"Red Carpet Reads" to Start in January

January 2, 2016

"Red Carpet Reads" is a new book club that will meet at the Boyle County Public Library starting in January.The book club meets on the first Thursday of the month at 9:30 am and features popular, light-hearted books that have been turned into films, with clips of the films being used to enhance the discussion.

The first meeting will be held on Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 9:30 am, with the book Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella being discussed. Those interested in participating may pick up a copy of the book at the Circulation Desk in the Library.

Additional selections on the Red Carpet Reads book list include: The Help by Kathryn Stockett (February 4th); My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult (March 3rd); One for the Money by Janet Evanovich (April 4th); and The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger (May 5th).

For more information, or if you have any questions about Red Carpet Reads, please contact Maggie Myers at mmyers@boylepublib.org.

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January Computer Classes at the Library

January 1, 2016

The Boyle County Public Library offers free computer classes every month. The computer classes to be held at the Library in January 2016 include:

• Computer Basics on Thursday, January 7th at 11:45 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; and an overview of software and storage media.

• Internet Basics on Thursday, January 7th 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.

• iPad & iPhone on Tuesday, January 12th at 2:00 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.

• eBooks: Overdrive Online Library on Wednesday, January 13th 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.

• Resume Writing Workshop on Wednesday, January 20th at 2:00 pm

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

• Job Seeking Workshop on Thursday, January 21st at 11:45 am

This class provided an overview of some of the resources available to job seekers. (Computer and Internet Basics recommended.)

• Facebook (2-hour workshop) on Monday, January 25th at 11:00 am

Facebook is a popular social networking site that allows you to connect with others. Learn how to upload pictures; update your status; set your privacy and account settings; and search for family and friends. (Basic computer and internet skills recommended.)

• Android Tablets & Smartphones on Tuesday, January 26th at 11:00 am

This class will cover a basic introduction to tablets and smartphones with the Android operating system. Topics covered will include touch gestures, settings menus, and how to download apps. Feel free to bring your own device for the best experience.


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

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Mango Languages Available at the Library

December 31, 2015

The Boyle County Public Library is pleased to offer the Mango Languages online language-learning system to our patrons. Mango is free for all library patrons and can be accessed anywhere with an Internet connection. Each lesson combines real life situations and audio from native speakers with simple, clear instructions. The courses are presented with an appreciation for cultural nuance and real-world application by focusing on the four key elements of language learning: vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and culture.

Mango offers access to 60 foreign language courses and 17 English courses taught completely in the user's native language. In addition to traditional language courses, Mango also offers the opportunity to learn through foreign film with Mango Premiere™ and access to a variety of specialty mini courses, like Pirate, Medical Spanish and romance courses. Mango can be accessed at the library, remotely, or even on-the-go with apps for iPhone®, Android™, Kindle® and Nook®.


"We are thrilled to join the growing list of libraries that offer Mango to their patrons," said Maggie Myers, Adult Programming Coordinator. "Some people need to learn a second language for business or travel. Others want to learn one for personal or professional development. No matter the reason, learning a language should be fun. With Mango, it definitely is."


To learn more about Mango, stop by the library and ask a librarian for an introduction. Library card holders can access Mango through the library website. For more information, contact the Library at (859) 238-7323.

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Library Holiday Hours

December 23, 2015

The Library will be closed on the following days for the Christmas holiday:

Thursday, December 24th

Friday, December 25th

Saturday, December 26th

We will be open during our regular hours on Sunday, December 27th. We wish you a safe and happy holiday season!

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Seniors' Social Hour at the Library

December 21, 2015

The Boyle County Public Library will host a Seniors' Social Hour on Wednesday, December 23rd at 9:30 am. Each month the Library hosts a social gathering of senior adults for conversation and light refreshments. In December, seniors are invited to come and share a favorite holiday recipe. This free event will be held in the Mahan Gallery at the Library.

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