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

July 2013

Volume 10 Issue 11

Second Saturday

The Rhapsody Wind Quintet Wind instruments

Enjoy music from the Boom Period including classics such as Suwannee River.






Viva Florida 500

Remembering Florida Viva Florida 500

With Independence Day approaching, we not only remember our history in Florida but also our American history. Celebrate with us in July!






America's History

From Colonialism to Globalization Patriotic

Meet two authors — each with their unique takes on America's past and how it informs our present.






Science Café

Light & Astronomy Telescope

UCF Professor Dr. Addie Dove and student Tracy Becker answer questions such as why the sky changes color throughout the day and more.






Animation Fun

with Elite Animation Academy Drawing

Paulo Alvarado from Elite Animation Academy will teach the history of animation as well as direction on drawing fundamentals.






Small Business...BIG Ideas

ReferenceUSA Business

Bill Carlson from Infogroup Reference Division teaches small business owners how to use ReferenceUSA, a free database providing verified info on 14 million U.S. businesses.






Any Road Will Take You There

with David Berner Any Road Will Take You There

The road trip is an ever-present theme in American arts and culture. Author David Berner writes about his own road trip experience in his new book Any Road Will Take You There.






Meet the Author

Jon D'Amore The Boss Always Sits in the Back

Celebrated author Jon D'Amore tells the story of his time in Vegas living in the mob scene in his novel The Boss Always Sits in the Back.





Edible Orlando

Farm to Baby baby

Editor Katie Farmland from Edible Orlando magazine teaches you how to incorporate local ingredients into meals for babies and toddlers.






Music in the Library

Free performances! French horn

This month we feature locals The Above the Bar Duo and Shaun Williams.






Book Clubs

Book Clubs Join the club!

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






Featured Database

ReferenceUSA Featured Database

ReferenceUSA from Infogroup Reference Division offers verified details on 14 million U.S. businesses and 89 million U.S. residents. The database makes it faster and easier to find new business opportunities, research executives and companies, find news articles, conduct job searches, locate addresses and phone numbers, conduct market research and much more.

Zinio for Libraries

Dorothy Lumley Melrose Center for Technology, Innovation & Creativity

DIY Learning

New Book Alerts

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