Spotlight Series

Cool down from the summer heat with engaging talks from local speakers and authors as part of our Spotlight Series this August.

All talks take place at 7 pm. Registration is required for each program in the series. Email Amy Carroll at ACarroll@cc-pl.org with any questions.

I Am a Refugee: Finding Home Again in America

Thursday, Aug. 11
7 – 8 pm
Newport Branch

Mirsada Kadiric will share her personal story of her childhood journey in 1992 from Bosnia to Western Europe and the United States, where at 16 years old she settled in Florence, Kentucky with her family. This story is recounted in her book, I Am A Refugee: Finding Home Again in America. Hear from Kadiric about the challenges and opportunities she faced coming to the U.S. as a teenager, as well as her hopes for creating a welcoming community for all of our neighbors.

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The History of KY Bookmobiles with Wayne Onkst

Thursday, Aug. 18
7 – 8 pm
Newport Branch

Kentucky is home to the largest fleet of bookmobiles in the United States, a title the Commonwealth has claimed for decades, according to data from the American Library Association. The Bluegrass State’s relationship with these vans—mobile walk-on libraries that allow patrons to check out materials—dates back to World War II. It’s a history that Wayne Onkst,the former state librarian, knows well.

Onkst’s presentation covers the development of outreach services, from the packhorse librarians to the book wagons and the earliest bookmobiles. It also focuses on the bookmobile drive on the 1954 statewide campaign to raise funds for the purchase of 100 fully-stocked bookmobiles.

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Mirsada Kadiric will share her personal story of her childhood journey in 1992 from Bosnia to Western Europe and the United States at our first Spotlight Series event. Register today at https://loom.ly/PUjq0V8, and join us at our Newport Branch on Thursday, Aug. 11 at 7 pm.

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