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The Digital Collection

The Digital Collection is the library's online resource for accessing digital versions of photographs, historical documents, and artifacts from the Local and Family History Department.

The collection contains numerous collections relating to various aspects of Paducah's history. Taken together, the collections contain nearly 2,000 digital objects including photos, postcards, written documents, books, oral histories, and more.

Access the Digital Collection from any device by clicking here.

Learn a Language at the Library!

Mango Languages Party

Stop by the 2nd floor from 10am-3pm on August 4th to explore the languages of the world and win some great prizes.

Mango Languages Online

Can't wait to get started learning your next language? Click here to access Mango right now. Create an account to track your progress, choose your language, and start speaking it today.

Upcoming Events

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Aug
04
Aug 04th 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Stop by the 2nd floor between 10am and 3pm to visit our language-learning stations and win prizes!
Aug
06
Aug 06th 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.
Aug
08
Aug 08th 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.
Aug
13
Aug 13th 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 July 27 | () = change from last week.

#1 (--) 
X / Sue Grafton

#2 (--) 
Alert / James Patterson

#3 (--) 
Silver Linings / Debbie Macomber

#4 (--) 
Come Rain or Come Shine / Jan Karon

#5 (--) 
Friction / Sandra Brown

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

#7 (--) 
The Murderer's Daughter / Jonathan Kellerman

#8 (--) 
Make Me / Lee Child

#9 (+1) 
Wired / Julie Garwood

#10 (NEW) 
The End Game / Catherine Coulter

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Local and Family History

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