Computer Classes in May

April 29, 2016

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

• Computer Basics on Tuesday, May 3rd at 2:00 pm

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

• Introduction to Microsoft Excel on Wednesday, May 4th at 2:30 pm

This class teaches 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.)

• Internet Basics on Tuesday, May 17th at 10:00 am

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.

• Windows 10 on Tuesday, May 17th at 2:00 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, task view, file explorer, and new Edge internet browser. (Computer Basics recommended.)

• Job Seeking and Applications on Monday, May 23rd at 11:00 am

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.)

• Facebook on Tuesday, May 24th at 10:00 am

Facebook is a popular social networking site that allows you to connect with everyone.  You will be able to set your privacy and account settings to your specific needs.  Learn how to upload pictures; update your status; and search for family and friends. Bring your account log-in information.

• eBooks: Overdrive Online Library on Wednesday, May 25th at 11:00 am

Learn how to check out and download thousands of eBooks and Audio Books from the Library’s collection for free. Bring your eReader device and library card with you for check out.

• iPad & iPhone on Wednesday, May 25th 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.


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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Library to Celebrate Día

April 26, 2016

As the nation's population continues to become more diverse, the Boyle County Public Library will join libraries across the country in celebration of El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day), also known as Día. Día is a celebration of children, families, and reading. The celebration emphasizes the importance of advocating literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds.


The Library's Día celebration will be held on Thursday, April 28th at 6:30 pm in the Children's Storytime Room at the Library. Families will have the opportunity to hear a story told in two languages, try new foods, and participate in fun activities. In addition, all children at Día will be given a free picture book to take home.

Día is an enhancement of Children's Day, which began in 1925. Children's Day was designated as a day to bring attention to the importance and well-being of children. In 1996, nationally acclaimed children's book author Pat Mora proposed linking the celebration of childhood and children with literacy to found El día de los niños/El día de los libros.  

For more information about this event, contact Brittany at the Library at 859.238.7323.

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The Art of Flower Arranging

April 25, 2016

The Boyle County Public Library offers a monthly "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. On Monday, April 25th at 6:00 pm, the Library will host "Flower Arranging" with Danville Garden Club member Sarah Wiltsee, who will demonstrate the art of creating a beautiful flower arrangement. Those interested in some hands-on training may bring in their own flowers and vase.

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Library to Host "Writers Tribute" for the 2016 Kentucky Writers' Day Celebration

April 17, 2016

Kentucky Writers' Day was established in 1990 by the Kentucky General Assembly to honor Kentucky’s strong literary tradition and to celebrate the anniversary of the birth of Robert Penn Warren, the first poet laureate of the United States and winner of three Pulitzer prizes.

The 2016 Kentucky Writers' Day Celebration Weekend will run April 21-24 at various locations throughout Danville and at historic Penn's Store in Gravel Switch.

As part of the 2016 Kentucky Writers' Day Celebration Weekend, the Library will host a "Writers Tribute" on Saturday, April 23rd from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Over twenty authors, poets, writers, playwrights, and journalists with a Kentucky connection will be reading from original works. In addition, there will be book signings by various authors at this free event. (A box lunch is available for those who pre-order and pay. Lunch order forms can be downloaded at

A complete listing of the 2016 Kentucky Writers' Day Celebration schedule of events can be found online at

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Teen Challenge Tuesday at the Library

April 15, 2016

Teens can test their knowledge of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) concepts and engineering design abilities at Teen Challenge on Tuesday, April 19th at 4:00 pm. At this month's team competition, teens (ages 13-18) will compete in an "Egg Drop Challenge."

This free program will be held in the Community Room at the Boyle County Public Library.

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