Violinist David Petroza in Concert
Join us for a holiday musical treat on Wednesday, December 18th at 2pm.
Country Music with Karen CollinsCountry singer and coal miner’s daughter, Karen Collins, will be returning to the New Smyrna Beach Library on December 26th at 3PM. Last year Karen played country classics, holiday music and her original compositions to a full auditorium, and we are pleased to welcome her back to our library this year.
Save the date and bring the family for an hour of holiday music with Karen playing guitar.
“A coal miner’s daughter from southwest Virginia, Karen Collins is a genuine down-home country singer in the old-school class of Loretta Lynn, Wanda Jackson and Jean Shepard. On this, her third album, she makes modern country singers like Gretchen Wilson, Miranda Lambert and Sara Evans sound positively pop in comparison.” – Maverick Magazine UK
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.
Read it on Sociology Lens.
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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Affordable Care Act: Get Enrollment Help in December at the Library
Friday Afternoon Movies
Dec. 6, Bless Me Ultima
Dec. 13, We're the Millers
Dec. 20, Christmas Story
Dec. 27, Hangover III
Films begin at 2pm
Admission: Free of charge!
Check out movie posters and more on our homepage.
HAPPENINGS: November 2013
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