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Close Out The Year With A Jacksonville Public Library Book Club

This December we’re celebrating great books and readers! Close out the year with a comforting read or a challenging one, and come talk about it with other book lovers! Check out our newest book club, Top Shelf, at the South Mandarin Library, and make sure to keep an eye on the meeting dates this month as some have changed due to holiday closures.

Adventurers Wanted for Dungeons & Dragons at the Library!

Main Library Dungeons and Dragons for teens 12-18

November is International Games Month, a celebration of games and gaming culture in libraries around the world. It’s also the perfect opportunity for libraries, like ours, to showcase their game collections and related programs and activities like our Drop-In Dungeons & Dragons!

Genre Study - First Do No Harm: Doctors and Medicine in Popular Fiction

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Medical science fiction, those books dealing with fictional practitioners of medicine or aspects of human physiology, are among the most compelling titles in the science fiction genre. From the reanimating of dead matter by Dr. Victor Frankenstein in Mary Shelley's 1818 groundbreaking novel Frankenstein to the unethical harvesting of patient organs in Robin Cook's novel Coma, the power a doctor has to heal or harm will always make them fascinating characters.

Kids Books About Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Books for Kids

For many, Thanksgiving is a time of cherished traditions. Across the nation, we gather, give thanks, and share what we’re most grateful for. Menus will vary from table to table – as will the faces around them. But for those who celebrate, Thanksgiving is a day to spend time with the ones you love, tell stories and make new memories.

Books to celebrate the World Cup

Books to celebrate World Cup 2022

This weekend, the 2022 FIFA World Cup kicks off in Qatar. This international men’s association football championship features the best soccer players in the world (32 teams) going head-to-head. It’s the most widely viewed and followed single sporting event in the world! Whether you just getting into the game or you're a long-time fan, you can find some great books about the best soccer players and coaches that the world has to offer - right here at the Library!

Writer's Lab with Jennifer Ziegler

Writers Lab With Jennifer Ziegler

Are you an adult writing for a teen audience, but you’re not sure you’re doing it quite right? Join Worser author Jennifer Ziegler for a workshop all about diving into the mind of a teenager!

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