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First Day of School

The first day of school is filled with all types of emotions from excitement to fear and everything in between. Help you child navigate through those emotions with these first-day-of-school adventures.

Hurricane Preparedness Program

Friday, August 1, 2014 at 11 am at the DeLand Library

It’s hurricane season! Learn how to prepare your home and family for a hurricane or other disaster.

Volusia County Emergency Management will review the services the county provides to residents during emergencies. They will also share information about family disaster plans and disaster preparedness kits. Informational brochures will be available in English and Spanish. Reservations are not required for this free program.

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

Art Exhibit

Saturday, August 2, 2014 from 11 am - 2 pm at the Ormond Beach Library

Come see 100 beautiful pieces from artists who didn't think they could draw.

On show will be pencil/charcoal drawings, watercolors, pastels, colored pencils, acrylics, and oils. We will offer demonstrations and balloon hats for the kids. You will have the opportunity to sign-up for free classes for the next four Saturdays. Classes are limited to 20 participants.

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

Introduction to Beekeeping

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 1 pm at the DeLand Library

Learn about beekeeping by attending “Introduction to Beekeeping”.

The program will be presented by the Master Beekeepers of Volusia County. No registration is required for this free program.

For more information contact Vivi at 386-822-6430, ext. 20763.

Big Red Bus Visit

Orientation & appointments:
Tuesday, August 5, 2014 from 11am - 4:30 pm at the Deltona Library

Bloodmobile's visit:
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 from 11 am - 4 pm at the Deltona Library

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. The bloodmobile is open to the public and incentives for donating may be available while supplies last. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are strongly encouraged.

Daniel Brandt, community relations coordinator for OneBlood, will also stop by the library, the day before the bloodmobile's visit, to discuss the blood donation process and to schedule appointments.

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

Appointments can also be made by visiting and clicking on “where to donate.”

Memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at 9 am at the Port Orange Library

If you or a loved one is affected by Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, now is the time to learn the facts. Danny Anez of the Alzheimer’s Association of Central & North Florida will present a workshop titled “Memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease”.

He will discuss:
  • Symptoms and effects of Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia
  • How Alzheimer’s disease affects the brain
  • Causes and risk factors
  • How to find out if it’s Alzheimer’s disease
  • Benefits of early detection
  • How to address a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease
  • Stages of the disease
  • Treatment options
  • Hope for the future
  • How the Alzheimer’s Association can help

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

Medicare 101

  • Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at 10 am at the Daytona Beach Library on City Island. For more information call 386-257-6036, option 4.

  • Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at 1 pm at the Deltona Library. For more information call 386-789-7207, option 1 then 4.

  • Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 10 am at the Ormond Beach Library. For more information call 386-676-4191, option 4.

  • Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 1 pm at the New Smyrna Beach Library. For more information call 386-424-2910, option 4.

Attention Medicare recipients! Are you currently enrolled in Medicare or will you qualify for Medicare within the next few months?

A SHINE representative will 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.

Denim Do Over (adult program)

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at 10:30 am at the Ormond Beach Library

Join us as we re-purpose denim jeans by making a small purse, a bracelet, and a ring. Please bring fabric scissors with you. Limited to 16 participants.

To register call 386-676-4191, option 4.

Author to discuss ‘The Sheltering’

Monday, August 11, 2014 at 11 am at the Ormond Beach Library and 3:30 pm at the DeLand Library.

Award-winning author Mark Powell will discuss the craft of fiction and his upcoming novel, “The Sheltering.”

Famed author Pat Conroy writes in the introduction to Powell’s new novel, “‘The Sheltering’ is at once haunting and an act of pure grace;” and Ron Rash, noted author of "The Cove," writes, “‘The Sheltering’ further secures Mark Powell's place as one of the best American novelists of his generation."

Powell is the author of three previous novels, “Prodigals,” “Blood Kin” and “The Dark Corner.” He has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and was recently awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to teach in Slovakia beginning in September.

He has degrees from Yale Divinity School, the University of South Carolina and the Citadel. He is an associate professor of English at Stetson University.

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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