Archive for September, 2007

Test your citizenship IQ

Posted on September 10, 2007. Filed under: children's programs, community, culture, events, family, Kentucky, library, McCracken County, News, Paducah, World |

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What do you know about good citizenship? Do you know as much as the immigrants to our country? Teens can find out by taking our September Citizenship Quiz. For adults, try taking the test at MSNBC, Do you have what it takes to become a citizen?

These are actual questions from the U.S. Naturalization Test. People from other countries who want to become U.S. citizens must pass this test. Do you know the answers?

Stop by your library for color sheets and a list of good books about the USA for children too.

Join us as we celebrate peace and freedom in honor of Patriot Day, in remembrance of 9/11, and as part of The September Project.

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Fun for Families at Story Time

Posted on September 8, 2007. Filed under: library |

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Fun was had by all as Story Time returned after a long summer break. Bob Dog had enjoyed all of his summer travels but was really happy to be back at your library!

Join in on all the family fun, each Thursday, at !0:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

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Madeleine L’Engle, 1918 – 2007

Posted on September 8, 2007. Filed under: author, books, library, McCracken County, World |

The death of famed author Madeleine L’Engle has been announced by her publisher, Farrar, Straus and Giroux. The 1963 Newbery Award winner wrote more than 60 books and was surely best known for A Wrinkle in Time which sold over 6 million copies.

Recall her stories of the power of love by checking out one of her books today.

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Free Live Homework Help from Online Tutors

Posted on September 7, 2007. Filed under: community, Kentucky, librarian, library, McCracken County, Paducah, Technology, Video |

Expert tutoring help is available for free from the McCracken County Public Library! Online tutors work one-on-one to coach your student through some of the toughest subjects. Check out Live Homework Help on the library’s website,

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Price Antiques & Collectibles @ Your Library!

Posted on September 7, 2007. Filed under: library, McCracken County, Paducah, Technology, World |

Price It! Forget antique stores, TV programs, and trade shows! Thanks to the McCracken County Public Library, there’s a new way to price old things… right from your own computer keyboard. Price It! Antiques & Collectibles is the latest online database service available on the library’s Internet Branch,

Click on the Price It! link, from the Electronic Database drop down menu, and find the value of nearly anything; art, books, clocks, furniture, jewelry, sports memorabilia, and more. Novices and professionals will find the comprehensive tool easy to use. This online resource has 125 searchable categories and 10 million images to better help you identify your collectible. You can even research your item’s artist or maker, as well as find similar antiques or collectibles recently on or off the market.

Price It! Antiques and Collectibles is your one-stop shop, compiling information from online auctions (, eBay) and retails outlets (, TIAS), along with 50 land-based auction houses. Powered by, Price It! is constantly updated, delivering 23 million realized prices on treasures nearly 30% of Americans collect, buy, and trade everyday.

Get fast and accurate results… Surf over to the McCracken County Public Library’s Internet Branch,, today!

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A Woman’s Touch – September Programs

Posted on September 7, 2007. Filed under: community, Kentucky, library, local history, Paducah, programs |

The male dominated world of the 1800 and 1900s gets a makeover this month at the McCracken County Public Library. Two programs focus on dynamic heroines, real and imaginary.

Behind every great man, there is a great woman… And this month’s Lunch @ Your Library Discussions from Off the Shelf selection proved it! Kentucky author Sena Jeter Naslund expands on the world Herman Melville created in his classic, Moby Dick. She recounts the life and adventures of Captain Ahab’s other half in the national bestseller, Ahab’s Wife. We set sail with West Kentucky Community and Technical College English Professor Andrew Halford, as he explored Mrs. Ahab’s Kentucky beginnings, her own whaling expedition, and brushes with famous 19th century intellectuals. It was an entertaing Lunch @ Your Library this month!

Next up, she rubbed elbows with some of the greatest performers of our time… but Miss Maggie was no hot shot from the big city! She built and operated Paducah’s first African-American hotel, The Hotel Metropolitan. Upper Town Heritage Co-Founder Betty Dobson will help Maggie Steed reappear from the past for a special Evenings Upstairs presentation, Miss Maggie & Friends @ The Hotel Metropolitan. An African-American widow in the early 1900’s, Miss Maggie will tell you how she managed to build The Hotel Metropolitan, what the business meant to the community, and all about the hotel’s most famous guests, from Louis Armstrong to Ike and Tina Turner. Check out this entertaining and informative portrayal Thursday, September 6th at 7 PM!

All McCracken County Public Library programs are free and open to the public in the upstairs community room.

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Parlez-Vous @ Your Library! New Online Service Teaches Nine Languages

Posted on September 7, 2007. Filed under: Kentucky, library, Paducah, Technology, World |


Rosetta Stone New Online Service Teaches Nine Languages
Forget passports, books, or CDs… There’s a new way to learn language, and you can find it free online! The McCracken County Public Library now offers Rosetta Stone online language learning at its Internet Branch,

This new library service offers nine different languages: United States and United Kingdom English, German, Greek, French, Italian, Russian, and Spain and Latin American Spanish. The content is ideal for the casual learner of any age. You will receive practical instruction in including, dates and times, weather, and shopping, to name just a few categories. You can access them all any time of the day or night, from anywhere with an Internet connection.

Rosetta Stone is acclaimed for the speed, power, and effectiveness of its Dynamic Immersion method. Based in Virginia, Inc. Magazine recently named Rosetta Stone one of the 500 fastest growing companies in the U.S. Founded in 1992, Rosetta Stone replicates the natural way people learn languages as children using this online technology.

Surf to today and click on Rosetta Stone to get started!


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You Never Knew All it Took for Summer Reading Video

Posted on September 5, 2007. Filed under: children's programs, events, Kentucky, librarian, library, McCracken County, Paducah, programs, Video |

You Never Knew
who all it took
to pull off Summer Reading Programs
@ Your McCracken County Public Library

Well now you do…!!
at the very least
it took all of these 😉

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Story Time Returns with Schedule for Fall Season

Posted on September 5, 2007. Filed under: children's programs, Kentucky, library, McCracken County |

Join Ms. Retta, Bob Dog, Ms. Cherri and Miss McKynleigh as they share with young and old alike in their special program of stories, puppets and songs.

Each Thursday at 10 a.m. & 1 p.m.
September 6 – December 13, 2007

For a Weekly Schedule, please click HERE!

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