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Jessamine County Public Library


address  600 S. Main St.
 Nicholasville, KY  40356
phone (859) 885-3523
www.jesspublib.org

Upcoming Events

Jessamine County Public Library Civic Lab Discussion Group

Community Discussion Group, Talks/Lectures
The Civic Lab at JCPL offers information, activities, and discussion on issues facing our community. You can participate by checking out the display in the main library and submitting your activities. We also invite you to join our monthly article discussion group. For October, we'll discuss the article "On the Sidelines of Democracy: Exploring Why So Many Americans Don't Vote." The library will provide light refreshments. Registration is required.
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 • Tue 11/27/18 at 6:30pm-7:30pm 

Jessamine County Public Library Jump & Jive

Special Event, Children
Join with us as we sing and dance to your favorite storytime songs and rhymes. This high-energy program is specifically geared for kids 0-5 years of age. Families will have fun together as they enjoy age-appropriate songs, rhymes and fingerplays. This is a great time for the whole family to learn their child's favorite storytime rhymes and songs.
• Kid Friendly
songs;rhymes;storytimes;fingerplays
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 • Fri 11/2/18 at 10:30am-11am 
 • Fri 11/9/18 at 10:30am-11am 
 • Fri 11/16/18 at 10:30am-11am 
 • Fri 11/23/18 at 10:30am-11am 
 • Fri 11/30/18 at 10:30am-11am 

Jessamine County Public Library Midi Keyboard Piano Lessons: Week 2

Piano Lessons, Class/Workshop, Special Event
This is a four-part series. Henry McDonald will introduce students to piano using MIDI keyboards. Students will learn songs each week, learn location notes on the keyboard, basic rhythms, and music terminology. Registration is required.
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 • Tue 10/23/18 at 4pm-5pm 

Jessamine County Public Library Introduction to Ancestry.com Library Edition

Genealogy, Class/Workshop, History/Science
In this hands-on workshop, you’ll learn to research your family history using Ancestry.com Library Edition. Must have basic computer skills and be able to comfortably use the mouse and keyboard. Registration is required.
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 • Tue 10/23/18 at 5:30pm-6:30pm 

Jessamine County Public Library 9th Annual Boo-Wow Walk

Animals
It's time for the 9th Annual Boo-Wow Walk: Trick-or-Treat for Dogs! Jessamine County Public Library and Jessamine County Animal Care and Control invite you to bring your best canine buddy in costume so he or she can compete in our costume contest. This year the event will take place on the Jessamine County fairgrounds and will have some indoor and outdoor stations. The event includes: Canine treat stations sponsored by JCPL, Jessamine County Animal Shelter, Hollywood Feed and The Barkery Doggie costume contest judged by the participants’ people $100 gift cards for costume contest winners Nail trimming and painting stations Pet psychic Opportunity to meet shelter dogs looking for homes Free treats for humans too! This event is free and does not require registration.
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 • Sat 10/27/18 at 1pm-2:30pm 

Jessamine County Public Library Mary Todd: A New American Musical

Musical
In honor of the 200th birthday of Mary Todd Lincoln, The Bluegrass Opera Music and Theater Company is proud to present Mary Todd: A New American Musical. This story follows the future First Lady as she struggles to navigate the world of the American South as a teenager during the 1830s. From a complicated relationship with her cold stepmother and well-meaning father to her warm and adventurous relationship with central Kentucky's African American community, and from bright dances at her finishing school to odd apothecary shops, Mary is never a traditional "young lady," but she does discover the varied colors and tones of womanhood. BGO is a non-profit performing arts company based in Lexington. Founded in 2008, the group is a unique collective of music and theater artists that specializes in bringing new works to life -- from musicals to operas and everything in between. This will be a shortened version of the theater piece (under an hour in length). It is geared toward adults, but appropriate for students in 4th grade & up. No registration is required.
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 • Mon 10/29/18 at 6:30pm-8pm 

Jessamine County Public Library Teen Program: Halloween Party

Teen Halloween Party, Holiday
Teen Halloween: It’s going to be a strange night at JCPL as we celebrate our Stranger Things themed party. This event will feature a costume contest, games, snacks and loads of fun. Registration is not required
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 • Tue 10/30/18 at 6pm-8pm 

Jessamine County Public Library One-to-One Job Search Assistance

Class/Workshop
Get help with your job search! A JCPL librarian can help you look for jobs, create and upload a resume or cover letter and fill out an online application. Please bring a copy of your current resume/work history on a flash drive, CD, or as a hard copy.
workshop;job;search;resume;applications
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 • Thu 11/1/18 at 4pm till 4:45pm, 5pm till 5:45pm 

