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Tuesday, October 23, 2018


11:00 AM - Senior Book Club      


Location:  Community Park Center
Contact:  Diane Hollendonner   243-5435   
Description:  German Immigrants to America
7:00 PM - Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead      


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy   243-5435   
Description:  Flag Waver
7:00 PM - Safe Halloween      


Location:  JPL Meeting Room
Contact:  Colton Pettyjohn   243-5435   
Description:  Jacksonville Police Department will be at the library to provide safety tips and tricks for the upcoming Halloween holiday. It will focus on safe trick or treating as well as safety tips overall for the two nights of trick or treating.  


Wednesday, October 24, 2018


10:00 AM - Story Time      


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy   243-5435   
Description:  Counting Buttons
3:00 PM - Story Time      


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy   243-5435   
Description:  Counting Buttons


Thursday, October 25, 2018


3:00 PM - Community Book Club      


Location:  
Contact:  Chris   243-5435   
Description:  Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

Books are available at the library or for purchase at Our Town Books on the square.



Friday, October 26, 2018


10:15 AM - Lap Sit      


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy   217-243-5435   
Description:  
3:30 PM - Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead      


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy   243-5435   
Description:  Flag Waver


Wednesday, October 31, 2018


10:00 AM - Story Time      


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy   243-5435   
Description:  Halloween
3:00 PM - Story Time      


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy   243-5435   
Description:  Halloween


Friday, November 2, 2018


10:15 AM - Lap Sit      


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy   217-243-5435   
Description:  


Monday, November 5, 2018


3:30 PM - Little Learners      


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy   243-5435   
Description:  Maracas and Noise Makers
Requires Registration



Wednesday, November 7, 2018


10:00 AM - Story Time      


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy   243-5435   
Description:  King Tut
3:00 PM - Story Time      


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy   243-5435   
Description:  King Tut


Thursday, November 8, 2018


6:30 PM - Jazz at Lincoln Center Concert Screening      


Location:  JPL Meeting Room
Contact:  Chris   243-5435   
Description:  It’s the genius of Ted Nash to realize that a stirring speech also has inherent musical qualities: lyrics, cadence, rhythm, and melody. He revisited the significant speeches of his own life and found in them not just profound meanings but inchoate music. This set him on a course to create a far-reaching paean to freedom, based on the spoken (and written) words of grand speeches. In Presidential Suite, Nash finds an exalted common ground between speech and song, merging two traditions, in order to make a singular work.


Friday, November 9, 2018


10:15 AM - Lap Sit      


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy   217-243-5435   
Description:  


Saturday, November 10, 2018


10:00 AM - Family Fall Festival      


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy   243-5435   
Description:  This fall festival is fabulous fun for the whole family! Parents, grandparents, and kids of all ages will have a great time playing pumpkin tennis and stacking apples. Kids will make scarecrows with clothespins and other fun crafts!

If you need any special accommodations to enjoy this program please call the library at (217) 243-5435 or email Cindy Boehlke at cboehlke@jaxpl.org.



Monday, November 12, 2018


4:30 PM - JPL Board Meeting      


Location:  
Contact:  Chris   243-5435   
Description:  


Wednesday, November 14, 2018


10:00 AM - Story Time      


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy   243-5435   
Description:  Puzzles
3:00 PM - Story Time      


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy   243-5435   
Description:  Puzzles


Friday, November 16, 2018


10:15 AM - Lap Sit      


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy   217-243-5435   
Description:  
3:30 PM - Geeky Girls      


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy   243-5435   
Description:  Squishy Circuits

Registration Required



Saturday, November 17, 2018


10:30 AM - Author Talk & Book Signing with Timothy B. Smith      


Location:  JPL Meeting Room
Contact:  Chris   243-5435   
Description:  The Jacksonville Public Library and the Morgan County Historical Society are partnering to bring author Timothy B. Smith to Jacksonville. Smith will discuss his new book The Real Horse Soldiers: Benjamin Grierson's Epic 1863 Civil War Raid Through Mississippi. He will talk about his writing process, research and what his book adds to the conversation about Benjamin Grierson's Civil War activities.

    If you need any special accommodations to enjoy this program please call the library at (217) 243-5435 or email Chris Ashmore at cashmore@jaxpl.org.



