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National Friends of Libraries Week!

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October 20-26, 2019 is the 14th annual National Friends of Libraries Week, so we wanted to give our Friends a big shout out for all they do to make a difference for us every single day.

Stream NYT's Top Netflix Movie Picks for Free with Your Library Card!

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The New York Times just updated their list of "The 50 Best Movies on Netflix Right Now." Out of the 50 films mentioned in the article, here are some that you can stream for free with your Jacksonville Public Library card through Hoopla or Kanopy

Get Ready for the 2019 Sea and Sky Air Show

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The Sea and Sky Air Show is soaring over Jacksonville next weekend! Aviation enthusiasts— get ready for this exciting annual event with fantastic book suggestions!

Talking Books Debuted at the Jacksonville Public Library in 1975

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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.

Inside the 2019 Southern Living Idea House

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On the latest episode of Completely Booked, we interview Matt Birdwell and Jarrod Knox from Riverside Homes who were an integral part of the dream team that created the 2019 Southern Living Idea House.

13 Films to Watch On Kanopy This October... if You Dare!

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If you're a fan of scary movies, this is the season you've been waiting for all year long. Browse our spooky selection from Kanopy's Horror & Thriller section.

Halloween Reads for Tots & Teens

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Looking for spooky reads the whole family can enjoy? Here are some ghoulishly good books for kids and young adults to help you get in the Halloween spirit!

Remembering Jacksonville Rock Legend, Larry Junstrom

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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.

Industry West CEO Jordan England on Completely Booked

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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.

Lights, Camera, Action! Norman Studios Exhibit & Programming

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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.

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