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News Release

For immediate release - September 30, 2019

Top October 2019 Programs



Check out the top October events for 2019!
All free. Full calendar of all library events here.

Tavares Public Library
Scarecrow Fundraising Contest
Tuesday, Oct. 1 - Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019
All ages
Design and create a scarecrow that's at least 4 ft. tall.
$10 registration goes towards helping library programs.
Winner will be announced on Friday, Oct. 25, 2019
during the Tavares Boo Festival. Contact library for details.

Marion Baysinger Memorial Library

Story Time with the City Of Groveland Firefighters
Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019 @ 10:30am
Age 0-4
Ahead of Fire Prevention Week, the City of
Groveland Firefighters will read a story, teach fire
safety and bring their big firetruck for everyone to explore!

Fruitland Park Library
Haunted Sumter County
Friday, Oct. 4, 2019 @ 11am
Meet the author Deborah Carr Hollingsworth

Marianne Beck Memorial Library
Chef Warren Florida Demo
Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019 @ 10:30am
All ages
Chef will do a cooking demo as well give
tips and ideas for cooking local produce with poultry,
fish or meat. Limited seating. Registration required.
Call library at 352-324-0254.

Astor County Library
Geek Fest
Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019 @ 9am - 3pm
All ages
Cosplay parade, lots of exhibitors, scavenger hunt with prizes,
robotics & engineering, live rock performance by Villians and Virtues
and more! Plus, the first 80 visitors get a free 80th anniversary Batman comicbook!

Cooper Memorial Library
Lady of the Lakes Ren Faire
Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019 @ 10am
Age 0-18
Part of the Crafty Kids family program series. Make crafts with
the fancy folks from the days of yore. Meet characters from the upcoming
Renaissance Faire. Brief musical performances, character
interaction and crafts. Meet in room 108.

East Lake County Library
Annual Pumpkin Chunkin’ Contest
Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019 @ 10:30am
All ages
Registered teams will launch pumpkins at a
target using catapults & trebuchets. Public invited to watch
and cheer for their favorite teams.

Cagan Crossings Community Library
Movie Matinee: The Secret Life of Pets 2
Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019 @ 10:30am
All ages
Fun movie for the whole family! Rated PG, 1 hour 26 minutes.

W.T. Bland Public Library
A Carpenters’ Tribute
Sunday, Oct.13, 2019 @ 2pm
Enjoy a tribute to Karen Carpenter’s clean, clear,
mellow sound sung by Shannon Rae, along with piano
accompaniment, as Richard Carpenter provided by J.J. Speights.

Cooper Memorial Library
OktoberFest Music with Connie Marie
Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019 @ 6pm
All ages
Join the fun with polkas, accordions, and sing-alongs. Meet in room 108.

Fruitland Park Library
Social Security & You
Friday, Oct. 18, 2019 @ 1 – 2pm
Seniors age 55+
Refreshments served. Learn about the impacts of social security, including
qualifications, age, continued work, taxes, death and more.
Limited seating. Registration required. Call library
at 352-360-6561. RSVP by Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019.

Marion Baysinger Memorial Library
Friction Farm Concert
Friday, Oct. 18, 2019 @ 3:30pm - 4:30pm
All ages
Friction Farm duo Aidan & Christine combine storytelling,
social commentary and humor to create songs of
everyday life, local heroes and quirky observations.

Leesburg Public Library
Frank Lloyd Wright Goes to Hollywood
Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019 @ 1 - 3:30pm
Enjoy a presentation by Frank Lloyd Wright expert Timothy Totten.

East Lake County Library
Annual Fall Festival Fundraiser
Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019 @ 10am – 3pm
All ages
Book sale, chance drawings, arts & craft items, and numerous
baked goods for sale. All proceeds go towards the
Friends of the East Lake County Library.

W.T. Bland Public Library
PlantPure Nation Film Screening & Overview
Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019 @ 2pm
Learn about the benefits of a plant-based diet and how
communities are using the PlantPure program
(non-commercial; no products are for sale) to change our health outcomes.

Marianne Beck Memorial Library
Eating Well with Diabetes
Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019 @ 10am
This community class will focus on healthy tips on eating
well and proper nutrition for people with diabetes and prediabetes.
Limited seating. Registration required. Call library at 352-324-0254. 

Minneola Schoolhouse Library
Knitting Club 
Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019 @ 4pm - 5:30pm
Teens & Adults
Meet other crafters, learn different techniques and share your work! Open to all levels.

Leesburg Public Library
National Archives Virtual Genealogy Fair
Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019 @ 10am - 4pm
This is a special, live-streaming, all-day event. Public
is welcome to bring own snacks. Box lunch
available for $13.00. Light refreshments available.
Registration required. Call library at 352-728-9790.


Media contact:
Keri Lyttle
Program Specialist

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