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Looking Back at the Jacksonville Fair's History

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Step Right Up to the Greater Jacksonville Agricultural Fair!

Fairs have been a cherished American pastime for generations. Pulsing neon lights, garish signs, the hypnotizing orbit of a Ferris wheel, the magical mouthfeel of cotton candy, the slew of chaotic noises, and the enticing smell of fried dough are familiar memories to many. It’s an assault on the senses that can elicit a deep feeling of nostalgia. 

Celebrating Veterans Day - An Interview with Joe Tillman, President of the Buffalo Soldiers Historical Society

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In honor of Veterans Day, we interviewed Joe Tillman, President of the Buffalo Soldiers Historical Society, on our latest episode of Completely Booked. We explore the history of African American soldiers, and discuss ways to express appreciation for veterans on this special day.

Hot Releases: November 2019

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With November's arrival finally bringing sweater weather to Jacksonville, it's the perfect time to curl up with a hot beverage and an even hotter book. Here are some of the newest titles to look out for this November.

Honoring Native American Heritage Month

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National Native American Heritage Month is a time to celebrate the rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories of Native American people. To properly celebrate Native American heritage, it's important to acknowledge and educate ourselves on the contributions and sacrifices they have made throughout history.

Celebrate National Author's Day!

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November 1 is National Author’s Day, a day to acknowledge all of the blood, sweat and tears that go into writing. Authors give us access to endless amounts of knowledge, and allow us to transcend our own perspectives through storytelling. While we’re grateful for all authors, we'd like to highlight local authors here in Jacksonville this Author's Day. 

Mark Your Calendar for Beaches Reader Fest

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Book lovers rejoice! The first-ever Beaches Reader Fest will be held at the Beaches Branch Library on November 16, 2019. With the intention of connecting readers with authors, the festival will include panel discussions, well-known writers' groups, and a writing workshop.

Top 10 Audiobooks for Fall 2019

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With a Jacksonville Public Library card, you can instantly borrow audiobooks, along with eBooks, comics, music, movies, and TV shows, for free with a Hoopla account. These are our top 10 audiobooks to check out on Hoopla right now.

JaxbyJax Comes to Main Library Saturday, Nov. 16

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Each year JaxbyJax hosts a literary arts festival, and this year one of its main venues is the Main Library. You can hear readings from established and up-and-coming writers in the library’s Conference Center Multipurpose Room and the Hicks Auditorium.

Investigating Willowbranch Library with PFC Paranormal

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Halloween is right around the corner, so we have a spooky special edition of Completely Booked this week. We teamed up with PFC Paranormal to investigate the Willowbranch Library! Located in Riverside, the Willowbranch Library opened in 1930, making it the oldest existing library branch in Jacksonville. 

An Inside Look at Jax Cooking Studio

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On this week's episode of Completely Booked, we sat down with the founder of Jax Cooking Studio, Terri Davlantes. Terri believes that food should enrich your life, so she started Jax Cooking Studio to teach people how to plan and cook hearty, delicious meals that are easy and affordable.

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