Jeremy Yates

Jeremy Yates Jacksonville Public Library

Jeremy Yates (he/they) is a maker, visual storyteller, D&D player and lifelong Disney fan. He is also the newest addition to the Jacksonville Public Library's Marketing Department. When not at work, he enjoys spending time in a galaxy far, far away through Star Wars audiobooks, movies and TV shows. Or you’ll find him binge-watching other fantasy and sci-fi shows, playing Pokémon Go or just spending quality time with his equally-geeky partner Andrew and their extremely food-motivated Border Collie, Watson.

Battle of the Books 2021

Battle of the Books Starting June 16 2pm live on Zoom

Calling all Duval County teens to Jacksonville Public Library's second annual Battle of the Books! This is an exciting book-based competition that you’ll play from home using Kahoot! Battle it out until the best book is crowned champion!

Thanks to the ADA

ADA Day: The Americans with Disabilities Act signed on July 26 Hashtag Thanks to the ADA

On July 26, 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed into law the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to ensure the civil rights of people with disabilities. Over the last 31 years, the ADA has expanded opportunities for people with disabilities by reducing barriers and changing perceptions, and increasing full participation in community life.

Hire a Veteran Day

Hire a Veteran Day: Tips for Vets and Employers

National Hire A Veteran Day on July 25 is an annual reminder and a call to action for employers and all those in hiring positions to seek out qualified veterans to hire and promote. It was founded by Marine Corps veteran Dan Caporale (who also founded the organization Hire Our Heroes). It is also a way to communicate to veterans the value and experience they bring to the table; veterans are highly trained, disciplined individuals with proven skills in communication and teamwork.

Back to School Like a Boss

Teens: Go Back to School Like a Boss Live on Zoom Friday August 6 at 4:30pm

Saying goodbye to summer is hard – But getting ready to go back to school doesn’t have to be! Go Back to School Like A Boss and with help from your Library. Get organized, manage stress, and improve your study skills.

Books That Go Beyond The Binary

Beyond the Binary: Books about Gender Non-Conformity

First celebrated in 2012, International Non-Binary People’s Day is an opportunity to recognize and celebrate those who do not identify exclusively as male or female (masculine or feminine). Check out the blog for a breakdown of terms and pronouns as well as tips and resources for parents, friends, coworkers, and allies. You'll also find booklists for youth, teens, and adults with authors and characters who identify as non-binary, gender non-conforming, or transgender.

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