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May/June 2013 
Issue: 65             

 

May Education @ Your Library

 

Author! Author! Author! Join one of these book signings with local authors this month:

Vashon Marie Sarkisian shares her story of Finding Joy After Loss; co-authors Pam Brandon, Katie Farmand and Heather McPherson delight us with tales and tastes from Field to Feast: Recipes Celebrating Florida Farmers, Chefs and Artisans; and publisher Abigail Beckel of Rose Metal Press discusses Hybrid Literary Genres. If you liked Great Decisions then you will enjoy Is Justice Possible? with renowned Harvard professor Michael Sandel. Calling all sailing enthusiasts: develop your skills with the Central Florida Community Sailing Program in Learn to Sail. Cinema Circle offers a collection of Indie shorts: Harry Grows Up, The Book and the Rose, and Girl Clown. CineMagic looks as a complicated mother-son relationship and the toll it takes on the family and a community in We Need to Talk About Kevin.

 

Coming in June

  • Walking Wednesdays w/City Officials
  • Qigong - beginners level w/Georgiana Johnson
  • Garden Talks: Easy to Grow Herbs w/Hortus Oasis
  • Starting a 501 (c)(3) - Basic Overview w/Rollins College Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership Center

Note:

Unless otherwise noted, all of our programs require registration and there are no refunds on fee-based classes. Registration instructions are at the end of this e-mail.You don't have to be a Winter Park resident or a Library card holder to attend programs.

 
 
Library Institute Information:  

Prose and Poetry Writing Workshop - still accepting new students    

Bring paper and pen or your laptop for this 8-session hands-on class. Explore why you wish to write and which genre you wish to pursue: poetry, prose, short story, and more. Through the use of different prompts (objects, writings, guest artists, art) you will learn how to get your ideas from imagination into the written form or how to better express what you have written. Limited to 15 participants. Eight pre-paid registrations required to hold the class.

Dates/Time: Wednesdays: May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, June 5, 12, 19; 7-9 p.m.

Location: Library Conference Room/Melanson Room

Facilitator: Elaine Person, published poet, prose writer and performer

Cost: Eight sessions - Institute members $64; nonmembers $104; $15 drop in fee

 


Zumba Gold and More - a new series begins

logo for Zumba GoldZumba Gold modifies the original Zumba moves and pacing to suit the needs of active older participants, and those just starting their journey to a fit and healthy lifestyle. All the elements Zumba Fitness is known for stay the same: zesty Latin music; exhilarating, easy-to-follow moves; and the invigorating, party-like atmosphere. Perfect for active older adults looking for a weekly dose of camaraderie, fun and fitness! Limited to 12 participants. Eight sessions. Five pre-paid registrations required to hold the class. May join class at anytime.

Dates/Time: Fridays: May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, (no class 6/7), June 14, 21, 28; 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Location: Library Community Room

Facilitator: Linda Hayes, certified Zumba Gold instructor

Cost: Eight sessions - Institute members $24; nonmembers $48; $8 drop-in fee

 


A Conversation about Community and Cohousing

a couhousing facility Curious about what it is to live in an intentional cohousing community? Join us to find out! Please let us know you will be coming by responding to our Meet-Up invitation at www.meetup.com on the Central Florida Co-Housing page. Light refreshments will be served.

Date/Time: Saturday, May 4, 3-5 p.m.

Location: Library Community Room

Facilitators: Orlando Area Cohousing Community

Cost: $5 per person

 


Forever Young Adult Book Club

Forever Young Adult Book Club It's no secret that some of the best fiction being published today is in the young adult genre...so why should its readership be limited to the young? Join this new book club for adults who enjoy reading YA books. Each month we'll discuss a new selection. 

 

 

Sundays: May 5, June 12; 3 p.m.

 

May 5: Sabriel by Garth Nix   

June 12: Every Day

by David Levithan  
 

Location: Library Conference Room

 

No registration required 


Is Justice Possible?

scales of justice

Renowned Harvard professor Michael Sandel invites you to "take the same journey in moral reflection that has captivated over 14,000 students" through the Harvard lecture series on Justice. Join us in viewing this experience via the Internet, followed by analysis and an exchange of opinions in a facilitated discussion. Limited to 15 participants. You may join at any time. 

