Archive for September, 2009

Where’s Your Bookmark Today?

Posted on September 20, 2009. Filed under: library | Tags: |

My bookmark is nestled in the pages of “Persona Non Grata,” the third installment of Ruth Downie’s Roman Empire series. I love this series. Set in the second-century, the series chronicles the life of an army doctor as he humorously solves the captivating mysteries he seems to find himself tangled in. In this book Ruso returns home to his family after many years of service with the roman legion. The Medicus has brought his trusty companion, Tilla, along for the journey. Her meeting with the family is less than perfect, as is Ruso’s welcoming. From the start they plunge head first into a nest of conspiring family members, a murder mystery, and tax plot that threatens to bury them all, nothing too much for the medicus to handle though. Filled with plot twists, intrigue, and humor, Downie’s Roman Empire series is fast, fun-filled read. I am thoroughly enjoying this latest addition to the tale.

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An Evening Upstairs in September

Posted on September 10, 2009. Filed under: library |

The Houses of Alben Barkley

with Steve Gabany, PhD

author of Historic Architecture of Paducah & McCracken County

Alben Barkley, whose given name was not Alben William Barkley, was undoubtedly one of Paducah’s best known figures. This interesting discussion led by Gabany, author of the recent 2nd edition Historic Architecture of Paducah & McCracken County, will cover several homes and buildings associated with the Veep. He will trace the rich architectural history of the buildings using computer graphics. Steve Gabany spent 37 years as a university administrator and professor in California and Indiana. He and his wife Carol moved to Paducah three years ago as part of the Artist Relocation Program. They completed the renovation of the “Sebree House”, 6th and Madison, which serves as an art studio and bed and breakfast. Copies of his architectural books will be available for purchase & autographing.


Presented by the Friends of the McCracken County Public Library

September 17, 2009

7:00 pm

In the Library meeting room

All programs are free and open to the public

For more information, contact Bobbie Wrinkle by telephone at 270-442-2510 ext. 19 (Toll-free 866-829-7532) or email at

For more information on Evenings Upstairs click here.

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