March 2018 Events for Hawthorne Branch Library

Adult Events:

Book Club

Thursday, March 01     5:30pm – 6:45pm

Hawthorne Branch       Meeting Room

Join the Bookish Sort Book Club for fun food and lively discussions! All are welcome! Even if you haven’t read this month’s selection join us to see if the book is to your liking: Mar 1 A Man Called Ove: A Novel by Fredrick Backman will be discussed.

 

Computer Class for Seniors

Mondays, March 05; 12; 19; & 26    11:30am – 1:30pm

Hawthorne Branch        Meeting Room

Wallace Russell leads seniors through the basics of computer usage. Bring your computer questions and enjoy this 6 week course. Ages 55+ Space is limited: Registration is required.

 

Yoga Stretch

Thursdays, March 08; 15; 22; 29   5:55pm – 6:55pm

Hawthorne Branch          Meeting Room

Feel more confident in a stronger more flexible body! Caroline Anaya MS certified Ayurvedic Yoga (ancient practice) YogaFit (Yoga for the fitness industry) & 200-hr Yoga Alliance. 21 Years’ experience teaching Yoga.

 

AARP Foundation Tax Aide

Saturday, March 17       1:00pm – 4:30pm

Hawthorne Branch         Meeting Room

Certified AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers provide FREE income tax preparation for people with low and middle income with special attention to those age 60 and older. Taxpayers will be served on a first come first served basis. Please arrive at least ONE HOUR prior to closing.

 

Legal Concerns of a Small Business Startup

Saturday, March 24         2:00pm – 4:00pm

Hawthorne Branch          Meeting Room

Are you thinking about starting your own small business, but puzzled by all of the licenses, forms and processes involved? Join SCORE for this workshop for Small Business Startups! This workshop will focus on aspects of starting your business that may involve Federal, State or local government, and help you to understand what you must do, when, and in what order to do it. The presenter is Don Gorenberg an experienced retail business owner, Chairman Emeritus of the local SCORE chapter, and an attorney. Mr. Gorenberg has experience with Real Estate, Rental Services and Leasing and Retail and Wholesale Trade.

 

Tools to Quit Tobacco

Tuesday, March 27          5:00pm – 7:00pm

Hawthorne Branch          Meeting Room

This program developed by ex-smokers will provide you with valuable tools that needed to quit tobacco. These tools include: Talking about what triggers you to smoke, dip, or chew. Specific ways to deal with withdrawal. Up to four FREE weeks of nicotine patches, gum, or lozenges. Pre-Registration is required. Please call 866-341-2730 to reserve your spot! Presented by the Tobacco Free Florida AHEC Cessation Program and Suwannee River Area Health Education Center.

 

Children/Family Events:

Storytime

Thursdays, March 01; 08; 15; 22; 29   10:30am – 11:10am

Hawthorne Branch        Meeting Room

Interactive storytime with literature-based fingerplay art music and puppetry for people identifying with aged five and under and their caretakers.

 

Computer Club with Google CS First

Wednesdays, March 07; 14; 21; & 28 4:00pm – 5:30pm

Ages 4th through 8th grade students

Hawthorne Branch         Meeting Room

Discover computer science and coding with Scratch while having fun with club members. Create and share your own digital stories!  Use the computer to design your own stories, create and share your own animations, and learn how technology is used in the film and media industry. All skill levels welcome. Space is limited: registration is required.

 

Explore Identity: Discover women from history and celebrate YOURSELF!

Tuesday, March 13          3:30pm – 4:45pm

Ages 7-17

Hawthorne Branch          Meeting Room

Discover yourself during Women’s History Month by creating your own Who Is? book craft.

Explore women’s history with the Who Was? series during Women’s History month. Then on March 13 write & illustrate your own miniature version describing yourself! List proud achievements and identify goals you have.

 

Teen Events:

Build-A-Space for Teens

Thursday, March 15          3:00pm – 4:00pm

Hawthorne Branch            Meeting Room

Teens ages 10 – 18 can join us for an afternoon of building and creating! Using library materials such as K-nex, Legos, Amaze’N’ Marbles, Quibits, Q-BA-Maze and more, teens can have fun and make new friends.

 

Teen Movie Matinee: Enjoy a movie at the Library

Thursday, March 29         3:00pm – 5:00pm

Hawthorne Branch           Meeting Room

Join us for an afternoon movie selected for teens.  However, all ages may attend our movie matinee!