Jessamine County Public Library: Sewing Machine Basics

Sewing, Class/Workshop
Ever wonder what some of those buttons on your sewing machine do? Do you find yourself struggling to make simple changes or do minor repairs on your sewing machine? Let Sandy Reid from Sandy's Sewing Center help you expand your skills and knowledge. Sandy will guide you through the basics of using and caring for your sewing machine. She will also answer questions. Bring your own machine or use one of ours. Registration is required.
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 • Thu 11/1/18 at 1pm-3pm 

Jessamine County Public Library End of Life Planning

end of life planning, Class/Workshop
Decision-making and grieving do not go well together. That is why it’s important to have plans in place before family members pass away. Kelly from Kerr Funeral Home will share general information common to decision making for funerals and dealing with the expenses involved in the death of a loved one. She will also have information about making living arrangements for someone nearing the end of his or her life and transitional services such as cleaning and transportation. She will have contact information for local lawyers who specialize in wills too. Registration is required.
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 • Thu 11/1/18 at 5pm-6pm 

Jessamine County Public Library Virtual Cemetery Walk

special event, History/Science, Talks/Lectures
Librarians Carrie Green and Les Lehman will take you on a virtual tour of Locust Grove and Maple Grove cemeteries. They will be sharing interesting stories about some of the people buried there as well as pictures and information on the iconography of gravestones. If you have relatives buried in either cemetery, please bring stories and pictures to share during lunch immediately after the presentation. The library will provide a light lunch. Registration is required.
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 • Sat 11/3/18 at 11am-1pm 

Jessamine County Public Library Introduction to Fold 3

Ancestry, Class/Workshop
Obituaries, headstones, and other death records contain valuable information about how your ancestors lived and died. In this hands-on class, we'll show you how several online resources, including the library database America's Obituaries and Death Notices, can help you find these valuable records. Plus, enter a drawing to win a DNA testing kit from Ancestry.com! Must have basic computer skills and be comfortable using a mouse and keyboard. Registration is required.
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 • Sat 11/3/18 at 2:30pm-3:30pm 

Jessamine County Public Library Finding your ancestor's lives...in death records

Ancestory, Class/Workshop
Obituaries, headstones, and other death records contain valuable information about how your ancestors lived and died. In this hands-on class, we'll show you how several online resources, including the library database America's Obituaries and Death Notices, can help you find these valuable records. Plus, enter a drawing to win a DNA testing kit from Ancestry.com! Must have basic computer skills and be comfortable using a mouse and keyboard. Registration is required.
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 • Sat 11/3/18 at 1pm-2pm 

Jessamine County Public Library STEM – Table Pool for Everyone

Computers/Technology
Use geometry and physics to win at table-top pool/billiards.
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 • Sun 11/4/18 at 2pm-4pm 

Jessamine County Public Library Coding for Everyone Club: Lego Mindstorms Week 1

Computers/Technology, Class/Workshop
This Coding Club is for all age groups. Teens can register. Adults can register. Children can register with their families attending with them and registering as well. For November and December, students will explore LEGO MINDSTORMS. LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 makes building, programming and commanding your own LEGO robots smarter, faster, and more fun than ever.
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 • Mon 11/5/18 at 6pm-7:30pm 

Jessamine County Public Library Teen Program: Intro to Dungeons and Dragons

Gaming
Are you a teen? Are you a fan of fantasy and tabletop gaming? Come to the teen space and learn about the massively popular roleplaying game, Dungeons and Dragons. Check out some of our companion guides, player’s handbooks, or monster manuals, watch teens play, and ask our teen staff questions about how to get involved with the four week teen series launching our new Adventurer’s League here at JCPL on December 1.
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 • Mon 11/5/18 at 6pm-8pm 

Jessamine County Public Library Coffee Filter Wreath Craft

craft, Folk Art/Crafts
Make a beautiful wreath for any season using nothing more than coffee filters. Wreaths can be colored or embellished in so many ways. All supplies are provided until they run out. No registration is required.
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 • Mon 11/5/18 at 1pm-3pm 

