"Drop Your Drawers" at the Library

November 21, 2016
By BCPL

Make your next visit to the Library a brief one (for a good cause) as part of Boyle County Public Library's "Drop Your Drawers" campaign. We're partnering with local elementary schools in Danville-Boyle County to collect new underwear for school-age kids.


Drop off packages of new underwear for boys and girls, preferably sizes 4-16, now through December 31, 2016, at the Library or at any of the drop boxes at local elementary schools. Donations will help replenish Danville and Boyle County elementary schools' supplies of emergency underpants and provide direct assistance to each school's Family Resource Centers.


The need is great. The local schools combined are handing out approximately 190 pairs a month to children who need clean underwear due to accidents at school or issues at home. Because parents often are unable to bring fresh underwear to their children during school hours, children can miss valuable learning time in the classroom.


The Library’s goal is to receive 1,000 pairs. Underwear will be distributed evenly to six elementary schools in Boyle County. The schools are: Jennie Rogers Elementary School, Junction City Elementary School, Hogsett Elementary School, Perryville Elementary School, Toliver Elementary School, and Woodlawn Elementary School. 


The "Drop Your Drawers!" campaign is easily recognizable by the popular character of Captain Underpants by author and illustrator Dav Pilkey. The library's collection of Captain Underpants' children's books will be on display (and available to check out) during the Drop Your Drawers campaign. 



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Breakout!

November 13, 2016
By Youth

Tweens, come get locked in the library! You'll have only 60 minutes to escape by cracking codes, solving puzzles and following clues. Prizes will be awarded to the teams that are able to break out in time!


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Fall Book Sale at the Library

November 10, 2016
By BCPL

The Friends of the Library will be holding their annual Fall Book Sale on Thursday, November 10th through Saturday, November 12th in the Library Rotunda.  Sale hours are as follows:


November 10th:  1:00 – 8:00 pm


November 11th:  9:00 am – 5:30 pm


November 12th:  9:00 am – 3:00 pm



Proceeds of the sale will go toward Library programs and events funded by the Friends of the Library.



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Bookmobile Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

November 9, 2016
By BCPL

The Library will host a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, November 10th at noon to celebrate the unveiling of the new Lottie Ellis Bookmobile. The event will include comments by Kentucky Poet Laureate Frank X Walker, tours of the new bookmobile, and light refreshments. All are invited to attend this event.



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Computer Classes in November

November 3, 2016
By BCPL

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



• Internet Basics on Monday, Nov. 7th at 2:00 pm

This class provides a basic introduction to the internet. It includes accessing websites; using different browsers; and using common buttons and menus.

 

• Introduction to Microsoft Word on Monday, Nov. 7th at 6:00 pm

This class offers a basic introduction to word processing using MS Word including using the ribbon; creating, saving, and printing documents; copying and pasting text; formatting lists; and checking spelling and grammar. (Computer Basics recommended.)

 

• Skype on Wednesday, Nov. 9th at 11:00 am

Connect with friends and family online, via a live voice or video call. If you have a computer with a webcam, microphone or headset, and an internet connection, you can reach anyone, anywhere in the world. Learn how to set up an account, log in, add contacts, and send or receive calls!  (Registration is required. Maximum of 8 participants.)

 

 • Introduction to Microsoft Excel on Monday, Nov. 14th at 6:00 pm

This class offers a basic introduction to the spreadsheet productivity software from Microsoft.  Topics to be discussed include: using the ribbon; creating, saving, and printing worksheets; entering and modifying data; and basic functions/formulas. (Introduction to Microsoft Word helpful.)

 

• Job Seeking and Applications on Saturday, Nov. 19th at 11:00 am

This class provides an overview of some of the resources available to job seekers in finding employment, and some tips for getting started on your application. (Internet Basics recommended.)

 

 • Windows 10 on Monday, Nov. 21st at 11:00 am

This lecture offers an introduction to the new Windows 10 operating system. It provides an overview of some of the changes to the start menu, pinning apps, task view, file explorer, and new Edge internet browser. (Computer Basics recommended.)  *Practice computers not available at this time.

 

• Android Tablets/Smartphones on Tuesday, Nov. 29th at 11:00 am

Topics covered in this introduction to Android will include touch gestures, settings menus, and how to download apps.  Feel free to bring your own device, for the best experience! *Bring any account login information required for your device. (This class is NOT for iPad/iPhone devices.)

 

 • eBooks: Overdrive Online Library on Wednesday, Nov. 30th at 11:00 am

Learn how to check out and download thousands of eBooks and Audio Books from the Library’s collection to your mobile device or computer for free. Bring your device, library card, Google Play or Appstore username/password with you for check out. 


Those interested in attending any of the computer classes may register online or by calling the Library at 859.238.7323. In addition to these classes, one-on-one computer support is also available by appointment.

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