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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, www.pspl.org. 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

New Year’s schedule

The library will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday, reopening at 9 a.m. Thursday.

Downloadable instruction

The library is offering instruction in learning to download eBooks, audio books and music or to stream movies to a portable device from the library website. Two-hour sessions are open so you can come anytime to receive assistance.

Sessions are in the teaching lab on the second floor. If you bring your device with you, have it charged and registered. Sessions are: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Jan. 7; 5-7 p.m. Jan. 9; 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Jan. 13; and 9:30-11:30 a.m. Jan. 15.

Tweens & Teens

Teens and Tweens in grades 3-12 can learn the technique of comb knitting and create a scarf at a class beginning at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 13. No prior knitting experience is required. Registration is required and begins Monday.  

Paying for college

A program entitled “Paying for College 101” is set for 6:30 p.m. Jan. 14 in the Community Room. Presented by Summer Gortney of the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority, the program is designed to help high school seniors and their parents get a better understanding of the financial aid application process.

Participants will learn how financial aid packages are put together by colleges/technical schools, specifics on application filing methods, how to complete the FAFSA and some student loan options.

Author visit

New York Times bestselling author Mary Jane Clark will be at the library 7 p.m. Jan. 27. Clark will read from and discuss her forthcoming release, “That Old Black Magic,” the fourth installment in the Wedding Cake Mystery series. A book signing will follow with copies available for purchase.

This free event will take place in the Community Room.

World Vital Records

Whether you are a serious genealogist or a beginner, World Vital Records makes it easy to fill in missing information in your family tree. 

World Vital Records offers access to a wide variety of genealogical records from around the world, including everything from birth and marriage records, to historic newspapers, immigration lists, census records, vital records, parish and land records.

Rare collections, such as passenger lists from immigrant vessels, yearbooks from United States high schools and universities, manuscripts and major new census documents are also available.

Instruction on this database will be offered at 10 a.m. Jan. 21 and at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 29.

Ongoing

Book Alerts

Want to be alerted when the library has new materials? Sign up for New Book Alerts, a free online service by clicking on “E-Library” on the website where the newest titles purchased by the library are showcased. 

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.

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