Library hosts Starlight Movie Night, 3D Art Exhibit

Published 11:08 am Thursday, September 21, 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, gaming, and art exhibits.

In addition to the many events offered, the library is hosting the SPARK! Places of Innovation traveling exhibit through October 14. This interactive exhibit explores the unique combination of places, people, and circumstances that sparks innovation and invention in small, rural communities. Panels featuring photographs, interactive stations, games and videos bring a multi-layered experience to reveal the leaders, successes, and innovation in each town. Stop by the library to explore the exhibit panels, the Innovation Station, and the Wayne Daugherty 3D art exhibit in the Georgia de Araujo Gallery. Field trips with transportation grants are available. More information about the exhibit can be found at

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Here is a closer look at some of the upcoming events at the library:

Teen D&D

On Saturday, Sept. 23 from 2-4 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. New players are always welcome. This event will be held on the fifth level on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month. (Ages 14-18)

Learning Graphic Design with Canva

On Saturday, Sept. 23 from 2-4 p.m., the library will host a class on how to use Canva — a wonderful tool for creating simple and tasteful graphics for social media, advertisement, invitations, book covers, and more. In this introductory class, you can learn the basics of using Canva to enhance your brand, or spruce up your social profile. This event will be held in the Computer Lab. (Ages 18+)

BCPL After Dark: Mocktail Cocktails

At this first BCPL After Dark event, you can learn how to make your favorite mixed drinks with a bit less “spirit,” but still all the flavor and fun. This event will be held in the library lobby on Saturday, Sept. 23 from 6-7 p.m. (Ages 18+)

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, Sept. 24 at noon or 4:30 p.m. No experience is necessary, but registration is required. To register, sign up at the library or via the event listing on the library’s website, or email (Ages 18+)

Baby Storytime

Join us on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. for a storytime just for babies. Each week, Ms. Rachael will read themed stories and have a sensory activity for babies from birth to 18 months and their caregivers to enjoy. Baby Storytime will be held in the Community Room with the books & theme changing each week. (Ages 0-18 months)

YA Creative Club: Arts & Crafts

Calling all artists, writers, crafters, and creatives! Join us each week for YA (Young Adult) Creative Club, where tweens and teens can try out fun creative projects, learn new writing skills and artistic techniques, share their work, and meet new creatively-minded friends. On Tuesday, Sept. 26 from 4-5:30 p.m., the library will offer “Arts & Crafts – Autumn Cupcake Decoration.” Join us to create edible art as we decorate premade cupcakes with fun fall designs. We will learn how to use piping bags and various piping tips to cover our cupcakes in autumn flowers, leaf piles and pumpkins made of frosting. This event will be held in the Community Room. (Ages 11-18)

Morning & 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 Fridays at 10:30 AM. Afternoon Storytime will be held on Wednesdays at 12:30 p.m. in the youth department. Toddlers and preschoolers are all welcome to attend with their caregivers. (Ages 2-5)

Kids Fall Fun: Putt-Putt Golf

Join us on Wednesdays for some fall fun this month! On Wednesday, Sept. 27 from 4-5 p.m., we’ll be playing putt-putt golf in the youth department. Use your best putting skills to weave your way through our fall-themed mini-golf course. (Ages 6-10)

YA Gaming Guild: Board Game Bash

Calling all gamers! Join us at the library on Thursdays from 4-5:30 p.m. for YA Gaming Guild, where tweens and teens can relax, play games, have some snacks, and hang out with other gamers. This week, come explore the library’s huge collection of board and card games. Play some old classics, like Uno or Scrabble, or try out some newer games, like Wingspan, Everdell, or The Isle of Cats. New and returning gamers are always welcome. This event will be held in the Community Room. (Ages 11-18)

Starlight Movie Night

On Friday, Sept. 29 at 7:30 p.m., watch a movie outside under the stars at the Library! First, join our Preview Party to play outdoor games. Then, set out your lawn chair and settle in to watch a newly released movie perfect for the whole family. The movie starts at dusk with an estimated runtime of 2 hours 15 minutes. In this 2023 film, a mermaid makes a deal with a sea witch to trade her beautiful voice for human legs so she can discover the world above the ocean and impress a prince. Find out the movie title at Rated PG (All ages)

Wayne Daugherty 3D Art Exhibit

In conjunction with the SPARK! Exhibit, the library is hosting a 3D Art Exhibit featuring artwork by local artist Wayne Daugherty. The exhibit features 3D sculptures made with EVA (ethyl vinyl acetate) foam. These sculptures are constructed with foam, then painted with primer and acrylics. Box cutters, Dremel tools, and super glue are used in the creation of the 3D sculptures. Videos showing the artist’s process can be found online at Red Dog Props – YouTube. Visit the exhibit in the Georgia de Araujo Gallery, located on the main level of the library, during regular library hours through Oct. 14. (All ages)

Musical Exploration with Xylophones

During the week of fall break, kids can learn to play xylophones and other percussion instruments in a group setting. This four-day workshop will be held on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday beginning Monday, Oct. 2 at 2 p.m.. Registration is required to participate. Space is limited, and attendance at all four sessions is required as the lessons to learn the instruments build on one another. To register, stop by the library to sign up, or call the library at 859-238-7323 and ask for the youth department to register. This event is offered in partnership with Danville Children’s Choir. (Grades 3-5)

Flash Fiction Horror Writing Workshop

In this four-part workshop, writers can learn to write a fiction short story centered on the genre of horror and suspense under the guidance of local author Paul Stansbury. These stories will be even shorter than normal; made to be presented in 10 minutes or less, and will be shared with the community. The first session will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 3 from 5:30-8 p.m. Remaining sessions will be held on Oct. 5, 12, and 17. This workshop will be held in the Conference Room (Ages 18+)

Children’s Author Visit with Juliana Gaddis

From debut talent Juliana Gaddis and New York Times bestselling illustrator John Joseph comes the story of two families with identical minivans (save for one tiny bumper sticker) who unknowingly switch vehicles for the day when their respective toddlers swap key fobs at the grocery store. With sparse text and bright, cinematic art, Minivan Mix-Up weaves a silly (and relatable) story about two different families celebrating their commonality and ultimately finding friendship. Join us at the library on Wednesday, Oct. 4 at 11 a.m. for a reading by the author, followed by a book signing provided by Plaid Elephant Books. This event will be held in the Youth Department. (Families and Kids)

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 W. Broadway in Danville.