Alachua County Library District welcomes author and educator Jewell Parker Rhodes on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 6:30 p.m., to Headquarters Library, 401 E. University Avenue. Rhodes is an educator and author of six adult novels: Voodoo Dreams, Magic City, Douglass’ Women, Season Moon and Hurricane. She is best known for her middle grade novels including Towers Falling and Ninth Ward which received the Coretta Scott King Author Honor. Her next book Ghost Boys will be published in the spring of 2018.
The Alachua County Library District invites everyone to Florida author Tim Dorsey’s 2017 Clownfish Blues Book Tour on Friday, Sept. 22, at 6 p.m. at the Waldo Community Center, 13558 NE 148th Avenue, Waldo. Dorsey will talk about his twentieth Florida-set novel, Clownfish Blues, which places his two trademark characters on their wildest and funniest ride yet. Follow the Serge A. Storm brewing for a cabal of bad guys gaming the Florida state lottery.
Alachua County Library District invites the public to attend its fourth annual Community Learning Conference on Friday, September 22, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Headquarters Library. This professional development conference and networking opportunity is for anyone interested in the success of adult learners and the programs serving them. There is no cost to attend the conference at 401 E. University Avenue, in Meeting Room A.
Alachua County Library District’s Headquarters Library presents its inaugural Local Author Series. Mallory M. O’Connor kicks off the series on Saturday, Sept. 16, at 2:30 p.m. at Headquarters Library, 401 E. University Avenue. O’Connor will discuss American River: Tributaries, Book One of the American River Trilogy. Her book follows the entwined lives of three immigrant families as they settle along this river in Northern California during the turbulent 1960s.
The Alachua County Library District is partnering with the Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association to present Law in the Library: Get the Most Out of Medicaid on Monday, Sept. 18, 6 p.m. at the Headquarters Library, 401 E. University Avenue. Attorney Nancy Wright will cover what Medicaid offers, who is eligible, how to request services and where to complain if you disagree with a decision or can’t figure out how to navigate the system.
The Alachua County Library District will be closed on Monday, September 4, for the Labor Day holiday. All branches will be closed all day and the two bookmobiles will not make their normally scheduled stops. All book drops and online services including eBook checkouts at www.aclib.us will be available. All 12 library locations and both bookmobiles in Alachua County will resume their regular schedules on Tuesday, September 5, 2017.
For more information, visit www.aclib.us or call (352) 334-3900.
The value of today’s libraries goes beyond books. Library staff help students find what they need to succeed in school and in life. This September, Alachua County Library District is joining with the American Library Association and libraries nationwide for Library Card Sign-up Month, an initiative to make sure that every student has the most important school supply of all – a free library card.