Genealogy Workshop Offered at the Library

August 22, 2016

On Thursday, August 25th at 6:00 pm, the Library will offer "Know Your Business: Family Search through Business Records." At this genealogy workshop, you will learn how to use business records to track down family history.

This program will be held in the Community Room.

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Computer Classes in August

August 5, 2016

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

• Computer Basics on Monday, August 8th at 11:00 am

This class covers the basic elements of the Windows PC operating system, including using a mouse and keyboard; highlighting, copying, and pasting text; common menus, toolbars, and shortcuts; overview of software and storage media. 

 • Digital Photos on Monday, August 8th at 4:00 pm

Learn the basics of using your smartphone to take, store, and print photos. Participants will receive a tutorial on how to safely save images to their computer as well as everyday uses for their phone’s camera.

• Android Tablets & Smartphones on Tuesday, August 9th at 2:00 pm

This class will cover a basic introduction to tablets and phones with the Android operating system (NOT iPad/iPhone). Topics covered will include touch gestures, settings menus, and how to download apps. Bring your own device for the best experience!

• Email Basics on Wednesday, August 10th 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.)


• Job Seeking and Applications on Tuesday, August 16th at 2:00 pm

An overview of resources available to job seekers through the library, and tips for the job search and application process.  (Computer and Internet Basics recommended.)


• Finding Information Online on Wednesday, August 17th at 11:00 am

You know how to search Google, but are you really getting the information you need?  This class will cover the basics on how to perform effective searches and use the best resources available to you, whatever your need may be.  (Computer and Internet Basics recommended.) 


• iPad & iPhone on Wednesday, August 17th at 4:00 pm

Bring your iPad or iPhone to class to learn the basics or some new tips. Considering purchasing one? Come to class to see if they are right for you!

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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This Week at the Library: August 1-5, 2016

August 1, 2016

The Library offers many fun, educational events throughout the year. Weekly programs include Crafters Who Care on Mondays at 6:00 pm and Open Chess on Thursdays at 4:00 pm. In addition to these weekly events, the following Library-sponsored programs are scheduled for this week:

Mahan Gallery Art Exhibit Opening Reception

Thursday, August 4th from 5:30-7:30 pm

On Thursday, August 4th from 5:30-7:30 pm, the Library will host the Opening Reception for "Vibrant Heritage," the August art exhibit in the Mahan Gallery. Giving a nod to the Soul of Second Street Festival, this exhibit will feature paintings from Harold LaRue as well as highlight other local African-Americans in the arts. The exhibit will be on display August 1 through September 10, 2016. The Mahan Gallery is located just off the main floor of the Library in the Mahan House.


"Put Yourself on Second Street" Green Screen Project

Thursday, August 4th from 5:30-7:30 pm

On Thursday, August 4th from 5:30-7:30 pm, the Library will be hosting a green screen project in the Library Lobby. Using green screen technology, patrons will be able to insert their images onto Second Street circa 1950s.



Friday, August 5th at 4:00 pm

The Library will host LEGO Club on Friday, August 5th at 4:00 pm in the Storytime Room. The finished LEGO creations will be placed on display in the Library.

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Family Guided Hike at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill

July 29, 2016

On Saturday, July 30th at 1:00 pm, a guided hike will be offered at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill in Mercer County. Shaker Village has a 40-mile trail system that allows users of all ages and skill levels to explore at their own pace. It features family-friendly trails, a bird observation blind, Shaker mill sites, and more. Shaker Village is located at 3501 Lexington Road in Harrodsburg, KY. Hikers will need to meet the guide at 1:00 pm at the Pavilion by the parking lot. Directions to the hike are available at the Library. 

This will be the final event of the 2016 Summer Reading Program.

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International Conductors' Festival - Danville to Visit the Library

July 18, 2016

At ICF-Danville, guest conductors from around the country and around the world will lead the Piccadilly Symphony Orchestra, letting you fully see the difference a conductor makes. ICF-Danville is also a community music festival with both formal and informal events for adults and children. The festival will run July 18-30. All ICF-Danville events are free and open to the public, except for VIP events.

A complete schedule of events can be found online at

Peter and the Wolf Performance

Wednesday, July 20th at 3:00 pm

As part of the International Conductors' Festival - Danville, the Library will host a woodwind quintet performance of Peter and the Wolf on Wednesday, July 20th at 3:00 pm. This special event for families is free and will be held in the Community Room. (Students who take part in the mask-making activity at the Community Arts Center on July 19th will also be a part of the performance.)

"Learn to Play Brass" Workshop (at the Community Arts Center)

"Learn to Play Brass" Performance (at the Library)

Wednesday, July 27th from 2:00 - 3:30 pm

A learn-to-play-brass workshop for children will be held at the Community Arts Center (at 2:00 pm) followed by a parade (beginning at 2:45pm) to the Library where there will be a short performance (at 3:00 pm) of what the children learned in the workshop. Funding for this event by Direct Experience in Artistic Living, Inc. a 501(c)3 company.  (Performance in the Library Park)

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