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Fiction DVDs Ordered (week of 9/22/14)


Family-friendly audiobooks!


GONE, BUT NOT FORGOTTEN: The Joseph L. Friedman Settlement House


Gone Girl movie, finally

Library Love
I Love My Library!

We're collecting stories from our loving patrons about why they love their library, and what it means to them. You can even submit a photo of yourself using the library, or hanging out with your favorite library materials!

Submissions will have a chance to win a free Howl at the Moon T-shirt.

Click here to share your story.

Genealogy research with Heritage Quest

Comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids.

Access collections: the US Census, family and local history books, the PERSI archive, the Revolutionary War, Freedman's Bank, and the US Serial Set.

Click here to access.

Hobbies and Crafts Database

Extensive database of information, tips, and tricks relating to hobbies (both indoor and outdoor) and crafts, as well as plans for craft projects.

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Reference USA business and customer directory

The Reference USA database contains information on over 20 million businesses, 222 million customers, new businesses in the US, and new US homeowners and movers.

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New job skills database!

We've added a new job skills database!

The LearningExpress Library offers access to topics like adult learning, career help, GED training, college prep, computer skills, job skills, and more. Also contains resources en Español.

Click here to get started!

Library Events
Summer Reading Fun!

Check out this slideshow featuring all the great events and performers we had at the Library during this year's Summer Reading Program!

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Upcoming Events

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Oct 02nd 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Family fun with board games and chess!
Oct 04th 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Kids can let their imaginations run wild with our giant bucket of Lego bricks!
Oct 09th 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Family fun with board games and chess!
Howl at the Moon returns for its second year, this time featuring the sounds of Paducah favorites Bawn in the Mash! We'll have music, refreshments, and fun for the whole family. Join us in the library garden!

Most-held Books

Week of September 22 | () = change from last week.

#1 (--) Gray Mountain / John Grisham

#2 (--) The Lost Key / Catherine Coulter & J. T. Ellison

#3 (--) Deadline / John Sandford

#4 (+2) The Cinderella Murder / Mary Higgins Clark & Alafair Burke

#5 (-1) Cold Cold Heart / Tami Hoag

#6 (-1) The Perfect Witness / Iris Johansen

#7 (--) Blood Magick / Nora Roberts

#8 (--) Burn / James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge

#9 (--) The Burning Room / Michael Connelly

#10 (NEW) Leaving Time / Jodi Picoult