Summer Genealogy Series
Take your genealogy research to the next level this summer! Ruth Patrignani, long-time genealogy volunteer at the Daytona Beach Library on City Island, will present a three-part genealogy series in June.
Tuesday, June 4: The federal censuses from 1790-1940, including what information you can expect to find on a particular census (it’s not always the same) and how to track your ancestors in the various censuses.
Tuesday, June 11: Primary and secondary sources. Ruth will explain the differences between the two, where to find this information, how accurate they are, clues you may find, and more.
Tuesday, June 18: Land and military records. Ruth is willing to adapt the class to discuss other subjects that may also be of interest to attendees.
10 am at the Daytona Beach Library on City Island.
Reservations are requested.
To make a reservation or for more information call Kim Dolce at 257-6036, ext. 16315,
or email email@example.com.
Sponsored by the Daytona Beach Library Friends and VCPL.
Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer's Disease: The Basics
This program, presented by Sharon Melton of the Alzheimer's Association, is designed to provide the basic information everyone needs about memory loss issues. By providing general information, this program can serve as a jumping-off point for those interested in additional education programs that will explore aspects of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias on a deeper level.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at 2 pm at the Port Orange Library.
For more information call 386-322-5152, option 4.
Third Thursdays Gardening Program
June's program is "Herbs and more" presented by Jean Porter.
Herb gardening is a fun project for the whole family as well as a simple healthy way to improve your life. Jean Porter will discuss the different herbs that grow well here in Florida and what precautions you should take to have a productive garden that doesn't get eaten by the local wildlife.
Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 2 pm at the New Smyrna Beach Library.
For more information call 386-424-2910, option 4.
Celebrate 50 years of James Bond with the Port Orange Regional Library. Join us as we enjoy the different actors who have shared their special style as the famous "007" with the audience over the years.
- June 13 - Goldfinger (Sean Connery)
- June 20 – On Her Majesty's Secret Service (George Lazenby)
- June 27 – The Spy Who Loved Me (Roger Moore)
- July 8 – Skyfall (Daniel Craig) 2 pm showtime!
- July 11 - The World Is Not Enough (Pierce Brosnan)
- July 25 - The Living Daylights (Timothy Dalton)
Thursdays at 4 pm at the Port Orange Library.
June book selection is "Sutton" by J. R. Moehringer
A great read for the current financial tension and government distrust, "Sutton" is a fictional take on the life of America's bank robbing folk hero. Willie Sutton, or Willie the Actor as he was known because of his flair for disguises, shook down about one hundred banks over a 40-year career before eventually ending up in prison. Asked about why he robbed banks, he famously responded "because that's where the money is."
Monday, June 24, 2013 at 10 am at the
New Smyrna Beach Library.
For more informtion call 386-424-2910, option 4.
Find Your Family!
Join Librarian Kim Dolce for an introduction to the library's genealogy databases.
She'll explore the HeritageQuest collection which includes the U.S. federal censuses. She'll also look at the Ancestry database which includes records from the U.S. Census, military records, vital and church records, directories, passenger lists and more! This program is free and open to the public, no reservations are required.
Monday, June 24, 2013 at 10 am at the Ormond Beach Library.
For more information call 386-676-4191, option 4.
Meteorologist and Emergency Management
discuss hurricane preparedness
Jeff Day, chief meteorologist for Central Florida News 13, will offer tips to prepare your home and family for hurricane season. His free presentation will be followed by a Q&A session.
Day graduated from the meteorology program at Mississippi State University and worked for radio and television stations in Eau Claire, Wis., and Augusta, Ga., before moving to Central Florida. He says Florida’s unpredictable weather keeps him on his toes. “Weather is an ever-changing thing,” he said. “Every day can present a new challenge.”
Following Day's presentation, Volusia County Emergency Management staff will present a history of the department and outline the various services the county provides to its citizens during an emergency. Attendees are welcome to sign up for the email and telephone notification system the county offers during severe weather events. Brochures and handouts will be available.
Tuesday, June 25, 2013 from 2-4 pm at the Deltona Library.
For more information call 386-789-7207, ext. #21011
Demo of Value Line and Morningstar Online
Join Ormond Beach librarians in our computer lab to preview the library's online financial databases. We will preview both Value Line and Morningstar online.
Learn how you can access these through the library web page. Value Line's leading publications covering stocks, mutual funds, options and convertible securities as well as special situation stocks. Morningstar provides data on more than 380,000 investment offerings, including stocks, mutual funds, and similar vehicles, along with real-time global market data. The program is free and open to the public, no reservations are required.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 11 am at the Ormond Beach Library.
For more information call 386-676-4191, option 4.
Caring for your palms
Do you know how to care for your palm trees? Tending to your palms isn’t difficult, but knowing how to do it correctly can help ensure that they will not just grow, but thrive!
Master gardener Steve Provost will present The Correct Way to Care for Your Palms, explaining what you need to know to grow healthy, lush palm trees in your Florida landscape. Sick plants are welcome at this event! Bring your sick plant to find out what’s wrong with it!
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 1 pm at the Daytona Beach Library on City Island.
For more information call Deborah Shafer at 257-6036, ext. 16264.
The Daytona Beach Library Friends are co-sponsors of this program.
June Book-and-a-MovieC. S. Forester. The adventure takes place in 1914 at the outbreak of World War I. Humphrey Bogart stars as Charlie Allnutt, a gritty old boat captain who hauls supplies to small East African villages along the Ulanda River in the African Queen, a barely seaworthy steam junker. Katherine Hepburn stars as his unintended, headstrong passenger Rose Sayer. At the start of the film Allnutt and Sayer passionately dislike one another, but rancor turns into romance and together they collaborate to ensure their survival.
Movie: Friday, June 28, 2013 at dusk in Riverfront Park, Beach St. and Magnolia Ave.
Book Discussion: Monday, July 1 2013 at the Daytona Beach Library on City Island.
In case of rain, the movie will be shown in the auditorium at the Daytona Beach Library.
For more information call Deborah Shafer at 386-257-6036, x16264.
This program is sponsored by the Daytona Beach Library Friends and VCPL.
Adult summer reading program
It’s almost summer, and the DeLand Library has everything you need for those crazy, lazy, hot days. Earn a chance to win a prize for reading and listening to books this summer.
After reading or listening to five books of your choice between June 10 and July 23, you will earn a chance to win a Kindle Paperwhite e-reader or a $25 gift certificate to a local bookstore in two July prize drawings. The more you read, the better your chances are of winning!
Pick up a reading log with details about the adult summer reading program,
“We Have It All @the DeLand Library,”at any service desk.
For more information, contact Susan Fichter at 386-822-6430, ext. 20768.
This program is sponsored by the DeLand Library Friends and VCPL.
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.
Zinio offers access to digital copies of popular magazines for instant browser streaming and app-driven offline viewing. Choose from a selection of 125 magazines including Consumer Reports, Good Housekeeping, Field & Stream, the Food Network Magazine, Men's Health, Popular Science, and US Weekly.
A user guide and video will guide you through setting up a Zinio viewer account which enables access to free mobile and desktop apps for PC/MAC, iPad, iPhone, Android, Kindle Fire, and Blackberry Playbook. Other devices, including your computer, access the magazines checked out in the library collection account via a browser.
A Volusia County library card is required to access this service.
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