Tales to Tails

September 28, 2012 by  


October has become the month when we at the library like to celebrate with our furry friends, and invite patrons to do the same. For five years now, we have set aside a Saturday afternoon for Barktober, an event where pets and their humans can take part in pageants, parades and fun. This year it’s on Saturday, Oct. 6, starting at 2 p.m. at the Kyova Branch. We do this because we understand the importance of dogs and other pets in people’s … Continue reading

We have the 500 greatest albums

September 25, 2012 by  

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Rolling Stone magazine recently issued a list of the 500 greatest albums of all time – so we bought them all!  Well, all that were available for purchase. So, now you have access to them too. Just go to www.rollingstone.com, then tab over to our site, and put a hold on your favorites. The Top 500 list includes something for everyone – from The Beatles to Michael Jackson to The Mamas and The Papas. There’s Hank Williams Jr, of course, and … Continue reading

Celebrate your right to read

September 24, 2012 by  

“You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.” – Ray Bradbury, American science fiction writer. When there’s a discussion about banned books, Ray Bradbury’s name is often mentioned. The writer, who died in June of this year at the age of 91, was always a staunch supporter of freedom of expression. His most well-known work, the dystopian novel Farenheit 451, has had its own share of challenges since it was first … Continue reading

Catlettsburg Remodel Update

September 20, 2012 by  

The board awarded the contract for the Catlettsburg remodel. Portco (out of Portsmouth) was the firm selected. So we are quickly moving ahead. Catlettsburg will be closing September 29 to public access. The first week of October, staff will be boxing books and items for storage. On Monday, October 8 MoveRite will load and move boxes to Summit for storage. Then the real work begins. Demolition: the roof comes off, ceiling, lights, and ductwork taken down, restrooms get taken out, … Continue reading

Scary Stuff

September 11, 2012 by  

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Do you love horror stories? Then we have a great, new program for you. “Last Writes” is The Library’s new book club for those who enjoy reading and talking about horror stories. It will meet on the third Friday of each month at the Kyova Branch, at 7 p.m. The first session is Sept. 21, when the group will discuss “Underneath” by Dan Dewitt. This is also the first time BCPL will be offering a format choice to book club … Continue reading

New look for an old branch

September 9, 2012 by  

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It’s time for a makeover: new adornment, a bold new style, and definitely a change in color.  After doing a little window shopping, perusing magazines, books, and websites, and deciding what would work best, we knew it was time to call in the experts. In this case, the experts include an architect, an interior designer, and a contactor!  After almost 30 years the Catlettsburg Branch is getting a much needed remodel.  First, the building needs a new roof.  Second, the … Continue reading

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