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Library to unveil 23rd annual Jacksonville Black History Calendar Jan. 19

The Jacksonville Public Library will begin its celebration of African-American History Month a few weeks early with an event that has become a much-anticipated annual community tradition: the Unveiling of the Jacksonville Black History Calendar on Thursday, Jan. 19 at 4 p.m. at the Main Library Downtown (Conference level) Multipurpose Room 1.

Since 1989, the Jacksonville Black History Calendar has been an integral part of the African-American History Month celebrations in Jacksonville. Partners who have contributed to this year’s calendar are Burger King Corporation, Florida State College, the Jacksonville Public Library, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, and Dr. Pepper. The 2012 calendar marks the sixth year the staff of the library’s African-American Collection has researched and contributed information to the calendar.

Free copies of the calendar will be available at area Burger King restaurants, Jacksonville Public Library branches and Florida State College at Jacksonville on Feb. 1. An electronic version of the calendar will be available on the library’s website after Feb. 1.

For Library program information in celebration of African-American History Month, go, call 630-BOOK (2665) or visit a neighborhood library.

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