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Enter The 2016 Young Poets Contest

The Jackson District Library is pleased to announce the twelfth annual, “Poets Among Us: Young Poets Contest 2016.” With almost 10,000 student entries during the first eleven 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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Support Jackson District Library While You Shop

With Black Friday and Cyber Monday just around the corner your Jackson District Library is offering a new and easy way for you to lend support, without doing anything you wouldn’t already be doing! While the library provides access to books, music, and more sometimes these items may not be available immediately at the library,…

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Tessa’s Syfy Series Recommendation: The Expanse by James S. A. Corey

An exciting new tv show will debut December 14th on the Syfy channel. This series, The Expanse, is based on one of the best new science fiction series in recent years. Starting with Leviathan Wakes, the coauthors (using a pen name) have created a future world in which interplanetary conflict puts mankind on the verge…

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Tessa’s Book Review: One Year After by William R. Forstchen

One Year After, the latest book by Forstchen, is a good follow up to his first book as well as exploring further the possibilities of an American governmental collapse. While focusing on potential catastrophes from an EMP, the book could also be a great discussion starter on any topics, from economic collapse to ground invasion….

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New Books & Brews Book Club

  Cure your Wednesday night slump with a book paired with a pint.   Adults 21+ are welcome to discuss good books and sample good brews at JDL’s Carnegie Library’s Books & Brews book club. The group meets at Bifferhaus Brewing Company (900 Lansing Ave, Jackson) for a non-traditional book discussion in a brewery atmosphere.   Books…

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Tessa’s Literary Recommendation: 92 Stories by James Thurber

If you don’t know anything about James Thurber except that his name is familiar, you might want to start your acquaintance by watching the 2013 remake of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, directed by and starring Ben Stiller. This classic Thurber short story was also dramatized on film in 1947 with Danny Kaye, but…

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Tessa’s Review: Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee

The new Harper Lee book Go Set a Watchman features the main character from To Kill a Mockingbird, Scout, as an adult returning home to Maycomb, Alabama, from New York City. She must deal with issues surrounding her family, the community, and her own life. The humor in this book is as enjoyable as in…

5 Healthy Towns Recipes – “Our Own Backyard”

Healthy food options can be had as close as your local Farmer’s Market. Brad West had some great tips for staying healthy straight from the garden! If you’d like to attend the next 5 Healthy Towns healthy eating class featuring ‘Great Lakes Goodies’ on September 16 at the Whistlestop Depot in Grass Lake, call (517)522-8211…