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Do you manga?

I've been watching anime for years, but have only recently begun reading manga.  The first manga series I read was Kamisama Kiss by Julietta Suzuki (2010, 200 pages).  I chose this one because I had watched the anime and I wanted to see if it differed in any way.  It definitely did!  There's a lot [...]

By | January 15th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Former Slave Tells His Own Story

  Barracoon: The Story of the Last "Black Cargo" by Zora Neale Hurston (2018), 171 pages (Large Print book) (Hoopla eAudiobook) (Overdrive ebook)   Recently, a unique and remarkable little book was published that was actually written almost 100 years ago.  It was penned by a now-famous author before almost anyone knew her name. Barracoon: [...]

By | January 10th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Important Work of Play

The idiom “child’s play” suggests a simplicity and frivolity that does not do justice to the important work that takes place when children play. Decades of early childhood research show that play is essential for healthy child development; building fine motor skills, developing spatial awareness, understanding symbols and abstract concepts. Neuroscience confirms that when young [...]

By | January 8th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Carnegie Questions: Get to Know Eileen Yanoviak

Q: What’s your earliest memory of an art experience? Do you have any personal projects? Eileen: It isn't my earliest art experience, but I can recall the exact moment I knew I wanted to study art history. I was in the sixth grade in Ms. Ard's art class. She always diligently incorporated art history into [...]

By | January 3rd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

2019: Your Reading Year

Happy New Year! No matter what 2019 has in store for you, I hope you'll make it a year of great READING! I firmly believe in every reader's right to choose and enjoy whatever they like, but if you find yourself wanting to read more this year or push your boundaries, you might be interested [...]

By | January 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Shakespeare Saturdays

A sad tale may be best for winter, but you can beat the post-holiday gloom with our slate of Shakespeare-themed programs for tweens and teens.  We’ll be hosting the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival who will be leading a workshop on stage combat on January 12.  Registered teens will learn how to perform a staged fight using [...]

By | December 27th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Merry Happy

All our best to you and yours! -- Floyd County Library

By | December 25th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Great to Groan

Everyone loves movies over the holidays. But what is there to see? Just for you, we've come up with a list of the 10 best holiday movies you can get through your library on Hoopla. Hoopla is a service available for free with your Floyd County Library account. You get 8 checkouts a month, and [...]

By | December 22nd, 2018|Holidays|0 Comments

The World Outside the Classroom

For the past few months, I have been spending my Fridays at the Carnegie Center for Art & History. My name is Rey Spooner and I’m a senior at Community Montessori School. On top of the state’s graduation expectations, Community Montessori has a few more that prepare its students for the world outside the classroom. [...]

By | December 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Holiday Traditions

Christmas is a bittersweet holiday for me.  My grandma always made so many cookies and homemade donuts for Christmas.  When I was old enough, I helped her with the cookies. My two favorites are Springerles and German Sour Cream Twists.  However, I didn't always like Springerles.  When I was a kid, I tried one and [...]

By | December 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments