Library to host Kentucky Chautauqua performance

Published 5:32 am Friday, September 16, 2022

The Boyle County Public Library offers free activities, special events, and online resources for the community. Programs include storytimes, crafting, and STEM activities. In addition to the numerous programs, in September and October the library is hosting the “Telling A People’s Story: African American Children’s Literature” traveling panel exhibit featuring art produced for book illustrations. Information about the exhibit can be found on the library’s website at In conjunction with the exhibit, the library is offering opportunities for patrons preserve their history by utilizing the Memory Lab and other library resources to digitize old photos and record oral histories. Here is a closer look at some of the upcoming events at the library:

Chess Mix

On Saturday, September 17 from 2:00-4:00 PM, visit the library and enjoy an afternoon of chess and a savory snack. This program is for all skill levels. This event will be held in the Reading Room. (All ages)

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Fiction Workshop Reading

On Saturday, September 17 from 2:00-4:00 PM, local author Paul Stansbury will read from the collection of work created by participants in his summertime Fiction Writing Workshop. This event will be held in the Community Room. (Ages 18+)

Community Show & Tell

In conjunction with the Telling a People’s Story traveling panel exhibit, the library will host a Community Show & Tell on Saturday, September 17 at 6:00 PM. All are invited to show a personal treasure and tell about its story.

Each person will have approximately 5 minutes to share. Sign up to participate at the event, which will be held in the Community Room. (All ages)


Each week we will read stories and have a sensory activity for young children to enjoy. Storytime will be held Monday and Tuesday mornings at 10:30 AM in the Community Room this fall. Toddlers and preschoolers are all welcome to attend with their caregivers. (Ages 2-5)

Telling Your Story Workshop: Story Stones

Inspired by the Telling a People’s Story exhibit, in this eight-week workshop you will use your artistic creativity to tell your story about who you are, your family, and your dreams. Art activities will focus on your favorite things, family tree, home, storytelling, self-portraits, and more. On Tuesday, September 20 at 4:00 PM participants will make Story Stones. There will be opportunities to share your creations with others and hear about how these themes are seen in the books from the exhibit. This activity will be held in the Community Room. (All youth ages)

Crafting for Keeps

At this program series you will be guided through the process of making a craft that you get to keep. On Tuesday, September 20 at 6:00 PM we will be making DIY Leaf Bowls. This event will be held in the Community Room. Extra supplies will be made into kits that will be available in the library lobby while supplies last. (Ages 18+)

Robotics Test Lab

On Thursday, September 22 at 4:00 PM, youth are invited test their coding skills and the library’s robots in free play with Dash & Dot, Code & Go Mouse, Code-a-pillar, Ozobot, and Cozmo. Some robots teach initial coding skills and while more advanced versions are able to move around and do basic tasks. Teamwork is encouraged.

This event will be held in the Youth Department. (All youth ages)

Kentucky Chautauqua: William Wells Brown

The library will host the Kentucky Chautauqua presentation of “William Wells Brown – How I Got My Name,” portrayed by Virgil Covington, Jr. on Thursday, September 22 at 6:00 PM. William Wells Brown was the first published African American novelist and playwright. Born circa 1814 to an enslaved mother in central Kentucky, Brown experienced the dissolution and sale of his own family and witnessed the harsh and brutal separation of other families in the institution of slavery. After years of failed attempts, he finally escaped slavery to a life of freedom in 1834. He went on to become a public advocate of the abolitionist and temperance movements. His memoir, “Narrative of William Wells Brown, a Fugitive Slave, Written by Himself,” had a direct influence on the abolitionist movement. This event is an exclusive presentation of Kentucky Humanities. This performance will be held in the Community Room. (All ages)

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+)

Teen D&D

On Saturday, September 24 from 2:00-4:00 PM teens can play what some call the greatest role-playing game of all time. 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 to register. (Ages 13-18)

Information about library resources and all upcoming events can be found online at The library is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; and Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 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 is located at 307 W. Broadway in Danville.