The Silent Wife

November 5, 2013 by  

by Amanda Clark, BCPL adult programming supervisor I was a huge fan of Gillian Flynn’s “Gone Girl”, so when A.S.A. Harrison’s debut novel, “The Silent Wife” was touted as this year’s “Gone Girl”, I knew I had to read it.  There are many similarities in the two novels.  Both are psychological thrillers about relationships that are doomed, told in alternating viewpoints. The main difference between the two is that in “Gone Girl”, I spent most of the novel trying to … Continue reading

19,000 Couples Get Hitched!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

October 31, 2013 by  

For those of you not into county history or genealogy, Boyd County was formed in 1860.  For many years I have indexed Boyd County marriages, our online marriage database has now been updated through 1920.  The database includes brides, grooms and parents if listed; you will also find the marriage date, the Marriage Book and the page number of the marriage certificate.  There are approximately 19,000 marriages and they are easily searched by any name whether it be the bride, groom or parents. … Continue reading

Teen Read Week winner

October 23, 2013 by  

Aryssa Damron was the winner of our writing contest during Teen Read Week 2013: “Seek the Unknown @ your Library.” The challenge was to rewrite the ending of your favorite book or movie, using a science fiction or fantasy twist.  Aryssa, a senior at Paul G. Blazer High School, rewrote the ending to “The Great Gatsby,” by F. Scott Fitzgerald. She received a book of her choice as her prize. Congratulations! “Forgotten” The shot rang out and Jay’s blood ran … Continue reading

More than Redbox

October 22, 2013 by  

By Kellie Nunley, BCPL technical services supervisor Gone is the day of the video store. Now all you see are oversized “red” boxes outside your local supermarket. I have never used one of these “red boxes” but I am sure the convenience of getting a movie after you grocery shop for an all-in-one shopping experience is just that, convenient. What do you do, though, when you want something more than a new release? I’ll tell you what; stop by Boyd … Continue reading

The Invention of Hugo Cabret

October 22, 2013 by  

Reviewed by Amy Colegrove, BCPL information specialist Orphan, clock keeper, and thief, Hugo lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station, where his survival depends on secrets and anonymity. But when his world suddenly interlocks with an eccentric, bookish girl and a bitter old man who runs a toy booth in the station, Hugo’s undercover life, along with his most precious secret, is put in jeopardy. A cryptic drawing, a treasured notebook, a stolen key, a mechanical man, … Continue reading

Perfect time to find dead people

October 11, 2013 by  

by Amanda Gilmore, BCPL Community Relations One of the most popular places at Boyd County Public Library is the genealogy department. With its knowledgeable staff and terrific resources, the department is a busy place seven days a week. But October has special meaning to genealogists, and gives a great reason to check out a local treasure you might have missed up to this point. October is designated in many states, including Kentucky, as Family History Month. It’s a great time … Continue reading

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