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November 30, 2009

Southwest Book Club Meets December 8

festival_of_books.jpgCome join Southwest Book Club's 3rd Annual "My Book to You" celebration on Tuesday, December 8, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. 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


Holiday Citrus Craft Program December 5 at Southwest Library

orangepomander.jpgThe holiday season is here. Create your own natural holiday craft - a orange and clove pomander! All craft materials are supplied. Recommended for ages 6-12.

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

Saturday, December 5
10:30 A.M.

November 12, 2009

New Perspectives for Your Financial Future November 14

money_sign.jpgYou've been doing the right things to prepare for your financial future, and while your goals haven't changed, the economy has. It's time for a practical, straightforward approach. Learn how to find a safe place for your savings, determine the best options for your 401(k), identify new strategies to save for retirement, and choose a college savings plan or finance a college education. Presented by Ameriprise Financial. Refreshments will be available. For more information, call 407.835.7323 or email southwest@ocls.info
Saturday, November 14
11:00 A.M.
Southwest Branch

November 11, 2009

National American Indian Heritage Month

j0313949[1].jpgNovember is American Indian Heritage Month to honor and recognize American Indian and Alaska native peoples. Southwest library offers varied materials to learn and celebrate.

Additional information and calendars of events are available at following websites:
Smithonian Education
National Museum of the American Indian
National Park Service (National Register of Historic Places)
American Indian Library Association

November 4, 2009

Southwest Book Club Meets November 10

a_painted_drum.jpgThe Southwest Book Club will meet on Tuesday, November 10, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. at the Southwest Library in the Meeting Room to discuss The Painted Drum by Louise Erdrich. Discovering a cache of valuable Native American artifacts while appraising a family estate in New Hampshire, Faye Travers investigates the history of a ceremonial drum, which possesses spiritual powers and changes the lives of people who encounter it.

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

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

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. How would you characterize the relationship between Faye Travers and Kurt Krahe, and how does it change over the course of the novel?

2. To what extent do you agree with Faye and Elsie Travers that the theft of the drum from the Jewett Parker Tatro estate and the return of it to the Ojibwe people was an ethical decision?

3. How does the author use the theme of grief relating to the deaths of young children to connect different characters in The Painted Drum?

4. Of all of the characters in The Painted Drum, which did you find most memorable, and why?

5. To what extent does Faye's discovery of missing dog's skeleton in the final scene of the book bring the narrative of the novel full-circle?

Discussion questions obtained from HarperCollins Pulishers.

Canine Social November 7

dog.jpgPooch Pow wow at Southwest!

Bring your dog to the library to mingle with other friendly canines and their owners and receive free flavorful treats from Woof Gang Bakery. Enter a raffle for Woof Gang Bakery gift certificates and browse the library's collection of books and DVD's related to dogs and dog care. Grab the leash and bring the family for a fun event with your furry friend!

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

Saturday, November 7
1:00 p.m.
Southwest Library

November 2, 2009

Strengthening Your Immune System November 5

chinese herbs.jpg Learn how traditional Chinese Medicine, Chinese herbs and foods can help build up your immune system and help fight flu viruses without the dangerous side effects of antibiotics and other medications.

Presenter: Dr. Michelle O'Shaughnessy, Doctor of Oriental Medicine at the Aesthetic Acupuncture Clinic in the Orlando/Dr. Phillips area.

Registration required.

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

Thursday, November 5
7:00 p.m.
Southwest Library