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County libraries plan art show

As part of its 2020 National Endowments for the Arts (NEA) Big Read program, the Volusia County Public Library system will sponsor an art show based on the novel “Everything I Never Told You” by Celeste Ng. Emerging and professional artists age 18 and over are invited to submit up to three works by Dec. 6 for possible inclusion in “Illuminating Relationships,” a juried exhibit overseen by a committee of local art experts. Selected works will be displayed from Feb. 1 to 27, 2020, at the Daytona Beach Regional Library, 105 E. Magnolia Ave.

Artwork must clearly reflect the novel with the theme of mystery, cultural relationships, prioritizing family and self, or the dynamic times of the 1960s and 1970s. All media, except video, will be accepted. Prizes, which will be awarded as gift certificates, include $150 for first place, $100 for second place, $75 for third place, and $50 for People’s Choice. For information about the art exhibit, contact Margaret Schnebly Hodge at

Libraries announce book club selections

Enjoy good company and conversation during monthly book club meetings at several branches of the Volusia County Public Library system.

December’s adult selections are:

• “Landline” by Rainbow Rowell: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, at the DeBary Public Library, 200 N. Charles R. Beall Blvd.

• End of year recap: 10 a.m. Dec. 11 and 5:30 p.m. Dec. 12 at the DeLand Regional Library, 130 E. Howry Ave. This will be a recap of the year with discussions of favorite books.

• “The Whole Enchilada” by Diane Mott Davidson: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, at the New Smyrna Beach Regional Library, 1001 S. Dixie Freeway.

• “A Beautiful, Terrible Thing” by Jen Waite: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, at the Edgewater Public Library, 103 W. Indian River Blvd.

• “The Great Alone” by Kristin Hannah: 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17, at the Daytona Beach Regional Library, 105 E. Magnolia Ave.

• “Holiday…

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