The South Creek Branch is located at the intersection of Deerfield Boulevard and Balcombe Road east of South Orange Blossom Trail. Serving communities including Deerfield, Ginger Mill, Hunters Creek, Pepper Mill, South Chase and Whisper Lakes, South Creek is the southernmost branch in Orange County.
In October of 2002, the South Creek branch replaced the South Orange Branch which had been located in the Waterbridge Down Shopping Center since 1992. With the completion of South Creek, south Orange County now has a light and bright facility with state-of-the-art technology and services including, 35 public computers, self-checkout, and technology classes in English and Spanish. This facility was funded by the Orange County Library District and a Florida Library Construction Grant.
A special feature at South Creek is the sculpture "Bonsai Study IV" by local artist Larry Jones. The piece won "Best in Show" at the 2001 Fiesta in the Park. The Fiesta Committee purchased the sculpture and donated it to the Library.
Please join us for this very special "Meet the Author and Book Signing Event" with Christine Mercy Overton, cousin to the late Diana, Princess of Wales.
"50 Things I've Learned: 5 Decades of Ah-Ha! Life Learning Lessons"
By Christine Mercy Overton, D.D., Ph.D.
Biography from (amazon.com/author/christinemercyoverton):
Christine Mercy Overton is a respected former Chamber of Commerce president, a former United Nations representative, hospice minister, spiritual teacher and a leader of global expansion projects. She holds degrees and certificates in theology, leadership and communication and has won over 100 awards for business excellence and global humanitarian projects including four letters from US Congress, US Girl Scouts, "Woman of distinction," and Rotary International scroll of honor for her humanitarian work in business and philanthropy in India.
During the 1989 flu epidemic in England, author Christine Mercy Overton, D.D., Ph.D., was on her deathbed. She believes she visited the gates of heaven, returning with a powerful mission to teach the true meaning of faith to a divided world hell-bent on the collapse of interfaith communal relations. Her new book, "50 Things I've Learned: 5 Decades of 'Ah-Ha!' Life Learning Lessons" (published by Balboa Press), reflects on a lifetime of passion, pain and perseverance as Overton shares her own stunning life lessons and the messages she believes God instructed her to pass on to individuals and community leaders.
An orphan adopted by an English aristocrat (cousin to the late Diana, Princess of Wales) Overton has devoted her life to marrying philanthropy and commerce with diversity and tolerance. Overcoming shocking betrayal, the loss of several children and a major disability, Overton has become an acclaimed business leader and motivational speaker to thousands around the world.
More than a memoir, "50 Things I've Learned" is a profound wake-up call and challenges everyone to re-think his or her views on life and death, Overton says. She adds that the book presents a trove of always penetrating reflections on everything from India to Native American Indians, from birth to burglary, from betrayal to passionate love and the demanding pressures of corporate America.
Storybook Fun is a 25-30 minute program featuring picture books, activities, songs and flannel board stories for preschool age children. Our program gives caregivers and children the opportunity to share, listen and enjoy stories together.
Learn how to use ELLIS to begin or improve your English language skills. This ESOL software provides lessons through watching, listening, practicing, and speaking.
¡Aprenda como utilizar ELLIS para comenzar o mejorar sus destrezas en el inglés! Este programa de ESOL (Inglés para personas que hablan otro idioma) provee lecciones que le permitirán observar, escuchar, practicar y repetir el inglés.
Aprann kòman pou itilize ELLIS pou ka kòmanse osinon amelyore langaj ou nan anglè !nan Lojisyèl ESOL sa ou kapab aprann anglè pandan ou ap gade image yo, tande moun kap pale-a, fè praktik avèk pale tou. #elllis
Toddler Time is a 20 minute program featuring picture books, rhymes, songs, activities, finger plays and flannel board stories. Our program gives caregivers and toddlers the opportunity to share, listen and enjoy stories together.
The library collection includes books, audio books in Audio CD format, informational and entertainment DVDs, recorded music (Audio CD) and an Adult Literacy Collection.
In addition the South Creek branch offers:
Public computers offering Internet access, word processing and online reference resources including the Library catalog.
Children's area with five (5) Early Literacy Stations™ (ELS). These are self-contained bilingual educational computers for children, with over 56 top-rated educational software programs spanning seven curricular areas. They were made possible by a Congressional Directed Grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Drive-up window allowing patrons to return items or call ahead and pick up materials while remaining in their cars.
One meeting room available for use by groups. Please contact the branch for more information.
Regularly scheduled story programs each week. Tiny Tales for babies ages birth to 18 months, Toddler Time for ages 18 to 36 months, Storybook Fun for preschoolers.