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New Year, New Skills, New You

Is learning a new skill at the top of your list of New Year's resolutions? The Jessamine County Public Library can help!

Whether you want to learn how to speak a new language or how to code a programming language, how to decorate a cake or how to write a novel, we have the resources to help you get started.

We can even help you Get Skilled with a personalized learning plan that we create just for you. Just visit our Get Skilled webpage to fill out the form, and we'll email you 3-5 resources that are tailored to your desired skill and learning methods.

Find the links to each resource after the infographic.Infographic with list of library resources to help you learn new skills.

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Feeding Our Community

In honor of the upcoming holidays, this month’s Civic Lab focuses on food insecurity in our community. Get informed, join the discussion, and participate in activities. For each activity you submit, you’ll be entered to win a $75 gift certificate to Amazon.com. Find out more on our Civic Lab webpage. This Thanksgiving, the Jessamine County…

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5 Ways to Research the Candidates

With the midterm election just around the corner, we decided to extend the deadline for submitting activities to the October Civic Lab to November 6. For each activity you submit, you'll be entered to win a $75 gift certificate to Amazon.com.

One of the activities is to find out one thing that you didn't already know about a candidate. Here are five easy ways to learn about the candidates and issues at stake.


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-by-subject. If you are using the database from home, enter your library card number as your password.

5 ways to research the candidates infographic.

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5 Things Kentucky Voters Should Know Before Heading to the Polls

With the midterm election coming up on November 6, October's Civic Lab explores the topic of voting. Get informed, join the discussion, and participate in activities. For each activity you submit, you'll be entered to win a $75 Amazon gift card. Visit our Civic Lab page to find out more.


1. The deadline to register is Oct. 9.

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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