Heart Smart Nutrition Workshop

Be Prepared is not just a good slogan – it is being fortified with good information to help prevent or control conditions affecting your health.  Learn how to prevent, restore and maintain a healthy heart to help with high blood pressure, high cholesterol, arrhythmia or irregular heartbeat, congestive heart failure, cardiomyopathy and coronary plaque.

When: Wednesday, September 25, 2013   Time: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Phone: 352-334-1272    Where: Millhopper Branch Library, 3145 NW 43rd Street, Gainesville, FL 32606


Yoga – For a healthier you

FREE sessions teach the benefits of practicing yoga.  Those practicing yoga will experience a more positive outlook and disposition, reduced lower-back pain, will fall asleep faster, sleep better, enjoy reduced anxiety, improve body toning and enjoy more calmness in life.  This open level class allows options for modification for one’s individual needs.  What you need to bring: a yoga mat, yoga strap, large terry towel or blanket, and a water bottle.

The sessions begin Wednesday, July 3rd, and run through Wednesday, September 25th.

Where:  Millhopper Branch Library, 3145 NW 43rd Street, Gainesville FL

Time: 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm       Phone: 352-334-1272    Cost: FREE

For more information:  http://www.aclib.us/

Alachua County Library District…thinking outside the book

The county has many treasures, and the Alachua County Library system is one of the best and most extensive.  Your library card allows access to programs for all ages, and services one may not realize existed.  Beyond books, services include computer access, out-of-town newspapers, magazines for a variety of interests, movie and music CDs and DVDs, and yes, the library has eBooks.

Visit the website for branch locations and to see the many programs and activities available for kids, teens and seniors.  The library is a wondrous place with 12 branches in the county and a BookMobile – visit it, use it, enjoy and learn from the wide range of services.  Need a space for a non-profit meeting, check the branches.

http://www.aclib.us/     HQ phone number: 352-339-3900

Book Discussion at Tower Road Branch

Jane Austen’s Guide to Thrift: An indipendeant woman’s advice on living within one’s means is discussed by the authors, Dr. Kathleen Anderson and Dr. Susan Jones, both professors at Palm Beach Atlantic University.  Because money makes the world go around; this book equips today’s woman with ways to live a life of elegant economy.

Time: 2:00 to 4:00 pm

Tower Road Library Branch: 3020 SW 75th Street, Gainesville, FL 32607

Phone: 352-333-2840


Gainesville Scrabble Club

Scrabble is the board game for you; if you like words and love a challenge.  If you have one, bring your own scrabble board or one will be provided, and meet other word lovers.  All skill levels are welcome from beginners to experts.  Spelling has never been so  much fun.

Wednesdays: May 8 & 22 – June 12 & 26

Time: 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm.   Phone: 352-334-1272

Millhopper Library Branch   3145 NW 43rd Street, Gainesville, FL 32606


Law in the Library

Do you have questions concerning child support?

Traditional and current aspects of paternity and child support establishment, modification of child support and enforcement through contempt will be covered in this session.

Child support issues and procedures will be discussed and your questions answered.  The discussion session is led by S. P. Stafford, Judicial Hearing Officer.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013  6:00 – 7:00 pm    Phone: 352-334-3900

Alachua County Library Headquarters Downtown – 401 E University Avenue, Gainesville, FL

Card Making and Beginner Computer Skills – March 27

Card Making

Nothing says “thinking of you” better than receiving a beautifully hand crafted card in the mailbox.  You will get tips for using new supplies and how to creatively recycle items in your home.  Your creative thoughtfulness and a little personal note will leave an imprint on the hearts of those receiving your hand crafted cards.

March 27, 2013 at 6:00 pm.  Sessions are free at the Alachua County Library Headquarters –   401 East University Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32601.  352-334-3900


Beginner Computer Skills

Haven’t mastered basic computer techniques yet?  Learn basic computer skills in a relaxed atmosphere.  Topics include mouse use, parts of the computer and understanding their uses, and fundamental computer user tips.  Your questions will be answered to expand your knowledge and understanding of computers.

Wednesday, March 27 from 6 to 8 pm at the Tower Road Branch of the Alachua County LIbrary District.  Sign up in advance for the limited space.  For more information visit:  http://www.aclib.us/    352-333-2840

Tuskegee Airmen: An Illustrated History 1939-1949

tuskegee airmen

When: Saturday, February 23, 2013  2:00pm – 4:00pm

Daniel Haulman, coauthor, discusses the training and accomplishments of the only black American military pilots in World War II using captioned photographs free lecture.  Critical support roles of doctors, nurses, mechanics, navigators, parachute riggers, and weathermen all contributed to the success of the Airman.



Alachua County Library, Millhopper Branch  3145 NW 43rd Street, Gainesville, FL 32608