Library to host solar eclipse viewing party, Job Workshop

Published 3:30 pm Thursday, April 4, 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:

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)

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Healthy Choices

On Monday, April 8 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+)


Solar Eclipse Viewing Party

On Monday, April 8 from 2:00-5:00 PM, all ages are invited to a totally spaced-out celebration and viewing of the 2024 total solar eclipse. The library is hosting a party with activities and snacks all afternoon during the eclipse. Maximum viewing will be at 3:08 PM. (While we are close to the path of totality, the total phase of this solar eclipse will not be visible in Danville, however it can be observed as a deep partial solar eclipse.) You’ll need proper eyewear for this event. Pick up your FREE eclipse viewing safety glasses at the library on April 8 during library hours, while supplies last. Don’t miss this opportunity! The next total solar eclipse that could be seen from the United States will be in August 2044. Activities will be held in the library lobby and in the Library Park. (All ages)


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, April 9 from 4:00-5:30 PM for Crafternoon. Get inspired as you explore the library’s collection of artistic, writing, and crafting materials. 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 on the 5th Level. (Ages 11-17)


Beginner’s Short Fiction Writing Workshop (Part 4)

On Tuesday, April 9 from 5:30-7:30 PM, the library will host the final session of 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 final session will be held on April 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)


“Getting the Job” Workshop

On Thursday, April 11 at 1:00 PM, as part of the statewide Job Fair initiative, BCPL has partnered with the Kentucky Career Center to present the workshop “Getting the Job.” Patrons will explore different job search techniques, résumé writing, and how to prepare for an interview. 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, April 11 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 Players’ Pick where you and your fellow gamers will get to pick what you play from the library’s huge collection of board games as well as our collection of multiplayer video games for the Nintendo Switch! New and returning gamers are always welcome. This event will be held in the Community Room. (Ages 11-17)


Social Mixer & Pop-up Potluck

On Thursday, April 11 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 Southern Creole Food. 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+)


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, April 14 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+)


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 April 13 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.