This Week at the Library: September 11-16, 2017

September 10, 2017
By BCPL

The Boyle County Public Library offers many fun, educational events throughout the year. Weekly programs include Adult Storytime on Mondays at 9:00 a.m., Crafters Who Care on Mondays at 6:00 p.m., Coding Classes on Mondays and Thursdays at 4:00 p.m., and Storytimes on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. In addition to these weekly events, the following Library-sponsored programs are scheduled for this week:


Mahan Gallery Art Exhibit

The Library announces the opening of the September 2017 Mahan Gallery art exhibit, featuring photography by Glenn A. Ball. The exhibit, “Railroad Art: Passing through Danville,” features photographs of graffiti art on trains that have passed through Danville. The exhibit will be on display through September 30th.


Second Monday Book Discussion Group
Monday, September 11th at 3:00 p.m. 

The Second Monday Book Discussion Group meets on the second Monday of the month at 3:00 p.m. in the Mahan House at the Library. Selections include fiction and historical fiction books set in locations around the world. On Monday, September 11th, the group will discuss Flight of Gemma Hardy by Margot Livesey. Those interested in participating may register at the Circulation Desk in the Library.


Tween Book Club
Monday, September 11th at 4:00 p.m.

The Library offers a monthly book club for tweens (ages 9-13). On Monday, September 11th at 4:00 p.m., the group will discuss Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan. Snacks will be available. Any tweens interested in attending may register for the program by signing up in the Children’s Library.


Tween Event: Cupcake Wars
Thursday, September 14th at 4:00 p.m.

The Library will host “Cupcake Wars” on Thursday, September 14th at 4:00 p.m. Tweens will each decorate a cupcake based on any theme or book inspiration, then vote on the winning design. Registration is required. For ages 9-13.


Coloring and Conversation
Thursday, September 14th at 6:00 p.m.

The Library will host a coloring club for adults on Thursday, September 14th at 6:00 p.m. Many adults have rediscovered the joys of coloring as a way to relax and combat stress. The club, which is done in partnership with the Boyle County Cooperative Extension office, meets on the second Monday of the month in the Mahan Gallery.


Computer Classes

In the ongoing effort to promote lifelong learning, the Library offers a wide variety of free computer classes throughout month. This week the Library is offering the following classes:


Internet Basics on Tuesday, September 12 at 11:00 a.m.
This class will cover the basics of using the internet, including accessing websites, using different
browsers, common buttons and menus. (Computer Basics is recommended.)


eMail Basics on Thursday, September 14 at 11:00 a.m.
This class will proved new computer users with some basic skills to set up and use an email
account, including sending email and adding attachments. (Internet Basics recommended.)


A complete listing of monthly computer classes can be found on the Library's website. Those interested in attending any of the classes may register online or by calling the Library. In addition to these classes, one-on-one computer support is also available by appointment.

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This Week at the Library: September 3-9, 2017

September 1, 2017
By BCPL

The Boyle County Public Library offers many fun, educational events throughout the year. Weekly programs include Adult Storytime on Mondays at 9:00 a.m., Crafters Who Care on Mondays at 6:00 p.m., and Storytimes on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. In addition to these weekly events, the following Library-sponsored programs are scheduled for this week:

 

Conversation with the Chief of Police
Tuesday, September 5th at 7:00 p.m. 

The Friends of the Library begin their 2017 Fall Program Series at the Library on Tuesday, September 5th with “A Conversation with the Chief of Police.” Danville Police Chief Tony Gray will discuss the drug problem in Danville, traffic issues around town, and the responsibilities of a police officer. Additionally, Gray will offer advice on personal protection, and talk about how the Danville Police Department works to coordinate with other first responders in Danville-Boyle County. This program will be held in the Community Room.

Friends of the Library events are free and open to the public. An interpreter for the deaf is available upon request by contacting the Library 48-hours in advance.

 

City of Danville Community Blood Drive
Wednesday, September 6th from 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 

The City of Danville Community Blood Drive will be held this Wednesday from 10:30 am - 5:30 pm at the Library. For more information and to register to donate, go to www.kybloodcenter.org or call 800.775.2522.

 


Open Coding Classes
Beginning on Thursday, September 7th at 4:00 p.m. 

Starting in September, the Library will host Open Coding classes. These classes, which will be led by Dr. Christine Shannon, Lucy Minichillo, and Matt Davis, are designed for students in grades 6-12, and will introduce coding and computer programming to students interested in learning about computer science. The first class session will be held on Thursday, September 7th from 4:00-5:30 p.m. in the Computer Lab at the Library. Subsequent meetings will be held at the Library on Mondays and Thursdays at 4:00 p.m.

Classes are open enrollment and will run through the end of the 2017-18 school year. No experience is necessary. For more information or to register, email danville.code@gmail.com


Cookbook Club
Thursday, September 7th at 6:00 p.m. 

