Book Discussion Groups at the Library

March 15, 2017

The Boyle County Public Library offers a variety of book discussion groups each month, including the Third Thursday Morning and Evening Book Discussion Groups which meet at the Library on the third Thursday of the month at 10:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. respectively. These groups are designed for anyone interested in discussing a wide variety of books in a group setting.

Both groups will meet on Thursday, March 16th. The Morning Discussion group, which is led by Diana Draper, will discuss Unholy Fire: A Novel of the Civil War by Robert J. Mrazek. The Evening Discussion group is led by Merry Cooper and will discuss The Red Garden by Alice Hoffman. Those interested in participating in either group may pick up a copy of the book at the Circulation Desk in the Library.

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Computer Classes in March

March 7, 2017

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

Typing/Keyboarding Sessions:

Typing on Wednesday, March 8th at 11:00 a.m.

Typing on Wednesday, March 15th at 11:00 a.m.

Typing on Wednesday, March 22nd at 11:00 a.m.

Typing on Wednesday, March 29th 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.)


Computer Basics
Wednesday, March 8th at 2:30 p.m.

This class is an introduction to using your computer. Learn about the various parts of a computer; the importance between hardware and software; using a mouse/keyboard; and an overview of how to launch programs.

Microsoft Office (Part 1): Introduction to Microsoft Word 
Thursday, March 9th at 2:00 p.m.

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


Internet Basics 
Monday, March 13th at 2:30 p.m.

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


Microsoft Office (Part 2): Introduction to Microsoft Excel 
Thursday, March 16th at 2:00 p.m.

This class is an introduction to the spreadsheet productivity software from Microsoft. Create, save, and print worksheets; enter and modify data; and learn a few basic functions/formulas. (Intro. to Microsoft Word recommended.)


Email Basics 
Tuesday, March 14th at 2:30 p.m.

This class will provide new computer users with some basic skills to set up and use an email account, including sending email and adding attachments. (Internet Basics recommended.)


Google Like You Mean It! 
Wednesday, March 22nd at 2:30 p.m.

You've searched Google, but in the midst of advertisements and millions of search results, it's hard to find exactly what you want. This class will offer techniques to help you pinpoint the information you need -- or at least help you sift through the "junk." (Internet Basics recommended.)


Microsoft Office (Part 3): Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint 
Thursday, March 23rd at 2:00 p.m.

This class provides a basic introduction to Microsoft’s slide presentation software. We will cover creating, saving, and presenting a slideshow; adding new slides; determining slide layout and design; and entering information to be displayed. (Intro. to Microsoft Word recommended.)


Mobile Devices: Android 
Friday, March 24th at 11:00 a.m.

Learn more about your Android tablet or smartphone, including appropriate gestures, how to navigate the settings menu, installing and using apps, and general concerns. Participants should bring their Google login information for the best experience.

Mobile Devices: Apple iPad & iPhone 
Friday, March 24th at 2:30 p.m.

Learn more about your Apple iPad or iPhone, including appropriate gestures, how to navigate the settings menu, installing and using apps, and general concerns. Participants should bring their Apple ID login information for the best experience.


Google Maps 
Tuesday, March 28th 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.) 


eBooks: Overdrive
Friday, March 31st 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.) 

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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Library to Host Author Visit and Book Signing

March 6, 2017

On Monday, March 6th at 6:00 p.m., the Library will host an author visit with Donald Curtis, author of Coach Adolph F. Rupp: His Wit and Legacy. Curtis will share about the research he has done on the legendary coach Adolph Rupp, focusing on his charisma and sense of humor. He'll talk about the game of basketball, the history of Kentucky basketball, and Rupp's wit and legacy.

This event will be held in the Community Room at the Library.

About the author: Donald R. Curtis is a sixth generation Kentuckian and a student of its history for many years. He has authored many articles and his work has been featured in six books, including The Kentucky Encyclopedia, The Encyclopedia of Louisville, and the Kentucky Explorer Magazine. An avid genealogist, Don is retired and lives in Nicholasville, KY with his wife, Deborah. They enjoy their five children and twelve grandchildren.

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Library to Host Final Community Forum

February 24, 2017

The Library is currently in the long range planning process and is seeking community feedback about how it can better meet the needs of the residents of Danville/Boyle County. Over the past few months, the long range planning committee has been meeting with local organizations and holding community forums throughout the county.

On Monday, February 27th at 7:00 p.m., we'll be hosting our final Community Forum where people can offer comments and suggestions about ways we can improve our services, facilities, programs, etc. over the next three to five years.

All are welcome and encouraged to attend. A children's program will be offered during the forum for parents of younger children. Light refreshments will be available. The forum will be held in the Mahan Gallery at the Library.

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Black History Month Event: "Education, Opportunity, and Service"

February 19, 2017

The Boyle County Genealogical & Historical Society, Boyle Landmark Trust, and the Danville-Boyle County African American Historical Society, have joined together with other community organizations to celebrate Black History Month in Danville / Boyle County.

On Monday, February 20, 2017 at 6:00 p.m., Michelle Carter and Dwayne Walker will be sharing their life stories, focusing on the theme "Education, Opportunity, and Service." Both speakers have served in a branch of the Armed Forces, and through their service to our country, were able to find an opportunity to gain a higher education that may have not been available to them otherwise. This special event will be held in the Community Room at the Library. All are invited to attend.

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