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What to Expect: Jax Book Fest 2019

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Ready for the literary event of the year? On Saturday, February 23, 2019, the Jacksonville Public Library will host the third annual Jax Book Fest.

Best Books of 2018

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Here are the books published in 2018 that you checked out most this year.

8 Places to Visit with Virtual Reality

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Go to another world at the Main Library! You never know where you’ll go once you slide on our virtual reality headset.

Library to Host Annual College and Career Fair for City Youth

Teams Up with Mayor’s Youth at Work Partnership to Expand Access to Opportunities

The Young Adult Job Fair: Insider’s Guide

Stressed out about your job prospects? Feeling woefully under-prepared for the Young Adult Job Fair? Don’t freak out—we’ve got your back.

11th Annual Teen Battle of the Bands

In the 11th year of the Teen Battle of the Bands competition, the Jacksonville Public Library is taking it to the next level. This year’s competition will feature the same live show in Hemming Park, but if you want to play in the big league, you have to please the fans first. Not only do the contestants have to battle it out on the live stage, they have to first be chosen through an online voting process by fans. Bands will submit a video of their band playing via YouTube, then the videos will go up on the I Love JPL blog for fans to vote for their favorite.

Best video? You be the judge!


The reception has been cancelled but you can check out the winning videos here. Thanks to everyone who entered!

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