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

April 2013

Volume 10 Issue 8

Viva Florida 500

Celebrating a milestone Viva Florida 500

It was in April 1513 that explorer Juan Ponce de León landed on Florida's east coast. Help us celebrate this milestone by attending related programs throughout the month.






FOL Membership Drive

Be a Friend and win
FOL logo

The Friends of the Library are hosting their annual membership drive. Join the Friends
or renew your membership for
the chance to win amazing prizes.





College Bound

Making the grade Princeton Review

Experts and instructors from The Princeton Review will present this free series aimed at helping your child prepare
for the challenges
that lie ahead.




E-book Publishing Series

From novice to New York Timesebooks

There is still time
to join the library's
e-book publishing series. This interactive workshop led by
Rik Feeney guides aspiring authors on how to publish their work as an e-book.





Local Orlando

Chefs, Recipes and Restaurants

Food Lovers Guide

Local blogger and author of Food Lover's Guide to Orlando Ricky Ly stops by the Herndon Branch to share his advice on where to find great tasting food in Orlando.






Save the Date

for Charles Martin
Charles Martin

The 8th annual Southwest Author Series will feature New York Times best-selling author Charles Martin.









Creative Writing and Poetry Series

for National Poetry Month
Kaleidoscope Anthology

Elizabeth Bellinger, author of The Kaleidoscope Anthology, gives tips on creative writing and expressing yourself through poetry.







Confectionery Workshop

Sweets and treats Cake pops

Sample sweets and learn how to make decadent confectionery treats in this free workshop at the Herndon Branch.






National Jazz Month

It Don't Mean a Thing

Celebrate National Jazz Month with
the library in March. Programs include
a performance by
a local middle school jazz band and an in-depth look at Ella Fitzgerald.






Globrin the U.S. and beyond

Local residents will take the Oath of Allegiance to become U.S. Citizens at the library. In addition, Jessica Lampron
from the Peace
Corps returns to discuss how you
can take part in
this international





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

Looking for that one place to find out details about an author? Literature Resource Center provides online access to information on over 124,000 novelists, poets, essayists, journalists, and other writers.



Zinio for Libraries

Dorothy Lumley Melrose Center for Technology, Innovation & Creativity

DIY Learning

New Book Alerts

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