On Thursday evening the Library will host the Cookbook Club. Each month will feature a different theme. In September the theme is Cheese dishes. Participants will make and share different recipes with the club. They’ll hear what others liked about the cookbook and the recipe they tried, as well as taste-test samples and discover new recipes. Contact the Library for more information and to register. Registration is required.


Tween Gaming
Friday, September 8th at 4:00 p.m. 

The Library will host “Tween Gaming” on Friday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. Tweens (ages 9-13) are invited to come play an assortment of board games at the Library. Tweens are encouraged to bring their friends along with them to enjoy some friendly competition in a fun atmosphere. Snacks will be provided.

 

Computer Classes

In the ongoing effort to promote lifelong learning, the Library offers a wide variety of free computer classes throughout month. This week the Library is offering the following classes:

 

Computer Basics on Wednesday, September 6th at 11:00 a.m.
This class is an introduction to the various parts of a computer. Learn the difference between hardware and software, how to use a mouse and keyboard, and how to launch programs.


Intermediate Computers on Thursday, September 7th at 11:00 a.m.
This class is a follow-up to the Computer Basics class. Learn about file storage and organization, and how to create new folders and desktop shortcuts.

A complete listing of monthly computer classes can be found on the Library's website. Those interested in attending any of the classes may register online or by calling the Library. In addition to these classes, one-on-one computer support is also available by appointment.

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This Week at the Library: August 28-September 1, 2017

August 28, 2017
By BCPL

The Boyle County Public Library offers many fun, educational events throughout the year. Weekly programs include Adult Storytime on Mondays at 9:00 a.m., Crafters Who Care on Mondays at 6:00 p.m., and Storytimes on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. In addition to these weekly events, the following Library-sponsored programs are scheduled for this week:

 

Adult How-To: Bread Making
Monday, August 28th at 6:00 p.m.

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 evening, the Library will host "Bread Making," presented by Alethea Price, Family and Consumer Science Extension Agent for Boyle County. At this workshop, participants will learn the basics of making bread. This free program will be held in the Community Room.

 

Tween Lab
Thursday, August 31st at 4:00 p.m.

The Boyle County Public Library offers a monthly STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) lab for tweens where they can try out a different experiment each month. On Thursday afternoon at 4:00 p.m., tweens (ages 9-13) will be making Scratch-n-Sniff paintings. Those interested in attending may register for the program by signing up in the Children’s Library.

 

Composting 101
Thursday, August 31st at 6:00 p.m.

The Library will host a composting class for adults on Thursday evening at 6:00 p.m. Participants can learn how simple and fun it is to recycle vegetable scraps, leaves, and plants into compost. The Boyle County Extension Office will give away a counter-top compost bin as a door prize. This free program will be presented by Boyle County Horticulture Agent, Alexis Amorese.

 

Kid's Homeschool Book Club
Friday, September 1st at 2:00 p.m.

The Kid's Homeschool Book Club will meet this Friday at 2:00 p.m. Led by Children's Librarian Libby McWhorter, this book club is designed for children ages 5-8 and features a book discussion and trivia activities.  This month, participants are reading Shh! We’re Writing the Constitution by Jean Fitz. Snacks will be served. Register for this club in the Children's Library.

 

LEGO Club
Friday, September 2nd at 4:00 p.m.

The Library will host LEGO Club on Friday afternoon 4:00 p.m. in the Storytime Room. The finished LEGO creations will be placed on display in the Children's Library.

 

Computer Classes

In the ongoing effort to promote lifelong learning, the Library offers a wide variety of free computer classes throughout month. This week the Library is offering the following class:

Google Drive on Monday, August 28th at 2:00 p.m.
This class will introduce you to Google Drive, a free cloud storage service provided by Google. Learn about cloud storage and the advantages of using it. If you already have a Google account, please bring your account login information. (Computer and Internet Basics recommended.)

A complete listing of monthly computer classes can be found on the Library's website. Those interested in attending any of the classes may register online or by calling the Library. In addition to these classes, one-on-one computer support is also available by appointment.

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Library Closed on Friday

August 23, 2017
By BCPL

The Boyle County Public Library will be closed to the public on Friday, August 25th so that all library staff can participate in a staff training day.

We will be open on Saturday during our regularly scheduled hours.


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Computer Classes at the Library this Week

August 21, 2017
By BCPL

In the ongoing effort to promote lifelong learning, the Library offers a wide variety of free computer classes every month. The following classes are scheduled for this week:

 

Facebook on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.

This class will cover creating a Facebook account, customizing your profile, and determining your security and privacy settings.  If you already have an account, please have your username/password on hand. (Internet Basics recommended.)

 

Mobile Photos on Wednesday, August 23rd at 2:00 p.m.

Learn how to take digital photos using your smartphone or tablet. This class will also cover basic editing tools included on your device. (Android or iPad/iPhone recommended.)

 

A complete listing of monthly computer classes can be found on the Library's website. Those interested in attending any of the classes may register online or by calling the Library. In addition to these classes, one-on-one computer support is also available by appointment.

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