Have you heard? Jacksonville is an emerging top tourist destination. Yes, really! According to TripAdvisor, millions of their users have named Jacksonville as “one of the top 10 destinations on the rise in the U.S. for 2016.”
Names. They tell the story of our existence without ever uttering a word. You are given one before you can say or spell it. They give us pride. They are passed down to us. My husband is the third. You may be named for someone close to you, most often your parents. Our names are personal. We wear them around our necks, get tattoos of lovers or lost ones. We are named for our heroes - an aspiration for our children. Your last name shows generations of those who were able to survive and continue their lineage.
We have an exciting update for 2017: Starting this month we will be offering on demand 3D printer services! You may be excited at the thought of being able to print your very own designs without purchasing your own 3D printer. Or, you may be thinking this is cool, but why am I interested!? What can I make? You can make a ton of things. A simple Google search will pull up hundreds of designs.
Say it with me: “I. Feel. Great. YES!” On Fridays in the Main Library’s Teen Department, this is how we start off Shenanigans, a program of games and activities based on improv. To gear ourselves up for an hour of silliness and “shenanigans,” we all rub our hands together and shout the phrase together three times.
At the Library there’s one thing that brings us together – our love of books! Being a bastion of books, we are often offered Advanced Readers Copies of upcoming best sellers. While we love those advanced reads, we know that you do too! We wanted to pass on that perk to you, but how would we tell who the biggest book nerd is?!
The Jacksonville Public Library's Center for Adult Learning, located at the downtown Main Library, works with hundreds of students who want to learn English or earn a high school diploma. WJCT aired a story about Peter Malick, a student at the library who fled Sudan as a boy and is now pursuing an education.