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Bar Trivia at Grand River Brewery

Bar Trivia facilitated by your local library?

Round up a team of your friends and family at Grand River Brewery for a new installment of spirited–and FREE–pub trivia! Jackson District Library is hosting, but don’t worry, we won’t make the questions too hard. Questions will all be general knowledge. Prizes will be awarded to the top three teams!

Contact Adult Services at (517) 788-4087 and adultservices@myjdl.com or the Eastern Branch at (517) 788-4074 and eastern@myjdl.com if you have any questions.

Intended for adults 21+.

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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.

Video Game Workshops

Play a variety of video games ranging from the 16-bit era to cutting edge VR. You don’t need to bring anything with you except a positive attitude. Bond with fellow gamers and make new friends.

Video games include PS4, Nintendo Switch, SNES Classic, and Oculus Rift.

Intended for ages 9-18 years.

Ukulele Jam Session

The Jacktown Ukes meet the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month, and are happy to have others jam with them. If you’re a newbie, we have an extra ukulele on hand. Resources on how to play are provided, but “lessons” are not provided.

Intended for Adults.

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!

Video Game Workshops

Play a variety of video games ranging from the 16-bit era to cutting edge VR. You don’t need to bring anything with you except a positive attitude. Bond with fellow gamers and make new friends.

Video games include PS4, Nintendo Switch, SNES Classic, and Oculus Rift.

Intended for ages 9-18 years.

Ukulele Jam Session

The Jacktown Ukes meet the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month, and are happy to have others jam with them. If you’re a newbie, we have an extra ukulele on hand. Resources on how to play are provided, but “lessons” are not provided.

Intended for Adults.

Michigan in World War I: Stores of the Homefront

Help the Meijer Branch remember the 100th Anniversary of World War I.

Michigan’s contribution to World War I was more than just its service people. It was the center for a spy ring, a starting point of the peace movement, center for airplane production and armaments, and so much more.

Intended for All Ages.

Eastern’s Friends of the Library Book Sale

This sale, one of two per year offered by Eastern’s Friends of the Library, offers fiction and nonfiction books, juvenile and young adult books as well as movies, music, and magazines. There’ll be approximately 5,000 items to choose from.

Most hardcovers: $1
Most paperbacks: 50¢

On Saturday it’s a $1 per bag.

Intended for All Ages.

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