January 3rd, 2014

Coming in January

by Carrie

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November 20th, 2013

Ready to Get Published?

by Carrie

A typewriter with "ready to get published" on itNovember is National Novel Writing Month, but you don’t have to be a novel writer to enjoy this Saturday’s program, Publishing: The Inside Scoop. Published writers of all genres will be available to provide tips and suggestions on how to get an agent, how to submit your work to magazines and publishers, and more.

Panelists will include:

  • Sarah Combs, author of the forthcoming young adult novel Breakfast Served Anytime
  • Abigail Keam, author of the Josiah Reynolds mysteries
  • David King, author of Death in the City of Light: The Serial Killer of Nazi-Occupied Paris
  • Evelyn Christensenauthor of the forthcoming Kentucky Puzzles: Bluegrass Brainteasers for Ages 6-106 and editor of Writing for Children’s Magazines ezine
  • Iris Law, author of the poetry chapbook Periodicity, editor of Lantern Review, and assistant editor at the University Press of Kentucky
  • Katerina Stoykova-Klemer, author of the poetry book The Porcupine of Mind and founder of Accents Publishing.

And don’t forget to come work on your novel (or short story or poem or children’s book) at our Come Write In Cafe this Friday from 3:45 to 5:45. We’ll have fine coffee, tea, and treats to sustain you; laptops, if you don’t have your own; plus a vintage typewriter, if that’s more your style.

October 29th, 2013

Celebrate National Novel Writing Month @ JCPL

by Carrie

NoNoWriMo logo

November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Whether you’re trying to write a novel in one month, finish your first short story, or craft a few good poems, JCPL would like to support your writing efforts by offering great programs and a special space just for writers. Here’s what we have in store for writers in November:

Online Resources for Creative Writers
Monday, November 4, 7:00 p.m.—8:30 p.m.

Explore the best websites, online writing communities, blogs, listservs, and productivity tools for creative writers.

Free. Please register.

Come Write in Café
Saturday, November 9, 11:00 a.m.—1:00 p.m.
Friday, November 15, 3:45 p.m.—5:45 p.m.
Friday, November 22, 3:45 p.m.—5:45 p.m.

Enjoy free coffee and treats, the company of other writers, and ambient café background noise to stir your creativity. Writers of all genres are welcome. Free.

Publishing: The Inside Scoop
Saturday, November 23, 2:00 p.m.—3:30 p.m.

Join our expert panelists of poets, writers, and editors as they share their own publishing experiences; provide tips for submitting your work to magazines, journals, editors, and agents; and much more.

Panelists will include:

  • Sarah Combs, author of the forthcoming young adult novel Breakfast Served Anytime
  • Abigail Keam, author of the Josiah Reynolds mysteries
  • David King, author of Death in the City of Light: The Serial Killer of Nazi-Occupied Paris
  • Iris Law, author of the poetry chapbook Periodicity, editor of Lantern Review, and assistant editor at the University Press of Kentucky
  • Katerina Stoykova-Klemer, author of the poetry book The Porcupine of Mind and founder of Accents Publishing

Free. Please register.

NaNoWriMo Open Mic
Sunday, November 24
2:00 p.m.—4:00 p.m.

Come share what you’ve written during National Novel Writing Month! Novelists, short story writers, poets, and creative nonfiction writers are all welcome to read a brief selection of their work.
Free. Please register.

September 26th, 2013

Celebrate the Freedom to Read

by Carrie

There are still two days left in Banned Books Week. Celebrate your freedom to read by stopping by the library’s banned books display and checking one out. You can find out more about this week and why we support free and open access to information at the American Library Association’s website.

The infographic below (courtesy of Bookpal) presents the top ten banned or challenged classics in the U.S. Click on the image to zoom in. What’s your favorite banned book?

Banned Books Infographic from Book-Pal.com
Presented By BookPal

August 29th, 2013

Coming in September

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August 15th, 2013

Introducing Freegal 4.0

by Heather Reynolds

freegalpicsmall Want free music to go? JCPL launched Freegal to our patrons in January of 2013.  Freegal offers up to three free music downloads per week. You can download to your computer, smartphone or mobile device. The download is yours to keep. Freegal music apps for your device are available in the Apple Apps Store and at Google Play. You’ll find something for everyone on Freegal, including Kid’s Music, Rock, Broadway Tunes, Country, Classical and so much more.

Now is a great time to try Freegal. They have just introduced an upgrade, Freegal 4.0.  The 4.0 upgrade brings new benefits to JCPL customers. Enjoy access to over 4 million new songs from 12,000 labels from around the world; a brand new interface with a new-generation search and browse function; the ability to download from a selection of 8,000 popular DRM-free music videos and more.  By the end of the summer, JCPL’s digital music collection will top 7 million songs, from over 28,000 labels including Sony Music Entertainment’s catalog of legendary artists.

Starting in mid-September, JCPL will subscribe to Freegal Plus which will give you three hours of music streaming each day. You can listen from a pre-selected playlist or from a personal playlist you create, with the titles you want to hear. The streaming music option not only gives you access to tons of music each week but it also gives you the opportunity to discover new titles and genres, listen to the entire song and decide if it is worthy of one of your three weekly downloads.

All you need to get started is your JCPL library card and PIN number. Visit https://jesspublib.freegalmusic.com/users/sdlogin to get started.

July 1st, 2013

Coming in July

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June 19th, 2013

Teen Summer Reading

by Carrie

Trying to find a book for your school’s summer reading requirements? See below for some helpful links!

Accelerated Reader (AR) Books

You can look up AR books from our website. Just click on your school’s button to launch the reading list. Browse through the list, then click the “Check the Catalog” button to see if your book is available.

Award-Winning Books

East Jessamine Middle School students looking for award-winning books can check this list. All of the books on this list are available at JCPL and have AR tests.

Kentucky Bluegrass Award (KBA) Books

Click on the image below to open up a list of KBA books. Click the “Check Library Catalog” links to see if the books are available or to place a hold.

May 30th, 2013

Coming in June

by Carrie

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May 11th, 2013

Coming in May

by Carrie