December Computer Classes at the Library

December 2, 2015

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

• Internet Basics - Wednesday, December 2nd at 4:00 pm

A basic introduction to the internet. This class includes getting online with web addresses; understanding basic terminolgoy and buttons of Mozilla Firefox; and using search engines to find information and websites.

• Windows 10 - Thursday, December 10th at 1:30 pm

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.)

• iPad & iPhone - Thursday, December 10th 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 - Monday, December 14th at 6:00 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.

• Introduction to Microsoft Word - Wednesday, December 16th at 11:30 am

This class covers basic word processing using MS Word including 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 & creating templates. (Computer Basics recommended.)

• Introduction to Microsoft Excel - Wednesday, December 16th at 4:00 pm

Learn the basic functions of MS Excel, a spreadsheet program, including screen and worksheet elements; copying and pasting; auto-fill; and using mathematical formulas and functions. (Introduction to Microsoft Word 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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Holiday Events at the Library

November 30, 2015

The Library will host a variety of fun, holiday activities for kids of all ages in December. Events include movies, DIY Workshops, and visits with Santa Claus. All events are free and open to the public.

The following holiday events are scheduled for the first week in December:

A Christmas Carol

On Tuesday, December 1st at 4:30 pm, actor Allan Barlow will present his one-man performance of this classic Christmas tale. This free program will be held in the Community Room at the Library.

Family Holiday Movie

As part of Danville's 2015 Elfstravaganza festivities, the Boyle County Public Library will show a holiday film on Thursday, December 3rd at 7:00 pm. In this 2003 comedy, a grown man raised by elves leaves the North Pole in search of his birth father. (97 minutes; Rated PG)

Teen Holiday DIY Workshop

The Library will host a D.I.Y. Up-cycle Workshop for teens on Friday, December 4th at 4:00 pm. At this monthly program, we’ll give used or worn out items new life. In December, we’ll turn Christmas t-shirts into a fun, festive holiday throw pillows. This free event is open to all teens (ages 13-18). Registration is required. Please call or stop by the library to register.

For more information about these or other upcoming hoilday events, call or stop by the Library.

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Unpuzzling Poe Leaves Lasting Impressions

November 30, 2015

When The Big Read arrived in Danville in mid-September, the face of Edgar Allan Poe descended up on Danville-Boyle County and remained a steady presence in the community through the end of October. Spearheaded by the Boyle County Public Library and supported by 26 community partners, the Unpuzzling Poe team offered 42 events that provided opportunities for the more than 2,700 participants to experience Poe like never before.

"Overall, I could not be more pleased with the community’s response to The Big Read: Unpuzzling Poe programming," said Maggie Myers, Adult Programming Coordinator at the Boyle County Public Library. "It was our goal to offer a variety of events that explored not only Poe’s works, but also his life, his times, and his influence on contemporary drama, literature, and art."

Programs included craft and painting events for all ages, art exhibits, book discussions, dramatic readings, a Poe-themed film series, an afternoon tea, a murder mystery for teens, plus a mock trial and a Poe impersonator.

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Holiday Closing

November 25, 2015

The Library will be closed on Thursday, November 26th for the Thanksgiving holiday. We will re-open on Friday morning at 9:00 am. We wish all of our patrons a safe and happy holiday!

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Seniors' Social Hour at the Library

November 23, 2015

The Library will host a Seniors’ Social Hour on Wednesday, November 25th at 9:30 am. Each month the Library hosts a social gathering of senior adults for an informational presentation about relevant topics. In November, seniors are invited to a Thanksgiving Memory Share where they can share some of their favorite memories of Thanksgiving. This free event will be held in the Mahan Gallery at the Library. Light refreshments will be served.

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