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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.



Sep 19

Introduction to Tai Chi

Sep 19 2018 -
1:00pm to 2:30pm
Murray Hill Branch Library

The Taoist Tai Chi Society® internal arts and methods incorporate stretching and turning into a sequence of 108 movements that reduce tension, improve circulation and balance and increase strength and flexibility. Often referred to as a moving meditation, this introductory class will cover the first 17 moves and explore other health benefits of Taoist Tai Chi. This four week program is free and open to the public. JPL50 Health1

Sep 19

Internet Safety and Security for JPL50+

Sep 19 2018 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
West Branch Library

In this class, you will learn how to: create secure passwords, avoid Internet scams and evaluate website safety. Receive practical advice and learn the skills you need to surf the Web safely. JPL50

Sep 19

Duval County Extension Office Gardening Forum

Sep 19 2018 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Pablo Creek Regional Library

Learn how to add texture, color, and beauty to your yard with some simple winter landscaping tips. Need to protect your plants for the winter? Get advice from an expert on preparing annuals and perennials, shrubs, trees, roses, vegetables, and more. Registration is required. To register, please call Sarah Freeman at 904-255-7450. JPL50

Sep 20

Crafting Fun for JPL 50+

Sep 20 2018 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
West Branch Library

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

Sep 20

Alzheimer's Association presents Dementia Conversations

Sep 20 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

Sep 20

Drop In! Tech Help for Adults 50+

Sep 20 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

Sep 20

Charge It Right

Sep 20 2018 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Regency Square Branch Library

Learn how to make a credit card work for you. We’ll discuss responsible credit card use, and what to do when a card is lost or stolen. Free and open to the public.
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Sep 21

Senior Gametime

Sep 21 2018 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
West Branch Library

Come meet new friends and play some old games or try something new! Pinochle, UNO, dominoes? What's your favorite? You are welcome to try some of our games or bring your own. Join us! JPL50

Sep 22

Heartfulness Relaxation and Meditation Workshop

Sep 22 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

Sep 25

Drop In! Tech Help for Adults 50+

Sep 25 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

Sep 25

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

Sep 25 2018 -
1:30pm to 3:00pm
Olga L. Bradham and Etta L. Brooks 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

Sep 25

Banned?! Book to Screen - Color Purple

Sep 25 2018 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm
Argyle Branch Library

The Color Purple is one of many banned or challenged books to be made into a movie. Celebrate Banned Books Weeks by watching The Color Purple and see if you can decide why it has been challenged. Light snacks will be available. #JPL50+ #BANNED1 #BANNEDBOOKS1

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