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Morgan County Public Library EventsFebruary 22, 2024 - The Licking Valley CourierCitizens speak out against book censorship in public librariesFebruary 21, 2024 - The Paducah SunLibrary gets clean audit, needs repairsFebruary 21, 2024 - The Casey County News‘This Is My Life’February 21, 2024 - The Lebanon EnterpriseNewsmakers: Trish Adlesic and Nazenet Habtezghi: The ABCs of Book Banning directors discuss Oscar nomination, power of young voicesFebruary 20, 2024 - American LibrariesNight of Excellence held at the Henderson County Public LibraryFebruary 20, 2024 - Fox 19Library seeing big turnout for Black History MonthFebruary 20, 2024 - Messenger-InquirerLINEUPFebruary 20, 2024 - The Paducah SunCommunity CalendarFebruary 20, 2024 - The News-EnterpriseJCPL celebrates Black History MonthFebruary 20, 2024 - The Jessamine JournalUnite Against Book Bans Announces a Free Book Résumé ResourceFebruary 20, 2024 - American Library Association American Library Association opens registration for its 2024 Annual Conference & Exhibition in San DiegoFebruary 20, 2024 - American Library AssociationLouisville Orchestra's "In Harmony" tour coming to CorbinFebruary 20, 2024 - The Times-TribuneKeeneland traveling exhibit highlights lives, careers of African American horsemen and womenFebruary 20, 2024 - Fox 56What’s happening at the Library: Walkin’ the dogFebruary 19, 2024 - The Winchester SunWe now have to pass laws to protect freedoms we thought we hadFebruary 19, 2024 - The Washington PostThelma Sasser February 19, 2024 - The Times-TribuneBook Ban Battles and Reading Wars: Public Libraries and the Science of ReadingFebruary 19, 2024 - Library JournalMcCracken County Public Library new releasesFebruary 19, 2024 - The Paducah SunKenton County Public Library hosts Black-Owned Business ExpoFebruary 18, 2024 - Spectrum NewsBlood drive coming to library Feb. 23February 18, 2024 - Henry County Local Intellectual Freedom News 2/17/2024February 17, 2024 - Intellectual Freedom BlogThis Week in the Tri-StateFebruary 17, 2024 - The Daily IndependentGrowing rhubarb and asparagus in the gardenFebruary 17, 2024 - Messenger-InquirerCheck out the renderings of what the Parkland, Fern Creek, Portland libraries will look like after renovationsFebruary 16, 2024 - WHASThe Week in Libraries: February 16, 2024February 16, 2024 - Publishers WeeklyLibrary board addresses vacancyFebruary 16, 2024 - Murray Ledger & TimesFamily and food: Wilkinson reads from her culinary memoir at library - The State JournalFebruary 16, 2024 - The State JournalGeorgia Weighs Loss of LIS Accreditation in Potential Break with ALAFebruary 16, 2024 - Library JournalCity schools report over a million meals served in 2022-23February 16, 2024 - Bowling Green Daily NewsTargeting Demographic Data to Skew Reality: Book Censorship News, February 16, 2024February 16, 2024 - Book RiotLibrary to host Tranquility Tuesday, Pokemon PartyFebruary 16, 2024 - The Advocate-MessengerWedding Expo held at Henderson Co. Public LibraryFebruary 16, 2024 - WEVVHillview library to double in size as usage continues to quickly growFebruary 15, 2024 - The Pioneer NewsFirst floor freshened up at McCracken County Public LibraryFebruary 15, 2024 - The Paducah SunDatebook 02-15-24February 15, 2024 - The Sentinel-NewsMeet the Authors at Taylor Co. Public Library in AprilFebruary 15, 2024 - Columbia MagazineGoodnight Memorial Library hosts SankofaFebruary 15, 2024 - Franklin FavoriteLibrary displays 'A Church Doing Things God's Way'February 15, 2024 - News-Democrat & Leader Library Futures Introduces “E-Books for Us” WebsiteFebruary 15, 2024 - Library Journal’s Info DocketFiscal court proclaims CTE monthFebruary 15, 2024 - The Journal-EnterpriseCommunity CalendarFebruary 15, 2024 - The Cynthiana DemocratLC Public Library Filling in The Gaps For Kids Headed To School… February 15, 2024 - The Levisa