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  • bossypants Yes, AND! - 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…

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jax-makerspace-coverphoto 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…
stacey-holidaymemory 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!    
bedtime-blastoff 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…
bill-g 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…
bookface-john Let Us See Those Book Faces! (12/6/2016) - At the Library there’s one thing that brings us together – our love of books! Being a bastion of books, we are often offered Advanced Readers Copies of upcoming best sellers. While we love those advanced reads, we know that you do too! We wanted to pass on that perk to you, but how would…
shutterstock_520975231 There and Back Again: Ways to Stay Sane While You Travel (11/29/2016) -   December looms and in a few days we’ll kick off the holiday season! This means presents, golden coins and lots of family time. It also means planes, trains, and automobiles traversing cross the country. For long car rides and hours waiting in the airport we’ve got some tips, tricks, and free resources to keep…
image1 Give and Get Thanks (11/22/2016) - At JPL we’ve got a ton of valuable resources that we encourage you to take advantage of, but our best resources by far are our fabulous librarians. This Thanksgiving week we checked in with some of our team to see what elements of JPL they are most thankful about. Now, it’s time to turn the…
november-29-2016_0 #GivingTuesday (11/21/2016) - The day is almost here! November 29, 2016 is a day set aside to help others through the gift of your time, donations, goods, or your voice. YOU can make a difference!
capture Calling All Artists! (11/15/2016) -   The Jax Book Fest is coming! The Jax Book Fest is coming! The upcoming Jax Book Fest (JBF) is a paradise for readers and writers. The fest focuses on celebrating authors that live in Florida, near Florida, and who write about Florida. JBF will be held at the Main Library on March 25, 2017, so…
Voting Matters Voting Matters (11/8/2016) - The Jacksonville Public Library has always promoted art, culture, and civic duty. This election season we combined all three facets into one project, our Voting Matters Exhibit. A visual experience that encourages you to make your voice heard, and get out to vote. JPL is a safe space that supports and fosters open conversation.  This…