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October 2017 Issue

  1. Introduction
  2. Celebrate Italian-American Heritage Month!
  3. Norton Museum of Art: Book + Art Workshop
  4. Halloween
  5. Quickbyte: Curiosity

Welcome to the October Issue of
Books & Bytes!

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Celebrate Italian-American
Heritage Month!

Coinciding with the festivities surrounding Columbus Day, every year the U.S. president signs a proclamation in recognition of the many achievements, contributions and successes of the Americans of Italian descent, as well as Italians in America. They have been essential to this country from its beginning, not only as explorers but also in the arts, literature, government and business. Join the celebration and enjoy various events throughout the library system.

Italian-American Heritage Month Documentary Series

Greenacres Branch
Fri, Oct 20, 2:30 pm
©PBS. (60 min.) Don't miss an opportunity to watch this documentary about two violin masters. Learn why their instruments, sculpted 300 years ago, are worth millions of dollars. Preregister. Shown with permission. TV-G

Tales From Italy: "A Picnic in October," by Eve Bunting

Belle Glade Branch
Mon, Oct 23, 6:30 pm
We'll share stories and make a craft to celebrate Italian Heritage Month. All ages. (45 min.)

NEW TIME - Italian-American Heritage
Month Documentary Series

West Boca Branch
Fri, Oct 27, 2:00 pm
©PBS. (60 min.) Don't miss an opportunity to watch this documentary about two violin masters. Learn why their instruments, sculpted 300 years ago, are worth millions of dollars. Preregister. Shown with permission. TV-G.

Celebrate Italian American Heritage Month:
Accordionist Pablo De Vincenzo

West Boynton Branch
Sun, Oct 29, 2:30 pm
Pablo De Vincenzo will demonstrate the versatility and beautiful sounds of the accordion in this special musical presentation. (45 min.) Preregister.

Norton Museum of Art:
Book + Art Workshop

Read the book in advance. Then join fellow book and art lovers at the Norton Museum of Art for a lively discussion followed by a gallery conversation.

"The EARTH Book,"
by Todd Parr + Photographs From Special Exhibition, "Earth Works"

Main Library
Tue, Oct 03, 3:30 pm
Young readers explore how humans interact with the earth and will be inspired to make eco-friendly art! This activity is a collaboration with the Norton Museum of Art and is made possible through the generosity of the Diane and Bruce Halle Foundation. Ages 6-8. Space is limited. (90 min.)

"Invisible Cities" and "Epigraph, Damascus"

Norton Museum of Art
1451 S Olive Avenue, West Palm Beach 33401
Sat, Oct 07, 2:00 pm
Explore connections between Italo Calvino's novel, "Invisible Cities" and Julie Mehretu's 2016 multi-paneled artwork, "Epigraph, Damascus." Free. No RSVP required.


Oh the horror! The library has books, movies and even music that can spook the smallest of gremlins. Dig up zombie films from beyond the grave or unleash your inner monster with one of many Halloween events the library has to offer. It's a monster mash!

Get excited this year with the classic Halloween traditions we have come to know and love. The possibilities are endless!

Quickbyte: Curiosity

Curiosity may have killed the cat, but for humanity it is a cornerstone of innovation and personal growth. We all have a drive to learn more about our world, whether it's science, art or even about ourselves. In the information age, it becomes increasingly overwhelming to know where to start. This is where Curiosity can step in.

Curiosity is a free app available on Android and iOS that will allow you to explore general areas of interest, as well as search specific topics that have sparked your curiosity. With a goal to make learning easier and more fun, Curiosity makes it simple to find videos or articles depending on your learning styles. With related tags and daily suggestions, you may find yourself quickly falling down the rabbit hole of information. So if you’re curious as to what the latest gadgets are, or want to know why we now need chips in our credit cards, Curiosity will help you.

Until Next Time

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