February Computer Classes at the Library

February 2, 2016
By BCPL

The Boyle County Public Library offers free computer classes every month. The computer classes to be held at the Library in February include:


• Windows 10 on Thursday, February 4th at 1:00 pm

An introduction to the new Windows 10 operating system. This class provides an overview of some of the changes in the start menu, pinning apps, and Edge internet browser. (Computer Basics recommended.)


• Introduction to Microsoft Word on Tuesday, February 9th at 11:00 am

This class covers basic word processing using MS Word, including using the ribbon; creating, saving, and printing documents; copying and pasting text; formatting lists; and checking spelling and grammar. (Computer Basics recommended.)


• Introduction to Microsoft Excel on Tuesday, February 9th at 2:00 pm

This class covers the basic functions of Excel, the spreadsheet, including screen and worksheet elements; copying and pasting; auto-fill; and using mathematical formulas and functions. (Intro. to Microsoft Word recommended.)


• Online Library Resources on Wednesday, February 10th at 11:00 am

A brief introduction to the online resources available to library patrons. It includes how to sign into your library account on the library website, how to use our catalog via the internet, and online databases & subscriptions free to library users. (A library card and a basic familiarity with the internet is helpful, but not required.)


• iPad & iPhone on Wednesday, February 17th at 3:00 pm

Bring your iPad or iPhone to class to learn the basics or for some new tips. This class is also appropriate for those considering purchasing one of these devices.


• Internet Basics on Tuesday, February 23rd at 4:00 pm

This class provides a basic introduction to the internet. Class includes getting online with web addresses; an understanding of basic terminology; and using search engines to find information and websites.


• Email Basics on Wednesday, February 24th at 11:00 am

This class will provide new computer users with some basic skills to set up and use an email account, including sending email and adding attachments. (Internet Basics recommended.)


• Resume Writing Workshop on Wednesday, February 24th at 2:00 pm

Learn how to create or update a basic, well-written resume.


 

Those interested in attending any of the computer classes may register online or by calling the Library at 859.238.7323.

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Friends of the Library to Host Annual Meeting & Tea with Kentucky Chautauqua Presentation

January 27, 2016
By BCPL

The Friends of the Library will kick off their Spring Program Series at the Friends Annual Meeting & Tea on January 28, 2016 at 4:30 pm in the Community Room at the Boyle County Public Library. The program will include the Kentucky Chautauqua presentation of Charlotte Dupuy – Suing for Freedom featuring Elizabeth Dawson, and is sponsored by the Kentucky Humanities Council. This event is free and open to the public.



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Tween Lab to start in January

January 24, 2016
By Youth

Tween Lab is a new program starting in January specifically for 9-13 year olds. Tween Lab will feature a new, exciting STEM (science, technology, engineering & math) activity each month. Projects will include learning to code, brushbots, creating stop animation videos, squishy circuits and more. This program will be held once a month, on a Thursday at 4:00.


The first meeting of Tween Lab will be Thursday, January 28th at 4:00. This month, we will be building a motorized Lego creation with help from a special guest, Bricks4Kidz. More information about Bricks4Kidz can be found on their website: www.bricks4kidz.com.


Registration is required. To register, please call the Library at (859) 238-7323. This program is intended for ages 9-13. If you have any questions, please contact Kate Prusick at kprusick@boylepublib.org.


 Tween Lab 



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Learn to Knit or Crochet at the Library

January 24, 2016
By BCPL

Every month we offer a "How-To" program series for adults, where participants can explore the information and skills needed for a new hobby or activity, guided by a local expert. This month's program, Learn to Knit & Crochet, is just in time for the cold winter weather.


On Monday, January 25th at 6:00 pm, local crafters will teach novice knitters the basics of how to crochet or knit warm winter wear. We'll supply the yarn, knitting needles, and crochet hooks for the program. While we're offering this as an adult class, children are welcome to participate, however children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. 


This event will be held in the Community Room. For more information about this event, email Maggie at mmyers@boylepublib.org or call the Library.


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Library Closed on Saturday

January 22, 2016
By BCPL
Due to the snowstorm, the Library will be closed on Saturday, January 23rd.


Depending on the condition of the roads, we may be open on Sunday afternoon. We'll continue to post our storm-related closings on our website as well as on Facebook and twitter.


We are extending a grace period for items due while the Library is closed. Any item due during this time will not be counted overdue and will not accrue overdue fees.
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