April Library Programs for Adults: Authors, Writer's Lab and More!

Thursday, March 23, 2023

Programs for adults

April is National Poetry Month and we are featuring two awesome local poets in our Lit Chat Interview Series. It’s also a great month for Great Decisions, our film and discussion group about current events. And this month we welcome a new book club with a fantastic name – Shelf Conscious Book Club at Maxville! Check out all of our great adult programs programs below.

Great Decisions (Discussion Series)

Each meeting begins with a 20-30 minute film on a critical global issue facing America today, followed by a facilitator-led discussion.

Join the discussion!

Lit Chat Author Series

Lit Chat logoLit Chat Interview with Aaron Woodson live at the Pablo Creek Library on Wednesday, April 12, 6:30 p.m. The Florida-based military combat veteran and poet will talk about his work including the new book, The Face of Expression 3, which is a poetry book that fuses storytelling and nonfiction.

Register now!


Lit Chat logoLit Chat Interview with Jessica Q. Stark, live at the Willow Branch Library on Tuesday, April 25, at 6:30 p.m. Jessica is a UNF professor and the author of the two poetry collectionsSavage Pageant and the upcoming Buffalo Girl.

Register now!


Writer's Lab Workshops

Writer's Lab logo

The Publishing Dilemma with the Authors Roundtable, live at Main Library on Saturday, April 1 at 10:15 a.m.

Learn about the basics of indie publishing, the Big Five publishing companies, agents, and how to avoid scams.

Register here!


Writer's Lab logoIt All Starts With An Idea: Writer's Lab workshop with Michael Regina at Beaches Branch Library Saturday, April 15, at 10:15 a.m. Learn how to nurture an idea from a nugget of inspiration into a book you can't wait to share with the world. Michael Regina is a graphic novelist and creator of the Webtoons.com featured comic Adamsville.

Register here!

You can also catch Michael Regina at the Beaches Library Comic Fest on April 22, from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

 Life Lit Workshops

Our Life Lit series continues this month with two great gardening workshops from the trained professionals at Duval County UF Extension Office!

Register for Life Lit programs!

Connect With Fellow Readers

April is a big month for readers! Not only are April showers the perfect excuse to cancel all your plans, stay in and read a great book, we've got a brand new Book Club at Maxville and a new location for our traveling Jax Stacks Book Club. So, what do you say? Want to join us at the Library to talk about books? 

Join a Book Club!

Expand Your Reading Horizons

The 2023 Jax Stacks Reading Challenge is for anyone who wants to read more books, read outside their comfort zone, or find a community of readers looking to do the same! Books written by our Lit Chat authors or read by our monthly Book Clubs count!

There's also a monthly Jax Stacks Book Club where the group trades reading recommendations for one or more of the 16 categories. Join us Monday, April 3, at 6:30 p.m. at the Beaches Branch Library where we'll be discussing "A historical book set in Africa” and “A book in translation."

Sign up for the Reading Challenge!

Center for Adult Learning

Jason Campbell in a cap and gown, holding his diplomaDo you need help preparing for the GED® Test? Jason Campbell had been working in a warehouse for the last ten years. But as a husband and a father, he wanted to do more than just make ends meet. "I knew that getting a diploma puts me in a situation where I can support my family better," he said. So, when he heard about the free GED® program at the Library, Jason reached out.

Read Jason's story!

Click here to learn more about earning a diploma with help from the Library. You can also call (904) 255-6135 to speak with the Center for Adult Learning staff.