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|2017 Most Challenged Books||
Be a Rebel Reader! Celebrate Banned Books Weeks 2018 (Sept. 23-29) by reading one of these top 10 "Most Challenged Books" of 2017.
|A Celebration of Southern Poetry||
Celebrate the poets of the American South.
|Adult Summer Reading Bingo||
Macon County Public Library's Adult Summer Reading Bingo encourages readers to try out different genres and areas of the collection (such as graphic novels, short stories, non-fiction) and increase awareness of categories of books such as banned/challenged books, award winners, and children's books. We are collecting completed Bingo cards and will draw from those cards for the Grand Prize near the near of summer. The last day to turn in cards in July 19th and the Grand Prize will be announced on July 25th. Stop by to sign-up and pick up your Bingo Card and collect your sign-up prize!
Adult Summer Reading Bingo 2019:
For each line completed on the Bingo Card, the patron gets a prize for up to five prizes. The patron may enter their first bingo card to be entered into the grand prize. The grand prize will be randomly selected from the completed bingo cards. Patrons may enter more cards if they’d like, but only for additional prizes and not multiple entries for the grand prize.
Adult Summer Reading Bingo starts June 3rd, completed bingo cards must be turned in by July 19th. The Grand Prize will be given out on July 25th.
|Alzheimer's & Dementia||
Books, Resources & Information on Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia
Welcome to the 2019 adult summer reading program, Great Jackson County Read: Armchair Traveler. This year we will be taking flight from the comfort of our homes by reading books that take place in far-away places or are written by authors from different cultures - check out some of the suggested reading below! Keep track of the pages that you read and the places that you "visit" to receive raffle tickets to enter into drawings for prizes of your choice.
The adult summer reading program will begin on June 3rd and last until September 3rd. Stop by the Jackson County Library to sign up and pick up your Armchair Traveler passport. You can also register online but you will still have to come by the reference desk to get your passport. Please remember to join our Great Jackson County Read facebook group as well to keep connecting with what your neighbors are reading.
|Asian Pacific American Heritage||
May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month! Celebrate and pay tribute to the generations of Asian and Pacific Islanders who have enriched America’s history and are instrumental in its future success.
Resources to learn more about autism and better understand the experiences of people with autism.
BYOBoss - Be Your Own Boss! Get started with these resources to inspire & help you become an entrepreneur.
Resources for kids to learn about technology and the internet.
Resources to learn about internet & information technology.
|Cooking for Health||
"Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." - Hippocrates
Diet can play a big role in treating many chronic health conditions. Check out recipes to help combat allergies, auto-immune conditions, diabetes, high blood pressure, and more.
|Crafts are STEM||
Discover the science, technology, engineering, math - and magic - of crafting! Crafting engages your body and your mind to build spatial skills, creativity, and more.
|Cristen's all-time favorites||
"I have thoroughly enjoyed working at the Macon County Public Library over the past 5+ years. I'll be leaving with a heavy heart on May 15th, my last day. My family and I are off to new adventures in Pittsburgh, PA. I will greatly miss my incredible co-workers and the awesome parents, kids and volunteers I got to work with at the library. One of my favorite parts of this job is recommending good books. Here is a list of my favorite children and teen books. I hope you enjoy these books as much as I have!"
- Cristen, Children's Librarian
#CureStigma - a collection of resources to raise awareness for mental health. Find out more about the stigma of mental health with NAMI at curestigma.org.
Romance with a Dangerous Twist. Check out these Bad Boys of Sci-Fi, Paranormal Passions, and more.
|Don't fall asleep||
A selection of Horror for your Halloween enjoyment.
November is Family Literacy Month! Check out some of these books for the whole family to read.
|Freedom from Slavery||
Stories of escaping from salvery and efforts to end racism.
"Regular physical activity is good for everyone’s health, and people of all ages and body types can be physically active. National Physical Fitness and Sports Month is a great time to spread the word about the benefits of getting active."
|More about Mental Health||
Mental Health is something everyone should care about - learn more with these resources during Mental Health Month 2019.
|Read Now-Read Forever||
2019 marks the 100th anniversary of Children's Book Week. This year's theme — Read Now ∙ Read Forever – looks to the past, present, and most important, the future of children's books. Celebrate Children's Book Week this Spring, April 29 – May 5
|Small Business for Peanuts||
Even the smallest entrepreneurs can get started on their small business with these resources.