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Tuesday, May 28, 2019


6:00 PM - All About the Instant Pot      


Location:  Jacksonville Public Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Sarah      
Description:  Did you get an Instant Pot as a gift, but it's still sitting in your closet taking up space? Perhaps, you're someone who is thinking about making the purchase and you would like to know more. This presentation will break down everything you need to know about the Jack-of-all-trades multi-cooker. You'll be whipping up delicious new recipes in no time! Registration is required as space is limited. Samples will be provided, so make sure to arrive hungry. Yum! 


Wednesday, May 29, 2019


9:15 AM - Kids' Garden Club      


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy      
Description:  Garden Club is back and ready for another great year of growing! We will talk about things that we know and don't know about gardening as well as tool safety. We will meet every Wednesday, rain or shine, until August 7!
10:00 AM - Story Time: Summer Theme      


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy      
Description:  
3:00 PM - Story Time: Summer Theme      


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy      
Description:  


Thursday, May 30, 2019


7:00 PM - Community Book Club: The Art of Gathering      


Location:  
Contact:  Chris      
Description:  This is the last book club of the season!  Join us in reading and discussing The Art of Gathering by Priya Parker. 


Friday, May 31, 2019


10:15 AM - Lap Sit: Craft      


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy      
Description:  Lap Sit is our playgroup for kids 5 and under and the important people in their lives. This is a program that we run year round, every Friday at 10:15 AM. We are happy to announce that the Early Years staff is back to help us out and is bringing some great ideas and cool toys! Join us for a time to play and learn!


Saturday, June 1, 2019


9:00 AM - Adult Summer Reading Program Begins      


Location:  
Contact:  Bridget      
Description:  Sign-up for the Adult Summer Reading Program begins today!


Monday, June 3, 2019


6:30 PM - Adult Craft Class: Birthday Cards      


Location:  Jacksonville Public Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Bridget      
Description:  Are you sick of paying good money for birthday cards? Join the library on June 3 or June 17 at 6:30 p.m. for our adult craft class. We'll be making birthday cards with pom poms as balloons that are so cute they make a good gift on their own! We'll also be making a 3-ingredient homemade cleaning spray that you can use to get your home sparkling clean for the summer. Please register by calling 217-243-5435 or stop in and sign up at the main desk.


Tuesday, June 4, 2019


6:30 PM - Adult Summer Movie Night: "Instant Family"      


Location:  Jacksonville Public Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Bridget      
Description:  When Pete (Mark Wahlberg) and Ellie (Rose Byrne) decide to start a family, they stumble into the world of foster care adoption. They hope to take in one small child but when they meet three siblings, including a rebellious 15 year old girl (Isabela Moner), they find themselves speeding from zero to three kids overnight. Now, Pete and Ellie must hilariously try to learn the ropes of instant parenthood in the hopes of becoming a family. Join the library for this and other movie nights throughout the summer!


Wednesday, June 5, 2019


9:30 AM - Kids' Garden Club      


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy      
Description:  Garden Club is back and ready for another great year of growing! We will talk about things that we know and don't know about gardening as well as tool safety. We will meet every Wednesday, rain or shine, until August 7! 
10:00 AM - Story Time      


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy      
Description:  
3:00 PM - Story Time      


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy      
Description:  
7:00 PM - Growing and Using Herbs      


Location:  Jacksonville Public Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Sarah      
Description:  Herbs are wonderful plants that add color to our gardens, flavor and nutrients to our food, and health to our bodies. In this class, Mark Lyons, an experienced gardener, will show you how to plant, cultivate and use these wonderful plants.


Friday, June 7, 2019


10:00 AM - Summer Bookmobile for Kids Starts      


Location:  
Contact:  Bridget      
Description:  Click here for more information about stops and rules!
10:15 AM - Lap Sit      


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy      
Description:  Lap Sit is our playgroup for kids 5 and under and the important people in their lives. This is a program that we run year round, every Friday at 10:15 AM. We are happy to announce that the Early Years staff is back to help us out and is bringing some great ideas and cool toys! Join us for a time to play and learn!


