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Meijer Branch

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

Past Events

January 2016

Parent & Me Yoga

January 4, 2016 @ 11:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:15am on Monday, repeating until January 11, 2016

Join us at the Meijer Branch! Come and interact, communicate and play with your child in a loving and fun environment. For ages 3 – 17 months.

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Preschool Playgroup

January 6, 2016 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until April 27, 2016

Get out of the cold and join us at the Meijer Branch for songs, activities and fun! For ages six and younger!

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Meijer Book Group

January 8, 2016 @ 10:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day First of the month, repeating until February 5, 2016

Join us at the Meijer Branch for a discussion on the following books: Jan. 8: Reader’s Choice Feb. 5: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes New members are always welcome!

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Preschool Playgroup

January 8, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Friday, repeating until April 29, 2016

Get out of the cold and join us at the Meijer Branch for songs, activities and fun! For ages six and younger!

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Pathfinder Role-Playing Gaming

January 17, 2016 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30pm on Sunday, repeating until May 1, 2016

Join us at the Meijer Branch! The Pathfinder Role-playing Game (RPG) puts you in the role of a brave adventurer fighting to survive in a world beset by magic and evil! Take on the role of a canny fighter hacking through enemies with an enchanted sword; a powerful sorceress blessed with magic by  the hint of demon blood in her veins; a wise cleric of gods benevolent or malign; a witty rogue ready to defuse even the deadliest of traps…

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Bottle Cap Magnets

January 20, 2016 @ 4:30 pm

Join us at the Meijer Branch! Create a bottle cap magnet perfect for your locker, refrigerator or any other magnetic surface! Choose a decal of your choice and use modge podge acrylic to create your very own personalized bottle cap magnet. Space is limited, so please call the branch to save your spot! Intended for ages 8-18 years old.

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Baby Time

January 25, 2016 @ 11:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:15am on Monday, repeating until April 25, 2016

Join us at the Meijer Branch for a special storytime for babies 0-18 months old!

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Time for Twos

January 26, 2016 @ 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Tuesday, repeating until April 26, 2016

Join us at the Meijer Branch for stories, rhymes and fun just for toddlers 1.5-2 years old!

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Teen Art Journaling

January 27, 2016 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 25, 2016

Join us at the Meijer Branch! Meet with other creative teens (ages 13-17)! Art journaling is simply doing art combined with writing in a bound journal, or loose paper, even on a cardboard box. You do not need a kit, a coach, a lesson or a guidebook. But you do need to discover (or rediscover) your sense of fun. Art journaling is play, exploration and experimentation wrapped into one! All supplies provided.

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Preschool Storytime at Meijer

January 28, 2016 @ 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Thursday, repeating until April 27, 2016

Join us at the Meijer Branch for a fun storytime for children ages 3 – 6 years old!

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Nose Work With Your Dog

January 28, 2016 @ 5:30 pm

Join us at the Meijer Branch! Nancy Buckland  from One Paw Forward, along with her Corgis Maddie and KJ, will being demonstrating how to train your dog to find an object by scent.  Inspired by working detection dogs, K9 Nose Work is the fun search and scenting activity for virtually all dogs and people. This easy to learn activity and sport builds confidence and focus in many dogs, and provides a safe way to keep dogs fit and healthy through mental…

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Scholarships 101

January 30, 2016 @ 2:30 pm

Join us at the Meijer Branch! Not sure how or when to start applying for scholarships? Attend this workshop to find out where to look for them and how to apply – taught by former scholarship judge, Edith Donnell.

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February 2016

Homemade Luminaries at Meijer

February 6, 2016 @ 2:30 pm

Join us at the Meijer Branch! Bring your family and create a beautiful homemade luminary using mason jars, tea lights and tissue paper! Intended as a craft for families with children ages 3-15 years old. Registration required.

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Yoga Classes

February 10, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Monday and Wednesday, repeating until May 16, 2016

An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Friday, repeating until May 16, 2016

Join us at the Meijer Branch! You’e invited to join us for yoga with Jeanette Lamphere from Befitting Yoga Connection. This class is now on Mondays, Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. and Fridays at 8:40 a.m. ($3 suggested donation)

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Life-Size Sorry!

February 20, 2016 @ 2:00 pm

Join us at the Meijer Branch for a fun-filled afternoon as we slide, jump and skip our friends and family in a life-sized game of “Sorry!” For ages 3 – 12 years old.

