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Millhopper Book Club

2024-06-04 13:00:00 2024-06-04 14:00:00 America/New_York Millhopper Book Club Come enjoy discussing newer fiction and nonfiction titles. This month's book is, "Pineapple Street" by Jenny Jackson. Millhopper Branch - Room A

Tuesday, June 04
1:00pm - 2:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-06-04 13:00:00 2024-06-04 14:00:00 America/New_York Millhopper Book Club Come enjoy discussing newer fiction and nonfiction titles. This month's book is, "Pineapple Street" by Jenny Jackson. Millhopper Branch - Room A

Come enjoy discussing newer fiction and nonfiction titles. This month's book is, "Pineapple Street" by Jenny Jackson.

The Millhopper Book Club meets the first Tuesday of each month. You do not have to read the book to attend the meeting.

In June, we'll be discussing Pineapple Street by Jenny Jackson. "A deliciously funny, sharply observed novel of family, wealth, love and tennis, this zeitgeisty debut follows three women in an old Brooklyn Heights clan: one who was born with money, one who married into it, and one, the millennial conscience of the family, who wants to give it all away. Darley, the eldest daughter in the Stockton family, has never worried about money. The product of generational wealth and capitalist success, Darley renounced her inheritance when she married Malcolm, a first generation Korean American with a lucrative job in banking. Sasha, Darley's new sister-in-law, has come from more humble origins, and her hesitancy about signing a pre-nup has everyone worried about her intentions. Georgiana, newly graduated from Brown and proud to think of herself as a "do-gooder," has enough money from her trust that she's able to work for a pittance at a not-for-profit, where she has started a secret love affair with a senior colleague. But when a scandal derails Malcolm's career, leaving Darley financially in the lurch, when Sasha glimpses the less-than-attractive attributes beneath the Stockton brood's carefully-guarded façade, and when Georgiana discovers her boyfriend is married and still in love with his wife, they must all come to terms with what money can't buy--the bonds of love that can make and unmake a family. Rife with the indulgent pleasures of affluent WASPS in New York and full of recognizable if fallible characters (and a couple of appalling ones!), it's about the peculiar unknowability of someone else's family, about the haves and have-nots and the nuances in between, and the insanity of first love.” Description provided by the publisher

Event Contact: Beth Noll, bnoll@aclib.us

AGE GROUP: | Adults (19 and up) |

EVENT TYPE: | Books, Authors, & Writing |

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Millhopper Branch

Phone: 352-334-1272
Branch manager
Chiquita Quirin

Hours
Mon, Jun 24 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Tue, Jun 25 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Wed, Jun 26 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Thu, Jun 27 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Fri, Jun 28 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Jun 29 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Jun 30 12:00PM to 5:00PM

About the branch

The Millhopper Branch Library provides access to resources and services in Northwest Gainesville and surrounding areas.

Upcoming events

Tue, Jun 25, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Area
It's Storytime! Interactive fun with books, stories, songs and other activities. Perfect for preschoolers and toddlers.

Tue, Jun 25, 11:00am - 12:45pm
Room B
Get help with your job search. Not great with computers? That's ok! We're here to help.

Tue, Jun 25, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room A,Room B
We provide the Legos, and you provide the imagination. Come build awesome Lego structures with other kids in the library!

Tue, Jun 25, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Teen Room
Come play Nintendo Switch games with us!

Tue, Jun 25, 5:15pm - 6:45pm
Room B
Join us for this free class to prepare you to take the U.S. citizenship examination.

Tue, Jun 25, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Room A
Are you learning Spanish? Join us for casual conversation practice.

Wed, Jun 26, 10:15am - 10:45am
Room A,Room B
Join us to sing, dance, and make music at our Music and Movement program.

Wed, Jun 26, 11:00am - 11:30am
Room A,Room B
Join us to sing, dance, and make music at our Music and Movement program.

Wed, Jun 26, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Room B
Join our weekly needlework group on Wednesdays at 2 p.m. at the Millhopper Branch.

Wed, Jun 26, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Children's Area
Come play Nintendo Switch games with us!

Wed, Jun 26, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
You have the opportunity to spend up to one (1) hour with a library staff member who will assist you with basic computer questions and... more
You have the opportunity to spend up to one (1) hour with a library staff member who will assist you with basic computer questions and library databases.
This event is full

Thu, Jun 27, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Area
Join us for rhymes, songs, bounces and more! Geared for babies and their caregivers.

Thu, Jun 27, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Room B,Room A
Meet with representatives from Three Rivers Legal Services to learn about the process of expunging criminal records and see if you're... more
Meet with representatives from Three Rivers Legal Services to learn about the process of expunging criminal records and see if you're eligible to have your records expunged!

Thu, Jun 27, 11:00am - 11:30am
Nature Center
Join us at the Hogtown Creek Headwaters Park, inside the Nature Center to sing, dance, and make music at our Music and Movement program.

