Caribbean Steel Drums

Enjoy an interactive performance by a Caribbean Steel Drum band!

All ages are welcome. No registration required.

Dates and Locations:

  • Eastern Branch: July 11, 10:30 AM
  • Summit Branch: July 11, 2 PM
  • Spring Arbor Branch: July 11, 5:30 PM
  • Grass Lake Branch (held at Lost Railway Museum): July 24, 11 AM
  • Carnegie Library: July 24, 1:30 PM
  • Hanover Branch: July 24, 4 PM

This event is part of Summer Discover programming.

Summer Discover Finale Festival

Join us at Horace Blackman Park in downtown Jackson for a party in the park to celebrate the end of Summer Discover!

From 11 AM-2 PM, we’ll have live music and yard games, including a bounce house! Then, you can enjoy a free showing of Harold and the Purple Crayon at 2:30 PM the Michigan Theatre.

Making Mystic Manors

Help! Builders and Painters needed! The goblins and fairies need new homes due to the strong summer storms blowing through the moors. Patrons get to paint and decorate their own terra cotta pot as a fairy or goblin hideaway.

Families welcome. Call the Parma Branch at 517-531-4908 to register.

Discover Michigan Wrap-Up Tour

Let’s take a road trip across the great Mitten State to wrap up Summer Discover 2023!

Pick up a passport at any JDL location from July 21-31 and start making your way around the district to explore all 13 Michigan destinations represented at the branches.

Visit 3 locations to earn a frisbee, visit 7 locations to earn a pair of sunglasses and visit 10 locations to earn a drawstring bag.

Activities will be available until 30 minutes before each location closes during the week of the Wrap-Up Tour.

Parma’s End of Summer Party

Join the Parma Branch for a fun filled day! Activities include: A dunk tank, outdoor chalk art, scavenger hunt, indoor obstacle course, food from GG’s Cafe and a Kubb tournament!

Please call the Parma Branch at 517-531-4908 to register for the Kubb tournament. Kubb is a mix of horse shoes and bowling. Families are welcome to participate!

Fun in the Sun at the Eastern Branch

I scream, you scream, we all scream for Chalk Art and Ice Cream! Join us at the Eastern Branch to decorate our sidewalks with chalk art, watch an artist do a chalk art demonstration, and afterwards, cool off from the summer heat with DIY Ice Cream in a bag.

Join the Parade!

Parent and child work together at the Eastern Branch to create homemade rhythm instruments, then get to use those instruments in a mini parade all around the library.