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Basic First Aid for Your Dog

February 25, 2016 @ 5:30 pm

Join us at the Meijer Branch! Jane from One Paw Forward will help pet owners get prepared for an emergency. It is estimated that 92 percent of all pets will experience an emergency during their lifetime and while not all emergencies are life-threatening, all emergencies are a test of how equipped owners are to coping with the situation. Being prepared creates confidence and eliminates stress. Knowledge can also lower the hardships pets encounter when faced with adversity and raise the…

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March 2016

Meijer Book Group

March 4, 2016 @ 10:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day First of the month, repeating until April 1, 2016

Join us at the Meijer Branch for a discussion on the following books: March 4: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot April 1: State of Wonder by Ann Patchett New members are always welcome!  

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Design and Make Earrings

March 5, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 2:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until April 2, 2016

Join us at the Meijer Branch! Come and learn to design and make earrings – perfect as a gift or for yourself! All supplies included; intended for all ages. Registration required. Call 517-788-4480 to save your spot!

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Send Those Geese South!

March 12, 2016 @ 2:00 pm

Join us at the Meijer Branch for March is Reading Month! How many ways can you help Mother Bruce’s geese fly south? Come and have fun exploring with us! Intended for ages 4 – 10.

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Meet the Breeds

March 26, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us at the Meijer Branch! One Paw Forward will bring dogs of different breeds to the branch. Come meet the dogs and learn about their unique qualities and traits! For all ages.  

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April 2016

Cool in Our Library

April 4, 2016 @ 2:00 pm

Join us at the Meijer Branch for Spring Break fun! Investigate how temperature relates to the movement of atoms and molecules in this exciting presentation! Utilizing liquid nitrogen (LN2) we’ll see some “cool” effects on solids, liquids and gases! Intended for all ages; presented by the Michigan Science Center.

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Minecraft in Real Life

April 5, 2016 @ 2:00 pm

Join us at the Meijer Branch for Spring Break fun! Can’t get enough Minecraft? Let’s transform the computer game into a real-life experience! Intended for ages 6 – 12 years old.

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Kitchen Science

April 6, 2016 @ 2:00 pm

Join us at the Meijer Branch for Spring Break fun! Dawn Shock is Grandma Science! Explore all the fun science experiments you can do with stuff you have at home. Intended for ages 6 – 12 years old.

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Bandana Tie-Dyeing

April 7, 2016 @ 2:00 pm

Join us at the Meijer Branch for Spring Break fun! Learn to create tie-dye patterns and create a bandana of your own!  Intended for ages 8 – 18 years old (those younger than 13 years require a caregiver’s presence). Registration is required.

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Fossils with Paleo Joe!

April 8, 2016 @ 2:00 pm

Join us at the Meijer Branch for Spring Break fun! Have fun with Paleo Joe and learn all about dinosaurs and fossils! For ages 5 – 18 years old.

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Friends of the Meijer Branch Spring Book Sale

April 19, 2016
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until April 23, 2016

The Friends of the Meijer Branch will host a huge book sale, from Tuesday, April 19 through Thursday, April 21 from 9 a.m. – 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 22 at 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. and Saturday, April 23 at 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Browse through books, movies, music, children’s books and more! From 1 p.m. Friday through 2 p.m. Saturday, all items will be part of the dollar a bag sale. Please call the branch for more details.

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May 2016

Baby Playgroup at Meijer

May 2, 2016 @ 11:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:15am on Monday, repeating until June 13, 2016

Join us at the Meijer Branch for playtime just for little ones! Come sing songs, meet new friends and PLAY! Intended for ages 2 and younger; caregiver must be present.

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Meijer Book Group

May 6, 2016 @ 10:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day First of the month, repeating until August 5, 2016

Come join us at the Meijer Branch if you are interested in reading good books and the discussion they inspire; exposure to new ideas and differing viewpoints; and an opportunity to socialize with other book lovers. Intended for adults.     May 6: Where’d You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple June 3: The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion July 1: Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen Aug. 5: So B. It by Sarah Weeks  

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Popsicle Stick Folding Card at Meijer

May 7, 2016 @ 2:00 pm

Join us at the Meijer Branch! Come create an awesome folding card by gluing popsicle sticks together, drawing a picture or writing a note! Great for Mother’s Day or any other special occasion! Registration required; intended for ages 6 – 12.

