Jacksonville Public Library Blog 2022 Archive

Zora Neale Hurston's Birthday

Happy Birthday Zora Neale Hurston

Zora Neale Hurston was born on January 7, 1891. After her mother’s death in 1904, Hurston relocated from Central Florida to Jacksonville where she grew, lived, worked, played and loved in Florida’s largest city. A central figure in the Harlem Renaissance, her work celebrated African American culture in the rural South.

Most Anticipated Releases - Winter 2022

Most Anticipated Releases Winter 2022

The New Year brings with it tons of possibilities including some of your favorite authors rolling out highly-anticipated new releases… And we’ve got a preview of what’s to come!