Library to host a “Celebration of Kentucky Writers”

Published 7:07 am Saturday, May 14, 2022

The Boyle County Public Library offers numerous free activities, special events, and services for the community all year long. Interactive activities often include storytimes, author visits, crafting events, and book clubs. This month the library has scaled back most of its regularly scheduled youth events to prepare for an activity-packed, all-ages summer reading program, which begins on June 1st. Here are some of the upcoming events being held at the library:

Third Thursday Book Club

In May the book club will be reading The Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen. Join the book discussion on Thursday, May 19 at 10:30 AM in the Community Room. (Ages 18+)

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Magic the Gathering

On Thursday, May 19 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM, the library will host Magic the Gathering, a fun, fast-paced strategy card game from Wizards of the Coast. This event will be held in the Conference Room at the library. (Ages 13+)

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. (Ages 13+)

Jeanne Penn Lane “Celebration of Kentucky Writers”

On Saturday, May 21 from 12:00-4:30 PM, the library will host the 25th Jeanne Penn Lane “Celebration of Kentucky Writers.” The event will feature an outstanding line-up of Kentucky-based writers, many of whom are award-winning and/or best-selling authors. Among the many presenters will be Pulitzer Prize finalist poet Maurice Manning who will be reading from his work and singing. Many of the writers will have their books available for purchase.

Chad Horn will open and close the program. Readers include Ruth Rogers, Doris Settles, Darlene Campbell, Chris Helvey, Virgil Hayes, Ginny Smith, Maurice Manning, Rick Lee, Paul Stansbury, and Jenean McBrearty. A complete schedule can be found in the event listing on the library’s website. This free event will be held in the Community Room at the library. All are invited to attend.

In addition to the Saturday event, there will also be a program beginning at 12:00 PM on Sunday, May 22 at Historic Penn’s Store in Gravel Switch, Kentucky featuring music and readings. This event is also free and open to the public.

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, May 22 at noon or 4:30 PM. No experience is necessary, but registration is required. To register, sign up at the library or email (Ages 18+)

Information about library resources and all upcoming events can be found online at 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, KY.