Jessamine County Public Library Mother Goose Storytime

Family/Child (Books), Children
Mother Goose storytime is designed to provide parents/caregivers and young children time to enjoy books and reading together. Interaction between adults and their children is encouraged through stories, lap songs and fingerplays.
• Kid Friendly
children;storytime;fables;books
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 • Mon 11/5/18 at 10am till 10:45am, 11:30am till 12:15pm 

Jessamine County Public Library: Jr. STEM Club

Children, Education, History/Science
Jr. STEM Club brings science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), to kids ages kindergarten through fifth grade in fun and challenging ways. In these hands on, interactive programs kids and their caregivers will ask questions, use their senses, and investigate the world around them. Registration for this program is required and will begin on September 20th. In October, participants will be working with Mathnasium to learn math, have fun, and discover their current skill levels.
• Kid Friendly
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 • Wed 11/7/18 at 6pm till 7pm, 7:30pm till 8:30pm 

Jessamine County Public Library Munch & Movie Trivia

Film, Social Event, Talks/Lectures
Join us for a light lunch and some fun trivia questions that will get you prepared for the classic movie that begins immediately afterwards. Please register.
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 • Wed 11/7/18 at 11:30am-12pm 

Jessamine County Public Library Silver Screen: All the Heaven Allows

Film
Join us for popcorn and a great classic movie. November's film will be All That Heaven Allows (1955) with Rock Hudson and Jane Wyman. Event Type(s): Adult
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 • Wed 11/7/18 at 12pm-2pm 

Jessamine County Public Library Veg-out Potluck

Nutrition, Health & Wellness/Nutrition
If you have attended any of our Veg-Out programs, then you are invited to bring your favorite vegetable dish to share with other participants. Please bring recipes to share as well. JCPL will provide drinks and dessert. Please register.
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 • Thu 11/8/18 at 6pm-7pm 

Jessamine County Public Library DIY Reusable Food Wrap

Folk Art/Crafts
Reusable, eco-friendly cling wrap is great for the environment, but can be very expensive to purchase. Make several sheets with the library and save some money and the planet! All supplies provided until they run out. No registration is necessary.
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 • Mon 11/12/18 at 1pm-2:30pm 

Jessamine County Public Library Tabletop Gaming: Dominion

Gaming
Join us for an evening of tabletop gaming, a smoothie bar and snacks. Andy Spaeth from the Rusty Scabbard will be here to teach players the ropes of the game and answer questions. Multiple copies of the games will be provided so that several groups can play at the same time. Registration is required.
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 • Tue 11/13/18 at 6pm-8pm 

Jessamine County Public Library Lego Club: Bricks 4 Kidz

children
Use LEGO® Bricks to build creations that actually move! After you've mastered your projects, you can create your own mini-figure to take home. This program is designed for children 4 years - 5th grade. Family groups will work together to create each project. Registration is required for this program and will begin on October 31. Please register as a family (example: Smith Family).
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 • Wed 11/14/18 at 6:30pm-8pm 

Jessamine County Public Library What's Brewing: Heath and Molly

Special Event, Americana/Roots
Heath & Molly blend powerful vocals with acoustic guitars, baritone guitars, djembe, cajon, and various percussion to create a homegrown, original, roots music experience. Their live show delivers the entertainment and sonic value of a much larger ensemble. They perform an average of 150 shows each year across the USA and parts of eastern Europe. Join us for good coffee and good music! No registration is required.
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 • Thu 11/15/18 at 7pm-8pm 

Jessamine County Public Library Parent Tool Kit: Positive Discipline and Gentle Guidance

Parenting, Parents/Parenting
Parent Tool Kit: equipping parents to set their children up for success. These sessions will expose parents to strategies and tactics to help them establish a proactive approach to parenting. These classes are designed for an audience of adults, unless otherwise specified. If you have questions about this please, feel free to contact us. Registration is required for this event. Our November class will be led by Leslie Iwinski, MD of Growing Peaceful Families, LLC. The topic will be “Positive Discipline and Gentle Guidance: An Overview and a few practical tips.
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 • Thu 11/15/18 at 6:30pm-7:30pm 

Jessamine County Public Library Pro Tools: Week 1

Computers/Technology, Class/Workshop
This is a three-part series. Greg Miske will teach you the basics of ProTools: beat construction, sampling, and how to use reverb. Students should have a prior knowledge of GarageBand. Registration is required.
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 • Mon 11/19/18 at 6:30pm-8:30pm 

