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Monday, August 19, 2019


6:30 PM - Craft Class for Adults: Mandalas & Watercolor Cards      


Location:  Jacksonville Public Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Bridget      
Description:  Join the library in painting mandala stones and watercolor greeting cards this month! Mandalas are symbolic representations of the universe with an inner and outer world. The word mandala comes from Sanskrit, an ancient Indian language. Mandalas, literally meaning "circle," are seen as a magical form, without beginning and end, just as the universe is believed to have no end. Many people find the drawing and coloring of a mandala as a form of meditation. Registration is required; please call 217-243-5435 or stop in to sign up. 


Tuesday, August 20, 2019


7:00 PM - Japan Travelogue      


Location:  Jacksonville Public Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Chris      
Description:  Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan and Illinois College have a longstanding partnership in which students from overseas come to Jacksonville and vice versa. Illinois College student, Lauren Leischner, studied in Kyoto in the summer of 2019. She will discuss her immersive experience in Japan including the culture, points of interest, her work and more! 


Wednesday, August 21, 2019


10:00 AM - Story Time: Topic--Do Good Deeds for Others      


Location:  Jacksonville Public Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Cindy      
Description:  Being kind is something we should all strive for to bring happiness to others as well as ourselves. Nobody loses when it comes to performing good deeds. Come listen to some stories about being kind to others. 
3:00 PM - Story Time: Topic--Do Good Deeds for Others      


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy      
Description:  Being kind is something we should all strive for to bring happiness to others as well as ourselves. Nobody loses when it comes to performing good deeds. Come listen to some stories about being kind to others. 
7:00 PM - Poetry Group      


Location:  
Contact:  Chris      
Description:  Share a poem of your own or one written by someone else that you enjoy. You can also just hang out and talk about poetry with like-minded individuals. 


Thursday, August 22, 2019


1:30 PM - ESL Conversation Group      


Location:  Jacksonville Public Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Chris      
Description:  Stop by and have a chat!  This is an informal group for those who would like to practice English and native English speakers to encourage learning and community. 


Friday, August 23, 2019


10:00 AM - Lap Sit: Topic--Pre-reading Skills      


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy      
Description:  Although all children develop at their own pace, there are reading readiness skills that children commonly and predictably develop based on their age. These pre-reading skills help parents and educators know what to look for as a child's development is followed. Lap Sit is a playgroup for kids up to five years old and their caregivers. It's a time to learn, to play and to socialize! Join us this week as we focus on pre-reading skills. 


Saturday, August 24, 2019


9:00 AM - 5:00 PMMake and Take Craft for Kids: School Memory Book      


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy      
Description:  A school memory book is a great way to capture a child's memories of their school-aged years and organize their keepsakes in an album they can look through and reminisce over for years to come! This fun and free craft will be available all day on Saturday, August 24. No sign-up is necessary.


Wednesday, August 28, 2019


10:00 AM - Story Time: Topic--National Dog Day      


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy      
Description:  
3:00 PM - Story Time: Topic--National Dog Day      


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy      
Description:  


Thursday, August 29, 2019


1:30 PM - ESL Conversation Group      


Location:  Jacksonville Public Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Chris      
Description:  Stop by and have a chat!  This is an informal group for those who would like to practice English and native English speakers to encourage learning and community. 


Friday, August 30, 2019


10:00 AM - Lap Sit: Topic--Music      


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy      
Description:  Music ignites all areas of child development and skills for school readiness, including intellectual, social-emotional, motor, language, and overall literacy. It helps the body and the mind work together. Exposing children to music during early development helps them learn the sounds and meanings of words. Lap Sit is a playgroup for kids up to five years old and their caregivers. It's a time to learn, to play and to socialize! Join us this week as we focus on music.  

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Monday, August 19, 2019

6:30 PM -
Craft Class for Adults: Mandalas & Watercolor Cards


Location:  Jacksonville Public Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Bridget      
Description:  Join the library in painting mandala stones and watercolor greeting cards this month! Mandalas are symbolic representations of the universe with an inner and outer world. The word mandala comes from Sanskrit, an ancient Indian language. Mandalas, literally meaning "circle," are seen as a magical form, without beginning and end, just as the universe is believed to have no end. Many people find the drawing and coloring of a mandala as a form of meditation. Registration is required; please call 217-243-5435 or stop in to sign up. 


Tuesday, August 20, 2019

7:00 PM -
Japan Travelogue


Location:  Jacksonville Public Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Chris      
Description:  Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan and Illinois College have a longstanding partnership in which students from overseas come to Jacksonville and vice versa. Illinois College student, Lauren Leischner, studied in Kyoto in the summer of 2019. She will discuss her immersive experience in Japan including the culture, points of interest, her work and more! 


Wednesday, August 21, 2019

10:00 AM -
Story Time: Topic--Do Good Deeds for Others


Location:  Jacksonville Public Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Cindy      
Description:  Being kind is something we should all strive for to bring happiness to others as well as ourselves. Nobody loses when it comes to performing good deeds. Come listen to some stories about being kind to others. 
3:00 PM -
Story Time: Topic--Do Good Deeds for Others


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy      
Description:  Being kind is something we should all strive for to bring happiness to others as well as ourselves. Nobody loses when it comes to performing good deeds. Come listen to some stories about being kind to others. 
7:00 PM -
Poetry Group


Location:  
Contact:  Chris      
Description:  Share a poem of your own or one written by someone else that you enjoy. You can also just hang out and talk about poetry with like-minded individuals. 


Thursday, August 22, 2019

1:30 PM -
ESL Conversation Group


Location:  Jacksonville Public Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Chris      
Description:  Stop by and have a chat!  This is an informal group for those who would like to practice English and native English speakers to encourage learning and community. 


Friday, August 23, 2019

10:00 AM -
Lap Sit: Topic--Pre-reading Skills


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy      
Description:  Although all children develop at their own pace, there are reading readiness skills that children commonly and predictably develop based on their age. These pre-reading skills help parents and educators know what to look for as a child's development is followed. Lap Sit is a playgroup for kids up to five years old and their caregivers. It's a time to learn, to play and to socialize! Join us this week as we focus on pre-reading skills. 


Saturday, August 24, 2019

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Make and Take Craft for Kids: School Memory Book


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy      
Description:  A school memory book is a great way to capture a child's memories of their school-aged years and organize their keepsakes in an album they can look through and reminisce over for years to come! This fun and free craft will be available all day on Saturday, August 24. No sign-up is necessary.


Wednesday, August 28, 2019

10:00 AM -
Story Time: Topic--National Dog Day


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy      
Description:  
3:00 PM -
Story Time: Topic--National Dog Day


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy      
Description:  


Thursday, August 29, 2019

1:30 PM -
ESL Conversation Group


Location:  Jacksonville Public Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Chris      
Description:  Stop by and have a chat!  This is an informal group for those who would like to practice English and native English speakers to encourage learning and community. 


Friday, August 30, 2019

10:00 AM -
Lap Sit: Topic--Music


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy      
Description:  Music ignites all areas of child development and skills for school readiness, including intellectual, social-emotional, motor, language, and overall literacy. It helps the body and the mind work together. Exposing children to music during early development helps them learn the sounds and meanings of words. Lap Sit is a playgroup for kids up to five years old and their caregivers. It's a time to learn, to play and to socialize! Join us this week as we focus on music.