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Feedback from survey to help library improve tech services

By Karen Walker, Manager of e-Services and Digital Access

Make your money work harder for you

HiResBudget Workshop: Saturday, Oct. 4, 10:30 a.m.

South Mandarin Branch Library

Join the virtual book club & discussion; May’s selection delves into Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow

Tuesday, May 19, 9 a.m. – Discussion on First Coast Connect, 89.9 WJCT-FM

Virtual Book Club and Discussion — 'The Photograph' by Penelope Lively

Tuesday, Dec. 15, 9 a.m. – Discussion on First Coast Connect, 89.9 WJCT-FM

11th Annual Teen Battle of the Bands

In the 11th year of the Teen Battle of the Bands competition, the Jacksonville Public Library is taking it to the next level. This year’s competition will feature the same live show in Hemming Park, but if you want to play in the big league, you have to please the fans first. Not only do the contestants have to battle it out on the live stage, they have to first be chosen through an online voting process by fans. Bands will submit a video of their band playing via YouTube, then the videos will go up on the I Love JPL blog for fans to vote for their favorite.

Voting Matters

The Jacksonville Public Library has always promoted art, culture, and civic duty. This election season we combined all three facets into one project, our Voting Matters Exhibit. A visual experience that encourages you to make your voice heard, and get out to vote.

What's in a Name

Lorena Inclán, a reporter with CBS47/FOX30 Action News Jax, delivered an inspirational message at the Main Library on Feb. 1 to help launch this year’s JAX READS!/NEA Big Read initiative. The event announced The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri, the novel that the entire community will be reading and discussing together through March 11.

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