Save Your Family Photos

Does your current photo storage system look like this?

Drawer of family photos

Or maybe your computer is drowning in digital photos that you don't know how to find or share.

If so, we're here to help. As part of Preservation Week, we've scheduled several events to help you preserve your family photos and other treasures.

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Your Campaign Starts Here

Are you an aspiring Dungeon Master? Always wanted to explore fantasy worlds without leaving your living room? The library has what you need to start a Dungeons and Dragons role-playing game campaign. Your first step is to check out a Player’s Handbook or Dungeon Master’s Guide to learn what you need to begin a campaign. Campaigns can…

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Best New Teen Books

Spring is a great season to try out a new book! This selection of brand new Young Adult novels has a little bit of everything—intrigue, romance, sports, magic, and mystery. Click the covers to find the books in our online catalog, and place a hold on it if it sounds interesting. Or, stop by any…

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Learn Something New with Universal Class

Learn something new today with Universal Class, an online continuing education service brought to you by the Jessamine County Public Library. Universal Class offers access to lifelong learning courses in over 30 subject areas, many of which offer continuing education units (CEUs). More than 500 courses are available, and all are designed and led by…

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Fairy Tales & Mythology: Eden’s Picks

For this month's Books & Bites podcast, we discussed books inspired by fairy tales and mythology. Listen to the full episode, or read below for my recommendations.

18798983The Wrath & the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh 

This is a Young Adult Fantasy novel inspired by A Thousand and One Nights, a classic collection of Middle Eastern and Indian stories. One of the most well-known stories is that of Scheherazade, who gives herself in marriage to a King who is known to murder a new wife every morning. Scheherazade tells the King a story in the evening, but leaves it unfinished, so that the King will spare her in order to hear the end of the story the next evening and so save herself and future wives. This book is a retelling of that story.

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Got Fines?

April 1 – April 9 Do a little spring cleaning and dust them off your account with our Read Off Your Fines program. Here’s how it works: Reading must be done in the library. Fines will be forgiven on overdue items only, not on lost items. Each 15 minutes of reading forgives $1.50. Reading must…

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Reading More Diversely: Eden’s Picks

For February's Books and Bites program and podcast, we discussed our favorite and highly recommended diverse books. We want to highlight the importance of diversity not only in library collections, but in books as a reflection of diversity in our own community. The books I chose to recommend are powerful, award-winning narratives that make you think and question your own beliefs and prejudices. While they're marketed as Young Adult fiction, each book has elements that would appeal to adult readers as well. 

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