Words have power—read a banned book! Each September, the Jacksonville Public Library celebrates First Amendment rights during Banned Books Week. At this time, we encourage readers to pick up books that have been banned or challenged in the United States.
Hispanic Heritage Month begins on September 15! Read along with us to celebrate the generations of Hispanic Americans who have contributed greatly to our nation. Put these titles on hold today and read them aloud to your family during Hispanic heritage Month!
At our upcoming history programs, we’re discussing Giant Ground Sloths and Bermuda Triangle extraterrestrial activity. Bet you didn’t think you’d learn about these topics at the library. These aren’t your average history lectures!
Jacksonville Public Library is teaming up with the United Way ReadingPals program once again for a book drive! Jacksonville Public Library and United Way of Northeast Florida are asking for donations of new or nearly new storybooks for children ages 3 – 4. Bring books to any library location, and sign a special bookplate.
Unless you’ve journeyed up to the fourth floor of our Main Library, you may not know about our extensive map collection. The Lewis Ansbacher Map Collection features over 240 antiquarian maps from all over the world.
Jacksonville: A Tale of My City, a new exhibit at the Main Library, explores Jacksonville’s past and present through the lenses of over a dozen local photographers. In addition to the images on the library’s walls, the exhibit shines a spotlight on the evolution of cameras. Featured photographer Cheryl McCain has generously loaned her expansive vintage camera collection to the Jax Makerspace Gallery for display during the exhibit’s run.