Tuesday, June 11, 2019


10:00 AM - Kids' Summer Reading Opening Party with Magician Jim Perry      


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy   217-243-5435   
Description:  Join the library on Tuesday, June 11 at 10 a.m. to sign up for the Summer Reading Program for kids! While you can sign up for the program all summer long, we'll have magician, Jim Perry, here to kick everything off at our Opening Party. The magic show is one part humor, one part audience participation, and one part magic to create laughs, wonders and illusions. Get out of the summer heat and into the library for a show that is all parts fun!
6:30 PM - Adult Summer Cooking Class: No-Bake Cookies      


Location:  Jacksonville Public Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Bridget      
Description:  Throughout the summer, adults are invited to participate in a cooking class just for fun! You'll learn easy recipes that you can use to make treats at home to share with friends or family (or just yourself... shhh...we won't tell). For the first class, we will be making no-bake cookies that are always a hit. Registration is required; please call 217-243-5435 to hold your spot.


Wednesday, June 12, 2019


9:30 AM - Kids' Garden Club      


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy      
Description:  Garden Club is back and ready for another great year of growing! We will talk about things that we know and don't know about gardening as well as tool safety. We will meet every Wednesday, rain or shine, until August 7! 
10:00 AM - Story Time      


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy      
Description:  
3:00 PM - Story Time      


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy      
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Thursday, June 13, 2019


9:30 AM - Kids' Summer Reading Craft: Pinball Game      


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy   217-243-5435   
Description:  On Thursday, June 13, the library will have its first craft day of the Summer Reading Program. We will be making a space pinball machine. Fear not--it will be surprisingly easy to make! Registration is required for all summer reading craft mornings and begins on opening day (Tuesday, June 11). For groups with 6 or more kids, please sign up for the 9:30 a.m. session. If you have 5 or fewer kids in your group, you can sign up for either the 10:30 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. sessions.
10:30 AM - Kids' Summer Reading Craft: Pinball Game      


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy   217-243-5435   
Description:  On Thursday, June 13, the library will have its first craft day of the Summer Reading Program. We will be making a space pinball machine. Fear not--it will be surprisingly easy to make! Registration is required for all summer reading craft mornings and begins on opening day (Tuesday, June 11). For groups with 6 or more kids, please sign up for the 9:30 a.m. session. If you have 5 or fewer kids in your group, you can sign up for either the 10:30 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. sessions.
11:30 AM - Kids' Summer Reading Craft: Pinball Game      


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy   217-243-5435   
Description:  On Thursday, June 13, the library will have its first craft day of the Summer Reading Program. We will be making a space pinball machine. Fear not--it will be surprisingly easy to make! Registration is required for all summer reading craft mornings and begins on opening day (Tuesday, June 11). For groups with 6 or more kids, please sign up for the 9:30 a.m. session. If you have 5 or fewer kids in your group, you can sign up for either the 10:30 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. sessions.


Friday, June 14, 2019


10:15 AM - Lap Sit      


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy      
Description:  Lap Sit is our playgroup for kids 5 and under and the important people in their lives. This is a program that we run year round, every Friday at 10:15 AM. We are happy to announce that the Early Years staff is back to help us out and is bringing some great ideas and cool toys! Join us for a time to play and learn!
2:30 PM - Lego Club      


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy      
Description:  The Lego Club challenge this week:  Build something from space. What does that mean to you? A space ship? An alien? A planet? Your imagination is your only limit! 


Saturday, June 15, 2019


10:00 AM - Stir It Up Kids' Cooking Class      


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy   217-243-5435   
Description:  On Saturday, June 15 at 10 a.m., the library will have its first Stir It Up cooking class for the Summer Reading Program. This is a chance for kids to learn to cook and for parents to enjoy the process! You are encouraged to bring a written recipe to share with others. If you want to bring a sample of the shared recipe, that is wonderful, but not required. We will also make a recipe each time. This month, we will make Astronaut Pudding! Registration is required and begins a week prior to this event.
2:00 PM - Adult Summer Craft Class: Newspaper Jewelry      


Location:  
Contact:  Bridget      
Description:  Throughout the summer, adults are invited to participate in fun craft classes on Saturday afternoons. During our first class, we will be making a necklace and earrings out of newspaper. Registration is required; please call 217-243-5435 to sign up!


