Books

Crowdfunding Deliciousness: Young Local Chef Kickstarts Her New Cookbook

Jacksonville’s culinary scene is super hot right now, and the latest project from one of our city’s rising stars is helping to further our city’s recognition as a destination for great food. Local baker and celebrity-chef-in-the-making, Calli Webb (better known as ), recently launched an ambitious Kickstarter campaign to fund the printing of her cookbook on coffee shop-inspired baking for the home cook. With just a few weeks left, the project is very near its goal and has attracted contributors from around the world including the UK, Germany, Australia and Singapore. The hardcover book will feature gorgeous photography and easy-to-follow …

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“The Mad Atlas of Virginia King” Book Launch and Signing

Local author, FSCJ professor and Jax Psycho Geo founder, will unveil his latest work, “,” at the Jacksonville Historical Society’s Old St. Andrews Church on Thursday, October 8th. Known by residents as a “Riverside character,” Virginia King wrote an 8,448-page highly inaccurate book about her hometown of Jacksonville, with a title almost as long. The pastor who eulogized her called her a prophet. Dena Snodgrass, longtime president of the Jacksonville Historical Society, dismissed her as a mere “history bluff.” King’s book, “Interesting Facts about Leading People and Families of Duval County: Also, Where Progress Has Changed a Lot of Homes …

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DIVERSE GROUP OF AUTHORS TO VISIT THE LIBRARY THIS FALL

A Former Navy Pilot, Historian, Researcher, and Documentary Filmmaker Will Present Their Unique Stories From cheating death while piloting a supersonic Tomcat fighter aircraft, to celebrating the wild side of Florida, to the controversial history of Florida’s Cross Barge Canal, library visitors will have a wide range of fascinating topics to pick from in this fall’s lineup of author presentations. All events are free and open to the public. AUTHOR:     , “Topgun Days” WHEN:    Saturday, Oct. 3, 1 p.m. WHERE: Beaches Branch Library, 600 3rd St., Neptune Beach – 32266 A former instructor at the Navy’s elite Topgun Fighter Weapons School and …

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Stetson Kennedy Legacy: The Black Superheroes

SATURDAY, AUGUST 8 @ 1 P.M. MAIN LIBRARY HICKS AUDITORIUM Free and open to the public.  Escape the Ordinary this summer at the with author talks, Readers Theater and a documentary screening and discussion! Join Readers Theater cast members as they give life to black superheroes derived from folklorist and Jacksonville author ’s Palmetto Country, Library of Congress American ex-slaves archives gathered by the during the 1930s, and the commemorative comic book, , written and edited by and illustrated by . Kennedy, Library of Congress, and Floyd’s collections include African-American superheroes who used strength, intelligence and endurance to accomplish unexpected …

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A Blast from the Past – Local Artist and Writer create “Classic Car-ma”

Best friends Kaytee Esser and Linda Carter collaborated on a book they call “Classic Car-ma.”  “Classic Car-ma” takes a nostalgic look at the cars we loved and the ways they touched our lives. These are the cars driven by our grandparents, our parents, and us. The book is filled with paintings Kaytee has done of cars driven in the decades of Twentieth Century. The paintings are paired with Linda’s imaginative stories about the people who owned them.  Kaytee’s paintings and Linda’s stories showcase the role of the car in American society.  Each story evokes images of the period in which …

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Second Sunday at Stetson’s

A monthly concert program at Beluthahatchee “To stand on the ground that was trod by Stetson Kennedy and Woody Guthrie and to be blessed with the opportunity to perform songs of peace, struggle, and victory in this sacred place is  humbling, thrilling, and awesome all at once. The opportunity to stand on the shoulders of giants in the cause of justice and equality for all is a rare and precious gift. I am blessed beyond imagination,” said Paul Garfinkel at the end of the day of the first Sunday at Stetson’s. The National Literary Landmark of Beluthahatchee, the home and …

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Retr-O-Rama Collectibles Show

Sunday, February 8 is the Day of the Walking Dead in Jacksonville! It’s not the end of days but it may look like it on February 8, when the returns to the Ramada Convention Center in Mandarin at 3130 Hartley Road.  The Retrorama gang is planning their biggest event yet and a big part of that involves actor who played Axel on the hit television series, .  According to show promoter , “this will be the first time that an actor from the main cast of the series The Walking Dead has appeared at a show in North Florida and …

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Karpeles Manuscript Library Jacksonville Museum

Dr. David Karpeles owns more than one million rare manuscripts and documents – the world’s largest collection of which he rotates around his 12 museums, all historical buildings of which carry his name. The is located in a beautiful, 1921 neoclassical white-columned building that features windows. It is a Jacksonville gem and a national treasure. Now 78, Karpeles, a trained mathematician, and wife, Marsha, are real estate magnates who understand the importance of culture. Their investment is a collaborative passion and love of the written word and what it conveys, the paper it is written on. Their efforts have resulted …

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Buy Local, Buy Downtown #ShopDTJax

Buy Local, Buy Downtown The Downtown Marketing Collaborative, the originator of the “” campaign, has launched its campaign for the holiday season. This social media campaign will highlight sales, promotions, and unique holiday gifts available from downtown retailers and organizations through December 24. Retro and rockabilly clothes for men and women from , books from , tasty dips and rubs from , a bangle that sparkles from , sports apparel and memorabilia from , and unique candles and lamps from represent only a small sample of the gifts available from Downtown’s retailers. Additionally, gift cards to restaurants, tickets for cultural events, …

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Peace of Blue: Water Journeys

Event: Peace of Blue: book group discussion where: St. Johns Riverkeeper offices, Jacksonville University when: November 18, 6pm info: www.stjohnsriverkeeper.org/events/river-reads-bookgroup-peace-of-blue-water-journeys-by-bill-belleville When it comes to celebrating Florida’s wild places, author  has become an authority. From documentaries of deep underground cave explorations to articles and books about journeys through Florida’s remaining natural havens, Belleville uniquely speaks to Florida waters. Belleville’s latest book, , allows readers to follow along on journeys that most will never be able to take themselves. Peace is a collection of narrative essays in which the author describes his experiences hiking, paddling, snorkeling, and diving throughout Florida and the …

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