LazerAmerican Library Association Launches ‘How I Library’ PodcastFebruary 15, 2024 - American Library AssociationGraphic Novels & Comics Round Table accepting applications for 2024 Comics Librarian Conference Travel GrantFebruary 15, 2024 - American Library AssociationSome Patrons Find Trip to Library “Puzzling"February 14, 2024 - The LaRue County Herald NewsDave Levee Teaches Caricature WoodcarvingFebruary 14, 2024 - The LaRue County Herald NewsA look a recent programs the LibraryFebruary 14, 2024 - Z93Kenton County Library presents on new Latonia BranchFebruary 14, 2024 - Link NKYDolly Parton's Imagination Library of Kentucky announces new State Director and Engagement DirectorFebruary 14, 2024 - Kentucky.govLexington native and former UK Baseball great publishes book of poetryFebruary 14, 2024 - WKYTLibrary announces Floodwall Mural contestFebruary 14, 2024 - The Ledger IndependentLibrary CornerFebruary 14, 2024 - The Estill TribuneFebruary 14th, 2024February 14, 2024 - The McCreary County VoiceAuthor Khaled Hosseini on book bans in the US: ‘It betrays students’February 13, 2024 - The GuardianA Public Library’s Comprehensive Babysitting Training WorkshopFebruary 13, 2024 - School Library JournalNew wave of bills targeting libraries is ‘a threat to our democracy,’ American Library Association warnsFebruary 13, 2024 - NBC NewsNew library trustee sworn inFebruary 13, 2024 - The Appalachian News-ExpressALA advances libraries’ role in digital equity as FCC shapes Learn Without Limits programsFebruary 13, 2024 - American Library AssociationIt’s International Love Data Week 2024February 13, 2024 - Public Libraries OnlineChildren’s Books and Two Kinds of CensorshipFebruary 12, 2024 - Wall Street JournalLeVar Burton Responds to Book Bans with “Reading Rainbow” VideoFebruary 12, 2024 - Book RiotKeeping Libraries “Right Side Up” | Budgets and Funding 2024February 12, 2024 - Library JournalOpposing Views — Groups battle over books, obscenityFebruary 12, 2024 - Messenger-InquirerLouisville parks, libraries set for upgrades thanks to federal fundingFebruary 12, 2024 - WDRBLawyer in the Library serving eight First Judicial Circuit locationsFebruary 12, 2024 - The Metropolis PlanetPublic Library EventsFebruary 12, 2024 - The Spencer MagnetWhat’s happening at the Library: Self-Love DayFebruary 12, 2024 - The Winchester SunReport: “Colorado Librarians are Now Front-Line Crisis Workers, Managing Homeless Patrons, Mental Illness, Book-Banners”February 11, 2024 - Library Journal’s Info DocketThis Week in the Tri-StateFebruary 10, 2024 - The Daily IndependentOpposing Views — Groups battle over books, obscenityFebruary 10, 2024 - Messenger-InquirerLibrary to host an evening with former Kentucky Poet LaureateFebruary 10, 2024 - The State JournalMcCracken County Public Library new releasesFebruary 10, 2024 - The Paducah SunNCPL showcases local art for Black History MonthFebruary 10, 2024 - The Kentucky StandardLINEUPFebruary 10, 2024 - The Paducah SunIntellectual Freedom News 2/10/2024February 10, 2024 - Intellectual Freedom BlogWhy Do We Even Read?: Book Censorship News, February 9, 2024February 9, 2024 - Book RiotJim Cantore event rescheduled for June 3 at The SKyPACFebruary 9, 2024 - WNKYKentucky actress brings story of Nancy Green, the original 'Aunt Jemima,' to lifeFebruary 9, 2024 - The Paducah SunThe Week in Libraries: February 9, 2024February 9, 2024 - Publishers WeeklyLibrary to host a Family Resource Fair; Speed Date with a BookFebruary 9, 2024 - The Advocate-MessengerRuby Dean FrazierFebruary 9, 2024 - New Funeral HomeALA Announces New Members of the Unite Against Book Bans Cadre for Proactive Advocacy Opposing Book BanningFebruary 9, 2024 - American Library AssociationUpcoming Jessamine County Library eventsFebruary 9, 2024 - The Jessamine JournalMardi Gras, ‘rad’ vintage & GalentinesFebruary 8, 2024 - City of CovingtonDark TourismFebruary 8, 2024 - Grant County