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

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.

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.

Kynect assistance

Bluegrass Community Action will have a representative available in the library computer lab to assist people with the enrollment process in kynect from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 11. This assistance is free and no appointment will be necessary.

Tweens & Teens

Comb knitting, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 13: Teens and Tweens in grades 3-12 can learn the technique of comb knitting and create a scarf. No prior knitting experience is required.

Game Night, 4:30 p.m., Jan. 16.

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.

For Kids

Book Babies, 11 a.m., Jan. 18 for children from birth-24 months who are accompanied by an adult. Registration begins Monday.


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.

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

Author visit

New York Times bestselling author Mary Jane Clark will be at the library 7 p.m. Jan. 27 in the Community Room. 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.

Friends Bookstore

Whatever your New Year’s Resolution is, the Lilian Lindsey Bookstore is likely to have a book to help you meet the goals of your resolution. 

Bookstore hours are 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 10-2 Saturdays.

And, if your resolution is to be more organized, we will gladly accept books and other items (videos, DVDs, CDs and magazines) that you no longer want. Leave donations in the library’s parking garage. A receipt is available in the bookstore for tax purposes.

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