McLib Series: Engaging, Educating, Entertaining
By WestKyStar & McLib Staff
PADUCAH - McCracken County Public Library hosts Evenings Upstairs with interesting guests that engage, educate and entertain. Here's what we can expect: 

Evenings Upstairs - Kentucky Humanities Chautauqua presents Anne Shelby, as Aunt Molly Jackson, "Pistol Packin' Woman"
Aug 22, 7 – 8 pm
Aunt Molly's songs and stories take us back to the Eastern and Western Kentucky coalfields of the early 20th century. Co-sponsored by The Friends of the Library.
Evenings Upstairs Governor Ned Breathitt: Class Act
September 12
Led by Justice Bill Cunningham
In the 20th Century, Kentucky had many great Governors. Perhaps none however possessed the courage and the class of West Kentuckian Ned Breathitt of Hopkinsville.
Evenings Upstairs - Haunted People and Haunted Places
Oct 24, 7 – 8 pm
With Thomas Freese, Kentucky storyteller.
It’s the time of the year for spooky tales!
Join us as Kentucky Storyteller & author Thomas Freese shares true tales from his travels around Kentucky.
Evenings Upstairs - A History of Native Americans in Kentucky
Nov 21, 7  – 8 pm
Presented by A. Gwynn Henderson, UK archaeologist Education Director at the Kentucky Archaeological Survey in the Department of Folk Studies and Anthropology at Western Kentucky University. In celebration of Kentucky Native American Heritage Month, Henderson will discuss the history of the diverse Native American peoples of Western Kentucky as told through objects, places, and documents.
Evenings Upstairs - Pulling Back the Curtain on the Columbia: Past, Present, and Future
Dec 5, 7 – 8 pm. Learn about the art, architecture, and preservation of this iconic structure in a presentation led by Darlene Mazzone, Chair of the Paducah Art House Alliance. Joining her will be Landee Bryant, Executive Director of Maiden Alley Cinema  and historian Randy Davis, who has made a lifelong study of the Columbia's past grandeur.
For more information, contact Bobbie Wrinkle  270-442-2510 ext. 119 or Email:

Published 05:00 AM, Monday Aug. 12, 2019
Updated 09:09 PM, Monday Aug. 12, 2019

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