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May the Force Be With You (Long After the New Star Wars Movie Premiere)

Star Wars Rise of Skywalker

The release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker marks the end of a celestial soap opera 42 years in the making, but it doesn’t mean saying goodbye to the Star Wars universe. Check out our recommended titles to binge after seeing the new movie.

Inside the Greater Jacksonville Agricultural Fair

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Gayle Hart is the VP of Marketing for the Greater Jacksonville Agricultural Fair. She joins us on this week's episode of Completely Booked to chat about the wonderful things her team does for the community and how she first became involved with the fair.

Get your legal questions answered!

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Licensed attorney volunteers will be available to answer your questions in many areas of the law from contracts to personal injury. Get your legal questions answered. Venga y obtega respuestas a sus preguntas legales.

Level up your writing with the pros!

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In January, well-known Jacksonville authors Rodney Hurst and Brenda Jackson will share insights and tips to get you motivated to write! In February, author Nikesha Williams will explain how to market your book. It’s all to prepare for our upcoming Jax Book Fest in February 2020 with more than 80 authors.

New Library on New Berlin Road

Jacksonville Public Library, Mayor Lenny Curry and the City of Jacksonville are excited to share progress toward a much-needed new library in northeast Jacksonville serving Oceanway and surrounding neighborhoods.  The 10-acre parcel at 12210 New Berlin Road—less than one mile from New Berlin Elementary School, less than three miles from Sheffield Elementary School and convenient to several communities including Autumn Point, Cedar Glen, Hickory Hill, Sheffield Oaks, the Villages of Northwood, the newly planned Cedarbrook subdivision, and others—is currently under contract for the new l

Don't Fret: Holiday Mental Health Help is Here

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Let's face it— the holiday season can be incredibly overwhelming. It's important to take care of yourself during all of the holiday fray.

Explore Holiday Traditions with Your Children this Season

Family traditions are a huge part of what make the holidays so special. While you teach your children about the importance of your own traditions, it's also a great time to expose children to other traditions and holidays from around the world.

Jam Out this Holiday Season with TubaChristmas

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TubaChristmas is a music concert held in cities worldwide that celebrates those who play, teach, and compose music for instruments in the tuba family. On this week's episode of Completely Booked, we chat with Marc Dickman and Suna Hall, the conductor and coordinator of Jacksonville's TubaChristmas performance, about what to expect at the upcoming concert on Saturday, December 14th.

Top 10 Online Courses to Take on, linkedin learning, free linkedin learning, Jacksonville Public Library, online courses

If you haven't already heard, the Jacksonville Public Library recently added to its digital services. To help you get started, we compiled a list of the ten most popular courses taken by our Jacksonville Public Library customers.

Five Reasons to Gift Kids A Library Card This Holiday Season

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As the holiday season approaches, many kids will write letters to Santa asking for their most sought after gifts. One highly underrated gift that you probably won’t see on their list is a library card. Here are five reasons to gift a library card this year:

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