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Multi-Market Sale, March 10, 9:00a-1:00p

All manner of items for sale: jewelry, arts, crafts, produce, home furnishings, etc. Vendor spaces (10×10) available for $5. Reserve yours now. Held at Heritage Park on Hwy 26, Melrose, FL. For details, contact Deb Massie at (352) 318-4760.

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General Meeting of MBCA for February

Greetings, MBCA Members, Melrose Residents, and Other Interested People:

The February General Meeting of the MBCA will be held at the Homemakers Club in Melrose on Tuesday, February 13th. Doors open at 11:30a; meeting starts at noon. All are welcome to attend. Anticipated agenda includes:

  • General Update on MBCA issues (Deb Massie)
  • Speakers: Black History of Melrose (Cornelius Clayton, Corrie Garnet)
  • New local business introduction (Barbara Franklin)
  • Heritage Park and bathroom update (Keith Bollum)
  • Evening Social planned for March 9th
  • Open Issues
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Feb. 8 11am-1; Annual Valentine Variety Show at Coffeetalk

Come enjoy our local musicians and poets spreading the good vibes of love and community. Always a lot of fun and good for the heart!

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Free Live Music at Shake Rag Coffee Talk – Melrose

Shake Rag Coffee Talk,
Thursdays, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Inside Melrose Senior Community Center
307 State Road 26, Melrose, FL 32666

February 1 Tom Edwards

Tom is a singer/songwriter from Callahan, Florida. His music career started as a drummer in junior high school but he quickly turned to guitar and vocals where he honed his singing and guitar playing on 60’s folk music, rhythm & blues and rock and roll. He now plays multiple instruments with his band, Gnarly Fingers, in Hiawassee, GA but, writing and performing “story songs”, as he calls them, is his true passion. Over the past few years he has re-joined the Folk/Americana scene in Florida and his original catalog now numbers more than eighty songs, many of which reminisce about his growing up in his beloved home state of Florida. His songs run the gamut from whimsical to historical ballads and he continues to be influenced by his rural upbringing mixed with his time spent in Appalachia. Recently, he has been working with the great Larry Mangum, backing him up on bass or mandolin and vocals and has appeared at the Will McLean and Barberville Festivals, as well as The Mudville Music Room in Jacksonville. February 8 Eighth Annual Valentine’s Day Show hosted by Will Stoler and Laura Yates. Love songs and spoken word variety show– a celebration of love of the planet and its people with new and returning poets and musicians.

February 15  Middleground

The duo MIDDLEGROUND consists of Barbara and Mark Armbrecht, whose music includes an eclectic mix of folk, pop, blues, ragtime and classic favorites all of which have been flavored by Barbara’s finger picking style, use of open turnings, occasional use of slide and supported by Mark’s solid bass technique. They worked in the studio recording industry for many years and could be heard on numerous national and local commercials. Mark was bassist with a staff band and Barbara a regular for Jamboree, UDS, a weekly live radio broadcast of country music featuring the top country artist of the day. MIDDLEGROUND competed in the N. Central FL Blues Competition and was chosen to represent the North Central FL area at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee in January 2013 in the Duo category.

February 22 Ron Renninger

Ron Renninger Singer/songwriter/guitarist who has toured extensively through Europe, Japan and the United States and has 7 CD’s of original music released (the latest one, “The Man Who Became a Song is on the national Roots Music Contemporary Folk Music chart). He has played and shared the stage with a wide array of folks including Chuck Berry, Richie Havens, Lucinda Williams, David Bromberg and Santana. Ron’s songs and instrumental pieces explore an extremely wide range of styles and genres including Americana, Folk, Blues, Pop and Jazz.

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Events for February at Hawthorne Public Library

All Ages Events:

African-American Read-In

Saturday, February 17            2:00pm – 3:15pm

Hawthorne Branch                  Meeting Room

Join over a million readers nationally in celebrating African American authors and African American literature during the annual African-American Read-In! Featured readers will include your neighbors and local community leaders. An event for the whole family. Refreshments provided by the Hawthorne Woman’s Club.

 

Children’s Events:

Storytime

Thursdays, Feb 1, 8, 15, 22      10:30am – 11:00am

Hawthorne Branch                    Meeting Room

Story-based interactive program featuring music fingerplays activities and puppets for preschool children 0-5.

