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

May 2013

Volume 10 Issue 9

The Big Read

The Joy Luck Club The Joy Luck Club

Take part in the programs celebrating The Big Read grant. There will be book discussions, movie screenings, martial arts demos and more!




Viva Florida 500

Remembering Florida Viva Florida 500

Attend one of our monthly programs celebrating Viva Florida 500. This month includes a flamenco performance.





Southwest Author Series

Charles Martin
Charles Martin

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







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.





E-readersThe latest digital service

Access audiobooks, videos and full-length music albums on-demand with the latest digital service - available for free with your library card.




Small Business...BIG Ideas

Starting a Food Truck Food

An expert panel drafted by
will provide advice and answer questions for those looking to start
a food truck.




Hair: A Woman's Richest Ornament

with Dr. Lana Williams Hair

Take a look at how archaeologists use
hair to learn information about status, health, customs and more in studying ancient Egyptians.




Haitian Flag Day Celebration

Unity Makes Strength
Haitian Food

Celebrate Haitian culture with us. The South Trail Branch will host a free event in honor of Haitian Flag Day. There will be music, food and a drawing for prizes!



Free Comic Book Day

Superheroes, Villains and More!

Grab a free comic or poster and play trivia with the Comic Book Club at the West Oaks Branch!




Mental Health Awareness

Stay informed

Mental Health

We invite you to learn more about mental health issues as we take part in National Mental Health Awareness Month.





Book Clubs

Join the club! Book Clubs

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




Featured Database

Chilton Library Featured Database

Chilton Library offers step-by-step instructions, photos, diagrams, and much more for automobile repair and maintenance. It is simple enough for the do-it-yourself mechanic, but comprehensive enough for professional technicians.

Zinio for Libraries

Dorothy Lumley Melrose Center for Technology, Innovation & Creativity

DIY Learning

New Book Alerts

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