Library news


The Paul Sawyier Public Library is located at 319 Wapping St. Registration for programs may be accomplished in person at the library, on the phone, 502-352-2665 or by visiting the website, Unless otherwise stated, registration is required for all programs. For a more detailed listing of all library programs and services, visit the website.

This week & beyond

Library closed for Thanksgiving

The library will be closed Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday. Regular hours resume Saturday.

Breakfast with a Book

The breakfast book discussion group will meet 9:30 a.m. Saturday in the Community Room. “The Paris Wife” by Paula McLain will be discussed.

Programs for kids

  • K2 Club, 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. Stories, songs and activities about what makes a family for children in K-2.
  • Countdown to Kindergarten: Parent Edition, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 5.

For Teens & Tweens

  • Teen Archaeology Workshop, 6 p.m. Dec. 2.
  • Teen Game Night, 4:30 p.m. Dec. 5.
  • TAG Meeting, 4:30 p.m., Dec. 6.

‘America at War’ continues Dec. 5

In the years since that “day of infamy” in 1941, no less than nine investigations have attempted to get at the facts determining how the Japanese managed to surprise the American Navy. One indisputable fact is that Henderson native Husband E. Kimmel was in command of the Pacific Fleet on that morning and took the brunt of the blame.

Join Kentucky author Ronald Elliott at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 5 in the Community Room as he chronicles Admiral Kimmel’s rise through the ranks of his outstanding naval career, presents some of the lesser-known aspects of the attack, and highlights Kimmel’s side of the story.

Streaming movies

The library has subscribed to a new service, Freegal Movies & Television, which allows patrons to stream movies and television programs to their computers and mobile devices. You must have a valid library card and pin number to access this service.

You may check out three movies per week for a 48-hour viewing period. There is no software to download as this service is browser and app based.

New database featured

Whether you are a serious genealogist or a beginner, World Vital Records makes it easy to fill in missing information in your family tree. This new database offers access to a wide variety of genealogical records from around the world.

To access this new database go to the library website and click on the World Vital Records banner and use your library card number to log in.


Computer Classes

Classes are held in the Computer Teaching Lab on the second floor of the library. No registration is necessary.

  • Computer Basics is for those with no computer experience. The class is 9:30 a.m. Tuesday.
  • eBay is a class designed to help the beginner learn to set up an eBay account, sell and buy items, and make payments using PayPal.  The class is 6:30 p.m. Dec. 4.
  • Facebook is 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. The class is 9:30 a.m. Dec. 10.
  • One-on-one training for adults is being offered to help patrons learn to use the iPad, tablet, eReader, Kindle or Smartphone. Make an appointment with Ernie Dixon at 502-352-2665, ext. 109.

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