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2699 Airport Rd.
Jackson, MI 49202 United States
(517) 788-4480 http://myjdl.com/meijer/

Past Events

November 2018

Free

Tech Tinkering Night

November 28, 2018 @ 5:30 pm

Have you ever wondered what the inside of a computer looks like? This is a great opportunity for kids to take tech apart, explore how everyday electronics and machines are assembled, and discover how they work. Intended for ages 5 and up.

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December 2018

Free

DIY: Yule Log Centerpiece

December 10, 2018 @ 6:00 pm

Join Gale as she shows how to make a Yule Log Centerpiece for your Holiday table! All supplies provided. Registration required, so please call the Meijer Branch at (517) 788-4480 to save your spot. Intended for Adults.

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Gingerbread House Contest

December 15, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on December 16, 2018 at 1:00 pm

One event on December 17, 2018 at 9:00 am

One event on December 18, 2018 at 9:00 am

One event on December 19, 2018 at 9:00 am

One event on December 20, 2018 at 9:00 am

The Meijer Branch is hosting a Gingerbread House competition! There will be separate divisions for children, teens, and adults with prizes for the winners. Houses will be judged on craftsmanship and creativity. Drop off your entry from Saturday, December 15th through Thursday, December 20th. Entries will be judged and the winner announced on Friday, December 21st. Please limit your Gingerbread House to a maximum footprint of 12″ x 18″. One entry per person, please. For more information, please call the…

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Free

Circuit Board Necklaces

December 15, 2018 @ 11:00 am

Create a necklace made with resin and a real circuit board! Makes a great gift for anyone who loves technology. All supplies are provided. This craft does require some time to cure, so your finished necklace will be available to pick up on Tuesday, December 18th. Registration required, so please call the Meijer Branch at (517) 788-4480 to reserve a spot. Intended for Teens (13+) and Adults.

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Free

Birdseed Ornaments

December 15, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
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One event on February 16, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Fly out to the Meijer Branch to make some festive treats for our feathered friends! This craft is lots of fun for children and adults alike. Please call the branch at (517) 788-4480 to register. Intended for ages 5 & up.

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January 2019

Free

Meijer Book Group

January 4, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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One event on February 1, 2019 at 10:00 am

Join us at the Meijer Branch on the 1st Friday of the month for Meijer Book Group! Stop by the Meijer Branch to check out a copy of this month’s title. Intended for adults. Friday, January 7 at 10 a.m. For January’s meeting:  Readers’ Choice Friday, February 1st at 10 a.m. The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead Cora is a young slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. An outcast even among her fellow Africans, she is on the cusp of…

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Free

Mock Caldecott Awards

January 9, 2019 @ 4:30 pm
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One event on January 16, 2019 at 4:30 pm

One event on January 23, 2019 at 4:30 pm

Visit the Meijer Branch throughout the month of January to read some of the best picture books from the past year and vote on your favorites in our Mock Caldecott Awards! Voting ends January 25th. On Wednesday afternoons in January, at  4:30 pm, join us for stories and snacks as we read aloud some of our favorites from 2018. Votes from for your favorite books will be accepted through Friday, January 25th, when finally our Mock Caldecott winners will be…

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Free

CD Spectrometers

January 19, 2019 @ 1:00 pm

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).

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Free

Cozy Read & Tea Book Club

January 28, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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,…

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Free

Snowman Crafts

January 30, 2019 @ 4:00 pm

Warm up with these wintery snowman crafts! Make a melted snowman sensory bottle and snowman snow measuring stick. Registration is required, so please call the hosting branch to reserve a spot. Intended for kids 4 to 8 years old. Concord Branch 517-905-1379 Monday, Dec. 3rd at 4 pm Eastern Branch 517-788-4074 Thursday, Dec. 6th at 5 pm Hanover Branch 517-905-1399 Monday, Dec. 10th at 4 pm Parma Branch 517-531-4908 Wednesday, Dec. 12th at 12 pm (noon) Springport Branch 517-905-1459 Saturday, Dec.  22nd at 12 pm (noon)…

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February 2019

Free

DIY Valentine’s Day Dog Toy

February 9, 2019 @ 2:00 pm

This DIY squeaky lips dog toy is perfect for Valentine’s Day! No sewing experience necessary and all supplied provided. Registration required, so please call the Meijer Branch at 517.788.4480 to save a spot. Intended for Teens & Adults (ages 13 & up).

