Welcome to Literary Elements, the Adult Summer Reading Program for 2014!

Spend your summer breaking new ground at your local library. You are invited to participate in our Adult Summer Reading program which will provide a season full of romance, intrigue, and fun! Explore all the exciting things you might find at the library by attending programs, reading our selections, and entering to win prizes.

Register to create an Adult Summer Reading account below and then start updating your activities log and book reviews!

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Upcoming Adult Summer Reading Program Events
Title
Date
Monday, June 02, 2014
Time
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Stop by your library to see a moving documentary about life on Planet Earth on the first and last Monday this June.
#ASR14
Location
Library Central
Library
Orlando Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 03, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Laura Figueroa is a soulful acoustic pop singer/songwriter who completed her first music project called Dream in 2009. In this project, Laura explores the personal struggles and triumphs she dealt with after she lost two family members. Formerly a music teacher, Figueroa is now touring full time following the release of her sophomore project entitled Doorway. #ASR14
Location
Eatonville - Meeting Room
Library
Eatonville Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, June 07, 2014
Time
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
#ASR14
Location
Albertson Room
Library
Orlando Public Library

Title
Date
Saturday, June 07, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
A panel of local authors will discuss the romance industry, changes in publishing, the writing process, and answer all your burning questions about the romance genre. Following the Q&A session, a book sale and signing will be held for readers. #asr14
Location
Magnolia Room
Library
Orlando Public Library

Title
Date
Saturday, June 07, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Join members of the Central Florida Accordion Club for an educational performance with the unique musical instrument, the accordion! Learn all about the elements of the accordion and how it works to make fun music. Presented in honor of National Accordion Awareness Month. #ASR14
Location
Herndon - Meeting Room 1
Library
Herndon Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Watch the time traveling classic and relive your youth, your parents' youth, or even your future. Registration recommended. Call 407.835.7323 to register. #ASR14
Location
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
Library
Alafaya Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, June 14, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Join members of the Central Florida Accordion Club for an educational performance with the unique musical instrument, the accordion! Learn all about the elements of the accordion and how it works to make fun music. Presented in honor of National Accordion Awareness Month. #ASR14
Library
Washington Park Branch

Title
Date
Sunday, June 15, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Reggie Williams will be performing live at your local library. Don’t miss this acoustic jazz/pop performance. Williams’ love of music can be heard in every song he performs.
#ASR14
Location
Library Central
Library
Orlando Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 16, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Get tips on great recipes that will save you time and cut calories while learning proper cooking techniques and how to store your food properly. Kimesha White, Personal Chef with Premier Personal Chef Services, will demonstrate a summer recipe using a low fat salad dressing over fresh vegetables and steamed fish cooked with fresh herbs. Call 407.835.7323 to register. #ASR14
Location
West Oaks - Meeting Room 1
Library
West Oaks Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Time
12:15 AM - 1:15 AM
Description
Do you love making crafts and enjoy sharing your creations? Then join us for Craftologie 101. This June we will be experimenting with the science of color by creating sun catchers. Registration required. Call 407.835.7323 to register.
#ASR14
Location
Magnolia Room
Library
Orlando Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Join members of the Central Florida Accordion Club for an educational performance with the unique musical instrument, the accordion! Learn all about the elements of the accordion and how it works to make fun music. Presented in honor of National Accordion Awareness Month. #ASR14
Location
Southwest - Ask At Desk
Library
Southwest Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Sing along with the Queen of Swing: Ella Fitzgerald, hear her story in images and video and dance to the swinging sounds of her Big Band! This program by vocalist and educator, Nanette Perrotte, has plenty of jazzy movement, singing and storytelling. For more information, please visit nanetteperrotte.blogspot.com.

#asr14
Location
Hiawassee - Meeting Room
Library
Hiawassee Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, June 21, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Learn about the Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ principles and get a better understanding of the best management practices to use in your yard to have a healthy, beautiful landscape while conserving water and saving money. Presented by the University of Florida IFAS Extension. Call 407.835.7323 to register. #asr14
Location
North Orange - Meeting Room
Library
North Orange Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, June 21, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Join members of the Central Florida Accordion Club for an educational performance with the unique musical instrument, the accordion! Learn all about the elements of the accordion and how it works to make fun music. Presented in honor of National Accordion Awareness Month. #ASR14
Location
South Trail - Meeting Room 1
Library
South Trail Branch

