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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.

To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

January 24: To Kill A Mockingbird (1962, NR) starring Gregory Peck, John Megna, and Frank Overton

Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his children against prejudice.

Terra Cotta Pot Snowman

Leave the snow outside, while bringing the snowmen indoors. Create your own terra cotta snowman.

Registration required, so please call the Eastern Branch at (517) 788-4074 to save your spot.

Intended for Adults.

Clay Snowmen

Keep a piece of winter with you all year long with this adorable clay snowman!  We’ll use air dry clay to make these snowmen who will stick around long after the winter snow has melted.  Space is limited and registration is required.

Intended for Kids 8-17.

Homemade snowman ornaments polymer clay crafts

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.

Locations/Times:

NAPOLEON BRANCH
Thursday,  12/13 @ 4pm

CARNEGIE BRANCH
Wednesday, 1/9 @ 6pm

EASTERN BRANCH
Saturday, 1/26 @ 3pm

GRASS LAKE BRANCH
Wednesday, 1/30 @ 5:30pm

CONCORD BRANCH
Monday, 2/4 @ 5:30pm

HANOVER BRANCH
Wednesday, 2/6 @ 5:30pm

SPRING ARBOR BRANCH
Monday, 2/11 @ 5:30pm

MEIJER BRANCH
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.

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