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A Universe of Stories Awaits at JPL!

Get your library card ready! Join the Jacksonville Public Library’s Summer Reading Program, A Universe of Stories, as we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing. All June and July there will be fun events, great books to read, awesome prizes, and it's all free! 

6 Reasons You Should Have a Library Card

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September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month! In the Digital Age, it may seem like the need for public libraries is dwindling. This, however, is far from accurate. There are more reasons than ever for why you should have a library card in the 21st century, and we've listed just a handful below:

Finding Your Voice - Anna Claire Hodge

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Anna Claire Hodge is a writer based in Jacksonville, Florida, and holds a Ph.D in creative writing from Florida State University. She is also Visiting Instructor of Writing at the University of North Florida. We interviewed Anna-Claire Hodge on the latest episode of Completely Booked about the struggles of being an artist, finding your voice, and figuring out your place in the world.

Finding Your Voice with Anna Claire Hodge

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Anna Claire Hodge is a writer and professor based in Jacksonville, Florida, and holds a Ph.D in creative writing from Florida State University. We interviewed Anna Claire Hodge on the latest episode of Completely Booked about the struggles of being an artist, finding your voice, and figuring out your place in the world.

Pure Barre Pop-Up Coming to Main Library

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Whether you’re a daily Pure Barre regular or want to try Pure Barre for the first time, join us on December 4, at 6:30 p.m. in the Main Library's Betsy Lovett Courtyard for a FREE Pure Barre class!

Looking Back at the Jacksonville Fair's History

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Step Right Up to the Greater Jacksonville Agricultural Fair!

Fairs have been a cherished American pastime for generations. Pulsing neon lights, garish signs, the hypnotizing orbit of a Ferris wheel, the magical mouthfeel of cotton candy, the slew of chaotic noises, and the enticing smell of fried dough are familiar memories to many. It’s an assault on the senses that can elicit a deep feeling of nostalgia. 

15 Books That Teach Kids to Be Thankful

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Many celebrate Thanksgiving with turkey, stuffing, pumpkin pie and football— but teaching children that the meaning of Thanksgiving is more than just a home-cooked meal and time off from school is essential. Here are 15 recommended books for kids that celebrate sharing, practicing gratitude, reflecting on history, community, and family.

Celebrating Veterans Day - An Interview with Joe Tillman, President of the Buffalo Soldiers Historical Society

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In honor of Veterans Day, we interviewed Joe Tillman, President of the Buffalo Soldiers Historical Society, on our latest episode of Completely Booked. We explore the history of African American soldiers, and discuss ways to express appreciation for veterans on this special day.

Hot Releases: November 2019

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With November's arrival finally bringing sweater weather to Jacksonville, it's the perfect time to curl up with a hot beverage and an even hotter book. Here are some of the newest titles to look out for this November.

Sesame Street Turns 50!

 

Sesame Street first premiered on November 10, 1969. Since then, it has given generations upon generations a lifelong love of learning! Check out some Sesame Street books, both old and some new, to commemorate it's 50th Anniversary!

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