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Saturday, January 26, 2019


2:00 PM - Movie Matinee for Adults: BlacKkKlansman      


Location:  Jacksonville Public Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Sarah   217-243-5435   
Description:  The true story of a black detective who sets out to infiltrate the Colorado chapter of the Ku Klux Klan with the help of his Jewish colleague. In the midst of the 1970s civil rights movement, they risk their lives to obtain insider information on the violent organization. Movie is rated R for language and violence. 18+


Wednesday, February 6, 2019


6:30 PM - Valentine's Day Craft Class      


Location:  Jacksonville Public Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Bridget   217-243-5435   
Description:  Come celebrate Valentine's Day at the library by making free, giftable paper roses and cards. There will also be a St. Patrick's Day option in case you hate the lovey-dovey stuff. Registration is required, so sign up today!


Thursday, February 7, 2019


6:30 PM - Jazz at Lincoln Center Concert Screening      


Location:  JPL Meeting Room
Contact:  Chris   243-5435   
Description:  
Come and be a part of music history. In 1997, Wynton Marsalis became the first Jazz artist to receive a Pulitzer Prize in music, thanks to his
landmark oratorio Blood on the Fields. An ambitious, sprawling work that explores themes of slavery and freedom, Blood on the Fields cemented Marsalis’ space as one of the most innovative and ambitious composers in Jazz today, taking his cues from other genre-defying artists like Duke Ellington and Charles Mingus.



Monday, February 11, 2019


7:00 PM - Presidential Marriages and Romances      


Location:  Jacksonville Public Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Sarah   217-243-5435   
Description:  Tom Emery, a writer and historical researcher, will offer an entertaining look at the marriages, romances, and love lives of the presidents. While some of the most famous presidents will be covered, this program will also emphasize some of the lesser-known presidents while discussing the successes and failures of their marriages. White House weddings will be covered, as will the lives of presidents behind the scenes.


Tuesday, February 12, 2019


6:30 PM - Alice's Ordinary People Film Screening      


Location:  Jacksonville Public Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Chris   217-243-5435   
Description:  This is the story of Alice Tregay. Her life story reads like a history of the Civil Rights Movement. When Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. came to Chicago, Alice and her husband marched with him. Alice and her "ordinary people" effected extraordinary change for human rights through five decades of fearless activism. The creator of her documentary will be here to discuss the film, Alice Tregay, and the ongoing fight for justice. 


Wednesday, February 20, 2019


6:30 PM - Valentine's Day Craft Class      


Location:  Jacksonville Public Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Bridget   217-243-5435   
Description:  Come celebrate Valentine's Day at the library by making free, giftable paper roses and cards. There will also be a St. Patrick's Day option in case you hate the lovey-dovey stuff. Registration is required, so sign up today!


Thursday, March 7, 2019


6:30 PM - Jazz at Lincoln Center Concert Screening      


Location:  JPL Meeting Room
Contact:  Chris   243-5435   
Description:  
Four generations of master pianists took to the stage of Jazz at Lincoln Center to celebrate the full range of Jazz piano today. Diving into the New Orleans sound of Jelly Roll Morton, the meditative joy of Bill Evans, the spiky melodicism of Thelonious Monk, and the rolling thunder of McCoy Tyner, these pianists offered a veritable master class of what the instrument is capable of.



Sunday, March 24, 2019


4:30 PM - Music Under the Dome Concerts      


Location:  JPL Rotunda
Contact:  Chris   243-5435   
Description:  Jeff has played with many musicians over the years,
including the popular New Goat Ensemble. He and his wife Teresa comprise The Jeff and Teresa and Friends Band, a local music favorite featuring
guest musicians.



Thursday, April 11, 2019


6:30 PM - Jazz at Lincoln Center Concert Screening      


Location:  JPL Meeting Room
Contact:  Chris   243-5435   
Description:  
The worlds of Gospel Music and Jazz have always shared a close bond. On Wynton Marsalis’ Abyssinian Mass, the worlds come together as a full
gospel choir—led by master artist Damien Sneed—and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis roar through one of the most joyful,
ecstatic, and life-affirming pieces of music ever written.



Sunday, May 12, 2019


4:30 PM - Music Under the Dome Concerts      


Location:  JPL Rotunda
Contact:  Chris   243-5435   
Description:  Sally Barris is an A-list Nashville songwriter with a bright spirit and an expressive mountain soprano.
Her songs have been covered by such top-level artists as Martina McBride and Lee Ann Womack.

The Minnesota native has performed Mountain Stage, New Bedford Summer Fest, Wildflower
Arts & Music Festival and The Kerrville Folk Festival.


