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Expand Your Mind at Library U

Get Smarter with the Library at Library U

You got a library card because you wanted to expand your mind and connect with your community. For some of you that means reading books or watching movies that you can discuss with your friends. Others of you are looking for a job or starting a small business. And some of you just want to know how that iPad you have works so you can stay in touch with your grandkids without fumbling all over the place.

Jacksonville Public Library's New Online Book Club You Can Join Right Now

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Do you happen to be one of those people that when you are reading a good book you spend every waking second wanting to talk about that book? The trouble with this is, most of the people around you are not reading the same book, and they have no interest in hearing all your feelings about said book. That's where our NEW library book club comes in handy!

So You Think You Can Tech: Basic Computer Troubleshooting – My Internet is Slowing Down

Tech Tuesday with Jacksonville Public Library

It happens to all of us at one point or another. Maybe your computer starts slowing. Maybe the ‘W’ on your keyboard stops working. Maybe your printer won’t connect. Is it the WiFi Goblin messing you’re your machine? Have vaguely defined ‘hackers’ taken over your computer to launch satellites and spy on your credit?! Regardless of the issue, or its cause, you have probably looked at your computer, sighed, and started mentally shelling out for the hundred-dollar Geek Squad appointment. Did you know that isn’t necessary though? Did you know that many of your computer’s problems can be easily fixed? If not, then this is the post for you.

Books To Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

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September 15 through October 15 marks Hispanic Heritage Month, a celebration of the diverse and rich cultures and countless contributions the Hispanic and Latinx people give to the world. To honor the month ahead, we’ve pulled together a list of books that celebrate Hispanic culture. This book list features fiction and nonfiction books for both kids and adults that were written by and about Latinx and Hispanic authors and characters from all over the world. Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by reading along with us!

Screening Room With David Head

Screening Room with David Head

Historian David Head joins our Screening Room series on Wednesday, September 16th, at 7pm. David follows up his Sept. 9th Lit Chat A Crisis of Peace: Washington, the Newburgh Conspiracy, and the Fate of the American Revolution with a discussion on George Washington’s command of the army and British military surrender as told through Great Courses Military History documentary series on Kanopy. Register here to be a part of the discussion.

So You Think You Can Tech – Basic Computer Troubleshooting – My Computer is Slowing Down

Tech Tuesday with Jacksonville Public Library

It happens to all of us at one point or another. Maybe your computer starts slowing. Maybe the ‘W’ on your keyboard stops working. Maybe your printer won’t connect. Is it the WiFi Goblin messing you’re your machine? Have vaguely defined ‘hackers’ taken over your computer to launch satellites and spy on your credit?! Regardless of the issue, or its cause, you have probably looked at your computer, sighed, and started mentally shelling out for the hundred-dollar Geek Squad appointment. Did you know that isn’t necessary though? Did you know that many of your computer’s problems can be easily fixed? If not, then this is the post for you.

TRIUMPHS! IN! TECH!

Greetings and felicitations fair Library reader! Welcome to Triumphs in Tech, where we tell you about all the amazing things coming to you care of our e-Services Department. This month is a real doozy. After our initial trial run of Zoom classes—you did know we have Zoom Tech classes, right?—we are bringing to you this month seventeen, 17!, classes to help you get the skills you need.

Now Open! StoryWalk in Klutho Park!

Storywalk in Klutho Park Jacksonville Florida

StoryWalk® is a fun and educational tool for children and adults to enjoy literacy, physical activity and the outdoors all at the same time. A StoryWalk® is a series of signs featuring sequential spreads from a children’s picture book. Those pages are spread throughout the park so that community members can engage in reading children’s books in a unique environment.

September 2020 New Releases

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A new month means new books here at Jacksonville Public Library! We've put together a booklist of September's must-read new releases for adults and kids. There are plenty of new titles released this month to check out. From Fredrik Backman's new book, Anxious People to The Return by Nicolas Sparks and Pete the Cat is back in Crayons Rock! by James Dean - here are some must-read new releases to look out for this September.

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