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Jessamine County Public Library

Girls Who Code Club

Thursday, Feb. 1

6 – 7:30 p.m.

This is a 10-session series. Sisterhood, Code, and Impact: Club girls join a safe and supportive environment of peers and role models and learn to see themselves as computer scientists. Use computer science to solve problems in your community. Learn the concepts of loops, variables, conditionals, ands functions that form the basis for all programming languages (build a website, an app, or a robot) and interest such as music, art, game design, and storytelling. Returning club girls can deepen their programming knowledge through extended activity sets. Work in teams to design and build a Computer Science “CS” Impact Project that solves real world problems through code. 6th-12th grade. Registration is required.

Pound Exercise Class

Thursday, Feb. 1

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.

Jump & Jive

Friday, Feb. 2

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, Feb. 2

10:30 – 11:15 a.m.

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, or fill out an online application.

AARP Tax-Aide

Monday, Feb. 5

8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Get help doing your taxes with the AARP Tax-Aide program. IRS trained and certified volunteers will be available to assist low-to-moderate income taxpayers, especially those 60 and older, prepare their tax return and answer tax related questions.Those wishing assistance MUST bring Social Security cards and photo identification for themselves and their dependents. In addition, all forms related to income and deductions such as W-2, health insurance, unemployment compensation statements, all 1099 forms, child care information, receipts or canceled checks if itemizing deductions, and any other relevant information should be brought. A copy of last year’s return is also helpful and may be required in some instances. Please arrive before 11:30 on each day of service. No registration is required. Questions may be directed to the tax-aide foundation at 1-888-227-7669.

Mother Goose Storytime

Monday, Feb. 5

10 – 11:15 a.m.

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. Age: 0 – 2 years

Exercise With Ease

Monday, Feb. 5

10:30 – 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.

Into to Mac

Monday, Feb. 5

5 – 6:30 p.m.

Explore the basics using Apple software and hardware. This class is great for those whom are new to Macs, or a Windows switcher. We will cover the Mac Operating System (OS X), including navigating and shortcuts.

Teen Trivia

Monday Feb. 5

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, Books, Video Games, History, and more! This is a come-and-go program and registration is not required.

iMovie Basics

Monday, Feb. 5

7 – 8:30 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.

Mother Goose Storytime

Tuesday Feb. 6

10 – 11:15 a.m.

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. Age: 0 – 2 years

Teen Advisory Board

Tuesday, Feb. 6

6:30 – 8 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.

Family Storytime

Tuesday, Feb. 6

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.

AARP Tax-Aide

Wednesday, Feb. 7

8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Get help doing your taxes with the AARP Tax-Aide program. IRS trained and certified volunteers will be available to assist low-to-moderate income taxpayers, especially those 60 and older, prepare their tax return and answer tax related questions.Those wishing assistance MUST bring Social Security cards and photo identification for themselves and their dependents. In addition, all forms related to income and deductions such as W-2, health insurance, unemployment compensation statements, all 1099 forms, child care information, receipts or canceled checks if itemizing deductions, and any other relevant information should be brought. A copy of last year’s return is also helpful and may be required in some instances. Please arrive before 11:30 on each day of service. No registration is required. Questions may be directed to the tax-aide foundation at 1-888-227-7669.

Preschool Storytime

Wednesday, Feb. 7

10 – 11 a.m.

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. Ages 3 -5 years.

Exercise with Ease

Wednesday. Feb. 7

10:30 – 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, Feb. 7

11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Join us for a light lunch and some fun trivia that will get you prepared for the classic movie that begins immediately afterwards. Please register.

Silver Screen: West Side Story

Wednesday, Feb. 7

12 – 2 p.m.

Join us for popcorn and a great classic movie. February’s movie will be West Side Story (1961) starring Natalie Wood and George Chakiris.

ACT Test Practice Exam

Wednesday, Feb. 7

5 – 8:30 p.m.

Join us for an ACT Practice Test hosted in collaboration with Kaplan. Participants will be able to take and then score their practice tests during the program. Grades 6-12 only. Registration is required to participate.

Jr. STEM Club

Wednesday, Feb. 7

6 – 7 p.m.

7:30 – 8:30 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. Registration is required for this program and will begin on January 24th. In February, participants will study geology and learn about the formation of geodes.