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JAX READS!/NEA Big Read Enters Last Month
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Read and take part in discussions and activities focusing on The Namesakeby Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jhumpa Lahiri. The novel explores themes of immigration, different cultures, and the importance of names. Borrow the book, audiobook, e-book or e-audiobook and find events at jaxreads.org. NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.
Read the book, watch the movie, hear Director Mira Nair in person ...
Book Discussion & Movie Screening – Friday, March 10, 6:30 – 9 p.m., Main Library
Your weekend just got better. See The Namesake movie in the Hicks Auditorium/Theater at the Main Library Friday evening. Hear the film director Saturday afternoon. It's all free!
Behind the scenes with Director Mira Nair Saturday, March 11, 1 p.m., Main Library, Hicks Auditorium
It's a wrap—the grand finale of JAX READS!/NEA Big Read. Don't miss your chance to see and hear award-winning filmmaker Mira Nair, whose films include The Namesake, Queen of Katwe ,Mississippi Masala, Monsoon Wedding and Salaam Bombay! Check out movies directed by Nair and join us for an entertaining presentation, interview and Q&A. Free and open to the public Find out more at jaxreads.org.
♦ Learn how you can attend a Ticketed Private Reception with Mira Nair. ♦ This paid event is held March 10, the night before the March 11 event that is open to the public.
March is Women's History Month – Celebrate!
• Grace Hopper: Coding
• Movies, movies, movies • WTLV's Jeannie Blaylock • Jane Austen discussion • Special guests & more
Explore Women's Literature at Art Walk Wednesday, March 1, 5 – 8 p.m., Main Library, Jax Makerspace
Join us as UNF English students lead discussions about women's literature. Enjoy read-alouds, bookmark making, zine creation and more. Get details.
Kesha Art Exhibit (through April 23) & March Activities Main Library, Jax Makerspace Gallery
This exhibit features the works of 14 black female artists and explores black femininity, ethnicity, identity and stereotypes. Join these interactive programs: • African Movement Dance, Conversations of Colorism • Stepping into Sisterhood, Queens & Seams • Good Hair, Black Hair Care Forum, Jewelry Upcycle and more!
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For Artists Ages 12 – 18 Submit Artwork March 25 – April 22 to Jacksonville Public Library
Does your art have that "wow" factor? You could win a Reddi Arts gift certificate and solo show in the Teen Gallery. Get more details.
Coming up on the home stretch ... Destination: Prize & Party Stop
Let us know how you're progressing by using #Read66 on Twitter or Facebook. Get all the information about Read 66. Check with your library to learn about the Reading Challenge parties and join us for Jax Book Fest.