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Books For All Ages That Honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr

Martin Luther King Jr Booklist

Many decades have passed since the world lost Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., yet his trail-blazing legacy still lives on. As a celebrated nonviolent resistance organizer, Martin Luther King Jr. fought against racial inequality and segregation. He was a talented orator and many of his speeches are still relevant and revered today, especially his I Have A Dream speech. Pictures of him leading the march on Selma are frequently shared on social media as inspiration that his dream still lives on. In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King's legacy, look back on his life, his hopes, and his dreams, with these reads that will inspire us all to continue the work that Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s started for us.

Books About Presidential Pets

 

To celebrate National "Dress Up Your Pet Day" (January 14th) we put together a fun booklist of some of the highest-profile pets in the United States. Over the years, they've become some of our favorite White House residents and - through sheer cuteness - have won the hearts of a nation. Of course, if you want to celebrate the day at home: consider a visit to the groomer or dress your furry friends up in fun or fashionable outfits. With the cold weather we've been having lately, they might actually appreciate a cozy sweater! So, dress them up, let them strut, and let the children act as their personal paparazzi. Whatever you do, though: make sure your fur babies are safe and comfortable. And have fun reading!

January 2021 New Releases

2021 is kicking off with some amazing new book releases here at Jacksonville Public Library! The month promises new releases from fan favorites, such as Tim Dorsey and Tom Vanderbilt, as well as debut releases from Ashley Audrain and Eley Williams! There’s certainly something for everyone in this list of new book releases!

January 2021 New Releases for Adults

 

January 2021 New Releases for Young Adults

Fa La La La Festive Dishes with Fun Holiday Cookbooks

Food Friday: Holiday Cookbooks

The holiday season may look a lot different this year. That doesn’t mean we can’t find reasons to celebrate, though! The Library has got you covered with a multi-cultural holiday booklist with recipes that are sure to liven up your festivities. There’s even plant-based and vegan options. Whether you learn how to re-create some of those traditional dishes your family has made over the years or you find something new to experiment with this year, you'll find tons of delicious recipes to keep you inspired and well-fed.

Human Rights Day Books

Human Rights Day is observed every year on December 10 — the day the United Nations General Assembly, in 1948, proclaimed the inalienable rights to which everyone is entitled as a human being and adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Since it’s founding, the Jacksonville Public Library has been an open-to-all institution and is dedicated to serving every corner of Duval County, every neighborhood and every resident. This booklist focuses on a variety human rights issues – throughout history, in the present day, and with an eye towards the future.

Holiday Books for Youth

The holiday season is a wonderful time of year but it can also be extremely stressful, even for kids. Luckily, we have a way to help you and the family get into those feelings of comfort and joy in no time and that is of course through BOOKS! We’ve put together a booklist that explores traditions from different cultures, takes you on a life-changing quest to the North Pole, and sends you on an enchanting adventure as the lead ballet dancer in The Nutcracker. So, get the pine-scented candles going, light the tree, find the most comfortable spot in the house and start reading your way through these holiday books.

December 2020 New Releases

We've put together a booklist of December's most anticipated New Releases for 2020. This month’s new books are full of cultivating good habits, mystery, and adventure that you won’t want to miss. So make a mug of hot cocoa, snuggle under your warmest blanket, and settle in for a long winter’s read by the fire with these cozy December books.

December 2020 New Book Releases

December New Releases

A new month means new books here at the Jacksonville Public Library! We've put together a booklist of December's most anticipated new releases for adults and youth. There are plenty of new titles released this month to check out. Don’t forget, curbside pickup is fast, stress-free and available to make all your reading quick, easy and safe!

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