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Enter the 2019 Young Poets Contest

The Jackson District Library is pleased to announce the fifteenth annual, “Poets Among Us: Young Poets Contest 2019.” With nearly 12,000 student entries during the first fourteen years, this event has proven to be very successful with students, teachers and parents. Over the years, entries have been received from entire classrooms, as well as students…

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Read These Suggested Titles from the Latest Facing Race Conference

Facing Race, an annual conference that made its way to Detroit in late 2018, is billed as “the largest multiracial, inter-generational gathering for organizers, educators, creatives and other leaders.” The conference brought more than 70 workshops and 180 presenters to the Detroit area last year. Topics included gentrification, healthcare, comics and advocacy, movement-based journalism, and…

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Winter 2018 Newsletter

The Jackson District Library will soon accept credit and debit cards to pay accrued library fines of $1 or more. JDL staff have worked for months on the change, expected to roll out to all 13 branches by the end of the year. Patrons can currently pay their fines with a card online. Learn more…

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