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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.



Jul 18

History Presentation: 1942 Nazi U-boat Attack

Jul 18 2018 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm
Willowbranch Branch Library

Join local historian Scott Grant for a multimedia presentation on the 1942 Nazi U-boat attack off Jacksonville Beach and St. Augustine. Grant is a graduate of Cornell University and the Rutgers School of Law. Free and open to the public. JPL50

Jul 18

Author Talk: Terri Talley Venters and Leslie S. Talley

Jul 18 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
University Park Branch Library

This summer, dig your toes in the sand with a good book. Local authors Terri Talley Venters and Leslie S. Talley will read from their books and discuss their writing processes. Q&A immediately following presentation. Free and open to the public. Authortalk1JPL50.

Jul 19

Crafting Fun for JPL 50+

Jul 19 2018 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
West Branch Library

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

Jul 19

iPhones and iPads for Adults 50+

Jul 19 2018 -
10:30am to 12:00pm
Mandarin Branch Library

Do you have an iPad? Would you like to obtain information on how to use it? If you already know how to use your device, but have specific questions about it, this class can also be of help to you. JPL50

Jul 19

Alzheimer's Association presents Dementia Conversations

Jul 19 2018 -
11:00am to 12:00pm
University Park Branch Library

These ongoing workshops will offer tips on how to have honest and caring conversations with family members about: going to the doctor, deciding when to stop driving, making legal and financial plans, and much more! #jpl50

Jul 19

Drop In! Tech Help for Adults 50+

Jul 19 2018 -
3:30pm to 5:00pm
Webb Wesconnett Regional 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 3:30-5 pm, Every Thursday, here at the Webb Wesconnett Branch Library to get FREE assistance without an appointment. JPL50

Jul 20

Chair Yoga

Jul 20 2018 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Beaches 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'd like. JPL50

Jul 21

Coupon Clippers Monthly Gathering

Jul 21 2018 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Regency Square Branch Library

Come join us and learn how to coupon! Learn how much money you could be saving! Swap coupons and share strategies for using coupons both paper and digital. Beginners and experts are welcome to join our lively and informative discussions.
The Coupon Club meets the third Saturday of each month.

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Jul 21

Drop In! Tech Help for Adults 50+

Jul 21 2018 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
South 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 2-4 pm, the Third Saturday of the month, here at the South Mandarin Branch Library to get FREE assistance without an appointment. JPL50

Jul 24

Drop In! Tech Help for Adults 50+

Jul 24 2018 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Olga L. Bradham and Etta L. Brooks 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

Jul 24

Get Financially Fit: Money Smart for Older Adults

Jul 24 2018 -
6:00pm to 7:30pm
Highlands Regional Library

This presentation provides awareness among older adults and their caregivers on how to prevent elder financial exploitation and to encourage advance planning and informed financial decision-making. Free and open to the public. Presented in partnership with Jacksonville Public Library and United Way of Northeast Florida/RealSense. JPL50 Financiallyfit1

Jul 26

Crafting Fun for JPL 50+

Jul 26 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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