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    Beyond the Lines

    By: Christy V. Temple Well, it’s the start of the New Year and already I bet a lot of us are feeling the blahs. Christmas is over and the festivities are done and now it’s back to the same old hum-drum of life. It’s cold outside and it gets dark early. Whew, it’s enough to make anyone depressed. However, never fear. The Daviess County Public Library has come to the rescue again. This time we…

    How do you say goodbye to an old friend?

    How do you say goodbye to an old friend, a grandfatherly figure, a part-time comedian, and one of the biggest cheerleaders I have ever had in my life, other than my parents and husband? I suppose if I knew the answer to that question I wouldn’t be asking it but sometimes it really helps me to think out loud about life, love, and the people in our lives that really matter. One of those people…

    BEST OF 2015: Kevin Clark, Diane Higdon

    Our “Best Of 2015” series will be a bit different than most. Rather than having the staff write about things released this year, we’ve elected to allow anything they’ve listened to/played/read/watched this year that they’ve enjoyed. These picks were made by Kevin Clark (Information Services) and Diane Higdon (Technical Services). Kevin Clark • The Dog Master, by W. Bruce Cameron – Dog expert, Cameron, explores the prehistoric relationship between canine and human. I really liked…

    Christmas Music is in the air with Freegal

    By: Christy V. Temple It’s the most wonderful time of the year again with Christmas fast approaching and everywhere we look people are hurriedly trying to finish their shopping, getting the tree and decorations put up, baking cookies, fudge and other goodies to take to work, and just trying in general not to become totally overwhelmed. I know it’s very hard to do this time of year as I tend to sometimes feel that way…

    Kentucky Room Digital Photo Collection

    By Savannah Warren Do you remember what the top floor of Gabe’s Tower looked like back in its heyday? How about what downtown Owensboro looked like before all the beautiful buildings were replaced? How about the year the Ohio River froze solid and people walked across it? No? Well, even though I wasn’t alive for any of these things, I remember and I can show you. For the past year, I’ve been scanning all of…

    BEST OF 2015: Corey Wagner, Public Services

    Our “Best Of 2015” series will be a bit different than most. Rather than having the staff write about things released this year, we’ve elected to allow anything they’ve listened to/played/read/watched this year that they’ve enjoyed. Our second installment comes to us from Corey Wagner, a Library Associate in the Public Services department. While coming up with a “Best of 2015” list a couple of things became clear to me: I didn’t read nearly enough…

    BEST OF 2015: Christina Clary, Kentucky Room

    Our “Best Of 2015” series will be a bit different than most. Rather than having the staff write about things released this year, we’ve elected to allow anything they’ve listened to/played/read/watched this year that they’ve enjoyed. Our first installment comes to us from Christina Clary, a Kentucky Room clerk and historical fiction aficionado. It’s December, which means everything from this past year must be put into lists. This is not optional, people. Rank everything that…

    Enya’s Dark Sky Island: a Review

    By John Beemer Defining Enya’s music is something most people struggle with—the press, fans, and the musician herself, included. Most people lump her in with New Age, but that doesn’t quite fit. Her sound draws from Irish folk and church music, but that doesn’t quite capture it, either. It’s hard to label something when there really isn’t something to compare it to. There just aren’t other artists out there with Enya’s signature sound: layered vocals,…

    BiblioBoard, the new Frontier…

    By: Christy V. Temple If you haven’t noticed yet, the Daviess County Public Library has added a new digital program to our plethora of databases on our website. This new platform is known as BiblioBoard. Now, the next question you may have is: “what the heck is BiblioBoard?” Well, I will do my best to try to explain this new addition to our website and to be as clear as possible. BiblioBoard, according to the…

    Colonel Sanders, Talking Cats, and an Oedipus Complex: a review of Kafka on the Shore

    by John Beemer “If you remember me, then I don’t care if everyone else forgets.” “Beautiful” and “strange”—two words I use to describe Kafka on the Shore, by Haruki Murakami. Published in 2002 and translated from Japanese to English in 2005, it’s the most memorable thing I’ve read in years. Few books have haunted me like this. It’s a weird, surreal book. An old man talks with cats. Eternal soldiers, who decided to step outside…

     
     
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