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Eastern Branch

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3125 E. Michigan Ave.
Jackson, MI 49202 United States
(517) 788-4074 http://myjdl.com/eastern/

Upcoming Events

July 2019

A.R.K. Animal Encounters

July 18 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Most animals on Earth, including humans, are affected by the light and dark cycle. Let’s meet Diurnal, Nocturnal, and Crepuscular animals, and discover how they’ve adapted to live during different periods of the light and dark cycle, as the Earth turns from day to night, and back again. A.R.K. Animal Encounters is a company providing education, hands-on animal encounters and presentations.

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Thursday Movies

July 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 29, 2019

This event runs every Thursday. June: Musicals June 6: Hairspray June 13: La La Land June 20: Les Miserables June 27: Mary Poppins Returns July: Great Summer Movies July 11: Soul Surfer July 18: Stand by Me July 25: Christopher Robin August: Dog Days of Summer August 1: A Dog’s Purpose August 8: The Secret Life of Pets August 15: My Dog Skip August 22: Bolto August 29: Hachi: A Dog’s Tale

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Bee Amazed at the Amazing Life of the Honeybee

July 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

This educational program is presented by Thornapple Woodlands (Don and Karen Snoeyink). Through an entertaining honey bee educational seminar, the audience will: Learn about the three types of bees in a hive and their respective roles. Understand how bees find nectar and process it into honey. Realize how honey is harvested. Learn the nutritional and medicinal qualities of honey. Discover the uses for beeswax. Participate in a question and answer session. After the presentation, at three stations, the audience will:…

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Sit n Stitch

July 19 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Friday, repeating until August 30, 2019

This weekly craft group meets Fridays at 12:30 pm. If you knit, crochet, embroider, or weave, this group welcomes you to stop in, and sit ‘n stitch with them! They are self-directed, have a great sense of humor and are open to all! Intended for adults. This program is every Friday.

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Galaxy Tie Dye

July 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Create a stellar galaxy tie dye t-shirt. All supplies provided.

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Livability at Eastern Branch

July 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 11:00 am on day Second of the month, repeating until August 12, 2019

An event every month that begins at 11:00 am on day Fourth of the month, repeating until August 26, 2019

The Eastern Branch will be hosting programs on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month for all ages and abilities. The library will provide the supplies for different crafts, activities, and games. This program is intended for special needs adults and their caregivers, but all are welcome.

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Ukulele Jam Session

July 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:45 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:30 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until August 12, 2019

An event every month that begins at 5:30 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until August 26, 2019

The Jacktown Ukes meet the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month and are happy to have others jam with them. If you are a newbie, we will have an extra ukulele on hand. Resources on how to play provided, however, we would not be able to provide lessons.

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Build It Club

July 23 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 27, 2019

Drop in with your friends and make all kinds of cool creations using the library’s building sets. We have Legos, building blocks, and more! This program is every Tuesday.

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Mess Free Finger Painting

July 24 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Sounds unlikely, but it is true! This art activity is a perfect way for children to explore paints and color mixing while keeping the mess to a minimum. Children can create a finger painting masterpiece to take home, and grownups will appreciate taking the art home without the messy child.

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Yoga at Eastern

July 24 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 28, 2019

Come relax, unwind, and take care of your body with the slow and gentle flow of yoga! Bring your own mat; if you do not have one, a limited number may be available. $3.00 suggested donation. This event runs every Wednesday.

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Thursday Movies

July 25 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 29, 2019

This event runs every Thursday. June: Musicals June 6: Hairspray June 13: La La Land June 20: Les Miserables June 27: Mary Poppins Returns July: Great Summer Movies July 11: Soul Surfer July 18: Stand by Me July 25: Christopher Robin August: Dog Days of Summer August 1: A Dog’s Purpose August 8: The Secret Life of Pets August 15: My Dog Skip August 22: Bolto August 29: Hachi: A Dog’s Tale

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New Chapters: Self-Care Sessions

July 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until August 22, 2019

Drop in at the Eastern Branch for our self-care sessions. Each month we will meet on the 4th Thursday to explore a new mindfulness technique. Calming essential oils will be infused.