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Yoga Classes

May 16, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Monday and Wednesday, repeating until February 22, 2017

An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Friday, repeating until February 24, 2017

Join us at the Meijer Branch! You’e invited to join us for yoga with Jeanette Lamphere from Befitting Yoga Connection. This class is now on Mondays, Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. and Fridays at 8:30 a.m. ($3 suggested donation) 

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Community Conversation: Restoring Public Trust in Government

May 25, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Hosted at the Meijer Branch Please join us for a Community Conversation about Restoring Public Trust in Michigan’s State Government This is your opportunity to participate in a non-partisan discussion on how to make Michigan’s Government work better for the people of Michigan. Topics will include state government services, management of the public purse, and oversight of Michigan’s political system. We invite you to join us to share thoughts, insights, and ideas! This Conversation will be facilitated by The Center for Michigan…

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June 2016

Self Defense with Tae Kwon Do

June 18, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Saturday, repeating until July 30, 2016

Those interested in learning self-defense with aspects of Tae Kwon Do are invited to join us at the Meijer Branch on Saturdays in June and July! Intended for all ages. $5 suggested donation. This event is part of our summer reading programming.

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Baby Time

June 20, 2016 @ 11:15 am
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An event every month that begins at 11:15am on day Third of the month, repeating until July 18, 2016

Join us at the Meijer Branch for songs, stories and more for babies 0-18 months old and their families!

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Family Magic Show at Meijer

June 20, 2016 @ 2:00 pm

Join us at the Meijer Branch for this summer reading program! Jason Abbott brings an action-packed family magic show, complete with a real live bunny that kids can pet at the end of the show. His award winning straitjacket escape is hilarious!

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Teen Upcycling

June 22, 2016 @ 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until July 27, 2016

Join us at the Meijer Branch! Discover how to create something new out of old materials! Intended for teens ages 13-17. June 22: CD Suncatchers June 29: String Art July 6: Book Beads July 13: Puzzle Jewelry July 20: Upcycled Containers July 27: T-Shirt Tote Bags

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Family Storytime

June 23, 2016 @ 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Thursday, repeating until July 28, 2016

Join us at the Meijer Branch for stories, songs and more for children ages 2-8 years old!

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Fun with Sun at Meijer

June 25, 2016 @ 2:00 pm

Join us at the Meijer Branch for this summer reading program! Come learn how UV rays work and how they affect us. Create a shadow image, learn about the sunscreen and why we need it and make a bracelet that glows thanks to the sun. Registration is required; intended for ages 8 – 12.

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Children’s Yoga

June 27, 2016 @ 11:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:15am on Monday, repeating until August 29, 2016

Join us at the Meijer Branch! Come and interact, communicate and play with your child in a loving and fun environment.  Intended for confident walkers through five years old with an adult.

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Sport Stacking at Meijer

June 27, 2016 @ 2:00 pm

Join us at the Meijer Branch for this summer reading program! Sport stacking is colorful, fun and furiously fast! It begins on the floor, creating an even playing field for all participants. Kids then up and down stack a series of pyramids at amazing speeds! And the excitement grows as they develop partnerships and utilize teamwork. It all adds up to fun!

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Messy Art!

June 28, 2016 @ 10:30 am
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:30am on Tuesday, repeating until July 26, 2016

Join us at the Meijer Branch! Have fun making art in some of the messiest ways we can! Please come dressed in clothes that are okay to get dirty. Intended for families with children ages three and older.

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July 2016

Music & Movement for Wee Ones

July 7, 2016 @ 10:30 am

Join us at the Meijer Branch for this summer reading program! Introduce your child to the joy of music and movement at an early age! Join us for this program led by Kindermusik certified instructor Candy Sweeney. Intended for ages four and younger with an adult caregiver; registration is required.

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Binder Park Zoo

July 11, 2016 @ 2:00 pm

Join us at the Meijer Branch for this Summer Reading Program! Come and get the insider’s scoop about how staff at Binder Park Zoo keep the animals healthy and active! Plus, get a chance to meet some of the zoo’s animals! Intended for all ages.  

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Colors Animal Magic Show at Meijer

July 18, 2016 @ 2:00 pm

Join us at the Meijer Branch for this Summer Reading Program!! Colors Animal Magic Show is a one-of-a-kind experience loaded with audience participation. Colors the Clown and her animal friends are sure to keep you at the edge of your seat! The animals perform silly, fun tricks and that’s what fuels the magical surprises!

