Let's Celebrate! Sept. 15 - Oct. 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month. Enjoy an exciting lineup with Juego for kids, Mexican tin art for teens, discussion of Cristina Henriquez's novel, The Book of Unknown Americans, the Viva Panama-USA folklore dancers, and a cooking demo with Publix Aprons Cooking School chefs.
Banned Books Week Sept. 23 – 29
Teens, think you know a thing or two about banned books? Have fun proving it when you join other challengers at Banned!?, a game of life, death and talking animals. The week is filled with banned fun—origami, mixology, and adult programs too.
Tim Dorsey book tour stops at Beaches.
Whether you're a fan of wacky crime fiction, a devoted follower of Serge A. Storms, or just up for a good literary adventure, see and hear author Tim Dorsey in person as he discusses his latest novel, The Pope of Palm Beach, at the Beaches Branch Library. Everyone is welcome. Books available for purchase to get signed.
Save the date for Kristina McMorris.
Don't miss your chance to meet author Kristina McMorris as she discusses her latest novel, Sold on a Monday, inspired by an actual newspaper photo that stunned the country. McMorris has garnered more than 20 national literary awards for her novels. Books will be available for purchase and signing at Pablo Creek Regional Library.
How will you vote on Amendment 4?
Did you know that 6.1 million Americans cannot vote because of a felony conviction? Floridians account for 1.6 million or 25 percent of the population of people who have permanently lost their right to vote. Join us for a panel discussion about Amendment 4 on the 2018 Florida ballot aimed at restoring the rights of felons.
Marketing the E3 way and more!
The library is a great business partner. Take advantage of SCORE workshops to help you determine your product sales potential, attend a free E3 workshop led by E3 founder Anthony M. Butler Sr., and learn about a wealth of resources in our database workshops and open labs to help you be your own boss.
Learn to code, and change the world...
Thanks to Girls Who Code, a national organization that offers clubs to girls interested in computer programming, girls in fifth – 12th grade can take part in a free 15-week session to learn how to code at the library. Drop-ins welcome. You do not have to attend every workshop to participate.
Beachy-keen book bargains await...
The Friends of the Beaches Branch Library are hosting a four-day book sale. Stock up and save on a variety of books, including fiction and nonfiction for all ages. Become a member of the FOBBL at the door and shop on Member Preview Night, Sept. 19, 4 – 7 p.m.
Tell why your library is incredible to win...
The American Library Association and libraries nationwide join together to remind us that signing up for a library card is the first step toward academic achievement and lifelong learning. Now through Sept. 21, share what makes your library so incredible via text, photos, Twitter, Facebook or Instagram for a chance to win a $100 gift card.
It's National Literacy Month. Jacksonville Public Library and United Way of Northeast Florida are asking for donations of new or nearly new storybooks for children ages 3 – 4. Bring books to any library location, and sign a special bookplate. Books that include a personalized bookplate with your name will be given to a ReadingPals child. Books may also be purchased through the ReadingPals Amazon.com Wish List. Donate a new or like-new book when you join the party at our International Literacy Day Celebration Sept. 8 at a branch near you.