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Sit n Stitch

July 26 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Friday, repeating until August 30, 2019

This weekly craft group meets Fridays at 12:30 pm. If you knit, crochet, embroider, or weave, this group welcomes you to stop in, and sit ‘n stitch with them! They are self-directed, have a great sense of humor and are open to all! Intended for adults. This program is every Friday.

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Barks & Bites

July 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Celebrate your K-9 furry family members! We will be making easy and healthy dog treats for participants to take home to their K-9 friends. Fun for all ages of humans, but please leave your pets at home.

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Build It Club

July 30 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 27, 2019

Drop in with your friends and make all kinds of cool creations using the library’s building sets. We have Legos, building blocks, and more! This program is every Tuesday.

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Little Gardeners

July 31 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Does your child love to play in the dirt and garden? Let your little one dig, water, plant, and harvest to their hearts content at our gardening-themed sensory experience.

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Yoga at Eastern

July 31 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 28, 2019

Come relax, unwind, and take care of your body with the slow and gentle flow of yoga! Bring your own mat; if you do not have one, a limited number may be available. $3.00 suggested donation. This event runs every Wednesday.

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August 2019

Exotic Zoo

August 1 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Live Animal Presentation Exotic Zoo is an Educational Wildlife Program. They are a traveling zoo that will bring exotic animals for a hands-on learning experience. They will educate everyone on topics such as the animal’s natural habitat, diet, and more! In addition, there is a question and answer session. Lastly, everyone can see and touch the animals as the show is 80% hands-on. The Exotic Zoo Animal Show is fun and educational for all ages!

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Thursday Movies

August 1 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 29, 2019

This event runs every Thursday. June: Musicals June 6: Hairspray June 13: La La Land June 20: Les Miserables June 27: Mary Poppins Returns July: Great Summer Movies July 11: Soul Surfer July 18: Stand by Me July 25: Christopher Robin August: Dog Days of Summer August 1: A Dog’s Purpose August 8: The Secret Life of Pets August 15: My Dog Skip August 22: Bolto August 29: Hachi: A Dog’s Tale

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Sit n Stitch

August 2 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Friday, repeating until August 30, 2019

This weekly craft group meets Fridays at 12:30 pm. If you knit, crochet, embroider, or weave, this group welcomes you to stop in, and sit ‘n stitch with them! They are self-directed, have a great sense of humor and are open to all! Intended for adults. This program is every Friday.

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Scrapbooking Club

August 3 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until August 3, 2019

Come work on your projects with the Scrapbooking Club the first Saturday of every month. This is a great opportunity to socialize while creatively capturing your memories. This event is the first Saturday of each month.

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Virtual Reality Exploration

August 5 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 3:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until August 5, 2019

Explore the world in virtual reality! Travel to prehistoric times, scenic national parks, and outer space from the comfort of your local library. 15 minute time slots are by registration only. This event will be held on June 3, July 1, and August 5. Note: this event is intended for ages 8+ for safety reasons.

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Tail Waggin’ Tutors

August 5 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:30 pm on day First of the month, repeating until August 5, 2019

An event every month that begins at 5:30 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until August 19, 2019

Reading to a dog is a great opportunity for kids who are not so sure about reading! Borrow one of our books or bring your own! Note: This event runs on the 1st and 3rd Mondays June – August.

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Floral Tree Painting

August 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us to create your own watercolor floral tree.

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Build It Club

August 6 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 27, 2019

Drop in with your friends and make all kinds of cool creations using the library’s building sets. We have Legos, building blocks, and more! This program is every Tuesday.

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Yoga at Eastern

August 7 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 28, 2019

Come relax, unwind, and take care of your body with the slow and gentle flow of yoga! Bring your own mat; if you do not have one, a limited number may be available. $3.00 suggested donation. This event runs every Wednesday.

