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January - March 2012     Volume: 16 Issue: 1
The Garden Bower
The 2012 Festival of Reading marketing campaign includes an in-library promotion featuring a beautiful garden bower. You be the judge!
2012 Bookmark Design Contest
The Lake County Library System is proud to announce the 13th annual Bookmark Design Contest for Lake County K-12 students and adults. This year’s theme is “In the Reading Garden” to compliment the theme of our Festival of Reading.
Call for Entries for Lady Lake Local Authors' Day
The Lady Lake Public Library has issued a call for entries for a spring book fair which will feature authors from Lake, Marion and Sumter counties.
Deborah Crombie
In the Garden with Edgar and Macavity award winning novelist whose Dreaming of the Bones, with Detective Superintendent Duncan Kincaid was voted by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association as one of the hundred best mysteries of the century.
Charles Todd
This award winning mother-and-son writing team are best known for a series of thirteen novels, set in post World War I England. The Independent Mystery Booksellers Association named A Test of Wills one of the 100 favorite mysteries of the 20th Century.
Vivian Shipley
Vivian Shipley a two-time recipient of the Paterson Award for Sustained Literary Achievement, and two of her books—Gleanings: Old Poems, New Poems and When There Is No Shore—were nominated for the Pulitzer Prize.
J. Gabriel Gates
Welcome to the future of literary horror. Gates has appeared in a dozen national TV commercials and penned several screenplays while laying the groundwork for his career as a novelist.
C. S. Challinor
Authors are sometimes compared to Dame Agatha but, in my opinion, few of their books have those characteristics and—more important—the overall feel of hers. Christmas is Murder does." - Cozy Library
Robert N. Macomber
Mr. Macomber is the author of the acclaimed Honor Series of naval novels, with fans (who call themselves "Wakians"---after his main character, Peter Wake) across North America and Europe.
Monica Moran Brandeis
A Featured Plant from Ms. Brandeis column, Coleus hybrids are actually tropical perennials often grown all over the country as annuals, mostly for their brilliantly colored foliage.
Vic DiGenti
“Windrusher's fans are special. You live in large, bustling cities and quiet rural communities. You may be younger or not so young. But you do have something in common, besides following each of Windrusher's adventures. You all love your cats."
Bob Grenier
"In 1875, wealthy attorney and newspaperman Maj. Alexander St. Clair Abrams and his wife, Joanna, journeyed north from their home in Orlando to a bridge of land weaving through a chain of beautiful lakes. It was here, in the heart of the state, where Major St. Clair Abrams envisioned a town that would someday be the seat of a new county.
Nadine Foley
Florida's easily worked sandy soils make vegetable gardening a pleasure. Festival of Reading Garden program will cover unique landscapes using Florida native plants.
Rick Tonyan
Guns of the Palmetto Plains, "... as historically accurate as anything Zane Grey or a Louis L’Amour wrote," --Tampa Tribune.
Meet Author Irene Ziegler
Do you love mysteries set in central Florida?
Finding a Good Book
Where do you find your next read? Do you look at the New York Times bestsellers list every week? Do you get ideas for your next read from NPR or People Magazine?
Local organizations support Adult Literacy
The Lake County Library System Adult Literacy Program is proud to partner with these groups!
Lake County Library System Long Range Plan
The Lake County Library System has developed a long-range plan covering 2011-2012 through 2015-2016.
An Easy Resolution
the new year is here With this my resolution Is now completed
Florida Library Snapshot Day
Lake County Library System libraries participated in “Snapshot: A Day in the Life of Florida Libraries” during the week of November 5, 2011. This year’s theme, “Get Caught Reading”, tells the story of the library’s value to the community.
Carol Anderson Wins Scholarship Award
Carol Anderson, Adult Services Supervisor at the Leesburg Public Library, is the 2011 recipient of the Charlotte Freels Duvall/FSGS Scholarship Award for genealogy librarianship.
Computer Classes at Howey
Four Beginner Computer Classes will be offered at the Marianne Beck Memorial Library in beautiful Howey-in-the-Hills in January.
Did you get an eReader for Christmas?
The Lake County Library System now provides downloadable eBooks through Overdrive Digital Media.
Minneola Library Winter Happenings!
We will be offering some brand new programs for adults and children this winter. We hope that you will join us.
East Lake Library Happenings!
This year the festivities will be on Saturday March 31, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be plenty of good music, food and fun for the whole family.
Cooper Library Staff Welcomes Beth Lucas
Lake County Library System staff is honored that Beth Lucas is joining us as the new Head of Reference at Cooper Memorial Library
Marion Baysinger News
The Marion Baysinger library will be offering three special adult programs in January and March.
 Teen News
2012 we welcome you with an overload of events emerging in the coming spring as well as a BRAND NEW addition to the TeenLib family! Mad ‘LIVE’ Arts, covering the theatre happenings in Lake County.

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