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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.


Wednesday, October 2, 2019


10:00 AM - Story Time--Topic: The Letter "O"      


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy      
Description:  Join us for Story Time this week to learn all about the 15th letter of the alphabet!
3:00 PM - Story Time--Topic: The Letter "O"      


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy      
Description:  Join us for Story Time this week to learn all about the 15th letter of the alphabet!


Friday, October 4, 2019


10:15 AM - Lap Sit: Topic--Singing      


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy      
Description:  Singing gives us all the ability to express ourselves musically. 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 focus on using our voices to sing.


Saturday, October 5, 2019


10:00 AM - Meditation Workshop      


Location:  Jacksonville Public Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Sarah      
Description:  Meditation gives us all a chance to train attention and awareness in order to achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm and stable state. Join Bethany Pawelek as she focuses on achieving a balanced life. She will explore what throws us off balance and what can shift us back as well as new perspectives on self-awareness. There will also be a guided meditation as well as a chance to win door prizes!


Sunday, October 6, 2019


4:00 PM - Music Under the Dome: Melanie Devaney      


Location:  
Contact:  Chris      
Description:  Melanie Devaney is a folk-Americana singer-songwriter from the small town of Epworth in Dubuque County Iowa (pop. 1,700). Classically trained in piano and holding a degree in Creative Writing, her songs are stories from her own life's adventures and the cast of characters she has met and created along the way. She also performs a number of cover songs by well-known artists such as The Beatles, Eagles, Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, U2 and Adele. She has been described by the San Diego Kensington News as "a real gem," and her music is "At times country, at times pop, she's like a mix of Carole King and Emmylou Harris with confessional lyrics and heartfelt music to spare."

Don't miss out on her visit to Jacksonville!


Monday, October 7, 2019


3:30 PM - Little Learners (K-2) STEAM Group: Topic--Sense of Touch      


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy      
Description:  Little Learners is a STEAM group for kids in Kindergarten through second grade that meets to talk about and explore all things related to the subjects of science, technology, engineering, art, or mathematics. This week, we'll be discussing our sense of touch.
6:30 PM - Fall Craft Class for Adults      


Location:  
Contact:  Bridget      
Description:  Are you looking for an affordable decoration for fall that's cute and upcycled? Look no further than this adorable craft class. This month, we'll be recycling books into pumpkins that are great for sprucing up your space. We'll also be making an assortment of greeting cards to fit the theme. Registration is required; please call 217-243-5435 to sign up.


Monday, October 21, 2019


6:30 PM - Fall Craft Class for Adults      


Location:  
Contact:  Bridget      
Description:  Are you looking for an affordable decoration for fall that's cute and upcycled? Look no further than this adorable craft class. This month, we'll be recycling books into pumpkins that are great for sprucing up your space. We'll also be making an assortment of greeting cards to fit the theme. Registration is required; please call 217-243-5435 to sign up.

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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.


Wednesday, October 2, 2019

10:00 AM -
Story Time--Topic: The Letter "O"


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy      
Description:  Join us for Story Time this week to learn all about the 15th letter of the alphabet!
3:00 PM -
Story Time--Topic: The Letter "O"


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy      
Description:  Join us for Story Time this week to learn all about the 15th letter of the alphabet!


Friday, October 4, 2019

10:15 AM -
Lap Sit: Topic--Singing


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy      
Description:  Singing gives us all the ability to express ourselves musically. 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 focus on using our voices to sing.


Saturday, October 5, 2019

10:00 AM -
Meditation Workshop


Location:  Jacksonville Public Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Sarah      
Description:  Meditation gives us all a chance to train attention and awareness in order to achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm and stable state. Join Bethany Pawelek as she focuses on achieving a balanced life. She will explore what throws us off balance and what can shift us back as well as new perspectives on self-awareness. There will also be a guided meditation as well as a chance to win door prizes!


Sunday, October 6, 2019

4:00 PM -
Music Under the Dome: Melanie Devaney


Location:  
Contact:  Chris      
Description:  Melanie Devaney is a folk-Americana singer-songwriter from the small town of Epworth in Dubuque County Iowa (pop. 1,700). Classically trained in piano and holding a degree in Creative Writing, her songs are stories from her own life's adventures and the cast of characters she has met and created along the way. She also performs a number of cover songs by well-known artists such as The Beatles, Eagles, Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, U2 and Adele. She has been described by the San Diego Kensington News as "a real gem," and her music is "At times country, at times pop, she's like a mix of Carole King and Emmylou Harris with confessional lyrics and heartfelt music to spare."

Don't miss out on her visit to Jacksonville!


Monday, October 7, 2019

3:30 PM -
Little Learners (K-2) STEAM Group: Topic--Sense of Touch


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy      
Description:  Little Learners is a STEAM group for kids in Kindergarten through second grade that meets to talk about and explore all things related to the subjects of science, technology, engineering, art, or mathematics. This week, we'll be discussing our sense of touch.
6:30 PM -
Fall Craft Class for Adults


Location:  
Contact:  Bridget      
Description:  Are you looking for an affordable decoration for fall that's cute and upcycled? Look no further than this adorable craft class. This month, we'll be recycling books into pumpkins that are great for sprucing up your space. We'll also be making an assortment of greeting cards to fit the theme. Registration is required; please call 217-243-5435 to sign up.


Monday, October 21, 2019

6:30 PM -
Fall Craft Class for Adults


Location:  
Contact:  Bridget      
Description:  Are you looking for an affordable decoration for fall that's cute and upcycled? Look no further than this adorable craft class. This month, we'll be recycling books into pumpkins that are great for sprucing up your space. We'll also be making an assortment of greeting cards to fit the theme. Registration is required; please call 217-243-5435 to sign up.