Every Monday on the official podcast of the Jacksonville Public Library, Amanda and Gabby team up to introduce you to the coolest and most inspiring people in Jacksonville. You will probably even learn about something amazing the library does!
Pirate lovers of all kinds take over the entire library! Frequently Arrgh-st Questions, pirate authors and historians, Pillagin’ Pirates with Eco Relics, treasure hunt for teens, pirate-themed storytimes for kids, Treasure Island movie, antique maps and refreshments.
June 5 – September 22, 2019
Art increases awareness and inspires change by examining important issues. In this exhibition, this innovative art highlights the abundance of single-use products which contributes to pollution and teeming landfills.
Jacksonville Public Library’s Special Collections Department wants to expand its current photographic collection, and create a historical record of Jacksonville’s neighborhoods using photos. We’re ready to collect, organize, digitize and preserve your memories of Jacksonville for generations to come. All we need is your pictures!
The Jacksonville Public Library is initiating a project to expand our Yearbook Collection that is currently housed in Special Collections at the Main Library. Our goal is to gather as many of these time capsules as possible to curate an extensive collection that will be available to everyone in the Jacksonville community. But to do this, we need your help!
Animal lovers of Jacksonville— Celestial Farms is the spot for you. It's a farm that wears many hats, operating as an animal rescue, petting zoo, educational organizaiton, animal adoption agency, rehabilitation center, event venue, a fun place to bring the family, and so much more.
“They came in numbers no one could have anticipated to a field in upstate New York for three days of 'music and peace.' Now [half a century] has passed. The children of ‘69 have grown older; most have grown richer; a few perhaps, have grown wiser. They look back across the years and remember an event that some say defined their generation. And they wonder what it meant to have been at... Woodstock.”
River Dana was born in an Alaskan log cabin that contained no running water nor electricity. Raised in poverty and forced to grow up in social isolation by religiously fanatic parents, she was constantly on the move, and books were her only escape. She devoured anything she could get her hands on, imagining the faraway places she knew she would see some day. She is no stranger to Jacksonville, moving here for the third time in 2018.
Her photography exhibition, From Here To Jacksonville, will be on display at the Main Library. View her work on the second floor and third floor Betty Francis galleries from August 14 to September 24, 2019.