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Cultural Fusion

Join the Jacksonville Public Library and our many partners for Cultural Fusion programming. Cultural Fusion’s current theme LIFT EVERY VOICE amplifies, through collaboration, the stories of our community’s unique cultures, causes, and people. The Jacksonville Public Library is a proud sustaining member of Cultural Fusion.

Printable flier with exhibit information and programs for Anne Frank: Voices of Hope, a traveling exhibit at the Museum of Science and History

All library programs are free and open to the public.

 

 


Buffalo Soldiers Historical Society Presentation

Come out and learn the history of the Buffalo Soldiers as well as the roles of African Americans who served during every U.S. conflict. Brough to us by the Buffalo Soldiers Historical Society. See the annual exhibit at the Main Library (Fourth Floor Atrium) from June 4 – July 8. Join us for the opening program featuring historian Harold “Hari” Jones at 3 p.m. at the Main Library. This program is free and open to the public. Culturalfusion1 JPL 50 Summer1

Thursday, June 1, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm

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The Solar System

Join NASA Solar System Ambassador Bharath Muthyala for an engaging look at our solar system and beyond. Parts of this program will occur outdoors. Eclipse goggles available for program attendees. Free and open to the public. No registration required. Summer1 JPL50 Culturalfusion1

Saturday, June 3, 2017 -
4:30pm to 6:00pm

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A Legacy of Honor & Valor Exhibit Opening featuring Harold "Hari" Jones

The 2017 Legacy of Honor & Valor exhibit presented by the Buffalo Soldiers Historical Society highlights the contributions of African Americans to the Navy and the Tuskegee Air Women. Historian, curator, author and lecturer Harold “Hari” Jones will serve as the keynote speaker for the opening event. Jones is one of the foremost experts on African Americans in the Civil War. The annual exhibit includes the contributions of African Americans in all branches of the military with new additions each year. This program is free and open to the public. Reservations are not required.

Sunday, June 4, 2017 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm

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P Who? PFLAG of Jacksonville

P Who? No, it's not a flag.
PFLAG of Jacksonville will be presenting information on their organization. Who they are, what services they offer and events they sponsor. All the answers you want to know.
Event is free and open to the public.
http://www.pflagjax.com/

Summer1 Culturalfusion1 JPL50 GLBT

Saturday, June 10, 2017 -
10:00am to 12:00pm

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Transparent Language: Spanish

What is it? How can I use it? Ever thought about learning Spanish or any other language, but never had the time or money to take a class? Learn how this free language learning database can work for you! We will teach you some basic Spanish while walking you through this program similar to Rosetta Stone, but FREE!!! Our sister city is Bahia Blanca, Argentina.
Hispanic1 Summer1 JPL50 Culturalfusion1

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm

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JASMYN: Who Are We & What Do We Do?

Who is JASMYN? Is it a person? What does JASMYN do? Visit with us on this night to find out exactly who JASMYN is and the services offered to the diverse youth of Jacksonville

Summer1 Culturalfusion1 JPL50 GLBT

Thursday, June 15, 2017 -
6:30pm to 8:45pm

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Enjoy a "vacation" in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Take a trip of the mind to the Caribbean! Join us for food, activities and information about one of Jacksonville's Sister Cities, San Juan. Families are welcome. Summer1, Culturalfusion1, JPL50

Monday, June 19, 2017 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm

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The Science of Eclipses

Join Jacksonville University Physics professor W. Brian Lane in learning and preparing for this August’s Great American Eclipse. Eclipse goggles available for program attendees. Free and open to the public. No registration required. Summer1 JPL50 Culturalfusion1

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm

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Don't Hide Your Pride: Overview of JASMYN

Please join us with a guest speaker from JASMYN, who will provide an overview of the organization. GLBT1 Summer1 Culturalfusion1 JPL50

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 -
5:00pm to 6:30pm

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Buffalo Soldiers Historical Society Presentation

Come out and learn the history of the Buffalo Soldiers as well as the roles of African Americans who served during every U.S. conflict. Brought to us by the Buffalo Soldiers Historical Society. See the annual exhibit at the Main Library (Fourth Floor Atrium) from June 4 – July 8. Join us for the opening program featuring historian Harold “Hari” Jones at 3 p.m. at the Main Library. This program is free and open to the public. Culturalfusion1 JPL50 Summer1*

