New books and music available at Jacksonville Public Library

News from the Jacksonville Public Library:

“Westport” by James Comey: When she becomes the prime suspect in the murder of her colleague, Nora Carleton calls her old colleagues from the U.S. Attorney's Office, Mafia investigator Benny Dugan and attorney Carmen Garcia. In search of the killer's true motive, Nora examines her past at the firm to find out who framed her.

“Rebel Girl: My Life as a Feminist Punk” by Kathleen Hanna: Kathleen Hanna's band Bikini Kill embodied the '90s punk scene, and her personal yet feminist lyrics in anthems like “Rebel Girl” and “Double Dare Ya” are more powerful today than ever. But where did that transformative voice come from? In Rebel Girl, Hanna's raw and insightful new memoir, she takes us from her tumultuous childhood through her formative college years to her first performances. As Hanna makes clear, being in a punk “girl band” in those years was neither easy nor safe. Male violence and hostility loomed at every turn, and surviving as a singer who was a lightning rod for controversy required boundless determination.

“Dark matter” by Pearl Jam: After four years, veteran rock group Pearl Jam has made a triumphant return to the music world. This happened with the group's 12th studio album, “Dark Matter.” Released on April 19, the album features three singles: “Dark Matter,” “Running,” and “Wreckage.” Hailing from Seattle, Washington, the band manages to capture elements of their grunge sound from hits like “Black” while showing artistic evolution and a true adaptation to the changing music scene.

“Maddi’s fridge” by Lois Brandt: Best friends Sofia and Maddi live in the same neighborhood, go to the same school, and play in the same park. But while Sofia's fridge at home is full of nutritious food, Maddi's is empty. Sofia learns that Maddi's family doesn't have enough money to fill her fridge and promises Maddi to keep her discovery a secret. But because Sofia wants to help her friend, she is faced with a difficult decision – should she keep her promise or tell her parents about Maddi's empty fridge?

It's time to read, renew, repeat! This year's summer reading program for children is all about environmental conservation. The library has planned activities and events this summer to help us explore the natural world, introduce concepts of sustainability, and remind us to take care of ourselves and our environment. The summer reading program begins on Tuesday with our opening party and ends on July 27.

The Adult Summer Reading Program is in full swing. Stop by between now and August 1st and pick up a reading log for a chance to win reading prizes.

The garden club reopens every Thursday at 9am. Children ages 5 to 10 can join in with gardening and learn about bees, butterflies and other nature activities.

The Friends of the Jacksonville Public Library's annual membership drive is in full swing. A $10 membership gets you a travel mug. A $20 membership gets you a tote bag.