Scott County Public Library celebrated National Native American Heritage Month!

-By Lissette De la Cruz November was National Native American Heritage Month. It provided the perfect opportunity to celebrate the culture, history, and accomplishments of Native Americans. The Scott County Public Library had the great pleasure of presenting a Native American Flute Concert performed by Fred Nez-Keams. Patrons spent a peaceful evening listening to the sounds of the Native American … Read More

El Día de los Muertos: A Celebration of Life and Death

-By Lissette De la Cruz The Day of the Dead is not spooky, somber, nor is it a Mexican version of Halloween. While the days are close together, it is a day that originated within Mexico and is widely celebrated throughout Latin America. El Día de los Muertos or “Day of the Dead” is recognized Thursday, October 31 through Saturday, … Read More

Adding a New Chapter to a “Universe of Stories”

When county schools dismiss for summer, public libraries eagerly jump in to supply activities that support student progress, or turn a reluctant reader around. This summer’s theme, a Universe of Stories, celebrates the anniversary of space exploration, and offers reading and enrichment activities for all ages. A summer break for some, meet Julia, one of our staff members, whose homework … Read More

National Library Week – Celebrating Library Stories

National Library Week is just around the corner. Celebrated April 7-13 and sponsored by the American Library Association, it includes publication of the “State of American Library Report.” In addition, the ALA encourages library supporters to share their stories of appreciation on their website at http://www.ala.org/conferencesevents/celebrationweeks/natlibraryweek. National Library Week began in 1958. Today, urban and rural public libraries offer more … Read More

Welcoming UK Professor Reinette Jones for Black History Month – How Knowledge Inspires Progress

Every February, public libraries “celebrate” Black History Month, yet does it inspire positive outcomes in our communities year round? On February 2, at 1:30 p.m., SCPL has a chance to do just that by welcoming UK professor Reinette Jones, founder of the Notable Kentucky African Americans database. This award-winning research tool documents achievements and milestones that ultimately challenge us all … Read More

Archaeology Adventures @ Your Library

Jonathan Keith, a Scott County native who is now an archaeology grad student at Utah State University, explains how Cultural Resource Management protects archaeological sites at Scott County Public Library, December 19 at 6 p.m. Keith earned his anthropology degree from University of Louisville, and is completing his Master’s at Utah State. A profession combining academic and research disciplines, it … Read More

More Than Books – How Libraries Inspire Connections

– By Sharon Roggenkamp A new program on Cemetery Symbolism, set for Monday, October 8 at 6:30 p.m. features Johnna Waldon from Lexington Public Library. Walden, the president of the Kentucky Genealogy Society, considers genealogy a professional specialty and personal hobby. Listening to stories passed along to her by her grandmother, today she studies headstones and their inscriptions. Whether they … Read More

That’s Personal and Private…

Photo credit:  Library & Information Technology Association And we intend to keep it that way. The ongoing controversy regarding how Facebook and Twitter platforms compromise user privacy is discouraging. The problems are not new. With more than two billion users, algorithms and patents designed to track personal information at its disposal, Facebook settled with the FTC in 2011 on “…charges … Read More