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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!
7:00 PM - Author Talk and Book Signing: Man-Made Climate Change      


Location:  Jacksonville Public Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Chris      
Description:  Join us at the library to hear local author Clemons Kunkel talk about his latest book "Man-Made Climate Change Made Super Easy to Understand." He will stick around to sign and sell books after the talk.


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      


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy      
Description:  


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      
Description:  


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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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!
7:00 PM -
Author Talk and Book Signing: Man-Made Climate Change


Location:  Jacksonville Public Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Chris      
Description:  Join us at the library to hear local author Clemons Kunkel talk about his latest book "Man-Made Climate Change Made Super Easy to Understand." He will stick around to sign and sell books after the talk.


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 PM
Teen 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


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy      
Description:  


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      
Description:  


Saturday, June 29, 2019

9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Friends 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!