Best-selling author and keynote speaker Miles Harvey will shed light on French artist Jacques Le Moyne whose drawings are the basis for the Le Moyne/De Bry engravings, which will be newly displayed in the renovated Jordan and Shirley Ansbacher Gallery. Enjoy a full day of activities starting with free appraisals, interactive map room tours, gallery reception and refreshments!
Who will be honored this year?
Keeping the honorees a secret until the calendar is unveiled has become a time-honored tradition. You're invited to attend the 30th Annual Unveiling of the Jacksonville Black History Calendar. Take home a calendar as a timely keepsake—February is Black History Month—and use it as a great resource to celebrate black history year-round. Arrive early; this community event fills up fast!
See which books published in 2018 were checked out the most by Jacksonville Public Library customers. Discover what's popular in fiction, nonfiction, young adult and children's books. Go ahead, put something good on hold, and be sure to catch the Completely Booked Best Books podcast episode and Whatcha Reading video.
Bring the entire family to Jax Book Fest at the Main Library. Enjoy more than 90 local and national authors, including the king of creep, Goosebumps series author R.L. Stine, and Mike Thaler, author of 200 children's books, including the Black Lagoon series. Enjoy music, face painting, balloon twisting and more!
Got the travel bug?
Go places without ever leaving home! From inspirational memoirs to amusing travel adventures, these books take you to some of the most interesting places on the planet. Subscribe to the Armchair Travel e-newsletter. It's a trip worth taking!
Where do you stand on the caravan?
Great Decisions, the world's largest discussion about world affairs, kicks off its 2019 series with the hot-button topic: Refugees and Global Migration. Learn about the critical issues that America faces and the major concerns of U.S. policymakers. Great Decisions will inform, engage and inspire. Take part in the conversation.