Great Decisions is America’s largest discussion program on world affairs; organized by the Foreign Policy Association and locally held at the Jacksonville Public Library’s Southeast Regional library near JTB and Gate Parkway (10599 Deerwood Park Blvd.).
At JPL we’ve got a ton of valuable resources that we encourage you to take advantage of, but our best resources by far are our fabulous librarians. This Thanksgiving week we checked in with some of our team to see what elements of JPL they are most thankful about. Now, it’s time to turn the tables. Read on to discover a little bit about what makes some of our staff members unique, and why we are so thankful to have them on our team.
After Misty Jones served eight months in prison, she needed a boost to get back into the workforce. She found what she needed with the team from Operation New Hope and its Ready4Work program, which is designed to assist ex-offenders re-enter the workforce. During her time with New Hope, Jones discovered programs in the city that she never knew existed, including our digital literacy program through Project LEAP.
The stage has been set, the gauntlet thrown and we want to see you rise to the occasion! It's summertime and our theme is Build a Better World. We have a lot of programs at your local library for kids and adults to celebrate the summer, but we have a special challenge for you, a Kindness Challenge.
Stacey Goldring, host of the monthly First Coast ConnectBook Club on 89.9 WJCT and creator of the Chapter Endnotes Bookclub generously invited me to attend one of her meetings a few months ago. What I experienced totally changed my perspective about what book clubs are and what they're supposed to be!