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Never Let Up

“Never let up,” Mira Nair told  Nadia Ramoutar a fellow filmmaker located in Saint Augustine. These words ring in Ramoutar’s ears as she gets closer and closer to finding representation for "It’s Huge," a documentary she recently completed. “It’s a long journey from film to screen,” Ramoutar said and after talking with Nair she "feels less daunting.”

Donor Spotlight: At Home in the Grand Reading Room

Naming Opportunities
The Jacksonville Public Library Foundation provides naming opportunities at the library and strives to match philanthropic donors with projects representative of their values. To find out more about naming opportunities at Jacksonville Public Library, please contact the Jacksonville Public Library Foundation.

Library’s 3D Printing Service is Sweet Deal

Cookies and 3-D printers may not have many things in common, but they do have one thing: baker Kealalani Baumann! Kealalani, or K as her friends call her, and her husband run Maddy D’s, a small sweets company, that specializes in unique, personalized cookies. Their cookies are often ordered for special occasions and holidays, which means the cookies need to reflect the festive theme of each event. That's where the 3-D printer comes in!

5 Ways to Support Your Library for National Library Week!

It’s National Library Week and we want you to help us celebrate! Here are a few ways you can show your local library just how much you appreciate it – and you may get a few things out of the deal too! Take Our Survey! We are working on improving our services for the upcoming year and we’d love to hear what you have to say! Take a moment to take this short(ish) survey and share what you love about the library and what you don't. Even if you don't use our services, tell us why.

LEAP in the Direction of Your Dreams

After Misty Jones served eight months in prison, she needed a boost to get back into the workforce. She found what she needed with the team from Operation New Hope and its Ready4Work program, which is designed to assist ex-offenders re-enter the workforce. During her time with New Hope, Jones discovered programs in the city that she never knew existed, including our digital literacy program through Project LEAP.

March Staff Picks

Each month we have started to feature a series of books chosen by our fabulous staff. Once a week our literary mavens will be featured on our social media channels. At the end of every month we will combine them into one spot for you right here; that way you won’t miss a single book! These choices are some of their favorite books and authors, or reads they need to share with others.

Unexpected Gifts

We’re always telling you just how much we appreciate you. We value your support, as customers, as readers, as general supporters for the library. Recently we got a little love back when Rita Offindani sent us some mementos all the way from Tenerife which is the largest of Spain’s Canary Islands! The box was filled with art. Each piece was so dynamic but don't just take our word for it, see for yourself!

Power UP

You’re never too old, or too young to learn new technology.

Women in Lit!

March is Women’s History Month. What’s the best way to celebrate? By giving major props to some of the best female authors and books about women…and maybe cheering on your fellow lady friends too!

While these two lists are nowhere near comprehensive, they are a great place to start!

Female Authors You Need To Read:

Maya Angelou

February Staff Picks!

This month we have started featuring a series of books chosen by our fabulous staff. Once a week our literary mavens will be featured on our social media channels. At the end of every month we will combine them into one spot for you right here; that way you won't miss a single book! These choices are some of their favorite reads, or reads they know they need to share with others.

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