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Free Gardening Workshops at Your Library this March

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Spring is almost here! Make sure your garden's ready with help from our friends at the UF Extension Office! And if you want to be the first to know about new workshops and locations, sign up for our Life Lit mailing list on the Library U enrollment page!

Geek out at Beaches Library Comic Fest

Beaches Library Comic Fest 2023. Saturday, April 22. 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Join us Saturday, April 22 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Beaches Branch Library for a celebration of comics, superheroes, anime, manga, gaming and all things pop culture!

Staff Picks Book Review - Stitches by David Small

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Through a series of elegiac vignettes, David Small offers a haunting account of his formative years into adolescence with Stitches, a graphic memoir. David’s mother is not what one would call emotionally available. She snaps at him if he shows vulnerability and, when he gets sick, she only gripes about the medical bills. In therapy, young David grieves the heart wrenching truth: “Your mother doesn’t love you. I’m sorry, David.” To make matters worse, the boy’s father, an aloof radiologist, has been making his son ill, albeit unwittingly.

Books About Libraries And The People Who Love Them

Our favorite books about libraries and librarians

If you're reading this, chances are you love libraries! But did you know there's a whole month dedicated to Libraries Lovers? That is why this month, we're featuring some of our favorite books about libraries and librarians! 

Award-Winning Student Art at the Main Library

2023 Scholastic Art Awards February 11 through March 7 in the Gallery at Main (303 N. Laura St.)

The 2023 Northeast Florida Scholastic Art Awards Gold Key Exhibition opens Saturday, February 11 and runs through March 7. You'll be absolutely floored by the hundreds of "Gold Key" (or first-place) paintings, photographs, sculptures, and other mixed-media masterpieces on display. You might even need to make more than one trip. At the very least, you'll need to visit the galleries on the Library's first, second and third floors just to see everything!

Fall in Love With Romance This Valentine's

Romance Books You'll Love

Whether you're looking for a blind date with a book, a comforting little cozy romance, or a literary tryst with your favorite rogue from the Bridgerton series, February is a perfect time to visit your Library!

Books to Celebrate the Super Bowl

Books for football fans

If you're a football fan, living in Jacksonville, you'd probably agree that the 2022 season was one to remember! Whether you're #DTWD or more of a casual fan, watching the Jaguars come back from their third-worst season in 2021 to finish with a 9-8 record and make the playoffs for the first time since 2017, was, in a word, exciting. Celebrate their comeback and NFL's biggest event with these great books for football fans!

Get to know the Libby App

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Borrow ebooks, audibooks, and magazines to read on your phone or tablet using the Libby app, by OverDrive. You can even send and read your borrowed e-books to your Kindle e-reader!

It's free and easy to get started for new users and it's a better, more streamlined experience for current OverDrive app users.

Meet Romance Author Jessica Hatch

Lit Chat Interview with Jessica Hatch

Lit Chat Interview with Jessica Hatch, Thursday, February 23 at 6:30 p.m. This event will take place live at the Southeast Library and will be livestreamed online via Zoom. Books will be available to purchase on-site from Femme Fire Books or you can bring a copy purchased from your favorite bookseller.

Get a Plan for Your Small Business in February

Small Business and Side Hustles - a Library U newsletter

This month we are hearing from local business woman Chanel Lee of Living Beauty Florals. February is a great month to hear from a florist. Chanel’s answer to our inspiration topic question focuses on purpose. This month’s books, LinkedIn Learning, and Kanopy videos are all about that all-important business plan.


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