Dates/Time: Mondays: May 6 - May 20; 10 a.m.-noon

Location: Library Melanson Room

 


Italian Conversation

map of Italy Dr. Anthony Cervone facilitates this on-going Italian conversation group for those with at least two years of college Italian (or equivalent) to practice and improve Italian speaking and listening skills. This is an ongoing class that you may join if you meet the above requirement. Limited to 15 participants.

Dates/Time: Mondays; May 6 - June 24 (no class May 27); 3-4 p.m.

Location: Library Conference Room

Facilitator: Professor Anthony Cervone

 


Spanish Conversation

the Spanish word Join Dr. Anthony Cervone in a weekly Spanish conversation class for those with at least two years of college Spanish (or equivalent) to practice and improve Spanish speaking and listening skills. This is an ongoing class that you may join if you meet the above requirement. Limited to 15 participants.

Dates/Time: Mondays; May 6 - June 24 (no class May 27); 4-5 p.m.

Location: Library Conference Room

Facilitator: Professor Anthony Cervone

 


iPad Apps: What They Are and How to Get Them

the app screen from an iPad You will be introduced to free educational, productive and recreational apps for the iPad. Download them in class using our free Wi-Fi connection. Limited to 10 participants.

Date/Time: Tuesday, May 7, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Location: Library Melanson Room
Facilitators: WPPL Reference Librarians

  


Storytellers of Central Florida

With members of all ages and cultures and ranging from novice to professional, the Storytellers of Central Florida are dedicated to preserving and promoting the art of storytelling. If you have stories to share, want to learn storytelling, or simply enjoy listening, you are invited to join us to hear and share polished tellings as well as works in progress.

Dates/Time: Tuesdays, May 7 and June 4; 7 - 8:30 p.m.

Location: Library Community Room

Sponsor: Central Florida Chapter of Spellbinders at the Winter Park Public Library

 

No registration required 


Knotty Knitters

Knitting and crocheting enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels are invited to join the Library's "Knotty Knitters" club. Please bring your own supplies. Light refreshments will be served. This program is free, but registration is suggested to reserve space.

Dates/Time: Tuesdays: May 7, 21, June 4, 18; 6 - 8 p.m.

Location: Library Conference Room

 

Register for the May 7 session

 

Register for the May 21 session  

 

Register for the June 4 session

 

Register for the June 18 session 


Learn to Sail

a sail boat Acquire the skill and knowledge to rig and sail a small boat on your own in this 3-week 30-hour hands-on program taught in the classroom and on-the-water. Includes the book Start Sailing Right! Upon completion you will receive the Community Sailing Program Small Boat certification. Must be at least 16 years old to participate. For details and an application form visit www.thesailingclub.us/CSPmain.html.

Dates/Time: Wednesdays: May 8, 15, 22; 6:30-8:30 p.m. OR June 5, 12, 19; 6:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday dates and times will be announced at the first class.

Location: Library Conference Room

Instructors: Central Florida Community Sailing Program Red Cross trained instructors

Cost: Institute members $120; nonmembers $145 (pay online)

Boats and equipment are provided; you must bring your own lifejacket.



Mystery Book Club

     Our mystery book lovers club meets monthly at three locations: the Mayflower Retirement Community's Private Dining Room (MRC); Winter Park Public Library Conference Room (WPPL) and Woman's Club of Winter Park (WCWP)  

   

Topic/Dates/Times/Locations:

 

 

May - Mysteries at Sea

Wednesday, May 8, 3 p.m., MRC

Thursday, May 9, 12:30 p.m., WCWP

Thursday, May 9, 7 p.m., WPPL

 

June - Murder on Vacation

Wednesday, June 12, 3 p.m., MRC

Thursday, June 13, 12:30 p.m., WCWP

Thursday, June 13, 7 p.m., WPPL

 

Facilitator: Barbara White, WPPL Archivist

 

No registration required 


Garden Talks with Hortus Oasis: Gardening Super Heros (must-have tools)

a variety of garden tools on a lawn Each month we will focus on a garden task, technique or style with images for inspiration, and information to bring home to your garden. May topic: Discover which tools will save numerous steps and make you a super hero in the garden. Bring a brown bag or pick up lunch at Beverly's Café at the Library.

Date/Time: Thursday, May 9, 12-1 p.m.

Location: Library Melanson Room

Presenters: Stephen and Kristin Pategas, owners of Hortus Oasis, a boutique garden design and landscape architecture company.

Cost: $5 per session

 

Register now 


Living in the Question - Magic: You Are It. Be It.

