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From Off the Shelf Discussions

May 6 | Noon

We're discussing The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh this month!

Join professor Andrew Halford as he leads this month's From Off the Shelf Discussion

Story Time: Derby Day String Band!

May 2 | 11am

The yearly celebration returns on Derby Day! Join Ms. Retta, Bob Dog, Brary Bear, and the Derby Day String band for a very special Story Time on Saturday, May 2!

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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Apr
30
Apr 30th 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.
May
02
May 02nd 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join the Derby Day string band, featuring Ms. Retta, Nathan Blake Lynn, and other special guest performers for this special edition of Story Time!
May
02
May 02nd 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Every Saturday, we clear out the conference room to make room for our giant collection of Lego bricks! Legos at the Library is open to all children, boys and girls, that want to turn their creativity into something they can design and then build. Parents are welcome to get involved to build something amazing with their child. The best part is that the library requires shoes, so you can't step on a lego brick with your bare feet! Legos at the Library is a chance for children to learn fine motor skills and problem solving, express their creativity and use their imaginations, and learn to share or even collaborate with others. Be sure to join us every Saturday from 1-4pm in the second floor Conference Room. For more information, contact the Youth Services department at 270-442-2510 x122.
May
04
May 04th 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Need help starting or tweaking your resume? Let Dusty help on Monday nights. We'll get you set up with the library's resume builder so you can build a properly formatted resume in no time, print it, and access it any time from any computer. Help is provided by appointment only, so please register in advance by calling 270-442-2510 x119.
May
05
May 05th 10:00 am - 11:00 am
May 05th 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Join Miss Retta, Miss Nicole, Brary Bear, and Bob Dog for Story Time! This weekly program brings the children's books of the library to life through puppet shows, skits, songs, and dances. Shows are held on Tuesdays at 10am and 1pm and all are welcome to attend. Come hear a new story at Story Time!

Most-held Books

Week of April 27 | () = change from last week.

#1 (+10) 
14th Deadly Sin / James Patterson & Maxine Paetro

#2 (--) 
Ever After / Jude Deveraux

#3 (+1) 
Gathering Prey / John Sandford

#4 (+1) 
The Melody Lingers On / Mary Higgins Clark

#5 (+1) 
Wicked Charms / Janet Evanovich

#6 (+2) 
Your Next Breath / Iris Johansen

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

#8 (NEW) 
Country / Danielle Steele

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

#10 (NEW) 
Death Wears a Beauty Mask and Other Stories / Mary Higgins Clark

 

 

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