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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! 

Mapping Jax: Steve Williams' Vision for the Urban Core

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Steve Williams is well known throughout Jacksonville as the CEO of Harbinger Sign, the owner of Florida Mining Gallery, and a hard-core advocate of the arts and development in the urban core. He chats with us today about Mapping Jax, an initiative to inspire, preserve, educate, and advocate for our city's natural and built environments.

Meet Brad Meltzer, the Keynote Speaker for Jax Book Fest 2020!

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Jax Book Fest 2020 is right around the corner! If you're planning to spend leap day at our biggest event of the year, here are 5 things to know about this year's keynote speaker, Brad Meltzer:

3 Reasons Why You Don’t Want To Miss our Big Bag Book Sale!

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If you are like us here at the Jacksonville Public Library, a good book sale makes your book-loving heart very happy! Here are 3 reasons why you should join us for The Friends of the Jacksonville Public Library's 3 day Big Bag Book Sale.

Top 19 Highlights of '19

Top 19 Highlights of '19

As 2019 comes to a close, here are the top 19 highlights of the year. Thank you for all the memories!

New Year's Eve Champagne Guide - Justin Tichy

New Year's Eve Champagne Guide, Justin Tichy, Jacksonville Public Library, Champagne Books, Completely Booked, Podcast, New Years Eve, Jacksonville

Happy New Year’s Eve from all of us at the Jacksonville Public Library! Our guest, Justin Tichy, joins us on the podcast to talk about something wildly popular for NYE festivities: Champagne. We chat about the history of the Champagne region in France, how to decode labels on a bottle, misconceptions people have about popular Champagnes, the best places to find a good bottle of bubbles in Jax, and more.

Jacksonville Public Library's Top Checkouts of 2019

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Curious about what your fellow Jacksonvillians read throughout the year? Across all 21 branches, here are the top checkouts of 2019 for Adult Fiction, Adult Non-Fiction, Teens, and Children.

Inside the Greater Jacksonville Agricultural Fair

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Gayle Hart is the VP of Marketing for the Greater Jacksonville Agricultural Fair. She joins us on this week's episode of Completely Booked to chat about the wonderful things her team does for the community and how she first became involved with the fair.

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:

Don't Fret: Holiday Mental Health Help is Here

Holiday Mental Health, Take care of yourself, mental health book recommendations, Holiday self help

Let's face it— the holiday season can be incredibly overwhelming. It's important to take care of yourself during all of the holiday fray.

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