Family Holiday Film & Surprise Visitor

December 11, 2015

The Library will show a Christmas favorite on Sunday, December 13th at 2:00 pm. In this 2004 film, a young boy embarks on an adventure to the North Pole aboard a magical train where he learns about friendship and the spirit of Christmas. (100 minutes; Rated G)

The movie will be followed by a visit from a surprise guest, with cookies and cocoa being served. Kids are welcome to wear their pajamas to this special event!

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Indoor "Snowball" Fight for Teens

December 8, 2015

Teens are invited to an indoor "snowball" fight on Friday, December 11th at 4:00 pm. Enjoy the fun without the frostbite at this wintry event! Additional activities include a build-your-own hot chocolate bar with all the fixings. This event will be held in the Community Room. (Ages 13-18.)

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Holiday Foods Around the World

December 7, 2015

The Friends of the Library continue their Fall Program Series on Monday, December 7th at 4:30 pm with a "Holiday Foods Around the World." Cook, hostess, and professor of anthropology at Centre College, Phyllis Passariello will discuss holiday food traditions from many cultures. The author of Eating Culture:The Italian Yankee Cookbook, Passariello has travelled extensively in Mexico, Ecuador, Western and Central Europe, and the Middle East, and brings her knowledge of international holiday cuisine with her.

This event will be held in the Community Room at the Library and is free and open to the public.

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Teen Up-cycle D.I.Y. Holiday Workshop

December 4, 2015

The Library will host an Up-cycle D.I.Y. Workshop for teens on Friday, December 4th at 4:00 pm. Teen Up-cycle D.I.Y. is a monthly program where we give used or worn out items new life. In December, we’ll turn old Christmas t-shirts into fun, festive holiday throw pillows. This free event is open to all teens (ages 13-18). Registration is required. Please call or stop by the library to register.

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December Computer Classes at the Library

December 2, 2015

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

• Internet Basics - Wednesday, December 2nd at 4:00 pm

A basic introduction to the internet. This class includes getting online with web addresses; understanding basic terminolgoy and buttons of Mozilla Firefox; and using search engines to find information and websites.

• Windows 10 - Thursday, December 10th at 1:30 pm

An introduction to the new Windows 10 operating system, this class provides an overview of some of the changes to the Start menu, pinning apps, and Edge internet browser.  (Computer Basics recommended.)

• iPad & iPhone - Thursday, December 10th 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.

• Computer Basics - Monday, December 14th at 6:00 pm

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.

• Introduction to Microsoft Word - Wednesday, December 16th at 11:30 am

This class covers 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; and using & creating templates. (Computer Basics recommended.)

• Introduction to Microsoft Excel - Wednesday, December 16th at 4:00 pm

Learn the basic functions of MS Excel, a spreadsheet program, including screen and worksheet elements; copying and pasting; auto-fill; and using mathematical formulas and functions. (Introduction to Microsoft Word 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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