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November 28, 2007

Chinese Herbs and Acupuncture for Holiday Health December 6

Come hear Dr. Michelle O'Shaughnessy, Doctor of Oriental Medicine discuss how Chinese herbs and acupuncture can help you battle holiday stress. Sample different herbs and healthy soups!
Southwest Library
Thursday, December 6
7:00 p.m.

Dr. O'Shaughnessy is owner of Aesthetic Acupuncture Clinic in Orlando and 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/

Limited seating. Reservations are required. For more information and registration, call 407.835.7323 or email southwest@ocls.info

Party in Style Program December 5


Party in style this holiday season by learning a few tips about hair up-do's. Check out a demonstration on how to do your own, fast and simple up-do's.

Southwest Library


December 5

11:30 a.m.

For more information, please call 407.835.7323.

November 26, 2007

Holiday Origami December 1


Join Al Aki, origami instructor to learn how to create holiday-themed origami pieces. A local artist, Mr. Aki is well-known to the Southwest Library community. He has taught several origami classes for children and adults at the library. Mr. Aki has been a origami teacher and demonstrator for many years and owns his own business Origami by Aki. He also is involved in storytelling and acting.

Holiday Origami will be held Saturday, December 1 at 11:00 a.m. There is limited seating. Reservations are required. All children age 10 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. No prior experience is necessary. Supplies will be provided. Call 407.835.7323 or email southwest@ocls.info for more information and reservations.

Don't miss this great holiday program!

November 20, 2007

Blood Drive on December 5 @ Southwest Branch Library


The Southwest Library will be hosting a Little Red Bus Blood Drive on Wednesday, December 5 from 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm in the library parking lot. Save 3 lives by giving 1 pint of blood.

Donate and Receive:
*Free $10 Publix Gift Card
*50% off Adult Admission to ICE! at Gaylord Palms (for donor only)
*Enrollment into Club Red (after 2 donations, receive a $10 Darden Gift Card)

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 (Enter Account Sponsor Code of 42345) or call 1-888-9-DONATE.

Help save lives-give blood on December 5! Happy Holidays!

November 16, 2007

Break Dance Session on November 17

Break Out!

Calling all breakers! Whether you are new to breaking or you have your own crew, we want all b-boys and b-girls to come to the library for a class on this urban street dance. This program is for those ages 13-18. Saturday, November 17 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Registration is required. For more information and to register, please call 407.835.7323.

This program is part of the A.R.T.: Art Revolution for Teens series funded by the Hot Topic Foundation and Disney's Helping Kids Shine Grant.


Tall Ships Exhibit November - December 2007

John Levell, Sr., model shipbuilder currently has several of his model ships on exhibit at the Southwest Library. John has been buidling airplane, automobile and ship models since he was a teenager. John, along with his two brothers had a model room in the basement of their home in Orange, Massachusetts. At one time, the boys opened a model store in a section of their father's radio and T.V. store. An uncle, Ken who was in the U.S. Navy during WWII helped to deepen John and his brothers' interest in ships; along with their father, Norman who also buiilt model ships.

John served for five years in the U.S. Navy and for 19 years in the U.S. Navy Reserves. He was employed with Lockheed Martin for 39 years before retiring in 1995.

John builds the ships from kits purchased from model distributors. Generally, each ship takes from two to three years to complete. Each ship is a replica of real ships used during the 19th century.

John's "Tall Ships" collection is on exhibit in the foyer display case at the Southwest Library during November and December. For further information, please call the Southwest Library at 407.835.7323 or email southwest@ocls.info

The two ships below are the "Swift" (top) and the "Kate Cory" (bottom)

November 7, 2007

Southwest Book Club Meets November 13

The Southwest Book Club will meet on Tuesday, November 13, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. at the Southwest Library to discuss the book, Last Train to Paradise by Les Standiford.

Standiford describes the remarkable and challenging efforts of the ambitious entrepreneur, Henry Flagler to construct a railway that would connect Key West to the mainland. The author's writing style brings to life the design and engineering of the project, the thousands of workers who brought Flagler's vision to life, and the 1935 hurricane that destroyed the railway.

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


November 1, 2007

Top Undiscovered Sites

PC Magazine has listed their best 100 undiscovered sites for the year 2007. They're categorized in different levels - from Info and Research all the way to Web Applications. Make sure to check them out because you'll definitely like them . Here are a few of these top sites:

Info, Reference, & SearchHealth and FoodLifestyle & Entertainment
Hard to Find 800 NumbersExtraTastyGoing.com
NinjawordsMenupagesI Can Has Cheezburger
UncyclopediaTop Secret RecipesMeeVee
Wikisky.orgThe World's Healthiest FoodsMyPunchbowl
Money and CareerMusicNews, Politics, and Government
BullPooBeethere.netGuerilla News Network
KivaSingShotTech President
Shopping, Classifieds, & TravelDownload and DIYGaming
The BargainistDaFontK2xl
Roadside AmericaInviteShareKongregate
YaptaWebsite GraderLine Rider.com
Hardware and Software BlogsVideoWeb Apps
All Things DigitalDabbleBubbl.us
GoodClean TechuLinkxEyejot
Download SquadUstream.tvMeebo

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