Join us for our October craft, Halloween string art! This event will be held upstairs in the Jacksonville Public Library (nonfiction, reference area). Registration is limited - please email Ali Jones at email@example.com or call 217-243-5435 ext. 235 to register!
Chills & Thrills with Stephen Graham Jones (Zoom)
Join us for the next event of Illinois Libraries Present. Chills & Thrills with Stephen Graham Jones takes place at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, October 4th, and will be taking place via Zoom. Please call or email Ali Jones to register at 217-243-5435 ext. 235 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The JPL will also be hosting an in-person screening in our meeting room.
The Jacksonville Public Library will be closed on Monday, October 9th for Indigenous Peoples' Day!
Teen Paint & Sip
The library invites students in 6th grade and up to join us for a spooky painting tutorial! Snacks and drinks, including yummy apple cider slushes, will be provided. This program starts at 6 PM on October 10th and will run for about an hour and a half. Please contact Courtney at email@example.com or call the library at 217-243-5435 with any questions.
Calling all builders! This month’s Lego Club meeting is coming up! Join us at the library on October 13th to show off your Lego skills. Stop in anytime between 2:30 and 5:00 PM. This month‘s challenge is to build a piece of candy!
Movie Night - The Addams Family (1991)
Join us on Wednesday, October 18th at 6 pm for a showing of The Addams Family (1991)! All are welcome! Water and popcorn will be provided. Rated PG-13.
Stop in for a special (not-so-scary) Spooky Storytime on Thursday, October 19th at 6 pm.
Music Under the Dome - Ben Bedford
Join us on October 22nd for our next Music Under the Dome performer: Ben Bedford, Americana-folk singer-songwriter! Music Under the Dome will begin at 4 pm on Sunday, October 22nd at the Jacksonville Public Library under the rotunda!
Adult Book Club
The Jacksonville Public Library Page Turners will be discussing Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver at this month's Adult Book Club meeting on Wednesday, October 11th at 6 pm - please join us for a fun evening of great conversation!
Teen Fright Night
Viewer beware you're in for a scare! Join us for a special after hours horror movie double feature for teens on Saturday, October 28th at 6 pm. We will be showing A Quiet Place (2018) and M. Night Shyamalan“s The Village (2004).
Youth Pumpkin Painting Contest
Pumpkin Painting Contest October 13th - October 27th - Starting October 13, pumpkins will be available for pickup at the library while supplies last. Participants are also welcome to use their own pumpkins. After decorating, drop your pumpkin off at the Youth Services desk for voting. Library patrons will vote for their favorite pumpkins and one winner will be chosen from each of three divisions: Pre-K-1st, 2nd-5th, and 6th-12th! Voting begins October 13 and ends October 27. To prevent rotting, please do not carve your pumpkin, only decorate the outside.
Axis 360 Has Transitioned to Boundless
Axis 360 has transitioned to Boundless. Your checkouts, holds, history, and other data have transitioned to the new Boundless platform. When you login to the Axis 360 mobile app, you will be prompted to download the Boundless app.
Food, Family, and Folktales: A Conversation with Grace Lin (Zoom)
Join us for the next event of Illinois Libraries Present. Food, Family, and Folktales: A Conversation with Grace Lin takes place at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, October 17th, and will be taking place via Zoom. Please call or email Ali Jones to register at 217-243-5435 ext. 235 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The JPL will also be hosting an in-person screening in our meeting room.
Join us for stories and a craft every Wednesday morning at 10:00 AM and every Wednesday afternoon at 3:00 PM!
Teen Advisory Board
What do you want to see at your library? Join TAB to help us make the library a better place for teens! We'll be meeting every other Thursday at 5 pm! In October we'll be meeting on the 12th and 26th. Please email Courtney at email@example.com or Brittany at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions!
Join us at the library for stories, songs, and rhymes every Friday at 10:00 AM!
Explore More Illinois
Explore More Illinois is a cultural pass program that allows Illinois public library cardholders access discounts at museums, park districts, historical societies, zoos, arts centers, recreational facilities, and other attractions.
Jacksonville High School Yearbooks
Free on-demand film streaming of four films per month for Jacksonville Public Library card holders. Kanopy offers more than 30,000 of the world’s best films, including award-winning documentaries, rare and hard-to-find titles, indie and classic films, PBS, and the work from thousands of independent filmmakers. For a video tutorial about how to use this resource, click here. (Library Card Required)
Access to millions of songs from new and classic artists. You can download 5 free MP3s per week, stream 5 hours of music a day, and download current music videos. (Library Card Required)