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Holiday closing

All branches of the Volusia County Public Library will be closed on Monday, September 1, 2014.

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Medicare 101

  • 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.

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Author Brandon Haught discusses "Going Ape"

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 5 pm at the DeLand Library

“For nearly a century, Florida has been a key battleground for the teaching of evolution in public schools. Before he successfully prosecuted Tennessee teacher John Scopes in the infamous Scopes Monkey Trial, William Jennings Bryan was a prominent anti-evolution agitator in Florida. More than ninety years later, tensions still run high on both sides of the issue, erupting regularly and sometimes spectacularly…

Brandon Haught is a former Marine Corps combat correspondent and a founding board member and volunteer communications director for Florida Citizens for Science.” (from University Press of Florida)

Stargazer series: Summer sky

Friday, September 5, 2014 at 7pm at the Daytona Beach Library on City Island.

The universe’s best and brightest will be on display as the Stargazer Series continues.

Dr. Jason Aufdenberg, Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach and faculty advisor for ERAU’s Amateur Astronomy Club will be your tour guide on a celestial celebration of The Summer Sky.

The program will begin in the library auditorium with basic instruction on how a telescope works, followed by a simulation using Starry Night software of the Daytona Beach-area summer sky and a presentation on the big telescope mirror installation in July at the University’s Observatory.

After a Q&A session the program will move outside where everyone will have an opportunity to view some celestial objects with the Library’s own SkyQuest telescope.

For more information call Catherine Relda at 257-6036, ext. 16235.

This program is sponsored by the Daytona Beach Library Friends and VCPL.

Introduction to Beekeeping

Tuesday, September 6, 2014 at 1 pm at the New Smyrna Beach 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 call 386-424-2910, option 4.

Couponing 101

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 5:30 pm at Deltona Library

Join coupon pro Mary Edwards to learn more about her tips, strategies, and formulas for saving money. Edwards lives in Central Florida with her husband and young children. Her goal is to help families save money and stay on or below their personal budget - ultimately to give back to the community with your new-found freebies and savings. The event is free and open to the public. No registration.

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

DeLand Library Book Discussion Groups

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 10 am and Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 5:30 pm at the DeLand Library.

Title to be discussed: Defending Jacob by William Landay

“Andy Barber has been an assistant district attorney for two decades. He is respected. Admired in the courtroom. Happy at home with the loves of his life, his wife, Laurie, and teenage son, Jacob. Then Andy’s quiet suburb is stunned by a shocking crime: a young boy stabbed to death in a leafy park. And an even greater shock: The accused is Andy’s own son—shy, awkward, mysterious Jacob. Andy believes in Jacob’s innocence. Any parent would. But the pressure mounts. ..It is the ultimate test for any parent: How far would you go to protect your child? It is a test of devotion. A test of how well a parent can know a child. For Andy Barber, a man with an iron will and a dark secret, it is a test of guilt and innocence in the deepest sense…How far would you go?” (

For more information, contact Susan Fichter at 386-822-6430, ext. 20768.

I Made it @ the Library (adult program)

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

Would you like a pretty way to display your craft supplies? Do you need a quick fix for finding your keys? With some fabric and an old hanger, you can do just that. Join Cindy and create your own pocket hanger. Please bring fabric scissors and a ruler.

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

Help At Risk Children in Our Communities

Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 9:30 am at the Daytona Beach Library
For more information call 386-257-6036, option 4.

Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 9:30 am at the DeLand Library
For more information: 386-822-6430, option 4.

Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 9:30 am at the New Smyrna Beach Library
For more information: 378-424-2910, option 4.

The Guardian ad Litem Program (GAL) and the Volusia County Public Library are offering a series of panel discussions and open houses for members of the community to learn more about volunteer opportunities that aid children at risk. “Volunteering is not a one size fits all proposition,” says Judy Evers, volunteer recruiter for the Guardian ad Litem program. “We want to give the public a menu of opportunities, from reading to children to becoming a court-appointed special advocate.”

Representatives from local organizations will briefly introduce their volunteer opportunities in a panel format. Following the presentations, attendees will be able to visit with representatives and learn about specific volunteer/mentoring opportunities. Refreshments will be served.

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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