 

Computer Club: Google CS First

Wednesdays, Feb 21, 28, Mar 7, 14, 21, 28     4:00pm – 5:30pm

Hawthorne Branch                                               Meeting Room

Use the computer to design your own stories, create and share your own animations, and learn how technology is used in the film and media industry. Club will meet weekly with grades 4 through 8 student club members. All skill levels welcome. Google CS First is a free program that increases student access and exposure to computer science (CS) education.

 

Celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Day

Tuesday, February 20                 3:30pm – 4:45pm

Hawthorne Branch                     Meeting Room

Let’s do something kind and spread some creative encouragement! Create, write, and decorate some small kindness notes to share randomly! Take some home and leave some for the library to place in books. Next time you check out a book maybe you’ll find a happy note!

 

Teen Events:

Rock Painting for Teens

Thursday, February 8                    3:00pm – 4:00pm

Hawthorne Branch                        Meeting Room

Using different patterns and library supplies teens ages 10 – 18 can use their imagination and creativity to paint rocks to either hide around town or keep for themselves.

 

Teen TECHspace

Thursday, February 22                 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Hawthorne Branch                       Meeting Room

Bring a friend or two and have some fun with circuitry building and more with MakeyMakey Snap Circuits Q-BA-Maze LEGO Mindstorms and more! Ages 10-18

 

Adult Events:

Bookish Sort Book Club

Thursday, February 1                   5:30pm – 6:45pm

Hawthorne Branch                       Meeting Room

Join the Bookish Sort Book Club for fun food and lively discussions! All are welcome! Even if you haven’t read this month’s selection join us to see if the book is to your liking! Feb 1 The Widow by Fiona Barton will be discussed.

 

Yoga Stretch

Thursdays, February 8, 15, 22      5:55pm – 6:55pm

Hawthorne Branch                        Meeting Room

Feel more confident in a stronger more flexible body! Caroline Anaya MS certified Ayurvedic Yoga (ancient practice) YogaFit (Yoga for the fitness industry) & 200-hr Yoga Alliance. 21 Years’ experience teaching Yoga.

 

Tools to Quit Tobacco

Saturday, February 24                   2:00pm – 4:00pm

Hawthorne Branch                         Meeting Room

This program developed by ex-smokers will provide you with valuable tools that you need to quit tobacco. These tool include: Talking about what triggers you to smoke, dip, or chew. Specific ways to deal with withdrawal symptoms. Creating a quit plan that works for you. Up to four FREE weeks of nicotine patches, gum, or lozenges. Pre-Registration is required. Please call 866-341-2730 to reserve your spot today! Presented by the Tobacco Free Florida AHEC Cessation Program and Suwannee River Area Health Education Center.

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Camellia Sale

Camellia Sale at Melrose Heritage Park on Sunday, January 28th. Noon to 4 PM
Many unusual varieties to see, lots of information available. Silent auctions for beautiful gift baskets. Cookie sale.

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MBCA General Meeting

The first General Meeting of the MBCA for 2018 will be held on Tuesday, January 9th, at the Homemakers Club. Everyone is invited to attend – members and non-members. Doors open at 11:30a, meeting starts at noon. The agenda for the meeting has not been announced yet.

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Melrose Market

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MBCA General Meeting set for November 14th, 2017

Be sure to attend the MBCA General Meeting on Tuesday, November 14th. Doors at the Homemakers Club open at 11:30a. Gavel swings at noon. We try to wrap it up within an hour.

AGENDA includes:

Slate of MBCA Officers for 2018:
President: Joe Rush
Secretary: Stasia Rudolph
Directors at Large: Kate Ellison, Fran Rossano, Peggy Jo Thran, Tim Parker
(Debbie Massie remains as Vice President and Rebeca Gamble remains as Treasurer)

Multi Market on Saturday, December 2nd

Merry Melrose Christmas Parade, Saturday, December 9th, Steve Thrift
This year’s theme: Noah’s Ark Christmas
“Twas after the great flood of 2017 caused by Hurricane Irma that the animals came out two by two in the Christmas Parade. Therefore, it became known as the Noah’s Ark Christmas! And so said they all!”

Melrose Arts & Crafts Festival (Dec 9th, after the parade), Bob Bird
Heritage Park update, Keith Bollum
Replacing the Melrose Christmas lights, Rebeca Gamble
Winter Social on Friday, December 8th

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