Upcoming Events

Title: LJB Touch-A-Truck & Summer Reading Kick-Off Party
Date: Saturday, June 1, 2024
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Presenter: Cassie Walters-Shantal
Library: Larry R. Jackson Branch Library
Audiences: Teen, Tween, Youth
Categories: Arts & Crafts, Larry R. Jackson Branch Library, Special Event, Summer Programming
Description:

Begin your summer adventure at the library! Join us on Saturday June 1st from 2-4 pm at the Larry R. Jackson Branch Library for a Summer Reading Kick-Off Party and Touch-A-Truck. Enjoy crafts, games, and snacks, and pick up your summer reading log. 

See unique vehicles including the following:

  • police car with Lakeland Police Department
  • Construction equipment with the City of Lakeland's Public Works Department
  • A Citrus Connection bus
  • Water production equipment with the City of Lakeland's Water Utilities Department

The Summer Reading Kick-Off Party is open to all ages, no registration required. 

*Due to limited space and the nature of the events, summer camps, daycares, and groups cannot be accommodated.

Questions? Contact Cassie Walters-Shantal (863) 834-4294 or email cassandra.walters-shantal@lakelandgov.net

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Title: Movie Monday
Date: Monday, June 3, 2024
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Presenter: Cassie Walters-Shantal
Location: Branch Library Meeting Room
Library: Larry R. Jackson Branch Library
Audiences: Adult, All Audiences, Teen, Tween, Youth
Categories: Larry R. Jackson Branch Library, Music, Movies, and Live Performances, Summer Programming
Description:

Enjoy a family movie at the library every Monday all summer long! Get ready for web-slinging action and join us for Spider-Man: Across the Spiderverse (2023) from 2-4 pm. Popcorn and candy will be provided. 

 

Official Movie Synopsis

Miles Morales catapults across the Multiverse, where he encounters a team of Spider-People charged with protecting its very existence. When the heroes clash on how to handle a new threat, Miles must redefine what it means to be a hero. Spider-Man: Across the Spiderverse (2023) is rated PG. © 2023 Columbia Pictures Industries Inc.

 

Questions? Contact Cassie Walters-Shantal (863) 834-4294 or email cassandra.walters-shantal@lakelandgov.net

Title: LEGO Club
Date: Tuesday, June 4, 2024
Time: 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Presenter: Cassie Walters-Shantal
Location: Branch Library Meeting Room
Library: Larry R. Jackson Branch Library
Audiences: Teen, Tween, Youth
Categories: Arts & Crafts, Clubs, Larry R. Jackson Branch Library
Description:

Calling all young builders, makers, architects, and engineers! The Larry R. Jackson Branch Library invites you to our LEGO club.

Beginners and experts ages 5-17 and their grown-ups are welcome to come work on their own LEGO creations or take our themed challenge from 5-6:30 pm. No registration required.

Playing with LEGO bricks promotes hand/eye coordination, enhances fine motor skills, develops problem solving skills, increases attention/concentration span, and unleashes creativity.

The library will provide the LEGO bricks, while the kids and teens provide the imagination! LEGO bricks will be sanitized after each use. All materials must stay in the library, so bring a camera to capture your creation. 

If you have any gently used LEGO bricks, parts, and/or minifigures to spare, please consider donating them to our LEGO Club at the Larry R. Jackson Branch Library.

Questions? Contact Cassie Walters-Shantal (863) 834-4294 or email cassandra.walters-shantal@lakelandgov.net

Title: Knit One, Crochet Too!
Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2024
Time: 5:00pm - 6:55pm
Library: Larry R. Jackson Branch Library
Audiences: Adult
Categories: Arts & Crafts, Clubs, Larry R. Jackson Branch Library
Description:

Our knitting/crochet club meets on Wednesday evenings at the Larry R. Jackson Branch Library.

Bring your current yarn project in and chat with other yarn fanatics.
Some knowledge of either knitting or crocheting is recommended.

No registration is required.

Title: Storytime at the Jackson Branch Library
Date: Thursday, June 6, 2024
Time: 10:00am - 10:30am
Presenter: Cassie Walters-Shantal
Location: Branch Library Meeting Room
Library: Larry R. Jackson Branch Library
Audiences: Youth
Categories: Clubs, Larry R. Jackson Branch Library, Storytimes
Description:

Join us for a lively interactive storytime featuring books, songs, rhymes, crafts and more!

Storytime promotes the development of preliteracy, verbal and listening skills, and socio-emotional skills, and is recommended for children ages 2-5 and their grown-ups.

 

Questions? Contact Cassie Walters-Shantal (863) 834-4294 or email cassandra.walters-shantal@lakelandgov.net