The Bradham and Brooks Branch Library is closing for facility improvements starting Monday, December 30 (planned reopening is early February, 2020). Please visit the Locations & Hours for updates as they occur.
All Jacksonville Public Library locations will be closed Monday, January 20 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
October 15 is White Cane Day— a day to recognize the many achievements of blind and visually impaired citizens and the white cane as a tool promoting independent travel. Talking Books debuted at the Jacksonville Public Library on June 5, 1975.
Larry Junstrom was a founder of Lynyrd Skynyrd and member of the Jacksonville-based band, .38 Special. The .38 Special bass player passed away this past Sunday, October 6 at age 70. Our librarians in Special Collections were able to find some phenomenal photos of .38 Special from the Florida Times-Union Editorial Archive Collection, which is housed at the Main Library.
On this week's episode of Completely Booked, we sat down with Jordan England, founder and CEO of Industry West. Industry West is a seriously swanky furniture manufacturer known for designing industrial and mid-century modern pieces that can work with just about any style and in any setting.
Don’t miss this traveling exhibit that chronicles the story of one of the nation’s first motion picture studios to produce all African-American cast films. Learn how Jacksonville was at one time considered the “Winter Film Capital of the World,” what actors—you’ll be surprised—made their debuts, and why the film industry left Jacksonville for the west coast—Hollywood.