Find out more »

Thursday Movies

August 8 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 29, 2019

This event runs every Thursday. June: Musicals June 6: Hairspray June 13: La La Land June 20: Les Miserables June 27: Mary Poppins Returns July: Great Summer Movies July 11: Soul Surfer July 18: Stand by Me July 25: Christopher Robin August: Dog Days of Summer August 1: A Dog’s Purpose August 8: The Secret Life of Pets August 15: My Dog Skip August 22: Bolto August 29: Hachi: A Dog’s Tale

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Geek Out with Science

August 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until August 8, 2019

Drop in for an exciting STEM project! Supplies provided. June 13, July 11, August 8

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Sit n Stitch

August 9 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Friday, repeating until August 30, 2019

This weekly craft group meets Fridays at 12:30 pm. If you knit, crochet, embroider, or weave, this group welcomes you to stop in, and sit ‘n stitch with them! They are self-directed, have a great sense of humor and are open to all! Intended for adults. This program is every Friday.

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Dungeons & Dragons

August 10 @ 12:00 pm - 4:45 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until August 10, 2019

Create your own character and band together with other stalwart adventurers in a 5th Edition D&D campaign. Battle hordes of creatures. Loot all the gold. Bask in the glory as the bards sing your praises. Courtesy of the Eastern Branch, your Dungeon Master, and your imagination! Beginners welcome! June 8, July 13, and August 10

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Livability at Eastern Branch

August 12 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 11:00 am on day Second of the month, repeating until August 12, 2019

An event every month that begins at 11:00 am on day Fourth of the month, repeating until August 26, 2019

The Eastern Branch will be hosting programs on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month for all ages and abilities. The library will provide the supplies for different crafts, activities, and games. This program is intended for special needs adults and their caregivers, but all are welcome.

Find out more »

Ukulele Jam Session

August 12 @ 5:30 pm - 7:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 5:30 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until August 12, 2019

An event every month that begins at 5:30 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until August 26, 2019

The Jacktown Ukes meet the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month and are happy to have others jam with them. If you are a newbie, we will have an extra ukulele on hand. Resources on how to play provided, however, we would not be able to provide lessons.

Find out more »

Build It Club

August 13 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 27, 2019

Drop in with your friends and make all kinds of cool creations using the library’s building sets. We have Legos, building blocks, and more! This program is every Tuesday.

Find out more »

Yoga at Eastern

August 14 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 28, 2019

Come relax, unwind, and take care of your body with the slow and gentle flow of yoga! Bring your own mat; if you do not have one, a limited number may be available. $3.00 suggested donation. This event runs every Wednesday.

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Papercrafting

August 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on August 14, 2019 at 6:00 pm

Make creative cards, celebrate with scrapbook pages, and create other papercraft projects. Each class a different project is presented and supplies are provided. Registration required.

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Thursday Movies

August 15 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 29, 2019

This event runs every Thursday. June: Musicals June 6: Hairspray June 13: La La Land June 20: Les Miserables June 27: Mary Poppins Returns July: Great Summer Movies July 11: Soul Surfer July 18: Stand by Me July 25: Christopher Robin August: Dog Days of Summer August 1: A Dog’s Purpose August 8: The Secret Life of Pets August 15: My Dog Skip August 22: Bolto August 29: Hachi: A Dog’s Tale

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Sit n Stitch

August 16 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Friday, repeating until August 30, 2019

This weekly craft group meets Fridays at 12:30 pm. If you knit, crochet, embroider, or weave, this group welcomes you to stop in, and sit ‘n stitch with them! They are self-directed, have a great sense of humor and are open to all! Intended for adults. This program is every Friday.

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Fortnite IRL

August 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The popular computer game comes to life! Drop in, scavenge for materials, and try to be the last one standing!

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Tail Waggin’ Tutors

August 19 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:30 pm on day First of the month, repeating until August 5, 2019

An event every month that begins at 5:30 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until August 19, 2019

Reading to a dog is a great opportunity for kids who are not so sure about reading! Borrow one of our books or bring your own! Note: This event runs on the 1st and 3rd Mondays June – August.

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Page Turners Book Club

August 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until August 19, 2019

Come on over to the Eastern Branch as we read and discuss a book a month. Love it, loathe it, or couldn’t care less, all opinions are welcome! Call eastern Branch if you’re interested in joining: 517-788-4074. This group meets on the third Monday of each month.

