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Stories of Lexington, Kentucky’s history and people.

Mariam interviews Dr. Jonathan Coleman about the founding of the Faulkner Morgan Pagan Babies Archive and the upcoming “Out in Plain Sight” exhibit at Lexington Public Library.

In this episode, Jenny and Alexa celebrate Mother's Day with a list of their favorite and some of the most memorable mothers across fiction and nonfiction.
In this episode, Jenny, Alexa, and Robyn, co-owner of ReBelle, Central Kentucky’s most imaginative yarn shop, to discuss how they each got started crafting, their crafts of choice, and their favorite books and pattern resources.
Jennifer and Erin review recipes from four Kentucky Cookbooks: Southern Girl Meets Vegetarian Boy by Damaris Phillips (Pimiento Cheese Baked Rice), Bluegrass Gatherings: Entertaining through Kentucky's Seasons by Junior League of Louisville (Beer Cheese), Flavors of Kentucky by Sharon Thompson (Kentucky Burgoo), and The Kentucky Mint Julep ​by Colonel Joe Nickell (A Bartender's Julep).

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In the fourth and final installment of our virtual bookclub, we'll talk about how the author wraps up, or doesn't wrap up the events in the book. Where are our favorite characters headed? What do we know for sure about Tariq's death? Are we left with more questions than answers? This discussion covers pages 241-to the end of the book, if you're reading along at home.
In this episode we'll talk about the events that happen in pages 161-240. The Underhill communnity, led by the Rev Sloan, begin to mount a response to Tariq's death, as well as the police investigation. We also interview Lexington resident Jim Sleet, about his work with the Civil Rights movement in Lexington in the 1960's and 70's. This podcast is produced at the Northside Library's Digital Studio. Our intro music is performed by Caleb Ritchie.
In this episode we'll talk about the events that happen in pages 80-160. There is more information for us in this section about the circumstances surrounding Tariq's death and the investigation that followed. We'll talk about that, plus new developments with our favorite characters, and who we still can't stand. This podcast is produced at the Northside Library's Digital Studio. Our intro music is performed by Caleb Ritchie.
In this episode we'll talk about the events that happen in pages 1-80, we'll go over all the characters that are introduced and how they fit in to the story. We'll share our opinions (lots of them) and talk about what we want to see in the rest of the book. This podcast is produced at the Northside Library's Digital Studio. Our intro music is performed by Caleb Ritchie.
The Lexington Public Library's virtual book club for our 2016 One Book One Lexington pick, How It Went Down by Kekla Magoon. Join us weekly throughout April as we talk about the book and all the exciting things the library has planned for this year's One Book One Lexington.

 

Could your book club use a pick-me-up?

We have a new readers' advisory service that can help: Book Club Rx.

Contact us at bookclubrx@lexpublib.org or (859) 231-5500 ext. 2224, and we can find reading suggestions, discussion ideas, and icebreakers that will keep your book group hale and hardy. We even make housecalls!

Join Alexa and Jenny as they interview Jarrod Polson and his mentee Joe about their favorite things to do together, UK basketball, and, of course, what they’ve been reading.

Join librarians Erin and Jennifer as they review new and classic cookbooks by testing and discussing the recipes.

Jennifer and Erin review recipes from three celebrity cookbooks, Cravings by Chrissy Teigen, The Seasoned Life: Food, Family, Faith, and the Joy of Eating Well by Ayesha Curry, and Stirring Up Fun with Food by Sarah Michelle Gellar. The recipes featured in this episode are Chrissy Teigen’s Roasted Jalapeño Queso with Chiorizo, Ayesha Curry’s Pear and Arugula Salad with Shaved Parmesan, and Sarah Michelle Gellar’s Broccoli Cheddar Mini Bread Puddings.
In this episode, Jenny, Alexa, and Becca talk favorites: fiction, nonfiction, YA, picture books, and TV shows.
In this episode, Jenny, Alexa, and creator of Pig and Pepper, Rian, discuss their favorite cookbooks, the food scene in Lexington, and family holiday cookie traditions.

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