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Jessamine Co. Public Library Events published Nov. 09, 2017

Drop Your Drawers at the Library!

Wednesday, Nov. 1 – Sunday, Dec. 31

Make your next visit to the Library a brief one, for a good cause, as part of Jessamine County Public Library’s Drop Your Drawers campaign. Drop off packages of new underwear for boys and girls, preferably sizes 4-16, until Dec. 31 at the Customer Service Desk. Donations will help replenish Jessamine County schools’ supplies of emergency underpants and provide direct assistance to each school’s Family Resource Centers. The need is great. Schools are handing out 50 pairs a month to children who need clean underwear due to accidents at school or issues at home. Because parents often are unable to bring fresh underwear to their children during school hours, children can miss valuable learning time in the classroom.

Can Your Fines

Sunday Nov. 12 – Saturday Nov. 18 

Can Your Fines is happening November 12-18! During this week, for every non-perishable item you donate, the library will forgive $1 of your overdue fees. Items may be donated at the Customer Service Desk. Help us feed the hungry while you pay off your fines!

What’s Brewing? Wild Carrot

Thursday, Nov. 9

6:30 – 7 a.m.

Great music and coffee are what’s brewing every month at coffeehouse style live music program.

In November, our guest musicians are Wild Carrot. This Cincinnati-based, award-winning group has what it takes to please all types of Americana and Roots music fans. With a foot in traditional American music, their repertoire branches in diverse directions: from award-winning original tunes to swing, blues and traditional songs, using guitar, mandolin, dulcimer, concertina, and vocals.

Open Bluegrass Jam Session

Thursday, Nov. 9 

7:30 – 8:45 p.m.

Bring your instrument, meet up with other local musicians, and do some jamming’ — bluegrass style! If you don’t play, or are just learning, come to listen and learn. No registration necessary.

One-to-One Job Search Assistance

Friday, Nov. 10 

10:30 – 11:15 a.m. and 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.

How To Write a Novel in 30 Days

Saturday, Nov. 11 

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Writing a novel seems to be a tremendous challenge, and writing a novel in a month seems impossible. But the writer in you can do it. Forget clear sentences, a perfect plot with a clever twist, grammar, spelling, and even character development — all of that can be fixed in the next few drafts. Let experts from the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning help you hit that coveted 50,000 words in a month by preparing for the challenge, setting small goals, and staying motivated when the story seems lost. Come learn how others have done it and the best approach for you. Please register.

Local Author Fair

Saturday, Nov. 11 

1 – 3 p.m.

Meet local authors, talk to them about their work, purchase books and get them signed. Hot beverages and light refreshments will be served. We will also have multiple drawings to give away books by each author. At 1 p.m., author Liz Coley will be hosting workshop in meeting room 4: “A Frank Talk about Self-Publishing: Why, When, and How.”

Writers’ Forum @ JCPL

Sunday, Nov. 12 ,

2 – 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.

Mother Goose Storytime

Monday, Nov. 13 

10 – 11:15 a.m. and 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. For children ages 0-2 years.

Monday Make & Take: Scrap Fabric Wreath

Monday, Nov. 13, 2017  2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Make a cute scrap fabric wreath to adorn your door for the holidays. JCPL will provide all the necessary supplies until they run out, but please feel free to bring your own scrap fabric (old clothes, blankets, towels — anything works!) to recycle. No registration required.

Community Needs Assessment hosted by the Jessamine County Health Department

Monday, Nov. 13

4 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.

iMovie Basics

Monday, Nov. 13

6 – 8 p.m.

Explore the basics of creating your own video project in iMovie using photos, video clips, and music. You will be able edit by adding backgrounds, video effects and transitions, and titles to your project. Bring a USB to save your project.

Teen Trivia

Monday, Nov. 13 

6 – 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, Nov. 14 

10 – 11:15 a.m. and 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. For children ages 0-2 years.

Teen Anime Club

Tuesday, Nov. 14 

5 – 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.

Meet the Artist: Michael Moore

Tuesday, Nov. 14 

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Michael K. Moore’s photography is on exhibit in the JCPL gallery from October 17 through November 27. Michael became interested in photography while he was serving in the Army in Germany during the early 1970s. When composing his pictures, he aims to create a visually stunning work that still maintains the soul of the subject. Come meet Michael and talk to him about his work. Light refreshments will be served.

Family Storytime

Tuesday Nov. 14  7 – 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.

Preschool Storytime

Wednesday Nov. 15  10 – 11 a.m. and 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…

Books & Bites

Wednesday Nov. 15  10:30  – 11:30 a.m.

Enjoy some morning refreshments and good conversation with other book lovers in this no-pressure book club! JCPL librarians will provide lists of recommended books. We’ll also discuss your recent favorites. If the weather’s nice, we’ll meet on the reading patio. Please register.

Exercise With Ease

Wednesday Nov. 15  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. They 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.

Essential Oils for Kids and Babies

Wednesday Nov. 15  6  – 7:30 p.m.

Looking for natural options to help support your little one’s immune health? Wishing you could help them breathe clearer and soothe their tummy? Essential oils naturally support these functions, and are so easy to use! Join us we we learn more about supporting our children and babies with natural options! You’ll even get to make your own natural salve to take home for free!

U Can Create: Create your own Advent Calendar

Wednesday Nov. 15 6:30  – 8 p.m.

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. In November, families will receive an Usborne Advent Calendar to color. This keepsake is sure to be a family treasure year after year.