Florida Humanities Speaker Series

The Impact and Legacy of Indomitable Women Who Shaped our Sunshine State

Doc Anna: Swamp Doctor of Florida

2 pm October 21, 2018
New Smyrna Beach Regional Library
1001 S Dixie Freeway, New Smyrna Beach

In costume and in character, Carrie Sue Ayvar introduces you to this fearless mother, doctor, pharmacist, artist, and even veterinarian when needed.

After her presentation, there will be a Q-and-A session to interact and learn more.

Click here for information on this program and others in the series.

October is Health Happens in Libraries Month at the Volusia County Public Library.

Attend nearly 100 programs to help adults and children improve their health. Pick up some health tips and get moving at your local library in October!

Click here for a list of programs.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten Program

Join this exciting 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. Enroll at your local branch!

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

Online tutorials for digital resources!

The Volusia County Public Library provides online tutorials for some of our most popular digital services. These tutorials will walk you all the way through the process with the goal of providing a satisfying experience using the library's digital resources.


The tutorials provide up-to-date information and include:

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  • A mobile-responsive user interface

Click the green "Digital Library" tab located in the menu above and select the tutorials in either "eBooks, eAudio, magazines, movies & music" or "Research databases".

Call for artists - Transition Earthsea

The Volusia County Public Library, as part of the 2019 National Endowment for the Arts NEA Big Read grant award, is including the element of art to expand their local programming.

Show title: Transition Earthsea

Artwork must clearly reflect on the 1968 fantasy novel “A Wizard of Earthsea” by American Author Ursula K. Le Guin or the theme growing from childhood to adulthood, Artists will provide a written statement expressing how each of their artworks connects with the book.


Link to application (Word) or Link to application (pdf)

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