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    Specters in the Stacks

    Ghosts haunt houses and hotels, asylums and graveyards. But did you know libraries are another favorite un-resting place for the dead? There are dozens of supposedly-haunted libraries around the world. Here are a few, not too far from us, where books aren’t the only occupants of the stacks. Willard Library, Evansville One of the most famous haunted libraries, the Willard Library in Evansville has a long history of unexplained paranormal activity. Just across the river,…

    DCPL Staff Recommended Reads: True Crime

    October is back! With Halloween approaching, it is the best time of the year to dive into a creepy book. If you are looking for something outside of the usual Stephen King novel or the classic H.P. Lovecraft tale, we have selected five non-fiction reads that will surely shock, scare, and educate you. Dead Mountain: The Untold True Story of the Dyatlov Pass Incident by Donnie Eichar In Dead Mountain, documentary filmmaker Donnie Eichar dives into…

    Banned Books Week: Books Unite Us, Censorship Divides Us

    Every year, libraries face challenges to their material. Despite the world of information available at the tap of a key or a swipe of the touchscreen, there are still attempts to censor or limit access to books, movies, programs, and more.

    Five Books About COVID-19

    The COVID-19 pandemic has been at the forefront of several recent non-fiction releases. These five selections explore several issues surrounding COVID-19 and the ramifications the pandemic has had on society. Every Minute Is a Day: A Doctor, An Emergency Room, and a City Under Siege by Robert Meyer, M.D. and Dan Koeppel In Every Minute Is a Day, Robert Meyer, an E.R. doctor working in the Bronx, relays his experience treating patients with COVID-19 to…

    Ready, Set, Play

    Wednesdays at 10 am, throughout September 2021 In this five-week session, parents and caregivers of toddlers (12-36 months) are encouraged to spend time together, play, and experience art activities. A community resource specialist will be available each week to answer questions. Each family must register in advance by calling the Daviess County Public Library(270) 684-0211 ext. 278 to reserve their spot.

    Free Internet Access During COVID-19

    by Wesley Johnson Several internet services providers are going above and beyond to make sure everyone has access during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. We applaud them for attempting to help make these stressful time a little easier. Comcast is offering low-income households access to their “Internet Essentials” package for free. Normally that costs $9.95 a month. With it, you get speeds “up to” 25 mbps. To apply for a self-install kit (modem & router), visit…

    Learn a New Language with Rosetta Stone

    Travel the world this summer from the safety of your home!  Start learning a new language today with Rosetta Stone.  Available now through June 30th To get started, go to https://go.dcplibrary.org/rosettastone and create a new account. Use the Rosetta Stone app on your tablet or smartphone.     Before you open the App for the first time: On your tablet or smartphone, To get started, go to https://go.dcplibrary.org/rosettastone and log in or create a new…

    COVID-19 News Sources Without Paywalls

    by Christina Clary Right now it may feel as if there is a deluge of information coming at you about the coronavirus and its effects on society. Making sure that what you are reading is accurate is vital, and one way to ensure this is by getting your news from reputable sources. Since you can’t come in to the library to read the papers, here is a list of news sources that have waived their…

    Check Out eBooks From Home with Overdrive

    by Christy V. Temple Okay, so right now with the Coronavirus/Covid-19 circulating around the country we need to be vigilant about staying safe and dutifully washing our hands. This also means that many businesses, schools, restaurants, libraries, etc. are shutting down. However, even though many public libraries are closed around the state and the country at this time, it doesn’t mean that our public still doesn’t have access to our services. In fact, thank goodness…

    Teen Book Reviews

    STAFF Preet P.’s Review of “Naruto Volume 2”: Naruto Volume 2 is the second book in the series written and illustrated by Masashi Kishimoto. This book is packed with humorous quotes, mind-blowing drama, and suspenseful action. I rate this book 5 stars. The main protagonist, Naruto Uzumaki, who is a knucklehead ninja, strives to be his land’s hokage, the most honorable position in the military. Sasuke, Naruto’s rival, is bloodthirsty for revenge on a mysterious…

     
     
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