Reflections on the Holocaust, Emerging China, and India under Indira Gandhi
Join us on Saturday, March 1st at 2pm for Reflections on the Holocaust, Emerging China, and India under Indira Gandhi, a talk by Dr Phyllis Lober. Dr Lober, a Port Orange resident, is author of The Wide World through Poetic Eyes.
AUTHOR TALK — Florida Soup: Putting History on the Table
Eric Dusenbery presents his book about the project to learn of the historic cooking habits, food production, and recipes that defined the family and community in Florida’s rural counties.
Saturday, March 8th @ 11:00am
AUTHOR TALK — St. Augustine and the Civil War
Robert Redd details St. Augustine’s rich history during the Civil War and in the postwar. America’s oldest city is filled with Civil War history, from supporting the Confederacy to accepting Union general as respected residents.
Monday, March 10th @ 2:00pm
Smart Cookie Trivia
Join us for an afternoon of trivia. Take an hour to test your world knowledge and win a basket of delicious goodies! Entry is free. Play individually or in a team (no more than 4).
Thursday, March 13th @ 2:00pm
Coming in April…
Who Are Your People? Come and learn your family history with a seminar on genealogy. Our expert will show you how to find out where you came from and who your ancestors were.
Saturday, April 5th @ 2:00pm
April: Sybil Gage, Jazz & Blues
Join us for the return performance of the legendary “Undisputed Queen of Local Blues & Jazz,” Sybil Gage. The New Smyrna Beach Jazz Festival headliner will wow the crowd.
Saturday, April 12th @ 2:00pm
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.
American Public Libraries: A Forgotten Social Institution?
Last week, NPR ran a series on American public libraries. The series immediately filled me with a sentimental wave of nostalgia. One of my earliest memories is packing up my teddy bear and a sack lunch and driving to the Lincoln Township Public Library for their annual Teddy Bear Picnic. I also remember taking a writing workshop at the library in second or third grade, which lead to my first publication, “Friends of the Sea.” As an undergraduate, I spent countless hours at the Harold Washington Library in Chicago studying or perusing the library’s extensive collection of foreign films. And a staff member at the Boston Public Library in Copley Square helped me navigate the IRS website when income tax forms first transitioned from a paper to online format.
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Tiny bike-based libraries pedal books to streets and parks
Pedal power and page-turning are like peanut butter and chocolate (although, OK, maybe not at the same exact time). So it’s peachy keen that libraries in cities like Seattle, Denver, Portland, and Tucson are combining the two to bring books to the masses.
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Friday Afternoon Movies
Feb. 7: Insidious Chapter 2
Feb. 14: Now You See Me
Feb. 21: Lone Ranger
Feb. 28: Thanks for Sharing
Films begin at 2pm
Admission: Free of charge!
Check out movie posters and more on our homepage.
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- What Are Friends For? A Review of 2013 and More
- Reflections on the Holocaust, Emerging China, and India under Indira Gandhi
- A Review of Rachel Joyce’s “The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry”
- A Review of Katherine Boo’s “Behind the Beautiful Forevers”
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