McCracken County Public Library

Speaker's Corner
10:23 am
Fri July 20, 2012

Speaker's Corner: Judge Shea Nickell on Vice President Alben W. Barkley

Justice Shea Nickell presents "Alben W. Barkley: In His Own Words" at McCracken County Public LIbrary's "Evenings Upstairs" lecture program, July 19. Photo courtesy of Jay Hite, Tech Coordinator

At the McCracken County Public Library’s Evening Upstairs program July 19th, Kentucky Court of Appeals Judge Shea Nickell presented “Vice President Alben W. Barkley: In His Own Words,” a look at the life and career of The Veep in pictures, anecdotes, and personal remembrances on the 135th anniversary of his birth in Graves County.

Culture
4:58 pm
Fri June 15, 2012

Kentucky Poet Laureate speaks at McCracken Library

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This past week, the McCracken County Public Library hosted Kentucky Poet Laureate Maureen Morehead for its Evening Upstairs series.  Morehead talked about the role of place in poetry, and how her experience of Kentucky informs her writing.  Before her presentation, Todd Hatton sat down to speak with her about southern writers and their sense of place, and why people turn to poetry in tough times.

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