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- What’s in a Name - Lorena Inclán, a reporter with CBS47/FOX30 Action News Jax, delivered an inspirational message at the Main Library on Feb. 1 to help launch this year’s JAX READS!/NEA Big Read initiative. The event announced The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri, the novel that the entire community will be reading and discussing together through March 11. Lorena said … Continue reading What’s in a Name
NEA Big Read (2/14/2017) - We’ve just announced the annual JaxReads! program, and we can’t wait to share it with you! JaxReads! is a community reading opportunity where everyone in Jacksonville is invited to participate in reading the same book. It’s designed to spark community discussion of the book’s themes, and here is your formal invitation to join the conversation! This … Continue reading NEA Big Read
Galentine’s Day! (2/7/2017) - February 14th is a day for romance, for chocolates and roses and Hallmark cards in the sacred tradition of St. Valentine…but the day before is for the time-honored tradition (you know, since 2010) of celebrating gals! First introduce by Leslie Knope, played by Amy Poehler, in Parks and Recreation, Galentine’s Day is a day anyone … Continue reading Galentine’s Day!
Destination: Library (1/31/2017) - Have you heard? Jacksonville is an emerging top tourist destination. Yes, really! According to TripAdvisor, millions of their users have named Jacksonville as “one of the top 10 destinations on the rise in the U.S. for 2016.” We know we are a must see city, and we’re glad that TripAdvisor, and all those who voted … Continue reading Destination: Library
Who is Kesha? (1/23/2017) - Names. They tell the story of our existence without ever uttering a word. You are given one before you can say or spell it. They give us pride. They are passed down to us. My husband is the third. You may be named for someone close to you, most often your parents. Our names are … Continue reading Who is Kesha?
Become a 3D Printer Master (1/17/2017) - We have an exciting update for 2017: Starting this month we will be offering on demand 3D printer services! You may be excited at the thought of being able to print your very own designs without purchasing your own 3D printer. Or, you may be thinking this is cool, but why am I interested!? What … Continue reading Become a 3D Printer Master
Yes, AND! (1/9/2017) - Say it with me: “I. Feel. Great. YES!” On Fridays in the Main Library’s Teen Department, this is how we start off Shenanigans, a program of games and activities based on improv. To gear ourselves up for an hour of silliness and “shenanigans,” we all rub our hands together and shout the phrase together three … Continue reading Yes, AND!
You’ve Got the Resolve, We’ve Got the Resources (1/3/2017) - It’s 2017 and you are ready. Ready to make a change, and ready to do your best. While you are still trying to remember to write 2017 instead of 2016, let us be a partner in helping you to achieve your new goals this year! Whether you have resolved to learn a new language, start … Continue reading You’ve Got the Resolve, We’ve Got the Resources
8 Days of Holiday Cheer! (12/27/2016) - This year we wanted to give our staff a chance to share some of their favorite holiday memories. It was a great chance for staff to share stories from their past, and some really beautiful memories came up. We’ve compiled them for you right here, with a little background on their stories!
Our Top Picks: Perfect Pairings of Books & Toys (12/20/2016) - It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Family, friends, gatherings, festivities, and shopping for loved ones. While books are a frequent gift in and of themselves, they can also expand and enhance your child’s toys, too! Both books and play allow children to learn about the world around them, so pairing a book with … Continue reading Our Top Picks: Perfect Pairings of Books & Toys
What You and Bill Gates Have In Common (12/13/2016) - Last week, Bill Gates sent out his top book picks for 2016. Investing in Microsoft is a win, but so is investing in your brain. If Bill Gates can read a book a week, then we know the rest of us mere mortals can read at least four each year! We know, we know, it’s … Continue reading What You and Bill Gates Have In Common