Due to the progression of Hurricane Ian, in accordance with Mayor Lenny Curry and the City of Jacksonville, all library locations will be closed as of noon Wednesday, September 28, 2022, and remain closed Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Decisions to extend closures of some or all locations will be made as the storm progresses.
Spring is on the horizon and it’s a great time to try a new book club on for size! We have 10 book clubs meeting in March at the library or virtually. If you’re interested in humorous science fiction adventure, gods behaving badly, serial killers, poetic memoirs, and everything in between, we have a club for you.
October’s book club reads bring you some old favorite authors as well as new and upcoming authors. Stephen King and Agatha Christie headline at Beaches and Highlands branches. West branch reads The Henna Artist by Alka Joshi, a debut novelist at 62 and Mandarin delves into Haben’s Story about the first Deafblind graduate of Harvard Law School, and her amazing journey from isolation to the world stage.
This fall the Library is offering several monthly book clubs, both in-branch and virtual and there are tons of genres to choose from! Some books that are featured this month are 1984 by George Orwell, The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell, Every Vow You Break by Peter Swanson, Squeeze Me by Carl Hiaasen, The Less People Know About Us by Axton Betz-Hamilton and Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano. Be sure to check out our newest book club, Nuts About Reading at the West Branch!
Do you love the look, touch, and smell of a leather bound classic? Does the thought of browsing the stacks at your local library thrill and delight you? Well, then… you might just be a bibliophile! Book Lovers Day is all about YOU and those books you just can't seem to get enough of! So, let's celebrate with some booklists, book clubs, and a few other fun things the Library offers you book lovers out there.
The Library is offering several monthly book clubs around the county and there is a little bit of everything in the month of August! We have investigative fiction, romance, love stories, and of course, true crime. Whether you are looking to connect with other readers and make new friends or if you are just wanting to establish a regular reading habit, join our book clubs and you are off to a great start!