McCracken County Public Library

Education
1:51 pm
Mon June 8, 2015

WKMS' Todd Hatton Presents "I Am John Scopes" at McCracken Co. Library, Thursday

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John T. Scopes was born and raised in Paducah and is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery. A school teacher, Scopes garnered national recognition as the defendant in the famous "Monkey Trial" in Dayton, Tennessee, for teaching evolution and popularizing the conversation regarding Darwin's theory of evolution. WKMS News Producer and local Morning Edition host Todd Hatton joins Tracy Ross on Sounds Good to talk about his "Evenings Upstairs" presentation about Scopes this Thursday at McCracken County Public Library.

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Education
3:40 pm
Tue May 26, 2015

All About McCracken County Library's 2015 Summer Reading Program

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McCracken County Public Library gets ready to kick off their summer reading program this June and July, for three age groups: children, teens and adults, with grand prizes including an iPad, Chrome Book, Kindle Fire and more. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with the library's youth services manager Linda Bartley and adult services manager Sara McGowan about the challenges and encouraging literacy.

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Culture
3:52 pm
Tue January 20, 2015

'The Hunt' For a Good Read at Friends of MCLIB Winter Book Sale

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Friends of the McCracken County Public Library host their annual book sale event this weekend, featuring a huge collection of books priced at $1 dollar and a special table of early editions, local authors and art books priced a little higher. On Sounds Good, Ann Carneal says proceeds go to library services: from books to services like children's programs and continuing education. She also offers some 'pro tips' for hunting your next good read.

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Arts
5:16 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

Hear 'Haint Tales' from a Master Storyteller at McCracken County Library

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A "haint" is an old-fashioned Appalachian mountain term for "haunt" and can be anything from Bigfoot in the woods to a ghost in the house. On Sounds Good, East Kentucky Master Storyteller Octavia Sexton previews next week's "Haint Tales" presentation at the McCracken County Public Library with a hair-raising story about "Raw Head and Bloody Bones," first told to her by her grandfather.

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Culture
3:26 pm
Tue August 5, 2014

Evenings Upstairs Preview: Former Negro League Pitcher on Breaking Down Barriers

Dennis "Bose" Biddle at bat in 2008
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The McCracken County Public Library, Hotel Metropolitan and the Kentucky Humanities Council collaborate in an Evenings Upstairs at the Library on Thursday night. Former Negro League baseball pitcher Dennis "Bose" Biddle will share his work seeking justice for aging Negro League players without medical care, followed by Dick Usher performing as Pee Wee Reese, the player who supported Jackie Robinson's joining the Major Leagues. Biddle says American baseball fans have been robbed of ever knowing some of the greatest players in baseball, since black players were blocked from competing until 1947. Kate Lochte speaks with him on Sounds Good about his time in the league and his decades of social work.

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Culture
4:36 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

MSU Archaeologist Asks 'Was Wickliffe a Native American Cathedral Town in 1250?'

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Mounds and Priests, Cathedrals and Popes... Unlock the secrets of the Wickliffe Mounds in a presentation by archaeologist Dr. Kit Wesler at the McCracken County Public Library's Evenings Upstairs program tomorrow night (July 24) at 7. We get a preview on Sounds Good.

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Culture
4:36 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

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

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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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Culture
3:15 pm
Mon January 13, 2014

Over 15,000 Items in McCracken County Library's Winter Sale

The Friends of the McCracken County Public Library host their Winter Book Sale this weekend (Jan 17 - 18), which features over 15,000 books, movies, and CDs. The event will be held at the St. Paul Lutheran Church gymnasium. Kate Lochte speaks with coordinator Maudine Buchanan about navigating the sea of books.

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Education
2:02 pm
Mon November 11, 2013

Kentucky's Contribution in the War of 1812 topic for MCLIB Presentation Thursday

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The “Raisin”—short for the River Raisin that runs by the site—was the first national battlefield park devoted to the War of 1812. And it’s no Gettysburg, but rather a small patch of “brownfield” - ground contaminated by industry - south of Detroit. Thursday at 7 p.m. the McCracken County Public Library hosts author and historian Eddie Price for its Evenings Upstairs program - titled "Remember The Raisin!" Kentucky's Contribution in the War of 1812. Mr. Price joins Kate Lochte for a preview.

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Culture
4:25 pm
Fri October 18, 2013

Why We're Drawn to Vampires

The image of the vampire has long been a staple of our collective imagination. But while we all know why vampires draw blood from their prey, why they continue to draw our interest is a deeper question.

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