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Monday, September 16, 2019


7:00 PM - Talk Saves Lives: An Introduction to Suicide Prevention      


Location:  Jacksonville Public Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Sarah      
Description:  Suicide can be prevented. This presentation from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will cover what we know about this leading cause of death, the most up-to-date research on prevention, and what we can all do to fight suicide. Participants will learn common risk factors for suicide, how to spot the warning signs in others, and how to keep ourselves, our loved ones and those in our community safe.


Wednesday, September 18, 2019


10:00 AM - Story Time--Topic: Talk Like a Pirate Day      


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy      
Description:  Ahoy mateys! The library is celebrating Talk Like a Pirate Day while we spin some tales. Join us this week... but beware, you might have to walk the gangplank if you're caught speaking like anyone but a pirate. Arghhhh!


Friday, September 20, 2019


10:15 AM - Lap Sit: Pirate Craft      


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy      
Description:  Lap Sit is a playgroup for kids up to five years old and their caregivers. It's a time to learn, to play and to socialize! Join us this week as we make a special pirate craft.
4:00 PM - Geeky Girls STEAM Group (2nd-5th): Spheros      


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy      
Description:  Join the Geeky Girls STEAM Group at the library for 2nd-5th graders as we play with and program Spheros. Come see what everyone is saying about the "go anywhere, do anything programmable robot."


Saturday, September 21, 2019


2:00 PM - Movie Matinee for Adults: "The Mustang"      


Location:  Jacksonville Public Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Sarah      
Description:  Roman, a convict in a rural Nevada prison who struggles to escape his violent past, is required to participate in an "outdoor maintenance" program as part of his state-mandated social rehabilitation. Spotted by a no-nonsense veteran trainer and helped by an outgoing fellow inmate and trick rider, Roman is accepted into the selective wild horse training section of the program, where he finds his own humanity in gentling an especially unbreakable mustang. Rated R


Sunday, September 22, 2019


4:00 PM - Music Under the Dome: Ben Bedford      


Location:  
Contact:  Chris      
Description:  "Ben Bedford has proven himself to be a truly inspired and talented storyteller..." according to Arthur Wood (Maverick). Bedford establishes himself as a songwriter in the tradition of musical icons ranging from Bill Morrissey to Woody Guthrie, casting individual people in the theater of the American landscape. A true son of the heartland, Bedford dips into the deep inkwell of classic American literature and writes with the "old soul" quality of his literary idols, such as John Steinbeck and Toni Morrison.

Bedford is making a stop at the Jacksonville Public Library for a Music Under the Dome concert in support of his latest album, "The Hermit's Spyglass." Don't miss the chance to see one of the "50 most significant Folk singer-songwriters of the past 50 years" according to WFMT-Chicago.


Monday, September 23, 2019


10:00 AM - Introduction to Meditation with Focus on Holistic Health      


Location:  Jacksonville Public Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Sarah      
Description:  Many people use meditation to train attention and awareness all while achieving a mentally clear and emotionally calm state. Bethany Pawelek will discuss principles and practices of a holistic approach to health and how you can decide what works best for you. She will also discuss tips when seeking out information about acupuncture, oils, cupping, reflexology, art therapy, reiki and more!  


Tuesday, September 24, 2019


6:30 PM - Introduction to Meditation with Focus on Holistic Health      


Location:  Jacksonville Public Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Sarah      
Description:  Many people use meditation to train attention and awareness all while achieving a mentally clear and emotionally calm state. Bethany Pawelek will discuss principles and practices of a holistic approach to health and how you can decide what works best for you. She will also discuss tips when seeking out information about acupuncture, oils, cupping, reflexology, art therapy, reiki and more! 


Wednesday, September 25, 2019


10:00 AM - Story Time--Topic: Native American Heritage      


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy      
Description:  It's important to pay tribute to the rich ancestry and traditions of Native Americans. Join the library for a Story Time where we do just that.
3:00 PM - Story Time--Topic: Native American Heritage      


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy      
Description:  It's important to pay tribute to the rich ancestry and traditions of Native Americans. Join the library for a Story Time where we do just that.


Friday, September 27, 2019


10:15 AM - Lap Sit: All New Books      


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy      
Description:  Lap Sit is a playgroup for kids up to five years old and their caregivers. It's a time to learn, to play and to socialize! Join us this week as we read brand-new books.
4:00 PM - Full STEAM Ahead (2nd-5th): Invent Something Cool With Makey Makey      


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy      
Description:  Makey Makey is an invention kit for everyone that allows you to connect everyday objects to computer programs. Come try out this awesome kit and connect Makey Makey to the world where the possibilities are endless!


Monday, September 30, 2019


7:00 PM - Main Street, Illinois Program with Presenter John Lynn      


Location:  Jacksonville Public Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Sarah      
Description:  The product of a 30-year continuing project to capture the many ways our Illinois towns offer Roots, a Hometown, and a Little America for us all, "Main Street, Illinois" is a memorable and fun-filled tour of the charms, traditions, and personalities of our Illinois towns--mostly small towns--led by the only person who has visited and photographed all 2,400 of them! John Lynn of Peoria has also hiked, biked, and canoed enough historic and scenic trails, roads, and rivers in North America and Britain to circle the globe. He has now shared his experiences and discoveries with over 4,000 audiences.