Tuesday, November 20, 2018


7:00 PM - Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead      


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy   243-5435   
Description:  Protect a Pilgrim


Wednesday, November 21, 2018


5:30 AM - Poetry Group      


Location:  JPL Conference Room
Contact:  Sarah   243-5435   
Description:  
10:00 AM - Story Time      


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy   243-5435   
Description:  Thanksgiving
3:00 PM - Story Time      


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy   243-5435   
Description:  Thanksgiving


Thursday, November 22, 2018


9:00 AM - 9:00 PMLIBRARY CLOSED      


Location:  
Contact:        
Description:  


Friday, November 23, 2018


9:00 AM - 6:00 PMLIBRARY CLOSED      


Location:  
Contact:        
Description:  


Wednesday, November 28, 2018


10:00 AM - Story Time      


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy   243-5435   
Description:  Red Planet Day
3:00 PM - Story Time      


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy   243-5435   
Description:  Red Planet Day


Thursday, November 29, 2018


3:00 PM - Community Book Club      


Location:  
Contact:  Chris   243-5435   
Description:  The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Books are available at the library or for purchase at Our Town Books on the square.



Friday, November 30, 2018


10:15 AM - Lap Sit      


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy   217-243-5435   
Description:  


Tuesday, December 4, 2018


6:30 PM - Jazz at Lincoln Center Concert Screening      


Location:  JPL Meeting Room
Contact:  Chris   243-5435   
Description:  
Every December, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis brings this Grammy Award-nominated holiday extravaganza to Rose Theater for a series of sold-out shows. With soulful big band arrangements of songs both sacred and secular, Big Band Holidays is an uplifting tradition enjoyed by audiences of all ages and backgrounds. In addition to some swinging JLCO instrumentals, special guest vocalists join the band each season for imaginative new versions of classics like “White
Christmas” and “Merry Christmas, Baby.”



Thursday, January 10, 2019


6:30 PM - Jazz at Lincoln Center Concert Screening      


Location:  JPL Meeting Room
Contact:  Chris   243-5435   
Description:  
For newcomers to John Lewis’ music, the evening  presents a thrilling introduction that will leave them excited to explore further. For longtime fans, the remarkable arrangements offer incredible new insights into even his most classic repertoire.



Sunday, January 20, 2019


4:30 PM - Music Under the Dome Concerts      


Location:  JPL Rotunda
Contact:  Chris   243-5435   
Description:  Dan Hickey holds a Masters of  Music in Clarinet Performance from DePaul University. Tyler Kivel holds a Masters of Music degree from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in Piano Performance.

Together they will perform a program of works by Leonard Bernstein and his contemporaries in celebration of his 100th
birthday concert season.



Thursday, February 7, 2019


6:30 PM - Jazz at Lincoln Center Concert Screening      


Location:  JPL Meeting Room
Contact:  Chris   243-5435   
Description:  
Come and be a part of music history. In 1997, Wynton Marsalis became the first Jazz artist to receive a Pulitzer Prize in music, thanks to his
landmark oratorio Blood on the Fields. An ambitious, sprawling work that explores themes of slavery and freedom, Blood on the Fields cemented Marsalis’ space as one of the most innovative and ambitious composers in Jazz today, taking his cues from other genre-defying artists like Duke Ellington and Charles Mingus.



Thursday, March 7, 2019


6:30 PM - Jazz at Lincoln Center Concert Screening      


Location:  JPL Meeting Room
Contact:  Chris   243-5435   
Description:  
Four generations of master pianists took to the stage of Jazz at Lincoln Center to celebrate the full range of Jazz piano today. Diving into the New Orleans sound of Jelly Roll Morton, the meditative joy of Bill Evans, the spiky melodicism of Thelonious Monk, and the rolling thunder of McCoy Tyner, these pianists offered a veritable master class of what the instrument is capable of.



Sunday, March 24, 2019


4:30 PM - Music Under the Dome Concerts      


Location:  JPL Rotunda
Contact:  Chris   243-5435   
Description:  Jeff has played with many musicians over the years,
including the popular New Goat Ensemble. He and his wife Teresa comprise The Jeff and Teresa and Friends Band, a local music favorite featuring
guest musicians.



Thursday, April 11, 2019


6:30 PM - Jazz at Lincoln Center Concert Screening      


Location:  JPL Meeting Room
Contact:  Chris   243-5435   
Description:  
The worlds of Gospel Music and Jazz have always shared a close bond. On Wynton Marsalis’ Abyssinian Mass, the worlds come together as a full
gospel choir—led by master artist Damien Sneed—and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis roar through one of the most joyful,
ecstatic, and life-affirming pieces of music ever written.



Sunday, May 12, 2019


4:30 PM - Music Under the Dome Concerts      


Location:  JPL Rotunda
Contact:  Chris   243-5435   
Description:  Sally Barris is an A-list Nashville songwriter with a bright spirit and an expressive mountain soprano.
Her songs have been covered by such top-level artists as Martina McBride and Lee Ann Womack.

The Minnesota native has performed Mountain Stage, New Bedford Summer Fest, Wildflower
Arts & Music Festival and The Kerrville Folk Festival.


