March Computer Classes at the Library

February 25, 2015
By BCPL

The Library offers free computer classes every month.


In March, the Thursday Morning Computer Class will provide new computer users with some basic computer skills. This month, classes in this series include: How to Search Online (March 5th at 10:00 am); Introduction to Computers (March 12th at 10:00 am); Keyboarding (March 19th at 10:00 am) and Introduction to Tablets (March 26th at 10:00 am).


Classes for Microsoft Office programs will also be offered, including: Advanced Microsoft Excel (Part 1 & 2) on March 9th & March 11th at 1:00 pm; Mail Merge Using Microsoft Word and Excel on March 18th at 10:00 am; Microsoft Office 2013 Overview on March 19th at 12:00 pm; and Microsoft Publisher (Beginner) on March 26th at 11:00 am.


Additional March classes to be held at the Library include:


• Windows 8.1 on March 9th at 12:00 pm

• Introduction to Android on March 12th at 11:00 am

• Overdrive: Online Library (eBooks & Audio Books) on March 17th at 1:00 pm

• iPad/iPhone on March 19th at 11:00 am

• Internet Safety on March 19th at 4:00 pm

• Introduction to Paper Formatting on March 28th at 2:00 pm


The Library will also offer Community Outreach Workshops at various locations throughout the county. Basic Computer Skills will be offered at Centenary United Methodist Church in Danville (March 10th at 2:00 pm). Windows 8.1 will be offered at Forkland Community Center (March 10th at 4:00 pm), at Junction City First Baptist Church (March 20th at 11:00 am), and at the Perryville Main Street Office (March 20th at 1:00 pm).


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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Book Reading with Ayana Mathis

February 24, 2015
By BCPL

In collaboration with the Humana/Centre College Library Speaker Series, the Friends of the Library will host a book reading with author Ayana Mathis on Tuesday, February 24th at 4:00 pm in the Community Room at the Library. This event is free and open to the public.


Mathis' first novel, The Twelve Tribes of Hattie, was a New York Times Bestseller, a 2013 New York Times Notable Book of the Year, an NPR Best Books of 2013, and was chosen by Oprah Winfrey as the second selection for Oprah's Book Club 2.0. The novel tells the story of the children of the Great Migration through the trials of one unforgettable family. It is a story of love and bitterness, and the promise of a new America.


Mathis is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and a recipient of the 2014-15 New York Public Library's Cullman Center Fellowship.  She taught Creative Writing at The Writer's Foundry FMA Program at St. Joseph's College, Brooklyn. She is an Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing at the Iowa Writers' Workshop.



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Spring-themed Zentangle Workshop

February 23, 2015
By BCPL

Boyle County Public Library patrons will have the opportunity to "think Spring" at the upcoming Spring-themed Zentangle workshop. Zentangle is the art of creating images by drawing structured patterns. It can increase focus, creativity, and can help with relaxation. The workshop, scheduled for Tuesday, February 24th at 10:30 am, is free and open to teens and adults. 


Registration for Zentangle is recommended. Those interested in attending the program may register by calling the Library at 859.238.7323.



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Library to Re-open on Monday

February 22, 2015
By BCPL

The Library will be open to the public on Monday, February 23rd after being closed over the weekend due to storm-related water damage.


Thanks to all of the Library staff who were able to help with the clean-up effort, and a special thank you goes out to Allen, Isai, and Steve for braving the icy water which had pooled up on the roof, breaking up the ice, and clearing the gutters. Their actions helped to limit the damage done to the Library.


While we will be open tomorrow, we're still drying out in some places and some areas will be closed off due to the damage. Most of the Library, however, will be accessible. Our regular programming schedule will also resume. A complete listing of our upcoming events can be found on our Calendar.


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Library Closed on Saturday and Sunday

February 21, 2015
By BCPL

The Library will be closed on Saturday & Sunday, February 21st & 22nd due to storm-related water damage. Check back here or on our Facebook page for further updates.


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Library Open Limited Hours on Friday

February 19, 2015
By BCPL

The Library will be open on Friday, February 20th from 12:00 - 5:30 pm.


