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!
Jacksonville Public Library has added Lynda.com to its digital services, giving cardholders access to more than 14,000 online courses taught by real-world professionals. Lynda.com is free for valid library card holders, and gives patrons unlimited access to learning everything from software development to design on any schedule from a computer or mobile device.
Kanopy—think of it as Netflix on steroids. And now it’s absolutely free with your library card! The popular on-demand streaming service gives you access to 30,000 classic and modern movies and documentaries, as well as other digital offerings. Stream movies and more anytime, anywhere—on your TV, mobile phone, computer or online. Download the Kanopy app for iOS, Android, Apple TV or Chromecast.
Spooky season is upon us! If you're looking for a ghoulishly good time, mark your calendars for our Halloween events and activities happening at various library branches all around Jacksonville.
Jacksonville Public Library's Main Library proudly contributes to our community's cultural life by offering a wide variety of classical music programming. All of the performers freely donate their time and talents for the opportunity to perform in the series.
Anna Claire Hodge is a writer and professor based in Jacksonville, Florida, and holds a Ph.D in creative writing from Florida State University. We interviewed Anna Claire Hodge on the latest episode of Completely Booked about the struggles of being an artist, finding your voice, and figuring out your place in the world.
Many celebrate Thanksgiving with turkey, stuffing, pumpkin pie and football— but teaching children that the meaning of Thanksgiving is more than just a home-cooked meal and time off from school is essential. Here are 15 recommended books for kids that celebrate sharing, practicing gratitude, reflecting on history, community, and family.
Step Right Up to the Greater Jacksonville Agricultural Fair!
Fairs have been a cherished American pastime for generations. Pulsing neon lights, garish signs, the hypnotizing orbit of a Ferris wheel, the magical mouthfeel of cotton candy, the slew of chaotic noises, and the enticing smell of fried dough are familiar memories to many. It’s an assault on the senses that can elicit a deep feeling of nostalgia.