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Jessamine County Public Library

600 S. Main St., Nicholasville, KY

Phone:
1-(859)-885-3523

Website:
www.jesspublib.org

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Jessamine County Public Library Teen Movie

Movie, Film

Who's ready for a movie night at the library? Bring your friends to watch Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindlewald. No registration is required.

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• Mon 4/1/19 at 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Jessamine County Public Library – STEM Potions

History/Science, Class/Workshop

Come learn the science of how chemicals work and react together! We will then use certain chemicals to make potions and invisible ink. You will even get to take home your own little bottle of magic. No registration is required.

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• Mon 4/1/19 at 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Jessamine County Public Library Harry Potter Escape Game

Community Event, Social Event, Gaming

The last student to serve detention in Professor Sprout's office disappeared - never to be seen again. Now Professor Sprout has given YOU detention. You have 30 minutes to escape her office before the same fate happens to you. Use your detective skills to solve Harry Potter-themed puzzles! Games are on a tight schedule, so don't be late. Players who are more than 10 minutes late will not be able to join the game. Registration is required.

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• Tue 4/2/19 at 2:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Jessamine County Public Library Care of Magical Creatures Scavenger Hunt

Children, Family/Child (Books)

It's exam time in your Care of Magical Creatures class. Can you find and name all the creatures from the Harry Potter universe that are hiding around the library? To participate, pick up an entry form at the Customer Service, Teen, or Children's desk. Earn points for your Hogwarts House and get a reward (while supplies last). No registration is required.

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• Tue 4/2/19 at 9:00 AM - 8:30 PM

Jessamine County Public Library Exercise with Ease

Classes/Clinics

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.

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• Wed 4/3/19 at 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Jessamine County Public Library Harry Potter Crafts

crafts, Children's Arts/Crafts

Accessorize your Harry Potter world by creating your choice of a Harry Potter necktie in your house colors, or make a dragon’s egg. All supplies are provided. No registration is required.

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• Wed 4/3/19 at 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Jessamine County Public Library Lunch with the Grand Kids

family, Children's Arts/Crafts, Seniors

Join us for this special version of our Senior Day lunch. Bring your grandchildren and stay after lunch to make Harry Potter-themed crafts as part of JCPL's spring break activities.

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• Wed 4/3/19 at 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Jessamine County Public Library Backyard Herb Gardening

Gardening

Dive into a brief history of the Shakers’ famous herb industry while enjoying a cup of herbal tea! Then, discover how the Shakers’ practices continue to influence the development of our medicinal and culinary gardens at Pleasant Hill. During this workshop you will learn practical skills for backyard herb gardening from experienced gardeners—everything from planting simple potted plants to transforming your garden into a habitat for wildlife. Finally, you will learn to identify common herb companions that will help your garden flourish in unexpected ways! Registration is required.

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• Thu 4/4/19 at 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Jessamine County Public Library Harry Potter Trivia

Trivia, Gaming, Social Event

How much do you know about the Harry Potter universe? Come show-off your trivia skills, earn points for your house, and possibly win some fantastic prizes. Light refreshments will be served. No registration is required.

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• Thu 4/4/19 at 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Jessamine County Public Library Harry Potter Craft War

Harry Potter Crafts, Children's Arts/Crafts

Team up with other teens for our second round of craft wars! You and your team will use your resourcefulness to make the most creative Harry Potter-themed craft. All materials will be provided. Prizes for the winning team! No registration is required.

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• Thu 4/4/19 at 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Jessamine County Public Library DIY Chocolate Frogs

crafts, Children's Arts/Crafts

Learn how to temper chocolate and pour a mold, then create your own specialty chocolate frog box and choose a trading card to put inside. You will get one chocolate frog to put in your box. All supplies are provided. No registration is required.

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• Fri 4/5/19 at 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Jessamine County Public Library One-to-One Job Search Assistance

Class/Workshop

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 Fill out an online application Please bring a copy of your current work history on a flash drive, CD, or as a hard copy. Registration is required. If you are unable to keep your scheduled one-to-one appointment, please call the library to cancel so that we can schedule an appointment for another job seeker.

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• Fri 4/5/19 at 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM11:30 AM12:15 PM

Jessamine County Public Library Teen Craft: Tile Art

Crafts, Children's Arts/Crafts

Feeling crafty and colorful? Join us to make abstract tile art! You can use these brilliantly colored tiles as wall decorations or as coasters. For students 6th - 12th grades. Supplies will be provided. No registration is required.

