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January 2019

Free

Center Stage Jackson presents: Old Time Radio Show

January 19 @ 2:00 pm

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,…

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DIY Organic Lip Balm & Bath Bombs

January 19 @ 6:00 pm

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  

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Clay Snowmen

January 22 @ 4:00 pm

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.

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CANCELLED: Pharaoh’s Curse: Teen Mystery

January 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The night takes a dark turn when the Prom Queen is pushed down a flight of stairs and is gravely injured. Join us for an evening of mystery and intrigue at JDL’s Egyptian Prom-themed mystery for teenagers aged 12-18. Costumes encouraged, but not required. Snacks and refreshments are provided. Registration is required, so please call Youth Services at 517.788.4087 (ext. 1331).  

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February 2019

Free

Tax Help at Carnegie

February 4 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on February 6, 2019 at 4:00 pm

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One event on February 7, 2019 at 4:00 pm

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One event on February 8, 2019 at 9:00 am

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Monday and Friday, repeating until April 15, 2019

Come down to the Carnegie Branch of the Jackson District Library to have Larry Socie, veteran of VITA, help prepare your taxes for FREE! Please email adultservices@myjdl.com, or call 788-4087 and ask for the Reference Desk if you have questions.  Don’t pay to file your taxes. If your household earned less than $66,000 in 2017 you can file both your federal and state returns for free. Free doesn’t always mean free. Some “free” tax preparation products only cover federal (not…

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Restoring the Village – the Importance of Rebuilding the Black Community

February 4 @ 6:00 pm
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One event on February 11, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on February 18, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on February 25, 2019 at 6:00 pm

You’re invited to a Dynamic Speakers Lecture Series, a Black History Month special event series. Monday, February 4th at 6 pm @ Carnegie Library Join Pastor Fred Parker, Jr. and Quinnette Pledger as they discuss the Role of Faith & the Importance of Women. Monday, February 11th at 6 pm @ Carnegie Library Join Katena Cain and Anthony Coffee as they talk about the Role of Education & Financial Literacy. Monday, February 18th at 6 pm @ Weatherwax Hall*  Join…

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American Girl Tea Party

February 9 @ 2:00 pm

You and your favorite doll are invited to an afternoon “tea” at the Carnegie Library. Enjoy refreshments, a craft, and fun activities as we celebrate American Girls both past and present. This lovely afternoon is intended for dolls and their owners, ages 6-12. Space is limited so registration is required. Please call our Youth Services Department at 517-788-4087 (ext. 1331).

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Crafting at Carnegie: “Kissing Dangle”

February 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Traditional kissing dangles will liven up your Valentine’s Day party, or just hang around like mistletoe when you need a smooch. No doubt, you have heard the old Dutch saying, “If you kiss under a dangle, your hearts will entangle.”  No? Well, it is true nonetheless. All it takes is vintage images of couples in love, a few cupids, beads, and string. And a touch of romance. Intended for Adults.

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Restoring the Village – the Importance of Rebuilding the Black Community

February 18 @ 6:00 pm

You’re invited to a Dynamic Speakers Lecture Series, a Black History Month special event series. Monday, February 4th at 6 pm @ Carnegie Library Join Pastor Fred Parker, Jr. and Quinnette Pledger as they discuss the Role of Faith & the Importance of Women. Monday, February 11th at 6 pm @ Carnegie Library Join Katena Cain and Anthony Coffee as they talk about the Role of Education & Financial Literacy. Monday, February 18th at 6 pm @ Weatherwax Hall*  Join…

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Identity Theft and Online Safety

February 26 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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…

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March 2019

Free

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

March 14 @ 6:30 pm

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…

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Mindful Yoga Storytime

March 23 @ 2:00 pm

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.…

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April 2019

Drop Everything and Read! Novelist and eResource Tutorial

April 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Drop in for a quick tutorial on how to use this awesome tool from the JDL website. This database will pick out your next book based off what you have read and loved in the past. This resource will keep you turning pages, series after series and author after author.

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Facing Race: Where do we go from here?

