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Books like Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris

Books to read if you like Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris

Whether you’re a Francophile, a fashionista or just a fan of heartwarmingly good stories: Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris has a little something for everyone. This newest movie is the third adaptation of the beloved 1958 novel by Paul Gallico. It follows Ada Harris, a humble but determined housekeeper, whose one wish is to wear a couture Christian Dior dress of her very own. It's this seemingly impossible dream which takes her on an extraordinary, life-changing adventure.

Lit Chat with Marc Cameron

Lit Chat with Marc Cameron

New York Times bestselling author Marc Cameron joins us virtually in August to talk about his newest book, Cold Snap, and how his experiences in law enforcement have helped him write his wildly popular thrillers. Join us to learn more!

Get Back To School Ready With The Library's Back To School Boot Camp!

Get Back To School Ready With The Library's Back To School Boot Camp!

Join us for two weeks of back to school fun as we gear up and get excited for a new school year. In our various programs we will read stories, complete crafts, get organized, and learn mindfulness techniques to help you get ready for school! These programs are for ages 5-12 and will take the place of our regularly scheduled Junior Scientists, Junior Artists, and Junior Readers programs. You can join us either in branch or virtually. 

Lit Chat with Madeline Martin

Lit Chat with Madeline Martin

Lit Chat with Madeline Martin, Saturday, July 30, at 1 pm. This event will take place live at the Main Library’s Hicks Auditorium and will be livestreamed online via Zoom. Martin will sign books after the event. Books will be available to purchase on-site or in advance from sponsor San Marco Books or you can bring a book purchased from your favorite bookseller.

Join Us For Life Lit: Newborn Touch, A New Program Designed Just For New Parents

Life Lit: Newborn Touch

Learn the Newborn TOUCH method and master the essential steps needed to help your newborn cry less, sleep more, and flourish as they develop. This program is sponsored by Kids Hope Alliance: The Jacksonville Partnership for Children, Youth & Families. Sign up for the two day session at the Beaches Branch or a one day session at University Park Branch.  

Graphic Novels in Libraries Month

Graphic Novels in Libraries Month

July is Graphic Novels in Libraries Month! Started in 2019 to bring attention to and promote the growing graphic novel and comics collections in our nation’s libraries, the month-long celebration coincides with the world’s biggest fandom event, San Diego Comic Con. In addition to highlighting collections and their accessibility through digital library apps like Hoopla, Graphic Novel Month is a great opportunity to show the range of formats, genres, characters and benefits that these mediums have to offer.

Lit Chat with Nikesha Elise Williams

Lit Chat with Nikesha Elise Williams, Thursday, July 14, at 6:30 pm

Nikesha Elise Williams has been featured at the library as a Writer’s Lab workshop instructor and Lit Chat interviewer many times over the last two years. Now she takes on the role of featured author in our next Lit Chat! Join us at the Highlands Library to learn about Nikesha’s journey as an award-winning self-published author, journalist, and podcaster.

Pop-Up Storytime: Celebrate Summer At The Cummer With The Library

Pop-Up Storytime: Celebrate Summer At The Cummer With The Library

Join library staff on Friday evenings in July and August for a special Pop-Up Storytime to celebrate Summer at the Cummer! Library staff will present two Pop-Up Storytimes at 5:00 pm & 6:00 pm in the The Cummer Gardens. The Library will also have a table where you can sign up for a library card and check out books! No registration required. Bring the family to experience stories, songs, art, culture, and community this Summer at the Cummer! 

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