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South Mandarin Branch Library
Jul 31 2018 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm

Water Safety Program

Florida is surrounded by water everywhere! Let’s all try to keep our Children Safer! A simple discussion with children about swimming and then a water safety video starring Timon and Pumbaa! Stickers and coloring activity pages for the children and a water safety packet for the parents. For Elementary School Children and those in Pre-School.

Brown Eastside Branch Library
Aug 21 2018 -
5:30pm to 7:00pm

Who Are the People in Your Neighborhood?

Meet your community organizations and the City of Jacksonville’s Neighborhoods Department to learn more about city services and how to improve your neighborhood. Jacksonville1
• Eastside Community Coalition
• COJ Neighborhoods Department
• Office of the State Attorney
• Jax PAL

Main Library
Aug 25 2018 -
12:00pm to 3:00pm

Public Service: Jacksonville Edition

Civil rights activist, historian, and award-winning author Rodney L. Hurst is a neighbor to know. Join us for the commemoration of an important moment in Jacksonville’s Civil Rights History, the 58th anniversary of “Ax Handle Saturday.” Hurst will speak on Jacksonville’s history through the lens of activism. Jacksonville1

Main Library
Aug 5 2018 -
1:00pm to 5:00pm

Made in Jacksonville

From the Norman Studios silent film era to the present day annual Film Festival, Jacksonville boasts a rich history in the motion pictures industry. Enjoy local films that focus on neighborhood and identity and meet the visionaries behind them. Q&A with the directors with following after viewing. Jacksonville1

Olga L. Bradham and Etta L. Brooks Branch Library
Sep 20 2018 -
6:00pm to 7:30pm

Dear Jacksonville

The story of Jacksonville is incomplete without the stories of its residents. This program series will feature neighborhood tales from Jacksonville residents, spanning a timeline from consolidation to present day. Bring in your old photos and tales of your neighborhood to be recorded and stored for future residents. Jacksonville1

Graham Branch Library
Aug 23 2018 -
5:30pm to 7:00pm

Who Are the People in Your Neighborhood?

Meet community organizations along with the City of Jacksonville’s Neighborhoods Department to learn more about city services and how to improve your neighborhood. Jacksonville1
• New Town Success Zone
• COJ Neighborhoods Department
• Office of the State Attorney
• Jax PAL

Main Library
Jul 20 2018 -
11:00am to 12:15pm

Sewing Machine Skills: Make a Pillowcase!

Join us in the Jax Makerspace to develop your sewing machine skills! With guided instruction, you will use the Makerspace's sewing machines to create a pillowcase. We recommend that you complete Introduction to Sewing Machines before taking this class. Participants will take a completed pillowcase home.

All materials provided but space is limited, so registration is required.

Main Library
Aug 1 2018 -
5:00pm to 8:30pm

Art Walk @ Main Library

Join us for the opening celebration of Jacksonville: A Tale of My City! This exhibit will inspire viewers to explore the relationships between identity, community, and their neighborhoods.

Art Exhibitions:
• Jax Makerspace Gallery – Jacksonville: A Tale of My City
• 2nd Floor- Jacksonville: A Tale of My City, Photographs by Bob Self
• 3rd Floor Betty Francis Gallery – Jacksonville: A Tale of My City, Jax Civil Rights Photo Collection
• 4th Floor Special Collections – District Maps of Jacksonville

Main Library
Oct 3 2018 -
5:00pm to 8:30pm

Art Walk @ Main Library

Happy 50th Birthday, City of Jacksonville! Unsure what consolidation is all about? Let the Jacksonville Public Library help you out! Join Jim Crooks to learn about and commemorate 50 years of Jacksonville being a consolidated city. Did we mention there will be cake? Jacksonville1

Art Exhibitions:
• Jax Makerspace Gallery – Jacksonville: A Tale of My City
(Makerspace is open until 8:30 PM)

• 2nd Floor- Jacksonville: A Tale of My City, Photographs by Bob Self

Main Library
Sep 5 2018 -
5:00pm to 8:30pm

Art Walk @ Main Library

Does your neighborhood have an association? How do you report neighborhood issues? How do you communicate neighborhood events? Engaged residents help drive a healthy community. Step up your civics game and meet your neighborhood organizations and other organizations that work to build community in our “Bold New City.” Jacksonville1

Art Exhibitions:

• Jax Makerspace Gallery – Jacksonville: A Tale of My City
• 2nd Floor- Jacksonville: A Tale of My City, Photographs by Bob Self

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