DIY Organic Lip Balm & Bath Bombs

Simple ingredients come together to make an organic lip balm and bath bombs. Makes a great gift! Registration is required, please call the hosting branch to reserve a spot.


Thursday,  12/13 @ 4pm

Wednesday, 1/9 @ 6pm

Saturday, 1/26 @ 3pm

Wednesday, 1/30 @ 5:30pm

Monday, 2/4 @ 5:30pm

Wednesday, 2/6 @ 5:30pm

Monday, 2/11 @ 5:30pm

Saturday, 2/16 @ 3pm


Princess & Superhero Party (EVENT FULL)

Calling all Superheroes and Princesses- you are invited to a party! We will have fun games, snacks, activities & crafts. Dressing up in your superhero and princess gear is encouraged, but don’t worry if you don’t have a costume- we will be making some props of our own.

Registration is required. Please call 517-788-4087 (ext 1331) for more information or to register.

The event is currently full.

Intended for Children, Ages 3-8.

Center Stage Jackson presents: Old Time Radio Show

Join us at the Carnegie Branch of Jackson District Library at 2 pm on Jan 19 to see Center Stage Jackson present a deliciously old time radio show. Included will be a science fiction show, a comedy, and a murder mystery.

FREE live readings of vintage radio plays:
* Buck Rogers: Episode 1
* Dick Tracy: The Case of the Big Top Murders

Brought to you by Center Stage Jackson’s Reader’s Theatre Series.

Readings directed by Ann Green

Admission is Free, with donations encouraged to continue the Reader’s Theatre Series.

Staged Readings are different from regular plays or musicals in that actors and actresses perform with scripts in hand, with minimal set, props and blocking. They are an excellent choice for actors that want to get their feet wet acting but do not have a lot of time to devote to a full show. There are typically only a few rehearsals and just one performance where actors are not required to memorize the material. All Center Stage Jackson Staged Readings are currently FREE to the public and located at several locations in the Jackson community.

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CD Spectrometers

This DIY science project will change how you look at light. A spectrometer is a device that separates the wavelengths of light. Using a cereal box and a used CD, we’ll build one and see how different types of light sources make different wavelengths of light.

Registration required. Please call the Meijer Branch at (517) 788-4480 to save a spot.

Intended for Tweens & Teens (10 & Up).

Fingerprint Snowmen

Brighten up a winter day with these adorable fingerprint snowmen!

Reservations required. Please call the Summit Branch at (517) 783-4030 or the Henrietta Branch at (517) 769-6537 to save your spot!

Intended for Ages 6 & Up.

Napoleon Branch Book Club

Join us at the Napoleon Branch on Thursday, January 17th at 2 p.m. to discuss

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

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

Intended for adults.

Eastern Movie Matinee: “Black & White”

Stop into the Eastern Branch as we ring in the New Year with some Old Movies 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.

The Philadelphia Story (1940)

January 17: The Philadelphia Story (1940, NR) starring Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, and James Stewart

When a rich woman’s ex-husband and a tabloid-type reporter turn up just before her planned remarriage, she begins to learn the truth about herself.

Crafting at Carnegie: Bullet Journal

Start the New Year with a new way to get organized. Designed to be as flexible as you need, this system could be the answer to all those pieces of papers with scribbled notes stashed in your wallet/bag/pockets. This notebook could replace your to-do list, your calendar, your sketchbook, your journal. It can be any or all of those things. If you want to try a new way to organize your life, join us as we explore the basics of bullet journaling. Bring a notebook (any size) and maybe a favorite pen.

If you already keep a bullet journal? Please come and share your experience.

Intended for Adults. Please call the Carnegie Library at (517) 788-4087 for more information.

Video Game Wednesdays

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.

For information, please call the Youth Services department at (517) 788-4087 (ext. 1331).


T3 with AARP

The Third Tuesday of each month, AARP will host an informational workshop on issues important to older adults and their families. Topics to include avoiding fraud, resources for family caregivers, how to save on utilities, brain health, things you can do to stay in your home safely, and more.

Dates & Topics

January 15th – Fraud Watch Network

February 19th – Practical Tips for Family Caregiving

March 19th – How to Save on Utility Bills

April 16th – HomeFit

May 21st – Brain Health Matters

All programs are from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.

Adults are the intended audience. Call 1-877-926-8300 to register.

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