Library to host Family Game Night, STEAM activities
Published 2:24 pm Friday, March 3, 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:
Gatherings Artists Spring Exhibit Opening Reception
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The Boyle County Public Library will host an opening reception for the Gathering Artists Spring 2023 Exhibit, “Something New, Something Blue,” on Friday, March 3 from 4:00 to 5:30 PM in the Mahan Gallery. 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. Much of the art will be for sale. The exhibit will be on display at the library from March 3 through April 12.
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. In March, an ASL interpreter will be at Storytime on Tuesdays. Toddlers and preschoolers are all welcome to attend with their caregivers. (Ages 2-5)
Family Game Night
Join us for Family Game Night at the library on Tuesday, March 7 from 6:00-8:00 PM. This is a social event for all-ages where you, your family, and your peers can come and enjoy a fun night of pizza, competition, and cooperation.
The library will provide the food and a full collection of board games. Staff will be available to help you learn the games. This event will be held in the Community Room. (All ages)
Kid STEAM Lab
On Wednesday, March 8 at 4:00 PM, kids are invited to combine science experiments and art for a fun STEAM project. This week we will be making grape sculptures. This event will be held in the Community Room. (Kids) Tween STEAM Lab
On Thursday, March 9 at 4:00 PM, tweens are invited to combine science experiments and art for a fun STEAM project. This month we will be making a fan favorite – green sparkle slime. This event will be held in the Community Room. (Tweens)
Pop-up Potluck: Community Recipe Exchange
Share your favorite recipes and sample new ones at this community potluck. On Thursday, March 9 at 6:00 PM, the Boyle County Extension office will get things started with some dishes of their own; all participants are encouraged to try their hand. This month’s theme is “Mediterranean Cuisine,” but any type of recipe is welcome. Cook up your favorite recipe and bring it to this monthly potluck, then add it to the library’s recipe database. This is a social event with food to share, friends to be made, and fun to be had. Supplies are limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. This event will be held in the Community Room. (Ages 18+)
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)
Read to the Stars
On Saturday, March 11 from 9:00-10:30 AM, kids and families are invited to a special event at the library. “Read to the Stars” is a storytime extravaganza. Wear your pajamas and join us for breakfast and stories with a special equine friend. Hank the Horse will be inside the library to welcome young readers and their families. Eat breakfast with Hank using our cereal buffet, then listen to stories perfect for bedtime and make a star craft. All youth attendees will get their very own reading buddy horse plushie and flashlight keychain so they can keep reading every night before bed! This event is offered in partnership with Danville Education Association. (Kids & Families)
On Saturday, March 11 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. (Ages 13-18)
On Saturday, March 11 from 2:30-4:30 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 Community Room. (All ages)
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, March 12 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+)
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, KY.