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International Women's Day Booklist

International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. It’s also a call to action for accelerating gender parity. The booklists below are filled with fearless pioneers of Science, bold women in Black History, and empowered breakers of glass ceilings in every profession and field. They not only highlight the achievements of women, they challenge old beliefs about what it means to be a woman and they provide a roadmap for future generations of women and girls.

 

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Challenge Gender Inequity on International Women's Day

Happy Women's Day

International Women's Day is a global celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The first gathering was held in 1911. It’s not just a look back, though. It’s a day very much focused on the present, with specific calls to action for accelerating gender parity. The booklist below is filled with fearless pioneers of Science, bold women in Black History, and empowered breakers of glass ceilings in every profession and field. Our goal is that you read about them, learn from them, and then go do something inspiring.

The Most Popular eBooks—Chosen by You

In the early days of the Coronavirus pandemic when library buildings all had to close to the public, the Library’s digital collections were a literary lifeline. Now, of course, we have more options. Libraries are opening back up and everyone’s following COVID safety protocols. But, sometimes and for some people: eBooks are still the better choice. Speaking of choice: between the thousands of titles available on OverDrive and Hoopla, you’re spoiled for choice in what to read. Don’t take our word for it, though. Check out these great eBooks popular with Jacksonville Public Library readers in 2020 and the first part of 2021:

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The Most Popular eBooks—Chosen By You

The most popular ebooks, chosen by you!

We all know the basic benefits of borrowing eBooks. They are incredibly portable and available for free, 24/7 with your Library card. You have instant access to thousands of the Library’s most popular books with the push of a button and you can take them with you practically anywhere. Celebrate "Read an eBook Week" with us and check out these great eBooks popular with Jacksonville Public Library readers in 2020 and 2021:

Magical Fairy Tales for Grown-Ups

Fairy tales are often thought of as children’s stories involving magical lands, fantastical beasts, and imaginary creatures like witches, goblins, elves, and sorcerers. While this is true, there are plenty of fairy tales for adults that can create that same feeling of wonder and escape from reality. So, for the adults that love to get lost in a magical tale, here’s a list of fables and folktales to read on National Tell a Fairy Tale Day.

Magical Fairy Tales For Grown-Ups And Kids

Fairy tales are often thought of as children’s stories involving magical lands, fantastical beasts, and imaginary creatures like witches, goblins, elves, and sorcerers. While this is true, there are plenty of fairy tales for adults that can create that same feeling of wonder and escape from reality. So, for the adults that love to get lost in a magical tale, here’s a list of fables and folktales to read on National Tell a Fairy Tale Day. We also put together a list of fairy tales to read with the little princes and princesses in your life too. Have a happily ever after kind of day!

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