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The Calloway County Public Library is pleased to announce all new Teen and Adult Summer Reading Programs.
CCPL’s Teen Summer Reading is for teens who are 13-17 years of age.No program attendance is required.Teens sign up to participate, check out and read library books to complete a CCPL Teen Summer Reading Card. Completed Teen Summer Reading Cards may then be turned in to be added to a Grand Prize drawing for a chance to win an Amazon Fire 7 Tablet. Teens may complete and submit up to five (5) Summer Reading Cards.All completed cards must be submitted no later than 9:30 am on July 28 to be included in the drawing. Prize Drawings will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, July 28, 2018.
The Adult Summer Reading Program is for adults age 18 and older and works just as the teen program with no program attendance required.Participants sign up, check out and read library books, to complete a CCPL Adult Summer Reading Card.Completed Adult Summer Reading Cards may then be turned in to be added to a Grand Prize drawing for a chance to win an Amazon Fire HD 10 Tablet.Adults may complete and submit up to five (5) Summer Reading Cards.All completed cards must be submitted no later than 9:30 am on July 28 to be included in the drawing.Prize Drawings will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, July 28, 2018.
Both Teens and Adults are invited to get a head start on the summer reading by counting print books, eBooks, and unabridged audio books borrowed and read from CCPL, and CCPL’s KYLUB, and Hoopla Electronic Resources beginning June 1.
An added reading option for both programs this summer is CCPL’s Great American Read Challenge.This challenge was inspired by the outstanding Great American Read series that recently premiered on PBS.Accordingto PBSthe series “explores and celebrates the power of reading, told through the prism of America’s 100 best-loved novels (as chosen in a national survey)…the series is the centerpiece of an ambitious multi-platform digital, educational and community outreach campaign, designed to get the country reading and passionately talking about books.” Learn more about the series at https://www.pbs.org/the-great-american-read/home/
Teen Summer Readers are challenged to read twenty-five books from the Great American Read checklist provided by CCPL.Teens who complete the challenge may turn in a copy of their checklist to be added to a prize drawing for a chance to win a twenty-five dollar Amazon gift card.
For adults, the challenge is fifty books from the checklist. Adults who complete the challenge may add a copy of their checklist to a prize drawing for a chance to win a fifty dollar Amazon gift card. Prize Drawings will be held on Saturday, July 28, 2018.
Registration for CCPL’s Adult & Teen Summer Reading Programs will begin on Saturday, June 9, at 10:00 am and will continue through July 21, 2018. Those who register for either program will receive a registration prize while supplies last.For more information regarding either program interested persons may contact Sandy Linn at (270) 753-2288 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Notice is hereby given that the Calloway County Public Library District Board of Trustees will accept sealed bids for the surplus property listed below. Bids will be accepted until 12:00 p.m. on Friday, November 3, 2017 at which time they will be opened and read aloud at the Calloway County Library, 710 Main St., Murray, KY 42071.
All bids shall be submitted through an offer to purchase by execution of a form provided by the Library. Bids shall be clearly marked on the outside of the envelope as SEALED BID and submitted to the Calloway County Library Board, 710 Main St., Murray, KY 42071.
Prospective bidders may inspect the property during normal library operating hours (Mon - Fri from 8:00am-8:00pm, Sat from 9:00am-5:00pm and Sun from 1:00pm-5:00pm). Prospective bidders may obtain a bid packet containing the offer to purchase form, current deed, survey plat and PVA map at the office of Greg Taylor & Associates, 705-A South 4th St, Murray, KY 42071, or by emailing email@example.com. Any questions concerning the bid process should be directed to attorney Gregory T. Taylor at the physical address and email address above, or by phone to 270-761-4558.
The surplus real estate to be sold is generally known as the “Higgins House” and is located at 712 Main Street, Murray, KY 42071.
A legal description of the property may be referenced on the deed recorded in Book 1140, Page 496 in the Calloway County Clerk’s Office, and the parcel is identified as Calloway County Property Valuation Administrator Map #006-0-0014-0019A.
This property will be sold by quitclaim deed and the seller makes no warranty regarding this property or the title thereto. Prospective bidders are encouraged to perform a title examination in order to determine if there are any easements, deed restrictions, or defects in the title. Further, perspective buyers are encouraged to inspect the property as the seller makes no warranties or claims regarding this property’s fitness for any particular use.
All costs associated with the transfer of the property will be the responsibility of the successful bidder. The successful bidder shall pay the earnest money deposit of 10% of the purchase price within one (1) business day of the bid opening, with the remainder of the purchase price due thirty (30) days thereafter.
