Computer Classes at the Library this Week

August 21, 2017
By BCPL

In the ongoing effort to promote lifelong learning, the Library offers a wide variety of free computer classes every month. The following classes are scheduled for this week:

 

Facebook on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.

This class will cover creating a Facebook account, customizing your profile, and determining your security and privacy settings.  If you already have an account, please have your username/password on hand. (Internet Basics recommended.)

 

Mobile Photos on Wednesday, August 23rd at 2:00 p.m.

Learn how to take digital photos using your smartphone or tablet. This class will also cover basic editing tools included on your device. (Android or iPad/iPhone recommended.)

 

A complete listing of monthly computer classes can be found on the Library's website. Those interested in attending any of the classes may register online or by calling the Library. In addition to these classes, one-on-one computer support is also available by appointment.

Read More »

This Week at the Library: August 13-19, 2017

August 11, 2017
By BCPL

The Boyle County Public Library offers many fun, educational events throughout the year. Weekly programs include Adult Storytime on Mondays at 9:00 a.m., Crafters Who Care on Mondays at 6:00 p.m., and Storytimes on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. In addition to these weekly events, the following Library-sponsored programs are scheduled for this week:

Second Monday Book Discussion Group
Monday, August 14th at 3:00 p.m.

The Second Monday Book Discussion Group meets on the second Monday of the month at 3:00 p.m. in the Mahan House at the Library. Selections include fiction and historical fiction books set in locations around the world. On Monday, August 14th, the group will discuss Beneath the Marble Sky by John Shors. Those interested in participating may register at the Circulation Desk in the Library.

 

Storytimes Resume at the Library
Tuesdays at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m.
Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.

Toddler and Preschool Storytimes will resume at the Boyle County Public Library on August 15th after a two-week hiatus. Toddler Storytime (for children ages 18 months – 2 years, with a parent or caregiver) will be held on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Preschool Storytime (for children ages 3 to 5 years) will be held on Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m. and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. These storytime programs are held in the Children’s Library and feature stories, songs, rhymes, and puppets.

 

Third Thursday Book Discussion Groups
Thursday, August 17th at 10:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.

The Boyle County Public Library offers a variety of book discussion groups each month, including the Third Thursday Morning and Evening Book Discussion Groups which meet at the Library on the third Thursday of the month at 10:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. respectively. These groups are designed for anyone interested in discussing a wide variety of books in a group setting.

Both groups will meet on Thursday, August 17th. The Morning Discussion group, which is led by Diana Draper, will discuss South of Broad by Pat Conroy. The Evening Discussion group is led by Stephanie Donovan and will discuss Between, Georgia by Joshilyn Jackson. Those interested in participating in either group may pick up a copy of the book at the Circulation Desk in the Library.

 

Computer Classes

In the ongoing effort to promote lifelong learning, the Library offers a wide variety of free computer classes every month. The following classes are scheduled for this week:

Prepare for the Eclipse! on Tuesday, August 15th at 2:00 p.m.

Learn how to access online resources to plan for observing the upcoming solar eclipse and how to watch the live video feed of the historic event.

A complete listing of monthly computer classes can be found on the Library's website. Those interested in attending any of the classes may register online or by calling the Library. In addition to these classes, one-on-one computer support is also available by appointment.

Read More »

This Week at the Library: August 8-12, 2017

August 7, 2017
By BCPL

The Boyle County Public Library offers many fun, educational events throughout the year. Weekly programs include Adult Storytime at 9:00 a.m. and Crafters Who Care on Mondays at 6:00 p.m. In addition to these weekly events, the following Library-sponsored programs are scheduled for this week:

 

Teen DIY: Duct Tape School Supplies
Tuesday, August 8th at 4:00 p.m.

