This Week at the Library: April 3-7, 2017

April 2, 2017
By BCPL

The Library offers many fun, educational events throughout the year. Weekly programs include Crafters Who Care on Mondays at 6:00 p.m., Storytimes on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings, and Coding Clubs on Mondays and Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m. In addition to these weekly events, the following Library-sponsored programs are scheduled for this week:


Tween Book Club

Monday, April 3rd at 4:00 p.m.

The Library offers a monthly book club for tweens (ages 9-13). This month the group will discuss Half a Chance by Cynthia Lord. Snacks will be available. Any tweens interested in attending may register for the program by signing up in the Children's Library.


Kid's Homeschool Book Club

Wednesday, April 5th at 2:00 p.m.

This book club meets on the first Wednesday of the month. Led by Children’s Librarian Libby McWhorter, this book club is designed for children ages 5-8 and features a book discussion and trivia activities.  This month, participants are reading Who Was Dr. Seuss? by Janet B. Pascal. Snacks will be served. Register for this club in the Children’s Library.


Nutrition Condition

Thursday, April 6th at Noon

Beginning this Thursday, the Library will be hosting "Nutrition Condition," a health and wellness workshop series offered in partnership with the Boyle County Cooperative Extension Office. Workshop participants will find out their current state of nutrition, learn how to improve their nutrient intake, and learn how to eat better on a budget. This 8-week series will be held in the Community Room on Thursdays at Noon through May 25th.

 

Cookbook Club

Thursday, April 6th at 6:00 p.m.

This Thursday evening, the Library will host the Cookbook Club. The club is a discussion group that will explore the Library's large collection of cookbooks. Participants will make and share different recipes with the club. Each month will feature a theme. In April, the theme is Desserts. For more information or to register, contact Julia Basil at the Library. Registration is required.


Spring Film Series: Comedy Tonight! (Week 6)

Thursday, April 6th at 7:00 p.m.

The Friends of the Library continue with their annual Spring Film Series on Thursday evening. Films will be shown on Thursday evenings in the Community Room at the Library through mid-April. The post-film discussion will be led by Charles Vahlkamp. Popcorn will be available and there is no charge for admission.

This week we'll be showing the movie City Slickers. In this film from 1991, an unhappy Manhattan yuppie on the verge of turning 40 is roped into joining his two friends on a cattle drive in the southwest. A complete listing of the films can be found here.

 

Teen Crafternoon

Friday, April 7th at 4:00 p.m.

Teen Crafternoon will be held this Friday afternoon. Led by Julia Basil, this monthly program features a different artistic craft or activity each month. In April, we’ll be making T-shirt Tote Bags. This free event will be held in the Mahan Gallery and is open to all teens (ages 13-18). Call the Library to register.

 

LEGO Club

Friday, April 7th at 4:00 p.m.

The Library will host LEGO Club on Friday afternoon in the Storytime Room. The finished LEGO creations will be placed on display in the Library.

 

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Computer Classes at the Library this Week (April 3-7)

April 1, 2017
By BCPL

In the ongoing effort to promote lifelong learning, the Library offers a wide variety of free computer classes every month. The following classes are scheduled for this week:

Computer Basics (Beginner) on Monday, April 3rd at 11:00 a.m.

Typing on Wednesday, April 5th at 11:00 a.m.

Internet Basics on Thursday, April 6th at 2:00 p.m. 

A complete listing of monthly computer classes can be found on the Computer Classes page on the Library’s website. Those interested in attending any of the classes may register online or by calling the Library. In addition to these classes, one-on-one computer support is also available by appointment.

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Computer Classes at the Library this Week

March 27, 2017
By BCPL

In the ongoing effort to promote lifelong learning, the Library offers a wide variety of free computer classes every month. The following classes are scheduled for this week:


Google Maps on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 2:30 p.m.

Get directions, plot a travel route, and even find a satellite view using Google Maps. This class will cover the basics of using both the Google Maps site and app for navigation. (If you will be using the app, bring your device for the best experience.) 


Typing on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.

These sessions will provide new typists with beginning instruction, and a refresher for those with rusty typing skills. Correct finger placement and accuracy will be the primary focus. (Limited to 8 participants.)


eBooks: Overdrive on Friday, March 31, 2017 at 2:30 p.m.

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


A complete listing of monthly computer classes can be found on the Library’s website. Those interested in attending any of the classes may register online or by calling the Library. In addition to these classes, one-on-one computer support is also available by appointment.

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Adult "How-To" Program: Sharpen Your Culinary Knife Skills

March 26, 2017
By BCPL

The Library offers a monthly "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.

On Monday, March 27th at 6:00 pm, the Library will host "Sharpen Your Culinary Knife Skills," presented by Barbara Jo Cain from the Boyle County Cooperative Extension Office. Workshop participants will learn how to chop, slice, and dice with better efficiency and safety.

This program will be held in the Community Room.

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This Week at the Library: March 20-25, 2017

March 20, 2017
By BCPL

The Boyle County Public Library offers many fun, educational events throughout the year. Weekly programs include Crafters Who Care on Mondays at 6:00 pm, Storytimes on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings, and Coding Clubs on Mondays and Wednesdays at 4:00 pm. In addition to these weekly events, the following Library-sponsored programs are scheduled for this week:


TWEEN ADVISORY GROUP (TAG)

Monday, March 20th at 4:00 pm 

Tween Advisory Group will meet this Monday afternoon. TAG provides a way for tweens to have fun while volunteering their time at the library. For more information about tween programs, see Ms. Logan Anderson in the Children’s Library. (Ages 9-13)

 

TEEN STEM CHALLENGE

Tuesday, March 21st at 4:00 pm

Teens can test their knowledge of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) concepts and engineering design abilities at Teen STEM Challenge. At this event, teams will compete in a different challenge each month. This month, teens (ages 13-18) will see who can build the most elaborate structure using newspaper. This free program will be held in the Community Room at the Boyle County Public Library.

 

SPRING FILM SERIES: Comedy Tonight! (Week 4)

Thursday, March 23rd at 7:00 pm

The Friends of the Library continue with their annual Spring Film Series. Films will be shown on Thursday evenings in the Community Room at the Library through mid-April. The post-film discussion will be led by Charles Vahlkamp. Popcorn will be available and there is no charge for admission. This week we'll be showing the movie Airplane! In this 1980 film, a man who is afraid of flying has to safely land a passenger plane after the pilots become sick. A complete listing of the films in this series can be found here.

 

TEEN BOOK CLUB

Friday, March 24th at 4:00 pm

The Teen Book Club will meet at the Boyle County Public Library this Friday afternoon. The book club, for ages 13-18, will be discussing Beastly by Alex Finn. Snacks will be provided. To receive a copy of the book, please see Julia Basil at the Library.


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