Library offers programs for adults; Hoopla Bonus Borrows return
Published 2:00 pm Thursday, May 4, 2023
The Boyle County Public Library offers numerous free activities, special events, and services for the community year-round. Interactive activities often include storytimes, crafting, and book clubs. This month library staff have scaled back their regularly scheduled youth events to prepare for an activity-packed, all-ages summer reading program, which kicks off on May 31st. Here is a closer look at some of the upcoming events for adults at the library:
Women’s Self Defense Class
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Shinji Matsuda, martial arts professional, will offer a free, introductory class on women’s self-defense at the library on Saturday, May 6 at 3:00 PM. Registration is required. To register, visit the event listing on the library’s website at BoylePubLib.org. This event will be held in the Community Room. (Ages 18+)
Boyle County Writers
On Tuesday, May 9 at 5:30 PM, gather with fellow writers to practice your writing skills, share your work, and receive feedback from peers. Facilitated by local author Paul Stansbury, this monthly event will be held in the Conference Room at the library. (Ages 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, May 14 at noon or 4:30 PM. No experience is necessary, but registration is required. To register, sign up at the library or email email@example.com. (Ages 18+)
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.
Hoopla Bonus Borrows
Hoopla is a digital media service where patrons can browse over 700,000 titles in six different formats—audiobooks, eBooks, comics, music, movies, and TV shows. Titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. Currently Hoopla is offering Bonus Borrows for the month of May. Offered quarterly, Bonus Borrows provide additional fiction, nonfiction, and children’s titles that can be borrowed without counting toward the monthly borrowing limit. Hoopla can be easily accessed via the library’s website at BoylePubLib.org/emedia.
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.