McLib Has Full October Calendar of Events
By WestKyStar & McCracken Co. Public Library Staff
PADUCAH - McCracken County Public Library, 555 Washington St., has another full calendar of events for the month of October:
Evenings Upstairs - Tales From Bloody Breathitt - Ghosts of Appalachia
Thursday, Octobr 4, 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Presented by Jerry Deaton, author and filmmaker. Co-sponsored by Kentucky Humanities.
Shorts and Stouts Discussions Dry Ground Brewing Company: Edgar Allan Poe
Monday, Oct. 8, 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Led by Matt Jaeger, author and library assistant.

Fit Lit Walking Book Club: In Country by Bobbie Ann Mason
Thursday, Oct. 11, noon - 1:00 pm
A walking book club combines a fun and informal small group book discussion along with some healthy exercise.
This library staff-led talk will lead readers on a scenic walk around downtown, while we discuss western Kentucky native and PEN/Hemingway Award winning author Bobbie Ann Mason's novel In Country.

Free Flu Shot Clinic
Saturday, Oct. 13, 10:00 am - noon
Vaccinations will be provided by Mercy Health nurses. No insurance is required. Minors will need to be accompanied by their parent or guardian to receive immunizations.
Limited to the first 100. To RSVP, call 270-538-6819 or email mailto:

Pedal in Paducah
Sunday, Oct. 14, 2:30 - 4:30 pm
Frankenstein 200th Anniversary Book Talk
Monday, Oct 15, 7:00 - 8:00 pm The discussion is open to everyone, from students through adults. Information about the Carson Center's productions of Frankenstein will also be available at the discussion, as well as a chance to win some free tickets to the US Bank Family Series performance on October 21 at 6 pm. Copies of the book, both physical and digital, are available to check out from the McCracken County Public Library

"In Country" Movie Screening and Book Discussion at Maiden Alley Cinema
Wednesday, Oct. 17, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Doors open at 5 pm.
The mobile traveling exhibit "The Wall that Heals," a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, is coming to Paducah's Carson Park from October 25-28.

Prepare for this special event by attending a free public screening of the movie based on western Kentucky native and PEN/Hemingway Award winning author Bobbie Ann Mason's novel "In Country." Honored guests include Robert Worden, Service Officer DAV; Dr. Gordon Williams, Clinical Psychologist & movie’s technical advisor; and the novel’s author, Bobbie Ann Mason.

Learning How to Maximize Social Security
Thursday, Oct. 18, 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Led by Troy Miller, RICP
Vice President, Manager, Retirement Products with Hilliard Lyons

Working with the Media Workshop
Wednesday, Oct. 24, 1:00 - 3:00 pm
The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky is offering an in-person workshop to help nonprofit organizations work effectively with the media to improve news coverage of their efforts. Sponsored by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky, this FREE workshop has limited seating, so register early.

Howl at the Moon
Thursday, Oct 25, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Join us for our 6th Annual Howl at the Moon fall festival.
This year features the sounds of Soul Dog. 

Feeding Nightmares with storyteller Mary Hamilton
Tuesday, Oct. 30, 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Dread, deception, death and dismemberment are the ingredients of Kentucky tales that have fed nightmares for generations.
Acclaimed storyteller Mary Hamilton will share sample stories and reveal who told them, who collected them and why she added them to her repertoire and published them in her book, Kentucky Folktales: Revealing Stories, Truths, and Outright Lies. Co-sponsored by Kentucky Humanities.

All programs are  free & open to the public
For more information, call Bobbie Wrinkle Tel: 270-442-2510 ext. 119 or email:

Published 10:21 PM, Tuesday Oct. 02, 2018
Updated 07:40 AM, Thursday Oct. 04, 2018

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