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First Day of School

The first day of school is filled with all types of emotions from excitement to fear and everything in between. Help you child navigate through those emotions with these first-day-of-school adventures.

Archaeologist to discuss shipwrecks

Friday, August 22, 2014 at 1pm at the Edgewater Library

Archaeologist Ryan Harke will discuss the stages of a shipwreck – from ship construction to underwater museum.

Harke, a coordinator with the Florida Public Archaeology Network, also will discuss piracy in archaeology and expanding submerged resources beyond maritime themes. His presentation is based on the book, “Shipwreck: Leap through Time.”

For more information call 386-424-2916.

Sandcastle Storytellers

Friday, August 22, 2014 at 2 pm at the Port Orange Library

Six members of the local Sandcastle Storytellers Guild will spin an unforgettable tale that includes a mixture of humor, the serious, the real, and the imagined.

The Sandcastle Storytellers Guild consists of individuals from every walk of life and a wide range of ages. As a result of this blend of experiences and age, they have an interesting variety of stories and styles.

For more information call 386-322-5152, option 4.

Cinematique Book-and-a-Movie: Sharknado
Book discussion tie-in: Stormy Weather by Carl Hiaasen

Movie:  Friday, August 22, 2014 at dusk in Riverfront Park on City Island.

Book Discussion:  Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 10 am at the Cinematique Theater, 242 S. Beach Street, Daytona Beach.

The Friends of the Daytona Beach Library and Cinematique, in conjunction with Riverfront Friday, will present Sharknado as part of the ongoing Book-and-a-Movie series. The film, about rampaging sharks that terrorize the human population after a hurricane swamps Los Angeles, has become a cult classic.

The book discussion tie-in to the movie is Stormy Weather by Florida author Carl Hiaasen.

In case of rain, the movie will be shown the following day at dusk in the park.
For more information call 86-257-6036, option 4.

This program is sponsored by the Daytona Beach Library Friends and VCPL.

Select/Reflect Book Club

Monday, August 25, 2014 at 10 am at the New Smyrna Beach Library.

August book selection is River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Greatest Journey by Candice Millard.

After his humiliating election defeat in 1912, Theodore Roosevelt set his sights on the most punishing physical challenge he could find, the first descent of an unmapped, rapids-choked tributary of the Amazon. Together with his son Kermit and Brazil’s most famous explorer, Cândido Mariano da Silva Rondon, Roosevelt accomplished a feat so great that many at the time refused to believe it. In the process, he changed the map of the western hemisphere forever.

For more informtion call 386-424-2910, option 4.

Give your business a boost with ReferenceUSA

Tuesday, August 26, 2014:
9:30 am at the Daytona Beach Library on City Island.
1:30 pm at the DeLand Library.

Bill Carlson, ReferenceUSA representative, will demonstrate the database ReferenceUSA, and how it can be utilized by business professionals. ReferenceUSA is available on the library's website.

Business owners and professionals can learn how to reach new customers and gather competitive business intelligence through ReferenceUSA.

Medicare 101

  • Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 10 am at the Ormond Beach Library. For more information call 386-676-4191, option 4.

  • Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 1 pm at the New Smyrna Beach Library. For more information call 386-424-2910, option 4.

Attention Medicare recipients! Are you currently enrolled in Medicare or will you qualify for Medicare within the next few months?

A SHINE representative will explain what is covered under Medicare, how individual parts differ from Medicare Advantage, and how to avoid potential financial penalties if you opt in at a future date. SHINE stands for Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders and is part of the Florida  Department of Elder Affairs.

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Author Brandon Haught discusses "Going Ape"

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 5 pm at the DeLand Library

“For nearly a century, Florida has been a key battleground for the teaching of evolution in public schools. Before he successfully prosecuted Tennessee teacher John Scopes in the infamous Scopes Monkey Trial, William Jennings Bryan was a prominent anti-evolution agitator in Florida. More than ninety years later, tensions still run high on both sides of the issue, erupting regularly and sometimes spectacularly…

Brandon Haught is a former Marine Corps combat correspondent and a founding board member and volunteer communications director for Florida Citizens for Science.” (from University Press of Florida)

Stargazer series: Summer sky

Friday, September 5, 2014 at 7pm at the Daytona Beach Library on City Island.

The universe’s best and brightest will be on display as the Stargazer Series continues.

Dr. Jason Aufdenberg, Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach and faculty advisor for ERAU’s Amateur Astronomy Club will be your tour guide on a celestial celebration of The Summer Sky.

The program will begin in the library auditorium with basic instruction on how a telescope works, followed by a simulation using Starry Night software of the Daytona Beach-area summer sky and a presentation on the big telescope mirror installation in July at the University’s Observatory.

After a Q&A session the program will move outside where everyone will have an opportunity to view some celestial objects with the Library’s own SkyQuest telescope.

For more information call Catherine Relda at 257-6036, ext. 16235.

This program is sponsored by the Daytona Beach Library Friends and VCPL.

eReader Help Desk

Did you know you can download free library e-books, audio books, music and magazines onto your e-reader or tablet? The eReader Help Desk at the Deltona Regional Library can show you how to take full advantage of these free services.  A valid Volusia County Public Library card, in good standing, is required for downloadable media services.

Half-hour, personalized sessions are available Mondays through Thursdays
by appointment at the Deltona Library.

Schedule your appointment by stopping by the library's information desk
or calling 386-789-7207, ext. 21014.


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