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July 30, 2007

Blood Drive on August 15 @ Southwest Branch Library

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The Southwest Library will be hosting a Little Red Bus Blood Drive on Wednesday, August 15 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm in the library parking lot. Save 3 lives by giving 1 pint of blood.

Donate and Receive:
*Enrollment into Club Red (after 2 donations you receive $10 in Darden Restraurant Gift Certificates)
*FREE Mini Physical
*Wet 'N Wild Discount Coupon

Note: A photo ID is required for all donors.
All Gift Cards will be mailed to the donor's home address

For more information about the Little Red Bus and donating blood, please go to floridasbloodcenters.org (Enter Account Sponsor Code of 42345) or call 1-888-9-DONATE.

Help save lives-give blood on August 15!

July 26, 2007

New Library Resource for Book Clubs

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Not sure what to read? Need multiple copies of a title so that you and your friends can read together and discuss the material? Check out our Book Bundles ! We've gathered approximately 5-15 copies of a particular title for you to check out for yourself and your friends. To learn more about Book Bundles, available titles and other resources for book clubs, visit the Book Clubs page in our Virtual Gallery.

For more information about the Southwest Book Club or other library-sponsored book clubs, call 407.835.7323 or email mayer.sandy(at)ocls.info

July 23, 2007

Photo Gallery - Firefighter Heroes Program July 13

The library's summer reading program provided opportunity for parents and children at Southwest to meet and talk with real firefighters of the Orange County Fire Department and to tour their truck. Attendees even got a chance to try out the fire hose!

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July 18, 2007

Harry Potter 7 is Almost Here!

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The countdown to Harry Potter 7 has started. Fans eagerly await the release of the book and many plan to attend a festivity or two celebrating the release of the final book in the series. In preparation for the momentous release, Potter enthusiasts have spent time rereading the series and brushing up on trivia. But wait! There may be a few things left to learn especially about the author of the series, J. K. Rowling. Take a look at the article, 10 Things to Know about J. K. Rowling

For more on Harry Potter trivia, check out the Library's virtual gallery. To request a copy of book 7 (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows) for home delivery or location pick-up, call 407.835.7323 or go to www.ocls. info>library catalog to make your request online. Please have your library card and PIN ready.

Three days and counting...

July 7, 2007

Photo Gallery - New Computer Classroom at Southwest

Another renovation job has been completed at Southwest. The result is a new classroom complete with new tables, 8 computers and a screen. Southwest also received additional computers for the public to use. Our technology instructors are overjoyed and we have heard many positive comments from our patrons. Thanks to all the electricians, network engineers and our own IS Department for a job well done!

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Southwest Book Club Meets July 10

Southwest Book Club will meet on Tuesday, July 10, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. at the Southwest Library to discuss the book, Digging to America by Anne Tyler.

A chance encounter between two families at an airport occurs as both await the arrival of an adopted daughter from Korea. This prompts an examination about what it means to be an American as the two families intertwine over the years.

Anyone age 18 or older is welcome to attend. The Book Club meets monthly at the Southwest Branch Library. For more information, please call 407.835.7323 or email southwest@ocls.info

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July 2, 2007

Computer Tips and Tricks: MyEbayFox

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Do you use Firefox as your web browser? Do you buy and sell items on Ebay on a regular basis? If you do, you could definitely use MyEbayFox.
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MyEbayFox is another version of Firefox that has been designed for you to give you a better Ebay experience. When you download this browser, you will get a new toolbar that is set up for your Ebay interactions. There is less hassle than with Ebay's actual web site because you already have all the buttons you need to handle your Ebay business. You could search through Ebay items, access your account, see ending auctions immediately, and more. MyEbayFox also comes with security like phishing and spyware protection and this browser definitely works with all Windows versions (including Vista), Mac OS X, and later.
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Adblock Plus is an added feature along with this nifty toolbar. This will remove all of the banner ads and animations you see on Ebay's site and it definitely limits your distractions to help you get your work done faster. noAds.jpg
Want to try out MyEbayFox for yourself? Just click here.

Keep checking our blog for more computer tips and tricks. Also, register for computer classes at any Orange County library. Remember these classes are free for Orange County residents.
For more information, call us at 407.835.7323 or check it out www.ocls.info