The Alachua County Library District Teen Art Show and reception for artists ages 12 to 15 is Saturday, Oct. 13, 1 p.m., at Headquarters Library, 401 E. University Avenue. The public is invited to view the Teen Art Show and vote for the Crowd Favorite award. Other winners will be announced at the artist reception at 1 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third places with four honorable mentions in Best in Show, Best Logo, Best Photography, Best Digital Image, Best Sculpture or 3D Artwork and Crowd Favorite.
The Alachua County Library District is partnering with the Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association to present Law in the Library: Restoration of Civil Rights Workshops on Thursdays, Sept. 27, 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Cone Park Branch, 2801 E. University Avenue, (352) 334-0720; Oct. 18, 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Tower Road Branch, 3020 SW 75 Street, (352) 333-2840 and Nov. 1, 5:30 to 6:45 p.m.
Alachua County Library District’s Headquarters Library continues season two of its Local Author Series with author Art Crummer on Sunday, Sept. 30, at 2:30 p.m. Crummer will read from his new novel Floating Island, and perform songs written by characters in the book. Crummer won the 2008 Edward Flemming, Jr. award for excellence in and promotion of old-time music.
The Friends of the Library will hold its fall book sale from Saturday, Oct. 13, to Wednesday, Oct. 17, at its Book House, 430-B N. Main Street.
Gainesville, Fla. – Something “bookish” is going on, and Alachua County Library District has teamed up with WUFT TV5 the local PBS station to encourage everyone to be a part of it. Launched this past April and continuing throughout the fall, PBS’ The Great American Read is asking people across the country to read, vote and share in the first-ever national campaign to choose “America’s Best-Loved Novel.” In addition, Alachua County readers are voting for their top choice.
The Alachua County Library District is partnering with the Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association to present Law in the Library: Probate - What happens to your stuff when you die? Learn about estates and probate on Monday, Sept. 24, 6 p.m. at Headquarters Library, 401 E. University Avenue. Charles David, Esq., an attorney with Florida Probate Law Group, will explain how property and assets are handled upon death in Florida.