Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library

Hoptown FanFest

Mark your calendar for Hoptown FanFest – September 12th! A comic convention is coming back to the Library! Cosplay, comics, games, and more!
The Library will be hosting the comic convention from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. The event will include panel discussions, vendors, a game room, a costume contest, and food trucks.

Be sure to keep checking back here, on social media, and on  http://hccpl.org/hoptown-fanfest/ !
If you’re interested in being a vendor, please fill out the vendor application on the website: http://hccpl.org/hoptown-fanfest/

 

Saturday Book Chat at Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library

Join this engaging and fun book discussion group at the Library! They’ll be chatting about The One by John Marrs at the February meeting.

Copies are available to check out at the front desk upon request.

Here’s a summary of this fascinating story:

“How far would you go to find The One?

A simple DNA test is all it takes. Just a quick mouth swab and soon you’ll be matched with your perfect partner—the one you’re genetically made for.

That’s the promise made by Match Your DNA. A decade ago, the company announced that they had found the gene that pairs each of us with our soul mate. Since then, millions of people around the world have been matched. But the discovery has its downsides: test results have led to the breakup of countless relationships and upended the traditional ideas of dating, romance and love.

Now five very different people have received the notification that they’ve been “Matched.” They’re each about to meet their one true love. But “happily ever after” isn’t guaranteed for everyone. Because even soul mates have secrets. And some are more shocking than others…

A word-of-mouth hit in the United Kingdom, The One is a fascinating novel that shows how even the simplest discoveries can have complicated consequences.”

Books After Dark – at Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library

Books After Dark is a new after-hours book discussion at the Library. The theme will rotate each month. In February, they’ll be talking about the Christian romance The Dating Charade by Melissa Ferguson. The author will be joining the discussion via Skype!

Copies of the book are available to check out at the Library front desk.

Book Signing with Steve Gorman

Steve Gorman of the The Black Crowes will be at Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library to sign and sell copies of his memoir “Hard to Handle: The Life and Death of The Black Crowes.” This memoir is the first account of the band’s story.

Below is the publisher’s press release about Gorman’s fascinating book:
“With hits like “Hard to Handle,” “She Talks to Angels,” and “Remedy,” The Black Crowes topped the charts and reigned supreme over the radio waves for more than two decades. They were on the cover of Rolling Stone, MTV played their videos 24/7, and Generation X re-discovered the power of classic rock and blues by digging into multi-platinum classics like Shake Your Money Maker and The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion.

However, stardom proved fleeting for The Black Crowes, and their success slowly dwindled as the band members got caught up in the rock star world and lost sight of their musical ambition. Despite the drinking, drugs, and incessant fighting between Chris and Rich Robinson (two of the angriest brothers in rock and roll), the band continued to tour. On any given night, they could be the best band you ever saw—or the most combative. Then, one last rift in 2013 proved too insurmountable to overcome. After that, the Black Crowes would fly no more.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
Steve Gorman is a founding member of The Black Crowes as well as his current band, Trigger Hippy. He has created and hosted two nationally syndicated radio shows. Hard to Handle is his first book. He lives in Nashville with his wife and two kids. Steven Hyden is the author of Your Favorite Band Is Killing Me and Twilight of the Gods. His work has also appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Washington Post, Billboard, Rolling Stone, Grantland, The. A.V. Club, Uproxx, and The Ringer.”

Harry Potter Book Night – at Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library

Join the Library for a night of Triwizard Tournament-themed fun! Get a wand, attend classes, try some Butterbeer and play Quidditch at the Three Broomsticks, and make your way through the Triwizard Maze!

Harry Potter Book Night is a free event and open to anyone.

Books After Dark: Mystery/Thriller – at Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library

Books After Dark is a new after-hours book discussion at the Library. The theme will rotate each month. For the first meeting in January, they’ll be talking about The Snowman by Jo Nesbø.

Copies are available to check out at the Library front desk.

Here’s the summary for this thrilling story:

“Internationally acclaimed crime writer Jo Nesbø’s antihero police investigator, Harry Hole, is back: in a bone-chilling thriller that will take Hole to the brink of insanity.

Oslo in November. The first snow of the season has fallen. A boy named Jonas wakes in the night to find his mother gone. Out his window, in the cold moonlight, he sees the snowman that inexplicably appeared in the yard earlier in the day. Around its neck is his mother’s pink scarf.

Hole suspects a link between a menacing letter he’s received and the disappearance of Jonas’s mother – and of perhaps a dozen other women, all of whom went missing on the day of a first snowfall. As his investigation deepens, something else emerges: he is becoming a pawn in an increasingly terrifying game whose rules are devised – and constantly revised – by the killer.

Fiercely suspenseful, its characters brilliantly realized, its atmosphere permeated with evil, The Snowman is the electrifying work of one of the best crime writers of our time.”

Saturday Book Chat at Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library

Join this engaging and fun book discussion group at the Library! They’ll be chatting about The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender at the January meeting.

Copies are available to check out at the Library front desk upon request.

Here’s a summary of this fascinating story:

“The wondrous Aimee Bender conjures the lush and moving story of a girl whose magical gift is really a devastating curse.

On the eve of her ninth birthday, unassuming Rose Edelstein, a girl at the periphery of schoolyard games and her distracted parents’ attention, bites into her mother’s homemade lemon-chocolate cake and discovers she has a magical gift: she can taste her mother’s emotions in the cake. She discovers this gift to her horror, for her mother—her cheerful, good-with-crafts, can-do mother—tastes of despair and desperation. Suddenly, and for the rest of her life, food becomes a peril and a threat to Rose.

The curse her gift has bestowed is the secret knowledge all families keep hidden—her mother’s life outside the home, her father’s detachment, her brother’s clash with the world. Yet as Rose grows up she learns to harness her gift and becomes aware that there are secrets even her taste buds cannot discern.

The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake is a luminous tale about the enormous difficulty of loving someone fully when you know too much about them. It is heartbreaking and funny, wise and sad, and confirms Aimee Bender’s place as “a writer who makes you grateful for the very existence of language” (San Francisco Chronicle).”