Fantastic Florida - 6th Annual Festival of Reading - March 25-28, 2009

The Lake County Library System Festival of Reading presents the highest quality literary and cultural events and activities to encourage the love of reading and to promote the programs and services of the libraries. The program connects readers and writers in a way that enriches both by providing informative and entertaining programs to the community. The 2009 theme was Fantastic Florida. Authors and scholars were invited to speak on Florida history, the environment and fiction. Our nationally recognized writers participated in special events and in our annual fiction writing workshop.

Special Exhibits during the Festival of Reading

Janeen Maason The Art of the Book
February 2 - March 27, 2009
Lake County Historical Museum

Award winning author/illustrator Janeen Mason will be our featured artist for the 2009 Festival of Reading “Fantastic Florida”. This exhibit, “The Art of the Book” is collaboration with the Lake County Historical Museum and the Lake County Library System. The exhibit will run from February 2 through March 27, 2009.

> Learn more about the "The Art of the Book" Exhibit

Art of the Women of Lake County
March 2 to April 4, 2009
W.T. Bland Public Library

Opening Reception
Tuesday, March 3 from 5 to 7 p.m.

W.T. Bland Public Library

24 women from Lake County whose work was juried to hang in a special exhibit at the Deltona Arts and Historical Center. Artists include: Evelyn Albanese; Dorothy Blondin; Kathy Bowden; Joyce Brady; Diane Brannon; Jean Briggs; Alice Dressler; Charlene Edwards; Michelle K. Hall; Lynne Herrick; Jeanine Jones; Jennifer Kirton; Carol Lucas; Eiko Magner; Donna Miller; Susan Mulholland; Jennie Myers; Barbara Perry; Marlene Timensberger; Kathleen Ryan; Linda Spencer; Marion Strahle; Barbary Vey; and Marty Yokowonis. A variety of styles will be represented making for an interesting show, something for everybody.