What’s happening at the Library?

Published 4:00 pm Wednesday, September 7, 2022

By John Maruskin

Clark County Public Library

The Library’s Book Club, Pageturner’s, meets twice a month on second and fourth Mondays. Each meeting features a different book.

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The book for Monday, September 12th, 11 a.m., is “Take My Hand” by Dolen Perkins-Valdez.

Inspired by true events that rocked the nation, “Take My Hand” is a profoundly moving novel about a Black nurse in post-segregation Alabama who blows the whistle on a terrible wrong done to her patients. From the New York Times bestselling author of “Wench.”

The selection for Monday, September 26th at 11 a.m. is “The Golden Couple” by Greer Hendricks.

Marissa and Mathew Bishop seem like the golden couple – until Marissa cheats. After a friend forwards an article about Avery Chambers, Marissa takes a chance on this maverick therapist, who lost her license due to controversial methods. When the Bishops glide through Avery’s door, and Marissa reveals her infidelity, all three are set on a collision course. The biggest secrets in the room are still hidden, and it’s no longer simply a marriage that’s in danger. Books for both sessions are available at the circulation desk. You will be registered to attend a session when you borrow its book. For information about Pageturner’s, call the Library at 859-744-5661, ext. 111. Ask for Jennifer of Angela.

Reference Librarian, Angela Turner, leads two craft workshops during September.

Sunday, September 11, 2-4  p.m., Adult Make and Take: Create Your Own Motivational Yard Sign with Walk Winchester. Please sign up by calling the Library.

Thursday, September 22, 2-4 p.m. Adult Let’s Create: Join Angela for an afternoon of creating. Please sign up by calling the Library.

Saturday, September 17, 2-4 p.m., Circulation Librarian James Gardner and Teen Librarian Tasha McCord lead two amazing adult Dungeons and Dragons Campaigns in CCPL’s Codell-Brooks Community Room. These Adult Dungeons and Dragons programs will meet once a month. Players must be 18 or older.

Choose your adventure: brave bitter cold in the mountains of Sturmenzhan, where a seemingly endless winter night hides a horde of hungry monsters, or travel to a large coastal township, where monsters lurk in the darkness. Test your alignment in this D&D adventure.

Dice and other materials will be provided. Create your character at the first meeting. All you need is a brave heart and a desire to have a good time. Registration is required, so call the library today to live the adventure. For more information about Adult Dungeons and Dragons campaigns, ask for James Gardner.

In the lobby, a Solar Energy display features Kentucky individuals, organizations, businesses, and churches who switched to solar. The first solar-heated home in Kentucky was built in Clark County in 1976 by Chuck and Barbara Morgan.

A solar transitioning fact sheet can be found at the Reference information table. It contains important information about finding reputable solar installers.

The fact sheet information is provided by The Kentucky Solar Energy Society www.kysolarenergysociety.wildapricot.org. Their website contains a wealth of information about adopting solar energy.

Speaking of adoption. The other lobby display case features animals currently up for adoption at the Clark County Animal Shelter, along with adoption information. Please contact the shelter before going to make sure the animal you want is still available. The phone number is 859-737-0053.

All shelter animals are current with their vaccinations and have been spayed or neutered. There’s an initial questionnaire for prospective parents so you can be sure the animal you like will be good for you.

And September is National Potato Month. National Potato Month promotional materials say, “It’s hard to imagine a world without potatoes,” and well, it is. No potato chips?!

Learn about the history, cultivation, and preparation of the Uber-Tuber, at periodical manager Emily Well’s potato book display near the periodical reading area. Information you can eat!