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September 25, 2007

Fiesta Time at the Library September 27

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by coming to "Fiesta Time" at the Southwest Library on Thursday, September 27 at 6:30 p.m. Join the fun with lots of Latin moves, music, taste and cultural traditions.

For more information, call 407.835.7323 or email southwest@ocls.info

Any person requiring special accommodations by contacting the location where the event is held at least seven days prior to the event. 407.835.7641 (TDD)

September 19, 2007

Meet Local Authors of Award Winner Children's Book September 22

Meet the local authors of the children's book, The Adventures of Lady: The Big Storm I ris Pearson and Mike Merrill on Saturday, September 22 at 10:30 a.m. The authors will be reading the book and sharing about its main character, Lady.

The Adventures of Lady: The Big Storm is the winner of the 2007 New York Book Festival Best Children's Book Award. It is illustrated by former Disney Animators. This is the story of a scared and lost little squirrel named Lady who lands in a strange backyard. The book explores children's fears of being left alone and inspires the understanding that even in the darkest of times, something wonderful is often just around the bend.

When Iris Pearson is not being a squirrel mom she is a Production Accountant for Television Shows and Film. She works with Project Firefly Animation Studios, a group of former Disney Animators who illustrated this book. Co-writer and Iris' husband, Mike Merrill is a Certified Public Accountant with a Masters in Business Administration. His firm specializes in Television Production Companies. Mike, Iris and Lady live in Orlando, Florida.

For more information about this program, please call 407.835.7323 or email southwest@ocls.info

Kelly Eklund Photography Exhibit

"Photography by Kelly" is currently on exhibit at the Southwest Library during September and October. Kelly's exhibit includes black and white, sepia (brown tones) and color photos featuring nature and people.

Kelly found her passion in photography while she was a sophomore in the Visual and Performing Arts Program at Dr. Phillips High School. Currently, Kelly is going to college and works at SeaWorld where she shoots photos of shows and special events. In her free time Kelly shoots portraits, weddings and engagement photos.

Kelly is inspired by nature. She loves to photograph nature and its' beauty. Kelly uses a Nikon D50 SLR, a Canon Rebel GII film SLR and a Konica TC film camera. For more information regarding Kelly's exhibit, please contact the Southwest Library at 407.835.7323 or email southwest@ocls.info

Kelly may be contacted at KellBello4@aol.com

September 10, 2007

Chinese Herbs and Acupuncture for Women's Issues Program September 13

Michelle O'Shaughnessy, Doctor of Oriental Medicine and owner of Aesthetic Acupuncture Clinic in Dr. Phillips Orlando will discuss Chinese herbs and acupuncture for women's issues and stress on Thursday, September 13 at 7:00 p.m.

Learn about and view samples of Chinese herbs used in the treatment of infertility, menstrual issues, menopause, weight loss and stress. See an acupuncture demonstration.

Dr. O'Shaughnessy is the author of the book, Traditional Chinese Medicine- Esthetician Guide which shows the aesthetician how to incorporate Chinese Medicine into their skin analysis or treatment. To learn more about Dr. O'Shaughnessy and her clinic go to http://www.aestheticacupunctureclinic.com/

September 5, 2007

Southwest Book Club Meets September 11

The Southwest Book Club will meet on Tuesday, September 11, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. at the Southwest Library to discuss the book, The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.

Trying to make sense of the horrors of World War II, Death, himself narrates the story of Liesel. Liesel is a young German girl whose book stealing and story-telling talents help sustain her family, neighbors and the Jewish man they are hiding. The publisher has marketed this book for young adult readers, though it was published in the author's native Australia for adults. A New York Times bestseller.

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(at)ocls.info


Photo Gallery - Southwest Contruction Work Updates

Construction in our children's area continues to make progress. Completion is anticipated for mid-September. Southwest staff apolegize for the inconveniences to our customers caused by the construction. We hope all will agree when completed it was worth the wait! Watch for more photo updates.