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Upcoming Library Events

All Semester: Coffee Mondays -  The library will be serving FREE COFFEE from 8:00 a.m. - Noon every Monday. 
February 29: Matheson Library; 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.; Read Across America

Hosted by Megan Dotson, Greta Henry, and Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education studentsJoin us for a fun night and celebrate reading! This annual event is designed to promote literacy through a variety of fun activities for kids ages 0-12. The event is open to all faculty, staff, students, and community members. Bring your kids, grandkids, nieces, nephews, neighbors, or any other child you want to encourage to be a lifelong reader. Participants will enjoy snacks, crafts, story time, and games, and each child will receive a goodie bag to take home!

March 21: Matheson Library Reading Room; 11:00 a.m. - Noon; BiLan Liao, Diary of the Dragon’s Daughter - Presentation, book signing, and refreshments.The book Diary of the Dragon’s Daughter is a unique book that explores a tumultuous time in China’s history. Author and Paducah School of Art and Design associate professor, BiLan Liao, uses her own pursuit of the American dream to create a book that peeks into her life as an artist and her heart through her struggle to find freedom. 
March 28: Matheson Library Reading Room; 11:00 a.m. - Noon; You’re Not from around Here, Are You? An event sponsored by the Office of Cultural Diversity as part of the Diversity & Inclusion Program Series. Perhaps you weren’t aware that students from all over the globe are students at WKCTC. Talking to people about the places they come from is a great way to learn about other countries, other cultures, and other ways of life. Join faculty member Kim Russell as she facilitates a panel discussion led by WKCTC students from other countries. Students will discuss their home countries, their traditions, their values, and the similarities and differences between their lives in Kentucky and elsewhere. 
April 11: Matheson Library Reading Room; 11:00 a.m. - Noon; Amelia Martens, The Spoons in the Grass are There to Dig a Moat, poetry reading, book selling, and signing

Monthly Library Displays

Shelfie Contest

#Shelfie Contest

Matheson Library is hosting a photo contest where WKCTC students will post a selfie of themselves the book shelves! Students will post their photo to the Library's Twitter using the hashtag #mathesonshelfie. The shelfie will act as an entry into a drawing for a prize!

Post shelfies the week of: February 22 - 26

Prize: $50 Amazon gift card

Please see the attached flyer for all contest information. 

Spring Essay Contest

Saints at the River


WKCTC students, faculty, and staff are all eligible to compete in this semester's Saints at the River essay contest. All entries must be authentic and follow topic guidelines as noted in the essay entry form. All essays must be submitted before February 22nd. Participants may submit their entry at one of the following locations:


Matheson Library (Circulation Desk)

Student Center Rm 138 (Nancy Draffen)

By mail (address listed on the entry form)



1st Place: $100

2 Honorable Mentions: $50


Entry forms can be picked up at the listed drop-off locations, or downloaded using the link above.