Title
Date
Sunday, June 22, 2014
Time
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Music has always reflected the times and the events of our culture, and often music has influenced our culture as well. In this interactive, multimedia and music presentation, Musicologist Stephen Clark will showcase the major events and the music from the 1940s to the present, that influenced and created a Rock-n-Roll generation. Eight distinctive waves of music that made us who we are today.
#ASR14
Location
Library Central
Library
Orlando Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Get tips on great recipes that will save you time and cut calories while learning proper cooking techniques and how to store your food properly. Kimesha White, Personal Chef with Premier Personal Chef Services, will demonstrate a summer recipe using a low fat salad dressing over fresh vegetables and steamed fish cooked with fresh herbs. Call 407.835.7323 to register. #ASR14
Location
Edgewater - Meeting Room 1
Library
Edgewater Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
#ASR14
Location
Albertson Room
Library
Orlando Public Library

Title
Date
Saturday, June 28, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Find out which plants to incorporate in your landscape to attract and keep butterflies in your yard year round. Learn lots of new facts about the most popular insect in the world, the butterfly! Presented by the University of Florida IFAS Extension. Call 407.835.7323 to register. #asr14
Location
North Orange - Meeting Room
Library
North Orange Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, June 28, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Celebrate Responsibly/Mocktails #ASR14
Location
Albertson Room
Library
Orlando Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 30, 2014
Time
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Stop by your library to see a moving documentary about life on Planet Earth on the first and last Monday this June.
#ASR14
Location
Library Central
Library
Orlando Public Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 05, 2014
Time
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Description
Are you prepared for Florida's hurricane season? Get ready by learning the facts about these powerful storms from National Weather Service meteorologist Arlena Moses. Registration for this event is recommended. #ASR14
Location
Library Central
Library
Orlando Public Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 12, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Dig into Florida's past and join the Florida Fossil Hunters as they share their expertise about prehistoric Florida. Develop a greater appreciation of Florida's unique environment. #ASR14
Location
Library Central
Library
Orlando Public Library

Title
Date
Sunday, July 13, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Join us for a soft rock music performance by Stephen & The Gypsy Poets. This group captivates audiences with catchy melodies and thoughtful lyrics about life, love and quirky observations.
#ASR14
Location
Library Central
Library
Orlando Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Virginia Hartley, owner of Ginger’s Jam, Jellies and Such…, will have you cooking up the best jams in town! Get tips on making your own jams and jellies and try tasty samples. Please call 407.835.7323 to register. #ASR14
Location
Cypress Room
Library
Orlando Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Do you love making crafts and enjoy sharing your creations? Then join us for Craftologie 101. Registration required. Call 407.835.7323 to register. #ASR14
Location
Washington Park - Ask At Desk
Library
Washington Park Branch

Title
Date
Friday, July 18, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Do you love making crafts and enjoy sharing your creations? Then join us for Craftologie 101. Registration required. Call 407.835.7323 to register. #ASR14
Location
North Orange - Meeting Room
Library
North Orange Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, July 19, 2014
Time
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Description
#ASR14
Location
Magnolia Room
Library
Orlando Public Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 19, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Laura Figueroa is a soulful acoustic pop singer/songwriter who completed her first music project called Dream in 2009. In this project, Laura explores the personal struggles and triumphs she dealt with after she lost two family members. Formerly a music teacher, Figueroa is now touring full time following the release of her sophomore project entitled Doorway.
#ASR14
Location
Winter Garden - Program Area
Library
Winter Garden Branch

Title
Date
Sunday, July 27, 2014
Time
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Rachel Gould Pianoboe Music
#ASR14
Location
Library Central
Library
Orlando Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Are you as smart as Sheldon, or as pretty as Penny? Unravel the mysteries behind the scientific series The Big Bang Theory. Watch an episode and analyze your aptitude with trivia. BAZINGA! Registration recommended. Call 407.835.7323 to register. #ASR14
Location
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
Library
Alafaya Branch

Title
Date
Monday, August 04, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
#ASR14
Location
Cypress Room
Library
Orlando Public Library

Welcome to Literary Elements,
the Adult Summer Reading Program for 2014!

Spend your summer breaking new ground at your local library. You are invited to participate in our Adult Summer Reading program which will provide a season full of romance, intrigue, and fun! Explore all the exciting things you might find at the library by attending programs, reading our selections, and entering to win prizes.

Register to create an Adult Summer Reading account below and then start updating your activities log and book reviews!

New Users: Click on the Create New Account button to begin registration.

Registered Users: If you have already registered for this program, enter your library card number and last name, then click on the Log In button.

Contest
Don't forget to sign up for the Adult Summer Reading contest!
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