Programs For Adults Coming To The Jacksonville Public Library In September

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Programs for Adults


The Library is delighted to feature Elizabeth Gilbert in two big events this September! Read on to learn more about how you can watch and learn from the bestselling author this month. In addition, check out our other great writing and gardening workshops and awesome book clubs!

#Lit Chats:

Join us for a Lit Chat Interview with #1 New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Gilbert, on Friday, September 23, from 6:30-7:45pm at the Main Library’s Hicks Auditorium and live on Zoom. 

Gilbert is the author of books including Eat Pray Love, City of Girls, and Big Magic. Gilbert will be in conversation with local author and journalist Nikesha Elise Williams. Copies of Gilbert's books will be available for sale at the event and in advance from local bookseller San Marco Books and More. Note: Gilbert will not sign books at the event but signed bookplates will be available for attendees. Register for the event here! 

#Writer's Lab Programs:

Elizabeth Gilbert will also be providing a three-hour Big Magic Creativity and Courage workshop for the writers out there! The workshop will be in the Main Library’s Multipurpose Room on Saturday, September 24 from 10am-1pm. Please note: For this workshop Ms. Gilbert requests that all electronics be left behind. Bring a notebook and writing utensil. Register for the event here!

#Before you join us for the Elizabeth Gilbert workshop, check out the Authors Roundtable meetings at the Main Library this month:

On Saturday, September 3, at 10:15am at the Main Library, authors will learn about engaging little readers. Register for the event here!  

On Friday, September 9, at 12:05pm at the Main Library, join the Authors Roundtable for a Lunch and Learn on Writing for Children. This meeting will provide writers with the basics of writing a book for a 21st century child with a focus on literacy. Register here! 

#Life Lit Programs:

Our Life Lit hands-on workshops with the UF Extension office continue this month with gardening programs at our Maxville, Webb Wesconnett, and Highlands Libraries. Check out all of our upcoming Life Lit programs and register on our event calendar!

#Book Club Programs:

Looking for a great group to discuss books with? Check out one of the Library’s twelve book clubs meeting in September! From non-fiction to romance, science fiction to literary fiction, there’s a club for everyone! Sign up here

#Jax Stacks Reading Challenge:

The 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 for two (or more!) of the categories for the challenge. Learn more and sign up for the challenge here! 

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