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

March 20, 2017

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:


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)



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.



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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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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