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Channeling Anna Fletcher - Tim Gilmore

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Local author and historian Tim Gilmore returns to Completely Booked this week to chat about his recently published book, Channeling Anna Fletcher: On Seances and Women’s Rights. We also talk about Tim’s website, Jax Psycho Geo, that contains nearly 500 unique, unusual, and macabre stories on local Jacksonville history.

Movies on Kanopy Worth Gobbling Up This Thanksgiving

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Once you’ve sufficiently stuffed your face with turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie, it’s time to unwind with a good film. When the tryptophan starts to kick in, the library has you covered. Here are 10 popular movies streaming on Kanopy right now that are definitely worth gobbling up! All movies are on Kanopy are free with your library card.

Tips from a Teacher on Making the Most Out of Your Holidays

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The holiday season is here, so we invited preschool teacher Rebecca McNeil back to Completely Booked to help you get your family ready. We go over tips for handling holiday traditions and gift-giving with your children, fun activities you can do with your family over the break, and, of course, her top holiday book recommendations for the little ones.

Explore Jacksonville and Beyond!

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Mapping Our Past will have you thinking about our past, present and future! With National Geographic’s director of cartographic databases leading us through its 132-year history of maps at National Geographic to the changing shape of Florida to how architecture and building attitudes impact Jacksonville and our quality of life, you’ll see the indispensable role maps play in history.

Elevate Your Plate with Thanksgiving Cookbooks & More!

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While some family recipes will never be replaced, there's always room for new additions to the table. Browse through this list of cookbooks to help your Thanksgiving contributions stand out from the rest this year.

Finding Your Voice with Anna Claire Hodge

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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 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.

Santa Stops and Photo Ops at Jacksonville Public Library Branches!

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Santa Claus is coming to the library! You're invited to join the fun as we share St. Nick stories and songs, followed by a visit from Santa Claus himself. 

What’s Cooking?

The book What's Cooking with Martha and Snoop

If you’re a fan of Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party—and even if you haven’t seen the TV show on VH1—you’ll love the collection of Martha Stewart cookbooks (yes, we have Snoop’s cookbook too) available at the library.

Pure Barre Pop-Up Coming to Main Library

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Whether you’re a daily Pure Barre regular or want to try Pure Barre for the first time, join us on December 4, at 6:30 p.m. in the Main Library's Betsy Lovett Courtyard for a FREE Pure Barre class!

15 Books That Teach Kids to Be Thankful

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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.

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