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August 29, 2006

Southwest Book Club Meets September 5

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The Southwest Book Club will be meeting on Tuesday, September 5, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. in the library to discuss the book Lipstick Jihad by Azadeh Moaveni.

Lipstick Jihad is Moaveni's memoir of growing up Iranian in Amercia and American in Iran. Moaveni, an American child of Iranian exiles during the Islamic Revolution eloquently describes her personal search to "figure out her relationship" to Iran. Moaveni's childhood and adolesence did not prepare her for the realities she faced working as a journalist in Tehran during 2000-2001. Moaveni gives the reader insightful descriptions of recent Iranian history, culture and the Islamic Revolution; and of the struggle to integrate two cultures within herself.

The Southwest Book Club meets the 1st Tuesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. Anyone age 18 or older is welcome. For more information, please email mayer.sandy (at) ocls.info

August 22, 2006

Children Informational DVD and VHS Tapes Have Moved

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Where have all the children's informational tapes gone? You know the ones with the Dewey Decimel numbers on them.

During the last few weeks the Southwest Library shelvers have been busy moving all the children's tapes from their old location to join the juvenile nonfiction books side by side on the shelves. For example, if a patron is looking for a book about improving math skills, math-related DVD or VHS tapes will be found shelved right with the books...and that goes ditto for geography, history. science, etc. Patrons now can enjoy a sort of "one-stop shopping" when it comes to children's nonfiction/informational materials! Also, library staff hope the move will increase patrons' awareness of the library's great audio-visual informational materials.

So far the comments from patrons regarding the move have been positive. Please let us know what you think. We welcome your comments and suggestions.

August 16, 2006

Blood Drive on Aug. 30 @ Southwest

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The Southwest Library will be hosting a Little Red Bus Blood Drive on Wednesday, August 30 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm in the library parking lot. Save 3 lives by giving 1 pint of blood.

Other Benefits:
*Enrollment into Club Red (after 2 donations you receive $10 in Darden Restraurant Gift Certificates)
*Buy one...get one free admission to Silver Springs (valid up to 6 people- coupon expires 12/31/06)
*$21 admission to Wet n' Wild (admission for donor only- coupon valid thru 09/30/06)
*Free mini physical.

Note: A photo ID is required for all donors.

For more information about the Little Red Bus and donating blood, please go to floridasbloodcenters.org or call 1-888-9-DONATE.

Help save lives-give blood on August 30!

August 14, 2006

It's Back to School Time!

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Summer is quickly coming to a close because it's Back to School Time! Orange County students made their way back to the classrooms on August 7.

To help students and parents make the transition back, check out the 'It's Back to School Time' display at the Southwest Library. These resources and materials will help make the 2006-07 school year the best ever!

For more information and resources, visit the OCLS Back to School Virtual Gallery.

Photo Gallery - Jungle Judy

Jungle Judy and her swinging monkey puppets take participants on an exciting journey through the jungle on July 28. This was the last special program at Southwest for the OCLS 2006 Summer Reading Program.
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August 1, 2006

Eat Together, Stay Together!

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Celebrate Family Meal Month @ Southwest Library! Find out how to make the most of your family meal time with Tanya Olick of REACH Wellness Nutrition & Fitness Solutions.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 8 @ 3 P.M.
For more information, call us at 407.835.7323

Note: Any person requiring special accomodations to participate due to a disablity may arrange for accomodations by contacting the location where the event is held at least seven days prior to the event.

Self-printer, Value Cards, and more...

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Starting today, Southwest Library is now equipped with self-printer and self-copy machines. Customers will be required to have an OCLS Library Card or a Value Card in order to purchase copies from a photocopier and printouts from a computer.

Value Cards can be purchased from a vending machine at the library for $1.00. The card will be dispensed with $0.50 value on it. Additional amounts can be added to Value Cards or OCLS Library Cards at the vending machine in increments of $1.00.

We hope this new service will bring greater convenience to the library experience. For further information, please call 407.835.7323 or email southwest@ocls.info