Find love between the pages as 13 popular romance authors discuss their books and share writing tips and publishing advice. Meet award-winning author and keynote speaker Barbara Cameron, who's penned 40 successful novels, and had three stories made into movies. Don't miss the self-publishing workshop, author panel discussion, an opportunity to interact with authors, and to get books signed.
Select something swoonworthy!
Can't get enough romance? Get some of the hottest novels curated by librarians emailed to you each month. To see an example e-newsletter, go to the library's Book Hookup, select Romance and View Latest Issue. See what the book is about, what reviewers say, and why you might like it. Subscribe to Romance e-newsletters—or one or more of a host of other genres or topics—today.
Make time for true crime.
Bob Dekle, award-winning author, former University of Florida professor, and lead prosecutor for serial killer Ted Bundy's trial discusses his latest book, Six Capsules: The Gilded Age Murder of Helen Potts. The true crime story follows a medical student whose trail of debauched women ended with murder of his young wife. Dekle draws comparisons between Helen Potts' husband and Ted Bundy.
Looking for ways to save on your energy bills? Check out a JEA Home Energy Evaluation Kit from the library. The backpack comes with all the equipment you need—infrared thermometer, Kill-A-Watt meters, hygrometer, drip gauge instructions and more—to test energy efficiency and learn how to reduce home energy costs.
What's cool for back to school?
School starts Aug. 12 for students in Duval Public County Schools. Students: All DCPS students have a Student Library Card—it's their DCPS Student ID number—good at any Jacksonville Public Library and to use for digital resources. Educators: Sign up or renew your EducatorCard for special library benefits such as checkout of more items and longer checkout periods. Remind students and parents about thousands of e-books, curated by grade level, that are easily accessed with a DCPS login—just look for the library's Axis 360 resource on the DCPS website.
Parents: Bring your student(s) to the Friends of the Brentwood Library Back-to-School Bash for a free backpack, supplies, arts and crafts, and games.
Book your storybook wedding and reception.
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