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

January 2012

Volume 9 Issue 5

The Orange County Library System will be closed on Sunday, January 15 and Monday, January 16 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday.

The Eatonville Branch will be closed on Friday, January 27 and Saturday, January 28 in honor of the Zora Neale Hurston Festival.

Second Saturday

Chasing Bones Second Saturday

Rachel Wentz, Ph.D journeys into the world of bioarchaeology as she discusses her book Chasing Bones: An Archaeologist’s Pursuit of Skeletons.





Winter Book Sale

Everything 50% Off Book Sale

Stop by for super savings at the Friends of the Orange County Library System Annual Winter Book Sale on the third floor of the Orlando Public Library. 





Author and the City

Janet Perez Eckles Authro and the City

Enjoy a discussion with author Janet Perez Eckles, author of Simply Salsa: Dancing Without Fear at God’s Fiesta and Trials of Today for Treasures for Tomorrow.





Health & Safety Fair

Here's to health! Health & Safety Fair

Get your kids excited about their health and safety by attending this fun-filled event.









Parenting with a Purpose

Educate, entertain and inspire! Parenting with a Purpose

Take part in this month long family focused series including library programs, computer classes and other fun events.





What You Need To Know

Potty TrainingWhat You Need To know

Author Sara Au shares tips from her book Stress-Free Potty Training: A Commonsense Guide to Finding the Right Approach for Your Child. 






Counsel for Caregivers

A Helping Hand of HealingCounself for Caregivers

Learn how you can enhance your life while maintaining proper care for your loved ones at this ongoing program series.







Small Business... BIG Ideas

Closing the Gap Small Buisness Big Ideas

Local author Scott Farnsworth will share tips on how to create meaningful relationships between advisors and their clients and donors from his book, Closing the Gap - A Revolutionary Approach to Client and Donor Services






North Orange Open House

4th Annual Open House North Orange Open House

Discover all of the exciting things that your local library has to offer.





Save The Green

Coupon Tips & Tricks! Save The Green

Learn how to save at least 50% on your next grocery bill!










Music in the Library

Live at the Library Music in the Library

Attend free performances and movie screenings at your local library.






Book Clubs

Join the club! Book Clubs

Join one of our regular book clubs and meet others with similar interests and tastes.





Featured Database

TypingMasterFeatured Database

Improve your computer keyboarding skills or learn how to touch type using TypingMaster! Whether you are a job seeker interested in improving your typing skills or learning how to use the computer keyboard for the first time, this online and self-paced program will help.