Library to Host Special Collections Grand Re-Opening

April 11, 2016

Boyle County Public Library patrons are invited to the Grand Re-Opening of Special Collections on Monday, April 11, 2016 at 6:30 pm. After flooding from the ice storm of 2015 caused damage to the plaster ceiling in the Reference Room, many of the materials were temporarily relocated to the Mahan House while special repairs were made to the ceiling. Now that the work has been completed, the Library's Reference Room will be re-opening as the Special Collections area.

"We are so glad to finally have the Reference Room back to working order," says Jamie Helle, BCPL Reference Librarian.  "Creating a 'Ready Reference' area on the 5th level of the Library allowed for more space in the Reference Room for Special Collections. We are grateful to now have these resources in a location that can be accessed by appointment during certain hours." 

Special Collections is the Library's main resource for rare and archival materials. It includes historic non-circulating books and materials that cover a broad range of topics, formats and periods. The Boyle County Public Library Special Collections includes primary and secondary sources from the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. Many of the materials are scarce and unique, documenting the cultural, social, political, and economic history of Boyle County and Kentucky.

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Computer Classes in April

April 5, 2016

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



• Resume Writing Workshop on Wednesday, April 6th at 3:00 pm

An overview of some resources available to job seekers.  (Computer and Internet Basics recommended.)

• Facebook on Wednesday, April 13th at 4:00 pm

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. (2-hour workshop)

• Windows 10 on Thursday, April 14th at 1:30 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.)

• iPad & iPhone on Thursday, April 14th at 5:00 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.

• Email Basics on Monday, April 18th 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.)

• Internet Basics on Tuesday, April 19th at 3:00 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.

• Introduction to Microsoft Word on Wednesday, April 20th at 11:00 am

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

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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Heirloom Tomato Seeds Workshop

March 31, 2016

The Library will host an Heirloom Tomato Seeds workshop on Tuesday, April 5th at 5:00 pm in the Community Room. The program will cover information on planting and saving heirloom tomato seeds. Workshop participants will receive a live seedling to transplant and six packets of heirloom seeds to take home. Due to the materials supplied, registration is required. Those interested in attending may register at the Circulation Desk or by calling the Library.

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Learn How to Get Published

March 25, 2016

The 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, March 28, 2016 at 6:00 pm, the Library will host a program for aspiring writers called "How to Get Published," presented by author Jenean McBrearty.

Getting published is easier than you think. This month at our "How To" program, seasoned writers and unpublished beginners can learn how to reach billions of readers by following a few simple rules.

Jenean McBrearty is a graduate of San Diego State University, who taught Political Science and Sociology. She won the EKU English Department’s Graduate Non-fiction Award in 2011, and A Silver Pen Award for Fiction in 2015. Her fiction, poetry, and photographs have been published in over 150 print and online journals and magazines. Her serial Raphael Redcloak: Guardian of the Arts was chosen by the Santa Clara County California Library as an online Young Adult (YA) selection, and her serial, Retrolands, can be found on Her novels, Helmut Wolf, and Tales of the German Mind, are available through

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Social Hour for Senior Adults

March 21, 2016

On the fourth Thursday of the month, the Boyle County Public Library hosts a social gathering of senior adults for conversation and light refreshments. This month, Senior Social Hour will be held on Thursday, March 24th at 10:00 am. This free event will be held in the Mahan Gallery at the Library. For more information about this event, contact Maggie Myers at the Library.

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