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AV CLUB

Scary Movies! OOOOooOOOoOOO

EAGER READERS

Family-friendly audiobooks!

LOCAL AND FAMILY HISTORY

GONE, BUT NOT FORGOTTEN: The Joseph L. Friedman Settlement House

BOOK {re}MARKS

Gone Girl movie, finally

Library Love
I Love My Library!

We're collecting stories from our loving patrons about why they love their library, and what it means to them. You can even submit a photo of yourself using the library, or hanging out with your favorite library materials!

Submissions will have a chance to win a free Howl at the Moon T-shirt.

Click here to share your story.

Databases
Genealogy research with Heritage Quest

Comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids.

Access collections: the US Census, family and local history books, the PERSI archive, the Revolutionary War, Freedman's Bank, and the US Serial Set.

Click here to access.

Databases
Hobbies and Crafts Database

Extensive database of information, tips, and tricks relating to hobbies (both indoor and outdoor) and crafts, as well as plans for craft projects.

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Databases
Reference USA business and customer directory

The Reference USA database contains information on over 20 million businesses, 222 million customers, new businesses in the US, and new US homeowners and movers.

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Databases
New job skills database!

We've added a new job skills database!

The LearningExpress Library offers access to topics like adult learning, career help, GED training, college prep, computer skills, job skills, and more. Also contains resources en Español.

Click here to get started!

Library Events
Summer Reading Fun!

Check out this slideshow featuring all the great events and performers we had at the Library during this year's Summer Reading Program!

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Upcoming Events

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Oct
02
Oct 02nd 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Family fun with board games and chess!
Oct
04
Oct 04th 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Kids can let their imaginations run wild with our giant bucket of Lego bricks!
Oct
09
Oct 09th 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Family fun with board games and chess!
Oct
09
Howl at the Moon returns for its second year, this time featuring the sounds of Paducah favorites Bawn in the Mash! We'll have music, refreshments, and fun for the whole family. Join us in the library garden!
Oct
11
Oct 11th 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Kids can let their imaginations run wild with our giant bucket of Lego bricks!

Most-held Books

Week of September 29 | () = change from last week.

#1 (--) Gray Mountain / John Grisham

#2 (+1) Deadline / John Sandford

#3 (+1) The Cinderella Murder / Mary Higgins Clark & Alafair Burke

#4 (+1) Cold Cold Heart / Tami Hoag

#5 (+2) Blood Magick / Nora Roberts

#6 (+3) The Burning Room / Michael Connelly

#7 (+3) Leaving Time / Jodi Picoult

#8 (NEW) Hope to Die / James Patterson

#9 (NEW) Paris Match / Stuart Woods

#10 (NEW) The Escape / David Baldacci