Wednesday, July 23, 2014

FOL Programs for September and October

FOL programs will take a break during the summer and begin again in the Fall.  Here is a preview of “Future Attractions” lined up for you!

Tuesday, September 9 - Actress Linda Gray Kelley will be returning to the Auditorium to present the second part of her award-winning play, “Women of the Bible: The Good Girls and the Bad Girls.” Ms. Kelley not only performs “Women of the Bible” but she wrote it as well. She fashioned the play as a contemporary piece with the goal of reaching her audience with the stories of how these Bible women lived their lives.   Expect laughter and costume changes along with new material in a performance by this talented actress.  

Wednesday, October 1 – Florida’s singer, song writer and storyteller, Bob Patterson, will perform.  Patterson is the recipient of the 2011 Mother Earth and Fellow Man Award in recognition for his gifts to folk culture.

These programs are at 2:00pm in the Auditorium.  Details of these and other programs will be in the Fall Newsletters and on-line.
~Ron and Alice Howell
Program Chairpersons

Monday, May 19, 2014

Great Gift Ideas

As part of the effort to fund programs and activities at our Ormond Beach Library, the Friends make available some great gifts.  These gifts are ideal for celebrating a graduation, birthday, wedding, anniversary and other special occasions!

·      Engraved Brass Shelf Plates – Place a personalized message on a shelf plate to honor or memorialize a friend or family member or event.  A plate can be created and placed in a location of your choice for a minimum donation of $25.

Applications and instructions are available at the Information Desk.

·      Historic Ormond Photos – These unique photos make a lovely gift and are on display in front of the Circulation Desk.  The numbered photos on the walls of the library provide a glimpse of early Ormond.  Unframed 8x10 photos are $15 and unframed 16x20 photos can be special ordered for $65.  

A staff member at the Circulation Desk will be glad to help you with your purchase.
~Carla Topper

Shelf Plate & Historic Photo Chair

Book Sale Room Update

Saturday, July 19, from 9:45am - 3:00pm is the FOL Book Sale in the Book Sale Room. Be sure and come and get some great buys.  

This is a Buy Two and Get One Free event. As a Friend of the Library, you can always receive a 10% discount on your purchases!

Expect some changes in the Book Sale Room!  We are adding more shelving space in the sale room and in the next months, we plan to sort books by category…helping our patrons as they search for a specific book or author.

We welcome three new volunteers to the Book Sale Room - Shirley Liberman, Patrick Rossi and Joanie Krueger.  Thanks for your help!   
~Shirley Johnston
Book Sale Room Chairperson

Welcome New FOL Board Member, Joan Krueger!

The FOL Board is pleased to welcome our new Director, Joan Krueger. Joan recently moved to the area from Pompano Beach, where she served on the FOL Board at the NW Broward College Library.  She is an active volunteer in our Children’s Department and Book Sale Room.  Welcome, Joan! 
~Carol Johnson

FOL President

Thursday, February 20, 2014

President's Corner

Dear Friends – all 265 of you:

At this time of year we like to tell our members something about what the Friends of the Library have been up to for the past year. Your membership dues and donations have helped us to help the library in so many ways.  Here are just some examples:  Books, many of them Large Print (Ormond Beach Library now has the biggest collection in the county), A/V and computer lab equipment, underwrite movie license fees. We also added a stage and lighting equipment to the auditorium, and presented a variety of great programs.

Guest speaker for our May 12 annual meeting was Eric Dusenbery, photographer and storyteller, and author of “Florida Soup,” an affectionate look at Florida history via crops, farmers and cooking (including recipes).  Other programs (too many to list here) ranged from Dave Ehlert's Elvis tribute to Joe Weigand's portrayal of Teddy Roosevelt, and classical guitarist Peter Fletcher – all wonderful. We hope you'll add our upcoming programs to your calendar as well. (Programs are listed inside this newsletter.)

Jerry Brandon, who was president of the Friends board for more than 10 years, deserves a special shout-out. He has continued to be a major asset, always generous with advice and help. Many thanks, Jerry!

Our ever-popular Book Sales are back: A Midsummer Madness sale is scheduled for July 19.  The sale begins at 10 AM, and card-carrying members can enter at 9:45.  But take the opportunity to drop by the book sale room any time you're in the library.  Great selection, the prices can't be beat – and you'll notice new shelves, spin racks and improved organization.  Grab a seat in one of the cozy wicker chairs in “Barb's Corner,” and relax with a good book!

As Friends we are proud to support our great library which touches our community in so many ways - book and video circulation , free use of computers and wi-fi (and computer training), films and book clubs, creative craft workshops, and activities for children and young adults.
See you at the library

Children's and Teen Programs

Children’s Summer Program Theme – "Fizz, Boom, Read!"
Mondays “Fun & Fit Kids.” 3 – 8 years.
June 9, 16, 23 and July 7, 14, 21, 28.
Fun fitness program. 2:00 - 2:30pm in the Auditorium
Tuesdays - Summer Storytime. 18 months - 6 years.  June 10, 17, 24 and July 8, 15, 22, 29.  10:30am in the Auditorium.
Crafty Kids. All ages; young children need to bring a grown-up to assist them. June 10, 17, 24, July 8, 15, 22, 29. 2:00-3:00pm in the Children’s Section.  
Wednesdays - Mother Goose on the Loose Baby Storytime.  0-18 month. June 11, 18, 25 and July 9, 16, 23, 30. 11:00am in the Children’s Section Book Nook
Thursdays - Fizz, Boom, Read” - Summer Kids Discover program.  K-5th  Grades.  June 12, 19, 26 and July 10, 17, 24, 31.  3:30pm in the Auditorium. Includes Special guests, science exploration, special events….lots of fun!
Fridays - Advanced Quilting for Kids. 10 years & up who have taken the library quilting class in a previous year. June 13, 20, 27, July 11, 18, 25, and August 1, 8.  12:30-2pm in the Auditorium. Pre-registration is required.

Teens Summer Program Theme – “Spark a Reaction”
 June 18 - Danger Lab. 2:00pm. Are you a mad scientist? Spark a reaction while experimenting in the “Labrary”!
June 25 - Transformers Movie Marathon. 12:00 - 4:30pm.  Watch Transformers movies, create robot cell phone covers, and celebrate
the new Transformers 4 movie on June 27 in theaters.
July 9 - Sprinkles, Sprinkles, Sprinkles Galore! 2:00pm. Love sprinkles! Create sprinkle art and eat the rainbow confections you design!
July 16 - Candy Experiments. 2:00pm. So, you think candy is just a sugary snack? Think again! Experiment with various candies and eat some, too!
July 23 - Iron Man Movie Marathon. 12:00 - 4:30pm. Watch Iron Man movies and make your own polymer clay robot pendant!
July 30 - It’s Hot, Hot, Hot! 2:00pm.  Make flaming hot crafts and tantalize your tongue with flaring hot food!
~Susan Perry
Children’s Librarian