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Pathways to a People: Gullah Geechee Culture

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As part of African American History Month the Jacksonville Public Library hosted Pathways to a People: Gullah Geechee Culture.  The event was in partnership with the the U.S. National Park Service and the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission.

A Conversation with Calli Marie, Author of BAKES

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Calli Marie is the author of BAKES and co-owner of BREW Five Points, a coffee shop and craft beer bar in Jacksonville's historic Riverside neighborhood. Calli chats with us about her journey as a baker, becoming a successful business owner and the process of publishing her first book on the latest episode of Completely Booked.

Presidents Day Reads

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Presidents Day began as a holiday to honor the birth of George Washington on February 22, 1732 and is still officially called Washington's Birthday.  Now the day honors all Presidents.  Pick a Presidential biography to bone up on one of the 44 men to live in 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.  Only pick one though, because these are long reads.

Your Perfect *Book* Match Awaits!

Blind Date with a Book, Jacksonville Public Library

It's no secret that we have a thing for books here at the Jacksonville Public Library. In fact, we absolutely love them! That's why this Valentine's Day, we want to help our fellow book lovers find a title worth falling for. Go on a blind date with a book in this interactive blog!

Word Revolt Art Gallery's Todd and Theresa Rykaczewski on Completely Booked

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Theresa and Todd Rykaczewski are the founders of Word Revolt Art Gallery in Atlantic Beach. It's a non-profit gallery dedicated to hosting free exhibitions and events that benefit artists, charities and the community.

Sweet Valentine's Day Reads for Kids

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It's that time of year where love, flowers and chocolate abound!  Show your little valentine that Valentine's Day is more than paper hearts and candy and can be expanded to encompass giving, exchanging cards, friendship and many other kind ways to act! The titles in this list remind us that you're never too cranky, too cool, too scary or too little to love. 

Bradham and Brooks Branch To Reopen This Saturday, February 8th!

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After being closed for a little over a month, the Bradham and Brooks Branch Library on Edgewood Street will reopen Saturday, February 8, 2020.

A "Sweet" Program You Won't Want to Miss this February!

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Alfred Cralle, an African American businessman in the late 1800s, invented the first ice cream scoop. In STEM Lab: Scooped! kids will make ice cream by hand and try to design their own ice cream scooper.

Completely Booked: Finding Your Passion with Stacey Horan

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Stacey Horan is an award-winning author of young adult novels including InlandSycamore Lane and The Elixir Vitae Adventures. Stacey chats with us about her journey from corporate lawyer to full-time writer and podcast host on the latest episode of Completely Booked.

Level Up for Digital Learning Day

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Put your tech skills to the test on February 27, 2020! Digital Learning Day celebrates the use of digital technology in learning and highlights innovative, forward-thinking ways to use technology in the classroom.

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