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Jessamine County Public Library Events published Sept. 28, 2017

Pound Exercise Class

Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Pound is a jam session / cardio workout inspired by the infectious, energizing fun of playing the drums. Fitness instructor Chris Chandler will lead the classes. All equipment is provided. Please register.

What’s Brewing? Grayson Jenkins

Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017 7 – 8 p.m.

Good music and good coffee are what’s brewing each month at JCPL. September’s guest is Grayson Jenkins. A native of the rolling hills and coal mining communities of rural western Kentucky, Grayson is a singer-songwriter who now calls Lexington, KY his home. Grayson’s music reflects his influences from all genres, whether it’s country, blues, rock, or bluegrass. His lyrics are inspired by the words of Mark Twain, who always said, “Write what you know.” In keeping with this motto, Grayson’s songs pay homage to the things most important to him—family, friends, and a life without regrets.
No registration necessary, just stop by and listen.

Jump & Jive

Friday, Sept. 29, 2017 10:30 – 11 a.m.

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.

One-to-One Job Search Assistance

Friday, Sept. 29, 2017 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Get one-to-one 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.

Oil Painting Class: Part 2

Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Please note that this is a two-part class. You must register for session one in order to attend both classes. All supplies and light refreshments will be provided. Whether this is your first exposure to oil painting or you are an experienced painter, you are welcome to join artist Nancy Wells for this introductory class. During the two sessions, she will cover the basic steps to an oil painting from beginning to end. Each student will have the opportunity to complete a 9” X 12” painting.
Nancy says “It has become a known fact that art is good therapy. You will come away from this class with inspiration, a renewed confidence in your own abilities and with the practical “know how” to begin and complete an oil painting on your own. In the process, we will all have gained new friends & learned from each other.”

Mother Goose Storytime

Monday, Oct. 2, 2017 10 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

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.

No registration is required for this program, so please attend as often as you are able. Ages 0-2.

Mother Goose Storytime

Monday, Oct. 2, 2017 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

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.

No registration is required for this program, so please attend as often as you are able. Ages 0-2 years.

Green Screen Basics

Monday, Oct. 2, 2017 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Explore the basics of planning and shooting videos and photos on Green 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.

Teen Trivia

Monday, Oct. 2, 2017 6 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Think you know pop culture and trivia? Want to test your skills and win some prizes? Come join us every Monday for Teen Trivia! Topics include: music, sports, food, Harry Potter, video games, anime, books, and more! This is a come-and-go program and registration is not required.

Mother Goose Storytime

Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017 10 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

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. No registration is required for this program, so please attend as often as you are able. Ages 0-2 years.

Mother Goose Storytime

Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

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. No registration is required for this program, so please attend as often as you are able. Ages 0-2 years.

Wig Workshop

Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Design your own wig for cosplay and costumes! Participants will learn a variety of wig styling techniques and get to practice them on a wig. All supplies provided. Registration required.

Family Storytime

Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017 7 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.

This storytime is designed for families with children 0-5 years old. Family storytime is designed to provide parents/caregivers and children time to enjoy books and reading together while incorporating early literacy and school readiness activities. Adults and children will spend quality time together as they enjoy stories, lap songs, fingerplays, singing and dancing. Each session includes 25-30 minutes of group interaction followed by an opportunity for parents and children to play, talk and read together. Participation is encouraged as we explore language and movement in a group setting. No registration is required for this program, so please attend as often as you are able.

Nicholasville Toastmasters

Tuesday, Oct., 2017 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Master the art of public speaking. Nicholasville Toastmasters is a diverse group of individuals, dedicated to supporting you, as a member, in becoming a confident speaker and leader. Toastmasters is the safest, most supportive environment in which to learn and grow. You’ll absolutely love this community of Toastmasters. We will help you learn to effectively formulate, organize, and express your ideas to others so that you can achieve all kinds of success. You’ll be more capable and confident when giving presentations. You’ll be more persuasive when pitching prospective clients. Want to be better at negotiating your salary with your boss? Networking at business or social functions…

Preschool Storytime

Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

This storytime is designed for families with children 3-5 years old. With an early literacy and school readiness focus, group time includes 25-30 minutes of outstanding stories, poetry, fingerplays, singing and dancing.  It wraps up with time for adults and children to interact with a story one-on-one.  Participants can then enjoy an additional 10-15 minutes of an age-appropriate art project, physical activity or dramatic play. No registration is required for this program, so please attend as often as you are able.

Exercise With Ease

Wednesday, Oct. 4 2017 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

If you want to exercise, but need to start slowly, this is the perfect class for you. We can help you get moving gently so you can avoid exacerbating injuries or existing conditions. These exercises can be adapted to fit nearly any physical impediment. Trained instructor, Paula Hutchens will be your guide to exercising with ease. No need to register.

Munch & Movie Trivia

Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017 11:30 p.m. – 12 p.m.

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.

Teen Craft: Vintage Record Clock

Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Teens, get crafty! Hang out and make DIY projects to make your world even more awesome. Room decor, jewelry, tasty snacks, and more. For teens in 6th – 12th grades. All supplies are provided. Please register. In September, make a vintage record clock.

Preschool Storytime

Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

This storytime is designed for families with children 3-5 years old. With an early literacy and school readiness focus, group time includes 25-30 minutes of outstanding stories, poetry, fingerplays, singing and dancing.  It wraps up with time for adults and children to interact with a story one-on-one.  Participants can then enjoy an additional 10-15 minutes of an age-appropriate art project, physical activity or dramatic play. No registration is required for this program, so please attend as often as you are able.

Silver Screen: Psycho

Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Join us for popcorn and a great classic movie. October’s movie will be Psycho starring Anthony Perkins and Janet Leigh.

Jr. STEM Club

Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

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. In October, participants will be working with Mathnasium to learn math, have fun, and discover their current skill levels.