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1000 Books Before Kindergarten Program

Join this exciting new program for children ages 0 to 5. Read a book (any book) to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler. The goal is to have read 1,000 books (yes you can repeat books) before your precious one starts kindergarten. Enrollment starts early January 2015 at your local branch!

Subscribe to our monthly 1000 books newsletter or click on a book cover below to see some reading suggestions.


New Scrabble Club

Tuesdays from 2- 4 pm at the Daytona Beach Library on City Island

Do you enjoy trivia, cross word puzzles, or brain teasers? Have you ever wanted to try your hand at the board game Scrabble?

The Friends of the Daytona Beach Regional Library are sponsoring a new Scrabble Club that will meet for fun every Tuesday at 2 pm at the library. The Club will be free and open to players of all skill levels.

Each Tuesday, seating will be limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you are an experienced Scrabble player, please bring your own game equipment and be willing to share your expertise with newcomers.

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


Staying alive

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 2 pm at Daytona Beach Library on City Island

Laughter transforms all cultures, languages and circumstances – and it's free!

The Parkinson Association of Greater Daytona Beach will host motivational humorists Peg and George Goldtrap, for a program entitled “How to Stay Alive for the Rest of Your Life.”

In an effort to kick off the New Year in a positive and optimistic way, their presentation will take a practical and humorous look at day to day challenges. Refreshments will be served. Reservations are required

Sponsored by the Friends of the Daytona Beach Regional Library and the Parkinson Association of Greater Daytona Beach.

For reservations call 386-676-6375 no later than January 26th.


Basics of Alzheimer’s

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 10:30 am
at Daytona Beach Library on City Island

Julie Shatzer of the Alzheimer’s Association of Central & North Florida will present an hour workshop entitled “Memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease”. Topics covered will include symptoms and effects of Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia, stages of the disease, treatment options, and how the Alzheimer’s Association can help.

Reservations are required by calling the Alzheimer’s Association at 800-272-3900.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Daytona Beach Library and the Volusia/Flagler Alzheimer's Association of Central and North Florida.

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


Meditation for Emotional Wellness

Thursday, January 29, 2015, at 4 pm
at the Daytona Beach Library on City Island

Join University of Central Florida professor Mark E. Young, Ph.D., for a presentation on research covering the many benefits of meditation that play an invaluable role in overall well being. Benefits that include reduced anxiety and depression as well as increased memory and learning, improved mood, and emotional stability.

This Health & Wellness event is sponsored by the Friends of the Daytona Beach Regional Library and is free and open to the public.

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


Women of the Bible

Friday, January 30, 2015 at 2 pm at the Port Orange Library

Linda Gray Kelley produces, directs, costumes and performs in "Women of the Bible: The Good Girls and the Bad Girls." It is a contemporary journey with these legendary women and their stories of faith, trials, joys, and failures.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Port Orange Library.

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


Herb Gardening and Seed Swap

Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 11 am at the Port Orange Library

The Helpful Hands Foundation is here to provide a brief history of herbs and to discuss the different types of herbs and the simplicity of herb gardening. A mini seed swap is included in this presentation so please feel free to bring seeds as well as cuttings, clippings, bulbs, and tubers.

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


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Begin enjoying thousands of audiobook, music album and movie titles – from major Hollywood studios, record companies and publishers – available to borrow for instant streaming or temporary downloading to smartphones, tablets and computers. hoopla digital is offered via browser, Android and iOS and requires only a library card and pin code to access. Click here to access!


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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