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Shaking the Salt Habit

Friday, February 27, 2015 at 2 pm at the Deltona Library

Many of us may have too much salt in our diets. But, what does this actually mean for our health? Reina Williams, Healthy Living Program Coordinator for Volusia Flagler YMCA, will discuss the dietary guidelines for salt during this free workshop. Light exercise will follow the presentation.

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

Plant Clinic and Landscape Design workshop

Walk-in Plant Clinic: Saturday, February 28, 2015 from 9:30-12:00 pm
at the Deltona Library

Landscape Design Workshop: Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 1 pm
at the Deltona Library

Sick plants? Questions about your lawn, garden or landscape? Visit the Walk-in Plant Clinic for answers. Howard Jeffries, Master Gardener, will be available, at the library, to answer citizen questions about plants, gardens, and landscapes between 9:30 and 12:00 p.m. Want curb appeal? Afterwards, at 1:00 p.m., Jeffries returns to host a presentation on landscape design and will offer tips for adding value and beauty to your property. No registration for either event.

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

Bethune-Cookman University Scholarship Concert

Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 2 pm
at Daytona Beach Library on City Island

The Bethune-Cookman University Department of Music created a Music Outreach Program to establish interaction between B-CU students, faculty, and the Volusia County public schools, through a series of musical workshops and performances throughout the school year. These performances include a diverse classical and jazz repertoire presented by a variety of instrumentalists and vocalists.

The Scholarship Concert will feature Deyante McClay, clarinet; Bryan McCall, euphonium; Elijah Steven, piano; Rashaun Cunningham, euphonium; Christy Creecy, flute; Ashley Knowles, bass-baritone; Devon Hagans, baritone; Parris Lewis, soprano; Brandi Neal, mezzo-soprano; Dr. Rose S. Grace, piano (Founder/Chair of the Music Outreach Program).

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

Confederate Navy's Super Weapons

Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 2 pm at the Ormond Beach Library

Joseph Zarzynski will present "The Confederate Navy's Secret Weapons." The maritime historian and underwater archaeologist will describe two of the Confederacy's most secretive and feared "super weapons," the submarine H.L. Hunley and the semi-submersible torpedo boat CSS David. Zarzynski has written several documentaries and books about underwater mysteries and historic shipwrecks.

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

Blood Pressure Screenings

Monday, March 2, 2015, 9:30-10:30 at the Port Orange Library
Monday, March 16, 2015, 9:30-10:30 at the Port Orange Library

JoAnn Maurice, a healthy living coordinator with Volusia Flagler YMCA, will conduct blood pressure screenings and offer information about the importance of managing your blood pressure.

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

Medicare Made Easy

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 10:30 am at the Edgewater Library
Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 6 pm at the Edgewater Library

You are invited to a Medicare seminar to get your questions answered.

For more information call 386-424-2916.

Health Fair

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 2 pm at the Port Orange Library

A variety of health organizations will be providing information about medical topics.

Participants include:

  • Heart of Volusia
  • Comfort Keepers
  • Connect Hearing
  • Florida Health Care
  • Florida Telephone Relay Service
  • Halifax Health Hospice
  • Humana
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  • Matter of Balance
  • Palmer Chiropractic
  • Planet Wellness Foundation
  • Port Orange Family Chiropractic

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

Who the Dickens Reads?

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 5:30 pm at the Ormond Beach Library

We are reading "Hills Like White Elephants," a short story by Ernest Hemingway. This short story is a great example of Hemingway's Iceberg Theory style of writing; Hemingway wrote sparingly and let the reader develop his own ideas about the characters. Join us for a discussion of this classic.

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

Hearing Loss 101 for Older Adults

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 10:30 am
at Daytona Beach Library on City Island

With an increase in choices, options, and price ranges for hearing loss equipment, how are you to know what to do to hear better?

Sheila Adams is a retired teacher and late-defeaned adult with 20 years experience as a hearing aid user before getting her first cochlear implant in 2000. Sheila now heads the Volusia chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America.

Join her as she discusses all aspects of hearing loss, including the initial hearing loss evaluation, choosing an audiologist or hearing aid specialist, and purchasing a hearing aid or accessory either as an upgrade or for the first time.

The program will include CART service.

This 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.

Book Talk

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 4 pm
at the Daytona Beach Library on City Island

Many deem author Alice Munro as the world’s greatest living short story writer. Munro has published twelve collections of acclaimed short stories and was last year’s recipient of the Nobel Prize.

Award-winning playwright Ann Magaha will examine Munro’s “Hateship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage: Stories” and will discuss two of the author’s short stories from this collection: “Family Furnishings” and “The Bear Came over the Mountain.”

This author lecture program is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the Friends of the Daytona Beach Library.

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

Musical presentation (family program)

Performances at 7 pm on Wednesday-Friday, March 4, 5 and 6, 2015;
and 3 and 7 pm on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at the Deltona Library

Millennium Musicians, an after-school music group, will present “Aladdin Jr.”

The drama production will feature local elementary, middle and high school students portraying characters made popular by the animated film released by Walt Disney Pictures in 1992.

The performances are free, but tickets must be obtained in advance by contacting Music Director Jeff Leder at 386-295-8389 or

Millennium Musicians, based in DeLand, offers instrumental, vocal and drama opportunities for students of all levels of ability and experience. Learn more about the group at

Adventures of an Animal Doctor

Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 2 pm at the New Smyrna Beach Library

Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 1 pm at the DeLand Library

Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 2 pm at the Deltona Library

Meet Dr. Matt Toia, a seasoned veterinarian, as he discusses the many wonderful encounters he has had with his wild and eclectic patients. With warmth, humor, and a true respect for the animals he treats, the Doctor will share his history with a rampaging bull, an out of control chimpanzee, a goose named Gary, and many more. Poignant and hilarious, you’ll enjoy every minute.

Dr. Toia is the author of the book You Want Me to Declaw What?

For more information call the New Smyrna Beach Libary at 386-424-2910, option 4, the Deltona Library at 386-789-7207, option 1 then 4 or the DeLand Library at 386-822-6430, option 4.

Juvenile Justice: Is There a Better Way

Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 2 pm
at the Daytona Beach Library on City Island

Retired Judge Hubert L. Grimes now Director of Bethune –Cookman University’s Center for Law and Social Justice and Dr. Michael Humphreys, Associate Professor of Ethics at the University will present a program on restorative justice and how it can be applied as an alternative to school suspensions or incarceration for young African-American men.

The presenters will provide an understanding of what restorative justice is and how it functions based upon the work of South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Nelson Mandela’s response to crimes committed during the Apartheid years prior to his election.

By watching and discussing short video segments of the commission's proceedings, the richness and effectiveness of this important approach to doing justice will be revealed.

This program is part of the library’s Connecting with the Community Series, a two-year program funded in part by a Partnership Grant from the Florida Humanities Council.

For more information call Deborah Shafer at 386-257-6036, ext. 16264.

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!

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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.

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Schedule your appointment by stopping by the library's information desk
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