Calendar

Feb
25
Sun
Bright Star Children’s Theatre @ JCPL at Meeting Room 1/2/3/4/5/6
Feb 25 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Celebrate Black History month with a performance of “Black History Hall of Fame” by Bright Star Touring Theatre.  This fast-paced adventure featuring hall-of-famers who have shaped our nation’s past, present, and future! In just 45 minutes you will see everyone from Maya Angelou and Aretha Franklin to the Buffalo Soldiers and Mae Jemison – and that’s just to name a few! Young audience volunteers and incredibly talented performers bring this show to life in every way.

Best for ages K-5th grade. Registration is not required.

Mar
1
Thu
The Reading Community Book Club @ All Locations
Mar 1 @ 12:00 am – Mar 31 @ 11:59 pm

This book group aims to bring middle school students and their caregivers together! Starting in 6th grade, students may experience numerous changes that distance them from important people in their lives. Reading with your middle school student can help maintain common ground and encourage open communication. Everyone is welcome including: Parents, grandparents, aunts, cousins, siblings, foster parents, and more!

How this book club works:

1. Check out a book to read with your middle school student. We’re recommending Ghost by Jason Reynolds for March 2018!

2. Set aside time to read with your middle school student. You may read daily, weekly, or within whatever time frame works best! We recommend reading aloud together. However, you may also enjoy listening to an audiobook or reading separately in the same room.

3. After each reading session, start a conversation by sharing your thoughts about the book. Ask your middle school student what they think of the characters and their actions.

4. Come to the group meeting on Wednesday, March 28th. Here, you’ll have a chance to talk about the book you read in a communal setting. JCPL will supply free food and beverages!

Mar
3
Sat
Adaptive Sports & Recreation Expo @ JCPL at Meeting Room 1/2/3/4/5/6
Mar 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

This event provides a fun opportunity for able-bodied and challenged people alike to get “hands-on,” experience of adapted sports and recreations. Meet some of the athletes involved, including Paul Erway, wheelchair racer and author of the book 50 Abilities, Unlimited Possibilities: Wheeling Through 50 States from Jackson to the Boston Marathon Bombing. Participants will have the chance to try and learn aboutWheelchair RacingAdapted Bocce BallWheelchair BasketballSled HockeyWheelchair TennisAdapted Equine ProgramAll ages are welcome and there is no registration necessary.

Lexington Children’s Theatre @ JCPL at Meeting Room 1/2/3/4/5/6
Mar 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

JCPL is proud to present the Lexington Children’s Theater and their presentation of “Why Mosquitoes Buzz.”Buzzzzzzz! Buzzzzzzz! How did the mosquito come to be so… well… annoying? It all starts late one day when our friend Mosquito makes one choice that has many consequences! Discover how Mosquito got his signature sound in this colorful, puppet-ful story based on an African folktale and written by LCT’s Jeremy Kisling.All ages are welcome and no registration is required.

Mar
10
Sat
Drum Circle @ JCPL at Meeting Room 3/4
Mar 10 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

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. 

Mar
15
Thu
Library closed for staff training @ JCPL at Main Library
Mar 15 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm

The library will be closed today for staff training. 

Mar
17
Sat
Summer Activities Fair @ JCPL at Meeting Room 1/2/3/4/5/6
Mar 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Looking to get a jump start on your summer plans?  Join us at this one stop shop and learn more about the exciting activities and things to do for all ages.  Representatives from businesses, camps and organizations from around the community will be available to talk with you about their programs and offerings.  Participants will also have the chance to win door prizes.

No registration is required.

Mar
20
Tue
Intro to the JCPL Creative Space @ JCPL at Computer Lab
Mar 20 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm

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 alanham@jesspublib.org

Mar
21
Wed
Board of Trustees Meeting @ JCPL at Boardroom
Mar 21 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING [Board meetings are tentatively scheduled for the third Wednesday of each month. However, at each monthly meeting Trustees will officially schedule the regular meeting for the following month (JCPL By-laws, Article VII, section 1).]

U Can Create: Terrariums @ JCPL at Meeting Room 1/2/5/6
Mar 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

U Can Create will get your creative juices flowing, while spending quality time with your family.  This hands-on program will feature a new project or activity each month and is geared for preschool-aged children through adults.  As always there is never any charge to attend our programs.

Join Miranda Woodall, with Alltech, as we learn all about
terrariums. You will get to assemble your own terrarium to take home as you
discover how microbes, plants, and the water cycle are important to your
creation. 

Registration is required for this program and will open on March 7th.  Please register for family/group together as one registrant.  Children ages 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult.