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


Life-sized Candy Land

Kids, teens and families are invited to bring the game of Candy Land to life on the library’s giant board. The following program times are scheduled for the month of December. Unless otherwise noted, registration is required and begins Monday.

  • Monday, 6:30 p.m., for teens in grades 6-12. No registration required.
  • Wednesday: 10 a.m., for those 2-3, accompanied by an adult; 11 a.m., for those ages 4-5; 4:30 p.m., K-2 Club for primary students in kindergarten-second grade.
  • Thursday, 6:30 p.m., families with children ages 4 and up.


Mystery Readers Discussion Group

Mystery readers will meet 6 p.m. Monday in the Community Room. The featured title for discussion this month is “The Harbinger” by Jonathan Cahn.


Consumer Reports Online

Before you do anymore holiday shopping, be sure to check out your gift ideas on the Consumer Reports database that is offered to library patrons free of charge. Go online through the library website then >Reference >Databases and then click on Consumer Reports. You will need your library card to access it.




Computer Class

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.


Book Alerts and Author Check

Want to be alerted when the library has new materials? Sign up for New Book Alerts, a free online service that showcases the newest titles purchased by the library. You can select to receive alerts via email and/or RSS feeds. If you see a new title that you are interested in, just click “check catalog” to place a hold on the item.

Have a favorite author and want to know when the library has new titles by that author? Sign up for Author Check, a service enabling you to create a list of your favorite authors currently available in the library’s catalog.

You will receive an email notice as soon as the library orders a new title by one of your authors, with a link into the catalog to place your own hold. Check out these services by going to and clicking on E-Library.


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.


Friends Bookstore

The Friends of the Library’s Lilian Lindsey Bookstore’s silent auction is underway until 7 p.m. Tuesday. The six books featured are: “That Special Touch: Maker’s Mark Cookbook” by Sandra Davis; “Fairy Tales,” illustrated by Jane Ray; “Historic Images of Frankfort” by Nicky Hughes, Russ Hatter and Gene Burch; “First a Garden” by Jon Carloftis; “New York Times Complete Civil War and American Watercolors From the Metropolitan Museum of Art” and just added, a Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy dancing doll set.

Beginning this week, all Christmas related books, movies and music are 40 percent off. Friends members receive an additional 10 percent off.

Hours are 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10-2 Saturday. The phone number is 502-352-2678. Leave clean, gently used items in our collection box at the exit of the parking garage — no encyclopedias please. A tax receipt is available in the bookstore.

Also, if you plan to shop Amazon this season, you can donate to the Friends of the Library at no additional cost to you by first going to and clicking on the “Amazon Affiliate” tab near the top of our main page.

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