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2018 Young Poets Contest Winners

Over 700 students in grades K-12, and homeschoolers throughout Jackson County, submitted original poetry during Jackson District Library’s Young Poets Contest. All of the young poets put a lot of enthusiasm, creativity, and thought into the poems they submitted. We commended them. Join us on Tuesday, April 17 at Parkside Middle School at 6:00 pm,…

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In Enlightenment Now, a Harvard Professor Calls on Raw Data to Argue Positive Worldview

Newspapers have never been go-to sources of comfort for Americans, especially while utilizing the mantra “if it bleeds, it leads.” But Harvard professor and cognitive scientist Steven Pinker has a counter-argument for those negative headlines—and any person who argues that society is headed toward a complete collapse. Pinker’s latest book—Enlightenment Now: The Case for Science,…

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Summer 2018 Newsletter

Rock With Us JDL’s Summer Reading Program, which runs from June 1 through July 28, encourages children, teens, and their families to keep reading throughout the summer. Studies have shown reading throughout the summer is crucial to maintaining reading skills for the next school year, and stopping the “summer slide.” Beanstack Participants may join the…

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    Explore Michigan Challenge

    June 1 - August 31
    Mon 18

    365 x 365 Reading Program

    June 1, 2018 @ 8:00 am - June 1, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
    Mon 18


    June 18 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 pm
    Mon 18

    Digital Bookmobile at Meijer

    June 18 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Mon 18

    Paul McCormack & his Amazing Animals

    June 18 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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