Leon County Public Library Newsletter- January-February 2020

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January-February 2020

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Upcoming Events

Spring Seed Library 2020

Spring Seed Library Kickoff

Join us on Saturday, February 8 for the 2020 Spring Seed Library Kickoff. UF/IFAS Extension Leon County will offer a hands-on seeding activity, a healthy cooking demonstration, an Ask-a-Master Gardener booth and much more! Vegetable seeds will be available to "check-out" at all library locations beginning Saturday, February 8. 

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NEA Big Read-Leon County Kickoff and events 

Join us on Thursday, February 6 at 6 p.m. for our NEA Big Read-Leon County kickoff event of "Borne" by Jeff VanderMeer. National best-selling author, Jeff VanderMeer, will be our keynote speaker for the kickoff and will be discussing his book "Borne" and its themes. We will be giving out copies of his book "Borne" to attendees.  

We will also be offering a sneak peak of our 2020 Spring Seed Library. Anyone who attends the NEA Big Read Kickoff will be able to check out seeds early at the event. This is free and open to the public

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NEA Big Read-Leon County Borne events

The LeRoy Collins Leon County Public Library System will be hosting a series of events inspired by Jeff VanderMeer's book" Borne" through February and March. 

February Borne Events

Alligator Encounters with the Tallahassee Museum 

All ages are invited to explore the wonderful world of alligators and meet a live one!

2/8 at 11 a.m. @ Lake Jackson Branch Library 

2/13 at 6 p.m. @ Jane G. Sauls Ft. Braden Branch Library

2/18 at 5:30 p.m. @ Woodville Branch Library 

2/22 at 11 a.m. @ Northeast Branch Library 

2/29 at 2 p.m. @ Dr. B.L. Perry, Jr. Branch Library 


Book Clubs:

Join us for special book club discussions on Borne by Jeff VanderMeer. 

2/8 at 10 a.m. @ RedEye Coffee in Midtown

2/22 at 10:30 a.m. @ Eastside Branch Library 


Escape Rooms:

Can you escape our post-apocalyptic escape room?  

Time is running out as Wick is scrambling to find medicine he needs to survive in the ruined city. In order to escape the room, teams of 2-4 people must break the codes and find the medicine Wick needs before its too late. 

2/8 & 2/9 at 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. @ Leon County Main Library⠀

2/15 at 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. @ Woodville Branch Library⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
2/22 at 12:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. @ Dr. B.L. Perry, Jr. Branch Library⠀⠀⠀

2/29 at 12 p.m. - 3 p.m. @ Eastside Branch Library⠀⠀⠀


Wild Matters with the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge

Join us on Tuesday, February 25 at 6 p.m. at the Leon County Main Library as the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge speaks on the importance of the Refuge and it’s biodiversity. Attendees will learn about upcoming events and how they can become involved with the Refuge. 

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