April 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Please join JDL and the League of Women Voters for the April Forum titled, “Facing Race: where do we go from here?” This forum will be a panel of Jackson residents who attended the Facing Race conference in Detroit in November. The focus will be on what was learned and how to apply it. This is a free forum, for additional information please contact the reference department at 517.788.4087 of email reference@myjdl.com

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Enchanted Evening at Carnegie

April 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Come celebrate National Library Week with an Enchanted Evening at the Carnegie.  We will celebrate the participants in the Community Art Contest, JDL’s collection, as well as enjoy public music performances along with food and wine. Must be 21 years old to attend.

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Felt Piggy Banks

April 13 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Create a felt piggy bank to store your coins! This fun project makes a great gift. Registration Required: Carnegie – 517.788.4087

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AARP SMART DRIVERTEK

April 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Join us at the library to learn about new Driver Technology. This workshop is designed to help assist in the understanding of what the technology is about and which you may have in a future vehicle. Through videos and discussion the presentation will cover vehicle safety technology in about 90 minutes.

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Crafting at Carnegie: Spring Butterfly Wreath

April 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Welcome spring by creating your own beautiful spring butterfly wreath! This spring creation will surely brighten up your home. Please call Adult Services Department for more information.

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In Home Care & Senior Residences – MI Attn. Gen. Consumer Ed. Program

April 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us and the MI Attorney General Consumer Education Program to learn about resources for In Home Care & Senior Resources available to you that will help you make the best decisions regarding care for yourself or your loved ones.

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Author Michael Khouri: Meet and Greet with Family Storytime

April 27 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Please register for this event: 517.788.4087. Local Author Michael Khouri hose a story-time with his new book, From Hiss to Bliss: A Cat Named Tom Finds His Forever Home. This message of hope is dedicated to children of all ages as a reminder to never give up on a dream, and that anything is possible when you keep hope alive. A luncheon will be provided during story-time.

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May 2019

Irene Miller: Into No Man’s Land

May 4 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Irene Miller, a Holocaust survivor, author, speaker, and educator will take you on a survival journey little written and known about. You will sleep in the winter under an open sky on the no man’s land; you will freeze in a Siberian labor camp where the bears come to your door front. In Uzbekistan, you will live on boiled grass or broiled onions, and shiver with malaria. You will spend years in orphanages. When this is over you will wonder…

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Exploring DNA

May 4 @ 2:00 pm

Celebrate Women’s History with science! Learn about Rosalind Franklin and her DNA discoveries, extract DNA from a strawberry, and make paper Origami DNA. Intended for tweens and teens age 10 and older. MEIJER BRANCH Saturday, March 16th @ 2:00 pm EASTERN BRANCH Thursday, March 21st @ 6:00 pm SUMMIT BRANCH Wednesday, March 27th @ 5:00 pm BROOKLYN BRANCH Tuesday, April 9th @ 4:00pm CARNEGIE LIBRARY Saturday, May 4th @ 2:00 pm GRASS LAKE BRANCH Monday, May 13th @ 5:30 pm…

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Stories from the Stones: A History of the Jewish Cemeteries of Michigan

May 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Stories from the Stones: A History of the Jewish Cemeteries of Michigan traces the history of sacred cemetery spaces and the stories of who lies beneath. JHSM docents will take you through the state, beginning in the 1800s and continuing to recent times. The images and stories not only provide a fascinating exploration into Jewish burial customs but also remind us of those whose legacies helped to build and shape our community and shows us how their families chose to…

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Faygo Book Program

May 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Faygo Book is the social history of a company that has forged a bond with a city and its residents for more than a century. The story of Faygo, Detroit’s beloved soda pop, begins over a hundred years ago with two Russian immigrant brothers who were looking to get out of the baking business. Out of more than forty bottlers in Detroit’s “pop alley,” Faygo became the last one standing. Within the pages of The Faygo Book, author Joe…

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Crafting at Carnegie: Stenciled Mugs

May 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for our monthly installment of Crafting at Carnegie! This month we will be making fun and functional stenciled mugs. All materials provided, please call the Adult Services Department at (517) 788-4087 for more information.