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Free

DIY Organic Lip Balm & Bath Bombs

February 16, 2019 @ 3:00 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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Free

Nebula Slime

February 20, 2019 @ 5:30 pm

Have a galactic time making glitter nebula slime! We’ll explore the wonders of space along the way. Registration is required, please call the hosting branch to reserve a spot. Intended for Kids Ages 6-14. Hosting Branches, Dates, & Times: Spring Arbor Branch Wednesday, January 2nd @ 11 am Carnegie Library Saturday, January 5th @ 2 pm Concord Branch Monday, January 7th @ 4 pm Parma Branch Wednesday, January 9th @ 12 pm Hanover Branch Monday, January 14th @ 4 pm…

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Free

African American Read-In Chain

February 23, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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…

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Free

Cozy Read & Tea Book Club

February 25, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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,…

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March 2019

Free

Teen/YA Book Swap

March 16, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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.

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Free

Exploring DNA

March 16, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
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One event on March 21, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on March 27, 2019 at 5:00 pm

One event on April 9, 2019 at 4:00 pm

One event on May 4, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on May 13, 2019 at 5:30 pm

One event on May 17, 2019 at 5:00 pm

One event on May 29, 2019 at 3:00 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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Free

Michigan Special Education Mediation Workshop

March 23, 2019 @ 3:00 pm

Join Michigan Legal Help and local experts to discuss and ask questions about special education and what the law says is required to provide. Intended for Parents and Caregivers. For more information, please call the Meijer Branch at (517) 788-4480.

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April 2019

Felt Piggy Banks

April 6, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Create a felt piggy bank to store your coins! This fun project makes a great gift. Registration Required: Meijer – 517.788.4480

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Annual Spring Book and Bake Sale

April 24, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until April 25, 2019

Huge book and bake sale at the Meijer branch! Books, audio books, music, movies, large print, vintage and collectible books, and magazines.

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Annual Spring Book and Bake Sale

April 26, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:30 pm

Huge book and bake sale at the Meijer branch! Books, audio books, music, movies, large print, vintage and collectible books, and magazines.

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Annual Spring Book and Bake Sale

April 27, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Huge book and bake sale at the Meijer branch! Books, audio books, music, movies, large print, vintage and collectible books, and magazines. All items – $1.00/bag today!

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Jackson County Master Gardeners Association (JCMGA)

April 29, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Specialty conifers and ornamental trees for the “Gourmet Garden”; options not found in the big box stores with Erin Donahue from Umbel Nursery.

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May 2019

May The Fourth Be With You: Star Wars Trivia & Movie Screening

May 4, 2019 @ 1:00 pm

Patrons of all ages are welcome to join us to celebrate Star Wars! At 1:00 pm, test your knowledge with a game of trivia about the Star Wars universe with prizes for first through third places. Afterward, we’ll be screening Episode IV: A New Hope. Refreshments will be provided.

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Mindful Yoga Storytime

May 9, 2019 @ 11:00 am

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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Foster Parent Forum

May 13, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Stasia Milligan, Chief Program Officer from Family Service and Children’s Aid will be presenting a forum on foster parenting. Meet experienced foster parents and hear their stories. Learn how you can help children in foster care in your community. Learn how to be a foster parent. Have an opportunity to ask questions about foster care.

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Genealogy 102: Digging Deeper into Family History

May 15, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 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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Eat Smart Live Strong

May 16, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until June 6, 2019

Eat Smart, Live Strong is a program promoting healthy eating habits and physical activity. It has social and interactive sessions for adults. Participants will gain the skills needed to make healthy behavior changes. Each session is about two hours long and the series is for 4 weeks. Angela Maniaci, the presenter, is the Nutrition Program Instructor from  the MSU Extension Office Jackson County.

