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on Saturday, October 4, 2014 and Sunday, October 5, 2014.

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Suicide Prevention

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 10 am at the Daytona Beach Library
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 1 pm at the DeLand Library

In conjunction with National Suicide Prevention Week, Jessica Buccolo, LCSW, and Jenifer Flores, LCSW, Suicide Prevention Case Managers with the Daytona Beach VA Clinic and the Orlando VA Medical Center, respectively, will give a presentation on what behavioral signs to look for in your loved one to help prevent suicide attempts.

A 2013 New York Times article stated that suicide rates among middle-aged Americans have risen sharply in the past decade, prompting concern that a generation of baby boomers who have faced years of economic worry and easy access to prescription painkillers may be particularly vulnerable to self-inflicted harm.

For more information call 386-257-6036, option 4 (Daytona Beach Library) or 386-822-6430, option 4 (DeLand Library).

Sponsored by the Daytona Beach VA Clinic and the Friends of the Daytona Beach and DeLand Libraries.

informtion call 386-424-2910, option 4.


Origins of the Great War

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 2 pm at the Port Orange Library

World War I began 100 years ago. It changed the world completely and set the stage for the rest of the century. Librarian Richard Burrow presents a program on the Origins of the Great War, investigating the people and processes, which in the summer of 1914, seemed to drag the world irresistibly toward unprecedented destruction.

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


Zumba® Fitness

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 10 am at the Deltona Library

Come ready to dance with Heidi Ruiz of Rumba Fitness for a “beginner” dance-fitness workout designed to strengthen, sculpt and tone. No registration is required.

For more information call 386-789-7207, option 1 then 4.


Living with Alzheimer’s: A Three Hour Workshop for Caregivers

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 1 pm at the Daytona Beach Library on City Island.

Caregivers need support, too! Jamie Bartholomew of the Volusia/Flagler Alzheimer's Association of Central and North Florida is presenting a “Living with Alzheimer's: A Workshop for Caregivers.” The workshop will provide information about the early and middle stages of Alzheimer’s disease. Hear from those who have been directly affected, and learn what you need to know, what you to plan for and what you can do at each point along the way.

Pre-registration is required: please call 1-800-272-3900.


Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 2 pm at the Ormond Beach Library

Bob Patterson, Florida singer, songwriter, and storyteller, will perform with his 12 string guitar. Patterson will share folklore and songs of Florida during this free performance. He is the co-founder of the Gamble Rogers Folk Festival and is the recipient of the 2011 Mother Earth and Fellow Man Award, in recognition for his gifts to folk culture.

Sponsored by the Ormond Beach Library Friends. For more information 386-676-4191, option 4.


Women's Breast Health

Thursday, October 2, 2014 at a pm at the DeLand Library

Presented by Pat Chase and Patty Stilling, Victoria Medical Park of Florida Hospital Deland. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

For more information call 386-822-6430, option 4.


Flamenco with contemporary interpretations

Friday, October 3, 2014 at 7:30 pm at the Deltona Library

Flamenco dancer and choreographer Niurca Márquez and composer and guitarist José Luis Rodríguez will perform at the Deltona Library.

Niurca Marquez, combines flamenco with contemporary interpretations of tradition from other artistic disciplines. Her work has been presented in Europe and the US and has been part of Flamenco Empirico in Spain.

Rodríguez has accompanied some of the most important figures of Flamenco song and dance. He was the musical director and composer of Cristina Hoyos’ Flamenco dance company for nine years.

Light refreshments will be served. This free performance is made possible by the Atlantic Center for the Arts' Community Outreach Program.

For more information call 386-789-7207, option 1 then 4.


The Healing Power of Meditation

Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 1 pm at the Ormond Beach Library

Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 4 pm at the Daytona Beach Library on City Island

Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 1 pm at the DeBary Library

It is now being recognized that the practice of meditation contributes to a more positive, healthy lifestyle. It is an invaluable tool for helping people reduce stress and to foster greater physical and emotional well-being.  Doug Kruger is a Central Florida businessman who has practiced meditation for over 35 years, conducting workshops all over North America. A guided mediation session will follow his presentation.

For more information call 386-676-4191, option 4 (Ormond Beach), 386-257-6036, option 4 (Daytona Beach) or 386-668-3835 (DeBary).


