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Jacksonville Public Library's History

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For over 100 years, the Jacksonville Public Library has been serving the community by providing information and enlightenment to all. It's changed drastically since its conception, so here are some interesting facts you may not know about the library's history:

The Perspective - New Book Club Coming to Main Library

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The Perspective is a book group that seeks to connect the events of history to today. This is a reading group for persons interested in understanding how the society we live in has been shaped, and how lessons learned from the past can guide us in shaping a better future.

Sun-Ray's Top Ten Films You Can Stream on Kanopy

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Sun-Ray co-owners, Tim Massett and Shana David-Massett, give us their top 10 movies on Kanopy that Jacksonville Public Library card holders can stream right now for free!

Best of Jax 2019! Vote for Us!

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We’re on the Folio Weekly Best of Jax ballot this year! Cast your vote for us in the following category: Best Use of Public Money

Fall Kids’ Books Worth Falling For

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Pumpkin patches, the leaves changing, the turning of the seasons—there’s so much to love and celebrate about fall. We’ve put together a list of our favorite fall children’s books so that you and your little ones can read together and learn about this special time of year.

Oh, Florida! - Chatting with Craig Pittman

Craig Pittman holding his book, Oh Florida!

"Just when you think it's as weird as it can get, it gets a little weirder."

Author and journalist, Craig Pittman, has spent his career observing, researching, and documenting Florida. He joined us on our podcast to talk about his New York Times Best-Selling book, Oh, Florida!: How America's Weirdest State Influences the Rest of the Country.

Books That Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

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 Enjoy the following titles that portray varying aspects of this rich cultural heritage and let's continue this wonderful celebration by sparking conversations and connections that recognize the histories, cultures, and contributions of Hispanic Americans.

Identity Theft Prevention

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Identity Theft Prevention should be one of the primary concerns of anyone, no matter what your age, nationality, or economic background. 

Be Prepared! Free Emergency Preparedness Guide

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With hurricane season lasting through the end of November, it’s always a good idea to be prepared!

Talk Like a Pirate Day!

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Ahoy, maties! September 19 is Talk Like a Pirate Day, so it's a perfect opportunity for landlubbers to learn a little bit about the history of pirates. Check out these books for tales of swashbuckling adventures.

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