Library to host African American film festival and history exhibit, opening Saturday

Published 5:15 pm Friday, February 2, 2024

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

“African American History of Danville” Exhibit: Opening Reception

On Saturday, February 3 from 1:30-2:30 PM, the Library will host the Opening Reception of the “African American History of Danville” exhibit. Offered in partnership with the Danville-Boyle County African American Historical Society (DBCAAHS), the exhibit will feature historical posters from DBCAAHS that highlight African American history of Danville. Light refreshments will be available. The exhibit will be on display in the Georgia de Araujo Gallery at the Library February 3-28, 2024. (All ages)

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African American Film Festival

Join us each Saturday afternoon in February to watch movies that celebrate the achievement and recognize the struggles the African American community has gone through in the history of the United States. Films will be shown in the Community Room at the Boyle County Public Library. Film titles can be found on the library’s website. This series is offered in partnership with the Danville-Boyle County African American Historical Society. (Ages 13+)

On Saturday, February 3 at 3:00 PM, watch a documentary about the legendary 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival which celebrated African American music and culture and promoted Black pride and unity. (Rated PG-13; 1hr 58m)

On Saturday, February 10 at 3:00 PM, watch a chronicle of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965. (Rated PG-13; 2h 8m)

Baby Storytime

Baby Storytime is offered at the library on Mondays at 10:00 AM. This is a special storytime for babies and their caregivers to strengthen bonds and give encouragement for playing, reading and growing. This weekly event will be held in the Community Room. (Ages birth-18 months)

Y.A. Creative Club

The library hosts a weekly YA (Young Adult) Creative Club, where tweens and teens in grades 6-12 can try out fun creative projects, learn new artistic techniques, and meet creatively-minded friends. Join us on Tuesday, February 6 from 4:00-5:30 PM for Crafternoon. Get inspired as you explore the library’s collection of artistic, writing, and crafting materials, then let your imagination guide you to create something new and exciting to take home at the end of the day! This event will be held in the Community Room. (Ages 11-17)

Library Game Night

Join us for Library Game Night on Tuesday, February 6 from 6:00-8:00 PM. 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)


Each week we will read stories and have a themed sensory activity for young children to enjoy. Storytime will be held on Wednesdays and Fridays at 10:30 AM in the youth department. Toddlers and preschoolers are all welcome to attend with their caregivers. (Ages 1-5)

Social Mixer & Pop-up Potluck

On Thursday, February 8 from 6:00-8:00 PM, share your favorite recipes and learn some new ones in the best way possible — by eating them with friends! This month’s theme is Chocolate. Alethea Bruzek with the Boyle County Extension Office will get things started, but all are encouraged to bring something in. You can even add your recipe to the library’s collection! This is a social event with food to share, friends to be made, and fun to be had. This event will be held in the Community Room. (Ages 18+)

Y.A. Valentine Snowball Fight

Teens and tweens in grades 6-12 can team up with friends and join us for an epic indoor snowball fight at the library on Friday, February 9 from 6:00-7:30 PM. This after-hours event will be held on the 5th Level. (Ages 11-17)

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, February 11 at noon or 4:30 PM. 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+)

Information about library resources and all upcoming events can be found online at 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, KY.