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January 26, 2009

Southwest Book Club Meets February 3


The Southwest Book Club will meet on Tuesday, February 3, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. at the Southwest Library. This month the Southwest Book Club is exploring food politics and culture. "Chew on This" will be a themed discussion regarding our nation's food industry; and the attitudes, practices, and rituals surrounding food. A suggested reading list of various food industry-related titles is available at Southwest Library.

Materials 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. What was your perception of America's food industry prior to reading your book? (Please state the title of the book)

2. What are the problems or issues raised by the author of the book you read?

3. Has it altered your views on the way food is acquired and consumed?

4. In what ways, if any, have you changed your eating habits since reading your book?

January 23, 2009

Blood Drive at Southwest January 28


The Southwest Library will be hosting a Blood Drive on Wednesday, January 28 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm in the library parking lot. Save 3 lives by giving 1 pint of blood.

All donors will receive:

  • Free T-shirt from Florida's Blood Centers
  • Buy one get one free admission to the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens
  • Club Red enrollment (after 2 donations, receive a $10 Darden Gift Card)
Note: A photo ID is required for all donors.

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

January 22, 2009

Extreme Garage Makeover Program January 24


If organizing the garage is one of your New Year resolutions, don't miss the Extreme Garage Makeover program. Kay Gallegos of Clutterbusters!! will show you how to organize your garage the way you always wanted it to be. For more information about Clutterbusters!! go to http://www.clutterbusters.com

As these photos show, Clutterbusters!! helps you change a messy garage to a clean and organized one.

Saturday, January 24
11:00 A.M.

January 12, 2009

She Venezia Animal Collages Exhibit January - March 2009

MVC-002F.JPGShe Venezia, Graphic Artist is currently displaying her exhibit of one of a kind animal collages at the Southwest Library January through March. MVC-004F.JPG

She began her collage studies during high school. After studying animal husbandry at S.U.N.Y. at Delhi, she started working as a graphic artist in New York City in 1971. In 2001, She decided to combine her lifelong passion for animals, art and conservation by forming 'Say It With Animals'; her one of a kind framed animal collages with an animal quote overlaid onto the art.

Moved by the needs of animals, She has done work for various animal rescue organizations and shelters, pet stores and individuals. Cats, dogs, horses, hamsters, turtles, snakes, skunks and tarantulas have been a part of her family. She hopes her art will inspire others to get involved to make the earth a better place for all animals.

She will present a program for children ages 6-12 called "Say It With Animals" on Saturday, March 14 at 10:30 A.M. Children will get an opportunity to learn about various wildlife and create their own animal collages.

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

January 6, 2009

The Healing Power of Reiki Program January 10

reikiprogram.jpgStart the new year with learning about Reiki from Reiki Master, Ximena Olarte. Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of healing and self-improvement. Ms Olarte will discuss the practice and benefits of Reiki. A demonstration of Reiki will also be conducted.

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

Saturday, January 10
1:30 P.M.
Southwest Branch