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Jessamine County Public Library events published Oct. 5, 2017

Virtual Field Trip: Greenville Zoo

Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 1

1:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

JCPL’s virtual field trips allow you to visit far off places, see artistic masterpieces, experience live performances, go behind the scenes and get up close and personal all without leaving Jessamine County. Using high definition videoconferencing technology, participants are able to interact live with presenters at hundreds of content providers around the world. Virtual field trips provide the opportunity for patrons to experience the history and appreciation of visual and performing arts, explore the sciences, learn about history and more. Every child, birth – 5th grade, who attends a virtual field trip will receive a free gift book of their choice.

Angler’s Legacy

Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017

6 – 7 p.m.

Angler’s Legacy is a fishing program from the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources that helps develop adults with little or no fishing experience into self-sustaining fishermen and women. High school students, college students and families are introduced to fishing through a program designed to teach the skills and confidence to become lifelong angler. Events focus on the skills needed to successfully catch fish, how to use a spinning rod and reel, determine proper hook size, know what kind of bait to use, how to bait a hook, and how to take a fish off a hook. Other topics include where and when to fish and fishing regulations. The goal of the program is to teach people who may have never fished before how to become successful, long term anglers. JCPL will pay for a one-day fishing license for all who attend. Participants will be entered to win a free fishing pole too. Please register.

Audio Recording Basics

Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017

6 – 8 p.m.

Explore the basics of sound engineering and podcasting. You will learn how to digitally edit using popular audio workstations, optimal microphone selection and setup, and digital audio plug-ins. Bring a USB to save your project.

Jump & Jive

Friday, Oct. 6, 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, Oct. 6, 2017

10:30 – 11:15 a.m.; 11:30; 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.

Intro to the JCPL Creative Space

Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017 12 – 12:45 p.m.

During this class, attendees will learn about JCPL’s Creative Space. Policies and procedures of the space will be covered as well as a brief introduction to software used to with the 3D printers and laser cutter. At the end of class, attendees will be given the opportunity to agree to the written policy for use of the Creative Space (juveniles must have a parent or guardian attend with them and sign the agreement) and schedule a time for the second part of the Creative Space training. For questions, please email dpowell@jesspublib.org.

Writers’ Forum @ JCPL

Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017

2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Join other writers of all genres and formats to get motivated by sharing your work and discussing your craft. Please register to receive event reminders. Refreshments provided.

Classic Sci-Fi Matinee Madness

Monday, Oct. 9, 2017 

12 p.m. – 2 p.m.

In anticipation of JCPL Comic Surge, we are showing eight classic science fiction movies. Trivia, popcorn, and drinks will be provided at every show. There is no registration, just drop-in and enjoy. Our first show is the “Mothra vs. Godzilla” from 1964.

Classic Sci-Fi Matinee Madness

Monday, Oct. 9, 2017  2:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

In anticipation of JCPL Comic Surge, we are showing eight classic science fiction movies. Trivia, popcorn, and drinks will be provided at every show. There is no registration, just drop-in and enjoy. Our second show is “Jurassic Park” from 1993.

Teen Trivia

Monday, Oct. 9, 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.

Classic Sci-Fi Matinee Madness

Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017 

12 p.m. – 2 p.m.

In anticipation of JCPL Comic Surge, we are showing eight classic science fiction movies. Trivia, popcorn, and drinks will be provided at every show. There is no registration, just drop-in and enjoy. Our third show is “Blade Runner” from 1982.

Classic Sci-Fi Matinee Madness

Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017 

2:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

In anticipation of JCPL Comic Surge, we are showing eight classic science fiction movies. Trivia, popcorn, and drinks will be provided at every show. There is no registration, just drop-in and enjoy. Our fourth show is “2001: A Space Odyssey” from 1968.

Teen Anime Club

Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

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.

Introduction to Ancestry

Library Edition

Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017 

6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

In this hands-on workshop, you’ll learn to research your family history using Ancestry Library Edition. Must have basic computer skills and be able to comfortably use the mouse and keyboard. Registration is required.

Exercise With Ease

Wednesday, Oct. 11, 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. Please register.

Classic Sci-Fi Matinee Madness

Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017 

12 p.m. – 2 p.m.

In anticipation of JCPL Comic Surge, we are showing eight classic science fiction movies. Trivia, popcorn, and drinks will be provided at every show. There is no registration, just drop-in and enjoy. Our fifth show is “Planet of the Apes” from 1968.

Teen Gaming Tournament

Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017 

2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Join us for a Super Smash Brothers Brawl video game tournament on the WiiU! Win a Gamestop gift card and other fabulous prizes. Grades 6-12 only. Registration is not required, entrants will be taken as first-come-first-served.

Be-You-tiful

Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017 

6 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Teens, bring the spa experience home! Each month, come learn the skills to make homemade products to let your beauty shine. From lip balm to bath bombs to sugar scrubs, find out how to use simple ingredients to create quality products to help you feel refreshed without spending a fortune. In October, make pumpkin-sugar body scrub!