About our Broadway event guest performers

Our two featured performers bring their love of music and books to Deltona Library on February 16 at 2:00 for a “Members Only” musical performance.

Combining two of his favorite things in life, musical theatre and a good book, Trevor Southworth brings you an hour of songs inspired by some of the greatest pieces of literature featuring songs from Les Miserables, Phantom of The Opera, 1776, Camelot and many others!

 Trevor has spent the last ten years in New York City. While there he performed at Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, wrote and performed two one-man shows and spent three years Off- Broadway. Trevor was recently featured at The Winter Park Playhouse in the sell-out musical, 8 Track: Sounds of the 70′s, and directed the Athens Theatre’s hit Musical “All Shook Up”!

Chris Endsley, accompanying Southworth on the keyboard, is a 28-year professional music director of musical theatre.   teaching artist, musical director and pit musician. Chris is the Department Chair of the Seabreeze High School’s Fine Arts Department, Choral Director and coordinator of the prestigious American Musical Theatre program.  In 2004 he was awarded the school’s coveted title of Teacher of the Year. He  has music directed for the historic Athens Theater in Deland and Orlando Repertory Theater.  He also  toured the country as a concert organist and has over 30 years experience in church music.  He is Organist/Director of Traditional worship at First United Methodist Church of Ormond Beach.

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Deltona Library presents “Books to Broadway”

The Friends of Deltona Library present a cabaret performance featuring one of New York City’s finest musical theatre performers…Mr. Trevor Southworth. This special performance entitled “The Library is Open: Books to Broadway” takes place on Sunday, February 16 at 2:00 in the Deltona Library auditorium located at 2150 Eustace Ave, Deltona, 32725.

This program is a “Members Only” event and a special thank you to our 2014 Friends of Deltona Library members. If you haven’t joined, you  may do so at the door.

 The Friends are a volunteer group that raises funds for many of the extras that make the library special. Selling used books and membership donations are the two main ways that the Friends fund musical programs, children and teen programs year-round, speakers and other program enhancements.

For more information, please call 386-574-9376.

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Deltona library to host Affordable Care Act workshops

Residents can get assistance navigating the Health Insurance Marketplace during free workshops at the Deltona Regional Library, 2150 Eustace Ave.

Alyce Shelton, a certified navigator for the Health Planning Council of Northeast Florida, will offer assistance on these Tuesdays: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 21 and 28

Spanish-language assistance will be available  Saturday:  9:30 a.m. to noon Jan. 18

Learn about other library programs at www.volusialibrary.org.

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Library hosts ‘Dancing with the Librarians’ Jan. 22

Get your groove on…..

Join librarians Assunta Fleming and Catherine Relda for a free class on urban line dancing at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, in the auditorium of the Deltona Regional Library, 2150 Eustace Ave.

Urban line dancing involves easy, synchronized steps and moves to well-known pop, rhythm and blues, and hip hop music.

The one-hour session will include big-screen instruction on dances such as “The Cupid Shuffle” from New Orleans and a dance set to the smash hit, “Blurred Lines.”

Come dressed for physical activity. Bottled water will be provided.

Reservations are not required. For more information, call the library at 386-789-7207.

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Deltona library to host wellness programs

Jump-start your new year with four wellness programs at the Deltona Regional Library, 2150 Eustace Ave.

  • Join Laura Anne Roemmelt at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, for a presentation on heart health. Roemmelt, who manages Florida Hospital Fish Memorial’s Cardiopulmonary Rehab and Wellness Center, will discuss the beginner exercise used in cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation and maintenance.

In honor of Women’s Healthy Weight Day, Bev Johnson will explain how to attain and maintain a healthy weight at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23. Johnson is executive vice president of health strategy for the Volusia-Flagler YMCA.

Cindy Brummitt, a fitness instructor at the Four Townes Family YMCA, will lead a sample class of the Silver Sneakers Cardio Circuit at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23. The class will focus on cardio, core strength, flexibility, balance, and range of motion. Come dressed for exercise.

Tami Davis will discuss common sports injuries at 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23. Davis, a physical therapy assistant with Florida Hospital Fish Memorial’s Rehab Services Department, will talk about injury treatment options, medications, and recommended activity during recovery. She’ll also address techniques to avoid sports injuries. Parents with children active in sports are encouraged to attend.

Reservations are not required. For more information, call the library at 386-789-7207.

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Chef Caterson offers Valentine’s Day ideas at Deltona library

Chef Warren Caterson, author of “Table for Two: The Cookbook for Couples” and “Table for Two: Back for Seconds,” will offer a free cooking demonstration at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, at the Deltona Regional Library.

