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Murray Hill Branch Library
Sep 23 2017 -
10:00am to 1:00pm

Pearls at the Library

This twice monthly curriculum engages students by providing a broad range of educational enrichment activities that focus on teaching STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) in a historically and culturally relevant context. This program is presented as a partnership between the Jacksonville Public Library and Tristan’s Acceleration Academy. Children ages 7 – 13 are welcome to attend.

Main Library
Sep 23 2017 -
10:00am to 11:30am

Sew Good: Open Lab (CANCELLED)

Want to learn how to sew but don’t know where to start? Need help with a sewing project or pattern? Join us in the Jax Makerspace for our basic skills open lab to learn or reconnect to the basics of sewing and sewing machines.

South Mandarin Branch Library
Sep 23 2017 -
10:30am to 12:00pm

Get Healthy @ JPL: a Journey to One initiative

In this introductory class about the free online health resources at the library, you will learn how to navigate through the Health and Wellness Resource Center database and Medline Plus, a web site of the National Library of Medicine. You will find information on topics like alternative medicines, nutrition, disease, public health, herbal remedies, etc. Topics1 JPL50

South Mandarin Branch Library
Sep 23 2017 -
10:30am to 11:00am

Toddler Music and Movement

This program is for children ages 18 months to 3 years with an adult caregiver. It includes songs, stories, and instruments that promote basic musical concepts and terminology while incorporating pre-literacy skills for reading and writing.(storytime1)

Pablo Creek Regional Library
Sep 23 2017 -
10:30am to 10:50am

Stories for Babies

A short lap-sit program for children from birth to walking with an adult caregiver. The program includes rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and books to promote language development and positive interactions between parent and child. Limited Attendance, no reservations or large groups.
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Main Library
Sep 23 2017 -
10:30am to 11:00am

Stories for Babies!

Stories for Babies
A short lap-sit program for children from birth to walking with an adult caregiver. The program includes rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and books to promote language development and positive interactions between parent and child. Limited Attendance, no reservations or large groups.
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Beaches Branch Library
Sep 23 2017 -
11:00am to 2:00pm

Saturday Craft Surprise

Join us for a fun and easy craft. All ages welcome.
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Main Library
Sep 23 2017 -
11:00am to 11:30am

Stories for Young Children

This program is for children birth to 5 years with an adult caregiver. The program includes stories, fingerplays, nursery rhymes, and songs that promote language development, vocabulary building, and comprehension. Limited attendance, no reservations or large groups.
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Main Library
Sep 23 2017 -
11:00am to 12:30pm

Artists At Work: Intro to Screenprinting <CANCELLED>

Learn basic screenprinting techniques from artist and educator Sarah Colado. With Survive to Thrive artist Princess Simpson Rashid, Colado will utilize images from Rashid’s artwork to create screenprinted posters. All materials provided.

This program complements the Survive to Thrive exhibit located in the Jax Makerspace Gallery in the Main Library. It is suitable for all ages, free and open to the public.
Visit jaxpubliclibrary.org for more details and upcoming programs

San Marco Branch Library
Sep 23 2017 -
11:00am to 12:00pm

Surprise Crafts

Do you have crafty kids? Join us on Saturdays for fun and easy crafts. Nurture your child's creative spirit with fun and easy crafts. Children engage in developmentally appropriate art activities that promote creativity and imagination. Parents welcomed too. Craft on! ArtsCrafts1

Southeast Regional Library
Sep 23 2017 -
11:00am to 11:30am

Stories for Young Children

This program is for children birth to 5 years with an adult caregiver. Join us for stories, fingerplays, nursery rhymes, and songs that promote language development, vocabulary building, and comprehension.Storytime1

Webb Wesconnett Regional Library
Sep 23 2017 -
11:00am to 12:00pm

Stories for Young Children

This program is for children birth to 5 years with an adult caregiver. The program includes stories, books, fingerplays, nursery rhymes, and songs that promote language development, vocabulary building, and comprehension.
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Main Library
Sep 23 2017 -
11:30am to 12:00pm

Art for Young Children

This program is open to children up to age 5 and their families. Participants are introduced to art activities and techniques that promote cooperation and creative expression. Limited Attendance, no reservations or large groups.
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Argyle Branch Library
Sep 23 2017 -
11:30am to 12:30pm

Reading Buddies

Reading Buddies is a weekly program that allows school-age students to work one-on-one with a teen volunteer to help boost reading skills such as fluency and comprehension. Once each week, a Big Buddy and a Little Buddy pair to read together. The Big Buddy’s job is to be a mentor, coach and role model to foster the little buddy's love of reading! A love of books is contagious — and maybe even life-changing — for both Buddies.
Pre-registration required, request registration forms at the Argyle Reference Desk and / or Children's department ReadingBuddies1

University Park Branch Library
Sep 23 2017 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Saturday Surprise

Join us for all things fun on this Saturday afternoon! Each time, it will be something different and always a surprise presented by either our wonderful staff or Kiwanis volunteers. What will it be this time? Craft? Storytime? Games? Come and find out! Other1

Regency Square Branch Library
Sep 23 2017 -
12:00pm to 2:00pm

Danzas PeruJax A Peruvian Dance Group

Come celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at Regency Square Library.
Danzas PeruJax will be dancing the afternoon away with lively music, colorful dances and folktales from Peru.
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Main Library
Sep 23 2017 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm

Survive To Thrive Book Club

Join us for a discussion on Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God, facilitated by Women Writing for (a) Change. We’ll explore the difficult topic of sexual abuse, and how writing can transform trauma into resilience and hope. Limited copies of The Handmaid’s Tale are available at the Jax Makerspace for checkout.

This program complements the Survive to Thrive exhibit located in the Jax Makerspace Gallery in the Main Library. It is suitable for all ages, free and open to the public.
Visit jaxpubliclibrary.org for more details and upcoming programs.

Argyle Branch Library
Sep 23 2017 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm

Argyle Teen/Tween Cook-A-Book Club

Join Library staff and other Teens/ Tweens the 4th Saturday of each month as we read and discuss popular new books, as well as a few favorite classics. We will share books, while we engage in activities or create light snacks to enhance our discussion of the title. September 2017 Title: Crazy House by James Patterson ( check out your copy at the Library). Aylbooktalk1

Main Library
Sep 23 2017 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm

Open Lab (English and Spanish)

Free computer access for job applications, online classes, e-gov services, email and individual work. E-specialists will be on hand to answer questions and give assistance on computers, devices, downloadable media and email. (Lab1)

South Mandarin Branch Library
Sep 23 2017 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm

Heartfulness Relaxation and Meditation Workshop

Come to the library and learn to relax, integrate your inner and outer lives, and enter a state of peacefulness. Indrani Sindhuvalli, Ph.D. and Amit Beniwal, will lead us in this Heartfulness Meditation workshop. Free and open to the public. Read1 JPL50

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