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he University community was treated to the folk-rock sounds of Mythagoe on the Java City patio last Tuesday. Local artists Artemus Sumetra and Julia Fisher sang a mixture of old and new songs in their unique style. Photo by Richard Goff
Carl Hiassen will be the featured presenter at this year’s SOKY Book Fest in April. Hiassen is the NY Times bestselling author of fiction for readers of all ages. His work includes the Newbery Honor winning Hoot as well as Flush and Star Island. Children’s Day will feature Newbery Honor winning author, Patricia Reilly Giff. Giff is the author of many beloved children’s books, including the Kids of Polk Street series, Lily’s Crossing and Willow Run. These two authors will be joined by nearly 150 other authors who appeal to all ages and interests. The SOKY Book Fest, one of the largest book festivals in the state will be held at the Knicely Conference center. More info about events and authors attending can be found here.
The leisure magazine collection in Helm 100 consists of approximated 75 titles selected by a committee of students, staff, and faculty for the leisure enjoyment of our patrons. New additions this year include:
CHEESE CONNOISSEUR: Features articles on the best made cheese available. “Don’t throw away the rind on that Parmigiano Reggiano!” and an article on the 175 year-old Delmonico’s Restaurant in New York City. Ever hear the name Eggs Benedict? According to the article, Delmonico’s had a regular customer named Mrs. LeGrand Benedict and that plate was made in her name. From local growers to international hot-shots, this edition will surely make you want to say “Wine and Cheese, please!”
That was the headline of an article in the Students Weekly, October 31, 1935. The reporter goes on to say:
“Shades of the two-headed dog, Cerebus guarding the gates of Hades an the dragon that guarded the golden fleece are recalled when one seeks to enter the treasure house of the Kentucky Library at Western. Just above the door is an old muzzle-loader and swinging in the doorway is one of the largest hornets’ nest that has been one’s fortune to see.”
This and other articles about the WKU Libraries’ history are now available online in the first two library scrapbooks covering the period 1911 through 1959. In addition to newspaper clippings, there are photographs of the library, faculty and staff members along with some biographical sketches of early librarians and staff.
WKU Libraries Scrapbook 1 – http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/295/
WKU Libraries Scrapbook 2 – http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/296/
These and other records regarding the history of Western are available in the University Archives and online through KenCat.
Java City in Helm Library has been filled with music this month. February’s offerings wrap up tomorrow, Wed. the 22nd with Atlanta singer/songwriter Sarah Peacock. Sarah’s pop country style combines is a little bit Sugarland, a little bit Ann Wilson of Heart and a little classic rock to keep things interesting. It could be snowing or it could be 65, but its always cool in Java City! Check Sarah out here.
Thanks to Independence Bank for their sponsorship.
Fall Into Books, a program sponsored by SOKY Book Fest partners, brought Evelyn THurman award winning author Crystal Hubbard and illustrator Robert McGuire to Bowling Green this week. Ms. Hubbard and Mr. McGuire visited area elementary schools, to discuss their picture book The Last Black King of the Kentucky Derby. The book is about Jimmy Winkfield, one of history’s finest horsemen and the last African American to win the Kentucky Derby. Ms. Hubbard and Mr. McGuire will be honored on Friday at the Evelyn Thurman Award luncheon held at the KY Museum.