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Second Saturday


Second Saturday: Dickens's Christmas, from Childhood to the Stage

Saturday, December 13, 2014 at Orlando Public Library

Patrick C. Fleming, Professor at Rollins College, will discuss how Charles Dickens's childhood reading influenced his novels, especially A Christmas Carol. Fleming will show how our own response to A Christmas Carol is shaped by previous our encounters with the story, especially seeing the novel on stage. Theatrical adaptations of Dickens's works affected how his first readers understood the novels, and had a strong effect on the film industry in the early twentieth century -- the years leading up to MGM's 1938 version. #dickens


Second Saturday: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's Musical Journey

Saturday, January 10, 2015 at Orlando Public Library

Join Professor Don Harrell of Orisirisi African Folklore and the University of Central Florida Africana Studies and the Valencia Colleges African-American Humanities Programs for a celebration of the life and times of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Beginning with Dr. Kings early year's and ending with the triumphant establishment of the national holiday in his honor, the narration includes a festive sampling of "Old Negro Spirituals", blues, gospel, jazz, R &B, and "the freedom songs" that were so key to his development and representative of the times.

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These special events, brought to you by the Friends of the Orange County Library System, are FREE and everyone is invited.

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