Monday, June 17, 2019


9:00 AM - Kids' Summer Reading Movie      


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy      
Description:  
6:30 PM - Adult Craft Class: Birthday Cards      


Location:  Jacksonville Public Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Bridget      
Description:  Are you sick of paying good money for birthday cards? Join the library on June 3 or June 17 at 6:30 p.m. for our adult craft class. We'll be making birthday cards with pom poms as balloons that are so cute they make a good gift on their own! We'll also be making a 3-ingredient homemade cleaning spray that you can use to get your home sparkling clean for the summer. Please register by calling 217-243-5435 or stop in and sign up at the main desk.


Tuesday, June 18, 2019


10:00 AM - Kids' Mad Science Moon Show      


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy      
Description:  Mad Science will be at the library on Tuesday, June 18 at 10 a.m. to take you away to space. Travel 238,900 miles above the earth as we commemorate the 50th anniversary of humans first landing on the moon. What's it like to travel in space? Kids will learn what it's like to explore space and the space technology used on earth today.
6:30 PM - Adult Summer Movie Night: "Aquaman"      


Location:  Jacksonville Public Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Bridget      
Description:  Aquaman reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime--one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be...a king.


Wednesday, June 19, 2019


9:30 AM - Kids' Garden Club      


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy      
Description:  
10:00 AM - Story Time      


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy      
Description:  
3:00 PM - Story Time      


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy      
Description:  
7:00 PM - Poetry Group      


Location:  
Contact:  Chris      
Description:  Meet to discuss your own poetry or something from your favorite poet!


Thursday, June 20, 2019


9:30 AM - Kids' Summer Reading Craft: Pool Noodle Lightsaber      


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy      
Description:  Join the library on Thursday, June 20 at either 9:30, 10:30 or 11:30 a.m. to make lightsabers out of pool noodles. After you build your own lightsaber, we will have an ultimate battle! Registration is required and begins one week prior to the event. If you have a group of 5 or more kids, please sign up for the 9:30 a.m. session.
10:30 AM - Kids' Summer Reading Craft: Pool Noodle Lightsaber      


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy      
Description:  Join the library on Thursday, June 20 at either 9:30, 10:30 or 11:30 a.m. to make lightsabers out of pool noodles. After you build your own lightsaber, we will have an ultimate battle! Registration is required and begins one week prior to the event. If you have a group of 5 or more kids, please sign up for the 9:30 a.m. session.
11:30 AM - Kids' Summer Reading Craft: Pool Noodle Lightsaber      


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy      
Description:  Join the library on Thursday, June 20 at either 9:30, 10:30 or 11:30 a.m. to make lightsabers out of pool noodles. After you build your own lightsaber, we will have an ultimate battle! Registration is required and begins one week prior to the event. If you have a group of 5 or more kids, please sign up for the 9:30 a.m. session.


Friday, June 21, 2019


10:15 AM - Lap Sit      


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy      
Description:  
2:00 PM - 4:00 PMTeen Summer Reading Craft: A Very Clever Bear      


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy      
Description:  Join the library on Friday, June 21 anytime between 2 and 4 p.m. to make "A Very Clever Bear." This little guy may look like an innocent bear, but it's really an ingenious way to hide your most precious items!


Saturday, June 22, 2019


2:00 PM - Movie Matinee for Adults: A Star Is Born      


Location:  Jacksonville Public Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Sarah   217-243-5435   
Description:  In this new take on the tragic love story, seasoned musician Jackson Maine (Bradley Cooper) discovers--and falls in love with--struggling artist Ally (Lady Gaga). She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer...until Jack coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally's career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jack fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons.