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Genealogy 102: Digging Deeper into Family History

May 18 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join us for the second installment of this incredibly popular lecture series, presented by Adult Services. This time around we will cover how to really dig into records, through online databases, many of which are available through Jackson District Library. Start to shape the narrative of your family history by using the tools available just by having a library card. Presented by Anna Clark.

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Litigation and Mediation Tools for Family and Domestic Matters

May 30 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

This is an interactive review of the divorce process, problems that arise, challenges, and litigation vs mediation options for the parties involved.

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June 2019

Summer Zumba with Gayle Hyde at Carnegie

June 3 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 5:30 pm on Monday, repeating until August 26, 2019

Gale Hyde has been a Zumba Fitness instructor for eight years, with credentials of Zumba, Aqua Zumba, Zumba toning, Strong by Zumba, and Zumba kids. Zumba is a Latin craze that works all your core muscles. It’s an upbeat-filled class with moderate to high intensity moves, but everything can be modified to meet your personal needs. While tossing in the new wave of music as well, this class brings enjoyment to all who attend. Great way to meet new people…

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Tech Drop-In

June 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until August 27, 2019

Does the thought of engaging with technology make you nervous? Do the constant changes in technology drive you crazy? If so, stop by Carnegie’s Adult Services room Tuesdays, between 10:00 am and 12:00 pm. There you can sit down with one of the Adult Services’ helpful staff for assistance with basic hardware and software questions, as well as word-processing help for things like resume building. If you have a device you would like assistance with , please bring the fully…

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Purls and String Knitting Circle

June 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day First of the month, repeating until August 6, 2019

Join us for a monthly knitting circle in which knitters of all levels can share and learn! Master Knitter Alana White will be on hand to answer your questions and assist with all kinds of knitting projects. The program is the first Tuesday of every month (except July because of the holiday). June 4, July 9, August 6.  

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The Importance of Goal Setting

June 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Not all goals are created equal. With life coach, Alex Cash, learn to craft goals that mean something and that you have greater chances of sticking to. Come to this workshop with a goal or goals in mind to transform into smart goals. You will walk away with steps in hand to start you off!

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Tuesday Movies

June 11 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 6, 2019

Join us for Movie Tuesdays every Tuesday during the Summer Reading Program! June 11 – Ralph Breaks the Internet June 18 – Incredibles 2 June 25 – House with a Clock in Its Walls July 2 – Nutcracker and the Four Realms July 9 – Smallfoot July 16 – Grinch July 23 – Mary Poppins Returns July 30 – Teen Titans Go! to the Movies August 6 – Spider Man: Into the Spiderverse

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Lost Towns of Eastern Michigan

June 11 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Many of eastern Michigan’s old boomtowns and sleepy villages are faded memories. Nature reclaimed the ruins of some while progress paved over the rest. Discover the stories of lost communities hidden in plain sight or just off the beaten track. The vanished religious colony of Ora Labora fell into a state of near-constant inebriation when beer became the only safe liquid to drink. Lake St. Clair swallowed up the unique currency of Belividere along with the place that issued it.…

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Livability

June 12 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until July 24, 2019

Carnegie invites adults with special needs to join us twice a month for crafts and game time in the Auditorium! This program will run on these dates: June 12 and 26 July 10 and 24 August 14 and 28

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Little Gardeners

June 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Does your child love to play in the dirt and garden? Let your little one dig, water, plant, and harvest to their hearts content at our gardening-themed sensory experience.

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Video Game Wednesdays

June 19 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 3:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until August 21, 2019

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, and Oculus Rift. The program will be held on the following dates: June 19 July 17 August 21  

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Gross Outdoors!

June 20 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:30 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until July 18, 2019

Messy fun on the front lawn of Carnegie Library! Explosions, geysers, eruptions and more!! Wear something old…it might get messy!  

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UFO Stories and Experiences

June 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

“MUFON’s Best New UFO Cases” Every year, the Mutual UFO Network, the world’s largest civilian UFO research organization, compiles the best of the thousands of cases it receives every year. Come hear stunning recent accounts of unidentified aerial phenomena doing amazing maneuvers, startling people and animals alike, engaging with military aircraft, and more. Bill Konkolesky is the State Director of the Michigan Chapter of the Mutual UFO Network and a regular lecturer on the UFO phenomenon at conferences, public libraries,…

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Barks & Bites

June 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Celebrate your K-9 furry family members! We will be making easy and healthy dog treats for participants to take home to their K-9 friends. Fun for all ages of humans, but please leave your pets at home.

