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Michigan Birds of Prey

Curious about the predatory birds that might live in your backyard? Join us to meet Michigan birds of prey up close and personal! Call 517-783-4030 to register.

Presented by Michigan Avian Experience

Michigan Birds of Prey

Curious about the predatory birds that might live in your backyard? Join us to meet Michigan birds of prey up close and personal! Call 517-905-1369 to register.

Presented by Michigan Avian Experience

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.

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.

Holiday Open House at Carnegie

Celebrate the start of the Holiday Season at the Carnegie Branch!
 
Visit with “Santa” and receive a FREE book starting at 5 p.m. Enjoy special crafts and activities for the kids! Listen to LIVE Holiday music! Visit the “Friends of the Library” Book & Bake Sale! Enjoy a hot dog and hot cocoa on the front lawn while watching the Jackson Holiday Parade (starts at 6 p.m.).
 
Live Performances from:
– The Jackson Brass Quintet
– The Potters Sisters
 
All proceeds from the sales benefit the Youth Services Department of the Jackson District Library!

Fall Pallet Painting

Join the Eastern Branch and Allision Hughes for pallet painting with a fall theme!

It’s Fall, Y’all! Time to break out those rustic decorations! Choose from a selection of designs to make your own fall-inspired wall art!

Registration, so please call the Eastern Branch at (517) 788-4074 to reserve your spot today!

Intended for adults.

“Our Majestic Great Lakes”

Join the Carnegie Branch for a book review and a presentation by the author, Loreen Niewenhuis.

In 2009, Loreen Niewenhuis walked the perimeter of Lake Michigan and wrote the bestselling book, A 1,000-Mile Walk On The Beach. In 2012, Loreen took another long journey, covering 1,000 miles of shoreline touching all five Great Lakes. The book about this latest adventure, A 1,000-Mile Great Lakes Walk, explores the entire Great Lakes system.

In this presentation, Loreen will take you along the shores of all five Great Lakes and many of the waterways connecting them. In words, photos, and video, you’ll explore the geology, hydrology, and natural history of the largest system of freshwater lakes in the world. She will also illuminate the threats to this massive ecosystem: invasive species, pollution, destruction of wetlands, and the gradual warming of the lakes.

Niewenhuis speaks with the authority of an expert as she has an M.S. degree in biological sciences. She raises the important questions about preserving our wild places and protecting the fragile ecosystems on which we all depend.

Please, join us as we explore the Great Lakes with author Loreen Niewenhuis.

Image result for loreen niewenhuis open at 6:30 p.m. for mingling and refreshments.

Intended for all ages.

JXN Community Forum: November Ballot Candidate Forum

Come to the Carnegie Branch for a chance meet the candidates for the November ballot.

Join the Jackson District Library and the League of Women Voters for the Candidate Forum for the midterm elections. Get your chance to meet and question candidates on the November ballot in Jackson County including U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives, Michigan Senate and Michigan House of Representatives in the 64th and 65th Districts, and Jackson County Commissioners.

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 the Jackson District Library via email at reference@myjdl.com or by phone at (517) 788-4087.

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.

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