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National #LibraryShelfie Day!

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Wednesday, Jan. 22 is National #LibraryShelfie Day. The New York Public Library's official definition of a library shelfie is, "A photograph that one has taken of oneself at a library, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam, and shared via social media. Library Shelfie Day is celebrated on the fourth Wednesday of January and began in 2014." Book lovers from all over the world are invited to share their library shelfies on social media!

Northeast Florida Scholastic Art Awards Gold Key Exhibition Comes to Main Library

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Join us on Wednesday, February 5th during Artwalk from 5 - 8:30 p.m. for the opening of the Northeast Florida Scholastic Art Awards Gold Key Exhibition, featuring award-winning artwork by middle and high school student-artists from counties across northeast Florida.

Celebrate Your Favorite Fire-Breathing Creatures!

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Every year on January 16, fantasy lovers are invited to celebrate their favorite fire-breathing creatures. This is a day to recognize all that dragons do to keep us reading! Celebrate dragons in literature by reading some of our best dragon-related materials:

Mapping Jax: Steve Williams' Vision for the Urban Core

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Steve Williams is well known throughout Jacksonville as the CEO of Harbinger Sign, the owner of Florida Mining Gallery, and a hard-core advocate of the arts and development in the urban core. He chats with us today about Mapping Jax, an initiative to inspire, preserve, educate, and advocate for our city's natural and built environments.

10 New Books to Read in January 2020

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2020 is already starting off with some incredible releases that we can't wait to read. Here are our top 10 titles to checkout this January.

3 Reasons Why You Don’t Want To Miss our Big Bag Book Sale!

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If you are like us here at the Jacksonville Public Library, a good book sale makes your book-loving heart very happy! Here are 3 reasons why you should join us for The Friends of the Jacksonville Public Library's 3 day Big Bag Book Sale.

Meet Brad Meltzer, the Keynote Speaker for Jax Book Fest 2020!

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Jax Book Fest 2020 is right around the corner! If you're planning to spend leap day at our biggest event of the year, here are 5 things to know about this year's keynote speaker, Brad Meltzer:

JAX Film Bar Mondays - Tim Driscoll on Completely Booked

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Tim Driscoll is a film producer in Jacksonville and has been a major force in cultivating the local film community. On this week's episode of Completely Booked, Tim joins us to chat about JAX Film Bar Mondays.

5 Ways the Library Can Help You Keep Your New Year's Resolutions!

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Many people greet the new year with the optimism of change, but it can be difficult to maintain those changes long-term. Below are some common resolutions people make, and ways the Jacksonville Public Library can help you keep those resolutions and reach your New Year potential.

Top 19 Highlights of '19

Top 19 Highlights of '19

As 2019 comes to a close, here are the top 19 highlights of the year. Thank you for all the memories!

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