Books & Beyond: A monthly Library news and information publication sponsored by the Friends of the Library

February 2011

Volume 8 Issue 6

Second Saturday

Around the World at Your Library Second Saturday

Celebrate African culture and lifestyle by learning about their language, fashion, history, cuisine, and more.





Step Off

Get To Steppin'! Step Off

Join the Orange County Library System and 102JAMZ for the 6th annual Step Off competition.







Wholesome Tummies

Lunch Line Lunch Line

Watch the documentary Lunch Line and get a closer look at the school lunch system. Representatives from Wholesome Tummies will also give advice on sprucing up your child's lunches with healthy alternatives.




Lion Dance

Year of the Rabbit Lion Dance

Members of the Hung Fut Hung Man Fei Chinese Martial Arts & Lion Dance Association perform a dance in honor of the Chinese New Year.




Paranormal Discussion

Do you believe? Florida Ghost Team

Learn to understand everyday paranormal happenings with help from the Florida Ghost Team.





Meet the Urbanologist

Stay in the know! Meet the Urbanologist

Max Grinnell will share problems facing urban America and how to analyze the urban condition.






Black History Month

Remembering the past. Black History

OCLS invites you to celebrate Black History Month with us as we host a series of entertaining and thought-provoking events.






UCF Opera

Gentlemen in Waiting UCF Opera

Join OCLS and the UCF Opera as the Opera & The Community series continues with a preview of the upcoming show Gentlemen in Waiting.






February 4 - 13, 2011 ArtsFest

Take in free concerts, dance performances and theater as the Orlando Public Library once again hosts a slew on entertaining ArtsFest events.






Comfort Foods

Chef Dawn Viola Dawn Viola

Award-Winning Chef Dawn Viola presents a demonstration in cooking classic comfort foods.







Music in the Library

Live at the Library Music in the Library

Attend free concerts and movies at the Orlando Public Library on Fridays from noon to 1 p.m.






Book Clubs

Join the club! Book Clubs

Join an ongoing OCLS book club and meet others with similar interests and tastes.





Featured Database

LitFinderFeatured Database

This month's Featured Database is LitFinder. LitFinder provides access to poetry, short stories, essays, plays and speeches including criticism, explanation and exploration of the works.

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