Monday, June 24, 2019


10:00 AM - Kids' Summer STEM Session: Build a Rocket      


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy      
Description:  STEM subjects are an integral aspect of any well-rounded education. Just like reading, these subjects can escape the mind over the summer. The library is here to help change that with our STEM session. Can you build a rocket? There will be a variety of materials for you to choose from but the goal is for you to build a rocket that can withstand the force of space (or in this case, the wind of a fan)! Registration is required and begins a week prior to this event.


Tuesday, June 25, 2019


10:00 AM - Kids' Absolute Science Bubble Show      


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy      
Description:  Absolute Science, a group that brings scientific topics to schools and libraries all over the state, will be here to present their brand-new bubble show! Who doesn't like bubbles? Uh, I can't think of anyone. You will be amazed to see what these guys can do with a tiny, fragile bubble.


Wednesday, June 26, 2019


9:30 AM - Kids' Garden Club      


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy      
Description:  
10:00 AM - Story Time      


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy      
Description:  
3:00 PM - Story Time      


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Contact:  Cindy      
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Thursday, June 27, 2019


9:30 AM - Kids' Summer Reading Craft: Sun Catcher      


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy      
Description:  Sun catchers are the optical version of a wind chime. On a sunny day, from just the right angle, the sun shines on them, dispersing light in a rainbow of colors. Join the library on Thursday, June 27 at either 9:30, 10:30 or 11:30 a.m. for a kids' sun catcher craft. Registration is required and begins one week prior to the event. If you have a group of 5 or more kids, please sign up for the 9:30 a.m. time slot.
10:30 AM - Kids' Summer Reading Craft: Sun Catcher      


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy      
Description:  Sun catchers are the optical version of a wind chime. On a sunny day, from just the right angle, the sun shines on them, dispersing light in a rainbow of colors. Join the library on Thursday, June 27 at either 9:30, 10:30 or 11:30 a.m. for a kids' sun catcher craft. Registration is required and begins one week prior to the event. If you have a group of 5 or more kids, please sign up for the 9:30 a.m. time slot.
11:30 AM - Kids' Summer Reading Craft: Sun Catcher      


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy      
Description:  Sun catchers are the optical version of a wind chime. On a sunny day, from just the right angle, the sun shines on them, dispersing light in a rainbow of colors. Join the library on Thursday, June 27 at either 9:30, 10:30 or 11:30 a.m. for a kids' sun catcher craft. Registration is required and begins one week prior to the event. If you have a group of 5 or more kids, please sign up for the 9:30 a.m. time slot.
7:00 PM - Apollo 11 Moon Landing 50th Anniversary Presentation      


Location:  Jacksonville Public Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Sarah   217-243-5435   
Description:  The historic Apollo lunar landing on July 20, 1969 paved the way for future space exploration and opened the door to boundless curiosity and discovery. The 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission symbolizes how anything is possible. Join the library for a presentation about the Apollo 11 moon landing given by NASA Solar System Ambassador, Art Urban. He will even have original one-of-a-kind lithographs from Apollo 11 to display.


Friday, June 28, 2019


10:15 AM - Lap Sit      


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy      
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Saturday, June 29, 2019


9:30 AM - 1:00 PMFriends of the Library Book Sale      


Location:  
Contact:        
Description:  Calling all book lovers! The Friends of the Library will have a book sale this summer with a wide assortment of books to choose from. Major topics include books about history, the Civil War and the railroad. There will also be many biographies and best sellers. Don't miss out on this chance to pick up some books at a good price while also supporting the library.
10:00 AM - Kids' Summer Reading Family Party      


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy   217-243-5435   
Description:  Celebrate reading "A Universe of Stories" by attending the library's Family Party. Travel from the earth to the moon in a space race competing with other families. The kids can even become an astronaut for a day with our agility training course. Don't miss out on this action-packed day!
3:30 PM - Miss Mallory's Art and Sensory Class for Kids      


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy   217-243-5435   
Description:  Make messy accessible! Miss Mallory will be at the library on Saturday, June 29 at 3:30 p.m. to provide an art and sensory experience for children ages 6 months-5 years old. There will be a variety of stations set up to explore different senses through paint, slime and more!

