Author Patsi Trollinger to speak at the library

Published 2:34 pm Thursday, October 13, 2022


The Boyle County Public Library offers free activities, special events, and online resources for the community. Programs include storytimes, crafting, and interactive activities. In addition to the numerous programs, the library is currently hosting the “Telling A People’s Story: African American Children’s Literature” (TAPS) 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

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On Saturday, October 15 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)


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 a.m. in the Community Room this fall. Toddlers and preschoolers are all welcome to attend with their caregivers. (Ages 2-5)

Telling Your Story Workshop: Life Size Drawings

Inspired by the TAPS exhibit, in this seven-week workshop you will use your artistic creativity to tell your story.

On Tuesday, October 18 at 4:00 p.m. participants will be making Life Size Drawings. 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, October 18 at 6:00 p.m. we will be making Balloon Pumpkins. This event will be held in the Community Room. (Ages 18+)

Third Thursday Book Club

In October the book club will be reading The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson. Join the book discussion on Thursday, October 20 at 10:30 a.m. in the Community Room. (Ages 18+)

Author Visit with Patsi Trollinger – Fast and Famous: The Amazing Life of Isaac Murphy on Thursday, October 20 at 5:30 p.m., join local author Patsi Trollinger to hear about her picture book biography featured in the Telling a People’s Story exhibit. An accomplished African American jockey, Murphy was the direct descendant of slaves. He won more than 30 major stakes races and was a three-time Kentucky Derby winner. Audience participation is highly encouraged as she shares hands-on artifacts to link Isaac’s story through horses, sports, and chores. By the end of the presentation, kids will have an idea of what the story is about, how the research unfolded, and what kinds of writing/revision problems she encountered. This event will be held in the Youth Department. (All ages/families)

Crafters Who Care

On Thursdays from 6:00-8:00 p.m., 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+)

Halloween Movie Classics

The library will host a classic Halloween movie on Thursday, October 20 at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room. In this 1935 film, Mary Shelley reveals the main characters of her novel survived and goaded by an even madder scientist, the doctor helps to build his monster a mate. (Ages 18+)

Teen D&D

On Saturday, October 22 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. 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. – 8:00 p.m.; and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 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 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.