October 15, 2014

Charles Dickens visits Southwest Book Club October 21

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Spend an evening with Charles Dickens and the Southwest Book Club! Hear Dickens tell his tales and share information about his historical masterpiece, A Tale of Two Cities. Set against the backdrop of the French Revolution, Dickens' novel unfolds with drama, adventure, courage, love and sacrifice featuring an array of interesting characters and a swift moving plot....all under the shadow of La Guillotine. Here's your opportunity to share your thoughts and questions with the great author!

Actor Jay Becker from Mad Cow Theatre will play Dickens. To learn more about Mad Cow Theatre, go to http://www.madcowtheatre.com. For more information on What the Dickens celebration, visit: http://www.whatthedickensorlando.com #whatthedickens

This special book club program is open to all ages. The Southwest Book Club meets monthly at the Southwest Branch Library. No registration needed. For more information about this library program, please call 407.835.7323 or email southwest@ocls.info. #Dickens

Tuesday, October 21
7:00 p.m.
Southwest Branch Library

October 10, 2014

Got a Life Book Club Meets October 15

ben franklin jacket.jpg Join us to discuss Walter Isaacson's, Benjamin Franklin: An American Life. Of all the founding fathers, Benjamin Franklin has the unique distinction of having signed all three of the major documents that established the United States as an independent nation. Isaacson provides the full sweep of Franklin's amazing life, showing how he helped to forge the American national identity and why he has a particular resonance in the twenty-first century.

Anyone age 18 or older is welcome to attend. The book club meets bimonthly at the Southwest Branch Library. No registration needed. For more information, please call 407.835.7323 or email southwest@ocls.info.

Meet the Artist - JJ Dennis October 14

jj_dennis.jpg Meet artist JJ Dennis. Her exhibit, High Hopes, can be seen throughout the library, and will be on display through December. JJ Dennis is a local freelance writer and artist specializing in digital photography/manipulation, iPhoneography, and mixed media art.

Tuesday, October 14
7:00 p.m.
Southwest Branch Library
southwest@ocls.info
407.835.7323

Light refreshments will be served.

Artist contact:. jjdennis13@gmail.com or https://www.etsy.com/shop/theparlourobscura

September 25, 2014

JJ Dennis Art Exhibit at the Southwest Library

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The Southwest Library is pleased to present the artist JJ Dennis. Her exhibit, High Hopes, can be seen throughout the library, and will be on display through December.

JJ Dennis is a local freelance writer and artist specializing in digital photography/manipulation, iPhoneography, and mixed media art. Her work has previously been featured at the Southwest Library, 127 SoBo in Winter Garden, and 1st Thursday events hosted by the Orlando Museum of Art.

Talk with JJ Dennis about her art and enjoy light refreshments at a Meet the Artist event Tuesday, October 14, at 7 p.m.

More of JJ's work can be found on her Etsy site https://www.etsy.com/shop/theparlourobscura. She can also be contacted at jjdennis13@gmail.com.

September 23, 2014

Southwest Art Club-Introduction to Watercolor Oct. 4

Southwest Library is once again partnering with Women in the Arts Inc. this fall to bring high quality art programs to the community.
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This one-day workshop explores watercolor for the beginner student in a step by step method. Explore color, composition, form, and light to create a beautiful nature-inspired art piece.

Level-Beginner
Instructor-Regine Dossche; Women in the Arts
Suggested donation amount (for art materials and supplies)-$15.00
Cash or checks only. Checks made to: Women in the Arts Inc.
For 18 years and up. Open to women and men.
Registration required. Limited space.
To learn more about Women in the Arts Inc. go to www.womeninthearts.org

September 15, 2014

Southwest Book Club Meets September 16

out_of_order.jpg Join the Southwest Book Club this month to discuss Sandra Day O'Connor's book, Out of Order: Stories from the Supreme Court. The former Supreme Court justice shares stories about the history and evolution of the Supreme Court that traces the roles of key contributors while sharing the events behind important transformations.

Anyone age 18 or older is welcome to attend. The book club meets monthly at the Southwest Branch Library. No registration needed. For more information, please call 407.835.7323 or email southwest@ocls.info.

Tuesday, September 16
7:00 p.m.
Southwest Library Meeting Room

Discussion Questions
If you are unable to attend the meeting or you would like to join our discussion, you can share your thoughts or respond to the discussion questions below. Simply click "Comments" located at the bottom of this post. Join the discussion!

1. Do you agree or disagree with publisher's hype regarding Out of Order as a "rare glimpse into the Supreme Court's inner workings"? Did it live up to your expectations? Why or why not?

2. What alternative title would you give this book based on your experience reading it?

3. What did you know about the subject prior to reading this book? How has this book changed or enhanced your view of the subject?