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In Print
Newsletter of The Friends of the Venice Public Library, Inc.
October - November 2014
Friend of the Venice Library Shares Her Love of the Library in
Time for National Friends of Libraries Week
October 19 - 25
In a few short weeks, National Friends of Libraries Week returns to remind us how
important this pillar in our community truly is. From October 19 through 25, the
Friends of the Venice Library will sponsor daily programs for all ages and interests.
Board members will be available throughout the week to share their own experiences as
volunteers and donors. We would love to get to know you and talk to you about getting
involved. Here's FOVL Board Member Willa Baranowski's experience:
I love being a volunteer at the library. The Youth Department is my specialty. My
Tuesday mornings give me an opportunity to make friends with young families and read
stories to the kids. Making new friends is the best part of volunteering. I leave with a
smile on my face and a happy heart.
The summer programs in the youth department attracted 2,787 kids. The Friends
sponsored four of our programs: Fizz Boom Magic, World of Reptiles (real reptiles,
including alligators and turtles), Flag Craft and Music and Fizz Boom Bang Science.
Our Summer Reading Club encouraged hundreds of children to keep up with their
reading. Did you know that a child who reads just 20 minutes a day will read 3,600
minutes a month, adding up to 1,800,000 words a year? A child who starts to read 20
minutes a day in Kindergarten will have read 60 days by 6th-grade graduation. It is
amazing to see the variety of books these kids choose to explore.
The Youth Department programs would not be available without the support of the
Friends and volunteers who help our children and parents every single day. They are our
super heroes. Please join me in thanking them, especially during National Libraries
I am looking forward to the new season of Story Time for the little ones and another year
of FUN AT THE LIBRARY. Hope to see you on Tuesdays...or any day at the Venice
National Friends of Libraries Week
Schedule of special events
June Lee Reninger
Friends 50% off book sale
All week long
Nick Magero
Women on the Go
Monday, October 20 - 2:00 p.m.
Cindy Hicks
Brenda Ward
Flo Bennett
Women on the Go, a support and discussion group for women
who want to travel, meets at Venice Library from 2:00 to 4:00
p.m. usually every third Monday of the month. Members share
travel experiences and give encouragement and help in independent trip planning to others in the group.
The World of International Cinema
Monday, October 20 - 5:00 p.m.
A Royal Affair (Denmark, 2012. Rated R)
Willa Baranowski
Kati Burns
Technology Lessons with Todd
Camille Cline
Tuesday, October 21 &
Catherine Gemma
Thursday, October 23 - 1:30 p.m.
Pam Morris
Clyde Sanders
Stephen Spangler
Barbara Stevens
Personalized half-hour lessons on any subject, including Kindles, iPads, Android Tablets, Windows, Internet, Email, Overdrive, & Facebook. Appointment Required! See the Information
Desk to sign up.
UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardener Plant Clinic
Thursday, October 23 - 10:00 a.m.
Friends of the
Venice Public Library, Inc.
300 Nokomis Avenue South
Venice, FL 34285
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting,
or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Homeowners
can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest
management help from the University of Florida. These sessions
are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS
Extension Sarasota County.
(941) 484-1983
[email protected]
Thursday Evening Film Festival
Thursday, October 23 - 6:00 p.m.
Love Is All You Need with Pierce Brosnan (Rated R)
A Word from our Library Manager
Dear Friends of the Venice Library,
In just over one year, on October 4, 2015, the Venice Library will be celebrating its 50 th
Anniversary! This library was opened on October 4, 1965 in an 8,000 square feet building.
We have grown a little since then. Please stay tuned for all the events leading up to this
Ann Hall
I hope that all of you are aware of the availability of e-books from the Sarasota County
Library Manager
Library system. All you have to have is a library card and an electronic device, such as a
Smartphone, iPad, tablet of any kind and you can download books to read wherever you are.
We now have the added ability to download magazines to these same devices and read when we have a moment.
The new service is called Flipster and at this time there are about 30 magazines included. The list of magazines
available through this service can be found on under “Research Help and More”.
For those of you who want to know what author to read next, there is Novelist plus, under the same heading in
alphabetical order! You type in the author you like and it will give you other authors who write similar stories or
with similar characters. All you have to have is a library card! For more information and also hands-on help, see
any staff member at any library in Sarasota County.
We are constantly adding new services and hope that you take advantage of them.