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Rock the Shelves!

July 22, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us at the Meijer Branch for this Summer Reading Program! No quiet evening here, local bands LVRS and Conspicuous Bystanders will rock our library! For ages 13 and older.

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The BFG: Dreams and Whizzpops

July 25, 2016 @ 2:00 pm

Join us at the Meijer Branch! Enter the world of the Big Friendly Giant with lots of games, crafts and fun! Intended for ages 5 – 12.

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August 2016

Songs and Signs

August 4, 2016 @ 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Thursday, repeating until August 25, 2016

Join us at the Meijer Branch! Learn the American Sign Language (ASL) signs that go along with traditional children’s songs as well as learn new modern songs. We will learn how to sign the key words in each song, play games, read books and review signs. But more importantly, we will laugh and have fun! This program is intended for families.

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LEGO Party!

August 12, 2016 @ 2:00 pm

Join us at the Meijer Branch! Celebrate us as we announce the winners, play games and have a wonderful time with all of our LEGO friends!

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September 2016

Meijer Book Group

September 2, 2016 @ 10:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day First of the month, repeating until October 7, 2016

Come join us at the Meijer Branch if you are interested in reading good books and the discussion they inspire; exposure to new ideas and differing viewpoints; and an opportunity to socialize with other book lovers. Intended for adults. Sept. 2: Reader’s Choice Oct. 7: Slade House by David Mitchell

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Basic Mandarin

September 2, 2016 @ 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30pm on Friday, repeating until February 24, 2017

Join us at the Meijer Branch! Learn the basics of Mandarin Chinese, which is spoken in China north of the Yangtze River as well as in much of the rest of the county, and is the native language of two-thirds of the population. This class is for adults or anyone who wishes to learn!

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Cosplay 101

September 10, 2016 @ 2:00 pm

Join us at the Meijer Branch! Get tips and tricks on making the most of your convention experiences just in time for MeggaXP 2016. Local cosplayer Candy Shannon, aka Sweets4aSweet Cosplay, has been featured on CNN, MSN and Adult Swim. She will discuss cosplay hacks that will save you time, money and stress and will also give tips on starting and maintaining social media pages to showcase your cosplays. A Q&A session will follow.    

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Jumping and Jamming Storytime

September 15, 2016 @ 10:30 am
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One event on October 13, 2016 at 10:30am

One event on November 17, 2016 at 10:30am

One event on December 15, 2016 at 10:30am

Join us at the Meijer Branch! Jump and dance along with us! Lots of moving, dancing and stories for ages 2 – 8 years old! 

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Storytime at Jackson Crossing

September 15, 2016 @ 6:00 pm

Go Outside the Lines and join the Meijer Branch for a fun-filled storytime at the Jackson Crossing Mall – in the area near Gilbert Chocolates (where Santa usually sits!)

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Learn to Play Quidditch!

September 17, 2016 @ 2:00 pm

Join us at the Meijer Branch! Come learn to play a muggle version of Quidditch! Active clothing required; registration preferred. Intended for ages 10-17; presented by the SAU Quidditch Club.

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Car Seat Safety Workshop

September 19, 2016 @ 2:00 pm

Join us at the Meijer Branch! Come help us kick off Child Passenger Safety Week with an educational presentation from Jackson’s Car Seat Program. Parents and grandparents can make appointments for car seat checks at the Department of Human Services, where qualifying families may receive a free car seat. Reservations are preferred but not required. Please call the branch for more details.  

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Peculiar Party

September 23, 2016 @ 7:00 pm

Join us at the Meijer Branch! Explore the strange and haunting world of time loops, hollowgasts, peculiar people and more from “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.” Intended for ages 13-17 years old.

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UFOS in Michigan

September 24, 2016 @ 2:00 pm

Join us at the Meijer Branch! Join us for a program from Michigan Mutual UFO Network Inc., a State Chapter of the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) – the world’s largest civilian research organization. MUFON was founded in 1969 to investigated the growing UFO phenomenon through a motivated team of trained investigators and researchers.

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October 2016

Messy Play Day

October 3, 2016 @ 11:15 am
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An event every month that begins at 11:15am on day Second of the month, repeating until December 12, 2016

Join us at the Meijer Branch! Have fun with us as we explore our senses in a safe, messy way! For ages 35 months and younger.