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Tuesday, May 28, 2019

6:00 PM -
All About the Instant Pot


Location:  Jacksonville Public Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Sarah      
Description:  Did you get an Instant Pot as a gift, but it's still sitting in your closet taking up space? Perhaps, you're someone who is thinking about making the purchase and you would like to know more. This presentation will break down everything you need to know about the Jack-of-all-trades multi-cooker. You'll be whipping up delicious new recipes in no time! Registration is required as space is limited. Samples will be provided, so make sure to arrive hungry. Yum! 


Wednesday, May 29, 2019

9:15 AM -
Kids' Garden Club


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy      
Description:  Garden Club is back and ready for another great year of growing! We will talk about things that we know and don't know about gardening as well as tool safety. We will meet every Wednesday, rain or shine, until August 7!
10:00 AM -
Story Time: Summer Theme


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy      
Description:  
3:00 PM -
Story Time: Summer Theme


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy      
Description:  


Thursday, May 30, 2019

7:00 PM -
Community Book Club: The Art of Gathering


Location:  
Contact:  Chris      
Description:  This is the last book club of the season!  Join us in reading and discussing The Art of Gathering by Priya Parker. 


Friday, May 31, 2019

10:15 AM -
Lap Sit: Craft


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy      
Description:  Lap Sit is our playgroup for kids 5 and under and the important people in their lives. This is a program that we run year round, every Friday at 10:15 AM. We are happy to announce that the Early Years staff is back to help us out and is bringing some great ideas and cool toys! Join us for a time to play and learn!


Saturday, June 1, 2019

9:00 AM -
Adult Summer Reading Program Begins


Location:  
Contact:  Bridget      
Description:  Sign-up for the Adult Summer Reading Program begins today!


Monday, June 3, 2019

6:30 PM -
Adult Craft Class: Birthday Cards


Location:  Jacksonville Public Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Bridget      
Description:  Are you sick of paying good money for birthday cards? Join the library on June 3 or June 17 at 6:30 p.m. for our adult craft class. We'll be making birthday cards with pom poms as balloons that are so cute they make a good gift on their own! We'll also be making a 3-ingredient homemade cleaning spray that you can use to get your home sparkling clean for the summer. Please register by calling 217-243-5435 or stop in and sign up at the main desk.


Tuesday, June 4, 2019

6:30 PM -
Adult Summer Movie Night: "Instant Family"


Location:  Jacksonville Public Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Bridget      
Description:  When Pete (Mark Wahlberg) and Ellie (Rose Byrne) decide to start a family, they stumble into the world of foster care adoption. They hope to take in one small child but when they meet three siblings, including a rebellious 15 year old girl (Isabela Moner), they find themselves speeding from zero to three kids overnight. Now, Pete and Ellie must hilariously try to learn the ropes of instant parenthood in the hopes of becoming a family. Join the library for this and other movie nights throughout the summer!


Wednesday, June 5, 2019

9:30 AM -
Kids' Garden Club


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy      
Description:  Garden Club is back and ready for another great year of growing! We will talk about things that we know and don't know about gardening as well as tool safety. We will meet every Wednesday, rain or shine, until August 7! 
10:00 AM -
Story Time


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy      
Description:  
3:00 PM -
Story Time


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy      
Description:  
7:00 PM -
Growing and Using Herbs


Location:  Jacksonville Public Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Sarah      
Description:  Herbs are wonderful plants that add color to our gardens, flavor and nutrients to our food, and health to our bodies. In this class, Mark Lyons, an experienced gardener, will show you how to plant, cultivate and use these wonderful plants.


Friday, June 7, 2019

10:00 AM -
Summer Bookmobile for Kids Starts


Location:  
Contact:  Bridget      
Description:  Click here for more information about stops and rules!
10:15 AM -
Lap Sit


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy      
Description:  Lap Sit is our playgroup for kids 5 and under and the important people in their lives. This is a program that we run year round, every Friday at 10:15 AM. We are happy to announce that the Early Years staff is back to help us out and is bringing some great ideas and cool toys! Join us for a time to play and learn!


