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Published and ready for prime time?
Jax Book Fest, our annual literary event that brings local authors and book lovers face to face, returns to the Main Library Feb. 29, 2020. Local authors who wish to participate are invited to submit a nonrefundable application now through Nov. 30, 2019. Imagine!—meeting fans and selling your books at Jax Book Fest 2020, which will feature New York Times bestselling authors Brad Meltzer and Karma Wilson.
Exhibit Opens during Art Walk
Through multiple modes of art POP: Perceptions of Poverty explores the inequities in education, health, food, housing and transportation associated with poverty. This collaboration of artists and solution-seeking organizations challenges stereotypes, increases understanding, and brings communities together to co-create solutions. Meet the artists Oct. 2 and find out about Social Saturday coming up Oct. 12.
Get your ghost on!
What's on your bucket list this fall? Besides booklists, we're scaring up fun for everyone, including not-so-spooky storytimes, full-on fall festivals, costume parades, trunk or treat, Chills & Thrills, a teen Halloween party with New York Times bestselling author Neal Shusterman, paranormal happenings—things do go bump in the night—and spooky arts and crafts. Be there or beware! For more frighteningly good reads, sign up for our Horror e-newsletter. See a sample of it now.
Give your business a boost.
SCORE, resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Association, is America's premier source of free business mentoring and education. SCORE experts will present free workshops this month that cover topics about creating a financial forecast and how to start a home-based business in Jacksonville. Make your move.
Where on the web?
When it comes to finding self-service legal forms and information on the web, tread lightly and let the experts—attorneys from Jacksonville Area Legal Aid and Three Rivers Legal Services—enlighten you about reliable sites, what's available, and how to find what you're looking for. Get general legal advice you can use—and trust.
DCPS at-home early learning program.
Duval County Public Schools is looking for parents with preschoolers to participate in HIPPY—Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters. Selected parents will receive free in-home training and resources to engage children with activities that are fun, interactive and cover critical skills such as reading, writing and math. You can help your child prepare now to be a successful student later.
We're shamelessly asking for votes.
Jacksonville Public Library has been nominated for Folio Weekly's Best of Jax 2019 for the Best Use of Local Public Money. We couldn't be more proud and hope you'll help us finish first. With many new resources such as Kanopy with 30,000 free movies and documentaries, Lynda.com, and oodles of books—on the shelves and in our digital collection—we aim to give you what you want! And did we mention how much you, our valued customers, mean to us? You're the reason we exist. Vote now.
Easy, breezy. Stock up, save.
The Beaches Fall Book Sale, sponsored by the Friends of the Beaches Branch Library (FOBBL) begins with a Friends' member preview on Oct. 22—anyone can become a member right at the door. And everyone is invited to shop Oct. 23 – 26 for more great book bargains to help support the library!