On November 14, Dollar General Director of the Alachua Distribution Center Alain Arrendel and Dollar General Director of Community Initiatives Denine Torr presented the Alachua Branch a surprise $10,000 check as part of its corporate Thanksgiving Nonprofit Initiative that supports literacy and youth. This generous donation underscores how much Dollar General invests in the youth of Alachua and its support of its local library.
Alachua County Library District’s Headquarters Library continues season two of its Local Author Series on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2:30 p.m. with native Floridian Cassie Dandridge Selleck. She will present her book The Pecan Man, about Ora, a widow who hires an old black man called the Pecan Man and who is later arrested for murder. Twenty-five years later, Ora, sets out to tell the truth about the Pecan Man.
Alachua County Library District will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday starting at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov.21, and all day on Thursday, Nov. 22 and Friday, Nov. 23, 2018. 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, Nov. 24.
Alachua County Library District welcomes author and local resident Michael T. Gengler on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2 p.m., to Headquarters Library. Gengler will talk about his book We Can Do It which opened this year as the #1 Civil Rights Law ebook in the country. His book presents a factual account of Alachua County’s history of school desegregation with extensive interviews with students and community leaders.