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    My Freegal Five Playlist

    by Kara Schroader 1. “Perfect World” 2. “After the Disco” 3. “Holding on for Life” 4. “Leave it Alone” 5. “The Changing Lights” At first, I thought about selecting a variety of music for my Freegal Five collection. Instead, I decided to go with songs I’ve been listening to repeatedly over the past few weeks—all five of which come from the same album, Broken Bells’ After the Disco. Broken Bells is composed of Brian Burton…

    Hold Shelf Surprise!

    Have you ever had that long anticipated phone call or email that the book you have been waiting months to read is FINALLY available for you to pick up at the library??  Or how about when you receive a phone call or email and you’re completely caught off guard that you have a book waiting for you, but surprised none the less? Both of these are great feelings for the avid library user and now,…

    Summer Activities Fair 2014

    The Daviess County Public Library is partnering with Daviess County Public Schools, Owensboro Catholic Schools, and Owensboro Public Schools in hosting the 2nd Annual Summer Activities Fair at the public library.  The Summer Activities Fair will take place on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 from 5:30-7:30 p..m. at the Daviess County Public Library. Representatives from many organizations who offer summer activities to children in the Daviess County area will be at booths throughout the library. This…

    My Freegal Five Playlist

    By Brian Lashbrook Did you know that you can now download 5 songs from Freegal each week? Not only that, you can stream any music on Freegal for up to 3 hours a day.  These services are all Free with your Daviess County Public Library card. To celebrate, I and my fellow music lovers here at the Library will share our list of 5 Freegal downloads each week. Since it’s spring monsoon season here in the Ohio…

    Kindness Makes the Heart Grow

    Kindness is a simple idea, and yet not always so simple to carry out. When was the last time you were kind with no expectation of receiving anything in return? Reading the often disheartening news stories of late, I think we could all use an extra dose (push?) of kindness in our lives. I’m sure most are familiar with the phrase “Pay It Forward:” for every kind act you do for a person, that person…

    No News is Bad… News

    By Savannah Warren I’ve mentioned before how I recently got rid of cable. That was about six months ago and so far I don’t mind it too much. I find solace in Netflix and Hulu Plus. I keep up with all my current shows and get to go back and discover old shows fairly easily this way. The only downside I’ve found to not having cable is not being able to watch the news. I…

    Fun Time at Story Time

    Kim Mattingly I often talk about how important early literacy is for children.  Early literacy is everything that children know about reading and writing before they actually begin reading and writing.  Some activites that promote early literacy include talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing.  Even an activity as simple as a baby chewing on a board book promotes early literacy and encourage babies to explore books and become comfortable with them. Every Monday and Thursday morning at…

    Love and Chocolate….

    Love is in the air, or so they say, especially in the month of February. After all, Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and we all know that we want to get that special someone in our life just the perfect gift or treat. Nothing says true love like a homemade, special treat that we have made with our own two hands. Well, you’re in luck, because at the Daviess County Public Library we have all…

    Raspberry Pi, Anyone?

    By Kristen Potter In this fast-paced technological world, tablets, computers, and phones seem to be obsolete within mere months after a product’s “unveiling.”  Moreover, the software for such products is becoming less expensive and much more user-friendly.  As a result, those interested in computer or game programming are less versed in how to write software and programs, making the area of computer programming less competitive. So, how does one get interested in computer programming, and…

    Early Childhood Education Fair

    Kim Mattingly The Messenger-Inquirer recently did an article reporting that tests are showing that “nearly half of local students not ready for kindergarten.”  Governer Steve Beshear reported last week that 51% of children entering Kindergarten in Kentucky were unprepared.  The tests took place at the beginning of the school year to assess whether a child can use a five- to six-word sentence, sing simple songs, name shapes and colors and use scissors, pencils, and crayons,…

     
     
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