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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Anna Bell Holloway Jackmon

Anna Bell Holloway Jackmon 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.

"I wish I had stayed in the kitchen while she cooked." Juanita White remembers her mother, Anna Bell Holloway Jackmon (1912-1985), and shares some of her favorite dishes that her mother used to make.

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Dorothy and Andrew Smith

Locust Grove Oral History Podcast, Episode 2

Andrew and Dorothy Smith

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.

"They were committed to each other, and they were committed to family." In our second episode, Jennifer Smith and Anna Kenion talk about their parents, Dorothy (1930-2013) and Andrew Smith (1930-1993), sharing memories of their faith and love. They also discuss some of the challenges their parents faced, including their father's loss of sight.

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Ora Belle and Frank Cannon, Sr.

Locust Grove Oral History Podcast, Episode 1

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.

Frank Cannon, Jr.

"You never give up teaching."
In our first episode, Frank Cannon, Jr. (pictured) speaks with us about his parents, Ora Belle Hamilton Cannon (1911-1998) and Frank Cannon, Sr. (1913-1988); their careers in Jessamine County Schools before and after integration; what it was like to attend Rosenwald-Dunbar School while his father was principal there; and more.

 

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Free Bus Rides to JCPL with NichTran

We are excited to announce that you can now catch free bus rides to and from Jessamine County Public Library (JCPL) with your library card! Simply find a NichTran bus stop, show the driver your library card, and then ride to the library. If you don’t have a library card, NichTran will allow you ONE…

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Share Your Stories

Share your memories with the Locust Grove Oral History Project. Learn how in this blog post.