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Teen/YA Book Swap

It’s time to refresh your bookshelf!

The Meijer Branch will be hosting a Teen and Young Adult book swap. Please bring your gently used books to the Meijer branch any time this March. In return, you will get one coupon to be used in the book swap for each book you donate. Come back on March 16th to find some great new reads!

Intended for Teens/Young Adults. Call the Meijer Branch at 517.788.4480 for more info.

JXN Community Forum – Oh SNAP!: Changes to SNAP Benefits

The SNAP (Supplemental Assistance Nutrition Program) program is changing. At the end of 2018 residents of Jackson who receive the snap benefits are being required to work, volunteer, or be part of a job training program 20 hours per week in order to receive their benefits.

The March forum will be a panel with members of a variety of agencies (DHHS, United Way, Southwestern Michigan Works) there to speak about how things are changing, and how a person makes sure that they continue to qualify for SNAP benefits.

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 517-788-4087.

Mindful Yoga Storytime

Join us this spring at our series of mindful yoga storytimes! This storytime will incorporate mindful motion, stories, and activities that gently introduce mindfulness and yoga practice.

SUMMIT BRANCH
Thursday, March 14th @ 10:00 am

CARNEGIE LIBRARY
Saturday, March 23rd @ 2:00 pm

GRASS LAKE BRANCH
Wednesday, May 8th @ 10:30 am

MEIJER BRANCH
Thursday, May 9th @ 11:00 am

EASTERN BRANCH
Thursday, May 16th @ 10:30 am

HENRIETTA BRANCH
Wednesday, May 22nd @ 11:00 am

Intended for preschool-aged children. Please call the hosting branch for more information.

 

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.

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