This Week at the Library: July 29-August 4, 2018

July 28, 2018

Storytime Break

There will be no storytimes offered at the Library July 31 through August 8. Toddler and Preschool storytimes will resume at the Boyle County Public Library on August 14, 2018 after the two-week hiatus. Homeschool Storytime will resume in September.

Wild Earth: safariLIVE!
Tuesday,  July 31st from 9:00 a.m. to Noon

On Tuesday morning from 9:00 a.m. to noon, the Library will host Wild Earth: safariLIVE, an award-winning, expert-hosted live sunset safari broadcast directly from the wilderness in South Africa and Kenya. The unscripted show allows viewers to interact with an expert game ranger in real time while looking for leopards, lions, and cheetahs. Due to the length of the program, those planning to attend are welcome to bring drinks and snacks to enjoy while watching the safari.  


City of Danville Community Blood Drive
Wednesday, August 1st from 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

A blood drive will be held at the Library on Wednesday, August 1 from 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Those interested in donating may schedule an appointment online at or by calling 800-775-2522. Walk-ins are also welcome.


Soul of 2nd Street History Conference
Friday, August 3rd from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.

On Friday afternoon from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m., the Library will host the Soul of 2nd Street History Conference. The conference will provide an opportunity to learn about local African-American history. This year the theme is local sports heroes, legends, and icons.Speakers include Eugene Johnson, Gordon Benning, Billy Reed, Mike Denis, Johnny Raines, and Mary A. Sleet. Light refreshments and history exhibits open at 2:00 p.m. Conference begins at 3:00 p.m.

This free event is sponsored by the Danville-Boyle County African American Historical Society, Boyle County Public Library, and the Heart of Danville. The conference will be held in the Community Room at the Library.

The Soul of 2nd Street Festival continues on Saturday, August 4 from 2:00 to 10:00 p.m. at Constitution Square.


Friday, August 3rd at 4:00 p.m.

The Library will host LEGO Club on Friday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. in the Storytime Room. The finished LEGO creations will be placed on display in the Library.