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Bubbleology

June 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Ron Loyd “The Bubbleman” and Gloria Loyd “The Bubblewoman” have performed their bubble magic for over 30 years. During this 45-minutes program, they use ordinary soap bubble solution to create volcano bubbles, tornado bubbles, kaleidoscope bubbles, square bubbles, merry-go-round bubbles and much more. Their program is filled with ideas to be tried at home, involves audience participation and is designed to teach children and adults the joy of exploring science by playing with the simple bubble.

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Let’s Explore Kanopy!

June 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Drop in to check out JDL’s newest streaming service – Kanopy! Stop in to sign up for an account and explore this great new service. JDL library card is required. Sign up from home by visiting www.myjdl.com.  

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July 2019

Purls and String Knitting Circle

July 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for a monthly knitting circle in which knitters of all levels can share and learn! Master Knitter Alana White will be on hand to answer your questions and assist with all kinds of knitting projects. The program is the first Tuesday of every month (except July because of the holiday). June 4, July 9, August 6.  

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Human Library, Unjudge Someone

July 12 @ 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The saying goes, “You can’t judge a book by its cover.” What if for one day, that book was a person who you could ask questions about themselves? Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be homeless? A single mother? A politician? An immigrant? Anyone with a very different life than your own? Come to the Carnegie Library Auditorium on Friday, July 12th. at 4:00 pm to “check out” a human book and unjudge someone. The Human…

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Bee Amazed at the Amazing Life of the Honeybee

July 16 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

This educational program is presented by Thornapple Woodlands (Don and Karen Snoeyink). Through an entertaining honey bee educational seminar, the audience will: Learn about the three types of bees in a hive and their respective roles. Understand how bees find nectar and process it into honey. Realize how honey is harvested. Learn the nutritional and medicinal qualities of honey. Discover the uses for beeswax. Participate in a question and answer session. After the presentation, at three stations, the audience will:…

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Family Flow Yoga

July 17 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:30 am on day Third of the month, repeating until August 21, 2019

Join Yoga Instructor Brittnai Murillo for a fun, family-friendly hour of yoga play outside, including movement and a story. No previous yoga experience is required. We will have some mats available, but bring your own if you have one. There is limited space available so pre-registration is required. Call today to save your spot! Children under 18 years of age must have a parent to sign a waiver.

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Space Day: A Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Moonlanding

July 20 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

What’s happening: Costume Contest: Come dressed as your favorite space explorer, astronaut or alien. Prizes for best costume for three age groups: 0-9, 10-17, adult. Costume contest will be at 3:30 in the auditorium. Lunar Rover remote control obstacle course: Try your hand at maneuvering a lunar rover model through our obstacle course. See if you have what it takes to complete the course. LEGO Space Free Build:Use your imagination to build a LEGO rocket ship, space station, or UFO.…

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A.R.K. Animal Encounters

July 22 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Most animals on Earth, including humans, are affected by the light and dark cycle. Let’s meet Diurnal, Nocturnal, and Crepuscular animals, and discover how they’ve adapted to live during different periods of the light and dark cycle, as the Earth turns from day to night, and back again. A.R.K. Animal Encounters is a company providing education, hands-on animal encounters and presentations.

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Planetscapes: Landscapes of the Solar System

July 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The landscapes of planets, moons, and comets evoke a sense of awe and exultation for those who can appreciate their beauty. Only since the 1960s have these multi-billion year old vistas been glimpsed up close by humanity’s robotic emissaries to the depths of space. In this visually evocative presentation, Dr. Kirby Daniel Runyon highlights the grandeur of the planets and our progress and next giant leaps in exploring the Cosmos. Dr. Runyon is a planetary geologist at Johns Hopkins APL…

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Exotic Zoo

July 29 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Live Animal Presentation Exotic Zoo is an Educational Wildlife Program. They are a traveling zoo that will bring exotic animals for a hands-on learning experience. They will educate everyone on topics such as the animal’s natural habitat, diet, and more! In addition, there is a question and answer session. Lastly, everyone can see and touch the animals as the show is 80% hands-on. The Exotic Zoo Animal Show is fun and educational for all ages!

