Computer Classes in June

June 14, 2016

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

• Facebook on Monday, June 20th 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. If you already have a Facebook account, please bring your account login information. (Basic computer and internet skills recommended.)

• Introduction to Microsoft Word on Monday, June 20th at 2:00 pm

This class teaches basic word processing using Microsoft Word. It covers using the ribbon; creating, saving, and printing documents; highlighting, copying, and pasting text; formatting lists; checking spelling and grammar; creating tables; applying headers and footers; and using and creating templates.  (Computer Basics recommended.)

• Android Tablets & Smartphones on Tuesday, June 21st at 2:00 pm

This class will cover a basic introduction to tablets and phones with the Android operating system (NOT iPad/iPhone). Topics covered will include touch gestures, settings menus, and how to download apps. Bring your own device for the best experience!

 • Digital Photos on Wednesday, June 22nd at 4:00 pm

Learn the basics of using your smartphone to take, store, and print photos. Participants will receive a tutorial on how to safely save images to their computer as well as everyday uses for their phone’s camera.

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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Summer Reading Events at the Library

June 8, 2016

The Library offers a variety of events for all ages during the summer months. Weekly programs for children to be held at the Library include the Kid’s Book Club on Tuesdays at 2:00 pm, the Kindergarten Summer Science Club on Thursdays at 10:00 am, and the "Try-It-Out" Club on Thursdays at 11:00 am. In addition to these weekly events, the Library is also sponsoring these upcoming programs:

Adult How-To: Trail Safety & Topographical Map Reading 

Wednesday, June 8th at 4:00 pm

This workshop will cover common safety concerns when hiking such as weather, terrain, animal encounters, and poisonous plants. We'll also cover the basics of how to read a topographical map. (Community Room)

Teen Crafternoon

Friday, June 10th at 10:00 am

Try your hand at a different artistic craft or activity each month. This month we'll be making pennants. (Ages 13-18; Community Room)

LEGO Club with Bricks 4 Kidz

Friday, June 10th at 2:00 pm

Bricks 4 Kidz will bring their motorized creations to the Library's LEGO Club this Friday. Due to limited materials, registration is required. Call the Children's Library to register. (All ages; Children's Storytime Room)

Family Guided Hike at the Central Kentucky Wildlife Refuge

Tuesday, June 14th at 2:00 pm

The Central Kentucky Wildlife Refuge is a 500-acre preserve, located 13 miles from Danville in the Parksville knob land and bordering a stretch of the beautiful North Rolling Fork. Birds, animals, plants and other forms of wildlife may be seen on each visit, and they vary with the changing seasons. The Central Kentucky Wildlife Refuge is located off Highway 37 on Carpenter Creek Road in Parksville, KY. Hikers will need to meet the guide at 2:00 pm at the Refuge entrance at the Carpenter Creek Road gravel parking lot. (All ages)

A complete listing of all of our upcoming programs can be found in our Summer Reading Schedule of Events.

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Summer Reading Kicks Off at the Library on June 6th

June 3, 2016

The Boyle County Public Library will host a Summer Reading Kick-Off Party on Monday, June 6, 2016 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. The Kick-Off Party marks the first day patrons can register for the Library’s Summer Reading Program, which runs from June 6th through the end of July. An inflatable bouncy castle and slide will be available for younger patrons to enjoy at this event.  Registration will continue throughout the summer and reading logs can be redeemed for prizes.

"On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!" is the 2016 Summer Reading theme for children and tweens, and many of the events and activities will have a fitness or health theme. Programs include The Mark Wood Fun Show; Animal Tales; and Inter-County Reptiles and Amphibians. Ronald McDonald and The Space Painter will also be visiting the Library this summer. In addition to a monthly book club, tweens will also be able to enjoy programs such as Tween Eats and Tween Minute-to-Win-It.

"Get in the Game…Read!" is the reading theme for teens. This summer, special programs for teens will be offered, including Teen Challenge: STEM in Sports; Teens Write: Be A Sports Writer; and Self Defense for Teens. The Library will also host Trivia Night and an after-hours Murder Mystery for teens and adults. Adults can also partake in Couch-to-5K and Trail Safety & Topographical Map Reading.

Additional programs include Family Guided Hikes at some local hiking spots. These hikes, which can be completed in less than two hours, will be held at the Central Kentucky Wildlife Refuge in Boyle County, the Dupree Nature Preserve in Garrard County, and at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill in Mercer County.

During the summer the Library will also visit multiple locations throughout the community in an effort to reach those who might not have the opportunity to come to the Library. Each week the Library will offer different activities, as well as provide books for the children to borrow. This summer the Outreach locations are: Bunny Davis Recreation Center; Salvation Army Day Camp; Perryville Community Center; Junction City Elementary School; Hogsett Elementary School; Long Run Apartments; Forkland Community Center; and Millennium Park. 

All Summer Reading programs are free and open to the public. Some of the family performances held at the Library are ticketed events. Tickets will be made available 30 minutes before the start of the show. Due to the popularity of these events, additional performances of Inter-County Reptiles and Amphibians and Animal Tales will be held at two of our outreach locations: Hogsett Elementary School and Junction City Elementary School. Dates and times for these performance can be found in our Summer Reading Schedule of Events. For some events, registration is required. Those interested in attending may register in-person or by calling 859.238.7323.

For a complete listing of events, patrons are encouraged to stop by the Library to pick up a Summer Reading Schedule of Events. Program information will also be listed on the Library’s facebook page.

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Adult "How-To" Program: Basic Veggie Gardening

May 20, 2016

The Boyle County Public 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, May 23rd at 6:00 pm, the Library will host "Basic Veggie Gardening" presented by U.K. Cooperative Extension office agent Alexis Amorese who will show program attendees how to create a basic vegetable garden.

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Small Business Seminar Offered

May 9, 2016

Have you ever considered starting your own small business? Do you have a hobby you would like to turn into a thriving career? Do you like the idea of being your own boss?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then consider attending "So You Think You Want to Start a Small Business," which will be 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, May 10 in the Boyle County Public Library Community Room.

This information-packed session will be led by Stuart Arnold, marketing consultant and owner of Lexington-based Strategic Planning Specialists, and Rex McDonald, a product commercialization specialist and senior project manager with the Andromeda Group, based in Williamsburg, Va.

"People consider starting their own business for a variety of reasons," Arnold said. "Some are looking for ways to supplement their income, while others are motivated to maintain a level of income against potential job change or loss. And then there are the dreamers among us who have harbored a lifelong desire to captain their own ship.

"No matter the reason or objective," he continued, "there are many factors to consider before your 'Open for Business' sign, and many of the most important ones are likely missing from your list."

During the 90-minute workshop, Arnold and McDonald will introduce key, and often overlooked, topics for starting a successful small business, including: mechanics of a start-up; necessity of market research; realities of the E-myth; administrative have-tos; and exit strategies.

The program — which is sponsored by the Heart of Danville, Boyle County Public Library, and Danville-Boyle County Chamber of Commerce — is free and open to all Boyle County residents. Space is limited, so reservations are required. For more information, or to reserve a spot, email or call (859) 236-2361 x 141 by 9 a.m., Monday, May 9.

Guests have the option of bringing their own lunch or ordering a $10 brown bag lunch through the Heart of Danville when making reservations.

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