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2015.05 - BCPL Newsletter

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In the Loop Mondays, 10 a.m. Florence Branch Knit or crochet in relaxed, friendly company. Learn for the first time or pick up some new tricks. Gentle Yoga Mondays, 6 p.m. Main Library Learn the basic postures and flows. Please bring a yoga mat. $30 fee for the month. Call Boone County Parks to register: 334-2117. Yoga Mondays, 7:10 p.m. Main Library Relax and explore Hatha yoga postures. Bring a yoga mat. $30 fee for the month. Call Boone County Parks to register: 334-2117. Bridge Tues. and Thurs., 12:30-3 p.m. Scheben Branch Open play – Everyone welcome! Piecemakers Quilting Group Wednesdays, 1:30 p.m. Lents Branch Join this friendly group to learn the basics or share expertise in quilting. Spanish Conversation Group Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. Scheben Branch For people studying Spanish as well as those passionate about the language. All skill levels are welcome! Presented in partnership with Gateway Community College. Chess Club Wednesdays, 7 p.m. Florence Branch Chess players of all ages and levels are invited to play. Yoga Thursdays, 6:15 p.m. Scheben Branch This class is suitable for all levels! Please bring a yoga mat & small handheld or wrist weights (optional). $30 fee per month. Call Boone County Parks to register: 334-2117. Mahjong Fridays, 1 p.m. Scheben Branch Open play - All skill levels welcome! weekly programs 2 To register for programs online, go to: > Events and locate your program in the Library's event calendar. DISCOVER a new skill, trade or hobby through a demonstration at the Main Library. Every other month, talented community members share their expertise with you. EXPLORE a new type of food (samples available) and find out how it is prepared. Every month, alternating between the Scheben and Florence Branches and the Main Library. EXPERIENCE a new style of music while learning about its history and the instruments that contribute to its unique sound. DISCOVER, EXPLORE, EXPERIENCE, a lifetime of learning at Boone County Public Library! Concert at the Library: Dark Moll Friday, May 1 Scheben Branch, 7 p.m. See page 7. Free Comic Book Day All locations, Saturday, May 2 Pick up a free comic book at any BCPL location, while supplies last. Thank you to Comic Book World for providing many of the free comic books! Microsoft Excel I Monday, May 4 Main Library, 6:30 p.m. Explore the basics of MS Excel 2013, including creating a worksheet, working with simple formulas, sorting and filtering, creating a pie chart, and more! Spotlight on Genealogy: Technology Monday, May 4 Main Library, 7 p.m. The practice of family history research is rapidly changing. Learn how to make technology work for you. Discussion topics will include: genealogy programs and websites, saving and editing files, tips and tricks for keeping your digital genealogy organized. Please register. County Wide Conversation Tuesday, May 5, 6:30 p.m. Main Library Tuesday, May 12, 6 p.m. Walton Branch Saturday, May 16, 1 p.m. Lents Branch Wednesday, May 20, 10 a.m. Scheben Branch Friday, May 29, 1 p.m. Florence Branch We need you to talk to us about the Library! As part of our planning process, we are going to hold a series of meetings to ask you to use your imagination and think big to consider new services and potentially new roles for the Library. These conversations are designed to generate ideas and solicit input from the community we serve. Make Your Own Herb Container Garden Tuesday, May 5 Florence Branch, 6:30 p.m. Judy Biedenharn of Dixie View Nursery will share her knowledge of herbs and herb gardening. Choose your own herbs from a large selection, and make your own herb garden! All materials provided; $10 per person. Please register. Help for First-time Homebuyers Tuesday, May 5 Scheben Branch, 7 p.m. Buying a home can be intimidating, especially if you have never done it before. A panel of real estate professionals, including a real estate agent, loan officer and a real estate lawyer,will guide you through the process of finding and buying your dream home. Writer's Group Tuesdays, May 5 & 19 Main Library, 7 p.m. Join other local writing enthusiasts every other Tuesday night. Share your work, get feedback, encouragement, and perhaps even inspiration to write your masterpiece. Computer & Internet Basics Thurs, May 7, 14, 21 & 28 Florence Branch, 1 p.m. This 4-week class starts on the first Thursday of each month and covers all the basics of how to use a computer and surf the Internet. Learn about the parts of a computer system, how to get online and get to websites, how to use search engines and perform keyword searching, and how to set up and use an email account. Please register. discover... PROGRAMS & EVENTS FOR adults

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