Ho! Ho! Ho! Holiday fun begins with a visit from Santa at all 21 library branches. Little ones will delight in hearing a winter-themed story, singing holiday songs, and getting a photo with St. Nick. Bring your camera to capture the memories! And look for more holiday events all month, including arts, crafts, games and movies.
Journey beyond your imagination!
Maps tell their own stories—often beyond our wildest imagination. Journey with us as National Geographic's director of cartographic databases traces the 132-year history of maps and cartography of National Geographic. And map out your day to hear about Mapping Jax and La Florida. Did you know you can check out National Geographic and National Geographic Traveler online? Enjoy reading both cover to cover every month—free—with RB Digital at the library. Help is here if you need it.
And the winner is...
The National Book Awards were announced Nov. 20, 2019. Lucky for you, the library has the finalists and winners so you can get reading!
The date—Feb. 29, 2020—is still a few months away but it's not too early to plan to do something special on leap day—a day that comes along only once every four years! Meet and hear New York Times bestselling authors—national and local—with books for all ages. Bring the family for music, MOSH, a pop-up bookstore, publishing workshops, book signings, balloon twisting, face painting and more.
If you're a fan of Martha and Snoop's Potluck Dinner Cooking Party TV show—and even if you're not—you'll love the library's extensive Martha Stewart collection with tomes of holiday recipes, cooking tips, decorating ideas, and her 2019 book that shows you how to do almost everything!From Crook to Cook, Tha Boss Dogg's very own cookbook, is screaming with personality and filled with 50 platinum recipes.
Read what librarians love to read.
When it comes to good books, librarians really know how to pick 'em—the best of the best, the crème de la crème, the pick of the litter. Now you can be in the know about their faves every month when you subscribe to our Book Hookup e-newsletter. View the latest issue and sign up to get LibraryReads e-news sent to your email.
This is the place!
Weddings, receptions, milestone celebrations? Party on! Or hold your next business seminar or conference! Spaces abound—inside, outside, multipurpose rooms and more—with the accommodations you need at reasonable rates. Check our rave reviews on Wedding Wire and book the Conference Center at the Main Library.