Adult Programs

The Jackson County Library System is starting something new! There will be two monthly programs for adults at each of the three libraries.

On the first Wednesday of the month, each library will host a variety of activities including fascinating speakers and crafts. The events will be in the Jackson Library at 12 PM, the Lakefield Library at 2 PM, and the Heron Lake Library at 5:30 PM.

Monthly Movie Days have also been added as our second monthly adult programs. Each month the libraries will show an afternoon movie for adults on the big screens in their meeting rooms. In Jackson and Lakefield, the movie will be on the third Friday of the month at 1 PM and in Heron Lake it will be on the fourth Friday of the month at 1 PM. To find out what movie is showing, check out our event calendar or call your library for more information.

Program Descriptions

April 6: Seed Starting

Join us at the Jackson County Library System on April 6th as we sow seeds for spring! We will learn about starting plants from seed and the care that follows after. A public health representative will be at the Jackson program to share information about the availability of community gardens.

This program will be held on Wednesday, April 6 at the Jackson Library at 12 PM, the Lakefield Library at 2 PM and the Heron Lake Library at 5:30 PM.

This is an adult program that is free to the public.

March 2: Nature Photography with Phil Kirk

Join us at the Jackson County Library System on March 2nd as we welcome local wildlife and nature photographer, Phil Kirk. Phil has been a keen photographer since the 1990's. He started out photographing motorsports events for magazines in the U.K. Phil has also spent time as a staff writer for science and history publications. Since moving state side, he's taken more to photographing the flora and fauna of Minnesota just for the fun of it. Phil concentrates more on local areas, including Kilen Woods, where he wanders the lakes and lands in search of capturing the perfect images of eagles, hawks and if he's lucky, a bobcat.

Come learn how Phil works his camera magic, and hear about his close encounters with wildlife!

This program will be held on March 2nd at the Jackson Library at 12 PM, the Lakefield Library at 2 PM and the Heron Lake Library at 5:30 PM.

This is an adult program that is free to the public.

February 2: Bingo!

It's Bingo time! Join us at the libraries for this month's adult program, Bingo! The library will be providing all of the Bingo cards and small prizes for a fun break from the winter cold. These events are completely free! Join us on February 2 in the Jackson Library meeting room at 12 PM, the Lakefield Library meeting room at 2 PM, and the Heron Lake Library meeting room at 5:30 PM.
Adult Craft Program: Winter Gnome

January 5: Winter Gnome

Have fun creating a your own little Gnome using socks! All craft supplies are provided by the library as well as instructions on how to complete the crafts. These events are completely free! Join us on January 5 in the Jackson Library meeting room at 12 PM, the Lakefield Library meeting room at 2 PM, and the Heron Lake Library meeting room at 5:30 PM.
Adult Craft Program: Winter Gnome

December 1: Book Page Tree & Gift Tag

Have fun creating a beautiful tree centerpiece out of old book pages as well as handmade gift tags. All craft supplies are provided by the library as well as instructions on how to complete the crafts. These events are completely free. Join us on December 1 in the Jackson Library meeting room at 12 PM, the Lakefield Library meeting room at 2 PM, and the Heron Lake Library meeting room at 5:30 PM.
CBD Presented by Adam and Julia Weets

November 3: CBD

Learn about the anecdotal benefits of CBD (cannabidiol) products and how Adam & Julia were inspired to produce their own locally grown and hand harvested hemp near Alpha, MN. Join us on November 3 in the Jackson Library meeting room at 12 PM, the Lakefield Library meeting room at 2 PM, and the Heron Lake Library meeting room at 5:30 PM. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Jackson County Libraries.
CBD Presented by Adam and Julia Weets
Doll Manor

October 6: Doll Manor

Go back in time when dolls were a part of many families homes. The Doll Master will tell the history of the dolls…some of the stories are creepy…some are sad stories…some are happy stories…but all the stories are true. Join us on October 6 in the Jackson Library meeting room at 12 PM, the Lakefield Library meeting room at 2 PM, and the Heron Lake Library meeting room at 5:30 PM. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Jackson County Libraries.

Doll Manor

Spring 2021 Program Videos

The Jackson County Library System is collaborated with the University of Minnesota Extension Center for Family Development to bring these virtual programs right to you! You can view them here on the website, on all three library Facebook pages, or you can check out a DVD of the presentations at each library.

Scroll through to find the presentation you want to watch or just watch them all!

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Thank you!

We say "Thank You" to the University of Minnesota Extension Center for Family Development staff for collaborating with us to bring these virtual programs to all of you.