Larry Martin presents “WWII in Their Own Words”

Join us at the Carnegie Library for Larry Martin’s “WWII in Their Own Words.” Larry has interviewed over 100 participants of WWII including German soldiers, US prisoners of war, and civilians from both Asia and Europe.

September 11, 10 AM: GySgt. Thurman Miller was a Marine Rifleman who fought the entire battle of Guadalcanal as well as at Cape Gloucester in the northern Solomon Islands.

October 9, 10 AM: Vernon Jensen was a 50 caliber gunner on bombers flying out of Italy in the 15th Air Force. His plane was shot down and he was helped by Yugoslavian partisans, who were usually communists.

November 6, 10 AM: Art Dow was a rifleman in the 88th Inf. Div. who fought in Italy and France.

This program is in-person. Participants are encouraged to wear masks and maintain social distancing, if able.

Book Tasting

Join us for a live virtual Book Tasting! This will be a chance for you to hear from JDL staff members Christy Broderick (Grass Lake Branch), Carly Pampuch (Springport and Parma Branch Manager) and Anna Clark (Community Engagement Coordinator) about what they’re reading, what they like about it, who they would recommend it to, and other conversations related to Reader’s Advisory.

Patrons will be able to participate by sharing what they are reading, and asking questions for suggestions for what to read as well!

This event will take place on Zoom and Facebook live. To join on Zoom, click here.

34th Annual Jackson Storyfest

The Jackson District Library’s 34th Annual Storyfest returns November 1-6, 2021. This year’s theme – Storytelling Through the Arts – captures the many fun and creative forms of storytelling, from spoken word to song and dance. We are excited to partner with local organizations and professional storytellers to bring a unique storytelling experience to the Jackson Community.

For a full list of Storyfest events, visit our Storyfest page here.

The Great Pumpkin Decorating Contest

Decorate a pumpkin as your favorite literary/book character! All ages are welcome to participate.

To submit, send a photo of your pumpkin to with your name and phone number any time from October 1-25.

Congrats to the winners: Christy Broderick, Lydia Heffner and Drew Draper! You can see all of the amazing entries on JDL’s Facebook page.

The Library is Among Us

Among Us is a massively popular online game. Players are Crewmates on a ship that must complete tasks to keep everything in order and stay alive. One or more of the Crewmates are not really Crewmates but evil Impostors. Impostors look just like the rest of the Crewmates but seek to prevent the Crewmates from completing tasks by eliminating them all using sabotage and deception.

This facilitated virtual event is for adults only and registration is required.

Yoga for Mental Health

This program will be a yoga workshop and practice, in which we explore the many benefits of yoga and how it can help us improve our wellbeing, especially involving our mental health.

We will then have a gentle, introductory practice, appropriate for all levels of experience, but highlighting some of the more common and basic asanas (poses) of the yoga discipline. We will close with the traditional Savasana and a relaxing guided mediation.

This prerecorded program will be available on JDL’s Facebook page and YouTube channel, so you can access and revisit it any time you like.

Craft Work: Braided Bracelets

During October, the teen-themed celebration, Teentober, is being honored by teaching teens new crafting skills. We will be providing materials that will teach a Japanese braiding technique, called Kumihimo, which involves hemp cord, a disk to place the cord on, and include optional beads to add to the bracelets.

This program will teach teens some new crafting skills, and we’ll provide other resources to showcase other crafts that teens can learn more about, should they like to learn more.

Craft kits will be available at all JDL branches starting October 4, while supplies last. An instructional video will be available on JDL’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.

Craft Work: Science of Sound

Do you ever wonder how sounds are made? Want to make your own musical instrument? Learn how to make a harmonica using craft sticks, drinking straws and rubber bands.

We’ll also talk about how sound is formed and experiment with our creation to learn how to change the sound it makes.

Craft kits will be available to pick up at all JDL branches beginning September 7, while supplies last.