Hurricane Survival 2014

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 10 am at the Deltona Library

WESH 2 First Alert Chief Meteorologist Tony Mainolfi will present “Hurricane Survival 2014.” The presentation will review this year's hurricane season thus far. Mainolfi can be seen weekdays on WESH 2 News, as well as WESH 2 News on CW18. A Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM), Mainolfi holds a seal of approval from the National Weather Association and has been nominated for four Emmys.

For more information call 386-789-7207, option 1 then 4.


Health Resources and Safety on the Internet

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 1 pm at the DeLand Library

Join Librarian, Char Purdy, and learn how to navigate through all the mis-information on the web and find the most accurate, up-to-date information. The library's health databases will also be covered.

For more information call 386-822-6430, option 4.


Health and a Drug Free Body

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 2:00 pm at the Port Orange Library

Dr. Terry Kahn presents a discussion to raise awareness of natural health and our body’s ability to heal and maintain itself.

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


Who the Dickens reads?

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 5:30 pm at the Ormond Beach Library

October's selection is The Lottery by Shirley Jackson. This short story has been said to be one of the most famous short stories in American Literature. Jackson's work first appeared in The New Yorker.

For more information, please call the reference desk at 386-334-5574, ext. 21084.


Fall Vegetable Gardening

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 10 am at the Daytona Beach Library on City Island

Healthy living starts with fresh food. We think of pumpkin and other fall squash, but what else can we provide from a home garden for our holiday tables? Joe Sewards, an urban and residential horticulturist with the University of Florida/Volusia County Extension Service, will offer fall vegetable gardening tips on plant selection, soil, spacing, and fertilization. This hour workshop with a follow-up Q&A session.

For more information call 386-257-6036, option 4.


Make a Decorative Fabric Pumpkin (adult program)

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 10:30 am at the Ormond Beach Library

Are you looking for an inexpensive way to decorate your home for fall? Join Cindy as she teaches you how to make an easy, no-sew fabric pumpkin. Additional decorations can be made as time allows. Please bring fabric scissors, a ruler, a roll of toilet paper, and a thick stick.

This craft is part of the "I Made It @ the Library" series.

For more information, or to register, please call 386-676-4191, option 4.


Ethel Cook-Wilson to discuss new novel

Friday, October 10, 2014 at 11 am at the New Smyrna Beach Library

Ethel Cook-Wilson will discuss her novel, Julian Carlton: I Am Not Another George!, in recognition of the 100 year anniversary of scandal, murder, and fire at Taliesin, the home of architect Frank Lloyd Wright.

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

 


Medicinal Herbs

Friday, October 10, 2014 at 11 am at the Ormond Beach Library
Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 1 pm at the Ormond Beach Library

Medicinal herbs have been used for boosting the immune system, increasing the body resistance to infections, healing allergies, and raising and renewing the body vitality. Geraldine McNamara, a certified Herbologist and board certified Holistic Healthcare Practitioner, will conduct a talk on medicinal herbs. She will include some healing recipes and have samples to taste. No reservation is required.

For more information call 386-676-4191, option 4.


Bilingual Health Fair

Saturday, October 11, 2014 from 10 am to 2 pm at the Deltona Library

Learn about the health resources available in our community. Participants will include Vitas Innovative Hospice, the American Cancer Society, Humana, Walgreens Pharmacy, and others. Free and open to the public; materials will be available in English and Spanish. No registration is required.

For more information call 386-789-7207, option 1 then 4.


Hydroponics at Home

Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 11:30 am at the Daytona Beach Library on City Island

Hydroponics is a way to grow plants in water without soil. It requires less water and fewer pesticides than soil gardening. Wellness educators Christine Kee and Pat Valdez from JuicePlus+ will be giving a presentation on the health benefits of growing your own food using hydroponics.

Their presentation will include a short history of commercial hydroponics in the Central Florida area, starting with Orlando’s Tim Blank, former Chief Horticulturist with Epcot Center's Living with the Land pavilion, who pioneered efficient food growth with hydroponics and later applied commercial growth techniques for home use. A Q&A session will complete the presentation.

For more information call 386-257-6036, option 4.


Paranormal Investigator

Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 2 pm at the New Smyrna Beach Library

Dikki-Jo Mullins, a professional Paranormal Investigator, will discuss True Florida Ghost Encounters and Investigating Haunted Areas - how to conduct paranormal investigations. Her discussion also features Halloween Traditions, Ghost Stories and more!

Sponsored by the New Smyrna Beach Library Friends. For more information call 386-424-2910, option 4.


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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