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Lit Chat with Deesha Philyaw

Lit Chat with Deesha Philyaw

Deesha Philyaw, a graduate of Stanton College Prep and Yale University, is now a multiple award-winning author for her work, The Secret Lives of Church Ladies. Join us for an in-person and live-streamed conversation with Deesha about her book and her writing process at the Mandarin Branch Library!

Art & Conversations: Social Change 101 - Art and Advocacy

Art & Conversations: Social Change 101 - Art and Advocacy, October 28, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm at the MOCA Theater

Jacksonville Public Library + MOCA present Art & Conversations, a series of innovative programs focused on literacy and the arts. In this series, the Jacksonville Public Library and MOCA collaborate to provide the community access to a rich set of resources by partnering an educational library program with a museum exhibition.

This series of programs centers around MOCA’s current exhibition, Structure of Nature | Nature of Structure by Jacksonville artist Doug Eng. His art and advocacy highlights the need to preserve our endangered wetlands and forests in Northeast Florida.

Lit Chat with Kristen Arnett

Lit Chat With Kristen Arnett

Kristen Arnett’s novels and short stories explore queer life and life in Florida, combining the two with her signature dark humor. Join us to chat with the New York Times bestselling author about the stories that motivate her to write, what she’s learned from writing, and more!

Book Clubs To Join This October

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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.

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