More than 70 local makers—crafters, artisans and entrepreneurs—will show off their wares in the Main Library, selling handmade creations such as woodwork, soap and candles, knit and quilted items, jewelry and tasty treats. Enjoy a home brewing demo by Just Brew It, DIY Workshop by Eco Relics and more!
He wrote the book on consolidation.
It's the 50th Anniversary of consolidation. Not sure what all the hoopla is about? Historian James (Jim) Crooks, author of Jacksonville: The Consolidation Story, from Civil Rights to the Jaguars, tells why consolidation was the most significant event in the history of Jacksonville's government. You can eat cake too. The presentation is during Art Walk so don't miss the art exhibits on all four floors of the library.
Fall fun is in the air.
Double fun! Superheroes and princesses alike will love Trunk or Treating, games, crafts and more at the Brentwood Branch Library. South Mandarin Branch Library will host a costume parade—come dressed up—along with craft stations, pumpkin painting, teen green screen for cool pics, and a book sale on the same day! There's also a Stranger Things Festival at the Beaches Branch Library.
Can you stand a good scare?
Brace yourself for Halloween Horror films all month long on Wednesdays, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m., at the Main Library. The lineup includes classics like Pride, Prejudice and Zombies, Poltergeist, Tremors and more. See these flicks in Hicks—our auditorium on the conference floor level that boasts a big screen and comfy theater seating. Admission is free!
Published and ready for prime time?
Jax Book Fest, the literary event of the year, will be back February 2019 at the Main Library. We're accepting nonrefundable applications through Nov. 30 for authors who want to participate and meet our criteria. We've secured a super fun and famous author to headline the event! Last year more than 3,000 people came out to meet and hear local and nationally acclaimed authors, and buy books to get signed.
Vote for the library in four categories!
Jacksonville Public Library is proud to be in the running for Folio Weekly's
Best of Jax 2018. We need your votes to win so please vote for the following: ♦Jax Makerspace Gallery for Best Art Gallery (Entertainment category) ♦Jacksonville Public Library for Best Public Artwork (Entertainment category) ♦Jacksonville Public Library for Best Use of Local Public Money (Issues category) ♦ Completely Booked podcast for Best Podcast (Media category). Thank you!
Let's get digital.
Whether you want to expand your photography skills beyond what you can do on your cell phone, or you just want to take better travel photos, Digital Photography Basics is for you! Our e-specialists can show you the way around your DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) camera and put you in creative control.
Book it to South Mandarin for a bargain.
Buy gently used books, DVDs and more at the Friends of South Mandarin Library's Fall Book Sale. Shop three days—Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 18, 19 and 20—to get good reads at a great price! Your purchases benefit the library.
What is your brand really saying?
E3 founder Anthony M. Butler Sr. will show you how to create branding with a purpose, and discuss the importance of generating slogans and logos that reflect your vision. Attend free SCORE, funding and database workshops, as well as open labs to help you with job search assistance.
Master of guitar in concert...
Classical composer and guitarist Brian Luckett has performed in virtually every chamber music scenario, pairing guitar with winds, strings, voice, choir, piano, organ and percussion throughout the U.S. His post-graduate work emphasized chamber music equally with solo repertoire. Prepare to be mesmerized by his virtuosity.