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December 31, 2008

My Circus Program January 9

mycircusclowns.jpg Preschoolers come and join us for an entertaining program with silly stories, fun activities and circus crafts! This program is recommended for ages 3-5.

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

Friday, January 9
10:30 A.M.
Southwest Library

Little Moments Big Magic Program January 8

bigbrotherbigsister.jpgJanuary is National Mentoring Month. Join Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Florida to see how you can improve the life of a child through a professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationship. Be part of something for someone this year!

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

Thursday, January 8
6:00 P.M.
Southwest Branch

December 29, 2008

Southwest Book Club Meets January 6

gardenspellsjacket.jpgThe Southwest Book Club will meet on Tuesday, January 6, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. at the Southwest Library to discuss the book, Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen. In a garden surrounded by a tall fence, tucked away behind a small, quiet house in an even smaller town, is an apple tree that is rumored to bear a very special sort of fruit. In this debut novel, Sarah Addison Allen tells the story of that enchanted tree, and the extraordinary people who tend it

The book may be reserved for home delivery or location pick-up at http://www.ocls.info

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

Discussion Questions
If you are unable to attend the meeting or you would like to join our discussion, you can share your thoughts or respond to the discussion questions below. Simply click "Comments" located at the bottom of this post. Join the discussion!

1. Could you be persuaded that certain plants have powers, as Claire describes and uses them? If you believed you possessed the magical powers that Claire has inherited, how would you use them? What's the first thing you would do?

2. The four Waverley women in this novel (Claire, Sydney, Bay, Evanelle) have special gifts. Which of the four gifts would you like to have yourself? Why?

3. Which character changes the most over the course of the book? What does he or she learn? What had to take place in order for this to happen?

4. Do you consider this to be a "southern" novel? Besides its setting, what characteristics make it so?

5. If you know that biting into a Waverley apple would reveal your future, would you bite? Why or why not?

Questions obtained from Readinggroupguides.com

Job Search Resources on Display

Are you looking for a job?
Need to update your resume?
Looking for a new career?
MVC-002F.JPG MVC-005F.JPG Be sure to check out our job search resources display featuring books, audio books, DVD's, and related websites. Also featured is information on how to access the Ferguson's Career Guidance Center database which provides resources on more than 3,300 jobs and 94 industries, advice on applying for a job, acing a job interview, sample resumes and cover letters, scholarship and internship opportunities, and videos covering specific job skills and industries. Access it from your home or office computer with your library card. This display was created by Southwest Library staff, Charlene McClellan and Sandy Mayer.

December 9, 2008

Southwest Book Club Meets December 16

mybooktoyou2008.jpgCome join Southwest Book Club's 2nd Annual "My Book to You" celebration. What book have you enjoyed reading this year or in the past? We want to know. Share your joy of reading with others. Relax and enjoy refreshments and prizes too!

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

December 8, 2008

Get Clean for the Holidays December 13

getcleanproducts.jpgCheryl Cook of Health Wise Now will show you how to make your home the cleanest and safest place possible for your family and friends this holiday season. Become familiar with Get Clean products; the same nontoxic, all-natural cleaning products used in the White House, and one of Oprah Winfrey's 2007 favorite things!



Saturday, December 13
3:30 P.M.
Southwest Branch
407.835.7323
southwest@ocls.info

December 3, 2008

Kids and Balloons Go Together Program December 13 & 27

balloons.jpgCome see an experienced balloon artist give a 30 minute demonstration to kids from the ages of 7 - Adult. It's a high energy, fun-for-everyone demonstration that will get the audience's attention and get them started on their way to twisting poodles, Spiderman and much more.




Saturday, December 13 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 27 10:30 a.m.
Southwest Branch
407.835.7323
southwest@ocls.info
Reservations Required
Must be 7 years or older
Must give 24 hour cancellation notice to allow others on the waiting list to attend.