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Summit Branch

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104 W. Bird Street
Jackson, MI 49203 United States
(517) 783-4030 http://myjdl.com/summit

Upcoming Events

May 2019

Outsiders on the Inside Track

May 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us and learn about the immigrants who helped to shape Jackson’s history.  Presented by local historian, Sue Weible. Please call the Summit Branch at (517) 78304030 for more information.

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Mother’s Day Tea

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

Join us for a special tea party, just in time for Mother’s Day! Reservations required. Please call the Summit Branch at (517) 783-4030 to save your spot!

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Flower Power for Your Shower

May 13 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Spring has sprung! Celebrate the season with these fragrant, homemade bath salts. Please call (517) 783-4030 to save your spot!

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Wild About Mushrooms with Chef Brad

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

Join Chef Brad and learn how to make the most out of morel mushrooms and more! Free samples! Please call the Summit Branch at (517) 783-4030 to save your spot.

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May 21 @ 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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June 2019

Summit Summer Book Sale

June 5 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Pick up some great summer reads at Summit’s Summer Book Sale! Adult fiction, children’s fiction, and lots more! June 5-7 during branch open hours.

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Evening Book Group

June 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until August 7, 2019

June 5, 2019, 6:00 p.m. “Little Fires Everywhere” by Celeste Ng. July 3, 2019, 6:00 p.m. “The Stranger in the Woods” by Michael Finkel August 7, 2019, 6:00 p.m. “A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea” by Melissa Fleming

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Summit Summer Book Sale

June 6 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until June 7, 2019

Pick up some great summer reads at Summit’s Summer Book Sale! Adult fiction, children’s fiction, and lots more! June 5-7 during branch open hours.

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Summit Summer Book Sale

June 7 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until June 7, 2019

Pick up some great summer reads at Summit’s Summer Book Sale! Adult fiction, children’s fiction, and lots more! June 5-7 during branch open hours.

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Make It Mondays

June 10 @ 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Monday, repeating until July 29, 2019

Stop by Brooklyn or Summit for summer science fun! Please call the Brooklyn Branch (517-905-1369) or the Summit Branch (517-783-4030) for more information. Mondays, June 10 – July 29.

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Knitcrowits

June 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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New and experienced knitters and crocheters always welcome! Please call the Summit Branch at (517) 783-4030 for more information. Note: this is a recurring program, scheduled for the 2nd Wednesday of every month, starting at 6 pm.

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Little Gardeners

June 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 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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Make It Mondays

June 17 @ 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Monday, repeating until July 29, 2019

Stop by Brooklyn or Summit for summer science fun! Please call the Brooklyn Branch (517-905-1369) or the Summit Branch (517-783-4030) for more information. Mondays, June 10 – July 29.

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Phase of the Moon Cups

June 17 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 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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Paul McCormack and His Amazing Animals

June 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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One event on June 18, 2019 at 3:00pm

Paul McCormack is back again with animals from around the world. Come learn, view, and touch! Space is limited and registration is required. Please call the Summit Branch to save your spot – 517-783-4030.

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Paul McCormack and His Amazing Animals

June 18 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on June 18, 2019 at 3:00pm

Paul McCormack is back again with animals from around the world. Come learn, view, and touch! Space is limited and registration is required. Please call the Summit Branch to save your spot – 517-783-4030.

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Cameron Zvara, Magician and Entertainer

June 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 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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101 Things That Happened on the Mackinac Bridge

June 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us at the Summit Branch for an entertaining, informative presentation by Mike Fornes about Michigan’s iconic five-mile span. Hear the stories, see the photos, and meet the people who made this engineering wonder a symbol of Michigan. Please call the Summit Branch at (517) 783-4030 for more information.

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Make It Mondays

June 24 @ 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Monday, repeating until July 29, 2019

Stop by Brooklyn or Summit for summer science fun! Please call the Brooklyn Branch (517-905-1369) or the Summit Branch (517-783-4030) for more information. Mondays, June 10 – July 29.

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The Storytellers

June 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 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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July 2019

Make It Mondays

July 1 @ 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Monday, repeating until July 29, 2019

Stop by Brooklyn or Summit for summer science fun! Please call the Brooklyn Branch (517-905-1369) or the Summit Branch (517-783-4030) for more information. Mondays, June 10 – July 29.

