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Sunday, March 24, 2019


4:00 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.



Tuesday, March 26, 2019


7:00 PM - Go Lean With Protein      


Location:  Jacksonville Public Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Sarah   217-243-5435   
Description:  Eating protein can be one key to losing weight and living a healthier life. Learn how to add more lean protein to your diet in this fun and informative program with Becky Schafer! **This program was funded by USDA's SNAP Program with the University of Illinois and Local Extension Councils cooperating. 


Saturday, March 30, 2019


2:00 PM - Freegal App Workshop      


Location:  Jacksonville Public Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Sarah   217-243-5435   
Description:  Learn how to download and stream music for free using your library card. Freegal gives you access to millions of songs from new and classic artists. You can download 3 free MP3s a week and stream 5 hours of music a day. The device you bring to the workshop must have access to the Google Play or Apple App Store. 


Monday, April 1, 2019


6:30 PM - Easter Craft Class for Adults      


Location:  Jacksonville Public Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Bridget   217-243-5435   
Description:  Join the library for a fun and giftable craft class for adults! Attendees will make a mini flower pot with a bunny jumping into it as well as springtime and Easter-themed greeting cards. This event is free and open to the public but registration is required. Please call 217-243-5435 or stop in the library to sign up.


Tuesday, April 2, 2019


6:30 PM - Essential Oils for Stress and Sleep      


Location:  Jacksonville Public Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Sarah   217-243-5435   
Description:  If your beauty sleep is in need of a serious boost or if your life is beyond stressful (and, let's face it, whose isn't?), we've got just the remedy for you:  Essential oils. Wellness Advocate, Suzanne Meyer, will share the basics of essential oils and their usage and delve into oils specifically for managing sleep and stress. 


Wednesday, April 3, 2019


2:00 PM - Child Abuse Awareness Month Program      


Location:  Jacksonville Public Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Chris      
Description:  National Child Abuse Awareness Month recognizes the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect and promotes the social and emotional well-being of children and families. During the month of April and throughout the year, communities are encouraged to increase awareness and provide education and support to families through resources and strategies to prevent child abuse and neglect. Each year, the White House and many states issue proclamations to raise awareness and to encourage communities to take steps to improve the well-being of children.

Through a partnership between MacMurray College and the Jacksonville Public Library, this program series will serve to educate the community about child abuse prevention and other topics to help support families. All programs will take place at the Jacksonville Public Library.

Wednesday, April 3 at 2 p.m.: Kirstien is a child advocate and will be speaking about what abuse and neglect are, the background, and warning signs. She will also include stories.


Tuesday, April 9, 2019


6:30 PM - When Local Histories Tell National Stories      


Location:  Jacksonville Public Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Sarah   217-243-5435   
Description:  19th century women left few records and are often lost to history. Jenny Barker-Devine, Associate Professor of History at Illinois College, will discuss the efforts of archivists, librarians, and historians to recover the voices of ordinary women who lived long ago and will share her own work to situate the stories of Jacksonville women in broader national networks and movements of the 19th century.


Wednesday, April 10, 2019


2:00 PM - Parenting 101      


Location:  Jacksonville Public Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Chris      
Description:  National Child Abuse Awareness Month recognizes the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect and promotes the social and emotional well-being of children and families. During the month of April and throughout the year, communities are encouraged to increase awareness and provide education and support to families through resources and strategies to prevent child abuse and neglect. Each year, the White House and many states issue proclamations to raise awareness and to encourage communities to take steps to improve the well-being of children.

Through a partnership between MacMurray College and the Jacksonville Public Library, this program series will serve to educate the community about child abuse prevention and other topics to help support families. All programs will take place at the Jacksonville Public Library.

Wednesday, April 10 at 2 p.m.: Ericka from Hobby Horse will give a Parenting 101 class including: parenting methods, bonding with children, and healthy relationships.
7:00 PM - How Illinois Became a State      


Location:  Jacksonville Public Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Chris   217-243-5435   
Description:  Two hundred years ago, our leaders were trying to turn the Illinois Territory into a state. They fudged our population numbers to do it. Learn about the creative ways they inflated those numbers and other challenges they faced in turning our wild western land into a new state in this highly anticipated (and twice rescheduled) talk by award-winning Springfield writer and reporter Tara McClellan McAndrew.


Thursday, April 11, 2019


6:30 PM - Oral History for Beginners      


Location:  Jacksonville Public Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Chris   217-243-5435   
Description:  Oral history provides a fuller, more accurate picture of the past. It also enables people to share their stories in their own words, with their own voices, through their own understanding of what happened and why. The Detroit Historical Society (DHS) has been working on one such project which utilizes oral history called Detroit 67:  Looking Back to Move Forward. The DHS was even awarded the National Medal for Museum and Library Service in 2018 for the project which is the highest honor given to museums and libraries across the nation. The Detroit Historical Society will be here to discuss the ins and outs of oral history for the beginner as well as information about their award-winning project. 