Jessamine County Public Library Garage Band: Audio 1

Computers/Technology, Class/Workshop
Explore the basics audio recording and editing with GarageBand. You will learn how to add new tracks by selecting software instruments, vocal, electric guitar, or Drummer tracks. You will also learn how to add loops and use smart controls. Bring a USB to save your project.
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 • Mon 11/19/18 at 5pm-6:30pm 

Jessamine County Public Library Corel DRAW

Computers/Technology, Class/Workshop
Edit vector graphics for cutting or engraving on the Laser Cutter. Students will also be able to edit photos using CorelDRAW's bitmap-image editor Corel Photo-Paint
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 • Tue 11/20/18 at 6pm-8pm 

Jessamine County Public Library Teen Anime & Manga Club

Meeting
Join the club to meet teens who love anime and manga as much as you do! We meet once a month to screen anime, discuss print and animated formats, and explore Japanese culture. Authentic Japanese refreshments will be available. Teens in 6th-12th grades. Please register. In April, we'll be screening episodes from the show Steins; Gate.
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 • Wed 11/21/18 at 6pm-7:30pm 

Jessamine County Public Library Teen Crafts: Super Sweet Cup Cozy

Children's Arts/Crafts
Teens, come join us for No-Sew craft program. We will have two cute no-sew projects with a fall theme!
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 • Wed 11/21/18 at 2pm-3pm 

Jessamine County Public Library Video Recording Basics I

Computers/Technology
Explore the basics of planning and shooting videos; how to control your video camera, executing different shots, and camera motion techniques. You'll script and storyboard short movie sequences and develop an understanding of the technology setup and lighting.
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 • Mon 11/26/18 at 5pm-6:30pm 

Jessamine County Public Library JCPL Book Club: The 7 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

JCPL Bookclub, Talks/Lectures
Joins us for a group dicussion of Stuart Turton's The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle. Refreshments will be served and registration is required. Evelyn Hardcastle will die. Every day until Aiden Bishop can identify her killer and break the cycle. But every time the day begins again, Aiden wakes up in the body of a different guest. And some of his hosts are more helpful than others...The most inventive debut of the year twists together a mystery of such unexpected creativity it will leave readers guessing until the very last page.
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 • Mon 11/26/18 at 6pm-7pm 

Teen Program: Dungeon Masters 101

Gaming
Do you enjoy storytelling or world building? Are you a dungeon master who needs more ideas on how to run a game of Dungeons and Dragons? Come to the final seminar of the D&D series and learn what it takes to be the master of your own story for the adventure’s league on December 1. Dungeon master’s guides will be provided.
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 • Mon 11/26/18 at 6pm-8pm 

Jessamine County Public Library Green/Blue Screen Basics

Class/Workshop, Computers/Technology, Multimedia
Explore the basics of planning and shooting videos and photos on Green and Blue screen. You can digitally recreate the background of your scene instead of scouting/shooting on location. You will also learn how to prepare a live-action set and positioning/posing your subject.
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 • Mon 11/26/18 at 7pm-8:30pm 

Jessamine County Public Library Tabletop Gaming: Evolution

Gaming, Social Event
Join us for an evening of tabletop gaming, a smoothie bar and snacks. Andy Spaeth from the Rusty Scabbard will be here to teach players the ropes of the game and answer questions. Multiple copies of the games will be provided so that several groups can play at the same time. Registration is required.
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 • Tue 11/27/18 at 6pm-8pm 

Jessamine County Public Library U can Creat---Snowman in a Bag Kit

Children's Arts/Crafts
U Can Create will get your creative juices flowing, while spending quality time with your family. This hands-on program will feature a new project or activity each month and is geared for preschool aged children through adults. As always there is never any charge to attend our programs. Registration is required for this program and will open on November 14. Please register your family/group together as one registrant. Children ages 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult. In November families will make a snowman in a bag kit complete with top hat, carrot nose, coal eyes, smile and buttons.
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 • Wed 11/28/18 at 6:30pm-8pm 

Jessamine County Public Library Coding Club for Everyone: Lego Mindstorms Week 2

Computers/Technology
This Coding Club is for all age groups. Teens can register. Adults can register. Children can register with their families attending with them and registering as well. For November and December, students will explore LEGO MINDSTORMS.
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 • Thu 11/29/18 at 6pm-7:30pm 

Jessamine County Public Library Needle Felted Birds

Folk Art/Crafts, Class/Workshop
Needle felting is so fun it's almost addictive! Come and make an adorable bird that would make a great tree ornament or gift. All supplies provided. Please register.
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 • Thu 11/29/18 at 5pm-6:30pm