Events at Hawthorne Branch Library

We’ve got a long list this week: don’t miss out, just because the event is at the bottom of the email! J

Movie Matinee

Family Cartoons

Monday, June 18          3:30pm – 5:30pm

Hawthorne Branch       Meeting Room

Stay cool this summer and join us for cartoon fun each Monday. We’ll be showing The Emoji Movie


Engineering for Kids

Tuesday, June 19          3:30pm – 4:30pm

Hawthorne Branch       Meeting Room                   

Engineering for Kids creates the lightbulb moments by helping kids build problem solving skills, discover how things work, explore Engineering in a fun environment, and engage in real world engineering problems.


Discover MycroSchool

Get your High School Diploma at your own pace

Wednesday, June 20             2:00pm – 4:00pm

Hawthorne Branch               Main Room

Providing FREE self-paced learning with flexible schedules, YOU can get your High School Diploma or participate in the over-aged 8th grader program! FREE Magnet Bus Transportation provided to site. Meet at Hawthorn Library to discover more about programs, sign-up, and job prep assistance for graduates from this accredited, NO COST Charter High School for ages 16 to 24.



Thursday, June 21          10:30am – 11:15am

Hawthorne Branch          Meeting Room

Interactive storytime with literature-based fingerplays, art, music and puppetry for people identifying with age 5 and under and their caretakers

Google Doodle

Thursday, June 21          3:30pm – 5:00pm

Hawthorne Branch         Meeting Room

Be a designer and programmer – bring the Google logo to life using code. For ages 9 and up (4th grade and up). Join us to explore your creativity with coding: design your own google logo, share it online and have fun. Bring your own laptop/tablet (MUST be compatible with FLASH software) or use one of ours.


Yoga Stretch

Thursday, June 21          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.


Summer at the Library – Teen Movie Matinee

Friday, June 22          2:30pm – 4:30pm

Hawthorne Branch    Meeting Room

Join us at the Hawthorne Library for our summer teen movie matinee! This month, we’ll feature Black Panther.


Tools to Quit Tobacco

Saturday, June 23          2:00pm – 4:00pm

Hawthorne Branch         Meeting Room

Interested in ways to stop using tobacco? Let us provide some FREE assistance. Please call 866-341-2730 to reserve your spot today! 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 lozengesPre-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.


Guylene Resue, Librarian I

Hawthorne Branch Library

Alachua County Library District


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MBCA General Meeting Reminder – POT LUCK DINNER!

Discussion turned to next Tuesday’s evening meeting and Pot Luck Dinner at the Melrose Senior Community Center. Volunteers will provide drinks, food, etc., doors will open at 5:30p, and dinner will be served as soon as is convenient with the meeting to follow at approximately 6:30p. Meeting agenda to include:

  • Speaker: Nancy Clark from UF to speak about TIF (Tax Incremental Fund) and its potentially beneficial impact to our community.
  • Election Committee to be appointed to vet candidates for the MBCA Officers election for October 2018 (All Directors, Vice President, and Treasurer are up for re-election as their terms expire this year.) Candidates to be announced at September meeting (9/21).
  • Items to be included in the Putnam Parks Calendar for 2019 can be submitted to Angie Whisnant (at before August 1st.
  • Upcoming events include:
    • Multi-Market Sale at Heritage Park, June 9 (also September 8th and December 1st)
    • Melrose African Festival, St Johns Church, SR 219
    • July 4th Boat Parade
    • Friday Art Walk (July 6th, August 3rd, September 7th)
    • Farmers’ Market – every Friday 4-7p
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Free Lunch for Kids and Teens at the Library and Trinity!

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Kids and teens can get a bite to eat to go along with their books this summer at the library! Summer BreakSpot is a program funded by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services that provides free, nutritious meals to kids and teenagers 18 years of age and younger during their summer break. Both the Melrose Public Library (as part of the Putnam County Library System) and Trinity Episcopal Church will be pick-up locations in Melrose—but you can find any certified pick-up location by dialing 2-1-1 or by texting “FoodFL” to 877-877 or by visiting Lunch attendees should expect a “boxed lunch,” with a variety of food labeled as “nutritious” by the USDA.

Trinity Episcopal Church will serve meals the week prior to the library’s service start date. The Trinity serving crew will issue lunches from Monday, June 4th from 12:00pm-12:45pm to Friday, June 8th all at the same time frame… and will then serve lunches ON MONDAYS until July 27th. Trinity Episcopal Church will also serve lunch on July 5th and July 6th at the regular serving time.

The Melrose Public Library will begin serving lunches on Tuesday, June 12th from 12:00pm-12:45pm and will serve lunches through the following dates (Tuesdays-Fridays):

June 12th-15th

June 19th-22nd

June 26th-29th

July 10th-13th

July 17th-20th

And July 24th-27th

Anyone who would like to receive a free lunch should sign up at one of the Putnam County Library System branches (including the Melrose Public Library) or Trinity Episcopal Church—and let your pick-up location know if you have any food allergies. For more information, contact the PCLS HQ Branch at 386.329.0126 or the Melrose Public Library at 352.475.1237 or Trinity Episcopal Church at 352.475.2177.

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MBCA Pot Luck Dinner

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Try the Y!

“Try the Y!

THIRD Saturday of each month.

Join us for Open Swim, Zumba, Yoga, Silver Sneakers for Active Older Adults, Cardio and Strength Equipment, Healthy Living Demonstrations, Fitness Demos and Activities for EVERY body!

YMCA Wellness Department Presents: HEALTH is Our Wealth Series

Free & open to the community

May 19th, June 16th, July 21st, and August 18th

Contact:  Alisha Mishell, North Central Florida YMCA, 5201 NW 34th Blvd. 32605 (352) 374-9622

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Live Music in Melrose

Come enjoy good company, good coffee and live music every Thurs. 11-1 at the Senior Community Center. “Coffeetalk” has been a tradition for years in our community.  Come be a part of it!

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June Coffeetalk


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Celebration Weekend at Lake Swan Camp

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MBCA General Meeting, May 8

REMINDER: The monthly meeting of MBCA for General Members is Tuesday, May 8th, at the Homemakers Club in Melrose. Free Parking! Doors open at 11:30a, meeting starts at noon. Topics on the agenda include:

  • Speaker: John McRae, with a proposal for Banana Mill
  • Tax Increment Funds, report from Tim Parker, request to form committee
  • Tree in trouble, Melrose Heritage Park, arborist contacted
  • Security workers needed for beach weekends (also, verify that we have people to open and close the beach while William is away).
  • Beach upgrade — tree work, sand possible? (William)
  • June potluck, 6-5-18 (Tuesday 6 PM) with publicity and email list activated.
  • Multi-Market announcement
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