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December 10, 2012

Southwest Book Club Meets December 18

Join the Southwest Book Club this month at their annual Love of Reading celebration. No selection to read this month. Instead, celebrate your joy of reading with others by sharing one of your favorite books. Relax, enjoy refreshments, and door prizes too!

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


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December 6, 2012

December Art Exhibit at the Southwest Library

The Southwest Library is proud to unveil its December art exhibit, The Light Fantastic. This unique exhibit features the breathtaking photography of JJ Dennis along with the stunning origami/kirigami creations of Al Aki. The Light Fantastic is located in the lobby display and will run through the end of December.


JJ Dennis is a local freelance writer and photographer, specializing in digital photography/manipulation and iphone/ipadography. The photos in The Light Fantastic were taken with a Nikon D70 digital camera using an 18mm-70mm lens and an iPhone 4 using the Camera+ app.


Al Aki is a local origami artist/expert as well as an actor and voiceover artist. Al is also a Japanese storyteller at Walt Disney World. The pieces in The Light Fantastic are a combination of origami (the ancient art of paper folding) and kirigami (a variation of origami that includes paper folding and cutting to create beautiful designs).

If you are interested in finding out more information about the art or the artists, call 407.835.7323 or email southwest at ocls dot info. JJ Dennis accepts emails at jjdennis13 at gmail dot com or through www.spiritink.blogspot.com. Al Aki may be contacted at akial2003 at yahoo dot com or through www.origamiland.com.