Adult Programs

Celebrate Reading with NYT Bestselling Author Tommy Orange

Lit Chat Interview with Tommy Orange

March 27 - April 1 is Celebrate Reading Week in Jacksonville! The Jacksonville Public Library is partnering with the Kids Hope Alliance, Duval County Public Schools, READ USA, and several other organizations to showcase the power of reading for kids around the city.

You know the power of a good book. And if you're a parent, you know that it's important for your kids to see you reading for enjoyment. But as adults, we're all reading role models! The more we use the Library, talk about books, and attend awesome author events and book signings, the more literate (and well-read) Jacksonville becomes.

That's why we hope you'll celebrate reading with your community at a special event with bestselling author Tommy Orange!

How Reading Can Make You A Better Writer

For the Love of Books: Workshop with Jennifer Wolfe

As a writer, you've probably been told — time and again — that to grow your craft and become a better writer, you must read widely and often. That's why you got a library card, took the 2023 Jax Stacks Reading Challenge and joined a Library Book Club. Now what?

That's where Writer's Lab comes in!

Take your writing to the next level at a writing workshop with Jennifer Wolfe of Women Writing for (a) Change on March 25 at the Brown Eastside Branch Library! She'll show you how you can use your love of books to fuel your writing.

Great Decisions Discussion Series 2022

Great Decisions: Climate Change. March 3. 7p.m. Charles Webb Wesconnett. Jeremy Stalker, PhD.

Great Decisions is a program created by the Foreign Policy Association. It is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. Each meeting begins with a 20-minute video on a discussion topic followed by a facilitator-led discussion on global issues.

Attend whichever meetings interest you! The topics for Great Decisions 2022 include: Climate Change, Drug Policy in Latin America, Changing Demographics, Russia and the U.S., Industrial Policy, Biden’s Agenda, Myanmar and ASEAN, the QUAD Alliance, and Outer Space!

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