Library to host Game Week, Revolutionary Threads

Published 9:44 am Friday, November 3, 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. This week the library will host numerous activities for Game Week, where there will be something fun for everyone. Here is a closer look at some of the upcoming events at the library:

The Human Library

Don’t judge a “book” by its cover. Centre College Library brings The Human Library to BCPL on Saturday, Nov. 4 from 2-4 p.m. Members of the community will share opinions, stories, and personal experience with prejudice with “readers” who want to hear the stories the “books” have to tell. If you missed the Thursday Human Library event at Centre College, you still have an opportunity to “unjudge” someone at the Saturday session at the Boyle County Public Library. This event will be held in the Community Room. (Ages 18+)

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Karate for Kids

On Mondays at 3:30 p.m. in November, join instructor Shinji Matsuda from US Yoshukai Karate to learn karate for beginners. Learn from a 4th degree master with years of experience teaching kids. No prior experience is needed. Registration is required so we can know participants’ skill and age, and waivers are required to participate. Space is limited. A waitlist will be available when the class is full. More information can be found on the library’s website. This event will be held in the Community Room. (Ages 4-12)

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: Resin Dice and Gaming Jewelry

“Game Week” kicks off on Tuesday, Nov. 7 from 4-5:30 p.m. with YA Creative Club, where tweens and teens can try out fun creative projects and meet new creatively-minded friends. Are you a fan of tabletop games, board games, or video games? Come make your own dice or gaming-themed jewelry from scratch by pouring resin in molds, coloring the resin with dyes, and curing the resin using UV lights. Decorate with accessories to give your dice or jewelry your own personal touch. This event will be held in the Community Room. (Ages 11-18)

Library Game Night

“Game Week” continues with Library Game Night on Tuesday, Nov. 7 from 6-8 p.m. 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)

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: Minute to Win It!

Join us on Wednesdays for some fall fun this month. On Wednesday, Nov. 8 from 4-5 p.m., as part of “Game Week,” we’ll be playing fall-themed minute-to win-it games. These games will be fast paced and lots of fun. This event will be held in the Community Room. (Ages 6-10)

YA Gaming Guild: Smash Clash

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. At this “Game Week” event, you will compete in a casual tournament against your fellow gamers in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for the Nintendo Switch. New and returning gamers are always welcome. This event will be held in the Community Room. (Ages 11-18)

D&D Night: Minis and a Movie

Wrap up “Game Week’’ at the library by celebrating the greatest role playing game ever created. If you have ever wanted to customize your own miniatures, now is your chance. On Friday, Nov. 10 from 6-9 p.m., teens and adults are invited for a lesson on painting miniatures with your own to work on. (Not all miniatures have to be used for D&D. There will be general figurine models and Warhammer characters as well.) Then keep painting as we watch the new live action D&D movie (PG-13).  This event will be held in the Community Room (Ages 13+)

Teen D&D

On Saturday, Nov. 11 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)

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, Nov. 12 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+)

Revolutionary Threads Exhibit

This month, the library is hosting 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, Gen. Washington’s life guard and more. Revolutionary Threads 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 in Lexington. The exhibit is on display in the Georgia de Araujo Gallery at the library Nov. 3-28, 2023.