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Women's Self Defense Clinic
Saturday, May 6th from 10am-12pm

Learn prevention, awareness, and simple self-defense techniques for real life situations with certified Level 4 Commando Krav Maga (CKM) Instructor and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Coach, Kristie Osborn. Girls ages 13-17yrs., must have a parent sign a waiver and may be accompanied by a female adult. Cost is $15 per participant. Space is limited and registration is required. Contact the library at (217) 243-5435 or for details.



Butterflies, Bees, Gardens and Trees
Raising Monarchs on Monday, May 8th at 7pm

Master Gardener Anita Moody and Master Naturalist Stacy McQueen have been raising Monarch butterflies for many years. The Monarch population is still in decline, but with attention and care they have a fighting chance.  Learn how you can make a difference and bring more of these precious and helpful butterflies into the world. Experienced and novice gardeners alike will benefit from this presentation. Find a complete listing of this year's speakers here.


Author Visit with C. Ed Traylor
Thursday, May 18th at 6:30pm

C. Ed Traylor is a retired Illinois State Policeman who will be at the library on Thursday, May 18th at 6:30pm to discuss his new crime thriller The Crossing, a novel that details a sweeping terror plot that is derailed after a chance traffic stop in Central Illinois. The book has earned recognition from the Public Safety Writers Association and has been heralded for its fast pace, intricate detail and gripping conclusion. The author will discuss his novel as well as his 29 year career in law enforcement. 


Intermediate Computer Classes
Tuesdays in May

Join us for the next round of computer classes sponsored by the Jacksonville Public Library.  These intermediate classes will  cover internet safety, search techniques, the basics of editing images and wearable technology.  Classes are free and will take place at Lincoln Land Community College in Jacksonville.  If you or someone you know has questions or would like to sign up, please call 217-243-5435.