The Paul Sawyier Public Library is located at 319 Wapping St. For more information regarding any of the programs, call the library at 352-2665 or visit us on the web at www.pspl.org.
Library closed today, Monday
The library is closed today and Monday in celebration of Presidents’ Day. Regular hours will resume Tuesday.
The library welcomes Robert Bell as he portrays Reverend Newton Bush in a Kentucky Chautauqua performance on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Bush was one of the 24,000 men of color from Kentucky who served as part of the United States Colored Troops. This free event will take place in the Library Community Room.
For more information, contact Mark Kinnaird at 352-2665, ext. 107 or email@example.com. This program was funded in part by the Kentucky Humanities Council. This event is part of “The Civil War Revisited: A Sesquicentennial Commemoration,” a series of programs spotlighting the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.
Story hours begin
The library will begin story hours for children this week. All story hours are free and open to the public, however, pre-registration is required for the weekly programs.
To register your child for any of the following story hours, call the Youth Services Department at 352-2665, ext. 205 or stop by the Youth Services Department.
Book Babies is a program for babies from birth to 12 months and their caretakers. Book Babies will be held on Thursdays at 10 a.m.
Mother Goose Time is an interactive program for children ages 12-24 months who are accompanied by an adult. This is a 30-minute program and will be held on Thursdays at 11 a.m.
The Parents & Tots program for 2-3 year olds who are accompanied by an adult will be held on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. or Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Parents should select one of the 30-minute sessions to attend.
The Storytime program for 4- and 5-year-olds and for those children entering kindergarten will meet Wednesdays at 11 a.m.
Family Fun Night is a 1-hour program designed for families and their children ages 4 and up. Family Fun Night will meet on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.
Film Discussion Group
If you have been thinking about participating in the film discussion group, there is still room. Call today or contact Ernie@pspl.org to find out more about this group or to sign up. We will be discussing movies from the “Film Noir” genre and will begin with the film M directed by Fritz Lang on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room.
If you have signed up, stop by the library to pick up a copy of the movie as soon as possible. For a list of movies to be discussed, check the website at www.pspl.org.
The library will offer instruction to any patron who is interested in learning to download eBooks and audio books to their portable devices from the library website and Kentucky Libraries Unbound. There will be an instructor available who can assist those who are new to digital downloads.
These sessions are open so you can come anytime within the two-hour session to receive assistance. Choose from one of the following remaining days and times: Join us on Friday from 9:30-11:30 or on Wednesday, Feb. 29, from 3-5.
All sessions will be held in the Teaching Lab, which is located on the second floor of the library. If you bring your device with you, have it charged and registered. For more information, call the library and ask for Stacy or Ernie.
Upcoming Mystery Readers
The Mystery Readers Discussion Group will meet on Monday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. in the Sower Board Room to discuss the book Way Through the Woods by Colin Dexter. This discussion group has openings for anyone who is interested in reading and discussing classic and new authors. Please contact the library if you are interested in participating.
Wanna Get Active?
Thinking of beginning an exercise routine, but not sure where to start? Attend “Wanna Get Active?: What You Need to Know About Starting an Exercise Regimen,” and get started off on the right foot.
Presented by Kathleen Dively of Associates in Cardiology, this seminar will take place on Monday, Feb. 27, at 6:30 p.m. Topics will include the benefits and risks of exercise as well as demonstrations of some proper exercise techniques. This is a preliminary meeting for the Couch to 5K Library Running Group, which begins in March, but all are welcome to attend.
This free event will take place in the Community Room. Register at the library or by contacting Diane Dehoney at 352-2665, ext. 108 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Couch to 5K®: Run with the library!
We are excited to announce that the library will be forming a running group for an 11-week program. Beginning in March, we will meet at the library once a week for about 30 minutes and work together as we follow the Cool Running Couch to 5K® running plan.
This plan was designed for people with no running experience, so if you have a desire to get out and get active, come join us. The group will meet on Mondays from 5:30-6 p.m. beginning March 6 and continue through April and wrap up just in time for a chance to run in the local 5K race on May 18.
Registration is required and we recommend that interested patrons attend the informational meeting “Wanna Get Active?: What You Need to Know About Starting an Exercise Regiment” on Feb. 27 at 6:30 p.m. For more information or to sign up, contact Stacy at 352-2665 ext. 106 or email@example.com.
Local authors visiting
Join us on Thursday, March 8, at 6:30 p.m. as we welcome Jeffrey and Jeanne Ontko Suchanek, authors of Star Spangled Hearts: American Women Veterans of World War II. Based on first-hand interviews Suchanek conducted with women veterans from all of the service branches, he presents here the memoirs of 20 women who collectively demonstrate that the honor of “Greatest Generation” does not belong to their male counterparts alone.
