This Week at the Library: September 3-9, 2017

September 1, 2017

The Boyle County Public Library offers many fun, educational events throughout the year. Weekly programs include Adult Storytime on Mondays at 9:00 a.m., Crafters Who Care on Mondays at 6:00 p.m., and Storytimes on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. In addition to these weekly events, the following Library-sponsored programs are scheduled for this week:


Conversation with the Chief of Police
Tuesday, September 5th at 7:00 p.m. 

The Friends of the Library begin their 2017 Fall Program Series at the Library on Tuesday, September 5th with “A Conversation with the Chief of Police.” Danville Police Chief Tony Gray will discuss the drug problem in Danville, traffic issues around town, and the responsibilities of a police officer. Additionally, Gray will offer advice on personal protection, and talk about how the Danville Police Department works to coordinate with other first responders in Danville-Boyle County. This program will be held in the Community Room.

Friends of the Library events are free and open to the public. An interpreter for the deaf is available upon request by contacting the Library 48-hours in advance.


City of Danville Community Blood Drive
Wednesday, September 6th from 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 

The City of Danville Community Blood Drive will be held this Wednesday from 10:30 am - 5:30 pm at the Library. For more information and to register to donate, go to or call 800.775.2522.


Open Coding Classes
Beginning on Thursday, September 7th at 4:00 p.m. 

Starting in September, the Library will host Open Coding classes. These classes, which will be led by Dr. Christine Shannon, Lucy Minichillo, and Matt Davis, are designed for students in grades 6-12, and will introduce coding and computer programming to students interested in learning about computer science. The first class session will be held on Thursday, September 7th from 4:00-5:30 p.m. in the Computer Lab at the Library. Subsequent meetings will be held at the Library on Mondays and Thursdays at 4:00 p.m.

Classes are open enrollment and will run through the end of the 2017-18 school year. No experience is necessary. For more information or to register, email

Cookbook Club
Thursday, September 7th at 6:00 p.m. 

On Thursday evening the Library will host the Cookbook Club. Each month will feature a different theme. In September the theme is Cheese dishes. Participants will make and share different recipes with the club. They’ll hear what others liked about the cookbook and the recipe they tried, as well as taste-test samples and discover new recipes. Contact the Library for more information and to register. Registration is required.

Tween Gaming
Friday, September 8th at 4:00 p.m. 

The Library will host “Tween Gaming” on Friday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. Tweens (ages 9-13) are invited to come play an assortment of board games at the Library. Tweens are encouraged to bring their friends along with them to enjoy some friendly competition in a fun atmosphere. Snacks will be provided.


Computer Classes

In the ongoing effort to promote lifelong learning, the Library offers a wide variety of free computer classes throughout month. This week the Library is offering the following classes:


Computer Basics on Wednesday, September 6th at 11:00 a.m.
This class is an introduction to the various parts of a computer. Learn the difference between hardware and software, how to use a mouse and keyboard, and how to launch programs.

Intermediate Computers on Thursday, September 7th at 11:00 a.m.
This class is a follow-up to the Computer Basics class. Learn about file storage and organization, and how to create new folders and desktop shortcuts.

A complete listing of monthly computer classes can be found on the Library's website. Those interested in attending any of the classes may register online or by calling the Library. In addition to these classes, one-on-one computer support is also available by appointment.