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Thursday, December 8, 2022


5:00 PM - 6:00 PMTeen Advisory Board      


Location:  
Contact:  Courtney   (217) 243-5435   clangdon@jaxpl.org
Description:  The JPL Teen Advisory Board meets twice a month to plan programs, create content, play games, and more. No registration required to join!

For students 6th-12th grade. Please email Courtney with any questions.


Friday, December 9, 2022


2:30 PM - 5:00 PMDecember Lego Club      


Location:  Jacksonville Public Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Courtney Langdon   217-243-5435   
Description:  Calling all builders! This month’s Lego Club meeting is coming up! Join us at the library on Friday, December 9th to show off your Lego skills. Stop in anytime between 2:30 and 5:00 PM. This month’s challenge is to build an animal that hibernates!


Tuesday, December 13, 2022


7:00 PM - 8:45 AMA Conversation with Shauna Sever - Zoom event      


Location:  
Contact:  Brittany Overby   217-243-5435   boverby@jaxpl.org
Description:  If you would like to watch this event from home, please call the library at 217-243-5435 to register. Or you can join us in our meeting room where we will be hosting a viewing of the stream.

Join Shauna Sever, cookbook author, TV and radio contributor, and native of the great Midwest, for this special Illinois Libraries Present holiday season event. Shauna will share her love of food, baking, and some tips to make your holiday gatherings delicious.

As a writer, Shauna’s work is best defined by her baking-centric cookbooks. Her fourth, Midwest Made: Big, Bold Baking from the Heartland, was named a Best Baking Cookbooks of 2019 by The New York Times. She has also contributed food stories and recipes for The Wall Street Journal, Food52, Bon Appetit, The Kitchn, Real Simple, Midwest Living, Food and Wine, O Magazine, and many more. Though her career began in broadcast journalism, and she now talks about pie instead of Hollywood, she uses the same skill set for her regular television appearances on TODAY Show and Food Network. After 12 years of California living, Shauna and her family returned to Chicago, where she now bakes, writes and is always on the hunt for great old-school Midwestern bakeries.

Louisa Chu will join Shauna in conversation. Louisa was named a Chicago Tribune food critic in 2021. She received a James Beard Foundation nomination for the Craig Claiborne Distinguished Restaurant Review Award in 2022. Born in Hong Kong, but raised in Chicago, Chu lived in Los Angeles, then moved to Paris, where she graduated from Le Cordon Bleu. She staged at El Bulli in Spain, then worked as a correspondent for Gourmet, a chef in Alaska and a fixer for Anthony Bourdain. Chu joined the Tribune in 2016 as a reporter, and currently co-hosts the Chewing podcast.

This event is made possible by Illinois Libraries Present, a statewide collaboration among public libraries offering premier events. ILP is funded in part by a grant awarded by the Illinois State Library, a department of the Office of Secretary of State, using funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). ILP is committed to inclusion and accessibility. To request accommodations, please email illinoislibrariespresent@gmail.com


 


Saturday, December 17, 2022


11:00 AM - 12:00 PMYoung Explorer's Club: I wonder... About Birds      


Location:  Jacksonville Public Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Allen Yow   (217) 243-8457   
Description:  Have YOU ever wondered how birds sleep? Or, how does a woodpecker pound a tree without getting a headache? This program will answer these questions and more and provide many more facts about our amazing avian friends.


Thursday, December 22, 2022


5:00 PM - 6:00 PMTeen Advisory Board      


Location:  
Contact:  Courtney   (217) 243-5435   clangdon@jaxpl.org
Description:  The JPL Teen Advisory Board meets twice a month to plan programs, create content, play games, and more. No registration required to join!

For students 6th-12th grade. Please email Courtney with any questions.


Thursday, January 5, 2023


5:00 PM - 6:00 PMTeen Advisory Board      


Location:  
Contact:  Courtney   (217) 243-5435   clangdon@jaxpl.org
Description:  The JPL Teen Advisory Board meets twice a month to plan programs, create content, play games, and more. No registration required to join!