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Sensory Storytime

October 4, 2016 @ 10:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:30am on day First of the month, repeating until December 6, 2016

Join us at the Meijer Branch! Get messy and play with us as we explore our senses! For ages 1.5-2 years.

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Animanga

October 4, 2016 @ 4:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 4:30pm on day First of the month, repeating until May 9, 2017

Join us at the Meijer Branch! Hang out with other teens who love anime and manga! Or, come and learn all about it! Create your own anime craft, discuss your favorite anime and manga and eat some Japanese snacks! Intended for ages 11 – 17.

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Pine Cone Owls and Fall Leaf Print at Meijer

October 8, 2016 @ 11:30 am

Join us at the Meijer Branch! Fall is here! Create an awesome pine cone owl and a beautiful fall leaf print. They’re perfect for display or to give as gifts. Intended for ages 6-12; registration is required.

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Can You Survive?

October 15, 2016 @ 2:00 pm

Join us at the Meijer Branch! Would you be able to survive during a natural disaster? Explore the different natural disasters that have occurred in history! Based on the “I Survived” series by Lauren Tarshis. Intended for ages 6 – 12.  

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Meijer Friends Annual Fall Book Sale

October 18, 2016
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until October 22, 2016

Stop by the Meijer Branch Tuesday, Oct. 18 through Thursday Oct. 20 at 9 a.m. – 7:30 p.m; Friday, Oct. 21 at 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 22 at 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. for the Meijer Branch Friends of the Library’s annual sale. Friday after 1 p.m. the $1 a bag sale starts and will run through 2 p.m. Saturday. Browse through books, music, movies, children’s books and more!

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January 2017

Noon Day Count Up Party

January 2, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Join us at the Meijer Branch!  Come celebrate the start of the new year with us! We’ll have noise makers, balloons, and bubbles as we ‘count up’ to the New Year! Intended for the whole family!

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Genealogy for Beginners

January 21, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us at the Meijer Branch! Interested in finding out your family’s history/stories?  Learn from expert Marge Herman, member of the Local Genealogical Society . She will show you how to discover the stories that tell who you are and where you come from. General audience.

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BabyTime Storytime

January 23, 2017 @ 11:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:15am on Monday, repeating until May 8, 2017

Join us at the Meijer Branch on Mondays, Jan 23 – May 8 at 11:15 a.m. for a special storytime for babies 0-17 months old!

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Preschool Storytime at Meijer

January 26, 2017 @ 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Thursday, repeating until May 11, 2017

Join us at the Meijer Branch for a fun storytime for children ages 3 & 4 years old on Thursdays, Jan 26 – May 11 at 10:30 a.m.

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Make Your Own Scrapbook/Journal

January 28, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us at the Meijer Branch! Feeling the winter blues?  Come join us  in making your own scrapbook or journal to put your memories in. Cindi Shearer from Altered Art Addicts will be leading this class.  All supplies provided. Registration is required. General audience.

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Genealogy: Organization

January 28, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us at the Meijer Branch! Once you discovered your family’s stories, how do you organize all this information? Find out with local expert Marge Herman, member of the local Genealogical Society. General audience.

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February 2017

Free

Liveability Crafts and Coloring

February 3, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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One event on February 17, 2017 at 10:00am

Join us at the Meijer Branch! Crafts and coloring for teens and adults with special needs. Friday, Feb. 3 and 17 at 10 a.m. Groups welcome.

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Free

Meijer Book Group

February 3, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join us at the Meijer Branch! First Friday of the month Join us on Friday, Feb. 3 at 10 a.m. as they discuss Walking with the Wind by John Lewis. Intended for adults.

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Free

Snowy Science

February 4, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Join us at the Meijer Branch! Come on in on Saturday, Feb. 4 at 11:30 a.m. for the Snowy Science experiment and craft. Make your very own Styrofoam Snowflake out of packing peanuts. Kids will also make a snowstorm in a jar, which will teach them about chemical reactions, density, and forces of attraction.  Registration is required.  Intended for children 6-12.

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Free

Genealogy: Hitting a Brick Wall

February 4, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us at the Meijer Branch! What do you do if you have hit a brick wall in your family’s history? Find out on Saturday, Feb. 4 from 2 – 4 pm with local expert Marge Herman, member of the local Genealogical Society. General audience.

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Free

Liveability Bingo

February 10, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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One event on February 24, 2017 at 10:00am

Join us at the Meijer Branch! Bingo for teens and adults with special needs. Friday, Feb. 10 and 24 at 10 a.m. Groups welcome.  