      Join this study group as we discover what it means to Live in the Question or as the quote goes, "Ask and you will receive." Explore the questions "How could this be any better?" and "What more is possible?" Consider what life would be like if there were no limitations of time, money or ability, and reflect on how this would influence the impact you could have in the world. 

Date/Time: Thursdays: May 9, 23, June 13 and June 27; 7-8 p.m.

Location: Library Melanson Room

Facilitators: Susan Hana and Linda Hayes, Access BARS Facilitators   


UNA USA (United Nations Association, Orlando Chapter)

United Nations logoYou are invited to join members of the UNA USA group at their monthly educational and informational gatherings.

Day/Time: Saturdays: 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

May 11: Immigration Issues

Location: Library Melanson Room

Presenters: Ana De La Rosa, Immigrant Rights Coordinator for Jobs With Justice; former Peace Corps Community Health Volunteer in Northern Peru.

Lucas Da Silva, an aspiring American and a community organizer from Orlando; Lucas has lived in the United States his entire life and dreams of becoming an attorney, but cannot live out his dream because of his immigration status.

Facilitator: Dave O'Connor, President

 


No registration required 


Cinema Circle

strip of film

Enjoy Indie shorts, documentaries and feature films from around the world featuring thought-provoking and inspiring stories that expand your mind.

Dates/Time: Sundays: May 12 and June 9; 2 p.m.

May 12: Shorts - Harry Grows Up, The Book and the Rose, Girl Clown, and more - in celebration of World Laughter Day

June 9: Beat the Drum - A young boy looks for his uncle after a mysterious illness strikes his village and leaves him an orphan. As he tries to survive and learn about the world around him, he finds a job and returns to teach the elders of his village about truth and compassion - in recognition of AIDS/HIV month

 

Location: Library Community Room

 Linda Hayes Gallegos, MA

 

Register for the May session  

 

Register for the June session 


Hybrid Literary Genres

bookslabeled with literary genres Flash fiction, prose poetry, novels-in-verse, novellas-in-flash: What do all these have in common? They are all hybrid genres - cross-genre writing that moves beyond the boundaries of traditional genres to innovate and find new forms of expression. Join us as Abigail Beckel discusses what they are, how they work, why writers use them, and why they are important to the literary landscape. She will also share insights about the small press publishing community and the exciting and innovative creative work being published by small presses.

Date/Time: Tuesday, May 14, 7 p.m.

Location: Library Melanson Room
Presenter: Abigail Beckel, co-founder and publisher of Rose Metal Press, an independent, nonprofit publisher of works in hybrid genres

 


Cutting Edge Consciousness Series - Past Life Regression for Understanding This Lifetime

sign showing intersection of past, present and future Ever wonder why you have certain inclinations, likes and dislikes? Using deep relaxation techniques and guided imagery, this session will offer the opportunity to go into a previous lifetime to help uncover patterns that have carried over into your current lifetime so you can let them go. By accessing the past you can heal the present!

For details visit http://www.dianeross.com.

Date/Time: Tuesday, May 14, 7 p.m.

Location: Library Community Room

Facilitator: Diane Ross, MA, Certified Hypnotist, Master Practitioner NLP and author of Meditations for Miracles

Cost: Institute members $12; nonmembers $15

 

Register now 


Advanced iPad: You Know the Basics, Now Learn More

an iPad 4 Learn how to use your calendar, create photo albums, video, Facetime, create bookmarks and folders, multitask, and more. Limited to 10 participants.

Date/Time: Wednesday, May 15, 2-3:30 p.m. OR Tuesday, May 21, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Location: Library Melanson Room
Facilitators: WPPL Reference Staff

 

Register now 


Central Florida Acoustic Fingerstyle Guitar

a strip of film Come join the playing circle or just enjoy the music as musicians of all levels and styles of acoustic fingerstyle guitar share their passion.

Dates/Time: Wednesdays: April 17 and May 15; 6 - 8:30 p.m.

Location: Library Community Room

Presenters: Central Florida fingerstyle guitarists

 

No registration required


Brain Health Support Group

a strip of film

A monthly opportunity for anyone interested in adopting a healthy brain lifestyle to learn and implement practices and activities to improve brain health. Pre-registration requested.

Dates/Time: Thursdays: May 16, June 20; 10:30 a.m.-noon

Location: Library Melanson Room

Facilitator: Linda Hayes Gallegos, MA, Education Specialist

  


CineMagic: We Need to Talk About Kevin   

Forever Young Adult Book Club

Kevin's mother struggles to love her strange child, despite the increasingly vicious things he says and does as he grows up. But Kevin is just getting started, and his final act will be beyond anything anyone imagined.

