March 2017

Libraries closed April 16 for Easter holiday

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Contact: 
Nickie Kortus

Media Advisory (attached and below) – March 29, 2017

Gainesville, Fla. - Alachua County Library District will be closed for Easter all day on Sunday, April 16, 2017. All branches will be closed. Book drops at all library locations and online services through the Library District’s eBranch at www.aclib.us will be available. All 12 branch locations and two bookmobiles will resume their regular schedules on Monday, April 17, 2017.

National Library Week April 9-15 offers opportunities to celebrate libraries and transform communities

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Contact: 
Nickie Kortus
Alternate Contact: 
Nickie Kortus

During National Library Week, April 9-15, Alachua County Library District joins libraries nationwide to celebrate the many ways libraries are transforming their communities every day by providing essential services and valuable expertise. Today’s libraries and librarians open a world of possibilities through innovative STEAM programing, Makerspaces, job-seeking resources and the power of reading.

Re-Entry Conference is April 10-13 at Library Partnership and Re-Entry Job and Resource Fair is April 24 at Headquarters Library

Monday, March 27, 2017
Contact: 
Nickie Kortus
Alternate Contact: 
Linda Cue

Alachua County Library District and Partnership for Strong Families in collaboration with their community partners present the Re-Entry Conference at Library Partnership April 10-13, and the Re-Entry Job and Resource Fair at Headquarters Library on Monday, April 24. This conference, resource and job fair are designed to assist individuals with criminal backgrounds with re-entry to the workforce, educational programs and entrepreneurship opportunities.

Libraries provide education and information to help people get Money Smart in April

Monday, March 20, 2017
Contact: 
Nickie Kortus
Alternate Contact: 
Nickie Kortus

During April, the Alachua County Library District will offer programs and workshops designed to improve financial literacy and help people learn how to better manage their personal finances. The Library District is participating in Money Smart Week and partnering with local financial institutions, businesses and professionals to present tips and guidance on eliminating debt, avoiding scams and identity theft, buying and selling a home, saving and investing for the retirement or college plus ways to save money on utility bills, kitchen remodeling and more.

Melanie Langsdale Aultman, senior library specialist at Waldo Branch, receives 2016 Guy Hudspeth Award

Friday, March 17, 2017
Contact: 
Dr. Pushpa Kalra
Alternate Contact: 
Nickie Kortus

On March 12, the Alachua County Library District Foundation recognized Melanie Langsdale Aultman, senior library specialist, Waldo Branch Library, as the 2016 recipient of its annual Guy Hudspeth Award. A leaf was placed on Katherine’s Tree at Headquarters Library in honor of Aultman as has been done for the previous Hudspeth Award winners.

The Guy Hudspeth Award, sponsored for the past 10 years by the Kosman Foundation, was named for Guy Hudspeth, former library manager at the Archer Branch Library and the first recipient of the award in 2007.

Fandomonium Comic Con event returns to Headquarters Library April 8

Friday, March 3, 2017
Contact: 
Nickie Kortus

Alachua County Library District (ACLD) presents its third Fandomonium Comic Con event on Saturday, April 8, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Headquarters Library located at 401 E. University Avenue.  Fans of comics, anime and sci-fi pop culture are invited to enjoy this free comic convention for all ages that features graphic novelist and illustrator Andre Frattino, young adult author Kami Garcia and musician Brian Ross from Draco and the Malfoys plus panel discussions, a costume contest, an artist showcase, games, fandom crafts and activities plus vendors and food trucks.

Law in the Library - Small Businesses: What entrepreneurs should know to set up and operate businesses

Friday, March 3, 2017
Contact: 
Nickie Kortus

The Alachua County Library District is partnering with the Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association to present Law in the Library: Small Businesses - What entrepreneurs should know to set up and operate businesses on Monday, April 3, 6 p.m. at Headquarters Library, 401 E. University Avenue. Philip N. Kabler, Esq., an attorney with Bogin, Munns & Munns, P.A., will cover the basic issues real entrepreneurs should know to help them when they decide to form their business.