There is a wonderful season coming up with programs of all sorts. Look at our calendar online or stop in for the
monthly one here at the Venice Library. All those programs are possible because of the generosity of the Friends
of the Venice Library. Thank you!
Genealogically Speaking
It has been a quiet summer in genealogy this year, but we expect business to pick up in the fall.
But, thanks to a number of generous people, we have some new items in the collection to help in
your ancestor hunt. We also have a new face in our genealogy crew. Cindy Smith has joined us
for Monday afternoon duty. So, stop by with your questions or just to say hello.
From Ken Shelin
Melanie Odom
Getting to the Roots of the Family Tree: The Story of a Saxon Family by Elizabeth Tillman
From Janice Crisafalli in memory of Edward R. Golden
Baptemes de la paroisse des Saints-Anges De Lachine 1800-1899
Genealogical Gazetteer of Galicia by Brian Lenius
From the Friends of the Venice Library
American Vital Records from the Gentleman’s Magazine 1731-1868
Some anonymous donations
The Family Tree German Genealogy Guide by James M.Beidler
Genealogies of Early Weston Vermont 1800-1900
Roster of Vermonters who served in the Civil War 1861-1866 prepared under the direction of
Martha T. Rainville the Adjutant General
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Adult Programs
Hello Friends,
Once again the weather is cooler (a bit) and the days are shorter. Hope your summer
was fabulous and, thanks to your support, we’re going to give you a splendid set of adult
programs for the fall and winter season. Many of your favorites are returning and we
Roland Marcotte have a few new acts for you to enjoy. Jim Orville has again chosen the Thursday and
monthly international films all the way through May 2015 and you can find brochures
with the film titles and their details in the library. Amy Mendon will again do a holiday show, this year on
Monday evening, December 22, and we’ll start taking online reservations on November 10. But before that
wonderful event, there are a few shows and lectures and movies that we will present in October and
November. And I’m looking forward to listing them below. So let’s get started.
Jim Orville’s Films
Thursday Evening Film Festival (all shows at 6 p.m.)
October is Discovery Month with 5 films from 2013 that you may have missed:
Promised Land with Matt Damon and John Krasinski. Rated R
Emperor with Tommy Lee Jones portraying Douglas MacArthur
The Guilt Trip with Barbra Streisand and Seth Rogen
Love Is All You Need with Pierce Brosnan and Rated R
Robot and Frank with Frank Langella and Susan Sarandon and a robot
November has three really fast mysteries featuring the husband and wife team of Joel and Garda Sloane
11/6 Fast Company (1938) with Melvyn Douglas and Florence Rice
11/13 Fast and Loose (1939) with Robert Montgomery and Rosalind Russell
11/20 Fast and Furious (1939) with Franchot Tone and Ann Southern
The World of International Cinema (both films to be shown at 5:00 p.m.)
October 20
A Royal Affair (Denmark, 2012) Rated R
November 17 The Taming of the Shrew (England, 1967) with Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton
Friends of the Venice Library
National Friends of Libraries Week
Book Sale
October 20 - 25
Everything in the store
will be 50% off all week
Live Music ♫
October 2, Thursday, 2:00 p.m.: Fall Concert for Viola and Piano
David Pedraza from the Florida east coast treks across the swamps to present another wonderful afternoon
concert. No reservations necessary.
October 16, Thursday, 11:00 a.m.: Venice Musicale presents their first music program of the season.
November has three in a row:
Tuesday, November 18, 6 p.m.: The Jim Wellen Group returns to VPL with American pop standards
and some jazzy versions too. No reservations necessary.
Wednesday, November 19, 2 p.m.: Easy Street, Mark Trichka and Lisa Brande, return with their mix of
pop, Cajun, bluegrass on a variety of instruments.
Thursday, November 20, 11 a.m.: Venice Musicale presents their second program of the season.
About Music
Wednesday, November 12, 1:00 p.m.: Ken’s Comments: Maestro Kenneth Bowermeister will discuss the
upcoming Venice Symphony concerts on the Wednesday one week before the weekend performances.
