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Explore Holiday Traditions with Your Children this Season

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Family traditions are a huge part of what make the holidays so special. While you teach your children about the importance of your own traditions, it's also a great time to expose children to other traditions and holidays from around the world.

New Library on New Berlin Road

Jacksonville Public Library, Mayor Lenny Curry and the City of Jacksonville are excited to share progress toward a much-needed new library in northeast Jacksonville serving Oceanway and surrounding neighborhoods.  The 10-acre parcel at 12210 New Berlin Road—less than one mile from New Berlin Elementary School, less than three miles from Sheffield Elementary School and convenient to several communities including Autumn Point, Cedar Glen, Hickory Hill, Sheffield Oaks, the Villages of Northwood, the newly planned Cedarbrook subdivision, and others—is currently under contract for the new librar

Jam Out this Holiday Season with TubaChristmas

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TubaChristmas is a music concert held in cities worldwide that celebrates those who play, teach, and compose music for instruments in the tuba family. On this week's episode of Completely Booked, we chat with Marc Dickman and Suna Hall, the conductor and coordinator of Jacksonville's TubaChristmas performance, about what to expect at the upcoming concert on Saturday, December 14th.

Top 10 Online Courses to Take on Lynda.com

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If you haven't already heard, the Jacksonville Public Library recently added Lynda.com to its digital services. To help you get started, we compiled a list of the ten most popular courses taken by our Jacksonville Public Library customers.

Five Reasons to Gift Kids A Library Card This Holiday Season

5 reasons to gift kids a library card

As the holiday season approaches, many kids will write letters to Santa asking for their most sought after gifts. One highly underrated gift that you probably won’t see on their list is a library card. Here are five reasons to gift a library card this year:

Channeling Anna Fletcher - Tim Gilmore

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Local author and historian Tim Gilmore returns to Completely Booked this week to chat about his recently published book, Channeling Anna Fletcher: On Seances and Women’s Rights. We also talk about Tim’s website, Jax Psycho Geo, that contains nearly 500 unique, unusual, and macabre stories on local Jacksonville history.

Movies on Kanopy Worth Gobbling Up This Thanksgiving

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Once you’ve sufficiently stuffed your face with turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie, it’s time to unwind with a good film. When the tryptophan starts to kick in, the library has you covered. Here are 10 popular movies streaming on Kanopy right now that are definitely worth gobbling up! All movies are on Kanopy are free with your library card.

Tips from a Teacher on Making the Most Out of Your Holidays

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The holiday season is here, so we invited preschool teacher Rebecca McNeil back to Completely Booked to help you get your family ready. We go over tips for handling holiday traditions and gift-giving with your children, fun activities you can do with your family over the break, and, of course, her top holiday book recommendations for the little ones.

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