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April - June 2013     Volume: 17 Issue: 2
East Lake County Library's 11th Annual Poetry Contest
East Lake County Library's 11th Annual Poetry Contest celebrates April as National Poetry Month.
¡Viva Libros!
The 2013 BookFest, Viva Libros featured 40 separate events and 20 best-selling authors and speakers with an attendance of approximately 2,800 people.
Kudos to the BookFest Sponsors
On behalf of the entire Lake County Library System, we thank our incredible sponsors for their support of the 2013 BookFest, ¡Viva Libros!
2013 Viva Libros! BookFest Poetry Contest Awards
A special poetry event was held this year as part of the 2013 Lake County BookFest which offered local writers the opportunity of being reviewed by Pulitzer Prize nominee Vivian Shipley.
Bookmark Design and Photography Winners Announced
The winning bookmark designs and photographs are available and printable from the library system’s web site.
Local Authors in Lady Lake
Local Authors’ Day will be held in the lobby of the Lady Lake Public Library on Saturday, April 13th, from 9:00am until 12 noon.
Free eReader Clinics
Thousands of free eBooks are available through your library
Viva Florida 500
Many of our BookFest programs this year were offered as part of the Viva Florida 500 celebration.
Rachel Montgomery Joins the Library System Staff
Relocating from Indiana, Rachel is a former librarian for Moorseville Public Library in Mooresville, Indiana. Rachel received her Master’s in Library Science from Indiana University and her B.A. from Indiana Wesleyan University.
Poetry Under the Oaks
Come and help us celebrate the 15th anniversary of the W. T. Bland Public Library’s Poetry Under the Oaks – our annual celebration of poetry and poets – on Saturday, April 27 starting at 11 a.m.
Money Smart Week @ Your Library
This is a national initiative between the ALA and the Federal Reserve Bank (Chicago) to provide financial literacy programming.
In a funk? Try steampunk!
Ray guns, dirigibles, corsets, and gears, oh my! While steampunk started as a sub-genre of literature it has grown into an entire sub-culture movement that influences art, music and fashion.
Groundbreaking Reads with Mary Anna Evans
Save the date of Tuesday, June 25th for a very special opportunity to meet and learn from this talented and vivacious author. Mary Anna Evans will present two writing programs at the Leesburg Public Library!
It's Great to Have Friends!
The Friends of the Astor County Library are a very active group dedicated to fundraising efforts and promoting the library in the community.
Upcoming Programs and Events at Cooper Memorial Library
Cooper Memorial Library is hosting another great season of programming, with fabulous events to capture everyone’s tastes and interests.
Join the Palm Writer's Group at the East Lake County Library
Palm Writer's Group Looking for Aspiring Writer's.
East Lake Happenings
A great day of music and entertainment provided by the Blackwater Creek Bluegrass Band and Captain Bill Good.
East Lake County Library Book Club
East Lake Book Club is a book discussion group formed with the idea of sharing book selections with each other in order to expand variety in what one reads.
New discoveries with ELC
All the new and exciting programs for all ages offered here at East Lake County Library.
East Lake County Library Adult Summer Reading Program
This Summer at the East Lake County Library come and be a part of our "Ground Breaking Reads" Adult Reading Program.
Helen Lehmann Memorial Library Events for April
The week of April 14-20th, is National Library Week. Come and support your Library.
Have You Tried Leesburg's New ScanPro 2000?
Friends of the Leesburg Library raised funds in record time to purchase new technology for the Genealogy and Local History Department.
Traditional African Storytelling
All ages are invited to the Leesburg Public Library on Saturday, April 6 at 10 a.m. to experience traditional African storytelling with Dr. Harriet Masembe.
Beginning Genealogy Course
Get started researching your roots!
Groundbreaking Reads at the Leesburg Public Library
Reading is a great summer activity for adults, too! Why should the kids have all the fun?
Crafting Time at the Leesburg Public Library
We listened to your requests, and now we have an adult crafting time every month!
Groveland Digs Into Reading
Readers of all ages will explore all things underground this summer at Marion Baysinger Memorial County Library’s summer program.
Spring Happenings at Paisley Library
Spring is happening at the Paisley County Library. Lots of warm sunshine, and plenty of new books.
Learn Spanish at Tavares Public Library.
Speak basic Spanish in 12 weeks!
Dig into Reading Under the Surface with Groundbreaking Reads
There is something for everyone at the City of Tavares Public Library Summer Reading Program for Youth, Teens and Adults!
Orlando Poetry Troupe at the W. T. Bland Public Library
Tuesday, April 23th at 7 p.m. at the Writers’ Cafe you will be treated to a performance by Orlando area poets.
 Kids Corner
The Summer Reading Program will kick-off at the Cooper Memorial Library on Saturday, June 16, 2013 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. All the local south Lake libraries are invited.
Come and meet our new Youth Room staff member Mrs. Liz Curtis as she takes toddlers on a marvelous journey full of stories, music and crafts each Tuesday morning at 11 a.m. in the City of Tavares Public Library Youth Room.
Join us for a Bilingual Storytime (English/Spanish) every Wednesday starting April 3 at 11 a.m.

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