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

February 2012

Volume 9 Issue 6


Second Saturday

Multicultural issues Dr. Kevin Washington

Dr. Washington will discuss many topics relevant to the Black community, including mental health issues. His experience as a behavioral consultant and life/relationship coach will also provide informative advice on relationships, marriage, love and fatherhood to African-American families and couples.



Self-Publishing Classes

Aspiring AuthorseBooks

This eight-week interactive workshop is designed to help local authors and writers with self-publishing their manuscript as an eBook.  




Author and the City

Erin O'Halloran Loser Chick

Join us and meet local author, Erin O'Halloran. Erin will discuss her hilariously silly book, Loser Chick: A Girl's Guide To Loneliness! Book sale and signing follows program.






Magic of Reading Contest

Glen "Big Baby" Davis Glen Davis

The Glen “Big Baby” Davis Foundation has donated $5,000 worth of tickets to Orlando Magic games to the Orange County Library System and is giving kids a chance to experience an Orlando Magic game in person.






Fall in Love With OCLS

Valentine's Day Hearts

Fall in love with the library all over again by attending these programs during the month of February in honor of Valentine’s Day.



What You Need To Know

Family Law Scales of Justice

Legal experts Ashley Tennison and Christina Soberon-Llort of TSL Defense law firm present an informative discussion on Family Law.



ABC's of Photo Organizing

Get Organized! Photo Albums

If you have boxes and bags full of family photos that need to be organized, Holly Wilton will teach you the method endorsed by the National Association of Photo Organizers called the ABC's of photo organizing.




Small Business... BIG Ideas

Bikers Know Business

Dwain Deville

There is a lot of common ground found between bikers and businessmen. Dwain DeVille, author of The Bikers Guide to Business, will share his wisdom for business people who like to move past boundaries
and see beyond limitations.





Step Off Competition

7th Annual Step Off! Step!

Elementary, middle and high school students will put their best foot forward in a battle to be crowned the top step team around.







Taking Care of Your Health

Free Health ScreeningsHealth

Take control of your health by attending this event with free screenings for cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure, Body Mass Index and vision, along with an assessment of their results.



Movie in the Library

Live at the Library Audrey Hepburn

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

Literature Resource Center Featured Database

Did you know that horror master Stephen King has a daughter who is a church minister? Or that Joe Hill, acclaimed novelist and award-winning comic book writer, is King's son? Find out more about King and other literary giants!