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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.



Get Healthy @ JPL: a Journey to One initiative

In this introductory class about the free online health resources at the library, you will learn how to navigate through the Health and Wellness Resource Center database and Medline Plus, a web site of the National Library of Medicine. You will find information on topics like alternative medicines, nutrition, disease, public health, herbal remedies, etc. Topics1 JPL50

Saturday, September 23, 2017 -
10:30am to 12:00pm

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Danzas PeruJax A Peruvian Dance Group

Come celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at Regency Square Library.
Danzas PeruJax will be dancing the afternoon away with lively music, colorful dances and folktales from Peru.
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Saturday, September 23, 2017 -
12:00pm 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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Science Saturday: Paranormal Investigations with PFC Paranormal

Interested in what goes bump in the night? Join PFC Paranormal for a presentation on evidence of the paranormal, plus demonstrations of essential investigation equipment. Q&A will follow directly after the presentation. JPL50 Culturalfusion1

Saturday, September 23, 2017 -
4:00pm to 6:00pm

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Who Banned The Flamingo, And Was There An Uprising?

Banned Books Week kicks off with author Larry Baker, whose first novel, The Flamingo Rising, was challenged at an Illinois high school in 2010. Baker not only explains everything, but he will also do a public reading of the specific chapter that led to the book being condemned. The visit coincides with the national release of his latest novel, From a Distance! (Bannedbooks1) (JPL50) (Authors1)

Sunday, September 24, 2017 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm

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Get Financially Fit: Gift of Good Sense

We have some ideas for planning the financial aspects of the holidays to avoid the holiday hang-over. We will cover setting an amount to spend, payment options, and financial planning for gifts, events, and decorations. Free and open to the public. Financiallyfit1 JPL50

Monday, September 25, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

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Paranormal Investigations with PFC Paranormal

Interested in what goes bump in the night? Join PFC Paranormal for a presentation on evidence of the paranormal, plus demonstrations of essential investigation equipment. Q&A will follow directly after the presentation. JPL50 Culturalfusion1

Monday, September 25, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

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Technology Demonstration for Seniors

Want to communicate with your grandchildren, but are unsure how?
Come learn about Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Skype, and Facetime in this 2-part series. Seating is limited. JPL50

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm

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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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Author Talk: Michael Brady

Join local author Michael Brady for a discussion of his latest book. Into The Shadows, Black River is the story of Michael Brennan, a career CIA non-official cover (NOC) intelligence officer, and his quest to identify and disrupt a plot crafted by the Islamic State terror group. After Michael travels to Israel and meets with Israeli intelligence, he partners with Elif Turan, a Mossad agent working in Turkey as a “false flag” along the Syrian border.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm

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Paranormal Investigations with PFC Paranormal

Interested in what goes bump in the night? Join PFC Paranormal for a presentation on evidence of the paranormal, plus demonstrations of essential investigation equipment. Q&A will follow directly after the presentation. JPL50 Culturalfusion1

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm

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Publix Cooking Demonstration

Join us as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage month with a cooking demonstration and tasting presented by the Publix Aprons Cooking School staff. Hispanic1, JPL50

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm

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