Tuesday, June 11, 2019

10:00 AM -
Kids' Summer Reading Opening Party with Magician Jim Perry


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy   217-243-5435   
Description:  Join the library on Tuesday, June 11 at 10 a.m. to sign up for the Summer Reading Program for kids! While you can sign up for the program all summer long, we'll have magician, Jim Perry, here to kick everything off at our Opening Party. The magic show is one part humor, one part audience participation, and one part magic to create laughs, wonders and illusions. Get out of the summer heat and into the library for a show that is all parts fun!
6:30 PM -
Adult Summer Cooking Class: No-Bake Cookies


Location:  Jacksonville Public Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Bridget      
Description:  Throughout the summer, adults are invited to participate in a cooking class just for fun! You'll learn easy recipes that you can use to make treats at home to share with friends or family (or just yourself... shhh...we won't tell). For the first class, we will be making no-bake cookies that are always a hit. Registration is required; please call 217-243-5435 to hold your spot.


Wednesday, June 12, 2019

9:30 AM -
Kids' Garden Club


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy      
Description:  Garden Club is back and ready for another great year of growing! We will talk about things that we know and don't know about gardening as well as tool safety. We will meet every Wednesday, rain or shine, until August 7! 
10:00 AM -
Story Time


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy      
Description:  
3:00 PM -
Story Time


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy      
Description:  


Thursday, June 13, 2019

9:30 AM -
Kids' Summer Reading Craft: Pinball Game


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy   217-243-5435   
Description:  On Thursday, June 13, the library will have its first craft day of the Summer Reading Program. We will be making a space pinball machine. Fear not--it will be surprisingly easy to make! Registration is required for all summer reading craft mornings and begins on opening day (Tuesday, June 11). For groups with 6 or more kids, please sign up for the 9:30 a.m. session. If you have 5 or fewer kids in your group, you can sign up for either the 10:30 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. sessions.
10:30 AM -
Kids' Summer Reading Craft: Pinball Game


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy   217-243-5435   
Description:  On Thursday, June 13, the library will have its first craft day of the Summer Reading Program. We will be making a space pinball machine. Fear not--it will be surprisingly easy to make! Registration is required for all summer reading craft mornings and begins on opening day (Tuesday, June 11). For groups with 6 or more kids, please sign up for the 9:30 a.m. session. If you have 5 or fewer kids in your group, you can sign up for either the 10:30 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. sessions.
11:30 AM -
Kids' Summer Reading Craft: Pinball Game


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy   217-243-5435   
Description:  On Thursday, June 13, the library will have its first craft day of the Summer Reading Program. We will be making a space pinball machine. Fear not--it will be surprisingly easy to make! Registration is required for all summer reading craft mornings and begins on opening day (Tuesday, June 11). For groups with 6 or more kids, please sign up for the 9:30 a.m. session. If you have 5 or fewer kids in your group, you can sign up for either the 10:30 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. sessions.


Friday, June 14, 2019

10:15 AM -
Lap Sit


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy      
Description:  Lap Sit is our playgroup for kids 5 and under and the important people in their lives. This is a program that we run year round, every Friday at 10:15 AM. We are happy to announce that the Early Years staff is back to help us out and is bringing some great ideas and cool toys! Join us for a time to play and learn!
2:30 PM -
Lego Club


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy      
Description:  The Lego Club challenge this week:  Build something from space. What does that mean to you? A space ship? An alien? A planet? Your imagination is your only limit! 


Saturday, June 15, 2019

10:00 AM -
Stir It Up Kids' Cooking Class


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy   217-243-5435   
Description:  On Saturday, June 15 at 10 a.m., the library will have its first Stir It Up cooking class for the Summer Reading Program. This is a chance for kids to learn to cook and for parents to enjoy the process! You are encouraged to bring a written recipe to share with others. If you want to bring a sample of the shared recipe, that is wonderful, but not required. We will also make a recipe each time. This month, we will make Astronaut Pudding! Registration is required and begins a week prior to this event.
2:00 PM -
Adult Summer Craft Class: Newspaper Jewelry


Location:  
Contact:  Bridget      
Description:  Throughout the summer, adults are invited to participate in fun craft classes on Saturday afternoons. During our first class, we will be making a necklace and earrings out of newspaper. Registration is required; please call 217-243-5435 to sign up!


