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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.



Jan 19

Scrabble at the Library

Jan 19 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

Jan 22

Get Financially Fit @your library: Money Smart For Older Adults

Jan 22 2019 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
West Branch Library

United Way of Northeast Florida 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. Financiallyfit1 JPL50

Jan 23

Internet Basics for Adults 50+

Jan 23 2019 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
West Branch Library

This class explains the concepts of the internet, URLs, browsers and the World Wide Web. Get tips on safe and secure internet usage. Adults 50+ will find these classes have helpful instructors and an appropriate pace for the novice learner. JPL50

Jan 23

Dissolution of Marriage

Jan 23 2019 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm
Pablo Creek Regional Library

We'll have a conversation with a local lawyer on the dissolution of marriage. Free and open to the public. Lawyers1 JPL50

Jan 24

Crafting Fun for JPL 50+

Jan 24 2019 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
West Branch Library

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

Jan 24

Chair Yoga

Jan 24 2019 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
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'd like. JPL50

Jan 24

Vision Boards

Jan 24 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Olga L. Bradham and Etta L. Brooks Branch Library

Kick off the New Year with a Vision Board that will help you visualize your plans for 2019! All materials will be provided and you are welcome to bring your own. Beginners and experts are welcome to join our lively and informative discussions where we will share the things we are envisioning and strategies and skills necessary to achieve goals and make dreams a reality.

JPL50

Jan 25

Chair Yoga

Jan 25 2019 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Beaches Branch Library

Join us for an 4 week session of Chair Yoga. Series dates are: January 4,11,18 and 25. Come to all sessions or as many as you'd like! JPL50

Jan 26

Quilt Camp

Jan 26 2019 -
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+

Jan 26

Heartfulness Relaxation and Meditation Workshop

Jan 26 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 Hearfulness Trainer, Amit Beniwal. Free and open to the public. JPL50.

Jan 26

Ancient Florida: From Mega-Fauna to the First Snow Birds

Jan 26 2019 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm
Regency Square Branch Library

Columbus never set foot in Florida, but the Conquistadors did, walking in the 10,000 year old footprints of the first Americans who lived along side the Giant Ground Sloth and the Saber Tooth Tiger. Who were the the original snow-birds? How did they live? Where are they now? JPL50+

Jan 28

Learn to Knit

Jan 28 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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