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Wednesday, January 26, 2022


7:00 PM - Author Event with Silvia Moreno-Garcia (on Zoom and In-Person)      


Location:  Jacksonville Public Library Meeting Room or on Zoom
Contact:  Sarah   217-243-5435   ssnyder@jaxpl.org
Description:  The bestselling and award-winning author of Mexican Gothic (Vanity Fair called it "[An] irresistibly dark feminist reimagining of the Gothic fantasy novel.") will discuss her newest book, Velvet Was the Night, and her genre-defying mashups of cultural noir and Lovecraftian horror. Velvet Was the Night is one of The New York Times' 100 Notable Books of 2021. Silvia Moreno-Garcia is the bestselling author of the other critically acclaimed novels Certain Dark Things and Gods of Jade and Shadow. Mexican by birth, Canadian by inclination, Moreno-Garcia has edited several anthologies and is a columnist for The Washington Post. She will be joined in conversation with author Gus Moreno. *This event is made possible by Illinois Libraries Present, a statewide collaboration between public libraries offering high-quality events.*

This presentation will take place on Zoom and can be viewed at home or on the TV in the library's meeting room. To register to be on Zoom, please email Sarah at ssnyder@jaxpl.org to receive the Zoom link. No registration required for in-person attendance. 
 


Friday, January 28, 2022


4:00 PM - Little Learners: Fizzy Melting Castles      


Location:  Jacksonville Public Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Courtney   (217)-243-5435   clangdon@jaxpl.org
Description:  As part of our Little Learners STEAM program for K-2nd Grade, we will be learning some baking soda science by melting baking soda castles with vinegar! Friday, January 28 at 4:00 PM.


Saturday, January 29, 2022


11:00 AM - Young Explorers Club: Know Your Insects from Your Bugs      


Location:  Jacksonville Public Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Allen Yow   217-243-8457   
Description:  Illinois College Biology professors Bryan Arnold and Lawrence Zettler will provide students with an introduction to the fascinating world of insects, and how they can categorize insects by proper taxonomic order. 


Monday, January 31, 2022


6:30 PM - Mindful Movement Class with Jeannie (In-Person)      


Location:  Jacksonville Public Library Meeting Room
Contact:        
Description:  Grab a few towels and join Jeannie Hemphill for a mindful movement class. Learn the basics of mindful movement with an introduction to balance, finger/wrist exercises, shoulder rolls and more. As long as there's enough interest, this class will continue so don't hesitate to stop on by! (Mask required)


Tuesday, February 1, 2022


7:00 PM - Library Event: 'The Chicago Cub Shot for Love: A Showgirl's Crime of Passion and the 1932 World Series' (on Zoom and In-Person)      


Location:  Jacksonville Public Library Meeting Room or on Zoom
Contact:  Sarah   217-243-5435   ssnyder@jaxpl.org
Description:  On July 6, 1932, Violet Popovich argued with her former boyfriend, Chicago Cub Billy Jurges, and pulled a gun out of her purse. Both were wounded in the ensuing struggle, but Jurges refused to press charges. Even without their star shortstop, Chicago made it to the World Series, only to be on the wrong end of Babe Ruth's legendary "Called Shot" home run. Join Jack Bales, author of The Chicago Cub Shot for Love: A Showgirl's Crime of Passion and the 1932 World Series, as he uses original photographs, newspaper articles, and interviews with Popovich and Jurges family members to profile the lives of the ill-fated couple and trace the ripple effects of the shooting on the Cubs' tumultuous season. 

Jack Bales is a native of Aurora, IL and received his B.A. in English from Illinois College. In 1980, he moved to Fredericksburg and served as the Reference and Humanities Librarian for forty years at the University of Mary Washington. 

This presentation will take place on Zoom and can be viewed at home or on the TV in the library's meeting room. To register to be on Zoom, please email Sarah at ssnyder@jaxpl.org to receive the Zoom link. No registration required for in-person attendance. 


 


Sunday, February 6, 2022


1:00 PM - Craft Class for Adults: Sugar Scrub and Valentine's Day Cards      


Location:  Jacksonville Public Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Bridget   217-243-5435   bspradlin@jaxpl.org
Description:  Are you looking for a fun and free way to surprise your Valentine? Join the library for our February craft class for adults. We'll be making a sugar scrub and Valentine's Day cards! Please register by calling 217-243-5435 or stop in to the library. 


Monday, February 7, 2022


6:30 PM - Craft Class for Adults: Sugar Scrub and Valentine's Day Cards      


Location:  Jacksonville Public Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Bridget   217-243-5435   bspradlin@jaxpl.org
Description:  Are you looking for a fun and free way to surprise your Valentine? Join the library for our February craft class for adults. We'll be making a sugar scrub and Valentine's Day cards! Please register by calling 217-243-5435 or stop in to the library.


