Jackson District Library Director Ishwar Laxminarayan announced JDL set a record for number of items checked out this year. So far, nearly 1.1 million books, CDs, DVDs, ebooks and other materials have circulated at the 13 branches. New investment is planned for 2014, including the renovation and expansion of the Meijer branch; new computers and equipment; and a new service offering streaming downloads of movies and tv shows. Other guests: Candidate for governor of Michigan Mark Schauer; Jackson Antique Mall owner Tim Bos; Musicians Genna & Jesse (performing at the Jackson Coffee Co. December 27th); Coffee Talk with Robert Ernst, Jackson Coffee Co.; Jack Jordan, CEO, Q-One SmartWatch Wrist Phone. Viewers were offered a 20% discount using the code “JTV” at the company’s website, plus a credit on first month’s service. Details here.