November Computer Classes

November 3, 2015

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

• Email Basics - November 4th at 11:00 am

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.

 • Facebook (2-hour workshop) - November 11th at 3:00 pm

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.)

• iPad & iPhone - November 12th 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 - November 14th at 1:00 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.

• Resume Writing Workshop - November 16th at 11:00 am

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

 • Job Seeking - November 16th at 3:00 pm

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

 • Windows 10 - November 18th at 11:00 am

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.)


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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"Researching Property History" Series Offered at the Library

October 31, 2015

The Library will offer a series of classes on how to research the history of a house. The "Researching Property History" series will consist of four sessions held in November and December. Class size is limited to six participants. Those interested may register at the Library.

Deed Searches: Nuts & Bolts

Friday, November 6th at 12 noon
This class will focus on the most basic aspect of property research – the Deed. Class will meet in the Library's Computer Lab then will walk to the courthouse. (This class is mandatory as the subsequent classes build upon it. If you are unable to make this initial class but would like to attend the others, please contact Mary Girard at 859-238-7323 x117.)

Making Sense of Old Deeds

Saturday, November 14th at 2:30 pm
In this class you'll learn to plot and locate deeds. This class requires that the deed research has been done. Bring the deeds related to your search property. (BCPL Community Room)


Saturday, November 21st at 2:00 pm
Building on the previous class, we'll look at how you can place plotted deeds on a map, what maps are available, and how the local landscape shaped different neighborhoods. (BCPL Computer Lab)

Fleshing Out the History

Saturday, December 5th at 2:30 pm
This class will talk about how houses were mentioned in newspapers and books, and how to track who lived in a house (which is often different from who the owners were). We'll also talk about how genealogy can help give life to the history of a house. (BCPL Kentucky Room)

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Final Week of "Unpuzzling Poe" Events

October 27, 2015

The Boyle County Public Library is excited to announce the sixth and final week of The Big Read "Unpuzzling Poe" events to be held at the Library and in the community.

Literary Society Re-enactment

On Tuesday, October 27th at 6:30 pm, a Literary Society Re-enactment will be held in Jacobs Hall at the Kentucky School for the Deaf in Danville. This program will consist of a presentation on literary societies as they took place in Jacobs Hall in the 19th century. Additionally, a dramatic reading and discussion of an excerpt of The Black Cat by Edgar Allan Poe will take place, and KSD student artwork will be on display.  Refreshments will be served. This is a free, ticketed event limited to 50 guests. Tickets may be picked up at the Library one week prior to the event.  

Betrayal, Booze, and a Burial

On Wednesday, October 28th from 6:30 – 8:30 pm, Jane Barleycorn’s Market and Bar on Fourth Street in Danville will host a sherry pairing event for Unpuzzling Poe. Begin the evening with a pairing of Amontillado sherry and an appetizer for $20. At 7:30 pm, enjoy a dramatic enactment of The Cask of Amontillado and a discussion of revenge, death, torture, doppelgangers, and Amontillado! Additional cocktails or dinner options are available for purchase.

Friends of the Library Fall Film Series

The Friends of the Library Edgar Allan Poe Fall Film Series wraps up on Thursday, October 29th at 7:00 pm in the Community Room at the Boyle County Public Library. The final film in the series is a 1963 horror film that has little to do with Poe and more to do with a bizarre tale about birds of all kinds that begin to attack people in increasing numbers and viciousness. The film will be introduced by Charles Vahlkamp, professor emeritus at Centre College, and will be followed by a discussion about the film. There is no charge for admission, and free popcorn will be available. Runtime is 119 minutes.


Poe Spirit Stroll at Shaker Village

On Friday, October 30th at 8:00 pm, a Poe Spirit Stroll will be offered at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill in Harrodsburg. The stroll will move through the historic Meeting House hearing excerpts from Poe's writing. Guests will be climbing stairs and ladders to enter some very special places inspired by Poe's works. (This is a special Poe-themed Spirit Stroll in addition to the other events and activities offered at Shaker Village that evening.) The cost for this event is $15 per person, with tickets available for purchase at Shaker Village.  For more information or to order tickets, call 1.800.734.5611 or visit 

Forkland Halloween Carnival

On Saturday, October 31st from 6:00-9:00 pm, the Forkland Halloween Carnival at the Forkland Community Center in Gravel Switch will also serve as the final event of The Big Read. This event, which features an evening of good old-fashioned fun for the whole family, gives a nod to Edgar Allan Poe, author of spooky tales and poems. The cost for this event is $2.00 for adults and $1.00 for children under 18.

For more information on any of these events, please contact Maggie Myers at the Library.

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Mitten Monsters

October 25, 2015
By Youth

Tweens can make a miniature monster out of an old mitten or glove for some frightful fun this month! Bring your own mismatched mitten, or register in advance to have one provided for you.

 Mitten Monsters 

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Teen Murder Mystery Theater at the Library

October 22, 2015

On Friday, October 23rd at 6:30 pm, the Library will host a Poe-themed Murder Mystery Theater just for teens. In "Rhymes Drop Dead," participants will become the detectives in a staged murder scene, using their wits and evidence to solve the case. A pizza dinner will be provided. Registration is required. Call the Library to register.

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