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Monday, September 16, 2019

7:00 PM -
Talk Saves Lives: An Introduction to Suicide Prevention


Location:  Jacksonville Public Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Sarah      
Description:  Suicide can be prevented. This presentation from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will cover what we know about this leading cause of death, the most up-to-date research on prevention, and what we can all do to fight suicide. Participants will learn common risk factors for suicide, how to spot the warning signs in others, and how to keep ourselves, our loved ones and those in our community safe.


Wednesday, September 18, 2019

10:00 AM -
Story Time--Topic: Talk Like a Pirate Day


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy      
Description:  Ahoy mateys! The library is celebrating Talk Like a Pirate Day while we spin some tales. Join us this week... but beware, you might have to walk the gangplank if you're caught speaking like anyone but a pirate. Arghhhh!


Friday, September 20, 2019

10:15 AM -
Lap Sit: Pirate Craft


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy      
Description:  Lap Sit is a playgroup for kids up to five years old and their caregivers. It's a time to learn, to play and to socialize! Join us this week as we make a special pirate craft.
4:00 PM -
Geeky Girls STEAM Group (2nd-5th): Spheros


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy      
Description:  Join the Geeky Girls STEAM Group at the library for 2nd-5th graders as we play with and program Spheros. Come see what everyone is saying about the "go anywhere, do anything programmable robot."


Saturday, September 21, 2019

2:00 PM -
Movie Matinee for Adults: "The Mustang"


Location:  Jacksonville Public Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Sarah      
Description:  Roman, a convict in a rural Nevada prison who struggles to escape his violent past, is required to participate in an "outdoor maintenance" program as part of his state-mandated social rehabilitation. Spotted by a no-nonsense veteran trainer and helped by an outgoing fellow inmate and trick rider, Roman is accepted into the selective wild horse training section of the program, where he finds his own humanity in gentling an especially unbreakable mustang. Rated R


Sunday, September 22, 2019

4:00 PM -
Music Under the Dome: Ben Bedford


Location:  
Contact:  Chris      
Description:  "Ben Bedford has proven himself to be a truly inspired and talented storyteller..." according to Arthur Wood (Maverick). Bedford establishes himself as a songwriter in the tradition of musical icons ranging from Bill Morrissey to Woody Guthrie, casting individual people in the theater of the American landscape. A true son of the heartland, Bedford dips into the deep inkwell of classic American literature and writes with the "old soul" quality of his literary idols, such as John Steinbeck and Toni Morrison.

Bedford is making a stop at the Jacksonville Public Library for a Music Under the Dome concert in support of his latest album, "The Hermit's Spyglass." Don't miss the chance to see one of the "50 most significant Folk singer-songwriters of the past 50 years" according to WFMT-Chicago.


Monday, September 23, 2019

10:00 AM -
Introduction to Meditation with Focus on Holistic Health


Location:  Jacksonville Public Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Sarah      
Description:  Many people use meditation to train attention and awareness all while achieving a mentally clear and emotionally calm state. Bethany Pawelek will discuss principles and practices of a holistic approach to health and how you can decide what works best for you. She will also discuss tips when seeking out information about acupuncture, oils, cupping, reflexology, art therapy, reiki and more!  


Tuesday, September 24, 2019

6:30 PM -
Introduction to Meditation with Focus on Holistic Health


Location:  Jacksonville Public Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Sarah      
Description:  Many people use meditation to train attention and awareness all while achieving a mentally clear and emotionally calm state. Bethany Pawelek will discuss principles and practices of a holistic approach to health and how you can decide what works best for you. She will also discuss tips when seeking out information about acupuncture, oils, cupping, reflexology, art therapy, reiki and more! 


Wednesday, September 25, 2019

10:00 AM -
Story Time--Topic: Native American Heritage


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy      
Description:  It's important to pay tribute to the rich ancestry and traditions of Native Americans. Join the library for a Story Time where we do just that.
3:00 PM -
Story Time--Topic: Native American Heritage


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy      
Description:  It's important to pay tribute to the rich ancestry and traditions of Native Americans. Join the library for a Story Time where we do just that.


Friday, September 27, 2019

10:15 AM -
Lap Sit: All New Books


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy      
Description:  Lap Sit is a playgroup for kids up to five years old and their caregivers. It's a time to learn, to play and to socialize! Join us this week as we read brand-new books.
4:00 PM -
Full STEAM Ahead (2nd-5th): Invent Something Cool With Makey Makey


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy      
Description:  Makey Makey is an invention kit for everyone that allows you to connect everyday objects to computer programs. Come try out this awesome kit and connect Makey Makey to the world where the possibilities are endless!


Monday, September 30, 2019

7:00 PM -
Main Street, Illinois Program with Presenter John Lynn


Location:  Jacksonville Public Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Sarah      
Description:  The product of a 30-year continuing project to capture the many ways our Illinois towns offer Roots, a Hometown, and a Little America for us all, "Main Street, Illinois" is a memorable and fun-filled tour of the charms, traditions, and personalities of our Illinois towns--mostly small towns--led by the only person who has visited and photographed all 2,400 of them! John Lynn of Peoria has also hiked, biked, and canoed enough historic and scenic trails, roads, and rivers in North America and Britain to circle the globe. He has now shared his experiences and discoveries with over 4,000 audiences.