Monday, June 17, 2019

9:00 AM -
Kids' Summer Reading Movie


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy      
Description:  
6:30 PM -
Adult Craft Class: Birthday Cards


Location:  Jacksonville Public Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Bridget      
Description:  Are you sick of paying good money for birthday cards? Join the library on June 3 or June 17 at 6:30 p.m. for our adult craft class. We'll be making birthday cards with pom poms as balloons that are so cute they make a good gift on their own! We'll also be making a 3-ingredient homemade cleaning spray that you can use to get your home sparkling clean for the summer. Please register by calling 217-243-5435 or stop in and sign up at the main desk.


Tuesday, June 18, 2019

10:00 AM -
Kids' Mad Science Moon Show


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Contact:  Cindy      
Description:  Mad Science will be at the library on Tuesday, June 18 at 10 a.m. to take you away to space. Travel 238,900 miles above the earth as we commemorate the 50th anniversary of humans first landing on the moon. What's it like to travel in space? Kids will learn what it's like to explore space and the space technology used on earth today.
6:30 PM -
Adult Summer Movie Night: "Aquaman"


Location:  Jacksonville Public Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Bridget      
Description:  Aquaman reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime--one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be...a king.


Wednesday, June 19, 2019

9:30 AM -
Kids' Garden Club


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Contact:  Cindy      
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10:00 AM -
Story Time


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Contact:  Cindy      
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3:00 PM -
Story Time


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Contact:  Cindy      
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7:00 PM -
Poetry Group


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Contact:  Chris      
Description:  Meet to discuss your own poetry or something from your favorite poet!


Thursday, June 20, 2019

9:30 AM -
Kids' Summer Reading Craft: Pool Noodle Lightsaber


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Contact:  Cindy      
Description:  Join the library on Thursday, June 20 at either 9:30, 10:30 or 11:30 a.m. to make lightsabers out of pool noodles. After you build your own lightsaber, we will have an ultimate battle! Registration is required and begins one week prior to the event. If you have a group of 5 or more kids, please sign up for the 9:30 a.m. session.
10:30 AM -
Kids' Summer Reading Craft: Pool Noodle Lightsaber


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy      
Description:  Join the library on Thursday, June 20 at either 9:30, 10:30 or 11:30 a.m. to make lightsabers out of pool noodles. After you build your own lightsaber, we will have an ultimate battle! Registration is required and begins one week prior to the event. If you have a group of 5 or more kids, please sign up for the 9:30 a.m. session.
11:30 AM -
Kids' Summer Reading Craft: Pool Noodle Lightsaber


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy      
Description:  Join the library on Thursday, June 20 at either 9:30, 10:30 or 11:30 a.m. to make lightsabers out of pool noodles. After you build your own lightsaber, we will have an ultimate battle! Registration is required and begins one week prior to the event. If you have a group of 5 or more kids, please sign up for the 9:30 a.m. session.


Friday, June 21, 2019

10:15 AM -
Lap Sit


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Contact:  Cindy      
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Teen Summer Reading Craft: A Very Clever Bear


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Contact:  Cindy      
Description:  Join the library on Friday, June 21 anytime between 2 and 4 p.m. to make "A Very Clever Bear." This little guy may look like an innocent bear, but it's really an ingenious way to hide your most precious items!


Saturday, June 22, 2019

2:00 PM -
Movie Matinee for Adults: A Star Is Born


Location:  Jacksonville Public Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Sarah   217-243-5435   
Description:  In this new take on the tragic love story, seasoned musician Jackson Maine (Bradley Cooper) discovers--and falls in love with--struggling artist Ally (Lady Gaga). She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer...until Jack coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally's career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jack fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons.


