Teen Mystery Party

Update: This program has been cancelled, however you can find more fun programs at the Carnegie Library and across the district on our events calendar.

Could she be the victim of a terrible accident at the KomixFest? But what about the bite marks on her neck?

Teens ages 12-18 are invited to join us at the Carnegie Library for our Mystery Party: In the Shadow of the Vampyre. Costumes are welcomed!

Refreshments will be provided. Call 517-905-1331 to register.

Trick or Treating

Come trick or treating at the Springport Branch from 6-8 PM on Halloween!

The branch will be open an hour past our usual closing time to match Village of Springport trick or treating hours.

Spooktacular Magic Show

Join us at the Henrietta Branch for a Spooktacular Magic Show with Joel Tacey. There will be amazing magic, dazzling juggling, and lots of audience participation!
This is an all-ages show with fun and spooky (not scary!) magic.

Presented by the Henrietta Friends of the Jackson District Library.

Halloween Party

Join us for a party at the Brooklyn Branch with Halloween-themed games, activities and fun! Costumes are welcome but not required.

Intended for ages 4-10.

Haunted Jackson

Join us at the Concord Branch to hear stories of haunted Jackson locations, including in the Concord and Hanover areas. Light refreshments will be served.

Presented by: Rusty Jones, Founder and Lead Investigator for the Central Michigan Paranormal Investigations

Monster Mash Deadline

To celebrate October and all things spooky, we’re having a Monster Mash contest for kids! Create a monster out of whatever you can find. Paint a picture, building with Legos, use old jars and paper towel tubes – wherever your imagination takes you!

To submit an entry, bring your creation into any JDL branch OR take a picture and send it to community@myjdl.com with your name and home branch.

Entries will be accepted October 1-31. 

Winners will be selected from each branch and receive a $25 JOANN Fabrics gift card.

Halloween Watercoloring

Join us on October 5 at 4 PM at the Henrietta Branch to create a watercolor painting with mixed media with Carolyn Pascoe to decorate for the Halloween season!

Supplies will be provided and registration is required. Please call 517-769-6537 to register. Intended for ages 10+.

Fall Fest Pumpkin Fun

Join us at the Fall Fest & Chili Classic along Michigan Ave in downtown Jackson for some pumpkin fun. We’ll be demonstrating how to make a “Puking Pumpkin” at 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, 1:30 PM, 2:30 PM and 3:30 PM, while supplies last.

Zombie Survival

The Zombie Apocalypse has happened! Get prepared for a disaster in a Choose Your Own Adventure game. At the end of the game each participant will end up with a bag and some supplies to start their own Emergency/Disaster Go Bag.

Space is limited and registration is required. This program is intended for teens and tweens.

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 marketing@myjdl.com 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.