Library restarts, launches programs in April

The Alachua County Library District will start offering new, in-person programs along with old favorites in April, giving patrons a chance to converse, learn and get a papercut or two. 

The programs will have attendance restrictions at first, so be sure to register and arrive on time for a guaranteed spot. Events will also take place at branches across the county—from Escape to the Library in Micanopy to Treasure Tuesday in Archer and Movie Talk in Waldo. 

“We are pleased to offer more ways for the patrons to participate, connect, and discover with in-person programs,” Library Director Shaney T. Livingston said in a press release. “We are starting programs with seating limits to provide the best experience for patrons and will monitor attendance as we grow.”

All programs are free and no library card is needed to register and attend. Events also cater to everyone from toddlers to adults. 

Here’s a rundown of some events to look out for in April: 

  • Hawthorne Art Show: April 1-30; All day
    • The 56th Anniversary Art Show will run all month at the Hawthorne Branch for the first time since COVID-19. The show will feature a variety of crafts and art mediums. 
  • Treasure Tuesday: April 5 at 2 p.m.
    • Bring an interesting, unique to personal item for an adult show-and-tell at the Archer branch. 
  • Millhopper Book Club: April 5 at 1 p.m.
    • A monthly book club at the Millhopper branch. This month’s read: “A Slow Fire Burning” by Paula Hawkins.
  • Drawing Club: April 6 at 3:15 p.m.
    • Held the first Wednesday of each month, the drawing club focuses on a different subject each meeting and provides practice for elementary through adults. 
  • Escape to the Library: April 9 at 2 p.m.
    • Find the clues to discover the lock box combination and rediscover the library along the way at the Micanopy Branch. 
  • My Favorite Crime Book Club: April 10 at 2 p.m.
    • For the sleuths among us, read a different crime novel each month and discuss the details at this monthly book club hosted at the Headquarters Branch. This month’s read: “Death on Ocean Boulevard: inside the Coronado mansion case” by Caitlin Rother

For a full list of events, visit the Alachua County Library District’s website

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