Monday, June 24, 2019

10:00 AM -
Kids' Summer STEM Session: Build a Rocket


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Contact:  Cindy      
Description:  STEM subjects are an integral aspect of any well-rounded education. Just like reading, these subjects can escape the mind over the summer. The library is here to help change that with our STEM session. Can you build a rocket? There will be a variety of materials for you to choose from but the goal is for you to build a rocket that can withstand the force of space (or in this case, the wind of a fan)! Registration is required and begins a week prior to this event.


Tuesday, June 25, 2019

10:00 AM -
Kids' Absolute Science Bubble Show


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Contact:  Cindy      
Description:  Absolute Science, a group that brings scientific topics to schools and libraries all over the state, will be here to present their brand-new bubble show! Who doesn't like bubbles? Uh, I can't think of anyone. You will be amazed to see what these guys can do with a tiny, fragile bubble.


Wednesday, June 26, 2019

9:30 AM -
Kids' Garden Club


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Contact:  Cindy      
Description:  
10:00 AM -
Story Time


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Contact:  Cindy      
Description:  
3:00 PM -
Story Time


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Contact:  Cindy      
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Thursday, June 27, 2019

9:30 AM -
Kids' Summer Reading Craft: Sun Catcher


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy      
Description:  Sun catchers are the optical version of a wind chime. On a sunny day, from just the right angle, the sun shines on them, dispersing light in a rainbow of colors. Join the library on Thursday, June 27 at either 9:30, 10:30 or 11:30 a.m. for a kids' sun catcher craft. Registration is required and begins one week prior to the event. If you have a group of 5 or more kids, please sign up for the 9:30 a.m. time slot.
10:30 AM -
Kids' Summer Reading Craft: Sun Catcher


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy      
Description:  Sun catchers are the optical version of a wind chime. On a sunny day, from just the right angle, the sun shines on them, dispersing light in a rainbow of colors. Join the library on Thursday, June 27 at either 9:30, 10:30 or 11:30 a.m. for a kids' sun catcher craft. Registration is required and begins one week prior to the event. If you have a group of 5 or more kids, please sign up for the 9:30 a.m. time slot.
11:30 AM -
Kids' Summer Reading Craft: Sun Catcher


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy      
Description:  Sun catchers are the optical version of a wind chime. On a sunny day, from just the right angle, the sun shines on them, dispersing light in a rainbow of colors. Join the library on Thursday, June 27 at either 9:30, 10:30 or 11:30 a.m. for a kids' sun catcher craft. Registration is required and begins one week prior to the event. If you have a group of 5 or more kids, please sign up for the 9:30 a.m. time slot.
7:00 PM -
Apollo 11 Moon Landing 50th Anniversary Presentation


Location:  Jacksonville Public Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Sarah   217-243-5435   
Description:  The historic Apollo lunar landing on July 20, 1969 paved the way for future space exploration and opened the door to boundless curiosity and discovery. The 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission symbolizes how anything is possible. Join the library for a presentation about the Apollo 11 moon landing given by NASA Solar System Ambassador, Art Urban. He will even have original one-of-a-kind lithographs from Apollo 11 to display.


Friday, June 28, 2019

10:15 AM -
Lap Sit


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Contact:  Cindy      
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Saturday, June 29, 2019

9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Friends of the Library Book Sale


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Description:  Calling all book lovers! The Friends of the Library will have a book sale this summer with a wide assortment of books to choose from. Major topics include books about history, the Civil War and the railroad. There will also be many biographies and best sellers. Don't miss out on this chance to pick up some books at a good price while also supporting the library.
10:00 AM -
Kids' Summer Reading Family Party


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy   217-243-5435   
Description:  Celebrate reading "A Universe of Stories" by attending the library's Family Party. Travel from the earth to the moon in a space race competing with other families. The kids can even become an astronaut for a day with our agility training course. Don't miss out on this action-packed day!
3:30 PM -
Miss Mallory's Art and Sensory Class for Kids


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Contact:  Cindy   217-243-5435   
Description:  Make messy accessible! Miss Mallory will be at the library on Saturday, June 29 at 3:30 p.m. to provide an art and sensory experience for children ages 6 months-5 years old. There will be a variety of stations set up to explore different senses through paint, slime and more!