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October - December 2011     VOLUME 15 ISSUE 4
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Bookmarks from the W. T. Bland Public Library

Stephanie Haimes, Library Director

CONSTRUCTION CONTINUES… dust is flying as our new additions grow before your eyes. We now have a new front entrance – a double set of sliding glass doors on the Donnelly Street side. By the time you get this newsletter, everyone will have to use the front entrance for several months. Also, you will have to enter the Library’s parking lot form the Library Loop Road – follow the signs. We will be down to one book drop which will be moved closer to Donnelly Street. Starting the week of September 12, the covered walk way (parking lot side) will be torn down and a new entrance and new community room will be built. This means all library patrons and library staff & volunteers will have to use the front entrance. There will be temporary parking along the driveway into the library parking lot – the pond side. Look for the temporary parking signs and other directional signs.

Books and Cooks Cook Book Sale – Our Friends of the Library are at it again. There will be a special one day cook book sale at the Library on Saturday, October 22 from 9:00am to 3:00pm. There will be several thousand cookbooks so there will sure to be something for everyone. There will be cooking demonstrations and talks by Slow Food’s Dawn Viola, local food columnist and cookbook author Valerie hart, Stephanie Clunn of Living Towers Farm and Orlando Sentinel Food Editor Heather McPherson. A trade display area will include EdibleOrlando, Slow Food Orlando. Long & Scoot Farms, Monterey Mushroom, Lake Meadows Naturals, Deep Creek Ranch, Latitude Foods, Umatilla honey purveyors, Tropical Blossom Honey, Uncle Matt’s Organic, the Lake County Extension Office and more. To round out the day, there will be a food lover’s basket and gift raffle. There will also be a pie baking contest from Noon to 2:00pm. Bring a home baked pie at Noon – gourmet gift basket for best overall pie. All monies raised by the Friends of the Library to benefit the W. T. Bland Public Library and ultimately its patrons.

CLEAN YOUR PERSONAL BOOK SHELVES AND DONATE: There is still time to donate your cookbooks for this sale but don’t forget we will take your books, video tapes, music CDs, DVDs, magazines, records, puzzles, etc.

E-Books Are Here – just think no more overdue books or late fees. You can also save gas by downloading e-books from your home computer. All you will need is your Lake County Library card and your pin (personal identification number). Then just browse the library’s website, check out with your Lake County library card, and download to PC, Mac®, and many mobile devices with the free software provided. This new service, powered by OverDrive, is free for patrons with a Lake County Library card. Books can be enjoyed immediately at your computer or transferred to a variety of devices including the Nook, Sony® Reader™, and many others. This service is not currently available for the Amazon Kindle. To read E-books, users will need Adobe® Digital Editions and mobile devices will also need the appropriate mobile application. Patrons will not be able to download eBooks to the public computers in the libraries but may use their WiFi enabled laptops or mobile devices.
Library Activities: Even though we are under construction, our normal programs are on-going and we are always adding new programs to our line-up. Stop by the Library and see our growth and pick up our calendar of events

Halloween Fun Festival – Saturday, October 29 from 3:00pm – 6:30pm – on the front lawn of the Library. Please join us for some ghoulish games, freaky fun, frightening food, batty balloon art, fantasy face painting and a haunted hayride! Bring a flashlight for our annual Egg Haunt starting at 6:00pm. All activities are free