101 Series

Kentucky True Crime 101: Cornbread Mafia: A Homegrown Syndicate’s Code Of Silence And The Biggest Marijuana Bust In American History
March 5 | 7:00pm

Led by Author Jim Higdon. Higdon will discuss his book Cornbread Mafia: A Homegrown Syndicate’s Code Of Silence And The Biggest Marijuana Bust In American […]

Care of Indoor Plants 101
March 12 | 7:00pm

Led by Sara Falder, Floral Designer and Owner of Flower + Furbish, BFA Studio Art and Fashion Design, Linden Wood University. Plants are our friends, […]

Improv 101
April 2 | 7:00pm

Join us for a Family Friendly evening with Paducah Improv, an amazing improvisational comedy group. This event will involve a lively hour of short-form improv […]

Bonsai 101
May 7 | 7:00pm

Led by Jim Gould. In this basic overview, Gould will discuss the definition and history of bonsai, and highlight the artistry associated with bonsai.  He […]

Home Brewing 101 : From Grains to Glass
May 28 | 7:00pm

Led by Tom Knight. Knight is a homebrewer with 15 years of experience. He has brewed over 350 gallons of beer, with a 96.5% success […]

Domestic Violence and Protective Orders 101
June 11 | 7:00pm

Led by Catherine S. Fuller, Attorney at Law, Paducah office of Kentucky Legal Aid. DVO, IPO, or MRO?  Attorney Catherine Fuller will discuss the different […]

Votes for Women: Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment
June 25 | 7:00pm

Led by the League of Women Voters, Hopkinsville, Kentucky. Kentucky voted in favor of the 19th Amendment on January 6, 1920 extending the right to […]

Fermenting Vegetables 101
July 16 | 7:00pm

The presentation will cover the basics of vegetable lacto-fermentation, including sauerkraut and fermented pickles. Topics will include basic equipment needs, step-by-step instructions for simple sauerkraut […]

Scams 101: Reading Between the Lines
August 20 | 7:00pm

Led by  Lieutenant Dean Patterson, Kentucky State Police. Avoid being one of the millions of people every year defrauded by crooks and scam artists who […]

Selling on Etsy 101
September 10 | 7:00pm

Led by Kijsa Housman, artist/owner of MAKE. Learning to navigate the world of online sales? Looking to expand your business by reaching a new audience? […]

Famous & Infamous Residents of Oak Grove Cemetery
October 15 | 7:00pm

Led by local historian Roy Hensel/ Hensel will give a presentation on fascinating “residents” of Oak Grove Cemetery who contributed to Paducah’s history, some honorable […]

Preservation 101: Best Practices for Preserving your Family Archives
October 22 | 7:00pm

Led by archivist Leigh Ann Paxton. October is Archives Awareness Month and the library is celebrating by hosting a workshop on preservation. Maybe a relative […]

The Discovery of Lewis and Clark’s Long-Lost Outpost of Fort Kaskaskia, Illinois
November 5 | 7:00pm

Led by Mark J. Wagner, Director, Center for Archaeological Investigations, Southern Illinois University Carbondale. In this talk, Dr. Wagner will share the exciting discovery of […]


About the 101 Series
The 101 series sparks interest in a wide range of unique topics. Programs are free and open to the public and led by experts in their fields.