March Kid and Teen Programs at the Archer Branch

Happy March! Here are some of the neat things we have planned for kids, teens, and families this month. Adult programs are here, and keep in mind our online calendar is always the most up-to-date!

The word "March" in white, outlined in green, surrounded by green stars and clovers. A small rainbow with a cloud at each end sits above the word.

~Featured Programs~

Sunday, March 3, at 2:00 PM Mardi Gras Jazz - The Jazzology Trio will play us some jazzy bops in the New Orleans style to get us into the Mardi Gras spirit! (All Ages)

Thursday, March 7, at 5:00 PM TWEENspace - New day and time! What's your idea of fun? This special club is just for tweens. (Ages 7-12)

Sunday, March 10, at 2:00 PM All About Ophiology - Snakes and reptiles, oh my! We'll be getting a visit from a local snake farm and some of their critters! (All Ages)

Thursday, March 14, at 5:00 PM LEGOspace - New day and time! Build anything your imagination can dream up! (Ages 5-11)

Monday, March 18, at 5:00 PM Teen Art Lab - This just-for-teens group makes a cool art project every month! (Ages 13-18)

Tuesday, March 19, at 5:30 PM Adulting 101: Money Management - Join us for the kickoff of our NEW program series, Adulting 101! Learn all about budgeting, building and maintaining good credit, and more. Presented by representatives of Florida Credit Union. (Ages 13+)

Thursday, March 21, at 5:00 PM SAFE Self Defense Class with ACSO - This Rape/Aggression Defense class is FREE to women and girls age 13 and older. Learn real skills in how to defend yourself! Registration is Required. (Ages 13+. Girls ages 11-12 may attend only with an accompanying female guardian.)

Sunday, March 24, at 2:00 PM Gainesville Irish Dancers - We're keeping the "luck of the Irish" going an extra week with this special performance. This will be our third annual Irish dance program! (all Ages)

Sunday, March 24, at 3:00 PM Meet a Clydesdale! - Gracie the Clydesdale therapy horse will be visiting us as well! Get up close and personal with this sweet, giant animal. More information here! (All Ages)

Thursday, March 28, at 3:30 PM MAKERspace Thursday - New day and time! Let's use STEAM principles to make a fun craft! (Ages 5+)

~Weekly/Regular Programs~

Math Tutoring - Every other Sunday at 3:00 PM (Ages 5-11, Registration Only)
March 10 and 24

Read with a Dog - Mondays at 2:30 PM (All Ages)
March 411, 18, and 25

Storytime - Tuesdays at 10:30 AM (Ages 3-5)
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Chess Club - Wednesdays at 5:15 PM (Ages 5+)
March 61320, and 27

Music and Movement - Thursdays at 10:30 AM (Ages 3-11)
March 71421, and 28


Looking ahead to April, we have a lot of fun planned for Spring Break! Especially exciting is our MERMAID Storytime with Mermaid Newt! She'll be visiting us from her home in the springs and will have some stories and crafts for us to enjoy. Swim by to see her on Tuesday, April 2, at 3:00 PM!

We hope to see you at the library soon!

The word "Spring" in blue. The I is a red tulip with a green stem and two leaves