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August 2019

Larry Martin Presents “WWII In Their Own Words”

August 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join Larry Martin and watch his interview with Marine Corps Sargent R.V. Burgin, who talks about the three horrific battles in which he participated  in the South Pacific during WWII: the battle of Cape Gloucester New Britain in the Solomon Islands, the battle of Peleliu, and the battle of Okinawa. Patrons will be regaled with stories about 30 days of monsoons, water so bad to drink the soldiers preferred drinking out of mud holes filled with bugs, and the largest…

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Escape from Houdini’s Workshop

August 8 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

You are tasked with investigating Harry Houdini’s private workshop! The goal, to escape with the magician’s secrets in hand, is not as easy as it seems. Players must use clues and intellect to beat JDL’s magician-themed escape room. Groups of 8 encouraged, but not required. This program is a TEENS ONLY event – ages 11-18. Space is limited for this program. Please register with Youth Services at 51-788-4087 (ext. 1331). Four sessions  a day at the top of the hour.

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Escape from Houdini’s Workshop

August 9 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00 am, repeating until August 10, 2019

You are tasked with investigating Harry Houdini’s private workshop! The goal, to escape with the magician’s secrets in hand, is not as easy as it seems. Players must use clues and intellect to beat JDL’s magician-themed escape room. Groups of 8 encouraged, but not required. This program is geared to ages 5 and above. Space is limited for this program. Please register with Youth Services at 51-788-4087 (ext. 1331). Four sessions a day at the top of the hour.  

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Escape from Houdini’s Workshop

August 10 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

You are tasked with investigating Harry Houdini’s private workshop! The goal, to escape with the magician’s secrets in hand, is not as easy as it seems. Players must use clues and intellect to beat JDL’s magician-themed escape room. Groups of 8 encouraged, but not required. This program is geared to ages 5 and above. Space is limited for this program. Please register with Youth Services at 51-788-4087 (ext. 1331). Four sessions a day at the top of the hour.  

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Livability

August 14 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 28, 2019

Carnegie invites adults with special needs to join us twice a month for crafts and game time in the Auditorium! This program will run on these dates: June 12 and 26 July 10 and 24 August 14 and 28

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Phase of the Moon Cups

August 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This DIY toy helps kids understand and track the changing phases of the moon! As the cup turns, the child will see the moon change throughout the lunar phases.

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Ghost Hunting

August 20 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Debi Chestnut has been able to see and speak to ghosts her whole life. A paranormal researcher for more than twenty-five years, she gives lectures and conducts workshops to help people better understand paranormal activity. Her books on the paranormal are: “Something Wicked,” “Stalking Shadows,” “How to Clear Your Home of Ghosts and Spirits,” “Is Your House Haunted,” and “Ghosts of Anchor Bay.” She resides in Michigan.

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Crafting at Carnegie: Teacup Birdfeeder

August 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us to create charming teacup bird feeders, the perfect addition to any garden! For Adults

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September 2019

Yoga @ Carnegie

September 3 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until November 26, 2019

Feeling stressed? Wound up and worn down? Join us for yoga at the Carnegie Library. Intended for adults interested in yoga from newbies to certified yogis. Questions? Contact the Adult Services Department at 517-905-1340 or adultservices@myjdl.com

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Purls and String Knitting Circle

September 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until November 5, 2019

Join us for a monthly knitting circle in which knitters of all levels can share and learn! Master knitter Alana White will be on hand to answer your questions and assist with all kinds of knitting projects.

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Little Explorers Storytime

September 5 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:30 am on Thursday, repeating until December 5, 2019

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Larry Martin Presents: WWII In Their Own Words

September 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join us to see Larry Martin present his interview with a WWII veteran and hear the stories and experiences that shaped our nation. September’s interview is with Dick Broderick, who was aboard the USS Iowa – the largest battleship of the U.S. Navy during WWII. The Iowas was taking President Roosevelt and members of his cabinet to the Tehran Confernce to meet Churchill and Stalin when a U.S. Navy ship fired a live torpedo at the USS Iowa. Dick was…

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Crafting @ Carnegie: Glitter Acorns

September 8 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on September 18, 2019 at 5:30 pm

For this craft, we’ll add color and sparkle to acorns to create an easy yet charming Autumn display for your home!

