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Holiday closing

All branches of the Volusia County Public Library will close at 5 pm on Thursday, April 17, 2014

All branches of the Volusia County Public Library will be closed on Friday, April 18, 2014 and Sunday, April 20, 2014.
Branches normally open Saturdays will be open.

Warning

Red-shouldered hawks are nesting in trees in front of the Port Orange Library. They will be there for approximately 3 weeks.

Patrons should use an open umbrella over their heads while moving from their car to the library entrance because the hawks will swoop and attack to protect the nest.


Composting and Rain Barrels

Join us for our spring Gardening Series!

Presented by Master Gardener Flo McNelly. Learn how to recycle your kitchen waste into rich fertilizer. Also learn the advantages of rain barrels. A rain barrel will save most homeowners about 1,300 gallons of water during the peak summer months. Lawn and garden watering make up nearly 40% of total household water use during the summer. A rain barrel collects water and stores it for when you need it most.

Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 1 pm at the Ormond Beach Library.
For more information call 386-676-4191, option 4.


Honey bee basics

Learn the honey bee basics during a free beekeeping series. Master beekeeper Marlin Athearn will instruct three progressive classes. Reservations are required.

  • Beekeeping for beginners:
    Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 1 pm

  • Honey bee biology and botany:
    Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 1 pm

  • How to attract Florida native bees to your garden:
    Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 1 pm

All classes will be taught at the Edgewater Library.
For reservations or more information call 386-424-2916.


Tablet classes

Adults who want to learn how to use their Samsung tablet or their Kindle Fire tablet can attend workshops facilitated by librarians at the DeLand Library. These workshops are for beginners. These tablet classes are device-specific and do not cover other tablet models or smartphones.

Monday, April 7, 2014 at 1 pm for the Samsung Tablet (Basic level).
Monday, April 21, 2014 at 1 pm for the Kindle Fire (Basic level).
Monday, April 28, 2014 at 1 pm for the Kindle Fire (Intermediate level).

Reservations are required. To reserve a space, contact the DeLand Reference Desk at 386-822-6430, option 4.


Burlesque at the library

Go back to a bygone era with the help of burlesque entertainer and educator, Mini Grand.

Mini is trained in ballet, jazz, musical theatre, and high kick and constructs all her own burlesque costumes. Mini’s presentation takes us from the roots of burlesque through the neo-burlesque movement and concludes with a live demonstration on the art of the tease! You don’t want to miss this!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 2:00pm at the Port Orange Library.
For more information call 386-322-5152, option 4.

Sponsored by the Port Orange Library Friends and VCPL.


Living with Black Bears in Central Florida

Mike Orlando is a biologist who knows a lot about Florida black bears. Orlando lives in DeLand and works for the Bear Management Program of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

He spends part of his time managing bears and part of his time speaking to people about how to live more harmoniously and safely in areas populated by bears. Following his presentation, Orlando will answer questions.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 1 pm at the DeLand Library.
For more information call 386-822-6430, option 4.


Xtreme Cuisine Cooking series (teen program)

Teens can learn how to make healthy snacks during a free Xtreme Cuisine program series. Registered Dietitian Jill Taufer and 4-H Agent Laura Cash will lead the four-part series, which teaches youths between 11 and 17 how to make healthy snacks using fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and other nourishing ingredients.

The Xtreme Cuisine Cooking School, developed by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, has been presented to elementary and middle school students since 2007. Each participant will receive an activity book and cookbook. Reservations are not required.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 3 pm at the Deltona Library.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 3 pm at the Deltona Library.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 3 pm at the Deltona Library.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 3 pm at the Deltona Library.

For more information call the library at 386-789-7207, option 1 then 5.

Sponsored by the Deltona Library Friends and VCPL.


Restoration of the Long-leaf Pine Ecosystem

The longleaf pine (LLP) ecosystem is a unique and valuable one that historically covered most of the Southeast United States. Today only three percent of these forests remain, leaving many species that depend on them threatened and endangered.

Attorney Henry Morgenstern will discuss the structure and value of the LLP ecosystem, reasons for its decline and methods being used to try to restore it to its historic range. Mr. Morgenstern has represented environmental organizations regarding the preservation of endangered species and habitats in Florida for 25 years. He is currently participating in a longleaf pine restoration project with the Florida Forest Service.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 4 pm at the Daytona Beach Library on City Island.
For more information callDeborah Shafer at 257-6036, ext. 16264.

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


Local History Presentation

Local historians Ron and Alice Howell will host a program on the history of west Volusia County.

Clothed in period costumes, the Howells will identify unique historical sites as they share tales of the area’s early years. From Enterprise to Barberville...from Debary to Lake Helen to DeLeon Springs...and all points in between! Learn more about how these towns grew up along the St. Johns river in this interesting and informative discussion.

Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 11 am
at the Deltona Library.
For more information call 386-789-7207, option 1 then 4.

Sponsored by the Deltona Library Friends and VCPL.


Yoga for beginners

Get active and get healthy with this yoga class for beginners!

Wear comfortable or athletic clothing and bring a yoga mat or towel, as well as something to keep you hydrated. Reservations required.

Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 5:30 pm
at the Edgewater Library.
To make a reservation call 386-424-2916.


“Let’s Talk About It” Lecture/Book Discussion Series

Title to be presented: Churchill by Paul Johnson.

Presenter: Joel Davis, Associate Professor, English Department, Stetson University

The DeLand Library Friends conclude their “Let’s Talk About It” Book Discussion/Lecture series “On and About Novel Prize Winners” with a lecture by Joel Davis, Associate Professor, English Department, Stetson University, on the biography Churchill by eminent historian Paul Johnson.

“Let’s Talk About It” is sponsored by the DeLand Library Friends. The 2013-14 series theme is “By and About Nobel Prize Winners.”

Friday, April 25, 2014 at 10:15 am at the DeLand Library.
For more information call at 386-822-6430, option 4.


April Book-and-a-Movie

The Friends of the Daytona Beach Library and Cinematique, in conjunction with The Front Porch Friday Festival, will present The Hunger Games: Catching Fire as part of the ongoing Book-and-a-Movie series. The futuristic film is based on the second book in the popular Hunger Games science fiction trilogy by Suzanne Collins.

Movie:  Friday, April 25, 2014 at dusk
in Riverfront Park on City Island.

Book Discussion:  Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 10 am
at the Cinematique Theater, 242 S. Beach Street, Daytona Beach.

In case of rain, the movie will be shown the following day
at the same location and time.
For more information call Deborah Shafer at 386-257-6036, x16264.

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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