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January - March 2015     Volume 19 Issue 1
2015 BookFest Dreams and Nightmares
The Lake County Library System’s 12th annual Lake BookFest, will feature authors of fantasy and science fiction March 12 - 14, 2015.
BookFest Authors
Award winning authors of urban fantasy, paranormal and science fiction!
Out of this World Guests
Meet favorite characters from Star Trek, Star Wars and Doctor Who as well as graphic artist Joe Luby.
2015 Bookmark Design Contest
This year’s theme will be Dreams and Nightmares, where imaginary worlds and magical creatures are common. All students and adults in Lake County are encouraged to enter.
Short Story Contest
Writers One Flight Up is sponsoring a Short Story Contest as part of the 2015 BookFest.
Dreams & Nightmares ~ A Pajama Party
The Minneola Schoolhouse Library will be hosting this special event on Thursday, March 12 at 4:30 p.m.
Get bound up in murder in the first Lighthouse Library mystery!
Book or By Crook, the first in the Lighthouse Library mysteries by author Eva Gates will be introduced on February 25th in the Lady Lake Public Library at 10 a.m. and the W. T. Bland Public Library at 2 p.m.
Register now for the 2015 Reading Romance Expo
The event to be held in the W. T. Bland Public Library on Valentine's Day has been rescheduled for August 15th.
Shark Skin Suite
Lake County librarians proudly assisted Tim with some research for Serge's latest adventure.
2015 Teen Video Challenge
The teen video contest offers teens the opportunity to make videos that encourage the use of public libraries and promote reading.
Register Now for Free U.S. Citizenship Class
In this free 5-week class, students can receive help filling out the government application, learn about U.S. history and civics, and practice for their interviews.
Literacy Tutors Enjoy Holiday Cookie Exchange
Volunteer tutors recently shared holiday traditions with learners enrolled in the Adult Literacy Program.
Computer Tips and Tricks
Start the New Year by taking a few moments to prepare your computer for the months ahead.
February Events
Travel the world with your library card!
Weekly Youth Events at Leesburg
Every week tots, kids, tweens and teens can find something fun at the Library!
New Year, New You!
Making a New Year's Resolution is easy; keeping your resolution is hard. Whether your goal is to lose weight, save money, learn a new hobby or language, or just get out more, the Leesburg Public Library is here to help.
History & Heritage at the Leesburg Public Library
Celebrate history with entertaining and informative free programs at the library.
Beginning Genealogy Classes
Join us for hands-on practice using online family history resources.
Upcoming Programs and Events
Another great season of programming, with fabulous events to capture everyone’s tastes and interests.
W. T. Bland Programs
Programming for January and February, 2015.
Learn to Play the Guitar at Astor
Acoustic guitar training is now available at the Astor County Library.
Put Pain in Its Place Program at Astor
Julie England will be bringing a special program to the Astor County Library.
Paisley Happenings
Paisley Library Events
Cagan's Loyal Casio T275
After 8 years of loyal service and fiduciary responsibility, Cagan’s Casio T275 cash register paid the debt we all must pay.
Bringing the Outside Into the Library
Bringing the outside into the library is exactly what author, singer, and songwriter, Sharon E. Allen did with a reading of her acclaimed children’s book Outside Today.
Welcome Chase Stroud
Chase comes to Lake County all the way from Tucson, Arizona where he started work on his MLS at the University of Arizona.
January iPad Classes
Classes will be January 8, 15, 22, and 29 at 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm.
Additional Hours @ Minneola Schoolhouse Library
The Minneola Schoolhouse Library will increase hours beginning the week of January 5th. Fridays the library will be open 9:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
East Lake Happenings!
The staff of East Lake Library hope you and your family had a pleasant holiday season.
iPad Basics
Have a brand new iPad? Charge it up and let's begin in the Leesburg Public Library!
Literary Arts Festival
Storytellers and local authors on March 14th and 15th.
Christmas program in Groveland
As always the Marion Baysinger Library has hosted a wonderful Christmas program for families, where Santa was a huge hit!
Lady Lake Welcomes Alyssa Herman
Aly, as she likes to be called, comes to Lady Lake with almost ten years of library experience.
Winter Homeschool Programs at Leesburg
Clubs, classes and creative learning @ the library.
New Monthly Programs @ Minneola Schoolhouse Library
Monthly extravaganzas to be held the first Monday of every month in Minneola.
Exceptional Programs in Lady Lake
Lady Lake Public Library is hosting another great season of programming.
Winter Used Book & Paperback Sale
The sale, sponsored by the Friends of the Library will be held Saturday, January 31 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Get with the program!
Chef Warren, African Storytelling, Spanish Language Club and many more this winter!
Artist Exhibit at the Fruitland Park Library
The Fruitland Park Historical Society and the Friends of the Fruitland Park Library are proud to host “An Exhibit by artist Virgil Bell” through March, 2015.

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