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Nature’s Recyclers

May 25, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

While meeting live roaches, rodents and a turkey vulture, you will learn the important role that scavengers and decomposers play in our everyday lives. Meeting these underappreciated recyclers will prove to be an experience that you will not forget! Presented by Leslie Nature Center.

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June 2019

Intergalactic Arts and Crafts

June 3, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Monday, repeating until June 24, 2019

Visit us each Monday in June to create a new space-themed art project! Some projects will be messy, so be sure to wear clothing you don’t mind getting messy. Intended for age 4-10.

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Summer Reading Program Kick Off Party

June 8, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Sign up for the Summer Reading Program, and check out our selection of space-themed games and crafts! The Michigan Science Center will be on hand to facilitate 10 hands-on interactive stations geared toward learning about solar systems and the cosmos. Participants will use a variety of science and engineering practices to develop a deeper appreciation for space and space exploration. Light refreshments will be served, including astronaut ice cream!

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Bird Nesting Bundles

June 11, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

It’s nesting season for Michigan’s songbirds! Give our native birds a hand with these nesting bundles with natural fibers and materials to make their nests.

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Jewelry Making with Marcy Brown

June 11, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Come in and learn to design and make your own earrings. Make something for yourself or a gift for someone special. All supplies included. Limited space, please call for reservation 517-788-4480.

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Streaming Storytime From Space!

June 12, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until July 31, 2019

Join us on Wednesdays to watch a story read by a real astronaut in space, followed by a craft. Intended for children ages 3-10. This program will be on Wednesdays from June 12 – July 31, except July 3.

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Bee Amazed at the Amazing Life of the Honeybee

June 14, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 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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Mess Free Finger Painting

June 18, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Sounds unlikely, but it is true! This art activity is a perfect way for children to explore paints and color mixing while keeping the mess to a minimum. Children can create a finger painting masterpiece to take home, and grownups will appreciate taking the art home without the messy child.

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Painted Garden Rocks

June 19, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Is this plant basil, spinach, or kale? You will never forget which plant is which with these colorful painted rock markers in your garden! These markers withstand the elements and will last for seasons to come.

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Life in Extreme Environments

June 20, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Nicolle Zellner, PhD, Department of Physics at Albion College, is the presenter of this program. Dr. Zellner’s research involves understanding the impact history of the Earth-Moon system. She studies the geochemical and chronological information obtained from lunar impact glasses in order to understand how many impact events the lunar surface has suffered. This information can then be applied to understanding the conditions required for life on Earth and how impact events may have affected its origin and evolution. She is…

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DIY Seed Bombs

June 21, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us to make your own seed bombs! Seed bombs are small balls of seeds, soil, and clay rolled together. They can be tossed anywhere to grow flowers, herbs or other plants!

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Alex Thomas & Friends Puppet Show

June 27, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Alex Thomas & Friends provides interactive shows for children & families, bringing jokes, prizes, stories, silliness, and all around fun to the library through the art of puppetry. Interactive Puppet Shows allow volunteers and audience members to play along and become a part of the act. Zany Muppet-style puppets, who have made video appearances for the Michigan Activity Pass, are sure to bring your imagination to life. The audience is invited to stay for our “Meet and Greet” session after…

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Barks & Bites

June 27, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 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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Science Theatre

June 28, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

MSU Science Theatre is back! Students from Michigan State will be here to demonstrate cool experiments and activities all about space, stars, and our solar system. Intended for children 6 and older.

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July 2019

Sensory Space Stations

July 1, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, repeating until July 29, 2019

Drop in with your little one to explore our sensory space stations! Children 2 and older will have fun exploring our space-themed sensory bins filled with all kinds of fun materials and textures. Mondays in July from 10 a.m. to noon.