Caterson’s presentation will showcase his special blend of humor and creative cooking tips. He will prepare a recipe that any home cook can replicate for a special Valentine’s Day meal. The chef’s cookbooks will be available for purchase, and a signing will follow the demonstration.

Reservations are not required. For more information, call the library at 386-789-7207, ext. #21032, or visit www.volusialibrary.org.

The library is open seven days a week at 2150 Eustace Ave. Hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

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Wide Range of Topics to be Found at Book Fair

The following authors are looking forward to meeting their fans and making new ones. There is truly a book for every interest!

Health: Angie Flynn

History: Bill Harp, Joan LaFleur and John Hernandez

Religion and inspiration: Diana Hartling and Elida Perez (Spanish)

Paranormal and astrology: Joan Hazel and Kelly Lowe

Pet advice:  Evie Salter

Children: Sylvia Fisher, Ruth Garcia-Marmalejos, Jeanne Riddle, Margaret Scribner and Shannon Teper

Young adult: Mary Custureri, David Finkel, Sam Hossler and Bill Kringel

Memoirs: Betsy Summers, Evelyn Bethune, Barbara Legge and Janice McLeod

Self-help and parenting: James Bennett, Judy Ann Mumford and Mimi Pacifico

Poetry: Jack Barker, Billie Jo Rachuba and Shireen Violett

Fiction: John Ayres, Gary Broughman, Joan Hartwig, FC Henderson, Tom LaCorte, Julie Painter, Robert Leahy, Elizabeth Owens, Lee Sapp, Donatella Young and Donna Banks

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History Comes to Life at Authors Book Fair

Several historians are among authors attending the Book Fair.  Newcomers to our area, many not acquainted with the rich and varied history that exists here or those who helped shape it. will enjoy those detailing Florida history.

Admission is free. The event, which takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., will feature speakers on a variety of book related topics and patrons can buy autographed books. A silent auction will round out the day and refreshments will be available in Gram’s Scrub Jay Café.

Participating authors also include enthusiasts in poetry, mystery, children’s, spiritual and inspiration, memoirs, Young Adult, Self-Help, Nonfiction, contemporary and historical fiction.

Bill Harp of Vero Beach is author of Lydia and Scrabblin’, a two part historical novel about the life of Lydia Hamilton Mathis in the early part of the 20th century. She endures the wilds of Florida with a firm determination and a love for life and everyone she meets. Deaths of loved ones, hurricanes, epidemics, World Wars… are met by her favorite philosophy, “What will be, will be.”

History of Deltona — The Beginning,” This new book about the history of Deltona takes many readers back to the Mackle Brothers’ early days. The book, by local authors John G Hernandez and Gladys Merced, offers extensive information on the development and growth of Deltona and is the author’s contribution to a community of which he is proud to be a member.


After hearing many stories of pioneer Orange City and culling early editions of Our Story of Orange City, Florida, Joan LaFleur, editor, transformed early memories into the fourth edition, published by the Village Improvement Association Orange City Woman’s Club.  Joan’s experience as a technical writer/editor and her interest in history led her to the VIA and this project.

Daughter of Appalachia, by Betsy Evelyn Summers is a delightful memoir about a coal miner’s daughter growing up in the mountains of rural West Virginia in a time before telephones and television. After meeting presidential candidate John F. Kennedy, she participated in the first civil rights lunch counter sit-in at the Diamond department store in downtown Charleston, the state capitol of West Virginia.

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Blog Radio at Book Fair

Donna M. Gray-Banks,  novelist-author of  Ila’s Diamonds I and II and
F.R.E.S.H. Book Festival Director.  will be in the Deltona Library Lobby interviewing authors on her internet radio show,  ”Sweet Tea With A Chaser” – Blog Talk Radio every Monday at 9:00 p.m. Call in number 646-478-3527.

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Origami Owl joins Book Fair

A Book & a Bracelet could be the perfect gift from Origami Owl Custom Jewelry. They feature Living Lockets that tell a story about you. 

You pick the charms that tell your story about your life and customize your locket. They have colorful Book and Travel related Charms including globe, anchor, flag, Eiffel Tower, suitcase, beach themed charms, airplane etc. Hope they have a ship.

Book charm says “Love to read.” All charms are $5. Lockets range from $20-$40. Chains range from $8-$22 

You can get gift certificates, book a jewelry party to earn free jewelry or just place an order. You can make and take, as well.

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