August Events at the Hawthorne Library


Children’s/Family Events:

Family Movie Matinee

Date: Tuesday 8/1 & Thursday 8/24    Start Time: 3:00 PM    End Time: 5:00 PM

Description: Join us this summer at the library every Tuesday afternoon during the summer months for a family movie. Appropriate for all ages!


Payne’s Prairie Native American Tools and Weapons

Age Group(s): Elementary (5-11 years)

Date: 8/2/2017   Start Time: 3:30 PM   End Time: 4:30 PM

Description: Join us to learn about some of the tools and weapons Native Americans used at Payne’s Prairie during the past 12,000 years this summer at the library.


Alachua: Birth of the Ranching Industry in North America

Age Group(s): Teens, Adults, All Ages

Date: 8/3/2017   Start Time: 3:00 PM   End Time: 4:30 PM

Description: When anyone mentions cattle and horses they think of Texas; not many would venture to think of Florida as being the original birthplace of cows and cowboys!

During the Spanish period in ‘La Florida’, Hacienda La Chua became the oldest (and still continuous) ranch and farm land in North America. Amateur historian and re-enactor Jose Gueits will present this unique history that helped develop the United States as an important agricultural territory.



Age Group(s): Preschool (3-5 years), Toddler (1-3 years), Baby (1 and under)

Date: Thursdays 8/3; 8/10; 8/17; 8/24; 8/31    Start Time: 10:30 AM  End Time: 11:00 AM

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


Youth Training Program Backpack Giveaway

Age Group(s): Elementary (5-11 years), Teen (12-18), Preschool (3-5 years)

Date: 8/5/2017   Start Time: 1:00 PM   End Time: 5:00 PM

Description: Get ready for school! Youth Training Program will be here to hand-out backpacks and school supplies to all school aged children and teens.


Family Gaming with Wii

Date: Mondays 8/7; 8/14; 8/21; 8/28   Start Time: 4:00 PM   End Time: 5:00 PM

Description: Join us every Monday afternoon for Wii Gaming at the library! Bring a friend! Lots of Games! All Ages!


Teen Events:

Teen TechSpace

Date: 8/10/2017   Start Time: 3:00 PM   End Time: 5:00 PM

Description: Join us for this fun hands-on program with many activities including crafts, OzoBots, LEGO Mindstorms, Q-BA-Maze, Makey Makey and more! Ages 10-18!


Adult Events:

Book Club

Date: 8/3/2017   Start Time: 5:30 PM   End Time: 6:45 PM

Description: Join the Hawthorne Book Club for fun, food, and lively discussions! All are welcome! We’ll be discussing Summer by Edith Wharton. Even if you haven’t read this month’s selection, join us to see if the book is to your liking!


Yoga Stretch

Date: Thursdays 8/10; 8/17; 8/24; 8/31  Start Time: 5:55 PM  End Time: 6:55 PM

Description: 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.


Cooking from your Garden

Age Group(s): Adult (19 and up), Teen (12-18)

Date: 8/18/2017   Start Time: 3:00 PM  End Time: 4:00 PM

Description: Looking for a healthier way to eat? Would you like to learn to grow your own vegetables? Join us for hands-on cooking demonstrations, nutrition lesson and container gardening at the library. Ages 10-110 welcome!


S.H.I.N.E. on Medicare

Age Group(s): Seniors

Date: 8/24/2017   Start Time: 12:00 PM  End Time: 2:00 PM

Description: The Florida Department of Elder Affairs offer counseling that is unbiased, confidential and no cost, by trained SHINE Volunteer counselors. The discussion will consist of definitions, costs, options and all questions answered. Please bring with you: Medicare Card and Social Security Card; A print-out of medications from pharmacy or bottles; Proof of annual household income to determine whether you qualify for extra help; MUST HAVE driver’s license or photo I.D.; Any letters from Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid which you may have received. Call the Elder Helpline for appointments at other times or sites: 1-800-963-5337.


Color Me Carefree

Date: 8/27/2017  Start Time: 2:00 PM  End Time: 3:15 PM

Description: No artistic expertise required. When you are focused on creating you are giving your busy mind a rest. Just follow your intuition and allow yourself to be taken deeply into the stress relieving, contemplative experience. Supplies (oil pastels, Spirograph, markers, color pencils, etc.) provided, but you are welcome to bring your own if you prefer.


Guylene Resue, Librarian I

Hawthorne Branch Library

Alachua County Library District



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