Along with amusing reports of olive-drab underwear, tales of the rigors of basic training and the hard work and play of military life that will be familiar to male and female veterans alike, these accounts also probe serious issues that are hotly debated in today’s military service. Most importantly, these women speak to what it means to serve one’s country in time of war, a duty and privilege for which they were the trailblazers for today’s servicewomen.
Jeffrey S. Suchanek is head of the Public Policy Archives at the University of Kentucky and an oral historian. He is the author of Time on Target, a World War II memoir of Gen. William R. Buster, and a member of the Society of American Archivists, Kentucky Council on Archives, and the Midwest Archives Conference. The Suchaneks currently reside in Frankfort.
Ongoing Computer Classes
Computer classes are held on the second floor in the Computer Training Lab. Classes are open to any interested person and are free of charge. Classes will be taught using Windows XP. These classes are meant for those with little or no skill.
Flash Drives, Jump Drives and Thumb Drives will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 6:30 and Wednesday, Feb. 29, 3-5. This class will show participants the basics of using a flash drive. Find out about programs that can be loaded on to the drive and taken anywhere. Attendees will find it helpful to have computer experience.
Word Processing is an introduction to Microsoft Word. Learn to create a document and the basics of word processing. Techniques learned in this class can easily be applied to other word processing programs. This class will be held on Thursday, March 1, beginning at 9:30 a.m.
Computers 101 is designed for those with no computer experience by offering participants an opportunity to become more familiar with a computer. Learn to identify the basic parts of a computer and become comfortable using the mouse and keyboard. There will be time for questions and answers regarding computers and software. The class is Tuesday, March 6, at 9:30 a.m.
Check Us Out will focus on the use of the library catalog. Learn to search for materials by author, title and subject. By the end of the class participants will be able to access their account and place a book on hold. Join us from 2-3 p.m. on Thursday, March 8.
Using EBay is designed to help the beginner learn to set up an EBay account, sell and buy items, and make payments using PayPal. Attendees will find it helpful to have computer experience. The next class is Tuesday, March 13, beginning at 1 p.m.
HeritageQuest: Finding Your Ancestors Online will show the hobbyist genealogist about using this helpful database to uncover census records, genealogy books, local history articles, Revolutionary War records and more. The class is Thursday, March 22, from 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Facebook: Interested in knowing about Facebook but don’t know how it works? Join us for an introduction to this widely used social networking service where you’ll learn how to: set up an account and Facebook profile; select privacy settings and add friends. Attendees will find it helpful to have computer experience. In order to create a new Facebook account while at the class, you must have a working email address that can be accessed online from the library. Join us on Thursday, March 27, from 9:30-11:30 a.m.
The library does not provide tax forms, but we would be glad to help you find them. Links to state and federal tax forms, as well as information on where and how to get paper forms can be found on our website. Go to www.pspl.org and click on “Taxes.”
Chess Club for Kids continues each Tuesday at 4 p.m. No registration is required. Kids of all ages and chess ability are welcome.
The Friends of the Library invite you to visit the Lilian Lindsey Bookstore this week. Our volunteers have been busy restocking the shelves and sale carts and there are new donations in every genre. We have lots of music and movies and an assortment of jigsaw puzzles – perfect for a wintry afternoon.
The Frankfort/Kentucky Silent Auction continues this week. Books in the auction are Frankfort or Kentucky related and includes Love to All, Your Paul by Nettie Glenn; Frankfort Cemetery by Gene Burch, Russ Hatter, and Nicky Hughes; Capital on the Kentucky by Carl E. Kramer; and a first printing of Wendell Berry’s Jayber Crow. The bidding closes at 2 p.m. Saturday.
Store hours are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 10-7, Wednesday 10-4 and Saturday 10-2.
We appreciate your donations and the proceeds of our book sales support the library. If you would like to donate, you may leave items (books, DVDs, videos, audio books, CDs and current magazines) in our bin in the parking garage. We have been unable to find a “home” for encyclopedias and can no longer accept them. A receipt for your donations is available in the bookstore for tax purposes.
Library Lovers’ Month
February is Library Lovers’ Month, a time to celebrate and voice your support for libraries. To celebrate this month we will be having several drawings. Each week, we will draw a winner for a $10 gift card to a local business. At the end of the month there will be two grand prizes given.
To enter these drawings simply use your library. Each time you check out material you are automatically entered. Be sure to come each week and check out to be entered again and increase your chances of winning a grand prize.