Date/Time: Friday, May 17, 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:20 p.m., movie short at 6:30 p.m.)

Location: Library Community Room

Facilitators: Jeff Johnson, film aficionado; Kathy Booker, LMHC; and Rosario Ortigao, LMHC

 

Cost: Institute members free; nonmembers $5; 55+ $3; Rollins Students free with valid ID

 

 Register now 


Finding Joy after Loss - My Seven-Step Journey of Transforming Grief into Joy

sunrise against a dark sky Two years after her husband's death, Vashon Marie Sarkisian began writing as a coping mechanism. She discovered seven simple steps that helped her find JOY again - hidden under her grief. If you have experienced any kind of loss, you will leave with tools and newfound strength to help point you towards YOUR JOY. The book will be available for purchase and Vashon will personally sign it for you.

Date/Time: Thursday, May 23, 7 p.m.

Location: Library Community Room
Presenter: Vashon Marie Sarkisian, author, urban designer and community builder

 

Register now 


Lustig Book Group

Forever Young Adult Book Club Book enthusiasts meet once a month to discuss current popular selections. New participants always welcome. For information: flyline@cfl.rr.com

Date/Time: Last Tuesday of each month; 7 p.m.

 

April 30: Mr. Penumbra's 24-hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan

May 28:Lost in Shangri-la by Mitchell Zuckoff 

 

Location: Library Melanson Room

Facilitator: Stephanie Williams

 

No registration required 


Field to Feast: Recipes Celebrating Florida Farmers, Chefs, and Artisans

Authors of Authors Pam Brandon, Katie Farmand, and Heather McPherson traveled thousands of miles, tasting some of the freshest ingredients along the way. The result is a cookbook like no other; an edible roadmap, peppered with personal profiles of the generous and hardworking farmers, recipes from world-famous chefs, and beautiful photographs that highlight the amazing array of products grown and raised in the Sunshine State.

Date/Time: Thursday, May 30, 7 p.m.

Location: Library Community Room

Presenters: Authors Pam Brandon, Katie Farmand, and Heather McPherson

 

Register now 

Safe Boating

cartoon guy driving a boat Learn boat handling, seamanship, equipment, rules, lines, knots, charts and boat trailering in this 5-week course for new and serious boaters. For details call the Power Squadron information hotline at 407-831-9547; register on the first night of class.  

Dates/Time: Mondays: June 3, 10, 17, 24, July 1; 6-8:45 p.m.

Location: Library Melanson Room

Facilitator: Certified Central Florida Sail and Power Squadron Instructors

Cost: Institute members $40; nonmembers $50

Sponsored by: Central Florida

Sail and Power Squadron 

 

Qigong - Beginners Level

figure performing quigong Qigong (chee-gung) is a stress reduction practice which blends breathing technique and visualization with sincere movement to cleanse, strengthen and circulate life force energy (qi). Possible benefits: relaxation, mental clarity, pain reduction, improved sleep. Wear comfortable, weather appropriate clothing and closed toe shoes. Refrain from wearing colognes, perfumes, oils. Refrain from donating blood on the day of the class. Better a stomach more empty than full. Six sessions. Limited to 14 participants. Seven pre-paid registrations required to hold the class.

Dates/Time: Mondays: June 3, 10 (Storytime Room), 17, 24, July 1, 8; 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Location: Library Community Room/Storytime Room

Instructor: Georgiana Johnson, Reiki Master Teacher, Qigong Instructor, Massage Therapist

Cost: 6 sessions: Institute members $30; nonmembers $48; $10 drop-in class fee

 

Neighbors Network

Neighbors Network logo Join us for a three-session in-depth look at "The Neighbors Network," the local organization of The Village Movement that began in Boston in 1999 with the purpose of creating a local membership organization to support those wishing to remain engaged in their own neighborhoods as they age (Aging At Home With Confidence). Participants will receive access to current village resources, videos and published articles as well as planning documents. Limited to 25 participants. Paid pre-registration required.

Dates/Time: Wednesdays: June 5, 12, 19; 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Location: Library Melanson Room

Facilitators: Annette Kelly, community leader, and Laura Capp, executive director

Cost: $10 for the three sessions

 


Basics of the iPad

image of an iPad Did you just buy an iPad or get one for Christmas? Are you at a loss as to how to use its many features? Join us for a class on the basics of the iPad, including how to take pictures and video. Limited to 10 participants. Pre-registration required.