The Calloway County Library Board reserves the right to either accept the highest and best bid or reject any and all bids and to waive technicalities.
Chairman, Calloway County Library Board of Trustees
The Calloway County Public Library is pleased to announce that Robert Valentine and MarTeze Hammonds will join their storytelling talents for a special storytelling event at the Calloway County Public Library on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 7:30 pm in the CCPL meeting room.
CCPL Program Coordinator Sandy Linn stated “The two talented friends have wanted to do an event for CCPL for a while, but with their schedules, it has been difficult to find a date that both were available. After the announcement was made that Dr. MarTeze Hammonds would be one of the three prominent alumni to speak at MSU’s March 9 Presidential Lecture, the duo decided that his visit home would be a perfect time to “spin some tales” for the community.” Linn continued “We are thrilled to host this fabulous performance! Audience members are in for such an amazing evening when these two storytellers extraordinaire combine forces for an unforgettable evening of stories.”
Robert Valentine is Senior Lecturer in Mass Media and Theatre for Murray State University. He graduated from the University of Kentucky with the B.A. in History. After military service, he returned to Kentucky where he was awarded the M.A. in Communications. He has taught, performed professionally on stage, radio and television, and has written for all three media. Valentine has worked in television and radio as an actor and producer. His video productions include instruction and information tapes for The Tennessee Valley Authority, Commonwealth of Kentucky, the Council of State Governments, Fisher-Price Corporation, and others. His voice has been featured on a number of nationally-aired radio commercials. He presently serves as chief consultant and president of Theatre Arts Enterprises, an independent media production and market consultation company. He created the live storytelling exhibit for the National Scouting Museum in Murray, Kentucky, and originated the national storytelling tour. He is a Fellow of the F. O. Birmingham Memorial Foundation and serves as Executive Editor of Murray Life Magazine.
Dr. MarTeze Hammonds is the inaugural associate dean for diversity and inclusion at Arkansas Tech University. A Murray native, Hammonds attended Murray State and earned his Bachelor of Science in Theatre in 2005 and Master of Science in Organizational Communication in 2006 as well as a second Master of Science in Human Development and Leadership (emphasis in college student personnel) in 2008. While earning these degrees, Hammonds was employed as a member of the Murray State athletics department as the inaugural academic counselor and director of CHAMPS/Life Skills. Hammonds also earned an educational doctorate in Higher Education Administration from the University of Arkansas in 2012. Hammonds has earned numerous honors and awards from areas of academia, leadership, fraternal, volunteerism and the community. On May 25, 2012, the City of Murray proclaimed that May 25 of every year will be forever known as Dr. MarTeze D. Hammonds Day in recognition of young role models.
CCPL’s “An Evening With The Docs” is presented free of charge, and all community members are invited to attend. For more information, interested persons may contact Sandy Linn at (270) 753-2288 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the summer of 1878, a yellow fever epidemic spread from New Orleans through the Mississippi Valley. For the first time, yellow fever appeared in hundreds of plantations, towns, and cities that had not previously confronted the disease. It caused nearly five thousand deaths in New Orleans and a total of roughly twenty thousand in the Mississippi Valley. At the onset of the epidemic, approximately forty thousand residents, comprising nearly twenty percent of the city’s population, fled. Many left the city by rail, causing the epidemic to spread rapidly, as they carried the contagion with them. Yellow fever quickly spread from New Orleans to Memphis, causing widespread panic. Within ten days of the public announcement of the presence of yellow fever in Memphis, 25,000 people, who comprised more than half of the urban population, left the city. Across the United States, more than 150,000 people fled their homes during the epidemic. Southerners fled to small towns that they considered “safe,” like Holly Springs and Dry Grove, Mississippi. Not only did these cities elect not to establish quarantines, but private homes and hospitals welcomed and treated victims of yellow fever. This talk will explore the causes of the epidemic and responses among residents in the affected region.
Dr. Engineer’s presentation is second in the Murray State University Department of History second annual lecture series entitled, Murray State’s Department of History Presents.
The presentation is presented free of charge and open to community members of all ages.
January 28, 2017
Author Ted Franklin Belue will present Daniel Boone, American Pathfinder, at the Calloway County Public Library, Sunday, February 5, 2017, 2:30pm in the library meeting room.
