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

May 2011

Volume 8 Issue 9

The Orange County Library System will be closed on Sunday, May 29 and Monday, May 30 in observance of Memorial Day.

Second Saturday

Bill Belleville Second Saturday

Meet author and environmentalist Bill Belleville and enjoy an engaging discussion on Florida's hidden beauty.







FOL Membership Drive

You could win! FOL 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.





Burger Queens

Pine Twenty 2 Burger Queens

Celebrate National Hamburger Month with a burger-making workshop just in time for summer grilling season.







Florida Book Awards

Award-winning writers. Florida Book Awards

Florida Book Award winners visit the library for a panel discussion and Q&A about their critically acclaimed books.






Spring Book Sale

Orlando Public Library Spring Book Sale

The annual Spring Book Sale gives you the chance to shop popular books, movies games and more, all priced half off.






Foursquare Promo

Check-in and check out! Foursquare Promo

Foursquare users who check-in at OCLS libraries in by the end of May will check-out with a special prize.







Pollo Tropical Benefit

Support your library! Pollo Tropical

Eating a delicious meal at Pollo Tropical on June 7 will go a long way in supporting your local library. Find out more.






All Rise

Supreme justice!All Rise

Join us as we celebrate the achievements of Florida Supreme Court Justice Peggy A. Quince.







Author & The City

Joe David Bellamy Author and the City

Author Joe David Bellamy shares genealogical research tips that he used to write his family history book Kindred Spirits.






What You Need to Know

Writing and Performing ArtsWhat You Need to Know

This month you'll learn all you need to know about writing historical fiction and honing your theatrical talents.







National Music Week

All music, all live, all week! National Music Week

Attend free performances at the Orlando Public Library during National Music Week and Fridays at noon.






Book Clubs

Join the club! Book Clubs

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





Featured Database

Mango Languages Featured Database

This month's Featured Database Mango Languages offers conversational learning designed to teach simple, practical and polite conversation skills via a customizable experience to help you learn a new language or expand your skills.