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Vote at the Library 2020

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You want to vote in this year’s election, but you don’t want to be stuck in a big crowd on election day, right? There are 13 library locations where you can vote or drop your ballot off early between Monday, October 19 and Sunday, November 1. Visit the Duval County Supervisor of Elections website for locations and times.

Lit Chat: Online Author Talk With Elizabeth Randall

Lit Chat Women in White with Elizabeth Randall at Jacksonville Public Library

Does your interest in ghosts and spirits reappear this time of year? If so, then this Lit Chat is for you. Elizabeth Randall discusses her book Women in White: The Haunting of Northeast Florida on October 21, at 1 p.m. Hear about 29 tales from four northeastern Florida counties dominated by the wispy trails of strange female spirits known as ghostly “women in white.”

Books To Read During Polish American History Month

Polish American Heritage Month

Polish American Heritage Month was originally celebrated in August, but the month was changed to October so that more schools could participate in honoring Polish culture. In addition, Polish settlers first came to Jamestown, Virginia in October 1608. These settlers were craftsmen who came to establish a glass industry in the colonies, which became the first American industry.

So You Think You Can Tech: Data vs Storage

So You Think You Can Tech: Data vs Storage

Over the years I have spoken to a fair number of people on matters related to tech. In all that time, one of the topics I have unpacked the most is mobile data. There is a distinct disconnect between mobile data and the amount of storage a device has, at least there is in the minds of many consumers. If you have found yourself looking at both and wondering which is which, then you are in good company.

Branch Out During Family History Month with Your Local Library Branch

Family History Month at the Jacksonville Public Library

Even though the trees don’t change much in the Florida fall, your family tree is always growing and changing. Family History Month was created to bring the human race closer together. Although we all have our nuclear family, we are also a part of the human family. As you take some time this month to compile family photos or ask a relative about their favorite family memories, search for the similarities you can find that branch out from the family tree of the human race. We are all searching for our sense of identity and taking time to get your whole family involved will give you a stronger sense of what family means.

Lit Chat: Online Author Talk With Tim Gilmore

Jaxpsychogeo.com founder, Florida State College at Jacksonville Professor, JaxbyJax Literary Arts founder and author Dr. Tim Gilmore joins our Lit Chat series on Wednesday, October 14th, at 7 pm.

Scary and Not-So-Scary Books for Adults and Kids

Get in the fall spirit! Whether you are trying to scare yourself silly or read about silly monsters we’ve got a book for you. For people who think they can handle a fright-filled book, turn all of the lights on and settle down with one of these chilling stories. On the other hand, if you’d rather not give your children nightmares, we have some nice skeletons and witches too that are not so different from you and me.

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