Free Computer Classes at the Library

February 10, 2015

The Boyle County Public Library offers free computer classes every month.

In February, the Thursday Morning Computer Class will provide new computer users with some basic computer skills. This month, classes in this series include: Internet Basics (February 12th at 10:00 am); Email Basics (February 19th at 10:00 am); and Google Search (February 26th at 10:00 am).

Additional February classes to be held at the Library include:

• Overdrive: Online Library (eBooks & Audio Books) on February 17th at 12:00 pm

• Internet Safety on February 19th at 4:00 pm

• Windows 8 on February 21st at 4:00 pm

The Library will also offer Homework Help, a Community Outreach Workshop, on February 13, 2015 at various locations throughout the county. Participants will learn how to access and use the latest technology and easy-to-use tools (i.e. interactive whiteboard, chat, and file sharing). This workshop will be offered at Junction City First Baptist Church (February 13th at 10:00 am), Forkland Community Center (February 13th at 12:00 pm), and at the Perryville Main Street Office (February 13th at 2:00 pm).

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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"A Trek to Mt. Everest Base Camp" Program at the Library

February 7, 2015

The Library will host "A Trek to Mt. Everest Base Camp" on Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 7:00 pm in the Community Room. During the program, Buck Rogers and Jeff Meyers will discuss their trip to the Mt. Everest Base Camp in Nepal. The program will feature an introduction about their adventure, a slideshow with photos from the trek, followed by a question and answer session.

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Book Signing with Football Coach David Buchanan

January 22, 2015

The Library will host a book signing with David Buchanan on Saturday, January 31, 2015 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm. Buchanan’s book, Black Shoes & White Shoestrings, is a collection of football and life lessons learned from a variety of coaches at the high school, collegiate, and professional level. Copies of the book will be available for purchase during his visit.

Some of the football programs highlighted in the book include Boyle County Rebels, Centre College Colonels, Danville Admirals, Mason County Royals, Cleveland Browns, Kentucky Wildcats, Harrodsburg Hogs, and Mercer County Scotties. Life lessons from coaches like Chuck Smith, Larry French, Blanton Collier, Alvis Johnson, and Sam Harp are included. Many other football programs, players, and coaches are also covered in the book.

David Buchanan is the head football coach at Mason County High School in Maysville, Kentucky and was previously the head coach at Paris High School (KY). He is a graduate of Mercer County High School and Centre College. Buchanan has served as president of the Kentucky Football Coaches Association and as head coach for the Kentucky All-Stars in their annual Kentucky-Tennessee All-Star Classic. He is the son of John Buchanan, a former head coach at Boyle County High School and Mercer County High School. David is married to Stephanie Trosper, and they have 3 children, John Combs, Emma, and Trosper.

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Photo Copyright Workshop to be Held at the Library

January 20, 2015

The Library will host a Photo Copyright Workshop on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 1:00 pm in the Community Room. This free workshop, led by Mary Girard, Beth Goode, and Clay Jackson, will cover copyright issues in the internet age.

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January Jubilee Celebration at the Library

January 7, 2015

The Boyle County Public Library invites you to the January Jubilee, celebrating five years since the grand re-opening of the Library. Special events will be held at the Library throughout the month beginning on Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 3:00 pm with a Jubilee Reception featuring music by the jazz group Five.

Additional Jubilee events include an art exhibit in the Mahan Gallery featuring staff artwork; a Purplicious Party for Kids; Cupcake Decorating for Tweens; Wednesday Afternoon Storytime; a "Get to Know Your Library" Scavenger hunt; plus a prop-filled Selfies Booth. Patrons can also enjoy an afternoon program featuring Kentucky Humanities Council Speaker Normandi Ellis at the Friends of the Library Annual Tea. Ms. Ellis will perform "My Mother Was a Character -- Aren't Most Mothers?" on Thursday, January 15th at 4:00 pm.

Schedule of Events

January Jubilee Reception

Sunday, January 11th from 3:00-5:00 pm

Featuring the jazz group "Five" at 3:00 pm.

Mahan Gallery Opening Reception

Monday, January 12th from 6:30-7:30 pm

Featuring artwork created by Library staff.

Purplicious Party* (Ages 5-8)

Tuesday, January 13th at 4:00 pm

Come dressed in your favorite shade of purple!

Enjoy cupcakes, crafts, and activities.

Cupcake Decorating* (Ages 9-13)

Thursday, January 15th at 4:00 pm

Celebrate the January Jubilee by decorating (and devouring) cupcakes!

Friends of the Library Annual Meeting & Tea

Thursday, January 15th at 4:00 pm

Featuring Kentucky Humanities Council Speaker Normandi Ellis in

"My Mother Was a Character -- Aren't Most Mothers?"

All of these free programs will be held at the Boyle County Public Library, and are open to the public. *Please register in the Children's Library for the starred events.

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