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Poetry, dance, readings, acrobats, and much more!

South Creek Library Music Club Luau & Potluck Celebration

South Creek Library's Music Club gathered our community together to listen to fantastic Polynesian music and to eat food from many cultures during a recent Luau & Potluck Celebration held at the branch. (2:47)

Poets Susan Lilley & Terry Godbey

Enjoy a selection from a reading by award-winning poets Susan Lilley & Terry Godbey, presented by the Orange County Library System's Writer's Corner program. (4:42)

Tampa Taiko Japanese Drumming

Tampa Taiko Japanese Drumming performs at the Orlando Public Library during the 2014 Summer Reading Program, "Fizz Boom Read." All of the drums on stage are made traditionally by the performers, and the children learned about the taiko drums and the purpose Japanese drumming played in Japanese culture. (1:51)

15 Views of Orlando: Laurie Uttich

Author Laurie Uttich reads her upcoming contribution to the linked anthology 15 Views of Orlando, vol. 3: Forget How You Found Us at a recent reading at the Orlando Public Library. The book is published by Burrow Press. (5:56)

15 Views of Orlando: Susan Fallows

Author Susan Fallows reads her story, "Pretty," from the linked anthology 15 Views of Orlando, vol. 2: Corridor at a recent reading at the Orlando Public Library. The book is published by Burrow Press. (6:31)

15 Views of Orlando: Matt Peters

Author Matt Peters reads his upcoming contribution to the linked anthology 15 Views of Orlando, vol. 3: Forget How You Found Us at a recent reading at the Orlando Public Library. The book is published by Burrow Press. (9:15)

Local Poets Showcase 2014: Part One

Central Florida poets gather at the Orlando Public Library to read their work: J. Bradley, Teresa Edmond-Sargeant, Peter Gordon and Leslie Halpern. (5:54)

Local Poets Showcase 2014: Part Two

Central Florida poets gather at the Orlando Public Library to read their work: Carlton Johnson, Oral Nussbaum, Terry Ann Thaxton and Chaz Yorick. (6:11)

Phantasmagoria @ OCLS

Orlando's steampunk horror circus troupe, Phantasmagoria, appears at the Orlando Public Library for a performance of chilling, scary stories by Charles Dickens as a part of the "What The Dickens?" celebrations across Orlando. (1:04)

Step Off! 2014

Central Florida middle and high school steppers compete for the title of best step team at the 9th annual Step Off! competition at the Orlando Public Library. (47:19)

Flamenco Alborea

Local dance group Flamenco Alborea performs at the Orlando Public Library at the end of the yearlong Viva Florida 500 celebration. (2:07)

Teen Talent Show: July 2013

Meet the contestants at the July 2013 Teen Talent Show at the Orlando Public Library and watch them perform! This program was presented as part of the Summer Reading Program 2013: http://www.ocls.info/srp (2:21)

Chinese Cultural Celebration!

Celebrate the unique dance, music and art of China with the talented students and teachers at the Chinese School of CAACF! Watch a handkerchief dance, see a singer with the Chinese pipa, and watch a calligraphist work with two brushes to commemorate the occasion. This program was presented as part of the 2013 Big Read, Amy Tan's "The Joy Luck Club." (2:01)

The Talako Indian Dancers

The Talako Indian Dancers of Orlando, FL perform traditional Native American dances, including the men's and women's fancy dance, an eagle dance, a war dance, and hoop dances. This program was presented as part of the Summer Reading Program 2013: http://www.ocls.info/srp (2:09)

Tai Chi with Suzy Chan

Suzy Chan of the Wah Lum Kung Fu Temple in Orlando, FL, demonstrates the sword form of Tai Chi Chuan with some of her students to an audience at the Herndon Branch Library. (3:01)

The Russian Academy of Ballet

Students from the Russian Academy of Ballet perform at the Orlando Public Library in honor of the anniversary of the birth of Russian poet and author Alexander Pushkin. (3:01)

Celebrating the Genius of Women Art Show

Go on a gallery walk with Women in the Arts, Inc., and view the artworks of Faith Amon, Anna McCambridge, Beatrice Athanas, Phyllis Thomas, and Robin Fight, exhibited during the month of April 2013 at the Orlando Public Library. (3:11)

Amazing Cirque de Soleil Jump Rope Performance

Jump rope champion Adrienn Banhegyi of Hungary brings her talents to the Orlando Public Library in support of Cirque de Soleil's traveling show, "Quidam." (1:19)

Step Off! 2013

Central Florida elementary, middle, and high school steppers compete for the title of best step team at the 8th annual Step Off! competition at the Orlando Public Library. (44:37)