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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

11:00 AM -
Senior Book Club


Location:  Community Park Center
Contact:  Diane Hollendonner   243-5435   
Description:  German Immigrants to America
7:00 PM -
Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy   243-5435   
Description:  Flag Waver
7:00 PM -
Safe Halloween


Location:  JPL Meeting Room
Contact:  Colton Pettyjohn   243-5435   
Description:  Jacksonville Police Department will be at the library to provide safety tips and tricks for the upcoming Halloween holiday. It will focus on safe trick or treating as well as safety tips overall for the two nights of trick or treating.  


Wednesday, October 24, 2018

10:00 AM -
Story Time


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy   243-5435   
Description:  Counting Buttons
3:00 PM -
Story Time


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy   243-5435   
Description:  Counting Buttons


Thursday, October 25, 2018

3:00 PM -
Community Book Club


Location:  
Contact:  Chris   243-5435   
Description:  Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

Books are available at the library or for purchase at Our Town Books on the square.



Friday, October 26, 2018

10:15 AM -
Lap Sit


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy   217-243-5435   
Description:  
3:30 PM -
Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy   243-5435   
Description:  Flag Waver


Wednesday, October 31, 2018

10:00 AM -
Story Time


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy   243-5435   
Description:  Halloween
3:00 PM -
Story Time


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy   243-5435   
Description:  Halloween


Friday, November 2, 2018

10:15 AM -
Lap Sit


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy   217-243-5435   
Description:  


Monday, November 5, 2018

3:30 PM -
Little Learners


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy   243-5435   
Description:  Maracas and Noise Makers
Requires Registration



Wednesday, November 7, 2018

10:00 AM -
Story Time


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy   243-5435   
Description:  King Tut
3:00 PM -
Story Time


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy   243-5435   
Description:  King Tut


Thursday, November 8, 2018

6:30 PM -
Jazz at Lincoln Center Concert Screening


Location:  JPL Meeting Room
Contact:  Chris   243-5435   
Description:  It’s the genius of Ted Nash to realize that a stirring speech also has inherent musical qualities: lyrics, cadence, rhythm, and melody. He revisited the significant speeches of his own life and found in them not just profound meanings but inchoate music. This set him on a course to create a far-reaching paean to freedom, based on the spoken (and written) words of grand speeches. In Presidential Suite, Nash finds an exalted common ground between speech and song, merging two traditions, in order to make a singular work.


Friday, November 9, 2018

10:15 AM -
Lap Sit


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy   217-243-5435   
Description:  


Saturday, November 10, 2018

10:00 AM -
Family Fall Festival


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy   243-5435   
Description:  This fall festival is fabulous fun for the whole family! Parents, grandparents, and kids of all ages will have a great time playing pumpkin tennis and stacking apples. Kids will make scarecrows with clothespins and other fun crafts!

If you need any special accommodations to enjoy this program please call the library at (217) 243-5435 or email Cindy Boehlke at cboehlke@jaxpl.org.



Monday, November 12, 2018

4:30 PM -
JPL Board Meeting


Location:  
Contact:  Chris   243-5435   
Description:  


Wednesday, November 14, 2018

10:00 AM -
Story Time


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy   243-5435   
Description:  Puzzles
3:00 PM -
Story Time


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy   243-5435   
Description:  Puzzles


Friday, November 16, 2018

10:15 AM -
Lap Sit


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy   217-243-5435   
Description:  
3:30 PM -
Geeky Girls


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy   243-5435   
Description:  Squishy Circuits

Registration Required



Saturday, November 17, 2018

10:30 AM -
Author Talk & Book Signing with Timothy B. Smith


Location:  JPL Meeting Room
Contact:  Chris   243-5435   
Description:  The Jacksonville Public Library and the Morgan County Historical Society are partnering to bring author Timothy B. Smith to Jacksonville. Smith will discuss his new book The Real Horse Soldiers: Benjamin Grierson's Epic 1863 Civil War Raid Through Mississippi. He will talk about his writing process, research and what his book adds to the conversation about Benjamin Grierson's Civil War activities.

    If you need any special accommodations to enjoy this program please call the library at (217) 243-5435 or email Chris Ashmore at cashmore@jaxpl.org.



