Books

Culture
4:36 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Nearly 24,000 Books for Sale in Paducah, Including Rare and Out-of-Print Works

Credit McCracken County Public Library, Facebook

This year's Friends of the McCracken County Public Library book sale is likely to be one of their largest, featuring an estimated 24,000 books, from genres including art, history, science fiction, fantasy, mystery, westerns, literary fiction, large print works and children's books. They received a large donation from a book store going out of business as well as several rare and out-of-print works. On Sounds Good, Jennie Boyarski speaks with Kate Lochte about the sale and some of the unique finds.

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Good Reads
12:30 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Vampire Novelist from Benton Debuts Final Book in Trilogy

"For Lily Drake, slaying vampires is easy. Dating them is the hard part."

Author T. Michelle Nelson's vampire fiction heroine finishes her run with the last in the Lily Drake series, "Death Warmed Over," released today. The novel published by Inkspell Publishing, concludes the trilogy by the Benton native and Murray State graduate.  From her website: "When a devastating loss crushes her will to live, can Lily go on and be the leader she has to be?  What is she willing to sacrifice to save others?" Hear the conversation:

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Arts
4:23 pm
Tue May 13, 2014

Pennyroyal Arts Council Receives Grant for Literature-Based Events

The Pennyroyal Arts Council in Hopkinsville has received a $12,000 grant to produce an array of literature-based community events.

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Culture
2:09 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

J.D. Wilkes on 'Barn Dances & Jamborees Across Kentucky'

Colonel J.D. Wilkes hasn't met a medium yet that he hasn't matched. An accomplished musician, illustrator, filmmaker, and author, he's added another book to his C.V.; Barn Dances and Jamborees Across Kentucky. It traces the history, legacy, and the future of the Commonwealth's music as well as the social gatherings that birthed it. Wilkes sat down with Todd Hatton to talk about what prompted him to write the book and what it taught him. 

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Good Reads
2:45 pm
Wed July 24, 2013

Staff Picks from the Calloway County Public Library

AJ Boston, Calloway County Public Library

Looking for a good book to read, but not sure where to start? Make a visit to your public library! Staff picks from the Calloway County Public Library is an ongoing series on WKMS, broadcast during Sounds Good

For more about the Calloway County Public Library, visit callowaycountylibrary.org.

Here are links to the Staff Picks aired thus far:

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Culture
3:32 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

Summer Activities at the Calloway County Public Library

Calloway County Public Library’s Sandy Linn visits Sounds Good for an update on activities there, including art workshops for kids, a book to movie club, staff reads coming soon to WKMS, and a book sale on July 27th. See more about events at Calloway County Public Library.

Good Read Kids
3:58 pm
Thu April 4, 2013

Good Read: The One and Only Ivan

We continue our occasional series previewing good reads for young adults from Katherine Farmer, Coordinator of the Racers Children's Preview Collection at Murray State University. This week's recommended read is The One and Only Ivan, by Katherine Applegate, a Newberry Winning book for ages 8 and up that School Library Journal describes as a must-have, that the characters will capture readers' hearts and never let go.

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Society
7:24 am
Mon December 3, 2012

Book Donation Helps Thousands of Children

More than 15,000 books have arrived in Owensboro thanks to a donation made by Scholastic Incorporated to the Marine Corps League's Toys for Tots program. Daviess County program coordinator Matt Fitzgerald says the gift from the children's book publisher was both "a great blessing" and "a logistical nightmare." The books are for children from newborn to 12 years old, which is the Toys for Tots target age group.

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Politics
2:35 pm
Mon May 21, 2012

Rand Paul Writes Second Book

Gage Skidmore wikimedia commons

Kentucky’s junior senator is working on his second book. Rand Paul has already penned one book while in office, called “The Tea Party Goes to Washington.” 

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Murray State Reading Series: Visiting Writer
4:26 pm
Tue April 3, 2012

Crime Novelist Brings his Love of Mystery and Romance to Murray State

Murray State’s Reading Series presents crime novelist Lou Berney Thursday, April 5 at 7:30 in Clara M. Eagle Art Gallery.  Barry Award nominee for Gutshot Straight, Berney’s follow-up novel, Whiplash River, is coming out this year.  Kate Lochte invites us to meet the Oklahoma City University creative writing faculty member.

2011-2012 Reading Series: Visiting Writer 

April 5, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. 

Clara M. Eagle Art Gallery