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

April 2011

Volume 8 Issue 8

The Orange County Library System will be closed on Sunday, April 24 in observance of the Easter holiday.

Second Saturday

Little Red Walking Hood Second Saturday

UCF Opera returns for a special FREE performance of their show Little Red Walking Hood.







FOL Membership Drive

You Could Win! FOL Membership Drive

Join the Friends of the Orange County Library System or upgrade your membership and you could win amazing prizes like weekend getaways or a personal chef experience.





SW Authors Series

David Mielke SW Author Series

Author David Mielke will be the featured speaker at the 6th Annual Southwest Author Series.







Local Author Festival

Buy local, by localsLocal Authors Festival

Visit booth-by-booth with the most talented writers from right in your own backyard.






Author & the City

Thomas Crumm Author and the City

Author & the City Beautiful will host a discussion with Thomas Crumm on his new book, What Is Good for General Motors?: Solving America's Industrial Conundrum.





Foursquare Promo

Check-in and Check-out! Foursquare Promo

Foursquare users who check-in at OCLS libraries in April and May will check-out with a special prize.







Books 2 Eat Festival

Eat your words! Books 2 Eat

Stop by the Orlando Public Library for free cake as we celebrate the Books 2 Eat Festival.






Small Business...BIG Ideas

An Entrepreneur's Carol Small Business BIG Ideas

Business consultant Chad Eaves will share tips on how to run a successful small business.







Poets on Parade

National Poetry Month Poets on Parade

Celebrate National Poetry Month with readings from the Poetry Ensemble of Orlando.



Art Reception

Celebrating the Genius of Women Art Reception

Attend a Meet the Artists Reception for the Celebrating the Genius of Women exhibit at the Orlando Public Library.







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

Grzimek’s Animal LifeFeatured Database

This month's Featured Database is Grzimek’s Animal Life, featuring more than 4,000 species of animals and includes information on evolution, habitat, behavior and more.