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Story Time @ MCPL and RRPL

Preschool Story Time continues on Tuesdays at 11:00 a.m.  at the Inez library. Preschool Story Time continues on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at the Lovely library. We will learn a letter of the week, make a craft, dance, and learn a nursery rhyme. This program is for all preschoolers from ages 3 to 5.

In addition, Story Time After School continues on Tuesdays, at 4:30 p.m. at the Inez library and on Thursdays at the Lovely library. School age children from age 6 and up are welcome to attend. We will read and discuss books, make a craft, and play a game.

These weekly Story Time programs are free of charge, and parents are encouraged to bring their children and attend. We hope you and your child will join us for all the fun, excitement, and learning at the libraries!


TODDLER TIME AT MCPL & RRPL

Toddler Time is a wonderful experience for parents to share with their toddlers from birth to age 3. Toddler Time is an important program that helps children of this age to learn to gather as a group, socialize, and work on their language development. The goal of Toddler Time is to set the stage for life-long learning and reading.

Please join us for Toddler Time at Inez beginning on August 18 at 10:00 a.m. Please join us for Toddler Time beginning at Lovely on August 20 at 10:00 a.m.  This program is free of charge and lasts about 45 minutes.


Cypress Resume

cypressresumeWith Cypress Resume, your patrons can effortlessly create professional resumes in minutes! Best of all, its easy-to-use format assures they are unlikely to need additional assistance once you show them the site, so you’ll be free to focus on other tasks.


MARTIN COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY BOOKMOBILE IS NOW IN SERVICE!

Do you love reading but are unable to visit the library? The Martin County Public Library bookmobile is now on the road. Call the library for information and areas of service provided. For more information, please call (606) 298-7766.


Zinio Digital Magazines

Zinio Digital MagazinesMartin County Public Library now offers Zinio magazines in digital format that you may check out and enjoy on your computer, tablet, or smartphone. View full digital copies of your favorite magazines! You see the exact same material you get in print‚ plus some issues include features like video, audio and live links. Magazine issues are not checked out so they're always available any time. Read online or download issues to your computer or mobile device to read offline. You must have a current Martin County Public Library card to use this collection.


Kentucky Libraries Unbound (OverDrive)

Kentucky Libraries UnboundWith Kentucky Libraries Unbound, you'll be amazed as you search, and download more and more media on your PC and portable devices. Patrons now have unlimited access to many types of downloadable media such as audio books, e-books, music and videos. All it takes to access Kentucky Libraries Unbound is a valid library card and pin.


With download media available 24/7, your library is always open! Get started with a Guided Tour or Quick-Start Guide. All EPUB & many PDF eBooks are ready to enjoy on the Sony® Reader & other devices such as the Barnes & Noble nook™. For a list of known compatible devices, click here. Requires installation of Adobe® Digital Editions.


TumbleBookLibrary

TumbleBooksTumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of TumbleBooks – animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. TumbleBooks are created by adding animation, sound, music and narration to existing picture books in order to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you.


ChiltonLibrary

ChiltonLibrary.comThis comprehensive and dynamically updated online resource is an ideal fit for today’s mobile user. Now patrons can access Chilton’s car manuals from library, home, garage or anywhere they have Internet access. What an advantage for the on-the-road breakdown or the need to share information quickly.


Legal Forms - KY

Legal Forms - KYThe ideal resource for students, law school faculty and legal researchers, Legal Forms features a comprehensive collection of major legal publications. This invaluable resource provides indexing for more than 1,500 major law reviews, legal newspapers, specialty publications, Bar Association journals and international legal journals, including more than 250 titles in full text.


Price It! Antiques & Collectibles

Price It! Antiques & CollectiblesPrice It! Antiques & Collectibles is a comprehensive database for identifying, researching and pricing art, antiques and collectibles. Containing more than 23 million records, it’s a sophisticated, up-to-date, easy-to-use tool whether the user is a professional art appraiser or a budding collector.


Genealogy, Family Trees and Family History Records Online

Ancestry.com Library EditionThe Martin County Public Library is pleased to announce the purchase of ProQuest's Ancestry Library Edition. Ancestry is a genealogy research tool with data from census, military records, court, land, probate, vital and church records, passenger lists, etc. It covers Canada, the US, UK, and some European countries. The license covers Authorized Users of public libraries (i.e, library cardholders, walk-in patrons while they are on -site and library staff) through any workstation at the main library. The product is not licensed for remote access. Visit the main library and search your ancestry. Contact the library for details. Click Here.


Adult Book Club at The Martin County Library

Current Book Club Selection

The enduring hills

Written by Janice Giles

Originally published in 1950, The Enduring Hills was Janice Holt Giles's first novel. It is based in part on her own courtship and introduction to the Kentucky mountain country. Here, Giles introduces Hod and Mary Pierce and begins her Appalachian trilogy. Hod Pierce, a boy not unlike Henry Giles, who grows up on Piney Ridge, where generations of Pierces have made a living from the stubborn soil. Hod loves his people and the land but longs also for wider horizons, for more education, and for the freedom he imagines can be found in the outside world. It takes World War II to carry Hod away from the Ridge and out into the great world, and it is a long time before he comes back. After the war is over, Hod settles into marriage and a factory job in the city. Finally it is Mary, his city-bred wife, who sees at last that to Hod, Piney Ridge will always be home. In her preface to the second edition, Mrs. Giles wrote, "I believe [the story] is timeless and as the hands of the clock have turned and turned, people are turning back to the earth, knowing now that saving this earth is the most important work in the world, that we must all become, as Hod and Mary Pierce did, a man and woman with faith in the earth." Janice Holt Giles (1905-1979), author of nineteen books, lived and wrote near Knifley, Kentucky, for thirty-four years. Her biography is told in Janice Holt Giles: A Writer's Life .

Icon  Next Meeting: Thursday, October 15 2015 10:30 AM

Adult Book Club at Rufus Reed Library

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Current Book Club Selection

Wonderland Creek

Written by Lynn N Austin

Alice Grace Ripley lives in a dream world, her nose stuck in a book. But the happily-ever-after life she's planned on suddenly falls apart when her boyfriend breaks up with her, accusing her of living in a world of fiction instead of the real one. To top it off, Alice loses her beloved library job because of cutbacks due to the Great Depression.

Longing to run from small-town gossip, Alice flees to the mountains of eastern Kentucky to deliver five boxes of donated books to the tiny coal-mining town of Acorn, a place with no running water, no electricity, and where the librarians ride ornery horses up steep mountain passes to deliver books. When Alice is forced to stay in Acorn far longer than she planned, she discovers that real-life adventure, mystery--and especially romance--may be far better than her humble dreams could have imagined.

Icon  Next Meeting: Friday, May 20 2016 12:00 PM