Library Pathfinders

Library Pathfinders are lovingly crafted by BCPL's reference librarians to bring you suggested reading, browsing, and viewing options. We do our best to choose topics YOU enjoy and most often request. Our goal with pathfinders is to bring you a world of suggested media right at your fingertips on subjects you care about.

Is there a subject or author you’d like to learn more about? If you have suggestions for future pathfinders, let us know! (502) 543-7675 ext. 4 / reference@bcplib.org

Most Recent & Popular Guides

  • Author Guide: William Shakespeare

    William Shakespeare is an enigmatic yet important literary figure in history. Our reference librarians have compiled this pathfinder with a complete listing of Shakespeare’s works, recommended reimaginings, and movies based on his plays.

  • Caldecott Winners

    Love picture books and stunning illustrations? Learn more about past Caldecott Medal Winners with this Library Pathfinder listing the winners since this esteemed award’s debut. Pathfinders are guides for suggested reading, browsing, and viewing on popular subjects and authors.

  • Do-It-Yourself: Auto Repair, Maintenance, Restoration

    Lots of people own cars, but what do we really know about the upkeep? There’s a ton you can do yourself to save on cost. So, our reference team has compiled a list of BCPL resources and websites that can help you repair, restore, and maintain your wheels. Plus, pick up a few cool books on the history and evolution of vehicles – perfect for the car enthusiast!

  • Do-It-Yourself: Home Projects

    Are you ready to update your home? Our BCPL staff has gathered the best books, DVDs, planning kits, and online resources we have to offer for all your DIY home improvement needs.

  • Homeschooling Guides and Resources

    In today’s world, opting to homeschool your kids over a public school education is very common. But where do you start? What do you need to know? Our BCPL reference staff has compiled this informative pathfinder to help you on your journey!

  • Homesteading & Self-Sustainable Living

    In recent years, we’ve begun a movement toward a more self-sustainable lifestyle. The cost of living rises the longer you live, so utilizing your own home and property to create a self-sustaining farm has become increasingly popular. The BCPL reference staff has gathered some of the most popular homesteading books together for you in one convenient brochure!

  • Job Seeker Resources

    Our BCPL reference staff are always on hand during normal Library hours to assist you with your job search, whether it’s through researching available jobs, creating your cover letter and resume, or answering your questions about the interview process. We’ve also compiled this handy brochure of books and websites you can check out to help you in your search.

  • Music Lovers

    It’s no secret that music makes the world go ’round. From campfire songs to today’s hottest pop tunes, music permeates daily life for us. Whether we live in a remote Aboriginal tribe or a fast-paced, urban city, music helps us share our stories and relate to one another. Your BCPL reference staff gathered some of our favorite books and movies about music —both fiction and nonfiction — for you to peruse.

  • On Writing

    Often touted as the definitive bible for the aspiring author, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King offers a clever, quirky insight into King’s life and processes. Along the way, he also gives inspiration and encouragement for writers interested in following in his footsteps. Our BCPL reference team put together this writing themed pathfinder to help you find the best books and resources on the craft we have to offer.

  • Poets & Poetry

    Poetry is one of the rawest forms of literary expression, which means reading poems can often seem like a glimpse into the window of the poet’s mind and soul. The poetry lovers here at BCPL have gathered together this pathfinder to guide you into the world of poets and poetry.

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