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Stock Up On Your TBR Pile At Not One But Two Jacksonville Public Library Used Book Sales!

Stock Up On Your TBR Pile At TWO Friends Of The Jacksonville Public Library's Used Book Sales!

The Big Bag Book Sale at University Park Branch will be back for a limited time from November 17 - 19. You can shop great deals — not only on books, but movies, audiobooks, records, and more. The store is located at University Park Branch at 3435 University Blvd. N Jacksonville FL 32277.

The Friends of the South Mandarin Library are excited to host their fall used book sale that starts on November 17. The store is located at 12125 San Jose Blvd Jacksonville FL 32223.

Books to honor Native American Heritage Month

Books to celebrate Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month, a time to recognize and center the history and contributions of Indigenous people and tribes of the United States. Whether you're looking for pictures books celebrating Native American culture to read with kids, a bestselling book written for teens to check off for your Jax Stacks Reading Challenge or just books by Native authors, the Library has some recommendations this month.

Resources for Writers

National Novel Writing Month

If you’re a writer, you know that November is National Novel Writing Month. Though, you might call it “NaNoWriMo” – either affectionately or, let’s face it, out of sheer necessity. Because really, if you’ve committed to writing 50,000 words in 30 days, who’s got the time?! But if you need some motivation, inspiration, writing resources, or just some quick tips to get you started, the Library has you covered.

The Memory Lab is open!

Richard T. Marchionda watches footage of a 1964 football game. Text reads: Memory Lab.

Do you have boxes of old photographs? Home movies on VHS? Mixed tapes on cassette? Have you ever wanted to convert them to an easily stored and sharable digital format? How does "for FREE" sound?

Friends of Willow Branch Library Bike Tour & Open House

To celebrate their 30th anniversary, the Friends of Willow Branch Library will be hosting a bike tour of the Little Free Libraries in the Riverside Avondale neighborhood. The Books and Bikes tour starts at 10 am at Willow Branch and is co-sponsored by ZenCog Bicycle Company and Honey Pot Bikes Collective. No registration is required. 

Join A Jacksonville Public Library Book Club This November

During the month of November, we’re giving thanks for books, readers, and great discussions! We’re reading non-fiction and memoir, true crime, mystery, history, sci-fi, romance, and more. Check out our newest book club, From Books to Films, at the Southeast Library, and make sure to keep an eye on the meeting dates this month as some have changed due to holiday closures.

Lit Chat Interview with Valerie Bowman

Calling all romance lovers! We’re bringing bestselling author and Northeast Florida resident Valerie Bowman to talk about her popular Regency romance series, in conversation with contemporary romance author Jessica Hatch. Find out how writers make a love story feel real and be entertaining at the same time!

Murray Hill-O-Ween at the Bill Brinton Murray Hill Library!

Stop by the Bill Brinton Murray Hill Library for some BOOOKS & fun during Murray Hill-O-Ween on Saturday, October 22 from 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. Join Mr. Joe for storytime at 5 pm & 6 pm. We will also have Halloween stories, crafts, games, candy, library cards, and more!

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