September 2017

Law in the Library: Disaster Recovery After the Storm October 9

Friday, September 29, 2017
Contact: 
Nickie Kortus

The Alachua County Library District is partnering with the Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association to present Law in the Library: Disaster Recovery After the Storm on Monday, Oct. 9, 6 p.m. at Headquarters Library, 401 E. University Avenue, (352) 334-3900. This informative session will cover disaster recovery issues such as construction repairs, housing, insurance claims, FEMA and other relief options.

Celebrate National Friends of the Libraries Week: October 15-21, 2017

Thursday, September 28, 2017
Contact: 
Nickie Kortus

Alachua County Library District celebrates its Friends of the Library during National Friends of the Libraries Week: October 15-21, 2017. The Library District thanks its Friends of the Library, an all-volunteer organization, for 63 years of service and its significant contributions to our libraries and community.

Contemporary romance author Priscilla Oliveras will speak at Headquarters Library October 8

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Contact: 
Nickie Kortus

Alachua County Library District welcomes contemporary romance author Priscilla Oliveras on Sunday, October 8, 2 p.m., to Headquarters Library, 401 E. University Avenue. Oliveras, a four-time Golden Heart® finalist, strives to bring authenticity to her novels by sharing her Latino-American culture with her readers. She will talk about her published novel His Perfect Partner. It will be available for purchase and the author she will sign her book. This author event is part of the Library District’s celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15 through October 15.

Alachua Branch presents Spooky Storytimes starting October 5

Monday, September 18, 2017
Contact: 
Nickie Kortus

Alachua County Library District’s Alachua Branch has teamed up with the City of Alachua to present Spooky Storytime: Don’t Be Afraid of a Good Book. Everyone is invited to enjoy these family friendly Halloween stories and other fun tales at 6 p.m. on Thursdays, Oct. 5, 12, 19 and 26, and Tuesday, Oct. 31, at Theatre Park in Alachua’s Downtown Historic District, 14900 Main Street, Alachua. Costumes are optional. Please bring seating if desired and get ready for some good children’s books such as: Five Batty Bats, Herbert’s First Halloween, Where’s My Mummy and more.

Restoration of Civil Rights Workshops

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Contact: 
Nickie Kortus

The Alachua County Library District is partnering with the Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association to present Restoration of Civil Rights Workshops on Thursdays, September 21, 5:30 to 7 p.m., at Library Partnership, 1130 NE 16 Avenue, (352) 334-0165, and on October 26, 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Cone Park Branch, 2801 E. University Avenue, (352) 334-0720 and November 9, 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Greenhouse Church, 2925 NW 39 Avenue, (352) 376-6992. Attorneys from Josiah T.

Emergency Hurricane Irma closing of all libraries on Sept. 8, 3 p.m. through Sept. 11

Friday, September 8, 2017
Contact: 
Nickie Kortus

Due to the State of Emergency issued by Governor Rick Scott for Hurricane Irma, all Alachua County Library District library facilities will be closed after 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8 and all day Saturday, Sept. 9, Sunday, Sept. 10 and Monday, Sept. 11. If local conditions permit, libraries will reopen at their regularly scheduled hours on Tuesday, Sept. 12. Visit www.aclib.us for online services and updates. For more information or call (352) 334-3900.