Brandon Long art exhibit going in at the library

Published 2:00 pm Friday, April 26, 2024

The Boyle County Public Library offers numerous free activities, special events, and services for the community. Interactive activities often include storytimes, author visits, crafting, and book clubs. As spring turns into summer, the library staff is winding down their regularly scheduled youth events to prepare for an activity-packed, all-ages summer reading program, which kicks off on May 29. Here is a closer look at some of the upcoming events at the library:

Healthy Choices

On Monday, April 29 at 1:00 PM, the library will host “Healthy Choices.” Offered in partnership with the Boyle County Extension Office, this program series includes lessons focused on cooking skills and stretching your food dollars. This event will be held in the Community Room. (Ages 18+)

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Brandon Long Art Exhibit

In May, an exhibit featuring the artwork of Brandon Long will be on display at the library in the Georgia de Araujo Gallery. The exhibit, which runs May 1-29, will feature a collection of works of varying styles, including minimalist metal assemblages and traditional paintings. An opening reception will be held on May 9. Long is a multi-disciplinary artist from Lancaster, Kentucky. Although he works in a variety of media – he prefers to utilize repurposed and recycled materials to create layered, meaningful work. Aside from creating his own body of mixed-media work, he also works as a muralist, graphic designer, and an arts educator. The Gallery is located on the main level of the Boyle County Public Library. Throughout the year various artists are featured in the gallery, highlighting their talents and making art accessible to everyone.  (All ages)


Library Game Night

Join us for Library Game Night on Tuesday, May 7 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)


BCPL Seed Library

The BCPL Seed Library is open to the public. Currently located on the main level of the library behind the grand staircase, patrons may check out up to five seed packets per month. No library card is required to participate. Seed donations are also accepted. Those who have extra seeds that they would like to share with the community can visit the Circulation desk for complete details on how to donate. The BCPL Seed Library is a free service to the community. (All ages)

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.