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.

VCL Festival

JDL is joining the fun at the 3rd Annual VCL Festival! Stop by to visit the bookmobile and enjoy music by Railcar Graffiti, sponsored by JDL.

This community event is hosted by the Vandercook Lake Lions Club and includes the LD & Pat’s Cruise-In, an inflatable playground, craft activities and more.


World Music Day Celebration

The Jackson District Library and the Jackson Symphony Orchestra are virtually celebrating World Music Day (Fete de la Musique) on June 21 at 6 PM.

An evening performance by Ara Topouzian Trio will bring the rhythmic sounds and stories of the Middle East to Jackson! Topouzian is a nationally recognized Armenian American, who mesmerizes audiences with the unique sound of the kanun, a 76-stringed Middle Eastern laptop harp.

You can watch this event live on Zoom or JDL’s Facebook page. To join on Zoom, click here. A recording will be also available afterwards until July 5 on JDL’s Facebook page.

This project is funded in part by Michigan Humanities, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Holiday Open House at Carnegie

Celebrate the start of the Holiday Season at the Carnegie Branch!
Visit with “Santa” and receive a FREE book starting at 5 p.m. Enjoy special crafts and activities for the kids! Listen to LIVE Holiday music! Visit the “Friends of the Library” Book & Bake Sale! Enjoy a hot dog and hot cocoa on the front lawn while watching the Jackson Holiday Parade (starts at 6 p.m.).
Live Performances from:
– The Jackson Brass Quintet
– The Potters Sisters
All proceeds from the sales benefit the Youth Services Department of the Jackson District Library!