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

August 2013

Volume 10 Issue 12

College Bound

Test Prep & Scholarships College Bound

Attending college can be an opportunity for young adults to learn, gain independence and reach success.




Second Saturday

The Night Sky Starry Night

Astrophysicist Kevin Manning presents a cultural perspective
on the constellations. 








Viva Florida 500

Florida Remembered

Viva Florida 500

This month take a musical journey through Florida with Chris Kahl or learn about the Florida landmark Bok Tower Gardens.






Improve Reading Skills

with the Power of Etymology Books

Local author Danielle Perrotte Dobbs teaches how to improve reading skills with the power of etymology







Making the Most of Foods Veggies

Irlianna Samsara and Steve Moreau present programs on how to make the most out of the foods you love.





Small Business...BIG Ideas

Turning Your Hobby into a Business Jams

Virginia Hartley, owner of Ginger’s Jams, Jellies and Such, teaches entrepreneurs how to make a profit doing what they love.




Art on Display

at Your Llibrary Art on Display

The Southwest Branch will host a monthly painting class beginning in August. Also meet artist Azore Harris at the Orlando Public Library.






Music in the Library

Free performances! Tabla

In August see local artists Charlie James and Surabhi and Sons for free music concerts!





Tea and Talk

inspired by Downton Abbey Tea Cup

Visit the Alafaya Branch for a ladies night out inspired by the popular TV series Downtown Abbey.





Pilates Flow Class

Recharge & Refresh Pilates

Heather House from Body Coach in Windermere teachs a class that is made for all fitness levels.





Book Clubs

Book Clubs Join the club!

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






Featured Database

Ferguson's Career Guidance Center Featured Database

If you’re considering a career change but want the real scoop on your dream job, Ferguson’s has you covered! Details such as salary range, educational requirements, employment prospects and advancement tips may help you make the leap.


Zinio for Libraries

Dorothy Lumley Melrose Center for Technology, Innovation & Creativity

DIY Learning

New Book Alerts

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