We are extending a grace period for items due this week through Sunday. Any item due this week (Monday through Saturday) will not be counted overdue if it is returned by Sunday, February 22, 2015.



Weather-related Programming Changes and Cancellations:


• The Windows 8 computer class scheduled for this Saturday has been cancelled and will be rescheduled at a later time.


• Tax Assistance Program. This program will not be held this Saturday due to the forecasted inclement weather.


• Library Mini-Golf scheduled for this Sunday will be rescheduled for a later date. 


• Mahan Gallery Artist Reception scheduled for Sunday has been cancelled. This event will not be rescheduled. The current art exhibit will be on display through March 7th.


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Library Closed on Thursday

February 18, 2015
By BCPL

Due to the forecasted inclement weather, the Library will be closed on Thursday, February 19th. 


We are extending a grace period for items due this week through Sunday. Any item due this week (Monday through Saturday) will not be counted overdue if it is returned by Sunday, February 22, 2015.



Cold Weather Emergency Info:


The Emergency Management Center will receive weather related calls (need to transport to hospital/doctor/RX needs/shelter, etc.) at 859-936-7887. The warming center has been established at Centenary United Methodist Church for the next few days for anyone needing heat/shelter. Transportation will be provided if necessary.


For Water related emergencies please call 859-238-1241


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Library Open Limited Hours on Wednesday

February 18, 2015
By BCPL

The Library will be open Wednesday, February 18th from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, however due to the inclement weather, all regularly scheduled programs for today have been cancelled.


We are extending a grace period for items due this week through Sunday. Any item due this week (Monday through Saturday) will not be counted overdue if it is returned by Sunday, February 22, 2015.

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Library Closed on Tuesday

February 17, 2015
By BCPL

Boyle County has declared a state of emergency due to the snowstorm. As a result, the Library will remain closed on Tuesday, February 17th.


Due to the extreme weather conditions, the Library will extend a grace period for items due this week through Sunday. Any item due this week (Monday through Saturday) will not be counted overdue if it is returned by Sunday, February 22, 2015.


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Free Computer Classes at the Library

February 10, 2015
By BCPL

The Boyle County Public Library offers free computer classes every month.


In February, the Thursday Morning Computer Class will provide new computer users with some basic computer skills. This month, classes in this series include: Internet Basics (February 12th at 10:00 am); Email Basics (February 19th at 10:00 am); and Google Search (February 26th at 10:00 am).


Additional February classes to be held at the Library include:


• Overdrive: Online Library (eBooks & Audio Books) on February 17th at 12:00 pm

• Internet Safety on February 19th at 4:00 pm

• Windows 8 on February 21st at 4:00 pm



The Library will also offer Homework Help, a Community Outreach Workshop, on February 13, 2015 at various locations throughout the county. Participants will learn how to access and use the latest technology and easy-to-use tools (i.e. interactive whiteboard, chat, and file sharing). This workshop will be offered at Junction City First Baptist Church (February 13th at 10:00 am), Forkland Community Center (February 13th at 12:00 pm), and at the Perryville Main Street Office (February 13th at 2:00 pm).


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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"A Trek to Mt. Everest Base Camp" Program at the Library

February 7, 2015
By BCPL

The Library will host "A Trek to Mt. Everest Base Camp" on Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 7:00 pm in the Community Room. During the program, Buck Rogers and Jeff Meyers will discuss their trip to the Mt. Everest Base Camp in Nepal. The program will feature an introduction about their adventure, a slideshow with photos from the trek, followed by a question and answer session.



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Starburst Bracelets

February 5, 2015
By Youth

Come play with your food, or at least the wrappers, and learn how to make sweet and stylish accessories for yourself or your valentine!


 Starburst Bracelets 




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Valentine Workshop for Kids

February 2, 2015
By BCPL

The Library will offer a special Sunday Afternoon Valentine Workshop for Kids on Sunday, February 8, 2015 from 2:00-4:00 pm. Children, ages 3 - 8, are invited to celebrate the holiday at this festive event where they can make Valentine cards and decorate Valentine cookies. No registration is required for this "drop-in when you can" event.

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