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Free

Make Your Own Valentine’s Day Card

February 11, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join us at the Meijer Branch! Do you need a unique gift for that special someone? Come join us on Saturday, Feb. 11 at 1 p.m. for a Valentine’s Day card making class presented by Cindi Shearer from Altered Art Addicts. All supplies provided. Registration is required. Intended for all ages.

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Free

Jumping & Jamming Storytime

February 16, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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One event on March 16, 2017 at 10:30am

One event on April 20, 2017 at 10:30am

Join us at the Meijer Branch! Jump and dance along with us! Lots of moving, dancing and stories for ages 2 – 8 years old! 

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Free

Beauty and the Beast Marionette Show

February 18, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us at the Meijer Branch! Prepare for the new movie with this wonderful marionette show of Beauty and the Beast at the Meijer Branch on Saturday, Feb. 18 at 2 p.m. The show is a touching and humorous marionette play full of chuckles and drama. Artistic staging and clever effects accented with beautiful music bring this ever-popular classic triumphantly to life! Families welcome.

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Free

Yoga at Meijer

February 22, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Monday and Wednesday, repeating until March 29, 2017

An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Friday, repeating until March 31, 2017

Join us at the Meijer Branch! Every Monday and Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. and Friday at 8:30 during March 2017, let Jeanette Lamphere teach you yoga. Suggested donation $3. Intended for adults.

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March 2017

Free

Meijer Book Group

March 3, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join us at the Meijer Branch! On Friday, March 3, 2017 at 10 a.m. This month is reader’s choice. Intended for adults.

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Free

Author Visit: Nancy Shaw

March 11, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us at the Meijer Branch! Author Nancy Shaw is coming to the library on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 2 p.m. Nancy is the author of Sheep in a Jeep. Please bring questions about how to turn your ideas into books. Intended for ages 6-12 and their families.

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April 2017

Free

Jackson Animal Shelter Adoption Day

April 1, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us at the Meijer Branch! Jackson Animal Shelter will be at the library on Saturday, April 1 from 12-3 p.m. with some cuddly pets who are looking for a good home. Everyone welcome! Please Note: All adoptions MUST be finalized at the Jackson Animal Shelter building on Spring Arbor Rd. in Jackson.  

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Yoga at Meijer

April 3, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Monday and Wednesday, repeating until April 19, 2017

An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Friday, repeating until April 21, 2017

Join us at the Meijer Branch! Stop by the Meijer Branch on every Monday and Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. and Friday at 8:30 during March 2017 and let Jeanette Lamphere teach you yoga. Suggested donation $3. Intended for adults. There will be no Yoga the week of April 24-28, 2017.

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Owls! With the Howell Nature Center

April 3, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us at the Meijer Branch! On Monday, April 3 at 2 p.m., come and learn all about owls. Intended for ages 5-12.

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Animanga

April 4, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Join us at the Meijer Branch! Hang out with other teens who love anime and manga on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. Create your own anime craft, discuss your favorite anime and manga and eat some Japanese snacks. Intended for ages 11-17.

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Cascades Humane Society Adoption Day

April 5, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us at the Meijer Branch! Cascades Humane Society will be at the library on Wednesday, April 5 from 1-3 p.m. with some cuddly pets who are looking for a good home. Everyone welcome! Please Note: All adoptions MUST be finalized at the Cascades Humane Society building on Carmen Dr. in Jackson.

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Hamilton Throwdown

April 6, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us at the Meijer Branch! Can’t get enough of the musical Hamilton? Drop by on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 2 p.m. and don’t throw away your shot to become the top Hamiltonian of the night! Intended for teens.

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Meijer Book Group

April 7, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join us at the Meijer Branch! On Friday, April 7 at 10 a.m., we will be discussing poetry. Intended for adults. 

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Enchanted Woods Tea Party

April 7, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Join us at the Meijer Branch! Join us for an enchanted afternoon on Friday, April 7, 2017 at 2:30 p.m. for tea, snacks and crafts! Costumes are highly encouraged. Intended for ages 2-12.

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Askin’ For Trouble

April 10, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us at the Meijer Branch! Celebrate National Library Week with music. Askin for Trouble is an old time music band that has been playing throughout Mid-Michigan for contra dances and private events for several years. Members include Fred Johnson (bass guitar), Sarah Tyriver (fiddle), Mary Ross (fiddle), Steve Rohs (banjo and mandolin) and John Suppnick (guitar). All ages welcome!