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Saturday, January 26, 2019

2:00 PM -
Movie Matinee for Adults: BlacKkKlansman


Location:  Jacksonville Public Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Sarah   217-243-5435   
Description:  The true story of a black detective who sets out to infiltrate the Colorado chapter of the Ku Klux Klan with the help of his Jewish colleague. In the midst of the 1970s civil rights movement, they risk their lives to obtain insider information on the violent organization. Movie is rated R for language and violence. 18+


Wednesday, February 6, 2019

6:30 PM -
Valentine's Day Craft Class


Location:  Jacksonville Public Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Bridget   217-243-5435   
Description:  Come celebrate Valentine's Day at the library by making free, giftable paper roses and cards. There will also be a St. Patrick's Day option in case you hate the lovey-dovey stuff. Registration is required, so sign up today!


Thursday, February 7, 2019

6:30 PM -
Jazz at Lincoln Center Concert Screening


Location:  JPL Meeting Room
Contact:  Chris   243-5435   
Description:  
Come and be a part of music history. In 1997, Wynton Marsalis became the first Jazz artist to receive a Pulitzer Prize in music, thanks to his
landmark oratorio Blood on the Fields. An ambitious, sprawling work that explores themes of slavery and freedom, Blood on the Fields cemented Marsalis’ space as one of the most innovative and ambitious composers in Jazz today, taking his cues from other genre-defying artists like Duke Ellington and Charles Mingus.



Monday, February 11, 2019

7:00 PM -
Presidential Marriages and Romances


Location:  Jacksonville Public Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Sarah   217-243-5435   
Description:  Tom Emery, a writer and historical researcher, will offer an entertaining look at the marriages, romances, and love lives of the presidents. While some of the most famous presidents will be covered, this program will also emphasize some of the lesser-known presidents while discussing the successes and failures of their marriages. White House weddings will be covered, as will the lives of presidents behind the scenes.


Tuesday, February 12, 2019

6:30 PM -
Alice's Ordinary People Film Screening


Location:  Jacksonville Public Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Chris   217-243-5435   
Description:  This is the story of Alice Tregay. Her life story reads like a history of the Civil Rights Movement. When Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. came to Chicago, Alice and her husband marched with him. Alice and her "ordinary people" effected extraordinary change for human rights through five decades of fearless activism. The creator of her documentary will be here to discuss the film, Alice Tregay, and the ongoing fight for justice. 


Wednesday, February 20, 2019

6:30 PM -
Valentine's Day Craft Class


Location:  Jacksonville Public Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Bridget   217-243-5435   
Description:  Come celebrate Valentine's Day at the library by making free, giftable paper roses and cards. There will also be a St. Patrick's Day option in case you hate the lovey-dovey stuff. Registration is required, so sign up today!


Thursday, March 7, 2019

6:30 PM -
Jazz at Lincoln Center Concert Screening


Location:  JPL Meeting Room
Contact:  Chris   243-5435   
Description:  
Four generations of master pianists took to the stage of Jazz at Lincoln Center to celebrate the full range of Jazz piano today. Diving into the New Orleans sound of Jelly Roll Morton, the meditative joy of Bill Evans, the spiky melodicism of Thelonious Monk, and the rolling thunder of McCoy Tyner, these pianists offered a veritable master class of what the instrument is capable of.



Sunday, March 24, 2019

4:30 PM -
Music Under the Dome Concerts


Location:  JPL Rotunda
Contact:  Chris   243-5435   
Description:  Jeff has played with many musicians over the years,
including the popular New Goat Ensemble. He and his wife Teresa comprise The Jeff and Teresa and Friends Band, a local music favorite featuring
guest musicians.



Thursday, April 11, 2019

6:30 PM -
Jazz at Lincoln Center Concert Screening


Location:  JPL Meeting Room
Contact:  Chris   243-5435   
Description:  
The worlds of Gospel Music and Jazz have always shared a close bond. On Wynton Marsalis’ Abyssinian Mass, the worlds come together as a full
gospel choir—led by master artist Damien Sneed—and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis roar through one of the most joyful,
ecstatic, and life-affirming pieces of music ever written.



Sunday, May 12, 2019

4:30 PM -
Music Under the Dome Concerts


Location:  JPL Rotunda
Contact:  Chris   243-5435   
Description:  Sally Barris is an A-list Nashville songwriter with a bright spirit and an expressive mountain soprano.
Her songs have been covered by such top-level artists as Martina McBride and Lee Ann Womack.

The Minnesota native has performed Mountain Stage, New Bedford Summer Fest, Wildflower
Arts & Music Festival and The Kerrville Folk Festival.