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T3 with AARP

August 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until August 20, 2019

The Third Tuesday of each month, AARP will host an informational workshop on issues important to older adults and their families. Topics to include avoiding fraud, resources for family caregivers, how to save on utilities, brain health, things you can do to stay in your home safely, and more. Call 877-926-8300 to register. June 18: A Taste of AARP June 16 August 20

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Build It Club

August 20 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 27, 2019

Drop in with your friends and make all kinds of cool creations using the library’s building sets. We have Legos, building blocks, and more! This program is every Tuesday.

Find out more »

Yoga at Eastern

August 21 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 28, 2019

Come relax, unwind, and take care of your body with the slow and gentle flow of yoga! Bring your own mat; if you do not have one, a limited number may be available. $3.00 suggested donation. This event runs every Wednesday.

Find out more »

Thursday Movies

August 22 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 29, 2019

This event runs every Thursday. June: Musicals June 6: Hairspray June 13: La La Land June 20: Les Miserables June 27: Mary Poppins Returns July: Great Summer Movies July 11: Soul Surfer July 18: Stand by Me July 25: Christopher Robin August: Dog Days of Summer August 1: A Dog’s Purpose August 8: The Secret Life of Pets August 15: My Dog Skip August 22: Bolto August 29: Hachi: A Dog’s Tale

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New Chapters: Self-Care Sessions

August 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until August 22, 2019

Drop in at the Eastern Branch for our self-care sessions. Each month we will meet on the 4th Thursday to explore a new mindfulness technique. Calming essential oils will be infused.

Find out more »

Sit n Stitch

August 23 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Friday, repeating until August 30, 2019

This weekly craft group meets Fridays at 12:30 pm. If you knit, crochet, embroider, or weave, this group welcomes you to stop in, and sit ‘n stitch with them! They are self-directed, have a great sense of humor and are open to all! Intended for adults. This program is every Friday.

Find out more »

Livability at Eastern Branch

August 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 11:00 am on day Second of the month, repeating until August 12, 2019

An event every month that begins at 11:00 am on day Fourth of the month, repeating until August 26, 2019

The Eastern Branch will be hosting programs on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month for all ages and abilities. The library will provide the supplies for different crafts, activities, and games. This program is intended for special needs adults and their caregivers, but all are welcome.

Find out more »

Ukulele Jam Session

August 26 @ 5:30 pm - 7:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 5:30 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until August 12, 2019

An event every month that begins at 5:30 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until August 26, 2019

The Jacktown Ukes meet the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month and are happy to have others jam with them. If you are a newbie, we will have an extra ukulele on hand. Resources on how to play provided, however, we would not be able to provide lessons.

Find out more »

Build It Club

August 27 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 27, 2019

Drop in with your friends and make all kinds of cool creations using the library’s building sets. We have Legos, building blocks, and more! This program is every Tuesday.

Find out more »

Yoga at Eastern

August 28 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 28, 2019

Come relax, unwind, and take care of your body with the slow and gentle flow of yoga! Bring your own mat; if you do not have one, a limited number may be available. $3.00 suggested donation. This event runs every Wednesday.

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DIY Hair Pins

August 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Walk into fall in style by making your own DIY hair pins! All supplies provided.

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Thursday Movies

August 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 29, 2019

This event runs every Thursday. June: Musicals June 6: Hairspray June 13: La La Land June 20: Les Miserables June 27: Mary Poppins Returns July: Great Summer Movies July 11: Soul Surfer July 18: Stand by Me July 25: Christopher Robin August: Dog Days of Summer August 1: A Dog’s Purpose August 8: The Secret Life of Pets August 15: My Dog Skip August 22: Bolto August 29: Hachi: A Dog’s Tale

Find out more »

Sit n Stitch

August 30 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Friday, repeating until August 30, 2019

This weekly craft group meets Fridays at 12:30 pm. If you knit, crochet, embroider, or weave, this group welcomes you to stop in, and sit ‘n stitch with them! They are self-directed, have a great sense of humor and are open to all! Intended for adults. This program is every Friday.

Find out more »
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