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Evening Book Group

July 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until August 7, 2019

June 5, 2019, 6:00 p.m. “Little Fires Everywhere” by Celeste Ng. July 3, 2019, 6:00 p.m. “The Stranger in the Woods” by Michael Finkel August 7, 2019, 6:00 p.m. “A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea” by Melissa Fleming

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Make It Mondays

July 8 @ 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Monday, repeating until July 29, 2019

Stop by Brooklyn or Summit for summer science fun! Please call the Brooklyn Branch (517-905-1369) or the Summit Branch (517-783-4030) for more information. Mondays, June 10 – July 29.

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Intro Ozobots

July 8 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Have fun with our Ozobots robots, which move in patterns, play games, and dance! A fun and easy introduction to coding and robotics. Please call the individual branch to save your spot. Summit: Monday, July 8, 4:00 p.m. Hanover: Monday, July 15, 2:00 p.m. Napoleon: Wednesday, July 17, 11:00 a.m. Brooklyn: Tuesday, July 23, 2:00 p.m. Concord: Monday, July 29, 2:00 p.m.

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Bee Amazed at the Amazing Life of the Honeybee

July 9 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 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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Knitcrowits

July 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until August 14, 2019

New and experienced knitters and crocheters always welcome! Please call the Summit Branch at (517) 783-4030 for more information. Note: this is a recurring program, scheduled for the 2nd Wednesday of every month, starting at 6 pm.

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ABC Sisters

July 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us at the Summit Branch for a summer performance with the ever popular ABC Sisters. The ABC Sisters are an Andrew Sisters Tribute Act. Performing in the Midwest, they bring the old favorite scat classics home with perfect three-part harmony, 40’s dancing style, and sisterly fun, making audiences laugh, cry, clap and sing along. For the whole family. Please call the Summit Branch for more information (517-783-4030).

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Music and Movement for Wee Ones

July 15 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Introduce your child to the joy of music and movement at an early age! Join us for Music and Movement for Wee Ones, led by Kindermusik certified instructor Candy Sweeney. Registration is required, please register at the branch where you plan to attend. For kids 5 and under with an adult.

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Make It Mondays

July 15 @ 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Monday, repeating until July 29, 2019

Stop by Brooklyn or Summit for summer science fun! Please call the Brooklyn Branch (517-905-1369) or the Summit Branch (517-783-4030) for more information. Mondays, June 10 – July 29.

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Barks & Bites

July 19 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 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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Make It Mondays

July 22 @ 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Monday, repeating until July 29, 2019

Stop by Brooklyn or Summit for summer science fun! Please call the Brooklyn Branch (517-905-1369) or the Summit Branch (517-783-4030) for more information. Mondays, June 10 – July 29.

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Bubbleology

July 23 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 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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Make It Mondays

July 29 @ 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Monday, repeating until July 29, 2019

Stop by Brooklyn or Summit for summer science fun! Please call the Brooklyn Branch (517-905-1369) or the Summit Branch (517-783-4030) for more information. Mondays, June 10 – July 29.

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Exotic Zoo

July 31 @ 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

The Egg Has Landed

August 2 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Kick up your engineering skills by designing a NASA-inspired egg drop lander to protect your egg from a fall. Please call the Summit Branch (517) 783-4030 or the Brooklyn Branch (517) 905-1369 to save your spot. This program will be presented on the following dates: Brooklyn Branch – Thursday, June 20, 10:30 a.m. Summit Branch – Friday, August 2, 3:00 p.m.

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Blast Off!

August 5 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Raise the roof with your own homemade rockets! Please call the branch to save your spot!

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Evening Book Group

August 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until August 7, 2019

June 5, 2019, 6:00 p.m. “Little Fires Everywhere” by Celeste Ng. July 3, 2019, 6:00 p.m. “The Stranger in the Woods” by Michael Finkel August 7, 2019, 6:00 p.m. “A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea” by Melissa Fleming

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Knitcrowits

August 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until August 14, 2019

New and experienced knitters and crocheters always welcome! Please call the Summit Branch at (517) 783-4030 for more information. Note: this is a recurring program, scheduled for the 2nd Wednesday of every month, starting at 6 pm.

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Back to School Bingo

August 16 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Compete with your friends and family to win school supplies! Please call the Summit Branch to save your spot! 517-783-4030

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Botanical Bookmarks

August 23 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Make your own bookmark with lovely pressed flowers and botanicals. Please call the Summit Branch at (517) 783-4030 to save your spot!

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