Library to host Leap Day activities; Woody the KY Wiener Dog

Published 3:35 pm Friday, February 23, 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

In February, the Library is hosting the “African American History of Danville” exhibit. Offered in partnership with the Danville-Boyle County African American Historical Society (DBCAAHS), the exhibit features historical artifacts and posters from DBCAAHS that highlight African American history of Danville. The exhibit will be on display in the Georgia de Araujo Gallery at the Library through February 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. This series is offered in partnership with the Danville-Boyle County African American Historical Society.

On Saturday, February 24 at 3 p.m., watch a movie about the story of Richard and Mildred Loving, a couple whose arrest for interracial marriage in 1960s Virginia began a legal battle that would end with the Supreme Court’s historic 1967 decision. (Rated PG-13; 2h 3m)


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 on the second and fourth Sundays of the month. Adults can join a session on Sunday, February 25 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+)


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 27 from 4:00-5:30 PM for Pixelated Perler Bead Designs. Create colorful pixelated designs using fusible Perler beads! Once you’ve decided on a pattern and arranged your beads on a pegboard, we’ll use heat to fuse the beads together to create a fun three-dimensional image! This event will be held on the 5th Level. (Ages 11-17)



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)


Y.A. Gaming Guild: Players’ Pick

Calling all gamers! Join us at the library on Thursday, February 29 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. This event will be held in the Community Room. (Ages 11-17)


Leap Day Time Capsules & Birthday Party

A lot can change in four years. On Thursday, February 29 from 6:00-7:30 PM, come to the library to make a time capsule that you will open up on the next Leap Day. The library will provide some supplies, but feel free to bring your own if there is something you have that you want to add. In addition, we will have some cake to celebrate the birthday of people that only get to celebrate on their actual birthday every four years. This event will be held in the Community Room. (All ages)


Woody the Kentucky Wiener Dog’s Puppy Party

Celebrate Read Across America Day with Woody the Kentucky Wiener dog! On Saturday, March 2 at 3:00 PM, Woody and his sister Chloe, the stars of multiple children’s books, will be visiting the Library with their caretakers! After Woody’s presentation, adopt your own puppy plush, grab a snack, and create a book to be signed by Woody himself! This event will be held in the Community Room and is offered in partnership with Danville Education Association. (Ages 0-12)

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.