Jackson

Outsiders on the Inside Track

Join us at the Summit Branch and learn about the immigrants who helped to shape Jackson’s history. Presented by local historian, Sue Weible.

Please call the Summit Branch at 517-783-4030 for more information.

Jackson District Library Presents: Author J.A. Devereaux

Jackson District Library Presents:
Author J. A. Devereaux
 
Let her “steal” your evening and she promises her thieves will steal your heart!
Thursday, November 29, 2018
5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
 
J. A. Devereaux is passionate about the thief who really isn’t a bad guy, guys like Alexander Mundy (“It Takes A Thief”); Neal Caffrey (“White Collar”); and the “Leverage” crew; REQUISITION FOR: A THIEF’s Gregg Hadyn, Niki Grey, and Jaelynn Madding; and Thief a la Femme’s Rayla Rousseau.
 
Such characters motivated her extensive knowledge of diamonds and her own thieving skills–strictly for research and writing purposes, of course!
 
A long-distance runner, former cross country coach, and former singer/songwriter, Devereaux resides with her husband in Jackson, Michigan.
Intended for Adults & Teens.

Tech Tinkering Night

Have you ever wondered what the inside of a computer looks like? This is a great opportunity for kids to take tech apart, explore how everyday electronics and machines are assembled, and discover how they work.

Intended for ages 5 and up.

Holiday Open House at Carnegie

Celebrate the start of the Holiday Season at the Carnegie Branch!
 
Visit with “Santa” and receive a FREE book starting at 5 p.m. Enjoy special crafts and activities for the kids! Listen to LIVE Holiday music! Visit the “Friends of the Library” Book & Bake Sale! Enjoy a hot dog and hot cocoa on the front lawn while watching the Jackson Holiday Parade (starts at 6 p.m.).
 
Live Performances from:
– The Jackson Brass Quintet
– The Potters Sisters
 
All proceeds from the sales benefit the Youth Services Department of the Jackson District Library!

Jackson Community Forum: No Neighbor Left Behind

NO NEIGHBOR LEFT BEHIND!
 
The Jackson Citizens Advisory Council was formed recently to advocate for citizens in order to solve problems and create a more peaceful community. Learn about two recent projects: increased street lighting on the South Side and saving homes from foreclosure. Explore these and other current issues as well as the perspectives of various stakeholders.
 
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 at (517) 788-4087.

Fall Pallet Painting

Join the Eastern Branch and Allision Hughes for pallet painting with a fall theme!

It’s Fall, Y’all! Time to break out those rustic decorations! Choose from a selection of designs to make your own fall-inspired wall art!

Registration, so please call the Eastern Branch at (517) 788-4074 to reserve your spot today!

Intended for adults.

“Our Majestic Great Lakes”

Join the Carnegie Branch for a book review and a presentation by the author, Loreen Niewenhuis.

In 2009, Loreen Niewenhuis walked the perimeter of Lake Michigan and wrote the bestselling book, A 1,000-Mile Walk On The Beach. In 2012, Loreen took another long journey, covering 1,000 miles of shoreline touching all five Great Lakes. The book about this latest adventure, A 1,000-Mile Great Lakes Walk, explores the entire Great Lakes system.

In this presentation, Loreen will take you along the shores of all five Great Lakes and many of the waterways connecting them. In words, photos, and video, you’ll explore the geology, hydrology, and natural history of the largest system of freshwater lakes in the world. She will also illuminate the threats to this massive ecosystem: invasive species, pollution, destruction of wetlands, and the gradual warming of the lakes.

Niewenhuis speaks with the authority of an expert as she has an M.S. degree in biological sciences. She raises the important questions about preserving our wild places and protecting the fragile ecosystems on which we all depend.

Please, join us as we explore the Great Lakes with author Loreen Niewenhuis.

Image result for loreen niewenhuis open at 6:30 p.m. for mingling and refreshments.

Intended for all ages.

World War II Stories of Jackson

Every picture has a story, and Jackson certainly has some stories to tell!

Sue Weible tells the background stories of Jackson’s World War II military effort and support using pictures from Jackson’s Call to Greatness, a history book highlighting Jackon veterans and their heroes back home. Learn the unknown details behind some of the book’s iconic images!

Call the Grass Lake Branch at (517) 522-8211 or the Michigan Military Heritage Museum at (517) 926-6696 for more information.

Intended for adults.

New Books & Brews Book Club

 

Books & Brews book club meets at Bifferhaus Brewing Company on 1st Wednesdays.

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 & Brews meetings are the first Wednesday of the month, beginning October 7. Stop in and mingle at 5:30 PM; the discussion starts at 6:00 PM.

Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee

Our October read is Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee. Books are available at the Carnegie Library’s Reference Desk.

 

Participants are responsible for their own drinks. Bifferhaus does not serve food, but outside food is welcome.

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