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

July 2012

Volume 9 Issue 11

Second Saturday

¡Con Sabor! Carrie Sue Ayvar

Award-winning storyteller Carrie Sue Ayvar stops by the library for an impressive blend of bilingual tales.






Summer Safety Series

Safety First Summer Safety

Summer is a time for fun. With so many activities and adventures to go,
it's important to remember to stay
safe at all times.





OCLS Talent X-travaganza

Rising Stars! Talent Show

Learn how you can sign up
to audition in front of a live audience and panel of guest judges to show the library what talents you have. Participants will have the option to compete in one of four categories. Reserve your audition spot today!






Author & the City

Life After Divorce Life After Divorce

Author and relationship advisor Mayra S. Mutt talks divorce, relationships and her book It Is Me... Again...
After the End
. A book sale and signing will follow the program.








Reptiles and Amphibians

of Central Florida CFHS

Take part in this new monthly series that explores all the slithering, slimy and scaly creatures that live in our area. This program is presented by the Central Florida Herpetological Society.





Lawn and Garden Irrigation

Join us for a FREE workshop


Orange County's Water Division returns to show you how to keep your property looking great by properly and efficiently irrigating your lawn or garden in honor of Smart Irrigation Month.






Health & Wellness

Keep fit and stay healthy Health

Attend these programs throughout the month to learn more about how to stay healthy and keep you and your family in tip-top shape.






Small Business... BIG Ideas

Human Resources & Your Business Employees

Aspiring entrepreneurs and local business owners are invited to attend an exciting series of monthly business programs.






On Display

Art for everyone to enjoy!Last Harvest Quilt

Get clued in on what art and cultural offerings the library provides. This month at the Orlando Public Library three very distinct and creative exhibitions are on display. Learn more about when and where you can meet these local artists or view their work.







Seniors at OCLS

Enjoy 60+ Fun Seniors

Senior Socials and workshops at the Alafaya Branch this month provide fun and learning with dear friends and new acquaintances.








Music in the Library

Live at the Library Guitar

Hear live performances at the library for free on Friday afternoons.






Book Clubs

Join the club! Book Clubs

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






Featured Database

NoveList PlusFeatured Database

Looking for a book? Like an author and want to read something similar? NoveList Plus has information on over 200,000 fiction and non-fiction titles, including popular author Read-alikes, book discussion guides, award lists
and much more.



Adult Summer Reading 2012Adult Summer Reading

New Book Alerts

Download the OCLS Shake It! App

Book Clubs and Bundles