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• Tue 4/9/19 at 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Jessamine County Public Library Exercise with Ease

Classes/Clinics

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.

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• Wed 4/10/19 at 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Jessamine County Public Library: Books & Bites

Talks/Lectures

Enjoy some 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. Can't make it? Listen to our Books & Bites Podcast at https://www.jesspublib.org/books-bites/. Also available on iTunes, Google Play, Soundcloud, or wherever you listen to podcasts. Registration is required. Also available on iTunes, Google Play, Soundcloud, or wherever you listen to podcasts. Registration is required.

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• Wed 4/10/19 at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Jessamine County Public Library Make a PVC Grow Light Stand

Gardening

Make a simple grow light stand so you can give your seeds a head start. All supplies are provided. Registration is required.

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• Thu 4/11/19 at 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Jessamine County Public Library Teen Zine Club

Crafts, Children's Arts/Crafts

If you like writing, photography, art, graphic design, and/or publishing, help us design and organize a zine for the Teen Library. Paper, pens, and other supplies will be provided. For teens in 9th - 12th grade. Registration is required.

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• Thu 4/11/19 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Jessamine County Public Library Ukulele Lessons

Music lessons, Class/Workshop

Have fun learning to play the Ukulele! The Ukulele is the world’s easiest stringed instrument, and Sandra Burchett will have you playing your heart out in just four easy lessons! At the end of this four-week course, you will take home practice materials to help you master your playing! This class is for beginners and those with little experience. For adults and children, ages 11 and older. You must bring your own Ukulele. Registration is required.

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• Thu 4/11/19 at 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Jessamine County Public Library What's Brewing: Vanessa Davis

concert

Good music and good coffee are What's Brewing at JCPL! Our musical guest in April is Vanessa Davis, four-time nominee of the Lexington Music Awards and winner of the Best Pop Artist Award. You can hear some of Vanessa's songs on her YouTube channel. No registration is required.

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• Thu 4/11/19 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Jessamine County Public Library One-to-One Job Search Assistance

Class/Workshop

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 Fill out an online application Please bring a copy of your current work history on a flash drive, CD, or as a hard copy. Registration is required. If you are unable to keep your scheduled one-to-one appointment, please call the library to cancel so that we can schedule an appointment for another job seeker.

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• Fri 4/12/19 at 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM11:30 AM12:15 PM

Jessamine County Public Library Drum Circle

Special Event

Whether you are interested in learning to play an instrument, making new friends, or just pounding away the cares of the day, a drum circle is a great place to start. Join renown percussionist Tripp Bratton for an hour of connective, brain-boosting, stress-relieving rhythm. Djembes (West African hand drums) are provided, but you are welcome to bring your own - or check one out from the library! No previous knowledge or skill is necessary and all ages are welcome

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• Sat 4/13/19 at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Jessamine County Public Library Micro-greens Workshop

Gardening

Join Barry Van Dyke for a fun workshop on how to grow your own microgreens. Barry has been growing and selling microgreens for the past three years. His tips will help you develop your own mini, nutrient-packed garden. You'll get to take home some freshly started seeds, too. All supplies provided. Registration is required.

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• Sat 4/13/19 at 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Jessamine County Public Library STEM: Mini-golf for Everyone

math and science

Use geometry and physics to win at mini golf.

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• Sun 4/14/19 at 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Jessamine County Public Library Green/Blue Screen Basics

Class/Workshop, Computers/Technology, Multimedia

Explore the basics of planning and shooting videos and photos on Green and Blue 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.

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• Mon 4/15/19 at 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Jessamine County Public Library Dinosaur Party

Children

Calling all dinosaur lovers! Join us for an adventure of epic proportions with a dinosaur encounter from the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Activity stations will begin at 6 pm, followed by a dinosaur encounter featuring 8-foot-tall "Spiny the Spinosaurus" at 7pm. Parents, be sure to bring your cameras! No registration is required.

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• Tue 4/16/19 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Jessamine County Public Library: Mad Libs Night

Teen

Remember all those long car rides as a kid? Mad Libs was the game that saved the day! Join us for an evening of whacky storytelling as we play Mad Libs together. Prizes will be awarded for the best stories. Snacks will be provided. No registration is required

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• Wed 4/17/19 at 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Jessamine County Public Library Exercise with Ease

Classes/Clinics

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.

