Halloween activities, Revolution exhibit on tap at the library

Published 6:00 am Friday, October 27, 2023

The Boyle County Public Library offers free activities, special events, online resources, and numerous services for the community. Programs often include storytimes, crafting, gaming, and art exhibits. Here is a closer look at some of the upcoming events at the library:

Library Trick-or-Treat

On Saturday, Oct. 28 from 1-4 p.m., families with toddlers, kids, tweens, and teens, are invited to come dressed in costume to trick-or-treat for candy around the library. Start at the library entrance to pick up a free library bag, while supplies last, and then follow the arrows to visit the other candy stops. After you’ve visited all of the stops, venture inside to get a library card or check out spooky books & movies. (Youth and Families)

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Teen D&D

On Saturday, Oct. 28 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. This event will be held on the 5th Level. (Ages 14-18)

859 Paranormal Research – Library Ghost Hunt

Local paranormal investigation team, 859 Paranormal Research, will visit the library to investigate for paranormal activity in this After Dark special on Saturday, Oct. 28 from 9-11 a.m. Our doors will open to the public at 9 p.m. Prior to the investigation, patrons will tour the library while the paranormal team will discuss their process, their history, their equipment, and time permitting, prior paranormal experiences. Once the event ends at 11 p.m., the crew will spend the night in the library, searching for paranormal activity, then share their findings at the library on Nov. 2 at 6 p.m. (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: Poetry & Prose

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, Oct. 31 from 4-5:30 p.m., we’ll focusing on the horror writing genre. In this creative writing session, we’ll learn all about the elements of the horror genre and how to include those elements in our fiction writing. Then, we’ll collaborate to write some horror stories of our own. This event will be held in the Conference 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 Wednesdays and Fridays at 10:30 a.m. 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 1-5)

Kids Fall Fun: Tree Art

Join us on Wednesdays for some fall fun this month. On Wednesday, Nov. 1 from 4-5 p.m., we’ll painting fall tree. Using paint, paper rolls, broccoli, and some imagination, we are going to make some really cool art. This event will be held in the Community Room. (Ages 6-10)

YA Gaming Guild: Players’ Pick

Calling all gamers. Join us at the library on Thursdays from 4:00-5:30 PM for YA Gaming Guild, where tweens and teens can relax, play games, have some snacks, and hang out with other gamers. This week, you and your fellow gamers will get to pick what you play from the library’s huge collection of board games, and multiplayer video games for the Nintendo Switch. New and returning gamers are always welcome. This event will be held in the Community Room. (Ages 11-18)

Ghost Hunt Presentation with 859 Paranormal Research

On Thursday, Nov. 2 at 6 p.m., the team from 859 Paranormal Research will share the findings from their overnight ghost hunt at the library. This event will be held in the Community Room. (Ages 18+)

Revolutionary Threads Exhibit – Opening Reception

On Friday, Nov. 3 from 3:30-5:30 p.m., the library will host the opening reception of the Revolutionary Threads: Uniforms of Revolutionary War Patriot-Soldier Ancestors exhibit. Revolutionary Threads was organized by the Transylvania Chapter NSDAR to honor America250, the multi-year National Commemoration of the 250th anniversary of American independence. The exhibit features uniforms from the 1776 2nd South Carolina Infantry, fifers and drummers, Green Mountain Rangers, General Washington’s life guard and more.

An introductory program will be held in the Community Room at 3:30 p.m. Exhibit tours will be held from 4-5:30 p.m. in the Georgia de Araujo Gallery. Refreshments provided courtesy of St. Asaph Chapter NSDAR – Danville and the Boyle County Public Library. The exhibit will be on display at the library Nov. 3-28, 2023. All are invited to attend.

The exhibit is provided with generous support of National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, Friends of Cartmell House, Pennye and Bob Willcutt, and members of Transylvania Chapter NSDAR, Lexington.

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 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.