NewsLouisville Free Public Library’s 2024 Authors Series features bestsellers, NPR alums, a debut author… and Barbie!February 8, 2024 - Louisville Metro GovernmentWarren County Public Library giving away seeds to help community begin gardeningFebruary 8, 2024 - WBKODanville Black History exhibit opens at the libraryFebruary 8, 2024 - The Advocate-MessengerCommunity CalendarFebruary 8, 2024 - The Cynthiana DemocratAnderson Public Library hold monthly events for all agesFebruary 8, 2024 - The Anderson NewsNew Library Annex meeting rooms now open for public useFebruary 8, 2024 - The Spencer MagnetDatebook 02-08-2024February 8, 2024 - The Sentinel-NewsClearing the air: Details about new library constructionFebruary 8, 2024 - The Mountain AdvocateAn annual Louisville contest that is inspiring future writers and poets is now accepting student submissionsFebruary 7, 2024 - Spectrum NewsLibrary offers free online author talksFebruary 7, 2024 - The Lebanon EnterpriseMurder mystery dinner a hit for Friends of Casey County LibraryFebruary 7, 2024 - The Casey County NewsStudent has personal connection to Holocaust Remembrance exhibitFebruary 7, 2024 - The Kentucky StandardTask force supports StoryWalk, hears updatesFebruary 7, 2024 - The Casey County NewsThank you to all those who support the libraryFebruary 7, 2024 - Messenger-InquirerChange doesn’t have to be badFebruary 7, 2024 - The Carter County TimesLibrary CornerFebruary 7, 2024 - The Estill TribuneFebruary 7th, 2024February 7, 2024 - The McCreary County VoiceBCALA Releases 2023 Best of the Best Books ListFebruary 7, 2024 - School Library JournalMarshall County Library Executive Director Tammy Blackwell and Benton Branch Manager Lenisa Jones joined us recently on WCBL’s Coffee Call programFebruary 6, 2024 - Marshall County DailyThis Louisville library has a free legal help center; here's how you can use itFebruary 6, 2024 - WLKYEvents celebrating Black history around Kentucky, Southern IndianaFebruary 6, 2024 - WHASCorbin Public Library hosting a variety of events this week.February 6, 2024 - Times-TribuneAfter 22 years, SOKY Book Fest coming to an endFebruary 6, 2024 - Bowling Green Daily NewsWaller estimates $35K spent in response to library concernsFebruary 6, 2024 - Messenger-InquirerA guide to Black History Month events in (and around) CincinnatiFebruary 6, 2024 - The Cincinnati EnquirerLocal barber gives free haircuts to kids while giving advice on staying out of troubleFebruary 6, 2024 - WDRBHungry for Connection: Addressing Loneliness Through the LibraryFebruary 5, 2024 - Library JournalOur Rich History: The legacy of the Bernstein Family, Betty Blake; Alan named to museum’s Hall of FameFebruary 5, 2024 - Northern Kentucky TribuneMcCracken County Library ClosedFebruary 5, 2024 - WPSDAmerican Library Association Updates Core ValuesFebruary 5, 2024 - American Library AssociationPLA announces candidates for 2024 Board ElectionFebruary 5, 2024 - American Library AssociationThis Week in the Tri-StateFebruary 3, 2024 - The Daily IndependentWaller excited about library's directionFebruary 3, 2024 - Messenger-InquirerBoone County Public Library encourages 1000 Books Before Kindergarten and offers prizes along the wayFebruary 3, 2024 - Northern Kentucky TribuneIntellectual Freedom News 2/3/2024February 3, 2024 - Intellectual Freedom News BlogCast as Criminals, America’s Librarians Rally to Their Own DefenseFebruary 3, 2024 - The New York TimesRural Library Collaborative and State Libraries Launch AI ProjectFebruary 2, 2024 - Library JournalDatebook 02-01-2024 February 2, 2024 - The Sentinel-NewsThe Week in Libraries: February 2, 2024February 2, 2024 - Publishers WeeklyMary Wood Weldon Memorial Library February 2024 Calendar of Events February 2, 2024 - WCLULibby: The app that brings your local library to youFebruary 2, 2024 - WPSDAmerican Intolerance and Book Bans: Book Censorship News, February 2, 2024February 2, 2024 - Book RiotLibrary to host African American film festival and history exhibit, opening SaturdayFebruary 2, 2024 - The Advocate-MessengerUpcoming events at Jessamine County Public LibraryFebruary 2, 2024 - The Jessamine JournalA "Sanctuary Library" in Paris, KentuckyFebruary 1, 2024 - KETNorthside Lexington library branch treating for bed bugsFebruary 1, 2024 - Lexington Herald-LeaderPublic Library EventsFebruary 1, 2024 - The Spencer Magnet‘Hello, Dolly!’ & a good ryeFebruary 1, 2024 - City of CovingtonFresh Faces of 2024 Marshall County LibraryFebruary 1, 2024 - Marshall County DailyBG water tower replica at Warren County Public LibraryJanuary 31, 2024 - WNKYCancel your subscriptions; Louisville public libraries offer these services for freeJanuary 31, 2024 - Courier-JournalThe Old Book Lady: Book signings and beyondJanuary 31, 2024 - The Carter County TimesMCPL Bookmobile receives glow upJanuary 31, 2024 - The Lebanon EnterpriseQuilt Club Members Donate Their CreationsJanuary 31, 2024 - The LaRue County Herald NewsCCPL to host special Black History Month presentationJanuary 31, 2024 - Murray Ledger & TimesJanuary 31, 2024January 31, 2024 - The McCreary County VoiceLouisville offering free tax preparation services around the cityJanuary 31, 2024 - WDRBPrime Time at the LibraryJanuary 31, 2024 - WPKYCCPL to host special Black History Month presentationJanuary 31, 2024 - Murray Ledger & TimesAmerican Library Association launches national search for executive directorJanuary 31, 2024 - American Library AssociationGeorge Coon Public Library Ongoing Programs for Children and AdultsJanuary 30, 2024 - WPKYFreedom to Read Act Reintroduced in New JerseyJanuary 30, 2024 - Book RiotHenderson Co. Public Library to host Wedding ExpoJanuary 30, 2024 - WEVVA Brief History of the Grand Old American Tradition of Banning BooksJanuary 30, 2024 - Literary HubCommunity CalendarJanuary 30, 2024 - The News-EnterpriseLouisville Free Public Library plans month of free programs to celebrate Black History MonthJanuary 29, 2024 - WDRBAudiobooks Are Booming. Spotify Wants in on the ActionJanuary 29, 2024 - The New York TimesAre ‘third places’ disappearing?January 29, 2024 - WKYTLibrary Executive Director Talks Outreach, Impact on CommunityJanuary 29, 2024 - WHOPFebruary Events at Kenton County LibrariesJanuary 29, 2024 - Fox 19 Black History Month Scavenger HuntJanuary 29, 2024 - Bourbon County CitizenA guide to Black History Month events in (and around) CincinnatiJanuary 29, 2024 - The Cincinnati EnquirerWhat’s happening at the Library: Heart ArtJanuary 29, 2024 - The Winchester SunALA, FINRA Foundation Select 300 Public Libraries Nationwide to Receive Children’s Financial Education KitsJanuary 29, 2024 - American Library AssociationFebruary 2024 Online Learning with RUSAJanuary 29, 2024 - American Library AssociationA Publishing Giant’s Risky Fight Against Book BansJanuary 27, 2024 - Wall Street JournalThis Week in the Tri-State January 27, 2024 - The Daily Independent 2024 Kentucky Writer's Hall of FameJanuary 26, 2024 - Kentucky MonthlyHenry “Hank” Martin ShillinglawJanuary 26, 2024 - Messenger-InquirerBooks and looks: gen Z is ‘rediscovering’ the public libraryJanuary 26, 2024 - The GuardianDolly Parton & Kentucky Printing House: Books Accessible for AllJanuary 26, 2024 - WOMIGeorge Coon Public Library Renovation Project Nearing CompletionJanuary 26, 2024 - WPKYIntellectual Freedom News 1/26/2024January 26, 2024 - Intellectual Freedom BlogThe Library Trust Matrix: Book Censorship News, January 26, 2024January 26, 2024 - Book RiotThe Week in Libraries: January 26, 2024January 26, 2024 - Publishers WeeklyCVG offers books for free thanks to local librariesJanuary 26, 2024 - Fox 19McCracken County Library closing for renovationsJanuary 26, 2024 - WPSDTech help coming to Lewis County LibraryJanuary 26, 2024 - The Ledger IndependentLibrary to host African American film