Thursday, June 22, 2017 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm

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Buffalo Soldiers Historical Exhibit

Buffalo Soldiers: A Legacy of Honor and Valor
Join members of the Buffalo Soldiers Historical Society for a discussion about the creation of the Buffalo Soldiers and the contributions of African-Americans to the U. S. military conflicts from the Revolutionary War to the present. This program is free and open to the public. Summer1 JPL50 Culturalfusion1 History1

Thursday, July 13, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm

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Conversational Mandarin Chinese

Join us as we celebrate Jacksonville Sister City, Yingkou, China! This interactive workshop includes access to online language-learning, practicing conversations, study resources and cultural immersion. Jacksonville Public Library and Jacksonville Sister Cities Association have partnered to bring information about our Sister Cities to the community. This program is free and open to the public. No registration necessary; seating is limited and first come, first served. Basic computer skills are required. Summer1 Culturalfusion1 JPL50

Thursday, July 13, 2017 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm

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Highland Region Science Saturday: The Solar System

Join NASA Solar System Ambassador Bharath Muthyala for an engaging look at our solar system and beyond. Parts of this program will occur outdoors. Eclipse goggles available for program attendees. Free and open to the public. No registration required. Summer1 JPL50 Culturalfusion1

Saturday, July 15, 2017 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm

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The Science of Eclipses

Join Jacksonville University Physics professor W. Brian Lane in learning and preparing for this August’s Great American Eclipse. Eclipse goggles available for program attendees. Free and open to the public. No registration required. Summer1 JPL50 Culturalfusion1

Saturday, July 22, 2017 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm

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Buffalo Soldier Historical Society Presentation

Come out and learn the history of the Buffalo Soldiers as well as the roles of African Americans who served during every U.S. conflict. Brought to us by the Buffalo Soldiers Historical Society. See the annual exhibit at the Main Library (Fourth Floor Atrium) from June 4 – July 8. Join us for the opening program featuring historian Harold “Hari” Jones at 3 p.m. at the Main Library. This program is free and open to the public. Culturalfusion1 JPL50 Summer1

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm

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Cover of North Florida Folk Network Acoustic Music Jam

North Florida Folk Network Acoustic Music Jam

The North Florida Folk Network is excited to partner with Regency Square Branch Library for an evening of acoustic music. Please bring your instruments and your voice and join in! All are encouraged to participate and/or listen. "As they say, good live music doesn't go away if you support it." Ron Johnson, North Florida Folk Music

JPL50 CulturalFusion1 Summer1

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm

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Highlands Region Science Saturdays: The Solar System

Join NASA Solar System Ambassador Bharath Muthyala for an engaging look at our solar system and beyond. Parts of this program will occur outdoors. Eclipse goggles available for program attendees. Free and open to the public. No registration required. Summer1 JPL50 Culturalfusion1

Saturday, July 29, 2017 -
1:00pm to 2:30pm

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The Solar System

Join NASA Solar System Ambassador Bharath Muthyala for an engaging look at our solar system and beyond. Parts of this program will occur outdoors. Eclipse goggles available for program attendees. Free and open to the public. No registration required. Summer1 JPL50 Culturalfusion1

Saturday, July 29, 2017 -
3:30pm to 5:00pm

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The Science of Eclipses

Join Jacksonville University Physics professor W. Brian Lane in learning and preparing for this August’s Great American Eclipse. Eclipse goggles available for program attendees. Free and open to the public. No registration required. Summer1 JPL50 Culturalfusion1

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:15pm

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Tranparent Language: Spanish

What is it? How can I use it? Ever thought about learning Spanish or any other language, but never had the time or money to take a class? Learn how this free language learning database can work for you! We will teach you some basic Spanish while walking you through this program similar to Rosetta Stone, but FREE!!! Our sister city is Bahia Blanca, Argentina.
Hispanic1 JPL50 Culturalfusion1

Thursday, August 3, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

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