Summer at the Library for adults

Summer at the Library

Summer is the perfect time to relax with a good book or try something new at your local library branch. When you explore with Summer at the Library, your participation earns you a chance to win a library party prize for you and five friends!

Summer at the Library runs June 1st through August 4th; sign up here or in-person at any local branch library or bookmobile. This year, there are more chances than ever to a win a personal library event - we have added separate categories for teens, adults, and children who complete at least 12 badges by participating in summer reading and activities. Winners can choose from a private MAKEspace or art event as their prize.

Artistic adults can also submit works for our 6th Annual Summer Art Show. Submissions will be accepted beginning Saturday, June 1st, with a reception and art demonstration on Sunday, August 4th at the Headquarters Library.

No matter what your interest, Summer at the Library has an adventure perfect for you! Check out the list below of programs for adults at the various libraries throughout the county.

Headquarters

Adult Summer Camp - Monday through Friday in June and July at 12:00 p.m.

Genealogy Camp - June 1, 8, 15 & 22 at 10 a.m.

The Gypsy Family Circus of 1933 - Welcome Florida Author Gary Steele - June 1 at 2:30 p.m.

My Favorite Crime Book Club - June 13 & July 11 at 6 p.m. (pick up your copy of the book at the Reference Desk)

Between the Covers Romance Book Club - June 18 & July 16 at 6 p.m. (pick up your copy of the book at the Reference Desk)

Alachua

Be a Seed Saver - June 15 at 2 p.m.

Meet Author K.E. Mullins - July 13 at 2 p.m.

Raised Bed Gardening - July 20 at 2 p.m.

Archer

*Second Annual Ladies' Day Event - August 3 at 2 p.m.

*This event will be held at the Archer Community Center due to popularity.

Hawthorne

*Create Your Own Miniature Art: Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) - June 24 & July 1 at 3 p.m.

*This event is a two-part series.

High Springs

High Springs Historical Society - June 11 at 6 p.m.

The Wayfairing Painter - June 16 at 1 p.m.

Florida Springs Institute - July 23 at 6 p.m.

Library Partnership

Cooking Healthy on a Budget - June 18 at 1:30 p.m.

S.A.F.E.: a FREE self-defense class - for women and girls, age 12+ - June 29 at 10:30 a.m.

Bring on the H.E.A.T! - Health Education and Training Class - August 1, August 15, August 29 at 6:00 p.m.

Millhopper

Cool and Calm Coloring - June 7 at 2 p.m.

Recently Released Movies - June 11 at 10 a.m.

Jazz Concert with David Smith Jr. - June 15 at 3:30 p.m.

Newberry

June is for Jewelry: Make a Tassel Pendent - June 18 at 3 p.m.

July is for DIY: Yarn Banner - July 10 at 5:30 p.m.

August is for Art: Botanical Line Drawing - August 8 at 5:30 p.m.