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Welcome to your library! Visit us in person or virtually, either way you'll find services you love. Show the library some love on social media and you could win $100 from the American Library Association. Share what you love about library resources or services with the hashtag #MyLibraryIs on Instagram, Twitter, or the I Love Libraries Facebook page. The ALA will gather entries and choose one winner to receive a $100 Visa gift card. The contest begins at noon on April 4 and ends at noon on April 10. Don't forget to tag us or mention us.
The Mary Wood Weldon Memorial Library and the South Central Kentucky Cultural Center are partnering with the support of the Kentucky Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities to bring the Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street exhibit titled Cross Roads: Change in Rural America to Glasgow. The exhibit will be located in the South Central Kentucky Cultural Center at 200 W. Water Street from April 10 to May 15. A variety of events including speakers, a cemetery tour, exhibits, a book discussion, basket weaving demonstration, and jelly making demonstration that highlight rural south central Kentucky will be presented during the exhibit period.
Many programs will be virtual due to the pandemic. Check the Facebook pages of the Library and the Cultural Center for details.
Public hours of the exhibit are Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday 11–4; and Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 9–4.
Appointment hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday 9-11. For appointments call the SCKCC 270-651-9792.
Beth Hester of GH Productions and the Basket Makers Catalog will share the history and evolution of basket making in Kentucky. Beth and her husband Scott participated in a 2016 Smithsonian exhibition of contemporary basket makers who gather and process their own materials. The presentation will include examples and photos of actual baskets. The presentation will be filmed and will be made available on our YouTube channel. It will also be made available on the website of our partner, the South Central Kentucky Cultural Center.
The Crossroads: Change in Rural in America exhibit is coming to Barren County! Join us as we celebrate our rural heritage and explore the ways of our ancestors with this basic canning workshop focused on jams and jellies. FREE virtual workshop via Zoom. The first 30 participants to sign up will receive a program incentive kit. (Others will have access to publications.) Contact the library to register at (270) 651-2824 or stop by.
This program is part of the Crossroads: Change in Rural America exhibit being hosted by Mary Wood Weldon Memorial Library and the South Central Kentucky Cultural Center on April 10-May 15. Crossroads is a Smithsonian Museum on Main Street exhibit and is made possible through partnerships with the Kentucky Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
For more information about the exhibit or other programs, see the Facebook pages or websites of the library and the Cultural Center.
The library is hosting a virtual book discussion of Hannah Coulter by Kentucky author Wendell Berry. Our guest moderator will be Professor Katrina Eicher from Elizabethtown Community & Technical College. This discussion is part of the Kentucky Reads program supported by The Kentucky Humanities Council. The book and a discussion guide will be available at the library beginning March 2. The virtual meeting link will be provided to all who register. If we are able at that time to meet in person we will make those arrangements.
April is National Poetry Month. To celebrate, the library invites you to create Book Spine Poems. Stack books so that the titles create a poem, snap a picture, and post it to Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #MWWMLPoems and tag the library. Share your poetry all month.
Story Time on Facebook live starts at 10 AM and is available for 24 hours.
Enjoy the virtual art show!