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Teen Zine: Congregate, Collaborate, Create

Cover of a collaborative zine from a teen zine workshop.

Teen Zine is a series of workshops made to encourage teens to get creative, to collaborate, share ideas, and have their voices heard. The series was hosted on Saturdays in the Teen Department of the Main Library from May 5th to June 16th. The workshops allowed teens to congregate, talk to artists and zine writers, and work together to make their very own zine.

New JPL Podcast: Completely Booked

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Have you completely booked your summer yet? Whether you’re busy running kids from summer camp to summer camp or stuck on a drive to Disney World, you can now get your Jax Library fix on the go! The official podcast of the Jacksonville Public Library is here — Completely Booked!

May Staff Picks 2018

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If you're like us then you are always looking for your next great read. As always, we're here to help! Once a month we compile weekly suggestions from our staff right here for you. Find out what our librarians are reading, who their favorite authors are (and why) and more! Follow along with #JPLPicks on our FacebookInstagram, and Twitter and right here on our blog!

How To: Use Our 3-D Printer

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We’re always looking for fun, new projects for the summer. One thing we haven’t crossed off our list is getting to learn more about using 3-D printing technology at the library. We got in touch with resident e-specialist expert and 3-D Printer Master Luis who gave us some tips for printing custom creations with our in-house 3-D printer – and he gave us a little history too!  

April Staff Picks 2018

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If you're like us then you are always looking for your next great read. As always, we're here to help! Once a month we compile weekly suggestions from our staff right here for you. Find out what our librarians are reading, who their favorite authors are (and why) and more! Follow along with #JPLPicks on our FacebookInstagram, and Twitter and right here on our blog!

How To: Get The Most Out Of Summer

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We’re heading into summer and that means fun, sun, and NO SCHOOL! While your kids may think they are too cool for school it’s important to keep them reading. We went to expert Susan Mankowski, our Early Childhood Learning Specialist, to discover why it’s extra important to keep kids reading during the summer and ways to prevent the “summer slide.”

GED Graduate Back On Track

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Dennis Hoffman’s education was derailed when he quit school to help take care of his teenage sister’s children. Even though he dropped out after failing ninth grade, he never gave up on his dream to continue his education “one day.” That day finally came when Dennis enrolled in GED studies through LEAP—Library Enhanced Access Program—at the library’s Center for Adult Learning (CAL).

How To: Use the Jax Makerspace

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The Jacksonville Public Library’s Jax Makerspace is a place for making things, for hands-on opportunities to explore, collaborate and create. A multi-purpose creative space, the Jax Makerspace is located at the Main Library and features the Jax Makerspace Gallery with rotating exhibits that highlight the local arts community. 

 

March Staff Picks 2018

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If you're like us then you are always looking for your next great read. As always, we're here to help! Once a month we compile weekly suggestions from our staff right here for you. Find out what our librarians are reading, who their favorite authors are (and why) and more! Follow along with #JPLPicks on our FacebookInstagram, and Twitter and right here on our blog!

Jacksonville Public Library Travels to Kenya with Grad Student

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8,000 miles from home. No access to a public library. And desperately in need of a good read. It’s an easy fix for Sarah Davis, a graduate student from Jacksonville, Florida, studying at Kenyatta University in Nairobi, Kenya. With Jacksonville Public Library’s digital collections—even across the world—she enjoys 24/7 access to e-books and databases simply by logging onto her account from her iPhone and iPad.

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