||Coffee Mondays - Starting September 12th, the library will be serving FREE COFFEE from 8:00 a.m. - Noon every Monday.
||Matheson Library Reading Room; 2 p.m. Understanding God’s Contracts 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 as he explains his reason for writing and purpose for his book. Join us for a discussion and book signing. The event is open to the public, and refreshments will be served.
||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." Zoe.org 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.
||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.
||Matheson Library Reading Room; 9-11 a.m.; Jingle Books: Oh What Fun it is to Read at Matheson Library! WKCTC students, faculty, and staff are invited to bring their children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews and young friends of all ages to Matheson Library for Christmas stories, crafts, breakfast, and a visit from Santa! Bring your camera for this holiday event and celebrate Christmas early with Matheson Library.