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JXN Community Forum – Oh SNAP!: Changes to SNAP Benefits

The SNAP (Supplemental Assistance Nutrition Program) program is changing. At the end of 2018 residents of Jackson who receive the snap benefits are being required to work, volunteer, or be part of a job training program 20 hours per week in order to receive their benefits.

The March forum will be a panel with members of a variety of agencies (DHHS, United Way, Southwestern Michigan Works) there to speak about how things are changing, and how a person makes sure that they continue to qualify for SNAP benefits.

The JXN Community Forums are free and open programs to facilitate dialogue about challenging issues of our day. The forums are co-sponsored by The League of Women Voters and the Jackson District Library.

For additional information about this event, please contact Jackson District Library via email at reference@myjdl.com or by phone 517-788-4087.

Restoring the Village – the Importance of Rebuilding the Black Community

You’re invited to a Dynamic Speakers Lecture Series, a Black History Month special event series.

Monday, February 4th at 6 pm
@ Carnegie Library
Join Pastor Fred Parker, Jr. and Quinnette Pledger as they discuss the Role of Faith & the Importance of Women.

Monday, February 11th at 6 pm
@ Carnegie Library
Join Katena Cain and Anthony Coffee as they talk about the Role of Education & Financial Literacy.

Monday, February 18th at 6 pm
@ Weatherwax Hall* 
Join Nacoya Witherspoon & Daniel Mahoney as the pair discuss Health, Wellness, and Civic Engagement.

Monday, February 25th at 6 pm
@ Carnegie Library
Join Hakim Crampton and Canena Adams as they talk about the Importance of Youth and Family.

Sponsored by Jackson District Library, AMEN 4 Youth, and JACRAA.

Restoring the Village – the Importance of Rebuilding the Black Community

You’re invited to a Dynamic Speakers Lecture Series, a Black History Month special event series.

Monday, February 4th at 6 pm
@ Carnegie Library
Join Pastor Fred Parker, Jr. and Quinnette Pledger as they discuss the Role of Faith & the Importance of Women.

Monday, February 11th at 6 pm
@ Carnegie Library
Join Katena Cain and Anthony Coffee as they talk about the Role of Education & Financial Literacy.

Monday, February 18th at 6 pm
@ Weatherwax Hall* 
Join Nacoya Witherspoon & Daniel Mahoney as the pair discuss Health, Wellness, and Civic Engagement.

Monday, February 25th at 6 pm
@ Carnegie Library
Join Hakim Crampton and Canena Adams as they talk about the Importance of Youth and Family.

Sponsored by Jackson District Library, AMEN 4 Youth, and JACRAA.

Community Art Contest

Community Art Project, Outside the Lines

Let’s celebrate Jackson’s creative community! As a part of Outside the Lines, Jackson District Library asked Jackson County artists of all ages to create art around the theme of Pages to Projects: Art Inspired by Books. We asked them to paint a picture, make a sculpture, take a photo, craft a quilt, and more. We asked them to be inspired by the written word.

Three winners will be awarded prizes based on the community’s votes on Saturday, September 17.

Join us in downtown Jackson businesses and organizations to vote for your favorite art pieces. Stop into the following organizations to vote for your favorite art piece: JDL’s Carnegie Library, A Frame Above, Anderson Printing, Beads to Live By, Casler’s Hardware, Collins Brothers, Experience Jackson/Jackson County Chamber of Commerce, JTV, Miller Shoe Parlor, Nostalgia Ink, Notch 8, The Orange Peacock Gallery, The Toy House, Walt’s Health Foods and Specialty, The Wandering Owl, YNCA, The Book Exchange and Center for Family Health.

Visit JDL’s event calendar for other Outside the Lines events and programs.

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