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The Perspective - New Book Club Coming to Main Library

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The Perspective is a book group that seeks to connect the events of history to today. This is a reading group for persons interested in understanding how the society we live in has been shaped, and how lessons learned from the past can guide us in shaping a better future.

Preserve Your Memories

close-up of microphone with the text preserve your memories at the library

Photo by Gavin Whitner MusicOomph.com

Record and preserve your memories in the library’s Florida Collection!

Lasting LaVilla with Bob Self

LaVilla rowhouses.

Jacksonville’s historic LaVilla neighborhood was our city’s first suburb.

Programs for History Lovers

Map of the Southeastern United States with compass near Florida.

At our upcoming history programs, we’re discussing Giant Ground Sloths and Bermuda Triangle extraterrestrial activity. Bet you didn’t think you’d learn about these topics at the library. These aren’t your average history lectures!

Cannibals and Sea Monsters in the Map Collection

Map of Florida in the Ansbacher Map Collection.

What did Florida look like on a map in 1522?

Unless you’ve journeyed up to the fourth floor of our Main Library, you may not know about our extensive map collection. The Lewis Ansbacher Map Collection features over 240 antiquarian maps from all over the world.

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