Jeremy Yates

Jeremy Yates (he/they) is a maker, visual storyteller, D&D player and lifelong Disney fan. He is also one of two Marketing Specialists with the Community Relations and Marketing department at Jacksonville Public Library. When not at work, they enjoy spending time in a galaxy far, far away through Star Wars audiobooks, movies and TV shows. Or you’ll find them 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.

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! 

Books About Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr Day

Sometimes referred to as "MLK Day" or "MLK Day of Service," Martin Luther King, Jr. Day marks the birthday of one of America's greatest civil rights heroes. Check out inspiring biographies for children, explore King's legacy and the history of the civil rights movement, and read stories of everyday activism.

A Year-Round Reading Challenge For Adults

Jax Stacks Reading Challenge

The 2023 Jax Stacks Reading Challenge starts January 1 and runs through December 31, 2023. Library staff has hand-picked 16 categories of books for you to read this year to broaden your reading horizons. Try a new series, a new genre, and a new format, and check out some books you might have overlooked!

Batter Royale Dessert Decorating Challenge For Teens

Let's get ready to CRUMBLE! Batter Royale Dessert Decorating Challenge for Teens.

Cakes, cookies and creativity will clash this December in Batter Royale — the Library's first-ever Dessert Decorating Challenge run by teens, for teens! Want to be the next cake boss? Looking for something fun to do with friends over the winter holiday? Want a greater voice in what kinds of programs are offered at the library? It's time to BAKE IT HAPPEN. Join us at Teen Advisory Board. You could even earn volunteer hours!

Books That Read Like Hallmark Movies

Books to read if you love Hallmark movies

Looking for a light-hearted holiday romance novel (with a few “festive” twists and turns)? Well, grab a big cup of hot cocoa and get cozy! The Library has a few Hallmark movie-inspired book recommendations that are sure to make you merry.

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