Born in Pennsylvania in 1734, Boone remains a legendary figure. Myths about him abound: He was not the first white man to enter Kentucky, he never wore a coonskin cap, and he hated being called an Indian fighter. Many of the trails he blazed are now roads. His paths westward grew into the Sante Fe, Salt Lake and Oregon Trails. He led people to Kentucky and Missouri. His far western treks predated the Mountain Men and Lewis and Clark. James Fenimore Cooper’s adaptation of Boone life in The Last of the Mohicans helped spawn America’s western literature, a unique literary form. More than that, his indomitable spirit that sought new frontiers and confronted hardship with courage, is the legacy left by Daniel Boone, America’s first frontier hero.
The presentation will include an exhibit of firearms, tools, clothing, and accoutrements related to the fur trade and Native culture.
Belue has published four books on Kentucky frontier history, including Lyman Draper’s landmark biography, Life of Daniel Boone, and many articles in trade and scholarly press. He served as consultant and commentator for The History Channel, worked in the movie The Last of the Mohicans, and was advisor for PBS, A&E, BBC, and NBC, and listed in Contemporary Authors and Who’s Who in America. Several of his book titles will be for sale and available for signing.
Ted Franklin Belue’s presentation is the first in the Murray State University Department of History second annual lecture series entitled, Murray State’s Department of History Presents.
The presentation is presented free of charge and open to community members of all ages.
Registration is currently underway for CCPL’s Spring Zumba Gold Series.
Zumba Gold is a low-impact Zumba class that focuses on core and balance created for people who are new to Zumba, those recovering from an injury, people who have physical limitations of any kind, or anyone who would like a fun, exciting, Latin-inspired, funky 45-minute workout! Zumba Gold incorporates the same music and dance rhythms as regular Zumba classes. Classes will be taught by Licensed Zumba Gold Instructor, Janice Thomasson.
Two sessions are scheduled and include: Monday evenings, 6:00-6:45pm with the meeting dates of January 23 & 30 and February 6, 13, 20, 27; and Tuesday mornings, 10:30-11:15am with the meeting dates of January 24, 31 and February 7, 14, 21, 28. Participants will select either the evening or morning session; due to limited space, participants may not register for both.
Zumba Gold is designed for active older adults; however any adult age 18 or older may participate. The series is offered free of charge with registration required. To register, interested persons may call 270-753-2288 or email email@example.com.
The Calloway County Public Library will present a six week Yoga Class Series beginning Tuesday, January 24, 2017.
This class will be a beginner’s opportunity to learn the basics of Hatha Yoga. The poses presented will be those that encourage movement by incorporating the breath to improve flexibility, strength and balance. No previous experience is required for this class, but seasoned yoga practitioners are welcome to attend, and participation will be open to allow each student to modify or expand the poses to an appropriate level of comfort. Classes will be taught by certified Yoga instructor Gayle Rogers.
Classes will be held each Tuesday, 1:00-1:45pm, beginning January 24 and continuing through February 28.
CCPL Yoga Classes are provided free of charge. Space is limited and registration is required. To register, please contact the CCPL Circulation Desk at (270) 753-2288 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Participants will need to provide their own yoga mat.
The Calloway County Public Library will host a Kid’s Japanese Food Demonstration Workshop on Saturday, January 28, 2017, 1:30-3:00 pm.
The workshop is designed for students who are currently enrolled in Grades 3, 4, 5 or 6 and will feature a demonstration of Maki (roll) Sushi. Students will also enjoy a short introduction to Japan and Japanese Culture. Airi Yamamoto, Coordinator of Japan Outreach Initiative Program at Murray State University will be the instructor.
The workshop is presented free of charge however spaces are limited, and registration is required. To register, please contact the CCPL Circulation Desk at (270) 753-2288 or email email@example.com.
The Calloway County Public Library Trustees would like input from Calloway County Community Members on the proposed library designs. CCPL's Trustees look forward to hearing your thoughts, comments and questions!
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CCPL Yoga Class With Instructor Gayle Rogers
CCPL Meeting Room
October 11, 18 & 25
November 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29
CCPL Yoga Classes are presented free of charge. Space is limited and registration is required. To register, please contact Sandy Linn at (270) 753-2288 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a Yoga Mat, water bottle and towel.
- CCPL Teen & Adult Summer Reading 2018
- Invitation to Bid Notice
- An Evening With the Docs
- MSU Department of History Spring Lecture Series Continues March 5, 2017
- Ted Franklin Belue to present "Daniel Boone, American Pathfinder
- CCPL Spring Zumba Gold Series Registration Underway
- CCPL Spring Yoga Class Series to Begin January 24, 2017
- CCPL Presents Kid's Japanese Food Demonstration Workshop
- Tell Us What You Want in a 21st Century Library
- CCPL Yoga Class Series Set to Begin