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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.

Hours:
Thurs – 10am to 8pm
Fri – 12pm to 5pm
Sat – 10am to 2pm

Intended for All Ages.

EVENT CANCELED – 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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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.

Napoleon Book Club

Join us at the Napoleon Branch as we discuss…

Thursday, October 18 at 2 p.m.
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

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Stop by the Napoleon Branch to check out a copy of this month’s title.

Intended for adults.

National Fossil Day Party

October 17 is National Fossil Day!

Come celebrate at the Meijer Branch with a dinosaur storytime, a fossil dig, prehistoric snacks, and other fun activities!

Intended for ages 3 and up.

“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.

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Intended for all ages.

Enchanted Woodland Tea Party

Drop into Carnegie’s auditorium for an enchanted woodland party!

Join us for an Enchanted Woodland Tea Party! Dress up as your favorite woodland creature, create nature-themed crafts, and play games. Enjoy the woodland party complete with make-your-own s’mores!

Registration required, so please call Youth Services at (517) 788-4087 (ext. 1331) to save your spot today!

Intended for ages 3-8.

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