Power2Improv Fall Class Showcase

Participants in Power2Improv's free improvisational comedy class held a hilarious showcase on October 27, 2012 at the Orlando Public Library. (2:07)

Talent X-Travaganza 2012: Dance

Five very different dance groups exhibiting dance styles from around the globe compete at the 2012 adult Talent X-Travaganza at the Orlando Public Library on September 29, 2012. (2:32)

Talent X-Travaganza 2012: Spoken Word

Hear the poems, stories and real-life tales of the competitors in the 2012 Talent X-Travaganza, held at the Orlando Public Library! (19:45)

Latin Cultural Expo @ OCLS

Attendees of the Latin Cultural Expo at the Orlando Public Library enjoyed learning about the art, music and culture of the many countries of Latin America. (1:58)

The Yo-Yos of Doc Lucky Meisenheimer

Doc Lucky Meisenheimer, Orlando resident and holder of the Guinness world record for the world's largest yo-yo collection, demonstrates yo-yo tricks at the Orlando Public Library. (1:35)

Step Off! 2012

Central Florida elementary, middle, and high school steppers from are back in action at the 7th annual Step Off! competition at the Orlando Public Library. (33:59)

The Life and Legacy of Edgar Allan Poe

Chris Semtner, curator of the Edgar Allan Poe Museum in Richmond, Virginia, discusses the life, death, and legacy of America's most famous author. (26:27)

Cirque du Soleil Visits the Library

Han Yuzhen, hand balancer from Cirque du Soleil's Dralion, visits the Orlando Public Library to give a demonstration of her incredible talent. (3:00)

Step Off! 2011

Elementary, middle, and high school steppers from all over Orange County are back for the sixth annual Step Off! competition at the Orlando Public Library. (35:46)

Lion Dance: Celebrating the Year of the Rabbit at the Library

Kung Hei Fat Choy! (Happy New Year!) The Hung Fut Mung Man Fei Chinese Martial Arts & Lion Dance Association visits the Orlando Public Library to celebrate Chinese New Year on February 3, 2011. (1:04)

Addi Somekh: Balloon Master

Watch world-famous balloon artist Addi Somekh in action at the Orlando Public Library in Orlando, Florida. (2:08)

67 Books

Why were all those people reading books on the roof of the Orlando Public Library during National Library Week? Find out in this behind-the-scenes look at 67 Books. (6:31)

Step Off! 2010

Step teams from Orange County, Florida schools bring their hottest and hardest moves to the Orlando Public Library for the 5th annual Step Off! competition. (9:57)

Step Off! 2009

Enjoy this look at the 4th Annual Step Off! competition at OCLS, with schools from all around Orange County, Florida bringing their best moves to the stage. (1:49)

ArtsFest 2009

ArtsFest 2009 returns to the Orlando Public Library, with celebrations of dance from around the world! (1:17)

VIVA: Art After Hours

Enjoy this look back at the special Hispanic Heritage Month edition of Art After Hours, with works by Pablo Hernandez, Eddie Mora, Alberto Quintero, Wilson Romero, Julio Sanchez, and Maria Emma Fernandez. (1:16)

Step Off! 2008

Step is back at the Orlando Public Library for the 3rd Annual Step Off! competition. Watch high schools and middle schools from all over Orange County, Florida compete in this hip hop step show. (9:18)

Spectacular Spelling Bee

Watch OCLS staff members compete in the Spectacular Spelling Bee for the chance to represent the Library at the Adult Literacy League's Great, Grown-Up Spelling Bee. (6:52)

Safari Acrobats

You won't believe the things that the Kenya Safari Acrobats can do! Check out the video of their performance at the Orlando Public Library. (19:45)

Step Off! 2007

Middle school and high school students from all around Orlando bring their best steps to the Orlando Public Library in the second annual Step Off Competition. (0:41)

Gilbert & Sullivan: Comedy in Concert!

It's an afternoon of comedy with hilarious renditions of classic Gilbert & Sullivan operetta numbers. (7:55)

Central Florida Ballroom Dancers

The Central Florida Ballroom Dancers show off various dance moves from around the world at the Orlando Public Library. (3:29)

U-Turn Dance Inc.

The U-Turn Dance company performs at Library Central at the Orlando Public Library in Orlando, Florida. (3:21)

The Orlando Poetry Troupe

It's a day of poetry at the Orlando Public Library with readings and performances by the Orlando Poetry Troupe. (3:34)

My Name is Avi: A Literary Performance

Enjoy a performance of legendary writer Avi's "Who Was That Masked Man Anyway?" and more, presented by Scholastic Book Fairs. (16:46)
 
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