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Eastern Movie Matinee: “Black History Month”

Swing by the Eastern Branch as we celebrate Black History Month as part of our Thursday Movie Matinees!

Join us for some great films all month long. Widescreen, comfortable seats and popcorn, too! Thursday afternoons starting at 2 p.m. Movie synopses from imdb.com.

Selma (2014)

February 28: Selma (2014, PG-13) starring David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo, and Tim Roth

A chronicle of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965.

Identity Theft and Online Safety

Representatives from the Michigan Department of the Attorney General will present two back-to-back programs:

  • Identity Theft– Learn about the signs of identity theft, how to protect your personal information online and off, and what to do if you become an identity theft victim.
  • Online Safety– Learn how to protect your devices, money, and personal information while online. Also provides information on how to avoid common and emerging online scams.

For more information, please contact Adult Services at adultservices@myjdl.com, or call 788-4087 and ask to be directed.

You’ve Been Zapped!

Learn about static electricity and see how it is created. Try out a Van de Graaff generator and conduct some static electricity experiments.  See if you can make Science Bob’s tinsel orb levitate!

Registration is required, so please call the Summit Branch at (517) 783-4030 or the Henrietta Branch at (517) 769-6537 to save your spot!

Intended for children ages 8 and older.

Summit Branch
Friday, February 22nd @ 5 pm

Henrietta Branch
Monday, February 25th @ 5 pm

Cozy Read & Tea Book Club

Cozy mysteries, also referred to as “cozies,” are a subgenre of crime fiction in which sex and violence are downplayed or treated humorously, and the crime and detection take place in a small, socially intimate community. Cozies thus stand in contrast to hardboiled fiction, which features violence and sexuality more explicitly and centrally to the plot. The term “cozy” was first coined in the late 20th century when various writers produced work in an attempt to re-create the Golden Age of Detective Fiction.

Let’s talk about our Cozy Mysteries, have some tea and cookies and exchange titles for future reads.

Intended for Adults.

African American Read-In Chain

The Jackson District Library and the Jackson Branch of the NAACP will host the first African American Read-In Chain for Jackson County on February 23, 2019. During the month of February, schools, churches, libraries, community and professional organizations are urged to make literacy a significant part of African American History Month by displaying and promoting the works of African American authors.

Jackson County residents, inclusive of all ages and nationalities, may sign-up to read a selection from a book, recite a poem or choose a portion from a book all written by an African American author during this Community Read-In.

The finale will feature Kevin Collins and his Kuungana African Drum and Dance Company of Flint, MI. Their energetic dance moves and the vibrant sounds of African drums will weave together the excitement of literacy and cultural. Be a part of this celebratory event as Jackson County joins the “chain” of over 6 million participants reading works by African American authors.

Originated through the Black Caucus of the National Council of Teachers of English in 1989, the event is now supported by the National Council of Teachers of English and endorsed by the International Reading Association.

Contact the Community Engagement Department of the Jackson District Library for more information. Call at 517-788-4099 ext. 1317 or email at CEdepartment@myjdl.com.

You’ve Been Zapped!

Learn about static electricity and see how it is created. Try out a Van de Graaff generator and conduct some static electricity experiments.  See if you can make Science Bob’s tinsel orb levitate!

Registration is required, so please call the Summit Branch at (517) 783-4030 or the Henrietta Branch at (517) 769-6537 to save your spot!

Intended for children ages 8 and older.

Summit Branch
Friday, February 22nd @ 5 pm

Henrietta Branch
Monday, February 25th @ 5 pm

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, February 21st, from 5-7 p.m.

Space is limited, so registration is required.

Intended for adults.

Napoleon Branch Book Club

Join us at the Napoleon Branch on Thursday, February 21st at 2 p.m. to discuss

Hillbilly-Elegie by J.D. Vance

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

Intended for adults.

Eastern Movie Matinee: “Black History Month”

Swing by the Eastern Branch as we celebrate Black History Month as part of our Thursday Movie Matinees!

Join us for some great films all month long. Widescreen, comfortable seats and popcorn, too! Thursday afternoons starting at 2 p.m. Movie synopses from imdb.com.

Denzel Washington and Viola Davis in Fences (2016)

February 21: Fences (2016, PG-13) starring Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, and Stephen McKinley Henderson

A working-class African-American father tries to raise his family in the 1950s while coming to terms with the events of his life.

Nebula Slime

Have a galactic time making glitter nebula slime! We’ll explore the wonders of space along the way. Registration is required, please call the hosting branch to reserve a spot.

Intended for Kids Ages 6-14.

Hosting Branches, Dates, & Times:

Spring Arbor Branch
Wednesday, January 2nd @ 11 am

Carnegie Library
Saturday, January 5th @ 2 pm

Concord Branch
Monday, January 7th @ 4 pm

Parma Branch
Wednesday, January 9th @ 12 pm

Hanover Branch
Monday, January 14th @ 4 pm

Eastern Branch
Monday, January 31st @ 2pm

Grass Lake Branch
Thursday, February 2nd @ 4 pm

Springport Branch
Saturday, February 2nd @ 12 pm

Napoleon Branch
Thursday, February 14th @ 4 pm

Meijer Branch
Wednesday,  February 20th @ 5:30pm

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