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JPL50+

Jacksonville Public Library is pleased to offer programs with older adults in mind – JPL50+! Stay up-to-date with technology with classes on how to use the latest phones and tablets. Learn about social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and more). Get information on finances and legal issues. Continue learning about health and culture. Check out live music performances and more - just for you!

Learn more about issues affecting older adults from our friends at AARP Jacksonville, Alzheimer’s Association, City of Jacksonville – Senior Services, Community Hospice, ElderSource, and the Florida Department of Elder Affairs.

Report Elder Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation 24/7 at 1-800-96-ABUSE (1-800-962-2873).

All library programs are free and open to the public.



May 28

Inspiring Women to Thrive Financially

May 28 2019 -
6:00pm to 7:30pm
South Mandarin Branch Library

This seminar presented by Bob Horne will provide information on how women can better plan for the financial challenges associated with divorce, death of a spouse, personal retirement, etc... This knowledge will help participants to recognize their personal planning needs. Financiallyfit1, JPL50

May 28

Lawyers in Libraries: Simple Wills and Advance Directives

May 28 2019 -
6:00pm to 7:30pm
West Branch Library

Learn about simple wills and advance directives from a licensed attorney. Pro Bono Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, Three Rivers Legal Services and Jacksonville Public Library have partnered to bring "Lawyers in Libraries” to the community. NOTE: The lawyers in this program have generously volunteered their time; however, they should not be considered as personal lawyers. No attorney-client relationship is being created with this free service. The lawyers are there to provide general guidance and advice only. Free and open to the public. JPL50 lawyers1

May 29

Creating Mandalas

May 29 2019 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm
Pablo Creek Regional Library

This library program will introduce and educate participants about the history and usage on mandalas in ancient and contemporary religions and encourage additional reading about the subject. Also, participants will be able to color their own mandala which is a part of the meditation aspect of mandala creation in multiple eastern religions. asianpacific1 historyculture1 JPL50

May 29

Financially Fit @your library: Your Own Home

May 29 2019 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Webb Wesconnett Regional Library

United Way of Northeast Florida helps you understand the home buying process and the difference between renting versus owning and financially protecting a home. Financiallyfit1 JPL50

May 30

Crafting Fun for JPL 50+

May 30 2019 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
West Branch Library

Bring your favorite craft to work on in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. JPL50

May 31

Chair Yoga

May 31 2019 -
10:30am to 11:45am
Mandarin Branch Library

Learn how to do modified yoga poses in a chair. Everyone is invited to take part in these free sessions of chair yoga, which will be led by a certified yoga teacher. Come to all classes or take as many as you choose, JPL50

Jun 1

Genetic Genealogy

Jun 1 2019 -
10:15am to 12:30pm
Bill Brinton Murray Hill Branch Library

What is DNA? Where should I go for testing DNA? What can be learned from DNA testing? Find out the answer to these questions at our Genetic Genealogy program. This program is free and open to the public. JPL50

Jun 1

Heartfulness Relaxation and Meditation Workshop

Jun 1 2019 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm
South Mandarin Branch Library

Need to unwind? Learn to relax and meditate with us during these one hour sessions with Certified Heartfulness Trainer, Amit Beniwal. Free and open to the public. JPL50, Health1

Jun 1

Beginner Brush Calligraphy & Hand Lettering Workshop

Jun 1 2019 -
2:30pm to 4:00pm
Regency Square Branch Library

Brush pens are a fun and no-fuss way to get started with calligraphy. This workshop is ideal for those wanting to learn the basics of brush/hand lettering. All supplies are provided. Free and open to the public and LIMITED TO THE FIRST 10 CUSTOMERS. jpl50 art1

Jun 1

Scrabble at the Library

Jun 1 2019 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm
South Mandarin Branch Library

Break loose from your electronic games and join us for a great time playing Scrabble at the South Mandarin Library. Adults and teens are all welcome to participate. JPL50

Jun 3

Chair Yoga

Jun 3 2019 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Beaches Branch Library

Join us for an 4 week session of Chair Yoga. Series dates are: Mondays, June 3,10,17 and 24. Come to all sessions or as many as you'd like! JPL50

Jun 3

Learn to Knit

Jun 3 2019 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Mandarin Branch Library

Learn to knit, crochet or loom knit and create something warm for yourself or a loved one! JPL50 Other

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