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Challenger Learning Center Star Lab

October 6 | 10am, 11:15am, 12:30pm

Take a journey to the stars in the Challenger Learning Center's dome theater for a 3-d surround sound experience. This program is for ages 5 and up.


Story Time is Back!

Ms. Nicole, Brary Bear, Ms. Michelle, Ms. Retta, and Bob Dog return on Tuesdays at 10am and 1pm to bring the stories of the library to life through songs, skits, and lots of puppet friends!

Get the full Fall lineup of shows by clicking here.

Star Wars Reads Day

October 10

Stop by the Youth Services department on October 10 for Star Wars Reads Day and pick up an activity sheet to take home!


Upcoming Events

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Oct 07th 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
E-Reader troubles? Need a new email address? Got a general tech question? Tech staff member Brian can help. To make an appointment, call 270-442-2510 x136.
Oct 08th 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Oct 08th 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bring the whole family to the library and grab a board game to play after you check out your books and movies. We've got all your favorites, and you can play them in your favorite family-friendly environment - the public library! Just stop by the second floor desk on Thursday nights from 5-8pm and let us know which game you want to play. For more information, contact the Youth Services department at 270-442-2510 x122. Chess Lessons with James Patterson During Family Game Night, local chess player and United States Chess Federation member James Patterson is here to teach anyone of any age about the game of chess. Patterson believes chess is an important tool for building problem-solving skills, increasing the ability to solve puzzles, keeping the brain healthy, and challenging us to think logically. Most of his early knowledge of the game came from reading books at the McCracken County Public Library.
Oct 09th 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
For ages 11-17: Join us and brainstorm teen activities at the library. We want your input so stop by and hang out!

Most-held Items

Week of October 5 | () = change from last week.

#1 (--) 
Rogue Lawyer / John Grisham

#2 (--) 
Pitch Perfect 2 [DVD]

#3 (+3) 
All Dressed in White / Mary Higgins Clark

#4 (--) 
Furious 7 [DVD]

#5 (NEW) 
Spy [DVD]

#6 (+1) 
Foreign Affairs / Stuart Woods

#7 (+3) 
The Guilty / David Baldacci

#8 (--) 
Saturn Run / John Sandford

#9 (-5) 
Cinderella [DVD]

#10 (NEW) 
San Andreas [DVD]

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Staff-Curated Lists

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Reading Challenges

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Eager Readers

Information, books, events, and contests from the Youth Services department.

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Book {re}Marks

Let's talk about adult fiction.

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Local and Family History

Curious stories from Paducah's past.

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