Jessamine County Public Library Events published Nov. 16, 2017

Published 11:03 am Wednesday, November 22, 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.

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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!

Lunch and Learn

Thursday, Nov. 16 

12 – 1 p.m.

Get ready for holiday cooking and baking with help from the best apps and online resources. We’ll explore recipe discovery apps and websites; online cooking and baking classes; meal planners; cookbooks, and more. Whether you’re a kitchen pro or a novice, create fabulous meals this season!

Leather Crafts

Thursday, Nov. 16

3 – 4:30 p.m.

Learn to do some simple leather working by completing one of two projects that will make ideal holiday gifts. Choose to make either a leaf hair clip or a mason jar sleeve. All supplies are provided. Please register.

Online Book Club Wrap-Up Event

Thursday, Nov. 16

6 – 7:30 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.

Jump & Jive

Friday,  Nov. 17

  10:30 a.m. – 11 a.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.

One-to-One Job Search Assistance

Friday Nov. 17  10:30 a.m. – 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

Board of Trustees Meeting

Friday, Nov. 17   

3:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Intro To GarageBand

Saturday, Nov. 18   

11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

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.

Intro To the JCPL Creative Space

Saturday, Nov. 18   

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

Teen Crafternoon

Saturday, Nov. 18   

2 – 4 p.m.

Hey teens! Come and get crafty at the library! Drop in during Teen Crafternoon to make a craft for yourself or as a holiday gift. A variety of craft supplies and tools will be available. This is a come-and-go program and registration is not required.

Teen Trivia

Monday Nov. 20,

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.

Video Recording Basics

Monday, Nov. 20 

6 – 8 p.m.

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.

P.A.L. Parents of Addicted Loved Ones

Tuesday Nov. 21  6 – 8:45 p.m.

Support group parents of addicted loved ones.

Exercise With Ease

Wednesday Nov. 22  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.

Teen Open Gaming

Wednesday Nov. 22  12 – 8 p.m.

Stop by the library to play board games, video games, and make some gaming crafts with friends. Grades 6-12.

Book Club – The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis

Wednesday Nov. 22  7:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Book Club meeting.