Monday, April 15, 2019


6:30 PM - Easter Craft Class for Adults      


Location:  Jacksonville Public Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Bridget   217-243-5435   
Description:  Join the library for a fun and giftable craft class for adults! Attendees will make a mini flower pot with a bunny jumping into it as well as springtime and Easter-themed greeting cards. This event is free and open to the public but registration is required. Please call 217-243-5435 or stop in the library to sign up.


Wednesday, April 17, 2019


2:00 PM - Stress Reduction 101      


Location:  Jacksonville Public Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Chris      
Description:  National Child Abuse Awareness Month recognizes the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect and promotes the social and emotional well-being of children and families. During the month of April and throughout the year, communities are encouraged to increase awareness and provide education and support to families through resources and strategies to prevent child abuse and neglect. Each year, the White House and many states issue proclamations to raise awareness and to encourage communities to take steps to improve the well-being of children.

Through a partnership between MacMurray College and the Jacksonville Public Library, this program series will serve to educate the community about child abuse prevention and other topics to help support families. All programs will take place at the Jacksonville Public Library.

Wednesday, April 17 at 2 p.m.: Abby Kilbride, social work intern, will teach how to improve stress and minimize it through different exercises and activities.


Wednesday, April 24, 2019


2:00 PM - Finances and Budgeting for Adults      


Location:  Jacksonville Public Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Chris      
Description:  National Child Abuse Awareness Month recognizes the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect and promotes the social and emotional well-being of children and families. During the month of April and throughout the year, communities are encouraged to increase awareness and provide education and support to families through resources and strategies to prevent child abuse and neglect. Each year, the White House and many states issue proclamations to raise awareness and to encourage communities to take steps to improve the well-being of children.

Through a partnership between MacMurray College and the Jacksonville Public Library, this program series will serve to educate the community about child abuse prevention and other topics to help support families. All programs will take place at the Jacksonville Public Library.

Wednesday, April 24 at 2 p.m.: Alison, a financial advisor, will present a program about finances and budgeting


Sunday, May 12, 2019


4:00 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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Sunday, March 24, 2019

4:00 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.



Tuesday, March 26, 2019

7:00 PM -
Go Lean With Protein


Location:  Jacksonville Public Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Sarah   217-243-5435   
Description:  Eating protein can be one key to losing weight and living a healthier life. Learn how to add more lean protein to your diet in this fun and informative program with Becky Schafer! **This program was funded by USDA's SNAP Program with the University of Illinois and Local Extension Councils cooperating. 


Saturday, March 30, 2019

2:00 PM -
Freegal App Workshop


Location:  Jacksonville Public Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Sarah   217-243-5435   
Description:  Learn how to download and stream music for free using your library card. Freegal gives you access to millions of songs from new and classic artists. You can download 3 free MP3s a week and stream 5 hours of music a day. The device you bring to the workshop must have access to the Google Play or Apple App Store. 


Monday, April 1, 2019

6:30 PM -
Easter Craft Class for Adults


Location:  Jacksonville Public Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Bridget   217-243-5435   
Description:  Join the library for a fun and giftable craft class for adults! Attendees will make a mini flower pot with a bunny jumping into it as well as springtime and Easter-themed greeting cards. This event is free and open to the public but registration is required. Please call 217-243-5435 or stop in the library to sign up.


Tuesday, April 2, 2019

6:30 PM -
Essential Oils for Stress and Sleep


Location:  Jacksonville Public Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Sarah   217-243-5435   
Description:  If your beauty sleep is in need of a serious boost or if your life is beyond stressful (and, let's face it, whose isn't?), we've got just the remedy for you:  Essential oils. Wellness Advocate, Suzanne Meyer, will share the basics of essential oils and their usage and delve into oils specifically for managing sleep and stress. 


Wednesday, April 3, 2019

2:00 PM -
Child Abuse Awareness Month Program


Location:  Jacksonville Public Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Chris      
Description:  National Child Abuse Awareness Month recognizes the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect and promotes the social and emotional well-being of children and families. During the month of April and throughout the year, communities are encouraged to increase awareness and provide education and support to families through resources and strategies to prevent child abuse and neglect. Each year, the White House and many states issue proclamations to raise awareness and to encourage communities to take steps to improve the well-being of children.

Through a partnership between MacMurray College and the Jacksonville Public Library, this program series will serve to educate the community about child abuse prevention and other topics to help support families. All programs will take place at the Jacksonville Public Library.

