The Alachua County Library District is partnering with the Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association to present Law in the Library: Taxes - What you need to know before you click SUBMIT on Monday, Feb. 6, 6 p.m. at Headquarters Library, 401 E. University Avenue, (352) 334-3939. Steven J. Willis, Professor of Law from University of Florida Levin College of Law, will discuss some of the common concerns during tax filing season including deadlines, extensions, deductions, exemptions and dependents. Law in the Library presentations are free and open to the public. No registration is required.
Alachua County Library District’s 2017 Author Series presents Ibram X. Kendi, Ph.D., on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2:30 p.m. at Headquarters Library, 401 E. University Avenue. Kendi’s new book Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America won the 2016 National Book Award in Nonfiction. Kendi’s expertise in this field can also be seen in his award-winning 2012 book The Black Campus Movement: Black Students and the Racial Reconstitution of Higher Education, 1965-1972.
The Alachua County Library District presents Kekla Magoon, award-winning author of books for children and young adults, on Monday, Feb. 13, at 6:30 p.m., at Headquarters Library, 401 E. University Avenue. Magoon will talk about her work as a speaker, teacher and author of eight young adult novels including The Rock and the River, How It Went Down, X: A Novel and the Robyn Hoodlum Adventures series. She will also answer questions and sign books. Some of her book titles will be available for purchase at this event.
The Alachua County Library District presents an author visit with Katelin Maloney and Nandy Stuart from Peaceful Paths at Headquarters Library on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2 p.m. Maloney will talk about her first novel Drowning and why she wrote it. Her book exposes the intricacies of domestic violence while raising awareness and empathy. She will talk about how her book and her work is making an impact by raising awareness about domestic violence. Stuart is Director of Outreach Services for Peaceful Paths, a local non-profit organization with the mission of ending domestic violence.
During February the Alachua County Library District celebrates Black History Month with programs for all ages. This year’s national theme for Black History Month is Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African American Memories. The history of African Americans unfolds across the canvas of America, beginning before the arrival of the Mayflower and continuing to the present. These programs prompt us to remember and provide opportunities to learn more about the important contributions by African Americans to art, literature, sports and pop culture.
Starting January 24, the Alachua County Library District and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park will present The Year of Cross Creek: Celebrating the 75th anniversary of the publication of Cross Creek and Cross Creek Cookery, by local Pulitzer Prize winning author Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. A series of programs highlighting this local author’s famous books about stories of friendships, a big trial, tasty recipes using food from her farmyard and other tales about life at the Creek include:
The Alachua County Library District Governing Board encourages all interested citizens to apply for one of the three vacancies, effective March 31, 2017, on the Alachua County Library District Board of Trustees. Applications must be signed and mailed or delivered to Headquarters Library Administration, by 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017.
Gainesville, Fla. - Alachua County Library District (ACLD) 2017 Author Series presents Victor McGlothin on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2:30 p.m. McGlothin is a national bestselling author and Essence Best Seller with 14 titles to his credit. He has written six movie scripts and recently released his latest film, Texas Voodoo Zombies. He will talk about his latest book releases include The Secrets of Newberry and Borrow Trouble with co-author Mary Monroe, his work and sign his books which will be available for purchase, or check out.
The Alachua County Library District is partnering with the Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association to present Law in the Library – Bankruptcy: How Can it Work for You on Monday, Jan. 23, at 6 p.m. at Headquarters Library, 401 E. University Avenue, (352) 334-3939. Bankruptcy lawyer Sharon Sperling will discuss the benefits and consequences of filing bankruptcy, and how a bankruptcy case can help you regain control of your financial future. She will talk about the differences between Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 and the expected outcome of filing a bankruptcy case – or not.
The Alachua County Library District will be closed all day on Monday, January 16, 2017, for the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. Book drops at all library locations and online services through the Library District’s eBranch, www.aclib.us, will be available. All branches and bookmobiles will resume their regular schedules on Tuesday, January 17, 2017.