For students 6th-12th grade. Please email Courtney with any questions.


Thursday, January 19, 2023


5:00 PM - 6:00 PMTeen Advisory Board      


Location:  
Contact:  Courtney   (217) 243-5435   clangdon@jaxpl.org
Description:  The JPL Teen Advisory Board meets twice a month to plan programs, create content, play games, and more. No registration required to join!

For students 6th-12th grade. Please email Courtney with any questions.


Saturday, January 21, 2023


11:00 AM - 12:00 PMYoung Explorer's Club: Skulls and Bones      


Location:  Parker Science Center (Room 141) on the Illinois College Campus
Contact:  Allen Yow   (217) 243-8457   
Description:  Can YOU tell the difference between a raccoon's skull and an opossum's skull? Do you know how many teeth a skunk has? Professor Bryan Arnold and his students at Illinois College will introduce students to the college's vertebrate skull collection. Students will learn to identify the skulls of various mammals and to appreciate the anatomical differences between species.

*This event does not take place at the library.*


Saturday, February 25, 2023


11:00 AM - 12:00 PMYoung Explorer's Club: Astronomy 101      


Location:  Jacksonville High School, 1211 N. Diamond St.
Contact:  Allen Yow   (217) 243-8457   
Description:  Come learn about the solar system, the Milky Way, black holes and much more while sitting in the Jacksonville High School planetarium! This promises to be an out of this world experience.

*This event does not take place at the library.*


Saturday, March 18, 2023


11:00 AM - 12:00 PMYoung Explorer's Club: Owls      


Location:  Jacksonville Public Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Allen Yow   (217) 243-8457   
Description:  This program will explore the secret lives of owls and why they are the masters of the night. By dissecting owl pellets, students will discover what prey these super birds hunt at night.


Thursday, April 6, 2023


6:00 PM - Young Explorer's Club: Adventures in Stargarzing      


Location:  Western Illinois Youth Camp, 2244 4-H Club Ln, Jacksonville
Contact:  Allen Yow   (217) 243-8457   
Description:  Using inexpensive and simple tools, from computer software to binoculars, Professor Bernd Estabrook will demonstrate how students can explore the night sky.

*This event does not take place at the library.*

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Thursday, December 8, 2022

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Teen Advisory Board


Location:  
Contact:  Courtney   (217) 243-5435   clangdon@jaxpl.org
Description:  The JPL Teen Advisory Board meets twice a month to plan programs, create content, play games, and more. No registration required to join!

For students 6th-12th grade. Please email Courtney with any questions.


Friday, December 9, 2022

2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
December Lego Club


Location:  Jacksonville Public Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Courtney Langdon   217-243-5435   
Description:  Calling all builders! This month’s Lego Club meeting is coming up! Join us at the library on Friday, December 9th to show off your Lego skills. Stop in anytime between 2:30 and 5:00 PM. This month’s challenge is to build an animal that hibernates!


Tuesday, December 13, 2022

7:00 PM - 8:45 AM
A Conversation with Shauna Sever - Zoom event


Location:  
Contact:  Brittany Overby   217-243-5435   boverby@jaxpl.org
Description:  If you would like to watch this event from home, please call the library at 217-243-5435 to register. Or you can join us in our meeting room where we will be hosting a viewing of the stream.

Join Shauna Sever, cookbook author, TV and radio contributor, and native of the great Midwest, for this special Illinois Libraries Present holiday season event. Shauna will share her love of food, baking, and some tips to make your holiday gatherings delicious.

As a writer, Shauna’s work is best defined by her baking-centric cookbooks. Her fourth, Midwest Made: Big, Bold Baking from the Heartland, was named a Best Baking Cookbooks of 2019 by The New York Times. She has also contributed food stories and recipes for The Wall Street Journal, Food52, Bon Appetit, The Kitchn, Real Simple, Midwest Living, Food and Wine, O Magazine, and many more. Though her career began in broadcast journalism, and she now talks about pie instead of Hollywood, she uses the same skill set for her regular television appearances on TODAY Show and Food Network. After 12 years of California living, Shauna and her family returned to Chicago, where she now bakes, writes and is always on the hunt for great old-school Midwestern bakeries.

