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10 E-Books To Kickstart Your Spring Cleaning

Spring Cleaning Books

Now that it is officially Spring, it’s time to start cleaning out your closet, tucking away your winter clothes, and organizing your home. With little to do and a recommendation of staying in, now is the perfect opportunity to use this extra time to make your home shine! To help you kickstart your spring cleaning, we’ve complied a list of 10 e-books that will inspire you to declutter, clean, and revamp your home. 

Get The Most Out Of Your Library Card By Using Our Digital Library!

Get The Most Out Of Your Library Card

As coronavirus continues to spread, more and more people are self-isolating, social distancing, and working from home. If you’re hoping to stay busy during this time, Jacksonville Public Library has a variety of digital content, all accessible from the comfort of your home through your computer, television or smart device. If you have a library card, you can access this content for free. If you do not have a library card, sign up for a e-card to access our digital library. 

St. Patrick's Day Books for Lucky Kids

Books for Lucky Kids

St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner! For kids, the magical tales of mythical leprechauns, four-leaf clovers and a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow make this day extra special. Below are ten books that are perfect for sharing with kids to help them understand and enjoy St. Patrick’s Day. Whether it’s a book about the history of the holiday, a classic folktale, or a mischevious adventure with a leprechaun, there’s something here for every child that encourages them to dream, play, and try their luck.

B Is For Baby! An Information Celebration For New And Expecting Parents

B is for Baby

If you’re expecting a child, or are a new caregiver, this information celebration is for you—and baby too! Being a parent is fun but hard work. The library makes it easier by bringing experts together to share valuable tips you need for children from birth to age 2. Enjoy storytimes, art demos, and much more to get your child off to a smart start at the library.

A Podcast with New York Times Best Selling Author, Brad Meltzer

Completely Booked Brad Meltzer

Brad Meltzer is the No. 1 New York Times bestselling author of The Inner Circle, The Book of Fate, and 10 other bestselling thrillers including The Tenth Justice, The First Counsel, The Millionaires, The President’s Shadow, and The Escape Artist. He joined us at the Main Library on Feb. 29, 2020 as the keynote speaker for Jax Book Fest, a community event that brings authors and book lovers together. During his time here we got a chance to chat with him about his most recent book and first work of nonfiction, The First Conspiracy, which describes a secret plot to kill George Washington.  If you missed Brad Meltzer's wonderful keynote presentation, you can check out our interview with him on the latest episode of Completely Booked.

Tenikka's Books for Kids 2020

Tenikkas Books for Kids

Action News Jax anchor Tenikka Hughes joins us on the podcast to chat about Tenikka's Books for Kids, an annual effort to collect book donations for children who participate in the Jacksonville Public Library's summer learning program. We chat about her passion for literacy in children, her career as an Emmy-award winning journalist and everything you can expect during the book drive's kick off at Jax Book Fest this Saturday, Feb. 29!

Save The Date! An Exclusive Author Event With Keynote Speaker Brad Meltzer

Brad Meltzer Keynote Speaker Author Event

You're invited to an exclusive Author event with New York Times best-selling author Brad Meltzer on Friday, February 28, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. Brad Meltzer is the NO. 1 New York Times best-selling author of The Inner Circle, The Book of Fate, and 10 other best-selling thrillers. His most recent book, The First Conspiracy, is his first non-fiction and is about a secret plot to kill George Washington. He is also the host of Brad Meltzer's Lost History on H2 and Brad Meltzer's Decoded on the History Channel. The Hollywood Reporter listed Meltzer as one of the top 25 most powerful authors. 

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