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 Week. 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 Library! 2014-2015 BOARD OF DIRECTORS National Friends of Libraries Week Schedule of special events PRESIDENT June Lee Reninger Friends 50% off book sale All week long VICE PRESIDENT Nick Magero Women on the Go Monday, October 20 - 2:00 p.m. 2ND VICE PRESIDENT Cindy Hicks TREASURER Brenda Ward SECRETARY 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 www.venicefriends.org [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 milestone. 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 www.scgov.net/library 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 October / November 2014 Page 3 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: 10/2 10/9 10/16 10/23 10/30 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 class. We are Amazon Associates Support your Library while you shop! It’s Free! It’s Easy! Here’s How It Works: Visit our website at www.venicefriends.org and click the Amazon.com link. Then shop, shop, shop! Up to 15% of your purchase on Amazon benefits the Friends of the Venice Public Library. October / November 2014 Page 5 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 Volunteers 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 Library 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 SAVE THE DATE 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. October / November 2014 Page 7 NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION U.S. POSTAGE PAID MANASOTA FL PERMIT NO. 838 Friends of the Venice Public Library, Inc. 300 Nokomis Avenue South Venice, FL 34285 Phone: (941) 484-1983 Web: www.venicefriends.org Email: [email protected] Follow us on Facebook 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!
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