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One Book, One, Campus, One Community Read - Student Essay contest

WKCTC is hosting a One Book, One Campus, One Community Read - Student Essay contest for the 2014-15 campus read, Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline. Matheson Library will be one of the dropoff locations for the essay contest. All essays are to be turned in by November 5th no later than 5:00 P.M. - See entry form below. 

Upcoming Library Events


Coffee Mondays: FREE coffee every Monday morning in Matheson Library! 

October 20th: 
Susan and Morgan Guess started an anti-bullying movement in Paducah and throughout Kentucky three years ago after 8 year old Morgan experienced bullying. Rather than blaming others or ignoring the issue, the duo committed to making a difference.  They started the Guess Anti-Bullying Foundation to raise money and awareness and have become nationally recognized for their work.  Kentucky leads the nation in teen suicide attempts and 160,000 kids miss school every day because they are afraid. Susan and Morgan believe that if we can change attitudes and behaviors about smoking and drinking and driving, then we can change attitudes and behaviors about bullying.
November 12th: 
Code Talkers: Native American Languages Used in the World Wars; Matheson Library Reading Room, 11 A.M - Noon. Communication is crucial during any war; the use of codes to protect the secrecy of tactical conversations is vitally necessary. Join us for a presentation of the long-classified project that was key to United States success during WWII. We will examine the Native Americans that fought in our military, utilizing code from their languages that proved unbreakable by the enemy. An open discussion with the audience will be included.
Moderated by: Scott Garrett, Ph.D., WKCTC Professor of History
                         Kristen Amaya, MPA, WKCTC Veterans Services Coordinator
Presented in Partnership with WKCTC Veterans Services as part of WKCTC Veterans Week 2014
November 17th:  Favorite Recipes of Kentucky Celebrities; Matheson Library Reading Room 11:00 A.M. - NoonWith over 300 dishes, Favorite Recipes of Kentucky Celebrities gives the reader a peek into the personal recipe files of celebrities from all across Kentucky. This 6 year project uniquely ties together artists, writers, athletes, actors, and musicians from every corner of the state. Whinnery believes the cookbook is a great method for promoting Kentucky tourism, business, industry, and the wonderful people who were born, lived, and have ties to Kentucky. Fifty percent of cookbooks sold at this event will be given to Paducah Junior College general student scholarship fund. Copies will be sold and autographed at the event. 
December 6th:  Jingle Books: Not a Create Was Stirring... Not Even a Mouse; Matheson Library Reading Room 9:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M.  Jingle Books is an event open to WKCTC faculty, staff, students, and their children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, as well as the community! Come join us as we enjoy breakfast, crafts, and story time!  

2014 Fall Displays

Current Display Fall Displays
October: Halloween & Bullying Agust: Book Lovers' Day & Back to School
September: Banned Books Month
November: WWI & Cook Books
December: Picture Book Month