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Jessamine County Public Library Activities

Drop Your Drawers at the Library!

Wednesday, Nov. 1 – Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017

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.

Read Off Your Fines

Wednesday Dec. 20 – Tuesday Jan. 02

Reading must be done in the library and completed in 15 minute increments. Fines will be forgiven on overdue items only, not lost items. Each 15 minutes of reading forgives $1.50.

Little Feet Beats: Demi Mays of Growing Sound

Friday Dec. 1 

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Dance and sing along to the music in our fun, family concert series. Children ages 0-5 and their families are invited to attend these lively performances that everyone is sure to enjoy. In December, the library will feature Demi Mays of Growing Sound. Her concerts are fully interactive with singing, dancing, movement and special tricks on her hula hoop. All of this fun is set to music that promotes positive social-emotional learning.

One-to-One Job Search Assistance

Friday, Dec. 1 

10:30 – 11:15 a.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.

Teen Advisory Board

Friday, Dec. 1

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Hey teens! Want to get more involved in what’s going on at your library? We need you at Teen Advisory Board! Talk to the Teen Librarians about upcoming events, contests, and more. Snacks will be provided. Grades 6-12 only. Registration required.

Make & Take Craft: Star Lanterns

Monday, Dec. 4,

3 – 5 p.m.

Make a beautiful star lantern for a gift, a tree topper, or year-round decoration. All supplies provided until they run out!

Colored Pencil Holiday Cards

Monday, Dec. 4

5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Professional colored pencil artist, David Neace, will help you create an original, hand-drawn card that could be a gift on its own. All supplies will be provided. Please register.

Green Screen Basics

Monday, Dec. 4

  6 – 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. Bring a USB to save your project.

Exercise With Ease

Wednesday Dec. 6  10:30 – 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.

Munch & Movie Trivia

Wednesday  Dec. 6  11:30 – noon

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.

Silver Screen:

White Christmas

Wednesday Dec. 6   

noon – 2 p.m.

Join us for popcorn and a great classic movie. December’s movie will be White Christmas starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera Ellen.

Teen Craft: Melted Crayon Ornaments

Wednesday Dec. 6 

6 – 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 December, make your own melted crayon holiday ornament.

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

Wednesday Dec. 6  7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Book club meeting.