Books About Books

Books and Bites Podcast, Ep. 73

JCPL librarians bring you book recommendations and discuss the bites and beverages to pair with them.

We're starting the New Year with a new Books and Bites reading challenge, Books and Bites Bingo! You'll have more prompts to choose from, and more chances to win prizes. Plus, every time you get a bingo, you'll earn a fun, book-themed sticker. Complete a blackout of all the squares, and you'll earn your very own enamel Books and Bites pin!

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Prompt to Page with Katerina Stoykova

Each month, we interview a published writer who shares their favorite writing prompt. Whether you’re just getting started or have written for years, you’ll find ideas and advice to inspire you and help you become a better writer.

Prompt to Page is brought to you in partnership with the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning.

Listen to Episode 15

For our fifteenth episode, we talk to Katerina Stoykova, author of Second Skin and Senior Editor of Accents Publishing. Katerina discusses how she uses her journals to create writing prompts for herself and offers advice for doing so with your own journals.

She believes that writers should "learn to write when you don't have time for writing." She says writing "when you don't have time... prepares you a whole lot better for stretches of time when you do have time for writing."

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Wrap Up Your Reading

Books and Bites Podcast, Ep. 72

JCPL librarians bring you book recommendations and discuss the bites and beverages to pair with them.

If you're participating in the Books and Bites 2022 Reading Challenge, it's time to wrap up your reading! On this episode of the podcast, we discuss the books we read for the twelfth and final prompt, read whatever you want.

If you've completed ten of the reading challenge prompts, turn your entry forms in at the library or online for a chance to win a Kindle Paperwhite or a $100 gift card to Joseph-Beth Booksellers.

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Drop Your Drawers for a Good Cause

Help us collect 1,000 pairs of underwear!

It’s time again to Drop Your Drawers at Jessamine County Public Library.

  • This year’s underwear drive benefiting Jessamine County Schools is November 15–January 15.
  • Donate new, unopened packages of underwear for children, preferably sizes 4–16. Donations should be in their original packaging.
  • Bring donations to the Customer Service Desk at JCPL in Nicholasville.

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