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Mapping Jax: Steve Williams' Vision for the Urban Core

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Steve Williams is well known throughout Jacksonville as the CEO of Harbinger Sign, the owner of Florida Mining Gallery, and a hard-core advocate of the arts and development in the urban core. He chats with us today about Mapping Jax, an initiative to inspire, preserve, educate, and advocate for our city's natural and built environments.

10 New Books to Read in January 2020

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2020 is already starting off with some incredible releases that we can't wait to read. Here are our top 10 titles to checkout this January.

3 Reasons Why You Don’t Want To Miss our Big Bag Book Sale!

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If you are like us here at the Jacksonville Public Library, a good book sale makes your book-loving heart very happy! Here are 3 reasons why you should join us for The Friends of the Jacksonville Public Library's 3 day Big Bag Book Sale.

Meet Brad Meltzer, the Keynote Speaker for Jax Book Fest 2020!

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Jax Book Fest 2020 is right around the corner! If you're planning to spend leap day at our biggest event of the year, here are 5 things to know about this year's keynote speaker, Brad Meltzer:

JAX Film Bar Mondays - Tim Driscoll on Completely Booked

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Tim Driscoll is a film producer in Jacksonville and has been a major force in cultivating the local film community. On this week's episode of Completely Booked, Tim joins us to chat about JAX Film Bar Mondays.

5 Ways the Library Can Help You Keep Your New Year's Resolutions!

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Many people greet the new year with the optimism of change, but it can be difficult to maintain those changes long-term. Below are some common resolutions people make, and ways the Jacksonville Public Library can help you keep those resolutions and reach your New Year potential.

Top 19 Highlights of '19

Top 19 Highlights of '19

As 2019 comes to a close, here are the top 19 highlights of the year. Thank you for all the memories!

New Year's Eve Champagne Guide

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Happy New Year’s Eve! On this week's episode of Completely Booked, we chat with sommelier Justin Tichy to talk about a popular staple in NYE festivities: Champagne.

Jacksonville Public Library's Top Checkouts of 2019

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Curious about what your fellow Jacksonvillians read throughout the year? Across all 21 branches, here are the top checkouts of 2019 for Adult Fiction, Adult Non-Fiction, Teens, and Children.

10 Indie Films Worth Binging this Holiday Season

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If you're looking for indie, arthouse, horror or offbeat holiday films to indulge in this season, we've got you covered. Between Kanopy and our DVD collection, even the biggest film buffs can find gems worth binging.

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