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Little Gardeners

July 9, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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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The Storytellers

July 11, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

A Universe of Music & Stories features musical selections, captivating stories, hands-on fun with musical instruments from around the world, a short interactive poem, a hilarious musical skit, and when time permits, post-show activities. As always, live musical accompaniment will feature unique music and musical instruments from the Caribbean, Western Africa, North America, Australia, Brazil and other countries/continents. The Storytellers engage little ones as they enter, even before the actual show beings. The hands-on activities also begin immediately–during the first…

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Bottle Rockets

July 12, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

We’ll be making and launching bottle rockets propelled by common household ingredients. Intended for ages 10 and older. In the event of rain, this program will be held on Thursday, July 25 at 2:00 p.m.

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Cameron Zvara, Magician and Entertainer

July 16, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Cameron Zvara will make SURE your guests leave with a memory they will NEVER forget. Cameron’s show is JAM PACKED with magic, comedy, juggling, stunts, music and TONS of audience participation! His show is designed for the entire family to enjoy, keeping everything 100% squeaky clean at all times.

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Planetary Jewelry

July 17, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us to create your own out-of-this-world necklace or earrings with Shrinky Dink plastic! Intended for tweens and teens ages 10-17.

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Apollo 11 Moon Landing Party

July 20, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing. We will be streaming footage of the historic first moon walk, playing games, listening to a story about the moon, and of course, enjoying some lunar refreshments!

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Teeny Tiny Terrariums

July 25, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Learn to make a teeny tiny terrarium. All supplies provided. Please call to make a reservation. Limited space and supplies.

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Drawing with Electricity

July 26, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Create drawings that light up and conduct electricity with Circuit Scribe pens! We’ll learn about circuits and conductivity while having fun drawing creative designs. Intended for children ages 8-14.

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Exotic Zoo

July 30, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 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

Phase of the Moon Cups

August 1, 2019 @ 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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Amazing UFO Cases – Best New Cases

August 1, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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, and other venues. He has…

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Board Game Day

August 17, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Escape the heat and join us to play some board games! All ages are welcome and we have games for all skills and abilities.

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September 2019

Dining With Diabetes

September 5, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating indefinitely

Dining with Diabetes is a fun and interactive course series targeting individuals with prediabetes, type 1 or type 2 diabetes, members of their support system or anyone interested in learning more. Participants learn to make healthy food choices and incorporate balanced menus into the family dining experience. Classes include research-based education, cooking demonstrations and healthy recipe tasting. Call the Meijer Branch at 517-788-4480 to save your spot.

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JDL’s Memory Cafe

September 5, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:30 pm on day First of the month, repeating until November 7, 2019

Share a meal with your loved one affected by Alzheimer’s or dementia in an environment of support, love, and acceptance. All family members are welcome at this event that takes place the 1st Thursday of the month! These events are wheelchair accessible and trained staff will be on hand to help make this an enjoyable experience for you and your loved one. Registration preferred. To register, call 517-788-4480

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Live-Ability

September 6, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Friday, repeating until September 27, 2019

Live-Ability is an inclusive and accessible program for adults with all abilities. First Friday: September 6 Art tutorials with Teely Apperson Second Friday: September 13 Games/VR/Video Games Third Friday: September 20 Music therapy with Rebekah Moilanen Fourth Friday: September 27 Bingo Months with a fifth Friday will be Adaptable Movement with Rhonda Carrier

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Mid-Autumn Mooncakes

September 14, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Come celebrate the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival and make no-bake mooncakes. These sweet treats are a traditional part of the Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations. All supplies are provided, but space is limited, so please call the Meijer branch at 517-788-4480 to save your spot.

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Livability All Ages Storytime

September 14, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:30 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until November 9, 2019

Join us on the 2nd Saturday of the month for storytime with science and art activities for individuals of all ages with a diagnosis of SXI, CI, ASD, and speech and language impaired. Wheelchair accessible Please note, this is not a drop-off program.

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Family Storytime at Meijer

September 17, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Tuesday, repeating until December 3, 2019

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Sandscapes: Art of the Nazca Lines

September 18, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 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 Meijer Branch at 517-788-4480 to save your spot.

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Jackson County Master Gardeners Association

September 24, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us to learn about growing better gardens with Janet High, from Beans Garden Center.