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• Wed 4/17/19 at 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Jessamine County Public Library Bullet Journaling for Beginners

Computers/Technology, Class/Workshop

A bullet journal is a simple, customizable system that will help you organize your life and plan for the future. We'll help you get started with a bullet journal tutorial and the chance to personalize a notebook to use as your journal. All supplies will be provided.

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• Thu 4/18/19 at 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Jessamine County Public Library Ukulele Lessons

Music lessons, Class/Workshop

Have fun learning to play the Ukulele! The Ukulele is the world’s easiest stringed instrument, and Sandra Burchett will have you playing your heart out in just four easy lessons! At the end of this four-week course, you will take home practice materials to help you master your playing! This class is for beginners and those with little experience. For adults and children, ages 11 and older. You must bring your own Ukulele. Registration is required.

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• Thu 4/18/19 at 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Jessamine County Public Library Teen Zine Club

Crafts, Children's Arts/Crafts

If you like writing, photography, art, graphic design, and/or publishing, help us design and organize a zine for the Teen Library. Paper, pens, and other supplies will be provided. For teens in 9th - 12th grade. Registration is required.

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• Thu 4/18/19 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Jessamine County Public Library: Bicycle Repair Workshop

Bike Repair Workshop, Class/Workshop, Bicycling

Courtney Rogers will be here to talk about Broke Spoke's services and tell you how you can take advantage of this free-to-cheap means of getting a better bicycle. JCPL staff will also provide some information on basic bicycle maintenance and repair that you can try at home. Broke Spoke is a volunteer-run community organization that strives to give all people access to better bikes and teach them how to perform their own bicycle maintenance and repairs. Registration is required.

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• Thu 4/18/19 at 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Jessamine County Public Library Coding for Everyone Club: Robotics I

Computers/Technology

Coding girls, unite! Girls Who Code Club is a safe and supportive environment of peers and role models who learn to see themselves as computer scientists. During club meetings, you will 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. New members can join throughout the season and veteran members will lead. You will work in teams to design and build a Computer Science "CS" Impact Project that solves real world problems through code. This program is for ages 6th-12th grade. Registration is required.

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• Thu 4/18/19 at 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Jessamine County Public Library Girls Who Code Club

Computers/Technology

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. New members can join throughout the season and Veteran members will lead. They will 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.

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• Thu 4/18/19 at 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Jessamine County Public Library: Let's Plan Your Summer Garden

Gardening

Join Seedleaf to hear about some of the resources at hand to help you enhance your summer garden. They will share their experience of growing 15 free, u-pick community gardens over the past 11 summers. They will discuss what plants and varieties work well, what don't, how to select seeds and transplants, and anything else you may be wondering about. Registration is required.

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• Sat 4/20/19 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Jessamine County Public Library: Attracting Pollinators

gardening

Butterflies, bees, and birds - oh, my! Fluttering butterflies, buzzing bees, and humming birds bring life to our summer gardens. They also help ensure that plants, be they flowers or vegetables, will grow and thrive. Come learn how growing native plants will help bring these beautiful and beneficial pollinators to your garden. Linda Porter, Butterfly and Pollinator Chair for The Garden Club of Kentucky and Wild Ones will be our presenter. Registration is required. Event Type(s): Adult

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• Sat 4/20/19 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Jessamine County Public Library iMovie Basics

Computers/Technology

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.

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• Mon 4/22/19 at 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Jessamine County Public Library Teen Anime Club

General,Multimedia,Social Event

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.

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• Tue 4/23/19 at 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Jessamine County Public Library Corel DRAW

Computers/Technology, Class/Workshop

Edit vector graphics for cutting or engraving on the Laser Cutter. Students will also be able to edit photos using CorelDRAW's bitmap-image editor Corel Photo-Paint

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• Tue 4/23/19 at 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Jessamine County Public Library Bring Your D&D Character to Life

Teen Program, Gaming

Have you always wanted to visualize your D&D character? Come to our drawing class and learn how to bring your character to the page. Artist, Chris Bryant will be the instructor for this class. Chris has been drawing since he was just a kid. His process involves using pencils and black inks to explore the several hues that express color where there is none. He began drawing Dragon Ball Z looking at the VCR recordings at his grandmother's house when he was younger and has continually developed his process with more and more detail and challenges since.

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• Tue 10/29/19 at 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Jessamine County Public Library Family Storytime

Children,Family/Child (Books)

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. Tuesdays @ 6:30 PM

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• Tue 10/29/19 at 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM