Monday, May 30th
The library will be closed Monday, May 30th in observance of Memorial Day. We will reopen on Tuesday, May 31st at 9am.
Travelogue Series: Nepal
Thursday, June 2nd at 7pm
Our annual Travelogue Series is back with three new countries to explore! Please join us on Thursday, June 2nd at 7pm for the first presentation. Our speaker is Dr. Pravesh Basnet who grew up and attended medical school in Nepal. He now is a practicing physician here in Jacksonville. He will talk about the country and its culture, geography, and politics. He will also discuss his experience of moving to the US as an adult.
Kid's Summer Reading Opening Party
Tuesday, June 7th at 10am
Summer Reading is finally here and we have great programs all summer long! The 2016 theme is Summer with the Seuss and the Children's Summer Reading Opening Party is on Tuesday, June 7th at 10am. There will be games, activities and lots of great books. Children can be signed up by their parent and learn about all the great crafts, games and entertainers we have planned for the summer. The Children's Summer Reading Program runs from June 7-July 29.
Butterflies, Bees, Gardens & Trees
Monday, June 13th at 7pm
Monarchs are beautiful creatures with unique habitats. Brenda Larison will be here Monday, June 13th at 7pm to explain their life cycle, migratory patterns, and what can be done to combat the challenges to their survival. Larison is a Master Naturalist who has raised hundreds of monarchs and advocates for their conservation and the conservation of all pollinators.
Check out all the great topics we will cover in this year's gardening series here.
Collecting Oral Histories for Genealogy
Wednesday, June 22nd at 2pm
Oral histories are recorded life histories that flesh out the photographs and written documents genealogists rely upon. On Wednesday, June 22nd at 2pm Dr. Linda Ryan will walk you through collecting an oral history. She will offer tips on preparing and conducting interviews and interacting with interviewees. If the person you would like to interview is not available, Dr. Ryan will suggest resources that may relate to the experiences of your family members.