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Stranger Things Book List

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Stranger Things Season 3 drops tomorrow on Netflix and although the show flows so much like a horror novel, the show is not based on a book.  That isn’t stopping us from recommending some great similarly-themed reads!  As fans get ready to travel back in time to Hawkins, Indiana for Stranger Things Season 3, which drops on Netflix tomorrow, here are twelve books to get back into the ‘80’s monster movie groove.

October Staff Picks

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Get recommendations from our library staff!

True Crime Books

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These tales of serial murder and other scary crimes are sure to leave you spooked.

Banned Books

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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. 

Kids' Books for Hispanic Heritage Month

5 books for kids that celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

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!

7 BBQ Cookbooks for Football Season

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Ready to watch the Jags crush it this season? Then you're also probably ready for some BBQ! Boost your grilling chops this football season.

Put one of our favorite BBQ cookbooks on hold today! #DUUUVAL!

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

Jacksonville Public Library