Winners of the Merry Melrose Parade judging for 2019

Most Original: DJ Kayak Rental
Most participants: Melrose Youth Association
Closest to Theme: Melrose Library Association
Best Overall: Florida Defenders of the Environment

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Hawthorne Library Events for January 2010

Library Closed: Hawthorne Wednesday, January 01 and Monday, January 20: All Day

Hawthorne Bookish Sort Book Club

Thursday, January 02: 5:30pm – 6:45pm  Hawthorne Branch

AGE GROUP:  ADULTS (19 AND UP)

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! See our blog for our list of upcoming reads and events!

Art StudioSpace

Mondays, January 6,13, 20, & 27: 3:00pm – 5:00pm  Hawthorne Branch

AGE GROUP:  TEENS (12-18 YEARS), ADULTS (19 AND UP)

Work on your art project with us! Hawthorne library can be your space for getting art work done. We will have paper, watercolor and acrylic paints, and brushes here for you to use, so all you need is your creativity.

Artist Trading Card Swappers of Hawthorne – Come craft with us

Monday, January 6 & 13: 5:30pm – 6:45pm  Hawthorne Branch

AGE GROUP:  ADULTS (19 AND UP)

Join the Hawthorne ATC swap and create your own masterpieces, meet/connect with other enthusiasts, and discover the world of trading art cards! Learn new techniques with us.

CREATEspace: Knit and Crochet

Tuesday, January 07: 4:30pm – 5:45pm   Hawthorne Branch

AGE GROUP:  TEENS (12-18 YEARS), ADULTS (19 AND UP)

Gather with us to work on your projects while chatting with like-minded crafters or work on a group project to donate. Cheri is happy to teach the art of knitting and crochet to interested learners.

SewingSpace: Hand Sewing for Children

Wednesday, January 08: 3:30pm – 5:30pm   Hawthorne Branch

AGE GROUP:  TEENS (12-18 YEARS), ELEMENTARY (5-11 YEARS)

Join us at the Hawthorne Branch for a hand sewing class for children8 years old and older. We’ll be creating turtle beanbags.

Storytime

Thursdays, January 9, 16, 23, & 30: 10:30am – 11:15am  Hawthorne Branch

AGE GROUP:  TODDLERS (1-3 YEARS), PRESCHOOL (3-5 YEARS), BABIES (1 AND UNDER)

weekly storytime

STEAMspace

Thursday, January 9: 3:00pm – 4:00pm  Hawthorne Branch

AGE GROUP:  TEENS (12-18 YEARS), ELEMENTARY (5-11 YEARS)

Come to the library to enjoy science, tech, engineering, art, and mathematics themed activities! This week is all about coding!

Yoga Stretch – with Caroline Anaya

Thursdays, January 9, 16, 23, & 30: 5:45pm – 6:45pm Hawthorne Branch

AGE GROUP:  ADULTS (19 AND UP)

Gently tweak and twist those stuck and sore places — You’ll feel much better!

Hawthorne: It’s A Banner Year

Saturday, January 11: 2:00pm – 3:30pm  Hawthorne Branch

AGE GROUP:  TEENS (12-18 YEARS), ADULTS (19 AND UP)

Discover our history with the Hawthorne Area Historical Society as Mona Moore and Bonita Dewiliby Moore unveil the first Hawthorne History banners touring the city this year.

Defend Your Castle – Engineer your own castle and catapult

Tuesday, January 14: 3:30pm – 4:45pm Hawthorne Branch

AGE GROUP:  ELEMENTARY (5-11 YEARS)

After building your castle and catapult, battle with your friends to see who can shoot the farthest, hit the bullseye, and then the rumble will begin.

Game Night

Tuesday, January 21: 3:00pm – 4:00pm  Hawthorne Branch

AGE GROUP:  TEENS (12-18 YEARS), ELEMENTARY (5-11 YEARS)

Wii games, board games, card games, and more!

SHINE Counseling

Thursday, January 23: 12:00pm – 2:00pm  Hawthorne Branch

AGE GROUP:  ADULTS (19 AND UP)

The Florida Department of Elder Affairs offers 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 Care Helpline to reserve other times/locations: 1-800-963-5337, or walk-ins are welcome on the 4th Thursday of each month at the Hawthorne Branch Library, 6640 SE 221st Street, Hawthorne, Florida 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm.

LZ Bingo: An Account of a Vietnam Veteran’s Service

Saturday, January 25: 2:00pm – 3:00pm Hawthorne Branch

AGE GROUP:  ADULTS (19 AND UP)

Meet author Reid F. Tillery and his friend, Vietnam Veteran William “Bill” Boe and come away with a deeper understanding of the challenges and hardships of an American infantryman in Vietnam.  More event info.

