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    It’s Hip To Be Square: Young Adults and Public Libraries

    By: Kara Schroader A recent report from the Pew Research Center reveals interesting insights into the usage of libraries by younger Americans ages 16 to 29. This segment of the population represents a vital and vibrant constituency of the public library. Unexpectedly, the Pew Center discovered that young Americans are more likely than older Americans to use the actual library building as a physical space worthy of visiting. This under-30 population utilizes not only the…

    Hispanic Heritage Month

    by Kim Mattingly Hispanic Heritage month, a time to celebrate Hispanic and Latin American contributions to the United States, occurs during the 30-day period from September 15-October 15. Hispanic Heritage recognition began as a seven-day event during Lyndon B. Johnson’s time as President, but was expanded into a month-long event and written into law by Ronald Reagan in 1988. September 15th was chosen as the start of Hispanic Heritage Month because it is the anniversary…

    Sacred Silence: Marijuana, God’s Law, and Kentucky’s Cornbread Mafia

    This article was written by James Higdon (The Cornbread Mafia) for The Marginalia Review. It is re-posted with the permission of the site and author. When I started working on the book that would become The Cornbread Mafia, I never thought that I would be telling a story of God’s law versus Man’s law. But that’s how it turned out. Which was scary stuff, I thought. The supremacy of divine law over secular law was…

    Try a New Author

    by Alicia Harrington One of the pleasures of my job is finding new authors for you to read. Last year one of those authors broke through to me with a wonderful book, A Land More Kind Than Home. This was written by Wiley Cash and was his debut novel.  His first novel has suspense, intrigue and southern charm. Why bring up this author almost 18 months after this great book?  He has written another novel…

    Get with the Banned

    Kim Mattingly                                                                                                                                                                                                          September is an important month in the world of libraries.  In addition to dedicating the entire month to promoting library card registration for children and adults, we’ve also set aside a week in which we celebrate and highlight our intellectual freedom. What is intellectual freedom, you ask?  According to the American Library Association (ALA), intellectual freedom is “the right of every individual to both seek and receive information from all points of…

    Orange is the New Black

    By Savannah Warren I am one of those people who recently took the plunge and got rid of cable.  So, now I watch Netflix. It took a while to get used to choosing what I watch all the time instead of just watching whatever comes on. However, now that it is a normal, everyday thing, I am starting to really like it.  I am finding a lot of shows that I haven’t seen in years…

    How Star Wars: Episode I Destroyed Popular Filmmaking

    Pt – 4 – The Multi-Climax The doors part, revealing the menacing Sith Lord Darth Maul. His double-bladed lightsaber crackles to life as he raises it to face the two noble Jedi Warriors. Cut. Now let’s go to Jar Jar’s animated antics on the battlefield facing marionette robots. Cut. Now let’s go to Natalie Portman running through a castle. Cut. Now let’s go to a kid flying a spaceship like he’s in a video game,…

    New Discoveries

    by Savannah Warren I always like the feeling one gets when they discover something new. It’s especially exciting if the something in question has been around for a while or was previously thought of as useless. I recently had this feeling twice when I discovered two such technologies. The first is the new phone I bought not long ago. It is a Nokia Lumia and is one of those fancy Windows phones. I was tired of spending…

    New DVDs!

    New DVDs are continuously becoming available at Daviess County Public Library!  Films such as Iron Man 3, Oblivion, and Pain & Gain are all set for DVD release within the next few weeks. Get a jump start and reserve these titles, plus many more upcoming DVD releases using the library’s catalog!  

     
     
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