (Ages 13+)

Game On!
Teens are invited to play video games at the library on Fridays from 4:00-5:20 PM. 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)

Teen D&D
On Saturday, March 5 from 2:00-4:00 PM 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)

Free Tax Prep
The Boyle County Public Library has once again partnered with the AARP Foundation and the United Way of the Bluegrass to host free tax preparation service. Now through mid-April, tax professionals will be set up in the library on Tuesdays and Saturdays to assist people with the tax filing process. This service is made possible through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. These tax preparation services are available by appointment only.

AARP tax assistance services will be available on Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Although anyone can make an appointment, the program is especially focused on low-to-moderate income taxpayers who are age 50 and older. To make an appointment call 859-374-1415 or email 500052568@aarpfoundation.org.

The United Way VITA Tax Preparation Assistance will be available by appointment only on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for people whose household income was less than $56,000 this past year. For more information and to schedule an appointment call 2-1-1 or go online to uwbg.org/CKEEP.

Information about these and all upcoming events can be found online at BoylePubLib.org. The library is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM; Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30 AM – 8:00 PM; and Saturday from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 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.