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Creative Drawing Contest, Teen Talent Show and Sock Hop

April has been a very busy month!

On April 11, winners of the annual creative drawing contest were recognized with a ceremony at Central City Public Library. A teen talent show followed the ceremony.

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Teens were also invited to a sock hop on April 17. Everyone had a lot of fun!

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Watch this page, our Facebook page or call 270-338-4760 for more information about all of our upcoming events!

Candyland was a huge success!

A classic game was brought to life last week at Central City Public Library.
Muhlenberg County Public Libraries hosted a special life-sized Candyland event for children up to 5th grade.
The event was put together by the Muhlenberg County Public Libraries Teen Advisory Board to give kids something to do during spring break. Thirty-seven kids showed up to play the game.
As each player moved around the huge gameboard, they passed special spaces featuring famous characters from the game. Characters gave treats to the players as they reached the special spaces. When each player reached the end of the game board, they met King Candy, who allowed them to choose a special treasure from his treasure box.
This was a fun event for everyone involved. We look forward to hosting similar events in the future!

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Sock Hop

Muhlenberg County Public Libraries will host a teen sock hop for grades 9-12 on Friday, April 17 at 5 p.m. This will be held in the Central City Public Library meeting room.

Refreshments will be provided.

Pickups begin at 7:45 p.m. at the lower front door. The sock hop will last until 8 p.m.

Wear your poodle skirt, sweater, and bobbie socks or blue jeans and tee shirts and have a rockin’ good time! Themed attire is encouraged but not required.

This is a free event, so bring all your friends and enjoy a fun Friday evening!

For more information, call 270-338-4760.

MCHS Art Show

The Muhlenberg County High School Art Show is now on display at Muhlenberg County Public Libraries’ Thistle Cottage! We have more than 150 amazing pieces of artwork exhibited in the art gallery this month. All artwork was created by Muhlenberg County High School students.

An open house will be held April 16 from 4 to 6 p.m. to allow visitors to view the artwork and discuss it with student artists and teachers.

Artwork can also be seen during regular business hours (Mon.-Fri., 11-4) now through April 23.

Visit Thistle Cottage this month to check out the beautiful artwork created by these talented Muhlenberg County High School students!

National Library Week

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Muhlenberg County Public Libraries is looking forward to an exciting celebration April 13-18.
That week is National Library Week.
The libraries will host daily drawings for small prizes, as well as drawings for goody bags for adults and children at the end of the week. Light refreshments will be provided at the libraries each day. In addition, the library will accept non-perishable food products in lieu of fine payments during National Library Week. Snacks and breakfast foods will take $5 off a patron’s fine total, and canned and ready-to-eat foods will take $2 off the total. All food collected will go toward the backpack program.
The Muhlenberg County Public Libraries’ Friends of the Library will kick off National Library Week with a new book club to help readers find interesting titles to enjoy. The first club meeting is April 13.
Rather than everyone reading the same book at the same time, participants in the Friends’ book club will choose their own books. At each meeting, club members will have the opportunity to share their thoughts on what they’ve read and hear other members’ opinions about various titles.
The club promises to be a fun way to share recommendations and learn more about books you may be interested in reading.
The first meeting will be held Monday, April 13, 2015 at 7 p.m. at Thistle Cottage. Coffee and snacks will be provided during the book club meeting.
Everyone is invited to attend this meeting and join the new book club.
Muhlenberg County Public Libraries will also host a teen sock hop during National Library Week. This event will be held at the Central City Public Library meeting room on Friday, April 17 from 5 to 8 p.m. Themed dress is encouraged but not required. Refreshments will be provided.
We encourage all Muhlenberg County residents to visit and support their local libraries during National Library Week. For more information about the book club, sock hop or other National Library Week events, contact Muhlenberg County Public Libraries at 270-338-4760.


National Library Week: April 12-18, 2015

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National Library Week: Food for Fines

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