News from the Civic Media Center

by Fi Stewart-Taylor

The Civic Media Center is excited to welcome you back to our space for a slew of great events this spring. Our regular open hours are Wednesday, 2-6pm, and Saturday, 1-5pm, when you can check out books, read zines, and browse our collection.

Volunteer led programming supports our mission of community access to education. Film screenings are every third Friday at 7:30pm; in March, we partnered with National Women’s Liberation to screen Jackson, an important documentary on the fight for abortion access. You can find information about upcoming films on Facebook or Instagram. Our book clubs meet on Wednesdays, led by volunteers. To get involved, come to a volunteer meeting, every 2nd and 4th Thursday, at 5:30pm. 

Music returns to the CMC this spring, with the Bluegrass and Old Time Jam on the last Sunday of each month, 2-5pm. Keep your ears open for the return of more shows in the courtyard. 

Poetry Jam remains on zoom; more information can be found on Facebook. ArtWalk is the 4th Friday of each month 7-10pm; on April 29th we’ll feature feminist collage by Anna Gorostiaga, on view through the end of the month. 

In May, we’ll host local creators for our second zine fest. To register for Zine Fest or to exhibit at the CMC, email

Mutual aid programs, like Free Grocery Store, Free Store, and Gainesville Books to Prisoners, continue to meet in the CMC space. Walk up service for Free Grocery Store is Tuesdays at 4pm, and Free Store is every third Saturday. These programs support a more just and vibrant community, and we are proud to collaborate with them.

Our annual fundraising event, Springboard, will take place in June this year- mark your calendars, and check out our facebook for more information soon. 

We are also pleased to announce that anyone joining or upgrading to a sustaining membership at the $10/month level or higher in May will receive an invitation to Springboard, as well as access to a playlist of recorded CMC events from years past. 

The Civic Media Center is an entirely grassroots funded 501c3 nonprofit. We depend on the community we serve, and we need your support to keep offering educational and arts programming. If you are interested in making a donation, you can visit our website at, or connect with us at any of our events.

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