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

January 2013

Volume 10 Issue 5

Viva Florida 500

Celebrate 500 years of Florida! Viva Florida 500

This New Year marks the 500th anniversary of Juan Ponce de León's discovery of Florida. Join us as we celebrate our rich cultural history.





The Avengers

All your favorite heroesCaptain America

In honor of everything super, enjoy movie screenings of all your favorite Marvel superheroes.





Mary Jane Clark

Visits Orlando
Footprints in the Sand

New York Times best-selling author Mary Jane Clark visits the library for book talk, sale and signing. Don't miss your chance to meet the author in person.






Winter Book Sale

Everything 50% off Friends of the Library

Snag deals on books, vinyl records, CDs and more at the Friends of the Library annual winter book sale.




Library Snapshot Day

A picture says a thousand words Library Snapshot Day 2013

Library staff will be taking pictures system-wide in celebration of Florida Library Snapshot Day.




The New You

A New Year means a New You How to Live Younger in 10 Simple Steps

Dr. Eudene Harry presents a five-week series on health and wellness. Learn tips for a healthier life and more youthful appearance.






From Animal House

to Our House Animal House

Writer and preservationist
Ron Tanner speaks about
his warm and delightful book From Animal House to Our House: A Love Story.
Hear the true story of how
he and his wife turned a condemned frat house into
a love nest.




Health & Wellness

Start keeping your resolutions Health & Wellness

It's time to start keeping your resolutions for the New Year. The library is here to help with a variety of free programs aimed at improving your overall well-being and keeping you informed on how to stay healthy.



Meet the Author

Joy JohnsonBOOB Girls IV

The creator of "The BOOB Girls" series visits the Southwest Branch. Author Joy Johnson presents a conversation filled with laughter on her latest installment BOOB Girls IV:
Murder at Meadow Lakes





Small Business... BIG Ideas

How to Make Your Money CoinsMatter

Aspiring entrepreneurs
and local business owners are invited to attend our monthly business program.



Taste of Alafaya

Get to know East Orlando Taste of Alafaya

Staff from locales such as Cedar Halal Food & Deli, Publix and Sweet by Holly provide samples of their delicious food to library patrons. Stop by this free
event while supplies last!





Movie in the Library

All about FloridaKey Largo

Enjoy free movie screenings of classic films depicting life in the Sunshine State in honor of Viva Florida 500.






Book Clubs

Join the club! Book Clubs

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





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