Thu, Jun 27, 11:00am - 12:00pm
You have the opportunity to spend up to one (1) hour with a library staff member who will assist you with basic computer questions and... more
You have the opportunity to spend up to one (1) hour with a library staff member who will assist you with basic computer questions and library databases.
This event is full

Thu, Jun 27, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Children's Area
Want to beat the afternoon heat during Summer Break? Join us for an afternoon viewing of "Trolls Band Together". Rated PG for some mild... more
Want to beat the afternoon heat during Summer Break? Join us for an afternoon viewing of "Trolls Band Together". Rated PG for some mild rude and suggestive humor.

Thu, Jun 27, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room A,Room B
Blend poetry and rhythm with global drums for a captivating engagement with the written word.

Thu, Jun 27, 5:15pm - 6:45pm
Room B
Free class to prepare you to take the U.S. citizenship examination.

Fri, Jun 28, 10:00am - 11:30am
Room B
Make connections and increase your English fluency at Conversation Club at the Millhopper Branch on Fridays at 10 a.m.

Fri, Jun 28, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Room A
Join us every Friday at 11 a.m. in June and July for art and craft projects just for adults.

Fri, Jun 28, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Children's Area
Join us in the kid's area for an exciting afternoon of hands-on STEAM exploration!

Sat, Jun 29, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Room B
Celebrate the work of artist Yayoi Kusama by creating your own art influenced by her use of spots and color.

Sat, Jun 29, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room A
Angela Minno will talk about her experiences in homesteading and her new book, "Almanac of North Florida Cuisine: Spring."

Sun, Jun 30, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Teen Room
Join the Millhopper Chess Club. Learn to play or challenge a friend to a game.

Tue, Jul 02, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Area
It's Storytime! Interactive fun with books, stories, songs and other activities. Perfect for preschoolers and toddlers.

Tue, Jul 02, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room A
Come enjoy discussing newer fiction and nonfiction titles. We meet on the first Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. In July, we will be... more
Come enjoy discussing newer fiction and nonfiction titles. We meet on the first Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. In July, we will be discussing, “Simply Lies" by David Baldacci.

Tue, Jul 02, 5:15pm - 6:45pm
Room B
Join us for this free class to prepare you to take the U.S. citizenship examination.

Tue, Jul 02, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Room A
Are you learning Spanish? Join us for casual conversation practice.

Wed, Jul 03, 10:15am - 10:45am
Room A,Room B
Join us to sing, dance, and make music at our Music and Movement program.

Wed, Jul 03, 11:00am - 11:30am
Room A,Room B
Join us to sing, dance, and make music at our Music and Movement program.

Wed, Jul 03, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Room B
Join our weekly needlework group on Wednesdays at 2 p.m. at the Millhopper Branch.

Wed, Jul 03, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Children's Area
Come play Nintendo Switch games with us!

Wed, Jul 03, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
You have the opportunity to spend up to one (1) hour with a library staff member who will assist you with basic computer questions and... more
You have the opportunity to spend up to one (1) hour with a library staff member who will assist you with basic computer questions and library databases.
This event is full

Thu, Jul 04, All day
Room A,Room B
All library locations will be closed, but you can still access our website and online services at www.aclib.us

Fri, Jul 05, 10:00am - 11:30am
Room B
Make connections and increase your English fluency at Conversation Club at the Millhopper Branch on Fridays at 10 a.m.

Fri, Jul 05, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Room A
Join us every Friday at 11 a.m. in June and July for art and craft projects just for adults.

Fri, Jul 05, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Children's Area
Join us in the kid's area for an exciting afternoon of hands-on STEAM exploration!

Sat, Jul 06, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room A
Come learn about butterflies and have the chance to spread and pin your own butterfly to take home provided by the Florida Museum of... more
Come learn about butterflies and have the chance to spread and pin your own butterfly to take home provided by the Florida Museum of Natural History.
This event is full

Sun, Jul 07, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Teen Room
Join the Millhopper Chess Club. Learn to play or challenge a friend to a game.

Mon, Jul 08, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Room A,Room B
site visit

Mon, Jul 08, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room B
Team preparation for the big, Battle of the Books.

Tue, Jul 09, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Area
It's Storytime! Interactive fun with books, stories, songs and other activities. Perfect for preschoolers and toddlers.

Tue, Jul 09, 11:00am - 12:45pm
Room B
Get help with your job search. Not great with computers? That's ok! We're here to help.

Tue, Jul 09, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room A,Room B
We provide the Legos, and you provide the imagination. Come build awesome Lego structures with other kids in the library!

Tue, Jul 09, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Teen Room
Come play Nintendo Switch games with us!

Tue, Jul 09, 5:15pm - 6:45pm
Room B
Join us for this free class to prepare you to take the U.S. citizenship examination.

Tue, Jul 09, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Room A
Are you learning Spanish? Join us for casual conversation practice.