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Books to Read If You Like Aaron Blabey's Bad Guys...

Books to read if you like Aaron Blabey's Bad Guys

Doing a good deed feels pretty good. Whether it’s a random act of kindness, raising money for your favorite charity or returning books to the library… “Good guys” always do their part. These kids books are full of good guys... and bad guys who are trying to do good!

Screening Room: Asian Americans – Breaking Ground

Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with the Jacksonville Public Library as we watch the first episode of PBS’ Asian Americans series! After the film we will hear from guest speaker Dr. Tes Tuason from the University of North Florida who will talk about community building, identity, and cultural education in Asian American communities.

Ten Earth-Friendly Books For Kids + Join Us For One Of Our Earth Day Programs!

Earth Day Books For Kids

Earth Day is an annual event held on April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First held on April 22, 1970, it now includes a wide range of events coordinated globally by EarthDay.org including 1 billion people in more than 193 countries. The official theme for 2022 is Invest In Our Planet.

Best of Middle School Art Exhibit

Best of Middle School Art Exhibit. April 13 through May 7. Gallery at Main.

Add "supporting young artists" to your list of reasons for visiting the Main Library this April! 

Jacksonville Public Library and Duval County Public Schools are partnering once again to bring the Best of Middle School Art Exhibit to the Gallery at Main. The show opens to the public on Wednesday, April 13 and runs just three and a half weeks (through May 7).

Friends of the Bill Brinton Murray Hill Branch Library Book Sale!

Bill Brinton Murray Hill branch library book sale graphic

Please join the Friends of the Murray Hill Branch Library for a book sale! The Friends will be selling gently used materials on April 16 starting at 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. in the meeting room. Find a great read while supporting the Bill Brinton Murray Hill Branch Library!&

Writer’s Lab: Ekphrastic Poetry with Tiffany Melanson

Writer's Lab: Ekphrastic Poetry with Tiffany Melanson

National Poetry Month is in full swing! If you’ve caught the poetry bug from one of our recent Lit Chats or from the great daily poems popping up all over social media and you want to try your hand at writing one, check out this great upcoming Writer’s Lab workshop!

Teen Voices in Poetry

Teen Voices in Poetry

There are so many ways to celebrate National Poetry Month. Some people mark the occasion by reading great poems, others by writing them! You can do both at the Library! 

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