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Main Library to Unveil 2018 Black History Calendar

Library Staff and Guests to Celebrate 29 Years of Calendar’s Publication


JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Jan. 8, 2018 – The Jacksonville Public Library is pleased to host the 29th Annual Unveiling of the Jacksonville Black History Calendar. For decades the Black History Calendar has served as a reminder to celebrate the achievements of African-Americans year-round. The event is open to the public. Free calendars and light refreshments will be provided.   

Library Board Selects New Director for Jacksonville Public Library (Dec. 14, 2017)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Dec. 14, 2017 — The Board of Library Trustees on Dec. 14 voted to extend the offer of the position of library director of Jacksonville Public Library to Tim Rogers, previous executive director of the Metropolitan Library System in Oklahoma City, OK, at the recommendation of the library director search committee. Rogers has accepted the offer and will begin in the new role on Jan. 29, 2018. Rogers succeeds former Director Barbara A. B. Gubbin who retired from the library June 30, 2017.

Brentwood Branch Library to Celebrate Grand Opening With Fall Festival (Oct. 25, 2017)

Special Guest Councilman Reggie Gaffney to Speak

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Oct. 25, 2017 — The Brentwood Branch Library reopened its doors Saturday, Oct. 14 following a two month closure to replace carpet, repaint the interior and add six computers. To celebrate the reopening, a grand reopening ceremony is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 30 at 3 p.m. with the Friends of the Brentwood Library’s Fall Back into Brentwood fall festival immediately following.

Carlo Fassi Appointed to Library Board of Trustees (Oct.17, 2017)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Oct. 17, 2017 – Jacksonville Public Library announces that Carlo Fassi has joined the Board of Library Trustees. Fassi was confirmed as a trustee by Jacksonville City Council on Tuesday, Oct. 10.

Brentwood Branch Library to Reopen with Fresh Interior Oct. 14 (Oct. 13, 2017)

Grand Reopening Celebration Scheduled Oct. 30 in Conjunction with Friends Fall Festival

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Oct. 12, 2017 — The Brentwood Branch Library will resume normal operations Saturday, Oct. 14 beginning at 10 a.m. following a two month closure to replace carpet, repaint the interior and add six computers. Book drop and customer hold pickup service will also be available when the branch reopens.

Library Kicks off Monthly Author Talk Series (Oct. 3, 2017)

Indie Author Day and Local Historical Fiction Headline October

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Oct. 3, 2017 — In an effort to connect more readers with authors, and provide a deeper understanding and appreciation on a variety of topics, Jacksonville Public Library is proud to launch Author Talks beginning in October. Authors and library locations will vary each month. All author talks are free and open to the public.

Library to Celebrate 24 Graduates From Career Online High School (Aug. 30, 2017)

Successful Program Makes ‘Tremendous Economic Impact’ on Community

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Aug. 30, 2017 — Jacksonville Public Library on Sept. 5 will celebrate the graduation of 24 students who have earned high school diplomas and career certificates through Smart Horizons Career Online High School (COHS), an innovative program for adult learners offered at Jacksonville Public Library’s Center for Adult Learning.

Brentwood Branch Library Closing for Interior Renovation in Mid-August (Aug. 2, 2017)

Upgrades Will Include New Carpet, Furniture and Additional Computers

Library to Unveil Augusta Savage Sculpture (June 23, 2017)

Public Invited to Attend Special Ceremony for Significant Work of Art


Main Library to Host More Than 30 Companies for Young Adult Job Fair June 6 (June 5, 2017)

New This Year: Several Companies Will Conduct On-Site Interviews

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., June 5, 2017 – The Jacksonville Public Library is hosting a Job Fair for young adults age 16 – 24 at the Main Library. Companies such as Target, Starbucks, UF Health Jacksonville, and the City of Jacksonville will be in attendance looking to hire and some will hold on-site interviews. The Job Fair is free and open to the public.

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