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Enjoy weekly programs from the Alachua County Library District on Zoom. Advanced registration is not required unless noted below. You can also find links to most live programs through our Facebook events.

June Schedule

Animal Tails and Tales IconAnimal Tails & Tales - School Age

Tuesdays at 11 a.m. on Zoom, starting Tuesday, June 1

Sloths, snakes, and gators - oh my! All summer long we'll have stories, activities, games and more with our special animal guests from local animal conservation groups. Tune in live on Zoom or Facebook to participate. For more information on these events, check out our blog.

 

 

 

Adult Summer Camp IconAdult Summer Camp 2021 - Adults

Monday-Friday, 12 p.m. on Zoom, starting Thursday, June 3

Enjoy programs geared toward adults all summer long at our Virtual Adult Summer Camp Series. Throughout the summer, you're invited to join us on Zoom, Monday through Friday from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. for a variety of topics and programs. June's program lineup includes Get to Know Community Partners, Hobby Chat with Library Staff, and Introduction to Mushroom Identification with Sarah Prentice. Keep an eye out for July's program lineup, coming soon!

 

 

Summer Reader Palooza IconSummer Reader Palooza 2021 - All Ages

Saturday, June 5 at 11 a.m. on Zoom

Our friends from the Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo are helping us kick-off Summer with the Library! We'll get to meet birds from the zoo and show you how to use Beanstack to win prizes this summer. Watch live on Facebook or Zoom and be sure to come with questions - 20 commenters from Zoom and Facebook will receive a free pizza! Check out our blog for more information.

 

 

Millhopper Book Club IconMillhopper Book Club with Beth - Adults

Tuesday, June 8 at 1 p.m. on Zoom

Come enjoy reading and virtually discussing newer fiction and nonfiction titles. This month's book is American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins. Lydia, a bookstore owner, her journalist husband, and their son Luca live a middle-class life in Acapulco. When her husband publishes a tell-all profile about Javier, bookstore customer and (unbeknownst to her) local drug lord, Lydia and her son are forced to flee to Mexico. Transformed into migrants, Lydia and Luca journey North on La Bestia, trains headed to the United States, where Javier can't get to them. When we meet virtually, we start by sharing books we've read recently, then discuss that month's book. A list of discussion questions can be found on the club's Goodreads page. For more information on this book club, check out our blog.

 

Teen Summer Reading IconTeen Summer Reading with Ms. Sam - Teens

Wednesday, June 9 at 4 p.m. on Zoom

With summer break fast approaching, now is the perfect time to find your next favorite read. We'll show you a few of the most anticipated books coming out this summer and a few favorite light reads from the last couple of years. 

 

 

 

Teen/Tween Book Club IconTeen/Tween Book Club with Ms. Courtney - Teens

Wednesday, June 16 at 4 p.m. on Zoom

Teens and Tweens, join us for book club virtually or live on Zoom. Together, we read notable new young adult and junior fiction from all genres and formats, including graphic novels. June's selection is Look Both Ways (A Tale Told in Ten Blocks) by award-winning author, Jason Reynolds. Our pick tells the stories of ten kids walking home from school. Every month, we have weekly Goodreads discussions and polls. During our monthly virtual meeting, we'll discuss this month's book and what else everyone is reading that month. Our book club works best for tweens and teens aged 11 to 17.

 

Level Up Book Club IconLevel Up Book Club with Patrick Foran - Adults

Thursday, June 17 at 12 p.m. on Zoom

Join us for reading and discussion of leadership and business related titles to level up your professional and life skills. This month's book is Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World by CNN news anchor and host of Fareed Zakaria GPS, Fareed Zakaria. His nonfiction book is about the world that we will live in post-pandemic. Zakaria draws attention to the interconnectedness of the world and how unprepared the world was for the pandemic despite warnings from many experts, including Zakaria himself. This very lack of preparation will have everything to do with how the world will look going forward. And whatever it looks like, the new era is Post-Pandemic. Contact Diane Johnson at 352-334-0720 or by email to request a print copy of the book. For more information on our book club, check out our blog.

 

July Schedule - more events coming soon!

Animal Tails and Tales IconAnimal Tails & Tales - School Age

Tuesdays at 11 a.m. on Zoom

Sloths, snakes, and gators - oh my! All summer long we'll have stories, activities, games and more with our special animal guests from local animal conservation groups. Tune in live on Zoom or Facebook to participate. For more information on these events, check out our blog.

 

 

 

Adult Summer Camp IconAdult Summer Camp 2021 - Adults

Monday-Friday at 12 p.m. on Zoom

Enjoy programs geared toward adults all summer long at our Virtual Adult Summer Camp Series. Throughout the summer, you're invited to join us on Zoom, Monday through Friday from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. for a variety of topics and programs. 

 

 

 

Millhopper Book Club iconMillhopper Book Club with Beth - Adults

Tuesday, July 13 at 1 p.m. on Zoom

Come enjoy reading and virtually discussing newer fiction and nonfiction titles. This month's book is Mrs. Everything by Jennifer Weiner. Jo and Bethie Kaufman grew up in 1950's Detroit, where Jo is the bookish rebel; Bethie is the pretty, good girl. As their lives unfold against the background of free love and Vietnam, Woodstock and women's lib, Bethie becomes a wild child of the counterculture, while Jo becomes a proper young mother in Connecticut. Neither woman has a life that feels authentic or brings her joy. Is it too late for them to stake a claim on happily ever after? When we meet virtually, we start by sharing books we've read recently, then discuss that month's book. A list of discussion questions can be found on the club's Goodreads page. For more information on this book club, check out our blog.