Job Opening at the Library

January 16, 2017
By BCPL

The Library is seeking a person with energy, creativity, and a love of children and children's literature to serve as a temporary Youth Services Librarian. This temporary position requires 32-hours per week from February 1 - April 30, 2017.

A complete job description, including qualifications and compensation, is available on our Careers page.

The deadline to apply is Saturday, January 21, 2017.

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Bricks 4 Kidz

January 12, 2017
By Youth

This month at Tween Lab, we will be building a motorized Lego creation with help from a special guest, Bricks 4 Kidz. More information about Bricks 4 Kidz can be found on their website: www.bricks4kidz.com. Registration is required.

 Bricks 4 Kidz 


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Community Poetry Slam

January 10, 2017
By BCPL

The Library will host a Community Poetry Slam on Thursday, January 12th at 6:00 pm. You'll hear from local poets and musicians as they perform pieces about community, neighborliness, and unity.

For more information about this event, contact Julia Basil at the Library. This event will be held in the Community Room.

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Teen Events this Week

January 9, 2017
By BCPL

The Boyle County Public Library hosts a variety of events for teens (ages 13-18). Julia Basil, our programming coordinator, offers regular weekly programs for teens including Teen Crafternoon, Teen Challenge (STEM), Teens Write, and Teen Book Club. This week we have two programs for teens:


Teens Write • Tuesday, January 10th at 4:00 pm

This is a group for teens who love to write. Each month participants can bring a past original work to share, or they can participate in the monthly writing prompt. Teens Write meets on the second Tuesday of the month in the Conference Room.


Teen Crafternoon • Friday, January 13th at 4:00 pm

This monthly program features a different artistic craft or activity each month. In January, we’ll learn to make Japanese suminagashi prints. This free event will be held in the Community Room and is open to all teens (ages 13-18). Crafternoon is usually held on the first Friday of the month, however due to the inclement weather last week, we opted to rescheduled the program to this week.



For more information about these or other teen events, call the Library or email Julia at jbasil@boylepublib.org.


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Computer Classes in January

January 3, 2017
By BCPL

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


Computer Basics (Beginner) on Monday, January 9th at 11:00 am

This class is an introduction to using your computer. Learn about the various parts of a computer; the importance between hardware and software; using a mouse/keyboard; and an overview of how to launch programs.

 

Internet Basics (Beginner) on Wednesday, January 11th at 11:00 am

This class provides a basic introduction to the internet. It includes accessing websites; using different browsers; and using common buttons and menus. (Computer Basics recommended.)

 

Email Basics on Thursday, January 12th at 2:00 pm

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.)

 

Intro. to Microsoft Word on Monday, January 16th at 2:00 pm

This class offers a basic introduction to word processing. Instruction will be given on using the ribbon; creating, saving, and printing documents; copying and pasting text; formatting lists; and checking spelling and grammar. (Computer Basics recommended.)

 

Intro. to Microsoft Excel on Wednesday, January 18th at 11:00 am

This class is an introduction to the spreadsheet productivity software from Microsoft. Create, save, and print worksheets; enter and modify data; and learn a few basic functions/formulas. (Introduction to Microsoft Word helpful.)

 

Intro. to Microsoft Powerpoint on Tuesday, January 24th at 2:00 pm

This class provides a basic introduction to Microsoft’s slide presentation software. We will cover creating, saving, and presenting a slideshow; adding new slides; determining slide layout and design; and entering information to be displayed. (Introduction to Microsoft Word recommended.)

 

Job Seeking and Applications on Thursday, January 26th at 2:00 pm

This class will provide an overview of some resources available to job seekers in finding employment and some tips for getting started on your application. (Internet Basics recommended.)


Those interested in attending any of the computer classes may register online or by calling the Library at 859.238.7323. In addition to these classes, one-on-one computer support is also available by appointment. 


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