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July 25, 2011

Meet the Artist: Shelley Overton July 28

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Meet the Artist: Shelley Overton
Thursday, July 28
6:30-8:30 P.M.
Southwest Library
7255 Della Drive
Orlando, FL 32819

Shelley Overton, local artist is displaying her work of paintings, mixed media, and jewelry at the Southwest Branch Library starting July 1 through September 30.

Light refreshments will be served.

Learn more about Shelley and her art at www.shelleyoverton.com

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

Save the Green: Coupon Tips and Tricks July 26

This is not your average way of couponing!
Learn how to save at least 50% on your grocery bill by discovering all the avenues to find coupons, when to use the coupons and how combining certain coupon "tricks" can save a lot of your hard earned money! You will also learn the best methods of organizing coupons so that you can be more effective in saving money and efficient with your time! Do some damage to your grocery bill!

Presented by Jennifer Pratt of Modern Life, Coupon Wife.

For more information, call 407.835.7493.
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Tuesday, July 26
6:00 P.M.
Southwest Library

July 12, 2011

Southwest Book Club Meets July 19

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The Southwest Book Club will meet on Tuesday, July 19 at 7:00 p.m. at the Southwest Library to discuss People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks. Hanna Heath, a young Australian book conservator is called to analyze the famed Sarajevo Haggadah, a priceless six-hundred-year-old Jewish prayer book that has been salvaged from a destroyed Bosnian library. When Hanna discovers a series of artifacts in the book, she unwittingly exposes an international cover up. Based on a true story.

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. When Father Vistorni asks Rabbi Judah Ayreh to warn the printer that the Church disapproves of one of their recently published texts, Ayreh tells him, "better you do it than to have us so intellectually enslaved that we do it for you." (p. 156). Do you agree or disagree with his argument? With the way he handled Vistorni's request?

2. Several of the novel's female characters lived in the pre-feminist era and certainly fared poorly at the hands of men. Does the fact that she was pushing for gender equality -not to mention saving lives-justify Sarah Heath's poor parenting skills? Would women's rights be where they are today if it weren't for women like her?

3. How did Hanna change after discovering the truth about her father? Would the person she was before her mother's accident have realized that she loved Ozren? Or risked the dangers involved in returning the codex?

4. There is an amazing array of "people of the book" - both base and noble-whose lifetimes span some remarkable periods in human history. Who is your favorite and why?

(Discussion questions obtained from LitLovers)

July 5, 2011

Shelley Overton Inspire Art Exhibit July -September 2011

shelley_overton.jpg Shelley Overton, local artist is displaying her work of paintings, mixed media, and jewelry at the Southwest Branch Library starting July 1 through September 30.

Ms Overton was born in Denver, Colorado and has lived all over the country. She has a B.A. degree in Communications from the University of Colorado and an A.S. in Graphic Design from Tampa Technical Institute. Shelley was drawn to art during childhood and has been an artist for 38 years. Realistic, fanciful or serious, Shelley creates a wide range of emotions which come through in her art. She utilizes bright colors with a dramatic backdrop of black. She never lets convention stop her expression and inspiration. In summary, Shelly's art brings out joy in the beholder. Learn more about Shelley and her art at www.shelleyoverton.com

Plan to meet Shelley at a Meet the Artist event at Southwest Library, 7255 Della Drive, Orlando, FL 32819 on Thursday, July 28 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

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