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Lit Chat with Sherry Thomas

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Cap off this year’s Spooky Season at our chat with Sherry Thomas, author of the Lady Sherlock series of historical mysteries, including the upcoming Miss Moriarty, I Presume?  

Lit Chat with Kristen Arnett

Lit Chat With Kristen Arnett

Kristen Arnett’s novels and short stories explore queer life and life in Florida, combining the two with her signature dark humor. Join us to chat with the New York Times bestselling author about the stories that motivate her to write, what she’s learned from writing, and more!

History Fair Help

History Fair Help

Are you a middle or high school student with a research project coming up? Are you planning to compete in a History Fair?

Jacksonville Public Library has the materials, resources and support you need to do original research about people, ideas, and events of the past. What’s more, you can access much of this information online from home just using your computer and student card!

Book Clubs To Join This October

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October’s book club reads bring you some old favorite authors as well as new and upcoming authors. Stephen King and Agatha Christie headline at Beaches and Highlands branches. West branch reads The Henna Artist by Alka Joshi, a debut novelist at 62 and Mandarin delves into Haben’s Story about the first Deafblind graduate of Harvard Law School, and her amazing journey from isolation to the world stage.

Writer’s Lab: Get Ready to Write Your Novel

Writer's Lab: Get Ready To Write Your Novel

National Novel Writing Month is just around the corner! Whether you’re an eager Wrimo, stocking up on snacks, water, and writing tips to see you through your 1667-word days, or a curious aspiring writer, wondering what you can really accomplish in a month of writing, our October Writer’s Lab workshops have you covered!

Fall Books For Kids To Celebrate Autumn

Fall Books for Kids at the Library

Fall is the perfect time to snuggle up with a mug of apple cider and a big stack of fall books! These children’s books about fall are perfect for learning about the changing of seasons and the cool, crisp days ahead. Although the leaves and weather may not be changing just yet, we can always dive into a good book to take us there. Take a peek at our autumn picks because the kids (and you!) are going to just fall in love with these books.

Get LIT-erary with your Library

Grab the book. Snag the swag. Get Literary with your Library. Teen Book Club and Subscription Service.

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Get Lit(erary) with your library!

Our new teen program is a subscription service, goodie bag, and teen book club all in one! Join now and pick up your Get Lit bundle at the beginning of every month.

Lit Chat with Leslie Kemp Poole

Author Leslie Kemp Poole

Jacksonville Public Library + MOCA(Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville) present Art & Conversations, a series of innovative programs focused on literacy and the arts. In this series, the Jacksonville Public Library and MOCA collaborate to provide the community access to a rich set of resources by partnering an educational library program with a museum exhibition.

Hispanic Heritage Month

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month (celebrated September 15 through October 15) recognizes the history, culture and contributions of American citizens of Spanish and Latin American origin. It encompasses several smaller holidays and independence days in the 30-day period. At it's heart, though, it is an invitation to step into, take pride in, learn about and share a vibrant and thriving culture that is rich in history, music, great food, and beautiful art.


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