Library offers activities for adults; streaming with hoopla

Published 11:27 am Friday, August 4, 2023


The Boyle County Public Library offers free activities, special events, online resources, and numerous services for the community. Programs often include storytimes, author visits, crafting, and book clubs. Now that the summer reading program has concluded, youth programs are taking a break in August so that staff can review patron feedback from the summer events and prepare for the upcoming fall programs and activities, which will resume in September. Programs for adults will continue this month. Here is a closer look at the upcoming events at the library:

Gathering Artists Summer Exhibit Opening Reception

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The Boyle County Public Library will host an opening reception for the Gathering Artists Summer 2023 Exhibit, “Playing Favorites,” on Friday, August 4 from 4:00 to 5:30 PM in the Georgia de Araujo Gallery. The exhibit will feature the works of numerous regional artists. Each piece of art reflects the exhibit title, featuring the favorite piece(s) of each artist. Artwork will include paintings, photography, felted pieces, sculptures, and more. The exhibit will be on display at the library August 4 through August 31.

Boyle County Writers

On Tuesday, Aug. 8 at 5:30 p.m., gather with fellow writers to practice your writing skills, share your work, and receive feedback from peers. Facilitated by local author Paul Stansbury, this event will be held in the Conference Room at the library. (Ages 18+)

Pop-up Potluck

Share your favorite recipes and sample new ones at this community potluck. On Thursday, Aug. 10 at 6 p.m., the Boyle County Extension office will get things started with some dishes of their own; all participants are encouraged to try their hand. In August, the ingredient of the month is beans, 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. (Adults)

Adult D&D

Dungeons & Dragons is often called the greatest role-playing game of all time. The library offers a D&D club for adults that meets at the library on the second and fourth Sundays of the month. Adults can join a session on Sunday, Aug. 13 at noon or 4:30 p.m. No experience is necessary, but registration is required. To register, sign up at the library or email (Ages 18+)

In addition to programs, BCPL boasts an extensive on-site and online collection for patrons to borrow from. The online collection can be accessed at any time through the library’s website. Patrons only need to have an active library card to set up their online account. Digital library cards, which also provide access to the digital collection, are a great alternative for patrons who don’t already have a traditional library card and who are unable to visit the library in-person to sign up for one. Hoopla is one of the resources the library utilizes for its eMedia collections.

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. Hoopla items are always available, regardless of if someone else has checked an item out. Hoopla’s expanded collection of movies, TV series, and music makes it a wonderful free resource for entertainment. Hoopla also offers BingePass, another way to explore great online content. With BingePass, patrons can get unlimited streaming for seven days with a single borrow.

Currently Hoopla Bonus Borrows are back for the month of August. Offered quarterly, Bonus Borrows provide additional titles that can be borrowed without counting toward the monthly borrowing limit. Hoopla can be accessed via the library’s website at

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 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.