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What Happens After the Paychecks Stop?

September 25, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for a 50-minute seminar that discusses income during retirement. We’ll discuss how to budget for retirement expenses, examine potential sources of retirement income and identify ways to address potential risks. Presented by: Denise Moekel, Financial Advisor from Edward Jones Investments

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Making Stories, Making Books with Shutta Crum

September 28, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us for an exciting afternoon with local children’s author Shutta Crum! She’ll be here to read some of her favorite stories, and teach us how an idea for a story comes to life and becomes a book. Be sure to bring your books by Shutta for the author to sign!

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Yoga at Meijer

September 30, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Monday and Wednesday, repeating until December 30, 2019

Join us at the Meijer Branch! Stop by the Meijer Branch every Monday and Wednesday at 9:30 AM and let Jeanette Lamphere teach you yoga. Suggested donation of $3. Intended for adults.

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October 2019

Geckos, Beads & Bracelets: 90s Craft Night

October 2, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join us to make some iconic crafts from the 90s! We’ll be making beaded friendship bracelets and gecko keychains.

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Live-Ability

October 4, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Friday, repeating until October 25, 2019

Live-Ability is an inclusive and accessible program for adults with all abilities. The program will differ each week. October 4: Art tutorials with Teely Apperson October 11: Games/VR/Video games October 18: Music Therapy with REbekah Moilanen October 25: No Live-Ability due to booksale week

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Jackson County Genealogical Society

October 5, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until November 2, 2019

The Jackson County Genealogical Society (JCGS) will meet on the first Saturday of the month, beginning October 5. Social hour will start at 1:00 PM with the presentation beginning at 1:30 PM.

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The Paranormal in Jackson

October 7, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Rusty Jones from the Central Michigan Paranormal Society will be discussing the paranormal in Jackson, MI.

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Teen Game Night

October 16, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for an evening of pizza and games! We’ll have our PS4 and Nintendo Switch available to play, along with virtual reality and board games. No registration required!

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Friends of the Meijer Branch Book and Bake Sale

October 23, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 7:30 pm
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One event on October 24, 2019 at 9:00 am

One event on October 25, 2019 at 9:00 am

One event on October 26, 2019 at 9:00 am

Stop by for a huge Book and Bake Sale Wednesday, October 23 through Saturday, October 26! Available items will include books, audiobooks, movies, large-print, magazines and more. On Saturday, all items are $1.00 a bag. Dates: Wednesday, October 23 & Thursday, October 24: 9:00 AM – 7:30 PM Friday, October 25: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM Saturday, October 26: 9:00 AM – 2 PM

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No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating Contest

October 25, 2019
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until October 31, 2019

Come show off your pumpkin decorating skills! You can paint, glue, bedazzle, and bedeck your pumpkin however you wish, as long as it isn’t carved! Real or artificial pumpkins are equally welcome. Bring your decorated pumpkin to the Meijer Branch between October 25-30. Winners will be chosen on October 31! All ages are welcome!

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November 2019

Livability at Meijer

November 1, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Friday, repeating until November 29, 2019

Livability is an inclusive and accessible program for adults with all abilities. This program is held every Friday at 10:30 AM with a different activity each week. First Friday: November 1, Art tutorials with Teely Apperson Second Friday: November 8, Games/VR/Video Games Third Friday: November 15, Music therapy with Rebekah Moilanen Fourth Friday: November 22, Bingo Fifth Friday: November 29, Adaptable movement with Rhonda Carrier For more information, call the Meijer Branch at 517-788-4480.

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The Risks of Running Away

November 4, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Jane Myers from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services will present a program on the risks of running away. November is National Runaway Prevention Month (NRPM), a public awareness campaign to “Shine a Light” on the experiences of runaway and homeless youth. To learn more about NRPM, visit 1800runaway.org.

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Kawaii Cross Stitch 101

November 6, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until November 20, 2019

Learn how to cross stitch adorable kawaii characters! We’ll be meeting three times to learn the craft from start to finish, with lots of cute kawaii designs to pick from. All supplies are provided, just bring your patience and creativity! Space is limited, so please call the Meijer Branch at 517-788-4480 to save your spot.

