Ask Giuseppe Biagini what everyone needs to know about the International Traditional Knowledge Institute, the Italy-based organization with which he’s associated, and he’s quick with his own question, “How much time have you got?”
If one were to pluck problems like weeds from the soil of life, exposing the unseen roots feeding the thorns above, ignorance would be exposed as the footing of most troubles. Knowledge, therefore, is the weeding tool needed to nourish a verdant and varied garden of the mind and soul. And the gardening sheds with the sharpest and most superior tools are our public libraries.
Libraries are important. They always have been. They always will be. No matter what innovations beset us, be they printing presses, typewriters, computers, or holograms (maybe?), the idea behind libraries is ideas. And ideas will always save us.
One of the season’s earliest events is Paducah’s advent walk. Organized by five of Paducah’s oldest churches, it is a time orchestrated to focus the hearts and minds of participants on the basis for the holiday season.
We love a parade—and it’s even better when it celebrates the kick-off of the holiday season! The annual Paducah Christmas Parade is a throwback to yesteryear as hundreds of eager onlookers line Broadway between 2nd and 14th Streets to view a tradition nearly as old as the city itself.