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Medicare options

Saturday,September 20, 2014 at 9:30 am at the Edgewater Library

Debora Schmeltz, a sales representative for MarketPoint at Humana, will discuss Medicare options during two free programs. She’ll explain how Medicare works so seniors can make the right choice for their needs.


Select/Reflect Book Club

Monday, September 22, 2014 at 10 am at the New Smyrna Beach Library.

September book selection is Potter's Field by Andrea Camilleri.

A New York Times bestseller, Winner of the Crime Writers' Association's International Dagger and longlisted for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award

Witty and entertaining, the Montalbano novels by Andrea Camilleri-a master of the Italian detective story-have become favorites of mystery fans everywhere. In this latest installment, an unidentified corpse is found near Vigàta, a town known for its soil rich with potter's clay. Meanwhile, a woman reports the disappearance of her husband, a Colombian man with Sicilian origins who turns out to be related to a local mobster. Then Inspector Montalbano remembers the story from the Bible-Judas's betrayal, the act of remorse, and the money for the potter's field, where those of unknown or foreign origin are to be buried-and slowly, through myriad betrayals, finds his way to the solution to the crime. (Bowker)

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


Medicare Workshop

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 10 am at the Deltona Library

A SHINE representative will visit the library to 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. Their mission is to provide free, unbiased health insurance counseling through a dedicated network of volunteers, empowering Florida seniors to make informed health care choices.

For more information, please call the library at 386-789-7207; option 1 then 4.


Meet me in the kitchen!

Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 3 pm at the Port Orange Library.

Imagine going to your kitchen to cook breakfast. Now imagine the counters are free of clutter and everything in your kitchen is within reach and ready to use. Does this describe your kitchen, or just a dream? Local organizational expert Ingrid Timbs will offer clever strategies to make your kitchen an inspiring place to begin your day! Discussion will include simple strategies to help maintain focus and overcome obstacles that are sure to arise. You’ll be able to take home a personal checklist with simple solutions to make it easy!

For more information call 386-322-5152.


Laughter seminar

Friday, September 26, 2014 at 2 pm at the Edgewater Library

Diane Trask, a certified laughter leader and Florida Hospital HospiceCare’s community liaison, will demonstrate laughter exercises, explain simple ways to create a positive mood, and share facts about the physiological benefits of laughter.


How to hike the Florida Trail

Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 1 pm
at the Ormond Beach Library

What better way to kick off Florida's trail season than by learning more about the Florida Trail, our own National Scenic Trail.

Join Sandra Friend and John Keatley, hosts of Florida Hikes.com, as they explain why the Florida Trail is THE place to hike. They will also tell you how to prepare for day hiking, or backpacking along the Trail.

Copies of their book will be available after the workshop.

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


Big Red Bus Visit

OneBlood’s Big Red Bus will be on-site to accept blood donations in the library's parking lot. OneBlood serves more than 200 hospitals and health care facilities in Central Florida. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are strongly encouraged.

Appointments can be made by visiting www.oneblood.org and clicking on “where to donate.”

Monday, September 29, 2014 from 11 am - 4 pm at the Edgewater Library.
For more information call 386-424-2916.


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.


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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