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Jax Reads

Join us for a community-wide read of The Namesake by Pulitzer-winning author Jhumpa Lahiri. We’ll explore the themes of:

  • immigration
  • maintaining cultural identity and
  • the importance of names

Check public spaces for a copy of the book, where we ask you to Read. Post. Repeat.

There will be book discussions, stories of immigration (from Germany, Haiti, India, and Ireland), movie screenings, discussions about names, Indian dance performances , and more!

The finale features award-winning filmmaker Mira Nair (The Namesake, Queen of Katwe, Monsoon Wedding and others).

NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

All programs are free and open to the public.   Printable program guide.

 

 



Heartfulness Relaxation and Meditation Workshop

Come to the library and learn to relax, integrate your inner and outer lives, and enter a state of peacefulness. Indrani Sindhuvalli, Ph.D. and Amit Beniwal, will lead us in this Heartfulness Meditation workshop. Free and open to the public. Read1 JPL50

Saturday, August 26, 2017 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm

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Heartfulness Relaxation and Meditation Workshop

Come to the library and learn to relax, integrate your inner and outer lives, and enter a state of peacefulness. Indrani Sindhuvalli, Ph.D. and Amit Beniwal, will lead us in this Heartfulness Meditation workshop. Free and open to the public. Read1 JPL50

Saturday, September 9, 2017 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm

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Heartfulness Relaxation and Meditation Workshop

Come to the library and learn to relax, integrate your inner and outer lives, and enter a state of peacefulness. Indrani Sindhuvalli, Ph.D. and Amit Beniwal, will lead us in this Heartfulness Meditation workshop. Free and open to the public. Read1 JPL50

Saturday, September 23, 2017 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm

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Banned Books Jeopardy

Join us and play Banned Books Jeopardy and then discuss why books would be banned? What’s your opinion about this subject?
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Wednesday, September 27, 2017 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm

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Maxville Book Club

Maxville book club monthly meeting. The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien will be discussed. JPL50 READ1 BANNEDBOOKS1

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:45pm

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Teen Art Club: Collaborative Comics

Do you create comics? Do you want to? Challenge yourself by working together with other comic creators to make collaborative comics. Unleash Your Story in this Teen Read Week program designed by you! For teens ages 12-18. TeenRead1

Monday, October 9, 2017 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm

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Teen Art Club: Collaborative Comics

Do you create comics? Do you want to? Challenge yourself by working together with other comic creators to make collaborative comics. Unleash Your Story in this Teen Read Week program designed by you! For teens ages 12-18. TeenRead1

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm

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Teen Read Week: Open Mic

Unleash your story through this open mic program. Share a story, a poem, or words of wisdom. Program is for those age 12-18. TeenRead1

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm

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Teen Read Week: Collaborative Comics

Do you create comics? Do you want to? Challenge yourself by working together with other comic creators to make collaborative comics. Unleash Your Story in this Teen Read Week program designed by you! For teens ages 12-18. TeenRead1

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm

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Teen Art Club: Collaborative Comics

Do you create comics? Do you want to? Challenge yourself by working together with other comic creators to make collaborative comics. Unleash Your Story in this Teen Read Week program designed by you! For teens ages 12-18. TeenRead1

Thursday, October 12, 2017 -
2:30pm to 3:30pm

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Graphic Squad

Join us monthly for Graphic Squad! We will discuss beloved characters and books, both new and old, while we learn about relevant literary and current event topics. We will also celebrate Teen Read Week by creating our superhero stories. Take part in trivia, games, crafts, and snacks! Bookclub1 TeenRead1

Thursday, October 12, 2017 -
4:30pm to 5:30pm

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Heartfulness Relaxation and Meditation Workshop

Come to the library and learn to relax, integrate your inner and outer lives, and enter a state of peacefulness. Indrani Sindhuvalli, Ph.D. and Amit Beniwal, will lead us in this Heartfulness Meditation workshop. Free and open to the public. Read1 JPL50

Saturday, October 14, 2017 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm

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Teen Read Week: Book Tasting

For amateur bibliophiles to the most well-read connoisseurs. Expand your literary palate at our Teen Read Week Book Tasting and find new titles to satisfy those bookish cravings. For teens ages 12-18 Other1 TeenRead1

Saturday, October 14, 2017 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm

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Heartfulness Relaxation and Meditation Workshop

Come to the library and learn to relax, integrate your inner and outer lives, and enter a state of peacefulness. Indrani Sindhuvalli, Ph.D. and Amit Beniwal, will lead us in this Heartfulness Meditation workshop. Free and open to the public. Read1 JPL50

Saturday, October 28, 2017 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm

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Heartfulness Relaxation and Meditation Workshop

Come to the library and learn to relax, integrate your inner and outer lives, and enter a state of peacefulness. Indrani Sindhuvalli, Ph.D. and Amit Beniwal, will lead us in this Heartfulness Meditation workshop. Free and open to the public. Read1 JPL50

Saturday, November 4, 2017 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm

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Heartfulness Relaxation and Meditation Workshop

Come to the library and learn to relax, integrate your inner and outer lives, and enter a state of peacefulness. Indrani Sindhuvalli, Ph.D. and Amit Beniwal, will lead us in this Heartfulness Meditation workshop. Free and open to the public. Read1 JPL50

Saturday, November 18, 2017 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm

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