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Millhopper Book Club

2023-06-06 13:00:00 2023-06-06 14:00:00 America/New_York Millhopper Book Club Come enjoy discussing newer fiction and nonfiction titles. This month's book is, "The Extraordinary Life of an Ordinary Man" by Paul Newman. Millhopper Branch - Room A

Tuesday, June 06
1:00pm - 2:00pm

Add to Calendar 2023-06-06 13:00:00 2023-06-06 14:00:00 America/New_York Millhopper Book Club Come enjoy discussing newer fiction and nonfiction titles. This month's book is, "The Extraordinary Life of an Ordinary Man" by Paul Newman. Millhopper Branch - Room A

Come enjoy discussing newer fiction and nonfiction titles. This month's book is, "The Extraordinary Life of an Ordinary Man" by Paul Newman.

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

In June, the Millhopper Book Club will be discussing, The Extraordinary Life of an Ordinary Man by Paul Newman. "In 1986, Paul Newman and his closest friend, screenwriter Stewart Stern, began an extraordinary project. Stuart was to compile an oral history, to have Newman’s family and friends and those who worked closely with him, talk about the actor’s life. And then Newman would work with Stewart and give his side of the story. The only stipulation was that anyone who spoke on the record had to be completely honest. That same stipulation applied to Newman himself. The project lasted five years. The result is an extraordinary memoir, culled from thousands of pages of transcripts. The book is insightful, revealing, surprising. Newman’s voice is powerful, sometimes funny, sometimes painful, always meeting that high standard of searing honesty. The additional voices—from childhood friends and Navy buddies, from family members and film and theater collaborators such as Tom Cruise, George Roy Hill, Martin Ritt, and John Huston—that run throughout add richness and color and context to the story Newman is telling. Newman’s often traumatic childhood is brilliantly detailed. He talks about his teenage insecurities, his early failures with women, his rise to stardom, his early rivals (Marlon Brando and James Dean), his first marriage, his drinking, his philanthropy, the death of his son Scott, his strong desire for his daughters to know and understand the truth about their father. Perhaps the most moving material in the book centers around his relationship with Joanne Woodward—their love for each other, his dependence on her, the way she shaped him intellectually, emotionally and sexually. The Extraordinary Life of an Ordinary Man is revelatory and introspective, personal and analytical, loving and tender in some places, always complex and profound." Description provided by the publisher

Event Contact: Beth Noll, bnoll@aclib.us, 352-334-1272

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, Jul 22 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Tue, Jul 23 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Wed, Jul 24 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Thu, Jul 25 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Fri, Jul 26 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Jul 27 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Jul 28 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

Thu, Jul 25, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Area
Join us for rhymes, songs, bounces and more! Geared for babies and their caregivers.

Thu, Jul 25, 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, Jul 25, 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.
Registration is now closed

Thu, Jul 25, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Children's Area
Want to beat the afternoon heat during Summer Break? Join us for an afternoon viewing of "Migration".

Fri, Jul 26, 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 26, 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 26, 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 27, 10:30am - 11:00am
Room A,Room B
Join us to sing, dance, and make music at our Saturday Special Music and Movement program.

Sat, Jul 27, 11:30am - 1:30pm
Room B
Join the Gainesville Native American Style Flute Players to talk about upcoming events and play music together, as well as meeting new... more
Join the Gainesville Native American Style Flute Players to talk about upcoming events and play music together, as well as meeting new people who might want to join in the fun!

Sat, Jul 27, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Room A
Want to learn the basics of using a computer, navigating the internet, online safety, communicating with email and social media, and... more
Want to learn the basics of using a computer, navigating the internet, online safety, communicating with email and social media, and cybersecurity? Join one of our free small group classes.
This event is full

Canceled
Sun, Jul 28, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Join the Millhopper Chess Club. Learn to play or challenge a friend to a game.

Sun, Jul 28, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Room A,Room B
Join the Gainesville Bromeliad Society for their monthly meeting at the Millhopper Branch every 4th Sunday at 2 p.m. This month's... more
Join the Gainesville Bromeliad Society for their monthly meeting at the Millhopper Branch every 4th Sunday at 2 p.m. This month's speaker is Kenneth Stokes.