festival, history exhibit, author visit with ManningJanuary 26, 2024 - The Advocate-MessengerHome energy efficiency workshop happening MondayJanuary 26, 2024 - The Interior JournalShowing Up: LibLearnX 2024 Conference RecapJanuary 25, 2024 - Library JournalDatebook 01-25-24January 25, 2024 - The Sentinel-News'New Year, New Career' career fair aims to match unemployed people with jobsJanuary 25, 2024 - Local 12Learn to play guitar with your Louisville Free Public Library cardJanuary 25, 2024 - Courier-JournalWhere Should the Caldecott Sticker Go?January 25, 2024 - Publishers WeeklyPLA announces 2024 conference scholarship winnersJanuary 25, 2024 - American Library AssociationPublic Library EventsJanuary 24, 2024 - The Spencer MagnetGlow party brightens rainy day at McCracken County Public Library January 24, 2024 - The Paducah SunClara Waldrop HumphreyJanuary 24, 2024 - Murray Ledger & TimesLibrary CornerJanuary 24, 2024 - The Estill TribuneFriends of the Library celebrating 20 yearsJanuary 24, 2024 - The Casey County News‘Horse-riding librarians’: How Kentuckians found literacy during the Great DepressionJanuary 24, 2024 - Fox56Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library Embraces Busy 2023January 24, 2024 - WKDZLibrary NotesJanuary 24, 2024 - The Cadiz RecordUpcoming events at the Jessamine County Public LibraryJanuary 24, 2024 - The Jessamine JournalNKY Chamber’s Talent Strategies Symposium returns March 13 at Kenton County Library’s Erlanger BranchJanuary 23, 2024 - Northern Kentucky TribuneCommunity coalition forms to support DCPLJanuary 23, 2024 - The Owensboro TimesFern Creek residents get first look at new library during public meetingJanuary 23, 2024 - WDRBDave Eggers's Newbery Win: 'Wandering Around in a Daze'January 23, 2024 - Publishers WeeklyVashti Harrison's Caldecott Win: Kind of a 'Big' DealJanuary 23, 2024 - Publishers WeeklyLibrary board awaiting new appointmentJanuary 23, 2024 - Appalachian News-ExpressFind support in the Louisville area with these free mental health workshops at city librariesJanuary 23, 2024 - Courier-JournalLibrary App!January 23, 2024 - WPKYWhat’s happening at the Library: ShelfiesJanuary 23, 2024 - The Winchester SunFostering Wonder: Librarians Can Help Sustain This Vital Aspect of LearningJanuary 23, 2024 - School Library Journal Make home radon testing your new year’s resolutionJanuary 22, 2024 - University of KentuckyBuilding on Momentum | LJ’s 2023 Directors’ SummitJanuary 22, 2024 - Library JournalAmerican Library Association announces 2024 Youth Media Award winnersJanuary 22, 2024 - American Library AssociationLibrary of Congress Launches New Website for Americans to Share COVID-19 StoriesJanuary 22, 2024 - Library of CongressAttendance Slips at ALA’s Second In-Person LibLearnXJanuary 22, 2024 - Publishers WeeklyHome energy efficiency workshop happening TuesdayJanuary 22, 2024 - The Advocate-MessengerFebruary happenings at the Henry County Public LibraryJanuary 22, 2024 - Henry County LocalWalk the Mile volunteers give away supplies to unhoused peopleJanuary 21, 2024 - Spectrum NewsErlanger’s Kenton Public Library is site of Job Fair and Career Services Jan. 25 with 40+ companiesJanuary 21, 2024 - Northern Kentucky TribuneIn Celebration of LibrariansJanuary 21, 2024 - American Libraries2024 Outstanding References Sources List AnnouncedJanuary 20, 2024 - RUSA-American Library AssociationMcCracken County Public Library new releasesJanuary 20, 2024 - The Paducah SunThis Week in the Tri-StateJanuary 20, 2024 - The Daily IndependentGive a Dog a Book Event takes place at Henderson County Public LibraryJanuary 20, 2024 - WEVVBe Your Own Library Advocate: Book Censorship News, January 19, 2024January 19, 2024 - Book RiotLibrary to host Hobby Hunt; plus weekly activities for all agesJanuary 19, 2024 - The Advocate-MessengerSome residents upset over sewer billsJanuary 19, 2024 - The Interior Journal