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

May 2014

Volume 11 Issue 9

Cuisine Corner

Cooking Inspiration
Cuisine Corner

Visit the library’s new Cuisine Corner to learn how fun and easy cooking can be!  Local chefs, cookbook authors and nutritionists will share their favorite tips and techniques.




The City BeautifulOrlando

Learn the history of the City Beautiful this month. Hear from guest speakers on topics such as the architecture of the Orlando Public Library and haunted Orlando.




Science-Fiction Fans

Fun For You!

Join us for stellar programs including Star Wars Trivia and Free Comic Book Day!






Spring Book Sale

Everything 50% Off

Support the Friends of the Library and find your summer beach reads at the annual Spring Book Sale. All materials will be 50% off!





The Writers' Corner

For Amateurs and Professionals


Take part in our monthly series geared toward providing aspiring writers with the skills and information they need to become successful authors.





Mother's Day Gathering

in Celebration of Mothers
Mothers Day

Join us at the West Oaks Branch for the Mother's Day Gathering. We will announce the winners of the Mother's Day Look-A-Like Contest.






World of Cycling

National Bike Month Cycling

Staff from David's World Cycle will teach skills on bike safety, cycling and more!






Sports Movies in the Library

Get in the Game Sports

Come to the library for sports-themed movies during National Physical Fitness and Sports Month.





Job Seeker Series

Free Classes!

Library technology trainers and instructors from CareerSource Central Florida will help job seekers with employability skills.





Art and Displays

at Your Library
Belina Wright art

Check out the library's arts and cultural offerings this month. From sculpture classes to an artist reception, there is something for everyone to enjoy.






Book Clubs

Book Clubs Join the club!

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





Featured Database

Featured DatabaseHeritageQuest Online

Access family history resources from home with HeritageQuest Online! Start building or enhance your family tree by searching the U.S. Census (1790-1940), genealogy e-Books and journals, Revolutionary War records, and more. HeritageQuest Online offers useful resources for genealogists at all levels. Redesign

K-Ready App

Dorothy Lumley Melrose Center for Technology, Innovation & Creativity

DIY Learning

Zinio for Libraries