Library to host a black light tea party; Friends of the Library Annual Meeting

Published 5:15 pm Friday, March 8, 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:

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, March 10 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+)

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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)


Healthy Choices

On Monday, March 12 at 1:00 PM, the Library will host “Healthy Choices.” Offered in partnership with the Boyle County Extension Office, this 7-week program will include lessons focused on cooking skills and stretching your food dollars. This program will be held in the Community Room. (Ages 18+)


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, March 12 from 4:00-5:30 PM for Miniature Fairy Doors. Paint a miniature fairy door in your own personal style, then decorate it with three-dimensional accessories like flowers, butterflies, moss, and more! Place your finished door at the base of a tree or wall to complete the illusion that a fairy or other small creature lives inside. This event will be held on the 5th Level. (Ages 11-17)


Boyle County Writers

On Tuesday, March 12 at 5:30 PM, gather with fellow writers to practice your writing skills, share your work, and receive feedback from peers. Facilitated by local author Paul Stansbury, this monthly event will be held in the Conference Room at the library. (Ages 18+)



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)


“Pi oh Pi, Math Can Be Fun!”

The Friends of the Library will host their 2024 Annual Meeting on Thursday, March 14 at 4:00 PM. Find out what’s happening with the Friends, elect officers, and enjoy refreshments and giveaways! Guest speaker Dr. John Wilson, Centre College Math Professor, will present a small sample of delicious mathematical ideas that are most appropriate on Pi Day. This whimsical use of numbers falls into the area of recreational mathematics. Many puzzles, games, and card tricks have just a bit of mathematics at their core. In this talk you will see a card trick based on rearrangements called permutations that are common objects of study in many areas of mathematics. You will also explore the logic and theory of sets that can be found in a new puzzle called Squarely. In keeping with the theme, we’ll be serving individual pies in a variety of sweet and savory flavors. This event will be held in the Community Room. (Ages 18+)


Y.A. Gaming Guild

Calling all gamers! Join us at the library on Thursday, March 14 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 5th Level. (Ages 11-17)


Social Mixer & Pop-up Potluck

On Thursday, March 14 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! In honor of Pi Day, this month’s theme is Pies. 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+)


BCPL After Dark: Black Light Tea Party

On Saturday, March 16 at 6:00 PM, fall down the rabbit hole at this special after-hours event and enjoy a black light tea party with tea and snacks fit for a party in Wonderland. This event will be held in the Community Room. (Ages 18+)


Gathering Artists Spring Exhibit: “Other Worlds” 

The Boyle County Public Library is hosting the Gathering Artists Spring 2024 Exhibit, “Other Worlds,” in the Georgia de Araujo Gallery through March 28. The exhibit features the works of numerous regional artists. Each piece of art reflects how the artist imagines other worlds. (All ages)


Free Tax Prep

The Boyle County Public Library has once again partnered with the AARP Foundation and the United Way of the Bluegrass to host free tax preparation service. Tax professionals will be set up in the library each week on Tuesdays and Saturdays through mid-April to assist people with the tax filing process. This service is made possible through Tax-Aide and the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) programs. These tax preparation services are available by appointment only.

  • AARP Foundation Tax-Aide tax assistance services will be available on Tuesdays from 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM. Although anyone can make an appointment, the program is especially focused on low-to-moderate income taxpayers who are age 50 and older. To make an appointment, call 859-813-5654 or email
  • United Way of the Bluegrass VITA Tax Preparation Assistance will be available by appointment on Saturdays from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, for people with eligible household incomes. A Spanish-speaking interpreter will be available to assist by phone at any appointment. For more information and to schedule an appointment, e-mail, call 2-1-1, or go online to

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.