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13 Films to Watch On Kanopy This October... if You Dare!

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If you're a fan of scary movies, this is the season you've been waiting for all year long. Browse our spooky selection from Kanopy's Horror & Thriller section.

Top 10 Horror Books To Read This Fall

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October is the perfect month to catch up on reading all things grim, ghastly and gory. If you're looking for chills and thrills all month long, here are our top 10 horror books released in 2019:

Spooktacular October at the Library!

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Spooky season is upon us! If you're looking for a ghoulishly good time, mark your calendars for our Halloween events and activities happening at various library branches all around Jacksonville. All events are free and open to the public, and be sure to share your costumes with us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

Hoppin' Halloween

This blog post advertises Halloween related events at the Jacksonville Public Library that happened in 2017.  

For events in 2019 and all other current events see our new event calendar software.

Books and Boos

“Trick or Treat!” While not usually a phrase often heard at a public library, we make an exception for the participants of the yearly Trick or Treat on the Street event hosted by Downtown Vision! This year Trick or Treat participants were able to do a building wide scavenger hunt where kids had to find answers to commonly asked library questions. After completing the scavenger hunt they were able to choose a small prize, a book, or a piece of candy. Our staff definitely dressed to impress.

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