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Healthy Living Month @ Your Library

Don't stress out about the holidays, be good to yourself, learn to live healthy.

Join the Volusia County Library for a variety of exciting, informative and fun programs about health, stress, foods and exercise.

Click here for a list of programs and Be Healthy!

The Aging Eye

Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 2 pm at the Port Orange Library

Is it just age, or do I have an eye condition? Julienne Messmer from the Center for the Visually Impaired will discuss such issues as: Understanding the aging eye. What are the symptoms of various eye conditions? How do they impact our functional vision? What can be done to remain independent when one loses vision?

For more information call 386-322-5152, option 4.

Meditation for a Happier You

Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 6 pm at the DeLand Library

Can meditation make you happier, healthier and smarter? Researchers are finding evidence of meditation's beneficial effects on the brain. Meditation allows you to increase your happiness and helps calm the mind’s constant chatter. It strengthens your mindfulness, which in turn enhances all aspects of your life. Join Mark Young, Ph.D, who has been meditating for over 40 years, for this engaging and powerful workshop. 

For more information call 386-822-6430, option 4.


Friday, October 31, 2014 at 2 pm at the Ormond Beach Library

"Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary......"

A little POEtry reading, a little trivia, and a little fun with Irene as she shares information about one of her favorite POEts, macabre mystery writer, Edgar Allan POE. Poe is generally considered the inventor of the detective fiction genre.

For more information call 386-676-4191, option 4.

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Medicare information

Monday, November 3, 2014 at 10 am and Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 10 am at the Edgewater Library

The Edgewater Public Library will host two informational programs that will help seniors understand and evaluate their Medicare options. The first is presented by a representative from Atlantic Retirement Solutions and the second is presented by Debora Schmeltz from MarketPoint at Humana. Reservations are requested.

To make a reservation or for more information call 386-424-2916.

Fabric gift wrapping (adults)

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 10:30 am at the Ormond Beach Library

Do you have leftover fabric pieces at home? Use them to wrap your presents this holiday season. Fabric wrapping paper is eco-friendly and beautiful. Please bring fabric scissors, a ruler, small boxes, and bottles.

Call 386-676-4191, option 4 to reserve your spot, or for more information.

Newspaper Activity Day (teens)

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 3 pm at the Port Orange Library

Join us for fun newspaper activities and games! Activities include a newspaper fashion show, newspaper towers, and newspaper pass the parcel. Prizes will be awarded for game winners. For ages 11-17.

For more information call 322-5152, option 5.

Patrick D. Smith's Florida

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 5:30 pm at the DeLand Library

The award-winning author’s son, Rick Smith, a professional media producer and avid fan of his father’s work, will be presenting a high energy, multimedia experience about his famous father, his life, and the experiences that led him to write his books. Rick’s show combines his own quirky brand of humor and storytelling with videos, family photos, music, sound and visual effect to bring Patrick D. Smith’s colorful life into focus.

In 2002 Patrick D. Smith, author of seven novels and two nonfiction works (one as co-author), was the recipient of the Florida Historical Society's Fay Schweim Award as the "Greatest Living Floridian." The one-time-only award was established to honor the one individual who has contributed the most to Florida in recent history. In June 2013, Smith was selected as one of the Great Floridians. Governor Rick Scott and his wife personally came to his home to give him this award. Patrick Smith passed away on January 26, 2014.

For more information call 386-822-6430, option 4.

Sponsored by the Friends of DeLand Public Library and VCPL.

Listen to the music of Rammer

Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 2 pm at the New Smyrna Beach Library

Rammer, playing as a 2 piece band, is native to New Smyrna Beach. Their sound includes many Sublime covers, as well as country, Hank Williams Jr. and reggae. Join us for an afternoon of great music!

For more information call 386-424-2910, option 4.

Veterans Expo

Monday, November 10, 2014 from 10 am to 12 noon at the Edgewater Library

Veterans can learn about local services during a free Veterans Expo. Participating organizations will include Volusia/Flagler Career Source, Amvets Post 2, VFW Post 4250 and Halifax Health Hospice. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information, call the library at 386-424-2916.

What is all the hoopla about?

Begin enjoying thousands of audiobook, music album and movie titles – from major Hollywood studios, record companies and publishers – available to borrow for instant streaming or temporary downloading to smartphones, tablets and computers. hoopla digital is offered via browser, Android and iOS and requires only a library card and pin code to access. Click here to access!

eReader Help Desk

Did you know you can download free library e-books, audio books, music and magazines onto your e-reader or tablet? The eReader Help Desk at the Deltona Regional Library can show you how to take full advantage of these free services.  A valid Volusia County Public Library card, in good standing, is required for downloadable media services.

Half-hour, personalized sessions are available Mondays through Thursdays
by appointment at the Deltona Library.

Schedule your appointment by stopping by the library's information desk
or calling 386-789-7207, ext. 21014.


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