Tuesday, November 20, 2018

7:00 PM -
Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy   243-5435   
Description:  Protect a Pilgrim


Wednesday, November 21, 2018

5:30 AM -
Poetry Group


Location:  JPL Conference Room
Contact:  Sarah   243-5435   
Description:  
10:00 AM -
Story Time


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy   243-5435   
Description:  Thanksgiving
3:00 PM -
Story Time


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy   243-5435   
Description:  Thanksgiving


Thursday, November 22, 2018

9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
LIBRARY CLOSED


Location:  
Contact:        
Description:  


Friday, November 23, 2018

9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
LIBRARY CLOSED


Location:  
Contact:        
Description:  


Wednesday, November 28, 2018

10:00 AM -
Story Time


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy   243-5435   
Description:  Red Planet Day
3:00 PM -
Story Time


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy   243-5435   
Description:  Red Planet Day


Thursday, November 29, 2018

3:00 PM -
Community Book Club


Location:  
Contact:  Chris   243-5435   
Description:  The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Books are available at the library or for purchase at Our Town Books on the square.



Friday, November 30, 2018

10:15 AM -
Lap Sit


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy   217-243-5435   
Description:  


Tuesday, December 4, 2018

6:30 PM -
Jazz at Lincoln Center Concert Screening


Location:  JPL Meeting Room
Contact:  Chris   243-5435   
Description:  
Every December, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis brings this Grammy Award-nominated holiday extravaganza to Rose Theater for a series of sold-out shows. With soulful big band arrangements of songs both sacred and secular, Big Band Holidays is an uplifting tradition enjoyed by audiences of all ages and backgrounds. In addition to some swinging JLCO instrumentals, special guest vocalists join the band each season for imaginative new versions of classics like “White
Christmas” and “Merry Christmas, Baby.”



Thursday, January 10, 2019

6:30 PM -
Jazz at Lincoln Center Concert Screening


Location:  JPL Meeting Room
Contact:  Chris   243-5435   
Description:  
For newcomers to John Lewis’ music, the evening  presents a thrilling introduction that will leave them excited to explore further. For longtime fans, the remarkable arrangements offer incredible new insights into even his most classic repertoire.



Sunday, January 20, 2019

4:30 PM -
Music Under the Dome Concerts


Location:  JPL Rotunda
Contact:  Chris   243-5435   
Description:  Dan Hickey holds a Masters of  Music in Clarinet Performance from DePaul University. Tyler Kivel holds a Masters of Music degree from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in Piano Performance.

Together they will perform a program of works by Leonard Bernstein and his contemporaries in celebration of his 100th
birthday concert season.



Thursday, February 7, 2019

6:30 PM -
Jazz at Lincoln Center Concert Screening


Location:  JPL Meeting Room
Contact:  Chris   243-5435   
Description:  
Come and be a part of music history. In 1997, Wynton Marsalis became the first Jazz artist to receive a Pulitzer Prize in music, thanks to his
landmark oratorio Blood on the Fields. An ambitious, sprawling work that explores themes of slavery and freedom, Blood on the Fields cemented Marsalis’ space as one of the most innovative and ambitious composers in Jazz today, taking his cues from other genre-defying artists like Duke Ellington and Charles Mingus.



Thursday, March 7, 2019

6:30 PM -
Jazz at Lincoln Center Concert Screening


Location:  JPL Meeting Room
Contact:  Chris   243-5435   
Description:  
Four generations of master pianists took to the stage of Jazz at Lincoln Center to celebrate the full range of Jazz piano today. Diving into the New Orleans sound of Jelly Roll Morton, the meditative joy of Bill Evans, the spiky melodicism of Thelonious Monk, and the rolling thunder of McCoy Tyner, these pianists offered a veritable master class of what the instrument is capable of.



Sunday, March 24, 2019

4:30 PM -
Music Under the Dome Concerts


Location:  JPL Rotunda
Contact:  Chris   243-5435   
Description:  Jeff has played with many musicians over the years,
including the popular New Goat Ensemble. He and his wife Teresa comprise The Jeff and Teresa and Friends Band, a local music favorite featuring
guest musicians.



Thursday, April 11, 2019

6:30 PM -
Jazz at Lincoln Center Concert Screening


Location:  JPL Meeting Room
Contact:  Chris   243-5435   
Description:  
The worlds of Gospel Music and Jazz have always shared a close bond. On Wynton Marsalis’ Abyssinian Mass, the worlds come together as a full
gospel choir—led by master artist Damien Sneed—and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis roar through one of the most joyful,
ecstatic, and life-affirming pieces of music ever written.



Sunday, May 12, 2019

4:30 PM -
Music Under the Dome Concerts


Location:  JPL Rotunda
Contact:  Chris   243-5435   
Description:  Sally Barris is an A-list Nashville songwriter with a bright spirit and an expressive mountain soprano.
Her songs have been covered by such top-level artists as Martina McBride and Lee Ann Womack.

The Minnesota native has performed Mountain Stage, New Bedford Summer Fest, Wildflower
Arts & Music Festival and The Kerrville Folk Festival.