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Jackson County Library Services will hold several events in recognition of Banned Books Week, September 14-18, including a panel discussion on September 22 with JCLS staff. See listings. 123RF image

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recurring events

Seniors Activities in Ashland

A variety of virtual and in-person activities and services for adults 50 and older are available Monday through Friday through the Ashland Senior Centre, 1699 Homes Ave. See ashlandseniorservices.org or call 541-488-5342 for complete listings.

Original Botanical Garden Tour

Take a virtual tour through 11 gardens to discover the trees, shrubs, perennials and wildflowers that belong to our region at jacksoncountymga.org/native-plants-garden-tour. This includes an ecological restoration garden, a small permaculture farm, a small urban garden, and more. Submission is free; Donations will be accepted for the Jackson County Master Gardeners Association. For more information, call 541-227-1358.

Historical virtual tour of Jacksonville

Historic Jacksonville, Inc. A variety of virtual ways to explore the historic city of Jacksonville. Watch two videos online – a 30 minute “Walking Through History” virtual tour that takes you to 23 different sites, and a 45 minute video tour “Jacksonville Historic Homes” visiting 27 different historic homes including the 1855 Matthew Kennedy log house, 1873 Beckman House, the 1892 House of Jeremiah Noonan. Read through two text-based virtual tours “Beekman Bank Nuggets” and “Mrs. Beekman invites you to call” or the Walk through History blog to learn more about specific historic sites in Jacksonville. You can also read the stories of beer, wine, whiskey, saloons, and “entrepreneurs” in the online series Thirst Thursday. For more information or for access, see historyjacksonville.org.

September events

Discuss banned books

In appreciation of Banned Books Week, September 18-24, JCLS staff will be holding a panel discussion on Banned Books from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, September 22, via Zoom. Topics will include how the library responds to book challenges, what they hear from the broader library community about the current wave of book challenges nationwide, and how libraries can help promote reading freedom. Committee members will include staff from JCLS management and administration. Facilitated by Kristen Anderson, Bear Creek District Manager. For more details or to register, see jcls.org and click Programs & Events then JCLS Calendar or call 541-774-8679. Meeting details will be emailed to you upon registration.

gardening show

Master Gardener Lynn Kunstman will present “Seven Steps to an Native Botanic Garden” from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 24, via Zoom. Learn how choosing native plants helps preserve and protect life on Earth. Kunstman will outline seven steps (based on the work of Doug Tallamy) that you can take to create healthy, productive gardens, and help save disappeared pollinators and birds. For more details or to register, see jcls.org and click Programs & Events then JCLS Calendar or call 541-774-8679. Meeting details will be emailed to you upon registration.

The author talks with Hernan Diaz

Pulitzer Prize Winner and PEN/Faulkner Prize Winner Hernan Diaz will discuss his new book “Confidence” and his novel “Into the Distance,” at 1 p.m. Tuesday, September 27, via Zoom. For more details or to register, see jcls.org and click Programs & Events then JCLS Calendar or call 541-774-8679. Meeting details will be emailed to you upon registration.

Teen Trivia

Teens 13 and older can join a fast-paced live game of general knowledge using Zoom and the Kahoot platform at 4:30 p.m. on the last Tuesday of every month (September 27). Sign in to a Zoom meeting to view questions and respond on the Kahoot app or website. You don’t need an account to play, just the app and the game PIN, which we will provide during the Zoom meeting. This test will contain 70 questions on a variety of topics. For more details or to register, see jcls.org and click Programs & Events then JCLS Calendar or call 541-774-8679. Meeting details will be emailed to you upon registration.

October events

Medford Library Book Chat

Adults aged 18 and over can discuss selected books with others in this reading group at 5:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month via Zoom. On October 11, the book to be discussed will be “The Road to Character” by David Brooks. Registration is required. For more details and to register, see jcls.org and click Programs & Events then JCLS Calendar or call 541-774-8679. Meeting details will be emailed to you upon registration.

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