Alachua County Library District welcomes Pulitzer Prize-winning author and University of Florida professor Jack E. Davis on Thursday, Aug. 30, at 6 p.m. to Newberry Branch. Professor Davis will talk about his nonfiction epic The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea, and share his beliefs about the identity of the Gulf of Mexico as an integral character in American culture and its value beyond a source of oil. Davis will also answer questions and have copies of his book available for purchase and signing at Newberry Branch, 110 S.
Alachua County Library District invites the community to the 25th Anniversary Celebration of its Archer Branch on Sunday, Aug. 26, at 3 p.m. The Archer community, local dignitaries and library supporters and friends are invited to celebrate 25 years of service that started August 14, 1993 and continues to provide essential services and quality programs to this rural community. This event will feature a look at Archer Branch’s place in the community plus cake and refreshments will be served.
Alachua County Library District invites the community to the Grand Opening Celebration of its Library Partnership and Neighborhood Resource Center on Saturday, Aug. 11, 10 a.m., at 912 NE 16 Avenue. Local dignitaries, neighbors, friends and supporters are invited to celebrate and tour the new spaces and places, meet the staff and enjoy refreshments while learning more about the many library and community services available for all ages.
Cheer for your favorite Battle of the Books teen team at Alachua County Library District’s 9th annual Battle of the Books competition at Headquarters Library on Saturday, July 28, at 1 p.m. This annual competition features teams of teens from different branch libraries competing for the 2018 championship and guest speaker Christina Moore, narrator of the audiobook The Girl who Drank the Moon. Moore has recorded more than 400 audiobooks and received 14 Earphone awards.