All library locations are closed Thursday and Friday, November 26 and 27, for Thanksgiving.
Halloween is right around the corner, so we have a spooky special edition of Completely Booked this week. We teamed up with PFC Paranormal to investigate the Willowbranch Library! Located in Riverside, the Willowbranch Library opened in 1930, making it the oldest existing library branch in Jacksonville.
Steve Williams is well known throughout Jacksonville as the CEO of Harbinger Sign, the owner of Florida Mining Gallery, and a hard-core advocate of the arts and development in the urban core. He chats with us today about Mapping Jax, an initiative to inspire, preserve, educate, and advocate for our city's natural and built environments. Join us at the Main Library for Mapping Our Past on January 25, 2020 to hear Steve and other fascinating presenters.
Tim Driscoll is a film producer in Jacksonville and has been a major force in cultivating the local film community. Today, he chats with us about JAX Film Bar Mondays, a casual meetup group that brings producers, actors, directors, writers, and technical experts together.
Happy New Year, book friends! Shawn Norton from the Readers' Advisory Committee joins us again to chat about new releases coming to the library this January. If your New Year's resolution is to read more, this podcast is for you.
Happy New Year’s Eve from all of us at the Jacksonville Public Library! Our guest, Justin Tichy, joins us on the podcast to talk about something wildly popular for NYE festivities: Champagne. We chat about the history of the Champagne region in France, how to decode labels on a bottle, misconceptions people have about popular Champagnes, the best places to find a good bottle of bubbles in Jax, and more.
Gayle Hart is the VP of Marketing for the Greater Jacksonville Agricultural Fair. She joins us on today's episode of Completely Booked to chat about the wonderful things her team does for the community and how she first became involved with the fair.
TubaChristmas is a music concert held in cities worldwide that celebrates those who play, teach, and compose music for instruments in the tuba family. On this week's episode of Completely Booked, we chat with Marc Dickman and Suna Hall, the conductor and coordinator of Jacksonville's TubaChristmas performance, about what to expect at the upcoming concert on Saturday, December 14th. Our producer, Justin, guest hosts this episode as he is a longtime player in TubaChristmas.
Hello book friends! This segment is for you. Welcome to our first Wednesday podcast episode highlighting new releases to look out for this month. We sit down with Shawn Norton from our Readers' Advisory Committee to chat about materials coming to the library in December 2019.
Local author and historian Tim Gilmore returns to Completely Booked this week to chat about his recently published book, Channeling Anna Fletcher: On Seances and Women’s Rights. We also talk about Tim’s website, Jax Psycho Geo, that contains nearly 500 unique, unusual, and macabre stories on local Jacksonville history.