Teen Drama Club

Tuesday, January 28: 3:00pm – 4:00pm Hawthorne Branch

AGE GROUP:  TEENS (12-18 YEARS), ELEMENTARY (5-11 YEARS)

Join us for Teen Drama Club this spring! Activities will include improv, monologues, watching films, and more. We will meet the last Tuesday of every month from 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Guylene Resue

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Alachua County Library District, Hawthorne Branch

PO Box 1179, Hawthorne, FL 32640

352-481-1920 | aclib.us/hawthorne

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Coffeetalk Dec. 2010

December 5, 2019    The People’s Band:  Ron Schmidt, Walter Jones,

Lisa Johnson and Tom Harrington    Ron and Walter are founding members of the band which plays at The Yearling Restaurant on Sunday afternoons (in season). Ron and Walter both retired from the University of Florida to pursue their music careers. Ron (vocals, guitar, and accordion) grew up in Minnesota, just down the road from Lake Wobegon, which may be his primary link to music fame. Walter (percussion) grew up in Gainesville, FL. He is more famous for his music in that he was born in Columbus, GA (about the time of the writing of “Columbus Stockade Blues”) and also played clarinet in the US Army band. Joined by Lisa Johnson and Tom Harrington they play a diverse array of music, perhaps best categorized as a “folk/country mish”.

Dec. 12    Blue Skies – Mack & Paula Tyner perform a variety of musical styles including swing, classic country, bluegrass, doo wop and Paula’s original tunes with Mack on bass fiddle and Paula May on guitar and banjo, sharing vocal leads and harmony.  Mack has sung in Barbershop Quartets and other acapella groups since high school.  As a multi-instrumentalist, singer, and budding songwriter, Paula May has played music professionally over 25 years and was the 2006 winner of the Florida State Old Time Guitar Finger picking competition. They may be contacted for bookings at:  prtyner@yahoo.com 

Dec. 19   Open Mike with Billy Ennis aka “Sweet William”   Musicians are invited to bring an instrument, be a part of an “Impromptu Coffee Talk”, closing out Shake Rag Coffee Talk for 2019. Enjoy goodies, conversation, music with a gathering of lake area friends.

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Author of Promise Dorothy Smiljanich visits the library

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MBCA Meeting Reminder for November 2019

Greetings, Melrose Community Residents:
This message is a reminder of the next MBCA General Meeting on Tuesday, November 12th, to be held at the Homemakers Club in Melrose. Doors open at 11:30am and meeting starts at noon. Some topics of discussion include:

  • Local events and activities
  • Melrose Christmas Parade
  • Chemours Mining Expansion
  • Future Plans – Stasia, Kate and Tom on changing the frequency and meeting times of the General Meetings from monthly to quarterly in 2020

Keep up-to-date with local happenings by visiting the Melrose Grapevine and following our Facebook page at MBCA. As always, you can contact us via email or during one of the MBCA meetings.

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Coffeetalk Nov. 2019

November 7, 2019 Bing Futch discovered the mountain dulcimer at Knott’s Berry Farm theme park in 1985 but the instrument has long been his favorite thrill ride. A founding member of Americana-rock trio, MOHAVE, he enjoys traditional music as much as he delights in pushing the envelope of what’s possible with three strings. Using Appalachian mountain dulcimer, Native American flute, ukulele and a board full of stomp-boxes, Bing Futch celebrates traditional and modern Americana music with passion, humor and boundless energy. Known for his musical shape-shifting, Bing switches the channels on style and tone with every new song, from his roots-rock and blues originals to The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Disney covers. (www.Patreon.- com/BingFutch)

Nov. 14 2PM Pete Price, Pete Hennings, and Mike Jurgensen, a trio of talented musicians who blend their varied musical talents into an eclectic mix of material from original songs, obscure covers, to well-known standards. With Price on guitar and bass, Hennings on guitar, bass, mandolin, and violin, and Jurgensen on guitar and harmonica, these three performers combine tight instrumentation with pristine vocal harmonies to delight audiences of all musical tastes. All three talented songwriters have performed solo as well as with other bands. The combination of Pete, Pete, and Mike as “2PM”, however, is a unique trio that has delighted audiences at acoustic venues and folk festivals around the state of Florida. “2PM” has released two CDs: “Keepin’ Time”, and “Let’s Just Play One More”.

Contact: info@2pmband.com Website: www.2pmband.com FaceBook: https://www.- facebook.com/2pmBand

Nov. 21 Old Friends – John McGuire, Steve Thrift
As the name implies, OLD FRIENDS is a musical duo of Steve Thrift and John McGuire, who have been friends for over 35 years. Sometimes other old or new friends and family are added to the line-up. We primarily get together for the love of music, to have fun and express ourselves creatively. Our instruments are vocals, guitar, bass, harmonica, percussion and, on occasion, kazoo. Our performances in- clude originals that are difficult to categorize, although our songs do have folk, blues, Celtic and reggae influences.

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Healthy Living Class at the Melrose Library starts Nov 5th at 10 am call Wendy Bonilla at (352) 692-5234 to register.

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Living Healthy at the Melrose Library, 6 week class

November 5th through December 10th at 10 am. Call Wendy Bonilla at (352) 692-5234 (Elder Options). Class size limited to 12 people.

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Theme for Merry Melrose Christmas Parade

A theme for the 2019 Merry Melrose Christmas Parade has been chosen, and all those planning to enter a float or parade group can get your Parade Application by clicking HERE, or by picking up a printed application at the Ameris Bank in Melrose.

This year’s theme is Past and Present.
See http://www.melrosefl.com/mbca/merry_melrose.html for further details.

See y’all there!

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