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

February 2014

Volume 11 Issue 6

Grand Opening!

Technology, Innovation and Creativity TIC logo

Discover a world of inspiration and imagination at the Dorothy Lumley Melrose Center.
Check out advanced technology and equipment in our state-of-the-art studios and labs at the Grand Opening event!


Second Saturday

Black in the Popular Mind Julian Chambliss

Author and Professor Dr. Julian Chambliss presents a lecture on depictions of African Americans in entertainment and U.S. pop culture.





Black History Month

Celebrating History and Heritage
African American women

Join the library in celebrating the rich history and heritage of African Americans as well as their countless contributions to our nation's history.





9th Annual Step Off

Putting Their Best Foot Forward Teen Stepper

Step teams from across Central Florida compete to be crowned the best crew around in our 9th annual competition.





AARP Tax Assistance

Free help with filing!

AARP volunteers will be on-hand starting in February to offer assistance with filing federal income tax forms.




New Year, New You

Keep Your Resolutions
New Year

Make your resolutions a reality. The library will continue to offer programming to keep you on track and help you along your journey. Check out what's available!





What the Dickens!

The Life and Times of Charles DickensCharles Dickens

Take part in our new What the Dickens! series. Come for Birthday Trivia and a staged reading of Hard Times this month.





Music in the Library

Free performances! Music

There is an array of music programs this month at the downtown library and branch locations. Don't miss these free concerts!




Winter Olympics Film Fest

at the Alafaya Branch
Cool Runnings

You don't have to be in Sochi to take part in all the fun the Winter Olympics will bring. Come to the Alafaya Branch for Olympic-themed movies throughout February.





Spring Family Fun

Warm Up with the Library
Child with bubbles

Children can prepare for the warm weather with fun family programs at the library. Join us for Spring Family Fun!




Book Clubs

Book Clubs Join the club!

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





Featured Database

Career Cruising Featured Database

Career Cruising, available in English and Spanish, is a comprehensive online career-planning, vocational guidance, employment seeking reference database with a built-in resume builder.

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