Books and Bites and… Movies

Books & Bites Podcast, Episode 34

Each month, JCPL librarians bring you book recommendations and discuss the bites and beverages to pair with them. On this episode, we're sharing some of our favorite movies and television series that you can stream through JCPL's eLibrary. We pair the videos with books you might enjoy and, of course, we'll also suggest some recipes to go with them.

To learn more about how to get started streaming videos, visit the eLibrary page of our website.

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5 Ways to Research the Candidates Before November 5

The next Kentucky general election is November 5, 2019. Do your part for democracy by learning more about the issues and candidates.

Plus, you could win a $50 Amazon gift card! For more information, download the October Vote Smarter handout.


1. Local Newspapers

Find out about local candidates in The Jessamine Journal or the Lexington Herald-Leader. Both are available at the library in print or online through the NewsBank database, which you can access at https://www.jesspublib.org/databases. If you are using the database from home, enter your library card number as your password.

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5 Things You Should Know Before Heading to the Polls on November 5

Do your part for democracy by becoming a more informed voter. With the Kentucky general election coming up on November 5, it's important to know your voting rights and responsibilities.

Want to learn more? Download the September Vote Smarter handout and enter to win a $50 Amazon gift card!


1. The deadline to register is Oct. 7.

You can register or update your registration online at https://vrsws.sos.ky.gov/ovrweb/govoteky. Review your registration at https://vrsws.sos.ky.gov/VIC.

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Books to Explore a Universe of Stories

Books & Bites Podcast, Episode 27

Each month, JCPL librarians bring you book recommendations and discuss the bites and beverages to pair with them. In this episode, we talk about the Wayfarer series by Becky Chambers and other books that relate to this year's summer learning theme, A Universe of Stories.

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Locust Grove Cemetery Audio Tour

The Locust Grove Oral History Podcast is a four-part series featuring stories and conversations remembering those who are buried in Locust Grove, an African-American cemetery in Nicholasville, Kentucky.

For our fourth and final episode, join us for a self-guided audio tour of Locust Grove Cemetery, where you'll hear stories and memories about the following community members who are buried there:

Andrew McAfee
George Combs
Anna Bell Holloway Jackmon
Frank Cannon, Sr.
Ora Belle Hamilton Cannon

Lizzie Cannon
Emma Jean Guyn Miller
Dorothy Smith
Andrew Thomas Smith

Joe Pelman

For written directions and photos of the graves, download the Locust Grove Audio Tour Brochure.

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