The Library will host a Teen DIY workshop on Tuesday, August 8th at 4:00 p.m. Teens (ages 13-18) are invited to get ready for the new school year by making and decorating their own back-to-school supplies with colorful duct tape. In addition to decorating their supplies, participants can make bookmarks, key chains, pencil pouches, and more. The Library will supply the duct tape; participants will need to bring their own school supplies. Registration is required. Teens interested in attending may register by calling the Library.


Coloring and Conversation
Thursday, August 10th at 6:00 p.m.

The Library will host a coloring club for adults on Thursday, August 10th at 6:00 p.m. Many adults have rediscovered the joys of coloring as a way to relax and combat stress. The club, which is done in partnership with the Boyle County Cooperative Extension office, meets on the second Monday of the month in the Mahan Gallery.


Kid's Homeschool Book Club
Friday, August 11th at 2:00 p.m.

The Kid's Homeschool Book Club will meet on Friday, August 11th at 2:00 p.m. Led by Children's Librarian Libby McWhorter, this book club is designed for children ages 5-8 and features a book discussion and trivia activities.  This month, participants are reading Who is Jane Goodall? by Roberta Edwards. Snacks will be served. Register for this club in the Children's Library.

 

Soul of 2nd Street Mini History Conference
Friday, August 11th from 1:00-4:00 p.m.

On Friday, August 11th, the Library will host the Soul of 2nd Street Mini History Conference. The conference will provide an opportunity to learn about local African-American history. The keynote address will be given by Dr. Betty Sue Griffin, a dynamic speaker not to be missed. In addition to Dr. Griffin's presentation, various local historians will speak on their current research projects. This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and will be held in the Community Room at the Library.


Computer Classes

In the ongoing effort to promote lifelong learning, the Library offers a wide variety of free computer classes every month.

Android on Wednesday, August 9th at 11:00 a.m.

iPad/iPhone on Wednesday, August 9th at 2:00 p.m.

A complete listing of monthly computer classes can be found on the Library’s website. Those interested in attending any of the classes may register online or by calling the Library. In addition to these classes, one-on-one computer support is also available by appointment.

Read More »

This Week at the Library: July 30-August 5, 2017

July 28, 2017
By BCPL

The Boyle County Public Library offers many fun, educational events throughout the year. Weekly programs include a Summer Coding Club on Mondays at 4:00 p.m., and Crafters Who Care on Mondays at 6:00 p.m. In addition to these weekly events, the following Library-sponsored programs are scheduled for this week:


Storytime Break
August 1st-11th

There will be no storytimes offered at the Library August 1 through August 11. Toddler and Preschool storytimes will resume at the Library on August 15th after the two-week hiatus. Homeschool Storytime will resume in September.

 

Color Burst Teddy Bear Workshop
Wednesday, August 2nd at 11:00 a.m.

The Library will host a Color Burst Tie-Dye Teddy Bear Workshop on Wednesday morning. Participants will stuff their own bear, then apply special paint to create a colorful teddy bear. Color Burst Teddy uses a unique bottled paint system which, when applied, creates a tie-dye effect without the mess. This program is for children ages 5-8. Registration is required.


Cookbook Club
Thursday, August 3rd at 6:00 p.m.

On Thursday evening the Library will host the Cookbook Club. Each month will feature a theme. In August the theme is Vegetarian foods. Participants will make and share different recipes with the club. They’ll hear what others liked about the cookbook and the recipe they tried, as well as taste-test samples and discover new recipes. For more information or to register, contact Logan Anderson at the Library. Registration is required.

 

Kentucky Derby Museum Visits the Library
Friday, August 4th at 12:30 and 2:00 p.m.

On Friday, August 4th, the Kentucky Derby Museum will visit the Library to offer two interactive learning programs for kids and tweens. Both programs will be held in the Community Room and are sponsored by the Ephraim McDowell House Museum.

"Mathin' Around the Track" will begin at 12:30 p.m. This program will show participants what it takes to win the Kentucky Derby in this real-world application about math. This event is geared toward students in preschool – 3rd grade, but all are welcome to attend.

"Superhorse, the Shoe, and You" will begin at 2:00 p.m. At this program, participants will explore the athleticism and physiology of a racehorse and jockey, and other factors that go into the making of a champion. This event is geared toward students in 4th-8th grade, but all are welcome to attend.

 

LEGO Club
Friday, August 4th at 4:00 p.m.

The Library will host LEGO Club on Friday, August 4th at 4:00 p.m. in the Storytime Room. The finished LEGO creations will be placed on display in the Children’s Library.

 

Read More »

This Week at the Library: July 23-29, 2017

July 21, 2017
By BCPL

The Library offers many fun, educational events throughout the year. Weekly programs include a Summer Coding Club on Mondays at 4:00 p.m., Crafters Who Care on Mondays at 6:00 p.m., and Storytimes on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. In addition to these weekly events, the following Library-sponsored programs are scheduled for this week:


Adult How-To Workshop: Canning Basics
Monday, July 24th at 6:00 p.m.

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, the Library will host "Canning Basics," presented by Alethea Price, Family and Consumer Science Extension Agent for Boyle County. Workshop participants will learn the basics of both water bath canning and pressure cooker canning. This free program will be held in the Community Room.

 

Kid's Book Club
Tuesday, July 25th at 2:00 p.m.

The Library will host the final Kid's Book Club of the summer on Tuesday. The club is geared for children who are going into grades 1-3. This week we’ll be reading The Boxcar Children: The Castle Mystery by Gertrude Chandler Warner. Children are invited to come discuss the books, participate in trivia, and enjoy snacks. Registration is required.


Build-a-Better Ice Cream Sundae
Wednesday, July 26th at 1:00 p.m.

Teens can celebrate summer with an ice cream party at the Library. Creativity is key when building a sundae, and prizes will be awarded for design, uniqueness, and overall presentation. Registration is required.  For ages 13-18.

 

Summer Science Clubs
Thursday, July 27th at 10:00 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.

On Thursday, July 27, 2017, the Summer Science Clubs for kids will meet at 10:00 a.m. (for 5-6 year olds) and 11:30 a.m. (for 7-8 year olds). Each week will feature a different science experiment. Both clubs will be held in the Storytime Room in the Children's Library. This is the last week of the Summer Science Clubs.

 

Tween Science Lab
Thursday, July 27th at 2:00 p.m.

The Boyle County Public Library offers a monthly STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) lab for tweens where they can try out a different experiment each month. On Thursday, participants will be building Suspension Bridges. Tweens (ages 9-13) interested in attending may register for the program by signing up in the Children's Library.

 

Jane in July Film Series (Week 4)
Thursday, July 27th at 6:30 p.m.

The "Jane in July" Film Series wraps up this Thursday evening in the Community Room at the Library. This week we'll be showing Becoming Jane. This film from 2007 is a charming biographical portrait of Jane Austen and her family, portraying her romance with a young Irishman as she begins to write her novels.

 

Computer Classes

In the ongoing effort to promote lifelong learning, the Library offers a wide variety of free computer classes every month.

Intro. to Microsoft Word on Tuesday, July 25 at 11:00 a.m.

Intro. to Microsoft PowerPoint on Thursday, July 27 at 11:00 a.m.

Intro. to Microsoft Excel on Friday, July 28 at 11:00 a.m. 

A complete listing of monthly computer classes can be found on the Library’s website. Those interested in attending any of the classes may register online or by calling the Library. In addition to these classes, one-on-one computer support is also available by appointment.


Build Your Family Tree: 1-on-1 Genealogy Sessions

The Library offers 1-on-1 genealogy sessions year-round. Those interested in learning more about their personal family history can work with one of the Library’s reference librarians to fill out a basic family tree, then learn how to use Ancestry.com and similar resources to continue the search.  To arrange a personal session, call the Library or email Jamie Helle at jhelle@boylepublib.org for more information.

Read More »