Thursday, April 20, 2017

FOL Program - Russell Romanella - October 23; 2:00pm

NASA - Exploration for Our Future
Mr. Romanella explores the current human and robotic exploration missions within NASA, where we are and where we are heading now that the space
shuttle is retired. Mr. Romanella will discuss the role of the space station program and exploration of
the solar system and beyond including Mars,
Saturn, the asteroid belt, and NASA’s plan to
return to the Moon and on to Mars.

Mr. Romanella joined NASA in 1982 as a co-op student while attending Florida State University where he received his degree in Mathematics and Computer Science, and now has more than 30 years of NASA experience. He has had many leadership positions at the Kennedy Space Center, including International Space Station and Spacecraft Processing Director, Associate Director for Engineering and Technical, and most recently Director of Safety and Mission Assurance. Mr. Romanella’s experience includes Space Shuttle processing, the International Space Station, and NASA’s Exploration program.  Don’t miss this exciting, out-of-this-world program!

FOL President's Corner

Greetings Friends! I hope you are enjoying our long, hot summer. The various Ormond Beach Library Summer programs for Children and Teen Summer have once again met with great success. Thank you, Kathleen and Susan! These programs featured reading, cartooning, magic, crafts, art, dance, science and more… all funded by the Friends.

On behalf of the Ormond Beach Friends, I invite you to attend the Friends’ Programs scheduled October through May. Joanie Krueger has worked all summer pulling together a blockbuster line up of performers, presenters, and authors! Check your FOL Newsletters and the FOL Bulletin Board for dates and times.

Carol Johnson, our former President, and I recently coordinated and hosted a Volusia County Council of FOL. Presidents from most of the county Friends groups met and we discussed the role of the FOL, shared projects that have had the greatest impact, learned ways to increase FOL membership, as well as a few interesting ways we can help each other. We look forward to future meetings.

Are you aware of the monthly publication called BookPage? If not, check it out on their website, or you can pick up a copy at the library Reference Desk. BookPage is a book review publication designed for avid readers and serves as a broad-based selection guide to the best new books published every month. The Friends provide complimentary copies to our friends and patrons. You can also sign up to receive emails of their Top Ten. See you around the library.

Tell Me About the FOL Book Sale Room!

Our Book Sale Room is the glass-enclosed room behind the Information Desk, and is open during regular library hours. The inventory changes daily with the arrival of new donations. We think you’ll find just what you’ve been looking for at a very affordable price!

We accept donations of books and other materials in good condition throughout the year, and make them available in our Book Sale Room every day. We offer books, CDs, DVDs and magazines for 25 cents to $3. All proceeds support library programs, so be sure to visit the Book Sale Room regularly and check out our new additions.

The Friends just wrapped up another fantastic Buy-One-Get-One 2-day August Book Sale in the Auditorium. Visitors found plenty of best sellers, fiction, hard to find books, cookbooks, magazines, children’s books, DVDs, CDs and VHS tapes at great prices. As always, members of the Friends of the Ormond Beach Library were able to shop 15 minutes early each day. All Book Sales are sponsored by the Friends of the Ormond Beach Library.

Movies in September

The Friends group is thrilled to cover the cost for the license needed to provide public screenings of feature films. Here is the September schedule:

       Memorable Movie – Tuesday, Sept. 5        Memphis Belle            Meeting Room 4 at 2 pm

       First Thursday Flick – Thursday, Sept. 7   Going in Style                Auditorium at  2 pm

       Foreign Film – Tuesday, Sept. 19           Under the Same Moon   Meeting Room 4 at 2 pm

       Book to Movie  – Tuesday, Sept. 26      The Razor’s Edge            Meeting Room 4 at 2 pm
Movies are shown the first Thursday and every Tuesday [except the second Tuesday] of each month. The 1st Tuesday is a Memorable Movie, 3rd Tuesday is a Foreign Film, 4th Tuesday is a Book Made into a Movie, and if there is a 5th Tuesday we show a documentary -  A Too Good to be True film.

Why Be a Friend of the OB Library?

As the City of Ormond Beach population grows, so does the need for library materials, resources, programs and services. The mission of our Friends group is to support the Ormond Beach Library through fundraising, advocacy and volunteerism. We coordinate and staff the seasonal book sales and the Book Sale Room. We support the library’s children’s and teen programs, computer classes,  film series, speaker presentations and musical performances, sponsor the volunteer luncheon, help fund purchases of library furnishings, equipment and materials, stock the Free Seed Library and provide complimentary copies of the BookPage -- just a few of the things we do.

If you are interested in joining us, you’ll enjoy a few membership benefits, and we welcome you enthusiastically! You can be a one-time donor, a contributing member and a volunteer. You’ll find our brochures in tabletop stands around the library... on the circulation/checkout table, by the magazines, and in our Book Sale Room. We are a charitable, nonprofit organization, so your contribution is tax deductible.

We encourage you to join our active and growing group! Questions? Call 386-676-4191, option 4, or email us at We appreciate your interest, support and involvement.