Date/Time: Wednesday, June 5, 2-3:30 p.m. OR Tuesday, June 11, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Location: Library Melanson Room

Facilitators: WPPL Reference Librarians

   

Garden Talks with Hortus Oasis: Easy-to- Grow Herbs

herbs growing Each month we will focus on a garden task, technique or style with images for inspiration, and information to bring home to your garden. This month you will learn which herbs you can cultivate, even if you don't have a green thumb. Brown bag or pick up lunch at Beverly's Café at the Library.

Date/Time: Thursday, June 6, 12-1 p.m.

Location: Library Melanson Room

Presenters: Stephen and Kristin Pategas, owners of Hortus Oasis, a boutique garden design and landscape architecture company.

Cost: $5 per session

 


Steps for Starting a 501(c) (3) - Basic Overview

shaking hands in front of a globe

Learn the basic steps for starting a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. Acquire practical information about mission/vision, board of directors, bylaws, realistic funding expectations and the process for Florida state incorporation and federal government tax-exempt status. Pre-paid registration must be received June 6.

Date/Time: Monday, June 10, 5-7 p.m.

Location: Library Community Room

Facilitator: Brian Henties, Program Manager, Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership Center

Cost: $30 per person

 

 Register now 

Cutting Edge Consciousness Series - Let Go Of Guilt

an open palm We all have a part of us that generates guilt, whether it is real or not. In truth, this part wants us to feel good, to experience a positive emotional state - but it doesn't know how to get us there. This guided meditation will take you there! You will also receive a trigger to help you access this gift at any time, in any place. You need never feel guilty again!

For details visit http://www.dianeross.com.

Date/Time: Tuesday, June 11, 7 p.m.

Location: Library Community Room

Facilitator: Diane Ross, MA, Certified Hypnotist, Master Practitioner NLP and author of Meditations for Miracles

Cost: Institute members $12; nonmembers $15

 


CineMagic: Life, Above All    

Forever Young Adult Book Club

The film explores a touching mother-daughter relationship that reflects modern South Africa, through an emotional and universal drama about a young girl who fights the fear and shame that have poisoned her community.

Date/Time: Friday, June 21, 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:20 p.m., movie short at 6:30 p.m.)

Location: Library Community Room

Facilitators: Jeff Johnson, film aficionado and guest Dyana Williams, The Guardian

Cost: Institute members free; nonmembers $5; 55+ $3; Rollins Students free with valid ID

 

Listing of Programs
Prose and Poetry Writing Workshop
Zumba Gold and More
A Conversation about Community and Cohousing
Forever Young Adult Book Club
Is Justice Possible?
Italian Conversation
Spanish Conversation
iPad Apps
Storytellers of Central Florida
Knotty Knitters
Encyclopedia of Scams, Frauds and Cons
Mystery Book Club
Garden Talks with Hortus Oasis: Gardening Super Heros
Living in the Question - Magic: You Are It. Be It
UNA USA (United Nations Association, Orlando Chapter
Cinema Circle
Hybrid Literary Genres
Cutting Edge Consciousness Series - Past Life Regression
Advanced iPad
Central Florida Acoustic Fingerstyle Guitar
Brain Health Support Group
CineMagic:...We Need to Talk About Kevin
Finding Joy after Loss
Lustig Book Group
Field to Feast: Recipes Celebrating Florida Farmers, Chefs, and Artisans
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What is "Happiness" and How Do I Find It? eBooks on a Nook
Basics of the iPad
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Steps for Starting a 501(c) (3)
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CineMagic: The Other Son

Walking Wednesdays With City Officials

Join Healthy Central Florida every Wednesday for a free, fun 30-minute walk to start your morning off on a healthy foot. The walk is approximately 1.4 miles. It's more fun with friends, so bring a friend or colleague with you - everyone is invited! Meet us at the Winter Park Community Center and walk down Park Avenue. Afterwards, enjoy coffee and conversation with a city official.

Day/Time: Wednesdays, 7 - 8 a.m.

Where: Winter Park Community Center, 721 West New England Ave. Winter Park, FL 32789

For more infromation and a schedule of City leaders walking: http://www.healthycentralflorida.org/your-community

 

No registration required 

 
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