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    Mental Health Awareness: Be Kind to Yourself

    Every May, Mental Health Awareness Month draws attention to how mental health plays a factor in our everyday lives. According to the World Health Organization, the COVID-19 pandemic spiked anxiety and depression prevalence by nearly 25% worldwide. We believe that books concerning mental health can help people feel seen and help readers cope with issues they face on a daily basis. In the post below, we have compiled a shortlist of books that can help…

    Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

    Since 1978, May has marked the celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander heritage. Lawmakers chose the month of May to commemorate two significant events: the first Japanese immigrant arrived to America on May 7, 1843, and the First Transcontinental Railroad (largely built by Chinese immigrants) opened May 10, 1869. To honor those with Asian/Pacific Islander ancestry, we have compiled some books and movies for all ages below. These works recognize the stories and experiences…

    Southern Stories, With a Twist

    Love Southern Fiction? You’re not alone. Here at DCPL, it’s one of the top genres for checkouts, and every year new titles arrive with buzz and excitement (and a long list of holds). With super-popular titles like Where the Crawdad’s Sing, The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek, and The Giver of Stars, Southern Fiction has proved it’s here to stay. But in the past few years, authors have been branching out from the typical Southern…

    Top Movies and Fiction by Women

    Every year since 1978, we celebrate Women’s History Month during March by looking back at the accomplishments of women and their contributions to society. For this blog entry, we’ll be looking at the books and movies by female writers and directors that have checked out the most at DCPL in the past year. Most Popular Movies Directed by Women By some estimates, women make up only about 20-30% of directors. But there have been some…

    21 Books to Celebrate Women’s History Month

    For Women’s History Month, the staff of the Daviess County Public Library chose their favorite books that celebrate extraordinary women and their stories that helped shape women’s history. Three of our favorite selections are listed below. Fly Girls: How Five Daring Women Defied All Odds and Made Aviation History by Keith O’Brien In Fly Girls, O’Brien covers the story of five female aviation pilots, including Florence Klingensmith, Louise Thaden, Ruth Eider, Ruth Nichols, and Amelia Earhart, and…

    Black History in Owensboro: Dracin Williams Recommends

    During Black History Month each February, we celebrate the joy and honor the struggle of Black Americans. This month, DCPL has been recognizing the Black experience with displays and programming for all ages. To round out this month with a local connection, we asked local community activist and advocate Dracin Williams for his recommendations of books that have shaped him and give insight into the local African American community. Williams was born and raised on…

    Coming Soon: World War III?

    Feeling anxious about Russia and Ukraine? Worried the saber-rattling will lead to something more? You wouldn’t be the first. Writers and directors have imagined a third world war in books and movies, going back decades. As tensions in eastern Europe escalate, here are some movies and books that might offer some catharsis (or not)—before the end of the world as we know it. Movies Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love…

    Submit your art to be displayed in the Black History Month Art Show

    Submit your art from January 24th through February 7th. We are honoring our local artists of color during the month of February by hosting an art show. Submitted artwork does not have to be Afrocentric. You may choose whichever media you would like. In addition to your work, please provide us with a photo of yourself and a short bio describing your work as an artist. Both items will be displayed along with your artwork.…

    Checking Out of 2021: the Year’s Most-Popular Adult Fiction, Movies/TV, and Video Games

    With 2021 winding down, now’s the time to look back on the year’s most-popular hits at DCPL. Checkouts are up across the board from the beginning of the pandemic. Given the challenges of the past year, it’s not surprising that most of the top titles offer some form of escapism to other times, far-off places—or even fantastic, imaginary worlds. Fiction The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah takes the crown for fiction, with almost 200 checkouts.…

    DCPL Staff Holiday Recipes

    Celebrate the season with some of our staffs’ favorite recipes! Casey’s Bacon Wrapped Turkey Roulade 2 cups of favorite stuffing (boxed or homemade)your favorite seasoningsoven-safe baking dish (large and slightly deep to catch drippings)butcher’s string/twinemeat thermometer1 assistant Preheat oven to 400 degrees F Pound turkey breasts with meat tenderizer to get it flat. Prepare stuffing then let cool. Lay out bacon and weave in a lattice method.   Season turkey and bacon with your favorite seasonings.…

     
     
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