Carnegie: Jackson Sierra Club and JDL present "An Evening with Loreen Niewenhuis"

11/14/2011 6:30 pm

An Evening with Loreen Niewenhuis

Niewenhuis chronicles her 64-day hike around Lake Michigan, in search of its wild places and fragile ecosystems.  Books will be available for sale and signing. This program is free and open to the public.  For more information please call Mark at 517-787-2476.

The program is co-sponsored by the Jackson Sierra Club and the Jackson District Library. It will take place on Monday November 14 at 6:30 p.m. in the Sergeant Auditorium at the Jackson District Library, 244 West Michigan Ave, Jackson, MI  49201.

Carnegie: JXN Community Forum: State of Unions

11/17/2011 6:30 pm

"State of Unions" is November JXN Community Forum topic!

The forum will be a panel discussion on some of the trends and challenges facing unions today, including the proposed "right to work" legislation.  Panelists will be: John P. Beck, Director, Labor Education Program at Michigan State University;  Howard F. Gordon, Staff Attorney with SEIU:  Jim Pedersen, UAW National Community Action Program and Pam Schultz, President of the Jackson County Education Association.  The public is invited to share in the discussion.

Action/Comedy DVD review: The A-team (2010)

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    If you haven't seen the remake of A-team, I encourage you to check that one out. This movie takes the old series and does it even better.  All the characters are great--and they make a great team.  There are multiple laugh-out-loud lines and gags along with a mostly good plot.

Mystery review: A trick of the light: a Chief Inspector Gamache novel by Louise Penny

    The seventh book in Louise Penny's Three Pines series was released in August.  I am surprised to discover I haven't reviewed her books before this!  From her very first book, Penny became a favorite author and has remained so with each addition to the series.  The setting is a tiny village of Québec south of Montréal with a disproportionate share of creative geniuses and artful curmudgeons.  And also, as a character in A trick of the light puts it,

Audiobook Review: Nightwoods by Charles Frazier

I just finished the perfect read for these cool autumn nights: Nightwoods by Charles Frazier.  When Luce, a reclusive caretaker of a dilapidated Appalachian lodge inherits her sister’s twins after the murder of their mother, she is totally unprepared for the challenge.  After witnessing their mother’s murder they refuse to speak and have a penchant for violence and starting fires.  Luce, haunted by her own shadows,  must feel her way through a relationship with these two damaged souls, surrounded by a countryside that is both beautiful and menacing.

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