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All Semester: Coffee Mondays -  Starting September 12th the library will be serving FREE COFFEE from 8:00 a.m. - Noon every Monday. 
August 29: Matheson Library Reading Room; 11:00 a.m.; Sharing Your September 11th Story - Brent Taylor, Moderator. 9/11 was this generation’s Pearl Harbor.  It was truly a day of infamy in every sense of the phrase, from the initial shock, to the loss of life, to the way it changed our nation forever.  Join us in the Matheson Library Reading Room to share your memories about this tragic event, and to hear the stories of others.   The event is open to the public, and refreshments will be served.  
September 12: Matheson Library Reading Room; 11:00 a.m.; Students and faculty/staff share their life changing experiences from last year’s service learning trip to El Salvador then learn about the opportunities to join them as they travel to El Salvador in 2017.  The event is open to the public, and refreshments will be served. 
September 19: Matheson Library Research Room; 11:00 a.m.; Lessons from Abroad: Study abroad and foreign missions provide incredible learning opportunities for those who participate.  Whether traveling to landmarks in great cities, visiting historic sites all over the world, serving children in orphanages, or helping build homes or clean up after disasters, going abroad leaves a lasting impact on travelers.  In this year's One Book Read, Little Princes, author Conor Grennan shares how his plan to volunteer for three months in a Nepali orphanage changed the course of the rest of his life.  Come to "Lessons from Abroad" to learn about the lessons local students and community members learned from their travels and share your own experiences. 
September 27: Matheson Library Reading Room; 2 p.m. God’s Contract with Mankind. Judge J. William Howerton, a native of Paducah and a retired judge from the Kentucky Court of Appeals, explains his short course for understanding Christianity.  Join us for a discussion and book signing.  The event is open to the public, and refreshments will be served.  
October 24: Matheson Library Reading Room; 11:00 a.m.; Human Trafficking:  What Is It and How Can You Help? Human trafficking, or modern day slavery, is the second largest crime industry in the world today.  According to the The UN crime-fighting office, "2.4 million people across the globe are victims of human trafficking at any one time, and 80 percent of them are being exploited as sexual slaves." notes that 55% of human trafficking victims are female, and 26% are children.  In this year's One Book Read, Little Princes by Conor Grennan, the author shares his own experiences helping to reunite trafficked youth with their families in Nepal.  During this program attendees will learn about human trafficking and ways they might be able to help the victims of trafficking.  

November 15: Matheson Library Reading Room; 2:00 p.m.; Native Americans of the Mississippian Culture at Wickliffe Mounds - Located in Ballard County Kentucky, Wickliffe Mounds is the site of a historic Native American village of the Mississippian Mound building culture and is a Kentucky Archaeological Landmark and is on the National Register of Historic Places.  The Mounds are open to the public as a state historic site, a tourist attraction, and archaeological museum, and an educational resource. Carla Hildebrand, Park Manager, will talk about the history of Wickliffe Mounds and opportunities it offers us today to learn about the Mound Builders who inhabited Western Kentucky. The event is open to the public, and refreshments will be served. 

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