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What To Read After The GOT Finale

JPL Game of Thrones booklist

With the popular HBO series coming to an end in its eighth season, there will be a hole left in both our hearts and our Sunday night schedules. Thankfully, while you wait for George R. R. Martin to finish book six in his Song of Ice and Fire, you can fill that fantasy-shaped void with plenty of works that will satisfy your craving for action, drama and epic world-building.

Calling all Florida Indie Authors...You could win $500 in a writing contest!

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If you’re a self-published indie author of Young Adult Fiction or Adult Fiction, submit your work for the Florida Indie Author Contest sponsored by Library Journal and BiblioBoard. The contest deadline is May 31, 2019.

April is National Poetry Month!

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It’s hard to imagine a world without the soul-stirring poems of Maya Angelou, the comic verse of Ogden Nash, or the influential works of Walt Whitman, the father of free verse. Now during National Poetry Month, you can kick up your own poetry appreciation—and enjoyment—with poetry programs and more. 

Women's History Month Reads

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March is Women's History Month and we are celebrating here at Jacksonville Public Library with not only books for adults and children, but with some awesome free programs! The 2019 theme for Women's History Month is "Visionary Women: Champions of Peace and Nonviolence."

2019 JPL Comic Con

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JPL Comic Con is back at three locations on three different days! Main Library, Beaches and South Mandarin will all be hosting their own Comic Cons this year.

Extended Hours Starting March 2!

Image from 2002 inside the Bradham and Brooks Library of people on old desktop computersWe’re adding more hours! That’s right, most of our libraries will be open more hours starting March 2, 2019.

What to Expect: Jax Book Fest 2019

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Ready for the literary event of the year? On Saturday, February 23, 2019, the Jacksonville Public Library will host the third annual Jax Book Fest.

Find Your Passion at Jax Library: Gardening

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Nathan, also known as the Man in Overalls, is a gardener who wants to help you grow your groceries. We caught up with Nathan at his home in Springfield to learn more about his passion for gardening.

Tenikka's Books for Kids 2019

Tenikka's Books for Kids

The Jacksonville Public Library is teaming up with Action News Jax's evening anchor, Tenikka Hughes, San Marco Books and More, 95.1 WAPE and 96.9 The Eagle for the second annual Tenikka's Books for Kids Book Drive. Tenikka's Books for Kids is a book drive collecting new books for our summer learning program at the library. All eligible books will be given out as prizes to children and teens who complete their summer reading goals.

New Books for Spring 2019

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The best part about a new season? New books! Here are the hot new titles our librarians are recommending most.

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