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Night Owls Story Time - Buckaroo Bash!

May 27 | 6pm

A special story time for ages 2-5!

We'll have games, songs, crafts, snacks, and of course, lots of great stories to read! This month's program is all about the Wild West: A rootin', tootin' western night!

Engineering with Minecraft!

May 23 | 1pm

Kids will learn the basics of engineering by using Legos to create their own Minecraft models, dissect a creeper, discover why obsidian is one of the strongest blocks in Minecraft, and more. Presented by Hooked on Science with Jason Lindsey. Geared toward teens/preteens, limited to 30 attendees.


Minecrafts!

Younger kids and attendees after the first 30 can stop by our walk-in craft area for Minecraft-related crafts and activities.

Build Your Skills at the Library!

Every Monday and Tuesday by appointment

Need help creating or perfecting your resume? We're available Mondays from 5-8pm for Resu-Mondays! We'll get you started with our resume creation tools and help you create, print, and save your resume. Call 270-442-2510 x 119 to set up an appointment.

Got tech questions? Come by on Tuesday from 5-8pm and we'll help you with all your tech-related needs: e-books, e-mail, laptop troubles, and more! Call 270-442-2510 x 124 to set up an appointment.

Upcoming Events

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May
26
May 26th 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monthly meeting of the library's Board of Trustees.
May
26
May 26th 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
E-Reader troubles? Need a new email address? Got a general tech question? Tech staff memeber Aaron can help. Tech help will be provided by appointment only. Call 270-442-2510 x124 to register.
May
27
May 27th 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Attendance at previous classes in the series is highly encouraged but not required. The second class in the Beginning Genealogy Series, this class will provide attendees with an overview of online genealogical sources, including Ancestry, Heritage Quest, and Fold3 as well as historical society websites, Find A Grave, and more. The Beginning Genealogy Series is a new monthly series of classes aimed at those that have been interested in tracing their roots, but don't quite know where to start or what resources are available. It is taught by the library's Homebound/Outreach coordinator Cathy Edwards. Space is limited for this class, so sign up is required. Please call 270-442-2510 ext. 124 to register.
May
27
A special story time for ages 2-5! We'll have games, songs, crafts, snacks, and of course, lots of great stories to read! This month's program is all about the Wild West: A rootin', tootin' western night!
May
28
May 28th 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bring the whole family to the library and grab a board game to play after you check out your books and movies. We've got all your favorites, and you can play them in your favorite family-friendly environment - the public library! Just stop by the second floor desk on Thursday nights from 5-8pm and let us know which game you want to play. For more information, contact the Youth Services department at 270-442-2510 x122. Chess Lessons with James Patterson During Family Game Night, local chess player and United States Chess Federation member James Patterson is here to teach anyone of any age about the game of chess. Patterson believes chess is an important tool for building problem-solving skills, increasing the ability to solve puzzles, keeping the brain healthy, and challenging us to think logically. Most of his early knowledge of the game came from reading books at the McCracken County Public Library.

Most-held Books

Week of May 18 | () = change from last week.

#1 (--) 
Ever After / Jude Deveraux

#2 (+3) 
Go Set A Watchman / Harper Lee

#3 (+4) 
Naked Greed / Stuart Woods

#4 (-2) 
Wicked Charms / Janet Evanovich

#5 (-1) 
Gathering Prey / John Sandford

#6 (-3) 
The Melody Lingers On / Mary Higgins Clark

#7 (-1) 
Truth or Die / James Patterson

#8 (--) 
Country / Danielle Steele

#9 (--) 
The Murderer's Daughter / Jonathan Kellerman

#10 (NEW) 
The Naked Eye / Iris Johansen

 

 

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