Newspaper article The Florida Times Union


Newspaper article The Florida Times Union


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Byline: Brandy Hilboldt Allport


Emily Lisska, executive director of the Jacksonville Historical Society, discusses Harriet Beecher Stowe's experiences in Northeast Florida using Stowe's book "Palmetto Leaves" as inspiration, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Main Library, 303 N. Laura St.


Both Jacksonville Barnes & Noble stores (Town Center and 11112 San Jose) are holding "Countdown to Midnight" parties beginning at 8 p.m. Saturday celebrating the midnight release of the "Special Rehearsal Edition Script" of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One and Two," a new play premiering in London's West End on Saturday. Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne, it's the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Potter saga to be presented on stage. In addition, San Marco Books and More (1971 San Marco Blvd.) is opening at midnight for night owl early birds, then holding a ticketed Potter Party from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.


Stephen King will headline the Library of Congress National Book Festival Sept. 24 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. Because of his popularity, tickets will be required. Tickets are free and issued electronically beginning Sept. 14. Please check the Library of Congress website at for more details.


- "Polar Bear's Underwear" and "The Book with No Pictures,"' 11 a.m. Tuesday, Barnes & Noble Town Center.

- Birthdays! theme, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Barnes & Noble San Jose, 11112 San Jose Blvd.

- "A Bucket of Blessings," 11 a.m. Friday, Barnes & Noble Town Center.


- "Don't Back Into the Palm Tree! Real Life Lessons for New and Wannabe RVers," by Jacksonville author Linda Segall.

- "Yehohshua ha'Mashi'ach, King of Israel, 3793: Another Perspective/Reimagining of the Life and Death of Jesus Christ from a Spiritual Jewish Man," by Jacksonville author Walter Joseph Schenck Jr. …

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