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Annual Spring Friends of the Meijer Library Book Sale

April 26, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 7:30 pm
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One event on April 27, 2017 at 9:00am

An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until April 28, 2017

An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until April 29, 2017

Join us at the Meijer Branch! Stop by during the week of April 26-29, 2017 – Wed. & Thr. 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Fri. 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Books, movies, magazines and more! $1/bag sale will start Friday at 2 p.m.

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May 2017

Free

Yoga at Meijer

May 1, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Monday, repeating until August 28, 2017

Join us at the Meijer Branch! Stop by the Meijer Branch on every Monday and Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. and Friday at 8:30 during May 2017 and let Jeanette Lamphere teach you yoga. Suggested donation $3. Intended for adults.

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Free

Animanga

May 2, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Join us at the Meijer Branch! Hang out with other teens who love anime and manga on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. Create your own anime craft, discuss your favorite anime and manga and eat some Japanese snacks. Intended for ages 11-17.

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Free

Yoga at Meijer

May 3, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Wednesday, repeating until August 30, 2017

Join us at the Meijer Branch! Stop by the Meijer Branch on every Monday and Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. and Friday at 8:30 during May 2017 and let Jeanette Lamphere teach you yoga. Suggested donation $3. Intended for adults.

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Free

Yoga at Meijer

May 5, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:30am on Friday, repeating until August 25, 2017

Join us at the Meijer Branch! Stop by the Meijer Branch on every Monday and Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. and Friday at 8:30 during May 2017 and let Jeanette Lamphere teach you yoga. Suggested donation $3. Intended for adults.

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Meijer Book Group

May 5, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join us at the Meijer Branch! Friday, May 5, 2017 at 10 a.m. we will discuss I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai. Intended for adults.

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Basic Dog First Aid

May 13, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

On Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 2-4 p.m., let Jane Konkol and Linda Milder teach you first aid techniques that address the most common emergencies that can occur with small and large dogs as well as cats. This course will train you to notice abnormalities and detect early warning signs in pets. All ages and pet owners welcome.

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“Terror in Ypsilanti” author Gregory A. Fournier: Author’s Reading & Book Signing

May 16, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us at the Meijer Branch! Gregory A. Fournier was born in Trenton, Michigan in 1948. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English Language Arts and sociology from Eastern Michigan University. In addition to Terror in Ypsilanti, Fournier wrote the fiction novel Zug Island: A Detroit Riot Novel and currently maintains a weekly blog at fornology.blogspot.com.   Terror in Ypsilanti abstract: “Between the summers of 1967 through 1969, before the term serial killer was coined, a predatory killer…

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Michigan in the Civil War Presented by Al and Dave Eicher

May 25, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us at the Meijer Branch! Al and Dave Eicher developed this lecture and visual presentation over a 5-year period.  More than 150 Michigan research centers such as Libraries, historical societies and individuals contributed information and photographs. The presentation includes visits to the many Historic sites relating to Civil War events in Michigan and old photos of places where the recruits joined the Union cause.  The producer’s television cameras also went to the Harper’s Ferry Arsenal, Gettysburg Battle fields, the…

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June 2017

Free

Build a Better World Short Film Contest

June 1, 2017 @ 11:00 am - August 1, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

Calling all teens! Create a 1-1 ½ minute short film around the topic of building or making a better world (J.D.L.’s 2017 Summer Reading theme). Don’t have that much experience in filmmaking? No problem. The Meijer Branch has a Digital Studio with editing software and knowledgeable technicians who can answer questions and help direct you towards free resources.   All footage must be original. No copyright infringement. All projects must be submitted on a DVD or USB by Tuesday, August…

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Meijer Book Group

June 2, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join us on Friday, June 2 at 10 a.m. to discuss Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder. Intended for adults.

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Messy Art

June 13, 2017 @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
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One event on June 20, 2017 at 11:15am

One event on June 27, 2017 at 11:15am

One event on July 11, 2017 at 11:15am

One event on July 18, 2017 at 11:15am

One event on July 25, 2017 at 11:15am

Join us at the Meijer Branch! Have fun making art in some of the messiest ways you can! Join us every Tuesday- starting on June 13- at 10 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. and come dressed to get messy. Remember: stop by the Family Zone desk 30 minutes before to get your ticket. Each session is limited. Intended for ages 3+.

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