Winter Park Public Library May Events

by Darlyn Finch Kuhn on April 28, 2014

The Winter Park Public Library will host multiple events for adults during the month of May.

Some include:

Applied Happiness Seminar

Explore the science of happiness, learn how to sustain lasting happiness, and develop tangible skills that

enable you to live in the moment and better cope with challenges in this two-part series.

Date: Saturday, May 3 and 10 2 – 4 p.m.

Location: Library third floor meeting room

Presenter: Juan Rico, happiness consultant

 

First Sunday Author: A Conversation with…Vanessa Blakeslee

A single mother rents a fundamentalist preacher’s carriage house. A pop star contemplates suicide in the

hotel where Janis Joplin died. A philandering ex-pat doctor gets hooked on morphine while reeling from

his wife’s death…all bound together in Train Shots. The author will share stories from her work including

one that takes place in Winter Park; copies of the book will also be available for sale.

Date/Time: Sunday, May 4; 2 p.m.

Location: Library Community Room

Author: Vanessa Blakeslee, author and Rollins College professor

 

Test Drive an iPad and Kindle Fire HD

Are you in the market for a tablet? Are you curious about what they can do and about their differences?

Join us for a hands-on demo where you will have access to an iPad Mini and a Kindle Fire HD.

Date/Time: Wednesday, May 7; 10-11:30 a.m. OR Tuesday, May 13; 2-3:30 p.m.

Location: Library Melanson Room

Facilitators: WPPL Reference Library

 

Author Talk: Kelly Luce

Three Scenarios In Which Hana Sasaki Grows a Tail is a debut collection of stories from Kelly Luce.

Hana Sasaki will introduce you to an oracular toaster, a woman who grows a tail, and an extraordinary

sex-change operation, just to name a few. The author will read from and discuss her work; copies of the

book will be available for sale.

Date/Time: Wednesday, May 7; 7 p.m.

Location: Library third floor meeting room

Author: Kelly Luce, former Kerouac Writer-in-Residence

 

Seeking the Ancient Kallos: How the Parthenon Came to Be

Author and photographer Josh Garrick will discuss the art and architecture of the Parthenon, thought to

be the most expensive building ever created by human hands. Mr. Garrick will also talk about his five

months in Greece researching and writing Seeking the Ancient Kallos; copies of the book will be available

for sale.

Date/Time: Sunday, May 18, 2 p.m.

Location: Library Community Room

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