Published: Sunday, January 20, 2008 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, January 18, 2008 at 6:57 p.m.

Library district offers audio books in Spanish

The Alachua County Library District now offers audio books - audiolibros - available in Spanish.

The addition of audiolibros is just one of many methods to enhance the ever growing catalogue of Spanish titles available.

Introductory titles include "La corte de los ilusos" by Rosa BeltraĦn, "De que se ri­e la Gioconda?" by Clara Obligado, Mario Satz's "Vidas paralelas," Sarah Bachauo's "El ultimo rito," "La llave de oro" by Nuria Masot and "La mariposa de obsidiana" by Juan Bolea.

In addition to audiolibros ACLD currently has over 550 printed books in Spanish. All titles written in Spanish begin with the call number 468.6.

For questions about the Spanish media offered by the ACLD, call 334-3900.

Sergeant to sign police procedural

Art Adkins will sign his first novel "The Oasis Project" (Dorrance Publishing; $23.95) at 2 p.m. today at Goerings Book Store, 1717, NW 1st Ave.

In "The Oasis Project," a reluctant officer agrees to investigate a mysterious death off the coast of Cedar Key.

Adkins has been in law enforcement for more than 27 years and is currently a sergeant with the Gainesville Police Department.

Future book signings are scheduled for 5 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Friends of the Library in Cedar Key, 6:30 p.m. March 25 at the Millhopper Branch Library and 2 p.m. April 12 at the Hawthorne Branch Library.

Hipp looking for senior playwrights

The Hippodrome State Theatre is seeking new one-act script submissions from writers over the age of 50 to be presented during the 4th Annual Florida Senior Playwright Festival on May 9-11.

Deadline for submissions is Feb. 11.

In addition to the festival, the Hippodrome will offer free theater-related classes for adults in the months leading up to the festival.

For more information about the festival and upcoming classes, visit

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