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Books And Music That Will Get You In The Mood For Jazz Fest!

Books And Music That Will Get You In The Mood For Jazz Fest

In just a few days the city will be filled with the sweet sounds of the Jacksonville Jazz Festival! To help get you ready for the festival, Jacksonville Public Library's reading experts have put together a list of books and music that will get you in the mood for Jazz Fest! This is just a small selection of the Library's collection, to see more book and music options be sure to check out the catalog.

Books For Mom To Read This Mother's Day

Books for Mom on Mother's Day

What's a Mother's Day gift that Mom can never have too many of, never goes out of style, and always fits? Answer: a good book!

This Mother's Day, gift the busy mom in your life a quiet place to read, unwind and catch up on the to-be-read pile. If Mom needs help choosing a book, guide her toward this blog post that contains a list of Mother's Day must-reads hand-picked by our expert Readers' Advisory Committee.

Best Books of 2021

Jacksonville Public Library Best Books of 2021

It’s the cusp of a New Year! A time for new beginnings, setting new goals… and for some, a time of reflection. As you look back at 2021: Are you celebrating your accomplishments? Or maybe planning your next big challenge?

International Men's Day

International Men's Day

Have you noticed men growing a lot more facial hair this month? Lots of men are putting away the shaving gear this month! Whether they’re growing a stylish mustache for “Movember” or a full-on beard for No-Shave November, they aim to “change the face of men’s health” by raising awareness of and supporting those tackling prostate and testicular cancer and other health issues facing men and boys. Talking about cancer or mental health isn’t easy, but there are resources that can help. The Library has quite the ‘stache!

Transgender Awareness Week

Are you or someone you love transgender or gender non-conforming? While there are many great examples of positive trans representation in media, there’s nothing quite like getting into a good book and getting into the mind of someone with real, lived experience. What is it like to be transgender outside of the spotlight of Hollywood? How do every day trans folks and the people who love them navigate life, love, careers and coming of age?

Transgender Awareness Week

Transgender Awareness Week Books for Adults

Are you or someone you love transgender or gender non-conforming? While there are many great examples of positive trans representation in media, there’s nothing quite like getting into a good book and getting into the mind of someone with real, lived experience. What is it like to be transgender outside of the spotlight of Hollywood? How do every day trans folks and the people who love them navigate life, love, careers and coming of age?

Inspiration for Artists

Has the “Muse” been a little fickle (or absent) lately? Are you looking for inspiration or some fresh ideas to get your creative juices flowing again? Sometimes you get in a rut, encounter a block, or just stop enjoying what you do. Or maybe you’re already making art consistently but you realize that you have settled into a comfort zone that you’d very much like to step out of... If inspiration is lacking or you just want to try a new thing, you’ll find plenty of ideas and food for the creative soul in our stacks.

Food for the Creative Soul

Artist Day

Has the “Muse” been a little fickle (or absent) lately? Are you looking for inspiration or some fresh ideas to get your creative juices flowing again? Sometimes you get in a rut, encounter a block, or just stop enjoying what you do. Or maybe you’re already making art consistently but you realize that you have settled into a comfort zone that you’d very much like to step out of... If inspiration is lacking or you just want to try a new thing, you’ll find plenty of ideas and food for the creative soul in our stacks.

Bullying Prevention Month

Stop bullying. Speak up. Bullying Prevention Month.

We all know what bullying is and how detrimental it can be. Whether it’s on the school bus, in gym class, on social media, or even at your workplace water cooler – it’s never been more toxic or pervasive. Our online and interconnected world can make it hard for children and teens to find safe havens or the courage to speak up and speak out. Knowing how to start those conversations or where to turn isn’t always easy. That’s why the Library has several resources for children, teens, and parents to help prevent or stop bullying.

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