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Identifying Investment Fraud

September 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Learn how to recognize fraudulent investments and obtain objective facts about reverse mortgages and annuities. This program will also provide information on how to investigate both the seller and the product before investing. Presented by the Michigan Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Team

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Phone, Mail & E-Scams

September 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Learn the signs of scams prevalent in phone calls, mail, email, and texts, along with steps to take to minimize your risk of being victimized This presentation is brought to you by the Michigan Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Team

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Jackson Community Forum: “Evicted” Jackson Book of the Year

September 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Discuss the City of Jackson Book of the Year, “Evicted” by Matthew Desmond. Desmond received the MacArthur Genius grant, which allowed him to write this book and create a program tracking evictions across the U.S. This conversation will revolve around urban housing challenges and possible remedies. About the Discussion Leader: John Hawthorne is a Professor of Sociology at Spring Arbor University and Chair of the City of Jackson Human Relations Commission Book discussion kits of “Evicted” are available at JDL…

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Livability at Carnegie

September 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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One event on September 25, 2019 at 2:00 pm

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One event on November 13, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on November 27, 2019 at 2:00 pm

The Carnegie Library invites adults with special needs to join us twice a month for crafts and game time in the auditorium. Dates: September 11 & 25 October 9 & 23 November 13 & 27

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Jumping and Jamming Storytime

September 12 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:30 am on Thursday, repeating until December 12, 2019

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Minute to Win It: Family Style

September 15 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Come compete in a variety of minute-to-win-it type games! Compete against your own family and/or other families. The program begins at 2:00 PM with new round starting every 15 minutes! Spectators welcome!

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3rd Annual Constitution Day Celebration

September 17

Join us in celebrating Constitution and Citizenship Day! On September 17, 1776, the Founding Fathers signed the U.S. Constitution. Each year, on September 17, Americans celebrate the Constitution Day and Citizenship Day. We recognize the duties of citizenship as outlined by our Constitution and celebrate those taking steps to become U.S. citizens. Stop by the Carnegie Library for more information on the history of our Constitution and resources for the naturalization process.

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Home Repair and Improvement

September 17 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Learn the telltale signs of home repair scams, unscrupulous contractors, and how to navigate the home improvement process. Presented by the Michigan Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Team.

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Sandscapes: Art of the Nazca Lines

September 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with hands-on learning about the Nazca Lines of Peru! The Nazca Lines are mysterious and gigantic drawings made in the sands of the Nazca desert. This fun, sensory art experience will bring them to life as we learn how and why they were made. Please call the Carnegie Library at 517-788-4087 to save your spot.

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Let’s Talk About: A Storytime for Tough Topics

September 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Why can’t anyone say my name? Why is my friend’s skin darker than mine? Why are people standing in line for food? Kids ask tough questions. With all they see and hear in the media, as parents and caregivers, we often don’t have all the answers. Beginning this fall, children ages 5-9 with parents and caregivers are invited to a Storytime for Tough Topics. Community experts will help foster and guide conversations on topics such as stereotypes, race and poverty…

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Crafting at Carnegie: Foliage Mobile

September 22 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on September 18, 2019 at 5:30 pm

Join us at the Carnegie Library in celebrating the beginning of Autumn, as we create festive mobiles using real leaves. Hang then in your home or outside as a yard decoration!