Tuesday, February 8, 2022


6:30 PM - The Things We Don't Say: Suicide Prevention 101 (on Zoom and In-Person)      


Location:  Jacksonville Public Library Meeting Room or on Zoom
Contact:  Sarah   217-243-5435   ssnyder@jaxpl.org
Description:  This 60-minute, peer-led, clinically backed program by Hope For the Day (hftd.org) teaches individuals:
  • A proactive mindset when thinking about mental health and suicide prevention
  • The impact stigma has on individuals and communities
  • How to identify early warning signs of a mental health challenge
  • Useful tools and ideas to get help for yourself and/or a community member showing signs of a mental health challenge
This presentation will take place live on Zoom and can be viewed at home or on the TV in the library's meeting room. To register to be on Zoom, please email Sarah at ssnyder@jaxpl.org to receive the Zoom link. To register to be in-person, please stop by the library or call 217-243-5435. 


Thursday, February 10, 2022


6:00 PM - Special Education Basics and Rights Parent Training Session      


Location:  Jacksonville Public Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Courtney   217-243-5435   clangdon@jaxpl.org
Description:  Jessica Range, an attorney with Equip for Equality's Special Education Clinic, will be presenting a parent training session on special education basics and rights. This training session will be held on Zoom, and can be viewed at home or in-person at the library. If you would like to attend this training session on Zoom, please email Courtney at clangdon@jaxpl.org for the Zoom link. No registration is required for in-person attendance


Saturday, February 12, 2022


2:00 PM - Movie Matinee for Adults: 'The Courier'      


Location:  Jacksonville Public Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Sarah   217-243-5435   ssnyder@jaxpl.org
Description:  Join the library for a film screening of The Courier. Masks required. Captions available upon request. Free and open to the public. 

Film synopsis:  This is the true story of an unassuming British businessman Greville Wynne recruited into one of the greatest international conflicts in history. At the behest of the UK's MI-6 and a CIA operative, he forms a covert, dangerous partnership with Soviet officer Oleg Penkovsky in an effort to provide crucial intelligence needed to prevent a nuclear confrontation and defuse the Cuban Missile Crisis. 

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Wednesday, January 26, 2022

7:00 PM -
Author Event with Silvia Moreno-Garcia (on Zoom and In-Person)


Location:  Jacksonville Public Library Meeting Room or on Zoom
Contact:  Sarah   217-243-5435   ssnyder@jaxpl.org
Description:  The bestselling and award-winning author of Mexican Gothic (Vanity Fair called it "[An] irresistibly dark feminist reimagining of the Gothic fantasy novel.") will discuss her newest book, Velvet Was the Night, and her genre-defying mashups of cultural noir and Lovecraftian horror. Velvet Was the Night is one of The New York Times' 100 Notable Books of 2021. Silvia Moreno-Garcia is the bestselling author of the other critically acclaimed novels Certain Dark Things and Gods of Jade and Shadow. Mexican by birth, Canadian by inclination, Moreno-Garcia has edited several anthologies and is a columnist for The Washington Post. She will be joined in conversation with author Gus Moreno. *This event is made possible by Illinois Libraries Present, a statewide collaboration between public libraries offering high-quality events.*

This presentation will take place on Zoom and can be viewed at home or on the TV in the library's meeting room. To register to be on Zoom, please email Sarah at ssnyder@jaxpl.org to receive the Zoom link. No registration required for in-person attendance. 
 


Friday, January 28, 2022

4:00 PM -
Little Learners: Fizzy Melting Castles


Location:  Jacksonville Public Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Courtney   (217)-243-5435   clangdon@jaxpl.org
Description:  As part of our Little Learners STEAM program for K-2nd Grade, we will be learning some baking soda science by melting baking soda castles with vinegar! Friday, January 28 at 4:00 PM.


Saturday, January 29, 2022

11:00 AM -
Young Explorers Club: Know Your Insects from Your Bugs


Location:  Jacksonville Public Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Allen Yow   217-243-8457   
Description:  Illinois College Biology professors Bryan Arnold and Lawrence Zettler will provide students with an introduction to the fascinating world of insects, and how they can categorize insects by proper taxonomic order. 


