Friends of the Library Events:
Through dues and donations, the Friends of the Library help supplement the Library’s programs and services. The Friends sponsor 10-12 programs each year, including a yearly Kentucky Humanities Council program. They also provide fall and spring film series featuring classic movies free of charge.
Winter/Spring 2017 Programs
John W. Bate: Danville African-American Educator
with James Atkins
Monday, February 13th at 7:00 p.m.
Addiction in Danville
presented by Kathy Miles
Monday, March 13th at 7:00 p.m.
My Travels Around the State
presented by Tom Eblen, journalist of the Lexington Herald-Leader
Monday, April 10th at 7:00 p.m.
Talk of the Town
featuring the Danville High School Forensics Team
Thursday, May 18th at 4:30 p.m.
GABBF: The Great American Swing Dance
featuring music from The Town Branch Five band
Thursday, June 1st from 7:30-9:00 p.m.
2017 Spring Film Series: Comedy Tonight!
The 2017 Spring Film Series will feature seven comedies. The films, which feature well known directors and award-winning actors, will be introduced each evening by Charles Vahlkamp, professor emeritus at Centre College. There is no charge for admission, and free popcorn will be available. This film series will run on Thursday evenings at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room at the Library beginning March 2nd and will run through April 13th.
Due to licensing restrictions, the use of the film titles is prohibited on our website. However, inquiring minds can find out what movies will be shown by either visiting or calling the Library.
The Friends also sponsor two large book sales each year, as well as an on-going book sale. The money earned from the book sales provide the major part of funding for the various projects of the Friends of the Library. For example, in 2014 the Friends supported the “Fueling the Mind” summer reading/feeding program, Spring Break “Stay-cation” for families, a performance and program on Civil War music by Saxton’s Cornet Band, and a trip to Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland, as Danville’s Cultural Ambassador for our librarian, Georgia deAraujo.
Information about upcoming Friends-sponsored events can be found in the Friends of the Library section under News & Events.