Wednesday, May 14, Preschool Story Hour, 10:30 a.m.
Also on Wednesday, Reflexology You Can Do Yourself, 1:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 15, 10:30am Drawing. Pre-register.
Friday, May 16, Update Your Resume, 10:30 a.m.
Tuesday, May 20, Book Discussion Group at 10:00 a.m. in Com Room B
Robert Armando, LMT, will present the benefits of reflexology, a basic understanding of the foot and how it relates to the rest of your body. Demo included.
Drawers are encouraged to join in the drawing class by Pauline Healey. The class is a gentle introduction and no pressure to produce a specific project. Pauline will be glad to demo and also assist.
For those who are actively seeking a job or planning ahead, reviewing and updating your resume might be a wise move. Consider the presentation on May 16 that explores different options and approaches.
Book Discussion group looks at The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin. The group is a good opportunity for those looking to branch out in their reading possibilities. Every time I participate in the discussion, I learn something about the author or work or writing approach or specific events in the reading that I would never have noticed without the astute observations of some in the group. Even for those who are hesitant to speak publicly, this is a good place as discussion is free and non-coercive.
Special Children's Event
A special storytime reading with author Linda Brannon who will be visiting on June 4th. The event is open to all children and families. Brannon has written a delightful children's book called Moshi and Giuy.
Artist of the Month
We are pleased to present the works of Jackie Moore as Artist of the Month for May. She is also known as Adele Jacqueline Moore. She has been drawing and painting since the age of four when she learned to draw Blondie while sitting on the steps with her grandmother's neighbor. In high school she experimented with charcoal drawing, graphite drawing and oil painting.
It's fair to say that capturing light is a must for her. During her early classes at the Ridgewood School of Art, she found their emphasis on modernism not to her liking as she quickly gravitated toward a blend of realism, light and color. When talking with her about her approach to art, one quickly appreciates that she likes to use light and color to convey an atmosphere and mood that she utilizes to capture the natural surroundings of her subjects.
A wide range of works are on exhibit in the Library Commons on the third floor until the end of this month. This is Jackie's first public exhibit.
Cafe is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the summer.
The Beachcombers bookstore is open Monday to Saturday on the Third Floor.
America in Six
Our "America in Six" program continues to the end of this month. To see part of what has been shared so far, visit tinyurl.com/beachsix for a video montage of submissions. If you haven't participated yet, you still have time.
To start, check out a copy of Philip Caputo's bestselling book, "The Longest Road," which chronicles the author's adventurous and often humorous road trip from Key West to Alaska as he asks people what America means to them. When you have finished reading the book, ask yourself the question: "What does America mean to me?" Then answer it using only six words. "Triumph trumps tragedy in our America" is how one participant recently answered that question. Copies of the book along with submission forms are available at the displays on the first and second floors of the library. You can also submit your six words at a kiosk on the second floor, or at our web site: www.fmb.lib.fl.us. We look forward to hearing from you!
We appreciate your courtesy in keeping your cellphone for your own private, personal use and not a device and behavior that intrudes onto others. Almost 17,000 people used the library in person during April and this courtesy helps a lot as there are often people around you, even those you don't notice. Intrusions from cell phones, whether texts or calls, not taken in front of another person when you are in conversation show courtesy. If you forget to turn off your phone and it rings, immediately silence it. If it is an emergency, the best cell phone etiquette is to make excuses and head to the outside or Third Floor to take the call. Never text while in a gathering or in the middle of a conversation.
Use your own laptop or handheld device in the Library Commons on the third floor. The floor is Wi-FI accessible and 521 marked the number of times it was utilized in April.
There are computers stations on the second floor that can be reserved and 1,657 people reserved time during April.
When we are closed a recorder gives the hours we are open. When open, we answer the phone in person. Hours are Monday,Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9 to 5, Wednesday 9 to 7, and Saturday 9 to 1. All gates close when the library closes. We look forward to seeing you.