National Jukebox (Library of Congress)
During the spring and fall terms, the WKU Libraries organize and co-organize with and without sponsors a number of literary and community events such as Far Away Places and Kentucky Live! talk series, Southern Kentucky Book Fest and its affiliated programs like the Kentucky Writers Conference, as well as events that happen in the Helm Library and its Java City. Many of the events have been recorded and podcast so that everyone can revisit the events even if they missed the actual ones. You are welcome to sync to our podcast audios and listen to them on the go.
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On November 16, 2017, at Barnes and Noble Bookstore in Bowling Green, KY. Ann DAngelo, an attorney for the Kentucky Department of Transportation Cabinet, spoke
about the case of Verna Garr Taylor’s death in 1936.
Holly Tucker, a professor at Vanderbilt University, was the featured speaker at the
WKU Libraries’ “Far Away Places” speaker series on the evening of Thursday, November
9, 2017, at Barnes and Noble Bookstore. She talked about her book City of Light, City of Poison.
With support from an IYO grant, WKU Libraries invited Bellarmine Historian Fedja Buric
to be our guest speaker at Barnes & Noble Bookstore on the evening of Thursday, October
26, 2017, to talk about the history and the current situation in Bosnia.
Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Joel Pett spoke in this year’s WKU Libraries’
“Far Away Places” speaker series on the evening of Thursday, October 19, 2017. at
Barnes & Noble Bookstore.
Ricardo Marin Ruiz, a native of Spain, spoke on cycling in his country on Thursday,
September 21 at Barnes & Noble Bookstore.
On the evening of September 14 at Barnes & Noble Books, Bowling Green, KY, WKU Libraries
featured Fred Minnick in its Kentucky Live! speaker series as part of its community
outreach initiatives. Fred Minnick is the “Bourbon Authority” for the Kentucky Derby
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