Monday, January 31, 2022

6:30 PM -
Mindful Movement Class with Jeannie (In-Person)


Location:  Jacksonville Public Library Meeting Room
Contact:        
Description:  Grab a few towels and join Jeannie Hemphill for a mindful movement class. Learn the basics of mindful movement with an introduction to balance, finger/wrist exercises, shoulder rolls and more. As long as there's enough interest, this class will continue so don't hesitate to stop on by! (Mask required)


Tuesday, February 1, 2022

7:00 PM -
Library Event: 'The Chicago Cub Shot for Love: A Showgirl's Crime of Passion and the 1932 World Series' (on Zoom and In-Person)


Location:  Jacksonville Public Library Meeting Room or on Zoom
Contact:  Sarah   217-243-5435   ssnyder@jaxpl.org
Description:  On July 6, 1932, Violet Popovich argued with her former boyfriend, Chicago Cub Billy Jurges, and pulled a gun out of her purse. Both were wounded in the ensuing struggle, but Jurges refused to press charges. Even without their star shortstop, Chicago made it to the World Series, only to be on the wrong end of Babe Ruth's legendary "Called Shot" home run. Join Jack Bales, author of The Chicago Cub Shot for Love: A Showgirl's Crime of Passion and the 1932 World Series, as he uses original photographs, newspaper articles, and interviews with Popovich and Jurges family members to profile the lives of the ill-fated couple and trace the ripple effects of the shooting on the Cubs' tumultuous season. 

Jack Bales is a native of Aurora, IL and received his B.A. in English from Illinois College. In 1980, he moved to Fredericksburg and served as the Reference and Humanities Librarian for forty years at the University of Mary Washington. 

This presentation will take place on Zoom and can be viewed at home or on the TV in the library's meeting room. To register to be on Zoom, please email Sarah at ssnyder@jaxpl.org to receive the Zoom link. No registration required for in-person attendance. 


 


Sunday, February 6, 2022

1:00 PM -
Craft Class for Adults: Sugar Scrub and Valentine's Day Cards


Location:  Jacksonville Public Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Bridget   217-243-5435   bspradlin@jaxpl.org
Description:  Are you looking for a fun and free way to surprise your Valentine? Join the library for our February craft class for adults. We'll be making a sugar scrub and Valentine's Day cards! Please register by calling 217-243-5435 or stop in to the library. 


Monday, February 7, 2022

6:30 PM -
Craft Class for Adults: Sugar Scrub and Valentine's Day Cards


Location:  Jacksonville Public Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Bridget   217-243-5435   bspradlin@jaxpl.org
Description:  Are you looking for a fun and free way to surprise your Valentine? Join the library for our February craft class for adults. We'll be making a sugar scrub and Valentine's Day cards! Please register by calling 217-243-5435 or stop in to the library.


Tuesday, February 8, 2022

6:30 PM -
The Things We Don't Say: Suicide Prevention 101 (on Zoom and In-Person)


Location:  Jacksonville Public Library Meeting Room or on Zoom
Contact:  Sarah   217-243-5435   ssnyder@jaxpl.org
Description:  This 60-minute, peer-led, clinically backed program by Hope For the Day (hftd.org) teaches individuals:
  • A proactive mindset when thinking about mental health and suicide prevention
  • The impact stigma has on individuals and communities
  • How to identify early warning signs of a mental health challenge
  • Useful tools and ideas to get help for yourself and/or a community member showing signs of a mental health challenge
This presentation will take place live on Zoom and can be viewed at home or on the TV in the library's meeting room. To register to be on Zoom, please email Sarah at ssnyder@jaxpl.org to receive the Zoom link. To register to be in-person, please stop by the library or call 217-243-5435. 


Thursday, February 10, 2022

6:00 PM -
Special Education Basics and Rights Parent Training Session


Location:  Jacksonville Public Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Courtney   217-243-5435   clangdon@jaxpl.org
Description:  Jessica Range, an attorney with Equip for Equality's Special Education Clinic, will be presenting a parent training session on special education basics and rights. This training session will be held on Zoom, and can be viewed at home or in-person at the library. If you would like to attend this training session on Zoom, please email Courtney at clangdon@jaxpl.org for the Zoom link. No registration is required for in-person attendance


Saturday, February 12, 2022

2:00 PM -
Movie Matinee for Adults: 'The Courier'


Location:  Jacksonville Public Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Sarah   217-243-5435   ssnyder@jaxpl.org
Description:  Join the library for a film screening of The Courier. Masks required. Captions available upon request. Free and open to the public. 

Film synopsis:  This is the true story of an unassuming British businessman Greville Wynne recruited into one of the greatest international conflicts in history. At the behest of the UK's MI-6 and a CIA operative, he forms a covert, dangerous partnership with Soviet officer Oleg Penkovsky in an effort to provide crucial intelligence needed to prevent a nuclear confrontation and defuse the Cuban Missile Crisis.