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    Martha Speaks

    Kim Mattingly Martha is a very special dog.  After eating some vegetable soup that went to her brain rather than her stomach, Martha the dog can now speak!  Susan Meddaugh wrote the first Martha book Martha Speaks in 1992.  Between 1992 and 2004, five additional Martha books were published.  In 2008, the television show Martha Speaks debuted  on PBS Kids. Beginning September 3, 2014 and continuing at 10:00 a.m. every Wednesday in September, the Daviess County Public…

    The Derringer: Salem Holland Ford–A Profile

    by Leslie McCarty Salem Holland Ford was born on September 24, 1835 in Shelby County, KY. He was the son of John Ford and Sarah Berry Ford. Salem Ford was mustered into service with Missouri state troops in May 1861, serving in the infantry at the Battle of Wilson’s Creek, May 1861, and at the Battle of Pea Ridge (Elk Horn), March 1862, two of over 100 battles in which he participated. In 1862 he…

    Staff Selfies: Jarrod McCarty and Shannon Sandefur

      Hello, my name is Jarrod McCarty and I’m a Library Associate Specialist at the Daviess County Public Library. You’ll see me sometimes coming and going from the library as I deliver books for our homebound service throughout the community. Some of the staff considers me the “music guy”. If you have any questions about our music collection or Freegal music, please let me know. I’m married (my wife Leslie works in the Kentucky Room)…

    Staff Selfies: Kristen Potter and Lisa Maiden

    Hello there! My name is Kristen Potter and I am a Library Technical Assistant at the DCPL! My areas of “expertise” include YA programming and storytime (Wee Read) with 0-2 year olds (variety is the spice of life, right?). On any given day, you can find me on the second floor helping patrons find material, at my desk planning programs, or perusing the children’s section for books to get little ones excited about reading. I…

    Owensboro Reads

    Kim Mattingly The Owensboro Public School System and the Public Life Foundation recently launched a long-term campaign to increase literacy for all members of our community.  The campaign, called Owensboro Reads, is free and open to the public.  The goal is to encourage community members of all ages to read using the concept of “One Community Reading Together, Growing Together!” The Owensboro Reads campaign is encouraging reading in a variety of ways, including partnering with…

    Staff Selfies: Kim Mattingly and Leslie McCarty

      Hello! My name is Kim Mattingly. I am a Library Associate in the Public Services Department on the 2nd floor. I have worked at the DCPL for ten years. When not performing for 3-5 year-olds in our Circle Time Storytime program or helping patrons find books and movies, I stay busy planning children’s programming for the library. My hobbies include spending way too much time on the internet, people watching, listening to music, watching…

    The Summer Slide

    Kim Mattingly Children love summer vacation. They don’t have to go to school, therefore they don’t have homework. They can stay up late and sleep all day if they want to. I can recall going the whole summer without picking up a pencil at all. Good stuff! The freedom that summer brings does have some downsides. The learning losses that children experience during the summer are a big problem. Sometimes referred to as “Summer Slide,”…

    May and The Year of the Horse

    May is upon us and finally we can say goodbye to those dreary winter months and hello to Spring/Summer time. I’m sure that for most of us this is truly a wonderful time of the year. I know I greatly prefer Spring/Summer over the winter months. I especially have always been fond of the month of May for several reasons but this year is even more significant than usual. What makes this May so special…

    Staff Selfies: Welsey Johnson and Daniale Thomas

    Wesley Johnson Hello, do you know me? I’m a library IT Assistant. My name is Wesley Johnson. Perhaps you remember seeing me as “MAN IN CROWD AT BARISTA COMPETITION” in William Wallace’s Monkey Mocha Fantastique or “MAN ON BENCH WHO GETS ATTACKED BY ZOMBIES” in the PJ Starks’ classic, WBKR Zombie Run 2013 Commercial. No? You’ve at least seen me crawling under desks with Ethernet cables or toting around broken computers at DCPL, right? You’ll…

    Oral History

    By Savannah Warren As I have mentioned before, I am currently in grad school working on a Masters in Library Science. One of my classes this semester is an Oral History class and it has really surprised me because I had known so little about the subject before. I had always thought Oral History was just any recorded history, but that isn’t true. It turns out it is a very specific type of recording and it…

     
     
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