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Yoga @ Carnegie

September 24 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until November 26, 2019

Feeling stressed? Wound up and worn down? Join us for yoga at the Carnegie Library. Intended for adults interested in yoga from newbies to certified yogis. Questions? Contact the Adult Services Department at 517-905-1340 or adultservices@myjdl.com

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Livability at Carnegie

September 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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One event on October 23, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on November 13, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on November 27, 2019 at 2:00 pm

The Carnegie Library invites adults with special needs to join us twice a month for crafts and game time in the auditorium. Dates: September 11 & 25 October 9 & 23 November 13 & 27

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Jumping and Jamming Storytime

September 26 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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Pirate Party

September 28 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Ahoy there Mateys! Join us for a pirate adventure at the Carnegie Library. Come dressed up like a pirate, create your own pirate name, dig for buried treasure and enjoy pirate snacks! Space is limited, so please call the Carnegie Library at 517-788-4087 to save your spot.

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Bouncy Ball Bonanza

September 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Can you make the bounciest ball? We’ll provide the supplies and you provide the creativity! Learn how to make a bouncy ball and the science behind what makes it work. Ages 6-17 Space is limited, so call 517-788-4087 to save your spot!

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October 2019

Yoga @ Carnegie

October 1 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until November 26, 2019

Feeling stressed? Wound up and worn down? Join us for yoga at the Carnegie Library. Intended for adults interested in yoga from newbies to certified yogis. Questions? Contact the Adult Services Department at 517-905-1340 or adultservices@myjdl.com

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Purls and String Knitting Circle

October 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until November 5, 2019

Join us for a monthly knitting circle in which knitters of all levels can share and learn! Master knitter Alana White will be on hand to answer your questions and assist with all kinds of knitting projects.

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Little Explorers Storytime

October 3 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:30 am on Thursday, repeating until December 5, 2019

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Larry Martin “WWII In Their Own Words”

October 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Please join us at the Carnegie Library for another installment of Larry Martin’s “WWII In Their Own Words” program. In October, Larry will be showing a video interview with Barney Crampton. Mr. Crampton enlisted in the Navy in October of 1942, and was assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Essex. He flew about 40 combat missions. Barney will tell stories about torpedoing four troop transports that had about 1,000 soldiers each, watching his pilot drop a bomb on a Japanese…

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Crafting at Carnegie: Plaid Pumpkins

October 6 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Come join us as we create cute plaid pumpkins with no cutting required, so they will last all season long!

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Make Your Mark: Community Art

October 8
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until October 14, 2019

One event on November 10, 2019 at 2:00 pm

This fall, we will have a large paint-by-the-numbers that will be chosen and painted by the community! The finished piece will be displayed in the Carnegie Library. Here’s how to participate: October 8-14: Vote for your favorite piece to be painted by stopping by the Carnegie Library or vote on Facebook by “liking” your favorite piece. November 10: Join us in the Carnegie Library to paint! For more information, contact the Carnegie Library at 517-788-4087

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Yoga @ Carnegie

October 8 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until November 26, 2019

Feeling stressed? Wound up and worn down? Join us for yoga at the Carnegie Library. Intended for adults interested in yoga from newbies to certified yogis. Questions? Contact the Adult Services Department at 517-905-1340 or adultservices@myjdl.com

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Make Your Mark: Community Art

October 9
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until October 14, 2019

One event on November 10, 2019 at 2:00 pm

This fall, we will have a large paint-by-the-numbers that will be chosen and painted by the community! The finished piece will be displayed in the Carnegie Library. Here’s how to participate: October 8-14: Vote for your favorite piece to be painted by stopping by the Carnegie Library or vote on Facebook by “liking” your favorite piece. November 10: Join us in the Carnegie Library to paint! For more information, contact the Carnegie Library at 517-788-4087

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Livability at Carnegie

October 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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One event on September 25, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on October 9, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on October 23, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on November 13, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on November 27, 2019 at 2:00 pm

The Carnegie Library invites adults with special needs to join us twice a month for crafts and game time in the auditorium. Dates: September 11 & 25 October 9 & 23 November 13 & 27

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Make Your Mark: Community Art

October 10
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until October 14, 2019

One event on November 10, 2019 at 2:00 pm

This fall, we will have a large paint-by-the-numbers that will be chosen and painted by the community! The finished piece will be displayed in the Carnegie Library. Here’s how to participate: October 8-14: Vote for your favorite piece to be painted by stopping by the Carnegie Library or vote on Facebook by “liking” your favorite piece. November 10: Join us in the Carnegie Library to paint! For more information, contact the Carnegie Library at 517-788-4087

