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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.