2014 Fall Displays
- August: Book Lovers' Day & Back to School
- September: Banned Books Month
- October: Halloween & Anti-Bullying
- November: WWI & Cookbooks
- December: Picture Book Month
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!
Passport to Information: Around Matheson Library in 40 Days. Students enrolled in classes for the fall 2014 semester at WKCTC are invited to participate in “Passport to Information: Around Matheson Library in 40 Days.” All entered will have a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card! Click here for contest rules.
Each year Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15. Celebrations highlight the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. This fall WKCTC will observe the 8th year of Celebrating Hispanic Heritage. Watch for further details and plan to join us on September 29.
Contact Carolyn Perry for more information:
In My Shoes... I'm A College Student With a Different Way of Doing Things; Matheson Library Reading Room, from 11:00 A.M. - Noon.
A group of differently-abled students will each share their own challenges and achievements as students at WKCTC, providing an awareness and understanding of their day-to-day lives.
An open discussion with the audience will follow.
Panel of WKCTC Students
Moderated by Shelia Highfil, WKCTC Coordinator of Accessibility Services
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.
Code Talkers: Native American Languages Used in the World Wars; Matheson Library Reading Room, from 11:00 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. - Noon. With 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.
The cookbooks sell for $19.95 ($9.95 will go to student scholarship fund). She is also going to sell her other cookbook, Country Goodness: Recipes of Tennessee Celebrities, also for $19.95 (and $9.95 will again go to the PJC student scholarship fund). The sales from this cookbook has benefitted over 100 non-profit organizations. (the Kentucky cookbook has been presented to over 200 non-profit organizations).
|December 6th:||Jingle Books, 9:00 A.M. - Bring your children, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews to a Christmas celebration! Enjoy stories, crafts, and breakfast with the library staff!|