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The 23rd Annual Family Literacy Festival is presented by The Gainesville Sun and the Alachua County Literacy Network. The purpose of the festival is to raise awareness about literacy and to reward students for their participation in the Million Minutes of Reading, a program that encourages elementary and middle school students to read. Special Guests: […]

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Thursday (April 9): Dr. Jared Diamond, a professor of geography at UCLA and a Pulitzer Prize winner, will discuss his new book, Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed. In “Collapse”, Diamond argues that environmental problems often cause ancient and modern societies — from the Vikings in Greenland to Rwanda — to fall apart. […]

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Thousands of kids from around the world wrote and illustrated their hopes for President Obama in a free e-book called “Dear Mr. President.” The book, organized by the National Education Association, will be sent in a hard copy to the White House for Obama to see later this year. Children from age 5 to 12 […]

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Today (Feb. 12): Lauren Groff, author of “Delicate Edible Birds,” and Jami Attenberg, author of “Kept Man,” will read their works at 8 p.m. tonight at Goerings Bookstore. Listen to short stories about mid-century American women and a novel about a wife in Brooklyn coming to terms with love and loss because of her husband’s […]

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