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Rufus Reed Public Library: Family Fun Night Movie

The Rufus Reed Public Library will be showing the movie, The Pirate Fairy on April 17, 2014 at 4:30 until 6:30. This is a free movie event! Free refreshments! Everyone welcome!
If you have any questions, please call the library at 395-6500.


Kentucky Libraries UnboundWith Freegal music you will have access to hundreds of thousands of songs in the Sony Music catalog at your fingertips. All downloadable Freegal Music MP3’s are DRM FREE. This service will work with any MP3 player, including iPod, and can be loaded into iTunes. It works on both PCs and Macs. Each valid library user will be limited to 3 downloads per week. Any library users with blocked status will not be allowed access to this great service. Click here to start building that music library you always wanted.

Kentucky Libraries Unbound (OverDrive)

Kentucky Libraries UnboundWith Kentucky Libraries Unbound, you'll be amazed as you search, and download more and more media on your PC and portable devices. Patrons now have unlimited access to many types of downloadable media such as audio books, e-books, music and videos. All it takes to access Kentucky Libraries Unbound is a valid library card and pin.

With download media available 24/7, your library is always open! Get started with a Guided Tour or Quick-Start Guide. All EPUB & many PDF eBooks are ready to enjoy on the Sony® Reader & other devices such as the Barnes & Noble nook™. For a list of known compatible devices, click here. Requires installation of Adobe® Digital Editions.

Zinio Digital Magazines

Zinio Digital MagazinesMartin County Public Library now offers Zinio magazines in digital format that you may check out and enjoy on your computer, tablet, or smartphone. View full digital copies of your favorite magazines! You see the exact same material you get in print‚ plus some issues include features like video, audio and live links. Magazine issues are not checked out so they're always available any time. Read online or download issues to your computer or mobile device to read offline. You must have a current Martin County Public Library card to use this collection.

Spring Story-time: Every Tuesday @ MCPL; Every Thursday @ RRPL

The Martin County Public Library offers Spring Story-time Preschool every Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. The Rufus Reed Public Library offers Spring Story-time Preschool every Thursday at 11:00 a.m. We will have fun while learning early literacy skills. Each week, we will learn about a letter of the alphabet, the letter of the week. We will begin with the letter A and continue to the letter Z. We learn how to write the letter, the sound the letter makes, read books that begin with the letter, and make a craft about the letter, such as apple, bus, etc. These beginning early literacy skills help a child prepare for school and a lifetime of reading and learning.

In addition, the Martin County Public Library and the Rufus Reed Public Library offers a Story-time After School for school age children each week at 4:30 p.m. every Tuesday at  Inez and every Thursday at Lovely. We will use the computer to read Tumble Books and we will play a game, such as Bingo. The use of Tumble Books enhance a child's reading skills and many of the books are on the Accelerated Reading List, which helps them in school.

Come and join us for all the fun and learning at Story-time!



Do you love reading but are unable to visit the library? The Martin County Public Library bookmobile is now on the road. Call the library for information and areas of service provided. For more information, please call (606) 298-7766.


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Legal Forms - KY

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Price It! Antiques & Collectibles

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Genealogy, Family Trees and Family History Records Online Library EditionThe Martin County Public Library is pleased to announce the purchase of ProQuest's Ancestry Library Edition. Ancestry is a genealogy research tool with data from census, military records, court, land, probate, vital and church records, passenger lists, etc. It covers Canada, the US, UK, and some European countries. The license covers Authorized Users of public libraries (i.e, library cardholders, walk-in patrons while they are on -site and library staff) through any workstation at the main library. The product is not licensed for remote access. Visit the main library and search your ancestry. Contact the library for details. Click Here.

Adult Book Club at The Martin County Library

Current Book Club Selection

Ethan Frome; a dramatization of Edith Wharton's novel by Owen Davis and Donald Davis

Written by Owen Davis

A compelling and haunting story." Set in a fictional New England town, Edith Wharton�s novel, Ethan Frome, creates a narrative in flashback that ultimately reveals an ironic turn of events in the lives of its characters. Employing a theme she would visit again in her later novel The Age of Innocence, Wharton describes the plight of a decent man trapped in a loveless marriage who finds himself drawn hopelessly in love with another woman. While the setting and ultimate outcome are very different than that later novel, the ultimate result is the same; a man broken by the lure of true passion.##Show more ##Show less ##

Icon  Next Meeting: Thursday, April 17 2014 6:00 PM

Adult Book Club at Rufus Reed Library

Current Book Club Selection

Oh my stars : a novel

Written by Lorna Landvik

Tall, slender Violet Mathers is growing up in the Great Depression, which could just as well define her state of mind. Abandoned by her mother as a child, mistreated by her father, and teased by her schoolmates (“Hey, Olive Oyl, where’s Popeye?”), the lonely girl finds solace in artistic pursuits. Only when she’s hired by the town’s sole feminist to work the night shift in the local thread factory does Violet come into her name, and bloom. Accepted by her co-workers, the teenager enters the happiest phase of her life, until a terrible accident causes her to retreat once again into her lonely shell.

Realizing that she has only one clear choice, Violet boards a bus heading west to California. But when the bus crashes in North Dakota, it seems that Fate is having another cruel laugh at Violet’s expense. This time though, Violet laughs back. She and her fellow passengers are rescued by two men: Austin Sykes, whom Violet is certain is the blackest man to ever set foot on the North Dakota prairie, and Kjel Hedstrom, who inspires feelings Violet never before has felt. Kjel and Austin are musicians whose sound is like no other, and with pluck, verve, and wit, Violet becomes part of their quest to make a new kind of music together.

Icon  Next Meeting: Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:00 AM