Monthly Archives: September 2014

Regional Authors Showcase


More than thirty local and regional authors displayed their books at the Regional Authors Showcase at the Bob Kirby branch of the Warren County Public Library on Saturday, September 6.

The partners of the SOKY Book Fest organized the event  which raised money for the Southern Kentucky Book Fest held in April. Go to for  more information.

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Regional Authors Showcase Writers Workshop


The Regional Authors Showcase Writers Workshop was held on Friday, September 5 at the Bob Kirby Branch of the Warren County Public Library. Forty writers attended the workshop and enjoyed featured presenters Jennie L. Brown and Mark Wayne Adams. Brown’s session titled “The Soap-On-A-Rope Mistake: Why Editing Matters” focused on editing tips and a plan to ease the proofreading process. Adams’ session titled “AIM Kit: Creating Author/Illustrator Media Kit” helped authors learn how to create a personalized media kit. DSC_2539-001

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Greetings from Panama

Postcard to Nell Baird, 1947

Postcard to Nell Baird, 1947

In May 1947, Mrs. Nell Baird of Bowling Green, Kentucky found in her mailbox a postcard from a friend visiting Panama.  During a trip to the interior, moving from seashore to jungle to mountains in one day, the writer sighted a “small boa constrictor snake and orchids growing wild.”  The card itself pictured a native village that the visitor found “very picturesque,” with its huts “made of bamboo poles and palm branches.”  Observe, however: “no windows on account of mosquitoes,” added the writer, referring to the carriers of yellow fever and malaria that had felled tens of thousands of laborers during construction of the Panama Canal from 1904-1914.

Panama Canal LogoNell Baird’s postcard is part of the Manuscripts & Folklife Archives collections of WKU’s Department of Library Special Collections and is one of our featured collections as we observe the Panama Canal Centennial.

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Allen Dossey Kicks Off the 12th Season of KY Live! Speaker Series with His Purple Toad Winery

Allen Dossey

Allen Dossey, Proprietor of the Purple Toad Winery in Paducah, KY, is talking to a Bowling Green community audience at Barnes & Noble for the Kentucky Live! event co-sponsored by WKU Libraries and the bookstore.

WKU Libraries kicked off the 12th season of KY Live! speaker series with a program about one of the newest and most acclaimed vineyards and wineries in Kentucky started by WKU alum Allen Dossey. The Purple Toad Winery sits on the edge of Paducah, Kentucky and includes a tasting room, walkable vineyard, and a facility that can be rented for parties, weddings and other social events. The event happened on the evening of Thursday, September 11, 2014 in Barnes & Noble Booksellers in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The bookstore is a partner of the talk series with WKU Libraries.

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Out of the Box – August

Welcoming students back to campus through the years.


Board of Regents, 11/6/1914

Moving In

Moving In

College Heights Herald 8/24/1982 Diddle Dorm

Dress Code

English Club Gazette

Meredith Hall

Northeast & Southwest Halls

Ogden College Entrance Exam, 1889 Residence Halls

Rodes-Harlin Hall

WKU Housing

Zacharias Hall

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