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

December 2013

Volume 11 Issue 4

End-of-Year Celebration

Second Saturday Ponce de Leon

Take part in our End-of-Celebration commemorating all the wonderful events held throughout 2013 in honor of Viva Florida 500.





Viva Florida 500

A Yearlong Celebration Viva Florida 500

This is the last month to attend our Viva Florida 500 programs. See what programs are being offered at your local library in December.




Orlando Ballet

The NutcrackerOrlando ballet

The cast of the Nutcracker present a special storytime performance that will transport you and your imagination.






Windemere Winter Book Sale

50 Percent Off! Books

Just in time for the holidays, the Windermere Branch will hold a book sale where all items will be marked 50 percent off! Save money this holiday season and shop at the library.




Holiday Fun Programs

The Most Wonderful Time of Year Holiday Fun

The library invites you to revel in the magic of the holiday season with dozens of holiday themed programs for children, teens and adults!





Small Business...BIG Ideas

Digital Marketing
Chatter Buzz

Meet the team from Chatter Buzz Media to learn how you can successfully promote your business through digital marketing.



The Writers' Corner

The Road to Writing Success Pen

Learn how to find a literary agent. This discussion is aimed at teaching new authors how to navigate the world of query letters and publishing. We will also host author David Archard who will teach you how to write your memoir.



Music in the Library

Free performances! Music

Alex Rodriguez will perform music from his newly released EP and Friends of Koto will transport you to Japan with their traditional Koto instruments.




Science Cafe

Frankenfood to Frankenpeople Plant

Dr. Lynn Unruh will discuss the presence of genetically modified organisms in our food. Learn about the risks as well as what policies are being put in place to curb them.




Superheroes and You

A Look at the U.S. Evolution


Julian Chambliss talks about these larger than life heroes and what their stories reveal about the American experience.



Book Clubs

Book Clubs Join the club!

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





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