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January - March 2013     Volume: 17 Issue: 1
The Civil War in Florida
Award winning author Robert Macomber will present a series of three programs during the BookFest describing Florida's involvement in the Civil War.
Presidents in Florida
Dr. James C Clark will present two programs on how U.S. Presidents have played a major role in shaping Florida, whether waging wars, protecting the environment, seeking votes, or just drawing media attention to the state's attractions.
Poetry Day
Poetry Day will be held on Thursday, March 14th in the W.T. Bland Public Library
New Books from Wendy Corsi Staub, Alison Gaylin and Mary Anna Evans
New Book Releases, with Wendy Corsi Staub, Alison Gaylin and Mary Anna Evans will be held Friday, March 15 in the Leesburg Public Library
Celebrate Art
Works from award winning photographer John Moran and celebrated artist Catherine Stockwell will be featured at the BookFest.
The Florida Crackers
Lake BookFest will feature two of Lake County’s colorful and popular Cracker authors, William H. Good and Bob Lovell.
Viva Libros Poetry Contest
Special guest judge, Pulitzer Prize nominee Vivian Shipley will select 18 winners. These poets will be invited to attend a special private workshop with Ms. Shipley.
Wild Places in Florida
PBS Award winning writer and documentary filmmaker, Bill Belleville, will appear in Astor.
The St. Augustine Trilogy
Author Doug Dillon will discuss his tantalizing paranormal tales from America’s oldest and most haunted city
Young Adult Literature
A special feature of the young adult program this year is the 'school visits project', which will send authors Ryan Van Cleave and Christopher Tosier to local schools where they will participate in discussions, readings and conversations.
The Man with the Fish on His Foot
On Tuesday, March 12th award winning author Bob Morris will be featured in an event to honor the 15 Friends of the Library groups.
Viva Florida 500 Speakers and Programs
Dr. Jason Moser, Julie England,Jules Turcsanyi, Bob Grenier special guest speakers to showcase Florida's rich heritage and diverse cultural history.
Writing Workshops
First class writing workshops with featured authors Vivian Shipley, Mary Anna Evans, Wendy Corsi Staub and Alison Gaylin on Saturday, March 16 at the W.T. Bland Public Library.
2013 Bookmark Design Contest
All students (K-12) and adults in Lake County are encouraged to enter as many times as they wish.
Photography Contest Celebrates Creativity
This year’s theme will be Viva Libros! to support the 10th annual Lake County BookFest. Original photo entries are now being accepted at all LCLS libraries.
2nd Annual South Lake Green Festival
The event will be held on Saturday, February 16 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the lawn of the Cooper Memorial Library in Clermont.
Lake County Welcomes Paul Alford
The new Library Services Manager comes to us from Hernando County.
The 9th Annual Bluegrass Festival
We are proud to feature Blackwater Creek Bluegrass Band, Makin' Time and author Captain Bill Good.
Tim Dorsey, Welcome to Paradise!
Tim will appear on his national tour on Wednesday, March 6th, at 6:30 p.m. in the Leesburg Public Library and again on Thursday, March 7th, at 2 p.m. in the W.T. Bland Public Library
Local Authors Enjoy Writing Workshop
Now that you've decided to write a book, or have already written it . . .
Just getting started with your genealogy? There are no dumb question!
Opportunities to Improve Your Health and Wealth in 2013
Resolving to make changes in the coming year to improve your health or finances?
Dig Into Reading Game
Kids can win prizes just for reading!
Expand Your Horizons: Try Something New
Cooper Memorial Library is hosting yet another great new year of programming, with fantastic events to capture everyone’s tastes and interests.
Calling Me Home: Gram Parsons and the Roots of Country Rock
The Cooper Memorial Library will present award-winning reporter and author Bob Kealing with Lake County’s Connection to a Florida Music Legend, Gram Parsons on Saturday, January 19th, 2013 from 11a.m.—1p.m. in Room 108.
Lincolns to Visit Leesburg!
President Abraham Lincoln and Mrs. Mary Todd Lincoln will appear at the Leesburg Public Library on Saturday, February 9, 2013
Helen Lehmann Memorial Library
Our January Calendar of Events is preparing us for the New Year.
Snapshot Day 2013: A Day in the Life of Florida Libraries
Join Us In Promoting Florida's Libraries! Save the Date: January 30th, 2013!
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