Wednesday, April 3 at 2 p.m.: Kirstien is a child advocate and will be speaking about what abuse and neglect are, the background, and warning signs. She will also include stories.


Tuesday, April 9, 2019

6:30 PM -
When Local Histories Tell National Stories


Location:  Jacksonville Public Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Sarah   217-243-5435   
Description:  19th century women left few records and are often lost to history. Jenny Barker-Devine, Associate Professor of History at Illinois College, will discuss the efforts of archivists, librarians, and historians to recover the voices of ordinary women who lived long ago and will share her own work to situate the stories of Jacksonville women in broader national networks and movements of the 19th century.


Wednesday, April 10, 2019

2:00 PM -
Parenting 101


Location:  Jacksonville Public Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Chris      
Description:  National Child Abuse Awareness Month recognizes the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect and promotes the social and emotional well-being of children and families. During the month of April and throughout the year, communities are encouraged to increase awareness and provide education and support to families through resources and strategies to prevent child abuse and neglect. Each year, the White House and many states issue proclamations to raise awareness and to encourage communities to take steps to improve the well-being of children.

Through a partnership between MacMurray College and the Jacksonville Public Library, this program series will serve to educate the community about child abuse prevention and other topics to help support families. All programs will take place at the Jacksonville Public Library.

Wednesday, April 10 at 2 p.m.: Ericka from Hobby Horse will give a Parenting 101 class including: parenting methods, bonding with children, and healthy relationships.
7:00 PM -
How Illinois Became a State


Location:  Jacksonville Public Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Chris   217-243-5435   
Description:  Two hundred years ago, our leaders were trying to turn the Illinois Territory into a state. They fudged our population numbers to do it. Learn about the creative ways they inflated those numbers and other challenges they faced in turning our wild western land into a new state in this highly anticipated (and twice rescheduled) talk by award-winning Springfield writer and reporter Tara McClellan McAndrew.


Thursday, April 11, 2019

6:30 PM -
Oral History for Beginners


Location:  Jacksonville Public Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Chris   217-243-5435   
Description:  Oral history provides a fuller, more accurate picture of the past. It also enables people to share their stories in their own words, with their own voices, through their own understanding of what happened and why. The Detroit Historical Society (DHS) has been working on one such project which utilizes oral history called Detroit 67:  Looking Back to Move Forward. The DHS was even awarded the National Medal for Museum and Library Service in 2018 for the project which is the highest honor given to museums and libraries across the nation. The Detroit Historical Society will be here to discuss the ins and outs of oral history for the beginner as well as information about their award-winning project. 


Monday, April 15, 2019

6:30 PM -
Easter Craft Class for Adults


Location:  Jacksonville Public Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Bridget   217-243-5435   
Description:  Join the library for a fun and giftable craft class for adults! Attendees will make a mini flower pot with a bunny jumping into it as well as springtime and Easter-themed greeting cards. This event is free and open to the public but registration is required. Please call 217-243-5435 or stop in the library to sign up.


Wednesday, April 17, 2019

2:00 PM -
Stress Reduction 101


Location:  Jacksonville Public Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Chris      
Description:  National Child Abuse Awareness Month recognizes the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect and promotes the social and emotional well-being of children and families. During the month of April and throughout the year, communities are encouraged to increase awareness and provide education and support to families through resources and strategies to prevent child abuse and neglect. Each year, the White House and many states issue proclamations to raise awareness and to encourage communities to take steps to improve the well-being of children.

Through a partnership between MacMurray College and the Jacksonville Public Library, this program series will serve to educate the community about child abuse prevention and other topics to help support families. All programs will take place at the Jacksonville Public Library.

Wednesday, April 17 at 2 p.m.: Abby Kilbride, social work intern, will teach how to improve stress and minimize it through different exercises and activities.


Wednesday, April 24, 2019

2:00 PM -
Finances and Budgeting for Adults


Location:  Jacksonville Public Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Chris      
Description:  National Child Abuse Awareness Month recognizes the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect and promotes the social and emotional well-being of children and families. During the month of April and throughout the year, communities are encouraged to increase awareness and provide education and support to families through resources and strategies to prevent child abuse and neglect. Each year, the White House and many states issue proclamations to raise awareness and to encourage communities to take steps to improve the well-being of children.

Through a partnership between MacMurray College and the Jacksonville Public Library, this program series will serve to educate the community about child abuse prevention and other topics to help support families. All programs will take place at the Jacksonville Public Library.

Wednesday, April 24 at 2 p.m.: Alison, a financial advisor, will present a program about finances and budgeting


Sunday, May 12, 2019

4:00 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.