MARION COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM-HEADQUARTERS-OCALA AND FREEDOM OCTOBER 2020 PROGRAMMING


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Posted September 25, 2020 |

SPECIAL NOTE REGARDING LIBRARY PROGRAMMING
All programs require pre-registration. Call the host library to register and confirm programming details.

In order to best serve the community and maintain health standards, all programs are subject to change or cancellation without notice. Programs that are listed might be offered as on-site programs or online programs or both. If on-site, space will be very limited and in accordance with public health guidelines.

Headquarters-Ocala
352-671-8551

Freedom Public Library
352-438-2580

Virtual Programs
Check out our Facebook page www.facebook.com/MCPLibrary/ for more details.

Community Conversations
There are many conversations going on in Marion County libraries. Feel free to join one or all of them! Call the libraries for registration and details and come together for a casual and considerate exchange of ideas.
Topic: How did a simple act of kindness make a profound difference in your life?
Friday, Oct. 9, 3pm Freedom Public Library

Special Programs
Pumpkin Painting Party
Enjoy the fall weather in the pumpkin patch!
Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2pm Freedom Public Library

HEADQUARTERS-OCALA
2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala FL 34470
352-671-8551
Programs are made possible by contributions from the Friends of the Ocala Public Library.

ADULTS
All programs require pre-registration. Call 352-671-8551 to register.

Crafternoons
Wednesdays, 4:30pm
Get in touch with the right side of your brain!
Oct. 7  |  Faux Stained Glass

Novels at Night Book Club
Tuesdays, 4pm
Enjoy spirited book discussions…virtually!
Oct. 13  |  “The Nickel Boys” by Colson Whitehead

Color. Connect. Converse.
Mondays, 2 pm
Oct. 5- 26  |  Express yourself through coloring and interesting conversation!

TEENS
All programs require pre-registration. Call 352-671-8551 to register.

MANGAlicious Teen Club!
Thursdays, 4:30pm
Oct. 1  |  Anime and manga fans, unite!

Show and Sketch Teen Artist Club
Mondays, 4:30pm
Oct. 12  |  Share your art and learn new techniques. All skill levels welcome.

Geekfest! Fandoms and Comic Club
Wednesdays, 4:30pm
Oct. 28  |  Explore the world of pop culture and comics with fellow fans.

Fab Lab: Oh Sew Magical!
Wednesday, Oct. 14, 4:30pm
Make your own misfit. Learn basic hand stitches with unicorns, gnomes and sasquatches.

CHILDREN
All programs require pre-registration. Call 352-671-8551 to register.

Spooktacular Crafts
Saturday, Oct. 24, 2pm
Ages 5-12 with caregivers.
Have a spooky good time making spiders, ghosts and more.

Story Times
A variety of stories, songs, and activities for children and caregivers. All programs require pre-registration. Call 352-671-8551 to register.

Fresh Air Story Time
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, 10:30am
Oct. 6- Oct. 28
Program is held at the Veteran’s Memorial Park Pavilion, 2601 E. Fort King Street, Ocala.
Ages 5 and younger with caregiver.

Family Story Time
Saturdays, 10:30am
Oct. 3
Ages 5 and younger with caregiver.

FREEDOM PUBLIC LIBRARY
5870 SW 95th St., Ocala 34476
352-438-2580
Programs are made possible by contributions from the Friends of Freedom Public Library.

SPECIAL PROGRAMS
All programs require pre-registration. Call 352-438-2580 to register.

Community Conversation
Friday, Oct. 9, 3pm
Topic: How did a simple act of kindness make a profound difference in your life?
There are many conversations going on in Marion County libraries. Feel free to join one or all of them! Call the library for registration and details and come together for a casual and considerate exchange of ideas. See Program Spotlight for other locations and topics.

ADULTS
All programs require pre-registration. Call 352-438-2580 to register.

As the Page Turns Book Club
Tuesdays, 2:30pm
Join the club and turn the page!
Oct. 6  |  “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” by Robert Louis Stevenson

Next Level Computing
Mondays, 2pm
Learn new skills and master your online experience!
Oct. 5  |  YouTube for Beginners
Oct. 12   |  Basics of Pinterest

TEENS & TWEENS
All programs require pre-registration. Call 352-438-2580 to register.

MANGAlicious Teen Club!
Tuesdays, 4:30pm
Oct. 6  |  Anime and manga fans, unite!

YALLA Free!
Thursdays, 5pm
Oct. 8  |  Be a part of the library experience. Teens, earn volunteer service hours.

DIY Monster Masks
Thursday, Oct. 15, 4pm
Just in time for the holiday!

FAMILIES
All programs require pre-registration. Call 352-438-2580 to register.

Kindness Rocks!
Thursday, Oct. 8, 3pm
Embrace your imagination! Paint inspiring messages on river rocks and spread kindness throughout our community!

Pumpkin Decorating Contest
Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2pm
Dress your pumpkin for the season! Bring in your best decorated (not carved) pumpkin and vote for your favorite!

Story Times
A variety of stories, songs, and activities for children and caregivers. All programs require pre-registration. Call 352-438-2580 to register.

Family Story Time
Wednesdays, 10:30am, Oct. 7- 28