Mango Languages Available at the Library

December 31, 2015
By BCPL

The Boyle County Public Library is pleased to offer the Mango Languages online language-learning system to our patrons. Mango is free for all library patrons and can be accessed anywhere with an Internet connection. Each lesson combines real life situations and audio from native speakers with simple, clear instructions. The courses are presented with an appreciation for cultural nuance and real-world application by focusing on the four key elements of language learning: vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and culture.


Mango offers access to 60 foreign language courses and 17 English courses taught completely in the user's native language. In addition to traditional language courses, Mango also offers the opportunity to learn through foreign film with Mango Premiere™ and access to a variety of specialty mini courses, like Pirate, Medical Spanish and romance courses. Mango can be accessed at the library, remotely, or even on-the-go with apps for iPhone®, Android™, Kindle® and Nook®.


 

"We are thrilled to join the growing list of libraries that offer Mango to their patrons," said Maggie Myers, Adult Programming Coordinator. "Some people need to learn a second language for business or travel. Others want to learn one for personal or professional development. No matter the reason, learning a language should be fun. With Mango, it definitely is."


 

To learn more about Mango, stop by the library and ask a librarian for an introduction. Library card holders can access Mango through the library website. For more information, contact the Library at (859) 238-7323.



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Kids Can Ring in the New Year at the Library

December 28, 2015
By BCPL

The Library will host the 3rd Annual Happy "Noon" Year Party on Thursday, December 31st at 11:30 am in the Community Room. Families are invited to ring in the new year a little early at this fun event geared for kids in preschool through the 3rd grade. (Younger and older siblings are also welcome to attend.) We'll have a story, crafts, snacks, and a countdown to 12 noon complete with a balloon drop!


For more information about this special event please contact Kate Prusick at the Library.



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Library Holiday Hours

December 23, 2015
By BCPL

The Library will be closed on the following days for the Christmas holiday:


Thursday, December 24th


Friday, December 25th


Saturday, December 26th



We will be open during our regular hours on Sunday, December 27th. We wish you a safe and happy holiday season!


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Seniors' Social Hour at the Library

December 21, 2015
By BCPL

The Boyle County Public Library will host a Seniors' Social Hour on Wednesday, December 23rd at 9:30 am. Each month the Library hosts a social gathering of senior adults for conversation and light refreshments. In December, seniors are invited to come and share a favorite holiday recipe. This free event will be held in the Mahan Gallery at the Library.

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Homemade Holiday Gifts Workshop

December 16, 2015
By BCPL

The Library will host "Homemade Holiday Gifts" for this month's D.I.Y. workshop on Monday, December 21st from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm in the Community Room at the Library. This workshop will offer up homemade gift ideas for you to make for your family and friends. We'll provide the supplies and directions for making the craft projects. All ages are welcome to participate.


For more information about this special event please contact Maggie Myers at the Library.



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Graham Cracker Houses

December 15, 2015
By Youth

Tweens can make a traditional gingerbread house... out of graham crackers instead! Display them as a table centerpiece this holiday season and then devour them for dessert!


 Graham Cracker House 




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Santa Claus to Visit the Library this Week

December 13, 2015
By BCPL

Santa Claus will make a special appearance at all Library storytimes on December 15th & 16th. The children are invited to enjoy storytime fun and spend some time meeting jolly old St. Nick.


Storytimes are held on Tuesdays at 10:30 am (Toddler) & 11:30 am (Preschool) and Wednesdays at 10:30 am (Preschool) & 11:15 am (Homeschool).


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Newport Aquarium to Bring Live Sharks to the Library

December 13, 2015
By BCPL

The Boyle County Public Library will offer "Shark Tank" on Tuesday, December 15th at 4:00 pm. Patrons will learn the who, what, where, when, and why of sharks when the Newport Aquarium brings the Shark Cart to the Library. Guests will even have the opportunity to reach into the tank and touch a live shark. Tickets are not required, but space is limited to the first 100 guests.



More information about the Newport Aquarium can be found online at www.newportaquarium.com.


For more information about this event, please call the Library at 859.238.7323.


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Family Holiday Film & Surprise Visitor

December 11, 2015
By BCPL

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
By BCPL

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
By BCPL

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
By BCPL

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
By BCPL

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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