Prompt to Page With Martha Greenwald

Each month on the Prompt to Page podcast, we interview a published writer who shares their favorite writing prompt. For our fifth episode, we talk to Martha Greenwald, the director of the WhoWeLost and WhoWeLostKY projects.

Booklist Moving Time!

NEWS FLASH: Booklists and Bookshelves are moving to My Lists.

This only affects those who have already created Booklists and Bookshelves in our online catalog. Rest assured you are not losing your beloved lists. In order to improve your user experience, the lists are being moved. more: Booklist Moving Time!

Debuting the Books and Bites 2022 Reading Challenge

Books and Bites Podcast, Ep. 61

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

On this episode, we’re kicking off the Books and Bites 2022 Reading Challenge with debut novels.

Throughout 2022, complete ten out of twelve reading prompts for a chance to win a Kindle Paperwhite or a $100 gift card to Joseph-Beth Booksellers. Read in any order you want, and keep track with the Books and Bites 2022 Reading Challenge form. more: Debuting the Books and Bites 2022 Reading Challenge

New Year, New Bullet Journal

According to Bulletjournal.com, bullet journaling is “best described as a mindfulness practice disguised as a productivity system. It’s designed to help you organize your what while you remain aware of your why.”

If you're feeling overwhelmed or stressed, starting a bullet journal can help you focus on what matters.

Don't let the fancy layouts and calligraphy you may have seen on Pinterest keep you from trying bullet journaling. All you need to start a bullet journal is a notebook, a pen or pencil, and some basic instruction. We'll provide all three during our upcoming bullet journaling class. more: New Year, New Bullet Journal

Frequently Asked Questions About the ECF Hotspot Grant

The library was awarded a one-time federal Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF) grant of $650,760 to make available 2,000 wireless hotspots which will be lent to Jessamine County residents in need of internet access for educational purposes.

In Your Neck of the Woods

Books and Bites Podcast, Episode 60

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

On this episode, we discuss the twelfth and final prompt in the Books and Bites 2021 Reading Challenge, a book set in your home state. "Home" might be your birth state, where you spent your childhood, your favorite past residence, or the state where your roots are currently planted.

We also share some of our favorite reads from this past year. Be sure to submit your entries for the Books and Bites Challenge in December; this will be the last chance to earn entries in our monthly and grand prize drawings for 2021. more: In Your Neck of the Woods

Drop Your Drawers at the Library!

Once again, the library is accepting donations of new, unopened packages of underwear for children to benefit Jessamine County Schools. These donations will provide direct assistance to each school’s Family Resource Center by replenishing their supply of emergency underpants.