What do you like people to know about you another 80 years from now?
How have you shaped – or been shaped by – this Bold City?
To celebrate the City's upcoming Bicentennial, the Jacksonville Public Library will be doing what it does best: Collecting stories, preserving history, and sharing what it finds with the community. But we need your help!
If you’re a music fan, you might be heading to Jacksonville Beach this weekend (April 1-3) for “Springing the Blues” at Seawalk Pavilion. This free, three-day festival boasts an impressive lineup of national, regional, and local blues legends along with several emerging artists.
Listen to the blues anytime! Stream full albums instantly with Hoopla. It’s FREE with your library card! And if you’d like to learn some music history, the Library has you covered there, too.
Check out Life Lit, our new series bringing you the workshops you need to improve your day-to-day life!
The first skills we’ll help you learn or hone are the ones you need in your own yard or outdoor space! Join us for a variety of workshops with our friends from the UF Extension office that will teach you all about gardening, from choosing the right plant to making sure you keep the pests away and the beneficial bugs happy.
Dawnie Walton left Jacksonville after high school to pursue a successful career in magazines. Now she returns to town to chat with us about her first novel, which features a music magazine editor on a mission to discover the truth about an enigmatic music duo – a mission which includes a quick trip to Northeast Florida!
Kids Hope Alliance and the Jacksonville Public Education Fund invite everyone to participate in the kick off of a community-wide literacy initiative aimed at improving third grade reading proficiency and literacy for local youth. This initiative is designated as "Reading Celebration Week" and takes place from March 21st - 25th.
As part of this exciting week, the Library is hosting three free events that you and your family are invited to! Keep reading to learn how you can join in on the fun!
Women’s History Month is a great opportunity to celebrate the lives and achievements of trailblazing women and girls throughout history, in the present day and all over the world. It can also be a time to reflect on both the progress made and the battles left to fight. What “glass ceilings” are still left to shatter? Who is being represented and whose stories still need to be told? Get inspired by women from all walks of life with the diverse collections available at your libraries.