A busy April lining up at public library – The Messenger

by Ashley Buchanan

Adult programming and marketing coordinator/Hopkins County-Madisonville Public Library

Here are the services, programs and special events going on at the Hopkins County-Madisonville Public Library. We are celebrating the arrival of spring with many interactive programs and events.

This April we are celebrating National Poetry month during our book clubs. Brown BAg Book Club is ready for you. Join us April 11 at noon as local author Mary Zimmer discusses and reviews selected Kentucky poets. The club meets the second Thursday of every month at noon and the library provides drinks and dessert, while patrons are encouraged to bring a lunch.

On April 13, we are hosting another Ultimate Smash Bros. Tournament. Sponsored by the local Badfellas the Madisonville Gaming Community, the tournament begins at noon, but participants are encouraged to come early to register and practice. If you’re into MTG, D&D, board games, and Smash Bros. Ultimate, Badfellas the Madisonville Gaming Community organizes events to meet, socialize and play the games everyone cherishes. For more information, check out the library’s website or stop in to pick up an event flier.

The library is partnering with the Hopkins County Job Expo for the second year in a row. The date for the annual Hopkins County Job Expo is April 16. It will be held at the Ballard Convention Center in Madisonville from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Our mission is to match quality employers with qualified job applicants. There are 330+ open positions that will be available at the 2019 Hopkins County Job Expo in April with more to come. We already have a fantastic group of

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employers lined up to attend. If you’re looking for employment, you do not want to miss this event.

On April 23, we have another tech program for you. Join our Technology Coordinator Mance Chappell as he presents Microsoft Office: Basic guides on how to use the Microsoft Office programs including Word, PowerPoint, Exce and Publisher. Come get answers to your tech questions.

On April 30, we will have a Keto at the Library class at HCMPL. Come join us at 6 p.m. Learn all about the keto diet that is all the rage. What are the potential benefits and potential side effects? What are the best food choices? In Keto at the Library, our staff Shanna Turner and Mance Chappell will dive into this trend to understand the what, why and how to understanding ketogenic eating.

This month we excitedly welcome the return of the Silent Auction. Look for Director Joel Meador’s article featuring the Silent Auction next week.

Lastly, I’d like to close with a reminder of our Turn the Page YA Book Club. Turn the Page meets the last Monday of every month from 5-6:30 p.m. Don’t let the name fool you. Adults are welcome. Turn the Page is for the young at heart at any age. This month our theme is poetry and non-fiction. Hope to see you there.