Friends of the Library to Host Annual Meeting & Tea with Kentucky Chautauqua Presentation

January 27, 2016
By BCPL

The Friends of the Library will kick off their Spring Program Series at the Friends Annual Meeting & Tea on January 28, 2016 at 4:30 pm in the Community Room at the Boyle County Public Library. The program will include the Kentucky Chautauqua presentation of Charlotte Dupuy – Suing for Freedom featuring Elizabeth Dawson, and is sponsored by the Kentucky Humanities Council. This event is free and open to the public.



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Tween Lab to start in January

January 24, 2016
By Youth

Tween Lab is a new program starting in January specifically for 9-13 year olds. Tween Lab will feature a new, exciting STEM (science, technology, engineering & math) activity each month. Projects will include learning to code, brushbots, creating stop animation videos, squishy circuits and more. This program will be held once a month, on a Thursday at 4:00.


The first meeting of Tween Lab will be Thursday, January 28th at 4:00. This month, we will be building a motorized Lego creation with help from a special guest, Bricks4Kidz. More information about Bricks4Kidz can be found on their website: www.bricks4kidz.com.


Registration is required. To register, please call the Library at (859) 238-7323. This program is intended for ages 9-13. If you have any questions, please contact Kate Prusick at kprusick@boylepublib.org.


 Tween Lab 



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Learn to Knit or Crochet at the Library

January 24, 2016
By BCPL

Every month we offer a "How-To" program series for adults, where participants can explore the information and skills needed for a new hobby or activity, guided by a local expert. This month's program, Learn to Knit & Crochet, is just in time for the cold winter weather.


On Monday, January 25th at 6:00 pm, local crafters will teach novice knitters the basics of how to crochet or knit warm winter wear. We'll supply the yarn, knitting needles, and crochet hooks for the program. While we're offering this as an adult class, children are welcome to participate, however children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. 


This event will be held in the Community Room. For more information about this event, email Maggie at mmyers@boylepublib.org or call the Library.


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Library Closed on Saturday

January 22, 2016
By BCPL
Due to the snowstorm, the Library will be closed on Saturday, January 23rd.


Depending on the condition of the roads, we may be open on Sunday afternoon. We'll continue to post our storm-related closings on our website as well as on Facebook and twitter.


We are extending a grace period for items due while the Library is closed. Any item due during this time will not be counted overdue and will not accrue overdue fees.
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Library Closed on Friday

January 21, 2016
By BCPL
Due to the forecasted inclement weather, the Library will be closed on Friday, January 22nd.


Depending on the severity of the winter storm, the condition of the roads, and taking staff & patron safety into account, we may be closed on Saturday as well. We'll post our storm-related closings on our website as well as on facebook and twitter.


We are extending a grace period for items due while the Library is closed. Any item due during this time will not be counted overdue and will not accrue overdue fees.


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National Popcorn Day Celebration Party for Teens

January 18, 2016
By BCPL

The Library will celebrate National Popcorn Day with a special event just for teens on Tuesday, January 19th beginning at 3:45 pm. Guests can sample different types of popcorn, play popcorn-inspired games, and watch one of the best movies of 2015 (according to IMDB, the New York Times, and Rotten Tomatoes). This event, for ages 13-18, will be held in the Community Room. For more information, contact Maggie Myers at the Library.

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Melted Crayon Art

January 13, 2016
By Youth

Tweens can make a masterpiece out of melted crayons! Supplies will be provided (including hair dryers), but please call the library to sign up.


 Melted Crayon Art 




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Writing Workshop for Teens

January 11, 2016
By BCPL

The Library will host a monthly writing group just for teens. Teens Write Wednesday is a monthly group for teens (ages 13-18) who love to write. Each month participants can bring a past original work to share or participate in the monthly writing prompt. Led by Maggie Myers, the group will meet monthly on the second Wednesday of the month. The first meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 13th at 4:00 pm in the Conference Room at the Library.

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Author Visit with Joshua Hodge

January 11, 2016
By BCPL

The Boyle County Public Library will host an Author Reception for Joshua Hodge on Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 7:00 pm in the Mahan Gallery. Hodge is the author of the new young adult (YA) mystery novel Dakota Broken, a suspenseful tale of reality and fantasy that engages the imagination while unlocking the hero among the broken. During the reception, Hodge will read a selection from his book, sign copies, and answer questions about the book publishing process.



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"Red Carpet Reads" to Start in January

January 2, 2016
By BCPL

"Red Carpet Reads" is a new book club that will meet at the Boyle County Public Library starting in January.The book club meets on the first Thursday of the month at 9:30 am and features popular, light-hearted books that have been turned into films, with clips of the films being used to enhance the discussion.


The first meeting will be held on Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 9:30 am, with the book Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella being discussed. Those interested in participating may pick up a copy of the book at the Circulation Desk in the Library.


Additional selections on the Red Carpet Reads book list include: The Help by Kathryn Stockett (February 4th); My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult (March 3rd); One for the Money by Janet Evanovich (April 4th); and The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger (May 5th).


For more information, or if you have any questions about Red Carpet Reads, please contact Maggie Myers at mmyers@boylepublib.org.



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January Computer Classes at the Library

January 1, 2016
By BCPL

The Boyle County Public Library offers free computer classes every month. The computer classes to be held at the Library in January 2016 include:


• Computer Basics on Thursday, January 7th at 11:45 am

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.


• Internet Basics on Thursday, January 7th at 4:00 pm

This class provides a basic introduction to the internet. Class includes getting online with web addresses; an understanding of basic terminology; and using search engines to find information and websites.


• iPad & iPhone on Tuesday, January 12th at 2:00 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.


• eBooks: Overdrive Online Library on Wednesday, January 13th at 11:00 am

Learn how to check out and download thousands of eBooks and Audio Books from the Library's collection for free. Bring your eReader device and library card with you for check out.


• Resume Writing Workshop on Wednesday, January 20th at 2:00 pm

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


• Job Seeking Workshop on Thursday, January 21st at 11:45 am

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


• Facebook (2-hour workshop) on Monday, January 25th at 11:00 am

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.)


• Android Tablets & Smartphones on Tuesday, January 26th at 11:00 am

This class will cover a basic introduction to tablets and smartphones with the Android operating system. Topics covered will include touch gestures, settings menus, and how to download apps. Feel free to bring your own device for the best experience.

 


Those interested in attending any of the computer classes may register online or by calling the Library.


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