RACE, Part Three Coming in November

Great Community Participation on October 15th at 5:00 PM

Discussion following Part Two of RACE

Discussion following Part Two of RACE


SAVE THE DATE: The third part of this three-part series will be shown on Wednesday, November 12th at 5pm!
The Story We Tell is an eye-opening tale of how deep social inequalities came to be rationalized as natural – deflecting attention from the social practices and public policies that benefited whites at the expense of others.”
If you missed part two, The Story We Tell, you can read about it here.
If you missed Part One: The Difference Between Us, you can read the transcript here.

The New Smyrna Beach library is pleased to be hosting this critically acclaimed three-part series produced by California Newsreel, providing the members of our community with an opportunity to examine the basis and validity of their assumptions on race and the consequences of these in our communities.


Once Upon a Time: What Was Your Favorite Children’s Book?

Sharon Wills | October 1, 2014
Fairy Tales

Fairy Tales

I remember my father reading to me when I was about 6-7 years old (that would be early 1950’s) from a children’s book called Once Upon a Time, A Book of Old-Time Fairy Tales, originally published in 1921. I was transfixed by the fact that a) my father was reading to me, something he didn’t get to do often because he worked from 5:30 am to 6:30 pm, and b) the gorgeous illustrations by Margaret Evans Price.
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Do You Know This Volunteer?

Diana Bardyn | August 20, 2014

We all know someone who volunteers at the library. A neighbor, a friend, a granddaughter. In fact, here in New Smyrna Beach, there are dozens of men and women, young and not so young, who regularly show up, give their time, and keep our library running smoothly! Today I want to put a name and a face on this often anonymous service, and introduce you to a volunteer who is an author and a well known member of our community.
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Computer Lab

The Computer Lab, located in the Adult Computer area. offers hands-on instruction to patrons in a quiet facility in the library. The Computer Lab hours will support an open curriculum to answer questions about basic computer use, email, the Internet, eBooks, and job search/resume writing.
Open Lab Hours:

  • Tuesday: 9-11 AM
  • Wednesday: 1-3 PM
  • Thursday: 3-4:30 PM

Library laptops are available on a first come/first serve basis. Patrons are welcome to bring their own laptops.