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The Mysteries of Tea with Taylor Mercantile
Thursday, March 23rd at 6:30pm

Explore the mysteries of tea with Troy and Lisa from Taylor Mercantile on Thursday, March 23rd at 6:30pm. Discover the history of tea and unravel the many myths and misconceptions that surround this ancient drink. Learn how to prepare tea, the differences between various kinds of tea, and why you'll want to make it your alternative hot drink.


Humanities Film Series
Thursday, March 30th at 6:30pm

In partnership with MacMurray College we are presenting the third annual Humanities Film Series. This year’s theme is “Perspectives on Power and Responsibility.” Join Dr. Eric Berg, Associate Professor of Philosophy from MacMurray College on Thursday, March 30th at 6:30pm for a screening of Master and Commander, the 2003 Best Picture nominee set during the Napoleonic War. A discussion will follow the film.



Belle's Tea Party
Saturday, April 1st at 10am

Join us on Saturday, April 1st as we host Belle's Tea Party to celebrate our new play area in the Children's Department. Belle, from Beauty and the Beast, will be here to meet the children. We will be serving tea and cake and you can even place an order for some of our awesome felt food! There will be crafts and Gaston's Target Practice. Stop in anytime between 10am and 1pm to enjoy a tale as old as time!


A Musical Tribute to the Civilian Conservation Corp
Saturday, April 1st at 2pm

On July 29, 1935 a CCC camp opened two miles west of Jacksonville. The men came into town on weekends to patronize stores, bowling alleys, movie theatres, attend church and help out in emergencies. Michigan based author Bill Jamerson will present a music and storytelling program about the Civilian Conservation Corps at the Jacksonville Public Library on Saturday, April 1st at 2 pm. The program is co-sponsored by the Morgan County Historical Society.  Jamerson’s hour-long program includes stories, showing a video clip from his PBS film, reading excerpts from his novel and singing original songs with his guitar. 


Music Under the Dome Concert
Sunday, April 2nd at 4pm

For over forty years, local favorite Ken Bradbury has been performing across the Midwest landscape, bringing the sounds of America’s rich cultural heritage to life. From schoolhouses to international conventions, Ken’s piano stylings have delighted audiences for decades. Enjoy a wonderful concert on Sunday, April 2nd at 4pm.

You can find the full schedule of upcoming Music Under the Dome concerts here. All concerts are free and open to the public.