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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.

Henrietta Book Group

Join the Henrietta Branch Monday, October 8 to discuss…

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

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Intended for adults.

Visit your local branch to check out this title today!

A Walk Through Jackson’s Past: A Guided Tour Through Mt. Evergreen Cemetery

Join JDL, Jackson’s Historic District Commission, and Center Stage Jackson for a guided tour through Mt. Evergreen Cemetery!

This is a one hour guided walking tour through the rolling hills of Mt. Evergreen Cemetery. We will be stopping by some of Jackson’s more famous people and families to learn about them. The tour will also shed light on some lesser known, but no less fascinating, people with their own stories to tell.

For organizational purposes, please show up 10 minutes before the tour starts.

The hour-long tours start at:

  • 3:00 p.m.
  • 4:00 p.m.
  • 5:00 p.m.
  • 6:00 p.m.

Reservations are required, so please call Adult Services at (517) 788-4087 (ext. 1339) to reserve your spot today.

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Pumpkin Decorating at the Eastern Branch

Decorate your own pumpkin at the Eastern Branch!

Stop into the Eastern Branch at any time during the month of October, and select a small pumpkin to decorate! We’ll then display the pumpkins for everyone to enjoy throughout the month!

Pumpkin decorating available during open hours:
Monday 10 am – 8 pm
Tuesday 12 pm – 5 pm
Wednesday 10 am – 8 pm
Thursday 10 am – 8 pm
Friday 12 pm – 5 pm
Saturday 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday 1 pm – 5 pm

Please contact the Eastern Branch at (517) 788-4074 if you have any questions.

Intended for kids.

DIY: Zoetropes

Calling all aspiring animators and film aficionados! Come explore animation through zoetropes, an early animation device.

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Registration required. Call the hosting branch to reserve a spot.

Intended for ages 8-15.

Friday, September 28 – Henrietta @ 5:00 p.m.
(517) 769-6537

Monday, October 1 – Concord @ 4:00 p.m.
(517) 905-1379

Wednesday, October 3 – Spring Arbor @ 3:00 p.m.
(517)  750-2030

Monday, October 15 – Hanover @ 4:00 p.m.
(517) 905-1399

Monday, October 22 – Summit @ 5:00 p.m.
(517) 783-4030

Thursday, October 25 – Eastern @ 6:00 p.m.
(517) 788-4480

Saturday, November 3 – Carnegie @ 2:00 p.m.
(517) 788-4087

Saturday, November 10 – Meijer @ 2:00 p.m.
(517) 788-4480

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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Storybook Blocks

Come on out to the Summit Branch to make a storybook block!

Make your own one-of-a-kind storybook block from recycled book pages. It’s a perfect gift for a baby

Reservations are required. Call the Summit Branch at (517) 783-4030 to reserve your spot!

Intended for adults.

Wine Cork Pumpkins at JDL

Join us at the Jackson District Library for some Fall Crafts!

Recycle some old wine corks and create a pumpkin that will bring a touch of autumn to your home.

Registration is required, so call the hosting branch to reserve a spot.

Intended for adults.

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Monday, September 17 – Grass Lake @ 5:30 p.m.
(517) 522-8211

Monday, September 24 – Spring Arbor @ 5:30 p.m.
(517) 750-2030

Tuesday, September 25 – Napoleon @ 2:00 p.m.
(517)  536-4266

Wednesday, September 26 – Eastern @ 6:00 p.m.
(517) 788-4074

Wednesday, October 3 – Parma @ 12:00 p.m.
(517) 531-4908

Wednesday, October 3 – Carnegie @ 6:30 p.m.
(517) 788-4087

Wednesday, October 10 – Concord @ 5:30 p.m.
(517) 905-1379

Wednesday, October 17 – Hanover @ 5:30 p.m.
(517) 905-1399

Friday, October 19 – Henrietta @ 5:00 p.m.
(517) 769-6537

Monday, October 22 – Springport @ 6:00 p.m.
(517) 905-1459

Storybook Blocks

Come on out to the Henrietta Branch to make a storybook block!

Make your own one-of-a-kind storybook block from recycled book pages. It’s a perfect gift for a baby

Reservations are required. Call the Henrietta Branch at (517) 769-6537 to reserve your spot!

Intended for adults.

Pallet Painting

Join us at the Spring Arbor Branch!

Celebrate springtime and decorate your home with a handmade piece of art. This month’s pallet painting theme is Family Patriotic.

Join us on Thursday:

  • September 13, from 5-7 p.m.
  • October 11, from 5-7 p.m.
  • November 8, from 5-7 p.m.

Space is limited, so registration is required.

Intended for adults.

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