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May 17, 2008

Sports and Fitness Month

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May is Sports and Fitness Month!!

Please stop by the Southwest Library and checkout our display table with materials that will help you to get ready for the summer.


Learn and have Fun at Camp Savvy!!!

Camp Savvy

Kids and Teens! Come and join us this summer and learn a wide variety of computer programs. From June through August, become part of the Camp Savvy summer program. You will learn various programs such as GIMP, Audacity, Google SketchUp, PHUN, Podcasting and more!

For more information or to register, call us at 407.835.7381 or check out our online calendar.


Mes del libro para Latinos

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Mayo es el Mes del Libro para Latinos.
Estan invitados a visitar la sucursal de Southwest. Vea nuestra mesa de exibicion con libros, novelas, poemas, musica, peliculas, para ninos y adultos. Usando su tarjeta de Biblioteca puede llevarlas a su casa las que estan sobre la mesa de exibicion asi como las que estan en las estanterias y disfrutar con su familia.

May 8, 2008

Craig Crawford to Speak at Southwest Library May 9

crawf184.jpgIt will be politics plus at Southwest Library. Political commentator and author, Craig Crawford will be speaking at the library on Friday, May 9. Crawford is one of Washington's most popular pundits. He has made regular appearances on cable for CNBC and MSNBC. He is the author of two books - The Politics of Life: 25 Rules for Survival in a Cruel and Manipulative World and Attack the Messenger. Book sale and signing will follow the program.

This is the third program in the annual Author Series at Southwest Library presented in partnership with the Dr. Phillips Rotary. The Crawford program is sponsored by Tiger Bay Club of Orlando, Inc. and Highwoods Properties. Refreshments will be provided by Publix and Bice.

Friday, May 9
Social begins at 6:30 p.m.; program at 7:00 p.m.
Southwest Branch Library
407.835.7323

May 7, 2008

Southwest Book Club Online Discussion - The World is Flat by Thomas Friedman

the world is flat.jpgThe Southwest Book Club will be meeting on Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 7:00 P.M. to discuss the book, The World is Flat by Pulitizer Prize winner and journalist, Thomas Friedman. This is Friedman's account of the great changes taking place in the world as continuous advances in technology and communications put people all over the globe in touch as ever before. It is an essential update on globalization, its successes and discontents; and what it means to countries, companies, communities, and individuals.

If you are unable to attend the meeting or you would like to join our discussion, questions related to the book will be posted to our blog prior to the meeting date each month. Simply click "Comments" located at the bottom of this post. Share your thoughts and comments, then click "post". Comment on one question or all of them. Join the discussion!

Discussion Questions: The World is Flat
1. What does Friedman mean by the book's title?

2. Friedman discusses the many occupations that can now be outsourced or offshored, including his own job as a journalist. Could your job be done by someone in another country? Could you do your job better from home, as the JetBlue telephone agents do? Would you feel comfortable knowing your taxes had been prepared by an overseas accountant, or your CAT scan read by an overseas radiologist? (Chapter One)

3. Discuss the "Indiana versus India" anecdote, recounted in the second section of Chapter Four. Which approach benefits Americans more: offshoring state projects and cutting taxpaper expenditures, or paying higher wages to maintain job security at home?

4. Chapter Seven, "The Quiet Crisis," outlines dirty secrets regarding American dominance: fewer young Americans pursuing careers in math, science, and engineering, and the demise of both ambition and brainpower among American youth. What accounts for this? What would it take to restore academic rigor and the enthusiasm enjoyed during the "man on the moon" days?

5. Friedman contemplates the cultural traits that drive a nation's success. He uses this to illustrate why Mexico, despite NAFTA, has become the tortoise while China has become the hare. Does America fit Friedman's cultural profile as a nation poised for prosperity? (Chapter Nine)

6. What would it take for you to become an "untouchable"? (Chapter Six)

Questions obtained or adapted from http://readinggroupguides.com

May 1, 2008

MD One- On- One with Dr. Deborah Harding May 8

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Dr. Harding is the founder and President of MD One- On- One; a new innovative medical practice that allows you to experience the power of Personalized High Definition Health Care. Dr. Harding has been featured on Fox News and is board certified in the fields of internal medicine, sleep medicine, age management, and anti-aging. To learn more about Dr. Harding and MD One- On- One, go to www.mdoneonone.com for more information.

Thursday, May 8
6:30 p.m.
Southwest Branch
407.835.7323
southwest@ocls.info