Tuesday, July 6, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. on Zoom
Time to talk geek about tabletop gaming! Since its inception in the 70s, Dungeons and Dragons has become the ultimate staple of nerd-dom. For years people have regarded it as the dorkiest thing to do, usually in some mom’s basement. But thanks to podcasts, youtube, and some nostalgia heavy shows; the interest in tabletop gaming has brought it to the foreground of popular culture as people realize it’s not just about fantasy, but having fun with friends. Want to start playing, but aren’t sure where to find people to play with? Worried about making a character, or wondering how in the world you use “spell slots”? Never fear, your friendly neighborhood Game Masters are here to answer whatever question you’ve got. Ask away!
Tuesday, July 13, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. on Zoom
In second and final part of this hobby chat, Library Specialist Karen continues her discussion on all things Kpop, this time focusing on the Korean film industry. Korean dramas, popularly known as K-dramas, are television series and movies in the Korean language, made in South Korea. K-dramas are popular and widespread throughout the globe thanks in part to the Hallyu or "Korean Wave" of entertainment, that includes music, movies, fashion, beauty and more. Many K-dramas have been adapted throughout the world and are available via streaming services such as Viki and Netflix which offer subtitles in multiple languages. If you are a Korean drama fan or are just curious to learn more, then this program is for you! During this event, Karen will discuss the Korean language along with some of her favorite dramas, actors and actresses. She will also share her Kpop bullet journal that she uses to make spreads about her favorite shows and artists. Karen will also be highlighting the library’s eSources CreativeBug and Transparent Language available for use by library patrons.
Tuesday, July 20, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. on Zoom
Join us for a “Mer-mazing” Hobby Chat with Senior Library Specialist Crissy, aka Mermaid Ria! Crissy has been swimming in a mermaid tail since 2016, and has no plans to stop! She’s made connections with other merpeople from all over the country, and her local “pod” shares a focus of protecting the natural springs systems they swim in. From her very first monofin to her most recent custom-designed “skin”, she’ll show us how she has developed and grown into her “mersona”, and share tips and tricks on everything from moving and swimming in a tail, to meeting other merfolk, to posing underwater. If you’re interested in mermaids or the mermaid community, this is the hobby chat to watch!
Tuesday, July 27, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. on Zoom
Do you love listening to music and chatting about it with your friends? Music Talk is Alachua County Library District’s monthly program devoted to music discussion. It’s like a book club, but for music.
Join us on Tuesday, July 27 at 12 p.m. for Music Talk: Summer Strut. Some songs just make you feel like the world is at your feet and summer is the perfect season to play your favorite jam and strut your stuff. We’d like to know what song adds a little swagger to your step. If you’d like your choice to be included in the live program and the ACLD Music Talk: Summer Strut Spotify playlist, send an email to librarian Cameron Burris at email@example.com with the artist, song title, and a sentence or two about why you chose it. He’ll have it queued up to play a snippet and discuss. If you don’t have a particular songs in mind, come to the program anyway to hear some great music and join in on the conversation.