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.

Need more info…??

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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 |

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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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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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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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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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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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