Library to host Gathering Artists exhibit; Seed Library open
Published 9:44 am Friday, February 24, 2023
The Boyle County Public Library offers free activities, special events, and resources for the community. Programs are available for all ages and include gardening, interactive games, and weekly storytimes. In addition, free tax preparation services will be offered through mid-April. Here is a closer look at some of the upcoming events at the library:
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On Saturday, February 25 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 www.boylepublib.org/teendnd to register. (Ages 13-18)
The library offers a Dungeons & Dragons 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 26 at noon or 4:30 PM. No experience is necessary, but registration is required. To register, sign up at the library or email firstname.lastname@example.org. (Ages 18+)
Morning Storytime & Afternoon Storytime
Join us for storytime at the library! Each week we will read stories and have a themed sensory activity for young children to enjoy. Morning Storytime will be held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10:30 AM. Afternoon Storytime will be held on Thursdays at 12:30 PM in the youth department. Toddlers and preschoolers are all welcome to attend with their caregivers. (Ages 2-5)
On Tuesday, February 28 at 6:00 PM, kids and families can learn more about the environment through hands-on activities. In February, let’s get growing indoors by creating some plant babies to take home and nurture. This program will focus on roots and propagation. Growing Gardeners is hosted by members of The Garden Club of Danville and Resilient Boyle in partnership with the library. This event will be held in the Community Room. (Kids & Families)
Teen Game On
Teens are invited to play Nintendo Switch and board games at the library on Fridays from 3:30-5:30 PM. This event will be held on the 5 th Level of the library. (Ages 13-18)
Gatherings Artists Spring Exhibit Opening Reception
The Boyle County Public Library will host "Something New, Something Blue," the Gathering Artists Spring 2023 Exhibit in the Mahan Gallery from March 3 through April 12. The exhibit will feature the works of over 20 regional artists. Each piece of art reflects the exhibit title, being both recent and primarily blue, no matter what the subject matter. The art displayed will include paintings, drawings, jewelry, quilts, felted pieces, handwoven items, and more—all in shades of blue (with white and black, and some with dashes of other colors). Much of the art will be for sale. An opening reception for the exhibit will be held at the Library on Friday, March 3 from 4:00 to 5:30 PM. All are invited to attend.
Gathering Artists is a group of regional visual artists and fine craftspeople who have been meeting together since 1995. Meetings are held monthly on the second Saturday at 10:15 AM at the Art Center of the Bluegrass.
New artists are welcome.
BCPL Seed Library
The BCPL Seed Library is now open to the public. Located on the main level of the library near the entrance to the Reading Garden, patrons may check out up to five seed packets per month. No library card is required to participate. Planting guides are available and can be photocopied if needed. Seed donations are also accepted.
Those who have extra seeds that they would like to share with the community can visit the Circulation desk for complete details on how to donate. The BCPL Seed Library is a free service to the community and is offered in partnership with The Garden Club of Danville.
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. Tax professionals will be set up in the library each week on Tuesdays and Saturdays through mid-April to assist people with the tax filing process. This service is made possible through Tax-Aide and the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) programs. These tax preparation services are available by appointment only.
• AARP Foundation Tax-Aide tax assistance services will be available on Tuesdays from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. 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 859-374-0489 or email email@example.com.
• United Way of the Bluegrass VITA Tax Preparation Assistance will be available by appointment on Saturdays from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, for people with eligible household incomes. For more information and to schedule an appointment, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, call 2-1-1, or go online to uwbg.org/VITA.
Information about library resources 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. 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.