Adult "How-To" Program: Creating Your Family Book

November 20, 2015

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, November 23rd at 6:00 pm, Paul Stansbury will present "How to Create Your Family Book."

The Family Book is a true to life picture of your family for the time it covers including anything found in scrapbooks, family histories, anthologies, yearbooks, and more. The elements selected help to develop the overall feel of what it is like to be a member of your family.

This free event will be held in the Community Room. Light refreshments will be served.

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Movie Release Party for Teens

November 19, 2015

In anticipation of the release of the final film based on Suzanne Collins' best-selling trilogy of adventure novels, the Boyle County Public Library will host a Book-to-Film Movie Release Party for teens on Friday, November 20th at 4:00 pm. The party will include Book & Film Trivia; "Survival" Skills Training; and themed snacks. For more information, contact Maggie Myers at the Library.

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Teen Book-to-Film Series Continues at the Library

November 11, 2015

This month, the Library is offering a Book-to-Film series for teens. Teens (and tweens with parental permission) are invited to watch the popular films based on a best-selling series of adventure novels written by American author Suzanne Collins. The first film, shown on November 5th, told the story of a young woman who voluntarily entered a ceremonial fight-to-the-death to save her younger sister from competing.

The remaining two films in the series will be shown at the Library from 5:30 - 8:00 pm on November 12th and 19th. There is no charge for admission and free popcorn will be available. (Parental permission forms for children under 13 will be located at the Library's Circulation Desk and in the Children's Library.)

Due to licensing restrictions, the Library is prohibited from using film titles online. However, the descriptions of the remaining films in the series are listed below. 

Thursday, November 12th
The saga continues in this 2013 film, when after defying the rules of competition, the winners unwittingly fuel a national rebellion and become targets of the government.
(146 minutes; Rated PG-13)

Thursday, November 19th
In the first part of the 2014 trilogy finale, new leadership and friends fuel the flames of rebellion.
(123 minutes; Rated PG-13)

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November Computer Classes

November 3, 2015

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

• Email Basics - November 4th at 11:00 am

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.

 • Facebook (2-hour workshop) - November 11th at 3:00 pm

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.)

• iPad & iPhone - November 12th 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 - November 14th at 1:00 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.

• Resume Writing Workshop - November 16th at 11:00 am

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

 • Job Seeking - November 16th at 3:00 pm

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

 • Windows 10 - November 18th at 11:00 am

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.)


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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"Researching Property History" Series Offered at the Library

October 31, 2015

The Library will offer a series of classes on how to research the history of a house. The "Researching Property History" series will consist of four sessions held in November and December. Class size is limited to six participants. Those interested may register at the Library.

Deed Searches: Nuts & Bolts

Friday, November 6th at 12 noon
This class will focus on the most basic aspect of property research – the Deed. Class will meet in the Library's Computer Lab then will walk to the courthouse. (This class is mandatory as the subsequent classes build upon it. If you are unable to make this initial class but would like to attend the others, please contact Mary Girard at 859-238-7323 x117.)

Making Sense of Old Deeds

Saturday, November 14th at 2:30 pm
In this class you'll learn to plot and locate deeds. This class requires that the deed research has been done. Bring the deeds related to your search property. (BCPL Community Room)


Saturday, November 21st at 2:00 pm
Building on the previous class, we'll look at how you can place plotted deeds on a map, what maps are available, and how the local landscape shaped different neighborhoods. (BCPL Computer Lab)

Fleshing Out the History

Saturday, December 5th at 2:30 pm
This class will talk about how houses were mentioned in newspapers and books, and how to track who lived in a house (which is often different from who the owners were). We'll also talk about how genealogy can help give life to the history of a house. (BCPL Kentucky Room)

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