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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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One Book One Campus One Community

Posted on September 17, 2008. Filed under: author, biography, books, community, events, Kentucky, library, McCracken County, News, non-fiction, Paducah, programs, World | Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Blast off with the author of Rocket Boys: A Memoir at the McCracken County Public Library!  Homer Hickam speaks Thursday, October 24th, at 3 PM, in the community room.  The event is free.  Autographs will be available!  You can buy the book at the event.

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Discussing Your Intellectual Freedom

Posted on October 2, 2007. Filed under: books, events, Kentucky, librarian, library, local history, McCracken County, News, Paducah, programs, Video |

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Censorship – Should we or should we not?

You are invited to join us for a panel discussion on censorship, October 4 at 2:00 p.m., at Matheson Library on the West Kentucky Community & Technical College campus.

Moderator Berry Craig will lead panelists Tim Perdue, WKCTC History Lecturer; Donna Groves, WKYX/WKYQ News Director; Andrew Halford, WKCTC English Professor; and Marie Liang, McCracken County Public Library Director as they Celebrate the Freedom to Read in commemoration of Banned Books Week.

Admission is free and refreshments will be provided. There will be door prizes and the first 50 attendees get a special prize!

Observed since 1982, the annual Banned Books Week reminds Americans not to take this precious democratic freedom for granted.

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Discover Buried Treasure in Banned Books

Posted on October 1, 2007. Filed under: biography, books, community, culture, events, Kentucky, librarian, library, McCracken County, News, non-fiction, Paducah, programs, World |

Discover Buried Treasure, originally uploaded by mclib dot net.

Treasure your Freedom to Read!

Who am I?
1. I am a historical person.
2. I concealed my female identity so that I could become a pirate.
3. I sailed with Calico Jack’s crew.
4. I was friends with another famous female pirate, Anne Bonny.
5. I died of sickness in prison, before I could be hung for piracy.

Teens can email mclibdotnet at gmail dot com or stop by the library with their answer,. You must include your McCracken County Public Library green card number. All correct answers will be entered for a prize drawing on October 6.

Are you up to the challenge of Banned Books Week?

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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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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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