Library's Evenings Upstairs Upcoming Series
By WestKyStar & McLib Staff
PADUCAH - Evenings Upstairs Series Connects People, Cultures & Ideas with programs each month. 

Front Porches, Kentucky, and Your Hometown
March 28, 7 – 8 pm
Led by Michael Johnathon, Kentucky Writer & Creator of Woodsongs, Old Time Radio Hour
Co-sponsored by Kentucky Humanities an independent, nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities in Washington, D.C.

Adolph Rupp and the Rise of College Basketball
April 4, 7 – 8 pm
With James Duane Bolin, Professor Emeritus of History, Murray State University

The Man Behind Paducah's City Hall: Edward Durell Stone
May 2, 7 – 8 pm
Led by Melinda Winchester, Historic Preservationist

Kentucky Humanities Chautauqua presents: Rachel Lee Rogers portraying  Jean Ritchie, “Damsel with a Dulcimer”
June 13, 7 – 8 pm

Barn Dances and Jamborees Across Kentucky
July 11, 7 – 8 pm
J.D. Wilkes discusses the history of the traditional "barn dance" and other musical get-togethers of Kentucky's past and present.
Complete with a slideshow of his colorful photographs, this talk also features Wilkes' performance of Kentucky banjo tunes, harmonica playing, and a Q&A session. Co-sponsored by Kentucky Humanities an independent, nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities in Washington, D.C. Evenings Upstairs

Kentucky Humanities Chautauqua presents Anne Shelby, portraying Aunt Molly Jackson, "Pistol Packin' Woman"
August 22, 7 – 8 pm

Governor Ned Breathitt : Class Act
September 12,  7 – 8 pm
Led by  Retired Kentucky Supreme Court Justice, Bill Cunningham

Haunted People and Haunted Places
October 24, 7 – 8 pm
With Thomas Freese, Kentucky storyteller

A History of Native Americans in Kentucky
November 21, 7 – 8 pm
Presented by A. Gwynn Henderson, UK archaeologist and member of the Kentucky Native American Heritage Commission.
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.

Pulling Back the Curtain on the Columbia: Past, Present, and Future
December 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, the task force charged with the goal of bringing this landmark structure back to life. Joining her will be Landee Bryant, Executive Director of Maiden Alley Cinema, for a look at what the future might be like inside the Columbia, and architect and historian Randy Davis, who has made a lifelong study of the Columbia's past grandeur.

All programs are free and open to the public

McCracken County Public Library  is located at 555 Washington St. in downtown Paducah.
For more information, call Bobbie Wrinkle 270-442-2510 ext. 119 or Email:

Published 09:30 PM, Sunday Mar. 24, 2019
Updated 09:30 PM, Sunday Mar. 24, 2019