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Evenings Upstairs @ Your Library

Posted on February 18, 2009. Filed under: community, culture, events, family, genealogy, Kentucky, librarian, library, programs | Tags: , , |

Evenings Upstairs programs are held monthly at McCracken County Public Library. They are free of charge and open to the public and presented in the comfortable meeting room setting. The programs are approximately one hour long with a lecture or presentation covering one hour then brief audience discussion following. Evenings Upstairs involve author events, poetry readings, performances, lectures or presentations by scholars, local “experts” and noted authors. The programs receive support from the Friends of the Library, Kentucky Humanities Council, local businesses and organizations and other partnerships. The programs cover a wide range of subject area providing entertainment, education and information.

Remember our upcoming event on February 26, 2009 MCPL & KHC present Chautauqua program, “Abraham Lincoln I, Too, Am a Kentuckian” portrayed by Jim Sayre.*

7: 00 p.m. in the library meeting room.

All programs are free and open to the public.

Evenings Upstairs Connecting People, Cultures & Ideas
For more information please contact: 

Bobbie Wrinkle

Adult Services Librarian bwrinkle@mclib.net 270-442-2510 X19

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Try AskWhyKY.org!

Posted on January 23, 2008. Filed under: community, family, KDLA, Kentucky, librarian, library, McCracken County, News, Paducah, Technology, Video | Tags: , , , , , , , |

Lost on the information highway?  Try http://AskWhyKy.org now! It’s fast, it’s FREE, and it’s easy!

AskWhyKY.org is a website where experienced librarians answer your questions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. ABSOLUTELY FREE!!!

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New Year means New Savings on Used Books

Posted on January 9, 2008. Filed under: book sale, books, community, events, family, Food, Friends of the Library, Kentucky, library, McCracken County, News, Paducah |

Is your New Year’s resolution to spend less and read more?  Let the Friends of the McCracken County Public Library help you on the road to self-improvement with their bi-annual Winter Used Book Sale!

More than 5,000 donated titles are available for purchase at St. Paul Lutheran Church gym, at the corner of South 21st Street and Kentucky Avenue, Friday, January 25th, from 9 AM to 7 PM, and Saturday, January 26th, from 9 AM to 1 PM.  Most hardback copies are $1 and most paperback books are 50 cents.  Newer and collector titles, as well as Kentucky books, are discounted from retail price.

Are bestsellers the hardest on your wallet?  The Friends can help!  This sale features a special table of recent bestsellers on sale at reduced prices.  In addition, all book costs drop even further during the final hours of the sale Saturday.  (And since you are doing so well on your other resolutions, why not splurge at the St. Paul Lutheran Church’s bake sale?  It always accompanies the used book sale, as a sweet treat.  What are a few calories for a good cause?)

All book sale payments may be made in cash or by check.  Proceeds benefit the McCracken County Public Library.  Each year, the Friends of the Library donate thousands of dollars to support the acquisition of new services, programs, and materials.  Most of those funds come from used book sales in July and January.  Last summer’s sale grossed $12,294 – a new record!  In the last ten years, the Friends have donated in excess of $150,000 to the library.

You can become a Friend today!  Make donations, help raise funds, or support the ongoing mission of the library.  Sign up at the sale or by calling Friends of the Library President Maudine Buchanan at (270) 442-6263 or the library staff at (270) 442-2510.

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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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