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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 26

Quilt Camp

May 26 2018 -
10:30am to 12:00pm
Maxville Branch Library

Learn how to quilt with our Block of the Month and the tips, tricks and good advice from our quilters. Show and Tell and great fun! JPL50 50+

May 26

A Legacy of Honor and Valor Exhibit Opening featuring Hari Jones

May 26 2018 -
11:00am to 1:00pm
Main Library

The Buffalo Soldiers Historical Society 2018 Legacy of Honor & Valor exhibit opening featuring historian, curator, author and lecturer Harold "Hari" Jones as the keynote speaker. Jones is one of the foremost experts on African Americans in the Civil War. The annual exhibit includes the contributions of African Americans in all branches of the military with new additions each year. This program is free and open to the public. Reservations are not required. Summer1 JPL50 Culturalfusion1 History1

May 26

Heartfulness Relaxation and Meditation Workshop

May 26 2018 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm
South Mandarin Branch Library

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

May 31

Crafting Fun for JPL 50+

May 31 2018 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
West Branch Library

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

May 31

Mobile Apps for Adults 50+: Email, Calendar, and Photos

May 31 2018 -
10:30am to 12:00pm
Mandarin Branch Library

This class will help you become more comfortable using the email, calendar, and photos apps that are built in on your Android or Apple device. We will focus on basic navigation symbols, add entries to the calendar with reminders, and learn the basics of taking photos with your phone or tablet. It is recommended that you bring your own device (registered & fully charged) to get the best benefit from this class; however, it is not required. JPL50

Jun 1

Mobile Apps for Adults 50+: Email, Calendar, and Photos

Jun 1 2018 -
10:30am to 12:00pm
South Mandarin Branch Library

This class will help you become more comfortable using the email, calendar, and photos apps that are built in on your Android or Apple device. We will focus on basic navigation symbols, add entries to the calendar with reminders, and learn the basics of taking photos with your phone or tablet. It is recommended that you bring your own device (registered & fully charged) to get the best benefit from this class; however, it is not required. JPL50

Jun 1

Chair Yoga

Jun 1 2018 -
2:30pm to 3:30pm
Beaches Branch Library

Join us for an 8 week session of Chair Yoga. Series dates are: May 11,18,25 and June 1,8,15,22 and 29. Come to all sessions or as many as you'd like! JPL50

Jun 2

Genetic Genealogy

Jun 2 2018 -
10:00am to 12:30pm
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 2

Drop In! Tech Help for Adults 50+

Jun 2 2018 -
10:30am to 12:30pm
Mandarin Branch Library

Would you like to feel more confident using your smartphone, tablet, or laptop independently? Do you have questions about downloading/using apps? Are you interested in learning how to borrow materials from the library and download them to your device? Drop in between the hours of 10:30-12:30 pm, the first Saturday of the month, here at the Mandarin Branch Library to get FREE assistance without an appointment. JPL50

Jun 2

An afternoon of Jazz and Multicolored Memories presented by Dr. Kitty Oliver

Jun 2 2018 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm
Main Library

Join us as we kick off “Libraries Rock!” our summer reading initiative, with a professionally-performed cabaret performance of inspirational jazz vocals and literary stories from Dr. Kitty Oliver. This program has family-friendly appeal to audiences across races, ethnicities, cultures and generations using music and storytelling to relate history to the present and bringing together people across cultures for an inspirational, entertaining event. Free and open to the public. JPL50 Summer1

Jun 6

Introduction to Keyboarding for JPL50+

Jun 6 2018 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
West Branch Library

This class is intended to give a basic overview of the keyboard and some of the most commonly used keys. You will also spend time on some exercises which will allow you to practice. (Keyboarding1) JPL50

Jun 7

Crafting Fun for JPL 50+

Jun 7 2018 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
West Branch Library

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

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