Healthy Lectures and Workshops
Life After Fifty: Achieving Positive Balance: A Four Week Series on Thursdays, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
November 6: Session 1—Health & Wellness after Fifty
November 13: Session 2—Financial Health & Readiness
November 20: Session 3—Positive Preparation – Navigating Community Resources
December 4: Session 4—Fulfillment after Fifty: Finding Your Mojo
No registration necessary
November 7, Friday, 10:30 a.m.: Where Did I Put my Glasses? Popular health lecturer Jack Swanton from
Coastal Behavioral Healthcare returns with the first of three lectures. The second will be on December 12
and the third will be on February 6.
iPad/iPhone Review with Steve Burnett
Selected Mondays, 10:00-11:30 a.m.: Steve will review the basics of the iPad and iPhone (which are almost
the same). Please check the monthly calendar or ask at the front desk for the dates that Steve will hold a
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Youth & Young Adult News
Fizz Boom Read Summer Program Wrap Up
Over 3600 kids and parents attended many of the 100 programs offered at the library. Tuesdays, we celebrated
science with Turtle Talk and Walk, Magic Show, Reptile Talk, a Science Fair, Shark Talk, Stampapalooza, Drum
Circle and Seashore Talks.
Mondays were Camp and Family Movies at 1:00 p.m. Two camps came by bus and foot to check out books and
cool off with a movie. Kids who read filled out slips each week to be entered into the weekly prize drawing.
Storytime and 40 Carrots Partners in Play provided fun for mobile babies to age 5 on Wednesdays.
Fridays were full of Family Drop-In Fun including LEGOS, Coloring and Board Games.
Craft workshops included Shrinky Dinks, LED Circuitry on a wristband, and family paper crafts.
Fall Youth Programs
Storytime continues on Tuesdays from 10:15-11:00. Join us for stories, songs, crafts, and a lot of fun. Again,
thank you to our Friends for providing all the craft supplies and speakers for an iPad. We usually have over 20
children from mobile babies to age 5 plus parents/guardians. Volunteer, Miss Willa and Librarian, Miss Pat are
busy developing alphabet-themed storytimes to start on Tuesday, September 9th.
40 Carrots Partners in Play is now offering 2 sessions on Wednesdays. Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing
and meaningful play, designed specifically for mobile children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is
a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other
children. Forty Carrots' learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with
trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child
development topics. The meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play.
Class is limited to 12 families. Session I: 10:15-11:00. Tickets are handed out in parking lot prior to library
opening. Session II: 11:30-12:15. Come to the youth services desk after 10:30 to get a ticket.
For Teens -- Anime
Librarian, Miss Pam is busy working with our Anime Group to coordinate meeting times, movies, and crafts. The
Anime Group was started by Theo Rockwell and Pam is continuing the tradition. Don’t be surprised if you see
library teens in Cosplay (from Google define: the practice of dressing up as a character from a movie, book or video
game, especially one from the Japanese genres of manga and anime).
For Teens – Sewing
A new group is starting this fall – a teen sewing group. Potential projects include anime plushies, bean bags and
hopefully Cosplay costumes.
Open Computer Lab
Our computer lab is open on Mondays and Wednesdays for children and teens.
Mondays 3:00-4:30 Youth Ages 6-12
Wednesdays 2:30-4:00 Youth in Grades 6, 7, and 8
World of Reptiles with
John Storm was
packed with reptiles
and kids.
Gabriella (aka
Word Girl) got up
early for our
Turtle Walk with
Mote Marine
Rock waits for a
summer program
Sage has fun at the
Library waiting for a
summer program
Steve from the Giving
Tree was a hit at the
Thank You Thank You Thank You!
For Your Support of Our Summer Youth Programs
Ermina Hahn
Friends of the Venice Public Library
Mote Aquarium Volunteers
University of Florida Extension Service
Venice Stamp Club
Venice Public Library Staff and Volunteers
Sarasota County Library Foundation
Saturday, October 18th Weaving with Venetian Society of Basket Weavers
Youth ages 10 and up are invited to learn how to weave with the experts. Space is limited and registration is
required. See Pat or Pam for details. We will be displaying weaving projects in the youth department.
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Friends of the Venice Public Library, Inc.
300 Nokomis Avenue South
Venice, FL 34285
Phone: (941) 484-1983
Email: [email protected]
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Thank You for Being a Friend
As a small thank-you for being a Friend of the Venice Public Library, we’d like to give you a Book Store Buck. If
you regularly shop in our Book Store, you know a dollar can go a long way, especially during one of our big
half-price sales.
All Book Store purchases support the Friends in providing quality programming for youth and adults, in addition
to supplementing the budget for books, DVDs, CDs, and Internet access.
Friends of the Venice Public Library, Inc.
Book Store Buck
Good for one dollar off any purchase at the Friends of the Venice Library Book Store.
Limit one per customer.
Thank you for being a friend!