Author Reception and Program with Angela Correll

June 5, 2015
By BCPL

The Library will host an author reception and program with local author Angela Correll on Monday, June 8th at 6:00 pm in the Community Room. Correll will discuss the writing and publication process of her novel, Grounded. The author reception will begin at 6:00 pm; the program will begin at 6:30 pm.



Grounded, tells the story of a young woman who returns to her Kentucky roots when her life begins to fall apart. In the style of authors such as Susan Mallery and Jan Watson, first-time novelist Angela Correll has created a rich tapestry of characters with strong ties to family and faith. Grounded brings its characters to a crossroads in life where pasts are confronted and second chances are born.


Angela Correll is a seventh generation Kentuckian. She enjoys small town life in Stanford, KY, and owns a shop on Main Street selling handcrafted goat milk soap and other local products. Angela and her husband Jess are partners in the Bluebird, a farm-to-table restaurant, promoting food produced in a humane, sustainable and natural way. She combines her passion for hospitality and historic preservation by renovating historic homes into guesthouses. Angela has written over fifty columns for local newspapers about life, family, and farming and holds a Master’s Degree from the University of Kentucky in Library Science. She lives on a farm with her husband, Jess, and an assortment of cattle, horses, goats and chickens. Grounded is her first novel.


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Great American Swing Dance to be Held at the Library

May 27, 2015
By BCPL

The Boyle County Public Library and the Friends of the Library will host the Great American Swing Dance on Thursday, June 4th from 7:30-9:00 pm in the Library Park as part of the Great American Brass Band Festival. The event will feature a Community Arts Center-sponsored swing dance lesson given by Wes Bratcher from 7:30-8:00 pm, followed by a Swing Dance from 8:00-9:00 pm. Music for the dance will be provided by The Town Branch Five Plus Two. The swing dance lesson, dance, and concert are free and open to the public.  (In the event of rain, the dance lesson will be held in the Community Room, with the swing dance being held in the Library Lobby.)



The Town Branch Five Plus Two (usually known as the Walnut Street Ramblers) formed in 2006, and has played at many locations and festivals in Kentucky. In 2011 and 2012, the band was invited to tour Spain and performed in festivals and concerts on the Mediterranean coast near Barcelona, in Bilbao, Palma de Mallorca, Puente Pumar, and Santander. Several of their performances were recorded and broadcast on Spanish National Radio. The band’s repertoire spans ragtime-era music, New Orleans traditional jazz, and hot 1920s music. They have adopted a nom de guerre for the Great American Brass Band Festival, feeling that the name The Town Branch Five Plus Two reflects a little extra kick toward recreating the spirit and scene of 1920s-era jazz. More information about the band can be found at walnutstreetramblers.com.


The Community Arts Center (CAC) offers classes, camps, and lessons throughout the year to provide high-quality arts education to the community. Music and voice lessons, as well as dance, painting, and drawing classes are available for children and adults. Local, regional, national, and international artists are featured in the CAC’s galleries. More information about the CAC can be found online at communityartscenter.net.


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Job Opening at the Library

May 27, 2015
By BCPL

Bookmobile & Outreach Librarian


The Boyle County Public Library is looking for an energetic and dedicated person to provide library services to Boyle County residents by means of both the Library Bookmobile and Outreach Van. This person will drive to locations throughout Boyle County and provide library services to residents who are unable to use library services through traditional means.


As a member of the Bookmobile and Outreach staff, this person will have a variety of job duties. But the primary purpose will be to serve the informational, reference, and reading needs of individual library patrons of all ages who, for a variety of reasons, are unable to come to the Library.


A complete job description for this position can be found on the Careers section of our website. To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and three references to jobs@boylepublib.org by June 9, 2015.


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Children's Bookmark Contest

May 17, 2015
By Youth

To celebrate Children's Book Week (May 12-18), BCPL is having a children's bookmark design contest. This year, all designs should reflect our summer reading theme, "Every Hero Has a Story!" Your bookmark can be about superheroes, police officers, knights, firefighters, the military or anyone else you look up to as a hero. All entries will be displayed in the library during June and the winning bookmark in each age group will be printed and distributed at the library this summer. Stop by the Children's Library for an entry form or download one here.


 2014 Winners 




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Computer Classes at the Library

May 15, 2015
By BCPL

The Library offers free computer classes every month. All computer classes are held in the Computer Lab at the Library unless otherwise indicated. Classes offered in May include:


• Windows 8.1 on May 19th at 10:00 am


• iPad Basics on May 19th at 11:00 am


• Learning about Instagram on May 19th at 12:00 pm


• Introduction to Computers on May 19th at 2:00 pm (held at Junction City First Baptist Church)

This class will show you how to use a mouse and keyboard, introduce the parts of the computer, and demonstrate the basics of navigating in Microsoft Windows.


• Microsoft Excel – Basic Part 2 (ASL Interpreter available) on May 20th from 4:00-6:00 pm


• Thursday Morning Computer Class: Online Searching on May 21st at 10:00 am

This class provides new computer users with some basic computer skills.


• Introduction to Computers on May 26th at 2:30 pm (held at Perryville Main Street Office)

This class will show you how to use a mouse and keyboard, introduce the parts of the computer, and demonstrate the basics of navigating in Microsoft Windows.


• Thursday Morning Computer Class: Basic Computer Skills on May 28th at 10:00 am

This class provides new computer users with some basic computer skills.


Those interested in attending any of the computer classes may register online or by calling the Library at 859.238.7323. For more information about any of the classes, please email Beth at bgoode@boylepublib.org.


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