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Breaker Space

November 13, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Yes, you read that right – it’s a breaker space, not a maker space! Come tinker and take apart technology to learn what’s inside everyday devices and explore how different kinds of technology work.

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Simplify Your Spending and Savings Strategies

November 18, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for a 40-minute presentation designed to help you bring balance to your budget. Topics will include: Setting personal financial goals Balancing saving, spending, and borrowing to help achieve your goals Strategies for controlling debt and improving credit scores Practical savings options for now through retirement Presented by Denise Moekel, Financial Advisor at Edward Jones Investments

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December 2019

Bird Seed Ornaments

December 8, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us to make some festive holiday treats for the birds outdoors! This craft is lots of fun for children and adults alike.

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Reindeer Rendezvous at the Meijer Branch

December 9, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Help us welcome Santa’s reindeer as they visit the library! Come see and pet live reindeer! You can also feed the reindeer for a quarter. Then warm up inside the library and enjoy some fun reindeer-themed crafts!

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Jewelry Making with Marcy Brown

December 10, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join us to learn to design and make your own earrings. Make something for yourself or a gift for someone special! All supplies included. Please call the Meijer Branch at 517-788-4480 to register.

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Aroma Therapy Bracelet Making with Marcy Brown

December 12, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Learn about the benefits of aroma therapy and make your own aroma therapy bracelet! All supplies provided. Please call 517-788-4480 to register.

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January 2020

Harry Potter Yule Ball

January 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Attention Harry Potter fans: Your presence is requested at the Yule Ball! Festivities will include music & dancing, crafts, a costume contest, refreshments and a photo booth. Costumes encouraged! Registration is preferred, but not required. Register and pick up your invitation at the Meijer Branch.

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Family Storytime at Meijer

January 7 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Tuesday, repeating until April 14, 2020

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Spanish Storytime

January 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until January 30, 2020

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Spanish Storytime

January 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until January 30, 2020

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Family Storytime at Meijer

January 21 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Tuesday, repeating until April 14, 2020

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Spanish Storytime

January 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until January 30, 2020

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Teen Game Night

January 24 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us for an evening of pizza and games! We’ll have our PS4 and Nintendo Switch available to play, along with virtual reality and board games. No registration necessary!

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Knitting with Friends

January 25 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Come join fellow knitters for fun and camaraderie! Bring your current knitting project or start a new one. Basic pattern help provided.

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Family Storytime at Meijer

January 28 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Tuesday, repeating until April 14, 2020

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Spanish Storytime

January 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until January 30, 2020

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February 2020

Jackson County Genealogical Society

February 1 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us to learn about the database Fold3! What is Fold3? Fold3 provides convenient access to U.S. military records, including stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served – perfect for genealogists, researches, historians and more!

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Family Storytime at Meijer

February 4 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Tuesday, repeating until April 14, 2020

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Bedtime Storytime

February 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until February 27, 2020

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Livability Storytime

February 8 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:30 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until May 9, 2020

Join us on the second Saturday of the month for a storytime with science and art activities for individuals of all ages with a diagnosis of SXI, CI, ASD, and speech & language impaired. This program is wheelchair accessible. Please note, this is not a drop-off program.  

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Paper Bead Bracelet Making with Marcy Brown

February 10 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join us to design and make your own paper bead bracelets! Make something for yourself or a gift for someone special. All supplies provided. Call the Meijer Branch at 517-788-4480 to register.

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Family Storytime at Meijer

February 11 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Tuesday, repeating until April 14, 2020

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Bedtime Storytime

February 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until February 27, 2020

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2nd Annual African American Read-In

February 16 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

This Read-in is the nation’s first and oldest event dedicated to diversity in literature. Established in 1990 by the Black Caucus of the National Council of Teachers of English to make literacy a significant part of African American History Month, this initiative has reached more than 6 million participants around the world. What is a Read-In? Read-Ins can be as simple as bringing together friends to share a book or as elaborate as arranging public readings and media presentations that…

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