Library to host Valentine’s crafts, book clubs and readings from local writers – The Advocate-Messenger

The Boyle County Public Library offers many free activities for patrons of all ages. The library currently hosts Dinosaur Discovery, an exhibit featuring over 120 fossils and casts from the collection curated by Dr. John Hankla. Stop to explore the free exhibit, which will remain on display until mid-March. Virtual tours and interactive school tours are also available. Anyone interested in arranging a group guided tour of the exhibition should contact the library’s youth service. More information about Dinosaur Discovery can be found online at In addition to the exhibit, library patrons can also enjoy interactive activities such as craft projects, games, and weekly story times. Here’s a look at some of the upcoming events at the library:

Careful craftsmen
Thursdays from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., join us to knit and crochet items for those in need. This knitting and crocheting group welcomes current and new members to weekly craft meetings at the library. Some materials provided. Beginners are welcome. This event will take place in the Reading Room. Masks are mandatory. (13 years and over)

Game on!
Teens are invited to play video games at the library on Fridays from 4-5:20 p.m. Battle with friends in Super Smash Bros or race in Mario Kart 8. This event will take place on the 5th level of the library . Masks are mandatory. (13-18 years old)

Preschool story time
Join Ms. Libby for a weekly story hour on Mondays and Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. in the Youth Programs Room. Each week we’ll read stories and have a crafting kit available for pickup, while supplies last. Virtual Storytime videos with ASL will be available select weeks. Due to social distancing guidelines, seating is limited. Craft kits can be picked up at story time in person, from the kit table in the Children’s Department, or by using the library’s curbside pickup service. (Call the library from the day the kits are available to request a kit using curbside pickup.) Masks are required for children 2 and older. (2-5 years)

Memories to remember: a reading
Join us for a reading of local memorabilia and souvenirs. On Tuesday, February 1 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., attendees of the recent Memories Worth Remembering writing workshop will share written versions of cherished memories that have been published in a chapbook, which will be added to the library’s collection for the ‘to come up. readers. This event will take place in the community hall. Masks are mandatory. (18 and over)

Valentine’s Day workshop for children
On Saturday, February 5 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., the library will host a Valentine’s Day craft workshop for children. Join us for an in-person program to make Valentine’s Day themed crafts and a STEM project. There will be three tables with a project at each. Kids can attend anytime during the program and work at their own pace, then walk away with instructions on how to make more crafts at home. Masks are mandatory. This event will take place in the Youth Programs Room. Places will be limited for social distancing. (5-8 years)

BOOK CLUBS for tweens, teens and adults
Third Thursday Morning Book Club
In February, the book club will read David Grann’s Killers of the Flower Moon. Copies of the book are available at the circulation desk, while supplies last. The discussion around the book will take place on Thursday, February 17 at 10:30 a.m. in the community room. Masks are mandatory. (18 and over)

Teen LibCrates
Starting Tuesday, February 1, Teen LibCrates can be picked up at the library, while supplies last. Each crate will include a free book and other goodies. This month’s book is This is My Brain in Love by IW Gregorio. An in-person book discussion will be held on February 22 to share thoughts on the book. Masks are mandatory. (13-18 years old)

Tween LibCrates
Get your Tween LibCrate anytime in February, while supplies last. This month’s book is Timeless: Diego and the Rangers of the Vastlantic by Armand Baltazar. This book features color illustrations, steam punk, time travel, robots, dinosaurs and more. Each crate will include a free book, crafts, snack, and prize. Join the wrap-up discussion in person on February 28 to share your feedback and do themed activities. Masks are mandatory. (9-13 years old)

Information about these and all upcoming events is available online at The library is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 9.30 a.m. – 8 p.m.; and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. In addition, free Wi-Fi is available in the library car park 24/7. Chat with library staff using the live chat service on the library’s website or by texting (859)-545-8398.

The Boyle County Public Library serves the town of Danville and surrounding communities and is actively committed to enriching the lives of its patrons. The library is located at 307 West Broadway in Danville.

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