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Top 10 Horror Books To Read This Fall

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October is the perfect month to catch up on reading all things grim, ghastly and gory. If you're looking for chills and thrills all month long, here are our top 10 horror books released in 2019:

Spooktacular October at the Library!

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Spooky season is upon us! If you're looking for a ghoulishly good time, mark your calendars for our Halloween events and activities happening at various library branches all around Jacksonville. All events are free and open to the public, and be sure to share your costumes with us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

Calling All Authors for Jax Book Fest 2020

Calling All Authors to sign up for the 2020 Jax Bookfest at the Jacksonville Public Library

Jax Book Fest—a perfect commingling of authors and readers—will return for its fourth year Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, at the Main Library in downtown Jacksonville.

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Jacksonville Public Library has added to its digital services, giving cardholders access to more than 14,000 online courses taught by real-world professionals. is free for valid library card holders, and gives patrons unlimited access to learning everything from software development to design on any schedule from a computer or mobile device. 

Inside Sally Corporation - Jacksonville's Dark Ride Masters

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Founded in 1977, Sally Corporation began as an animatronic production company to help market corporate brands in a unique and entertaining way. Since then, Sally has evolved into the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of the most successful dark rides around the world.

Must-See Art Exhibition

Perceptions of Poverty Exhibit at the Main Library, Jacksonville Public Library

POP: Perceptions of Poverty explores the inequities in education, health, food, housing and transportation associated with poverty. This collaboration of artists and solution-seeking organizations challenges stereotypes, increases understanding, and brings communities together to co-create solutions.

What's Up With Kristen: Downton Abbey Edition

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Kristen is here to give you some Downton Abbey read-alikes to check out after you see the new movie! This is also the last weekend to get a free popcorn at Sun-Ray with your Jacksonville Public Library card, so be sure to grab yours if you see the movie this weekend.

Jacksonville Public Library's History

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For over 100 years, the Jacksonville Public Library has been serving the community by providing information and enlightenment to all. It's changed drastically since its conception, so here are some interesting facts you may not know about the library's history:

The Perspective - New Book Club Coming to Main Library

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The Perspective is a book group that seeks to connect the events of history to today. This is a reading group for persons interested in understanding how the society we live in has been shaped, and how lessons learned from the past can guide us in shaping a better future.

Sun-Ray's Top Ten Films You Can Stream on Kanopy

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Sun-Ray co-owners, Tim Massett and Shana David-Massett, give us their top 10 movies on Kanopy that Jacksonville Public Library card holders can stream right now for free!

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