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Jumping and Jamming Storytime

October 10 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:30 am on Thursday, repeating until December 12, 2019

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Make Your Mark: Community Art

October 11
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until October 14, 2019

One event on November 10, 2019 at 2:00 pm

This fall, we will have a large paint-by-the-numbers that will be chosen and painted by the community! The finished piece will be displayed in the Carnegie Library. Here’s how to participate: October 8-14: Vote for your favorite piece to be painted by stopping by the Carnegie Library or vote on Facebook by “liking” your favorite piece. November 10: Join us in the Carnegie Library to paint! For more information, contact the Carnegie Library at 517-788-4087

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Make Your Mark: Community Art

October 12
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until October 14, 2019

One event on November 10, 2019 at 2:00 pm

This fall, we will have a large paint-by-the-numbers that will be chosen and painted by the community! The finished piece will be displayed in the Carnegie Library. Here’s how to participate: October 8-14: Vote for your favorite piece to be painted by stopping by the Carnegie Library or vote on Facebook by “liking” your favorite piece. November 10: Join us in the Carnegie Library to paint! For more information, contact the Carnegie Library at 517-788-4087

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Make Your Mark: Community Art

October 13
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until October 14, 2019

One event on November 10, 2019 at 2:00 pm

This fall, we will have a large paint-by-the-numbers that will be chosen and painted by the community! The finished piece will be displayed in the Carnegie Library. Here’s how to participate: October 8-14: Vote for your favorite piece to be painted by stopping by the Carnegie Library or vote on Facebook by “liking” your favorite piece. November 10: Join us in the Carnegie Library to paint! For more information, contact the Carnegie Library at 517-788-4087

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Teen Read Week: Movie Party

October 13 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Kick off Teen Read Week with a Movie-Based-On-The-Book party! Teens ages 12-17 are invited to come watch the movie Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. We will also provide pizza, pop, and boardgames!

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Make Your Mark: Community Art

October 14
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until October 14, 2019

One event on November 10, 2019 at 2:00 pm

This fall, we will have a large paint-by-the-numbers that will be chosen and painted by the community! The finished piece will be displayed in the Carnegie Library. Here’s how to participate: October 8-14: Vote for your favorite piece to be painted by stopping by the Carnegie Library or vote on Facebook by “liking” your favorite piece. November 10: Join us in the Carnegie Library to paint! For more information, contact the Carnegie Library at 517-788-4087

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Yoga @ Carnegie

October 15 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until November 26, 2019

Feeling stressed? Wound up and worn down? Join us for yoga at the Carnegie Library. Intended for adults interested in yoga from newbies to certified yogis. Questions? Contact the Adult Services Department at 517-905-1340 or adultservices@myjdl.com

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Crafting at Carnegie: Leaf Banners

October 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us to make an adorable banner using pages of old books and autumn leaves!

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Little Explorers Storytime

October 17 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:30 am on Thursday, repeating until December 5, 2019

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Let’s Talk About: A Storytime For Tough Topics

October 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Why can’t anyone say my name? Why is my friend’s skin darker than mine? Why are people standing in line for food? Kids ask tough questions. With all they see and hear in the media, as parents and caregivers, we often don’t have all the answers. Beginning this fall, children ages 5-9 with parents and caregivers are invited to a Storytime for Tough Topics. Community experts will help foster and guide conversations on topics such as stereotypes, race and poverty…

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Pumpkin Painting at Carnegie

October 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on October 27, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Families are invited to join us at Carnegie for an afternoon of pumpkin painting fun! Children 17 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult for the entire event. Each child will receive one small pumpkin to paint and decorate. Feel free to bring your own pumpkins as well! Call 517-788-4087 to register.

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Call for Adult Literacy Tutors Informational Meeting

October 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Jackson District Library is looking for adults to tutor other adults in the community in developing literacy skills. Time Commitment: This is a volunteer position with a 6 month – 1 year commitment of at least 1 hour a week. There are 30 spots available for tutors. Training and Support: Tutors will receive a 2 week training beginning November 4 as well as all supplies needed. JDL will be here to support you every step of the way! Anyone…

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