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

Canceled
Wed, Jul 31, 10:15am - 10:45am
Join us to sing, dance, and make music at our Music and Movement program.

Wed, Jul 31, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Teen Room
Join our weekly needlework group on Wednesdays at 2 p.m. at the Millhopper Branch.

Wed, Jul 31, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Children's Area
Come play Nintendo Switch games with us!

Wed, Jul 31, 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, Aug 01, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Area
Join us for rhymes, songs, bounces and more! Geared for babies and their caregivers.

Thu, Aug 01, 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, Aug 01, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Children's Area
Join us in the children's area for Read with a Dog! Therapy dogs love to hear a good story.

Thu, Aug 01, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Teen Room
Join us for Teen Summer Club: Board Game Bonanza!  Play a classic board or card game with friends and family or meet some new... more
Join us for Teen Summer Club: Board Game Bonanza!  Play a classic board or card game with friends and family or meet some new friends!  All games and a puzzle will be provided.

Rescheduled
Thu, Aug 01, 6:00pm - 6:45pm
New date Thursday, August 08, 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Join our book club every first Thursday at 6 p.m. to read and discuss popular fantasy and romance novels. This month, the book we will... more
Join our book club every first Thursday at 6 p.m. to read and discuss popular fantasy and romance novels. This month, the book we will be discussing is "Hunt on Dark Waters" by Katee Robert.

Fri, Aug 02, 10:00am - 11:30am
Teen Room
Make connections and increase your English fluency at Conversation Club at the Millhopper Branch on Fridays at 10 a.m.

Fri, Aug 02, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Children's Area
Join us in the kid's area for an exciting afternoon of hands-on STEAM exploration!

Sun, Aug 04, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Teen Room
Join the Millhopper Chess Club. Learn to play or challenge a friend to a game.

Mon, Aug 05, 9:00am - 6:00pm
Early Voting for the 2024 Primary Election will be Monday, Aug. 5 through Saturday, Aug. 17, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Tue, Aug 06, 9:00am - 6:00pm
Early Voting for the 2024 Primary Election will be Monday, Aug. 5 through Saturday, Aug. 17, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Tue, Aug 06, 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, Aug 06, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Teen Room
Come enjoy discussing newer fiction and nonfiction titles. We meet on the first Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. In August, 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 August, we will be discussing, "Lady Tan’s Circle of Women" by Lisa See.

Tue, Aug 06, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Teen Room
Are you learning Spanish? Join us for casual conversation practice.

Wed, Aug 07, 9:00am - 6:00pm
Early Voting for the 2024 Primary Election will be Monday, Aug. 5 through Saturday, Aug. 17, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Canceled
Wed, Aug 07, 10:15am - 10:45am
Join us to sing, dance, and make music at our Music and Movement program.

Wed, Aug 07, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Teen Room
Join our weekly needlework group on Wednesdays at 2 p.m. at the Millhopper Branch.

Wed, Aug 07, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Children's Area
Come play Nintendo Switch games with us!

Thu, Aug 08, 9:00am - 6:00pm
Early Voting for the 2024 Primary Election will be Monday, Aug. 5 through Saturday, Aug. 17, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Thu, Aug 08, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Area
Join us for rhymes, songs, bounces and more! Geared for babies and their caregivers.

Thu, Aug 08, 11:00am - 11:30am
Nature Center
Join us for Bilingual Story Time at the Hogtown Creek Headwaters Nature Center. 

Thu, Aug 08, 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, Aug 08, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Children's Area
Want to beat the afternoon heat during Summer Break? Join us for an afternoon viewing of "Kung Fu Panda 4".

Thu, Aug 08, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Teen Room
Join us for Teen Summer Club: Creative Writing Group! Bring your journal or current story to work on or try a new creative writing project.

Thu, Aug 08, 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Teen Room
Join our book club every first Thursday at 6 p.m. to read and discuss popular fantasy and romance novels. This month, the book we will... more
Join our book club every first Thursday at 6 p.m. to read and discuss popular fantasy and romance novels. This month, the book we will be discussing is "Hunt on Dark Waters" by Katee Robert.