Computer Classes in January

January 3, 2017

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

Computer Basics (Beginner) on Monday, January 9th at 11:00 am

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.


Internet Basics (Beginner) on Wednesday, January 11th at 11:00 am

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.)


Email Basics on Thursday, January 12th at 2:00 pm

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.)


Intro. to Microsoft Word on Monday, January 16th at 2:00 pm

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.)


Intro. to Microsoft Excel on Wednesday, January 18th at 11:00 am

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. (Introduction to Microsoft Word helpful.)


Intro. to Microsoft Powerpoint on Tuesday, January 24th at 2:00 pm

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. (Introduction to Microsoft Word recommended.)


Job Seeking and Applications on Thursday, January 26th at 2:00 pm

This class will provide an overview of some resources available to job seekers in finding employment and some tips for getting started on your application. (Internet Basics recommended.)

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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Mahan Gallery Opening Reception

January 2, 2017

The January 2017 Mahan Gallery art exhibit features the the artwork of Krista Graham. While she uses and experiments with many different mediums, Graham primarily works with watercolor. The exhibit will be on display January 2nd through mid-February.

The public is invited to the Opening Reception of the exhibit which will be held on Monday, January 2nd from 6:00-7:00 pm in the Mahan Gallery at the Library. 

About the Gallery:

The Mahan Gallery features the artwork of area artists. The gallery is located just off the main floor of the Library in the Mahan House and is open to the public during regular Library hours.

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Job Opening at the Library

January 2, 2017

The Library is hiring an Outreach Services Assistant. This part-time position (40-65 hours/month) will assist in providing library services to those patrons served through the Bookmobile or Homebound branches of the Library. 

A complete job description, including qualifications and compensation are available on our Careers page.

The deadline to apply is Friday, January 6, 2017.

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Library Holiday Hours

December 21, 2016

The Library will be closed on the following days for the Christmas holiday:

Saturday, December 24th


Sunday, December 25th


Monday, December 26th

We will be open during our regularly scheduled hours on Tuesday, December 27th. We wish you a safe and happy holiday season!

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Holiday Events at the Library

December 16, 2016

DIY Holiday Gifts for Teens

The Library will host a gift making working for teens (ages 13-18) on Monday, December 19th from 2:00-4:00 pm. Teens will be able to make a variety of ornaments and crafts to give as gifts to friends and family. There will be a gift-wrapping station as well. Contact Julia for more information. Registration is required. This event will be held in the Community Room.

Tween Advisory Group (TAG)

Tween Advisory Group will meet on Monday, December 19th at 4:00 pm. TAG provides a way for tweens (ages 9-13) to have fun while volunteering their time at the Library. This month TAG will be watching a popular holiday movie while making Christmas cards for senior citizens. Call the Library to register for this event.

Santa Claus to Visit the Library

Santa Claus will be visiting the Boyle County Public Library during regularly scheduled Toddler, Preschool, and Homeschool Storytimes on Tuesday, December 20 and Wednesday, December 21.

Toddler Storytime: 
Tuesdays at 10:30 am


Preschool Storytime:
Tuesdays at 11:30 am & Wednesdays at 10:30 am


Homeschool Storytime:
Wednesdays at 11:15 am

For more information about this special event please see Ms. Libby or Ms. Kate in the Children’s Library.

Holiday Closure at the Library

The Library will be closed December 24th-26th for the Christmas holiday. The Library will also be closing early at 4:00 pm on New Year’s Eve and will be closed on New Year’s Day.

We wish all of our patrons a safe and happy holiday season!

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