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    IMDb [Internet Movie Database] App Review

    “Who was that guy who played the bad guy in that movie?” My friends ask me questions like this, because they know I’m one of the public library’s “movie guys.” In fact one of my job responsibilities is purchasing new DVDs and Blu-Rays for the library’s collection, so I have to be up on my movies. But I don’t know everything, which is where IMDb comes in. The Internet Movie Database website (www.imdb.com) has been…

    Nonfiction Fiction…What?

    Working at the Reference Desk at the Daviess County Public Library means we speak a certain mantra on a daily basis: “Fiction is located on the second floor.”  The general public wants to read something entertaining, something that will add some shock and awe to their life, or even something so fantastical it can only be found in a fictitious book.  The general public does not think the nonfiction collection is for them.  Nonfiction seems…

    Social Networks Have Gone to the Books

    Kim Mattingly Social Networking is a way to build relationships among people with similar interests, activities or backgrounds. Facebook and Twitter are the most well-known social networks, but there are many, more out there. LinkedIn connects professionals. Myspace has become a music networking site. Even Google has jumped aboard the social networking train with Google+. Reading has always been my favorite activity, so social networking sites about books are a special interest of mine. There…

    Happy Halloween

    by Christy Temple Well, it’s that time of year again. The time when the weather turns cooler, leaves start to fall, and everyone’s thoughts turn to trick or treating and ghosts and goblins. It’s a wonderful time of year and one that I have personally always really enjoyed. I like the fact that you can get away with wearing a light jacket and hear the crunch of leaves under your feet. Yes, the fall of…

    Marvel AR App – Review

    by Ryan Henry Bonus content such as behind the scenes footage and interviews with creators has long been a staple of movies on DVD. This opens a world of details for the curious film buff. In an attempt to bring similar content to readers, publishers have created websites with author interviews and character bios. However, this effort has felt detached from the core reading experience, requiring the reader to put down the book and type…

    Writing for fun or profit and discovering new ways to do so..

    Are you the type of person who likes to tell stories and see them down in print? Do you often journal about your thoughts and feelings in life? Are you an avid reader and often think to yourself, I could do that. Well, if the answer to any of those questions is “yes” then you may want to consider looking more closely at the idea of writing for a living or at least for your…

    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…

     
     
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