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Gifford Library
4875 43rd Avenue
Vero Beach, FL 32967
P: 772-794-1005
F: 772-569-5563

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Mon-Fri: 1pm-5pm
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed

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The Gifford Library is located within the Gifford Youth Achievement Center in Vero Beach. The library provides books, Internet access and other resources to the students and community members in the area of the GYAC.


News and Upcoming Special Events:


Young Adult Book Club

2nd Tuesday of every month, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
North IRC Library


February 9th: Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

March 8th: Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

April 12th: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Discussion, activities and refreshments will be served, registration is not required. This program is intended for 13-18 year olds.


Harp & Harmony 10th Anniversary Valentine's Day Concert

Loving is Living - A Global Love Affair
Sunday, February 14th, 2:00pm at IRC Main Library


Celebrate our mutual 10 year anniversary with the Sweethearts of Shawangunk Nature Preserve! Harp & Harmony returns Sunday, February 14, 2016 at 2:00pm for Valentine’s Day festivities with all NEW songs. Peggy and Tim Behrendt entertain with a mix of music ranging from American folk, classical, bluegrass, Celtic and Native American. They interweave anecdotes utilizing 11 different instruments including: piano, harp, guitar, keyboard, banjo, harmonica and dulcimer. Their performances are… “delightful, technically polished & amazing;” especially the fun sing-a-longs. Don’t miss this feel-good, 10th anniversary event!

You can hear some of Harp & Harmony's music in this video clip of an prior visit to the North IRC Library.:



Guest musicians Paul & Linda Spiwak of Vero Beach will also perform along with a special demonstration of the earliest electronic instrument the 1928 Etherwave-Theremin.

 

This concert is open to the public, no registration required. Donations are appreciated.


Frozen Sing Along!

Tuesday, February 16th at 6:00pm
North IRC Library


Let it go and join us for a Frozen Sing Along! Kids of all ages and their families are invited to dress up as their favorite characters from Frozen and enjoy a viewing of the film. Participants will be encouraged to get up and sing and dance during all of the musical parts of the film.

Refreshments will be served, registration is not required.


Eat for Life 2

Monday, February 22nd at 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Multimedia Room @ IRC Main Library


Licensed Nutritionist & Dietician, Diane Kinglsey will pick up where she left off during last month’s Eat for Life program. Part 2 of this program will continue the discussion of the basics of nutrition, focusing on the effect of GMOs, choosing to shop organic, and the risk of pesticides. Intended for all lifestyles, Diane offers the latest data on nutrition and developing healthy habits.

Learn fresh food facts that will encourage healthier lifestyle choices and join this interactive, informative discussion.


March 2: Read Across America Day

Celebrate with your friends at the Indian River County Library System at these great events! NEA's Read Across America is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on March 2, the birthday of beloved children's author Dr. Seuss.


Dr. Seuss' Birthday Story Time!
IRC Main Library: 10:30am-11:30am
North IRC Library: 10:30am-11:30am

Toddlers, Preschoolers and their caregivers are invited to join us as we celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday with programs just for them! The Story Time will include storytelling, singing, dancing, a craft and a snack. Registration is not required.


Read Across America Family Event
Brackett Library: 6:00pm-7:30pm

Families of all ages are invited to join us in celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday! Be a part of some very Seussian stories, games, crafts, refreshments and a visit by a very special guest! Registration is not required.


And don't miss . . .
Free Dr. Seuss Crafts available all day at every branch!


North IRC Library
Coffee House Concerts

First Friday Evening of the Month 7:00 - 9:00pm


Each Friday evening the North IRC Library will have poetry readings and a new performer. Gourmet coffee and pastries will be served with donations accepted. Special thanks to the Friends of the North IRC Library. For more information call the NCL at (772) 589-1355.


Coffee House Schedule

March 4, 2016: Atlantic Bluegrass
April 1, 2016: One Street Over


The Atlantic Bluegrass Band plays traditional bluegrass music featuring the banjo, mandolin, guitar, fiddle, and bass. Spend the evening enjoying some foot stomping, toe tapping, knee slapping music.

You can learn more about Atlantic Bluegrass on their website atlanticbluegrass.com.

You can here some of their music in this video from a previous visit to the North IRC Library:



This evening will include poetry readings as well as the designated performer. Admission to the Library Coffee House is free.  Coffee and cookies will be served. 

Special thanks to the Friends of the North Indian River County Library. For more information call the Library at (772) 589-1355



Shoot 4 Fun Photo Club
Every Tuesday at 5:00pm at Brackett Library

Ages 8 to 12. We start on January 12, 2016


Do you:

  • Love to take pictures?
  • Wonder why they are blurry, dark and don't turn out as you planned them?
  • Want to learn how to take your creativity to another level?

  • Come join us at Shoot 4 Fun!

  • Learn to take photos in a manual mode
  • Learn to use your camera to work for you
  • Take the pictures you dream of!
  • Just bring your creativity, a camera, a notebook and yourself.

  • For more information contact me@mcsoleyphotography.com


    All About Coloring at Brackett Library
    Wednesdays at 2:00-3:00pm starting January 20th


    Coloring unleashes creativity, sharpens concentration, improves hand-eye coordination, and reduces stress. So, forget your troubles and join us for some fun!! You can even color outside the lines!!

    No registration is required. Donations are accepted.

    You can see our full list of weekly programs here.


    Never-Ending Storybook Project @ Brackett Library

    Due to popular demand we have added three new characters to our Never Ending Storybook. In addition to Gorilla Ice, Kaia, and Gidget, we now have Lily, McGrath, and Maxwell.

    Elementary aged children can participate by checking out one of the six Character Bags. Each bag includes one stuffed character and profile along with a copy of the story and the materials needed to create your own page for the storybook.

    Children are asked to continue the story in one or two paragraphs, take a photo or draw a picture of their character and return their addition to the book, as well as the rest of the packet to the Brackett Library within two weeks.

    For more information contact Hollie McDougall at 772-226-3080.


    Adopt-A-Shelf Program

    Love the library? Help us out and Adopt –A- Shelf. Volunteers donate time to keep one shelf of the library neat and tidy. Pick up a brochure at Brackett Library or call 772-226-3080 for more information.


    You can see our entire upcoming Children's Programs Schedule here.

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