Matthew Abercrombie Mark Creegan Crystal Floyd Mark Krancer Roosevelt Watson III
who take the seemingly ordinary and transforming it into something uniquely extraordinary.
Thony Aiuppy's Art By merging socioeconomic and political themes with my experiences of living with the residue of a racially divided American South, Thony fabricates scenarios and characters to provoke understanding of the physical and metaphysical aspects of the human experience, meted out on a viscous, richly colored, tableau.
Music @ Main – Mother's Day Treat
Intermezzo Sunday Concert with Cliff Newton and Friends
Sunday, May 14, 3 - 4:30 p.m., Main Library, Hicks Auditorium
Want to make it a special Mother's Day for your mom? After you take her out to lunch , treat her to a concert at the library. Special music by trumpeter Cliff Newton, who spent 32 years with the Jacksonville Symphony, and friends will be the icing on the cake! Read about Newton's music and join us for an afternoon concert you—and mom won't forget.
Yay! Graphic Novel Workshops with Phil Yeh
May 9, 10, 12 & 13, Multiple Library Locations
Phil Yeh, the Godfather of the American Graphic Novel, has been traveling the world for 30 years, promoting literacy and creativity. He has written 90 books and comics, including the award-winning Dinosaurs Across America. Ages five to 105 are welcome to learn about his art and take home a comic book. don't miss your chance to meet Phil.
Author Mark Woods: Our National Parks and Mother's Day Tuesday, May 2, 7 p.m., Mandarin Branch Library
Join us as author and Times-Union columnist Mark Woods talks about his experiences of spending a year visiting national parks across America, and at the same time learning about his mother's illness, all of which he chronicled in his book, Lassoing the Sun: A Year in American's National Parks. This poignant, entertaining and informative presentation will be a gift to mothers everywhere. Books available for purchase and signing.
Summer Learning and Reading Challenge Coming Soon ...
Look into Downtown Jax Toastmasters – Second & Fourth Thursdays of the Month Main Library, Lounge at 303 North (inside entrance on Laura Street) - Everybody Welcome!
Kids & Teens
Exhibition Going on Now in Teen Gallery, Main Library Reception to Announce Winners – Saturday, May 6, 2 p.m.
Dozens of artwork submissions including drawings, paintings, photography, and sculpture received for the Teen Art Contest. You can see everything on exhibit during regular library hours and during Art Walk on May 3. Join us for a reception on May 6 as we announce the winners. The first place winner will receive a Reddi Arts gift certificate and solo show in June. Second and third place winners will have shows in July. Come support our talented teen artists!
Let Your Imagination Fly
Submit an original short story and volunteer 10 hours at any library location for a chance to win a $100 prize. Write your short story using the assigned theme and your imagination. Submissions and completed volunteer applications are due between June 1 and July 1. First ($100) and second ($50) prizes for grades 6 – 8 and 9 – 12. Get more details and entry form.
Job Fair Readiness Workshops Multiple Dates and Library Locations
Young adults ages 15 – 24 can learn valuable skills and prepare for the Young Adult Job Fair on June 6 at the Main Library. May workshops cover interviewing skills, resume writing, dressing for success and more. Find out more about these free workshops.
Thanks to your donations we've reached more than a third of our Hi $5 goal for Summer Reading programs. If you haven't made a donation, you can do so at your neighborhood branch or donate online. You can help us achieve our major goal, and help children keep up their skills in summer programming.
Our Jax Magazine
Get the scoop on neighborhoods. Pick up Our Jax at the library.
The city has a new magazine—Our Jax—and it's about Jacksonville neighborhoods. Find out how you can improve your neighborhood with the Matching Grants Program and how to volunteer to keep Jacksonville beautiful. This publication comes out every other month. Click to see the magazine (May issue should be out May 1) or pick up a copy at the Main Library or at the Highlands, Pablo Creek, Southeast or Webb Wesconnett Regional Libraries.