November 2017

Library District participates in OverDrive’s “Digital Dash” contest

Thursday, November 30, 2017
Contact: 
Nickie Kortus

Alachua County Library District is on a mission: Get more people to try free digital reading. While the Library District has offered eBooks and eAudiobooks to the community through their partnership with OverDrive for 10 years, many people are still surprised to learn their library card provides free access to more than 117,000 digital titles.

Free gingerbread building activities at your library

Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Contact: 
Nickie Kortus

Alachua County Library District is offering free gingerbread building activities in December to provide holiday fun and creative opportunities for all ages. Learn how to construct gingerbread houses and build holiday memories at Alachua, Archer, High Springs, Library Partnership and Newberry Branches. All supplies are provided and gingerbread houses will go home with their builders to enjoy. Blueprints for each program are as follows:

Libraries will close at 5 p.m. on November 22, and all day on November 23 and 24

Thursday, November 16, 2017
Contact: 
Nickie Kortus

Alachua County Library District will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday starting at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 22, and all day on Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24, 2017. All branches will be closed and the two bookmobiles will not make their normally scheduled stops. All book drops and online services including eBook checkouts will be available at www.aclib.us. All 12 library locations in Alachua County will resume their regular schedules on Saturday, November 25.

Holiday Train Show is December 9 and 10, at Headquarters Library

Monday, November 13, 2017
Contact: 
Nickie Kortus

The North Central Florida Model Railroad Club will present its Holiday Train Show on Saturday, Dec. 9, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 10, 1 to 5 p.m. at Headquarters Library, 401 E. University Avenue. This two-day train program for all ages features a large train display with a Thomas-the-Tank engine, some hands-on operations activities, a scavenger hunt and puzzle display. Operation Lifesaver, the largest rail industry safety organization, will provide information on railroad safety.

Healthy lifestyle expert and author Marilynn Preston (Dr. Jock) will speak at Headquarters Library

Friday, November 3, 2017
Contact: 
Nickie Kortus

Alachua County Library District welcomes journalist, healthy lifestyle expert and author Marilynn Preston, also known as Dr. Jock, on Monday, Nov. 13, 6 p.m., to Headquarters Library, 401 E. University Avenue. Dr. Jock will talk about her book All is Well: The Art (and Science) of Personal Well-Being which is based on her 40 years of experience writing America’s longest-running syndicated fitness column – Energy Express.