Library to host short fiction workshop, Canva workshop, Lego party

Published 5:00 pm Thursday, March 14, 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:

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+)

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


Spring Fun: Let’s LEGO!

On Monday, March 18 at 4:00 PM, kids can join us for some LEGO building. We provide the LEGOs and you get to build! Follow a pattern or build from your imagination. Come and LEGO with us! This event will be held in the Community Room. (Ages 6-10)


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 19 from 4:00-5:30 PM for Crafternoon. This event will be held on the 5th Level. (Ages 11-17)


Beginner’s Short Fiction Writing Workshop

Beginning on Tuesday, March 19 from 5:30-7:30 PM, the library will host an instructional writing workshop to help beginners learn how to structure and write stories. Led by local author Paul Stansbury, this 4-part workshop is intended for individuals with little or no experience in writing short fiction who wish to develop their writing skills. The remaining sessions will be held on March 26, April 2 and 9. This series will be held in the Conference Room. (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)


Introduction to Canva Workshop (Perryville)

On Wednesday, March 20 from 5:30-7:30 PM, the library will offer a beginner’s introduction to Canva, an online graphic design tool. At this workshop, there will be a short presentation on how to use Canva, after which participants will be able to explore this user-friendly graphic design interface used to make posters, fliers, brochures, social media posts, letterhead and more. You will have the opportunity to work through your questions with the help of a guide and other participants. This program will be held off-site at Perryville City Hall, 314 E. 2nd Street in Perryville. (Ages 18+)


Third Thursday Book Club

In March the book club will be reading Every Last One by Anna Quindlen. Join the book discussion on Thursday, March 21 at 10:30 AM in the Community Room. (Ages 18+)


Y.A. Gaming Guild

Calling all gamers! Join us at the library on Thursday, March 21 from 4:00-5:30 PM for YA Gaming Guild, where tweens and teens in grades 6-12 can relax, play games, have some snacks, and hang out with other gamers. This week, join us for Sports Fest. Compete against your friends in a variety of virtual sports – including bowling, tennis, and golf – as we play Nintendo Switch Sports for the Nintendo Switch! New and returning gamers are always welcome. This event will be held in the Community Room. (Ages 11-17)


Puppy Know-it-All

New Puppy? No Worries! On Thursday, March 21 at 6:00 PM, the library will offer an informational session with professional trainer Danielle Livasy. Get your questions answered about crate training, potty training, socialization, and more! The presentation will include free handouts and Puppy E Books. (Note: Please don’t bring your pets to this informational session.) This event will be held in the Community Room. (Ages 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 on the second and fourth Sundays of the month. Adults can join a session on Sunday, March 24 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+)


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.