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(for information on all library events click on the link to the calendar at the bottom of this page or click on the Upcoming Events link in the right-hand column.  Or download a copy of our monthly events calendar.

 Final Friday Tech featuring Microsoft OfficeComputer

Join us Friday, February 22 from 3:00-5:00 pm for Final Friday Tech. This month’s topic is how to use Microsoft Office. Come in with your questions about how to use Office, Excel, Publisher and more. Other technology questions are welcome as well.  The library has a few laptops available to use but guests are  encouraged to bring their own, if they have one.  


Beginning Editing and PublishingEditing - POSTPONED UNTIL APRIL 13

Are you a writer looking for what to do next? Did you participate in NaNoWriMo and now want to work on editing and publishing? This program on Saturday, February 23 from 10:30am-3:30 pm is just for you! The morning session with Jane DeShaw will focus on how to get started with editing your work. In the afternoon, Mary Kenyon will talk about getting published. Come to one or both sessions. Bring a bag lunch and plan to stay all day.  Beverages and snacks provided. Registration requested as space is limited. Walk-ins welcome if space allows.


Miniature Golf @ Your Library golf club with ball

Come to the library for this special event for all ages on Sunday, February 24!

For one night only, from 5:00-8:00 pm, we’ll turn the library into a mini-golf course!  Come in and tee off between the stacks and navigate our book obstacles. All ages welcome but those under age 6 must be accompanied by an adult. 

If you’re interested in designing one of the holes, come to the library between 2:00-4:00 pm. Participants may work individually or in teams to create one hole. Bring your own supplies or use what the library has available. All ages welcome but those under 6 must be accompanied by an adult. 


Strings Clubukulele

Calling all string instrument musicians! Join this new group that will get together monthly to play music. The first meeting will be Monday, February 25 at 6:00 pm. Teen and adult musicians of all skill levels are welcome! However, this is a jam session, not a class, so participants should know basic chords. Facilitated by Sue Engelbrecht and Gary Bramel. Registration requested but walk-ins welcome as space allows. 


Internet Safety Class blue happy computer

As part of national Safer Internet Day, the library will be hosting a class on basic methods you can use to protect yourself on the internet. This session, on Tuesday, February 26 at 6:30 pm, will cover information on basic programs, what to avoid, and potential fixes for problems. Refreshments provided.


Let’s Talk  book club

Do you want to talk about the books you are reading but not have to read a specific book? Then this book club is for you!  Join us Thursday, February 28 at 6:30 pm (and the 4th Thursday of each month) and come hear about what others are reading or share your favorites. If time and interest allows, library staff will “book talk” a few of their favorites. Refreshments provided. 


Kobolds Ate My Baby Role Playing Game Kobolds ate my baby

Join us Friday, March 1 at 6:00 pm for Kobolds Ate My Baby, a role playing game with simple rules and lots of shenanigans. All ages and skill levels welcome. Refreshments will be provided.  

Warm–Up @ Your Library Winter Library Challenge Begins Warm up with a good book

The JKPL is once again offering a winter library program for adults. Stop in and pick up your Warm-Up bingo card (or download one here). Read different genres and formats, listen to books, try out databases and other services, or attend library programs to fill the squares.  Complete bingos to win prizes. Adults and teens 13 years old and older with a James Kennedy Public Library card are eligible to participate.  The winter library program will run from January 2 thru February 28.   


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Movie theme gift basketBuild-A-Basket Fundraiser

Would you like to help raise money for the library? Pick something you love like candles, cooking, or cats and build a basket of items around that theme.  Or pick a favorite book and build a basket around that book.  Create your basket and donate it to the library by March 10.  The baskets will be auctioned off in a silent auction that runs March 11 to April 7.  The library will provide you an empty basket if you need one! All funds raised are used to support library programs, collections, and services.

Love my libraryLove My Library Giving Tree Fundraiser! 

Do you “Love Your Library”?  Then consider participating in this annual fundraising activity that will improve the collection and services the library is able to offer. Library staff have identified various items that the library wants/needs.  Select one or more items and donate the funds needed for purchase.  Or purchase the items yourself and donate them to the library. Some items are listed on the bulletin board in the entry to the library and the complete list can be viewed at the circulation desk or download it here.  Not finding something you want to “love”?  Bring your ideas to a librarian! Fundraiser runs January 17-February 28.

« February 2019 »
Upcoming Events
Beginning Editing and Publishing - POSTPONED Feb 23, 2019 10:30 AM - 03:30 PM — Hoffman Room
Making Your Library into a Miniature Golf Course Feb 24, 2019 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Miniature Golf @ Your Library Feb 24, 2019 05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Strings Club Feb 25, 2019 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM — Hoffman Room
Strength Training for Older Adults Feb 26, 2019 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM — Hoffman Room
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