Louisa Chu will join Shauna in conversation. Louisa was named a Chicago Tribune food critic in 2021. She received a James Beard Foundation nomination for the Craig Claiborne Distinguished Restaurant Review Award in 2022. Born in Hong Kong, but raised in Chicago, Chu lived in Los Angeles, then moved to Paris, where she graduated from Le Cordon Bleu. She staged at El Bulli in Spain, then worked as a correspondent for Gourmet, a chef in Alaska and a fixer for Anthony Bourdain. Chu joined the Tribune in 2016 as a reporter, and currently co-hosts the Chewing podcast.

This event is made possible by Illinois Libraries Present, a statewide collaboration among public libraries offering premier events. ILP is funded in part by a grant awarded by the Illinois State Library, a department of the Office of Secretary of State, using funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). ILP is committed to inclusion and accessibility. To request accommodations, please email illinoislibrariespresent@gmail.com


 


Saturday, December 17, 2022

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Young Explorer's Club: I wonder... About Birds


Location:  Jacksonville Public Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Allen Yow   (217) 243-8457   
Description:  Have YOU ever wondered how birds sleep? Or, how does a woodpecker pound a tree without getting a headache? This program will answer these questions and more and provide many more facts about our amazing avian friends.


Thursday, December 22, 2022

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Teen Advisory Board


Location:  
Contact:  Courtney   (217) 243-5435   clangdon@jaxpl.org
Description:  The JPL Teen Advisory Board meets twice a month to plan programs, create content, play games, and more. No registration required to join!

For students 6th-12th grade. Please email Courtney with any questions.


Thursday, January 5, 2023

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Teen Advisory Board


Location:  
Contact:  Courtney   (217) 243-5435   clangdon@jaxpl.org
Description:  The JPL Teen Advisory Board meets twice a month to plan programs, create content, play games, and more. No registration required to join!

For students 6th-12th grade. Please email Courtney with any questions.


Thursday, January 19, 2023

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Teen Advisory Board


Location:  
Contact:  Courtney   (217) 243-5435   clangdon@jaxpl.org
Description:  The JPL Teen Advisory Board meets twice a month to plan programs, create content, play games, and more. No registration required to join!

For students 6th-12th grade. Please email Courtney with any questions.


Saturday, January 21, 2023

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Young Explorer's Club: Skulls and Bones


Location:  Parker Science Center (Room 141) on the Illinois College Campus
Contact:  Allen Yow   (217) 243-8457   
Description:  Can YOU tell the difference between a raccoon's skull and an opossum's skull? Do you know how many teeth a skunk has? Professor Bryan Arnold and his students at Illinois College will introduce students to the college's vertebrate skull collection. Students will learn to identify the skulls of various mammals and to appreciate the anatomical differences between species.

*This event does not take place at the library.*


Saturday, February 25, 2023

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Young Explorer's Club: Astronomy 101


Location:  Jacksonville High School, 1211 N. Diamond St.
Contact:  Allen Yow   (217) 243-8457   
Description:  Come learn about the solar system, the Milky Way, black holes and much more while sitting in the Jacksonville High School planetarium! This promises to be an out of this world experience.

*This event does not take place at the library.*


Saturday, March 18, 2023

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Young Explorer's Club: Owls


Location:  Jacksonville Public Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Allen Yow   (217) 243-8457   
Description:  This program will explore the secret lives of owls and why they are the masters of the night. By dissecting owl pellets, students will discover what prey these super birds hunt at night.


Thursday, April 6, 2023

6:00 PM -
Young Explorer's Club: Adventures in Stargarzing


Location:  Western Illinois Youth Camp, 2244 4-H Club Ln, Jacksonville
Contact:  Allen Yow   (217) 243-8457   
Description:  Using inexpensive and simple tools, from computer software to binoculars, Professor Bernd Estabrook will demonstrate how students can explore the night sky.

*This event does not take place at the library.*