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Read Survivor Stories This Holocaust Remembrance Day

International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Six million Jewish people were killed by the Nazis and their collaborators during the Second World War, along with millions from other persecuted groups.  International Holocaust Remembrance Day is dedicated to keeping the memory of this horrific loss of human life alive and to shine a light on the dangers of failing to learn from history. It is observed on January 27, the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau.

Staff Picks Book Review - Squad by Maggie Tokuda-Hall and Lisa Sterle

Library Staff Picks graphic for a book review

Maggie Tokuda-Hall and Lisa Sterle synergize their storytelling skills in Squad, a graphic novel about a group of bloodthirsty werewolves who hunt sexual predators. Becca is the new girl at Piedmont High. With no friends and a deep hunger to belong, she is over the moon when Marley, Arianna, and Amanda—the most popular girls in school - invite her to join the pack.

Spring Gardening Tips with Life Lit

Life Lit

Start preparing for Spring 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!

Kids and Teen Books That Are Making a Big Splash!

Take a deep dive into literacy. Splash into new worlds. January 23-27

January 23-27 is Celebrate Literacy Week here in Florida. It's designed to raise awareness about the importance of reading and to inspire Florida's students and families to make reading part of their daily routines. To celebrate, Jacksonville Public Library is showcasing some of the most talked about and checked-out books of 2022!

Join a Book Club this Library Lover's Month

Join a Book Club at Jacksonville Public Library

Whether you're looking for Romance... or a little Mystery, the library can help you find your perfect literary match!  Join us and other book lovers at one of our 15 Book Clubs this February and talk Thrillers, Memoirs, Tartan Noir, and so much more! 

Books to Celebrate the Lunar New Year

Lunar New Year. Image shows a white rabbit jumping across a red background filled with stylized flowers.

This weekend, billions of people around the world will celebrate the Lunar New Year. Does your family celebrate? Perhaps you're simply curious about the customs and rituals surrounding it? There's nothing quite like the famous Dragon Dance, after all! 

Learn Tips and Techniques for Writing Amateur Sleuths

Writer's Lab: The Challenges and Advantages of Amateur Sleuths workshop with Mia P. Manansala

Are you itching to write a mystery story where the professional crime solvers take a backseat to an amateur investigator? Learn tips and techniques for making your story shine in this workshop with cozy mystery writer Mia P. Manansala!


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