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September 25, 2010

Summer Mystery Fun for Southwest Book Club

At their August meeting, the Southwest Book Club enjoyed reading the Zachary Chasteen mysteries written by Florida author, Bob Morris. A tablescape and fruit punch helped set the mood to discuss the books which are a mixture of mystery and humor taking place in Florida and the Caribbean.

September 20, 2010

Southwest Book Club Meets September 28


The Southwest Book Club will meet on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. at the Southwest Library to discuss The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. This twentieth-century literary classic is a portrait of the Jazz Age in all of its decadence and excess. Gatsby captured the spirit of the author's generation and earned itself a permanent place in American mythology. Self-made, self-invented millionaire Jay Gatsby embodies some of Fitzgerald's--and America's--most abiding obsessions: money, ambition, greed, and the promise of new beginnings.

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. Why do Tom and Daisy end up together in the end?

2. Why do the characters live on East Egg and West Egg?

3. What do T. J. Eckleberg's eyes mean?

4. Is Nick to be trusted?

5. What is the importance of the last sentence: "So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past"?

Questions obtained from Novelist Plus http://0-search.ebscohost.com.iii.ocls.info/login.aspx?direct=true&db=neh&tg=UI&an=501352&site=novp-live.

September 17, 2010

Latin Harp with Gilbert Romero September 21

gilbert_romero.jpg Southwest Library is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. In honor of this celebration, come listen to the acoustic soft sounds of spicy harp from talented Central Florida musician Gilbert Romero. Learn more about Mr. Romero and hear samples of his music at http://www.myspace.com/gilbertromeroharpist.

For more information, call 407.835.7323.

Tuesday, September 21
3:00 P.M.
Southwest Branch Library