This week at the Boyle County Public Library
Published 8:07 pm Monday, July 24, 2017
The Boyle County Public Library offers many fun, educational events throughout the year. Weekly programs include a Summer Coding Club 4 p.m. Mondays, Crafters Who Care 6 p.m. Mondays 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 Workshop: Canning Basics
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, July 24, at 6 p.m., the library will host Canning Basics, presented by Alethea Price, Family and Consumer Science Extension Agent for Boyle County. Workshop participants will learn the basics of both water bath canning and pressure cooker canning. This free program will be held in the Community Room.
• Kid’s Book Club
On Tuesday, July 25, at 2 p.m., the library will host the final Kid’s Book Club of the summer. The club will meet weekly during the summer on Tuesdays at 2 p.m. for children who are going into grades 1-3. Each week we’ll read a different book from one of our favorite series. This week we’ll be reading “TheBoxcar Children: The Castle Mystery” by Gertrude Chandler Warner. Children are invited to come discuss the books, participate in trivia, and enjoy snacks. Registration is required.
• Build-a-Better Ice Cream Sundae
On Wednesday, July 26, at 1 p.m., teens can celebrate summer with an ice cream party at the library.Creativity is key when building a sundae, and prizes will be awarded for design, uniqueness, and overall presentation.Registration is required. For ages 13-18.
• Summer Science Clubs
On Thursday, July 27, the Summer Science Clubs for kids will meet at 10 a.m. (for 5-6 year olds) and 11:30 a.m. (for 7-8 year olds). Each week will feature a different science experiment. Both clubs will be held in the Storytime Room in the Children’s Library. This is the last week of the Summer Science Clubs.
• Tween Science Lab
The Boyle County Public Library offers a monthly STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) lab for tweens where they can try out a different experiment each month. On Thursday, July 27, at 2 p.m., participants will be building suspension bridges. Tweens (ages 9-13) interested in attending may register for the program by signing up in the Children’s Library.
• Jane in July Film Series (Week 4)
The Jane in July Film Series wraps up this Thursday, July 27, at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room. This week’s film from 2007 is a charming biographical portrait of Jane Austen and her family, portraying her romance with a young Irishman as she begins to write her novels.
• Computer Classes
In the ongoing effort to promote lifelong learning, the library offers a wide variety of free computer classes every month.
— Introduction to Microsoft Word on Tuesday, July 25 at 11 a.m.
This class will cover a basic introduction to word processing using Microsoft Word. (Basic computer skills recommended.)
— Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint on Thursday, July 27 at 11 a.m.
This class will cover a basic introduction to Microsoft’s slideshow presentation software. (Intro. to Microsoft Word helpful.)
— Introduction to Microsoft Excel on Friday, July 28 at 11 a.m.
This class is a basic introduction to the spreadsheet software from Microsoft. (Intro. to Microsoft Word helpful.)
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 at www.BoylePubLib.org under the “Using the Library” tab or by calling the Library. In addition to these classes, one-on-one computer support is also available by appointment.
• Build Your Family Tree: 1-on-1 Genealogy Sessions
The Library offers 1-on-1 genealogy sessions year-round. Those interested in learning more about their personal family history can work with one of the library’s reference librarians to fill out a basic family tree, then learn how to use Ancestry.com and similar resources to continue the search. To arrange a personal session, call the library or email Jamie Helle at email@example.com more information.
More information about these or other events at the library can be found online at www.BoylePubLib.orgor by calling (859) 238-7323.